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The Juice (Student) - March 22

UKnight Day, VAC applications, more

March 22, 2021

UKnight Day is this Thursday!

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. Learn more with the FAQs at this link and watch Wartburg's social media all day Thursday!

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 an exclusive 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! (Alternative prize for seniors or those without a vehicle on campus; raffle prize is non-transferable.)

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. (Must select "Student" if making gift online via form.)
Give $10 or more, and 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 (up to $310 in value).

Contact studentsuknight@wartburg.edu for details or stop by Student HQ in the McCoy Rooms on Thursday to learn more.

The orange bikes are back!

Thanks to recent warm temperatures and melting snow, bikes are now available for checkout at the Vogel Library. To borrow a bike, fill out a user agreement form if you haven’t yet this year. Checkout is for four hours, and bikes need to be returned by dark as they are not equipped to use at night. If a late snow happens, the bikes will be temporarily unavailable due to safety reasons. Stop by the library circulation desk on second floor if you have questions or to check one out and enjoy the fresh spring air with a bike ride!


Art gallery events this week

The 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition features the diverse artwork and talent of current Wartburg Department of Art faculty and staff. To mark the closing of this exhibition on March 28, all five faculty artists will be participating in individual Q+A sessions. Several will be held virtually, while others will be held in the gallery face to face (with proper social distancing protocols in place). Here is your chance to ask the artists about their work and how they approach the creative process!


Virtual Q+A events will be held online through the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery’s Facebook page.

Penny Sund (Graphic Design): Tuesday, March 23, 11:45 a.m.
Barbara Fedeler (Drawing): Tuesday, March 23, 3:30 p.m.
Rick Knivsland (Ceramics): Thursday, March 25, 11:45 a.m.


In-Gallery Q+A events:

Thomas Payne (Photography): Wednesday, March 24, 4-4:45 p.m.
Johanna Kramer-Weston (Painting): Friday, March 26, 11:45a.m.-12:30 p.m.


The gallery is located in the first floor lobby of the Bachman Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and admission is free. Patrons are required to wear masks in the gallery and practice good social distancing.


2021 student summer research fellowships available

Application Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting Monday, April 19, until depletion of funds.

Eligibility: One or more returning students from any department. Applications require authorship by the proposing student and an e-letter of support by the sponsoring faculty member. Fellowship award may include any combination of student stipend, funding for research supplies or equipment, or travel costs for research. Award limit is $3,500 per student. Research conducted in credit courses is not eligible. Contact Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek, director of undergraduate research, with any questions. Program information and application page can be found online at this link.


Graduating seniors: Nominate an inspirational high school teacher

Graduating seniors, did you have a high school teacher who inspired you and contributed to your accomplishment of earning a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College? If so, please nominate your teacher for the Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award. Anyone is eligible, regardless of residence. Winning teachers will receive $500. In addition, a $500 scholarship will be made available to a rising senior from your high school. Submit your nomination at this link by noon Monday, March 29.


Student research: Facial emotion recognition study

Do you want to participate in a student’s research study being conducted on campus? Students will be asked to participate in an online activity that involves matching emotions to pictures of faces. The study will be available on Sona Systems and is expected to take 20-30 minutes. Students will remain anonymous, and they can choose to withdraw from the study at any time. For more information or if you have any questions, contact the primary investigator, Grace Roseen,  or the research advisor, Dr. Andrea Eslick Watkins.


Dining hours over Easter break and Tour Week

Please click on the links to see the Dining Services hours on campus for the upcoming Easter Break (April 2-5) and Tour Week (April 28-May 2).


Library spaces: access and inclusivity survey

Has the library ever felt non-welcoming to you according to your ability or identity through experiences with any of its physical aspects? Take this brief survey by April 9 to let us know.


V-Day ‘Hold My Hand’ photo display

V-Day will be displaying the "Hold My Hand" photoshoot March 22-31 on the Luther Hall second floor wall display. The purpose of these photos is to show that toxic masculinity does not hold power over a man's life and all of us will be there to hold a man's hand toward healing, empowerment and gender equality. Please stop by and interact with our photos by scanning the QR codes next to them.


Service Trips Push Day coming March 30  

Mark your calendars and stay tuned to social media for Service Trips' Push Day on Tuesday, March 30. We will be raising money to support the four trips that will be going out to serve during Tour Week. Stop by The Hub from 6 to 9 p.m. that day to hang out with Sir Victor, get a deal on Service Trips T-shirts and other gear, and pick up your prize incentives from all the money you raise! All are welcome to join in the fun as we reminisce about past service trips and share why we love Wartburg College Service Trips.


VAC application deadline extended to April 2

The Volunteer Action Center (VAC) will be extending deadlines for applications to join the executive team to April 2. Please use this link to apply. As a VAC employee, you must be able to work 2-3 hours per week; more details at the link. Applications are due by 6 p.m. Friday, April 2, with interviews to be held the following week, depending on availability. Positions available: Office Coordinator and Assistant Director.


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 22: Morning prayer service

Wednesday, March 24: Lenten worship, message from Rebecca Baird, pastoral intern

Friday, March 26: Senior Chapel, Allison Kuehn ’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

Fulbright Program Virtual Open House
March 22

Art Faculty Exhibition events
March 23-26

UKnight Day
March 25

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

Dance Marathon big event
March 28

Service Trips Push Day
March 30

Easter Break
April 2-5

Culture Week
April 6-10

Final Exams/Activities
April 22-27

Tour Week/Break
April 28-May 2

May Term begins
May 3

May 30


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.


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.


Winter Term finals update

As you plan for the end of Winter Term, please remember that final exams are scheduled for April 22 and 23 (Thursday and Friday) and April 26 and 27 (Monday and Tuesday). Final exams will be offered in the same modality as the course (face-to-face, hybrid, or online). Faculty members are asked to communicate plans for hybrid course final exams to their students at least one week prior to the exam’s administration.

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 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.


'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.



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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