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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 5

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Oct. 5, 2020

Men’s soccer hosts campus unity event

The men’s soccer team invites the campus community to listen, learn and act in a “Demonstration of Unity” event at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, on the campus lawn outside Old Main. Members of the campus community will speak. Face masks and physical distancing are required. Contact Coach Mike Madigan with questions.


Virtual Career Expos are this week

Pathway and the CCE are hosting four major-focused career expos through our partnership with Handshake, the largest career community for college students. Every Wartburg student has been sent multiple invitations to register for the Career Expos (dates and times listed below). There is still time to register; please help remind students to take part by polishing up their resume, dressing for success and engaging with professionals! The following expos are virtual; click here for details.

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

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

For a list of participating organizations, click here.


Early voting details

There are several opportunities to vote early in the upcoming election.

Early voting at the Bremer County Courthouse begins today (Monday, Oct. 5).
For students who wish to vote on campus, satellite voting will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum in the Saemann Student Center.

A guide is available at this link for additional information on voter registration and voting options for Wartburg students: https://www.wartburg.edu/vote/

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

Contact Kristin Teig Torres with questions.

RSVP for flu shot clinic this week

The College’s on-site flu shot clinics will be available the following times and dates this week:

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

In order to have as much distance as possible, the clinics will be set up in the Neumann Auditorium Lobby.

The shots are covered in full for employees and spouses on the Wartburg health insurance plan. Those who are not covered by Wartburg insurance can pay out-of-pocket or check with their insurance carrier. Please RSVP to hr@wartburg.edu to indicate which day you plan to attend. Please bring your HealthPartners health insurance ID card so the claim can be filed. If these times do not work with your schedule, you may visit an in-network pharmacy or provider with HealthPartners to administer your flu shot at no cost. Depending on your provider, you may get charged an office visit.


Help students succeed with Early Alert system  

Our staff in Pathways is happy to work with you and your students to ensure student success by connecting students to whatever supports will assist them in reaching their goals. Please use the Early Alert system to help us identify students who are in need of assistance. Click here for a PDF of basic information on the Early Alert system, including steps for reporting concerns and following through with actions assigned to you.

Please remember, student success is a team effort. We need your support in ensuring this success! Please direct any questions regarding the Early Alert system and process to Jessica Herrmeyer, assistant director of Pathways and administrator of the Early Alert system.

More resources:

Pathways Center website
Pathways referral guide


Reviving Wartburg Weird series

As faculty-in-residence, Dr. Rachel Clark is reviving the Wartburg Weird series, in which faculty and staff who have expertise in the weird and wonderful (whether research or a hobby) can share this with students. Wartburg Weird events will take place via Zoom this year. Please email rachel.clark@wartburg.edu if you are interested in participating.


Change to classroom cleaning process

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 7, there will be a change in the supplies and process for disinfecting classrooms between classes. In each classroom, you will find a closed bucket (see photo) that holds 250 disposable wipes pre-moistened with disinfectant. The process will be as follows:

1. Open flap at the top of the bucket
2. Remove one pre-moistened disposable cleaning cloth
3. Close top of the bucket
4. Wipe off desired surface
5. Put used cleaning cloth in provided open-top bucket.

When bucket is empty, the cleaning staff will replace with another container. Please do not discard buckets, as they will be cleaned and reused.

Please contact Keith Strand with questions.


We’re still going to celebrate Homecoming

Homecoming will look different this year, but we are still going to celebrate!

To stay up to date on all the latest news and events, and follow us on social media:


Contact homecoming@wartburg.edu with questions.


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, Oct. 5: Faculty Q&A with Krystal Madlock, director of multicultural student services


Wednesday, Oct. 7: Restful worship with communion

Friday, Oct. 9: Kellie Escovy ’21, Senior Chapel


Prayer requests

Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry invites you to share your prayer requests using our confidential link: http://bit.ly/SLCMPrayerRequest


Upcoming events


Virtual Career Expos
Oct. 5-8

Early voting begins at Bremer County Courthouse
Oct. 5

Demonstration of Unity event
Oct. 6

Flu shot clinics
Oct. 6, 7

Satellite voting in lyceum
Oct. 15


Changes to Sir Victor appearance policy

Is your organization hosting a movie night? An event on the campus mall? Something else? Do you want the greatest mascot in Wartburg's history to attend?


Due to fewer events this year, the Sir Victor Program is changing our policy for paid events. To be more engaged with the campus this year, we are changing our policy for student organizations/Wartburg departments:

Any student organization or Wartburg department may schedule Sir Victor for an unpaid event.
Unpaid appearances by Sir Victor will be 30 minutes or less.
Sir Victor reserves the right to not attend due to availability/scheduling issues.
Appearance requests that last longer than 30 minutes will be charged for the appropriate rate.

Any questions about these policy changes can be directed to alex.buchheim@wartburg.edu. For more information about Sir Victor, or to request an appearance, click here.


Recording of virtual Presidential Forum available on InfoCenter

The link to the recording of the virtual Presidential Forum on Sept. 15 is now posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports. The next Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20.


Help needed for meal deliveries

Students, faculty and staff – your help is needed to deliver meals to students who are quarantining and isolating – these are NO-CONTACT deliveries. Students are especially needed for lunch deliveries on Saturday and Sunday. Sign up using this link.

Dinner shifts on “on call only,” meaning you should call Campus Security at 319-352-8372 to see if you are needed prior to showing up. If we have enough volunteers, meal deliver is done within 15-20 minutes. Contact Kristin Tieg Torres for details.


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