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Nov. 2, 2020

'Navigating a Crazy Election Day' panel today

All students, faculty and staff are welcome to watch “Navigating a Crazy Election Day (While Not Going Crazy Yourself),” a panel discussion about navigating Election Day and perspectives on the best ways to evaluate, process and move forward. Click here to join the Zoom meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. The conversation will be facilitated by Grace Greving, Student Body Recorder, with the following panelists:

Dr. Mariah Birgen, professor of mathematics
Pastor Brian Beckstrom, dean of spiritual life
Stephanie Newsom, director of Counseling Services


Nominate someone for annual service awards

The St. Elizabeth Award for Service is given during St. Elizabeth Week to Wartburg students. The VAC invites you to nominate one or more current students whom you feel lives out a commitment to service in, with, and for the community at this link.​


The Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service is given during St. Elizabeth Week to staff and/or faculty. The VAC invites you to nominate one or more staff or faculty members whom you feel embody Pastor Larry Trachte's enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication and overall commitment to Wartburg's mission of service at this link.


Election Day information for Tuesday


Here is information about how to vote in the Nov. 3 general election:

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.


A special Juice emaiil with more Election Day information will be sent later today.


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.

V-Day poetry slam on Nov. 13

V-Day is hosting a poetry slam on Friday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel. This event will be held with a live stream from KnightVision, which means this year we can only accept original, public domain, or creative commons pieces to be performed. If you are interested in performing up to 10 pieces, please submit a copy through this form so that we know what to expect. Submissions close Thursday, Nov. 12, at 11:55 p.m. If you have any questions, email VDay@wartburg.edu.


Music Therapy Awareness Week

Music Therapy Awareness Week Nov. 2-6 is a way for students to teach their peers, professors, and other staff members about what music therapy is and how it can be used in the field.

Each day: Tabling in student center during lunch time
Monday, Nov. 2: Drum Circle in the band hall, 7-8 p.m. (drums provided)
Tuesday, Nov. 3: Jam Session in the band hall, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (some instruments provided, but can bring your own)
Thursday, Nov. 5: Movie Night in McCaskey Lyceum, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (“The Music Never Stopped,” no snacks)
Friday, Nov. 6: Demonstration Night, 7-9 p.m. in the Chapel Commons. Students will be demonstrating different interventions that could be used in a music therapy session. Snacks available.

There is no registration required. Students and staff are welcome to participate in all our evening events; please wear a mask and observe social distancing. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Doyle.


Help serve your Wartburg community

Are you looking for opportunities to serve your Wartburg community? Wartburg Student Life and Global Connections are working together to meet the needs of those in isolation quarantine and need your help. If you are interested, please fill out this survey. This form is to share your information in regards to volunteering to help those in quarantine and the faculty team in a number of tasks, including pick up and delivery of items. Please fill out this form only if you can commit to assisting in the tasks you volunteer for. Please note that all tasks will be done contactless with those in quarantine.


Memorial service for Paula Survilla on Nov. 14

The Department of Music is organizing a memorial service for Dr. Paula Survilla that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon. The event will be livestreamed on Knight Vision at this link. Pending approval from CHRT, this event will be held in Levick Arena and will be open to current students, faculty and staff to attend in person. Masking and distancing protocols apply. An order of service will be forthcoming. Dr. Survilla was a longtime professor of music at Wartburg who died last spring of a rare neurological disease.


December graduates: Submit your photo

Students who are planning to graduate in December: Please submit your photo to be used in a virtual commencement and online recognition. Photos that are at least 1MB in size are due Dec. 11 at this link. Make sure the photo is only of you and not others. Any inappropriate images will not be included. If you do not submit a photo, a general image of campus will be used in its place. Contact Julie Drewes if you have trouble uploading your image.

Free flu shot clinic Wednesday for all students

A free flu shot clinic for students will be Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in The W’s Hall of Champions. No appointment necessary. For mor information, please contact stephanie.newsom@wartburg.edu.


Chalk pastels workshop on Tuesday

The Art Department is hosting another free workshop this Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in FAC 114D. This week’s featured art supplies are chalk pastels! Supplies will be provided. Masks and social distancing will be required. If you have any questions, please email wartburgartdepartment@gmail.com.


Follow the art department on social media

The Wartburg Department of Art has joined Facebook and Instagram! Follow either account for news and fun concerning the department and the art/design students. Content will include student/staff interviews, news on events/workshops, info on student displays around campus, and more!


Concert Bands apparel fundraiser

The Wartburg College Concert Bands (WCCB) invites you to participate in its annual apparel fundraiser. Typically, funds raised would be used for transportation and travel expenses for the ensemble. However, this year funds will go to costs of mitigation equipment required to rehearse in a safe and sanitary environment, such as instrument bags and bell covers. Pre-order between Nov. 2-15 at this link. Orders will be available to pick up at The Wartburg Store the week of Dec. 15.


Wartburg Choir concert Saturday on Knight Vision

The Wartburg Choir will perform its fall concert on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, the performance will be available exclusively on Knight Vision. The performance will feature songs focusing on the themes of comfort, hope and thanksgiving, including “Wake Up, My Spirit” by Adolphus Hailstork, “Alleluia” by Elaine Hagenberg, “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” by Dolly Parton and arranged by Craig Hella Johnson and “Give Me Jesus” arranged by L.L. Fleming.


Stress relief to-go coloring sheets

Visit the SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) table on the first floor of
Saemann Student Center during dinner, 5-7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 5. Stop by and grab some coloring sheets!


'Lessons from Rwanda' recording

The annual Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium on Oct. 28 featured Carl Wilkens, a missionary and founder of World Outside My Shoes, in an interactive online presentation called “Restorative Pathways: Lessons from Rwanda.” The only American who chose to stay in Kigali, Rwanda, throughout the 1994 genocide, Wilkens worked with his Rwandan colleagues to help save the lives of hundreds, bringing food, water and medicine to groups of orphans trapped around the city. All are welcome to view a recording of the presentation at this link (use passcode Lj.Dt6L?).


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, Nov. 2: Faculty/staff Q&A with Loni Abbas, Assistant Vice President for ITS & Chief Information Officer

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Prayer service

Friday, Nov. 6: Robert Casey ’21, Senior Chapel


Election Day prayer stations

Starting Tuesday, Nov. 3, prayer stations will be available in the second-level entrance to the Chapel (skywalk level). With all of the anxiety, excitement, and other feelings that may be present on Election Day, Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry is providing a space for students and staff to be able to pray and deal with some of those emotions. There will be guided instructions for each station, and all you have to bring is yourself! Prayer stations will be available all day Tuesday, and the rest of the week the stations will move to the first floor of the Chapel to be available through Friday. Contact Rebecca Baird with questions.


Prayer requests

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



Upcoming events

Music Therapy Awareness Week
Nov. 2-6

'Navigating a Crazy Election Day' panel
Nov. 2

Election Day
Nov. 3

Art workshop: chalk pastels
Nov. 3

Free flu shot clinic
Nov. 4

Projects for Peace informational session
Nov. 5

SAFE coloring sheets
Nov. 5

Wartburg Choir concert on Knight Vision
Nov. 7

V-Day poetry slam
Nov. 13

Paula Survilla memorial service
Nov. 14

Lacrosse virtual 5K
Nov. 14


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

V-Day is accepting applications to join our production team of "Raise the Vibration." We do not have any specific positions to fill; we want all (regardless of gender) who are interested in becoming involved in V-Day long-term to fill out this form. Tell us what you believe in, what skills you have, and what you want to do with V-Day. The team we create is a brand-new creative team and is completely dependent on who applies. Right now, less than 20 colleges or volunteer organizations in the world are licensed to put on an RTV event; help us show the world how Wartburg raises the vibration. If you want to be involved but can't make a long-term commitment, we will have smaller volunteer opportunities in the coming months.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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!


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.


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