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The Juice (Student) - Jan. 11

MLK Day schedule, library adjusts hours & policies 📚

Jan. 11, 2021

Library updates hours, loaning policies for Winter Term

Due to lower usage rates during the pandemic, Vogel Library's regular hours are adjusting at the start of Winter Term to better schedule staff to meet current needs. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 17, library hours will be the following until further notice:

Sunday: 1-10:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-5 p.m.

Please check the library's website for updates, resources and more information.


Students will now be able to check out items from the library for longer periods of time. In response to the pandemic and with a desire to better meet student needs, several changes will go into effect Jan. 18. You can now check out:

Books, scores, periodicals and CDs for a semester instead of 28 days. For Winter Term, these items will be due back on April 27.
Windows laptops for 6 hours instead of 4 hours.
Mac laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks for 24 hours instead of 4 hours.
Adapters, calculators, chargers, wireless mice, flash drives, and other related tech items for 24 hours instead of 4 hours.
Cameras, camcorders, tripods, projectors and screens for 1 week instead of 3 days.

Please contact the library via text (319-313-2281), phone (319-352-8500) or email (asklibrarian@wartburg.edu), or stop at the circulation desk on the second floor if you have questions or feedback. We look forward to serving you this semester!


MLK Day details for Jan. 18

Monday, Jan. 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Wartburg alters the class schedule on this federal holiday to free students and faculty to participate in afternoon activities (see below). Class periods one through six will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each. Weekday Chapel will not be held. Evening classes will meet at their regularly scheduled time.


Class schedule for Monday
• Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
• Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
• Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
• Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
• Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
• Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.


Activities for Monday

The MLK Week Committee invites the entire Wartburg community to join in the afternoon activities, most of which are available online. Some events are still tentative. Stay up-to-date with the full schedule and details at www.wartburg.edu/mlk. This year's MLK Day theme is "Unity in the Struggle."

Opening Event, 1:45-2 p.m., outside in front of Chapel (also streamed online)
Art Exhibit: "Dictators & Dreamers," all day, Bachman Fine Arts Center
Social Media Dialogue: #MLKWartburg, all day
LGBTQ+ 101 Training, 2:15-3:15 p.m. (pre-registration required, online)
Leading to Prevent: Campus Allies for Gender Equality, 2:15-3:15 p.m. (online)
Vogel Library Social Justice Display, 2:15-3:15 p.m. (library)
Campus Social Justice (Walk) Scavenger Hunt Contest, 2:15-4:30 p.m. (various buildings)
Exchange Love Not Hate, 3:15-4:15 p.m. (The W Classrooms, pre-registration required due to space, also streamed online)
Social Justice and Music Discussion, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Neumann Auditorium for ensemble members; online for others)
Movie premiere of "HOPIAN: Slow-moving Change in America's Heartland," 7:30 p.m. (McCaskey Lyceum, limit 35, must pre-register here)

Dining & food pantry hours

St. Elizabeth Bread Basket, the on-campus food pantry in the Student Life office, is available for all students, free of charge, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Contact Jennifer Onuigbo with questions. Click here to see the hours for the Dining Services locations during break. Mensa opens for the evening meal on Sunday, Jan. 17.


Have you recently tested positive for COVID-19?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning home for the winter break, please send a copy of your test results to covidresponse@wartburg.edu. By having this information on file with the college’s contact tracing team, you will not be required to quarantine should you be exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus within 90 days of your test.

Applications open for Student Senate executive positions

Applications are live to run for Student Body President/Vice President, Student Body Recorder and Student Body Treasurer. Applications can be found at this link and are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. Email emma.williams@wartburg.edu with questions.


Gimme a Break: Free yoga class Tuesday

Join Carrie Gleason for the final weekly online yoga class during break on Tuesday, Jan. 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m.; the 30-minute session is free. Click here for the Zoom link. Special thanks to the faculty and staff who volunteered their time to lead "Gimme a Break" book clubs and free activities during the extended break, and thank you students for taking part!


Prayer requests

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



Upcoming events

Davis Projects for Peace deadline
Jan. 11

Winter Term begins
Jan. 18

Student Senate exec team application deadline
Jan. 26

Application deadline for Resident Assistants and Orientation leaders
Feb. 1


Choose your Hearthside book for Winter Term

The Hearthside Project offers faculty and students the unique opportunity to connect outside the formality of the classroom. Students receive their books free of charge. Reading groups consist of one book leader and three students. To apply, send an email to the participating leader of the book you’re interested in discussing (listed below); groups will begin their books in Winter Term. Questions? Contact Dr. Zak Montgomery. The program was founded by the late Dr. Paula Survilla and is funded by the Slife Professorship in the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission.

Hearthside book leaders for winter:

Tiffany Stouffer & Katie Kreis: “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
Dr. Joy Becker, “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies” by Jason Fagone
Dr. Penni Pier: “The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World” by Alan Downs
Cassie Hales: “The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy” by Anna Clark
Dr. Jennifer Larson: “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth
Lindsey Leonard: “Know My Name: A Memoir” by Chanel Miller
Dr. Cynthia Bane: “The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress…and Everything Else” by Holly Rogers
Ruth A. Bahe-Jachna: “Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II” by Vicki Croke


Orientation leader & Resident Assistant applications now open

Student Life has opened the 2021-22 application for Orientation leaders and Resident Assistants. The deadline to apply is 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.


Struggling with alcohol dependency? You are not alone​

Binge-drinking negatively affects students across the country at high rates, with effects such as lower grades and potential health risks. If you are struggling with alcohol or who know someone is, there are resources available to you. Counseling services are available on-campus and via Zoom for students who want help. Visit the Pathways Center for in-person counseling or call 319-352-8596 to schedule a Zoom meeting. For an off-campus substance abuse agency, please contact Pathways Behavioral Services at 319-352-1353.

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.


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