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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - May 9

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May 9, 2022

State of the Senate Address available online
Watch 2021-22 Student Body President Connor Moore deliver the first State of the Senate Address, which updates the Wartburg community on the progress and achievements of this academic year’s Senate.
Volunteer Action Center to plant trees, flowers

The Volunteer Action Center’s annual May Day of Service will be Tuesday, May 10. Help beautify Wartburg’s campus by planting trees and flowers and get a free T-shirt (first come, first served). Sign up for either the 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. shift. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and select your T-shirt size. The rain date is Thursday, May 12. Email vac@wartburg.edu with questions.

Colsons issue invitation to Greenwood reception
President Darrel Colson and Christy Colson have invited faculty and staff to join them for a reception at Greenwood on Friday, May 20. Beverages and appetizers will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Greenwood Lawn, 902 12th St. NW, or in the ballrooms in the event of rain. The event is being held in appreciation for the support employees have given to Wartburg during the Colsons’ 13-year tenure. Please email joy.skinner@wartburg.edu with questions.
Retirement reception planned for Ulriches
A retirement reception for Dick and Colleen Ulrich, both cleaning staff, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, behind the reception desk in Vogel Library. The Ulriches have worked on the maintenance staff at Wartburg for 14 years and are looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Thank you for your service!
Water to Thrive plans Ethiopian dinner

The Water to Thrive student organization will host an Ethiopian Food Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Waverly Area Veterans Post. Food will be prepared by Katar Ethiopian Restaurant in Minneapolis. Dinner is $10, and a cash bar will be available. The St. George String Quartet will provide music during the social time, where you can talk to Wartburg student-athletes involved in the recent Shorten the Walk event. Register online; a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds will go to the installation of water wells in East Africa.

RSVP for screening, discussion on disabilities
Join a summit on disability issues at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the ballrooms, hosted by the Slife Institute for Social Work Consultation, Research & Training. Attendees will learn more about the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council, watch a free screening of “Intelligent Lives,” and participate in tabling sessions and a discussion with area providers and social work students. Council members will also be available for informal conversation and want to hear about the needs of the community. Please RSVP by May 15; light refreshments will be served.
ETK creative exhibition planned May 14

ETK is sponsoring a new event, Step Out, at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the ballrooms. There will be an exhibition, screenings, performances, and some finger foods. If you would like to display your work or showcase your creative medium, sign up to join the exhibition.

Educational services director to speak about tech challenges
Katie Johnston, the director of educational services for the Waverly-Shell Rock School District, will speak to the American Association of University Women at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Her presentation, “Waverly-Shell Rock Technology, Teaching, and Distance Learning: Insights and Challenges” will discuss the current state and challenges of education technology. The event is in Room 134 of the Science Center and is open to all. A casual social time will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Soccer tournament set for May 13

The African Representative Council will host the Wartburg World Cup soccer tournament at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the lacrosse field. A meal with drink will be offered for $5. People of all skill levels and all genders are encouraged to sign up.

Students win external scholarships, fellowships

Congratulations to the following students, who have received regionally and nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships this academic year:


Paul Zelle, Rossing Scholarship for Outstanding Physics Undergraduates
Jasmine Vandermark, Lexus Church, Jane Pinkowski, Mariah Ambrose, and Mesmariah Hall, Gilman International Scholarships for Study Abroad
Rocio Amaro-Marquez, McElroy Trust Fellowship for Ph.D. Studies
Lindsay Jacobs, Fulbright Program English Teaching Assistant semifinalist


If you’re interested in applying for an external scholarship or fellowship, contact Kathleen Sihler at kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu or WBC 118.

Star in a short film this May Term

Knight Vision Films will hold auditions for five short films from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10. Those interested should come to the lobby of the McElroy Center when they are available and will be directed from there. Everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — are welcome to audition; no experience is needed.

Hymn festival set at Wartburg Chapel
Composer Robert A. Hobby will lead a hymn festival, “From Generation to Generation: Hymns for Life’s Journey,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the Wartburg Chapel. Hobby is a renowned composer, clinician, and church musician who serves as director of music at Trinity English Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. He has more than 150 compositions in print and has several hymns in the ELW and new All Creation Sings supplement.
Campus summer jobs available for students
Check out Handshake, Wartburg's online job board, to view and apply for summer student employment opportunities on campus. Dining Services, Operations & Maintenance, the Business Office, the Digital Print Center, Vogel Library, Marketing & Communication, KWAR, the Information Desk, The W, the Mail Center, and more are hiring. Email Abbie Raum, student employment manager, at studentemployment@wartburg.edu with questions.


Sanctuary on Wednesdays

Sanctuary is a casual service that takes place Wednesday nights. All are welcome to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy weeks. During May Term, service begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Commons (basement), with pizza served beforehand at 7.


Knight Vision Films Auditions
Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10

Last Day to Withdraw With a "W"
Friday, May 13

Saturday, May 14

Alliance Drag Show
Saturday, May 14


Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, presented “The Future Direction of Youth Movements and Interreligious Dialogue of Christianity and Buddhism in the Context of Clashes of Nationalism in the Asia-Pacific Rim” at a joint conference of the Tokyo YMCA, Wisemen Club, and Smiling Club on April 20.


Condolences to the family of Dorothy Hertel. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 1st St. NW.


Outdoor Track Conference Championships in Dubuque
Thursday, May 12, to Saturday, May 14

Baseball Conference Championships in Cedar Rapids
Thursday, May 12, to Saturday, May 14


May Term senators elected
The following students were elected to Student Senate in the recent voting:  
Alex Crawford
Michaela Dehli
Abby Denault
Leia Hagerman
Emma Huisman
Allegra Knudson
Cam Mears
Justin Stammer

They will serve through the 2022-23 academic year. During May Term, the Senate consists of these eight senators and the executive team members, and it will meet no less than twice during the term. Email ryleigh.parrack@wartburg.edu with any questions.

Master's degree program switches to fall start

Applications are still open for the Master of Arts in Leadership program as it transitions to a fall start. Benefits-eligible employees, their spouses, and their children are now eligible for a 20 percent discount on tuition. The employee must remain at Wartburg while the discount is received. Please note this is a taxable benefit for the employee if the recipient is not a dependent for tax purposes.


Learn more about the Master of Arts in Leadership program by registering for a webinar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, or noon Wednesday, May 18. Email michael.gleason@wartburg.edu with questions.


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