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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.


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.


Apply for The Residence service-learning suites

The Residence is a living and learning environment in which residents come together as a community to grow as servant leaders and gain greater social awareness. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now available online at www.wartburg.edu/residence. Applications are due Wednesday, March 2, 2021. Each group must prepare a 10- to 15-minute presentation for the selection committee. Presentations will take place Monday, March 8, through Friday, March 12. There will be two information nights via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 24, from 7-8 p.m. If you have any questions about the projects, reach out to Kristin.teigtorres@wartburg.edu.


Looking for a roommate? Check Facebook group

With the Housing Lottery coming up in the next few weeks, you may be thinking, “How do I find a roommate to add to the group?” The Residential Life team has used a Facebook Group in the past to help people get connected as roommates. If you are looking for a roommate, check out this page. Feel free to post your situation, where you want to live, and how many you want to live with.

Apply for an ETK executive position

Become part of a team that hosts fun and free events for Wartburg students. Entertainment ToKnight (ETK) is hiring for a Marketing Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator, and Office & Hospitality Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year. Job descriptions and applications can be found on our Linktree page. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 11:59 p.m. with interviews being held March 1- 2. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Green.


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.


Tour Week leader applications for Service Trips

Are you and your friends ready to lead a service trip within a six-hour traveling distance? We have good news for you! Click here to fill out the leader application. Make sure to do so by Monday, March 1, as we have a limited number of spots! Prior leaders and experienced participants are highly encouraged to apply. Contact us at servicetrips@wartburg.edu if you have any questions.


Registration hold reminder: Feb. 19 deadline

If you received an e-mail from the Registrar’s Office on Feb. 9 about declaring your major or submitting a diploma application, Friday, Feb. 19, is the last day to submit the missing form(s). Students who have not submitted the appropriate form(s) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, will have a registration hold placed on their account to prevent them from registering on Monday, March 15. 3Y/4Y students with a diploma name identified on their Advising Worksheet do not need to submit a diploma application unless there is a change to the diploma name or expected graduation date.


Painting activity with WCDM

WCDM is hosting a painting class on Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Learn how to paint a rustic wooden sign and have fun with your friends! $15 per person, all supplies included. In quarantine or don’t feel comfortable coming to an in-person event? No worries! The class will also be broadcast over Zoom with supply delivery and/or pickup options available. There are limited spots for in-person, so sign up now.


Reasons to be alive in 2021

Come visit SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) during dinner on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, in the student center. Stop by, say hi, and write down a reason to stay alive on our banner that we will be hanging up in the student center!


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


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

Incomplete grade deadline
Feb. 15

Stitch-and-B*tch meeting
Feb. 15

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

VAC blood drive
Feb. 16

Virtual Career Expo via Handshake
Feb. 16

Black History Month meditation session
Feb. 16

Ash Wednesday worship service
Feb. 17

“LA 92” documentary viewing
Feb. 17

Faculty-in-Residence Reading Club
Feb. 18

Social Work Club meeting
Feb. 18

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint event
Feb. 18

BSU Hot Topic – Colorism
Feb. 19

Ambassadors application deadline
Feb. 18

Trap Karaoke
Feb. 19

ETK executive application deadline
Feb. 24

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

Student Senate scholarship applications due
Feb. 26

Service Trips Tour Week leader application deadline
March 1

WCDM painting class
March 4

Off-Campus Housing application deadline
March 5


VAC & Lifeserve blood drive Tuesday

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.


Provide feedback to improve student services

Wartburg College seeks your feedback in order to continually improve our student services on campus. As part of the college’s strategic planning process, we are asking that you answer the questions in the survey at this link. It will only take you about five minutes. Your responses will be anonymous and used to help design the college’s strategic plan. Responses are due Wednesday, Feb. 17. Direct questions to daniel.kittle@warburg.edu.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.


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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