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The Juice (Student) - Sept. 14

Wartburg Alert test today 📞

Sept. 14, 2020

Eating and drinking not allowed in indoor learning spaces

Please take heed of this new policy from Wartburg’s Emergency Governance Committee: For the safety of our campus community, effective immediately, eating or drinking is not allowed in indoor teaching and learning spaces, where removing masks for the purpose of eating or drinking poses a health risk. This includes the Vogel Library. Should someone need to hydrate during class, they can briefly leave the academic space, hydrate, and return. Good hand hygiene should be used after touching the facial mask.


Wartburg Alert test today

Security and Safety will run a test of the Wartburg Alert system at 11 a.m. today. All students, faculty, and staff should receive notices by email, phone, and/or text message. If you do not receive a message, please be sure you are registered for Wartburg Alert at this link. This system is used whenever an emergency arises on campus.


'Managing COVID Stress' sessions this week

Counseling Services will be hosting two “Managing COVID Stress” sessions this week. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, there will be an in-person session in the McCoy rooms of the Student Center at 1 p.m. In order to maintain social distancing, this session will be limited to the first 10 attendees to arrive. On Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m., there will be a virtual session held via Zoom, and there is no limit to the number of participants. If you have questions or would like to set up a personal appointment, please contact counseling@wartburg.edu.


Student Handbook updates

The Student Handbook has some new elements. The Student Life Office has added two policies designed to encourage civic engagement while creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that celebrates diversity. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Symbolic Expression Policy and the Posting Policy at the link above, and direct questions to your RA or Area Coordinator. Violations can be reported by submitting a See Something, Say Something report. For incidents in residence halls, please contact your RA.


Residence hall visitation policy

Remember, residence hall visitation has been limited due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Residents may host up to one on-campus student in their room per occupant (e.g., a room with two occupants may host up to two other on-campus students). Off-campus visitors are not permitted in the residence halls. More information about policy changes specific to the coronavirus pandemic can be found at this link.


Student Senate election day is Tuesday

Elections are all day on Tuesday, Sept. 15. An email with a voting link will be sent to your Wartburg email at midnight Tuesday. Online voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night. Contact Student Senate with questions.

Virtual interview tips & tricks event Tuesday

Phi Beta Lambda, a student organization for the business department, is having a virtual “Interview Tips and Tricks” event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Everyone is welcome to listen, learn, and ask questions through a Zoom meeting presented by Derek Solheim. To sign up for the event, follow this link. Please contact Phi Beta Lambda with any questions!


Student Organization guidelines for in-person meetings/events

Student Organizations are encouraged to use online platforms for as many of their activities as possible, including programs and executive/officer meetings. If an event must be held in person, organization leaders must work with Holli Gorman to ensure that the space being used is large enough to accommodate appropriate physical distancing. Face masks must be worn at any and all in-person student organization activities. With respect to food and beverages during student organization programming, please use individually packaged items. Please contact your advisor or lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu with specific questions about how to safely provide snacks at your program. Failing to uphold these expectations will result in suspension of student organization recognition. Additional information can be found at this link.


Virtual Career Expos are coming in October

Pathways and the CCE will be hosting four major-focused expos through our partnership with Handshake, the largest career community for college students. All students have been sent an invitation to participate and are encouraged to polish up their resume, dress for success and engage with professionals!

Oct. 5: Liberal Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, noon to 3 p.m.
Oct. 6: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 7: Graduate/Professional Schools & Volunteer Service Programs, noon to 3 p.m.
Oct. 8: Business, Journalism & Communications, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu or derek.solheim@wartburg.edu.


COVID surveys for The Trumpet

Students are invited to complete a set of short surveys related to COVID-19:

COVID-19 and Mental Health: click here
COVID-19 and Student Data Privacy: click here

If you have any questions, please contact Editor-in-Chief Silvia Oakland.


Pick a book for Hearthside project

The Hearthside Project offers faculty and students the unique opportunity to connect outside the formality of the classroom. Students receive their books free of charge. Reading groups consist of one book leader and three students. To apply, send an email to the participating leader of the book you’re interested in discussing (listed below). Questions? Contact Dr. Zak Montgomery. The program was founded by the late Dr. Paula Survilla and is funded by the Slife Professorship in the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission.


Hearthside book leaders for fall:

Mariah Birgen: “Mathematics for Human Flourishing” by Francis Su
Jennifer Onuigbo & Krystal Madlock: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
David Fredrick: “Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua 1893-1956” by Gavin Maxwell
Amandajean Nolte: “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning” by Jason Reynolds
Ruth Bahe-Jachna: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo
Amy Pilcher: “Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing our stories of race, culture and identity” by Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi


Speaker to mark Constitution Day on Thursday

Wartburg will commemorate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. Professor Andy Grewal from the University of Iowa will be speaking via Zoom about the emoluments clause. This clause in the U.S. Constitution prohibits federal officials from earning a profit from a foreign state and its leaders. His speech is entitled, "The Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Chief Executive." Please use the Zoom link and passcode below. There will be time for questions following the presentation. Questions? Contact Karen Thalacker.

Join Zoom Meeting, click this link.

Meeting ID: 931 6178 3300
Passcode: 824107


‘To Have and Have Not’ on display in art gallery

Cedar Falls artist Kim Behm focuses on the spectrum of human experience in his new exhibition, "To Have and Have Not." Behm’s paintings build upon both the figurative and abstract language in his style all the while exploring the balance between those who have power and those that have none. "To Have and Have Not" will be on display at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery on the first floor lobby of the Bachman Fine Arts Center from Sept. 14-Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and admission is free. For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail. Follow the gallery on Facebook and Instagram.


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.

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, Sept. 14: Faculty/Staff Q&A with Molly Wertz, Counseling Services

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Restful worship with communion

Friday, Sept. 18: Jared Feigenbaum ’21, Senior Chapel


Sign up for BASIC Life Groups

All young adults are welcome to join a Life Group as part of Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC). Each group meets weekly for an hour to read the Bible, eat together, and talk about life. Leaders will contact you with more information once you register for a group. Wartburg currently hosts four groups on campus, so be sure to select a group in Waverly. Feel free to reach out to eryn.perry@wartburg.edu with any questions.


Pastoral care for those in quarantine or isolation

If you are a student in quarantine or isolation, Wartburg’s pastoral staff would be more than happy to deliver communion to you. Please email Pastor Brian Beckstrom if you would like us to do so, or for any other spiritual care. We are praying for you all!


Sanctuary on Wednesday nights

Sanctuary on Wednesday night 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. All are welcome!

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Worship | Music | Community, outside the chapel tower, 8:45 p.m. snacks, 9 p.m. worship


Follow us on social

Learn more about Wartburg Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry on our website, and follow us on social media:




Upcoming events


Student Senate election day (voting link to come via email)
Sept. 15

Phi Beta Lambda virtual interview tips & tricks event
Sept. 15

'Managing COVID Stress' sessions
Sept. 16, 18

Constitution Day speaker
Sept. 17

Deadline for ConnecTED exec team applications
Sept. 17

Deadline for Study Away Photo Contest entries
Sept. 21

Virtual Career Expos
Oct. 5-8

Deadline for The Castle submissions
Oct. 18


2020 Study Away Photo Contest entries

Were you on a service trip, study abroad, Wartburg West, or Des Moines Urban Studies between September 2019 and March 2020, before the disruption of COVID? Share your study away experience and best photo at www.wartburg.edu/photo-contest by Sept. 21. Voting begins in October — you may be a prize winner! Contact the Study Away office with questions.


ETK Large Event date change

In an effort to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19, Entertainment ToKnight Large Event has been moved from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. This date change will allow the ETK team time to prepare a safe event for Knights to enjoy a great concert on campus! Follow ETK on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for date and artists announcements in the near future!


Send in your submissions for The Castle literary magazine

The Winter 2020 edition of The Castle, Wartburg’s literary magazine, is available online! Submissions for The Castle’s Fall 2020 edition are now open. Send short stories (creative nonfiction and fiction), poetry, graphic stories and comics! Send any questions to lindsey.jacobs@wartburg.edu.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: There is also a cover art competition. Submit any medium and style of your liking for a chance to be the cover of the book! The Fall deadline for submissions is Oct. 18, including cover art.

Wartburg Urban Studies applications now open

Applications for Wartburg West and the Des Moines Urban Studies Program are now being accepted for the Summer 2021 term. Application materials can be accessed online at www.wartburg.edu/west or www.wartburg.edu/DSM. For more information, contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu or greg.lorenz@wartburg.edu. Live and learn though a Wartburg Urban Studies experience!


ConnecTED/TEDxWartburgCollege executive team applications open

ConnecTED/TEDxWartburgCollege Executive Team 2020-21 applications are now open. You can apply through this link. The deadline for submitting the application is Thursday, Sept. 17. We're looking forward to getting to know you and becoming part of our team! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Send questions about the ConnecTED Organization or the event to tedx@wartburg.edu.


Wartburg V-Day taking new members

Wartburg V-Day is welcoming new members to join into our community. For more information about V-Day, follow us on our Facebook or Instagram accounts to learn more, or contact us through our email.

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