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The Juice (Student) - Dec. 10

Dec. 10, 2018
How to report technology issues
In order to better track and monitor ITS-related problems, please send all requests for assistance, problems, or other issues to techline@wartburg.edu and not to a specific ITS individual nor to helpdesk@wartburg.edu. Requests sent to techline@wartburg.edu are automatically entered in our new ticketing system. Once your request is in the ticketing system, we will be better able to monitor progress and you will receive improved follow-up communication.
Juice publishing schedule over break
This is the last regular Juice email for Fall Term. The student edition of The Juice will take a break and resume Jan. 7, when Winter Term classes begin. Send in your items by 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, for publication on Jan. 7.
Mail Center hours during holidays

Below are the Mail Center hours during the holiday season:

  • Dec. 10-14: Open normal hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 17-21: Open abbreviated hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For holiday shipping deadlines, contact the Mail Center. Campus delivery runs will take place late morning.
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 1: Closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1. Mail and packages addressed to Wartburg College during closure will be processed and held until we reopen at 9 a.m. Jan. 2. Mail will not be forwarded to student home addresses over Christmas Break.
  • Jan. 2-4: Open abbreviated hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Timing of campus delivery runs will be dictated by volume.

Please contact mailroom@wartburg.edu with questions.

St. Elizabeth’s Bread Basket on-campus food pantry
All students staying on campus over break are invited to visit St. Elizabeth’s Bread Basket, an on-campus food pantry located in Student Life. Non-perishable food items are available at no cost to students. The pantry will be open during regular office hours Dec. 17-21, and other times by contacting Security. Thanks to Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Dr. Tammy Faux for the generous donations of non-perishable food items. Please see Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life for more information.
Winter Break and Tour Week service trip applications
Winter Break and Tour Week participant applications are now open! These trips will be going to Arkansas; the Grand Canyon; Denver, Colo.; Florida; West Virginia; and North Carolina. This is a great chance to give back to these communities. Hurry to sign up because the trips are assigned on a first-come, first-SERVED basis (pun intended)! Please email Mattie Barr if you have any questions.
Incomplete grade policy reminder
An incomplete grade is not valid unless it is supported by a Student Request for Incomplete Grade Form. Students should initiate completion of the form to confirm they have been in communication with the instructor regarding the incomplete grade policy. The form is available under “Special Request Forms — Student” from the Academics tab of MyWartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Any incomplete grade submitted by the instructor without support of the form will be changed to an “F.” Additional information about the incomplete grade definition can be found online in the 2018-19 academic catalog.
Symphonic Band auditions
Open auditions for the Symphonic Band will be held the week of Jan. 7, 2019. Anyone with prior band instrument experience is welcome to audition for the group. Rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:50 to 4:40 p.m. Those involved in Ritterchor will miss the Thursday band rehearsal. For audition materials and questions, contact Dr. Muntefering.
Presidential Forum and State of the College address
The notes from the Dec. 4 Presidential Forum are posted under President’s Reports on the InfoCenter. The winter State of the College address will be Jan. 29, 2019, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum.
Volunteers needed for Unified Sports Day
Volunteers are needed for Unified Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 8:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. You will spend time with Special Olympic Athletes participating in activities such as basketball, volleyball, crafts, and more. This is a great way to give back to the community, and it’s a lot of fun! Sign-up will be in the Saemann Student Center during lunch and dinner hours Jan. 8 and Jan. 11, or through this link. Registration closes Jan. 15. Email nicole.adair@wartburg.edu with any questions.
Cleaning up, clearing out: Donation stations
While cleaning up and clearing out, consider donating your unwanted items worthy of being rehomed to the donation station bins. Located in a designated lobby of each residential hall, we will collect non-perishable food and winter coats to be shared with the international students on campus, as well as school supplies and dorm living items that will be placed in the free on-campus REUSED Store. Other items will be donated to the local Trinkets and Togs store. This program diverts unnecessary waste from landfills while also connecting desired resources to our campus community.
It’s peanut butter and jelly time!
PB&J Knight Study Break will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9-11 p.m. in Knights Ballroom. This is a free event for students, sponsored by Student Center Council (SCC). Take a break from your studies and come have a snack and be sociable at the same time. The menu consists of white and wheat bread, creamy and crunchy peanut butter, strawberry jam, grape jelly, and white or chocolate milk.
Davis Projects for Peace
The Davis Projects for Peace, in its 12th year, is an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2019. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today's motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace. Wartburg students must submit their application using the following link by noon Jan. 14, 2019, at this link.

Not sure if you are ready to launch a Davis Projects for Peace idea? Try submitting to the Wartburg College Wicked Problems Challenge at this link or submit an application for a TEDx talk at this link.
Order bakery items for break
Dining Services will sell bakery items to take with you over Christmas Break. Items may be ordered through your GET account until noon Thursday, Dec. 13. Gluten-free options are available. If you have questions, contact the Dining Office at 352-8303.
Student ambassador applications
Do you love Wartburg? Do you like to show off? If yes, please consider applying to become a Wartburg College Student Ambassador! This link to the application opens Friday, Dec. 14, and closes Monday, Jan. 14. If you have any questions, please reach out to ambassadors@wartburg.edu or abby.klug@wartburg.edu.
Support Wartburg while shopping online
Do you shop on Amazon? If you set Wartburg as your nonprofit of choice and access Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of your spending to Wartburg College! If you're an Amazon user, this simple change is a wonderful way you can provide for students at Wartburg. Click here to learn more about Amazon Smile.
Dining hours for Christmas Break
Please click here to download a list of the hours for the campus dining areas over Christmas Break. Mensa will be closed Dec. 14-Jan. 5. The Den and Konditorei will be closed Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-Jan. 1 and Jan. 5. Additionally, the Konditorei will be closed Jan. 6.
Recipes from Home
Students, faculty and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2019-20 Mensa menu! Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides and desserts can be emailed to Shelly Geweke by Friday, Jan. 31. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive a “thumbs-up” will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
Have you always wanted to give a TEDx talk?
Now’s your chance! Apply to speak at the second TEDxWartburgCollege event in February. Click here for the link to submit your idea by Friday, Dec. 14, and find more details on the TEDxWartburgCollege social media pages. This year’s theme is “Innovational Generations.” 
Festival of Trees in CTC
The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of the Classroom Technology Center through Dec. 12. A partnership between the college and the Waverly Chamber of Commerce, the festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year.
Chapel service schedule

There will be no Weekday Chapel services this week due to Finals Week. Enjoy your Christmas Break!

Posekany Literacy Awards
The Education Department and Education Unit faculty and students accepted into the Teacher Education Program, as well as Reading Endorsement students not admitted to the TEP, are eligible for special funding to attend the Iowa Reading Association Conference in Ames, June 25-26, 2019. Wartburg registrants may request reimbursement of expenses for registration, travel, housing, and meals, from the Institutional Advancement Office, Luthe Hall room 123. Contact Scott Leisinger at 352-8495 for information. These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Education Department emerita faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner.
Ph.D. program applications
Graduating seniors applying for Ph.D. programs are encouraged to review https://mcelroytrust.org/fellowship-program/criteria/ and contact Gloria Campbell to get the application form. If nominated by the Wartburg College selection committee, students have a 2/9 chance for more than $10K renewable grad school scholarship. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2019.
Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 12

PB&J Knight Study Break
Dec. 11

TEDx speaker deadline
Dec. 14

Ambassador applications open
Dec. 14

Davis Projects for Peace application deadline
Jan. 14

Recipes from Home deadline
Jan. 31
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.

Caleb Lines ’22 won the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway during the Big 10 Football championship game, as reported by the Des Moines Register, Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierKCRG, and WHO-TV.

Ron Nichols ’11 is one of the first pharmacy residents to be mentored by Bob Greenwood, owner of Greenwood Pharmacy. The program, which was reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, is designed to help new pharmacists open their own independent pharmacy.  

Matt Sacia ’19 has repeated as the American Rivers Conference MVP, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Itonde Kakoma ’03, programme director with the Crisis Management Initiative, moderated a discussion and panel of global leaders, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, about a more sustainable world for future generations. 

Elliott Stern ’17 is director of the Ankeny Community Chorus and a choral music instructor at Prairie Ridge Middle School, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

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