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The Juice (Student) - Dec. 12

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Dec. 12, 2022

This is the last regularly scheduled Juice for Fall Term. Additional emails will be sent as needed over the break, with regular editions resuming Monday, Jan. 9. Good luck with finals, and happy holidays!

Mail Center announces break hours

From now until Winter Term, the Mail Center will be open:

 

Dec. 12-15: Regular hours (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — this is also the last recommended date for mailing items due by Christmas
Dec. 19-23: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec.24-Jan. 3: Closed — packages and mail will be held in the Mail Center or made accessible to residents who remain on campus
Jan. 3-6: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 9: Resume regular hours

 

Depending on space, the Mail Center may open Sunday, Jan. 8, during the dinner hour or 8 a.m. Jan. 9 to encourage pickup of textbooks for Winter Term. Packages and mail will not be forwarded during the break. Please email mailroom@wartburg.edu with requests or concerns.

Football team breaks records in season finale
The Wartburg football team's season came to an end Saturday in the NCAA semifinals, the furthest run the program has ever made at the national championship. The team broke a number of long-standing records during the game. Congratulations to all the players and coaches, and thank you to all the fans for your support!
Applications open for RAs, orientation leaders

Applications for resident assistants and orientation leaders are now available. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 3. These positions are a great way to grow leadership skills while engaging in meaningful interactions with peers on campus.

Incomplete grade forms due Dec. 15

Please remember to complete a Request for Incomplete Grade form by 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, if you have the consent of your instructor to postpone required course work due to extenuating circumstances. The form is not required for internships and study abroad coursework.


The form can be found in the Forms section on My.Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Any incomplete grades without a completed Request for Incomplete Grade form will be changed to an F. If you have any questions, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Meal scheduled for students on campus over break
A group of residents at Eisenach Village is planning a meal over the holiday break for students who remain on campus. A lasagna dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, in the new kitchen in the Ubuntu Center. No RSVP is required for this free meal.
Sign up for Winter Term intramurals

The following intramurals will be held during Winter Term:

 

Men’s 5-on-5 basketball, 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 10
Women’s 3-on-3 basketball, 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 10
Co-ed volleyball (teams of up to 10), 8 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday beginning Jan. 9

 

All games will be held in The W’s Hoover Fieldhouse. Signups for each league close Jan. 1.
Email Belle at annabella.dietrich@wartburg.edu with questions.

Business, Financial Aid set open house
The Wartburg College Business and Financial Aid offices will hold a holiday open house today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Luther Hall 212. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by to enjoy treats and hot apple cider as a token of appreciation for all you do!
MLK Day of Service scheduled

Mark your calendars for Jan. 16 to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Class schedules will be shortened to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to serve on campus and off. Watch the Juice, follow @knightswhoserve on Instagram and Facebook, and check out campus bulletin boards for more information.

 

Please continue to donate unwanted T-shirts for campus service projects. Collection bins will be located near the Info Desk and the Student Success Center.

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.

 

Chapel services will resume Jan. 9.

Each month will have a prayer focus. In December, please join us in praying for the departments of music, religion, and philosophy; all music ensembles; conference and event staff; the Noah Campus Health Clinic; the Ticket Office; and all second-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. Service begins at 9 p.m. in the Chapel Commons (lower level), with snacks served beforehand at 8:45.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Final Exams
Monday, Dec. 12, through Thursday, Dec. 15

Business & Financial Aid Open House
Monday, Dec. 12

ETK Ornament Decorating
Monday, Dec. 12

Gallery Talk/Closing Reception
Thursday, Dec. 15

Fall Term Grades Due
Monday, Dec. 19

Meal for Students Staying on Campus
Tuesday, Dec. 27

Women's Basketball:
Wartburg Holiday Tournament

Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30

Men's Basketball vs. Cornell
Saturday, Dec. 31

Men's & Women's Basketball vs. Central
Wednesday, Jan. 4

Registration
Friday, Jan. 6

Track & Field Alumni Meet/Open Practice
Saturday, Jan. 7

Winter Term Classes Begin
Monday, Jan. 9

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Achievements and accomplishments
On Nov. 22, Dr. Karolina Achirri organized and conducted a Culture and Diversity Conference for sixth-graders at W-SR Middle School. While Dr. Achirri gave keynotes that day, students from her classes volunteered to carry out practical diversity- and culture-related activities with the middle-schoolers during breakout sessions.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Amazon deliveries likely delayed all month
Amazon deliveries to campus are experiencing delays further up the shipping chain, and delays are expected to continue the rest of the month. The Mail Center advises the campus community to take these delays into account when placing orders to be delivered to campus. Most Amazon packages cannot be forwarded and will need to be reshipped at further cost to the individual if they need to be sent to a different address. Please email kory.figura@wartburg.edu with questions.
Browse Christmas with Wartburg photos
Kudos to everyone involved with 2022’s Christmas with Wartburg performances! Our photo gallery of the “Night of Wonder” production is now live with almost 300 pictures — you’re sure to recognize a face or two.
Multifactor authentication coming to student accounts Dec. 16
To increase our cybersecurity protection on campus, ITS will turn on multifactor authentication on all Wartburg student accounts Friday, Dec. 16. You will be able to verify your account through an app on your phone. Please download the appropriate authentication app for Apple devices or Android devices to set up your account. If you do not have a smartphone or tablet or if you have any concerns, please contact ITS at techline@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8767.
Service Trip applications open

Looking for something to do during the breaks next term? Service Trip signups are now open for Winter Break and Tour Week to travel somewhere new with your friends and give back to a new community. Email servicetrips@wartburg.edu with questions or sign up today. Check Instagram for more information about events and destinations after the holiday break.

Achievements and accomplishments
The Rev. Dr. Kristin J. Wendland presented her paper, “The Parent-Child Motif in Lamentations 4:1-10,” in the Biblical Hebrew Poetry section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, which occurred Nov. 21-24.
Andrew Szarejko, assistant professor of political science, attended the International Studies Association's Midwest Annual Conference in St. Louis from Nov. 18-20. He presented a paper, "Learning Counterinsurgency: America's Indian Wars and the Occupation of the Philippines," and he chaired an author-meets-critics roundtable on a recent book, “Beyond the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Host Country Public Opinion.”
IINspire sent computer science major Isiana Carr-Coleman to the AfroTech conference in Austin, Texas, in November. AfroTech is the largest Black tech conference of the year with programming on emerging trends, networking opportunities with industry leaders, and conversations with top tech recruiters.
Dr. Tammy Faux, professor of social work, was elected to a three-year term as a program director for the board of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. A national association, BPD represents the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work.
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