New service opportunity — Wartburg students are teaming up with the Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way Thursday, May 14, for the inaugural Wartburg Day of Caring. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer with six organizations to better the community. To volunteer, or for more information, email Zach Stanley '15 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Waverly Senior Center: Eight or more volunteers needed for 1-2 hours for maintenance work, edging, and dusting.
- Helping Services for Northeast Iowa: Five or more volunteers needed for two hours for posting flyers and tabling.
- North Star Community Services: Four or more volunteers needed for two hours for outdoor furniture treatment, gardening, and maintenance. If weather is poor, volunteers will interact indoors with consumers.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters: Five or more volunteers needed from 5 to 7 p.m. for a year-end celebration of program participants.
- Trinkets & Togs: Two or more volunteers needed for two hours to paint a shed.
- Boy Scouts of America: Ten or more volunteers needed for four hours for painting, dusting, and outdoor maintenance in Waterloo.
Opportunity for musicians — Senior vocalists and instrumentalists are sought to provide music at the Service of Blessing and Thanksgiving Saturday, May 23, 5 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel. If interested, email Kathy Liddle, chapel office coordinator, at email@example.com.
Faculty, staff members honored — Dr. Michael Bechtel '94, assistant professor of science education, was honored with the 2015 John O. Chellevold Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Service during the Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship Convocation held on Research, Internship, and Creative Endeavor Day. Justin Crouse '08, assistant professor of accounting, received the Advisor of the Year Award. Students also selected Daniel Kittle, director of the Center for Community Engagement, and Ruth Tibbott, dining service checker, for outstanding staff awards. Click here to read more.
Trump visits Wednesday — Donald Trump, business magnate, TV celebrity, and a potential presidential candidate, will speak on campus Wednesday, April 29. The 11 a.m. event in Neumann Auditorium is sponsored by the Wartburg College Republicans. It is free and open to the public.
Graduates honored for documentaries — Three documentaries produced by 2014 graduates received Crystal Pillars at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences-Upper Midwest Regional Student Production Awards. Click here to read more.
Anderson awarded McElroy Fellowship — Caitlin Anderson '15 is one of two students to receive an R.J. McElroy Graduate Fellowship. Anderson, a double major in mathematics and biology, will receive up to $30,000 over three years. She plans to pursue a doctorate in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Chicago. Click here to read more.
Dash of Color 5K deadline — The Dash of Color 5K Walk/Run is Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m., starting in Walston-Hoover Stadium. Hosted by PRSSA and Tower Agency, the event will benefit several student organizations.Click here to register. Contact Elizabeth Heying '15 at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Miss the premiere? — The six capstone documentaries premiered by Department of Journalism & Communication students on RICE Day are available online.
Malts in May Term — Representatives of S.A.F.E. and Counseling Services will serve free malts Tuesday, April 28, 2 p.m., on the campus lawn in front of Old Main. In case of inclement weather, the event will be in Cardinal Commons of Grossmann and Löhe halls.
Camp EWALU retreat — Pathways Center's vocation and mentoring program and the Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry Office are co-sponsoring a mini-retreat for students to explore life, interests, skills, and purpose. The retreat begins Friday, May 8, 5 p.m., and continues through 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Camp EWALU in Strawberry Point. Register online by Wednesday, April 29. For more information, email T.J. Warren, Pathways associate for vocation and mentoring, at email@example.com or Pastor Ramona Bouzard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course days corrected — The online class schedule listed incorrect days for RE 342-01 Religions of China for next Winter Term. The correct class periods are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2:30-3:35 p.m. Questions can be directed to Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa at email@example.com.