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The Juice (Students) - Dec. 12

 
Dec. 12, 2016
Important Mail Center news
Mail delivery Dec. 12-Jan. 9 — Please contact the Mail Center with your office closure dates. Mail runs during Finals Week and the open weeks preceding the start of Winter Term will be made as staffing permits. The Mail Center will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2. Representatives of campus offices and departments always are welcome to come to the Mail Center during open hours to retrieve mail.

New package tracking system — The Mail Center will be installing a new package tracking system after Fall Term final exams. This system will send automatic emails when packages have been received for students, faculty, and staff. Pink slips will no longer be used. Packages placed directly in mailboxes or delivered to campus offices will cue a second “delivery” email. NO CHANGES will be made to delivery for faculty and staff, though employees always are welcome to pick up packages at the Mail Center. Students should bring their Wartburg IDs to retrieve packages. The Mail Center will be closed Thursday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-noon, for staff training on the new system. Pink slips for student packages will still be issued Dec. 15-16 but will not be necessary for package pickup. Contact the Mail Center at mailroom@wartburg.edu or 352-8263 with questions, and please be patient as we learn the new system!
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Request for budget-related ideas from President Colson
As I shared this fall, we need to identify $1.3 million in revenue enhancements and expense savings, with implementation occurring in the coming two years. The issues were discussed during informational budget meetings open to all faculty and staff (presentation available here). Answers to questions asked during those meetings are available here. If you have additional ideas for new or enhanced revenues or expense savings, please share these ideas with your department head. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can submit your ideas here. Ideas would be most helpful before Jan. 6, 2017. Click here to read more about the budget on the InfoCenter.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Incomplete grade information
Students, please remember to complete a Request for Incomplete Grade Form if you have the consent of your instructor to postpone required course work due to extenuating circumstances. The form is not required for internships and Venture Education course work. This form is available in the forms section on My Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Any incomplete grades without a completed Request for Incomplete Grade Form will be changed to an “F” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20. Contact the Registrar’s Office for further information regarding the incomplete grade policy.
'Twas the Night Before Finals event 
Come de-stress with games, puppies, and treats during our 'Twas the Night Before Finals event Monday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. in the Clinton Hall Lounge. There will be study help available; professors, librarians, and WRSL reps will be there to help you with all your research questions. Please contact Jette Irgens or Ashley McHose with any questions.
Study night breakfast
President and Christy Colson invite you to enjoy a study night breakfast with your friends in Mensa on Monday, Dec. 12, from 11 p.m. to midnight. Please join us for this special Wartburg tradition.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Get your picture taken with Santa at the top of the stairs outside the ballrooms during study night breakfast Monday, Dec. 12, with photos starting at 10:30 p.m. Enjoy coloring sheets and candy canes as well. Sponsored by Black Student Union.
It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time! 
PB&J Knight Study Break will be Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 9 to 11 p.m. in the ballrooms. This is a free event for students, sponsored by Student Center Council (SCC). Take a break from your studies and come have a snack and be sociable at the same time. The menu consists of white and wheat bread, creamy and crunchy peanut butter, strawberry jam, grape jelly, and white or chocolate milk. 
Get cash for books, return rentals, and buy books for Winter Term
The Wartburg Store is offering cash for used textbooks and accepting rental returns in-store Tuesday, Dec. 13, through Friday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Rentals are due by 4 p.m. Friday. Also, beat the rush by preordering your textbooks on WartburgStore.com and be entered to win a $100 gift card. Valid on orders placed Dec. 12-Jan. 6. The winner will be notified Jan. 9.
Dance Team tryouts
The Wartburg Dance Team will have tryouts for the Winter 2017 season Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m., in the Lyceum. Please wear dance-appropriate, form-fitting attire. You are required to bring a 30-second routine of personal choreography with music on an iPod. Dancers also will be asked to do a toe touch, single or double turn, a la seconde turns (optional), along with two additional skills of your choice. Contact erin.mcdermott@wartburg.edu to sign up for a 15-minute tryout time.
Student Senate scholarship
In the spirit of the Wartburg College mission statement, Student Senate annually funds two $500 scholarships for Wartburg students. These scholarships will be given to two students, not required to be involved in Senate, in their second or third year who embody the principles set forth in the mission statement. The scholarship selection committee will seek well‑rounded students who exhibit leadership and service through their involvement on and/or off campus. Applications and reference forms are due to kathy.dreesman@wartburg.edu by 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, and can be found at this website.
2017 Homecoming Committee
If you would like to be part of the planning and executing of the 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend, apply to be part of the committee at alumni.wartburg.edu/HC17. Applications are due Jan. 19. Email tony.smith@wartburg.edu with any questions.
Trachtes receive Wartburg Medals
The contributions of the Rev. Larry '66 and Lois Trachte '66 were recognized at the college’s December Commencement on Sunday when the two were awarded Wartburg Medals. Larry is a Wartburg professor emeritus of religion, while Lois was a teacher in the Tripoli Community Schools and worked in Wartburg's Pathways Center. Larry also delivered the keynote commencement address Sunday. Click here to read more about the Trachtes.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Interested in singing gospel music?
All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to sing in a Gospel Choir at the King Celebration 2017, Sunday, Jan. 15, during Sunday Worship in the Wartburg Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Only four practices are involved. Email Krystal Madlock or Ramona Bouzard if interested.
TriByKnight triathlon registration, training
Registration is now open for the sixth annual TriByKnight triathlon May 6. Cost for the race — a 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run — is $45 per person or $100 for a team. (Teams can compete, and each participant can complete one leg, or someone can complete two legs.) Click here to register before the end of the month, before the price goes up. The W is offering two triathlon training courses, including one focused on the swimming portion only. The 12-week Triathlon Training program begins Feb. 8. Our Triathlon Swim Clinic is Sunday, Feb. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here to learn more about these programs.
Recipes from Home
Students, faculty, and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2016-17 Mensa menu! Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees, or sides and desserts can be emailed to shelly.geweke@wartburg.edu or dropped in the Mensa suggestion box by Friday, Jan. 13. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa, and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive a “thumbs-up” will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
Thank you from Holiday Shoppe
From everyone in the Social Work Club and Social Work Department, we would like to thank those who donated this year through a monetary donation or by giving a gift to make a child's Christmas great. We look forward to next year’s Holiday Shoppe! 
Project for Peace informational meeting
Students with an interest in supporting and encouraging peace throughout the world should consider developing a Project for Peace. Project proposals should be creative, engaging, meaningful, and measurable. In addition, the selected Wartburg project would be implemented during the summer of 2017 and given $10,000 of funding/reward. Come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the McCoy conference room if interested. Contact Kristin Teig Torres or visit the Student Life Office with further questions.
Student organization money requests
If your student organization needs to request money to use as change from the organization’s account for an event, please turn in the request to Sherri Mennenga in the Business Office at least one week beforehand. 
Winter bicycle storage available
Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, the Campus Security Office will be accepting bicycles for winter storage, free of charge. Bicycles must be registered with the college, and the owner must agree to leave the bicycle in storage until March, or when it is evident the winter snows are over. Bikes can be registered any time.
Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 15
8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

'Twas the Night Before Finals study break
Dec. 12

Study night breakfast and Santa photos
Dec. 12

PB&J Knight Study Break
Dec. 13

Dance Team tryouts
Dec. 14

Project for Peace meeting
Jan. 10

King Celebration 2017
Jan. 15

Homecoming Committee applications due
Jan. 19

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays to communicate campus news and events. Most announcements will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center.

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM
The deadline for submissions each week is 4 p.m. Thursday. The next Student Juice will be Jan. 9, 2017. Send items to juice@wartburg.edu. Please keep your submitted item short—no longer than one paragraph—and let us know if your item is for students, faculty/staff, or both audiences. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, communication specialist for Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

 
 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Weekday Chapel services this week
Weekday Chapel services are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel, and are a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, Dec. 12, Advent Chapel – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 16 – No Chapel services during Finals Week
Sanctuary on Wednesday
Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation.
Faith and Life Groups
Faith and Life Groups are opportunities for students to share fellowship with other believers. There are multiple groups taking place at different times, places, and locations on campus. Click here to see more information about all of the Faith and Life Group meeting times. 
 
JOBS/SCHOLARSHIP/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Openings posted on Knightlink
On-campus employment opportunities for this current academic year are posted on Knightlink. Questions regarding these positions or Knightlink can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at 352-8350 or studentemployment@wartburg.edu.
  • NEW: Email News Marketing Specialist with The Trumpet/Circuit
Urban Studies programs and internships
The Urban Studies Program at Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado, and Des Moines Urban Studies are taking applications NOW, including for internships that are a part of those programs. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The wrestling team will be tested as one of six ranked teams at the Candlewood Suites Duals, as reported by TrackWrestling.com.

The men's basketball team's narrow victory over Governors State was featured in the Southtown Daily.

The upcoming
faculty art exhibit was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The late Cindy Carlson, who served as the president's administrative assistant for 17 years, donated her clothes to upperclass students through Cindy's Closet. The event was covered by KCRG and KWWL.

The wrestling team beat Simpson 41-4, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Jesse Kielman ’17 won a last-minute write-in campaign to become a member of the Bremer County Water and Soil Conservation District Commission, as reported by KCRG.

IMPower, an empowerment program for young girls created by Jenna Haglund, visiting assistant professor of social work, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

 
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