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The Juice - April 2

See what's happening on campus this week.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024



A time-lapse photo of a total solar eclipse.

Viewing glasses for eclipse available from Science Center

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable from campus beginning at 12:43 p.m. Monday, April 8, and will last about two and half hours with its peak around 1:55. Under no circumstances should you look directly at the eclipse without special protective gear. (And your sunglasses absolutely do not count.)


Dozens of special glasses designed to safely view the eclipse will be available from Science Center 107 on Friday, April 5. These will be handed out for free on a first-come, first-served basis, though some will be given to physics students in advance for teaching purposes. For more information about the eclipse, check out the MCSP Instagram and Wartburg College Observatory Facebook accounts.

Revived Wartburg Democrats club seeks members

The Wartburg Democrats are back and working on plans for the future. If you are interested in joining or learning more, email nate.thorp@wartburg.edu or justin.schedtler@wartburg.edu.


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

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




Classes Resume

7:45 a.m.

Tennis vs. Martin Luther

3:30 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility

Baseball vs. Buena Vista

6 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field



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

Prayer around the cross.

Softball vs. Dubuque

3 & 6 p.m., Lynes Field

Men's Tennis vs. Loras

4 p.m., Meirink Family Tennis Facility


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: American Women in Religion

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

Guided Meditation

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


Katie Rice Guest Clarinet Recital

6:30 p.m., Orchestra Hall, Bachman Fine Arts Center

Dr. Katie Rice, adjunct professor of clarinet and saxophone at Tarrant County College (Northwest), McLennan Community College, and North Central Texas College, will perform with accompaniment by Rebecca Nickles. Both are Wartburg graduates, and all are welcome to attend.


Track & Field: Outdoor Select

All day, Walston-Hoover Stadium

Meistersinger Music Scholarship Auditions

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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

Senior message by Marlee Boyle.

Baseball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

6 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field

A Midsummer Night's Dream.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

7:30 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

The Wartburg Players will perform this classic Shakespeare comedy, where a quick jaunt in the woods turns whimsical as fairies interfere in the love lives of mortals. Tickets are $10 at the door or free with Wartburg student ID.


Women's Golf: Wartburg Invite

All day, Prairie Links Golf Course

Dance Marathon Big Event

8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Levick Arena

Softball vs. Buena Vista

4 p.m., Lynes Field

Baseball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

4 p.m., Harms Stadium at Hertel Field

Handbells & Kantorei Spring Concert

4 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

A Midsummer Night's Dream.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

7:30 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

The Wartburg Players will perform this classic Shakespeare comedy, where a quick jaunt in the woods turns whimsical as fairies interfere in the love lives of mortals. Tickets are $10 at the door or free with Wartburg student ID.


St. Elizabeth Chorale Spring Concert

2 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

Ritterchor Spring Concert

4 p.m., Wartburg Chapel


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.



Canoe Battleship

7 p.m., Schuldt Natatorium, The W

Sign up your team of four now for Canoe Battleship in the pool at The W. There will be a maximum of 12 teams on a first-come, first-served basis. If your team signs up after the limit has been reached, you will be notified and are still welcome to come watch. This event is hosted by The W and its lifeguards.


Achievements and accomplishments

A team of Wartburg College faculty and staff attended the National Conference of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) in Atlanta from March 20-23. Greg Kneser, vice president and dean of students; the Rev. Maggie Falenschek, dean of spiritual life and Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair; Dr. Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, associate professor of religion; Amy Tucker, director for career and alumni engagement; and Dr. Caryn Riswold, the Mike & Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, attended plenary, workshop, and small-group sessions around the theme of Vocation for the Life of the World.



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.

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.

Wartburg College UKnight Day.

President Becky donates $8,200 in fac/staff challenge

President Becky previously issued a $10,000 challenge to full-time faculty and staff to reach 75% participation on UKnight Day. The number of fac/staff donors increased from 173 last year to 205 this year, hitting 82% of our target. As such, President Becky has donated $8,200 toward the UKnight Day total. Additionally, the following areas were recognized for reaching 100% participation:


Auxiliary Services
Business Office and Financial Aid
Institutional Advancement
Journalism and Communication
Math, Computer Science, and Physics
President’s Office
Social Work
Student Life
Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry
A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Wartburg Players to perform 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

The Wartburg Players will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, in McCaskey Lyceum. Enjoy this classic Shakespeare comedy, where a quick jaunt in the woods turns whimsical as fairies interfere in the love lives of mortals. Tickets are $10 at the door or free with Wartburg student ID.

Bunce retirement open house planned April 3

Kim Bunce, the scholarships and gift planning coordinator in Institutional Advancement, has retired after serving Wartburg for 35 years. Her last official day was March 15, though she will work part time as needed until her replacement is hired and trained. A reception will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Hagemann Castle Room for those who would like to wish Kim well in her retirement.

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.


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