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The Juice - Feb. 12

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The Juice: The Official Wartburg College Campus Newsletter.

Monday, Feb. 12, 2024




Graduate assistant positions now available

Beginning this fall, up to six students pursuing in our Master of Arts in Leadership will be part of a Graduate Assistant Pilot Program. This program will cover the cost of graduate tuition and provide a $1,000 monthly stipend for contributions within a campus department. Available positions are posted; applications are currently being accepted and reviewed from work-eligible U.S. citizens. Check the calendar below for more details about informational sessions on Feb. 20 and Feb. 22.

Classes adjusted for Ash Wednesday

To allow for more time at Chapel service on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14), 9 a.m. classes will dismiss at 9:50 and 10:45 classes will begin at 11. The rest of the class schedule remains the same.

The stage crew and performers from a previous Drag Show stand on stage to receive applause.

Student performers sought for Drag Show

Alliance will have its annual Drag Show on March 16 and is looking for student performers. If you’re interested, please fill out this form before March 8.

Wartburg College Philanthropy Week.

Learn how donors support campus during Philanthropy Week

It’s Philanthropy Week, so students and staff will educate the campus community about the impact donor gifts have on the life and mission of Wartburg. Stop by the tabling area in the Saemann Student Center this week to learn more and possibly win a prize!

A heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie with a piped frosting border and four frosting hearts that bear the letters L-O-V-E.

Order personalized Valentine’s cookies through Friday

Order a yummy personalized chocolate chip Valentine’s cookie for that special someone. Cookies are available until Feb. 16 through the Dining Services Office, by calling 319-352-8303, or on GET under Catering Take Out.


Scholarships, grants, fellowships, positions — you name it, we've got it.


Job Shadowing with Orange Connection

Orange Connection is a unique career-mentoring opportunity to build your network and gain specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which you are interested. Students are matched with a Wartburg alum to participate in job shadowing. Locations for Tour Week 2024 are Des Moines and Minneapolis (April 20-22). Cost is $100, which includes transportation, a two-night stay, most meals, and a fun activity. Your location will be determined by staff to give you the best job-shadowing experience available.

Applications due: Friday, March 8
Contact: Amy Tucker



The Residence Service-Learning Suites

Apply as groups of four or eight to live in The Residence in 2024-25. Each suite will be required to plan and complete a yearlong community service project in which all roommates fully participate. One student from each suite will serve as a liaison with community partners and the director of student leadership, service, and engagement.

Applications due: Midnight Feb. 14

Contact: Kristin Teig Torres

ETK Executive Team

ETK is looking for energetic student leaders for 2024-25 who love to make a difference on campus.

Applications due: 11:59 p.m. Feb. 16
Contact: etk@wartburg.edu

Robert C. Gremmels Journalism Graduate Fellowship

This $10,000 stipend is awarded to a Wartburg Department of Journalism & Communication graduate who is enrolled in graduate school in journalism or an appropriately related discipline.

Applications due: March 1

Contact: Dr. Penni Pier

Student Senate Scholarship

Any second- or third-year can apply. Two students will be awarded $500 each for the following academic year.

Applications due: 3 p.m. March 8

Contact: Dr. Michael Gleason, Katie Steinlage

Wartburg West: Fall 2024

Live and learn in Denver, Colo., while gaining professional skills through an internship, student teaching, or field experience. This qualifies for the Knights Experience Fund one-time disbursement of up to $1,500.

Applications due: March 15

Contact: Luz Navarrete, program director

Prepare for next seven-week classes

A reminder of important dates for second seven-week classes:


Thursday, Feb. 22: Classes begin.
Tuesday, March 5: Last day to drop without a W, to add, to change between audit and credit.
Monday, March 25: Last day to declare P/D/F or withdraw with a W.

Fulbright program available for faculty

As a faculty member, have you considered applying for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program? Register for the intro webinar on Feb. 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or email kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu for more information.





10:15 to 10:35 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

Message by Dr. LeAnn Faidley, associate professor of engineering science.

Citation Seminar

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Library Classroom 2

Preparing for midterm papers and citations have you down? Drop in to the Citation Seminar, where librarians will be on hand to help you cite your sources and make that final push on research! Snacks provided.


Roses & Candy-grams Valentine's Day Fundraiser! Email alliance@wartburg.edu.

Alliance Valentine's Day Fundraiser

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saemann Student Center

Wartburg Alliance will sell roses and candy-grams for a Valentine's Day fundraiser. All proceeds will go to the National Black Justice Coalition in honor of Black History Month.

Create a Flower for Your Valentine

4 to 7 p.m., Kreativwerkstatt, Vogel Library

Make paper flowers to give to your friends or sweetheart. All supplies provided (including snacks).




10 to 11 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

Ash Wednesday service.


9 p.m., Chapel Commons (lower level)

Sanctuary is a casual service where all are welcome to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy weeks. Snacks are served at 8:45 p.m.


Keep on Learning: Aging & Sexuality

9:30 a.m., Heritage & St. Elizabeth Rooms

Guided Meditation

11:30 a.m., Lilly Reflection Room or Chapel Garden

Group C Meeting

11:30 a.m., Luther Hall 330


Inclusion Day: Diversity is the fact, inclusion is the act. View the full schedule at www.wartburg.edu/inclusion-day.

Inclusion Day

Noon to 4 p.m., The W

Join in the celebration of diversity at Wartburg and learn new ways to foster understanding and build a stronger sense of community on campus. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate as they are able in this enriching experience that will help us continue to grow an environment that values and celebrates diversity.


Educational Fair, noon to 4 p.m., Hall of Champions.
Tour the World, noon to 4 p.m., West Classroom.
Speakers, noon to 4 p.m., East Classroom.
Salsa Lesson, 3 p.m., Hall of Fame Room.

NSTA: Science of Love

5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Science Center



AAUW February Program: IMOM Dental Clinic

6:30 p.m., Get Roasted, 196 W. Bremer Ave.

Laurie Traetow, executive director of the Iowa Dental Foundation, will present on the Iowa Mission of Mercy’s Free Dental Clinic Project. IMOM is an annual two-day community dental clinic offering free oral health care for individuals who face barriers to dental care. Guests are welcome. Learn more about AAUW or email kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu with questions.



10:15 to 10:35 a.m., Wartburg Chapel

Message by Lamont Wells.


Indoor Track: Liz Wuertz Invite

All day, Hoover Fieldhouse, The W

Bowling: Cedar Valley Invite

All day, Waterloo

Meistersinger Music Scholarship Auditions

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bachman Fine Arts Center

Wartburg Community Symphony: American Jazz

2 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

This concert will feature Dr. Madeline Rogers on Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue"
and Dr. Eric Wachmann on Shaw’s "Clarinet Concerto."


Cheerleading: American Rivers Conference Championship

All day, Levick Arena

Dance Team: American Rivers Conference Championship

All day, Levick Arena



1st Black Student Union Formal: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 20, The Castle Room.

Black Student Union Formal 

7 to 9 p.m, Castle Room

This is a formal event to showcase the talents of black students on campus and invite others around campus into black culture. The cost is $5 and dress code is formal attire. RSVP today to bsu@wartburg.edu to attend.


Graduate Assistant Informational Webinar

7 p.m., virtual event

Learn more about Wartburg’s graduate assistant positions.



Knights to Know: Amplifying Black Excellence, Wednesday, Feb. 21. Tune in at 7 p.m. CST. RSVP at www.wartburg.edu/knights-to-know.

Knights to Know: Amplifying Black Excellence 

7 p.m., virtual event

Hear from Felecia Boone ’93, ’23 MA, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for Hennepin County; La Toshia Burrell ’07, owner of Redefine & Reveal Massage Therapy & Bodywork; and Azzie Forbes ’10, director of the social work program at York College, about the amazing work they’re doing. RSVP to get the Zoom link.



Graduate Assistant Informational Meet-and-Greet

3:30 to 4:30 p.m., McCoy Rooms

Learn more about Wartburg’s graduate assistant positions and meet with supervisors. Please register to indicate interest.



Achievements and accomplishments

Current Wartburg students Zefanias Ngove, Raegen Matthews, Jack Goedken, Lauren Kirkle, and former student Sophia Huntington have published the discovery and characterization of bacteriophages Guetzie and SirVictor in the American Society of Microbiology journal Microbiology Resource Announcements. The students completed the work with Biology professor Dr. Sean T. Coleman. Guetzie was discovered as part of a summer research project supported by the Wartburg Undergraduate Research Fund. Sir Victor was first isolated in the laboratory for Cell Biology class. The researchers would like to thank the Wartburg UGR and Department of Biology for their support.



Friday, Feb. 16
Indoor Track: All day




Know a great Knight? Nominate them!

Nominations are open for a bevy of college awards. If you know someone who’s doing great work on campus or off, submit their name for consideration for one of the following:


The Graven Award, given to laypeople doing work guided by a Christian calling.
The Wartburg Medal, given to those who have faithfully served the college.
An honorary degree, given to those who share our mission and values.
An Alumni Citation, given to a graduate from 2008 or earlier who lives out the college’s mission.
The John O. Chellevold Award, given to an outstanding member of the faculty.
The Outstanding Administrative Staff Award, given to a qualifying member of the college staff.
The Outstanding Non-Administrative Staff Award, given to a qualifying member of the college staff.
The Outstanding Advisor Award, given to a faculty member who advises students.


Use the links to learn more about each of these awards and submit nominations. Some are due as soon as Feb. 16, so get those names in!

Mensa takeout containers now available

Mensa takeout containers are now available for all faculty and staff free of charge. To get your container, stop in the Dining Services Office to get a carabiner, redeemable for a container from the Mensa checker. After using a container, return it empty to the Mensa checker for a replacement container or carabiner. Don’t forget: You can add All Campus Spending to your Wartburg ID in the Dining Services Office or online via GET and use it to receive 10% off your purchase at any dining location or the Wartburg Store.

Vogel Library publishes February newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes information on the upcoming Citation Seminar and Create a Flower for Your Valentine events, a spotlight on the games and puzzles collection, and building hours around Winter Break.

On-campus job opportunities available

There are open student employment positions across campus, including these two jobs:

Den Student Assistant, Dining Services
Responsible for setup, production, customer service, and cleanup in the Den. Morning and late evening shifts available. $12/hour wage.

Student Leaders, ETK
Seeking student leaders in the areas of marketing, co-sponsorships and promotions, hospitality and office functions, social media, and logistics to create social and entertainment events on campus.

To apply, check out these positions and more on Handshake.


New arrivals
Jessica Low, gift processor, 1/22/24
Tyler McNally, IT infrastructure analyst, 1/22/24
Promotions and new job titles
Mary Sojka, lead baker, 2/1/24
Kassy Grosser, director of graduate program operations, 2/1/24
Retirements and departures
Quinton Richardson, academic success and retention coordinator, 1/31/24
Michelle Sager, Den retail supervisor, 1/19/24
Patrick Bowling, catering manager, 1/12/24
Cindy Steere, baker supervisor, 1/2/24
Achievements and accomplishments
The St. Elizabeth Chorale has been selected to perform at the 2024 Midwestern ACDA Conference. Congratulations!

The St. Elizabeth Chorale will perform this week at the 2024 Midwestern American Choral Directors Association Regional Conference in Omaha, Neb, which takes place Feb. 6-8. The soprano/alto ensemble, conducted by Dr. Nicki Bakko Toliver, was selected by a two-tiered, blind audition where the screening committee does not know the identity of the choir or conductor.


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