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The Juice (Students) - Jan. 11


Blood drive — Tri-Beta will be hosting its annual winter Lifeserve blood drive today (Jan. 11) in Chapel Commons from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-in sessions are welcome, but if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact tri-beta@wartburg.edu. All donations will support the Waverly Health Clinic!


University of Iowa Bridge Program — The University of Iowa College of Law is hosting “The Bridge Program," designed to introduce students of color to law school, in Iowa City on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, Feb. 20. Throughout the two-day program, students learn what it’s like to be a law student and factors law schools consider in applications. The College of Law will cover most of the travel expenditures, including hotel rooms and travel cost. For more information on attending, contact Karen Thalacker, pre-law advisor.

MLK Diversity Week lineup — Celebrate MLK Diversity Week with our lineup of events Jan. 17-22. Show your participation by using #IAMWARTBURG on social media.

  • Sunday, Jan. 17: “Selma” movie, 7 p.m. — McCaskey Lyceum
  • Monday, Jan. 18: Service Projects — To sign up for a service project, click here or email VAC@wartburg.edu
    Poverty Simulation, 2-5 p.m. — Ballrooms
    "An Evening With Imam Taha A. Tawil: Conversation, Fellowship, and Peacemaking," 7 p.m. — Chapel Commons
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19: Insight tabling event, #WeAreWartburg — Saemann Student Center
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20: MLK Chapel, Naomi Alene ’18, 10:15 a.m. — Wartburg Chapel
    BSU Panel #MakeItMatter, 6 p.m. — McCaskey Lyceum
    Euchie, 9 p.m. (Candlelight vigil following)
  • Thursday, Jan. 21: Diversity Card Game, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Chapel Commons
    Diversity Involvement Fair, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — McCoy Rooms
    The Outlet (performances by a diverse group of students expressing social justice through dance, poetry, song, and various performances), 7 p.m. — McCaskey Lyceum, ice cream social to follow
  • Friday, Jan. 22: KWAR wrap-up event with trivia, dinnertime — Saemann Student Center

MLK Jr. Day class schedule — Next Monday, Jan. 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wartburg alters the class schedule on this federal holiday to free students and faculty to participate in afternoon service projects. Class periods one through six will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each. Weekday Chapel will not be held. Evening classes will meet at their regularly scheduled time. Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m. Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m. Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m. Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m. Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.

Study abroad applications — Set yourself apart, study abroad. Learn in a diverse setting, gain language skills, flexibility, and independence. Start your adventure bysubmitting your application for the 2016-17 year by Feb. 1.

Mental health speaker — Cleo Goeckner, a student at the University of Iowa, will be speaking Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in WBC 214 about her struggle with mental illness and the inspiration for creating Brain Chains, a mental health awareness project. There will be a brief student panel to follow. All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited and encouraged to attend. Contactsafe@wartburg.edu with any questions.

Admissions update – A monthly newsletter goes out to Faculty/Staff as a recruitment update from admissions. Here is the newsletter for January.

Phil and Lit – The first winter term meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Friday, Jan. 15, at 4 p.m. in McCoy West in Saemann Student Center. Dr. Fred Hallberg, retired auto-didact who taught humanities for 31 years at UNI, will present "The Pleistocene Cultural Revolution and Other Mysteries of the Human Conquest of the Earth." The society meets most Friday afternoons during the academic year for presentations by a colleague in an informal, convivial setting. Beverages and snacks are available.

Unified Sports Day — Unified Sports Day will be Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in The W Fieldhouse. Sign up to volunteer on the following dates: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center (north entrance) and 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader (Hall of Champions); and Thursday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Student Center (north entrance). ContactMonica Severson if you have questions.

Student Body leadership — Become the next Student Body president or vice president, treasurer, or recorder for 2016-17! No prior Senate experience is required, so all students are encouraged to apply. Fill out the application online by Friday, Jan. 29. Contact senate@wartburg.edu with questions.

Be an Ambassador — The Ambassador organization is beginning winter recruitment! Click here to apply to be an Ambassador; applications are due Tuesday, Jan. 19. Applications will be evaluated on clarity, elaboration, and thoughtfulness. Contact ambassadors@wartburg.edu with questions.

Homecoming Committee 2016 — Are you interested in planning Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016? Apply online by Jan. 22. Be a part of one of Wartburg's greatest traditions! For more information, contact Tony Smith.

Project for Peace — Proposals for The Davis Projects for Peace are due by noon Wednesday, Jan. 13, electronically to Dr. Dan Kittle, dean of students. The $10,000 award is available for peace projects proposed by undergraduate students. The projects must be completed during the summer of 2016. Contact Kittle or Dr. Fred Waldstein or click here for more information.

Live in the Res next year — The Residence is a living and learning environment in which residents come together as a group to identify and meet a need in the community. Each group member will be expected to spend 6-10 hours each month serving with a community partner. Now is the time to start forming your group of eight and your project idea to come live in the Res next fall! Applications will be available Feb. 1 and are due Feb. 26. Presentations for group projects will be March 7 and 9. 

President's Cabinet to meet — The President’s Cabinet will meet Thursday, Jan. 14, to finalize the list of expense savings and revenue enhancements totaling $4 million to be implemented over the next two to three years. The President’s Budget Advisory Council will meet Friday, Jan. 15, to review that list and provide feedback to the president. An update will be provided to the campus community later this month. Please watch the Juice for additional information.

College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.


Service trip applications due — Applications for service trips over Tour Week are due Friday, Jan. 15. Find trip and application details online at www.wartburg.edu/servicetrips. Email your application to servicetrips@wartburg.edu or drop off at office 171 in the Hub.

Keep on Learning — Wartburg College’s Keep on Learning continuing education series will return Jan. 14 with classes examining the influence of first ladies on the presidency. Graham Garner, Wartburg’s vice president for marketing and communication, will lead the discussion on “Presidential Partnerships: American Presidents and First Ladies.” A $30 fee due at the second class covers the rest of the session. Classes continue Jan.  21 and 28 in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center For more information, click here.

Crossing Boundaries with German Film — A new contemporary German-language film series, Crossing Boundaries with German Film, will launch this semester. "Merry Christmas"/"Joyeux Noel," a French-German collaboration, kicks off the series 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in WBC116. One of four films in the series, it tells the story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce when British, French and German soldiers joined together to celebrate peace. All films are free, open to the public, and screened with English subtitles. A student-led discussion will follow the viewings. Information about subsequent screenings will follow. The series is sponsored by the German Institute at Wartburg College and organized by the German program.

Waverly Health Center Volunteering — Students who want to begin the volunteering phase of the Waverly Health Center program must sign up for the orientation, which will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Contact Jo Dorrance, internship coordinator, in Student Life Office #184. This is for students beginning the program only, not for those already volunteering/shadowing. 

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