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The Juice - Feb. 20

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Feb. 20, 2023



No mail today due to postal holiday
There will be no incoming or outgoing postal mail today due to the Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday federal holiday. This will impact some Amazon deliveries received over the weekend. All weekend mail and packages will be picked up and processed on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Please contact mailroom@wartburg.edu with questions.
Sign up for May Term 2024 travel courses

Are you ready to study away during May Term 2024? Check out the May Term website for 2024 international and domestic travel courses and contact the listed faculty leader with your questions!

Dining Services sets hours for Winter Break

The dining centers on campus will have adjusted hours over Winter Break:


The Mensa

Last meal before break: 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24
First meal back from break: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5


The Den

Closing at 4 p.m. weekdays, including Friday, Feb. 24
Closed weekends
Closed Tuesday, Feb. 28


The Konditorei

Closing at 10:30 a.m. weekdays
Closed Tuesday, Feb. 28


Campus employees and remaining students, please note the Mensa, Den, and Konditorei are all closed Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Zesty Orange will be open as usual throughout break. All locations will resume regular hours Monday, March 6. Contact Dining Services with questions.

Vogel Library introduces music transposition resource
A trial subscription to Art Song Transposition has been made available to the Wartburg community. This trial runs until May 15.
On-campus positions available for student workers

There are open student worker positions across campus, including these two jobs:


Help Desk Consultation I, ITS
This position is responsible for first level technical support. Students will create help desk tickets and perform daily computer lab checks.


Circulation Desk Assistant I, Vogel Library
This position is responsible for welcoming visitors to the library and providing the first line of customer service at the circulation desk. Additionally, students will assist in maintaining the library collection and help make the library's spaces and services inclusive.


To apply, check out these positions and more on Handshake.

Service Trips hiring exec team members

Service Trips is hiring new executive team members for the 2023-24 school year. Positions include director of marketing, director of finances, director of student recruitment, and director of fundraising. These are paid positions that help continue the pillar of service here at Wartburg by sending out service trips during each academic break. Email servcetrips@wartburg.edu with any questions.

Remember to claim Student Senate funding

Student Senate allocations for the 2022-23 academic year can be claimed through May Term. Go to the Student Senate Resources page to submit your claim and see receipts. Email malcolm.newell@wartburg.edu or visit the Student Senate Resources page if you have any questions.


Midterms Due
Exploring Majors Week


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

Message by Greg Kneser. 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.

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.


PRSSA Hosts Wes Bruns

6:30 p.m., McElroy 225

Wes Bruns from the Echo Development Company will talk about the Waverly movie theater renovations and plans for the future. Everyone is invited to attend. Please email jenna.white@wartburg.edu with questions.

First Seven-Week Courses End

TIAA Individual Sessions

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

Meet with Richie Diaz to discuss your retirement plan.


Ash Wednesday: Adjusted Class Schedule
9 a.m. classes will dismiss at 9:50; 10:45 a.m. classes will begin at 11.



10 to 10:50 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

Ash Wednesday service with Holy Communion.

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.


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.

Second Seven-Week Courses Begin

TIAA Individual Sessions

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

Meet with Richie Diaz to discuss your retirement plan.



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

Senior message by Nathan Hickox-Young.


Winter Break Begins

5:35 p.m. until 7:45 a.m. Monday, March 6


Student Employee Supervisor Summit

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



Stories from Study Abroad

7 to 8 p.m., WBC 116

What is it really like to study abroad? Hear from students who went abroad in summer or fall 2022. They'll share favorite photos, stories, and advice from their experiences in Greece, Chile, Spain, Italy, and France.



Mini Golf in Vogel Library

6 to 8 p.m., Vogel Library service desk

Join library staff for a fun-filled evening and nine holes of golf as you explore the library spaces. Begin your tour on the second floor at the service desk. Snacks will be provided, with golf clubs generously provided by the city of Waverly’s Parks and Recreation Department.



Deadline: Leadership & Service Award Nominations

Nominate someone you know for one or more of the following awards:


Nobility Award
Debbie Heida Award
Outstanding Organization
Outstanding International Senior
Dell Awards for Peace and Justice
Peacemaker Award
Outstanding Organization Service Award
Outstanding Organization Adviser Award


The awards ceremony and National Society of Leadership & Success inductions will be Thursday, April 13, in the Chapel. Email questions to lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu.



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.



Deadline: Student Senate Funding Application

Student Senate is now accepting applications for next year's allocations, which are funds given to organizations. Please meet with your executive team to fill out the form in as much detail as possible. Malcolm Newell will contact applicants about hearings with the Budget Review Committee, which will be from March 27-31. No late applications will be accepted.


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.


Achievements and accomplishments
IINspire sent two students, Hidaly Hernandez '23 and Robby Munoz '24, to the IINspire Annual Conference in Iowa City to present research posters. Additionally, students Bert Cortez '25, Izzy Gomes '25, Mia Lopez '26, Jennifer Miranda '23, and Zee Naba '26 attended the conference. Dr. LeAnn Faidley and Dr. Michaeleen Golay accompanied students. Sessions on inclusive mentoring, preparing for graduate programs, and alumni panels provided professional development and community building for students and faculty.



Indoor Track
A-R-C Championships Feb. 23-25: Depart 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24

NCAA Regionals: Depart 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, to Springfield, Ill.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Depart 4:30 p.m. to Davenport, Fla.


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.

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.

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.

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