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The Juice (Students) - Aug. 27

Aug. 27, 2018
Welcome to The Juice, new students! 
As we start a new term, we welcome all the new students at Wartburg. You'll receive The Juice, the college's official internal email newsletter, each Monday morning during the academic year, plus occasional editions when news warrants. To submit an item for The Juice, see the information at the bottom of this email. Please do not unsubscribe from Juice emails, as they are how the college officially communicates important news and events. 
'God's Work, Our Hands' event Sept. 9
Students, faculty and staff are invited to serve, worship and enjoy fellowship during "God’s Work, Our Hands" Sunday on Sept. 9 as Wartburg teams up with Waverly's Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School. Service projects will be completed in the Waverly community from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., worship will be at 11 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel, and a
sack lunch will be served at noon on campus. To see details and to register for this free event, please go to www.wartburg.edu/GWOH. Students can sign up to have their Sept. 9 lunch transferred to be part of the event. All are welcome!
Road closures near campus
Ongoing road construction has completely closed Bremer Avenue from Seventh Street (Family Video) on the east to 11th Street (Signature Realty/Meyer Pharmacy) on the west. Please note that Fifth Avenue NW, which runs south of the Manors and Knights Village, is closed to traffic at the railroad tracks west of campus near Hertel Field due to construction work. Click here for a map detailing the road closures and alternate routes.
Opening Convocation details
Opening Convocation is at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Levick Arena, to welcome the Class of 2022. This year’s speaker is Russell Harris ’10, chief dream director of The Future Project, a nonprofit aimed at unlocking the potential and purpose of students across the country. First-year students will be seated in chairs on the floor of the arena; faculty will be seated behind the students. Staff, returning students, and guests will be seated in the east bleachers. Some college offices may be closed during the convocation. All are invited to lunch in Mensa and Saemann Student Center ballrooms following convocation.
Textbook deadlines 

Please note these deadlines from The Wartburg Store:

  • Last day to return textbooks for a refund (without a drop slip): Friday, Aug. 31
  • Last day to return textbooks for a refund (with a drop slip from the Registrar’s Office): Friday, Sept. 7
  • Last day to rent textbooks: Friday, Sept. 7
  • Last day to purchase textbooks: Wednesday, Sept. 12

The last day to purchase textbooks (Sept. 12) is especially key as all textbooks will be returned. Students are encouraged to purchase course materials for the first and second Seven Weeks prior to Sept. 12. Tuition account charging will be open through Sept. 28 to charge supplies.

Be a part of a choir at Wartburg
Do you like to SING? Join one of the five choirs at Wartburg: Kantorei (sacred mixed choir), Ritterchor (men's), St. Elizabeth Chorale (women's), Castle Singers (chamber) and Wartburg Choir (a cappella). People of all abilities levels are welcome, even if you have never been in a choir before! To get involved, simply sign up for a five-minute Voice Placement Hearing (range check) between Aug. 27 and 29 or come to a rehearsal. The sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board outside of the music office in Bachman Fine Arts Center. For more information, visit our website or contact Dr. Lee Nelson.
Service to install Pastor Beckstrom
All are invited to join the campus community in honoring the Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom during Chapel time on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The college will install Pastor Brian as the new Dean of Spiritual Life and the Herbert and Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair during a service beginning at 10:15 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. As Dean of Spiritual Life, Pastor Brian will lead the College’s ministry and promote faith exploration and development in and out of the classroom. He will also continue to teach courses in Wartburg’s Leadership program and Religion Department. Following the service, all are invited for light refreshments in the Chapel Commons. 
Apply to host a Candlelight Dinner
Attention student organization leaders: Apply today to host a Candlelight Dinner! This allows you the opportunity to promote your organization, interact with faculty and staff, and experience fine dining. Should your organization wish to host a Candlelight Dinner, please indicate with a letter of intent by e-mail to Shelly Geweke. Please include your organization’s name, contact person/phone number, first and second preferences for dates, and a short paragraph about what makes your organization great. Dates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay. Dates available are: Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Nov. 28, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, and March 20. Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m.
Phil and Lit Society meets Friday
Join the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society Friday, Aug. 31, in Sandra Rada Orchestra Hall (note location change) as Jacob Tews presents Beyond the Madrigals: Contemporary Repertoire for Violin and Viola. This presentation introduces a diverse array of 20th- and 21st-century composers who have explored the medium of violin/viola duos. An overview of the available repertoire and its history will preclude specific selections for highlighting, including works by three pupils of the 20th century's most influential compositional pedagogue, Nadia Boulanger. Also to be discussed are two recent works written by Jacob Tews, awardee of the 2018 Pruisner Early Career Scholarly and Creative Activity Award.
New art exhibit opens Aug. 29
"Mandalas," an exhibition of paintings by artist Bart Vargas, opens Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery on the first floor of Bachman Fine Arts Center. An artist reception is Friday, Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., with a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Inspired by his travels to China, Vargas explores the relationship between the circle and the square through color theory and pattern. A mandala is a traditional spiritual symbol representing the universe. The exhibition runs through Oct. 21. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, or by appointment.
Sustainability Office has free supplies
As you plan for next year or write up your syllabi, don’t forget about the Sustainability Office’s Reused store. There are hundreds of binders, a lot of folders, and a smattering of other school supplies. Encourage your students to save their money and pick these up for free. We also have many desk organizers and other office supplies, so please check before ordering new. Due to an overabundance of binders and folders, employees are welcome to stop in to check these items off their children’s school supply list. During the summer, the Sustainability Office is open most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fall days will most likely be Tuesday through Thursday. When in doubt, just stroll on over and get some steps in! Contact Anne Duncan with questions.
This week's Chapel service schedule

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel; Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. Chapel time is 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. Upcoming speakers:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom (10:15 a.m.)
  • Friday, Aug. 31 – Kathryn Linthicum ’19 (10:15 a.m.)
  • Sunday, Sept. 2 - Pastor Brian Beckstrom (10:30 a.m.)
Become a Chapel Ambassador
Chapel Ambassadors will have an upcoming meeting. This is a group on campus that assists Spiritual Live & Campus Ministry in spreading the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, sharing their own spirituality with others, and promoting the programs in SLCM. If you are interested in becoming a Chapel Ambassador, please contact Pam Moss
Upcoming Events

Fall Orientation for new students
Aug. 25-28

BIG Dream Gathering
for first-year students

Aug. 27

Opening Convocation
Aug. 28

Fall Term begins
Aug. 29

"Mandalas" artist's reception
Aug. 31

Pastor Beckstrom installation
Sept. 5

God's Work, Our Hands event
Sept. 9

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 18-21
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
Mark Adkins ’90 will chair the College Sports Information Directors of America U Committee, an initiative to reach out to future generations of college sports information professionals, as reported by the Times Union

The football team, led by quaterback Matt Sacia ’19, is looking for another winning season, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The volleyball team was picked to win the American Rivers Conference in a preseason poll of coaches, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Rachelle Karstens ’92 was named the 11th president of Briar Cliff University, as reported by the Sioux City Journal.
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