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The Juice - Feb. 13

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023



Summer 2023 class list available

Summer 2023 classes can be viewed online by using Course Finder or Course Search. To register for summer classes, fill out a Summer Registration Form from the Registrar’s Office.

Mike McCoy receives national volunteer award

Mike McCoy, chair of the Wartburg College Board of Regents, received the 2023 Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award given by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).


McCoy was nominated by the college for support that has spanned more than three decades. His commitment to the college began in the ’90s when his children attended Wartburg. At that time, he served on the Parents’ Advisory Committee Council and was active in supporting student internship and employment opportunities through Hormel Foods, where he was executive vice president and CFO. Read more online.


Library offers trial of Digital Concert Hall

The library now has an extended trial to Digital Concert Hall, a streaming platform from the Berliner Philharmoniker. This service provides the Wartburg community with access to high-definition recordings and livestreamed events from this world-renowned orchestra and their invited guests.

Books displayed for Black History Month
As you pass through the library's second floor, check out the Black History Month display. It is a celebration of Black queer identities, athletes, scientists, writers, poets, musicians, comedians, and more. There is a cart of material for browsing and checking out next to the display. Please direct questions and comments to melissa.curtis@wartburg.edu.
Mail Center: Add box numbers or department, please

Campus mail service is available to send mail and other items to students, faculty, and staff at no cost. Please include the first and last name of the recipient as well as the box number for students or department name for faculty and staff. Box numbers and departments are visible in the directory. Please do not include building and room numbers, as they are not part of the delivery address. Organizations, departments, or individuals wishing to send items to 20 or more students are reminded that delivery is expedited by putting items in box number order, ascending or descending. Please email mailroom@wartburg.edu with questions.

Senate leadership scholarships available
Wartburg Student Senate and the Leadership Education Service Committee are taking applications for two $500 scholarships. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be entering their third or fourth year at Wartburg, and be a leader in a campus organization. Interested students should submit an application as well as a recommendation from a faculty or staff member. Applications are due by 3 p.m. March 8. For questions, email michael.gleason@wartburg.edu or grace.coffman@wartburg.edu.
New process set for information requests

Requests for data, reports, and applications through the Information Request Form have moved to a new location to take advantage of the ITS Ticketing System under the Data Governance Group in the Service Catalog. Outstanding requests that are not completed have been moved into the new system. Learn more about the new process.




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

Message by Loni Abbas with music by Rosenchor. This month's prayer focus: biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, biology, mathematics, physics, computer science, the Science Center, the Mail Center, the Print Center, Sustainability, and all third-year students.

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).


Bachata con Salsa

6 to 7:30 p.m., Cardinal Commons

SALSA is hosting a Valentine's Day event with dance lessons in bachata and salsa style. No partner needed, but if you have one, be sure to bring them along. Materials will be available to write a letter to a friend or significant other. Email salsa@wartburg.edu with questions. Bailamos pronto!



S.A.F.E. Gratitude Challenge

Find hidden hearts around campus all day with tasks to show gratitude. Whoever completes the most challenges will win a $20 Dining Services gift card. Follow @wartburgsafe on Instagram for hints on heart locations and more information. Email safe@wartburg.edu with questions.


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

Service of Thanksgiving with Rebecca Baird and music by Wartburg Choir.


Ubuntu Center Art Proposal

1 p.m., Fine Arts Center 114J

The Art on Campus Committee will host a presentation featuring artist Akwi Nji, who is proposing a community-focused art installation for the Ubuntu Center. All are welcome to attend the presentation in person or virtually to ask the artist questions regarding the proposed installation. Email questions to gallerydirector@wartburg.edu.

Women's Basketball vs. Coe

5:30 p.m., Levick Arena


ETK Axe Throwing
7 p.m., ChillAxe, Waverly

Are you feeling vengeful this Valentine’s Day? Take out some heartache and aggression with axe-throwing. Sign up for a time slot with friends.

Men's Basketball vs. Coe

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.

Board of Regents on Campus

All day, various locations

Science O' Love

5:30 to 9 p.m., Science Center 128

Volunteers are needed for Science O’ Love, an annual event by Wartburg's National Science Teaching Association. NSTA works with younger kids to help get them interested in science. This Valentine's Day event, the biggest NSTA hosts each year, is a fundraiser for next year’s national conference, where the executive team will talk about the group’s research.

Pre-Veterinary Club February Meeting

7 p.m., Science Center 128


Trivia and Karaoke Night
8 to 11 p.m., Sasquatch Jack’s Name

Watch for an email from Wartburg College Dance Marathon with a link to RSVP. Join us for a fun night and bring a friend!


Board of Regents on Campus

All day, various locations


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

Senior message by Lauren Holtz with music by Kantorei.

President's Round Table

5 p.m., Knights Ballroom


Lunar New Year Event
6 to 8 p.m., Clinton Ground Kitchen

Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. Attendees will learn origami and how to make Khapse, a Tibetan/Nepali snack. Food, chai, and other drinks will be served.


Board of Regents on Campus

All day, various locations

Track & Field: Liz Wuertz Indoor Invite

All day, The W

Music Scholarship Audition Day

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bachman Fine Arts Center

Wartburg Community Symphony: ‘Music Takes Flight’

2 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

This concert will feature the world premiere of Jocelyn Hagen's “Messages from Everywhere” in celebration of the symphony's 70th anniversary. The work will be a sensory experience with the symphony, Wartburg Choir, live projected digital imaging, and surround sound. The concert will also include O. Respighi's “The Birds,” featuring winners of the art competition; R. V. Williams’ “The Lark Ascending,” featuring violin soloist Dr. Steve Sang Koh; and Haydn's Symphony No. 83, “The Hen.” Tickets are available now.

Scholarship Day

1 p.m to 4:30 p.m., various locations

Exploring Majors Week


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

Message by Greg Kneser.


Presidential Forum

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Heritage & St. Elizabeth rooms

Gina Weekley, a certified diversity professional and coordinator of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Central Rivers Area Education Agency, will present “Is It Safe Here?” The presentation addresses building safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals.



TIAA Individual Sessions

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Library 352

Meet with Richie Diaz to discuss your retirement plan.


Power to the People

7 to 8:30 p.m., Hagemann Castle Room

This BSU event is to inform students, staff, and faculty about Black influencers that have impacted both society and the world. While this event is informative, it is also another way for students, staff, and faculty to interact with one another. There will be food provided, a Black-history-themed trivia game, and prizes. For more information, email bsu@wartburg.edu.



TIAA Individual Sessions

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Library 352

Meet with Richie Diaz to discuss your retirement plan.


Student Employee Supervisor Summit

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waverly Area Veterans Post



Brown Bag Innovation Lunch

11:30 a.m., Chapel Commons

This informal session will allow those interested in academic innovation to brainstorm ideas and consider possible opportunities for collaboration. To provide clear process information and transparency, a website has been developed on the Info Center that details the process for proposing innovative academic ideas, the feasibility study process, and a link to the status of programs that have been submitted for review. Please contact Michaeleen Golay or Michael Gleason with questions about the event or website.



Self-Defense for Girls and Women

6 to 8 p.m., The W

This course will be taught in two sessions, with the second session on March 27. Attendees will learn simple, effective skills that may help you prevent or survive an assault. Participants also will learn awareness, assertiveness, safety strategies, and how to use simple techniques on vulnerable areas of the body. The class will be taught by Joe Edwards, and the cost is $30.


New arrivals
Dani Goedken, community engagement and Student Success Center assistant, part time, 1/16/23
Luz Navarrete, program director, Wartburg West, 1/23/23
Lois Kelly, cleaning staff, 1/23/23
Promotions and new job titles
Jessica Herrmeyer, associate director, Academic Resource Center, 12/1/22
Isabel Robbins, Journalism & Communications and Student Success Center office coordinator and camps and conference assistant, 1/1/23
JP May, Zesty Orange retail supervisor, 1/2/23
Courtney Tripp-Stuck, director of residential life, 2/1/23
Bethany Brooks, director of stewardship and special gifts, 2/1/23
Retirements and departures
Steve Foelske, cleaning staff, 1/31/23
Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, presented "White Supremacy Culture and Lutheran Resources for the Work of Responding" for the Western Iowa Synod of the ELCA on Thursday, Feb. 2. This was a learning session for clergy and lay participants in the synod's upcoming Racial Justice Vision Trip.



Indoor Track
Friday, Feb. 17: Depart at 10 a.m. to UW-La Crosse


Performers sought for Drag Show

Alliance is seeking student, staff, and faculty performers for its annual Drag Show at 8 p.m. March 18. This year's theme is “Disco!” You don't need any prior stage experience — it’s all for fun and entertainment!

Attend conference on student leadership

The local chapter of the American Association of University Women and the Institute for Leadership Education will cover airfare and registration for a student interested in attending the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders. The conference is May 31-June 3 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The successful applicant will be asked to write a short summary of the experience and present at an AAUW meeting. To apply, email both michael.gleason@wartburg.edu and malinda.groth@gmail.com with the answers to these questions:


1. Why are you interested in this experience? (Consider how it aligns with your future goals and objectives.)
2. How will your participation help you enhance the Wartburg community?
3. How will you prioritize participation in the event?

Ask alumni to keep us updated

The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office reminds employees to encourage alumni to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes.

Prep for TriByKnight with training class

The W has scheduled a 12-week triathlon training class beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday through May 3. Accomplished triathlete and experienced triathlon coach Penny Andorf and Janet McCullough, an accomplished triathlete and USA Swimming-certified coach and official, will lead workouts focused on swim technique, endurance training, brick training, run form and fitness, cycling skills, and power transitions. Nutrition basics and yoga/meditation also will be discussed. This class is designed for beginner through advanced athletes. Register today at the Welcome Desk, by calling 319-352-8311, or online. Cost is $80 for students, $150 for members of The W, and $250 for guests.


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