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The Juice (Student) - March 1


March 1, 2021

Wartburg Chat open forum with Dean Kittle

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an open forum with Dean Kittle on Tuesday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom at this link. This is an opportunity to touch base with you about various topics including the college’s strategic plan, COVID response, diversity equity and inclusion initiatives, and introduce our public health ambassadors. Dean Kittle is looking forward to your thoughts, ideas, or any concerns that you may have.


Auditions for 'Brigadoon' musical

Auditions for the the upcoming musical production of “Brigadoon” 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.


V-Day Silent Auction opening today

The V-Day Silent Auction is opening this Monday, March 1. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the physical items will be made visible to you through pictures on our Silent Auction tabling, which you can check out in front of the Student Life Office. The Silent Auction is open March 1-17. If you are interested in bidding, please click here.

For any questions, please email VDay@wartburg.edu.

Student organization funding applications due March 5

It’s that time of the semester! If you serve on the executive team of a student organization, please ensure your group fills out the Allocation Application to receive funding for the upcoming school year. The application is due Friday, March 5, and hearings will be held March 9-21. The application can be accessed at this link. All questions can be directed to Treasurer-Elect Laura Trewin or Treasurer Jordan Flaherty.


DJC student media manager positions are open for 2021-22

The Department of Journalism & Communication announces that applications for the following student media managers are now open for all students:

Knight Vision News Executive Producer
Trumpet Editor-in-Chief
KWAR-FM Station Manager
Knight Wire Manager

Apply at this link. The application deadline is Friday, March 12.


WSMTA autism and neurodiversity fundraiser

WSMTA (Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association) is doing a fundraiser for Enlightenment Week by selling masks for $10. All proceeds will go to the American Autism Society. Click here to see the masks and place an order. Enlightenment Week raises awareness for autism and neurodiversity, and WSMTA puts on events throughout the week to help people get a better understanding of what autism and neurodiversity are. If you have any questions please contact Anna Galioto.


Student Senate Executive Team applications available

Student Senate Executive Team appointed positions applications are available on Monday, March 1. The positions include Academic Ombudsperson, Administrative Ombudsperson, Executive Assistant for Diversity, and Public Relations Director. Applications can be found on the Student Senate webpage. All applications and supporting materials are due by noon on Monday, March 15, with interviews to follow. Submit all items to Olivia Hobson by email at olivia.hobson@wartburg.edu. Please contact Connor Moore or Olivia Hobson with any questions.


Art Faculty Exhibition now on display

The 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition features the diverse work and talent of current Wartburg Department of Art faculty and staff:

Barbara Fedeler—Drawing
Johanna Kramer-Weston—Painting
Rick Knivsland—Ceramics
Thomas Payne—Photography
Penny Sund—Graphic Design

The exhibition will be on display at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery on the first floor of the Bachman Fine Arts Center March 1-28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and admission is free. For more information, please contact the gallery by phone at (319) 352-8386 or by e-mail at gallerydirector@wartburg.edu.


ARC game night March 5

The African Representative Council will be hosting a game night on March 5, 7-10 p.m. in the Centennial Lounge. We will be playing Mafia, plus a series of games from the African continent, diaspora, and beyond. Contact A.R.C@wartburg.edu with any questions.


VAC volunteer opportunities and exec team applications

The Volunteer Action Center is hiring new members for the 2021-22 Executive Team. Applications will be sent out soon! Below are multiple volunteer opportunities. Follow us on social media and contact us at vac@wartburg.edu if you have any questions.

The Northeast Iowa Foodbank is always looking for volunteers to help package food. If you and your friends would like to sign up individually, follow this link. We are planning to take a group of volunteers on Saturday, March 13, with two available times: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. We will provide transportation if needed. More information will be sent out, along with a sign-up sheet.
The Peace United Church of Christ in Waverly is looking for volunteers to package meals on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. weekly. We can provide transportation when groups are going, or you can volunteer on your own or with friends.
VAC is hosting a Watch Party on Friday, March 5, at 7 p.m.! There will be snacks, a movie and some games to follow. Masks and social distancing will be required. This will also be available via Zoom for those who would rather participate that way. Be on the lookout for more information. There will be prizes for those who participate!


Social work club to host probation officers Wednesday

Join the Social Work Club on Wednesday, March 3, 7-8:30 p.m. as they welcome two Waterloo area probation officers (both Wartburg alumni who grew up in Waterloo) discussing their jobs in the criminal justice system and ideas for racial justice reforms. The evening’s conversation will also include steps for several policy advocacy projects during March Social Work month. Attendees at this event will receive a certificate for a treat from the Den to celebrate Social Work Month.

Click here for the meeting link.

Meeting ID: 970 5302 4540

Passcode: SWClub2021
Questions? Contact Dr. Tammy Faux.


2021-22 German Institute funding opportunity

The German Institute announces the call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2021-22, a total of $6,000 is available from external sources. An application is required and funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are due March 15. Awards will be announced no later than April 12. Full application details are available at this link. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.


Health Builders virtual event

Health Builders, a Rwandan non-profit, will hold a virtual event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, about how they are helping with the medical crisis in Rwanda. One of the presenters will be Carl Wilkens, who presented the virtual MBK Literary Symposium at Wartburg last October. Any interested Wartburg student or faculty member is invited to join this virtual event. Please click here to register.


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 Tuesday, 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. 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.

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, March 1: Faculty/Staff Q&A, Allan Bernard, associate professor of business administration
Wednesday, March 3: Lenten Chapel, Pastor Brian Beckstrom
Friday, March 5: Senior Chapel, Haley Meyer ’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

Orange Connection career mentoring application deadline
March 1

Service Trips Tour Week leader application deadline
March 1

'Brigadoon' musical auditions
March 1-2

V-Day Silent Auction
March 1-17

The Residence applications due
March 2

Social Work Club meeting
March 3

WCDM painting class
March 4

Health Builders virtual event
March 4

Off-Campus Housing application deadline
March 5

Student organization allocation applications due
March 5

African Representative Council game night
March 5

Wartburg Chat with Dean Kittle
March 9

Student media manager applications due
March 12

Student Senate Executive Team applications due
March 15

German Institute funding applications due
March 15

TedXWartburgCollege event
March 20

UKnight Day
March 25

Dance Marathon big event
March 28

Day off from classes
April 2, April 5

Culture Week
April 6-10


Career mentoring with Orange Connection

Want to learn more about different career opportunities in various majors and minors? If so, consider participating in the Orange Connection, a career mentoring experience. The OC allows you the opportunity to connect virtually with TWO Wartburg alumni for 45 minutes each who have specific knowledge about an occupation, career, or major. This experience allows you to:

Connect with alumni who will share their Wartburg experiences
Gain insight into careers that connect to majors and minors
Learn how others successfully balance their personal and professional lives

Event date is April 28, 2021. To apply, you will need to complete the online application at this link. The deadline is Monday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information on the Orange Connection experience or contact Veronica Reece.

Trumpet survey about time management

Students are invited to complete an online Trumpet survey at this link about time management for an upcoming article. Please contact Silvia Oakland or Madison Freeland for more information.

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.


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.


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.



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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