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The Juice (Student) - Nov. 9

St. Elizabeth Week, selling textbooks 📚

Nov. 9, 2020

St. Elizabeth Week events Nov. 11-18

In honor of St. Elizabeth, who devoted her life to service in the 13th century, the campus community devotes a week in November to focus on service. Click here to read more about the history of St. Elizabeth and her connection to Wartburg Castle in Germany.

The week's events:

Nov. 11-17: Coins for a Cause

Raise money for St. Elizabeth Bread Basket (the campus food pantry) by putting money in your favorite department's jar! Jars will be out during tabling, located in the Student Life Office during work hours, and at the Info Desk afterhours. The department with the most money gets to wear a robe and carry around roses and bread in honor of St. Elizabeth. Winner will be announced at the Wednesday Chapel service on Nov. 18.

Wednesday, Nov. 11: Webinar and Games, 6:30-7 p.m.

Come learn about St. Elizabeth and how she helped the poor. Stay after the short webinar for games and trivia with the chance to win prizes! Join in person in the McCoy Rooms or via Zoom at this link.

Thursday, Nov. 12: Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Take a few minutes out of your day to donate blood. Located in the Cardinal Commons.

Saturday, Nov. 14: Northeast Iowa Food Bank visit

Join us in Waterloo at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to volunteer and help them prepare for Thanksgiving. Shifts are 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Click here to sign up.

Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 16-17: St. Elizabeth Roses for $3 each

Purchase roses for a friend or a special someone to continue the magic of St. Elizabeth Week. Tabling for roses will be during dinner on Nov. 16 and 17. Those who receive roses will be notified and will be able to pick them up at the Info Desk.

Monday, Nov. 16: Webinar and Games, 6:30-7 p.m.

Here’s another opportunity to learn more about St. Elizabeth and everything she did to help the poor. Stay for some games and trivia for a chance to win prizes after the webinar! Join in person in the McCoy Rooms or via Zoom at this link.

Wednesday, Nov. 18: St. Elizabeth Chapel Service, 10:15 a.m.

The day’s chapel message will focus on St. Elizabeth and her legacy at Wartburg. Gather as we honor those being awarded the Pastor Trachte Award and the St. Elizabeth Award for Service. Also, come to see the winner of Coins for a Cause.


Mail Center update for Christmas break

The Mail Center will forward mail only (no packages) during the first three weeks of December for those students who have left campus. Packages will not be forwarded over break. Please be sure to check shipping addresses of any packages or subscriptions that will be needed over the break between semesters. Mail received after Dec. 18 will be kept on campus for those students returning in January. Please contact mailroom@wartburg.edu with any questions or concerns.


Wartburg Cleanup Day and Service Trips fundraising

As part of St. Elizabeth Week of Service, Service Trips is organizing a cleanup and fundraising day at Wartburg on Sunday, Nov. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. The whole campus community is invited to join; please sign up using this link. Please check out our crowdfunding page and share with family and friends. Bring your friends and enjoy the day outside doing some community service and fundraising!


Late Knight Study Breakfast on Sunday

Wartburg’s traditional Midnight Breakfast, usually held the night before final exams, has been moved to Sunday, Nov. 15, from 10 to 11 p.m. in Mensa. All students are invited to Late Knight Study Breakfast – featuring the usual food served by faculty and staff volunteers – to enjoy a respite from your studies and sustenance to get you through the last few days of classes. Entertainment ToKnight has planned several fun activities during the hour: a raffle, spin the wheel, and duck pull with chances to win gift cards and prizes.

Dining Services will observe social distancing protocols and offer take-out meals for students who prefer that option.


Upcoming music concerts on Knight Vision

Catch the following music ensembles in their online-only concerts on Knight Vision:

Saturday, Nov. 14: Kammerstreicher Fall Concert, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15: Knightliters Fall Concert, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 17: Ritterchor Fall Concert, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov 18: Kantorei Fall Concert, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19: St. Elizabeth Chorale Fall Concert, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20: Castle Singers Fall Concert, 4 p.m.


Last chance to order Outfly shirts

The order form will close at end of the day Nov. 10, so make sure to order your Outfly shirt now! Available in terra cotta and light green, in short sleeve and long sleeve. Order as many as you want!


Take the Outfly survey

Student Senate would like to hear feedback about your Outfly 2020 experience. Please click this link to take a short survey, and you can also let us know if you want to be part of next year’s Outfly committee.

Sell back print textbooks and make some cash

Are you looking for a way to make some cash? Sell back your print textbooks at www.Wartburg.Textbookx.com. Sign in with your Wartburg ID and password, then select the “Returns” tab at the top, which will provide detailed instruction on how and when to return rentals, guaranteed buy-back items and sell back your textbooks as a seller on the marketplace. The best part of being a seller: You get to name your price for your textbook!


Join the 200-mile run-walk challenge

This winter, the Alumni office is bringing together members of the Wartburg community for another virtual race: Walking in a Wartburg Wonderland. Our last race was a success, so we're calling on you to take on this new challenge with the same enthusiasm! The challenge is 200 miles to be completed between Nov. 18 and Feb. 28—that's a little over two miles each day of walking, running, snowshoeing, or another comparable activity. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Holiday Shoppe program. All ages and abilities are welcome. Cost is $30. Click here for details and to register.


A.R.C. Silent Disco on Friday

The African Representative Council is organizing the A.R.C Silent Disco on Friday, Nov. 13, at The W Hoover Fieldhouse. A.R.C Silent Disco is a themed silent party celebrating our diverse culture at Wartburg, but at the same time keeping it safe by practicing social distancing. Admission is $3 per person or $5 for two in advance, or $5 per person and $8 for two at the door. There will be tabling in the Mensa this week to purchase tickets using a student ID, debit/credit card or cash. Contact Augustine Ezeogu with questions or to pay for tickets. All students, faculty, and any Wartburg member/family is invited. The dress code is semi-casual.


Projects for Peace 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. Wartburg students wishing to submit a Davis Projects for Peace proposal must submit their application using this link by noon Jan. 11, 2021. Click here for a Word doc with details. For more information, contact Kristin Teig Torres.


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.


I'm thankful for ...

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. 12. Stop by and list what you're thankful for on our banner!

'Sacred Steps' exhibit in art gallery

“Sacred Steps,” featuring the work of Melissa Airy, is on display at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery now through Dec. 18. A performance and gallery talk will be scheduled at a later time. “Sacred Steps” is a visual representation of Airy’s personal experiences as a sojourner to various sacred landscapes in an attempt to understand the profound sense of purpose and awakening she encountered along the way. Through performance, installation, video and audio, Airy translates her experiences into immersive works of art that are easily accessible to the secular world. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Bachman Fine Arts Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wartburg.edu/gallery.


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) 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. 9: Faculty/Staff Q&A, Eric Sommermeyer, assistant professor of accounting

Wednesday, Nov. 11: Restful worship with communion

Friday, Nov. 13: TBA


Prayer requests

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



Upcoming events

Deadline to order Outfly shirts
Nov. 10

Art workshop: chalk pastels
Nov. 10

St. Elizabeth Week
Nov. 11-18

SAFE tabling
Nov. 12

V-Day poetry slam
Nov. 13

A.R.C. Silent Disco
Nov. 13

Paula Survilla memorial service
Nov. 14

Lacrosse virtual 5K
Nov. 14

Kammerstreicher concert (Knight VIsion)
Nov. 14

Service Trips Cleanup and Fundraising day
Nov. 15

Knightliters jazz band concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 15

Late Knight Study Breakfast
Nov. 15

Ritterchor concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 17

Kantorei concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 18

St. Elizabeth Chorale concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 19

Castle Singers concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 20

Davis Projects for Peace deadline
Jan. 11


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.


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.


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.

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.


'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?).


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