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The Juice (Students) - March 7

Share your story — 
The Marketing & Communication Office is hosting its second annual Casting Call to find real Knights, just like you, willing to let us feature their Wartburg story with others through the college’s website, social media, and advertising. If you are a first-, second-, or third-year student interested in sharing your story, click here to register for the Casting Call on Tuesday, March 8, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Sandra Rada Recital and Orchestra Hall. During your short interview, you will answer a few questions, have your photo taken in our studio, and read a short script on camera. 



Updated Wartburg website — To see a video highlighting the new features of the updated www.wartburg.edu site, click here. The new website includes responsive web design, allowing all content to automatically adjust to any device’s display (desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone). All existing content and links have been converted to the new site design and structure. Some web content will be in a new location, so double-check the links in information you are sending out. If you have questions, please contact Chris Knudson, director of creative strategy. We appreciate your patience as you get accustomed to the new structure and design. 

‘Burg Bracket Challenge — The Wartburg Store is hosting its first 'Burg Bracket Challenge, coinciding with the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this March. Brackets will be available at the store beginning Monday, March 14. Submit your completed brackets by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, along with a $2 entry fee to benefit Dance Marathon. Results will be posted in-store throughout the tournament. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to The Wartburg Store. Contact thestore@wartburg.edu with questions. 

ETK survey — Have a say in next year’s events by taking the Entertainment ToKnight (ETK) survey. Click here to give feedback and suggestions for next year’s event, dates, and times as well as large-event suggestions. The survey closes Friday, March 18, at 11:45 p.m. Please email etk@wartburg.edu with comments or questions.

Culture Week begins March 13 — “Rise and Dance” with Culture Week events March 13-19, presented by the International Student Services Office and the International Club.

  • Sunday, March 13 — Coffee & Teas from Around the World, Vogel Library, 7 p.m. Come and see some different ways these beverages are prepared and served around the world.
  • Tuesday, March 15 — Faculty Panel: What is Social Justice? Heritage Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. Bring your lunch from Mensa and join Dr. Bret Billet, Dr. Dan Thomas, and Dr. Brian McQueen as they present on issues of social justice around the world. Co-sponsored by the Student Senate Diversity Committee.
  • Wednesday, March 16 — Foreign Film, Science Center 102, 7 p.m. Join us for a foreign film night with popcorn and subtitles! Co-sponsored by the Spanish Club and Sigma Delta Pi.
  • Saturday, March 19 — Culture Show, Neumann Auditorium, 8 p.m. Come see the best show in Waverly — a collection of song, dance, and fun from around the world! Rise and dance with our students, who represent every part of the globe, in this unique and unifying experience. $5 suggested donation for adults, $1 suggested donation for students.

Grad Finale for seniors — The Grad Finale will be held Wednesday, March 16, 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Knights Ballroom to provide you with “one-stop shopping” for all of your graduation requirements. Offices represented will be the Registrar’s Office, Business Office, Perkins Loan Office, Financial Aid, Alumni, Career Services, Senior Class Gift, Sustainability, and The Wartburg Store, allowing you to complete a myriad of requirements in one location.

RSVP for Senior Dinner — The Senior Dinner is Tuesday, March 22, in Knights Ballroom for December 2015, May 2016 and August 2016 graduates. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 7:15. As noted in the Jan. 28 e-mail invititation, please RSVP by March 15 atrsvp@wartburg.edu. Use “Senior Dinner” in the subject line and please indicate any special dietary needs.

Desks and dressers for sale — Used college desks ($5) and dressers ($15) can be purchased and picked up at the Physical Plant. Purchases are on a first-come, first-served basis; more furniture will be available for sale in May. Call Ruth Hein at 352-8318 for details.

Social Work course for the fall — The Social Work Department will offer a Fall 2016 course, SW 250: Current Topics in Social Work Practice: Substance Abuse Assessment/Intervention. The course, offered Mondays 6:30-9:30 p.m., will be taught by an MSW social worker who currently works for the VA Hospital. There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Archeology class for May 2017 — ID 308: Archeology and the Bible will be offered in May 2017. This travel course involves a hands-on experience with archaeology as well as a tour of the Holy Land sites. Simply sign up for GM 307 (0.5, Winter), and both GM 308 and ID 308 (May 2017). Contact Dr. Chip Bouzard for more information.

Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar — The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 11:30 a.m. in SC 134. Dr. Patrick Van Fleet, professor in mathematics and director of the Center for Applied Mathematics at the University of St. Thomas, will deliver a presentation entitled "A Simple Introduction to Wavelet-Based Image Compression." Refreshments will be provided at the seminar.

Service Trips positions — Service Trips is searching for a marketing coordinator, fundraising coordinator, and advisor/alumni liaison to join the executive team next year.Click here to see job descriptions and apply by 11 a.m. Monday, March 21. Direct any questions toservicetrips@wartburg.edu.

Student media applications — Applications for 2016-17 student media leaders are now being taken. Jobs available are: The Castle editor, KWAR-FM station manager, Knight Vision news director, Circuit managing editor of digital media, Tower Agency CEO, andThe Trumpet editor-in-chief. Click here for job descriptions and applications, which are due Friday, March 11, by 4 p.m.

Public relations internship with Student Senate — Wartburg Student Senate is looking for a public relations director for the 2016-17 academic year. This position counts as one or two credits for an internship and includes a stipend. Visit Senate's website for the application, and contact Tyler Vogel with questions. The application, along with other required materials found on the website, are due by end of the day Thursday, March 24, totyler.vogel@wartburg.edu.

Print Center charges — Students are allowed to charge copies to their account by swiping their cards at copiers around campus. Now, students are able to charge to their student accounts in the Digital Print Center for printed projects. If a project is ordered and not picked up and paid for, the amount will be charged to the student's printing account.

Vogel Library third-floor rooms reserved — Designated study rooms will be reserved on the third floor of Vogel Library for Business Mock Interviews on Thursday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All other rooms are open for student use, as well as Counseling Services, Pathways and WRSL.

Student Room Decorating Contest — We’re looking for creatively decorated rooms that express your style and spirit. Here’s how it works: Post an image (either one photo or one PicStitch-type collage) of your residence hall room on Instagram or Twitter, tagging @WartburgCollege and using the hashtag #WartburgWorthIt, or email to cassie.hales@wartburg.edu to be posted in a Facebook albumYour social media post must be public so everyone can see it. We have three contests:

  • Judges’ Favorite: Among all the photos posted to Instagram and Twitter, or emailed tocassie.hales@wartburg.edu, a group of judges will select the room they like best. Deadline is March 17. The winner gets a $100 gift certificate to The Wartburg Store!
  • Fan Favorite: Your photo must be emailed to cassie.hales@wartburg.edu by March 13, and college staff will post photos to the “Residential Life at Wartburg College” Facebook page. The photo with the most “likes” as of 9 a.m. Thursday, March 17, will win a $50 gift certificate to The Wartburg Store.
  • Lottery Drawing: Everyone who posts/emails an eligible room photo by March 17 is entered into a random drawing, and the winner gets 20 points off their Housing Lottery Number for the 2016-17 Housing Sign-up in March.
  • Photos that depict items/activities prohibited by the Student Handbook will not be eligible for prizes and may be removed from view.

Recipes from Home results — Student Center Council and Dining Services want to thank everyone who submitted recipes or participated in Recipes from Home this year. Based on student response, we will be adding all of the recipes that we taste-tested in Mensa, starting in May Term. The recipes are: Chifrijo, Oatmeal Pumpkin Carmelita, Jamaican Rice and Beans, and Buffalo Chicken Casserole. Beef and Noodles will be added at a later date.

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


Nominate a teacher — Graduating seniors, did you have a high school teacher who inspired you and contributed to your accomplishment of earning a degree from Wartburg College? If so, please nominate your teacher for the Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award. Winning teachers will receive $500. In addition, a $500 scholarship will be made available to a rising senior from your high school. For more details and the online nomination form, click here. Nominations must be received by noon March 17.

Offices close for Lenten Chapel services — During the Wednesdays of Lent, college administrative offices will close during chapel time, 10:15-10:35 a.m., to allow staff and faculty the opportunity to attend the Lenten chapels. (The W, Security Office, and Information Desk will remain open.)

Math Lab can help — Work on your math homework in the Wartburg College Math Lab, open Sunday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m., in Vogel Library Classroom 1. Trained student tutors provide mathematic assistance for the following courses:

  • MA 90 – Intermediate Mathematics
  • MA 106 – Mathematics in Modern Society
  • MA 107 – Finite Mathematics
  • MA 110 – Structures of Mathematics I
  • MA 190 – Precalculus
  • MA 214 – Statistical Methods
  • MA 250 – Applied Calculus
  • MA 251 – Foundational Differential Calculus
  • MA 252 – Foundational Integral Calculus

Supplemental Instruction (SI) WInter Term session — Supplemental Instruction is a peer-facilitated program coordinated through the Pathways Center that offers regularly scheduled sessions for targeted courses. SI sessions are free to all enrolled students and offer an opportunity to learn course concepts in a relaxed environment. Click here to find SI session times and locations, SI course offerings, and SI leader information. For more information about the SI program, click here or contact Whitney Baker, Pathways associate for Supplemental Instruction, Math Lab supervisor, and career adviser.

R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Fund — Email Roy Ventullo for an application and cover page. The cover page and proposal (as a Word document) are due March 18 to Sally Malcolm. Proposals will be pre-reviewed by a panel of faculty members, and up to four proposals will be forwarded to the McElroy/Iowa College Foundation for consideration. Students can major in any department. Applications require dual authorship by the proposing student or teams of students (two or more) and a sponsoring faculty member. Research in credit courses is not eligible. The research fund will cover any expenses necessary to support activities defined in a credible research proposal (supplies, travel, student stipends). Maximum award will be $2,000. 

Wartburg undergraduate research fellowships — Application deadline is March 18. Click here to find the online application on the Wartburg Info Center. Program information can be found here. Proposals are reviewed by a panel of faculty members. Students can major in any department. Applications require authorship by the proposing student and a letter of support by the sponsoring faculty member. Funds may include student stipends, supplies, equipment, or travel for research. Limit $2,500 per student in summer, $1,000 during the academic year. Research conducted in credit courses is not eligible. 

Housing sign-up — Housing cards for 2016-17 will be available Friday, March 11. Informational meetings regarding the sign-up process will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Clinton Hall lounge, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Centennial Hall lounge. Details will be posted at www.wartburg.edu/reslife soon. Lottery sign-up nights will be:

  • The Residence — Monday, March 21, 7 p.m., Grossmann 16
  • Knights Village — Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum
  • Suites and singles — Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium
  • Doubles and triples — Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

2016-17 registration details — Registration for the 2016-17 academic year begins on Monday, March 7. Registration is scheduled on specific days for students based on their classification. Registration information, including registration dates, tips and guidelines, is available on the Registrar’s page of the Wartburg website. You can also stop by the Registrar’s Office, located in Luther Hall 216. The staff will be happy to answer any questions regarding registration.

Visit the InfoCenter for details on the following:

  • Study abroad applications
  • German Institute funding application (due March 15)
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training requirement
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