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The Juice - Sept. 18

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Sept. 18, 2023




Men's bowling team seeks additional members

The men's bowling program is looking for additional bowlers for the 2023-24 season. Practices are held Tuesday through Thursday at the Waverly Bowl Inn, and there are 10 competition events from October to February, with the postseason beginning in March. Anyone interested can attend a meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in room 2007 at The W. Email head coach Alexis Runk with questions.

Fall service trip destinations set

Sign up for a Fall Break service trip to Minneapolis, Chicago, or the Lake of the Ozarks from Oct. 25-29. Cost is $100. Service trips are a great opportunity to create new connections and make the memories of a lifetime.


Register now for Oktoberfest meal

Did you know that you can use one of your meal swipes to get into Oktoberfest? Register to use a meal swipe at Oktoberfest before the deadline of Thursday, Sept. 28. If you have any questions, email Jenna Wiebenga.

Get pumped for Pep Rally

Mark your calendars! Pep Rally is going to be from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Levick Arena. This is a time where students, staff, and faculty come together to get excited about Homecoming & Family Weekend with music, games, school announcements, and prizes.

Win prizes in window contest

Participate in the Homecoming & Family Weekend window-decorating contest! Students will decorate their dorm windows and student organizations will be assigned an area around campus. There will be prizes for first-, second-, and third-place winners. Signup closes at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

Show off your talents at Kastle Kapers

Sign up for Kastle Kapers auditions! Registration closes Friday, Sept. 22. Auditions will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 25-26. Looking for all acts and talents!

Still time to sign up for parade, Ren Faire

The registration deadline for Renaissance Faire vendors and parade entries has been extended to Friday, Sept. 29, so get your registration in now.

Weekly meditation sessions begin

Join Spiritual Life for 10-15 minutes of guided meditation at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday. Meditation will meet in the Chapel garden, weather allowing, or the Lily Reflection Room in the Student Center. All traditions and worldviews are welcome.

Committee members needed for Outfly planning

Are you interested in planning a favorite Wartburg tradition? Join Outfly Committee 2023 to plan and organize activities, decorations, and events related to Outfly. Email Ryleigh Parrack with questions.

Students: Address your packages, mail properly

The Mail Center would like to remind students that all mail addressed to students on campus should use the following format:


Student first and last name
Wartburg College Box [your student box number here]
100 Wartburg Blvd.
Waverly, IA 50677


USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL will not deliver directly to residence halls. Packages addressed to residence halls will still be processed through the Mail Center. Items addressed with only a first name will be held in the Mail Center until the correct recipient can be identified.

Faculty, staff needed for Outfly breakfast

Faculty and staff are invited to help serve breakfast to students on Outfly morning. Volunteers need to report to Mensa by 6:50 a.m. that morning. Campus is notified of Outfly via the Wartburg Alert System during the early hours of Outfly morning, whenever that may be. Sign up to be a breakfast server by contacting Chris Fosselman via email or at 319-352-8303.

Intramural flag football registration opens

Flag football intramural signups are now open. Find some friends and make a team! Games will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 26. Email Belle at annabella.dietrich@wartburg.edu with questions.

PRSSA meetings to cover business topics

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a personal development club that has a different guest speaker every week covering topics such as their business, PR, marketing, and advertising. It is a great way to network and figure out internships or potential jobs after graduation. Meetings are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday in McElroy Center 225 and are open to students of any major. Contact Isabella DeVenuto for more information.

Dance Marathon seeks supply donations

Wartburg College Dance Marathon provides food, snacks, and drinks at many of its events throughout the year, including the organization’s big event in the spring. If you’re curious about donating or would be willing to donate supplies, please email katie.heaverlo@wartburg.edu or graceanne.dodd@wartburg.edu for more information.




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

Message by President Rebecca Ehretsman.

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.


Animal Volunteer Meeting

7 p.m., Science Center 128

Are you a reliable, trustworthy person who is willing to try new things and can be consistent in your duties? Sign up to be a volunteer in Bechtel’s zoo! You can care for fish, snakes, turtles, and many other species. Come to the meeting to discuss opportunities and be placed with animals. Email Rachel MacDonald with questions.



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

Service with Holy Communion.

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.


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

Faculty Meeting

11 :30 a.m., Science Center 102

Guided Meditation

11:30 a.m., Chapel Garden (rain site: Lily Reflection Room)

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.

Men's Golf: Wartburg Fall Invite

All day, Prairie Links Golf Course


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

Senior message by Britney Young.

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.


'Hansel and Gretel'

6:30 p.m., Choral Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center

Join Opera Club for a viewing of the Met Opera's recent production of "Hansel and Gretel." Dr. Rebecca Nederhiser will offer opening remarks before the show, and snacks will be provided.

Volleyball vs. UW-River Falls

8 p.m., Levick Arena



Walk to End Alzheimer's

9:30 a.m., Cedar Falls

Join the Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association at the Walk to End Alzheimer's event. Students will carpool there. If you are unable to attend, you may donate directly. Contact Aubrey Vitense for more information.

Volleyball vs. Carthage

11 a.m., Levick Arena

Volleyball vs. St. Norbert

1 p.m., Levick Arena

Women's Soccer vs. Dubuque

1 p.m., Salzwedel Field

Men's Soccer vs. Dubuque

3:30 p.m., Salzwedel Field



Study Abroad Info Session

10 to 11 a.m., Konditorei

Stop by and chat with Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, to learn more about studying abroad.


ITS Microsoft Teams Training

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Buckmaster (WBC 214)

ITS will cover how to chat, make calls, and share files in Teams as well as how to use SharePoint. There will be time for questions at the end.



Study Abroad Info Session

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Student Center Tower Entrance

Stop by and chat with Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, to learn more about studying abroad.



Study Abroad Info Session

10 to 11 a.m., Konditorei

Stop by and chat with Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, to learn more about studying abroad.



Study Abroad Info Session

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Student Center Tower Entrance

Stop by and chat with Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, to learn more about studying abroad.


Career & Internship Showcase

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m, Hall of Champions, The W

Polish your resume, dress for success, and visit with more than 75 employers, graduate schools, and nonprofits. All students will benefit from practicing their communication and interview skills. Students needing resume review can sign up for help on Handshake with the Student Success Coaches. For more information, email jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu or derek.solheim@wartburg.edu.



Study Abroad Info Session

10 to 11 a.m., Konditorei

Stop by and chat with Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, to learn more about studying abroad.



Men's Soccer
Sept. 19: 2:45 p.m. departure

Women's Soccer
Sept. 20: 1:45 p.m. departure

Women's Tennis
Sept. 22: All day

Women's Golf
Sept. 22: 2 p.m. departure

Men's Golf
Sept. 22: All day


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.

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.

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.

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