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The Juice - Oct. 23

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Monday, Oct. 23, 2023




Dining Services sets Fall Break hours

Dining Services hours will change as follows for Fall Break from Thursday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 29:


Mensa lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday
Mensa dinner: 5 to 6:15 p.m. Thursday to Saturday
Den: Closing at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Konditorei: Closing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday


The Den and Konditorei will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, as usual; the Zesty Orange will be open regular hours throughout break. The Mensa returns to regular hours with Sunday dinner (5 to 6:30 p.m.) and all other locations return to regular hours Monday, Oct. 30.

Nominations sought for service awards

The Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service recognizes one or more staff or faculty members who embody Pastor Trachte's enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication, and overall commitment to Wartburg's mission of service. Nominate staff and faculty that you believe deserve the Trachte Award before the Nov. 6 deadline.

The St. Elizabeth Award for Service recognizes members of the Wartburg community that have exemplified a commitment to service. Nominate students that you believe deserve the St. Elizabeth Award before the Nov. 6 deadline.

Additional classes added for 2023-24

Three classes have been added for this academic year: RE310 Living with Death for Winter Term and RE 343 Religions of Japan and RE102 The Bible in a Diverse World for May Term. If interested, speak to your adviser.

Account balances must be paid to stay registered

Student account balances, which were due Sept. 10 for Fall Term, must be less than $1,000 to remain registered for Winter/May term classes. Students will receive details in their Wartburg email if their balance is over $1,000. Students can view their account balance on My.Wartburg under the Finances tab. The Business Office and Financial Aid Office are available to assist with questions relating to aid, loan, payment options, and account balances in person, via email, or over the phone at 319-352-8411 or 319-352-8262.

Dance Marathon seeks food donations

Wartburg College Dance Marathon needs snack and drink donations for its upcoming push day. Sign up for items online – the kids, families, and change-makers greatly appreciate any and all donations.

Meetings set on open enrollment for 2024

Annual open enrollment is right around the corner! This is your opportunity to adjust your benefits for the new year. Informational meetings will be:

11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, WBC 214

9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Castle Room
2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, WBC 214

The online portal, Employee Navigator, will open Nov. 1. The deadline for benefit elections is Nov. 15. See plans and rates for 2024.

Donations sought for PTO bank

The PTO bank for employees is running low, and donations of time would be appreciated. The PTO is available upon request for qualifying employees who have missed work for more than five consecutive days and have exhausted their own PTO. This benefit can help bridge the gap to short-term disability. All donations are anonymous and cannot be designated to a specific employee.




Second 7-Week Courses Begin

Installation of Chaplain Maggie

10:15 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

The Rev. Maggie Falenschek will be installed as dean of spiritual life and inducted as the Herbert and Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair.

Noon, online

Fall Book Club

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



President's Forum

11:30 a.m., Heritage & St. Elizabeth rooms

Joe Fuqua, managing director, data & analytics, at CC Pace Systems Inc. and chief technology officer at Neurothink, will present “The Era of Generative AI.” The presentation will touch on authentication of humans in an era of artificial intelligence and how to reduce the misuse of this technology. Updates will also be given from the local United Way campaign and from Kristin Teig Torres on her new role as director of student leadership, service, and engagement.

Men's Soccer vs. Buena Vista

5 p.m., Salzwedel Field


Free Yoga Barre Class

5:45 to 6:15 p.m., The W

This class is free for students only. Yoga barre is a full-body muscle-endurance-style yoga workout designed to work smaller muscle groups, improve posture, and tone your body.


Mindfulness Massage Therapy

6:15 to 6:45 p.m., The W

Learn mindfulness massage therapy.


Mini Pumpkin Painting

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., McCoy Rooms

Join S.A.F.E. in celebrating the fall season with mini pumpkin painting. Sign up to customize and design your own pumpkin. Email safe@wartburg.edu with questions.

Gospel Choir Info Meeting

7 p.m., Chapel Commons

All musicians and singers that enjoy Gospel music are invited to attend.

Women's Soccer vs. Buena Vista

7:30 p.m., Salzwedel Field



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

A healing service for when you don't feel "good enough."

Waverly Knights Connect

5:30 p.m., Waverly Area Veterans Post

Orange Connection students will network with members of the wider Wartburg community.


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.


Fall Break Begins

9 a.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Edgewood

6 p.m., Levick Arena


Volleyball vs. Central

6 p.m., Levick Arena


Clay Target Sports: Wartburg Fall Invite

All day

Football vs. Central

1 p.m., Walston-Hoover Stadium


Classes Resume

7:45 a.m.



Water to Thrive Ethiopian Dinner 

6 p.m., Knights Ballroom

Join Wartburg Water to Thrive and the Waverly Rotary Club for a dinner open to faculty, staff, and students who RSVP. The dinner program will include a recorded message from Kelly Garcia, director of the Iowa Department of Health & Human Services, and speakers from other organizations. Food will be catered from Katar River Restaurant in Minneapolis. Reserve your seat using this form or by emailing email shawn.ellerbroek@wartburg.edu.



Achievements and accomplishments

Raine Terrill, senior manager of board plan dining and production, was published in the Fall 2023 edition of Campus Dining Today, a publication of the National Association of College & University Food Services. His article “Global flavors find a home in a small Iowa college” highlights the International Flavor Station, which was added recently to enhance the Mensa dining experience.



Applications open for resident assistants

Resident assistant applications for Winter Term are now available. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. Open RA positions are located within first-year residence halls and would be a great way to grow leadership skills while engaging in meaningful interactions with peers on campus. Email Residential Life at residential.life@wartburg.edu with questions.

TriByKnight Triathlon registration opens

The 13th annual TriByKnight Triathlon will take place May 4, 2024. Registration is now open. Sign up by 11:59 p.m. April 1 to be guaranteed a shirt. More information will be announced soon about triathlon prep classes.

Veteran sought for Chapel message

Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry will have a Veterans Day Chapel on Friday, Nov. 10, at 10:15 a.m. If you are a veteran and would be interested in sharing a chapel message that day, please email wendy.mohlis@wartburg.edu. All are welcome to attend and thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country.

Registrar’s Office highlights important dates

Courtesy of the Registrar’s Office, here are some upcoming dates to keep in mind:

Monday, Oct. 23: Second 7-week classes begin.
Monday, Oct. 30: Last day to drop a second 7-week class without a W.
Monday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Nov. 3: Advising week. First-year students are strongly encouraged to meet with their adviser sometime this week to review your Winter and May Term course schedules and advising worksheet.
Tuesday, Oct. 31: Graduation Agreements due. If you are graduating in December 2023 or May or August 2024, review your agreement and your advising worksheet with your adviser.
Wednesday, Nov. 8: Last day to withdraw from a full-term class with a W.

Critical Language Scholarship applications available

Interested in language and cultural immersion beyond French, Spanish, or German? The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully funded, language-intensive summer abroad for U.S. citizens or nationals to learn languages such as Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Persian, and nine others. This can also be an online course through the CLS Spark program. The application deadline is Nov. 14. Email Kathleen Sihler, scholarship adviser, at kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu with questions.

On-campus positions available for student employees

Photographer, Marketing & Communication Office
Enjoy taking photos? M&C is seeking a student photographer to take photographs at home sporting events. Photography experience and camera knowledge is preferred but training will be provided. Five hours per week.

ELITE Consultant I, Vogel Library
Apply to join the team of student employees that provide technical support to library patrons utilizing library technology. Students are responsible for troubleshooting issues with library technology as well as testing and providing instruction on software and applications to peers. Five to 10 hours per week.

Circulation Desk Assistant I, Vogel Library
Now seeking dedicated student employees to staff the circulation desk for Winter and May terms. Students are responsible for providing the first line of customer service to library patrons and assisting with the maintenance of the library’s collection. Five to 10 hours per week.


Apply for these jobs and more on Handshake.

German Institute opens applications for funding

Applications are now being accepted by the German Institute to support activities or endeavors related to Germany or the German language. For 2023-24, $2,000 is available. The institute has previously funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff Heritage Tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad. Applications for the full amount of available funds will likely not be supported in full. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 27, and awards will be announced no later than Nov. 13. Email Dr. Daniel Walther (daniel.walther@wartburg.edu) with questions.


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