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The Juice - Oct. 2

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Monday, Oct. 2, 2023

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Orange Connection applications due Wednesday

No plans for Fall Break? Looking for ways to see if the career path you’re interested in is right for you? Job shadow with a Wartburg alum through Orange Connection! The Orange Connection opportunity during Fall Break will occur Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Cedar Valley, and there is no cost for participants. Transportation will be provided if needed. You must apply and be accepted into the program; applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Contact Amy Tucker at amy.tucker@wartburg.edu with questions.

Show your support at Knight Games

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is focused on building support and excitement across all athletic teams this year. The group is starting Knight Games with the goal to get as many students to a single event as possible. Each athletics team has designated the date they would like the most support. The team who showcases the most support for others throughout the year will be recognized at the Golden Knight Awards in May.

 

Upcoming Knight Games include:

Sept. 30: Football vs. Coe
Oct. 7: Women’s tennis vs. Simpson
Oct. 10: Soccer vs. Loras
Oct. 13: Volleyball vs. St. Olaf
Oct. 28-29: Clay target sports, Wartburg Fall Invite
Oct. 28: Football vs. Central

Use your meal swipe at Oktoberfest

The Mensa will be closed Oct. 14 for the evening meal. Even if you missed the registration link, you can still use your meal plan at Oktoberfest. Come out to the campus mall between 4 and 6:30 p.m. for grilled food, music, and a community celebration!

Mark your calendars for Pep Rally

This year, the Pep Rally will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, during community time. This event will happen in Levick Arena with free swag, games, and overall Wartburg spirit!

Get your Homecoming merchandise

The Homecoming Committee will table during mealtimes starting Monday, Oct. 2, with T-shirts, window clings, buttons, and so much more! Cash or card payment options are available.

Plan now for 2024-25 study abroad

Is a term abroad in your future for 2024-25? Your $1,500 Knight’s Experience funding can help! Email Study Away Coordinator Kathleen Sihler (kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu) or stop by WBC 118 for a first advising session in October and learn more at www.wartburg.edu/study-abroad. Application deadline is Jan. 15.

Yoga barre class offered during lunch hour

The W offers a yoga barre class, a muscle-endurance-style yoga designed to improve posture and tone the body, every Monday and Wednesday from 12:15-12:45 p.m. This class is a part of the normal group fitness class schedule. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to try it once for free; after that, you can get a group fitness pass for unlimited classes for one month for $10. Contact Clay Cook at 319-352-8460 or clay.cook@wartburg.edu with questions.

Facility request forms receive update

New facility request forms for all student and faculty events are now available at www.wartburg.edu/conferences or by contacting Kayla Seppelt, events manager. Please note filling out these forms does not add your item to the Campus Calendar. Contact Kayla with questions.

Self-defense class set for November

A two-part self-defense course developed for women will be taught from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 in the Walker Wrestling Room. Participants will learn awareness, assertiveness, safety strategies, and how to use simple, effective techniques on vulnerable areas of the body. Wear comfortable clothes and socks. Registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 9; participants must be at least 16 years old. Cost is $25.

On-campus positions available for student employees

There are open student employment positions across campus, including these two jobs:
 

Student Facilities Technician, Operations & Maintenance
Join our team of dedicated employees that clean and maintain our campus buildings and grounds and earn $12 per hour. Flexible hours and opportunities for advancement. Positions available in various buildings on campus.

Student Manager, Dining Services
Already work in Dining Services and have strong leadership skills? Apply for a student manager position in the Den-Rittersaal, Konditorei, or for special events. Earn $13 per hour. Flexible work hours. Great work experience to add to your resume.

To apply, check out these positions and more on Handshake.

Take steps now to reduce insurance costs

You and your insured spouse can secure lower premium rates in 2024 by completing 200 points of activities through HealthPartners. First, complete the online Health Risk Assessment to earn 100 points, then choose activities to track to earn another 100 points. Points must be earned by Nov. 30 to count toward lower premiums.

Changes announced to tuition remission process

The Financial Aid and Human Resources offices have collaborated to create an updated website for Wartburg's tuition benefit programs. Employees wishing to apply for tuition assistance for themselves, their spouses, or eligible dependents can now do so by submitting the new online form. Please note this form must be submitted on an annual basis to receive the benefit. Contact Sheryn Boos (sheryn.boos@wartburg.edu, 319-352-8646) or Amy Wilson (amy.wilson@wartburg.edu, 319-352-8278) with questions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MONDAY, OCT. 2

Chapel

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

Message by Zak Montgomery, professor of Spanish.

Faculty STAS Meeting

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

NEW!

NSTA New Member Meeting

7 p.m., Science Center 128

The National Science Teaching Association will welcome new members. You do not have to be a science or education major to participate.

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

NEW!

MCSP Department Seminar: Georgia Nissen

11:30 a.m., Science Center 134

The featured speaker will be Georgia Nissen, a fourth-year physics and math double-major. Georgia spent her summer at a Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Purdue University, working in particle physics. She'll discuss her research in her presentation, “Summer at Purdue Optimizing a Thermal Interface Material for the High-Luminosity LHC Upgrade.” Refreshments will be provided, and this event is open to anyone. Email ben.bousquet@wartburg.edu with questions.

NEW!

PRSSA Meeting

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., McElroy 225

The topic of this week’s meeting will be interview tips.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

Chapel: Pet Blessing

10:15 a.m., outside Wartburg Chapel

Bring your pets for a special blessing. 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. Rain location: Chapel Commons.

NEW!

Dance Marathon Miracle Meeting

8 p.m., The W classrooms

Come to the first Miracle Meeting to meet the exec team, listen to miracle kiddo stories, and learn more about Dance Marathon.

Sanctuary

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.

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

Keep on Learning: Mental Health Across the Lifespan

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

Department Chair Meeting

11:30 a.m., McCoy East

Guided Meditation

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

Alliance Social Event

7 p.m., Löhe 137

Meet the 2023-24 executive team, make door decorations, and get to know your peers. All students at Wartburg are welcome.

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

Chapel

10:15 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

Senior message by Kari Kitchen.

Women’s Tennis vs. Central

4 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility

NEW!

Music History Movie Night

7 p.m., Bachman Fine Arts Center 212

Dr. Doran's music history class will watch “Chevalier,” a recent film about Joseph Bologne, a virtuosic Black violinist, composer, and fencer from the 18th century. Snacks will be provided.

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

RitterSing Festival

8:30 a.m., Bachman Fine Arts Center

Women's Tennis vs. Simpson

10 a.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility

Men's Tennis vs. Iowa Central

12:30 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility

RitterSing Concert

5 p.m, Neumann Auditorium

MONDAY, OCT. 9

NEW!

MBK Literary Symposium: An Evening with Sarah Cypher

6:30 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Join a reading and discussion with Sarah Cypher, a queer Arab American writer of Lebanese descent and author of the 2023 novel “The Skin and Its Girl.” The event will be followed by a book signing, with books available for purchase.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11

NEW!

Free Student Flu Shots

11:30 a.m to 1 p.m., Neumann Auditorium Lobby

Please bring an insurance card if you have one. Contact Stephanie Newsom at stephanie.newsom@wartburg.edu with questions.

THURSDAY, OCT. 12

NEW!

Free Student Flu Shots

11:30 a.m to 1 p.m., Neumann Auditorium Lobby

Please bring an insurance card if you have one. Contact Stephanie Newsom at stephanie.newsom@wartburg.edu with questions.

FRIDAY, OCT. 13

NEW!

Wartburg Track and Field Rummage Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hall of Fame Room, The W

Cash, check, and Venmo will be accepted for the purchase of T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, and other items. Leftover items will be available for purchase the following day at the Renaissance Faire.

THURSDAY, OCT. 19

NEW!

Wartburg West Drop-In Information Session

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., McCoy West

Meet with Luz Navarrete, Wartburg West program director, to learn more about living and interning in Denver, Colo. Bring friends and enjoy pizza; kindly RSVP for food count purposes.

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

 
New arrivals
Laurie Everhardt, director of stewardship & special gifts, 9/18/23
Promotions and new job titles
Kristin Teig Torres, director of student leadership, service, and engagement, 9/18/23
Laura Davis, maintenance & operations office manager, 9/25/23
Steph Key, cleaning staff, 9/25/23
Retirements and departures
Jeff de Seriere, director of bands, 8/31/23
Tony Moton, assistant professor of journalism and communications, 8/31/23
Kristopher Blanchard, assistant professor of accounting, 8/31/23
Suleman Abdiah, assistant professor of business, 8/31/23
Eric Emmons, assistant professor of biology, 8/31/23
Veronica Reece, assistant director of Pathways Center & adjunct, 8/31/23
Thomas Payne, professor of art, 8/31/23
Michaeleen Golay, associate professor of biology, 8/31/23
Corey Hoefer, office coordinator for alumni, 9/22/23

Achievements and accomplishments

Barbara Fedeler, professor of art, is featured in the exhibition Wing & Bloom at Olson Larsen Galleries in West Des Moines. The group show features female artists whose work depicts birds or flowers. The work is as varied as the birds in the sky and the flowers that sprout from the earth. Wing & Bloom is open Oct. 13 to Dec. 2.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

 

Monday, Oct 2
Volleyball: 3:30 p.m. departure

Men's Golf: All day

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Men's Soccer: All day

Women's Soccer: 10 a.m. departure

Women's Tennis: 12:30 p.m. departure

Friday, Oct. 6
Men's Golf: All day

Volleyball: 2:30 p.m departure

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Try workout classes with free coupon

Students, faculty, and staff: Try any fitness class at The W for free! Please contact Clay Cook with any questions.

Flu shots offered on campus

The on-site flu shot clinic will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Neumann Auditorium lobby. The shots are covered in full for employees and spouses on the Wartburg health insurance plan. Those who are not covered by Wartburg insurance can pay out of pocket or check with their insurance carriers. Please email hr@wartburg.edu and indicate which day you plan to attend. Please bring your HealthPartners health insurance ID card so the claim can be filed.

 

If these times do not work with your schedule, you may visit an in-network pharmacy or provider with HealthPartners to administer your flu shot at no cost. Depending on your provider, you may be charged for an office visit.

On-campus positions available for student employees

There are open student employment positions across campus, including these three jobs:
 

Knight Vision Production Team, Journalism & Communications Department
Work with a team of students to provide live video streaming of campus events, sports, music, news, and more. Many roles available, including camera operators, producers, graphic designers, reporters/announcers, and engineers.

Math Lab Consultant, Academic Resource Center
Share your mathematical skills with other students by assisting them with course-related questions and providing helpful resources.

Women’s Basketball Student Manager, Athletics Department
Show support for the women’s basketball team by assisting with practice drills, tracking statistics, and maintaining gear/uniforms.

To apply, check out these positions and more on Handshake.

Consumer information available online

Consumer information is available at www.wartburg.edu/consumer-information. This information contains statistics, policies and programs at Wartburg College, which includes but is not limited to the Annual Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety Report. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or to request a paper copy.  

Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Karen Black is now president-elect of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, a pan-Lutheran national professional organization dedicated to strengthening the ministry of music in the Lutheran church. Dr. Black will serve two years as president-elect, followed by three years as president.
Dr. Abbylynn Helgevold, assistant professor of religion, in collaboration with Andy Hansen, lead teacher from Lou Henry Elementary School in Waterloo, and Angela Waseskuk, local Cedar Valley artist and former instructor of art at the University of Northern Iowa, developed and presented a workshop entitled "Nurturing Inclusion and Collaborative Creativity in the Pursuit of Positive Peace" for the Annual Meeting of the Peace and Justice Studies Association held at Iowa State University from Sept. 15-17. The workshop explored the value of engaging with the arts to develop and maintain inclusive environments.
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