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The Juice (Students) - Oct. 17


Funeral services for Cindy Carlson — Funeral services for Cindy Carlson will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Wartburg Chapel, with visitation an hour before. Cindy died Oct. 9 after a long struggle with cancer. For 17 years, she served Wartburg as executive assistant to the president and Board of Regents. Click here to read the obituary.


Business and Financial Aid offices closed – The Business and Financial Aid offices will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, so staff members can attend Cindy Carlson’s funeral.

Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar – The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Mathematics major Danica Windfield ’17 will speak about her experiences (two internships and a job offer) with Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids. Refreshments will be provided.

Phil and Lit – The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center. Dr. John Zelle, professor of computer science, will be the speaker; the title of his talk is “I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.”

Self-defense class – Faculty, staff and students are invited to The W’s Self-Defense for Girls and Women course 7-9 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24 in the Walker Wrestling Room. Fee is $25; sign up with class code SDG2 at The W welcome desk or call 319-352-8311. Learn simple, effective skills that may help prevent and survive an assault. Participants age 16 and older will learn awareness, assertiveness, safety, strategies and how to use simple, effective techniques to vulnerable areas of the body. Wear comfortable clothes and socks; no shoes allowed on mats. 

Study the Reformation in Europe during May Term 2017 – Dr. Kit Kleinhans will host an informational meeting about RE 277 on Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-8 p.m., in Grossmann 132. The meeting is open to those already registered and to those just considering a May Term travel course. If you are interested but cannot attend, please contact kathryn.kleinhans@wartburg.edu for information.

Monster Bash and Costume Contest on Oct. 25 – Come and help Student Center Council and Dining Services celebrate Halloween by dressing as your favorite character for the Monster Bash on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 5:15-7 p.m., in Mensa. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place in the costume contest. The meal will feature spooky Halloween music, Zombie Punch, Dirt Dessert, and Creature Fingers. You can decorate your own cookie, too! If you have questions, contact Shelly Geweke.

Student Affairs Luncheon – October is National Careers in Student Affairs month. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, all students are invited to eat their lunch from Mensa with Student Life professionals and chat with them about their career paths and professions. The location of this event is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date. Contact Ashley Lang with any questions. 

Urban Studies program – Bonita Bock, director of Wartburg West in Denver, Colo., will be on campus Monday, Nov. 7, through late afternoon Thursday, Nov. 10. If you would like to set up a time to meet with her, please email jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu. Applications for the 2017-18 Urban Studies programs at Wartburg West and in Des Moines are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2017.

Student paystubs now online – Student employees now can access their paystubs using the Pay Stub application on InfoCenter. Simply log in to InfoCenter using your Wartburg credentials. Under the “Applications” header, select “Pay Stub.” Paper paystubs will no longer be provided.

Notice from the Business Office – Students with an account balance greater than $1,000 must contact the Business Office (Luther Hall 212, 319-352-8411) or Financial Aid Office (Luther Hall 212, 319-352-8262) as soon as possible to discuss payment and/or loan options. Students failing to pay their account balance in full or below $1,000 by Thursday, Nov. 10, may have their Winter Term registration cancelled by Enrollment Management. Those applying student employment wages to their account and who feel their balance will be below $1,000 by the November student payroll should inform the Business Office. Those signed up for the Monthly Tuition Payment Plan and current with payments can disregard this notice. 


Free Cool Cookies at focus group — The German Institute is conducting focus groups to find more effective ways to inform students about the significance of a German experience for students’ professional and personal lives. All participants will receive free Cool Cookies! To participate, contact Dr. Dan Walther by Monday, Oct. 17, and let him know which session you plan to attend. Six to 12 student volunteers are needed for each of the following sessions:

  • Sunday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m., McCoy East
  • Sunday, Oct. 30, 7-8:30 p.m., McCoy East

Share your writing, artwork, photography —
 Did you know there is a place for students to have their photography, art, and all types of writing published? Wartburg’s English department joins with a staff of students every year to publish two volumes of Wartburg’s own literary and arts magazine, The Castle, and submissions are now being accepted! Send your PDF or Word document to castle@wartburg.edu by Nov. 1. If you're interested in having a say in which pieces make it into the magazine, send an email to the address above and we will add you to our list. For more information, check out our blog or find us on Facebook.

Fire safety inspections —
 Fire safety inspections were conducted at Wartburg May 10-11 and 17, with the intent to increase the fire safety of our campus buildings. We are in the process of addressing the few concerns outlined in the report. There were a few common safety concerns in several buildings, and we want to make sure everyone on campus understands these concerns and will work together to keep our campus safe. Those concerns can be found at this link. In each section, the fire code reference is listed first, followed by the response required from the campus community. If you have any questions, please contact Scott Sharar, director of plant operations. If you would like to view the complete inspection report, along with our compliance responses, please make an appointment at the Physical Plant.

Love Your Melon hats — 
The Wartburg College chapter of Love Your Melon is selling hats for $30; for every hat purchased, one is given to a child fighting cancer. Hats can be purchased online and credited to the Wartburg chapter at checkout.

STEM outreach student organization — 
Are you interested in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field? Do you want to work with and inspire grade-school kids? A new student organization is being established on campus to further K-12 STEM outreach in Waverly and the surrounding area. Activities will include organizing science activities and events for kids, visiting schools to help with science education, and performing science demos. If you are interested in hearing more, there will be an informational meeting Monday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., in SC 245. If you have any questions, contact madalynn.mckelvey@wartburg.edu

The Missouri Approach —
 Donald Pokorny, principal assistant of the Missouri Division of Youth Services, and his colleague Sonja Williams will be giving a presentation on Missouri’s uniquely successful approach to juvenile justice Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Students, faculty, staff, and community members will have the opportunity to learn about trending issues in juvenile justice and the effective components of rehabilitation in the Missouri system. Contact SociologyClub@wartburg.edu with any questions. 

Spend May Term in India —
 Consider travel this May Term to India. The course is a three-week immersion in India around and near the ancient city of Mysore with exploration of India’s history, health sector, women's empowerment, and the economy. Learn more by contacting Dr. Tamrat Gashaw or the Study Abroad Office, 352-8427.

Honor Council openings
 — The Honor Council is seeking two first-year students, one third-year student, and one fourth-year student to fill openings. The council is a board of students who deliberate cases of academic dishonesty presented by professors and students. If accepted, you will be a member until you graduate. Please email honorcouncil@wartburg.edu with questions or to apply.

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

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