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The Juice (Student) - Feb. 22

Lunar New Year, BSU events, ETK Gift Bingo

Feb. 22, 2021

Celebrate Lunar New Year on Wednesday

The Asian Student Association is hosting a special event for Lunar New Year, widely celebrated across East and South East Asia around this time every year, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Cardinal Commons. The following activities will be offered:

Lantern decorating: colored pens, markers and stickers will be provided, and you get to take the lantern back with you when you finish decorating it!
Special message delivery: write a note to someone on campus, slip it inside a red packet called hongbao (a must-have for Lunar New Year!) and we will deliver it for you.
Chinese dumpling sale: for those who pre-ordered dumplings last week, come and pick them up during the event! Alternate pick-up on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m.


Contact asa@wartburg.edu with any questions.


Informational meeting for 'Brigadoon' musical

Students interested in learning more about the upcoming musical production of “Brigadoon” are invited to attend an informational meeting to be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. Auditions for the musical will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 1 and 2, in the Choral Hall beginning at 7 p.m. To sign up for a time, please contact Sally Malcolm.


iClub Culture Show looking for performances

International Club will be hosting its annual Culture Week this year April 6-10, and the group is accepting applications for performances at the Culture Show on April 10 in Neumann Auditorium. Performances can be any demonstration of culture, dances, music, etc. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, Feb. 28, at this link.


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.

Tuesday, Feb. 23: BSU Hot Topic – “How to be Proactive with Social Justice” (via Zoom), 11:30 a.m., click here and use Passcode bsu2020.


Wednesday, Feb. 24: Watch the film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” McCaskey Lyceum, 5:30-8 p.m. Directed by George C. Wolfe, the movie takes place in the summer of 1920 Chicago where Ma Rainey and her band take part in a recording session. The film effectively and efficiently investigates America's troubled history with racism and inequality. Maximum of 35 people, so RSVP at this link.


Friday, Feb. 26: Taste of Soul Take-Out in Cardinal Commons. Come grab a take-out soul food dinner. No cost, but donations are greatly appreciated. Faculty and staff are welcome! RSVP at this link.


ETK presents Gift Bingo on Wednesday

Join ETK on Wednesday, Feb. 24, for Gift Bingo in Neumann Auditorium. End your second day of rest in Neumann Auditorium with ETK and your chance to win one of our amazing gift-wrapped prizes! Bring your friends and roommates as well as a device to access a virtual Bingo Card. Social distancing and masking required.


Dance Marathon event March 28

Dance Marathon's big event has a new date — March 28! The day will be broken down into three shifts to allow for a more COVID-friendly event.


TEDxWartburgCollege looking for MCs

TEDxWartburgCollege is "Questioning the Narrative" on March 20, 9 a.m. to noon. This year's fourth annual event is virtual, open to the public and free! As we're in the process of finalizing our speaker talks, we're looking for passionate individuals who are interested in becoming MCs of the event. Please email us at tedx@wartburg.edu if interested! For more information on the event follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Vogel Library wants to know what magazines you read!

The librarians are interested in what Wartburg college students would like to browse in our Casual Reading Area. Submissions before March 15 are most appreciated. Take the very short survey at this link.


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. 22: Faculty/Staff Q&A with Amandajean Nolte, Information Literacy Librarian
Wednesday, Feb. 24: NO CHAPEL due to Mental Health Day
Friday, Feb. 26: Senior Chapel, Emma Williams ‘21


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

Stitch-and-B*tch meeting
Feb. 22

BSU Hot Topic – 'How to be Proactive with Social Justice'
Feb. 23

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

ASA Lunar New Year celebration
Feb. 24

ETK executive application deadline
Feb. 24

ETK Gift Bingo
Feb. 24

'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' film
Feb. 24

Faculty-in-Residence Reading Club
Feb. 25

'Brigadoon' informational meeting
Feb. 25

BSU's Taste of Soul Take-Out
Feb. 26

Student Senate scholarship applications due
Feb. 26

Application deadline for Culture Show
Feb. 28

Service Trips Tour Week leader application deadline
March 1

'Brigadoon' musical auditions
March 1-2

WCDM painting class
March 4

Off-Campus Housing application deadline
March 5

TedXWartburgCollege event
March 20

UKnight Day
March 25

Dance Marathon big event
March 28

Culture Week
April 6-10


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.


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.


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!


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 an information night via Zoom on 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.

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. Registration closes Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m.


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!


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.



What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

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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