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The Juice - Nov. 13

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Nov. 13, 2023




Football to play Illinois College at home

The Wartburg football team, after its second-straight undefeated regular season, will host Illinois College for the first round of the NCAA playoffs. The game will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at Walston-Hoover Stadium. Tickets are $10 adults; $7 for seniors, students, and children; and free for children younger than 5. Ticket sales will begin at 10:30 a.m. Watch the livestream here.

Women’s cross country team, Brown, Collet win titles

The women’s cross country team won its fourth-straight NCAA regional title Saturday at the Max Cross Country Course. Lexi Brown won the individual women’s title, as did Christopher Collet on the men’s side. The men’s team placed second overall, and both teams will advance to the national championship meet Nov. 18 in Carlisle, Pa.

Feedback sought on library services, spaces

Library staff and the Library Vision Team have worked together to create a short survey on library services and spaces. Please complete the anonymous survey to provide needed feedback for the library's future. If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Voels.

Off-campus housing criteria, policy posted

Wartburg students are expected to reside on campus for all four years unless they meet criteria, apply, and are approved by Residential Life. The off-campus criteria and the off-campus housing policy are available online. If you do not meet one of the criteria, you are unlikely to be approved to live off campus. Applications for off-campus housing will open Monday, Jan. 22, and will be due by Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Invoice deadline shifts due to Thanksgiving holiday

The deadline for payable invoices, reimbursements, and vouchers will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, for payment on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Invoices, reimbursements, and vouchers will need to be submitted by 4 p.m. Nov. 22 to be paid the following Friday, Dec. 1. The regular accounts payable schedule resumes Friday, Dec. 1. Invoices submitted by 4 p.m. will be processed for payment the following Friday, Dec. 8.

Mail Center to close over Thanksgiving break

The Mail Center will close for Thanksgiving break at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. There will be no mail or package delivery from Nov. 23-26. All accumulated mail and packages will be processed Monday, Nov. 27. Please address questions or concerns to mailroom@wartburg.edu.

Dance Marathon seeks snack and drink donations

Wartburg College Dance Marathon is asking for snack and drink donations for its upcoming push day. The kiddos, families, and change-makers greatly appreciate any and all donations!

On-campus positions available for student employees

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

Shuttle Driver, Student Life
An individual is needed to safely transport students in a college-owned 15-passenger van to and from Walmart two times per month.

Softball Bullpen Catcher, Athletic Department
Have experience playing softball or baseball? An individual is needed to catch for the softball team's pitchers during practice. Position starts in January.

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




Purchasing & Expense Management Policy Forum

9 to 10 a.m., Human Performance Lab (Room 2006), The W


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

Message by Chaplain Maggie.


St. Elizabeth Week Rose Sales

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saemann Student Center

Flowers are $3 each or two for $5. Roses can be picked up Thursday and Friday in the Student Center.

Self-Defense Class, Part I

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Walker Wrestling Room, The W

This course was developed for women and will be taught in two two-hour sessions. Learn simple, effective skills that may help you prevent or survive an assault. Participants age 16 and older will learn awareness, assertiveness, safety strategies, and how to use simple, effective techniques on vulnerable areas of the body. Cost is $25; register by Nov. 9. Wear comfortable clothes and socks, as no shoes are allowed on the mats.


Deadline: Critical Language Scholarship Application


St. Elizabeth Week Rose Sales

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saemann Student Center

Flowers are $3 each or two for $5. Roses can be picked up Thursday and Friday in the Student Center.

Purchasing & Expense Management Policy Forum

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Whitehouse Business Center 214 (Buckmaster)

City of Waverly Equity and Diversity Commission

5:45 to 7:30 p.m., Heritage Room

The commission extends an invitation to students, staff, and faculty to join its monthly meeting to learn more about how this group serves the community. There will be a short survey available soon to share your thoughts on how the commission may better help you.


PRSSA: David Grawe

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

The Public Relations Student Society of America will host David Grawe of Frederick’s Sips N Eats. Email Isabella DeVenuto at isabella.devenuto@wartburg.edu with questions.


‘Shot in the Arm’ Screening

7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

This documentary on vaccine hesitancy will be followed by a panel discussion. St. Elizabeth Week roses can also be purchased at this event.

Men's Basketball vs. Grinnell

7 p.m., Levick Arena



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

The recipients of the St. Elizabeth and Pastor Trachte service awards will be honored.


Blood Drive

2 to 5 p.m., Cardinal Commons

Tri-Beta invites everyone to donate through the LifeServe Blood Center. Sign up for a time to donate in advance. Email tri-beta@wartburg.edu or raegen.matthews@wartburg.edu with questions.

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.

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.


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: A Look Into Grimms' Fairy Tales

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


Give Thanks with S.A.F.E.

10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Saemann Student Center

Write what you're thankful for on a leaf cutout to be displayed on the windows in the skywalks. You can also write a thank-you note to a friend, roommate, professor, etc., and personally deliver it to them. Email safe@wartburg.edu with questions.


Knight's Experience Informational Table

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saemann Student Center

Stop by to talk with Sheryn Boos, manager of scholarships, outreach, and communication, about the new Knight’s Experience program. Applications for Knight's Experience funding opens Feb. 1 for experiences starting Fall Term 2024 or later. You can also call or email Sheryn at 319-352-8646 or sheryn.boos@wartburg.edu to set up a time to chat one-on-one.

Guided Meditation

11:30 a.m., Lily Reflection Room, Saemann Student Center

Group C Meeting

11:30 a.m., Luther Hall 330


‘Divergent Visions’ Reception & Gallery Talk

6 to 7:30 p.m., Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

"Divergent Visions" by Fred and Velga Easker features traditional oil paintings as well as mixed media collage through Dec. 8. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


AAUW November Program

6:45 to 8 p.m., Waverly Health Center

Kristin Kahler, PT/DPT, will offer a tour of the new Center for Pediatric Therapies. Park on the east side of Waverly Health Center and enter through the red door. Email kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu if you need transportation.



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

Senior message by Mallory Thys.


Give Thanks with S.A.F.E.

10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Saemann Student Center

Write what you're thankful for on a leaf cutout to be displayed on the windows in the skywalks. You can also write a thank-you note to a friend, roommate, professor, etc., and personally deliver it to them. Email safe@wartburg.edu with questions.

Men's Basketball vs. University of Northwestern

8 p.m., Levick Arena


Football vs. Illinois College

Noon, Walston-Hoover Stadium

Men's Basketball vs. UM-Morris

4 p.m., Levick Arena



Wartburg Softball Poker Tournament

Waverly Area Veterans Post

Join the Wartburg softball team for a Texas Hold 'Em tournament, music, games, silent auction, 50/50, food, and drinks. The team is offering baby-sitting services from 1-7 p.m. at The W. Learn more on the Facebook event page.



Trans Day of Remembrance Service 

10:15 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

A Trans Day of Remembrance service will support and honor the transgender community.

Self-Defense Class, Part II

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Walker Wrestling Room, The W

Wear comfortable clothes and socks, as no shoes are allowed on the mats.


Deadline: RISE Germany Summer Internship Program Applications


NSTA Member Meeting

7 p.m., Science Center 128

The group will discuss and plan future events.



Our condolences

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Glen Kramer, who worked in maintenance at the college from 1972 to his retirement in 1996. See the obituary.



Tuesday, Nov. 14
Cross Country: 1 p.m. departure, out all week

Friday, Nov. 17
Men's Wrestling: 1 p.m. departure

Bowling: 3 p.m. departure



La Sagrada Familia

Grandeur of Greece

Rounding New Corners

Photo contest winners selected

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Study Away Photo Contest!

First place and online popular vote: Brooke Best, La Sagrada Familia
Second place: Annette Backer, Grandeur of Greece
Third place: Megan McGuigan, Rounding New Corners

Decorate a tree for Festival of Trees

The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of the Classroom Technology Center from Nov. 29 through Dec. 12. If your office, academic department, or group/organization would like to provide and decorate a Christmas tree to display, please sign up by Friday, Nov. 17. There is no entry fee or admission charge. Email Beth Sinnwell at beth.sinnwell@wartburg.edu with questions.

Annual dining survey coming soon

The annual Dining Services customer satisfaction survey will be conducted over the next two weeks. All Wartburg faculty, staff, and students will receive an email with the survey link and a unique identifier code. If you have questions or do not receive the email by the end of today, please contact the Dining Services Office at ext. 8604.

United Way seeks donations through payroll deduction

The United Way needs your help to support our community. As shared at the recent Presidential Forum, the need in our community is great, with 1 in 4 individuals struggling to meet their minimum household survival budget. Benefits-eligible employees can support the United Way through a payroll deduction during open enrollment. Donations can also be made online; through Venmo @WSRUnitedway; and by mail to P.O. Box 271, Waverly, IA 50677.

McElroy, Rotary scholarship candidates sought

Please consider anticipated December 2023/May 2024 graduates in your area who may be eligible for two significant awards: a $36,000 McElroy Fellowship for a graduate starting a Ph.D. in fall 2024 and a $30,000 Rotary Global Scholarship for graduate study abroad in fall 2024 in one of seven global areas of focus. Send questions and nominations before month’s end to kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu.

On-campus positions available for student employees

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

Knightcaller, Alumni & Parent Engagement
Support annual giving campaigns and fundraising initiatives while using calling software to connect and nurture donor relations with alumni, parents, and friends. Students will work in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and team environment.

Videographer, Marketing & Communications
Shoot and edit footage at various Wartburg events for marketing videos. Fine-tune your skills as you gain experience in various aspects of video production from storyboarding to writing scripts, shooting footage, recording audio, and editing video.

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

Vogel Library publishes November newsletter

The latest edition of the Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes the exciting news that the first-floor booths have arrived, a spotlight on the graphic novels collection, building hours around Thanksgiving, information about the TRAC service, and an upcoming event called Cookies with the Cast with the Wartburg Community Symphony and Waverly Public Library.

New arrivals
Mary Schultz, institutional research data analyst, 11/6/23
Retirements and departures
Elisa Holmes, administrative assistant to VP for student life, 10/27/23
Viktor Jovanovic, IT business analyst, 11/2/23
Nate Laun, IT infrastructure specialist, 11/3/23
Achievements and accomplishments

Mathematics faculty Dr. Cris Allen, Dr. Joy Becker, Dr. Brian Birgen, and Dr. Mariah Birgen participated in the Mathematical Association of America Iowa Section fall meeting at Simpson College Oct. 27-28. Mariah Birgen presented “Modeling Life, a Calculus Course,” and Allen presented “Using R in an Elementary Statistics Course.” Becker was elected vice chair-elect for the Iowa Section. Next fall’s meeting will be hosted by Wartburg.

Our condolences

Kristin Teig Torres, director of student leadership, service and engagement, is mourning the death of her father, Nick Teig, on Oct. 29. Our thoughts are with Kristin and her family. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls with visitation the day prior. See the obituary.


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