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The Juice (Student) - May 4

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May 4, 2020

Vogel Library resources during May Term

While Vogel Library is closed, physical items cannot be checked out or requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Scanned article requests can still be submitted through ILL, though with most other libraries also closed we cannot guarantee these requests will be filled. There are still several ways to ask questions and be in touch with library staff to address your information needs:

Email: asklibrarian@wartburg.edu
Chat on the library’s website, https://www.wartburg.edu/library
Call the Service Desk: 319-352-8500
Text: 319-313-2281

Staff will be monitoring these Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and will respond within 1-2 business days. Faculty doing research can reach out to their liaison librarian to discuss options to purchase ebooks.

The library will continue to offer the following resources. Go to the library website

for links to each of the following and more:

OneSearch – all databases and course reserves – include access to recently added resources
Research guides
Consultation requests
Frequently asked 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.

Counseling Services hosts Zoom meetings

Wartburg College Counseling Services invites you to join virtual information meetings via Zoom about COVID-19 and ways to address adjustment difficulties related to the pandemic.

Join in every Tuesday during May Term, 1-2 p.m.

ZOOM LINK: https://wartburg.zoom.us/j/95080630157

*Maximum of 12 students per session; first come, first served. Please contact Stephanie Newsom with questions.


VAC May Day of Service – is ON!

Students, faculty and staff are invited to help with campus spring planting on Tuesday, May 12, for the annual May Day of Service on campus. Meet at the fountain near the Student Center at either of these times: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

All participants will observe social distancing guidelines, and masks and gloves are required. Please bring your own gardening equipment, masks and gloves if possible. Rain date TBD. Contact vac@wartburg.edu or kristin.teigtorres@wartburg.edu for more info.


Wellness Wednesday workout classes

The W is offering a FREE workout class online every Wednesday in May. If you would be interested in participating, please fill out this online survey and select which type of workout you would be most interested in:

Power Yoga
Yoga Stretch
Cardio Dance
High-intensity Interval Training
Power Core


COVID-19 return-to-campus policy

Effective May 1, individuals who return to campus from overnight will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days before returning to work on campus unless they have:

Any of the newly expanded symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Had contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Had contact with a person who is being tested for COVID-19.
Had contact with someone who is ill with respiratory symptoms.

However, all students who return to campus from overnight travel (including those who are returning to pick up items left in residence halls) MUST contact Cassie Hales, director of residential life, to be screened prior to their return.


Absentee voting information

If you are registered to vote under your Wartburg College address, the Bremer County Deputy Commissioner of Elections recommends submitting your absentee mailing address as below to best ensure receiving your absentee ballot for the correct ward and voting location:

<Your Name>
Wartburg College - Box <#>
100 Wartburg Blvd - <Residence*>
Waverly IA 50677


*Residence is your dorm or complex specified by one of the following: Knights Village, Centennial, Founders, Manors, Clinton, Lohe, The Residence, or Grossman; room number is not necessary.

For more information, check the Mail Center website or email mailroom@wartburg.edu.


UKnight for Students Fund update

Effective May 1, 2020, the UKnight for Students Fund is no longer accepting requests for financial assistance. If students are still experiencing financial need as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, please consult with the Financial Aid Office.


VAC Knights of Service: Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

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 3: Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Post about your favorite small businesses or nonprofits on social media, and give them your support. If capable, buy a gift card or product online to support the business or donate to the nonprofit. Support the local small businesses and nonprofits in your town or other towns — post your action 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.


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 ASAP. If you have trouble uploading your photo, please email it to Julie.drewes@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


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.



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.


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

VAC May Day of Service
May 12

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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