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The Juice - March 18

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, March 18, 2024



Klue with KWAR: 89.9 Hours of Mystery.

KWAR marathon kicks off today

The annual radio marathon begins today and runs through March 22. "Klue with KWAR” will feature 89.9 straight hours of mystery with prizes every hour to lucky callers.

Two 3-D paper eggs, one with a blue and white flannel pattern and the other with a green and pink floral pattern.

Create 3-D Easter eggs at Vogel Library

When you need a break, stop by the Kreativwerkstatt (located behind the circulation desk at Vogel Library) on March 25, 26, or 27 between 1 and 9 p.m. to make three-dimensional eggs from paper.

May Term course explores race, class, gender

Still need a May Term class? Spots are available in SO225 Race, Class, and Gender. This course satisfies the diversity/cultural competency requirement for Wartburg's plan of essential education. Direct any questions to brian.mcqueen@wartburg.edu.

Wartburg College: Attend an M.A. in Leadership webinar! Learn about the program and our Alumni Leadership Scholarship.

Webinars set for M.A. in Leadership program

Learn to express your unique personal leadership identity, analyze complex environments, and engage in innovative change through the M.A. in Leadership program. Graduate assistant positions are available until filled for the Fall 2024 cohort. These positions include waived tuition and a $1,000 monthly stipend for an approximate overall value of $45,000. Please register for a webinar to learn more at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, or noon Friday, April 12. Email questions to gradstudies@wartburg.edu.

Endene wins championship, team takes second

The men's wrestling team took second place at the NCAA Championships this weekend. Massoma Endene capped off an undefeated season with an individual national title at 197 lbs. Congratulations to him and to the team!

The women's basketball team huddles up near the edge of the court.

Women's basketball ends season at Final Four

The women's basketball team ended its postseason run in the Final Four in an overtime game against Smith College. The Knights finish the season with a 29-3 record, the second-most wins in program history, and the program's third-ever appearance in the Final Four. Congrats!


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

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

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




Clay Target Sports: National Championships

All day, San Antonio, Texas


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

Message by Dr. Abbylynn Helgevold, Board of Regents distinguished professor in ethics.

Faculty STAS Meeting

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

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.



Some Perspectives on Financial Stablility: Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m., McCaskey Lyceum.

Leach Lecture: ‘Some Perspectives on Financial Stability’

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Join the Department of Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics to hear from Ken Anadu, vice president of the Boston Federal Reserve’s Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Department. This lecture is sponsored by the James A. Leach Chair in Banking and Monetary Economics.



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

Prayer around the cross.


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.


Drag Show 03-16-24: Circus Spectacular! Wartburg College Alliance, an all-ages event! Free will entrance. wartburg.edu/alliance.

UKnight Day

Midnight to midnight

Help us Fly Our Colors High on UKnight Day as we try to get 1,500 donors in a 24-hour period. Make a gift (and maybe get a tote bag, if you're a student), share your Wartburg story, and follow along online!

Keep on Learning: Interacting With the World Around Us

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

Young People's Concert

10 a.m., Neumann Auditorium

Group C Meeting

11:30 a.m., Luther Hall 330

Guided Meditation

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

A stylized depiction of the earth and its continents, with airplanes traveling between them.

Stories from Study Abroad

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Whitehouse Business Center 117

Join our recent travelers abroad who will share their favorite photos, stories, and advice about their semesters in Germany, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica, and Greece. This is a great introduction from the experts about the realities and rewards of study abroad!



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

Senior message by Carter Stubitz.



A black dog and a tan dog in their Retrieving Freedom harnesses. They are good boys or girls.

RFI Volunteering Opportunity

8:45 to 11 a.m., Science Center 128 to Retrieving Freedom

Calling all volunteers: The Pre-Vet Club will perform various tasks for Retrieving Freedom, and all are welcome to participate. The group will meet by Bec's room (SC128) at 8:45 a.m. to carpool over. If you would like to volunteer, RSVP to pre.vet@wartburg.edu.


New arrivals
Yara Albashair, programmer analyst, 2/19/24
Retirements and departures
Fred Green, general maintenance staff, 2/2/24
Quinton Murphy, assistant football coach, 2/2/24
Jackie Chouinard, HR and payroll assistant, 2/5/24
Rolando Egos, retail associate, 2/19/24
Tod Schulz, director of IT applications services, 2/21/24
Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters co-presented a poster, "The Genomics Education Partnership, A Path to Classroom Research Experiences in Person or at a Distance," at the Allied Genetics Conference in Washington, D.C., from March 6-10.
A team of three students from the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics participated in the Iowa Collegiate Mathematics Competition at Luther College on Feb. 24. Paul Zelle, Joseph Skinner, and Parker Sperfslage placed fourth out of 17 teams in the competition.



March 18-22
Clay Target Sports

March 21-22
Select track & field athletes

March 22
Baseball: Depart at noon



College launching first-gen support program

I'm first-gen proud.

Wartburg is launching a program to better support first-generation college students. Research shows that if students know someone who shares this status, they may ask that person for help, and you can then connect the student with appropriate resources such as an academic adviser, Financial Aid, the registrar, Academic Resource Center, etc.


If you were a first-generation college student — defined as someone whose parents/guardians did not earn a four-year degree — you can register for a sticker or door placard to identify yourself as such to students. Please sign up by Monday, March 18. Opportunities for professional development in this area will be provided in the fall.

Achievements and accomplishments
The Rev. Dr. Kristin Wendland, associate professor of religion, co-edited and contributed to the book “Guide Me Into Your Truth,” a collection of essays on truth and the Bible. The book was published by Wipf & Stock publishers in November 2023.
Four groups of students and Dr. Michael Bechtel were accepted to present at the National NSTA Conference for Science Education in Denver, Colo., from March 20-24.
Annie Dietz and Keli Potter will present their BI 455/456 research, "The Effects of Biophilia on Secondary Science Classrooms on Motivation, Retention, and Academic Success."
Mikayla Prusha and Kaylyn Hoth will present their ED 390 research, "Understanding the Ways Physical, Audio, and Ebooks Affect Comprehension: A Qualitative Case Study."
Lexi Brown, Alex Holden, and Michael Holderness will present their yearlong research and work with Green Iowa AmeriCorps, "Composting with Cockroaches in Northeast Iowa K-12 Schools." Brown will not present as she will be student teaching in Alaska during the conference.
Kate Heithoff will present "Pineapples and Plastic" from research she has been working on personally.
Bechtel will present "Bat Houses to Reduce Malaria Infections and International Progress."

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