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The Juice (Student) - March 15

Parking registration, Green Bingo, more! 🍀

March 15, 2021

Track & field, wrestling teams win big at national championships

Congrats to the Wartburg men's and women's track and field teams, who both took first place in the DIII Elite Indoor Championships this weekend, a national event hosted by the Knights at Hoover Fieldhouse.

Event champions for the Knights:

Men's distance medley relay (Matt Heinzman, Wyatt Schmidt, Dalton Martin, and Joe Freiburger)
Men's 4x400-meter relay (Dallas Wright, Deyton Love, Derrick Smith, and Wyatt Schmidt)
Deyton Love in the 60-meter hurdles
Dallas Wright in the 400
Breya Christopher in high jump.


Also over the weekend, the Wartburg wrestling team finished the NWCA DIII National Championships with two national champs: David Hollingsworth at 157 pounds and Kyle Briggs at 174. Eight Knights in total became All-Americans, including four runners-up. Read more about both events at go-knights.net.


TEDx virtual event March 20

TEDx returns to Wartburg College with a virtual event this year. The fourth annual TEDxWartburgCollege event, titled "Questioning the Narrative," will be Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. This half-day free event is open to the public. Seven speakers will be featured during the event from around the U.S. and sessions will focus on topics like education, healthcare, division, the environment and more. Those interested in attending should RSVP at www.wartburg.edu/tedx.


Grad Finale update for May/August grads

The Grad Finale on the calendar for Thursday, March 18, will not be an in-person event this year due to pandemic protocols. Instead, potential graduates for May/August 2021 will receive an email this week with steps to complete for Commencement. The deadline for completion of the first step is Friday, March 26.


Register online for 2021-22 parking

Maximize the chances of being assigned to the parking lot of your choice. Not registering guarantees you’ll be assigned to D Lot. Click here to register starting March 22. You will need to login. If you register correctly, you’ll receive a confirmation email. If you have any problems registering, contact Campus Security or visit the Campus Security Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration will close June 28. Want a chance to WIN a free VIP parking spot and have free parking next year? Check out the UKnight Day Raffle info in the gray box below!


Reminder: Online class registration for 2021-22

To register for classes for the 2021-22 academic year, select the Academics tab from your My.Wartburg home page. Under Registration, use the Course Search or Add/Drop function to select the courses for registration. Documentation of the online registration process and other registration information can be accessed through the Registration Information link on the Registrar’s page.

Online registration is only available during the dates reserved for your current classification. Access to online registration closes for all students at midnight March 31.

Third-Fourth Year: 12 a.m. Monday, March 15, to noon Thursday, March 18; reopens Monday, March 22, to midnight March 31.
Second Year: 12 a.m. Monday, March 22, to midnight Wednesday, March 24: reopens Monday, March 29, to midnight March 31.
First Year: 12 a.m. Monday, March 29, to midnight March 31.

Contact Registrar Sheree Covert with questions.

ASA's Ramen Festival is back!

The Asian Student Association is hosting its annual Ramen Festival on Friday, March 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Cardinal Commons. Compete in our Spicy Ramen Eating Contest for a chance to win a special prize. Click here for the sign-up sheet and more details. Everyone is also welcome to taste different types of noodles from Thailand, Indonesia and Japan. Contact asa@wartburg.edu with any questions or concerns.


Service Trips Rada Cutlery fundraiser

Are you going on a Wartburg College Service Trip this April and want to pay NOTHING out of your own pocket? Are you interested in supporting students on their volunteer Service Trips? Beginning today, March 15, Wartburg College Service Trips is selling items from Rada Cutlery that will assist students in paying for their volunteer service. This fundraising sale will continue until Friday, April 16. Use this link to place your orders and/or to fundraise for your upcoming trip.


Apply to Service Trips Executive Team

Wartburg College Service Trips is looking for some new executive team members for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year! The positions that need to be filled are:

Advisor Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Student Recruitment Coordinator

If interested, please fill out this form prior to March 23. Applicants will be asked to set up individual interview times with the current executive team. Training will start the week of March 22, availability permitting. Please reach out to servicetrips@wartburg.edu with any questions.


UKnight Day is coming March 25

It's time to UKnight! We’re calling all students to participate and help us reach our goal of 1,852 donors in 24 hours on Thursday, March 25...

What is UKnight Day?

It is Wartburg's annual day of giving on which students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and community members come together to share what it means to be a Knight and support the Annual Fund, which provides for all sorts of activities at Wartburg.

Why should students give back?

Wartburg College relies on donors every year to continue providing current students the best experience possible. By being one of those donors, you follow in the steps of alumni who paved the way for you and provide for students who come after you.

What's the special gift this year?

If you give a gift of $10 or more on March 25, you’ll receive a black Wartburg fanny pack with a coupon book full of special deals from several businesses in the community, including dining services here on campus. You also get a raffle ticket to enter for the chance to win a VIP parking spot at the location of your choice through the end of May Term 2021!

Tell me more about this VIP Parking spot…

The raffle winner gets their very own parking spot on campus (thanks to the Wartburg Security office) as close as possible to their dorm or preferred building. Security will ticket anybody else who parks in your spot!

Here’s how to enter the raffle:

Students can give any amount on March 25 and get one raffle ticket to win a reserved on-campus parking spot good through the end of May Term 2021.
Give $10 or more, you get a second raffle ticket, doubling your chances (plus, you get the fanny pack and coupon book).
Give $20.21 or more, and your two raffle tickets are upgraded! If your upgraded ticket is drawn, the VIP parking spot would be yours for ONE WHOLE YEAR, until March 2022. You also pay NOTHING for parking in 2021-22.

Contact studentsuknight@wartburg.edu for details.

ETK & Sustainability Present: Green Bingo

ETK & Sustainability are partnering for Green Bingo on Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. Everybody has the chance to win some fantastic eco-friendly prizes. Show up early with a device to access a virtual bingo card and to guarantee your spot. Masks and social distancing will be enforced. See you there!


'Entertainment to Quarantine’ kits available now

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, or email etk@wartburg.edu, and an ETQ bag will get delivered to your door! These bags are available to those in their dorm room, isolation houses provided by Wartburg, and those who live off campus in Waverly.


Women of Wartburg role models

In honor of Women's History Month, V-Day Wartburg will be using its platform to talk about role models here on campus! Whether that be a Wartburg friend, faculty or alum, use this form to tell us about an inspiring person in your life and we will include them into our social media during the month.





Larimer to speak at AAUW meeting Thursday

Dr. Christopher Larimer, professor of political science at UNI, will speak to the Wartburg chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m. His talk, "Reflecting on the Strangest Election in the History of the U.S. and Its Implications for the Future (2020)," will be available to faculty, staff, students and the general public via Zoom. Please email Kim Folkers for the Zoom link.


Additional funds available for COVID-related hardships

As promised, additional college funds have been set aside for students who believe their financial situations have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 virus. If you feel your specific hardships have not already been addressed by previous emergency financial aid grants, please click here to fill out a form requesting additional emergency aid. All requests will be considered by the Financial Aid Office. The deadline to fill out the form is March 26, 2021.


While funds are limited, we will do our best to address the needs of our students who are the most vulnerable. If you have questions regarding the process to submit a request, please email Jen Sassman, director of financial aid.

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 15: Faculty/Staff Q&A with Chris Knudson ’01, director of Marketing & Communication

Wednesday, March 17: Lenten Chapel with communion, Pastor Beckstrom speaking

Friday, March 19: Senior Chapel, Jaderial Staebler ’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

V-Day Silent Auction
Now through March 17

KWAR Marathon begins
March 15

Deadline for Tour Week Service Trip participants to apply
March 15

Student Senate Executive Team applications due
March 15

German Institute funding applications due
March 15

WCDM Kahoot Trivia Night at Sasquatch Jack's
March 16

ETK & Sustainability Present: Green Bingo
March 17

AAUW chapter meeting
March 18

ASA Ramen Festival
March 19

TedXWartburgCollege event
March 20

Fulbright Program Virtual Open House
March 22

UKnight Day
March 25

Deadline to fill out form for additional COVID relief funding
March 26

Dance Marathon big event
March 28

Day off from classes
April 2, April 5

Culture Week
April 6-10


V-Day Silent Auction ends Friday

The V-Day Silent Auction is now open! 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.


Last chance: Facemasks for WSMTA autism & 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. The deadline is March 17.


KWAR marathon March 15

The best event of the year is almost here: The KWAR Marathon, with 89 straight hours of live radio! The Marathon starts on Monday, March 15, at 7 a.m. but KWAR social media will be engaging in activities during this week. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on everything.


COVID vaccine availability expanded

The Iowa Department of Public Health has just expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, starting today, to people ages 16-64 who have chronic health conditions that make them susceptible to the disease. Starting today, the list of those who are eligible for vaccines will include those "with medical conditions that are or may be an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19." The news release linked to a list from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that includes the following conditions: cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, COPD, Down syndrome, heart and immune-system conditions, obesity, pregnancy, sickle-cell disease and smoking. To locate a vaccine and learn more, please click here.


Service Trips are back for Tour Week!  

Missed the chance to go on a service trip last year? Heard great things and want to experience it yourself? Here’s your opportunity to enjoy a service experience with COVID policies to help keep you safe. Service trips are planned for April 28-May 2. Participant applications are open until Monday, March 15. Encourage your friends and roommates to sign up with you using this link. Email us at servicetrips@wartburg.edu with questions.


Introduction to Public Health course added for May Term

Now that the pandemic has your attention, why not spend this May Term learning more about how public health prevents disease and helps people live longer, healthier lives? PBH 101: Introduction to Public Health provides an overview of the field, from infectious disease to social factors that impact health outcomes. Additionally, this course will explore the government’s impact on individual health and careers in both health care and public health. Coronavirus will be discussed along with other global epidemics and how the health care system is prepared to handle them. The professor, Dr. Jeremy Whitaker, spent 10 years working in public health field coming to Wartburg College and is the current president of the Iowa Public Health Association.Contact him with questions. The class will meet 12:30-3:30 p.m. during May Term.


Fulbright Program Virtual Open House on March 22

Have you considered the challenge and reward of serving as a cultural ambassador abroad? Learn more about this life-changing opportunity at the Fulbright Program Virtual Open House on Monday, March 22, 4-5 p.m. Advance registration required – all details available at this link. This is a great introduction for all students to this leading cultural exchange program. Contact Competitive Scholarship Advisor Kathleen Sihler with 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.

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