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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Sept. 19

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Sept. 19, 2022

Sign up for Homecoming & Family Weekend activities

Renaissance Faire
Wartburg College’s Renaissance Faire is an event where student organizations, athletics, and local businesses can promote themselves and sell goods at a vendor-style fair. This year, the Ren Faire will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, on the campus mall. Registration for booths closes Friday, Sept. 23.

 

Parade
Join the parade! Student organizations and local businesses can have a float in the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. You will be emailed more details when you submit your application.

 

Window Painting Spirit Contest

Show your Knight pride in the Window Painting Spirit Contest. The top three student windows will receive cash prizes of $200, $100, or $50. Painting supplies will be provided and can be picked up in the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office on Sept. 29 and 30. Registration for the contest closes Wednesday, Sept. 28.

 

Reverse tie-dye sponsorship
A new event this year will give students the opportunity to bleach dye (reverse tie-dye) T-shirts donated by student organizations and departments. If your organization or department does not have any T-shirts to donate, the Homecoming Committee is open to other ideas or activities your organization could host at this event. Register to donate shirts or participate in another way.

 

You can pick up Homecoming shirts and stickers from the Homecoming Committee, which will table outside the Mensa stairs Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 6. If you have any questions, email homecoming@wartburg.edu.

Volunteers sought to serve Outfly breakfast
Faculty and staff are invited to help serve breakfast to students on Outfly morning. Volunteers need to report to Mensa by 6:50 a.m. the morning of Outfly and will be notified through Wartburg Alert. Please email Chris Fosselman to sign up. Call 319-352-8303 with questions.
Please vote for Personnel Advisory Committee
The PAC was established to facilitate communication and to review and recommend policies and benefits for all support and administrative staff members. This committee meets monthly beginning at the start of each academic year in September. Please vote for representatives to fill two open support staff seats.
Advisers needed for service trips
Love to travel and give back to new communities? Service Trips is an on-campus organization that provides opportunities for groups of students and an adviser to travel and volunteer in different parts of the U.S. The first trips head out during Fall Break, Oct. 27-30. New advisers are always welcome. If you are interested in being considered for a future trip, fill out the form. Email servicetrips@wartburg.edu with any questions.
Request cash advances, bags for Homecoming by Oct. 7
Cash advance and cash bag requests for Homecoming & Family Weekend events need to be submitted to the Business Office (LH 212) by Friday, Oct. 7; sooner is always appreciated.
Student payday shifts to 14th of each month
Student employees are now paid monthly on 14th of the each month rather than the 15th. If the 14th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday, student payday will be moved up to the preceding business day. For those students that have work hours Sept. 1-30, they will receive their wages on Friday, Oct. 14. See a schedule of upcoming student employee paydays.
Tai Verdes event ticket sales open

Tickets sales are open for the 2022 ETK Large Event, Tai Verdes with opening act Running Lights, which will be Saturday, Oct. 8. The first 200 people to purchase tickets will be put in a drawing to win free ETK swag. Follow @etk_wartburg on Instagram for more concert giveaways and to keep up to date on Large Event information.

Donate gloves in honor of President Neiduski

Wartburg is collecting gloves of all kinds in connection with the inauguration of President Neiduski, a certified hand therapist. All types of gloves will be accepted — winter, sports, safety, etc. — and will be distributed in Iowa and, when possible, at locations served by our Service Trips program. Bring a new or gently used pair of gloves to the football game on Oct. 8 or 15 or leave a donation at bins in The W, near the Info Desk, or outside the Konditorei.

S.A.F.E. Candlelight Vigil set Sept. 26
Suicide Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E.) will host a candlelight vigil for Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, on the campus mall in front of Old Main. The rain location will be Chapel Commons. All are welcome to participate in this night of remembrance, and the S.A.F.E. Exec Team will be available to provide support afterward for any who would like it. Email questions to safe@wartburg.edu.
Knight Vision switches platforms
Vimeo recently purchased LiveStream, the company that hosts Knight Vision streams of games, concerts, and other events. As a result, Knight Vision is in the process of switching to Vimeo. All live streams will continue to be available from www.wartburg.edu/knightvision. Archived streams will be available after the conversion is complete.
African Representative Council plans barbecue event
The African Representative Council invites you to kick off your semester with an evening of music, barbecue, and fun at the Manors Field at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. All are welcome.
Dance Marathon plans kickoff event

There will be a Dance Marathon kickoff event from 7 to 9 p.m. today on the campus mall. There will be games, food, merchandise, and opportunities to register for Dance Marathon.

"Life After Graduation" event to feature Northwestern Mutual
Phi Beta Lambda’s first event of the year will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in WBC 116. Representatives from Northwestern Mutual will present “Life After Graduation,” which will provide tips on debt, student loans, living expenses, and future income. Phi Beta Lambda is a student organization that provides professional development and networking opportunities for students of all majors. If you have any questions, email phibetalambda@wartburg.edu.

SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY

Weekday Chapel services
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 feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays include Holy Communion to which all are welcome, and Fridays have Senior Chapels.

Upcoming speakers:
Monday, Sept. 19: Lee Nelson
Wednesday, Sept. 21: Rebecca Baird
Friday, Sept. 23: Arinda Barthel, Senior Chapel

Each month will have a prayer focus. In September, please join us in praying for all students, faculty, and staff in these areas: education, music education, the Academic Resource Center, the Student Success Center, the dean of students, Residential Life, RAs and orientation staff, Counseling Services, and all first-year students.
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. In September, service begins at 9 p.m. outside the Chapel tower (rain site: Chapel Commons, lower level), with snacks served beforehand at 8:45.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Kastle Kapers Auditions
Monday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 20

PRSSA Hosts Julie Meyers
Tuesday, Sept. 20

Volleyball vs. Dubuque
Wednesday, Sept. 21

Keep on Learning: Exploration of Music
Thursday, Sept. 22

Alliance Meet & Greet/Door Decoration
Thursday, Sept. 22

Men's Golf: Wartburg Fall Invite
Friday, Sept. 23

Volleyball vs. UW-Stout and Concordia
Friday, Sept. 23

Clay Target Sports: Wartburg Fall Invite
Saturday, Sept. 24

Volleyball vs. Gustavus Adolphus
Saturday, Sept. 24

Men's Soccer vs. UW-Whitewater
Monday, Sept. 26

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Amy Nolan has published the article “The Sunken Place and the ‘Electronic Elsewhere’ of Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’” in a special issue of Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture on the work of Jordan Peele.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

Bowling
Friday, Sept. 23: Depart at 3 p.m. to Rockford, Ill.

Women's Golf

Friday, Sept. 23: Depart at 2 p.m. to St. Kates

Women's Soccer
Wednesday, Sept. 21: Depart at 2 p.m. to Augsburg

Women's Tennis
Tuesday, Sept. 20: Depart at 12 p.m. to Coe

Men's Tennis
Friday, Sept. 23: Depart at 7 a.m. to Luther

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

ETK seeks volunteers for Tai Verdes show
Entertainment ToKnight has booked Tai Verdes for its Large Event on Saturday, Oct. 8. Opening act Running Lights will perform at 8 p.m., followed by Verdes at 9 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help staff the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. until the event is over. Sign up before Sept. 21 to receive a T-shirt, an access pass, and an incredible night. Email etk@wartburg.edu with questions.
New exhibit on display in Wartburg gallery
"Sound as a Map" by Mille Guldbeck will be on display Sept. 5 through Oct. 20 in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Guldbeck’s work is inspired by her personal experiences of landscape and are created from her own sensory observations and memory. She aims to depict alternate realities informed by (mis)observation, exploring how color, shape, light, and placement affect perception. A closing reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, with an artist's talk at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Spirit of Ubuntu Award nominations sought
President Rebecca Neiduski and her leadership team are now accepting nominations for the first Spirit of Ubuntu Awards, which will be given during the Presidential Forum at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27. The peer-nominated awards will lift up one faculty and one staff member who are leaders in building an inclusive community on campus and exemplify the spirit of ubuntu — I am because we are. Nominations for the Sept. 27 awards are due Sept. 23. Additional awards will be given during future Presidential Forums, so please continue to nominate those you see living out the spirit of ubuntu.
College Updates slides available
The presentation from the Aug. 30 College Updates session is now posted under President's Reports on InfoCenter.
Waverly Health Center seeks volunteers
Fall applications to volunteer at the Waverly Health Center are being accepted in the Student Success Center. Please stop at the front desk to sign up on the clipboard and receive your orientation packet from Jo Dorrance. The deadline is Sept. 23, and space is limited to 15 students who are second-years or beyond. If you are already part of the WHC Volunteer Program, you do not need to apply again.
Input sought on community stretch time
The W is planning to offer a light stretching session twice a week via Zoom. This would be a very light stretch and would not require any change of clothing, special equipment, or a baseline fitness level. Please fill out this survey to indicate your interest in participating and choose which times works best for you. For more information, email clay.cook@wartburg.edu.
Faculty-in-residence offers office hours with poodle
Dr. Rachel Clark, associate professor of English and faculty-in-residence, will offer Jellybean Office Hours twice a week this term. Students are welcome to spend time with Jellybean, Clark’s standard poodle puppy, and can also receive help and advice from Clark. Times and locations will vary throughout the term and will be posted on GroupMe.
Conference changes start time for volleyball games

The American Rivers Conference has changed the start time for varsity volleyball games for 2022. All varsity games will begin at 6 p.m. with junior-varsity games to follow. We love our Wartburg fans in the stands, so eat a quick supper and head to Levick Arena to cheer on your Knights! Home games in September:

Sept. 14 vs. Buena Vista (6 p.m.)
Sept. 21 vs. Dubuque (6 p.m.)
Sept. 23-24: Wartburg Invite
Sept. 27 vs. Grinnell (7 p.m., varsity only)
Cross country meet schedule set

Fall meets are now set for the Wartburg cross country team. Don't miss your chance to support the Knights at home during the Dan Huston Invite on Saturday, Oct. 1!

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Entries sought for Study Away Photo Contest
Did you participate in a service trip, study abroad, Wartburg West, or Des Moines Urban Studies last academic year? Share your study-away experience and best photo by Sept. 30 for a chance at a cash prize. Contact the Study Away Office with questions.
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