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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 13

Over-the-counter medicines, campus building access 🔑

April 13, 2020

Over-the-counter medications and the CARES Act

The recently signed CARES Act will allow over-the-counter medications to be allowed under your flexible spending accounts or HSA accounts. Please click here to see a PDF document from Advantage Administrators explaining the update.


Access to academic buildings

Effective Friday, April 17, all of the exterior doors to campus buildings will be locked, except the Student Center. After entering the Student Center, those who need to have access to the other buildings may do so via the skywalks. Faculty and staff are welcome to use their keys to enter buildings.

Student Center doors: open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
Skywalks: open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

COVID-19 news and resources

Go to the college’s website for updates about coronavirus and COVID-19 at www.wartburg.edu/coronavirus, including all of the college’s communications, what to do if you have symptoms, and FAQs.

ITS upgrades website

Information Technology Services has worked with the Marketing & Communication Office to upgrade the ITS website to provide a more simple, streamlined presence for all technology-related resources. The website is now more mobile-friendly and easy to navigate for the campus community. The website can be found at www.wartburg.edu/its. If you have any feedback regarding the new website, please email loni.abbas@wartburg.edu.


Dining Service hours this week

Please click here to see a PDF of Dining Services hours for the week:

Monday, April 13 (college holiday)

Mensa: Closed
Den: Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Meal transfers available from 10:15 a.m. straight through until 5:30 p.m.
Non-perishable meals (up to 2) also available

Tuesday, April 14, through Friday, April 17

Mensa: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Den: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


VAC Knights of Service event kickoff

The Volunteer Action Center is kicking off its Knights of Service Four Weeks of Action event by challenging everyone in our Wartburg family (students, faculty, staff and alumni) to uplift our pillar of service. Check the Juice or VAC social media each week for instructions. VAC will provide action steps and templates to use. Share on social media and use #knightsofservice so the Wartburg family can see everyone in action. Our goal is to provide service to our communities while keeping everyone safe! The events will start April 20, during what would have been Tour Week, and conclude the week of May 11 with a virtual celebration of the final week of classes! For more information, contact vac@wartburg.edu or kristin.teigtorres@wartburg.edu.


Juice publishing schedule

The Juice will not publish next Monday, April 20, due to break week. Please contact Steph Boeding if you have an item that must run next week. The next regular edition will be sent Monday, April 27; submissions are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23.


Vogel Library has additional online resources

Vogel Library is in the process of obtaining access to multiple additional online resources.

Ebooks—thousands more ebooks should soon populate your searches in OneSearch.
Streaming films—we are working on securing a subscription to Kanopy, a film database with both major motion pictures and documentaries. Once our subscription is established, check out the offerings to consider as first choices or good substitutes.
Multiple primary and secondary source databases—many academic database vendors and publishers have freed up access through the end of May. These options will begin to populate your OneSearch results, no additional clicks necessary.


See the Winter/May 2020 Remote Resources guide for more information!

TIAA individual sessions Wednesday

Meet with a financial consultant from wherever you are! You can access virtual counseling through any device and get guidance about saving more, managing debt or planning for your future. It’s highly secure and private.

When you meet virtually with a financial consultant, you’ll get answers to these questions:

· Am I saving enough?

· Are my investments properly allocated?

· Am I on track to meet my retirement goals?

Financial advice is available as part of your retirement plan at no additional cost. Take advantage and schedule a virtual counseling session today.

Wednesday, April 15 - click here to schedule


Wartburg Store online orders

The Wartburg Store is now providing service through its online store at www.WartburgStore.com. Orders will be filled a couple of times per week or as volume dictates. A recent addition to the online store are catalogs for supplies and tech accessories. Take a look for items needed for your remote classroom or e-mail your request to thestore@wartburg.edu. Orders will be delivered through the Mail Center at their pick-up window or the package locker. If your order is placed in a locker, an e-mail with access instructions will be sent.


Students can ride Wartburg Shuttle for free May 22

End-of-the-year shuttles will be departing on Friday, May 22, to Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Minneapolis and Des Moines. The deadline to sign up is May 15. We recognize that students might be experiencing financial difficulties due to unemployment or a reduction in work hours. In an effort to ensure all students are able to travel without being hindered by cost, ALL SHUTTLES ON MAY 22 WILL BE FREE TO STUDENTS! Details and registration are at www.wartburg.edu/shuttle.

If you need transportation on a date other than May 22, please contact jennifer.onuigbo@wartburg.edu. While we can’t provide rides on other dates to all locations, Student Life can assist you in making arrangements.


Fall GPA Report available

The Fall 2019 GPA Report and Executive Summary are now available on the InfoCenter. Direct questions to edith.waldstein@wartburg.edu.


Allen Employee Assistance Program

Your mental health is important, especially during this time of change and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Allen Employee Assistance Program will continue to provide counseling services. However, all EAP counseling sessions will be conducted by phone or virtually through their video chat service called Vidyo. This is being done to practice social distancing and to minimize the number of individuals visiting them in person. Allen EAP will be reaching out directly to everyone who has a scheduled appointment to explain this process. Otherwise, please schedule appointments as normal and they can walk through any details at that time. Allen’s counselors have used technology for virtual counseling sessions for several years, but they understand it will be new for many people. If you have any questions about this or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Allen EAP at 319-235-3550.


Pathways Center remote access guide

The Pathways Center is available and ready to continue serving students and faculty/staff remotely! Click here to download a PDF of the Pathways Center Remote Access Resource Guide. Pathways staff are available remotely for academic support, career services, disability support and accommodations, and the Peer Learning Lab.We are offering the Math Lab via an app called Discord that features chat and video for student in partnership with math faculty.

To schedule Zoom appointments: Call Jan at (319) 352-8330 or (319) 352-8615 to schedule with Pathways team members, or e-mail a specific staff member with topic(s) to discuss and times you are available. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F, and evening hours are also available by appointment. More information at www.wartburg.edu/pathways.


Watch Midweek Chapel services on demand

Though we don't have Midweek Chapel services during Finals Week, you can watch any of this year's Chapel services on demand through Knight Vision and recent services on the Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry Facebook page.


Share your prayer requests

As life continues with COVID-19, Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry invites you to share your prayer requests with us using our confidential link: bit.ly/SLCMPrayerRequest


Upcoming events

TIAA financial counseling sessions
April 15

May Term begins
April 27


Dr. Caryn Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, has published an essay about teaching, learning, and living in a time of pandemic on the NetVUE blog Vocation Matters. It is titled "Called to a Pedagogy of the Cross."


The following students have been selected for this year's Leadership & Service Awards. They will be featured on the college's social media this week in lieu of the annual awards event this spring:

Nobility Award – Freddie Eden, Juana Perez Mandujano
Dell Awards - 4Y – Monique Ellison, Sierra Mastin, Saffa Bockarie, Collins Kalyebi and Josh Voigt; 3Y - Bree Gryp; 2Y - Jaylen McBride; 1Y - Connor Moore
Outstanding Organization Award – The Trumpet
Outstanding Organization Advisor Award – Katie Wyman, Wartburg Ambassadors
Outstanding International Senior Award - Charmaine Denison-George
Debbie Heida Award – Jenna Brannaman
Mercy Umba '22 received a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace program to help increase mental health access for refugees in northern Uganda received, but the project has been postponed because the of Covid-19 pandemic. Umba was to be mentored by Collins Kalyebi '20, who received a Davis grant in 2018.
Brittany Strause '21 was one of 290 students from across the U.S. selected by Campus Compact to be among its 2020-21 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Strause, a social work major from Plano, Ill., has served as the volunteer coordinator for the Department of Social Work’s Holiday Shoppe, a program that provides Christmas gifts for hundreds of Bremer County children, for the last two years.

A team of Wartburg College students took first place in the College Division last month at the Washburn University Leadership Challenge Event. Jenna Brannaman '20, Barbara Tigere '21, Gene Anne Berst '21, Sarah Martin '21 and Jenna Smuszkiewicz '23 competed against teams from 10 other colleges on March 5-6 to win the title.

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