Easter break — Easter break begins Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. Classes resume Tuesday, March 29.
BSU Hoops for Hope Fundraiser — Black Student Union's annual Hoops for Hope, a student vs. faculty/staff charity basketball game, will be April 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Levrick Arena. All students, faculty, and staff members are invited to support this cause by making donations and attending the event. This year, all money raised will go to The Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Valley in Waterloo. Anyone interested in playing in the game can stop by the Hub to sign up or contact the Black Student Union. All players are asked to contribute a $5 donation by Friday, April 1. Please contact Dajuan King with any questions.
Newspaper stands — Due to increased costs for the Readership Program, the Student Senate will no longer be providing the New York Times. Additionally, all residence hall newspaper stands except for Cardinal Commons will be removed. The Student Senate is committed to serving the Student Body effectively and allocating student funds responsibly. These changes were necessary to remain within our budgetary constraints. This year, USA Today significantly raised its rates. At the same time, lower enrollment has decreased the available funds for the Readership Program. The Student Senate decided on these specific changes because the New York Times is the least-used paper and the residence hall locations are the least-utilized stands on campus. These changes are only intended to last for the remainder of the current academic year. Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dodgeball tournament — Student Senate's Political Action Committee will hold a dodgeball tournament for all students Friday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Teams consist of six to eight people; click here to sign up through Friday, April 1. Each team will have the option to represent different political parties, such as "The Canadian Extreme Wrestling Party." Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar — The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be held Tuesday, March 29, at 11:30 a.m. in SC 134. Mr. Richard Ligo, a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Iowa, will deliver a presentation entitled, "More Than Meets the Eye: Geometry and Our Perception of Reality." Refreshments will be provided.
Be part of Mother's Day video — Show your mom some love! Be a part of a Mother’s Day video produced by the Department of Journalism & Communication. Filming will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in front of Old Main. Send an email to Robert Newell or Penni Pier with “Mother’s Day” in the subject line to let us know you want to be a part of the action. Or you can simply stop by while we're filming in front of Old Main.
May Term mail reminder — For anyone who will be leaving for May Term and either will be graduating or will not be back for May Term: Make sure you contact the Mail Center and tell us if you will not be back on campus. Please clean out your box before you leave. Most letters can be forwarded along with magazines for which you have a paid subscription. Magazines can only be forwarded for two months, so if you want to continue receiving them you will need to contact the companies. Packages that arrive for you can only be forwarded if they are sent by the Postal Service, but UPS or FedEx packages can only be returned to the sender. Please stop by and sign our sheet if you will not be returning to campus after Tour Week. All forwarding mail will be sent to your home address if you are not on campus. Darla Hamann, mail center coordinator, adds: "It’s been a pleasure to serve you. I will not be here after May 31; retirement has beckoned me."
Perceptions of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry — Pastor Brian Beckstrom is conducting a survey for his Doctor of Ministry research regarding perceptions of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry’s purpose. This information will also be used by SLCM in its planning process and to reformulate its mission statement. Student, faculty, and staff participants are being randomly selected for this short 10-question survey. We would really appreciate input from as broad a range of participants as possible, particularly those not involved with campus faith life. Survey deadline is Wednesday, March 23.
Student account refunds — Student account refund check requests for Easter break week need to be in by noon Tuesday, March 22. Refund checks will be available for pick up on Thursday, March 24.
Building Bridges: Interfaith, Service, and Diversity on Campus — Join people from higher education institutions across the state in a workshop on creating connections between interfaith, community engagement, and diversity work on campuses Tuesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines. Click here for more information. Contact Pastor Ramona Bouzard about going with a Wartburg group. Sponsored by Iowa Campus Compact.
The Volunteer Action Center is Hiring — The VAC is searching for a Marketing Coordinator, Community Partner Liaison, and Office and Scheduling Coordinator to join the executive team next year. Click here to see job descriptions and apply here by 11 a.m. Monday, March 21. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vogel Library hiring for fall: Vogel Library is looking to hire eight enthusiastic, motivated student circulation assistants to join our team for Fall Term. If you like working in a fun, fast-paced, customer-oriented environment, then apply today via KnightLink!
2016 Summer School Students – The Financial Aid Office will begin taking appointments on Monday, April 4, to discuss financial aid options. You must be registered for your summer classes before scheduling an appointment with the Financial Aid office.
Housing sign-up — Housing cards for 2016-17 have been sent! Details of the housing sign-up process have been posted on the Info Center. 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
College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.
Reformation May Term in 2017 — The 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation is coming in 2017. Sign up for RE 277: Reformation Then and Now and see where it all began! Travel to historic Reformation sites in Germany and Eastern Europe. Meet with contemporary leaders. Course fulfills a Faith and Reflection requirement. Contact Dr. Kit Kleinhans for additional information.
Senior chapel sign-up for next year — Juniors, consider sharing yourself with the Wartburg community through a senior chapel. The sign-up sheet is located in the Chapel Narthex, or email Kathy Liddle to be added.
May Term Choir — A student-led May Term Choir is being arranged for May. Any students, faculty, and staff who want to sing are welcome to join rehearsals, which will be 4:50-6 p.m. Monday to Thursday; location still to be determined. You do not need to be a music major or have previous ensemble experience to join, just be willing to have fun yet be serious at times. The group is also looking for student conductors. Sign-up sheets are posted on the second floor of the FAC on Dr. Lee Nelson's bulletin board and on the bulletin board near the FAC office on the first floor. Email Brandon Everding if you’re interested in participating or have questions.
Social Work course for the fall — The Social Work Department will offer a Fall 2016 course, SW 250: Current Topics in Social Work Practice: Substance Abuse Assessment/Intervention. The course, offered Mondays 6:30-9:30 p.m., will be taught by an MSW social worker who currently works for the VA Hospital. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Archeology class for May 2017 — ID 308: Archeology and the Bible will be offered in May 2017. This travel course involves a hands-on experience with archaeology as well as a tour of the Holy Land sites. Simply sign up for GM 307 (0.5, Winter), and both GM 308 and ID 308 (May 2017). Contact Dr. Chip Bouzard for more information.
Service Trips positions — Service Trips is searching for a marketing coordinator, fundraising coordinator, and advisor/alumni liaison to join the executive team next year. Click here to see job descriptions and apply by 11 a.m. Monday, March 21. Direct any questions to email@example.com.
Public relations internship with Student Senate — Wartburg Student Senate is looking for a public relations director for the 2016-17 academic year. This position counts as one or two credits for an internship and includes a stipend. Visit Senate's website for the application, and contact Tyler Vogel with questions. The application, along with other required materials found on the website, are due by end of the day Thursday, March 24, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offices close for Lenten Chapel services — During the Wednesdays of Lent, college administrative offices will close during chapel time, 10:15-10:35 a.m., to allow staff and faculty the opportunity to attend the Lenten chapels. (The W, Security Office, and Information Desk will remain open.)
Visit the InfoCenter for details on the following:
- Study abroad applications
- Wartburg West fall classes