706 UKnighted — UKnight Day on Tuesday, March 31, was hugely successful, as 706 members of the Wartburg community provided for the college. The event website remains live at www.wartburg.edu/UKnightDay, so you still can check out the map of donors, read their comments, and scroll the #UKnightDay social media "live wall."
Easter Break — The Juice will not be sent Monday, April 6, as Easter Break runs until Tuesday, April 7. It will return Thursday, April 9.
Former professor passes away — Dr. William Shipman, longtime professor of economics, died Tuesday, March 24. A service celebrating
his life will be Saturday, April 18, 1 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel. An opportunity to greet
the family will follow in the Chapel Commons.
Service, leadership awards bestowed — Students, faculty, staff, and organizations were honored at the 22nd annual Service and Leadership Awards March 14. Click here for the list of recipients.
Thanking Dr. Loers — An ice cream social honoring the years of service to Wartburg by Dr. Deb Loers, dean of students, will be Tuesday, April 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the campus mall in front of Old Main. In case of inclement weather, the social will be in Knights Ballroom. Loers is retiring this month.
Student employees honored — The votes are in, and Alyson O’Brian '17 is the 2014-15 Student Employee of the Year. The athletic laundry assistant was nominated by Michael Strydom, tennis coach. The first runner-up was Austin Pauling '16, resident assistant in Clinton Hall. Kayla Kregel, facility manager for The W, was the second runner-up. Please congratulate these wonderful student-workers.
RICE Day approaches — More than 555 projects will be showcased during Research, Internship, and Creative Endeavor Day Thursday, April 9. More than 450 students will present research, exhibit projects, display art, and air documentaries as part of the day, which celebrates academic excellence, innovation, and enterprise. Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. at sites across campus, and the Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship Convocation will be in Neumann Auditorium at 10 a.m. A full schedule of the day’s events is available here.
Student honored — Jenna Manders '15 has won national recognition for her contributions to community and civic engagement on campus. The Dubuque resident is one of six Newman Civic Fellows from Iowa colleges and universities. The business administration and sociology double-major will work for the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque as their philanthropic partnerships assistant. Students are nominated for the Campus Compact honor by institution presidents, and 201 students from across the country are being recognized this year. Click here to read more about Manders and the honor.
Senior art exhibit — The annual senior exhibit will showcase works from six students beginning Thursday, April 9, in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery in Bachman Fine Arts Center. An opening-night reception begins at 7 p.m. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 24.
Castle Singers in concert — The Castle Singers will perform Saturday, April 11, 4 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel. The spring concert is a prelude to the choir’s international tour, May 4-17, which includes 11 performances throughout Germany. The group is under the direction of Nicki Bakko Toliver.
Wartubium, Flute Choir recital — The Flute Choir and Wartubium, a low-brass ensemble, will perform Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m., in Sandra Rada Orchestra Hall of Bachman Fine Arts Center. The 16-member flute choir is under the direction of Dominique Cawley, senior lecturer in music. Wartubium comprises euphonium and tuba students directed by Richard Scheffel, senior lecturer in music. Anthony Lynn '15 will guest-conduct Fanfares, a piece he composed for the program.
Community appeal launches — State Bank has committed $25,000 to Wartburg’s Transforming Tomorrow comprehensive campaign. The gift is part of the campaign’s $5 million Waverly Community Appeal, which launched publicly March 22. To date, local donors have pledged $4.5 million to the effort. Co-chairs Mike and Darcy Byl, Dave and Peggy Rathe, and Lindley and Joanne Jones head the community appeal. For more information about the campaign, visit www.wartburg.edu/transform.
GRE general test overview — Pathways will host a webinar, An Overview of the GRE revised General Test, Tuesday, April 7, 10 a.m., in Vogel Library 352. Tips and strategies shared by GRE experts will be important for advisers to share with prospective graduate and business school students. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Keep on Learning — Meredith Willson, the Mason City native known best for The Music Man, will be featured during the Keep on Learning community education series beginning today, April 2. Don Meyer, senior gift planner, will discuss the trials and successes of Willson. Classes continue April 16, 23, and 30 in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The first class of each session is free; a $30 fee due at the second class covers the rest of the course.
Symphonic band, Knightliters in concert — The Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert Friday, April 10, 7 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. The band, under the direction of Dr. Scott Muntefering, will perform In Flight and From Gold by Sam Hazo, With Pleasure by John Philip Sousa, Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, and Halo by Ralph Ford. Senior band members will be honored. A free concert by the Knightliters jazz band immediately follows in the Saemann Student Center’s McCaskey Lyceum.
New concentration sets courses — The course list for the criminology/criminal justice concentration under Dr. Brian McQueen has been set for the 2015-16 academic year. Please keep these new offerings in mind when advising students. Fall Term courses include Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Crime and Deviance, and White-Collar Crime. Winter Term courses include Juvenile Justice and Victimology. The May Term course will be Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice. Questions can be directed to McQueen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media managers — The Department of Journalism & Communication announces next year's student media managers. The Castle co-editors will be Kamryn Kronschnabel '16 and Hannah Creed '17. Jeanne Edson '16 will be Knight Vision's news director and Luke Benna '16 will be its sports director. Riley Cole '17 will be managing editor of digital media for The Circuit. Jarren Ford '17 will be KWAR-FM's station manager. Allix Williamson '16 and Jesse Smith '16 will be the Tower Agency's CEOs. The Trumpet editor-in-chief is yet to be determined.
Lunch 'N' Learn — The Lunch 'n' Learn series presented by Waverly Health Center and The W continues Wednesday, April 15, noon-1 p.m., in the Wet Classroom of The W. Bring a lunch as WHC's Kristal Graves and Pam Brahn present Health Literacy and Where to Get Answers. For more information, call 352-8249.