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The Juice - May 15

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Monday, May 15, 2023

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Konditorei hours to change during Commencement week
The Konditorei will close at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, due to the Senior Pig Roast. It will also close at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, due to Commencement activities.
Remember to lock up when you leave
Security officers have recently discovered a number of unlocked office doors after hours. Please be sure to secure your workspace when you leave for the day!

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

Sanctuary

8:15 p.m., outside the Chapel

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. This week's topic is "How Do I Know There Is a God?" Fellowship will be held after. Rain location is Chapel Commons.
THURSDAY, MAY 18

NEW!

Burgapalooza

5 to 8 p.m., behind the Manors

Wartburg Student Senate will host the traditional May Term grill-out. Enjoy free hot dogs, burgers, Dilly Bars, yard games, and sand volleyball. Please register in advance for the sand volleyball tournament.

NEW!

AAUW May Program

5:30 p.m., Get Roasted Coffee Co.

Join Waverly/Wartburg AAUW for “Libraries in 2023: Censorship, Challenges, and Changes” from speaker Emily McClimon of the Waverly Public Library. Social time and food (optional, $10 cost) begin at 5:30 p.m. with a short business meeting at 6 and the program at 6:30. Email Karen Lehmann (karen.lehmann@wartburg.edu) for more info or to RSVP for food by the end of the day.
FRIDAY, MAY 19

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.

NEW!

Soiree Royale

6:30 p.m., Heritage Room, Saemann Student Center

The African Representative Council will have its first-ever gala and awards night to recognize outstanding staff and students who have made a positive impact at Wartburg College.
MONDAY, MAY 22

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.
TUESDAY, MAY 23

NEW!

Rosenchor Spring Concert

7 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

Rosenchor is proud to present “Cultivating a Legacy,” a night of unique and empowering music the ensemble has been working hard on all year.
THURSDAY, MAY 25

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.
FRIDAY, MAY 26

NEW!

Milestones

8 a.m., Knights Ballroom

Faculty and staff with anniversary milestones, those who have won awards this year, and those who are retiring will be recognized. Buffet breakfast begins at 8 a.m., with the program at 8:30.
SATURDAY, MAY 27

Master’s Degree Hooding Ceremony

3 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

Students who have completed the MA in Leadership requirements will receive their academic hoods, an important component of regalia they will wear to Commencement. 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 this event, which will also be livestreamed on Knight Vision. Email michael.gleason@wartburg.edu with questions.

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

 
New arrivals
Alexis Runk, head men's and women's bowling coach, 4/17/23
Heather Brustkern, cook, 4/27/23
Tricia George, food services associate, 5/1/23
Promotions and new job titles
Dean Cockerham, interim director of campus safety and security, 5/1/23
Retirements and departures
Ryan Wegner, director of campus safety and security, 4/28/23
Jeff Johnson, director of institutional research and effectiveness, 5/1/23
Rachelle Mast, cleaning staff, 5/4/23

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

 

Track & Field
Thursday, May 18: Travel to UW-La Crosse

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
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.

 

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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.

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.
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