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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Feb. 8

Mental Health Day, incomplete grade deadline, more

Feb. 8, 2021

Mental health day on Tuesday

Tuesday, Feb. 9, is one of two mental health days built into the academic calendar to provide opportunities for relaxation for students and faculty. There will be no classes or required programming on Feb. 9 or Feb. 24; these are meant to be true days of rest from classwork and co-curricular activities.


Incomplete grade deadline

Students with incomplete grades for Fall 2020 courses must submit all course work to instructors by Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. Instructors must submit grade changes for incomplete grades to the Registrar’s Office by Monday, Feb. 22. If a grade change is not submitted by the deadline, the incomplete grade will be changed to an “F,” which will then be computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average.


Personal property insurance coverage

In the wake of an incident on campus where the personal property of an employee was damaged, the College wants to remind all employees to ensure that their personal insurance policies (through homeowner’s, renter’s, or another form of insurance) can adequately cover all personal property that is kept on campus, whether in a personal office or another space. The College does have a limited insurance policy that can cover the personal property of others, but it is not guaranteed to cover all damages should an incident occur.


Virtual career opportunities

Mark your calendars for two Virtual Career opportunities!

The Summer Camp Fair is Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit with more than 90 camp representatives from across the United States.
The Virtual Career Expo will be Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will interview with employers, graduate/professional schools and volunteer/service programs.


To register, visit your Handshake account under “events.” For more information, contact derek.solheim@wartburg.edu or jo.dorrance@warburg.edu. Career events are sponsored by Pathways and the CCE.


Need library tech assistance?

While Vogel Library is temporarily without a technology librarian, please call our main number at 319-352-8500 if you have any tech-related questions for us. We’ll make sure your question is forwarded to the person most able to help you. If you have other library questions, please continue to work directly with your liaison librarian.


Reports now available on InfoCenter

The Enrollment Report Winter 2020-21 and the Retention Report - Fall to Winter 2020-21 are available on InfoCenter.


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. Chapel services are streamed live with Knight Vision, so you can watch from anywhere.

This week's Chapel services:

Monday, Feb. 8: Faculty/Staff Q&A with Dr. AbbyLynn Helgevold, Board of Regents Distinguished Professor in Ethics


Wednesday, Feb. 10: Restful worship with communion

Friday, Feb. 12: Senior Chapel, Kennedy Hiles ’21



Upcoming events

Stitch-and-B*tch meeting
Feb. 8

Mental Health Day
Feb. 9, Feb. 24

ETK presents Dan Lornitis
Feb. 9

STAS meetings
Feb. 10, March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14

Public Health Ambassadors cocoa & donuts
Feb. 11

VAC blood drive
Feb. 16

Presidential forums
Feb. 16, March 23


The Castle literary magazine is back!

Wartburg’s literary magazine The Castle is back and running! Submissions for Winter 2021 are open. Send short stories (creative nonfiction and fiction), poetry, graphic stories and comics here. You can also read the online version of past publications at the link. Send questions to editor Lindsey Jacobs.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: There is also a cover art competition! Submit any medium and style of your liking and it will have a chance to be the cover of the book. The deadline for all submissions is April 9.


Library newsletter: The Searching Squirrel, February edition

Check out our most recent newsletter for updates on new hours, new evaluation techniques, embedding streaming film, and more. Find it all at this link.


VAC & Lifeserve to host blood drive Feb. 16

The Wartburg Volunteer Action Center (VAC) with Lifeserve will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cardinal Commons. Appointments are required at this link. Every blood donor receives a health screening at their donation, finds out their blood type, and will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies to help our state health department understand the virus and identify more convalescent plasma donors.


Summer 2021 classes

Many of the Summer 2021 classes are now available to view online by using Course Finder or Course Search. To register for summer classes, obtain a Summer Registration Form under the “Special Request Forms for Students” from the Academics tab of My Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Please continue to check the schedule as additional classes may be added.


ETK presents comedic hypnotist Feb. 9

ETK presents Dan Lornitis, comedic hypnotist, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Neumann Auditorium. Dan has been mesmerizing audiences for years with his uniquely entertaining performance, where the audience volunteers are the stars! Dan uses hypnosis to entertain, never to embarrass or humiliate anyone. It’s all good, wholesome, PG-13-style entertainment. Come early to guarantee your seat! Social distancing and masking are both required. See you there!


Chalk & Wire resources

Wartburg is using the cloud-based assessment management system called Chalk & Wire, which we use to evaluate student learning outcomes. The system also provides students with access to ePortfolios, which can used to collect a wide variety of information and media for later use by the studetns as they move forward after graduation. The 2020-21 academic year marks the second year of the implementation process.

If you need help at any time, please use chalk.wire@wartburg.edu to contact the Chalk & Wire Implementation Team for assistance. The use of this email account will ensure they can respond in a timely manner to your request. Chalk & Wire resources for faculty and students are available on the Resources tab of My.Wartburg. Users must be logged in to access the page.



Barbara Fedeler, professor of art, is included in "Compelling Ground: Landscapes, Environments and Peoples of Iowa," an invitational exhibition at the Brunnier Art Museum at Iowa State University. Artists were asked to create art inspired by Iowa and indicative of the changes that have transpired in 25 years in environments, landscapes and the people of Iowa. The exhibition is open through July 23.



Men’s Basketball

Wednesday, Feb. 10: Depart at 1:30 p.m. to Simpson


Have you recently tested positive for COVID-19?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to the office from the break or working at home, 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.

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