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The Juice — Feb. 9, 2015

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

V-Week is here All are welcome to events throughout V-Week starting today, Feb. 9. Highlights include a panel discussion Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Whitehouse Business Center's Buckmaster Room; speaker Alison Leonhart ’15 at Eucharist Wednesday, 9:30 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel; and a silent auction outside McCaskey Lyceum all week. A production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologueswill be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. A panel discussion will follow Saturday's show. Tickets will be sold for $5 at the door and during lunch and dinner Monday and Tuesday in Saemann Student Center. All proceeds from the show and auction will be benefit Cedar Valley Friends of the Family and the global V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls. More information is available on the Wartburg College V-Day Campaign Facebook page.


Mandatory training —
 In the spirit of maintaining a campus atmosphere of safety and respect, Wartburg is launching a mandatory prevention and awareness program relating to sexual misconduct and related offenses. All students, faculty, and staff are required this term to complete the online training module Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault, created by EverFi, a leading education technology company. This training will be required on an annual basis. Students must complete the hour-long course before Winter Break, which begins Friday, Feb. 27. Students will not be able to register for 2015-16 classes until they have done so. Use registration code 7044f4d8 at http://www.everfi.com/register to begin the training. Detailed instructions, emailed to students last week, are available under the student tab on InfoCenter. Questions regarding this new initiative can be directed to Student Life administrators or tostudentlife@wartburg.edu


Convocation features alumna 
— International humanitarian law expert Laura Olson ’92 will speak about her experiences in international law and work to protect persons from the effects of armed conflict, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Olson will highlight her 10 years as a legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross and give an overview of International Humanitarian Law, including how this law protects persons, such as prisoners of war, during armed conflict and contemporary challenges the law faces. A 2013 recipient of the Wartburg College Alumni Citation, Olson is acting director of the Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. 


Rock the vote 
— Elections for student body president and vice president, treasurer, and recorder will be Tuesday, Feb. 10. Students will receive an email with a link to the voting page. Voting will be open from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., and election results will be announced Wednesday. If no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election will occur Tuesday, Feb. 17. Questions can be directed to senate@wartburg.edu


Accessibility awareness event 
— Come to the McCaskey Lyceum Sunday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m., to hear Miss Wheelchair Iowa Jennifer Wolff discuss accessibility for the differently-abled on a college campus. This talk is geared to challenge your view of the architectural space you function within and how to imagine it complexly to include someone with a different ability. Afterward a wheelchair obstacle course will be in Levick Arena from 3-4 p.m.. Sign-up during lunch and dinner at the bottom of the Saemann Student Center stairs. Andrew Tubbs ’15 will perform stand-up comedy to introduce Jennifer.


Film festival plays on
— The fourth selection in the Tournées French Film Festival will play Thursday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m., in Whitehouse Business Center 214. The French Minister centers around a man and his highly capricious boss. Admission is free, popcorn will be served, and discussion will be provided by students in FR 275: Intro to French & Francophone Film. No knowledge of French is required to participate. For more information on the festival, including a schedule, visit the Wartburg French Club Facebook page


Phil & Lit
— The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical & Literary Society will be Friday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m., in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center. Dr. Benjamin Bousquet, associate professor of physics, will present Neutrinos: Nature’s Ghosts.


Bach's Lunch concert
 — Christian Stötzner of Eisenach, Germany, will be the guest organist at the Bach’s Lunch organ series Friday, Feb. 13. The 12:30 p.m. performance in Wartburg Chapel will be preceded by a noon lunch and explanation of the program in Chapel Commons. Stötzner is the music director at St. George’s Church in Eisenach, where J. S. Bach was baptized. He also was part of the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, a famous choir school where Bach spent most of his career as cantor. Stötzner will speak about these experiences prior to his concert. Bring a lunch or order one from Den-Rittersaal by Wednesday, Feb. 11, by contacting Marcia Haugen, music department office coordinator, at marcia.haugen@wartburg.edu or 352-8300.


Lunch 'n' Learn
— A Waverly Health Center lunch n’ learn will be Wednesday, Feb. 18, noon to 1 p.m., in The W's Wet Classroom. Michelle Litterer will present Making Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Heart Health. Attendees of the free event are invited to bring a lunch. For more information, call The W at 352-8249.


P.S. I Love You Day
— Friday, Feb. 13, is P.S. I love You Day, created in 2011 to show support for all those who struggle with bullying, depression, and suicide. Please wear purple to join in letting those who are struggling know they are not alone. For more information, click here or contact Kelly Moeller, Suicide Prevention Program coordinator, at kelly.moeller@wartburg.edu. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Counseling Services at 352-8596 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Wrestling with faith
- Do you wonder about the problems evil causes in the world or find the concept of the Trinity confusing? A small group will meet Thursdays, 8 p.m., to wrestle with theological questions and their effects. All are welcome to the first meeting, Feb. 12, in the lounge outside the Department of Religion & Philosophy in Grossmann Hall. For more information, contact Paris White ’15 at paris.white@wartburg.edu.


Holiday mail advisory
— Be advised the Mail Center is not open on Valentine's Day, Saturday, Feb. 14. Also, no mail will come from the Post Office on Monday, Feb. 16, as it is Presidents Day. Cards and packages not arriving by Friday, Feb. 13, won't start to arrive until Tuesday, Feb. 17. Fedex and UPS both will deliver on Monday, Feb. 16.


Summer Camp Fair
 — Visit with camp reps about summer employment opportunities during the Summer Camp Fair Wednesday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the northwest foyer of Saemann Student Center. For more information contact Gail Sexton, coordinator of church relations and faith community outreach, in the Center for Community Engagement, Vogel Library 204, or at gail.sexton@wartburg.edu or 352-8699.


Candlelight vigil
— SAFE will host a candlelight vigil and conversation Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel. Students Jacob Martin ’15, Alex Shockley ’15, and Paris White ’15 will speak on their battles with mental illness and its effects. Conversation will follow in the Chapel Commons. Those interested in sharing their story should email SAFE@wartburg.edu. The event is dedicated to the lives lost to suicide and to those suffering.


Feeling crafty?
 — Create a variety of Valentine’s Day-themed crafts during ETK’s Pinterest Knight Monday, Feb. 9, 7-10 p.m., Heritage and St. Elizabeth rooms of Saemann Student Center. 


Creighton representative on campus
 — A representative from Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will visit Tuesday, Feb. 10, 11:30-12:15 p.m., in Science Center 141. Creighton offers doctoral programs in pharmacy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Contact Dr. Ann Henninger, professor of biology, at ann.henninger@wartburg.edu for more information.


PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Housing sign-up
 — Housing cards for 2015-16 will be available Monday, March 2. Wartburg has eliminated the $200 deposit formerly required for participation in the housing lottery. Informational meetings regarding the sign-up process will be 8 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the Clinton Hall lounge; Tuesday, March 17, in the Centennial Hall lounge; and Thursday, March 19, in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center. See wartburg.edu/reslife for more information. Lottery sign-up nights will be:

  • Knights Village — Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum
  • Löhe Hall — Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m., Grossmann 16
  • The Residence — Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m., Grossmann 16
  • Suites and singles — Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium
  • Doubles and singles — Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium


Löhe and The Residence applications
 — Enjoy campus life in a suite-style unit next year. Applications for Löhe Hall and The Residence are being accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 25. Löhe Hall residents develop a learning project with their roommates to educate the Wartburg community. Suites are available for one, three, four, six, or eight occupants. The Residence is a service-learning community with one- or eight-person suites. Residents develop a service project to fulfill a need in the community. Applications are available at www.wartburg.edu/reslife. Direct questions to Kassy Kahler, residential life service and learning coordinator, at kasandra.kahler@wartburg.edu.


Convocation features alumna 
— International humanitarian law expert Laura Olson ’92 will speak about her experiences in international law and work to protect persons from the effects of armed conflict, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Olson will highlight her 10 years as a legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross and give an overview of International Humanitarian Law, including how this law protects persons, such as prisoners of war, during armed conflict and contemporary challenges the law faces. A 2013 recipient of the Wartburg College Alumni Citation, Olson is acting director of the Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. 


Summer camp representative
 — Dave Jarvis from Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp will be on campus for summer job recruitment Tuesday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the northwest foyer of Saemann Student Center.


'Best of the Best' concert
 — The Wartburg Community Symphony will perform alongside the Valley High School Chamber Orchestra in the Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival's "Best of the Best" concert Saturday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Under the direction of  Dr. Daniel Kaplunas, the orchestras will perform crowd-pleasing numbers, including two with Dr. Simon Estes, distinguished professor and artist in residence. A reception will follow. Admission is free for students with identification. For more information, call 352-8200.


Get a taste of the Master's 
— The W, with the help of USA-certified swim coach Janet McCullough, is hosting a new Master's Swim Clinic Sunday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will learn new in- and out-of-water exercises and complete a video review with feedback for improved efficiency, endurance, and speed. Cost is $60. Register online or at the Welcome Desk before Wednesday, Feb. 11.

“Tri" your hardest
 — The W is hosting a 12-week Triathlon Training class starting Wednesday, Feb. 11. USA Triathlon certified coach Carrie Tysdahl will teach the class focusing on run form, cycling powers, transitions, swim techniques, and more. The cost is $87 for members.

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