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The Juice - March 13

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Monday, March 13, 2023



Please keep fire doors closed

During a recent fire marshal inspection, it was noted several fire doors across campus were propped open. Wedges kept near these doors have been removed, and the doors now have labels on the edge that are only visible when they are open. If you see a door with one of these stickers propped open, please close it. If a wedge was used to prop it open, please pick it up and contact Operations & Maintenance so they can retrieve it.

Congrats to our national champs and All-Americans!

Two wrestlers, Zane Mulder and Massoma Endene, won national titles over the weekend at the NCAA Division III Championships. The men’s team placed second overall, with Zayren Terukina, David Hollingsworth, and Nathan Fuller also being named All-American.


In indoor track and field, five athletes were named All-American at the NCAA Division III Championships: Deyton Love, 60m hurdles; Emma True, weight throw; Lexi Brown, mile; Aubrie Fisher, 3k; and Breya Christopher, high jump. The women’s team placed ninth overall, and the men’s team tied for 51st.


The women’s basketball team bowed out of the NCAA tournament in the Sweet Sixteen after a run that included defeating the defending champion.


Congratulations to our student-athletes on their successes!

Counseling offers drop-in support
Counseling Services will offer drop-in support and consultation from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 16 in the Academic Resource Center, third floor of Vogel Library. Drop-in counselors will provide informal consultations to help you with specific problems and introduce you to what it’s like to speak with a counselor. A drop-in counselor can help you determine whether formal counseling would be useful and can assist you in scheduling an appointment.
Survey responses sought for research study

Kelsey Stortz is inviting students to participate in her research study, Personality Types and the Impact of COVID-19 on Psychological Well-Being. Any Wartburg College student 18 years and older is eligible to participate. All information given by participants is anonymous and confidential. Completion of the survey takes an estimated 30 minutes.

Books displayed for Women's History Month
As you pass through the library's second floor, check out the Women's History Month display. It is a celebration of women, transwomen, and nonbinary femme identities from across countries, cultures, and professions. Additionally, there is a cart of material for browsing and for check out next to the display. Please direct questions and comments to melissa.curtis@wartburg.edu.
Student Employment Appreciation Week is March 27-31

Student Employment Appreciation Week celebrates the invaluable service of student employees and their supervisors. This year's theme is based on Candyland:


Candy Bar Awards: Supervisors can nominate student employees while students can nominate supervisors who go above and beyond in their on-campus work for a certificate, sweet treat, and special recognition. Nominations due Friday, March 24.
Thank You Video: Film yourself and your colleagues on your phone saying "thank you" in your own unique way and upload it to OneDrive by Tuesday, March 21. Submissions should be filmed vertically and a maximum of 8 seconds so they can be complied into one video.
Student Employment Hall of Fame: Student employees and their supervisors are invited to print and decorate a sweet treat coloring sheet to be included on the Student Employment Appreciation banner. Submissions are due to Luther Hall 212 by Friday, March 24.


Email questions to Abbie Raum at studentemployment@wartburg.edu.

On-campus positions available for student workers

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


Journalism & Communications: Knight Vision Crew Member — This position will be responsible for attending, producing, and livestreaming video of campus events, including sports, music, worship services, news, etc. This is a great opportunity to learn how to set up cameras and equipment for live broadcast and preproduce live graphics, music, commercials, intros/special videos, and event rundowns. Diversify your work experience by maneuvering among the roles of camera operator, director, graphic designer, producer, reporter, and engineer.


Student Success Center: First-Year Peer Mentor — This position will be responsible for mentoring students in IS 101 courses and in a one-on-one setting with the intent of helping first-year students pursue and meet their academic, personal, and professional goals. This position requires students move onto campus early, attend necessary training sessions, and meet with first-year students during orientation before the start of fall term.


Apply on Handshake.

Notes from Student Senate
The allocations deadline is March 17. If your student organization was emailed a form by Treasurer Newell, don’t forget to fill it out!
Members sought for public health advisory council

Black Hawk County Public Health wants to create an advisory council to provide objective feedback about programs. The organization is looking for people with diverse skills and experiences who can be reflective of the communities served. Council members can influence how programs operate and assist the organization in being more responsive to the needs of the community, and those chosen will be paid for their time.



Registration for Third- and Fourth-Years

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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

Message by Michael Gleason. This month's prayer focus: This month's prayer focus: art and graphic design, history, security and safety, advancement, student recruitment, Student Senate, student organizations, and faith expression groups.

Registration for Third- and Fourth-Years

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Applebee's Night for Dance Marathon

Bring your friends to Applebee's all day and enjoy some good food from a special menu. Wartburg College Dance Marathon gets a portion of the profit.

Take Care of Yourself Tuesday

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


Presidential Forum

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

Belinda Creighton-Smith, an adjunct faculty member at UNI and the new Ward 4 City Council member in Waterloo, and her son Ras Smith, former state representative and current director of community impact at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, will speak about implicit bias. Krystal Madlock will also introduce the college’s revamped bias response system.


NECU Webinar: ‘So That All May Flourish’

6 p.m., virtual event

Dr. Caryn Riswold will help introduce a book to which she contributed, “So That All May Flourish: The Aims of Lutheran Higher Education” (Fortress Press, 2023). Panelists will discuss key themes and how the book can be used to deepen appreciation for the distinctive gifts of Lutheran higher education. Please register in advance for this free seminar.


GAYLA Week: Craft Night

7 to 8 p.m., Alliance Lounge



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

Lenten Chapel: "Lead them by springs of water," Isaiah 49:8-10


GAYLA Week: GAYme Night

7 to 8 p.m., Alliance Lounge


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.

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.

Grad Finale

3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Knights Ballroom

May and August 2023 graduates are encouraged to drop by this one-stop event, which includes several campus offices that will assist you in the transition from student to graduate and clear you to order your cap and gown. Email regoffice@wartburg.edu for more information.


GAYLA Week: Movie Night

7 p.m., McElroy Theater Room, Clinton Hall


Tri-Beta Meeting

7 p.m., Science Center 134


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.


Deadline: Student Senate Executive Team Applications

Positions for 2023-24 will be selected by application, letter of recommendation, and interview with the elected executive team.


GAYLA Week: Disco Dress-Up Day


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

Senior message by Amelia Ouverson.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Monmouth

1 p.m., Lacrosse Field

Baseball vs. St. Olaf

1 & 4 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field


GAYLA Week: Drag Show

7:30 p.m., Neumann Auditorium


Baseball vs. St. Olaf

Noon, Harms Stadium at Hertel Field


Deadline: Last Day to Withdraw with a W

Registration for Second-Years

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.


Registration for Second-Years

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Computer Science Club Candlelight Dinner

6:30 p.m., Hagemann Castle Room

All are welcome to learn about Computer Science Club’s mission and future events while mingling with MCSP faculty. Cost is $3 in cash/points/ACS for students with a meal plan and $13 cash for students without. Signups, which are on a first-come, first-served basis, will be held in the Mensa during dinner on Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16.

NetVUE UnConference

As a member of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, all Wartburg faculty and staff can attend these virtual sessions for free. You must register for each session you plan to attend. The event runs through Saturday, March 25.


Deadline: First-Year Peer Mentor Applications

Help new students get used to campus life by serving as a peer mentor. This paid position pairs an upperclass student mentor with a section of IS 101. Mentors will move in early for training, help with orientation activities, attend IS 101 during Fall Term, and work an additional 1-3 hours per week throughout the year. Email Veronica Reece at veronica.reece@wartburg.edu with questions.

‘Monumental Mysteries’ Artist Talk & Gallery Reception

6 to 8 p.m., Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

The exhibition “Monumental Mysteries” by Robert Kennon is on display through March 24. Kennon explores the prehistoric monoliths, megaliths, memoirs, dolmens, and henges through sketches made during numerous trips to England. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Kiddos at the Castle

1:30 to 6:30 p.m., The W

Wartburg’s women's soccer team will host a fun afternoon of activities for kids, including crafts, games, sport activities, and movies. Ages 1-11 are welcome; register in advance.



Deadline: 2023-24 German Institute Funding

For 2023-24, a total of $6,000 is available to support activities related to Germany or the German language. Prior supported projects include enrichments to travel opportunities and the German film festival. Applications for the full $6,000 are less likely to be considered. Awards will be announced no later than April 6. Email questions to Dr. Daniel Walther at daniel.walther@wartburg.edu.


Pirates of the KWARibbean

Begins 7 a.m., ends 12:34 a.m. March 31

KWAR’s marathon will have live DJs playing music for 89.9 hours straight. Call 319-352-8306 to win amazing prizes throughout the marathon!


Achievements and accomplishments
Stephanie Toering Peters, professor of biology, presented the poster "The Genomics Education Partnership: Accessible and Equitable Research Opportunities" with colleagues from the Genomics Education Partnership at the Genetics Society of America Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago earlier this month.
From Feb. 16-18, Dr. Karolina Achirri presented her research, "Legitimizing Autoethnographic Research in a Memoir – China Through Foreign Eyes" at the 14th annual Qualitative Report Conference. Dr. Achirri continues to disseminate her autoethnographic research based on her book, "Call me Li NaNa — Memoirs of a Foreigner in China," which discusses Chinese culture from her perspective as she experienced it living in Mainland China 2010-16.


Esports team headed to new home

Classroom Technology Center rooms 200 and 201 are being remodeled as a new practice and competition space for our esports teams. The work, funded by gifts from donors, has already started and is anticipated to be complete by the end of July. Be sure to check out the team; all their competitions are livestreamed on Knight Vision.

ITS Techline changes hours, availability
Effective today, the main ITS office will close at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and will be closed Sunday. However, student workers will be available at Vogel Library to assist with urgent IT-related issues from 4 p.m. to close Sunday and from 7 p.m. to close Monday through Thursday. Complex issues may require help from full-time staff on the following business day. Contact the Techline at 319-353-8767 or techline@wartburg.edu with questions or concerns.
Join a service trip during Tour Week
Grab a friend and sign up for the best break of your life from April 22-29. This is a great opportunity to give back to a new community, travel, and have fun. Cost is $200 and includes all meals, lodging, and transportation. Locations will be announced soon on the Service Trips Instagram. The group will table during lunch today and Wednesday, March 8.
Equipment, tech budget requests due March 22

Requests for equipment and technology needs for fiscal year 2023-24 are now being accepted. This annual process allows faculty and staff to submit requests for funding to purchase equipment and technology in excess of $1,000. All submissions should be sent to zach.drape@wartburg.edu. The deadline for submission is March 22.

Vogel Library publishes March newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes news about new databases, a light therapy lamp for checkout, and mini golf in the library.

New arrivals
Colton Martlette, cleaning staff, 2/6/23
Casey Chaplin, interim head baseball coach, 2/21/23
Mary Creech, office coordinator, business administration, accounting and economics, 3/6/23
Jonathon Wolford, catering manager, 3/6/23
Katie Hirv, communications and social media associate, 3/8/23
Retirements and departures
Sara Soldwisch, cleaning staff, 2/14/23
Kelsey Winkey, graphic designer, 2/17/23
Joel Holst, head baseball coach, 2/18/23
Chantel Sisk, director of student accounts, 2/20/23
Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Brian Birgen, professor of mathematics, will participate in the SENTRY/DIMACS Reconnect Workshop 2023 on Risk Assessment from June 18-23 in Providence, R.I.

The Juice is a weekly newsletter sent Mondays and other times as needed to communicate campus news and events. Most items will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center. See details about Juice and our campus email policies here.


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