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The Juice - Jan. 16

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023



No mail today due to MLK holiday
There is no incoming or outgoing postal mail today due to the federal holiday. FedEx and UPS deliveries are still expected. The federal holiday will likely delay most Amazon deliveries from the weekend as well. Packages and mail from the weekend will be processed Tuesday, Jan. 17.
ITS implements new ticketing system
The ITS ticketing system is now available for use. If you need assistance with tech issues, go to www.wartburg.edu/techline or the ITS homepage to submit a ticket or see previous requests. The new ticketing system increases efficiency by gathering detailed information about your issue.
Sign up to speak in Student Senate
Student Senate holds full senate meetings at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in Buckmaster (WBC 215). We welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to speak on a topic of your choosing. Please fill out the form if you are interested in being a guest speaker. Email Ryleigh Parrack at ryleigh.parrack@wartburg.edu with questions.
Travel to Greece, Turkey this May Term
There are still a few spots available on the May Term trip to Greece and Turkey with Dr. Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler. Participants will explore historical and contemporary attractions throughout Greece and western Turkey — especially those with special significance in Christian and Islamic traditions — with extended time in Athens and Istanbul. Explore exciting and beautiful destinations that will expand your views of the world May 8-22! Email justin.schedtler@wartburg.edu if interested or with questions.
Presenters sought for Keep on Learning

Keep on Learning is accepting new session proposals for the 2023-24 academic year. Know someone who would be a great fit for a four-part lecture? Encourage them to submit their proposal! Keep on Learning meets every Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with coffee and snacks being provided for all attendees.



MLK Day: Shortened Class Schedule

Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.


There will be no Chapel service due to the shortened schedule.

Exploring Majors Week

Through Friday, Jan. 20

MLK Day of Service Kickoff

1:45 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Classes are condensed to provide Wartburg students, faculty, and staff time to serve their communities. This is not an afternoon off or a time to move athletic practices up — please sign up for events off campus and on! You must reserve your spot to participate, as sign-ups are limited. President Neiduski will speak before service projects begin. Please email questions to Knights Who Serve at knightswhoserve@wartburg.edu.

STAS Meeting

3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Library Room 2

STAS (Sharing Teaching and Advising Strategies), a group for teaching faculty and staff, will meet today and Jan. 30, Feb. 13, March 6, March 20, and April 17. Note the change in time and location from past semesters. Email sean.coleman@wartburg.edu or kristin.wendland@wartburg.edu with questions or to be added to the mailing list.

Deadline: Last Day to Drop Full-Term Course Without a ‘W’

Deadline: Winter Term board plan changes

Stop by the Dining Services Office and sign a board plan change form from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Off-campus students who would like a board plan must sign up for a new plan each term.


10:15 to 10:35 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

MLK Chapel service. This month's prayer focus: social sciences; humanities; social work; operations and maintenance; institutional assessment, accreditation, and planning; dean of faculty; academic affairs; ITS; and winter student-athletes.

Women's Basketball vs. Loras

5:30 p.m., Levick Arena

Men's Basketball vs. Loras

7:30 p.m., Levick Arena


9 p.m., Chapel Commons (lower level)

Sanctuary is a casual service where all are welcome to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy weeks. Snacks are served at 8:45 p.m.


AAUW January Program

7 p.m., virtual meeting

Dr. Amy Pilcher, assistant professor of business administration, will present on the Intercultural Development Inventory. She recently achieved her IDI certification in cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence and is licensed to administer the IDI to groups and individuals. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Email Kim Folkers at kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu for the Zoom link. Learn more about AAUW and its mission of Equity for All.



Deadline: UKnight Day Champions

Faculty and staff: We want you! UKnight Day 2023 is approaching fast, and we need you to help us spread the word. Help us reach our goal of 1,500 donors on March 23 by becoming a UKnight Day Champion. You get an exclusive T-shirt, and all you have to do is participate, provide, and promote on the big day. See the terms and sign up here. Either way, be sure to put March 23 on your calendar!


10:15 to 10:45 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

Senior chapel message by Sam Bast.


ETK’s Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

5 to 9 p.m., Student Center Ballrooms

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can guarantee your spot by registering. Get your friends together or come and make some new ones!


Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

7 p.m., Castle Room

Hosted by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies.


Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival Concert

5 p.m., Neumann Auditorium


Tri-Beta Open House

7 to 8 p.m., Science Center 141



ETK's Take Care of Yourself Tuesday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saemann Student Center North Entrance

College Conversations

11:30 a.m., Saemann Student Center Ballrooms

Kick off the academic year with College Conversations. The remaining Presidential Forums for the year will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Tuesday, March 14.


Winter 2023 Virtual Career Showcase

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., virtual event

Students should sign up for interviews through Handshake. More than 70 employers from throughout the U.S. are eager to connect with Wartburg students. Students who sign up to participate in three one-on-one interview sessions will be automatically registered to win prizes, including an iPad and gift cards. For more information, email jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu.

Men’s Wrestling vs. Augsburg

7 p.m., Levick Arena


Tri-Beta Meeting

7 to 8 p.m., Science Center 134



Deadline: RA, Orientation Leader Applications

Resident assistant and orientation leader positions are a great way to grow leadership skills while engaging in meaningful interactions with peers on campus. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m.


Girl Scout Day at Women’s Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

2 p.m., Levick Arena

Help the Girl Scouts have a great day experiencing a Wartburg College basketball game and spending a little time on campus. Local Girl Scouts have been invited to sit on the southeast side of the court.

Men’s Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

4 p.m., Levick Arena



Deadline: Paid Social Impact Fellowships for May 2023

FAO Schwarz Fellowships offer two-year paid positions with leading nonprofit organizations for graduates interested in social impact careers. Email kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu if interested.


Library Program: Citation Seminar

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Library Classroom 2 (Room 233)

Bring your research paper drafts and get guided assistance on citing your sources at this drop-in seminar (and grab a snack while you're there).


New arrivals
Kelsey Winkey, graphic designer, 12/19/22
Joe Squires, part-time assistant bowling coach, 1/1/23
JP May, Zesty Orange retail associate, 1/2/23
Carma Kvidera, cook, 1/3/23
Christian Coridon, assistant men's soccer coach, 1/5/23
Promotions and new job titles
Kris Steege, registrar office manager, 1/1/23
Retirements and departures
Robin Miller, office coordinator, department of business, 12/15/22
Matteus Johnson, assistant men's soccer coach, 12/31/22
Kim Diercks, senior financial aid counselor, 12/31/22



Men's & Women's Track
Friday, Jan. 20: Depart at 9:30 a.m. to UNI

Men's and Women's Basketball
Wednesday, Jan. 25: Depart at 2 p.m. to University of Dubuque

Men's JV Basketball
Wednesday, Jan. 25: Departs at 1:15 p.m. to University of Dubuque


Take-out meals available from Mensa

Free reusable take-out containers are available to be used in Mensa for students with a board plan. To participate, pick up your first container in the Dining Services Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Menstrual products available in residence hall bathrooms
Residential Life has supplied free menstrual products in all female bathrooms within residence halls. There are a variety of different products for students to choose from. There is an additional box of products inside the Hub (near the games). If you notice supplies are running low, please contact your RA for them to be refilled.
Request event and classroom space online

Event space and classroom reservations can now be submitted at www.wartburg.edu/conferences. Submissions go directly to Kayla Seppelt, event planning manager. Please note that submitting a request does not automatically guarantee the space; confirmation will come from the Astra system.

Books chosen for winter Hearthside Project

The Hearthside Project offers faculty and students the unique opportunity to connect outside the formality of the classroom by reading and discussing a book together. Students receive their books free of charge. Reading groups consist of one book leader and three students. To apply, email the leader of the book you’re interested in discussing:

“A History of the World in Six Glasses” by Tom Standage, led by Amy Pilcher.
“Atlas of the Heart” by Brené Brown, led by Lindsey Leonard.
“Band of Sisters” by Lauren Willig, led by Penni Pier.
“Blood, Water, Paint” by Joy McCullough, led by Kristin Wendland
“A Vindication of the Rights of Woman” by Mary Wollstonecraft, led by Andrew Szarejko
“A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet” by Sarah Jaquette Ray, led by Amy Nolan
“The Joy of Abstraction: An Exploration of Math, Category Theory, and Life” by Eugenia Cheng, led by Mariah Birgen.


Email Dr. Zak Montgomery with questions.

Win free travel for service trips

Sign up now to participate in a service trip during Winter Break. A free trip will be given away for every 15 people who sign up this week! Service Trips will table in the Student Center from 8 to 10 a.m. today with Pop-Tarts and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday with stickers. There will also be a pizza party in the Hub from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Stop by any of these events to learn more about service trips and win giveaways.

Postal rates to increase Jan. 22

USPS will charge more for stamps, package shipping, certified mail, meter mail, and other bulk mail services beginning Sunday, Jan. 22. Please contact the Mail Center by Thursday, Jan. 19, if planning to purchase more than 100 stamps in advance of the rate increase to ensure inventory to meet your needs. General rate increases are:


Regular first-class letters up to 1 ounce ("forever" stamps): $0.60 to $0.63
Metered first-class letters up to 1 ounce: $0.57 to $0.60
Postcard rate (meter or stamped): $0.44 to $0.48
First-class international letters and postcards up to 1 ounce: $1.40 to $1.45
First-class large envelopes up to 2 ounces: $1.24 to $1.50


Please contact the Mail Center or check usps.gov for more information.

Impress, thank campus guests with Alumni swag

The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office would love to know when you invite alumni back to campus to engage with students. They would be happy to provide Wartburg swag for speakers, conferences, or events — simply email alumni@wartburg.edu with a description of your event at least two days in advance. If you are requesting swag bags for alumni speakers, please include their first and last names.

New vendor selected for business card orders

The Plus is now the selected vendor for Wartburg business cards. Office coordinators and administrative assistants can place orders now. Please note that admission and athletic recruiters should continue to work through their account executives.


All other stationery products like letterhead will continue to be ordered through PrintShop Pro and the Print Center. Letterhead can be printed as needed or on demand with a letter at the same time. In either case, please do not assume product is available at any given time. Supply chain issues continue to be a challenge, so planning ahead in these matters is appreciated.

Winter vehicle tips from Wartburg Security
Cold winter weather can wreak havoc on your engine, battery, and tires. Proper precautions need to be taken for your safety. Check the air level in your tires, have your battery recharged if needed, and keep your car refueled so you can run the engine and stay warm in an emergency.
Journalism graduate fellowship available

Wartburg is accepting applications for the Robert C. Gremmels Journalism Graduate Fellowship stipend. The $10,000 stipend is awarded to a Wartburg Department of Journalism & Communication graduate who is enrolled in graduate school in journalism or an appropriately related discipline. The application deadline is March 1.

Achievements and accomplishments
Music therapy fourth-year Hanna Peterson was one of three undergraduates in the nation to give a poster presentation at the National Opera Conference in Houston this month. Her presentation, “Analysis of 21st Century Opera Through the LGBTQIA+ Lens: An Exploration of the Operas ‘As One’ and ‘Sweets By Kate’” examines gender and sexuality within two modern operas, as well as the role they can play in enlightening the operatic community to the LGBTQIA+ experience. Peterson is advised by music professors Dr. Molly Doran and Dr. Kylie T. Gougler.
Hannah Hart, a 2020 neuroscience and biology graduate, published the research from her senior research project this fall. Stephanie Toering Peters, her faculty mentor at Wartburg, was a co-author, as well as collaborators at GlycoScience Research and the University of South Dakota. The paper, “The cytoprotective role of GM1 ganglioside in Huntington disease cells,” appeared in the September issue of Molecular Biology Reports.

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