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The Juice (Student) - Aug. 31

BackPack event, animal caretakers needed 🐢

Aug. 31, 2020

Board plan changes due by Thursday

Be sure to verify that you are on the correct Board plan. If you are unsure how to do this, please stop into the Dining Services Office, first floor of Saemann Student Center, and we can check it for you. If you would like to make changes, you may do so in the Dining Services Office, but this must be done before Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m. Absolutely no changes will be allowed after that time.


What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19

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. Click here for options of where to go if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. 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.

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.

BackPack Pack event for Bremer County

Join Wartburg students, faculty and staff packing backpacks of food for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank on Friday, Sept. 11, from 10:45 a.m. to noon in the Hoover Fieldhouse in The W. The BackPack Program serves 4,100 children at 145 schools across northeast Iowa each month. Before school lets out for the weekend, children receive assembled bags of kid-friendly meals and snacks that can fit in their school bags. The event is open to anyone over age 6, and accommodations can be made if needed. To sign up, go to this link. For more information, contact jared.feigenbaum@wartburg.edu.

Animal care positions open

We're looking for students wanting to volunteer to care for Dr. Mike Bechtel’s animals for the semester/year. If you are interested, email Kelsi.Tidwell@wartburg.edu with the following information:

The animal you would like to care for
Your contact information including phone number and email (Wartburg and Gmail)
Your preferred name

The spot of Director of Fish and Aquaponics is also open for this year!

'Notes of Encouragement' for students

Many alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the college want to show their support for you during this unprecedented Fall Term. They have sent in “Notes of Encouragement” to let you know they are thinking of you! Please click here to see the notes and get some warm fuzzies on the first Monday of the term.

E Lot parking map

Reminder: Park only in your assigned lot

Campus Security reminds all students their vehicle must be parked in their assigned lot. If you need to register your vehicle, stop by Campus Security on the first floor of Saemann Student Center. Campus Security will begin ticketing violators immediately. If you have questions, email jay.tommasin@wartburg.edu.


Keep singing by being part of a choir

Join a choir at Wartburg! There are five choirs at Wartburg in which you can get involved: Kantorei (non-auditioned mixed choir), Ritterchor (non-auditioned tenor/bass choir), St. Elizabeth Chorale (non-auditioned treble choir), Castle Singers (auditioned mixed chamber choir) and The Wartburg Choir (auditioned mixed concert choir). Students of all ability levels are welcome, even if you have never been in a choir before! To get involved, email Dr. Lee Nelson for assistance getting placed into a choir. For more information about each ensemble, click here.


Mail pickup for students in quarantine

Quarantining students may have packages picked up by either their symptom checker or a non-quarantining friend. Please email mailroom@wartburg.edu and notify us who will be picking up your packages and for how long. Packages will not be released to students other than the recipient unless email documentation is received.


Grant nets $170,000 for Health & Human Performance project

A $170,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust in support of the Wuertz Health & Human Performance Center and specifically the new exercise science major has moved the fundraising total for the overall project to within $150,000 of its $3.7 million goal. The award is the largest the College has received from the Carver Trust since its $200,000 grant for the Science Center in 2004. The Advancement Office thanks Dr. Ed Westen and Dr. Patricia Dietz for their collaboration in securing the grant.


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:

Monday, Aug. 31: Dr. Dan Kittle, Dean of Students

Wednesday, Sept. 2: Pastor Brian Beckstrom, Dean of Spiritual Life

Friday, Sept. 4: Alex Buchheim ’21, Senior Chapel


College women's Bible study

College women are invited to a weekly online Bible study at 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Share fellowship and a Bible Project video to grow in understanding of scripture. To take part via Zoom, email third-year student Ericka Frey for the link.


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



Upcoming events

Deadline for Board plan changes
Sept. 3

Deadline to run for Student Senate
Sept. 4

BackPack Pack event
Sept. 11


Run for Student Senate seat

If you would like to run for a Student Senate seat, please complete this form no later than 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4. Contact senate@wartburg.edu with any questions or concerns. To learn more about Student Senate, visit our InfoCenter site.

Be part of this year's Outfly team

This school year might be looking a little different than normal, but one thing is for sure: we will have an Outfly! If you are interested in helping plan and decorate for Outfly, fill out this quick form. If you have any questions, please contact Emma Williams or contact the Student Senate email account.


Win a free Outfly shirt from the past

Enter to win a free Outfly shirt from previous years! The entry form is quick and easy to fill out. We will give away as many as we have left, so make sure to get your name in the drawing.

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.


E Lot parking map
Derecho Relief items needed

Three 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. 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

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.


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