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The Juice - Nov. 27

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Nov. 27, 2023




Football team advances to quarterfinals

The Wartburg football team defeated Whitworth University 42-20 to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA national championship. The team will next face UW-Whitewater at noon Saturday, Dec. 2 (for real this time), again at Walston-Hoover Stadium.

Owen Grover, Gagliardi Semifinalist

Vote for Grover in online Gagliardi poll

Owen Grover has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, which is given to the most outstanding football player in all of NCAA Division III. An online fan poll that counts toward the final award is happening, and you can vote for Grover once per device. The finalists for the Gagliardi will be announced Dec. 7, with the winner named on Dec. 15.

Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees begins Nov. 29

The holiday display in the CTC first-floor hallway, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily from Nov. 29 to Dec. 12, combines the efforts of the college and the community with 30 Christmas trees and a cottage decorated by academic departments, offices, and student organizations at Wartburg, as well as community businesses and nonprofits. This year, the Waverly Public Library will bring its Tales Around Town storytelling group to the festival at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, where they will read stories and lead songs and rhymes.

Wartburg Store changes policy on charging supplies

Previously during the start of Fall, Winter, and May terms, students were able to charge educational supplies purchased in the Wartburg Store to their student accounts. This option has been discontinued. Students will now need to pay with cash, debit/credit card, or an All Campus Spending Account. If a student uses their ACSA for purchases, they will receive a 10% discount. Please note this change does not affect textbooks and course materials.

Late Knight Study Breakfast volunteers needed

Late Knight Study Breakfast is scheduled from 10-11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in Mensa, and all faculty and staff are invited to help serve our students a delicious breakfast. Volunteers should report to Mensa by 9:40 p.m. Sign up to be a server by contacting Chris Fosselman at chris.fosselman@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8303.

McElroy Fellowship available for Ph.D programs

If you are a domestic or international student and plan to pursue a Ph.D. program starting fall 2024, please contact National Scholarship & Fellowship Advisor Kathleen Sihler in early December about the $36,000 McElroy Fellowship.

On-campus positions available for student employees

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

Climbing Wall Attendant, The W
Get in on the action at the climbing wall at The W! Currently seeking students to oversee the activity and equipment at the climbing wall. Inquire today on how you can become certified to work in this position.

Event Staff, Athletic Department
Sign up to work as a member of our athletic event staff and discover a whole new way to experience our home athletic events. Tasks as an event staff member may include ticket/program/apparel sales, shagging balls, moving equipment, managing the scoreboard/clock, and line judging. Work hours will vary based on scheduled home athletic events.

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




Classes Resume

7:45 a.m.


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

Service with Holy Communion.


Music Visit Day


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

A celebration of music at Wartburg.


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.


Deadline: RISE Germany Summer Internship Program Applications

Keep on Learning

9:30 a.m., Heritage & St. Elizabeth Rooms

Faculty Meeting

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Science Center 102

Guided Meditation

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

Projects for Peace Informational Meeting

11:30 a.m., McCoy West

Projects for Peace is a global program that encourages young adults to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. Along the way, these student leaders increase their knowledge, improve skills, and establish identities as peacebuilders and changemakers. All Wartburg students are eligible to apply before the deadline of noon Tuesday, Jan. 9.


Pre-Veterinary Club

7 p.m., Science Center 102

A representative from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine will discuss the application process, classes, life as a student, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn about the program at Iowa State University as well as the general application process for all veterinary programs and graduate schools. Students in BI 151 and CH 113 have an opportunity to earn extra credit.

NSTA Member Meeting

7 p.m., Science Center 128

The group will discuss and plan future events.



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

Senior message by Nathaniel Knutson.

Men's Wrestling vs. Luther

7 p.m., Levick Arena

Christmas with Wartburg

7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Hope, Des Moines


Women's Basketball vs. Central

2 p.m., Levick Arena

Christmas with Wartburg

3 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

Men's Basketball vs. Central

4 p.m., Levick Arena

Christmas with Wartburg

7:30 p.m., Neumann Auditorium


Christmas with Wartburg

3 p.m., Neumann Auditorium


Christmas Fairy Tales: ‘Hansel and Gretel’

2 p.m.. Neumann Auditorium

Gingerbread houses will fill the stage as the Wartburg Community Symphony and the Wartburg Opera Workshop present “Hansel and Gretel,” a fairy-tale opera first performed at Christmastime in Weimar, Germany. This will mark the 130th anniversary of the work’s debut. The cast and orchestra will be joined by students from St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School. A preconcert talk will begin at 1 p.m.



Christmas Greetings on Main

6 to 8 p.m., Bremer Avenue

Get in the holiday spirit with Waverly’s Christmas Greetings on Main. The event features live window scenes, an ice carver, hot spots featuring Nestle hot chocolate, and other holiday fun. Stop by Wartburg's booth at Young Construction, 101 E. Bremer Ave., to say hi to Sir Victor, get a cup of hot chocolate, and pick up some Wartburg swag!



Wednesday, Nov. 29
Women's Basketball: Depart at 2 p.m.

Men's JV Basketball: Depart at 1 p.m.

Men's Varsity Basketball: Depart at 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 30
Dance Team: All day

Friday, Dec. 1
Women's Wrestling: Depart at 3 p.m.



ETK seeks feedback through survey

Please fill out this important survey to help ETK on an exciting new project. The group would love your feedback.

Ushers still needed for Christmas with Wartburg

Ushers are needed from our Wartburg College community for Christmas with Wartburg 2023. Please fill out the form and Sarah Bouska will be in contact with you regarding your preferences and availability. You will also receive a complimentary ticket to that performance!

Schedule your faculty/staff headshot

Julie Drewes, visual media manager, will take new or updated headshots of faculty and staff from 11a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 16. Email julie.drewes@wartburg.edu for a timeslot or take your chances and drop by without an appointment.

Directions to the photo studio in FAC 52:

Enter the main lobby of the Bachman Fine Arts Center via the east entrance (windows side, facing the Chapel).
On the right, take the staircase down to the basement.
Turn right, follow the long hallway about halfway and turn left (fire extinguisher on the wall for reference).
The studio is the first door on the right.

Fund the Fortress projects sought

Applications are open for Fund the Fortress projects for Winter and May Term 2024. Fund the Fortress is a series of public crowdfunding campaigns designed to accomplish smaller projects quickly. If you have a project that advances the Wartburg mission and vision but needs funding, please submit an application by Jan. 8. If you've applied previously but weren't chosen, you can use your prior application or submit a new one.

Send student charges to Business Office by 12/6

As Fall Term winds down, the Business Office would like to make sure all student tuition accounts are up to date. Any charges to a Student Tuition Account must be received by the Business Office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. Outstanding charges must be reflected as soon as possible, especially for December graduates, as diplomas and transcripts will not be released until the student account is paid in full. Contact the Business Office at 319-352-8411 with questions.

Business Office issues newsletter

The latest Business Office quarterly newsletter has been published, which includes information on updated purchasing and expense management policies, the new college Amazon Business account, the 2024-25 budget planning process, and more.

On-campus positions available for student employees

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

Recital Assistants, Music Department
Duties include the setup/teardown of the Orchestra Hall, documenting music majors and minors in attendance, and managing audio/video equipment to record recitals.

Peer Success Coach, Student Life
Students would be responsible for providing excellent customer service as the first point of contact in the Student Life suite while helping fellow students navigate campus resources.

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


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