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The Juice (Students) - Sept. 25

 
Sept. 25, 2017

Reminder from the Registrar’s Office 

The deadline for returning diploma applications is Friday, Sept. 29. Students with a third-year classification must complete a diploma application to initiate the graduation process. Advising worksheets will be reviewed in October and November for those students submitting diploma applications. Advisers, together with the Registrar's Office, exercise all possible care in checking students’ records for graduation. However, it is the sole responsibility of the student to fulfill all requirements for a degree. Complete the diploma application even if you do not expect to graduate until the 2019-20 academic year. Diplomas will not be issued without a diploma application. Please return the diploma application to Luther Hall 216. The diploma application should not be used to declare your major. Students should declare their major(s) and/or minor(s) by the end of the first term of their second year. The Declaration of Major/Minor form is available in the Registrar's Office and requires the appropriate adviser and department chair signature(s).

 
HOMECOMING HAPPENINGS
Homecoming window-painting contest
Show your Knight pride through this year's window-painting contest. The theme is Our Mighty Fortress. The first-, second- and third-place winners will receive cash prizes of $200, $100, and $50, respectively. Starting Monday, Sept. 25, your room or organization can pick up your paint bag at the T-shirt sales booth in Saemann Student Center. When you're finished with your window, send a photo of your masterpiece to homecoming@wartburg.edu. Photo submissions and participant registrations are due Sunday, Oct. 8. Further instructions for the contest will be provided in the paint bag. Click here to register.

Kastle Kapers auditions 
Do you want to be a part of a Homecoming tradition? Audition for Kastle Kapers! Auditions will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. The sign-up sheet and form for auditions are inside the Student Life office. 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Homecoming Court announced
Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Court! The voting for Homecoming King and Queen will take place Oct. 9-11 via an email sent to all students with a link. The king and queen will be crowned at Kastle Kapers on Thursday, Oct. 12.

King candidates:
Cody Birely
Peter Brennan
Levi Dolphin
Parker Hammel
Leif Olson

Queen candidates:
Candace Baker
Aryn Jones
Megan Murphy
Miranda Murphy
Allison Zumbach
Apply now for Urban Studies programs
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Urban Studies programs in Des Moines and at Wartburg West in Denver. Applications can be submitted online at www.wartburg.edu/west. Direct questions to Jo Dorrance.
Cast your vote for Student Senate 
Student Senate elections are Monday, Sept. 25. Check your email for a survey sent by Student Senate to cast your vote. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m.
Cash bags for Ren Faire 
If your student organization will be having a booth at the Renaissance Faire during Homecoming and needs a cash bag for change, the deadline to request a bag is Wednesday, Oct. 4, at noon. Any requests turned in after this date will not be honored. A Payment Voucher form needs to be filled out with the amount requested and the denominations. This form can be found on the Business Office InfoCenter page. Please make sure your adviser also signs the form. Return forms to Sherri Mennenga in the Business Office. Bags will be ready for pick up Friday, Oct.13.
Phil and Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Dr. Michael Bechtel, assistant professor of science education. The title of his presentation is Amazonian Research: All Levels of Study from Secondary Levels to Doctoral Studies. Everyone is welcome.
Symposium focuses on immigrant experiencs
Immigrant experiences in the U.S. workforce will be the focus of the Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium. “The U-Turn,” the final installment in Luis Argueta’s trilogy documenting immigration issues, will have its Midwest premiere Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Argueta, an award-winning filmmaker from Guatemala, and Bea Gallardo, the film’s producer, will be on hand for discussion after the screening. Argueta also will be the featured symposium speaker at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in McCaskey Lyceum. His talk is titled “Breaking the Silence in Times of Fear: Life-Changing Immigrant Stories and Community Solidarity."
Constitution Day presentation
Karen Thalacker '88, Wartburg's Title IX coordinator, chief compliance officer and pre-law adviser, will present “No Offense is Minor: Learn About Your Rights Before They’re Read to You,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in McCaskey Lyceum. She will focus on the importance of knowing the law and following it. The audience will have a chance to ask questions at the conclusion. The presentation is part of the college's observance of Constitution Day, commemorating the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Farewell to Stephanie Huff 
Stephanie Huff, the Registrar’s Office coordinator, will be joining her husband in Florida the first week of October. Stop by the Registrar’s Office on Friday, Sept. 29, to share your thanks for her 15 years of service to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. (Guess how many transcripts she has processed!) Treats will be available.
HR & Payroll Office closed 
The Human Resources & Payroll Office will be closed Friday, Sept. 29, for a staff retreat.
Third floor of library reserved 
The third floor of Vogel Library will be reserved 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, for the Iowa College Recruiting Network’s accounting interview day, sponsored by Pathways Center. Counseling Services and Pathways will remain open. Designated study rooms will be reserved on the third floor of Vogel Library for actuarial science interviews Monday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Pathways Center and Mount Mercy University. All other rooms will be open for student use, including Counseling Services and Pathways.
Spend May Term in South Africa 
Experience South Africa during May Term: Walk in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps, go on an African safari, visit an orphanage, and explore the biggest African artisan market. All majors are welcome, and first- and second-year students can apply. For more information, contact Emmalinde Roelofse, 319-352-8416, before Sunday, Oct. 1.
ELCA seminary reps to visit campus
ELCA seminary representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 2, and invite students to lunch in the Den between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to talk about Listening for God in a Noisy World. Also, learn more about theological education — how does God lay claim on our busy lives? 
Reformation Anniversary Celebration Table Talks
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, faculty, staff, and students will have the chance to share their thoughts and questions during Wartburg’s 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Celebration Table Talks. The groups will have guided discussion and honest conversation about the college’s mission of faith and learning and the future of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. No classes, lessons, practices, or college-sponsored meetings will be held during this time, and all offices or departments that are able to close will to enable students, staff, and faculty to participate. Click here to sign up for the Table Talks. You can reserve a place at the table through Friday, Oct. 20. If you would like to volunteer to be a facilitator or “recorder” for the Table Talks, or if you have questions, speak to Ramona Bouzard or contact SLCM.office@wartburg.edu and include “Table Talk Volunteer” in the subject line. For more information on the Reformation Anniversary, click here.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Book club returns 
Bring Your Own Book Club is back on Tuesday nights, 7:30-9, in the faculty-in-residence apartment (Clinton Hall 223). Come eat some delicious treats and chat about what you’re reading. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Direct questions to Ashley McHose.
Register to vote
The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding how to register to vote. For directions on how to register to vote, click here.
Consumer information available 
Consumer information is available at this link. This information contains statistics, policies, and programs at Wartburg College, including, but not limited to, the annual security report and the annual fire safety report. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or to request a paper copy.
Upcoming Events

Student Senate elections
Sept. 25

Kastle Kapers auditions
Sept. 26-27

Constitution Day presentation
Sept. 28

Farewell to Stephanie Huff
Sept. 29

Diploma applications due
Sept. 29

Phil and Lit Society
Sept. 29

Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium
Oct. 2-3

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 12-15

500th Reformation anniversary celebration
Oct. 31

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. 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, Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Weekday Chapel services
Weekday services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. They are 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. It’s a great time to put regular worship on your schedule. This week’s Weekday Chapel looks like this:
  • Monday, Sept. 25  Kathy Traetow, Global Studies
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27  Interfaith Chapel, Dema Kazkaz, president of the Masjid Al-Noor Islamic Center
  • Friday, Sept. 29  Senior Chapel: Amy Isvick ’18
  • Monday, Oct. 2  Matt O’Rear, associate dean for vocation at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque
Sanctuary on Wednesdays
Sanctuary 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, music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in the Chapel Commons (Chapel basement). Treats are served at 8:45 p.m.
Sunday Worship
Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel.
Faith Expression ministry groups
If you’d like to find out about Faith Expression ministry groups on campus, check out the SLCM Facebook page. Many of the student ministries have their own Facebook pages, too: Wartburg FCA, Catholic Knights, Adopt-a-Grandparent, Sanctuary, and Hope Overflow. 
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Dr. Tony Frank ’81, president of Colorado State University and chancellor of the Colorado State University System, was named the 2018 Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show, as reported by K99 Radio

The volleyball team eked out a win over Coe in five sets, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
 
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