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The Juice - March 27

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Monday, March 27, 2023

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Dining Services sets Easter Break hours

The following changes will be made to operating hours for campus eateries over Easter Break:

Thursday, April 6
Last meal in Mensa: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Den: Closing at 4 p.m.
Konditorei: Closing at 2 p.m.

 

Friday, April 7
Mensa, Den, & Konditorei close

Saturday, April 8

Mensa, Den, & Konditorei closed

 

Sunday, April 9
All locations closed

 

Monday, April 10
Mensa & Konditorei closed
Den: 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

All locations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, April 11.
Apply for May Term Senate

May Term senators are needed to attend approximately three meetings to plan and execute Burgapalooza, discuss Outfly, plan items for Senate in the 2023-24 academic year, and discuss other issues of deliberation. Applications are due 4 p.m. April 4 with a mandatory election meeting at 8 p.m. that day.

Student Employment Appreciation Week begins today

The Student Employment Office is celebrating the invaluable work of our amazing student employees and their supervisors this week with the following events.

 

Daily Candy Guessing Game: Visit dining venues on campus throughout the week to guess the number of candies in the jar for a chance to win the whole jar of candy.

 

The Great Escape: Keep your eyes peeled for Candyland game pieces. If you find one, return it to the Student Employment Office in Luther Hall 212 to receive a prize.

 

Cotton Candy Giveaway: Student employees and supervisors are invited to stop by the Business Office in Luther Hall 212 on Wednesday, March 29, starting at 10 a.m. to treat themselves to cotton candy while supplies last.

 

Candy Bar Awards: The Student Employment Office will deliver awards to those nominated by their supervisors or student employees for going above and beyond in their day-to-day work. Visit the second floor of the Student Center outside the Mensa to read about our honorees.

Business Office sets deadline for Easter Break

The Business Office will be closed for Easter Break, April 7-10. The deadline to submit invoices, payment vouchers, cash advances, and reimbursements for payment on Thursday, April 6, will be 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

2023 Summer Student Research Fellowship applications open

Apply now for summer research funding to cover student stipends, research supplies, equipment, or travel costs. Application requires authorship by one or more returning students and support from a sponsoring faculty member. Award limit is $3,500 per student; research conducted in credit courses is not eligible. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting Monday, April 24, until funds are exhausted. Contact Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek, director of undergraduate research, with questions.

Performance, self-appraisals due June 30

Performance appraisals and self-appraisals are due by June 30. Appraisal templates can be found on the Info Center. Once completed and signed by all parties, please submit the forms to the Human Resources Office. Email hr@wartburg.edu if you have any questions.

TriByKnight seeks volunteers

Be part of the excitement and cheer on athletes by volunteering at the TriByKnight sprint marathon on May 6. All volunteers receive a shirt if registered by April 2, as well as food and beverages. The event runs from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., with different shifts available during that time.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
MONDAY, MARCH 27

Last Day to Declare P/D/F or Withdraw with W for 2nd Seven-Week Courses

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!

Registration for First-Years

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chapel

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

Message by Tara Winter. 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.

NEW!

Enlightenment Week: Sensory Crafts

7 to 9:30 p.m., McCoy Rooms

The Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association presents Enlightenment Week 2023, a week dedicated to awareness and acceptance of neurodivergent communities. Email tessa.burger@wartburg.edu with questions. At this event, take part in making homemade playdough, lava lamps, and fidget toys.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

NEW!

Deadline: Student Senate Supplemental Requests

4 p.m., online submission

This is the last day to submit a supplemental request to Student Senate for additional funding for conferences and organizations.

NEW!

Enlightenment Week: Fundraiser

Fine Arts Center Lobby

Preorder some cool accessories.

NEW!

ETK Take Care of Yourself Tuesday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Hub

Sign up in advance for a free 10-minute massage using the sheet in the Student Life Office.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Banquet

11:30 a.m., Hagemann Castle Room

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend for refreshments and a small awards ceremony for the recipients of the Student Senate Faculty and Staff Awards.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Monmouth

5 p.m., Lacrosse Field

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

NEW!

Enlightenment Week: Fundraiser

Fine Arts Center Lobby

Preorder some cool accessories.

Chapel

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

Lenten Chapel: "Woman at the Well"

Softball vs. UW-La Crosse

3 & 5 p.m., Lynes Field

Sanctuary

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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30

NEW!

Enlightenment Week: Self-Care Night

7 to 9 p.m., Cardinal Commons Classrooms

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Men's Golf: Wartburg Spring Invite

Prairie Links Golf Course

Track and Field: Wartburg Outdoor Select

Walston-Hoover Stadium

NEW!

Speaker: U.N. Youth Observer

2 p.m., Whitehouse Business Center 215

Himaja Nagireddy, the current U.S. youth observer to the United Nations, will speak about youth engagement with the U.N., especially on human rights issues. Dr. Andrew Szarejko will moderate a question-and-answer session after her talk, “Youth Leadership for Human Rights & the U.N. 2030 Agenda: Key Findings from the 2022 Youth Observer Listening Tour.”

Baseball vs. Coe

6 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field

NEW!

Enlightenment Week: Karaoke Night

7:30 p.m., Cardinal Commons

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Women’s Golf: Wartburg Home Invite

Baseball vs. Coe

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

NEW!

Symphonic Band Concert

2 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

Men’s Tennis vs. Coe

2 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility

NEW!

Handbells & Kantorei Concert

4 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

NEW!

Knightliters & W-SR Jazz II feat. Wave Cage

7 p.m., W-SR Middle School

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Men’s Tennis vs. Augustana (Ill.)

Noon, Meirink Family Tennis Facility

NEW!

St. Elizabeth Chorale Concert

2 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

NEW!

Ritterchor Concert

4 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

Men’s Tennis vs. Dubuque

4 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility

MONDAY, APRIL 3

Men’s and Women’s Tennis vs. Martin Luther

3:30 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

NEW!

Ramen Festival

6 to 8 p.m., Cardinal Commons

The Asian Student Association invites you to taste different types of noodles from Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan. You can also sign up for the Spicy Ramen Eating Contest for a chance to win a special prize. Email asa@wartburg.edu with questions.

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

College Conversations

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

Institutional Advancement will facilitate conversations about the four themes of the college’s strategic plan: Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit; Inclusive Community; Student Success; and Competitive Advantage.

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

 
Achievements and accomplishments
Department of Journalism & Communication professors Tony Moton and Pam Ohrt accompanied students Joshua Hamlyn, Danika Rademacher, and Henry Powers to the College Media Association's Spring 2023 Conference in New York City earlier this month. The group presented a well-received panel discussion, "Create a Winning Playbook: How to Score Big in Today's College Sports Media."
Dr. Andrew Szarejko, assistant professor of political science, attended the International Studies Association's annual convention in Montreal from March 15-18. He chaired one panel, spoke on another, and presented two papers: one on early U.S. defense policy and one on international relations theory.
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, has been elected as a board member of the U.S. chapter of the International Association for Religious Freedom, the oldest organization for interreligious dialogue in the U.S.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

 

Men's Tennis
Wednesday, March 29: Depart at 1 p.m. to Loras

Baseball
Tuesday, March 28: Depart at 9:45 a.m. to Luther

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Parking registration open for 2023-24

Parking registration is open now through June 20. Avoid D Lot and a $50 late fee by registering today.

Sign up for employee health screenings

The Waverly Health Center will conduct the following screenings from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 12, in McCoy West: chemistry panel with lipids and iron, hemoglobin A1C glucose, prostate-specific antigen, thyroid-stimulating hormone, blood pressure, and body composition. The costs and fasting requirements for each are noted on the sign-up sheet. All full-time/benefit-eligible employees can participate, as well as spouses covered by Wartburg health insurance.

On-campus summer positions available for student workers

There are open student worker positions across campus, including these three roles for the upcoming summer:

 

Operations & Maintenance Student Facilities Technician: Apply as an individual or gather your friends to apply as a team! O&M is seeking to hire and develop teams of students to help prepare and clean dormitories and academic buildings after camps, conventions, and events as well as to perform floor restoration tasks. Students will be paid $13 per hour.

 

Dining Services Crew Member: Dining Services is seeking students who are motivated and have great customer service skills to join our team of workers in the Zesty Orange and Mensa. Crew members will be paid $12 per hour and student managers will be paid $13 per hour. All dining student employees will receive a free meal during their shifts.

 

Business Office Accounting Assistant: This position offers students the opportunity to learn about a variety of accounting areas including financial reporting, auditing, and bank/general ledger account reconciliations. Students will use their critical thinking skills when analyzing accounts and fine-tune their Excel skills as they set up and work in complex spreadsheets.

 

Apply on Handshake.

Leadership summit set for high school juniors

Do you know a high school junior who would love to learn to be a better leader, engage in service, and earn scholarships to Wartburg? Encourage them to apply for the Leadership and Service Summit to be held in June! Contact Dr. Theresa Moore at theresa.moore@wartburg.edu or 608-792-3272 with questions and follow @wartburglead on Instagram for updates.

Achievements and accomplishments

On March 31, several Wartburg preservice education students will present at the Science Education Update Conference at the University of Northern Iowa. Annie Dietz and Keli Potter will present their BI 455/456 research on biophilia. Lexi Brown will present her work as a Green Iowa AmeriCorps Sustainability Coordinator and blapticomposting in Cedar Valley classrooms. Rose Larson and Kate Heithoff will present continuing work with one-gallon aquatic micro-ecosystems. Dr. Mike Bechtel will present "Ioponics in Iowa Classrooms."

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