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The Juice - Oct. 30

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Monday, Oct. 30, 2023

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Christmas with Wartburg ticket sales begin Wednesday

Tickets for Christmas with Wartburg 2023, Emmanuel: God with Us, go on sale on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Performances are:

 

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines.
3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Neumann Auditorium.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Neumann Auditorium.
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, Neumann Auditorium.

 

A reception is planned for 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Lutheran Church of Hope, and a public buffet will be available at 5 p.m. Dec. 2-3 in the Knights Ballroom. Tickets are available separately for these meal options. Reception and buffet guests will hear from Dr. Lee Nelson, the Christmas with Wartburg artistic director, and guest speakers.

Faculty, staff invited to CWW filming

Employees are welcome to attend the filming of Christmas with Wartburg at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Neumann Auditorium. This is invitation-only and not open to the public. No tickets are needed; please bring your Wartburg ID to the door. Please be courteous audience members during the taping!

Christmas with Wartburg ushers needed

Eight to 10 ushers are needed for each Waverly performance of Christmas with Wartburg. Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to the performance they work. Sarah Bouska will reach out to finalize scheduling around Nov. 14.

English-language STEM internships available in Germany

The RISE Germany summer internship program is available for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for three months. RISE Germany interns are matched with English-speaking doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. All scholarship holders receive stipends to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance. Further assistance might be available from the Wartburg College German Institute. Applications are open now and due by Nov. 30. Contact Dr. Daniel Walther with questions.

Grover named finalist for Campbell Trophy

Owen Grover was named a finalist for the National Football Foundation's 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy, college football’s premier scholar-athlete award that annually recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance, and exemplary leadership. Grover, the first finalist from Wartburg, will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. The winner will be named Dec. 5 in Las Vegas.

German study opportunity available

The Fee University Berlin European Studies Program is an intensive semesterlong program that introduces participants to Berlin, Germany, and Europe. No prior German language knowledge is required; intensive language instruction will be offered along with courses in cultural studies, art history, comparative literature, the European Union, German history, German and European politics, sociology/psychology, film studies, legal studies, architecture, environmental studies, transatlantic relations, business, music history, and philosophy. Past participants in this program have received funding through the German Institute. Contact Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, or Dr. Daniel Walther, director of the German Institute, with questions.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MONDAY, OCT. 30

Classes Resume

7:45 a.m.

Chapel

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

Message by Caryn Riswold, professor of religion.

TUESDAY, OCT. 31

Open Enrollment Info Session

11:30 a.m., Whitehouse Business Center 214

NEW!

MCSP Department Seminar: Summer Biostatistics Program

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Science Center 134

The featured speaker will be Gretchen Guetzlaff, a third-year public health major. She'll discuss her summer spent learning about the field of biostatistics in her presentation, "Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics: A Statistically Significant Summer." Refreshments will be provided, and this event is open to anyone. Email ben.bousquet@wartburg.edu with questions.

NEW!

ETK Halloween Bash   

7:30 p.m., Ballrooms

Faculty and staff will judge a costume party, with the top three outfits winning prizes. ETK will be joined by several other organizations on campus for fun Halloween activities, like bobbing for apples, decorating pumpkins, and more.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1

Men's Soccer: A-R-C Tournament Semifinals

TBD, Salzwedel Field

Open Enrollment Info Session

9 a.m., Castle Room

Chapel

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

All Saints Day service.

NEW!

Dance Marathon: Second Miracle Meeting

8 p.m., The W classrooms

Come hear more kiddo stories, get upcoming event information, and more. Email wcdm@wartburg.edu with questions.

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, NOV. 2

Guided Meditation

11:30 to 11:45 a.m., Chapel Garden (rain site: Lily Reflection Room)

New Faculty Workshop

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Faculty Resource Room, Vogel Library

Second-Year Faculty Workshop

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

Open Enrollment Info Session

2:30 p.m., Whitehouse Business Center 214

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.

 

Women's Basketball vs. Upper Iowa

7 p.m., Levick Arena

FRIDAY, NOV. 3

Chapel

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

Senior message by Leia Hagerman.

Symphonic Band Fall Concert

7:30 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

MONDAY, NOV. 6

NEW!

Drum Circle

7 p.m., Orchestra Hall

Make some music with percussive instruments. This is part of Music Therapy Awareness Week.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15

NEW!

Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

4 to 5:15 p.m., virtual event

Learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which includes a year abroad studying, researching, or serving as an English teaching assistant in one of over 140 countries. U.S. students of all academic backgrounds are welcome. Email kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu with questions.

NEW!

Knights to Know: Spotlight on Service

7 p.m., virtual event

Hear from Alexis Oberdorfer, vice president of community engagement and partnerships at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota; Liza Gashi, deputy minister of foreign affairs and diaspora for the republic of Kosova; and the Rev. Emily Harkins Norris about their work advocating for those in need. RSVP to receive the link.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

 

Monday, Oct. 30
JV Football: Depart at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1
Volleyball: Depart at 2:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3
Cross Country: Depart at 1 p.m.

Football: Depart at 1 p.m.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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.

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.

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