Ash tree treatment — Wartburg has received information about a local company that can treat ash trees to kill emerald ash borers with an inoculation that lasts three years. We will be treating select trees on campus to save the trees. Holes are drilled into the tree, and the insecticide is drawn into the tree as it transfers moisture from the soil. The insecticide is not harmful to bees. In addition, bees do not feed on ash trees when they flower.
Blood drive — TriBeta will sponsor a LifeServe blood drive Monday, May 9, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in Chapel Commons. You can arrange to donate by emailing Tri-Beta@wartburg.edu.
Bags tournament — Water to Thrive will host a bean bag tournament at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, on Clinton Field. In the event of rain, the tournament will be moved to the Hoover Fieldhouse. The cost is $4 per team of two, and winning team members will receive a t-shirt and a $10 Dairy Queen gift card. Teams can sign up in the Saemann Student Center on Monday, May 9, during dinner hours, Tuesday during lunch and dinner, and Wednesday during lunch. Please have your partner’s name and $4 ready when you sign up. All money raised will go toward building a freshwater well in Africa.
Keep your mailbox for the summer — If you plan to stay in Waverly over the summer and would like to keep your Wartburg mailbox open, please visit the Mail Center and sign up. Otherwise, your mail will get forwarded to your home.
Don’t forget your bicycle — Bicycles may not be left on campus over the summer. Take them with you when you move out of your residence hall. Bicycles left on campus after commencement (May 22) will be considered abandoned and removed from campus.
Opportunities at Ewalu — Camp Ewalu, less than an hour from Wartburg, is hiring for summer jobs and paid internships as camp counselors. Salary and room and board are provided, plus internship credit for many majors. Paid training also is provided. An Ewalu representative will be in the northwest foyer of the Saemann Student Center 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. There also will be two, 30-minute info sessions in McCoy West at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Open house for Social Science retirees — A retirement open house to honor faculty members Fred Ribich and Dan Thomas for their years of dedicated service will be Wednesday, May 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the Hagemann Castle Room. Please stop by to wish them well.
Open house for Alumni Office/Advancement retirees — A retirement open house to honor and thank Bev Saathoff, gift processor in Development, and Jane Lindner, office coordinator in Alumni & Parent Relations, for their years of dedicated service will be Thursday, May 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Castle Room.
Retirement party for Karen Lehmann — An event to honor Karen Lehmann, information literacy librarian, upon her retirement will be Monday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., on the third floor of Vogel Library (outside Pathways). Please join us to celebrate her 16 years of service at Wartburg.
Retirement open house for Darla Hamann — A retirement open house to honor and thank Darla Hamann, Mail Center coordinator, for her years of service at Wartburg will be Monday, May 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Hagemann Castle Room.
Fulbright Friday — Faculty, staff, and students are invited to an open house Friday, May 13, noon to 1 p.m. in Vogel Library Room 120. Fulbrighter Dr. Daniel Walther, professor of history, will answer questions about Fulbright applications, and Gloria Campbell, college sponsored programs administrator, will provide information on Fulbright and other competitive scholarship/fellowship opportunities. Light refreshments provided.
Golden Knight Awards — The Golden Knight Awards will be Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. Join us to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and achievements of the 2015-16 Wartburg athletic teams.
Change in office hours — The Business and Financial Aid offices will not open until 9:45 a.m. Friday, May 20. Please plan accordingly.
Financial Literacy 101 — Wartburg students have free online access to this course. Follow these steps to log in:
- Click here or access portal from Senior Experience on Pathways page
- Click on “Register,” enter Access Code (WTBGFL) and click “Get Started.”
- Complete registration process, including setting up username (Wartburg email) and password. From that point on, the student can click on “Student Log-in” from the main page to access materials.
- Once registered, from the Home page click on “Courses,” then “Add a Course” and then on either “Financial Literacy Basics” or “Financial Tools for Upperclassmen.”
You can also simply access materials that interest you from the site – videos, worksheets, etc. Contact Kim Folkers at ext. 8424 for more information.
College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.
Dining Service hours for May Term – Click here to see a list of May Term hours for Mensa, the Den, Konditerei, and Zesty Orange.
Wartburg College Sparkles — The Wartburg College Sparkles is looking for mentors for the 2016-17 season. This program is a part of the national Sparkle Effect Program, an inclusive cheerleading team that includes students with and without disabilities. Wartburg students who are interested in being a part of the team and mentoring the younger participants are needed. No previous cheer or dance experience is required. An informational meeting will be Monday, May 9, at 8 p.m. in the East Classroom in The W. Contact Michaela McIlravy or Tara Winter if you have any questions or concerns.
VAC appreciation reception — The Volunteer Action Center invites all students, faculty, staff, and community members who participated in our activities this year to join us for snacks and refreshments Wednesday, May 11, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the McCoy rooms. Students who would like to learn more about our organization also are welcome!
Submit your calendar events — Remember, you can submit your campus events or modify existing events on the Wartburg website calendar; click here to do so.
The Vikings are coming! – A new course will be offered during Winter Term 2017. HI 351: Topics in European History will explore the history, language, and culture of the Vikings. Learn about runes, the art of shipbuilding, tales of violence and intrigue, and the wide-ranging impact of Viking attacks. The class will meet noon to 1:05 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and fulfills Interconnected Humanities/Fine Arts and is writing intensive. Contact Dr. Erika Lindgren for more information.
SAFE 5K run — Join SAFE (Suicide Awareness for Everyone) in spreading awareness about mental health. SAFE will hold the Stampede the Stigma 5K color run/walk on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. The route will begin and end on Warburg's campus. The cost is $10 and includes a t-shirt if you register by May 4. Click here to download the registration form. Contact Kaitlyn Behnken for more information or with any questions.
Visit the InfoCenter for details on the following:
- Study Abroad applications
- Wartburg West fall classes
- May Term Choir
- Leadership and Service Awards