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The Juice (Student) - Aug.19

Daily COVID assessment begins today 📲

Aug. 19, 2020

IMPORTANT: Daily self-assessment for COVID-19

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 19, all students must answer a short series of COVID-19 screening questions the first time they log in to the InfoCenter each day. Students who don’t regularly use the InfoCenter should still log in daily to complete the evaluation. This tool is not meant to take the place of consultation with a health care provider or to diagnose or treat conditions if you are feeling ill.

If you have any symptoms or if you know that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, do not engage in campus activities and contact Noah Health Center at (319) 352-8436. Cassie Hales (319-352-8260 or cassie.hales@wartburg.edu) and Kalyani Kannan (319-352-8681) will help you enact the College’s self-isolation or self-quarantine protocol (e.g. meal delivery, notification of faculty, and contact tracing). Click here for more information about the College’s COVID-19 response.


How to receive your Knights Care face mask

As a part of the Knights Care community health initiative, all faculty, staff, and students will be receiving face masks. Student Life will coordinate face mask distribution to the student body. If your department/office needs additional masks beyond what was delivered, please contact Chris Knudson.


Join the igKnight Mentoring Program

First-year and transfer students are invited to join the igKnight peer-mentoring program, which partners you with a successful second-, third- or fourth-year mentor as you begin your Wartburg experience. You’ll have a trustworthy mentor who will help guide you through your academic, professional and professional goals. To participate in igKnight, simply click here for the application. For questions, contact Veronica Reece.


TItle IX policy/procedure change

Effective Aug. 14, 2020, the Title IX policy and procedures have been revised. The revisions are a result of the new Title IX regulations that were issued by the U.S. Department of Education in May. Future campus communications will provide more detail on the revisions. If you have any questions about the revisions or wish to talk to someone about your options to report or seek support, please contact Title IX Coordinator Karen Thalacker. The view the updated policy and procedures, visit www.wartburg.edu/title-ix.


COVID-19 protocol for Business, Financial Aid and Student Employment offices

The main doors to the Business, Financial Aid, and Student Employment offices in Luther Hall will be locked during regular business hours, though guests are still welcome. Those needing to speak to someone can call 319-352-8411 or email businessoffice@wartburg.edu for the Business Office, 319-352-8262 or finaid@wartburg.edu for the Financial Aid Office, or 319-352-8350 or studentemployment@wartburg.edu for the Student Employment Office.

Walk-up customers will need to knock on the door for assistance. If three guests already are in the office, walk-up customers will need to wait in the hall until someone has left the office. As with all indoor spaces on campus, masks are required in the Business and Financial Aid offices.


Mail Center update

A no-ID option is now available for pickup of packages at the service window. Present a package notification email at the Mail Center window on your mobile device and the bar code in the email will function as your student ID. Please note that you MUST have a form of ID to pick up a parking sticker.


Work of recent grads featured in art gallery

“Senior Exhibit 2020: Take Two” showcases works from eight recent Wartburg graduates now through Sept. 8 on the first floor of Bachman Fine Arts Center. The original exhibit was scheduled for April 2020 but was postponed. Three 2020 Wartburg graduates will present their culminating art projects in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery in the FAC. Five other 2020 art graduates will showcase their projects on the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery’s Instagram account via a virtual exhibition. The gallery is free and open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.


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. To find the Fall 2020 Opening Plan, COVID Dashboard, and Campus Health Guidelines, go to www.wartburg.edu/knights-care.



Last chance: Sign up for Involvement Fair

The 2020-21 Involvement Fair will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Campus Mall (the evening before fall classes begin). More information about the Involvement Fair and registration can be found at this link. To ensure there are enough tables for the organizations participating, please register your organization using the link above no later than Friday, Aug. 21. Questions? Please email kalyani.kannan@wartburg.edu.
4 fall athletic teams move schedules to spring
The American Rivers Conference Presidents Council announced last week the postponement of four sports from the fall to the spring. Those sports are football, women's and men's soccer, and volleyball. The conference intends to go forward with fall competition in cross country, golf and tennis. Wartburg's clay target sports team will also plan to compete this fall in its inaugural season. Please click here to learn more about the decision. Coaches will be in touch with student-athletes to discuss more specific details.

December Commencement canceled

In the College’s continued effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community, we have canceled the December Commencement ceremony. Students who were scheduled to walk in December have been invited to participate in the May Commencement ceremony and will continue to receive information from the Registrar’s Office to ensure they are able to complete their degree on time.



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

New student move-in and Orientation
Aug. 22-25

Fall Term classes begin
Aug. 26

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