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The Juice - May 20

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

Monday, May 20, 2024


Editor’s note: This is the last regular edition of the Juice for the academic year. Special editions will be sent as needed throughout the summer. Best of luck, soon-to-be graduates!



Summer hours begin Tuesday, May 28

Summer office hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will begin May 28 and run through Friday, Aug. 23. Regular office hours will resume Monday, Aug. 26.

Wartburg Store to close for inventory

The Wartburg Store will be closed May 27 through June 1 for year-end inventory.

Den adds hours over Commencement weekend

The Den will be open Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dining sets summer hours

Dining Services has set the following hours for campus eateries over the summer:


Mensa (Monday-Friday)

7 to 7:30 a.m. (during camps only)

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

5 to 5:30 p.m.

Breakfast will also be offered Saturday and Sunday when camps are in session.


The Den

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday



7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday to Friday


Zesty Orange

9 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday to Saturday

Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday


Please note hours may be extended during conferences and camps; all locations will be closed July 4. Summer food plans may be used until Fall Term begins.

See your mail from anywhere this summer

Digital mail scanning and notifications will continue over the summer months for faculty and staff. The Mail Center encourages using it to recycle unwanted mail before it is delivered or to see your mail while away from campus. Instructions and FAQs on the digital mail service are available online; email Kory Figura at kory.figura@wartburg.edu with questions.

Want to lead a domestic or international alumni tour?

The Advancement division is considering bringing back alumni tours that would be led by faculty or staff. If you would be interested in volunteering to run a domestic or international tour based on your interests, email alumni@wartburg.edu with a brief description of the tour you envision. For example, Dr. Dan Walther has proposed a “drinking historically” tour that combines his knowledge of German history and love of alcohol. Please submit your ideas by June 3.

Deadline for service data extended

Student organizations, athletic teams, music ensembles, faculty, and staff: Please tell us about your 2023-24 service events and activities. The deadline to submit information has been extended to Friday, May 24. Please email Kristin Teig Torres with questions.

Print Center changing delivery policy

Starting June 1, the Print Center will no longer deliver orders across campus. After receiving an email notification, you can pick up your campus print orders from the bookcase across from the Print Center counter on the first floor of the Saemann Student Center. This change will improve print order tracking and will help ensure no orders are missed. This change will not impact paper deliveries for campus copiers.

Things to say when you’re not feeling fine

What do you say when you’re not feeling OK? Here are a few alternatives:


“I’m actually going through some stuff.”
“Today is not my day.”
“I’m feeling some kind of way.”


Get more help navigating tough conversations on MHA’s Mental Health Month page.

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


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

Summer Jobs for Students

The following open student employment positions are available for this summer:

New: Annual Giving, Knightcaller
New: The W, Recreational Program Assistant
Alumni & Parent Engagement, Event Planning Assistant
Business Office, Accounting Assistant I
Digital Print Center, Operator I
Digital Print Center, Business Assistant
Dining Services, Student Assistants in the Den, Zesty Orange, Mensa
Dining Services, Truck Unloader & Inventory Assistant
Library, Circulation Desk Assistant I
Meistersinger All-State Camp, Head Counselor/Counselors/Assistant Camp Coordinator
Meistersinger Music Camp, Counselors
Operations & Maintenance, Student Facilities Technician
The W, Lifeguard / Swim Instructor
The W, Child Care Attendant

Contact: Handshake

Gilman International Scholarship for U.S. Pell Grant Recipients

U.S. Pell Grant recipients are eligible to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship to receive up to $5,000 toward expenses for an international May Term 2025 travel course or study abroad experience.

Deadline: Oct. 10

Contact: Kathleen Sihler




REMSTEM-IInspire Picnic

5 p.m., Regents Park (north of C Lot)

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.


May Term Classes End

Kaffee & Kuchen: Coffee, Pastries & Conversation

3 p.m., Campus Mall

Stop by and have a drink and a snack!


Unity Stole Ceremony

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Hagemann Castle Room

Students will receive stoles representing their respective cultures or identities. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Knight Vision Short Films

7:30 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Five short films created by students will be premiered: “Facing the Father,” “Seeing Double,” “Party of Two,” “Kendra,” and “Partner in Crime.”


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.


May Term Final Exam or Activity


2024 Senior Class Pig Roast.

Senior Pig Roast

6 to 8 p.m., Walston-Hoover Stadium

This annual cookout was first held after a farmer donated a pig that had been stolen by Luther students and released before a basketball game in Knights Gymnasium. If you didn't get knighted as a first-year, now's your chance!


M.A. in Leadership Hooding Ceremony

3 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

May Term Band Concert

7 p.m., Campus Mall



The Wartburg College seal, featuring the Martin Luther rose.


10:30 a.m., Hoover Fieldhouse & Track

A reminder for graduates: Rehearsal starts at 7:30 a.m. in Levick Arena, followed by Senior Breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Mensa. Please be back in Levick Arena by 10 a.m. to line up and process into the ceremony.


Achievements and accomplishments
Kaylie Springer presented “Considerations for Computerized Test Adaptation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” at the International Neuropsychological Society’s 52nd annual North American Meeting from Feb. 14-17 in New York. Dr. Andrea Eslick Watkins is her adviser.
Two students presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference from April 18-20 in Chicago. Shaelyn Hostager presented “Masking during COVID-19: The Role of General Anxiety among College Students” and “Impact of Personality on COVID-19 Related Masking Behavior and Masking Anxiety”; Dr. Shaheen Munir is her adviser. Chai Reddy presented “The Relationship between Social Media and COVID-19 Knowledge”; Dr. Cynthia Bane is her adviser.



Dining sets hours for Commencement weekend

Dining Services has announced hours for campus eateries over Commencement weekend:

Thursday, May 23

Mensa: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Den: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Konditorei: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Zesty Orange: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Friday, May 24

Mensa: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Den: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Konditorei: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

Zesty Orange: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Den: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sunday, May 26

Senior Breakfast: 8 a.m., Mensa
Konditorei: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Zesty Orange: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note food plans end after lunch on Friday, May 24, and meal transfers end at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

Called Beyond Ourselves: Vocation and the Common Good, edited by Erin VanLaningham.

Attend regional conference on vocation, common good

The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education is launching the latest Big Read at a special event at Loras College from Sept. 12-14. Any interested Wartburg staff or faculty can attend for $100, which includes registration, lodging, and all meals. The event will focus on the newest volume from the NetVUE Scholarly Resources Project, "Called Beyond Our Selves: Vocation and the Common Good," edited by Erin VanLaningham, professor of English at Loras. If you plan to attend, let Amy Tucker or Caryn Riswold know so they can help you make connections and answer questions.

Sign up for Diers House storage

If you need summer storage, sign up for Diers House storage or reach out to Lindsay Bienemann in the Student Life Office. Items can be moved into storage in the afternoon from May 22-25.

Performance appraisals due July 31

Performance appraisals and self-appraisals are due by July 31. Examples of completed forms can be found on the Info Center. Once appraisals are complete and signed by all parties, please email them to hr@wartburg.edu.

New arrivals
Dana Peralta, Den retail associate, 4/22/24
Deana Owens, catering manager, 4/22/24
Sam Leal, head men's basketball coach, 5/6/24
Jared Feigenbaum, Admissions CRM and communication strategist, 5/6/24
Richard Everhardt, senior programmer analyst, 5/1/24
Promotions and new job titles
Brenda Cummer, HR and payroll assistant, 3/11/24
Christopher Shafer, deputy director of Campus Security, 4/1/24
Brandon Everding, Den retail supervisor, 4/1/24
Retirements and departures
Karolina Achirri, assistant professor of education, 2/23/24
Landon Williams, assistant men's wrestling coach, 4/12/24
Colton Marlette, cleaning staff, 4/27/24

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