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The Juice (Student) - Feb. 8

Mental Health Day, comedic hypnotist, snowshoeing ✅

Feb. 8, 2021

Take a day off 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.


Crush Your Crush is back!

Wartburg College Dance Marathon is tabling at lunch and dinner this Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Stop by and see us to send a can of Crush (and a secret message) to anyone on campus, or pick one up if you've been "crushed”! You can pay with cash or on mobile (even with Venmo). All proceeds of this event support WCDM and the kids and families at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.


Go snowshoeing with ETK & Crawdaddy Outdoors

Don’t miss your opportunity to try snowshoeing! ETK and Crawdaddy Outdoors, in downtown Waverly, are partnering to offer a free snowshoeing session for Wartburg students. You will meet in The W and head to the cross country course to start your adventure. Don’t miss your chance on Feb. 15, 16, and 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. To sign up, please click here. ETK asks that you only sign up for one time slot to allow more students to participate!


Campus Race to Zero Waste competition

The Wartburg Sustainability Department has once again entered Wartburg in the nationwide recycling and waste-reduction competition, Campus Race to Zero Waste.

We encourage students to be especially conscious of their consumption habits during this two-month competition (and hopefully to form good habits that last beyond that!).

Additionally, we invite students to participate in this webinar from Keep America Beautiful. Please contact sustainability@wartburg.edu with any questions or concerns.


Student Senate elections on Tuesday via email

Watch for a special Juice email on Tuesday with a link to vote for 2021-22 Student Senate executive positions: president and vice president, recorder, and treasurer. You can vote using the link in the email from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.


Feeling blue? Light therapy available

Counseling Services has blue light devices available for checkout! Blue light therapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and certain sleep disorders that arise from the lack of sunlight. To check out a blue light device or to see if blue light therapy is right for you, contact Counseling Services at counseling@wartburg.edu or call 319-352-8596.


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.


Wartburg Ambassadors application link

Wartburg Ambassadors has started recruiting students to become ambassadors for next year! The application link is now open, and the deadline to submit your application is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Contact Katie Wyman or ambassadors@wartburg.edu with any questions. Follow Ambassadors on Instagram or on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest information.


SAFE Leadership Opportunities

SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) has a couple of leadership opportunities available. We are looking for volunteers to help table in the student center during dinner on Feb. 22 and 23 and we are also beginning to think about elections for the 2021-22 academic year! If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please fill out this form.


Join the Social Work Club meeting to learn about Black History Month

Social Work Club is meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom for our first meeting of the semester! We will discuss and learn about Black History Month, as well as influential social workers with the possibility of a guest speaker. There will even be prizes! Contact Tammy Faux with any questions or concerns.


Tour Week service trips

We're back! Pack your bags and a mask! Sir Victor has the van ready for our upcoming COVID-safe Service Trips. We are planning trips to go out over the Tour Week break from April 28-May 2. Look for leader applications in the Juice next week! If you have any questions, please contact servicetrips@wartburg.edu.


Weekly Faculty-in-Residence activities: Connect and restore

Dr. Rachel Clark, associate professor of English and the faculty-in-residence, invites students to the following activities, which are intended to provide windows of relaxation to help balance busy lives.

Stitch-and-B*tch: Mondays, 7-8 p.m.. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers—anyone who does any kind of stitching—is welcome to pop in virtually for a relaxing hour to work on your current projects and get to know other crafters on campus. Click here for Zoom link.
Reading Club: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join the Zoom for some peaceful music while you read something for fun, plus a few minutes of chat at the beginning and end to share progress, book recommendations, and more. Click here for Zoom link.
Sunday Storytime: This semester, Sunday Storytime is becoming a podcast, so that anyone can listen at their convenience. This term’s book is Oscar Wilde’s controversial Gothic novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” a book about the nature of art, beauty, and evil—and, of course, secret magical paintings hidden in attics. Watch for a link soon!
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. 5: Senior Chapel, Kennedy Hiles ’21


Communion delivery to residence halls

If you are isolated/quarantined on campus and would like to partake in virtual communion during in-person Wednesday chapel services, please email Pastor Rebecca by Tuesday at noon. Include your residence building, room number, and indicate if you would prefer wine, grape juice, or gluten-free elements. A student minister will deliver communion elements to you before the Wednesday chapel service. All are welcome to receive communion.


Sanctuary on Wednesday nights

Sanctuary on Wednesday night is a holy space in the midst of your busy life where you can recharge and renew. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. All are welcome! Worship begins in the Chapel sanctuary at 9 p.m., come early at 8:45 for snacks.


Upcoming events

Library Ambassadors application deadline
Feb. 8

Crush Your Crush
Feb. 8, 10 & 12

Stitch-and-B*tch meeting
Feb. 8

Day off from classes
Feb. 9, Feb. 24, April 2, April 5

Student Senate elections via email
Feb. 9

ETK presents Dan Lornitis
Feb. 9

Summer Camp Fair via Handshake
Feb. 10

Faculty-in-Residence Reading Club
Feb. 11

Public Health Ambassadors cocoa and donuts
Feb. 11

Incomplete grade deadline
Feb. 15

Snowshoeing with ETK & Crawdaddy's
Feb. 15, 16 & 17

VAC blood drive
Feb. 16

Virtual Career Expo via Handshake
Feb. 16

Ash Wednesday worship service
Feb. 17

Social Work Club meeting
Feb. 18

Ambassadors application deadline
Feb. 18

Student Senate scholarship applications due
Feb. 26

Off-Campus Housing application deadline
March 5


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!

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.


Join Homecoming Committee for 2021

Are you looking to get more involved on campus? Do you love being a Knight? Homecoming Committee is the place for you to express your school spirit through multiple events over homecoming weekend! We would like you to join Homecoming Committee 2021. If you have any interest in joining this group, apply at this link! For further questions please email homecoming@wartburg.edu.


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.


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.


'Entertainment to Quarantine’ kits available

Are you in quarantine and need something to do? Get an ‘Entertainment to Quarantine’ kit!

Brought to you by Entertainment ToKnight (ETK), you can receive a surprise bag of treats and activities to help pass the time for those who are in quarantine or isolation. Let your symptom-checker know you would like one, and an “ETQ” bag will get delivered to your door! These bags are available to those in their dorm room, in isolation houses provided by Wartburg, and those who live off campus in Waverly. If you are interested in receiving an ETQ Kit, please email etk@wartburg.edu or tell your symptom checker.


Women's Bible Study and Fellowship on Tuesdays

College women are invited to a weekly Women's Bible Study and Fellowship at 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Join us online for fellowship and discussion to grow in understanding of Scripture. To take part via Zoom, email third-year student Ericka Frey for the link.


Student Senate leadership scholarship application now open

In the spirit of the Wartburg College Mission Statement, Student Senate annually funds two $500 scholarships for Wartburg students. Applications can be found at this link and are due by 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. Questions can be directed to grace.greving@wartburg.edu.


Student tax forms sent through mail

Student W-2s and 1098-T tax forms will be postmarked and mailed to students’ legal/home/permanent address on file by Monday, Feb. 1. Please allow 7-10 business days for the delivery of these forms.

W-2 forms report taxable wages and taxes withheld for student employees that were employed by Wartburg College during 2020.
1098-T forms report qualified payments received along with scholarships and grants for students that were enrolled and paid qualifying tuition and related expenses in 2020.

If these forms are not received in the mail after 7-10 business days, students may request a reprint of these forms by emailing the Business Office at businessoffice@wartburg.edu from their Wartburg email address.


Tips and activities with student Public Health Ambassadors

Students in the new Public Health Ambassador program are tasked with encouraging their peers to continue masking and social distancing through outreach events, giveaways and handing out information on current college COVID policies. The team will also offer tips on activity risk levels and mental health support as we continue to navigate the virus during the dreary winter months.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m. Wear your decorated mask and come to Cardinal Commons for free cocoa and donuts.

More information can be found on the Wartburg Public Health Ambassadors Facebook page. Student ambassadors are: Skylar Cunningham (Journalism & Communication, 4Y), Peyton Emgarten (Psychology, 1Y), Rachel Gavin (Public Health, 1Y) and Kjirsten Zahn (Music Therapy, 2Y). Keep an eye out for them in their Public Health Ambassador tees and beanies! Interested in becoming a Public Health Ambassador? We may be adding students to the team later in the semester. If interested, contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu.


Be part of Library Ambassador Program

Vogel Library is seeking student volunteers for the Library Ambassador Program. The group task will be to advocate for Vogel Library by promoting library resources, spaces, and services and seeking student perspectives and voices to ensure Vogel Library is fulfilling the student body's needs. Because engaging student voices is at the center of this initiative, members will be integral to setting this year's agenda. Apply at this link by Feb. 8!
Please contact Amandajean Freking Nolte with any questions.


Students who are experiencing symptoms should not engage in any campus activities and should contact Noah Campus Health Clinic immediately at 319-352-8436. Students also should contact Cassie Hales (319-352-8260 or cassie.hales@wartburg.edu) to enact a self-isolation or quarantine protocol (e.g. meal delivery, notification of faculty, and contact tracing). Tests are available at Noah Health Clinic on the first floor of The W.


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.



Westmar Endowment scholarship for 2021-22

Following the closing of Westmar University in western Iowa, the Iowa College Foundation (ICF) received funds from the Westmar Endowment to establish an endowment for scholarships. ICF plans to offer three types of scholarships annually from the Westmar Endowment Scholarship Program:

Two Presidential awards - $5,000 each (can only be won once)
15+ $1,000 awards
Up to 20 $500 awards

Click here for details and to apply. Deadline: April 1, 2021.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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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