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The Juice (Student) - Dec. 3

 
Dec. 3, 2018
Davis Projects for Peace
The Davis Projects for Peace, in its 12th year, is an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2019. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today's motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace. Wartburg students must submit their application using the following link by noon Jan. 14, 2019, at this link.

Not sure if you are ready to launch a Davis Projects for Peace idea? Try submitting to the Wartburg College Wicked Problems Challenge at this link or submit an application for a TEDx talk at this link.
 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
‘Man of La Mancha’ auditions
Auditions for the musical “Man of La Mancha” will be held Monday, Dec. 3, 7-8 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 5, 5-6 p.m., in the Choral Hall of the FAC. Students auditioning should bring a prepared piece, preferably from music theatre. Callbacks will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Choral Hall.
Pinnacle concert: 'A Song Without Words'
Pinnacle will present a concert Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. “A Song Without Words” aims to demonstrate music’s potential to transcend human language by showcasing choral music with no text. A freewill donation will be collected for the California Wildfire Relief Fund.
Midnight breakfast
All students are invited to attend the Midnight Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11 p.m. to midnight in Mensa. Hosted by President Darrel and Christy Colson and served by faculty and staff volunteers, the breakfast is a fun Wartburg tradition that kicks off Finals Week.
Order bakery items for break
Dining Services will sell bakery items to take with you over Christmas Break. Items may be ordered through your GET account until noon Thursday, Dec. 13. Gluten-free options are available. If you have questions, contact the Dining Office at 352-8303.
Medieval holiday revelry
All are warmly invited to drop in for the English Department’s annual performance of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” a festive seasonal tale featuring mayhem, chivalry, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m. in Hagemann Castle Room.
Student ambassador applications
Do you love Wartburg? Do you like to show off? If yes, please consider applying to become a Wartburg College Student Ambassador! This link to the application opens Friday, Dec. 14, and closes Monday, Jan. 14. If you have any questions, please reach out to ambassadors@wartburg.edu or abby.klug@wartburg.edu.
It’s peanut butter and jelly time!
PB&J Knight Study Break will be Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9-11 p.m. in Knights Ballroom. 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.
Support Wartburg while shopping online
Do you shop on Amazon? If you set Wartburg as your nonprofit of choice and access Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of your spending to Wartburg College! If you're an Amazon user, this simple change is a wonderful way you can provide for students at Wartburg. Click here to learn more about Amazon Smile.
Wartburg shuttle for Christmas Break
The deadline to sign up for the Wartburg Shuttle is fast approaching! Reservations for the Dec. 14 shuttle will be accepted through Dec. 7. Rides are offered to the Waterloo Airport and bus station; the Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Minneapolis airports; and Chicago O’Hare Airport and Rosemont CTA station. Visit www.wartburg.edu/shuttle for details on times and pricing, or contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life for additional information.
Dining hours for Christmas Break
Please click here to download a list of the hours for the campus dining areas over Christmas Break. Mensa will be closed Dec. 14-Jan. 5. The Den and Konditorei will be closed Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-Jan. 1 and Jan. 5. Additionally, the Konditorei will be closed Jan. 6.
Phil & Lit Society
The Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will hold its last Fall Term meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in McCoy West of the Saemann Student Center. Dragoslava Barzut, fourth-year psychology major, will present “Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Underlying Factors in Mental Health and Treatment-Seeking Attitudes.” The second presentation will be given by Nickolas Schwake, third-year political science and business administration major. The title of his talk is “The Impact of New Voter ID Laws on Turnout in Bremer County.”
Recipes from Home
Students, faculty and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2019-20 Mensa menu! Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides and desserts can be emailed to Shelly Geweke by Friday, Jan. 31. 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.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Humanist author to speak
Author Chris Stedman speaks powerfully about how the Lutheran tradition intersected with his story (coming out as a teen and majoring in religion at Augsburg as part of discerning his humanist worldview). He will give a public talk titled “Faitheist: How the Lutheran Church Influenced an Atheist Activist” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in McCaskey Lyceum. A reception (free food!) and book-signing will follow in the Castle Room. Click here to read more about Stedman’s book in a blog post by Dr. Caryn Riswold. This event is an example of how the Lutheran heritage and mission of Wartburg is expansive and inclusive. Stedman will also speak in weekday chapel on Friday, Dec 7.
 
Have you always wanted to give a TEDx talk?
Now’s your chance! Apply to speak at the second TEDxWartburgCollege event in February. Click here for the link to submit your idea by Friday, Dec. 14, and find more details on the TEDxWartburgCollege social media pages. This year’s theme is “Innovational Generations.” 
 
Festival of Trees in CTC
The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of the Classroom Technology Center through Dec. 12. A partnership between the college and the Waverly Chamber of Commerce, the festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year.
SPIRITUAL LIFE
& CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
This week's Chapel service schedule

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel; Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. Chapel time is 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. Upcoming speakers:

  • Monday, Dec. 3 – Dr. Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, assistant professor of religion
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Lauren Rupprecht ’19
  • Friday, Dec. 7 – Author Chris Stedman (Interfaith Chapel)
  • Sunday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. – December Commencement
  • Sunday Dec. 9, 7 p.m. – Candlelight Vespers
Candlelight Vespers Service
Join the Wartburg community at the annual Candlelight Vespers Service on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. Preludial music will begin at 6:40 p.m. Choirs and student musicians will share music of the season.
SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
Posekany Literacy Awards
The Education Department and Education Unit faculty and students accepted into the Teacher Education Program, as well as Reading Endorsement students not admitted to the TEP, are eligible for special funding to attend the Iowa Reading Association Conference in Ames, June 25-26, 2019. Wartburg registrants may request reimbursement of expenses for registration, travel, housing, and meals, from the Institutional Advancement Office, Luthe Hall room 123. Contact Scott Leisinger at 352-8495 for information. These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Education Department emerita faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner.
Ph.D. program applications
Graduating seniors applying for Ph.D. programs are encouraged to review https://mcelroytrust.org/fellowship-program/criteria/ and contact Gloria Campbell to get the application form. If nominated by the Wartburg College selection committee, students have a 2/9 chance for more than $10K renewable grad school scholarship. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2019.
Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 12

'Man of La Mancha' auditions
Dec. 3-6

Author Chris Stedman
to speak

Dec. 6

Pinnacle concert
Dec. 7

'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'
Dec. 8

Candlelight Vespers service
Dec. 9

Midnight breakfast
Dec. 9

PB&J Knight Study Break
Dec. 11

TEDx speaker deadline
Dec. 14

Ambassador applications open
Dec. 14

Davis Projects for Peace application deadline
Jan. 14

Recipes from Home deadline
Jan. 31
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Matt Sacia ’19 has repeated as the American Rivers Conference MVP, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Itonde Kakoma ’03, programme director with the Crisis Management Initiative, moderated a discussion and panel of global leaders, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, about a more sustainable world for future generations. 

Elliott Stern ’17 is director of the Ankeny Community Chorus and a choral music instructor at Prairie Ridge Middle School, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

Matt Sacia ’19 has led the Knights for the last three seasons and now stands as one of the college's best quarterbacks, as reported by the Quad City Times.

The women's soccer team fell 2-0 to UW-La Crosse in the first round of the NCAA tournament, as reported by the La Crosse Tribune and News800

The women's cross country team finished third at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships and received an at-large  bid to the Division III Cross Country Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierCarina Collet ’21 won the race with a time of 21:45.9. 

The men's cross country team finished first at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, securing an automatic berth into the Division III Cross Country Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The wrestling team had three individual champions and three runners-up at the Luther Open, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The football team beat Dubuque 47-28 to repeat as conference champions and guarantee the team a spot in the NCAA Playoffs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Quad City Times

Wartburg College and the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting will use a National Endowment of the Humanities grant to preserve thousands of KWWL archive tapes, as reported by KWWL

Winter sport coaches talked about their hopes and expectations for the season during the college's annual Winter Media Day, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Cora Turner ’78, executive director of student and at-risk services, retired from the Waterloo Community School District after more than 20 years, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
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