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Oct. 26, 2020

MBK Literary Symposium on Wednesday features humanitarian

The annual MBK Literary Symposium will feature Carl Wilkens, founder of World Outside My Shoes, in an online interactive webinar titled "Restorative Pathways: Lessons from Rwanda" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Register at this link; the whole campus community is invited to participate. Wilkens was the only American who chose to stay in Kigali, Rwanda, throughout the 1994 genocide. He worked with Rwandan colleagues to help save the lives of hundreds, bringing food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. In 2011, he completed a book detailing these days titled “I’m Not Leaving,” which also inspired a documentary film. Contact Dr. Zak Montgomery with questions.


Backpack volunteer opportunity today

Join us for the rescheduled Backpack Pack event on campus today, 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 inside 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.

College's inclement weather policy

This time of year, the chance for severe winter weather grows more likely. For such situations, the college has a weather-related closure policy posted here. The policy also is linked from the front page of the Student Handbook page and the Academic Affairs website.


Campus snow removal map

Please remember to use caution when snow and ice are present on sidewalks and steps. Operations & Maintenance will remove snow and add salt or sand to icy spots on sidewalks and steps on campus according to the priority snow removal map. Parking lots will be cleared and salted or sanded as needed by a third party.


It's Advising Week 2020

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.


Winter Term 2021 course wait-listing no longer available

Beginning today, Oct. 26, course wait listing for Winter Term 2021 will no longer be available. Adding a class that has reached maximum enrollment is not an option. If a student is interested in adding a class that has reached maximum enrollment, they should monitor the enrollment to see if a seat becomes available, and contact their adviser to make schedule changes. Monitor course enrollment through Course Finder in My Wartburg.


Student Senate funding for student organizations

Due to the volatile environment caused by COVID-19, Student Senate is not providing any allocations for the 2020-21 academic year. If an organization you are involved in incurs any costs related to events or organizational expenses, please fill out this online form to receive reimbursement from Student Senate. Contact jordan.flaherty@wartburg.edu with any questions.


Make your voice heard in Nov. 3 general election

Here are two ways to vote in the Nov. 3 general election:

OPTION 1: Vote early in person

Early voting is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., plus 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2 at 124 Second St. NE (two blocks west of the courthouse) in Waverly. Click here for details.


OPTION 2: Vote on Election Day

Polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Students who live in all residence halls except The Manors and Knights Village will vote in Waverly Ward 3: Waverly Fire Station, 123 First Ave SW.

Students who live in The Manors and Knights Village will vote in Waverly Ward 5: Redeemer Lutheran Church (south entrance), 2001 W. Bremer Ave.


Additional information about voting is available in the Student Voting Guide. Contact kristin.teigtorres@wartburg.edu with questions.


Free rides for students on Election Day

Wartburg is offering free rides to Waverly polling stations for all on-campus students on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Rides will be offered hourly from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sign up at this link to reserve your spot. Contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life with questions.

‘Dunk on Hunger’ donut sale for food pantry

The St. Elizabeth Bread Basket will have a "Dunk on Hunger" donut sale Thursday, Oct. 29, in Saemann Student Center (tabling area) during lunch time from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hurts donuts will be on sale for $2, cash or credit cards accepted. Sir Victor is expected to be there for students who want to take pictures with him. All money raised will support the St. Elizabeth Bread Basket food pantry!


Mail Center reminder for large mailings

The Mail Center reminds faculty, staff, departments, and student organizations that any groups of more than 20 items for delivery to student mailboxes MUST be in box number order for delivery. If you have a large or special delivery you are planning, please contact the Mail Center at mailroom@wartburg.edu or 352-8263 to get the best service for your project.


Projects for Peace informational session and proposal deadline

The Davis Projects for Peace program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2020. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today's motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace. An informational session will be offered via Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 5, during Community Time. Wartburg students wishing to submit a Davis Projects for Peace proposal must submit their application using this link by noon Jan. 11, 2021.


Get creative at watercolor/gouache workshop

The Department of Art will host a free watercolor/gouache workshop for students looking to de-stress and be creative! Supplies will be provided. Students are welcome to paint whatever they like, and there will also be ideas/simple instruction sheets available. The workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in FAC 114D. Sign-up is not required. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you have any questions, please email wartburgartdepartment@gmail.com.


Watch for Microsoft licensing emails beginning Nov. 4

The annual campus agreement with Microsoft has been renewed. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, you will receive an email from Microsoft Audio Conferencing as part of our licensing for Microsoft Teams. This email provides your dial-in information along with your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Please keep this email for your records. Any questions should be directed to Techline at techline@wartburg.edu.


Homecoming T-shirts still available

Didn’t get a Homecoming T-shirt? No worries! Shirts are still being sold through the Alumni Office. Email homecoming@wartburg.edu with your size and they will set one aside for you! Payment needed when collecting the shirt.

V-Day Campaign movie night and costume contest Oct. 31

V-Day Campaign is hosting a movie night AND costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will be in Hagemann Lecture Hall (SC 102) from 7 to 9 p.m. (plus Voecks Lecture Hall in SC 134 if there's overflow). We are screening the 2016 documentary “City of Joy.” There will be treat bags for students to take and prizes for the best costumes! Masks are required; there will be no eating/drinking allowed because of COVID-19.


Join V-Day production team for ‘Raise the Vibration’

V-Day is looking for a production team for our new event, “Raise the Vibration.” If you are interested, learn more and fill out the application at this link by Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11:55 p.m.


Zen Room available in Pathways

Need a place to unwind? Check out the new Zen Room in Pathways, on the third floor of Vogel Library, set up by students as part of a Leadership Studies class project. Go to the Pathways main desk and ask to use the Zen Room, located in the back of Pathways. The Zen Room is available Tuesday-Thursday during Pathway hours. No pre-registration or personal information is needed to use the space. Come check it out!


Dance Team apparel fundraiser

Order your Dance Team apparel now! Get ready for football, basketball, and competition season by supporting the dance team through our clothing fundraiser at this link.


Lacrosse team hosts virtual 5K Nov. 14

The Wartburg lacrosse team is holding a Hometown 5K on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. You run your 5K wherever you are, but at the same time! If you can't run at 10 a.m., just tag @wartburgwlax on Twitter or Instagram and use #BTWARTBURGLAX all day to share your race photos. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt (you can choose to waive your T-shirt and donate the full registration cost to the team). Registration closes Nov. 8; T-shirts ordered now will arrive after race day. Funds will help replace the team’s original equipment from 2015; old equipment will be donated to places in need that are growing the sport. Click here to register. Contact Anna Meerbach, head coach, with any 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.

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. 26: Faculty/staff Q&A with Steph Boeding, Marketing & Communication Office

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Restful worship with communion

Friday, Oct. 30: Amanda Ferry ’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

Advising Week
Oct. 26-30

Backpack Pack event (rescheduled)
Oct. 26

Deadline for Study Away Photo Contest voting
Oct. 26

MBK Literary Symposium
Oct. 28

Last day to drop a full-term course with a "W"
Oct. 28

'Dunk on Hunger' donut sale
Oct. 29

Oct. 31

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

Election Day
Nov. 3

Projects for Peace informational session
Nov. 5

Lacrosse virtual 5K
Nov. 14


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays and occasionally during the week as needed to communicate campus news and events. Most items will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center.

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