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The Juice - May 6

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The Juice: The Official Wartburg College Campus Newsletter, Faculy/Staff Edition.

Monday, May 6, 2024




Second-Year Summit planned this fall

Wartburg will host a Second-Year Summit this fall to give you the chance to jump-start your academic year with leadership and service experiences:


Early move-in and time to get settled in your new living space.
Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner out in the community.
Deep dives into academic exploration, alumni/mentor connections, service-learning, spirituality, and more.
A morning of service in the Waverly community.
Mini-golf and other games, giving you time to socialize with friends.


Please fill out this interest form and keep an eye out for more details this summer. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Caps, gowns available for pickup, decoration

If you’re a graduating senior who ordered a cap and gown for Commencement, you may pick yours up starting today at the Wartburg Store. If you would like to decorate the top of your cap (mortarboard), ETK will have an event May 14; check the calendar section for details.

Pick up your Senior Pig Roast ticket now at the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office!

Seniors: Get your Pig Roast ticket

The annual Senior Pig Roast will be Thursday, May 23, and all graduating seniors are invited to take part in this annual tradition. Get your free ticket in the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office, located in the bottom floor of Luther Hall, by May 15. If you’re not on campus for May Term, email alumni@wartburg.edu to reserve a ticket. Faculty and staff, please register using this form if you’d like to attend.

Data sought on service projects

Did your team, group, ensemble, organization, or class provide service to the community this past academic year? The college wants to know what you did! Please fill out this form to provide details before May 17.

Input sought for Outfly events, themes

Student Senate wants your input on Outfly! Let them know the types of things you would like to see on Outfly, including theme ideas, activities, and more. If your theme gets chosen for Outfly, you will be entered in a drawing for a free Outfly shirt!

A group of people practicing yoga on a green lawn.

Outdoor yoga planned during May Term

Outdoor vinyasa yoga will be held on the campus mall from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday during May Term. In case of rain, head to the aerobics room in The W.

The Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany.

Spend May 2025 in Germany with RE277

This time next year, you could be experiencing Wartburg College in Germany instead! Add RE277 Reformation Then & Now to your May Term 2025 schedule and use your Knights Experience funding to immerse yourself in the heritage of Wartburg College, the life & work of Martin Luther, the legacy of J.S. Bach, the legend of St. Elizabeth, and modern social reforms in and around Germany. Includes time in Wittenberg, Eisenach, Neuendettelsau, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, and more. Email caryn.riswold@wartburg.edu for more information.

Get tips to cope with mental health worries

Here’s another tip for Mental Health Awareness Month. What can we do when it feels like the world is weighing on us? For starters, we can find a support system, set boundaries with technology, get involved in advocacy, and learn healthy coping skills. Find more tools to get you started. For more information, contact Counseling Services at 319-352-8596 or counseling@wartburg.edu.

Counseling benefit updated for employees

Employees have access to short-term confidential counseling through Allen EAP at no cost. Employees, including spouses and dependents, get six free sessions per issue on up to two issues per year. Allen EAP can now bill your insurance for counseling services after those sessions are exhausted. This update ensures you can continue to see your counselor once your free sessions have been used. Please note that this does not change the current benefit you have as an employee. Allen EAP accepts most major insurance plans, including HealthPartners. Please contact Amy Wilson, senior benefits administrator, with questions at amy.wilson@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8278.


TEDx org seeks candidates for leadership elections

The TEDxWartburgCollege student organization will soon hold elections for the 2024-25 academic year. Run as a candidate to engage with the TEDx community by taking on a leadership role and helping to organize local TEDx events and spread impactful ideas. The application deadline is Friday, May 10.

Vogel Library publishes special events newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes information on upcoming events happening in the library: puzzles and games with the Waverly Public Library, citation seminar, and crafting knight.

Remind alumni to keep us updated

The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office reminds employees to encourage alumni to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes through our online form.

Consumer information available online

Consumer information is available at www.wartburg.edu/consumer-information. This information contains statistics, policies and programs at Wartburg College, which includes but is not limited to the Annual Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety Report. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or to request a paper copy.


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

Research & Development Intern

Student Life and Alumni & Parent Engagement are hiring an intern for fall 2024 to enhance internship opportunities for Wartburg students in seven metro areas. Students can view the position description and apply on Handshake.
Deadline: May 15, with interviews conducted during May Term

Contact: jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu




Cricut Workshop

1 p.m., Vogel Library

Join the ELITE Consultants in the Vogel Library for a one-hour informative workshop to learn the Cricut, a smart cutting machine you can use to personalize nearly anything. This workshop will be offered four times this week.


AAF Cedar Valley Presents: Meet the Pros — Dive into the world of video production, copywriting, design, and more with industry professionals.

Meet the Pros

5:30 p.m., McCoy Rooms

Attention, marketing, advertising, and communication students: AAF-Cedar Valley, the local branch of the American Advertising Federation, is hosting a panel of industry experts, ready to answer all your burning questions. Pick the brains of:

Dani Gordon, 1Vision Communications
Brett Schwickerath, VGM Forbin
Josh Kreis-Voigt, Winding Media
Kaitlyn Trent, AMPERAGE Marketing
Becky Chipera, Chipera Creative


Short Film Auditions

6 to 9 p.m., McElroy Center 133

This May Term, students in the Department of Journalism & Communication are producing three short films in a variety of genres and styles. Auditions for roles in these films are open to everyone, no experience needed, and will take about 30 minutes per film. Audition for one or all three. Scripts are provided at the time of audition. For more information, contact Ronald Johnson at ronald.johnson@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8211.



Water to Thrive Dunk Tank

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Campus Mall

Water to Thrive is so close to funding a water well for the 2023-24 academic year, so help the group raise the final amount by dunking some notable Knights. All proceeds will go toward the well.

Cricut Workshop

3 p.m., Vogel Library

UnClobber: Scripture Study on the 'Clobber Passages'

6 p.m., Chapel Commons


Attend an MA in Leadership webinar at www.wartburg.edu/leadership-masters.

M.A. in Leadership Webinar

7 p.m., virtual event

Learn more about the M.A. in Leadership program and graduate assistant positions. Email gradstudies@wartburg.edu with questions.


Kaffee & Kuchen: Coffee, Pastries & Conversation

3 p.m., Campus Mall (rain site: McCoy East)

Cricut Workshop

7 p.m., Vogel Library


8 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.



Knights Who Serve: May Day of Service.

May Day of Service

10 a.m. & 1 p.m., various locations

Knights Who Serve is seeking student, faculty, and staff volunteers to help get the campus ready for summer. Tasks include planting flowers and trees around campus, weeding existing flowerbeds, or helping with other landscaping needs. There will be two two-hour shifts at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please sign up to reserve your spot and secure a May Day of Service T-shirt.

Mindfulness Meditation

12:30 p.m., Chapel Garden or Lilly Reflection Room

Cricut Workshop

8 p.m., Vogel Library



Attend an MA in Leadership webinar at www.wartburg.edu/leadership-masters.

M.A. in Leadership Webinar

Learn more about the M.A. in Leadership program and graduate assistant positions. Email gradstudies@wartburg.edu with questions.



Mortarboard Decoration

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., McCoy Rooms

Decorate your cap for Commencement with tools and supplies from the library’s Kreativwerkstatt.


Krystal Colbert.

Speaker: Krystal Colbert, Iowa Teacher of the Year

10 a.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Krystal Colbert, Iowa's 2023 Teacher of the Year, will discuss GRACE, an acronym that describes her approach to teaching.


Join us for Burgapalooza, 5 to 8 p.m. May 16, behind the Manors. Enjoy free hot dogs, burgers, dessert, yard games, and sand volleyball.


5 to 8 p.m., behind the Manors

Wartburg Student Senate will host the traditional May Term grill-out. Enjoy free hot dogs, burgers, dessert, yard games, and sand volleyball.



Puzzles & Games in the Sun

1 to 3 p.m., Campus Mall (rain site: Vogel Library first floor)

The Waverly Public Library and Vogel Library invite you to an afternoon of games and puzzles on the lawn. If you like jigsaw puzzles, form a team of two to four people for our jigsaw puzzle competition to see who can complete a 750-piece puzzle first! Not into puzzles? Play a board game or two with friends. Snacks will be provided!



Citation Seminar

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Vogel Library Classroom 2 (room 233)

Drop in for snacks and to visit with librarians about resources and citations for your research papers, presentations, and projects.



Knight Crafting

7 to 9 p.m., Vogel Library second floor

Come to the Kreativwerkstatt for an evening of sewing, knitting, button making or papercraft to create a graduation gift for a friend! Instructions will also be provided to make Grad Cap Gift Boxes to hold small gifts. Snacks, as always, will be provided.


Achievements and accomplishments
Kay Grigsby, the Grant Price Endowed Archivist at Wartburg, recently assisted with a video for the 50th anniversary of KWWL anchor Ron Steele. Grigsby pulled a significant amount of footage for this public event from the archives on campus.
Katie Hirv, alumni and development communications and social media associate, and Amy Tucker, assistant director for career and alumni engagement, were recognized by the Waverly Chamber of Commerce for their participation in and completion of Project Lead 2024. Project Lead is a yearlong class of community leaders who get a behind-the-scenes look into Waverly, the topics impacting our community today, and leadership development.



Thursday, May 9
Baseball: All day

Track and field: All day

Friday, May 10
Track and field: All day

Baseball: TBD

Softball: TBD



Dining sets hours for May Term

Campus eateries will operate with the following hours during May Term:


7 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily
5 to 6:30 p.m. daily


The Den

9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays


7:30 a.m to 2 p.m. weekdays
6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday


Zesty Orange

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Direct any questions to Dining Services.

ITS adjusts hours for May Term

Information Technology Services will operate the following hours during May Term:


Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Have tech questions? Check out the TechHub Knowledge Base for answers. Running into issues? Put in a ticket through the TechHub. Contact ITS with questions.

Kaffee and Kuchen planned in May Term

Kaffee and Kuchen is a German ritual where friends and co-workers gather in the afternoon to enjoy coffee, cake, and socializing. Join the Wartburg community at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in May Term for a break and connection on the campus mall. Coffee and treats will be provided by Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry!

Scripture study set on homosexuality

The “Clobber passages” refers to the six biblical texts commonly used to condemn homosexuality. But what do they really say? Join Chaplain Maggie in this Scripture study to dig into the history and context of these passages, challenging the idea that the bible condemns same-sex relationships. The group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the Chapel Commons during May Term. Please note SLCM has made explicit commitments to care for the LGBTQ+ community and, as such, this will be an LGBTQ+ affirming space.

Mindfulness practices scheduled in Chapel garden

Take a break from your day to breathe and be present with a 15-minute mindfulness practice that will leave you feeling relaxed and re-energized. Chaplain Maggie will lead sessions in the Chapel gardens at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays during May Term. No experience necessary!

Vogel Library publishes May newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes information on the Oxford University Press Read & Publish deal, the ELITE Cricut Workshop event series, a new online 3-D print order form, and May Term library hours.

Summer storage available at Diers House

If you need to store some of your belongings in Waverly over the summer, there is space available in the Diers House across from Neumann Auditorium. The only items that will be stored there are clean refrigerators, clean microwaves, and plastic totes and suitcases that contain your personal items. Each student can store up to four of those types of items for free. You can bring your items in the afternoon from May 22-25 and pick them up from Sept. 1-3. Any items left after Sept. 3 will be disposed of. If you need more space, there are multiple storage unit businesses in the area. For more information, contact Lindsay Bienemann in the Student Life Office.

Students: Change your mail forwarding before summer

The Mail Center will start forwarding student mail on May 27 to the address the college has on file for you. To change only your forwarding address for the summer or change the date to start forwarding, please complete this form. Permanent address changes should be filed with the Business Office. Please note most Amazon orders and package subscription services will not forward free of charge. Students who are registered to on-campus housing for the summer will not have their mail forwarded. If you wish to keep your mailbox open for the summer but are not registered for on-campus housing, or if you have other questions, please email mailroom@wartburg.edu.

Take care of your mental health

May is Mental Health Month. Here are five things you can do for your mental health this week:


1. Make a list of five things you’re grateful for today.
2. Practice positive affirmations.
3. Start a conversation about mental health.
4. Stay hydrated.
5. Take a break from screens.


For more information, please contact Counseling Services at 352-8596 or counseling@wartburg.edu.

Achievements and accomplishments
Kristin Teig Torres, director of student leadership, service and engagement, presented at the National Campus Compact Conference in Denver, Colo., on April 9 alongside two professionals from the University of Northern Iowa, Julianne Gassman and Kristina Kofoot. The trio presented “PROJECT HERE: A framework for implementing collective strategies and enhancing impact,” focused on a joint project with Wartburg College students living in The Residence and the Waverly Public Library.
Multiple employees or affiliates were recognized at the 2024 Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact Awards, which took place on the Macalester College campus on April 19:
Presidents' Student Leadership Award: Bethany Christians
Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Krystal Madlock
Community Partner Award: The Larrabee Center
Engaged Campus Award for Emerging Innovation: Dr. Michael Bechtel, for his work with Ioponics
Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, was recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for her service on selection panels for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

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