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The Juice (Student) - April 27

Welcome to May Term! ☀️

April 27, 2020

Spiritual practices during May Term

What is a spiritual practice? How can we grow closer to God in our daily lives? Follow the Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry Facebook page during May Term every Tuesday at 10 a.m. to find out! We will worship through exercise, meditation, cooking and creating. Join us as we focus on the “I am…” statements of Jesus. Contact Rebecca Baird, pastoral intern, with questions.


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.

Graduating seniors: Send in your photo for Commencement

Reminder: Graduating seniors, please send in a headshot that can be used in the May Commencement video production. If you believe you have had your photo taken by the Marketing & Communication Office in the past, and you would like to use that photo in this production, please contact Julie Drewes at Julie.drewes@wartburg.edu to ensure she has a copy of the photo. Otherwise, you can click here to submit a new photo before April 30. If you have trouble uploading your photo, please email it to Julie.drewes@wartburg.edu.


VAC Knights of Service: Letters to Locals

The Volunteer Action Center is issuing 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.


Week 2: Writing Letters to Locals

Knights are challenged to write and send five letters of encouragement to those living alone or in retirement facilities (either old-school pen to paper or electronic.) Another option: making calls to those living alone and the elderly. Accept the challenge and post about where you sent the letters on social media tagging @WartburgVAC and using #KnightsofService


Our goal is to provide service to our communities while keeping everyone safe! The events will conclude the week of May 11 with a virtual celebration during the final week of classes! For more information, contact vac@wartburg.edu or kristin.teigtorres@wartburg.edu.

Voter registration details

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding how to register to vote. Directions on how to register to vote are available at this link.


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.



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.

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.


Vogel Library adds 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!

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.



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

May Term begins
April 27

Student organization annual report form due
May 15

May Commencement
May 24

Online parking registration deadline for 2020-21
June 26


Jeana Larson ’01 was elected to be president-elect of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, a 93-year-old organization that promotes “excellence in bands through professional development, mentorship, performance and advocacy,” according to the Northwest Iowa Review. She is the band director at Sheldon Middle School. She named Dr. Craig Hancock, Wartburg’s director of bands, as an influential mentor in her life.

Jared Pirkl ’04 is using a small 3D printer he had in his Hansen Elementary School classroom to produce face shield visors for area medical professionals fighting COVID-19, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

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.
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