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The Juice (Student) - Nov. 16

Holiday Shoppe help, St. Elizabeth Week events 🌹

Nov. 16, 2020

St. Elizabeth Week continues

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:

Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 16-17: 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.

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. Enjoy games and trivia for a chance to win prizes after the webinar! Join 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.


Scharlaus to receive Wartburg Medal today

Wartburg alumni and longtime college supporters Ed and Lorraine (Rennie) Scharlau, both 1961 graduates, will receive the Wartburg Medal on Monday, Nov. 16, in the Wartburg Chapel during the Weekday Chapel service, which begins at 10:15 a.m., and will be livestreamed on Knight Vision. The Wartburg Medal is awarded by the college to recognize individuals who have provided significant service to the college over a sustained period of time, and recipients have a personal commitment to the college’s mission, quality and character. Learn more about the Scharlaus and their life of service at this link.


How to help with Holiday Shoppe

Holiday Shoppe, a Wartburg College Social Work Department tradition since 1988, joins Wartburg students and faculty with the Waverly-Shell Rock United Way, local faith organizations and area businesses to help families provide gifts for their kids during the Christmas season. The 2020 annual Holiday Shoppe is currently looking for volunteers to help during the event Dec. 4-5, as well as shopping for gifts beforehand. If interested in helping, sign up using the links below! There is also the opportunity to donate to the Holiday Shoppe. If you are interested in donating a gift card or gift, scan the QR code at any one of the trees around campus or follow the link!

Donations and more information
Shopping sign-up
Event sign-up

Ride the Wartburg Shuttle on Nov. 25

You can still sign up to ride the Wartburg Shuttle on Nov. 25 to Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City! Shuttle registration for Thanksgiving Break closes on Nov. 18. Click here to see the schedule and destinations for Nov. 25 and to register for your seat. Dates will be updated soon for the adjusted Winter Term and May Term shuttle schedule.


Vogel Library update

All books and other physical materials currently on loan from the library are due Tuesday, Nov. 24. Remember to return things before you leave campus to avoid overdue fees over the long break. The ground-floor book drop, located at the south entrance (near the Science Center), is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to return things. If you would like to renew existing loans or check out new items to have over break, contact Meredith.Borchardt@Wartburg.edu or call 319-352-8464 to set up a plan.


Vogel Library hours will change to 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Nov. 24. Please click on the gray bar along the top of the library’s website for hours through the end of the academic year. After finals the library will be open with reduced break hours on weekdays (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) through Dec. 18 and closed on weekends.


Mask update for The W

In response to the growing number of coronavirus cases in Bremer County, masks are now required upon entry to The W facility and when exiting on the first floor. Masks can be removed while working out as long as physical distancing of at least 6 feet can be reliably maintained.


Madlock to speak at AAUW meeting Thursday

Krystal Madlock, director of Multicultural Student Services and lecturer in learning strategies, will be speaking to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Her topic, "Wartburg culture from a Black and Brown Perspective," will be available to faculty, staff, and students via Zoom. Please email Kim Folkers kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu for the Zoom link.


Orientation leader & Resident Assistant applications open

Student Life will be opening the 2021-22 application for Orientation leaders and Resident Assistants on Nov. 23. The deadline to apply will be Feb. 1, 2021. For more information on the positions and application process, please visit https://info.wartburg.edu/Student-Life or email lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu.


Dining hours for Thanksgiving Break

Click here to see the hours for the Dining Services locations during the Thanksgiving holiday and Finals Week. The student Board Plan ends at dinner on Dec. 3. Meal transfers will be available the week of finals with special hours.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program opportunity

Have you considered the challenge and reward of serving as a cultural ambassador abroad? While we wait for our world to return to health, check out the Fulbright U.S. Student Program opportunity at this link for an introduction to this leading cultural exchange program. You can serve as a English teaching assistant, pursue independent research, or overlap the Fulbright with a master’s program abroad. This is not just a gap year, but an incredible opportunity to challenge yourself, contribute, and learn in return. Contact Competitive Scholarship Advisor Kathleen Sihler with questions.


Shoot hoops for fundraiser

Dr. Faidley's IS 101 class is holding a fundraiser for the nonprofit Mental Health America. The fundraiser will be in The W on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 1:15 to 2:20 p.m. Pay a dollar to take a three-point basketball shot. If you make the shot, you get two dollars back. Contact paul.zelle@wartburg.edu for details.


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. 15: Wartburg Medal presentation and Q&A with Ed and Rennie Scharlau

Wednesday, Nov. 17: St. Elizabeth Week Chapel, service awards presented

Friday, Nov. 20: Speaker TBA


Prayer requests

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



Upcoming events

St. Elizabeth Week
Nov. 11-18

Wartburg Medal awarded to Ed and Rennie Scharlau
Nov. 16

Ritterchor concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 17

Kantorei concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 18

Mental Health America hoops fundraiser
Nov. 18

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

AAUW meeting
Nov. 19

Castle Singers concert (Knight Vision)
Nov. 20

Vogel Library materials due
Nov. 24

Davis Projects for Peace deadline
Jan. 11


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.


Upcoming music concerts on Knight Vision

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

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.


Winners of Study Away Photo Contest

Congratulations to the following winners of the Study Away Photo Contest, as determined by a panel of judges:

First place: #1 Emerald Lake at Sunset (by Alex Buchheim)
Second place: #3 Toledo Cathedral (by Alana Harms)
Third place: #8 Basquiat (by Liam Easley)
The People's Choice Winner, chosen by fans on Facebook: #7 Plaza Espana (by Shaila Vera)


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, and you'll receive a medal and bib at the end. Click here for details and to register.


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.


'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.


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.


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