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The Juice — March 9, 2015 (Student)


Improve your housing lottery odds — Wish you could control your housing lottery number? Through a promotion put on by Residential Life, your group can knock 25 points off your number. Here's how it works:

  • Find one of the #LotteryKnight posters hanging around campus, and take a selfie in front of it with your future roommate(s). (All members must be shown!)
  • Post the picture on social media, tag it #LotteryKnight, and include a thought on what makes the residential experience at Wartburg "Worth It."
  • Come to the Marketing & Communication Office, Luther Hall 106, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and show the post. (Bring your phone!) You will receive a "Golden Ticket" certificate to attach to your housing application. 
  • Residential Life will deduct 25 points from your group's combined number, improving your odds of being assigned to your top choice of residence hall next academic year!

Mumford & Sons coming to Wartburg — Waverly and Wartburg College were chosen as one of four domestic Stopover locations on the 2015 Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road summer tour June 19-20. Tickets for the two-day festival, which will feature nearly a dozen nationally and internationally known bands, are available online. If you would like to volunteer during the event — volunteers get a free festival ticket and volunteer t-shirt — email waverlygotr@gmail.com. Additional information about the festival is available online.

Tree removal — Unfortunately, an ash borer infestation prompted the removal of five ash trees from the west side of McElroy Center. The trees were removed during the break week while the ground was still frozen and as the noise related to the removal would have been disruptive while classes were in session. Additional trees are expected to be removed from campus in the coming years before they become too weak and pose a threat to people and property. It is expected that most will be replaced with other tree species. 

Senior Dinner RSVP — Seniors graduating in December 2014, May 2015, August 2015, or December 2015 should have received an email invitation Monday, Feb. 23, to attend the annual Senior Dinner Tuesday, March 24. Please refer back to the original email for RSVP instructions before Tuesday, March 17.  

Songwriter on campus  — Alternative Christian recording artist Aaron Strumpel ’00 will be on campus Wednesday, March 11. His work has received acclaim from many sources, including Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, and Worship Leader Magazine. Strumpel will give a concert from 7 to 8 p.m. in Wartburg Chapel. He will conduct song-writing workshops at 1:30 and 3 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth Room of Saemann Student Center, helping up to 10 participants write an original worship song. Space is limited; contact Pastor Brian Beckstrom at brian.beckstrom@wartburg.edu to reserve your spot. 

Outstanding teacher noms due — Did you have a high school teacher who inspired you? If so, please nominate your teacher for the Outstanding High School Teacher Award. Winning teachers will receive $500 and a $500 scholarship will be made available to a rising senior from your high school. Additional details and the nomination form are available online. Nominations must be be received by March 20 at noon.  

Motivational speaker — Author Rob Quillen will share his message, Fulfilling Another’s Calling, about the power we hold to change others' lives, Thursday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. 

Fundraiser for orphanage —  Join Students for Peace and Justice for conversation over pizza Wednesday, March 11, 8-10 p.m., in Grossman 132. Pizza will be sold for $1 per slice, and the proceeds will be donated to the Jonathan House, an orphanage in Sierra Leone. Email peace&justice@wartburg.edu for more information.

Senate semi-formal RSVP — Student Senate will host a semi-formal dance for all students Saturday, March 14, 6:30-9 p.m., in Tendrils Rooftop Garden at Waverly Health Center. Student Senate asks all students to RSVP through this online form. Questions can be directed to senate@wartburg.edu

Be UKnighted — UKnight Day is an opportunity for the Wartburg community to come together and share memories, celebrate being a Knight, and support the college for 24 hours. Click here to see a new UKnight Day video, and mark you calendar for March 31. 

Summer employment — Cassie Jahn of Lutheran Lakeside in Spirit Lake will be on campus today, March 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the northwest foyer of Saemann Student Center, to recruit students for summer camp employment opportunities.  

Winner, winner — Congratulations Candace Baker, Karrie Anne Burke, Abbie Haupert, and Josefa Kielar, who each won a $25 gift card to The Wartburg Store for participating in Financial Aid Awareness Month.  

Phil and Lit — The Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will meet Friday, March 13, 4 p.m., in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center. Dr. Jennifer McBride, assistant professor of religion and Regents Chair in Ethics, will present The Redemptive Social Power of Public Repentance, which is based on her book, The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness.

Trumpet Festival concerts — The Wartburg Trumpet Festival will feature Master Sgt. Susan Rider, a trumpeter with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and Amy Gilreath, professor of trumpet at Illinois State University. The two will perform with Dr. Scott Muntefering, assistant professor of music education; Dr. Suzanne Torkelson, professor of music; and Jim Vaux, music lecturer, Thursday, March 12. A finale concert will feature Rider, Gilreath, and the Wartburg Trumpet Choir and high school trumpet choir Friday, March 13. Both free concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. 

Spark your motivation — Join SAFE Tuesday, March 10, 7 p.m., in Whitehouse Business Center's Buckmaster Room, to hear Brenda Clark Hamilton speak on how to get the most out of life and how getting help is brave. Students and an on-campus counselor will join Hamilton following the presentation for a question and answer session. Brother David will provide the music. For more information, email safe@wartburg.edu

Pirates tickets on sale — Students, alumni, faculty, and community members will perform The Pirates of Penzance March 19-21, in Neumann Auditorium. The show begins nightly at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday, March 21, at 3 p.m. The Thursday and Saturday evening performances will feature Brian Stinar ’93, Mari Voelker Sayler ’08, Rachel Vickers ’09, theater professor Dr. William Earl, and Travis Toliver, executive director of the Waverly Area Chamber of Commerce. The Friday evening and Saturday afternoon performances will feature Wartburg students in the lead roles. Tickets are available online, by calling 352-8631, or at the Saemann Student Center Ticket Office weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. 

Registration tip No. 6 — Online registration is limited to 4.5 credits in Fall and Winter terms. If students plan to enroll for more than 4.5 credits, on-site registration in the Registrar's Office is required, and they must complete an on-site registration form, available from the "Student Forms" link on My Wartburg or from the Registrar's Office, for the extra courses. Students wishing to enroll in more than five credits must request to do so by completing a variance form. 

May Term trip course — Dr. Andrew Eslick, assistant professor of psychology, will lead a two-week May Term trip (April 29-May 13) through parts of Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria. The course will involved an in-depth historical tour of European psychology. Destinations include the first psychology lab in Leipzig, Germany, and the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, Austria. Students will be expected to critically evaluate how historical events and figures have contributed to modern day psychology in terms of psychological theory, methods, and the treatment of human beings. The trip is estimated to cost $5,970. For additional information, contact Eslick at andrea.eslick@wartburg.edu before Thursday, March 5.

Plant slant — The health benefits of a plant-based diet will be the topic at The W's next Lunch 'n' Learn Wednesday, March 18, noon-1 p.m., in the Wet Classroom. Dr. Nasreen Wahidi from the Waverly Health Center's Shell Rock Clinic will present. 

Wartburg West deadline — The application deadline for the Sophomore Program to spend Fall Term 2015 at Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado, is Wednesday, March 11. Applications are online. Direct questions to Jo Dorrance, Wartburg West campus liaison, at jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu.


Cooperative program with ISU — Wartburg students interested in a master’s degree in industrial engineering can begin earning credits toward that end the summer after their junior year, thanks to a partnership with Iowa State University announced Tuesday. The “4+1” cooperative program will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Wartburg and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Iowa State in just five years. Click here to read more on the agreement.

Keep it clean — Please remember commingled recycling bins ("big blues") are for paper, plastic, and metals only. Glass must go in glass recycling bins outside of your residence hall. Trash and glass contamination cost the college additional fees; the city noted Knights Village, Clinton Hall, Founders Hall, and the Centennial Complex were especially contaminated. Items with a deposit, like those for carbonated or alcoholic beverages, should go in the containers for redeemables. The money from the deposit supports student organizations. 

Research survey — Psychology major Angela Zook seeks survey participants for her research on the relationship between involvement in co-curricular activities and well-being. Participants must be undergraduate students who are at least 18 years old. The survey, available here, will take approximately 30 minutes. Participants may receive credit or extra credit for classes if their professors have agreed to grant it. If you are receiving credit or extra credit for a psychology course, please sign up through the Sona Systems. For more information, contact Zook at angela.zook@wartburg.edu.

Apply to be an Ambassador — Applications for the Wartburg Ambassadors organization are being accepted. Apply here by Friday, March 13. Ambassadors must have a passion for Wartburg, leadership, and service! Members of one of the largest organizations on campus, Ambassadors enjoy giving tours, hosting students overnight, and working with the Admissions and President's offices. 

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