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The Juice (Student) - Jan. 24

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Jan. 24, 2022

'Letters from Anne & Martin' on Jan. 25

As an extension of the college's celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the college will offer a live presentation of "Letters from Anne & Martin," from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., in the McCaskey Lyceum. Conceived by Hannah Vaughn and developed by Alexandra Gellner, the dramatic presentation draws from the text of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Tickets are not required for this free event.

ETK Large Event survey

ETK is beginning to plan a Large Event for next academic year and would love feedback on potential artists you'd like to see. This survey has a list of ten potential artists we are looking into, and you have a chance to mark your top three that you would like to see on campus. If you have any other questions or suggestions, you can reach out to Josh Bulten.

 

Apply to be an RA or O-Staff member

Applications for Resident Assistant and Orientation Staff positions for the 2022-23 school year are open! We are excited to begin the selection process for our teams and would love for you to apply! Applications are due Feb. 25. These positions are great ways to build your leadership skills while engaging in meaningful interactions with peers on campus. We look forward to getting to know you through this process.

 

2021 student W-2 & 1098-T tax forms

2021 Student W-2s were postmarked and mailed to students’ legal/home/permanent address on file on Thursday, Jan. 20. Please allow 7-10 business days for the delivery of these forms. W-2 forms report taxable wages and taxes withheld for student employees who were employed by Wartburg College during 2021.

If W-2 forms are not received in the mail by Feb. 1, students may request a reprint of these forms by emailing the Student Employment Office at studentemployment@wartburg.edu from their Wartburg email address.

2021 Student 1098-T forms will be postmarked and mailed to students' legal/home/permanent address on file by Monday, Jan. 31. Please allow 7-10 business days for the delivery of these forms. 1098-T forms report qualified payments received along with scholarships and grants for students who were enrolled and paid qualifying tuition and related expenses in 2021.

If 1098-T forms are not received in the mail by Feb. 14, students may request a reprint of these forms by emailing the Business Office at businessoffice@wartburg.edu from their Wartburg email address.

 

Public Health Ambassadors offering free pizza slice

Join the student Public Health Ambassadors on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., for a slice of pizza and to learn more about the free testing kits being offered by the federal government. The ambassadors will be outside the Student Success Center (across from The Den). For more information contact Ambassador Peyton Emgarten.
 

SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY

Weekday Chapel services

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Mondays will feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays will be a morning prayer service, and Fridays will have Senior Chapels. Interfaith chapels will be held during the last week each month.

Upcoming speakers:

 

Monday, Jan. 10: Sam Pfab ’20
Wednesday, Jan. 12: Rebecca Baird ’18, pastoral intern
Friday, Jan. 14: Senior Chapel, Jared McLey

 

Sanctuary on Wednesdays

Sanctuary is a casual service that takes place on Wednesday nights in the Chapel Commons. It provides students with the opportunity to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy week. All are welcome at 9 p.m. in Chapel Commons (basement), and come early at 8:45 for snacks.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Meistersinger Honor Choir Festival Finale Concert
Jan. 24

Student Senate applications due
Jan. 25

Letters from Anne & Martin
Jan. 25

Summer Camp Fair
Feb. 9

Unified Sports Day
Feb. 12

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Join the Wartburg Ambassadors

The Wartburg Ambassadors is now recruiting students to become Ambassadors for the 2022-23 school year. Ambassadors promote Wartburg College through tours and lunches with prospective students. Click here to apply. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1, with interviews Feb. 14-23. If you have any questions, contact Katie Wyman or ambassadors@wartburg.edu. Don’t forget to follow Ambassadors on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest information

Mail Center online ordering reminder

The Mail Center regularly receives items addressed with a first name only. When multiple people with that name exist on campus, we cannot deliver these items. The delivery address for online purchases should include your first and last name; box number is also advised. If unspecified items are not claimed, by tracking number, within six weeks, they are returned or donated. If you are looking for an item that tracking shows as delivered, please email your tracking number to mailroom@wartburg.edu and we can check it against our pile of insufficiently addressed items.

 

Students UKnight Service Trip fundraiser

Students UKnight is headed to North Carolina on a service trip during Winter Break and is fundraising through CAUSE TEAM. This page is a great way to buy gifts and donate to the service trip! Click here to browse the catalog. If you have questions please contact StudentsUknight@wartburg.edu.

Three student loan scams to watch for

The pandemic created a perfect breeding ground for scammers to take advantage of student loan borrowers. In a CNBC article, Kristen Evans, chief of the students and young consumers section at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said “Scammers really prey on the financially vulnerable, and so with the pandemic, many people have been struggling financially and they are looking for financial relief.”

 

There are three main types of student loan scams to watch out for:

 

Student Loan Consolidation Scam

A company promises (for a fee) to consolidate your student loans and lower your monthly payments.

What you should know
The only official student loan consolidation is through the federal government. Check out studentaid.gov or call 800-557-7394.
There is no fee for student loan consolidation.

 

Student Loan Forgiveness Scam 

A company promises (for a fee) to forgive your student loans.

What you should know:
No private company will "forgive" your student loans, no matter how much you pay them.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a legitimate federal program for public servants with federal student loans, but it does not charge an upfront fee.

 

IRS Student Tax Scam 

You receive a phone call from someone claiming to be an IRS agent who says you owe a "federal student tax." If you don't make immediate payment, the caller threatens arrest or a lawsuit.

What you should know:
The IRS will always contact you by mail before calling you.
The IRS will never demand immediate payment, request a specific form of payment, or threaten you with arrest or deportation.
The IRS will not request personal or financial information by email.

 

Stories wanted for senior exhibition project

Lura Ajdini ’22 is working on her senior art exhibition and looking for survivors of domestic violence who would be willing to have their story included in a magazine she is producing. If you or anyone you know is a survivor of domestic violence, you can share your story with her here. Please be aware that the link includes questions about domestic violence.

 

College weather-related closure policy
This time of year, the chance for severe winter weather grows more likely. For such situations, the college has a weather-related closure policy posted here. The policy also is linked from the front page of the Student Handbook page and the Academic Affairs website.
Campus snow removal map

Please remember to use caution when snow and ice are present on sidewalks and steps. Operations & Maintenance will remove snow and add salt or sand to icy spots on sidewalks and steps on campus according to the priority snow removal map. Parking lots will be cleared and salted or sanded as needed by a third party.

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