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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - March 7

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March 7, 2022

RSVP now for TEDxWartburgCollege this Saturday

TEDxWartburgCollege will bring inspiring speakers to “(Re)starting the Conversation” for the fifth annual event March 12, 2 p.m. in the McCaskey Lyceum in the Saemann Student Center. Five speakers, including Wartburg students Feyi Omotehinwa and Siwa Dlamini, will be featured during the event with topics like outrage and division, loneliness and coping, romanticizing life, memories, and life expectations.

 

TEDxWartburgCollege is an independently organized event by ConnecTED, a campus student organization. The event is licensed by TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” usually in the form of short, powerful talks delivered by today’s leading thinkers and achievers. Students, faculty, and staff interested in attending should RSVP at www.wartburg.edu/tedx. The event is free and open to all.

 

May Term 2023 travel courses are here!

Check out www.wartburg.edu/may-term for an introduction to our 2023 international and domestic May Term travel courses as you plan for 2022-23 registration this March.

 

German Institute Funding 2022-23

The Executive Committee of the German Institute is pleased to announce the call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2022-23, a total of $6,000 is available from external sources. Because these funds are limited, an application is required and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for the full amount of available funds will, at this time, most likely not be supported in full. Applications are due March 25. Awards will be announced no later than April 8.
In the past, the Institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad and internships (but not May Terms).
Full application details are available here. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.

 

New Google Play and IOS App for KWAR 89.9 FM

KWAR now has an official app on the Google Play and IOS app store! The app is titled 'KWAR Radio" and allows you to tune in live to the campus radio station while simultaneously browsing other apps! It also has a CarPlay feature! Give it a try today!e offered for dessert. All are welcome!

Join Social Work Club & SSJC for a Candlelight Dinner

Social Work Club and the Student Social Justice Council (SSJC) will be hosting a Candlelight Dinner on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballrooms. Students may register in the Mensa during dinner on March 16-17. The cost is $3 for those who have a meal plan and $13 for those who do not. All students are invited to celebrate social justice and social work month, as well as learn more about these two organizations.

 

Festeburg Reunion Concert

Festeburg is celebrating 15 years and will be holding a reunion concert on Sunday, March 13 at 5 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. Come see members old and new join in song and celebration! information or to register for an event.

 

Course Registration 2022-2023

Tip #5: Online registration is limited to 4.5 credits in Fall and Winter terms. Onsite registration in the Registrar’s Office is required for any enrollments that exceed the 4.5 credit limit. If you plan to enroll for more than 4.5 credits, complete the onsite registration form available from your adviser for the extra course/s. Students wishing to enroll in more than 5 credits must request to do so by completing a variance form.

Tip #6: Online registration for May Term is limited to 1.25 course credits. Onsite registration in the Registrar's Office is required for any enrollments that exceed the 1.25 credit limit. If you plan to enroll in a May Term abroad that includes two courses, you will need to register for the .5 credit course in the Registrar's Office. The onsite form is available from your adviser. Be aware that some May Term abroad courses also have prerequisites that must be taken in Winter Term.

 

Artist Reception and Gallery Talk Friday, March 11

“Electronic Drift” by artist Tibi Chelcea will be on display in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery through April 4. An artist reception will be Friday, March 11, 6-8 p.m., with a gallery talk by the artist at 7 p.m.

 

Throughout Chelcea’s career as an engineer, he has seen his share of technologies come and pass. His artistic work uses these objects in ways they were not mass-produced for, emphasizing their physical beauty. Through printmaking, drawing and painting, these works allude to serial design, issues of consumption and automated vs. labor-intensive processes.

 

Grad Finale 2022

Do you have advisees graduating in May or August 2022? Remind them to attend the Grad Finale on Thursday, March 17, anytime between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballrooms. Offices will assist students in the transition from student-to-graduate. Students will be cleared to order cap and gown at the event. Contact sheree.covert@wartburg.edu for more information.

 

Presidential Forum notes posted

Notes from the Feb. 22 Presidential Forum are now posted on the InfoCenter under President's Reports.

 

Seeking candidates for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Do you know curious, passionate, adaptive, and achieving domestic students who might embrace an immersive international experience as a Fulbright cultural ambassador? Students from all academic backgrounds can apply to study, teach, or pursue research. Fulbright is offering a virtual open house on March 24, 3-4 p.m., as a great introduction for all. Please share the registration poster and/or contact kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu with potential applicants.

 

Searching Squirrel, the Library Newsletter, March/April edition

This month, the library newsletter gives you updates about RICE Day research needs, circulating technology you may not know about, and our Break the Bias display.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY

Weekday Chapel

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Mondays will feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays will be a morning prayer service, and Fridays will have Senior Chapels. Interfaith chapels will be held during the last week each month.

Upcoming speakers:

 

Monday, March 7: Pastor Halcyon, Faith and Hobbies
Wednesday, March 9: Wednesday Lent Worship - Lent Through the Senses
Friday, Feb. 25: Healing of the Nations Prayer Service (a time to pray for peace around the world)

 

Over the next five weeks Wednesday Chapel services will be focused on the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. On Wednesdays, we will have a Lent worship service with the theme "The Senses of Lent." This theme will focus on the five senses — touch, sound, smell, sight, and taste. Each week we will examine scripture through one of these senses.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Keep on Learning
March 10, 17, 24, 31

Bach's Lunch
March 11

Presidential Forum
March 15

Tibi Chelcea, Artist Reception
March 11, 6-8

Grad Finale
March 17

Kammerstreicher Concert
March 19

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Course Registration for 2022-2023

Registration Tip #3: Plan your 2022-23 academic schedule now. The most current list of classes is available through the Academics tab on MyWartburg. The Registration section in the upper right corner includes the Course Search. The information page for each course provides data on the pre- or co-requisites, credit hours, capacity, instructor, description, seats remaining, Essential Education requirements, etc. To search for courses to meet specific Essential Education requirements, use Course Finder on MyWartburg.

Registration Tip #4: All students must have a balance of $2,500 or less on their Winter/May Term bill before being cleared to register. Students current on their e-payment plan will be cleared to register during their designated registration period. Students can check their account balance through MyWartburg. Select the Finances tab then “My Account Balances” to see the current balance. Contact the Business Office, LH 212, with questions regarding your account balance.

 

Tuition-Free fifth year questions?

Eligible students (those enrolled full time during the 2020-21 academic year) and advisers, please review the information on the Tuition-free Fifth Year FAQ website. The link is also available on the Registrar’s Office webpage.


May/August 2022 pending grads: If you intend to extend your graduation date and enroll in the 2022-23 academic year, but have not yet submitted a Tuition-Free Fifth Year Request form, please contact sheree.covert@wartburg.edu to initiate the process, which must be completed by March 1, so you have access to register online in March with the 3Y/4Y students.


Fall 2022 and May/August 2023 pending grads: After your registration in March as a 3Y/4Y student, more information will be sent via email so that you can officially submit your request for the tuition-free fifth year, if you have not yet done so.

 

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

Softball

Friday, March 18: Depart at 10:30 a.m. to Lexington, Ky.

 

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