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The Juice (Student) - Oct. 19


Oct. 19, 2020

Backpack volunteer opportunity Oct. 26

Join us for the rescheduled Backpack Pack event on campus Monday, Oct. 26, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. This will be one large session for all of our campus community and will be held on the campus lawn in front of Old Main. (Inclement weather location is The W’s Hoover Fieldhouse.) Help make a difference in our community! Click here to sign up. Questions may be directed to jared.feigenbaum@wartburg.edu.


Visit the ReUsed store in new location

Wartburg Sustainability provides free, gently used office supplies at the ReUsed Store for students, faculty and staff! Stop by our new location in the Student Life office to pick items up or to donate. For more information, visit the Sustainability Facebook page, visit our website, or send an email to sustainability@wartburg.edu.


Skywalk closure due to taping for CWW

Christmas with Wartburg will be filming in Wartburg Chapel from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. each night Monday, Oct. 19, through Thursday, Oct. 22. The Skywalk doors leading into the Chapel will be locked during those hours, to keep anyone from inadvertently walking into the Chapel during filming. If you have questions/concerns, please contact Stephanie Klemetson. CWW 2020 will be pre-recorded and will premiere online on Dec. 23; more details will be shared at a later date.


Mask reminder for library and classroom spaces

The campus community is reminded that face masks must be worn in Vogel Library unless you are alone in a study room with the door closed. Masks are required indoors in academic buildings except when eating in dining areas. Remember, food and drink are not to be consumed in the library or in classroom spaces, to help mitigate the spread of COVID.


CDC guidelines for Halloween masks

While dressing up this Halloween, members of the campus community are expected to wear a fabric face mask with your costume in accordance with the campus masking policy. Guidelines according to the CDC are as follows:

Wear a mask
Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing


Embrace the Race event on Oct. 25

Join the Wartburg men’s and women’s cross country teams and Cedar Valley Embrace in celebrating diversity at the Oct. 25 adult 5K and kids' 2K and 3K, hosted at Wartburg's own Max Cross Country Course. On-site registration is at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the kids 2K (ages 6-8) at 3 p.m., followed by the kids 3K (ages 9-12) at 3:20 p.m. and then the adults 5K at 3:45 p.m. The suggested donation is $5 per person. For details follow “Embrace the Race” on Facebook.


Advising Week 2020 starts Oct. 26

All students, and particularly first-year students, are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with their academic advisor during Advising Week, Oct. 26-30. This is the time to confirm or make adjustments to your Winter Term and/or May Term schedules, review your academic progress, and get to know your advisor. Reminder: Wednesday, Oct. 28, is the last day to drop a full-term course with a “W.”

You can access your Advising Worksheet by following these steps:

1. Log onto your My Wartburg home page.
2. Select the Advising tab.
3. Select Advising Worksheet.
4. Select Click.
5. Select Recalculate Student Progress.
6. Select Advising Worksheet (PDF file).plea

If you are unable to access your Advising Worksheet or have questions, email the Registrar or stop by the Registrar’s Office located in Luther Hall 216.


Voter information updates

The deadline to pre-register to vote in Iowa is Saturday, Oct. 24. If you do not pre-register to vote, you can still register on Election Day. Iowa voter registration forms are available outside of the Student Life Office or at these links:

Mail in Registration
Download this form and return completed registration forms to the Bremer County Auditor’s office: 415 E. Bremer Ave., Waverly, IA 50677. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.


Online Registration (Iowa residents only)
Visit this website to register online.

You must have an Iowa driver’s license/ID number to register online.


Early voting is now open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 124 Second St. NE (two blocks west of the courthouse) in Waverly.
A guide is available at the following link for additional information on voter registration and voting options for Wartburg students: www.wartburg.edu/vote/

Contact kristin.teigtorres@wartburg.edu with questions.

2020-21 German Institute Funding Opportunity

The Executive Committee of the German Institute announces the 2020-21 call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2020-21, $2,000 is still available from external sources. Because these funds are limited, an application is required and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for the full amount of available funds will at this time most likely not be supported in full. Applications are due Nov. 2. Awards will be announced no later than Nov. 16.

In the past, the Institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad. Full application details are available at this link. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.


STEM internships in Germany – no German required

Are you a science or engineering major? Want to internship in Germany? Then check out the

RISE Germany summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE Germany offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for three months during the summer. RISE Germany interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance. Further assistance may be available from the Wartburg College German Institute.

Application portal opens Nov. 1, 2020.

Applications are due Dec. 15, 2020.

For further information about the RISE program, click here. Contact Dr. Daniel Walther with questions.


Faculty-in-residence activities this week

Dr. Rachel Clark, the faculty in residence, invites students to the following activities:

Sunday Storytime: Every Sunday evening at 9:30 p.m., grab yourself a blanket and hot cocoa and join Dr. Clark for a bedtime story on Zoom. She is currently reading C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Click here for the Zoom link. Contact Dr. Clark with questions.
Creativity Group: Do you like creating (writing, working on art or music, or pursuing any other act of creation)? Are you planning to try out NaNoWriMo in November, or do you have another creative goal? Do you always find yourself prioritizing other things? Join Dr. Clark and one another on Zoom each Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. for support and accountability. Meet other creative types, set your own goals, and have some no-pressure time to exercise your creative side! Click here for the Zoom link.

Stop by and grab a stress ball

Visit the SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) table on the first floor of Saemann Student Center during dinner (5-7 p.m.) on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Stop by, say hi and grab a free stress ball!


Make masks with VAC on Thursday

People in the Waverly area are in need of face masks; come help the Volunteer Action Center (VAC) make DIY face masks to donate to our Waverly community. On Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. VAC will be set up outside of Old Main, if weather permits (indoor location: McCoy Rooms), creating fun masks to donate to those in need in our community. Our goal is to decorate and donate 100 masks. Come help us reach our goal!
Click this link to sign up.


Free flu shots available on campus

Another flu shot clinic will be scheduled for the near future. Students can continue to get FREE flu shots by appointment at the Noah Campus Health Clinic on the first floor of The W. Visits can be scheduled by calling 319-352-8436.


Phi Beta Lambda virtual student internship panel Tuesday

Phi Beta Lambda, a student organization for the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics, is having a virtual Student Internship Panel on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to listen, learn, and ask questions through a Zoom meeting presented by some of your Wartburg peers! They will be going over their interview process, what their jobs entailed, what they learned, and what recommendations they would give to anyone seeking an internship. To sign up for the event, click this link. Please contact PhiBetaLamba@wartburg.edu with any questions! PBL also invites you to follow our new Instagram page.


African Representative Council meeting Wednesday

The Wartburg African Representative Council will hold its first meeting this year on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Buckmaster Room (WBC 214). Get to know the exec team and the plan for this year. Don’t miss out – come with a friend!


Henna & Chai Night on Friday

Asian Student Association will host Henna & Chai Night Friday, Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m. in Cardinal Commons. Chai and Asian snacks will be served. Chai and pakora will be for sale; henna is free. Donations gladly accepted. Email questions to asa@wartburg.edu.


Bags League sign-up

Wartburg Intramurals is hosting a Bags League. Games will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights. Sign up through IM leagues at this link, and search for “Wartburg.”

If you have any further questions, contact Lexi Shaffer.


Deadline extended for The Castle literary magazine

The submission deadline for The Castle Winter 2020 Edition has been extended to Nov. 1.
Submissions can be sent through this link. Please note a guideline update: The Castle will publish student names unless anonymity is requested. Contact Lindsey Jacobs with questions.



What to do if you have COVID symptoms

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, Oct. 12: Faculty-Staff Q&A with Dr. Joy Becker '97, associate professor of mathematics


Wednesday, Oct. 14: Restful worship with communion, message from Rebecca Baird, pastoral intern


Friday, Oct. 16: Olivia Klaas ’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

PBL student internship panel
Oct. 20

S.A.F.E stress ball giveaway
Oct. 21

African Representative Council meeting
Oct. 21

Make face masks with VAC
Oct. 22

Henna & Chai Night
Oct. 23

Deadline to pre-register to vote & request ballot by mail in Iowa
Oct. 24

Embrace the Race event
Oct. 25

Advising Week
Oct. 26-30

Backpack Pack event (rescheduled)
Oct. 26

Deadline for Study Away Photo Contest voting
Oct. 26

Submission deadline for The Castle (literary magazine)
Nov. 1


Study Away Photo Contest voting

Students, faculty and staff are invited to vote for their favorite entry in the Study Away Photo Contest! Almost 100 students had a study away experience last year before COVID disruption. Check out the entries displayed on the second floor of Luther Hall, then vote at www.wartburg.edu/photo-vote. Voting ends Oct. 26, and the winners earn cash prizes! One vote per person. There is also a People’s Choice contest on the Wartburg Facebook page this week, so vote for your favorite there, too.

Contact Kathleen Sihler for details. Winners will be announced in November.


Ride the Wartburg Shuttle at Thanksgiving Break

All students are welcome to catch a ride on Wednesday, Nov. 25, to one of the following drop-off locations:

Waterloo Airport (ALO)
Waterloo bus station
Des Moines airport (DSM)
Easter Iowa airport (CID)
Iowa City Megabus station
Chicago O’Hare airport (ORD)
Chicago Rosemont bus station
Minneapolis airport (MSP)

See rates and schedules and book your seat by Nov. 18: www.wartburg.edu/shuttle

Other shuttle dates: Start of Winter Term, Tour Week & End of the Year. Contact shuttle@wartburg.edu with questions.


Student work hours and payday

Student employees may only work for Wartburg for a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session. This is a federal regulation for international students and a Wartburg policy for domestic students that seeks to ensure the priority of our students’ academic work. Students are paid on a monthly basis on the 15th of the month for hours worked in the preceding month. For example, student work hours from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 will be paid in the Oct. 15 payroll.


Notice from the Business Office

Students with an account balance greater than $5,000, please contact the Business Office (Luther Hall 212, 319-352-8411) or the Financial Aid Office (Luther Hall 212, 319-352-8262) as soon as possible if you need to discuss payment and/or loan options. failing to pay their account balance in full or below $5,000 by Thursday, Nov. 12, may have their Winter/May Term registration cancelled by Enrollment Management.

Those applying student employment wages to their account and who feel their balance will be below $5,000 by the November student payroll should inform the Business Office.

Those signed up for the Monthly Tuition Payment Plan and current with payments can disregard this notice. Students sponsored by the Davis and ELCA programs can also disregard this notice.


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