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The Juice (Students) - Feb. 15

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Alliance Gayla Week Activities – Celebrate Gayla Week with Alliance with many different activities during the week of Feb. 14-20. For more information, email Alliance or stop by our tabling during the week.

  • Monday, Feb. 15: Gayla Week Mixer and Start Off Event, Diers’ House at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16: Listen to Wartburg students and faculty share their experiences with coming out, being part of the LGBTQ+ community, or their experiences with being an Ally. The panel will be in Buckmaster (WBC 214) during Community Time (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.).
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17: Trans 101 (Trans-gendered Info session) in SC 102, 7 p.m.; Gayla Week Euchie, 9 p.m. in the Chapel.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18: Drag Queen and King Meet and Greet followed by Drag Bingo, Buckmaster (WBC 214), 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 20: Join Alliance and area Drag Queens and Kings for the 10th Annual Drag Show. The theme this year is “Out of this World.” Tickets for students will be $2 in advance and $5 at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Election results — Below are the winners from Friday's Student Senate election. Note: Totals do not add up to 100 percent due to small vote deductions from minor campaign rule violations. Please contact Molly Zmudka, student body vice president, with any questions. 

  • Recorder: Ashlee Henderson, 91.46 percent of 749 votes.
  • Treasurer: Seth Jobes-Ryan, 33.06 percent; and Blake Shipman, 26.32 percent. Total votes: 741. A runoff election will occur, as rules require a winner to receive at least 50 percent plus one.
  • President/Vice President: Tyler Vogel/Hannah Creed, 51.5 percent of 751 votes.

Important updates to GET — Here are some tips for using the GET food-order website: To set up your account use Firefox or Chrome. When creating an account on GET, you must use your full Wartburg email address and your entire ID number (including all of the zeros). Your user ID is your full email address. The GET mobile app is still under development and may not work correctly all of the time. If you are having problems, try using a laptop or PC. Click here to see more tips! 

Housing sign-up — Housing cards for 2016-17 will be available Friday, March 11. Informational meetings regarding the sign-up process will be 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the Clinton Hall lounge, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the Centennial Hall lounge. Details will be posted at www.wartburg.edu/reslife soon. Lottery sign-up nights will be:

  • The Residence — Monday, March 21, 7 p.m., Grossmann 16
  • Knights Village — Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum
  • Suites and singles — Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium
  • Doubles and triples — Thursday, March 31, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

$50 Wartburg Store gift certificate drawing — Students who fill out the Sustainability Survey (click here) to help the Sustainability Department increase knowledge on students' overall recycling and energy habits will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Wartburg Store or one of three solar-powered phone chargers. 

Candlelight Dinner is Feb. 24 — The sign-up for the Candlelight Dinner hosted by SAFE will be Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in the Mensa. SAFE will discuss their organization while students, faculty and staff mingle over dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Ballroom in Saemann Student Center. The cost for students with a board plan is $2. This may be paid with points or cash at the time of sign-up. Off-board students may also attend, and their cost will be $10 at the time of sign-up. Special dietary considerations will be taken into account. Contactsafe@wartburg.edu with questions.

2016-17 registration details — Registration for the 2016-17 academic year begins on Monday, March 7. Registration is scheduled on specific days for students based on their classification. Registration information, including registration dates, tips and guidelines, is available on the Registrar’s page of the Wartburg website. You can also stop by the Registrar’s Office, located in Luther Hall 216. The staff will be happy to answer any questions regarding registration.

Do you like us? — Have you "liked" the Wartburg College Facebook page? Don't miss out on campus information and fun posts, like our free Dairy Queen coupons and our Wartburg-themed valentines last week. Click here, and invite your friends to like Wartburg on Facebook, too!

Registration hold reminder — If you received an e-mail from the Registrar’s Office about declaring your major or submitting a diploma application last month, be sure to take action immediately. Students who have not submitted the appropriate form(s) by 4:30 p.m.Friday, Feb. 19 will have a registration hold placed on their account to prevent them from registering on Monday, March 7. At this time, nearly 60 students have not met this deadline. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office, Luther Hall 216 or (319) 352-8272. 


Overdue balances —
 Winter Term balances are due by today, Feb. 15, and May Term balances are due by March 10. Student balances must be below $1,000 to participate in early registration and the housing lottery for the 2016-17 academic year. Monthly payment plan participants, if your payments are current and your remaining scheduled payments will bring your balance below $1,000, you will be able to participate. Early registration and housing lotteries will begin in March. In addition, May Term travel courses must be paid in full by March 10 to avoid cancelation. If canceled, participants will be responsible for any nonrefundable charges to date, as outlined on their May Term Financial Responsibility Form. 

Phil and Lit meeting — The next winter term meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Friday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in McCoy West of the Saemann Student Center. Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet, associate professor of biology, will present Back Together Again: History and Current Status of Spinal Cord Repair. The society meets most Friday afternoons during the academic year for presentations by a colleague in an informal, convivial setting. Beverages and snacks are available.  

German film series — The last film in the German film series "Crossing Boundaries with Geman Film" will be screened with English subtitles on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in WBC 116 at 7:15 p.m. "Kokowääh" (Coq au vin), 2011, a comedy set in Germany, centers on the relationship of a free-living journalist, played by the German heartthrob Til Schweiger, and his 8-year-old daughter, the previously unknown product of a past indiscretion. Free admission. Open to the public. Sponsored by the German Institute at Wartburg College.


Apply for HealthPASS in Des Moines —
Des Moines University's Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program (HealthPASS) helps promising college students prepare for and enhance their chances of getting into medical school and other health professions programs. The free hands-on program is June 4-24, 2016. DMU will also reimburse travel up to $500. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to applicants from populations under-represented in medicine and health care, including minority, low-income and/or first-generation college students. Students must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.2. Preference is given to rising sophomores and juniors. Applications are due Feb. 15; click here for details and application.

Winter professional development — Join us for an upbeat, engaging session focused on who you are, who you want to be, and how you can find increased joy and energy through tapping into your unique, most powerful ways to lead and serve. Featured speaker will be Brenda Clark-Hamilton. Students are invited to attend the student session, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in Heritage Ballrooms.


Career, Internship & Graduate Fair — 
The Winter Career, Internship & Graduate Fair will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in The W's Hall of Champions. Dress for success, polish your resume and meet with potential employers or graduate schools. For more information, contact Jo Dorrance, internship coordinator. The fair is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and the Pathways Center.

Wartburg website gets a facelift — The Marketing & Communication Office will launch a redesigned Wartburg College website during Winter Break. The new website includes responsive web design, allowing all content to automatically adjust to any device’s display (desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone). This overhaul, a nine-month process, focuses primarily on prospective students, parents, alumni, and visitors, though all audiences can access content through a universal navigation on all pages. All existing content and links have been converted to the new site design and structure. For any changes or concerns post-launch, please contact Chris Knudson, director of creative strategy. We appreciate your patience as you get accustomed to the new structure and design.

Summer job opportunity — A Valley Fair representative will be in the foyer of Vogel Library (outside of Konditerei) recruiting for summer employment. Please visit the representative on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for more information.

Pickle ball clinic — Enjoy the fastest growing sport in the country — pickle ball! A clinic will be held at center court Monday, Feb. 15, Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Friday, Feb. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. Thereafter, the program will continue on the same schedule with open play. All sessions are open to all levels of skill with a focus on first-time players. Monday's session will include the introduction of the game, rules, skills, and open play. Equipment will be available for those who need it. Wednesday will focus on review, drills and individual participation. Friday will concentrate on self-directed open play. Pickle ball is a fun, easy-to-learn game with many social benefits. The clinic is free; open play during following weeks will be free to members and $5 per session to nonmembers.

Wartburg Players survey — Wartburg Players is conducting a market survey to ask your input in improving our program. Survey deadline is April 4.

College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Castle cover design — The Castle, Wartburg's literary magazine, has a contest for the cover design of the winter 2016 issue. The winner will have his or her artwork featured on the cover and will receive a prize. Regulations: size is 5x8.5 inches and must have "The Castle" and "Volume 70 Issue 2" on it. Please send a PDF to castle@wartburg.edu by March 7. The Castle is also accepting written submissions until March 7; send in your poetry, artwork, photography, and stories.

Library survey — Take this brief survey to give your feedback on the utilization of space in the library. This survey from the Library Student Advisory Board is open through Monday, Feb. 22.

Triathlon class at The W — Join the nine-week Triathlon Training class starting Wednesday, March 2. Cost is $70 for students. Only a few spots remain; sign up online or turn in this form at The W front desk. And don't forget to sign up for the TriByKnight Triathlon on May 7 at Wartburg! This sprint tri (300-yard swim, 15-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) is perfect for those just getting started in the sport. 

Visit the InfoCenter for details on the following:

  • Applications for living in the Res
  • Study abroad applications
  • German Institute funding application (due March 15)
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training requirement

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