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Ash Wednesday, tuition-free fifth year FAQ

Feb. 15, 2021

Ash Wednesday worship and class schedule

Feb. 17 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the holy season of Lent, which is an opportunity for God’s people, the church, to focus on trust in God’s presence, compassion, and grace in all things. The class schedule adjusts on Ash Wednesday to allow for worship and the traditional imposition of ashes in Wartburg Chapel from 10 to 11 a.m.

The class schedule for the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 17, is as follows: 9 a.m. classes dismiss at 9:50 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. classes begin at 11:00 a.m.
Campus offices will close from 9:50 to 11 a.m.
Join the Wartburg community in-person or online for worship and communion from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel sanctuary. Then, stick around or stop by for the imposition of ashes anytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Pastor Brian and Pastor Rebecca will impose ashes while wearing gloves and using a new Q-Tip for each person. All are welcome. Contact Pastor Rebecca with questions.


Dining Services update for Lenten season

Ash Wednesday:

The Den and Konditorei will be closed from 9:50 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Lenten Wednesdays:

During Wednesdays in Lent (Feb. 24 to March 31), the Den and the Konditorei will be closed during Chapel time, 10:15 to 10:35 a.m.

Tuition-free fifth year questions?

All students and advisors: Review the information on the Tuition-free Fifth Year FAQ link. The link is also available on the Registrar’s Office webpage.

May/August 2021 pending grads: If you intend to extend your graduation date and enroll in the 2021-22 academic year, but have not yet submitted a Tuition-Free Fifth Year Request form, you need to contact sheree.covert@wartburg.edu to initiate the process. This process must be completed so you have access to register online in March with the 3Y/4Y students.
Fall 2021 and May/August 2022 pending grads: After your registration in March as a 3Y/4Y student, more information will be sent via email so that you can officially submit your request for the tuition-free fifth year.


This week’s Black History Month events

This year Wartburg’s Black Student Union will be celebrating Black History Month with the following events; all are welcome. The Zoom link is the same for all online events; click here and use Passcode bsu2020.

Tuesday, Feb. 16: Meditation session (via Zoom) at 11:30 a.m. Relax with some meditation and self-care to relieve stress. Meeting ID: 724 679 7304, Passcode: bsu2020
Wednesday, Feb. 17: “LA 92” documentary viewing, 6-8:30 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. This documentary focuses on the civil unrest following four officers being acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. Maximum of 35 people, so RSVP at this link.
Thursday, Feb. 18: BSU Hot Topic – Colorism (via Zoom) at 11:30 a.m. Meeting ID: 724 679 7304, Passcode: bsu2020
Friday, Feb. 19: Trap Karaoke in The W classrooms, 7-9 p.m. Join us in singing our favorite songs at the Trap Karaoke. Maximum of 72 people, so RSVP at this link.


Guidelines for upcoming online registration & housing lotteries

Student are reminded Winter Term balances were due by 2/10/21 and May Term balances are due by 3/10/21. Student balances must be at $5,000 or below to participate in online registration and the housing lottery for the 2021-22 academic year. Online registration and housing lotteries will begin in March. Monthly payment plan participants, if you are signed up for our online payment plan and your payments are current, you will be cleared to participate in time for your registration week!


Henninger to speak at AAUW meeting

Dr. Ann Henninger, professor emerita of biology and past chair of the biology department at Wartburg College, will be speaking to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Her topic, "Insights on Immunology and the Physiology of Vaccines — A Timely Presentation" will be available to faculty, staff, students, and the general public via Zoom. Please email Kim Folkers for the Zoom link.


‘God, Art, and Anti-Colonialism’ webinar March 3

The Inter-Religious Coordinating Committee for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities invites faculty, administrators and students to participate in a webinar with Mona Haydar on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Haydar, a Syrian-American Muslim rapper, chaplain, poet, and theologian, will illumine the intersection of racial equity and interfaith understanding through her webinar, “God, Art and Anti-Colonialism.” The webinar is hosted by Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. Participants must register, but the webinar is free.


How big are your shoes? Calculate Your Carbon Footprint event

Sustainability invites you to participate in an interactive event as part of the Campus Race to Zero Waste competition. If you are curious to learn more about your carbon footprint and what changes you can make to save the planet, join us next Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Limited in-person slots available, but you can also participate via Zoom for an informative session! Sign up here. Contact sustainability@wartburg.edu with any questions or concerns.


Virtual Career Expo on Tuesday

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.


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. 15: Faculty/Staff Q&A with Roland Ferrie ’08, video production manager

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Ash Wednesday worship 10-10:30 a.m., imposition of ashes 10:30-11 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 19: Senior Chapel, Greta Christianson ’21



Upcoming events

Stitch-and-B*tch meeting
Feb. 15

VAC blood drive
Feb. 16

Virtual Career Expo
Feb. 16

Presidential forums
Feb. 16, March 23

Ash Wednesday service
Feb. 17

AAUW meeting
Feb. 18

Mental Health Day
Feb. 24

STAS meetings
March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, has co-written a chapter titled "Confronting Xenoglossophobia" in the new book Interreligious Studies: Dispatches from an Emerging Field, edited by Hans Gustafson and published by Baylor University Press. She co-authored the chapter with Guenevere Black Ford, a former student from Illinois College.



Women’s basketball

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Depart at 2:15 p.m. to University of Dubuque


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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