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The Juice - Jan. 9

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Wartburg will have shortened classes Monday, Jan. 15, to allow students, faculty, and staff to participate in community service in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Space is limited. Online registration is required.

Register now

For more information, go to www.wartburg.edu/mlk or email knightswhoserve@wartburg.edu.


1:45 – 2 PM
Opening Event
McCaskey Lyceum, Saemann Student Center

The entire campus community is encouraged to participate in the opening event and an afternoon activity.

2 PM

Service in the Community
Various sites across Waverly and the Cedar Valley

Please wear comfortable clothes. Transportation will be coordinated.


2 PM
On-Campus Service Projects
Chapel Commons

We will use donated T-shirts to make dog ropes for a local animal shelter and reusable tote bags for a homeless shelter. We also will pack toiletry bags for local charities.

Other activities that day will include:


2 PM

Poverty Simulation
hosted by the Department of Social Work, Knights Ballroom

Understand poverty through an experiential setting. Participants take on the identity of a person living in poverty for four 15-minute weeks. Please note registration for this event is full.


2-4 PM

Knight Games
The W

Local students in fifth through eighth grades are invited join members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to play games like basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and more in the fieldhouse or head upstairs to a classroom for board-game fun.


2-4 PM

Story and Movie Time
Vogel Library

Dance Marathon leaders will read stories and have movies available for kids of all ages. Supervision is required.


Shortened Class Schedule

• Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
• Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
• Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
• Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
• Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
• Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.


No Chapel will be held. Evening classes will meet as usual.



Don't forget about MLK Jr. Day Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 17!

Upcoming Events & Deadlines


National Day of Racial Healing
7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, McCaskey Lyceum

Felecia Boone '93, '23 M.A. and Shari Siefert will present "Relationship Rather Than Rules: Starting the Journey to Racial Reconciliation, Preparing Yourself for Civil Conversation."


Winter Break Service Trips

The deadline for applications for Winter Break service trips has been extended to midnight Monday, Jan. 15. Volunteers will assist the communities of Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and Oaks, Okla.




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