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The Juice - April 17

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, April 17, 2023


Editor’s note: The next scheduled Juice will be Monday, May 1. Enjoy Tour Week!


Dining Services announces Tour Week hours

The following changes will be made to operating hours for campus eateries over Tour Week:

Friday, April 21
Last meal in Mensa: 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Den: Closing at 4 p.m.
Konditorei: Closing at 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23
Mensa, Den, and Konditorei closed

Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28
Mensa: Closed
Den: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Konditorei: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m

Saturday, April 29
Mensa, Den, and Konditorei closed


Sunday, April 30
First meal in Mensa: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Den and Konditorei: Closed

The Zesty Orange will operate during its regular hours. All locations will resume regular hours on Monday, May 1.
Register now for May Term intramurals

Signups for May intramurals are open! Sand volleyball will be Mondays and Wednesdays and slow-pitch softball will be Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 1.

Forms needed for incomplete grades

Incomplete grades are not valid unless supported by an Incomplete Grade Request from the Registrar’s Office. Submission is due before 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. The student should initiate this process; incomplete grades submitted by instructors without the form will be changed to F. Incomplete grades should only be issued for students who are passing the course when final grades are due. With permission from the registrar, instructors can complete the form for a student whose circumstances prevent them from doing so. Please note the form is encouraged but not required for internships, field experiences, or study abroad courses.

Library offers stress-relieving activities
When you need a break from your studies, stop by the second floor of Vogel Library for some fun ways to relieve stress, such as coloring and button making. The library is open this week Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Check mailboxes, update addresses before leaving campus

As May Term and the end of the academic year approach, the Mail Center would like to remind students to:


Check and empty their mailboxes before departing campus.
Review ship-to addresses when placing online orders, as packages arriving via UPS or FedEx do not forward for free.
Remove Wartburg as a shipping address if you will not be returning to campus.
Consider the status of mail order subscriptions that might arrive over the summer.
Submit alternate forwarding addresses. The Mail Center will use the permanent address in Wartburg's records if no other address is supplied.


Students who wish to continue to receive mail at their campus mailboxes over the summer must either sign up with Residential Life or notify the Mail Center at mailroom@wartburg.edu.

Wartburg Store to close for cleaning, inventory prep
The Wartburg Store will close for the day at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, for carpet cleaning. The store will also be closed during Tour Week to prepare for inventory.
Apply for Baldwin Fellowship by April 21

Are you a current first-year who wants to lead while you serve your community? Apply to become a Baldwin Fellow to travel to the U.S. Airforce Academy next year for team building and leadership lessons. All are welcome to apply before Friday, April 21. Learn more about the program and contact Dr. Moore at theresa.moore@wartburg.edu or 608-792-3272 with questions.

Survey responses sought on food insecurity

Let Knights Who Serve know your opinion on food insecurity on campus. Complete the form for a chance to win a gift card to local businesses.

On-campus May Term positions available for student workers

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


Information Desk Console Operator: Do you have a friendly and positive attitude? The Information Desk is seeking students that have excellent customer service skills to answer telephone calls and provide a welcoming atmosphere to both on- and off-campus constituents in the Saemann Student Center. Individuals in this role will be responsible for communicating accurate and timely information related to campus events, faculty/staff contact information, directions, and other pertinent information as needed to guests.
ITS Help Desk Consultant: Do your friends consider you a tech guru? The ITS department invites you to join its Help Desk team. ITS Help Desk consultants provide frontline support for technical services used by faculty, staff, and students in a fast-paced work environment.
Sustainability Office Assistant: Are you passionate about environmental and sustainability issues? The Sustainability Office is seeking an individual to assist with program planning, in-depth research, and implementation of sustainability initiatives to support the current recycling program.


Apply on Handshake.

Paid positions available with Knights Who Serve

Knights Who Serve is filling two paid positions. Email knightswhoserve@wartburg.edu
with interest and questions.

Nominate individuals for MA in Leadership

Do you know someone who should enroll in our Master of Arts in Leadership program? Nominate them for the program so they can receive more information.

Consumer information available for review
The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding the availability of consumer information. The information includes general college facts and statistics, financial aid assistance, an annual security report, a copyright infringement policy, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policies. Faculty and staff can find the information at http://www.wartburg.edu/consumer-information. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or requests for a paper copy.




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

This is the final weekday Chapel service of the academic year and will feature a blessing for Tour Week and May Term travelers. 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.

Winter Term Classes End

3 p.m.

MA in Leadership Informational Webinar

7 p.m., virtual event

Learn more about the fall 2023 cohort for the Master of Arts in Leadership at a one-hour virtual session. Email michael.gleason@wartburg.edu with questions.

Late Knight Study Breakfast

10 p.m., Mensa

Come with your friends for a study break and get plenty of cinnamon rolls and other delicious food, served by your favorite faculty and staff members. Hope to see you there!

Women’s Tennis vs. Loras

Meirink Family Tennis Facility


Adirondack Chair Assembly Party

Noon to 2 p.m., Campus Mall

Student Senate recently purchased 27 Adirondack chairs to be placed around campus for community use, but they need to be assembled first! All are welcome to help put the chairs together on the campus mall.


9 p.m., Chapel Commons (lower level)

This is the final Sanctuary service of the academic year. 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.


AAUW Speaker: Dr. Emily Boevers

6:30 p.m., Tendrils Rooftop Garden, Waverly Health Center

The Waverly Branch of the American Association of University Women will host Dr. Emily Boevers from the Women’s Clinic at the Waverly Health Center. She will present “Reproductive Rights.” As an OB-GYN, Boevers is dedicated to helping women and families with their overall wellness. Social time and brief business meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7. Park in the Red Lot on the east side of the WHC and enter through the Tendrils Events entrance. Email Kim Folkers at kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu for more information.


Women’s Lacrosse vs. University of Northwestern

1 p.m., Lacrosse Field

Softball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Lynes Field


Winter Term Grades Due

4 p.m.

Softball vs. Loras

3 & 5 p.m., Lynes Field


Baseball vs. Central

6 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field


Baseball vs. Central

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


May Term Begins

7:30 a.m.


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.


Studying Abroad as a Student of Color

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., McCoy East

Hear about studying away from Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, and recent traveler Mariah Ambrose. Learn about where to find scholarships, what to possibly expect when studying away as a person of color, and even what to pack. Email mariah.ambrose@wartburg.edu with questions.


May Day of Service

9 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m., various locations

Help Knights Who Serve and Operations & Maintenance make campus beautiful during the morning or afternoon shifts.


Wartburg Chess Championship
5:45 p.m., Whitehouse Business Center 117

Registration for the second annual Wartburg Chess Championship begins at 5:45 p.m., and the first round begins at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome to compete, but only Wartburg students qualify to be crowned the 2023 Wartburg Chess Champion.


New arrivals

Dr. Patricia Dietz Parsons and Chris Parsons announce the birth of daughter Carsten Kayln Parsons on March 29.

Achievements and accomplishments

Nine students presented their research projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Eau Claire, Wis., on April 13-14. Zef Ngove, Chai Reddy, Emma Hickman, Hidaly Hernandez, Pedro Martinez, Robby Munoz, Brooklyn Ferrie, Emma Alpern, and Lindsey Spolidoro presented projects in biology, neuroscience, and psychology. Faculty members Dr. Sean Coleman and Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters attended the conference with the students.



Track & Field
Friday, April 21: depart at 1:30 p.m. to UW-La Crosse



Winners of March ubuntu awards named
Congratulations to the winners of the term’s final Spirit of Ubuntu Awards: Abbie Raum, student employment manager; Rebecca Cockerham, financial services coordinator; and Kassy Grosser, associate director of admissions.
Changes coming to COVID-19 insurance coverage

Those insured with HealthPartners should be aware of upcoming changes to COVID-19 coverage. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will end the public health emergency May 11. After this date, coverage for COVID-19 care that was put in place under the emergency umbrella will generally revert to standard benefits rules.


In-office visits and testing

What’s changing: COVID-19 testing, antibody testing and any associated office visits and tests will now be covered under standard plan benefits (subject to deductible).
What’s staying the same: Members are encouraged to visit providers in their network to receive the highest level of coverage for any service related to COVID-19 or otherwise.


At-home testing

What’s changing: Over-the-counter COVID-19 tests will no longer be covered under plan benefits (subject to deductible).
What’s staying the same: Over-the-counter tests are readily available at members’ local retailers and pharmacies.



What’s changing: COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are expected to be covered under preventive care benefits, similar to annual flu vaccines.
What’s staying the same: COVID vaccines are encouraged, covered, and readily available.


Please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator, with any questions at 319-352-8278 or amy.wilson@wartburg.edu.

FS Vogel Library publishes April newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes news about finals hours, a spotlight on the DVD collection and technology for checkout, and information on the citation seminar.

April edition of wellness publication available

Browse through a newly released Wellness Magazine provided by Assured Partners for helpful wellness information.

New arrivals
Kyle McDermott, cook, 3/13/23
Stephanie Boeckmann, Dining Services cashier and dining assistant, 3/13/23
Mike Tyer, graphic designer, 3/22/23
Dan Bienemann, cleaning staff, 4/3/23
Chanller Roop, cook, 4/3/23
Promotions and new job titles
Wendy Mohlis, office coordinator for counseling and spiritual life, 3/20/23
Elisa Holmes, administrative assistant to the Student Life vice president and deans, 4/3/23
Retirements and departures
Jeremy Humpal, system administrator, 3/10/23
Laura Albert, senior financial aid counselor, 4/3/23
Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Mariah Birgen was accepted into Harvard's Master Class in Teaching Math Modeling for Life Science. She will have the opportunity to work with leading faculty from across the country who are actively seeking to update their course offerings, as well as with experts in both modeling and the pedagogical underpinnings of modeling. This program will teach her how to bring mathematical tools into the classroom to analyze complex biological systems, leveraging students' authentic interest in biological and medical sciences to advance their mathematical knowledge. She is hoping to use the knowledge and tools to improve MA 250 Applied Calculus and MA 107 Finite Mathematics.
Wartburg College received a Crystal Pillar for Outstanding Achievement in the College Sports Program category March 31 at the 12th annual Student Production Awards. Fourth-year Joshua Hamlyn hosted the "Fall Sports Special" and accepted the Crystal Pillar on behalf of a team of more than a dozen Knight Vision students. Professors Tony Moton and Ron Johnson served as advisers on the special. Henry Hahn was also honored as a 2023 College AV All-Star by the Upper Midwest Emmy Foundation.

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