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The Juice - March 25

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, March 25, 2024


Editor's note: Due to the Easter holiday, the next scheduled edition of the Juice will be Tuesday, April 2. Please submit any items for that edition by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27.



Parking registration for 2024-25 now open

If you’re coming back to campus this fall, avoid D Lot and a $50 late fee by registering your car before June 20. Email campus.security@wartburg.edu with questions.

Constitutional law course added for fall

PS309 Constitutional Law has been added to the Fall Term 2024 course offerings for those interested in law school. It will be taught from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Contact your adviser to add this course.

Dining hours set for Easter weekend

Dining Services has set the following hours for Easter break:


Last meal: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28


The Den

Closing at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28, through Monday, April 1


Closing at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, through Monday, April 1


Zesty Orange

Closed Sunday, March 31

All dining locations will resume regular hours of operation Tuesday, April 2.

May Fest Auditions: April 3-4. Let us showcase your musical talent!

Audition for ETK showcase

ETK will present a May Term Festival from 3 to 6 p.m. May 18 in Kohlmann Park. All performers, from singing, playing an instrument, to dancing, are invited to audition from 7 to 9 p.m. April 3 and 4, with location to be determined. All performers will audition with one song, though you can perform more than one song at the festival. The ETK team will send out results of the auditions April 8. Email etk@wartburg.edu with questions.

Honor student employees April 7-13

Join the Student Employment Office in celebrating our amazing “superheroes” on-campus: our student employees and supervisors!


Check out these ideas as you make plans to celebrate within your departments and stay tuned for more information about other planned events.
Honor a student employee that goes above and beyond by completing this form and sharing what their superpower is in their role. Student employees who are nominated will receive special recognition during the week. Nominations are due Thursday, April 4.
Print and decorate superhero templates for the Wall of Honor banner. Include the student or supervisor name and department on each template and submit to the Student Employment Office (LH 212) by Friday, April 5. The banner will be on display throughout the week.

Honor employee supervisors April 7-13

Honor a faculty or staff member that goes above and beyond in their role as a supervisor of student employees by completing this form and sharing what their superpower is in their role. Supervisors who are nominated will receive special recognition April 7-13. Nominations are due Thursday, April 4.

On-campus jobs available

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


Current Academic Year

Dining Services, Mensa student assistant
Knight Vision, production assistant
Knights Who Serve, director of campus relations
Operations & Maintenance, student facilities technician
The W, lifeguard/swim instructor

Summer 2024

Registrar’s Office, office assistant

2024-25 Academic Year

Knight Wire, student manager
Knight Vision, production assistant III
KWAR, station manager
Tower Agency, CEO
Trumpet, editor-in-chief

To apply, check out these positions and more on Handshake.


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





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

Message by Kari Kitchen.

Two 3-D paper eggs, one with a white and blue plaid pattern and the other with a floral wallpaper style.

Create Paper Easter Eggs

1 to 9 p.m., Kreativwerkstatt, Vogel Library


Create Paper Easter Eggs

1 to 9 p.m., Kreativwerkstatt, Vogel Library



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

Holy Week service.

Create Paper Easter Eggs

1 to 9 p.m., Kreativwerkstatt, Vogel Library


Wartburg Psych Club First Meeting: 7 p.m. March 27.

Psychology Club Meeting

7 p.m., Grossmann classroom TBD

This will be the first meeting of the Psychology Club, and all who are interested or involved in psychology are welcome to attend. Treats will be provided.


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: Interacting With the World Around Us

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

Easter Break Begins

9 p.m.


Track & Field: Good Friday Challenge

All day, Walston-Hoover Stadium

Men's Golf: Wartburg Invite

All day, Prairie Links Golf Course

Softball vs. Saint Benedict

1 & 4 p.m., Lynes Field



Opening Reception: Wartburg Senior Art Exhibit 2024

7 to 8:30 p.m., Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery

This exhibition features work by Wartburg senior students Erin Buchheit Donati, Katie Heaverlo, Sam Lockhart, Lilly Meester, Milagros Toribio Porras, Jacy Werning, and Britta Williams. Browse the exhibition, hear remarks from the artists, sample refreshments, and enjoy conversation as we celebrate the accomplishments of these talented students. The exhibition will be on display through May 26.


Achievements and accomplishments

MaTina Clark, assistant registrar for transfer and articulation processes, and Dr. Dan Walther, history department chair and Gerald R. Kleinfeld Endowed Chair in German History, presented as part of a practitioner panel at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students annual conference, which took place Feb. 21-23 in St. Louis. Their portion of the presentation was entitled "Roadmap to Transfer Pathways," which detailed their work on the steering committee of the Iowa Private Transfer Collaborative. The focus of the IPTC is to support vertical transfer students from Iowa community colleges to Iowa private institutions by creating transfer pathways in selected academic areas.



Monday, March 25
Baseball: Depart at 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, March 26
Baseball: Depart at 11 a.m.

Thursday, March 28
Softball: Depart at 9:30 a.m.


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.

Lead & Serve.

RSVP for leadership, service recognition

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the inaugural Celebration of Leadership and Service luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Heritage and St. Elizabeth rooms of the Saemann Student Center. Students who have received Leadership and Service Awards, completed the leadership minor, or participated in the Baldwin Leadership Fellow or National Society of Leadership and Success programs will be recognized. An RSVP is required for the meal by Monday, March 25. Email kristin.teigtorres@wartburg.edu with questions.

Applications open for May Term senators

Students may now apply for May Term Student Senate seats. These senators are responsible for attending three meetings during May Term to plan and execute Burgapalooza, discuss Outfly, plan items for Senate for the 2024-25 academic school year, and discuss other issues that might arise. Applications are due at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, with a mandatory elections meeting to follow at 4:30 p.m. that same day.

A section of the updated campus map, focused on the northeast side of campus.

Updated campus maps now available

Marketing & Communication has updated the official campus map to reflect recent building changes. New campus maps are available at www.wartburg.edu/directions. A general campus map and visitor parking map are available for your use; a dining options map is also available at www.wartburg.edu/dining.


Please discard old maps and replace them with the new versions. If you have any questions or need a specific version of the map not available online, please contact your Marketing & Communication account executive.

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.

Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, recently gave two presentations at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Taiwan. One was on interreligious dialogue and transnational solidarity of religions as resistance to ultranationalist populism in East Asia and the Pacific region, including the U.S., and the other was on the philosophical dialogue between Zen Buddhism and Christianity of Nishida Kitaro. Terasawa also visited Taiwan Lutheran Seminary and spoke with its president, faculty, and students about a possible exchange program with Wartburg College and Wartburg Seminary.


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