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The Juice - May 8

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, May 8, 2023



Storage available for out-of-state students

Students with home addresses out of state may store their items at a college property within walking distance from campus. Register in the Student Success Center no later than Friday, May 19, to reserve space. Move-in times will be from 2 to 4 p.m. May 22-26. Each of your items must be labeled. Please note that pickup in September will not be available Friday afternoons or Saturdays, and all items will need to be moved out by Sept. 15. For questions, contact Elisa Holmes at elisa.holmes@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8317.

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 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.
Vogel Library Circulation Desk Assistants & ELITE Consultants: Vogel library is seeking students to provide the first line of customer service at the circulation desk and provide technical support to patrons using library technology as a part of our ELITE team.


Apply on Handshake.

Study abroad scholarships available for Pell Grant recipients

If you receive a Pell Grant as part of your financial aid package, you are eligible to apply for a Gilman International Scholarship for up to $5,000 toward a study abroad semester or international May Term travel course. Contact Study Away Coordinator Kathleen Sihler (kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu, WBC 118) for more information.



May Term Movie Knight

7 p.m., Vogel Library

Enjoy an evening of dystopian chaos with the 2012 film “The Hunger Games.” Students are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and friends; snacks will be provided.


Alcohol Awareness

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Campus Mall near Old Main

Join Counseling Services for ice cream treats, activities with fatal-vision goggles, and alcohol information.

Virtual Career & Internship Showcase

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students should register on Handshake to interview for opportunities in business, industry, government, graduate/professional schools, and volunteer service. Polish up your resume and dress for success. For more information, email jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu.

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.


Iowa Teacher of the Year
10:30 a.m. to noon, McCaskey Lyceum

Drawing on her more than 20 years in education, Sara Russell, the 2022 Iowa Teacher of the Year, will share stories and experiences that taught her learning is grounded in so much more than standards and content. Courageous education starts with both students and teachers feeling safe and supported. Please email Jen Dickey at jennifer.dickey@wartburg.edu to RSVP for this event.


8:15 p.m., Campus Mall near Old Main

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. This week's themes are faith and salvation. Rain location is Chapel Commons.

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.

Last Day to Declare P/D/F or Withdraw with a W

Junior Visit Day


African Representative Council’s World Cup

5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Walston-Hoover Stadium

Show off your soccer skills at the annual World Cup hosted by the African Representative Council. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to participate! Each team will represent a certain country, and team members will be assigned at random to ensure fair play.

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.


Lori Poehler Retirement Open House

3 to 4:30 p.m., Hagemann Castle Room

Lori Poehler, the manager of the Print Center, will retire later this summer after 35 years of service to the college. Stop by to wish her well and grab a treat. Fill out the RSVP, where you can leave Lori a message if you can’t attend the event.


Deadline: Senior Pig Roast Registration

4:30 p.m., online


Mortarboard Decoration

7 p.m., McCoy Rooms

May graduates, join ETK to decorate your mortarboards with provided supplies like washi tape, silk flowers, puff paint, beads, and more.


Senior Pig Roast

6 p.m., Walston-Hoover Stadium

Please register by 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, and pick your ticket up from the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office (under the orange awning by the fountain). Enter the event at the main ticket booth on the west side of the stadium.


Master’s Degree Hooding Ceremony

3 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

This is a momentous occasion for our graduates and for Wartburg as we celebrate our first awarded master’s degrees in leadership. You are invited to attend the hooding ceremony, which will also be livestreamed on Knight Vision. Email michael.gleason@wartburg.edu with questions.


Achievements and accomplishments
Two Wartburg College faculty have articles published in the spring 2023 issue of Intersections, the journal of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities. Dr. Abbylynn Helgevold, assistant professor of religion and the Board of Regents Distinguished Professor in Ethics, wrote "Take Heart: Is Neutrality Really What We Need Right Now?" Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike & Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, co-wrote "Views on Flourishing After the Age of Roe" with Dr. Mary J. Streufert.
Psychology students recently presented their own research at various conferences:
National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Eau Claire, Wis., on April 13-14: Brooklyn Ferrie ’23 and Emma Alpern ’23, faculty adviser Dr. Shaheen Munir.
Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago on April 20-21: Aloaye Abdul-Saliu ’23, Cora Holland ’23, Lily Hollerung ’23, Alpern, Ferrie, and Jenna Bachus ’23, faculty advisers Dr. Cynthia Bane and Munir.
ILLOWA conference in Eureka, Ill., on April 15: Abdul-Saliu and Mehrshad Bashang ’23, faculty adviser Bane.
Allison Tomlinson presented her research, “Other People’s Children: The American Culture of Violence Against Children,” at the Midwest Sociological Society Meetings in Minneapolis on March 24. Her faculty adviser is Brian McQueen.



A-R-C Championships: Thursday, May 11, to Saturday, May 13

A-R-C Championships: Friday, May 12, to Saturday, May 13

Outdoor Track and Field
A-R-C Championships: Thursday, May 11, to Saturday, May 13


Dining Services sets May Term hours

Campus eateries will operate under the following hours during May Term:

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day
5 to 6:30 p.m. every day


The Den
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday

The Konditorei
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday
6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday


The Zesty Orange
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Meal transfers will end for the academic year at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Board plan meals end after lunch Friday, May 26. Points are good through Sunday, May 28. Service hours will change for Commencement weekend; please keep an eye out for additional information.

2023 Campus Climate Survey email is legit
You received an email from Krystal Madlock on Thursday, April 27, at approximately 2:30 p.m. This is not spam, so please take a few moments to complete the survey. Your opinion matters! A reminder with the link will be sent out early this week if you deleted the original email.
Vogel Library publishes May Newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes news about new databases, hammocks, lawn games, a new book collection, and May hours.

Performance 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 with questions.

Summer office hours begin May 30
Summer hours, which means all offices close at 4 p.m. each day, will begin May 30 and end Aug. 26.
Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, presented "A Nonviolent Resistance and Buddhist Diplomacy for Peace in Asia and Europe" as part of Religions and Peace Movements: A Comparative Study at the ASIANetwork Conference in Columbus, Ohio, from April 14-16.
Students presented posters at the Iowa Academy of Science annual conference in Cedar Falls on April 21. Genoa Gregg ’23, Gabby Corday ’23, and Ashley Bloomquist ’23 presented results of their senior research with Olivia Hobson, Dr. Michaeleen Golay, and Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters. Their project on the extraction of RNA from Hydrophyllum virginianum is part of an ongoing study by Toering Peters and Golay that was funded by the Iowa Science Foundation. Dr. Golay also represented the Biology 152 teaching team (Dr. Eric Emmons, Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet, Toering Peters, and Eric Berns) in sharing a poster on the Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) lab design for BI 152. IINspire student Zee Naba ’26 attended with Golay to talk about her experience with the CURE.
Kay Grigsby, the Grant Price Endowed Archivist, presented at the Library of Congress' Radio Preservation Task Force conference in Washington, D.C., last week. She participated in a panel discussion and presented on audio and visual preservation for smaller institutions as part of her work with the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting.

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