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The Juice - Jan. 29

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, Jan. 29, 2024




Games, puzzles now available from Vogel Library

A small but varied collection of games and jigsaw puzzles is now available at the Vogel Library! The collection is located next to the circulation desk and includes UNO, Scrabble, and Foodie Fight Rematch. The jigsaw puzzles vary in size from 300 to 1500 pieces. Stop by to check it out when you need a break!

Social Work Club Candy Grams: only $3!

Social Work Club selling candy grams

The Social Work Club is selling candy grams for $3 each with an optional personalized message and your choice of candy. Senders can remain anonymous. Buy during tabling Feb. 8-9 in the Student Center during mealtimes or any time online. Online purchases must be paid with Venmo (user: Courtney-Matthews-62), while cash will be taken during tabling.

A poster for the Student Employee Supervisor Summit on Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waverly Area Veterans Post.

RSVP for Student Employee Supervisor Summit

Faculty and staff members who mentor and supervise students as part of the student employment program are invited to attend the Student Employee Supervisor Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Held at the Waverly Area Veterans Post, this free event will provide attendees with resources and strategies to further engage and support our student employees in their career development while also aiding with student-employee recruitment and retention efforts in on-campus departments. RSVP by Feb. 1.

Jenzabar Week, Jan. 22-24, McCoy Rooms.

Survey, recordings available from Jenzabar Week

Thank you to those who attended any of the Jenzabar Week events! Recordings of each session are now available online. ITS would like your feedback on the event and the different Jenzabar modules via this survey.

THRIVE committee schedules listening posts

The THRIVE Steering Committee is holding three listening sessions: 3:45 p.m. Jan. 31 in WBC 214, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in WBC 116, and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 in SC 102. Possible topics include how to help SEM 400 move forward as interdisciplinary teaching, draft rubric feedback, and questions about the Curriculog process.


Scholarships, grants, fellowships, positions — you name it, we've got it.


Student Senate Scholarship

Any second- or third-year can apply. Two students will be awarded $500 each for the following academic year.

Applications due: 3 p.m. March 8

Contact: Dr. Michael Gleason, Katie Steinlage


2024-25 Student Senate Executive Team

There will be a mandatory election meeting at 4 p.m. Jan. 30 for all candidates.

President and vice president

Applications due: 4 p.m. Jan. 30 to ryleigh.parrack@wartburg.edu

Contact: Ryleigh Parrack

University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate Program

Study cancer at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center from May 18 to July 26. A stipend of $6,000 will be awarded for travel and housing. Applicants must be U.S. residents, and preference will be given to those from populations historically marginalized in science.

Applications due: Feb. 1

Contact: Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek

These positions (residential assistant, orientation staff, and peer mentor) are a great way to grow leadership skills while engaging in meaningful interactions with peers on campus.

Applications due: 11:59 p.m. Feb. 2

Contact: Student Life Office

FAO Schwarz Fellowship

May 2024 graduates who can legally work in the U.S. can apply for a two-year paid position with nonprofit organizations focused on environmental justic, education access, food security, or arts education and outreach.

Applications due: Feb. 5

Contact: Kathleen Sihler, scholarship and fellowship adviser

Robert C. Gremmels Journalism Graduate Fellowship

This $10,000 stipend is awarded to a Wartburg Department of Journalism & Communication graduate who is enrolled in graduate school in journalism or an appropriately related discipline.

Applications due: March 1

Contact: Dr. Penni Pier

Student tax forms should arrive soon

W-2 forms for 2023 were mailed to students’ permanent addresses on Friday, Jan. 26. Please allow 7-10 business days for the delivery of these forms. W-2 forms report taxable wages and taxes withheld for student employees who were employed by Wartburg College. If your W-2 does not arrive at your permanent address by Feb. 15, please request a reprint by emailing the Student Employment Office from your Wartburg email address.

1098-T forms for 2023 will be similarly mailed by Wednesday, Jan. 31. Please allow 7-10 business days for the delivery of these forms after mailing. 1098-T forms report qualified payments received along with scholarships and grants for students who were enrolled and paid qualifying tuition and related expenses. If your 1098-T does not arrive at your permanent address by Feb. 15, please request a reprint by emailing the Business Office from your Wartburg email address.

Wartburg Store to honor Black History Month

Check the Wartburg Store Facebook page and campus event boards for weekly discounts, daily promotions, and freebies during the month of February.

Tuition Remission/Exchange applications due May 1

Employees wishing to apply for tuition assistance for themselves, their spouse, or eligible dependents for the 2024-25 academic year should do so by May 1. This includes both new Tuition Remission/Exchange applications and recertifications. Questions can be directed to Sheryn Boos (sheryn.boos@wartburg.edu, 319-352-8646) or Amy Wilson (amy.wilson@wartburg.edu, 319-352-8278).





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

Message by Terry Letsche, associate professor of computer science.

Faculty STAS Semester Meeting

4 p.m., Faculty Resource Room, Vogel Library



MCSP Department Seminar: ‘Probabilities on a Poker Run’

11:30 a.m., Science Center 134

The featured speaker will be Dr. Brian Birgen, professor of mathematics. He will discuss the probabilities for certain hands in an event called a poker run and how they differ from traditional poker in "Probabilities on a Poker Run." Refreshments will be provided, and this event is open to anyone. Email ben.bousquet@wartburg.edu with questions.


S.A.F.E. Board Game Night

5 to 9 p.m., McCoy Rooms

Grab some friends and come enjoy an evening filled with board games! S.A.F.E. is hosting a night to sit and play board games as a way to destress and have some fun in the new term. Email safe@wartburg.edu with questions.


Deadline: 2024-2025 Off-Campus Housing Application

As a four-year residential college, living on campus is required for all students. Those wishing to move off campus for the 2024-25 academic year must obtain approval in accordance with the off-campus policy. Applications are due no later than Jan. 31. Email questions to residential.life@wartburg.edu.


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

Service with Holy Communion.

Women's Basketball vs. Loras

5:30 p.m., Levick Arena


University of Iowa Pharmacy Program: Admissions Counselor and Student Panel, Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. in Science Center 102. Extra credit for Gen Chem, O-Chem, Thermo.

Chemistry Club: Pharmacy School Info Session

6 p.m., Science Center 102

A University of Iowa College of Pharmacy admissions counselor and student panel of current PharmD students will present information about their program and answer student questions. An extra credit opportunity is available for students in Gen-Chem, O-Chem, and Thermo. All are welcome!

Men's Basketball vs. Loras

7:30 p.m., Levick Arena


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: Aging and Sexuality

9:30 a.m., Heritage and St. Elizabeth rooms

Guided Meditation

11:30 a.m., Lilly Reflection Room or Chapel Garden

New Faculty Workshop

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


Track and Field: Wartburg Indoor Select

All day, Hoover Fieldhouse


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

Senior message by Grant Schnieders.

Men's Wrestling vs. Coe

7 p.m., Levick Arena

The Waterloo Black Hawks logo, a stylized black bird in a circle.

Wartburg at the Waterloo Black Hawks

7:05 p.m., Young Arena, Waterloo

Come out for a USHL matchup between the Waterloo Black Hawks and Madison Capitols. Tickets are $10. Make sure to wear your Wartburg gear! Email alumni@wartburg.edu with questions.


Meistersinger Honor Band Festival

All day, Neumann Auditorium


Meistersinger Honor Band Concert

2 p.m., Neumann Auditorium



Friday, Feb. 2

Women's Wrestling: All day

Men's and Women's Basketball: Depart at noon



The Bridge: Interfaith at Wartburg.

Interfaith housing opportunity offered for 2024-25

The Bridge is an intentional living and learning community meant to build bridges of cooperation and understanding across religious difference. Residents of The Bridge will be leaders in interfaith engagement on the Wartburg campus and will teach their peers about the importance of religious literacy and interfaith understanding. If selected, residents at The Bridge will receive training in interfaith dialogue and cooperation from Interfaith America and may also have the opportunity to travel to Chicago in August to attend the Interfaith Leadership Summit.


Applications are open to Wartburg students of all religious affiliations and secular worldviews. You may apply as an individual, a group of four, or a group of eight; applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 15.

Try new items in Mensa this term

Mensa has added new options to the menu rotation for each meal:


Vegan Chorizo Sausage Crumbles added to Breakfast Taco Bar
Vegan Bacon and Turkey Bacon added to Breakfast Sandwich Bar



Clam Chowder
Southwest Quinoa
Korma (Deconstructed)
Bacon replaces Roast Beef at the Deli
Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken
Pad Thai Bowls
Butter Tofu
Vegan Kaima Bona Gatoi
Coconut Curry (Deconstructed)
Vegetarian Brown Butter Pumpkin Wild Rice
Build-Your-Own White Chicken Enchiladas


Makahani with Rice (Deconstructed)
Vegan Jackfruit Korma
Mongolian Beef Noodle Bowl
Vegetarian Ricotta and Almond Squash
Butter Sauce Bar with Chicken and Shrimp
Tikka Masala (Deconstructed)

Check out days and times these items will be available on the online menu and Mensa menu board. Faculty and staff, remember that you can now get a takeout container in the Dining Services Office to try these new offerings!

Board plans meant for student owner only

Board plan meals are only to be used by the student owner of the plan and not for any additional guests. As stated in the board plan guidelines posted on the InfoCenter: "Students dining in the Mensa will be asked for their student ID, which is swiped at each meal period. This is a nontransferable transaction, and no credit is given for missed meals. Students with guests on campus are welcome to pay for their guests’ meals with Bonus Meals."

Vogel Library Strategic Plan available online

Following the January College Conversation, Vogel Library has made the 2024-2025 Strategic Plan publicly available. Thank you for a productive discussion last week!

Nominations sought for outstanding faculty, staff

Students, please submit your nominations for your favorite Wartburg College faculty and staff for the following awards:

Outstanding Advisor Award
Outstanding Non-Administrative Staff Award
Outstanding Administrative Staff Award
John O. Chellevold Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Service

STAS initial meeting set Jan. 29

Please note that the date given for the first STAS meeting in the last Juice was incorrect. The group will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the Faculty Resource Room.

Student Senate seeks speakers for 2024-25

Student Senate holds full Senate meetings every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Buckmaster (WBC 214). Guest speakers, including students, faculty, staff, and community members, are welcome to talk about any topic of their choosing. Please fill out this form if you are interested in being a guest speaker. Email Ryleigh Parrack at ryleigh.parrack@wartburg.edu with questions.

Help yourself to free books

Dr. Kuni Terasawa has placed more than 100 books in Grossmann Hall that are looking for a good home. Stop by and browse before Jan. 31, when the remaining books will be collected and donated.

Volunteers sought for NSTA Valentine’s event

Wartburg College's NSTA Chapter will host Science of Love for children in the Waverly area ages pre-K through sixth grade from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Different science-related activities involving Valentine’s Day will be available. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email emma.true@wartburg.edu.

Hundreds perform MLK Day service

Nearly 300 students plus additional faculty and staff participated in activities, events, and service off campus and on during our Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Volunteers served in numerous nonprofit organizations across the Cedar Valley, including Bartels Retirement Community, the Waverly Senior Center, the Waverly Area Veterans Post, The Meadows Retirement Community, World Grace Project, and House of Hope. Ten tie blankets were made for Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, 200 toiletry kits were packed for homeless shelters in the Des Moines area, and a 2,000-piece mailing was assembled for the Riverview Center. Thank you for serving so that all may flourish, and thank you to Knights Who Serve for organizing the volunteer opportunities.

Vogel Library publishes next newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes information on the upcoming citation seminar event, building hours around Winter Break, and the Future of Library Services and Spaces presentation celebrating the work the library staff and library vision board have done.

Staff Council launches new website

The Wartburg Staff Council has a new website where questions, suggestions, applause, and appreciation can be submitted. Please check it out!

On-campus job opportunities available

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

Student Facilities Technician, Operations & Maintenance
Join a team of dedicated employees that clean and maintain our campus buildings and grounds. Positions available in various buildings on campus.

Mensa Student Assistant, Dining Services
Be a part of a hard-working crew of employees that are responsible for setup, production, service, and cleanup in the Mensa. Various roles available in the facility.

Both positions have a starting wage rate of $12 an hour and offer flexible work schedules.
To apply, check out these positions and more on Handshake.

Retirements and departures

Join us in wishing Dr. Q Richardson farewell at a reception in his honor from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Joe's Knight Hawk. Stop by to thank Q for his service and wish him the best in his new endeavor!

Achievements and accomplishments

Harrison Sheckler, visiting professor of piano, recently premiered a music video of “Talkin’ ’Bout Jesus” with Grammy Award winner Gloria Gaynor. Sheckler’s contributions included a virtual choir, which brings together vocalists from around the world.


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