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The Juice - Feb. 19

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Monday, Feb. 19, 2024



Become a Knights Fencer: Open to all students, brand new org, be a founding member.

Wartburg Fencing Club seeks members

Interested in being a founding member of the Wartburg Fencing Club? Email the future club president, Rowan, at rowan.slaughter@wartburg.edu. No experience required.

Mail service suspended today

There will be no USPS service today in observance of Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day. This will affect Amazon deliveries intended for delivery on Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18. All outgoing mail and items received by the Waverly post office after Friday, Feb. 16, will be processed tomorrow. UPS, FedEx, and other couriers are expected to maintain delivery. Please direct questions to mailroom@wartburg.edu.

Fifth-year tuition-free applications due Friday

A reminder that the Fifth-Year Tuition Free application deadline is Friday, Feb. 23. If you received an email from the Registrar's Office on Jan. 31, you are eligible to apply.

Ramadan accommodations available for students

Students may request religious accommodations during Ramadan, a holy month of fasting and prayer from March 10 to April 9. You are encouraged to have this conversation before the month begins. Spiritual Life is available to support students with additional accommodations in collaboration with Student Life and Dining Services. Fill out this form so they know how they can best support you.

Leadership and Service Award nominations open

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Leadership and Service Awards:


Nobility Award
Dell Awards for Peace & Justice
Dell Awards for Peace & Justice: Peacemaker
Outstanding International Senior Award
Outstanding Organization
Outstanding Organization Service Award
Outstanding Organization Advisor Award
Debbie Heida Award


Nomination criteria and forms are available online. Deadline for submission is midnight Friday, March 8. These awards will be presented Tuesday, April 2. Email Kristin Teig Torres with questions.

Dining sets winter break hours

Campus eateries will have the following adjusted hours over winter break:



Friday, Feb. 23: Last meal, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 to March 2: Closed
Sunday, March 3: First meal, 5 to 6:30 p.m.


The Den

Friday, Feb. 23: Closing at 4 p.m.
Feb. 26 to March 1: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Feb. 26 to March 1: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.


The Zesty Orange will maintain its regular hours. Please note the Den and Konditorei will be closed on the weekends as usual. If you have any questions, contact Dining Services.

Lunchtime fitness classes offered

The W is offering 30-minute group fitness classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Monica Neuendorf will offer Express Yoga Flow, a more relaxing and de-stressing practice, on Monday and Wednesday, while Libbey Werkman will challenge you on Friday with Yoga Sculpt. Email clay.cook@wartburg.edu or call 319-352-8460 with questions.


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


Homecoming Committee Executive Team

Apply to be a part of one of the biggest weeks of the year on campus! Position descriptions are in the application form with more detail.

Applications due: Midnight Feb. 26
Contact: Alex Buchheim


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

Job Shadowing with Orange Connection

Orange Connection is a unique career-mentoring opportunity to build your network and gain specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which you are interested. Students are matched with a Wartburg alum to participate in job shadowing. Locations for Tour Week 2024 are Des Moines and Minneapolis (April 20-22). Cost is $100, which includes transportation, a two-night stay, most meals, and a fun activity. Your location will be determined by staff to give you the best job-shadowing experience available.

Applications due: Friday, March 8
Contact: Amy Tucker

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

Wartburg West: Fall 2024

Live and learn in Denver, Colo., while gaining professional skills through an internship, student teaching, or field experience. This qualifies for the Knights Experience Fund one-time disbursement of up to $1,500.

Applications due: March 15

Contact: Luz Navarrete, program director





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

Prayer Around the Cross: Sighs Too Deep for Words.

Faculty STAS Semester Meeting

4 to 5:30 p.m., Faculty Resource Room, Vogel Library

Topic will be "Microaggression: How to avoid and deal with student issues."


President's Forum

11:30 a.m., Heritage & St. Elizabeth Rooms


1st Black Student Union Formal: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20, The Castle Room.

PRSSA: Katie Resor from KAHN Tile Supply

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

1st Black Student Union Formal: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20, The Castle Room.

Black Student Union Formal 

7 to 9 p.m, Castle Room

This is a formal event to showcase the talents of black students on campus and invite others around campus into black culture. The cost is $5 and dress code is formal attire. RSVPs were previously required.

Graduate Assistant Informational Webinar

7 p.m., virtual event

Learn more about Wartburg’s graduate assistant positions.


First Seven-Week Courses End


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

Lenten service with Holy Communion.

Knights to Know: Amplifying Black Excellence, Wednesday, Feb. 21. Tune in at 7 p.m. CST. RSVP at www.wartburg.edu/knights-to-know.

Knights to Know: Amplifying Black Excellence 

7 p.m., virtual event

Hear from Felecia Boone ’93, ’23 MA, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for Hennepin County; La Toshia Burrell ’07, owner of Redefine & Reveal Massage Therapy & Bodywork; and Azzie Forbes ’10, director of the social work program at York College, about the amazing work they’re doing. RSVP to get the Zoom 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.


Second Seven-Week Courses Begin

Keep on Learning: Aging & Sexuality

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

Guided Meditation

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

Faculty Meeting

11:30 a.m., Science Center 102

Graduate Assistant Informational Meet-and-Greet

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., McCoy Rooms

Learn more about Wartburg’s graduate assistant positions and meet with supervisors. Please register to indicate interest.

Women's Basketball: A-R-C Tournament Semifinal

7 p.m., Levick Arena



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

Senior message by Taylor Runchey.

Winter Break Begins

5:35 p.m.


Women's Basketball: A-R-C Tournament Final

4 p.m., Levick Arena

If Wartburg wins on Thursday, the Knights will vie for the conference tournament title.



Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine Tour: Lloyd Medical Center, Patterson Hall, Large Animal Clinic.

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Tour

12:45 p.m. departure

This is a personal hourlong tour by Iowa State staff that allows you to get an inside look at the campus and what veterinary school involves. The tour includes classrooms and associated technology within Patterson Hall and the animal hospitals at the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. Transportation provided. Email pre.vet@wartburg.edu if interested.



Senior Kickoff

7:30 to 9:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Room

Students, is your senior year flying by? Take a timeout to chill with your classmates at this new event. Grab your roommates and friends to share your best dance moves, sing a favorite song, take pictures together, and reminisce on your time at Wartburg. Questions may be directed to ellen.engh@wartburg.edu.


Achievements and accomplishments

Andrew Szarejko, assistant professor of political science, published a co-authored article, "Staff Rides as Pedagogical Practice," in PS: Political Science and Politics.



Our condolences to Janeen Stewart, executive administrator to the President’s Office and secretary for the Board of Regents, on the death of her mother, Diane Chamberlain. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Engelkes Chapel, in Grundy Center. See the obituary.



Friday, Feb. 23
Indoor Track: All day




Graduate assistant positions now available

Beginning this fall, up to six students pursuing in our Master of Arts in Leadership will be part of a Graduate Assistant Pilot Program. This program will cover the cost of graduate tuition and provide a $1,000 monthly stipend for contributions within a campus department. Available positions are posted; applications are currently being accepted and reviewed from work-eligible U.S. citizens. Check the calendar above for more details about informational sessions on Feb. 20 and Feb. 22.

The stage crew and performers from a previous Drag Show stand on stage to receive applause.

Student performers sought for Drag Show

Alliance will have its annual Drag Show on March 16 and is looking for student performers. If you’re interested, please fill out this form before March 8.

Prepare for next seven-week classes

A reminder of important dates for second seven-week classes:


Thursday, Feb. 22: Classes begin.
Tuesday, March 5: Last day to drop without a W, to add, to change between audit and credit.
Monday, March 25: Last day to declare P/D/F or withdraw with a W.
Achievements and accomplishments

Current Wartburg students Zefanias Ngove, Raegen Matthews, Jack Goedken, Lauren Kirkle, and former student Sophia Huntington have published the discovery and characterization of bacteriophages Guetzie and SirVictor in the American Society of Microbiology journal Microbiology Resource Announcements. The students completed the work with Biology professor Dr. Sean T. Coleman. Guetzie was discovered as part of a summer research project supported by the Wartburg Undergraduate Research Fund. Sir Victor was first isolated in the laboratory for Cell Biology class. The researchers would like to thank the Wartburg UGR and Department of Biology for their support.


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