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Derecho Relief items, my.wartburg requirement

Aug. 24, 2020

Reminder: Daily self-assessment for COVID-19

All students must daily 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.

Required My.Wartburg orientation

With the changes to many teaching and learning processes this year due to the pandemic, all students must review the new My.Wartburg orientation materials during the first week of school. My.Wartburg is the learning management system used for most of your Wartburg courses. You will learn more about navigating the My.Wartburg classroom through videos and handouts. The orientation also provides helpful insight for other technologies used in your classes along with resources for helping you have a successful experience.

The orientation materials can be found at this link. The course title is “MW 101 01 My Wartburg Orientation for Students.” A login will be required to view.


Check out Involvement Fair on Tuesday

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). All students are invited to come and learn about the wide variety of student organizations on campus and how you can be involved! Questions? Please email kalyani.kannan@wartburg.edu.


Derecho Relief items needed

Two weeks ago, the Midwest was hit by a derecho that left many areas south of Waverly ravaged by strong winds. To help those affected by the storm, the Wartburg Volunteer Action Center and Service Trips are holding a Derecho Relief Drive during move-in to collect items that will go to those in need. If you can bring any of the needed items, we’ll collect them in the Student Life office after the weekend. We’ll coordinate our aid with efforts already underway in affected areas. Contact vac@wartburg.edu for details.

The following items are needed:

Cleaning Supplies
Canned Meat/Protein
Non-perishable Food Items
Toiletries (body wash, hand soap, shampoo/conditioner, hand sanitizer, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste)
Trash Bags
E Lot parking map
Weekday Chapel services

All are welcome at Weekday Chapel services from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester.

This week's Chapel services:

Wednesday, Aug. 26: Coach Marcus Newsom, inside the Chapel
Friday, Aug. 28: Tori Miceli '20, Senior Chapel, inside the Chapel


Sanctuary on Wednesday nights

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 band music, prayers, and communion.ll are welcome!

Wednesday, Aug. 26: Sanctuary: Worship | Music | Community, outside the chapel tower, 8:45 p.m. snacks, 9 p.m. worship



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 is coordinating face mask distribution to the student body; stop in to the Student Life office if you don't receive yours at move-in.

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.



Upcoming events

New student Orientation
Aug. 23-25

Involvement Fair
Aug. 25

Fall Term classes begin
Aug. 26

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