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The Juice - March 4

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Monday, March 4, 2024

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Housing Lottery: Welcome home!

Housing applications open for 2024-2025

Housing applications for Fall 2024 are now available online through My.Wartburg. Once the form has been submitted, you can begin requesting roommates. All roommates must have accepted the requests to be added to the group. The housing form will close March 18, and lottery numbers will be sent March 19. Housing selection will be March 25-26. Please note the following changes for 2024-25:

 

Knight's Village will be available to students going into their third, fourth, or fifth years.
Clinton, Vollmer, Slife, and Founders will be considered first-year housing. The only spaces available in these buildings for returning student selection are single rooms.


Housing costs for 2024-25 can be found here.

May Term housing extension requests due April 29

On-campus housing is limited to students who are enrolled in at least one course for credit. Exceptions may be made if you are not enrolled in a course but are pursuing academic or professional goals through activities like substitute teaching, internships, or full-time employment. Decisions are made at the discretion of a group of professional staff in the Student Life Office.

 

Requests to remain on campus during May Term must be submitted in writing to residential.life@wartburg.edu by 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 29. If your request is denied and you are not registered for a May Term course, you will be asked to move out by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3.

A bowl of steak tikka masala on a plate with basmati rice, next to a set of silverware and a small bowl of cilantro.

Women's basketball advances to Sweet 16

The women's basketball team won their first and second round games over Wisconsin Lutheran (72-65) and Illinois Wesleyan (62-59) to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Knights will next face Bates College on Friday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m. Central, and the winner will play the following day in the Elite Eight.

A bowl of steak tikka masala on a plate with basmati rice, next to a set of silverware and a small bowl of cilantro.

Give your feedback on plant-based steak dishes

Land Lovers will be on campus Friday, March 8, with samples of their 100% plant-based steaks. The following dishes will be available to sample from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Mensa:

 

“Beef” Slider : Panini style sandwich with melted vegan cheese and shredded cow-free flanks, similar to barbacoa, in a slightly sweet barbecue sauce.
“Steak” Tikka Masala: Cow-free flanks marinated and cooked to tenderness in Indian masala sauce (non-yogurt, non-butter, vegan), served over basmati rice.
“Steak” Nachos: Cow-free flanks marinated in a spiced sauce, grilled, served over nacho chips and drizzled with vegan cheese.

 

Please provide your feedback about these options for possible inclusion on our menu.

Wartburg College UKnight Day.

What is UKnight Day? 

Each year, the entire Wartburg family comes together to celebrate what makes this place special through an annual day of giving. Led by UKnight Day Champions, Wartburg Knights turn social media orange for 24 hours as we aim for our goal of 1,500 donors UKnighted. Save the date for this year’s UKnight Day: Thursday, March 21!

Friends of the Family Hygiene Drive.

Social Work Club seeks hygiene product donations

The Social Work Club is having a hygiene drive in March. The group will collect hygiene items such as, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, brushes, etc. There will be boxes to collect these items in Mensa, Luther Hall, Old Main, the Science Center, and the W. All items will be donated to Friends of the Family, which helps support individuals experiencing homelessness or victims of crime.

Dance Marathon seeks Push Day supply donations

Dance Marathon needs snacks and drinks for the group’s Spring Push Day on March 7. Please check the spreadsheet for needed supplies, bring your donations to campus before 5 p.m. March 6, and email Grace Benson at grace.benson@wartburg.edu, who will come get them.​

Experience the world in May Term 2025.

Travel abroad for May Term 2025

Experience the world through a May Term 2025 travel course! Destinations include Cuba, Japan, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, and Washington, D.C. Apply to use your Knight’s Experience funding of up to $1,500!

Vogel Library publishes March newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes information on the upcoming Mending Monday Kreativwerkstatt event, how you can follow along with the progress of the library’s strategic plan, and a spotlight on the second-floor display for Women's History Month.

OPPORTUNITY CORNER

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

NEW!

German Institute Funding

For 2024-25, a total of $7,000 is available to support activities/endeavors related to Germany and the German language. Applications for the full $7,000 will likely not be supported in full. Awards will be announced no later than April 12. This funding has previously supported enrichments to May Term trips, the German film festival, and student travel for study abroad and internships (but not individuals for May Term).

Applications due: March 29

Contact: Dr. Daniel Walther

NEW!

Gilman International Scholarships for Pell Grant Recipients 

Get help with the cost of an international May Term travel course or a semester abroad. Award amounts can be up to $5,000!

Contact: Kathleen Sihler, scholarship and fellowship adviser

 

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Chapel

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

Prayer around the cross for the healing of nations.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

Chapel

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

Breakfast Club in the Chapel Commons.

Senior Kickoff

7:30 to 9:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth & Heritage Rooms

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.

Sanctuary

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Guided Meditation

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

New Faculty Workshop

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Faculty Resource Room, Vogel Library

Second-Year Faculty Workshop

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Faculty Resource Room, Vogel Library

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Bach’s Lunch

Noon, Wartburg Chapel

Carol Teare, Mark Welty, Janet Sanders, and Mariko Morita, members of the Cedar Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will perform.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

NEW!

Best Buddies/SAAC Kickball Tournament, Sunday, March 10. Looking for volunteers to play in our tournament! Wartburg College W Fieldhouse, 10 a.m. to noon.

Best Buddies/SAAC Kickball Tournament 

10 a.m. to noon, Hoover Fieldhouse

Volunteers are needed to compete in the tournament with participants from the Larrabee Center and North Star Community Services. Refreshments will be provided! Email avery.mize@wartburg.edu or grace.burrett@wartburg.edu with questions.

Catholic Mass by St. Mary’s

7 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

NEW!

Knights to Know: Women of Wartburg: Spotlight on Health Care. Wednesday, March 13, tune in at 7 p.m. CST. RSVP at www.wartburg.edu/knights-to-know.

Knights to Know: Spotlight on Health Care

7 p.m., virtual event

Hear from Lt. Linette Ewing ’02, assistant professor of pediatrics and pediatric clinician; Dr. Shannon Neale ’87, family medicine practitioner and professor; and Dr. Gia Gray ’94, also a family medicine practitioner, about the joys and challenges of working in health care.
For more information, contact the Wartburg College Alumni & Parent Engagement Office at 319-352-8491 or alumni@wartburg.edu.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

NEW!

2024 Grad Finale. Graduating in May or August 2024? One stop for all your graduation needs and questions.

Grad Finale

3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Knights Ballroom

This one-stop event is your checklist for all your graduation needs and questions, including cap and gown orders. Meet with seven different campus offices to make sure you’re ready to graduate. Email regoffice@wartburg.edu for more information.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

NEW!

Mending Monday

4 to 7 p.m, Kreativwerkstatt (Vogel Library, second floor)

If you have clothes that are missing a button, have a seam popping, or are ripped, use the library’s sewing machines and sewing kit supplies to make them like new again! Assistance will be provided, along with snacks.

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

 
Achievements and accomplishments

Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, presented "Interreligious and Transnational Solidarity of Religion as Resistance to Ultranationalist Populism in East Asia and the Pacific Rim" on Feb. 26 and "Nishida Kitaro: Kyoto School's Philosopher of Religion's Struggles with Secular Nationalism in Japan" on Feb. 29 at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

 

March 6-8
Indoor Track (national qualifiers only): All day

March 7-8
Women's Wrestling: All day

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
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.

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.

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.

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.

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