Logan Schrader ’16 was named the IIAC Football Offensive Most Valuable Player, Spencer Capitani ’15 was named IIAC Football Defensive Most Valuable Player, and Coach Rick Willis was named IIAC Football Coach of the Year, according to KIMT.com.
The National Association of Professional Women named Alyssa Connell ’02, owner/CEO of Connell Communications and Connell Aviation Group, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year.
The wrestling team placed nine wrestlers in the top six and scored the second-most team points on the day thanks to 11 pins at the Luther Open, as reported by K98.5 radio.
The women's cross country team placed fourth in the NCAA Division III Central Region championships, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The football team finished regular season play undefeated with an 81-21 victory over Loras College, earning its second straight IIAC championship and trip to the playoffs, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and KWWL.
A 5-4 advantage in a penalty kick shootout propelled the men's soccer team to the second round of NCAA Division III play, as reported by theWaterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Marcus Newsom, assistant athletics director and men's and women's track coach, was named to the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools 12th annual Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll, according to the Kansas City Kansan.
The "power running style" of running back Brandon Domeyer ’16 has helped the football team wear down its opponents, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Lorraine Johnson Hoffman ’64 was recently awarded the Iowa State University Alumni Service Award, according to the ISU Alumni Association.
On the 35th anniversary of the start of the Iranian hostage crisis, Kathryn Koob '60 recounted her 444 days in captivity for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wade Mittelstadt '89 was named vice president of financial and risk management for GROWMARK effective Dec. 1, according to Grainnet.com.
Brittany Garling '05 is an assistant professor of teaching English as a second language at Buena Vista University, according to the Sioux City Journal.
The Wartburg women's cross country team won its third straight Iowa Conference title, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
A big second quarter pushed the Wartburg football team past Buena Vista University in a battle for the conference lead, as reported by the Sioux City Journal and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Wartburg football team's domination of Luther College (52-7) was reported on by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, KWWL, and KCRG.
Damen Heitmann ’05 has found new ways to connect with students as chaplain as Hastings (Nebraska) College, as reported by the Hastings Tribune.
President Darrel Colson discussed the $75 million Transforming Tomorrow comprehensive campaign on KWWL.
The volleyball team swept Luther in its regular-season home finale, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Dominique Cawley, senior lecturer in music, will open the Fine Arts Performance Series at the Wieting Theatre and Opera House in Toledo on Sunday, Oct. 26, according to The Toledo Chronicle.
The early success of the Transforming Tomorrow campaign was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Knights football Homecoming victory over the University of Dubuque Spartans was covered by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and KWWL.
The launch of the Transforming Tomorrow campaign was reported on by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The success of quarterback-turned-wide receiver Taylor Jacobsmeier ’15 was highlighted in the Muscatine Journal and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg football steamrolls Coe, 43-0, as reported by KCRG and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. The team's climb to No. 6 in the polls was chronicled in the Mason City Globe Gazette.
Josh Johnson ’06 was recently named principal of Charles City High School, according to the Globe Gazette.
The move of Casey Krull ’15 from defensive lineman to center last season is paying off for the Knights, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Bell Harbor International Conference Center will be renamed the Paul Schell Center at Pier 66 in honor of former Seattle mayor Paul Schell ’59, according to The Seattle Times.
The women's golf team won its eighth consecutive Iowa Conference championship, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Missy Buttry Rock '05 will run the Twin Cities Marathon to raise awareness for her daughter and dozens of others trapped in a Democratic Republic of Congo orphanage, according to ESPN.com.
The Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra will put a fresh spin on classical concerts, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The women's golf team leads by 37 strokes heading into the next round of the Iowa Conference championship, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Merry Fredrick ’70 was named the 2014 Robert D. Ray Iowa SHARES Humanitarian Award winner, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The volleyball team came back to beat Iowa Conference foe Loras College, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Football Coach Rick Willis talks about his team's big win over Bethel and goals for the rest of the season on d3football.com and in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Kimberly Mackey Graven ’06 is the new principal at Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Reshonda Young ’97 has had great success operating her downtown Waterloo business, Popcorn Heaven, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Dr. Daniel Hanson ’77, president of Peru State College, was recently awarded the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences' Alumni Achievement Award, as reported by The Peru Stater (page 4). Hanson also will be inducted into the Waldorf College Athletic Hall of Fame in October.
’70 made a $2 million gift commitment to Wartburg for the Transforming Tomorrow campaign as covered by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
, distinguished professor and artist in residence, discussed his life and his work with Iowa Public Radio
’13 won the inaugural Young Composers Competition sponsored by The Capital Hearings
, a D.C.-based a cappella ensemble. The group will premiere Koppin's composition, There Will Come Soft Rains
, in Washington Sept. 27.
Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell ’59 died after heart surgery Sunday, July 27, according to Discovery News
Wartburg's participation on RAGBRAI
was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
and on KWWL
Wartburg's involvement in the FUTURE of Biomedicine
program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine was reported by the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
’07 is elected president of United Auto Workers Local 838 in Waterloo as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Dr. Scott Muntefering
will perform a trumpet solo during the final summer Waterloo Municipal Band concert Thursday, July 24, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Wartburg assistant baseball coach Matt Schirm
has been named the new baseball coach at Central College
You can win them all. Former Wartburg wrestling coach Jim Miller
discusses his career at victory speaking.com.
Wartburg and Cedar Rapids Gazette representatives participated—with Travis Bockenstedt moderating and Dr. Penni Pier a co-facilitator—in a community-building workshop at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, as reported by the Gazette and Axiom News.
Kyle Schauls ’10, former Wartburg goalkeeper, is the new soccer coach at Illinois Wesleyan University, according to the Bloomington (Illinois) Pantagraph.
Jennifer Wolff ’93 was one of about 70 who participated in this year's United Spinal Association's Roll on Capitol Hill to lobby for a separate Medicare benefit for complex rehabilitation technology, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Daniel Bonthius ’14 of Iowa City and Colt Feltes ’15 of Delhi are Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America first-team Academic All-Americans for Division III men's track and field/cross country. Bonthius, a 4.0 biology major and repeat selection, is an All-American in the 800 meters. Feltes, an accounting and business administration major with a 3.52 GPA, won the NCAA Division III shot put indoors and was third in the shot put and discus outdoors in 2014.
Kayla Hemann ’15 of Stacyville was named a Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American. Hemann, a third-team selection last year, is a three-time All-American in outdoor track (shot put and discus) and has a 3.84 GPA in accounting.
Simon Estes, distinguished professor and artist in residence, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier for his efforts to fight malaria.
Voice instructors Daniel and Rosemary Gast will perform in Les Miserables at the Waterloo Community Playouse.
Kevin Bratland ’03 was named head wrestling coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, according to d3wrestle.com.
Steven Ullestad ’75 was re-elected bishop of the ELCA Northeastern Synod during the Synod Assembly, June 13-15, at Wartburg.
Aseya Kakar ’13 won Presidio Graduate School's Fall 2014 Big Idea Prize earning her a full scholarship to the school. Kakar's "Big Idea" is to build fixed dome biogas digesters in Qarabah, a town of 500 people in Kabul Province, Afghanistan.
Dan Wardell ’98, host of IPTV Kids Clubhouse, told the Des Moines Register how he got his colorful cape.
Drs. Stephanie Toering Peters and Shawn Ellerbroek and Jessa Bidwell ’15, a neuroscience and Spanish major from Grinnell, are participating in a summer biomedicine research program at the University of Iowa.
’15, Miss Clinton County, is among 15 contestants competing to become Miss Iowa, according to the Quad City Times.
Kristin Teig Torres
, assistant director of the Center for Community Engagement, will play Maria von Trapp in the Cedar Falls Community Theatre production of "The Sound of Music," as featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Jessica Nipp Hacker
’98 will receive the 2014 Emerging Voice Award from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
The Rev. Robert Bugbee
’77 was acclaimed as president of the Lutheran Church of Canada
for a third term.
’10, a University of Iowa College of Law graduate, is featured on the University of Iowa's Hawkeye Caucus
Wartburg finished No. 11 in the final Learfield Sports Directors' standings
in NCAA Division III for overall sports programs. The Knights have been in the top 25 for 13 of the last 14 years.
’88 was promoted to associate head softball coach at the University of Wisconsin
For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
has named the Wartburg women as the winners of the Deb Vercauteren NCAA Division III Award
for the best women's track and field and cross country programs.
Wartburg-bound Hillary Samo of Grundy Center competes in the state high school golf tournament with cancer in remission, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
’80 retired after 16 years as Charles City High principal, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette.
, distinguished professor and artist in residence, reflects on the passing of Maya Angelou, as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
Coach of the Year in Division III women's track and field.
’99, owner of Contemporary Business Solutions, was featured in the Des Moines Register
’07 has been named the new wrestling coach at the University of the Ozarks
in Clarksville, Arkansas.
The Wartburg women's track and field team
came from behind to win its third consecutive NCAA Division III women's track and field championship
and fifth overall on the last event, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
and on ncaa.com
with features on Coach Marcus Newsom
also on ncaa.com
. and Libbey Schubert
’14, the 200-meter winner.
Wartburg had three All-Americans
on Friday, May 23, at the NCAA men's and women's national track and field championships,
according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
’14 talks about life after track and field and Wartburg on ncaa.com
Wartburg helped celebrate the graduation of three Retrieving Freedom service dogs
, trained with the assistance of Wartburg students, as reported by KWWL and KCRG.
Wartburg again takes the Iowa Conference trophies as the top overall men's and women's programs,
according to Radio Iowa.
The Wartburg women's golf team
finished 13th at NCAA Division III championships, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
, distinguished professor and artist in residence, sings Iowa's praises, as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
of Wilton High School, the Quad City Times' Male High School Athlete of the Year
, will play football at Wartburg, according to the newspaper.
’15 is named the Iowa Conference baseball Position Player of the Year, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Ryan Kemp ’16
and Ben Rettenmeier
also are on the first team, according to the Keokuk Daily Gate.
’04 had advice for Keokuk High seniors in a Kiwanis Club program, as reported by the Keokuk Daily Gate
The Wartburg women's golf team
shows its consistency en route to another berth in the NCAA Division III championships, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Wartburg wins both men's and women's Iowa Conference track titles
, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
New choral work by Connor Koppin ’13 has its premiere in Mason City, according to the Mason City Globe-Gazette.
Wartburg-bound golfer Hillary Samo of Grundy Center overcomes cancer, as reported by KCCI in Des Moines.
The efforts of recent Young Alumni Award winner Stephanie Fisk Mendez ’04 to fight human trafficking were featured in the Spencer Daily Reporter.
Emily Eimers ’12 ran in the Boston Marathon, according to the Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper.
Longtime Des Moines Register editor Randy Brubaker ’80 died Saturday, May 3, of an apparent heart attack, according to the Register. The Register paid tribute to him, as did Kyle Munson in a column, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier in an editorial and Romelle Slaughter ’98 on his blog.
Amber Boyd ’06 was featured in the Des Moines Register as one of the few minority school administrators in Iowa.
Brett Monnard ’06, a Davenport intermediate school teacher, is taking his students to the Destination Imagination competition, "the world's largest celebration of creativity," in Knoxville, Tenn., according to KWQC and the Quad City Times.
The Wartburg Choir's performance in Romania is reported on mirceahodarnau.ro. (English translation)
Dr. Deb Loers and Professor Karen Thalacker comment on schools' disciplinary measures in sexual assault cases on KWWL.
KWWL presents the 2014 'Best of the Class' at Wartburg.
Wartburg's men's and women's track and field teams finished strong Saturday at the Drake Relays, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Women's track and field athletes hold their own with Division I rivals Friday at the Drake Relays, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Tashina McAllister ’14 is hungry for an outdoor track and field championship, according to theWaterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Jenna Manders ’14 of Dubuque won the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Award for student leadership, as reported by KWWL.
Josh Johnson ’06 is the new principal at Charles City High School, according to the Mason City Globe-Gazette.
Simon Estes, distinguished professor and artist in residence at Wartburg as well as a professor at Iowa State, discusses the cancellation of VEISHA at ISU, where he would have been parade grand marshal, as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Sarah Boraas ’14 of Sherrard, Ill., was featured on QConline.com for her role in Wartburg's national championship in track and field.
Attorney Abhay Nadipuram ’10 was featured in the Leader Spotlight of The Voice, the national newsletter of the Defense Research Institute.
Gene Leonhart, a member of the President's Advisory Council whose Cardinal Construction built The W and Cardinal Commons, received the 2014 Build Iowa Award as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg-bound Charles City High School student Harrison Scheckler, a student of Dr. Suzanne Torkelson, wins the Terrace Hill Piano Competition in Des Moines, as reported by the Mason City Globe Gazette.
Dr. Bill Withers
comments in the Des Moines Register
on Gov. Terry Branstad's handling of the settlement controversy.
’97 opens a gourmet popcorn business in Waterloo as featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
of Prairie du Chien, who plans to enroll at Wartburg, overcomes family losses, wins recognition, according to the La Crosse Tribune
Track coach Marcus Newsom's
background helps him relate to students, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
’16 raises awareness through humor, as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
CBS "Survivor: Cagayan" contestant Sarah Lacina
’06 is featured on Daily Entertainment
Salvage Garden, a nonprofit church and support network for families and people with special needs, founded by Melissa Guthrie
’03 is featured on The Christian Century
Retired Owatonna, Minn., teacher Jane Bangs
’69 is featured on Southernminn.com
Distinguished professor and artist-in-residence Simon Estes
will give a talk and sing at the 53rd annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast that brings state political, community and religious leaders together April 17 in Des Moines, according to the Des Moines Register
The wrestling team's historic NCAA Division III championship four-peat was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
, Cedar Rapids Gazette
, and Des Moines Register
, and on KWWL
CBS "Survivor: Cagayan" contestant Sarah Lacina
’06 is featured on Daily Entertainment
Retired Owatonna, Minn., teacher Jane Bangs
’69 is featured on Southernminn.com.
Simon Estes will give a talk and sing at the 53rd annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast that brings state political, community and religious leaders together April 17 in Des Moines, according to the Des Moines Register.
The wrestling team's historic NCAA Division III championship four-peat was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and Des Moines Register, and on KWWL and KCRG.
Wrestler Cole Welter ’15 has the golden touch, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
The women's and men's indoor track and field teams earned third and fourth respectively at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships buoyed by first-place finishes from Tashina McAllister ’14 and Colt Feltes ’15, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Myrna Johnson ’82 is embracing her new role as executive director of Iowa Public Radio, according to the Business Record.
Two Wartburg wrestlers
pursuing titles after time away, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Wartburg's track and field tradition, particularly the women's 4x400 relay, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
It will be a homecoming for two members of the Castle Singers during its New Hampton concert, as reported in the New Hampton Tribune.
The Clinton Foundation names Daniel Sopdie ’14 of Cameroon one of Five Black Student Leaders to Watch in 2014.
Wartburg wrestler Landon Williams ’14 of Eldridge is interviewed on theopenmat.com.
Gene Drape, longtime Wartburg supporter and 2011 Wartburg Medal recipient, dies at 78, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg student media receive numerous award nominations from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Wartburg sweeps the men's and women's Iowa Conference track championships, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and KCRG.
Nine Wartburg wrestlers qualify at the regional meet for spots in NCAA Division III championships, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
David Krueger ’13 came up with a sweet marriage proposal, according to the Mitchell County Press News.
Helen Leong, Wartburg director of international student services, talks about opportunities and impediments for international students in searching for jobs in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Grinnell College and city's Snowpalooza modeled after Outfly by Emily Schmitt Counts ’11, according to the Central College newspaper.
Wartburg College is helping residents who have had frozen water pipes, according to Brady Smith ’06 of KCRG.
Wartburg's spring sports teams are ready to write their stories, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The "first couple" of NCAA Division III track, Andrew Rock and his wife, Missy Buttry ’05, are featured in the NCAA News.
Wrestling Coach Eric Keller discuss the Iowa Conference championship dual with Coe on KCNZ.
Saint John's Bible exhibit at Wartburg is featured on KWWL.
Chelsea Keninger ’14, Morgan McMillan ’15, and Seth Engelbrecht ’13 reflected on their experiences with Retrieving Freedom Inc. on the Iowa Campus Compact blog.
Wartburg dominates the 'Battle of the Burgs' over Augsburg in wrestling, 23-9, as reported on KWWL.
Eric Keller continues the Wartburg wrestling tradition, according to teamusa.org
The Fank brothers (Ryan ’14 of Wartburg; Kyle of Independence High School) wrestled under the same roof for the first time as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The college's engineering degree program was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's Progress Edition.
Molly Richards Smith ’06 blogged about being a first-time mom on the CNN site.
Simon Estes, distinguished professor and artist-in-residence, sang before the state Legislature, according to the Des Moines Register.
Noted composer Morten Lauridsen coaches the Mason City High School Choir for its Meistersinger Honor Concert appearance at Wartburg Saturday night as reported by KIMT and the Globe-Gazette, both in Mason City.
Sarah Lacina ’06, a Cedar Rapids police officer who will be competing on CBS' "Survivor: Cagayan" in February, tells her story here. She was also featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg's partnership with Retrieving Freedom, which trains service dogs, was mentioned in a KGAN feature.
Simon Estes, distinguished professor and artist in residence, is honored by Gov. Terry Branstad on MLK Day, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
A visit by Belarus dignitaries to Wartburg was covered by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and KWWL.
Steven Schulz ’83, the new North Iowa Area Community College president, was featured in the Mason City Globe Gazette.
Edie Waldstein won the Waverly City Council at-large seat with 49 percent of the vote as a write-in candidate, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Saint John's Bible exhibit at Wartburg was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Angela Weekly ’98 was profiled as a "20 Under 40" recipient in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg wrestlers won their fourth consecutive NWCA Duals championship, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and NCAA News (via go-knights). The Des Moines Register focused on the success of NAIA champion Grand View, coached by Nick Mitchell ’00.
‘Forty-Eighters and Friends,’ a documentary about 19th-century German immigrants by Travis Bockenstedt ’09, lecturer in communication arts and McElroy Chair in Communication Arts, was featured in a showing at the German-American Museum in Davenport, according to the Quad City Times.
Heidi Cullinan ’95 is making a name for herself as the author of novels featuring male-male relationships, according to the Des Moines Register.
Julia Baker Hansen ’04 is featured in Business Week for her unique Just Business concierge service in Denver, Colo.
Simon Estes, Wartburg College distinguished professor and artist-in-residence, brought together 1,200 high school singers for his Iowa Students Care benefit concert Dec. 15 at Iowa State University, according to the Des Moines Register.
Researchers from Wartburg College, including Dr. David McCullough,studied the status of the Bailey's eastern woodrat, an at-risk species, as reported by Nebraska Outdoors.
Angela Zook ’16 and other Wartburg students performed in Mason City's TubaChristmas, which was founded by her late father, Al Zook, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette.
Drs. Rob and Tammy Faux won a $5,000 grant from the Cedar Valley Dream Big Grow Here contest for their Faux Family Farm, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Dr. Lee Nelson discussed Christmas with Wartburg on KWWL's Saturday Morning News.
Dr. Jennifer McBride, assistant professor of religion, is interviewed in The Christian Century on the "Witness of Sinners."
Jen Loeb ’98 is on a quest to climb the highest mountains on seven continents, as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Luther College softball coach Ranae Hartl ’99 has been named the winner of Wartburg's John Kurtt Alumni Coach of the Year award, according to decorahsports.com.
Waverly-Shell Rock High School orchestra teacher Lori Nelson ’96 will lead her students who are participating in the Wartburg Community Symphony's Holiday Feast concert, Dec. 15, with Dr. Daniel Kaplunas, Wartburg assistant professor of music, directing the orchestra, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
David Brennan, assistant director of forensics, really knows his Doctor Who, according to BBC America.
Kathryn Koob ’60, a former Iranian hostage, is happy to see the United States negotiating with Iran to temporarily freeze its nuclear program, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and several other media.
Wartburg's Iowa College AmeriCorps members are praised for raising awareness about sustainability on the Iowa Campus Compact website.
The Christmas with Wartburg concerts were featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
A powerful ground game and stingy defense helped the Wartburg football team advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament, according to d3football.com.
The Wartburg women's cross country team, led by Haddie Vawter ’14, placed 11th at NCAA meet, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Former Wartburg basketball player Ryan Schultz ’00 has wrapped his arms around his new role as interim head basketball coach at CFHS, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The Eric Keller era of Wartburg wrestling begins with a rout, making it reminiscent of his predecessor, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Emily Schmitt Counts ’10, the pride of Hawkeye, Iowa, writes about '25 Signs You Grew Up in a Small Town' on huffingtonpost.com.
Faith continues to drive Simon Estes, a distinguished professor and artist in residence, according to the Daily Iowegian.
Former Wartburg regent Harry Slife and his wife, Polly, were remembered for their contributions to the Cedar Valley in a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier editorial.
Former CNBC president (and one-time KWWL general manager) Bill Bolster discusses the future of the media at the President's Convocation, as reported by KWWL.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ran a feature on Bill Bolster's appearance at Wartburg.
The Wartburg football team blasted Loras, 59-3, to win the Iowa Conference championship and an NCAA Division III playoff berth, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Wartburg men's soccer team worked overtime to make the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division III tournament, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg women defended their NCAA Division III Central Region cross country title, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The experiences of Shubira Bocko ’12, a Peace Corps worker in Tacloban, Philippines, amid the devastation of the recent typhoon are reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The training of service dogs in Wartburg's Military Families and Subcultures course was reported in Social Justice Solutions (reprinted from the Wartburg Magazine).
The value of Wartburg's Community Builders program is cited on the Iowa Campus Compact website.
Wartburg men's soccer gains an at-large berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. Will host Dominican Friday, according to go-knights.net.
Wartburg basketball coach Dick Peth is inducted into the Wisconsin High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, as reported by insidepreps.com.
The Wartburg volleyball team sweeps Coe, wins conference tourney and bid to NCAA tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Wartburg football team is alone atop the Iowa Conference standings after defeating Central, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Wartburg women's cross country team has made great strides, as reported by Alana Enabnit ’15 on the Next Level Iowa blog.
Myrna Johnson ’82 has been named the executive director of Iowa Public Radio, according to the Business Record.
The Reformation Day convocation was reported on the blog of the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Patheos, a Progressive Christian site.
Wartburg men's basketball team expands its roster, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg women's basketball team 'eyes the prize' as season begins, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Defending NCAA Division III champion Wartburg wrestlers again are ranked No. 1, according to WIN, now with Eric Keller solely at the helm. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier also did a feature on the new era in Knights wrestling.
The Wartburg men's and women's cross country teams are a close-knit group, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.
Steven Schulz ’83 has been named as the new president of North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Dr. Jesse Lutabingwa ’86, an associate vice chancellor at Appalachian (N.C.) State University, has been named to the board of director of NAFSA, the Association of International Educators.
Gregg Easterbrook of espn.com briefly comments on Wartburg's game with Luther College (third item from bottom).
The Rev. Dr. Karn Severson Carroll ’95 of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Phoenix wrote this week's series of Luther Seminary's God Pause Daily Devotions.
Former Wartburg basketball player and Cedar Falls High assistant Ryan Schultz ’00 has been named interim head basketball coach at CFHS, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Dr. Christine Moon talked with Wartburg students about how babies actually learn while in the womb, as reported by KWWL
Jason Bell ’03 had a close call in Nairobi, Kenya, during the recent terrorist attack, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg receives honorable mention from the Huffington Post
as one of the colleges most obsessed with squirrels.
Gretchen Skellenger ’14 was among those waiting for actor Hugh Jackman's appearance in Iowa Falls, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Myrna Johnson ’82, executive director of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative, is one of three finalists to become executive director of Iowa Public Radio, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen
Laura Reichardt ’14 was interviewed by fromthefield.com
after winning a $1,000 Deanna Engstrom Memorial Scholarship.
Jill Westen was interviewed on KWWL
about the "America's Music" series at Wartburg.
Ella Newell ’17 wrote about being a fourth-generation Wartburg student for the Waverly Newspapers.
Former Wartburg professor Deena Conley is named chair of the theatre and dance department at Lamar (Tex.) University, according to the Orange County (Tex.) Record
Miranda Haugen ’06 led her Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School students on a 9/11 service project to identify veterans' graves in a local cemetery, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Retired Decorah teach Susan Cantine-Maxson ’72 received the Iowa Communication Association's Citation Award, according to the Decorah Journal
Bethany Fristad ’13 will travel to 11 countries in 11 months as a World Race participant, as reported by the St. Cloud Times
. A brief on the story also ran in USA Today on Monday, Sept. 9.
Adamu Muhammad ’12 came to Wartburg from Nigeria, but he's now intent on visiting all 99 counties in Iowa, according to Iowa Public Radio
High percentage of diversity among teachers and administrators in the Waterloo School District is linked to relationship with Wartburg, according to a Des Moines Register
The Wartburg football team is on the same page offensively looking ahead to new season, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Wartburg volleyball team will come out swinging, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, which previewed other fall sports as well.
Dr. Michael Bechtel's collection of colorful animals for loan was featured on KWWL
Emily Dahle ’13 was featured in the New Richland (Minn.) Star
concerning her upcoming Young Adults in Global Mission year in South Africa for the ELCA.
Waterloo honoring former Wartburg wrestling coach Jim Miller with special day, Aug. 26, as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Stacey Snyder, instructor of biology, has been named to a state task force on K-12 science education, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Dustin Hinschberger ’06 will be inducted into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame, according to Amateur Wrestling News.
Wartburg cross country coach Steve Johnson talked about his team and recruiting on The Next Level Iowa.
Two gifts totaling $1.1 million to Wartburg College's Outdoor Athletic Facilities Project were featured in the lead story in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Former Wartburg football coach Steve Hagen (7-3, 1996), now an assistant with the New York Jets, was featured in the New York Times
reported on Iowa Private College Week at Wartburg College.
Wartburg College received a $2 million gift from Mike and Marge McCoy of Ellison Bay, Wis., to preserve and deepen the college’s roots in the Lutheran spiritual and intellectual tradition, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
. The McCoys, co-chairs of the Transforming Tomorrow Campaign, are parents of two Wartburg graduates. The Associated Press version of the story appeared in media from Omaha to Minneapolis to Green Bay.
The women’s track and field teams at Wartburg College and UW Oshkosh were named the NCAA Division III Scholar Teams of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
. Wartburg, the outdoor track and field champion, had a cumulative GPA of 3.274. UW Oshkosh was the indoor champion.
Dr. Mara Groom ’09 wrote a question-and-answer column on health issues for the Sioux City Journal.
Iowa state Rep. Kevin McCarthy
'94 accepted a position with the Iowa Attorney General's Office. The top ranking Democrat will resign his position in the House Aug. 15, according to the Des Moines Register
Mark Guthrie ’75 is the new director of track and field and cross country at Central Michigan University, after six years as a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant, according to the Mount Pleasant (Mich.) Morning Sun
. Guthrie won 22 NCAA Division III track and field championships (12 indoors, 10 outdoors) coaching the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Wartburg College Hall of Fame in 2001.
KWWL reported on Wartburg's Summer Knights program that prepares incoming freshmen for college life.
The Snow Valley summer basketball camp at Wartburg was featured on KWWL.
Dr. Bill Withers comments on the Rolling Stone magazine cover controversy on KWWL.
Laura Baker ’09, who is recovering from traumatic brain injury in bike accident and is set to ride in RAGBRAI, was featured in the Des Moines Register
. Her story also was shown on KCRG
and Denver's Channel 9
Samantha Salow ’15 of Delhi and Megan Kelchen ’13 of Edgewood were featured in the Dyersville Commercial
concerning their Bahamian Ecology course during May Term.
Kathryn Koob ’60 was featured on 'The Steele Report' on KWWL
discussing the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis.
Mike Peasley ’96 pinch hits, calling first play-by-play of Texas Rangers games, as reported by the Dallas Morning News
Britlyn Sieck ’13 was nominated as an NCAA Woman of the Year, according to the Des Moines Register.
Crystal Berkenes ’04 helps brings music therapy to hospice patients, as reported by the Newton Independent
(Wrestling Insider Magazine) named Wartburg's Jim Miller and Penn State's Cael Sanderson as Coaches of the Year.
Wartburg finished No. 18 overall in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings for NCAA Division III sports programs, according to go-knights
The Wartburg women defended NCAA Division III outdoor track and field title, their fourth such championship, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The Wartburg women also were named Deb Vercauteren Division III Women’s Program of the Year for the second consecutive time by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as reported on go-knights. The trophy goes to the school with the best overall finishes in indoor (fourth) and outdoor track and field (first) and cross country (second).
Wartburg women's track and field coach Marcus Newsom and assistant Melissa Norton were named women's NCAA Division III outdoor track and field coaches of the year, according to go-knights.
Just another day at the ballpark as Wartburg rallies from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Coe and win the Iowa Conference tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
, and go-knights
. The Knights, who won their other two tournament games by one run in come-from-behind fashion, now await an automatic NCAA bid.
Wartburg Sports Information Director KatieJo Kuhens was mentioned in Charley Waters' sports column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press
Kelsey Nulph ’14 of Batavia, Ill., was featured on mysuburbanlife.com in the western Chicago suburbs for her work on the Wartburg Malaria Initiative.
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote God's Plans and GPS on the Living Lutheran blog.
Two members of Ankeny's top-ranked girl's soccer team will attend Wartburg, according to the Des Moines Register.
Wartburg clinches the Iowa Conference baseball championship, as reported by the Keokuk Daily Gate.
The 2013 high school Best of the Class, co-sponsored by Wartburg and KWWL, was filmed at Wartburg Saturday to begin airing May 7, with this preview shown on KWWL
Retrieving Freedom, which worked with students in Dr. Susan Vallem's IS 201 course Military Families and Subcultures to train service dogs to work with disabled military veterans, was featured on KWWL
Long-distance runner Erin Moeller ’00 pays tribute to the Boston Marathon and marathons in general in the Cedar Rapids Gazette
Rick Willis, director of athletics, discusses the addition of lacrosse as a women's varsity sport on KWWL
and 1650 The Fan
Wartburg Hall of Fame running back Darren Bohlen ’91 is the new head football coach at Charles City High School as reported by the Mason City Globe Gazette
MFL-Marmac students learn about broadcasting at Wartburg, as reported by a student in the Cedar Rapids Gazette
The Jim Miller and Wartburg wrestling championship files:
Wartburg wrestling Coach Jim Miller, a legend in his own time, was featured in the Des Moines Register
Wartburg's diversity and inclusion efforts were covered in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg students on Biloxi, Miss., service trip to help restore Gulf Coast areas are interviewed by WLOX-TV
The Wartburg women's fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division III indoor track and field championships was reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on days one and two
Trumpet Sports Editor Nathan Ford ’15 wrote a feature on defending NCAA Division III wrestling champion Kenny Anderson ’14 for the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
All 10 Wartburg wrestlers at the Central regional meet qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Hannah Scholze ’08 is bringing history to life as archivist for the Holmen (Wis.) Area Historical Society, according to a feature story in the Onalaska-Holmen Courier-Life
Wartburg was among the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber winners of Diversity and Inclusion awards, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Wartburg women won their 11th consecutive Iowa Conference track and field championship as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The NCAA website pays tribute to Wartburg wrestling coach Jim Miller.
KatieJo Kuhens ’07, Wartburg's sports information director, is the "rising star" among SIDs in the College Sports Information Directors of America's college division, as reported by CoSIDA.
Rod Duroe ’93, chief financial officer at Farmers State, was named one of the Cedar Valley's leaders in finance by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. He is featured in its March edition of Business Monthly (no link yet).
The "Forty-eighters" — German immigrants who came to the U.S. beginning in 1848 after failed democratic revolutions — were the subject of a story in the Grand Island (Neb.) Independent, which cited a Wartburg conference on the topic in October.
Todd Coleman, assistant vice president for admissions, talked about what prospective students need to do on a KWWL
Wartburg's Military Culture course, which includes training dogs to work with veterans, was featured on Iowa Public Radio
Junior high teacher Emily Braem ’11 recognized by Who's Who
'Being Iowa Nice' discussion on social media, politics covered by KWWL
Wartburg students in Military Culture course train dogs for military vets, autistic children, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Wartburg wrestlers win their 21st consecutive Iowa Conference championship by overwhelming Coe, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
For his 100th birthday last year, retired pastor Reinhard Beckman ’32 returned to the pulpit to share his long, blessed life. For his 101st birthday last week, the congregation assembled again to celebrate his life after his passing Jan. 19, according to the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star
Cedar Rapids Jefferson's Thad Driskell '92 is among the nation's top 50 high school band directors, as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette
Coe College experiences 'Knight-mare" against Wartburg wrestlers, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Donald Meyer, director of development and former architect, discussed Michelangelo as an architect with Burlington's Specifically for Seniors group, as reported by the Burlington Hawkeye
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote "Resolve to Live a Better Story in 2013" on the Living Lutheran
Former Wartburg football coach Bob Nielson ’82, who led the University of Minnesota-Duluth to two NCAA Division II national championships, has been named head coach at Western Illinois University, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
University of Northern Iowa's football defensive coordinator Matt Entz ’95 will join his former coach, Bob Nielson, at Western Illinois University, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Chad Feldman ’01, one of the founders of the Far Reach technology company in Cedar Falls, was among those "20 Under 40" honored by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Former Wartburg football coach Bob Nielson ’82, who has won two NCAA Division II titles at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is a candidate for the head coaching position at Western Illinois University, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Angela Zook ’16 helps keep alive a Mason City music tradition founded by her late father as featured in the Mason City Globe-Gazette
Jennifer Livingston ’97 is featured in the January 2013 edition of Glamour magazine (“If You Google ‘Fat News Lady,’ You’ll Find Me” How TV anchor Jennifer Livingston took down her weight haters on air).
but no link.
NBC Nightly News
segment features Dorothy Bowen ’53 on whether 'brain training' can make you smarter.
Christmas With Wartburg is called a 'crown jewel of the Cedar Valley' in a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier review.
Iowa Public Television featured a segment about "Music and the Wartburg College experience."
'What Is My American Dream?' — a joint project involving George Washington Carver Academy sixth graders in Waterloo, Wartburg College Spanish students, and University of Northern Iowa researchers —was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The University of Oregon Ducks are being "stomped" by a "Wartburg College squirrel" in the Small Steps Big Wins contest, according to the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard
The Mason City Globe Gazette reported on the respite care program for foster parents established by the Wartburg social work department.
The Mason City Globe Gazette published a feature story on the composition written by Connor Koppin ’13 for Christmas With Wartburg.
Dr. Karen Black's efforts to have more students play the organ are paying off as featured in The Lutheran
Crop Walk at Wartburg College raises awareness to fight hunger, as reported by KWWL
Dr. Lee Nelson and Hans Pregler were interviewed during one segment
of the KWWL Morning News about Christmas with Wartburg, while the Wartburg Choir sang in the other
Jim Miller, Eric Keller and other Iowa coaches talk about wrestling on KWWL
The On the Mat
radio show featured Wartburg wrestling and Co-head Coaches Jim Miller and Eric Keller Wednesday.
Wartburg had five players on the Iowa Conference volleyball team, while Jennifer Walker was named Coach of the Year, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The Castle Singers' performance in Kansas City this Saturday was listed as a "noteworthy" entertainment event in the Kansas City Star
Dr. Fred Waldstein discussed the impact of newspaper endorsements on KWWL
reported on the YouthVote initiative by Wartburg Television.
Milwaukee radio personality Gretchen Bartlett ’02 looked forward to her KWAR reunion at Wartburg, according to allaccess.com
Justin Herrick ’09 gets married, flies to Hawaii for honeymoon and to compete in Ironman World Championship, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
Former Iran hostage Kathryn Koob ’60 talks about the 'Argo' escapees in a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier story written by Kristine Milbrandt ’14.
Kathryn Koob ’60 looked back at the Iranian hostage experience in a New York Times story about ‘Argo.’
Dr. David McCullough and Mauricio Leon ’15 were featured in a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier story about a reconstructed prairie project at Red Cedar Park in Waverly.
Jennifer Livingston ’97 was featured in People Magazine fighting back against 'body bullying.’
Liza Gashi ’13, a Davis Scholar from Kosovo now studying in Argentina, was featured as a "citizen of the world" by Kosovo Diaspora
Dr. Penni Pier discussed on KWWL
the repercussions of a controversial Cedar Falls High Homecoming 'tradition.'
Simon Estes talks about the 'Roots and Wings' concert Sunday, and Dr. Lee Nelson
discusses the 75th anniversary of the Wartburg Choir on the KWWL Morning News
Simon Estes and Dr. Lee Nelson discuss the Oct. 14 'Roots and Wings' concert and Marie Sorenson ’13 sings on the KWWL Morning News.
The efforts of Kelsey Nulph ’14 in leading the Wartburg Malaria Initiative were featured on the ELCA blogs.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
wrote the ‘Country rallies around Wartburg graduate,’ concerning support for TV news anchor Jennifer Livingston ’97 on her weight issue.
Kelsey Nulph ’14 talked about the Wartburg Malaria Initiative as "As Someone You Should Know" on KWWL
Jennifer Livingston ’97, a morning TV anchor in La Crosse, Wis., attracted nationwide coverage with her response to a viewer's email about her weight. Her story was covered on NBC's Nightly News, the Today Show and the Des Moines Register among scores of outlets. Read about her response on the Communication Arts Facebook page and The Circuit.
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote about ‘Exiles longing for home’ on the ELCA's Living Lutheran
Kim Graven ’06 becomes the first layperson to be principal at St. Patrick's School in Cedar Falls, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
covered Wartburg's Constitution Day program, which revisited the Mark Becker trial for the murder of Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas.
Issues involving Hispanic voters were reported by KWWL
, including coverage of the Constitution Day forum.
Dr. Bill Withers discusses the community effort in the rebuilding of Waverly schools after the 2008 flood in the Federal Emergency Management Agency video, "Flood Yields School of the Future."
The community projects of two Urbandale students who attended Wartburg's High School Leadership Institute are featured in the Des Moines Register
"Art As Idea," the latest art exhibit at Wartburg, featuring five prominent Cedar Valley artists, is featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Craig Sesker ’88 of USA Wrestling blogged about his experiences at the Summer Olympics in London.
Bradley Watson ’11 pitches impressive Midwest League game for Quad Cities against Cedar Rapids as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Distinguished professor and artist in residence Simon Estes sings the national anthem at a rally for President Obama in Waterloo as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Prospective students learn about Wartburg during Iowa Private College Week as reported by KWWL.
Dr. Fred Waldstein discusses Bremer County’s role as a ‘swing county’ in the upcoming election, as reported on KWWL
Bradley Watson ’11, a pitcher for the Quad Cities River Bandits — a Class A farm team of the St. Louis Cardinals — is featured in the Quad City Times
The new peace and justice studies major was featured in the Metro Lutheran.
Erin Moeller ’00 provided running tips on the community journalism site of the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Bradley Watson ’11 won his pitching debut with the Quad City Bandits, the Class A farm club of the St. Louis Cardinals, as reported by the Quad City Times and go-knights.
Water to Thrive — an organization that has provided more than 300 freshwater wells in Ethiopia with Ed Scharlau ’61 in a leadership role — was featured on the Austin, Texas, station KXAN
Eight men and two women on Wartburg's tennis teams were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes, as reported on go-knights.
Three members of the Wartburg women's golf team were named to the All-American Scholar golf team by the National Golf Coaches Association, as reported on go-knights
Catherine Layton ’98 was named chief financial officer of the Treasure Valley Hospital in Boise, Idaho, according to the Idaho Business Review.
The Iowa Conference wrestling tournament, which Wartburg has won for the past 20 years, will give way to a regional qualifying meet for the NCAA Division III championships, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle and Wartburg College affirmed a partnership in a memorandum of understanding, according to Radio Watch. The relationship also was cited on an international broadcasting blog.
Britney Hermsen ’12 honored her late father, Mark, in her Commencement speech, as reported by the Cascade Pioneer.
Garrett McGrane ’13 and Jason Shupp ’13 were named as honorable mention picks on a preseason NCAA Division III All-American team, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
The German Missions in the United States featured Erik Bettermann’s honorary degree from Wartburg College and the ties between Wartburg and Germany.
Ben Gansemer ’13 and and Chelsey Kramer ’13 talked about their May Term experiences in Guyana in the Dyersville Commercial.
Dr. Tim Ewest writes about discussions in his May Term course about a faith friendly workplace on the Faith & Work blog.
Alana Enabnit ’15 of Clear Lake finished third in the 5,000 meters at the USA Junior National Championships, becoming the first alternate on the U.S. team at the World Junior Championships in Spain in July, as reported by the Mason City Globe Gazette
Former Wartburg Sports Information Director Mark Adkins ’90 has been named the new SID at Manchester (Ind.) College. He had been SID most recently at Norwich (Vt.) University.
Eric Leong, information literacy librarian at the Vogel Library, has been awarded one of four scholarships by the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association
to attend the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in Kansas City in September.
Pastor Emily Carson ’05 of Stewartville, Minn., wrote, "Spirit surprises and inspires," in the June edition of The Lutheran.
Scott Roser ’07 was ordained as an ELCA pastor, serving in Strawberry Point, according to the Austin (Minn.) Herald.
Erin Ries Moeller ’09 provided running tips in the Community Journalism column of the Cedar Rapids Gazette
Eric Hanson ’96, a reporter with KCCI in Des Moines, won the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television Digital News Association for best writing in a small market. His entry can be viewed here. Hanson also was part of the station's award for overall excellence in a small market.
Dr. Edith Waldstein's participation at an education conference attended by German high school students was reported in the Kiel, Germany, newspaper. (Story, lefthand column; photo, lower left. Waldstein_Kiel.pdf )
Wartburg students and alumni are featured in a Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier story about the lure of small college athletics.
Wartburg President Darrel Colson and Director of Athletics Rick Willis discuss student participation in Division III athletics as part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier series on small college athletics.
Wartburg wrestling Coach Jim Miller discusses recruiting issues for Division III colleges as part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
series on small college athletics.
Track and field Coach Marcus Newsom and Director of Athletics Rick Willis discuss the future of small college athletics in the final installment of a four-part series in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg College finished No. 18 in the NCAA Division III standings for overall sports achievements in the 2011-12 Learfield Sports Directors Cup. june7dIII.pdf (See story on go-knights.)
Wartburg College track and field coach Marcus Newsom was named the 2012 women's track and field Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, repeating an honor he won in 2009 following that national championship. Newsom's teams have now won six NCAA Division III titles — three each indoors and outdoors. (See story on go-knights.)
Sarah Hoffman ’12, a track and field All-American in the shot put, became the 34th Wartburg student athlete to be awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. She will attend medical school at Des Moines University. (See story on go-knights.)
Cody Alesch ’02 is the new wrestling coach at Iowa Lakes Community College, according to the Spencer Daily Reporter.
Prolific prep soccer scorer Zubeen Azari will be enrolling at Wartburg, according to the Sioux City Journal
Wartburg women's track and field team captured its third NCAA Division III outdoor championship by 77 points as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
. The Courier
also reported on Day One championships for Alana Enabnit ’15 and Skye Morrison ’12.
The Wartburg women captured the Deb Vercauteren Division III Program of the Year award for track and field and cross country, according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and the Iowa Sports Connection.
Nevada Morrison ’12 was named the USTFCCCA D3 female Athlete of the Year, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Former Wartburg track star and current marathoner Robyn Friedman ’95 discussed Wartburg's track and field success, particularly NCAA Division III 5K and 10K outdoor champion Alana Enabnit ’15, in the Des Moines Register.
Alana Enabnit ’15 was featured in the NCAA News.
Bradley Watson ’11 is off to a strong start pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals' Palm Beach farm team in the Class A Advanced Florida State League, according to MLB.com.
David Herwaldt, assistant professor of art, is quoted in the Des Moines Register story, "David Plowden's Iowa," about the Plowden photography exhibit at Davenport's Figge Museum. Herwaldt designed the book that accompanies the exhibit.
Kirk Kinnear ’78 was named vice president of Oil Marketing Logistics for Continental Resources, according to the Enid (Okla.) News and the Oil and Gas Financial Journal.
Kyle Fleming ’12 will be leading the "Amazing" Worthington (Minn.) City Band during concerts this summer, according to the Worthington Daily Globe.
The Wartburg women's track and field team competes to become the "best ever" in NCAA Division III history in the national meet, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
Sprinter Faith Burt ’12 is hoping for individual and team championships, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, as the Wartburg women compete in the D3 national meet.
Trumpet sports editor Nathan Ford ’15 asks if the Wartburg women's track and field team is the best ever in D3 in a guest column in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
The Wartburg College Castle Singers performed performed with the Deutsche Welle Choir at the UN Word Day for Diversity concert in Bonn, Germany, sponsored by Deutsche Welle broadcasting.
Wartburg College worked with the University of Northern Iowa on the "Books for Orphans" project for children in Haiti, as reported by KWWL.
Heidi LaBounty ’92 of Des Moines was named the Early Childhood Education Director of the Year by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as reported in the Des Moines Register.
Plans by Bondurant-Farrar valedictorian Bobbi Burrows to attend Wartburg College were mentioned in a Des Moines Register story about the graduation of its "class of passion." She also was first-team all-state in basketball and softball and second-team all-state in volleyball.
Wartburg College and North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City announced a joint admissions and enrollment partnership for students enrolling at NIACC who eventually would like to attend Wartburg, as reported by the Mason City Globe Gazette
, which gave it a "cheer" in its Worth Noting
column, and KIMT
Kelsey Nulph ’14 and Wartburg’s efforts in the global campaign against malaria were cited by the ELCA News Service.
Wartburg and Luther colleges again will share the Iowa Conference All-Sports Trophy, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Wartburg had the leading women's athletic program.
Dr. Karen Black was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier for her role in keeping organ music alive in the area.
Sarah Boraas ’14 wrote about her experiences at the Drake Relays for Quad Cities Online.
Adam Sanchez ’05 is the new head basketball coach at Cedar Rapids Washington, according to Iowa Prep Sports. He formerly was an assistant at Drake and Grand View universities in Des Moines.
Communications specialist DeEtta Bohling ’09 cited her Wartburg experiences and how it pertained to social media and customer service on the Kansas Grains blog.
Wartburg students Maren Hopkins ’13 and Daniel Hanson ’12 were featured on Eisenach Online in Germany. (Translated here)
Scott Harves ’97 won a Sports Emmy for editing "Joplin: City of Hope" on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" as cited by Paul Yeager ’98 on his blog with a trailer from the piece.
The Webster City Freeman-Journal reported on the second-place 5,000 meters and third-place relay finishes by Laura Sigmund ’12 at the Drake Relays. The Mason City Globe-Gazette reported on the third-place finish by Alana Enabnit ’15 in the 5,000 meters behind Sigmund, who posted the fifth-fastest time in NCAA Division III history. Wartburg’s Missy Buttry ’05 posted the record time in 2003.
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote: "Worship: what and why?" for the Living Lutheran blog. (May 1)
KWWL featured Bethany Fristad ’13, a Newman Civic Fellow, as "Someone You Should Know" for her work in Sierra Leone, Africa.
Wartburg College service trip to assist the Saponi Nation in North Carolina was covered by the Burlington (N.C.) Times News. The newspaper's editorial page also praised the effort.
The Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times posted multiple photos of the Wartburg College service trip.
The Rev. Nelson Bock of Wartburg West was quoted in a Denver Post story about a rally that drew 1,200 people concerned with social justice issues.
Wartburg College through the Center for Community Engagement joined with the University of Northern Iowa and Cedar Valley high school students to send 300 books to Haitian orphans, according to the Northern Iowan at UNI.
Danny Stiefel ’12 shared MVP honors at the All-American Bowl in Cedar Falls April 14, according to the Des Moines Register.
Bob Pagel ’92, the interim head football coach at Carleton College, was featured in the Rochester (Minn.) Post Bulletin.
Alisha Hoffman Wildermuth ’09, an English teacher and soccer coach at Western Hills High in Frankfort, Ky., sent the team's old uniforms to youths in Burkina Faso in Africa, where her classmate Dani Parshall is serving in the Peace Corps, according to a feature story in the Frankfort State-Journal.
Liza Gashi ’13, from Kosovo, commemorated her countrymen who risked their lives to help Jews during the Holocaust at a night of remembrance at the University of Northern Iowa, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
NCAA News predicts that Wartburg wrestling is in good shape for a NCAA Division III three-peat in 2013.
RICE Day coverage by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (by Tina Hinz ’06) included a study on the reaction to Stephen Bloom's views on Iowa.
John Helgerson ’11, who qualified for USA Wrestling's U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City April 21-22, was featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Russell Harris ’10 talked to Lyons (Ill.) Township students about reaching their potential, as reported by the suburban Chicago Sun-Times.
President Darrel Colson discussed the streaking craze (not as a participant) at Louisiana State University in 1974 with The Reveille student newspaper.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier did a feature story Wartburg College's installation of art by Mauricio Lasansky, the world-renowned artist who died April 2 at 97.
Byron Tate ’12 was named NCAA Division III Wrestler of the Year, according to d3wrestle.com. He also was named open mat.com non-Division I Wrestler of the Year, according to KWWL.
Cory Connell ’06 is the new wrestling coach at City High in Iowa City, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
KWWL (and Ellen Kurt ’11) reported on the Javier Colon concert April 2.
Dr. Scott Fullwiler enters the debate between Paul Krugman and Steve Keen on how banks work with a blog on Naked Capitalism.
Brandon Brisette ’05, wrestling coach at Olivet (Mich.) College was named Mid-States Conference Coach of the Year, according to the Bay City Times
Christy Roby Williams ’97, director of Early Childhood Iowa Muscatine County, was featured in the Muscatine Journal.
Shelby Granath was the recipient of an excellence in editing award from in the Upper Midwest competition of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Javier Colon, who will appear at Wartburg tonight in the ETK Large Event, credited Wartburg for helping him win NBC's "The Voice" in a feature in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Go Green Fair Sunday was covered by KWWL. Sustainability coordinator Anne Duncan appeared on the KWWL Morning News Saturday.
Ben Hupke ’90 was named broadcaster of the year by the National Wrestling Media Association.
Wartburg College co-coaches Jim Miller and Eric Keller were named NCAA Division III wrestling "Coaches of the Year," according to d3wrestle.com.
The Rev. Emily Carson ’05, who writes the "Lady Pastor," a weekly column in the Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin, described an experience at Wartburg College in "Pathways of Forgiveness."
Graven Award winner Kenneth Inskeep discussed the status of mainline churches in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Danny Stiefel ’12 has been chosen to play in the All American Bowl College All Star football game at the UNI-Dome April 14.
Pianist Jessica Nilles ’12 was featured in the Webster City Freeman-Journal.
The New Jersey Herald reported on Kodie Silvestri ’14 winning an NCAA Division III wrestling title and Drew Wagenhoffer ’15 also attaining All-American status.
Track and field stars Nevada and Skye Morrison ’12 are featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Scholarship established in honor of Aaron Wernimont ’09, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Gay rights advocate Zack Wahls' talk at Wartburg was featured on KWWL.
Jen Sassman, director of financial aid, and Maddie Stumbo ’15 discussed the pending interest-rate increase on Stafford Loans on KWWL.
Former Wartburg President Dr. Robert Vogel ’56 is once again an interim president, this time at Midway (Ky.) College, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Vogel most recently was interim president at Texas Lutheran.
The Chamber Music Series concert March 25 was previewed in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Indiana Daily Student ran a feature story on the death of Aaron Wernimont ’09, who was enrolled in the School of Optometry at the University of Indiana in Bloomington.
Ken Anderson ’14, of Billerica, Mass., was cited in the Boston Globe for his NCAA Division III wrestling title at 125 lbs.
Eric Thiele ’12 was featured in a Wausau Daily Herald story about the Tuscaloosa, Ala., service trip.
The New York Times sports blog revisited Wartburg’s wrestling team and national championship — as well as the women’s track and field championship.
The death of Aaron Wernimont ’09 — two-time NCAA wrestling champion and three-time academic All-American — was reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Fort Dodge Messenger.
Dr. Dan Kittle’s op-ed piece, "A Lesson in Herd Mentality," was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education (ID and password required/ also here).
Intermat Wrestling reported on Wartburg’s ninth NCAA Division III wrestling championship — as did the Des Moines Register .
Byron Tate ’12 was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week after winning his third straight NCAA Division III wrestling title.
Alana Enabnit ’15 was featured in the Mason City Globe Gazette after her runner-up finish in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division III women's track and field meet.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association cited 23 All-American honors awarded to Wartburg men and women.
Young writers got a boost at a Wartburg College writing workshop as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg College made NCAA history Saturday as the Knights won two NCAA National Championships in women's indoor track and field and wrestling. No other school in any of the three NCAA divisions has ever accomplished this. Read more about women's track and wrestling at NCAA.com.
Kate Glenney ’12 and the Circle of Music Tour during Winter Break were featured in the Muscatine Journal.
The Wartburg basketball career of Leslie Wilson ’12 was featured in the Austin (Minn.) Daily Herald.
The Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News previewed the upcoming NCAA wrestling tournaments with Wartburg as the favorite in Division III.
Soccer star Katy Wendt becomes the latest Wartburg athlete an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.
Wartburg's "Tackling Tornadoes" Winter Break service trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., was covered by the 33/40 ABC affiliate with the report shown three times (Feb. 27-28). No link.
The New York Times featured the Wartburg-Augsburg wrestling rivalry.
Alex Dooley's "Bedtime Stories" art exhibit at Wartburg College was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Iowa’s "greatest opera singer," Wartburg distinguished professor Simon Estes, was profiled in the Quad City Times.
Mary Halverson of Coon Rapids, who will enroll at Wartburg in 2012-13, was named the winner of the 2012 Wayne Cooley Award by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, according to the Des Moines Register. She was a standout in swimming, soccer and basketball.
Wartburg College's winter break service trips were cited in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Meagan Hagensick ’08 loses a finger (not really) during a dramatization on "The Doctors" syndicated TV program.
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote "This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here" on the ELCA's Living Lutheran blog.
Wartburg's Recyclemania effort was the lead story Sunday in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Recyclemania also was featured on KWWL.
The 20th consecutive Iowa Conference championship for the Wartburg wrestling team was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, KCRG, and the Des Moines Register.
Wartburg's women and men's indoor track and field teams won Iowa Conference championships as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Greg Torgerson ’03 has been named treasurer for the 1st District Congressional campaign of Republican Ben Lange, according to the Des Moines Register.
Kerry Baskins ’85 has been named vice president of sales for Viking Pump in Cedar Falls, according to Thomas Net News.
East Coast trio ‘reu-Knighted’ on Wartburg wrestling team as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg Community Symphony is praised for a ‘marvelous mix’ by the Waverly Newspapers for its tribute to Viennese composers.
Sydney LaRue ’12 discusses albinism on the Someone You Ought to Know segment of KWWL.
Wartburg Special Olympics generates smiles, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Wartburg College chamber music recital Feb. 12 in the Castle Room was previewed in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg regent Liz Mathis announced that she’ll seek re-election to the Iowa Senate, according to the Des Moines Register.
Dr. Scott Fullwiler was quoted in “Attorney Generals: Do Not Settle with Banks” on OEN — OpEdNew.com.
Wartburg College's Center for Community Engagement and Institute for Leadership Education and the Waverly-Shell Rock United Way promote a new volunteer database, as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg College student Qinglun Li ’13 and sustainability coordinator Anne Duncan are featured in a story about car sharing in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
No. 1 Wartburg’s wrestling win over No. 2 Augsburg in the Battle of the Burgs was reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and KWWL.
Veteran Des Moines TV news anchor John Bachman, the son of a former Wartburg College president, announces his retirement, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
Wartburg College wrestlers’ continued dominance of the Iowa Conference was reported by the Des Moines Register.
Matt Tschetter ’12 was featured as "Someone You Should Know" on KWWL after overcoming a rare medical condition to become an All-Conference football player (video also at info.wartburg.edu).
James Ellefson ’74 has been appointed a district court judge in the 2B Judicial District, according to the Marshalltown Times Republican. The district encompasses 13 counties and is based in Marshalltown.
The 25th anniversary reunion of Wartburg’s Elite Eight basketball team will be Jan. 28, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg students' Martin Luther King Day service projects were reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg students performed various service projects during Martin Luther King Day, as reported by KWWL with video and text.
Lt. Corbin Payne ’95 of the Waterloo Police Department was a recent graduate of the FBI's National Academy.
Art Sunleaf ’89 was named vice president for student development at Loras College, according to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
Robyn Friedman ’95 discusses her desire to continue to her Olympic marathon quest in the Des Moines Register.
Jessica McClellan ’10, who earned a master’s degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music, is featured teaching music to Sunflower Elementary students in Shawnee, Kan., in the Miami County Republic.
Photojournalist Bill Witt’s exhibit, "Enchanted by Prairie," in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery in the Bachman Fine Arts Center was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote "Young adults and the Occupy Movement" in Living Lutheran.
Ann Morris ’77, author of English/Spanish children’s books, is profiled in the Des Moines Register.
Mark Kist ’10, co-head wrestling coach at Waverly-Shell Rock High School, is featured in the Fort Dodge Messenger
Anthony Miller ’06 is strength and conditioning coach of the Hickory (N.C.) Crawdads, a Class A farm team of the Texas Rangers in the South Atlantic League, according to blueridge.net.
Josh Moen ’05 was sidelined by hamstring problem at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials; Robyn Friedman ’95 finished 137th, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
Drew Wagenhoffer ’15 and Kodie Silvestri ’13 of Sussex County, N.J., formed a plan to wrestle for Wartburg College, as reported by the New Jersey Herald
Chris Thomas ’01, a Lyons Township High School English teacher and WLTL radio adviser, was elected to the board of directors for the Intercollegiate Broadcast System, as reported by the Burr Ridge (Ill.) Sun-Times. He also serves on Wartburg’s Communication Arts Advisory Board.
Dave Van Ahn ’64 was featured in a Swiss TV report on Mitt Romney’s campaign during the closing days of the Iowa caucuses.
Erin Moeller ’97 suffers injury prior to U.S. Olympic Marathon trials, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
Wartburg wrestlers won their second consecutive and sixth overall NCAA National Duals championship Sunday, as reported by the Des Moines Register.
Long-distance runner Robyn Friedman ’95 tries to bounce back from surgery, according to the Des Moines Register.
Josh Moen ’05 takes one last stab at the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials, according to the Des Moines Register.
Amanda Barkema ’08 is featured in the Muscatine Journal.
Bob Pagel ’92 is named the interim head football coach at Carleton College.
Andrea Smith ’04 is promoted to assistance vice president, compliance, at Cambridge Investment Research, according to Marketwatch.
Campus Pastor Brian Beckstrom was quoted in “Will Mormonism Really Hurt Romney in Iowa” in Religious Dispatches.
Defensive end Matt Tschetter ’12 of Milford was named to the NCAA Division III All-America third team, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
A whirlwind day for Claire Traynor ’12 during the Wartburg Choir’s trip to Washington D.C. was described in the New Richmond (Wis.) News.
The Wartburg Choir experiences of Susannah Gafkjen ’13 were featured in the Spencer Daily News.
Six members of the Wartburg Choir were saluted by the Quad City Times.
Wartburg is listed as having one of the nation’s top wrestling programs at scoutme.com.
Brian McIntire ’05, a former football All-American linebacker and the most football player in the Indoor Football League championship game for the Sioux City Storm, has signed with the new Cedar Rapids Titans, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette
. Jake Olsen ’04 was named as the first lacrosse coach at the University of Dubuque, as reported by LaxPower
Dr. Joachim Reppmann, well-known historian and researcher of the North German immigration to America, has donated books, documents and memorabilia to the Wartburg library, as reported by German Life.
The White House performance by the Wartburg Choir was reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Wartburg Choir's trip to Washington D.C. was previewed Saturday morning on KWWL.
The Wartburg Choir's participation in the Bethlehem Prayer Service at the National Cathedral was cited by Washington D.C. FM station WTOP.
The passing of former Waverly Mayor Ike Ackerman, who served on the Wartburg College Board of Regents and was a Wartburg Medal recipient, was reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg Choir director and North Dakota native son Dr. Lee Nelson is featured in the Grand Forks Herald.
Austin Siefers ’14, a member of the Wartburg Choir, was featured in the Muscatine Journal concerning the Washington D.C. performances.
Wartburg Choir members performed live twice Dec. 15 on the KWWL Early Morning News (click here for second video).
Kara Jund ’92, owner of In Lieu of Flowers, is featured in the Des Moines Register.
Wartburg quarterback Danny Stiefel ’12 was featured in the Port Huron Times Herald.
Aaron Hansen, director of the Wartburg handbell ensemble, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Fifty Hoyt Middle School students from Des Moines visited Wartburg College as part of the Central College Educational Talent Search program, according to the Des Moines Register.
Annie Olson Kappelman ’05, project manager for cab assembly at John Deere in Waterloo, is the "cover woman" for a story about its assembly-line innovations in Modern Materials Handling magazine.
The Waterloo Community Playhouse production of “Annie” is a Gast family affair (Daniel, Rosemary, Lily and Marjorie), as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The University of Northern Iowa Suzuki School will be among the featured performers in the Wartburg Community Symphony’s “American Christmas” concert, Dec. 11, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Katy Wendt ’12, of Bettendorf, is the only repeater as a Capital One NCAA Division III soccer academic All-American, according to the College Sports Information Directors of America and at Go-Knights.
The W was profiled by Club Industry magazine in its November 2011 issue. The article, "'The W' Rec Center is a Win-Win for Wartburg and Waverly," was part of the magazine's focus on partnering arrangements in sports and recreational facilities.
The Do Deutsch presentations at Wartburg by Detlef Wächter, director of the German Information Center USA, the public diplomacy department of the German Embassy in Washington, were reported by the German Information Center.
Kathryn Koob ’60 was interviewed by Paola Masterolilli of the Italian newspaper La Stampa about her experiences as an Iranian hostage.
Jeff Clark ’00, the assistant wrestling coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School, died Sunday after experiencing medical issues, according to Iowa Prep Sports.
Dr. Lee Nelson discussed the Christmas with Wartburg concert in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Dr. Ross Christensen, former Wartburg College Board of Regents president, died Sunday, as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Kyle Fleming ’12 was featured in an article about the Wartburg Choir’s White House engagement in the Worthington (Minn.) Globe.
The North Cedar Middle School’s sixth-grade Study Hall Band (the Band Geeks), which performed at Wartburg in October under the director of teacher Trina McPeake’97, was featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Retired Wartburg choir director Dr. Paul Torkelson ’76 is the new director of choral activities at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Wartburg Hall of Famer (football and baseball)Christopher Cartee ’88 is the new athletic director atRock Island (Ill.) High School.
Sioux City West High senior and future Wartburg student Anna Knapp became one of only a handful of Iowans to ever receive the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award, according to Sioux City TV station KTIV.
Dr. Lee Nelson discussed Christmas with Wartburg and the upcoming Wartburg Choir performance at the White House during the
KWWL News at Noon.
Quarterback Dan Stiefel ’12 and defensive end Matt Tschetter ’12 were among 49 Division III football players selected to the Team Stars & Stripes in the Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of Stars) for a game against Mexican all-stars in Puebla, Mexico, to be played Dec. 17 in the
El Tempo del Dolor (Temple of Pain).
Wartburg regent Fred ’67 and Sue ’69 Hagemann were honored by The Northeast Iowa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with its Philanthropy Award, having served as national chairpersons for Campaign Wartburg, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of the college, as reported in the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
NCAA Division III wrestling champion Byron Tate ’12, of Clinton, who will compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic, has never considered transferring to a Division I school, according to the
Des Moines Register.
Wartburg, Waverly and the Waverly Chamber of Commerce will unveil a new business incubator project as reported by the
Logan Hansen ’12, of Glenville, Minn, was named to the Capital One football Academic All-District first team as reported by the
Albert Lea Tribune.
Capt. Dan Grinstead ’72, a University of Iowa Hospital social worker, was featured about his experiences in Afghanistan on
The Wartburg Choir’s invitation to sing at the White House was reported in the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
Dr. Brian Jones, associate professor of religion, comments on the 11.11.11 "phenomenon" in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Josh Moen ’05 was named for the fourth time to the U.S. coed marathon relay team that will compete in Japan later this month, according to the
Des Moines Register.
Bradley Watson ’11, a pitcher in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and former Wartburg pitching coach Don Spore are among the instructors at the new Full Count Sports Academy in Cedar Falls, according to the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Simon Estes, distinguished professor and artist-in-residence at Wartburg, brings his "Roots and Wings" tour promoting college scholarships to Johnson County, according to the
Thomas ’06 and Stefan ’08 Hansen received coverage of their noBooth photo booth business in the
Des Moines Register.
Chelsea Reisner ’13, of Appleton, Wis., and her mother will be selling jewelry at the Waterloo Holiday Arts, as reported by the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Liz Mathis talked about her role as a Wartburg regent and former professor as part of her state Senate campaign in a column in the
Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Wartburg College is cited for contributing to the Cedar Valley's positive economic outlook, as reported by the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
|Pastor Bill Hassel ’71, of Victoria, Tex., has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He worked with Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, now principal owner of the Texas Ranger, for a public service announcement that aired during the World Series as reported by the
Victoria (Texas) Advocate.
Laura Mackey ’12, of De Pere, Wis., was a quiz contestant on Michael Feldmann’s National Public Radio show “Whad’Ya Know?” in Green Bay as reported by the
Green Bay Press Gazette.
Jill Blank ’90 is featured because of her volunteer activities in the Mason City Globe-Gazette.
Dr. Jennifer McBride, assistant professor of religion, will deliver the 2011 Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Lecture Nov. 14 at
Gustavus Adolphus College.
University of Charleston President Edwin Welch, a former Wartburg College provost, has been elected to the board of directors of BB&T, according to the
Mike Peasley ’96 is covering the Texas Rangers in there World Series for Dallas radio as reported in the
Sioux City Journal.
The Rev. Jeffrey Corson ’85 is the new interim pastor at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dundalk, Md., according to the
JoHanna Smrcina ’12, Waverly Community Garden coordinator, discusses the project on
Distinguished professor and artist-in-residence Simon Estes’ “Roots and Wings” concert in Keokuk called a “musical treat” by the
Keokuk Daily Gate City.
Alumni Citation recipient Conrad Mandsager ’75 expresses concern about Ugandan children in civil war as U.S. sends advisers, according to the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Daniel Digmann ’95 and his wife, Jennifer, both diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, have released a compilation of essays to support two nonprofit organizations as reported by the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Bremer County Magistrate Karen Thalacker ’88 told teens about the consequences of committing crimes in a story in the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Football offensive coordinator Reed Hoskins ’06 is given credited for reviving the offense at UW La Crosse, according to the
La Crosse Tribune.
Katie Short, who plans on attending Wartburg, was the winner of a $5,000 scholarship for Herbert Hoover Uncommon Students, according to the Webster City Daily Freeman-Journal.
Community efforts for a concert in Keokuk by Wartburg distinguished professor Simon Estes are described in the Keokuk Daily Gate.
Dr. Bill Withers is quoted in ‘Nice Guys and Gals Still Finish Last at the Office’ on MSNBC.
Capt. Dan Grinstead ’72 talks about his experiences in Afghanistan at Wartburg as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, KWWL and Iowa Public Radio.
Zimbabwe opposition leader Justin Makaruse recalls stays at Wartburg and Waverly as reported in the Des Moines Register.
Corporation Education Day’s topic of India as an emerging nation was reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Duff Ridgeway ’92 has been named vice president for development at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, as reported in Iowa Higher Education.
Brian Chenoweth ’09 has been hired as the assistant cross country coach at Iona College in New York, according to Westchester County’s Journal News.
The Empower Women for Peace initiative by Lomoro Moses Santino ’13 and Yvonne Tracy Ayesiga ’13 was cited on the Davis Projects for Peace website.
Megan Herickhoff ’12 discussed dealing with a sleeping disorder in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
David Holte ’12 was cited as captain of the Wartburg men’s soccer team in the Iowa City Press Citizen.
Dr. William Hamm ’66 wrote “Astronomer, Teacher, Lawyer ... Person of Faith: Faith-Based Colleges Aim to Serve the Whole Person” in the 2012 edition of “College Access and Opportunity Guide” published by the Center for Student Opportunity and distributed to high schools and students nationwide. (no link)
A research paper, “The Pollyanna Hypothesis and Communication in the Annual Report,” co-authored by then University of Michigan business Dr. Herbert Hildebrandt ’52 and one of his undergraduate students, now Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, and published in the January 1981 Journal of Business Communication was featured on annarbor.com.
Emily Neuendorf, former director of conference events and Saemann Student Center at Wartburg, is the new executive director of the Waverly Chamber of Commerce as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Adam Rees ’07 opens Grit Gym, a “warehouse” gym, as featured in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Tim Maybee ’09 is the new intern pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn., as reported by the Stillwater Gazette.
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote “A Blank Canvas” for Living Lutheran.
German TV executive Erik Bettermann discusses a possible partnership with Wartburg in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Bettermann, who visited Wartburg Sept. 19-20, was interviewed by Pat Blank of Iowa Public Radio.
Charles Lutz ’53 will receive the 2011 Honorary Award of The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace and Justice in Minneapolis Oct. 9, according to the Metro Lutheran.
Liz Mathis, Wartburg regent and former communication arts professor, is running for the state Senate as a Democrat, according to the Des Moines Register.
Amanda Greubel ’01 testified before a U.S. Senate committee on the loss of the American Dream, as reported in the National Association of Social Workers News.
Two-time national wrestling champion Byron Tate ’12 will be a featured speaker at the George Washington Carver Academy in Waterloo along with famed former Iowa coach Dan Gable, according to the College Wrestling Examiner.
Mary Evanson Bleckwehl ’77, author of a children's book, "Henry! You're Late AGAIN!", has two upcoming book signings in Forest City, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette.
The chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court warned about political influences on the judiciary during a Constitution Day address at Wartburg as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Karen Thalacker ’88, Waverly attorney, Bremer County magistrate and Wartburg lecturer in law, wrote a Constitution Day column in the Des Moines Register.
Randene Davis ’13 was crowned 2011 Alternate National Shorthorn Lassie at the Junior National Shorthorn Show and Conference in Indianapolis, according to the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune.
Kathryn Koob ’60 will speak in Clinton on the United Nations International Day of Peace about her experiences as a hostage in Iran as reported by the Quad City Times.
Adventurer Charlie Wittmack challenges Wartburg students as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Marcus Newsom, Wartburg track and field coach, is the featured speaker at the Waterloo mayor’s annual Fun Run as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg’s reuse of the old Knights Gym basketball floor is cited in Athletic Business.
Sandra Hildreth ’00 recalled teaching in Brooklyn during the Sept. 11 attacks as reported in the Des Moines Register.
Dr. Donald Luck ’73, Austin Peay State University professor of education, discusses reading online in Clarksville (Tenn.) Online.
Robby Salmon ’13 shines as the Wartburg punter as reported in the Mason City Globe Gazette.
Former Wartburg pitcher Bradley Watson ’11 logged a sterling record in his first minor league season as reported by Cardinal Nation.
Pianist Margaret Runaas ’09 was featured in a Sept. 10 concert in Racine, Wis., as reported in the Racine Journal Times.
Salida, Colo., High School cross country coach Kenny Wilcox ’01 was featured in the Salida Morning Mail.
Wartburg’s student garden was featured on KWWL.
Emergency simulation exercise at Wartburg reported by KWWL
Wartburg enters the 2011 football season as the Iowa Conference favorites as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Emily Carson ’05 describes her journey to ministry in the Rochester (Minn.) Post Bulletin.
Kristen Capel ’95 is first female lead pastor at Easter Lutheran Church in Eagen, Minn., according to This Week (Minn.) newspaper.
Josh Johnson ’06, the new dean of students and athletic director at Union High School in La Porte City, and newly promoted cross country Coach Heidi Porter ’07 are featured in the Cedar Valley Times.
Linebacker Brian McIntire ’06 is handed the MVP trophy by a Sioux Falls Storm teammate after it wins its fifth Indoor Football League championship as reported in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
Solon High School Principal Nathan Wear ’02 is among school leaders profiled in the Iowa City Press Citizen.
Jessica McClellan ’10 is among the new teachers in the Paola, Kansas, school district featured in the Miami County Republic.
Kevin Ault '06 won the Fort Dodge Amateur golf tourney by six strokes and was featured in the Fort Dodge Messenger.
Dr. Daniel Kaplunas is profiled in a feature on the Wartburg Community Symphony season in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg hosts high school students during Iowa Private College Week as reported by KWWL.
Wartburg is 157th in rankings of 650 U.S. undergraduate colleges — the top 20 percent — by educational outcomes in Forbes magazine.
Dr. Scott Fullwiler is cited in “The Market Has Spoken: Austerity is Bad for Business” on the Global Research blog.
13 Wartburg students were named All-Academic by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Two members of the Niagara Falls High School girls basketball team were working at the Snow Valley basketball camp, as reported by the Niagara (N.Y.) Gazette.
Barb Shultz ’79 is named director of Fort Dodge Public Library as reported in the Fort Dodge Messenger.
Former Wartburg softball star Ashley Rogers ’08 is inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Softball Hall of Fame as reported by Iowa Prep Sports.
Basketball player Tanner Kramer ’14 is profiled in the Albert Lea (Minn.) Herald.
Tennis coach Matt Tyler wins the Iowa Open title as reported in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Artist Shena Blomgren ’97 is profiled in the Waunakee (Wis.) Tribune.
Clear Lake middle school musical teacher Nichole Barragy ’96 is profiled in the Mason City Globe Gazette.
Rev. Dr. David Bigley ’87, a pastor at United Methodist churches in Wabash County, Ill., was featured in the Mt. Carmel (Ill.) Daily Republican Register.
Logan Hansen ’12 is among 132 football players from all divisions nominated for the All State "Good Works Team" for achievements off the field — in the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune.
Incoming Wartburg student Seth Mommsen leads Northeast High School of Goose Lake in district baseball tournament — in the Clinton Herald.
Troy Merritt, whose father, Mark ’83, is in the Wartburg College Hall of Fame for baseball and basketball, and whose brother, Ben ’10, played football at Wartburg, is on the PGA Tour — as cited in the Des Moines Register.
Dr. Edith Waldstein is quoted about the timeline for high school students to apply to college on the CNBC website.
Dr. Scott Fullwiler wrote "QE3, Treasury Style—Go Around, Not Over the Debt Ceiling Limit" on the Naked Capitalism blog.
Dr. Scott Fullwiler is cited in a story about the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing effort in “QE2 Shocker: The Whole $600 Billion Wound Up Offshore” in the Truthout blog.
Dr. Bill Withers tells “How to Complain (and Get Results)” in Good Housekeeping magazine.
Former Wartburg golfer Ryan Kinseth ’06 is quoted in a story about the Fort Dodge City Tournament in the Fort Dodge Messenger.
St. Anthony High School of St. Cloud (Minn.) catcher Alex Jensen, a Wartburg recruit, is mentioned in the St. Cloud Times.
JoHanna Smrcina ’12, AmeriCorps’ Waverly Community Garden coordinator and social work major, and Dr. Tammy Faux are quoted in a story about the gardens in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
JoHanna Smrcina ’12 wrote about the Waverly Community Gardens project in the Waverly Newspapers.
George Toops ’75 was mentioned in Patrick Reusse's column about Twins' fans in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Basketball player Leslie Wilson ’12 was profiled in the Austin (Minn.) Herald.
Dr. Bill Withers discussed consumer complaints in a story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Dr. Scott Muntefering, assistant professor of music education, reconnects a family with an ancestor, a former Cedar Falls Municipal Band leader in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier .
ESPN's Scott Harves ’97 is lauded in si.com as one of top 10 media people for feature on Michigan prep who died after making winning basket.
Wartburg's 3+4 degree program to accelerate a student's entry to seminary, is featured in The Lutheran.
Bradley Watson ’11, former Wartburg pitcher, was drafted in the 37th round by the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Stillwater (Minn.) Gazette interviewed Eric Hilpert, captain of the Stillwater Area High School tennis, who is coming to Wartburg after attending broadcast camp.
Wartburg College baseball coach Joel Holst will be inducted into the Coe College Hall of Fame.
"Lessons Learned: The Iowa Disasters of 2008," an hour-long documentary produced by Wartburg Television in partnership with the Rebuild Iowa Office, will premiere June 1 at the State Historical Society Building in Des Moines.
George Washington Carver students from Waterloo tour Wartburg in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
Former NCAA DIII cross country champ Josh Moen ’05 posts personal best in 25K finish.
Wartburg women set all-time NCAA Division III record in the 4x400 at the Drake Relays.
Former Wartburg standout Robyn Friedman '95 broke her Drake half-marathon record.
Keith Solverson '06 won the 5-mile Cherry Creek (Colo.) Sneak.
Dr. Terrence Lindell is quoted in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader about the influence of Populism.
Former Alamosa Police Chief John Jackson '90 will be the keynote speaker at the Trinidad State Junior College-Valley Campus graduation May 13 in Alamosa, Colo. He is currently chief in Greenwood Village, Colo.
Steve Johnson '97, assistant softball coach at Auburn University, is profiled in The Auburn Plainsman.
Former Wartburg soccer coach TJ Buchholz was named women's coach at Southwest Missouri State.
Brothers Kyle and Kelly McCarville ’10 from Cresco were featured in a story about their band, the Goat Ropers.
Albert Lea (Minn.) High School student Alyssa Sager, a Wartburg basketball recruit, was inducted into her school's Wall of Inspiration.
Travis Beck '06 and Blair Buffington '95, co-directors of the North Iowa Choral Society, were featured in a Mason City Globe Gazette story.
Preston High School basketball star Joel Geier, a Wartburg recruit, was featured in the Clinton Herald.
Dr. Mark McDermott is featured on the University of Iowa College of Education's "Why Iowa?" website as the state's 2008 outstanding high school biology teacher.
UNI's Northern Iowan featured Tom Dirth '09 who is working on his master's degree in social psychology.
Margaret Runaas '09 was one of three winners in the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Music's Beethoven Piano Competition.
Greg Stark '84, a Phoenix area financial adviser, was involved in an Arizona Republic online chat about income tax issues.
Kristina Hill '01 joined Charter Communications as senior communications manager overseeing media relations and communications for Charter, Charter Business and Charter Media in Louisiana.
Wartburg and Augsburg wrestling rivalry sportsmanship extolled on d3wrestle.com.
Wartburg and UNI welcome middle school students from Kansas with a college dream from the University of Kansas.
Ames High School students prepare for the Iowa Junior Academy of Science competition at Wartburg in April in the Ames Tribune.
Alyssa Sager, Wartburg basketball recruit, is named player of the year in the Albert Lea Tribune.
Amy Nicklay Alvarez '04, program manager for the Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center, interviewed about child protection issues in The Muscatine Journal..
Marathoners Andy and Erin Moeller '00 are featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette's Eastern Iowa Life.
Peggy Ficker Retka '03 profiled as a leading young professional by the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times.
Dr. Noreen Herzfeld's lecture on connection between cyberspace and theology covered in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg Japanese student Masa Hirakawa discusses his reaction to the Sendai earthquake on KWWL.
Wartburg wins eighth NCAA DIII wrestling championship.
Gov. Branstad praises Waverly, Wartburg economic development partnership in the Waverly Democrat.
Marcus Newsom is selected as the Central Region women's track and field coach of the year by U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association.
Wartburg women's track and field team for a third consecutive national indoor title previewed in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
Women win 4x400-meter relay, team finishes second at NCAA DIII indoor meet.
Dr. Jane Andrews is quoted in the Abu Dhabi Weekly about Castle Singers' United Arab Emirates trip.
Ramin Honary '05, an Oracle employee, was reported to be safe in Japan by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier profiled Dr. Arthur and Aida Frick in conjunction with their art exhibit.
The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier previews the quest of the Wartburg women's track and field team for a third consecutive national indoor title.
Marcus Newsom is selected as the Central Region women's track and field coach of the year by U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association.
Tom Hogan '93 is named new head wrestling coach at Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville in the Jesup Citizen Herald.
Brett Landon '96 had his business featured in the Rochester Post-Bulletin
Pastor Brian Beckstrom wrote "Intolerance Among the Tolerant Generation" for the Living Lutheran blog.
Michelle Feine '11 and Annie Fangman were quoted on their trip to South Padre Island by United Press International.
Wartburg Community Symphony director and professor of music Dr. Janice Wade is profiled on her upcoming retirement in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
Dr. Bill Withers is quoted about 'managing sideways in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Dr. Jeff Stein is quoted about public employees' e-mails and the Open Records Law in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Nathan Wear '02 was appointed principal at Solon High School, as reported in the Iowa City Press Citizen.
Amy Dau '08, administrative director at the special-needs Learning Center in Evansdale, is featured in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
Wartburg graduate Brandon Brissette finds success as Olivet College wrestling coach on Mlive.
Wartburg produces top-notch medical students as reported in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
Professor Jeff Stein talks about Shirley Sherrod's libel suit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart in the Washington Times.
Former regent from Pakistan reviews book on cricket in Pakistan Times.
Jack Salzwedel '82 will become chairman and chief executive officer of American Family Insurance in Journal Sentinel.
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier features "green trend" at Wartburg.
Fred and Gloria Strickert describe their new mission in Jerusalem in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
Karen Rogers '86 was inducted into the Springfield (Ill.) Road Runners' Hall of Fame in The State Journal Register.
Jill Crouse '81, a senior statistician with ACT, was profiled in the Muscatine Journal
Recent Wartburg graduate Allison Stotts working for Grow Forest City in the Globe Gazette.
Wartburg's involvement in a respite care program for foster parents was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.