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The Juice - Sept. 11

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Sept. 11, 2023



Get involved during Homecoming & Family Weekend
Put your float in the parade

Are you a part of any student organizations, athletic teams, or music ensembles? Sign up to be a part of the Homecoming Parade, which will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14! Reserve your spot in the parade by 11:55 p.m. Sept. 29. Email kathryn.christy@wartburg.edu with questions.

Become a Ren Faire vendor

The Renaissance Faire is an event where student organizations, athletics teams, and local businesses can promote themselves at a vendor-style fair. Registration for Ren Faire is due Sept. 24. Email bri.lingenfelter@wartburg.edu with questions.

Show your stuff at Kastle Kapers

Got talent? Showcase it at Kastle Kapers! Auditions will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25-26 in Neumann Auditorium. Sign up for an audition time. Email kate.tomson@wartburg.edu with questions.

Student Senate application deadline is Thursday

If you would like to run for Student Senate, please complete this form by 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Contact Ryleigh Parrack with any questions.

Submit travel photos to study away contest

The 2023 Study Away Photo Contest is now open! If you studied away (travel May Term, study abroad, Wartburg West, Des Moines Urban Studies) or participated in a service trip between Sept. 1, 2022, and Aug. 31, 2023, submit your best photo for a chance at one of four cash prizes. Submissions due by Sept. 25. Email Study Away Coordinator Kathleen Sihler at kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu or stop by WBC 118 with questions.

Pet blessing planned during Chapel

Join Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry for a special pet blessing in place of our traditional Chapel service at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, outside the Chapel (rain location: Chapel Commons). If you are unable to bring your pet to campus, submit a photo of your pet and it will be printed out for the blessing. After the service, the skywalk hallway will be decorated, and the first 40 attendees will receive a custom pet bandanna.

First-years: Get your class mugs
If you’re a first-year who didn't pick up your class mug during Move-In Weekend, stop by the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office this week to grab yours! The office is in Luther Hall 136; go past the fountain being built and enter on the bottom-floor door into Luther Hall.
Promote your organization, events with table tents
Table tents are available in Mensa, the Konditorei, the Zesty Orange, and the Den for campus groups who wish to promote their organizations or events. Contact Chris Fosselman in Dining Services at 319-352-8303 prior to the event to reserve space on a first-come, first-served basis. Flyers must be the correct size (4 inches wide by 8 inches tall) or they will not be posted. A total of 100 one-sided flyers are needed to fill all dining locations. Table tents are put out on Mondays and Thursdays and will be posted Monday through Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday. Free-laying flyers are not allowed and will be immediately removed.
Join May Term trip to Germany
Seats are now open in the popular May Term travel course RE277, Reformation Then & Now, for May Term 2024. Immerse yourself in the story and mission of Wartburg College, including the life and work of Martin Luther, the legacy of J.S. Bach, and the legend of St. Elizabeth, with travel to and learning in places throughout Germany. Email caryn.riswold@wartburg.edu for more information about RE277 or check in with your adviser to add it to your schedule.
‘Thomas Payne: Photographs’ opens in gallery

“Thomas Payne: Photographs” will be displayed in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery now through Oct. 22. The exhibit features more than 50 photographs by Thomas Payne, professor emeritus of art, and covers a variety of subject matters.

A reception and gallery talk will be held during Wartburg’s Homecoming & Family Weekend at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

International travel scholarship available for Pell Grant recipients

Pell Grant recipients can apply for a Gilman International Scholarship of up to $5,000 for international May Term courses or study abroad. The application deadline for May Term 2024 is Oct. 5. Talk now with Study Away Coordinator Kathleen Sihler by emailing kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu or stopping by WBC 118.

TIAA individual sessions still available

There are still spots available to meet one-on-one with our TIAA representative, Richie Diaz, on Sept. 13 or 14. Schedule your appointment online.




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

Message by Greg Kneser, vice president for student life and dean of students.

Fall Book Club

7:30 p.m., Faculty-in-Residence Apartment, Clinton 2



Men’s Golf vs. Coe

All day, Prairie Links Golf Course

President’s Forum

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Heritage Room

Women’s Tennis vs. Luther

4 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility


Fall Play Auditions

6:45 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

The Wartburg Players will cast its fall play, “Cheaper by the Dozen,” over two nights of auditions. You may audition either Tuesday or Wednesday. The show will be Nov. 10-11.


Charty Party

7 p.m., Peer Learning Lab

Join the Math Club, KME, for a game of Charty Party. This is like that other inappropriate card game for adults, except with charts.


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

Service with Holy Communion.


Fall Play Auditions

6:45 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

The Wartburg Players will cast its fall play, “Cheaper by the Dozen,” over two nights of auditions. You may audition either Tuesday or Wednesday. The show will be Nov. 10-11.


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.

Keep on Learning: Protest and Music

9 a.m., Heritage & St. Elizabeth rooms

Herbert & Mildred Kleinfeld Professorship in German Language and Culture Induction

11:30 a.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Dr. Ethan Blass, assistant professor of German, will be installed as the newest endowed professorship at Wartburg.


Creative Camaraderie

3:30 to 6 p.m., Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

Join the gallery for an afternoon of creativity with friends! Art supplies will be provided for you to create anything you like at this come-and-go event. Email Briana Jo Agan Borchert at gallerydirector@wartburg.edu with questions.


Latin Festival

4 to 8 p.m., Campus Mall

Hola todos! The second annual kickoff for Hispanic Heritage Month will feature food, drinks, live performers, and student booths where you will get a chance to learn more about the Latin community on campus.

Football vs. Buena Vista

1 p.m., Walston-Hoover Stadium


Indian Food Sample Lunch

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mensa

Rapid Rasoi, an Indian food product manufacturer, will hand out samples of their products:


Dal makhani, a vegetarian, protein-rich dish designed to complement rice.
Chicken tikka masala, a renowned Indian dish featuring chicken.
Samosas, a kind of Indian-style Hot Pocket, stuffed with a blend of potatoes, peas, and spices.
Paneer makhana, which features a milk-derived protein.
Tomato Soup.


Please come to sample and give feedback to the representatives and Chef Jami.

STAS: Discussion Centered Around AI

4 p.m., Faculty Resource Room, Vogel Library

Waverly Health Center Volunteer Program

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Please visit the Student Success Center (across from the Den) before Wednesday, Sept. 13, to sign up on the volunteer clipboard and receive your volunteer orientation packet. This is for new volunteers only, repeat volunteers need not sign up again. For questions, email jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu.

Dance Marathon 16 Kickoff Event

7 to 9 p.m., Campus Mall

There will be games, snacks, early registration, and the opportunity to meet the morale teams! Rain site is the McCoy Rooms.


Constitution Day Observance

Noon, Buckmaster (WBC 214)

One of the justices from the Iowa Supreme Court will be present to talk about the court and answer questions. Everyone is invited to attend. Email Karen Thalacker at karen.thalacker@wartburg.edu with questions.


Encaustic Art: Painting with Wax Workshop

3:30 to 4:50 p.m., Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

Learn how to paint with melted wax. All supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring printed-out images or other paper materials to include in your artwork. Space is limited, so email gallerydirector@wartburg.edu to reserve spots for you and your friends.


Oktoberfest Dinner

5 to 7 p.m., Mensa

Enjoy traditional dishes like pork schnitzel, bratkartoffeln (German fried potatoes), Bavarian steak, brats, sauerkraut, and pretzels — and don't forget raspberry kuchen for dessert.


Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, presented "Reconciliation Between Korea and Japan Through Interreligious/Transnational Dialogue of Buddhism and Christianity" as a keynote speaker at the World Conference of the International Association for Religious Freedom on Sept. 5. On Aug. 22, he was a moderator of a panel discussion, "The Age of Uneasy Peace for Global Citizenship and the Path to Peace," at the Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizenship, Seoul, South Korea.



Men's Golf
Tuesday, Sept. 12: All day

Men's Soccer
Friday, Sept. 15: 9:15 a.m. departure

Cross Country
Friday, Sept. 15: 10 a.m. departure

Friday, Sept. 15: 11:15 a.m. departure

Women's Golf
Friday, Sept. 15: 2 p.m. departure


Members sought for Homecoming Committee
Homecoming and Family Weekend is right around the corner from Oct. 12-15, and we need your help to make it happen for the thousands of alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Join Homecoming Committee and be part of the magic this year through one of our seven committees. Apply to be a part of the best week of the year!
Mail preview service coming to campus

The Mail Center is piloting a new mail service that provides a preview of physical mail slated for delivery on campus. Users may request that mail be recycled in the Mail Center or forwarded to another user, with regular delivery as the default action. Please watch for an email from no-reply@receiveddigital.com today for login information. This email may go to the junk folder and will need to be moved to your inbox if that happens.


As this is a pilot program, feedback is welcome from those who opt to make use of the service. Campus delivery will continue as usual if no action is taken. Please send questions and feedback regarding the service to kory.figura@wartburg.edu. Questions? Check out this digital mail guide.

Takeout containers available from Dining Services

Takeout containers will be available during Fall Term for any student with a food plan. If you would like a takeout container, stop in the Dining Services Office on the first floor of the Saemann Student Center to pick up a carabiner. The carabiner can be exchanged at the checker station in Mensa for a takeout container.


When you return the empty container, you will be given the choice of a clean container or a carabiner to bring back the next time you would like a takeout container. The container is free of charge unless you received one last year and did not return it. The cost of a replacement container is $5, which can be paid by cash, check, or your student account.

Fall Book Club to explore disability in religion

Join Chaplain Maggie Falenschek and Professor Rachel Clark for Fall Book Club and a discussion of disability in Christianity and religion more broadly. The group will use the book “My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church" by Amy Kenny as a guide. All students participating will receive a free copy of the book. The book club will meet in Dr. Clark's apartment on Clinton 2 at 7:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, and Oct. 23. Expect snacks and open conversation!

Friendship Families needed for international students
Friendship Families are an integral part of an international student’s Wartburg College experience, as well as their American experience. The Friendship Family program is an important way the Cedar Valley learns from these students and how these students share with our community. We need host families to support our international students. If you're interested in learning more about the Friendship Families program and potentially signing up to be a host, please email elisa.holmes@wartbug.edu for more information.
Title IX online training coming soon
Wartburg will soon launch online Title IX training via email to all employees. Completion of the training is mandatory and should be completed within 60 days. If you have questions, contact Title IX Coordinator Karen Thalacker at karen.thalacker@wartburg.edu. If you have trouble accessing the online training, contact Jackie Chouinard in Human Resources at jackie.chouinard@wartburg.edu.
Faculty STAS meetings set for term
All faculty and staff are invited to a peer-led discussion of teaching and advising strategies. The Sept. 18 discussion will be centered around artificial intelligence, while topics have not yet been chosen for the Oct. 2, Oct. 16, and Nov. 6 meetings. A date will also be set in December. Meetings will be held in the faculty resource room, Vogel Library. Please contact Kristin Wendland or Sean Coleman with questions.
Read with students for Hearthside Project

Read a book of your choice with up to three students in an informal environment as part of the Hearthside Project. How often you meet and the choice of book are up to you, though the text is encouraged to relate to the key role of the humanities in contemporary thought.
Hearthside is sponsored by the Harry and Polly Slife Professorship in Humanities and the McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission. If you would like to run a group or if you have questions, contact Dr. Zak Montgomery.


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