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The Juice (Students) - Oct. 23

Oct. 23, 2017

Going home for Thanksgiving or Christmas? 

Wondering how to get to the airport or bus station? The Wartburg Shuttle can get you there! Click here to check out current routes, times, and prices. You must sign up two weeks in advance of traveling. Contact Jennifer in Student Life with any questions.

Diploma application reminder 
The deadline for returning diploma applications was Friday, Sept. 29. At this time, more than 100 students with third-year standing have not returned the diploma application to the Registrar’s Office to initiate the graduation tracking process. Advising worksheets will be reviewed in October and November for those students who submit diploma applications by Thanksgiving. Students who fail to return the diploma application will have a registration hold placed on their account in March.
Farewell reception for TJ Warren
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to a farewell reception for TJ Warren on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8-9:30 a.m., in the Library Learning Commons on the third floor of Vogel Library. Stop by to thank TJ for his work at Wartburg and wish him well in his new position as assistant director for career readiness and employability at the University of Northern Iowa.
Graduation agreement reminder 
The deadline to return graduation agreements is Tuesday, Oct. 31, for pending 2017-18 graduates. Refer to the e-mail sent by Registrar Sheree Covert on Sept. 21 for more details. Thank you to the students who have already submitted their graduation agreements.
Participate in a mindfulness study 
Wartburg students at least 18 years old are eligible to participate in a six-week study of mindfulness and meditation. Participants will learn mindfulness meditation techniques and strategies for establishing a regular meditation practice. Participants will complete questionnaires regarding mindfulness, stress, and well-being. Sessions will be Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 6-Dec. 11. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of two $25 Amazon gift certificates. Psychology 101 students can participate for research credit/extra credit. For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Bane, professor of psychology.
Henderson is new student body vice president 
Congratulations to our new student body vice president, Ashlee Henderson. Henderson was appointed by Student Body President Naomi Alene, and Student Senate voted and approved the appointment Thursday, Oct. 12.
Cemetery Tour benefits two student orgs
The Wartburg College History Club and Phi Alpha Theta honor society will host the annual Harlington Cemetery Tour on Sunday, Nov. 5. Participants can walk among the graves with Terry Lindell, professor of history, as he shares stories of Waverly’s past residents and points out fascinating details of bygone years. The tour begins at 2 p.m. in the cemetery parking lot, 1001 First St. SW, Waverly. Proceeds from the $5 admission charge will benefit the two student organizations. Contact the Wartburg Department of Humanities at 319-352-8333 to register, or email Tyler Amick to register or for more information.
Sign up for Hearthside Project reading
The Hearthside Project allows students to engage in the process of reading with a professor and to consider connections between their own course of study and the practical and philosophical ideas explored through each text. Texts chosen by faculty and staff emphasize, by topic or implication, the key role of the humanities in contemporary thought. Students receive their books free of charge. Reading groups consist of one professor/staff member and three students. For a list of readings and faculty/staff participating, click here. To apply, send an email to the participating faculty/staff member of the book you are interested in discussing. 
Alumni Citations presented 
The Wartburg College Alumni Board presented Tomas Lindor Griebling '87, Brenda Roman '84 and the Rev. Roger '60 and Rosemary '59 Schneider with Alumni Citations on Oct. 15, during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Click here to read more about the honorees.
Transforming Tomorrow campaign wraps up 
Wartburg has officially announced the total raised during the five-year Transforming Tomorrow campaign: $89,582,393. Thank you for your support! To find out more about the campaign, click here.
Business Office to close for retreat
The Business Office will be closed Thursday, Oct. 26, for a staff retreat. The Financial Aid office will only be open that day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please plan accordingly for any business you may have with these offices.
Christmas with Wartburg tickets on sale
Christmas with Wartburg tickets are now on sale to the public. Details and links to order concert and meal tickets can be found at www.wartburg.edu/christmas.
Help us celebrate the Reformation
On Oct. 31 the Wartburg campus will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Don’t miss two opportunities to be part of the day’s activities:
  • Spirited Expression: A Reformation Celebration will be held in the chapel from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., featuring Dr. Karen Black, college organist; the Wartburg Choir with Dr. Lee Nelson conducting; and the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans, speaker.
  • From 12:45 to 3:15 p.m., students, faculty, and staff in groups of 12-15 will gather for Reformation Table Talks, guided discussion, and honest conversation about the college’s mission of faith and learning and the future of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. To reserve a spot (and a lunch) at the Table Talks, click here by Friday, Oct. 20. No classes, lessons, or meetings will be held during this time and most offices will be closed so all can participate.

To volunteer to be a facilitator or “recorder” for the Table Talks, or if you have questions, speak to Ramona Bouzard or contact SLCM.office@wartburg.edu and include “Table Talk Volunteer” in the subject line. For more information on the Reformation Anniversary, click here.

Upcoming Events

Farewell reception for TJ Warren
Oct. 25

Fall Break begins
Oct. 26

500th Reformation anniversary celebration
Oct. 31

Cemetery tour
Nov. 5

Christmas with Wartburg
Dec. 1-3

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.

The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays to communicate campus news and events. Most announcements will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center.

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Weekday Chapel services
Weekday services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. They are a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester. It’s a great time to put regular worship on your schedule. This week’s Weekday Chapel looks like this:
  • Monday, Oct. 23 – Lia Kampman ’08
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25 – Interfaith Chapel, Sneha Mahapatra ’18
  • Friday, Oct. 27 – No Chapel. Enjoy your fall break!
Interfaith opportunity at Islamic center 
On Sunday, Nov. 5, join Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry on a trip to visit our neighbors at Masjid-Al Noor Islamic Center in Waterloo/Cedar Falls. We will gather at 1 p.m. at the Chapel and return by 4:30 p.m. This Interfaith opportunity is in partnership with Dr. Kuni Terasawa’s World Religions class and Dema KazKaz, president of the Islamic Center. The experience will include a tour, speakers, and international treats. If you would like to participate, email Pastor Ramona. There is also a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Chapel. Please note if you are a college-certified driver.
Faith Expression ministry groups
If you’d like to find out about Faith Expression ministry groups on campus, check out the SLCM Facebook page. Many of the student ministries have their own Facebook pages, too: Wartburg FCA, Catholic Knights, Adopt-a-Grandparent, Sanctuary, and Hope Overflow. 

Ian Wass ’02 was named the Waterloo Fire Department's Paramedic of the Year for 2017, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Enrollment increased in 2017-18, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The football team took down the Central Dutch, 44-20, as reported by the Oskaloosa News.

Carrie Smisek ’12 was ordained as a pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn., as reported by the Lonsdale News Review.

Students in Dr. Zak Montgomery's "Latinos in the U.S." captstone class are partnering with high school students from Al Exito in Hampton to teach others about Latinos' importance to the United States, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Sharon Regenold ’85 reflected on her career as Cedar Falls' first female firefighter and first female fire captain with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The football team beat Coe 34-7, outgaining the Kohawks by 340 yards and racking up five turnovers, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierKCRG, and CBS2/Fox28

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