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The Juice (Student) - April 13

Summer job openings, esports competition 🎮

April 13, 2020

Participate in esports competition

Interested in participating in an online esports competition? Wartburg has been invited to join the Taikai Esports Quarantine Cup! There will be three game tournaments featuring Fortnite, Rocket League and Smash Brothers that will take place April 20-25. There will be a casual tier and a competitive tier for anyone up to the challenge; there are prizes no matter which tier you join. Students who wish to participate should email their interest to lucas.wendland@wartburg.edu.


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.

Dining Services 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.

Summer student job openings

Students who will be on campus or in the Waverly area this summer are encouraged to check out and apply for these job opportunities through our Student Employment program. Summer job postings will be posted in the "Announcements" section on the Student Employment website – not Knightlink. Instructions on how to apply are listed on our website. To acquire job descriptions for any of the positions, please email studentemployment@wartburg.edu.

2020 Summer Student Employment Openings:

Dining Services - Student Assistant
Maintenance / Centennial Complex - Custodial Assistant
Maintenance / Grossman, Lohe, & Residence - Custodial Assistant
Maintenance / Grounds - Grounds Assistant
Digital Print Center - Print Operator I
Alumni Office - Event Planning Assistant
The W - Welcome Desk Attendant
The W - Lifeguard & Swim Instructor
Admissions - Office Assistant


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.


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.


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.

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


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.



UKnight for Students Fund requests

Thank you to those students who have submitted a request from our UKnight for Students Fund. If you have experienced a financial need as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and have not yet submitted a request, please do so by Sunday, April 19, after which date the allocations committee will begin its initial review of such requests.

To submit a request, please click here.

The review process is expected to take several weeks. All students who submit requests will receive final word as to whether any grant was awarded. Thanks for your patience. For more information, please contact Scott Leisinger, vice president for Institutional Advancement, at 352-8480 or scott.leisinger@wartburg.edu.


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!

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.


Student organization form due May 15

Keep your student organization registered! The time has come for Wartburg’s Recognized Student Organization Annual Report. The form collects information about your organization’s membership, leadership and activity during the 2019-20 academic year. This form, available at this link, is due Tuesday, May 15, by 11:59 p.m.

All student organizations must return this form to be recognized as official student organizations for the upcoming academic year. If you encounter any issues or have questions, please email studentorgs@wartburg.edu or kalyani.kannan@wartburg.edu.


Wartburg Store online orders

The Wartburg Store is now providing service through its online store at www.WartburgStore.com. Free shipping for orders $50 or more! Please plan on two weeks from date of order to receipt due to COVID-19-related delays. A recent addition to the online store are catalogs for supplies and tech accessories. Take a look for items needed for your remote learning needs. Orders to be picked up on campus will be delivered through the Mail Center at their pick-up window or the package locker.

Dance Team try-outs deadline is Wednesday

For the safety of our current team and coaches, as well as those trying out for the Wartburg College Dance Team for the 2020-21 academic year, we will be accepting video tryouts only. If you are interested in trying out for the 2020-21 Wartburg College Dance Team, please email wartburgdt@gmail.com for more information. Please have try-out videos submitted by April 15.


ITS reminder to all graduating students

ITS reminds all graduating seniors they will lose access to Wartburg services 120 days (four months) after graduation. This includes Wartburg email, my.wartburg, info.wartburg, network storage (K: drive) and Wartburg’s subscription to Microsoft Office. Please refer to this document at Graduating Seniors Technology after Wartburg to plan for transitioning these services.

For additional assistance, contact us at techline@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8767.


Service Trip Leader Interest form for 2020-21

The Service Trips Leader Interest form is now open to anyone who is interested in leading a Service Trip for 2020-21 academic year. Stay tuned for the leader application form coming out soon. Please fill out this form if you are at all interested in leading.


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.



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

Join Sanctuary remotely on Wednesdays

Sanctuary is a holy space in the midst of your busy life where you can recharge and renew. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship music, and prayer on Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m. via Zoom. Go to Zoom.US, click on the "Join a Meeting" button, enter 698 385 9486 and click "Join." (You will need to download the free Zoom app.) All are welcome!



Upcoming events

Dance Team try-out deadline
April 15

UKnight for Students Fund request deadline
April 19

May Term begins
April 27

Student organization annual report form due
May 15

Online parking registration deadline for 2020-21
June 26


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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