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The Juice - April 3

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Editor’s note: Due to Easter Break, the next regularly scheduled Juice will be Tuesday, April 11. Please submit items by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, to be included. Thank you, and safe travels over Easter!


Class change process streamlined at beginning of terms
Adviser signatures are no longer required to add or drop classes during the first three days of Fall Term or Winter Term. Starting the fourth day of the semester, instructor and adviser signatures will be needed to make changes to your schedule.
Spiritual Life candidates headed to campus
Candidates for the dean of spiritual life position will make separate visits to campus today, April 3; Wednesday, April 5; and Wednesday, April 12. Students are encouraged to meet these candidates during open houses from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Konditorei and hear them speak during Chapel. Please note that Chapel services will not be livestreamed on these dates.
Performers sought for I-Club Cultural Show

I-Club is looking for individuals and groups to perform at the Cultural Show on May 6. All students are encouraged to participate in the event, which brings together students to share their talents and culture with the campus and Waverly community. Students are still needed to carry flags onto the stage to open the show (this will be choreographed). Students do not to need be from the country of the flag they are carrying, so this is a great opportunity for domestic students to participate. Individual and group entrants should consider these themes for their performances: rage/power, optimism, hopeless/doom, and doubt/sorrow. The optimism category already has several entrants; the exec team has examples if ideas are needed.

Leaders needed for Homecoming board

Join the Homecoming Executive Board and help create an experience unlike any other for alumni, parents, friends, and students of Wartburg this fall! All Executive Board positions are open; apply by April 14.

Late Knight Study Breakfast volunteers needed

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed for the Late Knight Study Breakfast on Monday, April 17. Volunteers will be needed from 9:40 to 11 p.m. to help serve breakfast to students. Please email Chris Fosselman if you can help out. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to serve — and you’ll get all the mini cinnamon rolls you care to eat!

May Term Senate applications still open

Applications for May Term Student Senate are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. A mandatory election meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, to provide the information needed for campaigning. Elections will be held April 11 online. Please email ryleigh.parrack@wartburg.edu with questions.

Plots available in college garden
The Sustainability Office invites members of the college community to reserve a plot in the college gardens east of Löhe Hall for personal use. The Sustainability Office offers gardening mentorship for those who would like to learn more as well. Please email brian.rumsey@wartburg.edu with questions or to reserve a plot, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mail Center sets Easter Break hours
The Mail Center will be closed Friday, April 7, and Monday, April 10. Packages and mail, including Amazon orders, will not arrive on campus until Tuesday, April 11, and will be processed at that time. Please email mailroom@wartburg.edu with questions and concerns.
Chess team wins second place
The Chess Club recently sent a team of four students to compete in the Iowa College Chess Championship in Ames, and the group won second place overall. Congrats! Chess Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays in WBC 117.
On-campus summer positions available for student workers

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

Digital Print Center Operator: Do you excel in a fast-paced work environment? The Digital Print Center is seeking a student to assist with day-to-day operations, including ensuring files are print-ready and processing print jobs in an accurate and timely manner.


Admissions Office Ambassador: The Admissions Office is seeking students that share an enthusiasm for Wartburg and are knowledgeable about campus to welcome and interact with prospective students and families during the summer months. Duties will include providing campus tours, scheduling visits and appointments, preparing mailings, and answering questions specific to admissions procedures, academic programs, and campus activities.


The W Child Care Attendant: Do you enjoy interacting with children through conversation and play? The W is seeking responsible students to provide safe supervision of children ages 6 months to 7 years in their child care facility.

Apply on Handshake.




Dean of Spiritual Life Candidate Open House

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Konditorei


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

Message by a candidate for dean of spiritual life; this service will not be livestreamed. This month's prayer focus: Inquiry Studies, Leadership, Admissions, Student Employment, student employees, the Business Office, Vogel Library, study abroad, touring music ensembles, and all fourth-year students.

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

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


GDSC Internship Panel

7 p.m., Whitehouse Business Center 214

Learn how technologies and programming languages such as C#, .NET, React, or R are applied in a real job setting at the Google Developer Student Club’s Internship Panel. Students with previous tech internships will talk about the specific technologies they used on the job. Email joe.slamie@wartburg.edu or alexandra.wonyu@wartburg.edu with questions.



8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

See the full schedule of presentations, open practices, and more at www.wartburg.edu/rice.

Scholarship Recognition Luncheon

11:30 a.m., Knights Ballroom

By invitation only.


‘From Iowa to the World: The Story of Norman Borlaug’ Premiere

2:30 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

Triticum Productions will premiere and livestream its capstone documentary, which tells the story of Nobel laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug. He is credited with saving millions of lives through his creation of dwarf wheat via revolutionary plant breeding practices. Nonperishable foods will be collected at the event for donation to St. Elizabeth Bread Basket.


‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Join the Opera Workshop for an encore performance of this show on RICE Day. A freewill donation is encouraged.


'2023 Senior Exhibition' Artist Reception

7 to 9 p.m., Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

A reception for exhibiting students will be held during RICE Day. Refreshments will be served; the event is free and open to the public.


Dean of Spiritual Life Candidate Open House

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Konditorei


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

Message by a candidate for dean of spiritual life; this service will not be livestreamed.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Saint Benedict

6 p.m., Lacrosse Field


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.

Gen Ed Steering Committee Listening Session

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Whitehouse Business Center 116

Share your ideas with working groups. Email Allan Bernard with questions.

Men’s Tennis vs. Luther

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

Easter Break Begins

9 p.m.


Softball vs. Central

2 & 4 p.m., Lynes Field

Baseball vs. Buena Vista

6 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field

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.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. UW-Eau Claire

7 p.m., Lacrosse Field


Baseball vs. Buena Vista

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


Employee Health Screenings

7 to 8:30 a.m., McCoy West

Available to full-time and benefit-eligible employees and their spouses on Wartburg health insurance. See the list of offered tests, some of which require fasting.

Easter Break Ends

7:45 a.m.

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. As you enter, please find a table devoted to the particular theme that you’ve chosen to discuss.

Baseball vs. Luther

6 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field


Employee Health Screenings

7 to 8:30 a.m., McCoy West

Available to full-time and benefit-eligible employees and their spouses on Wartburg health insurance. See the list of offered tests, some of which require fasting.


Dean of Spiritual Life Candidate Open House

8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Konditorei


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

Message by a candidate for dean of spiritual life; this service will not be livestreamed.


Citation Seminar

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Second floor of Vogel Library

Drop in any time during this event to receive specific help citing sources, reviewing works cited/reference pages, and doing general research in preparation for the end of the semester. Snacks provided.


I-Club Cultural Show

6:30 to 8 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

Experience the vibrant cultural traditions of our campus community with music, dance, and more. This annual event celebrates diversity and showcases the talents of students from around the world.


Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, presented “Buddhist Peace Activities in Ukraine and Europe" on the panel of Religion and War at the Conference of Dialogue of Eastern/Western Religions on March 26.
Ten Wartburg students will present their culminating art projects in a group exhibition from April 4 to May 28 in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. “2023 Senior Exhibition” will feature artworks by Houyem Abidi, Lizzi Barrett, Yohannes Dawit, Trista Foster, Lauryn Henderson, Milena Iushkova, Abby LaVelle, Molly Vittetoe, Jayden Walter, and Jenna White.


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.
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.

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.

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