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Advising Week, Halloween events 🎃

Oct. 25, 2021

History Club cemetery tour on Halloween

Come join the Wartburg History Club this Halloween for a tour of Harlington Cemetery! Enjoy walking around the cemetery while Dr. Terry Lindell, history professor, gives a tour of the many people who once called Waverly home. The tour is Sunday, Oct. 31, at 4:30 p.m. at the cemetery, located at Eighth Ave. SW in Waverly. The entrance is on the north side of the cemetery (down the street from Burger King). Admission will be $5, and be sure to wear good walking shoes!

Business Office update

The Business Office is currently undergoing construction, and some of our staff have been temporarily relocated within our office. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please continue to use the main entrance, Luther Hall Room 212, and our office personnel can direct you as needed. As a friendly reminder, masks are still required upon entry into the Business Office and Financial Aid Office.


A drop box continues to be available just inside the office’s main entrance; invoices, receipts, and completed forms may be placed in it. Monetary deposits should continue to be submitted directly to our office personnel.


Inquiries may also be directed to our respective office email addresses:

Business Office, businessoffice@wartburg.edu
Accounts Payable, accountspayable@wartburg.edu
PNC P-cards, pcard@wartburg.edu
Financial Aid Office, finaid@wartburg.edu
Student Employment, studentemployment@wartburg.edu
New art exhibit: 'The Environment Calls for Action'

The new exhibit in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, “The Environment Calls for Action: Margaret Whiting and Renata Sack,” will run Oct. 25-Dec. 17. Global warming is a very real thing. Ocean waters are rising, wildfires are raging, and species of plants and animals are going extinct at an alarming rate. Artists Renata Sack and Margaret Whiting bring attention to the policies and practices in society that must be changed to preserve life and the earth. Through the use of photographs and mixed-media installations, the artists encourage viewers to comprehend the magnitude and urgency of the climate change crisis and draw conclusions to what desperately needs to be done to save the earth. The time to act is now—future generations depend on it. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a short gallery talk by the artists at 7. This event is free and open to the public.


Applications open for Social Behavior Lab research assistants

Dr. Tyler Graff, assistant professor of psychology, is currently accepting applications for undergraduate research assistants for his Social Behavior Lab. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer research assistant, please click this link and complete the online application form or email tyler.graff@wartburg.edu.

About the lab: Dr. Graff’s program of research explores how social relationships impact our psychological and physiological health. He does this by investigating social support influences on health behaviors and via relationship quality. Dr. Graff primarily uses quantitative experimental and correlational research methods but also some qualitative methods.


Law school information

Are you curious about law school? Do you need help with your application? Do you want to receive emails from law schools? Contact Pre-Law Adviser Karen Thalacker at karen.thalacker@wartburg.edu for more information.


Do Your Part, Be Cyber Smart – Week 3: Explore. Experience. Share.

Is cyber security something that intrigues you? This week we highlight Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, led by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). This is a week-long campaign that inspires and promotes the exploration of cybersecurity careers. The dynamic field of cybersecurity is rapidly growing and has something for everyone. Learn more about Cybersecurity Career Awareness week at this link.


Advising Week is here!Volunteers needed to take care of animals

All students, and particularly first-year students, are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with their academic adviser during Advising Week, Oct. 25-29. This is the time to confirm or adjust your Winter Term and/or May Term schedules, review your academic progress, and get to know your adviser. You can access your Advising Worksheet by following these steps:

1. Log onto your My Wartburg home page.
2. Select the Advising tab.
3. Select Advising Worksheet.
4. Select View All Details.
5. Select Recalculate Student Progress.
6. Select Advising Worksheet (PDF file).

If you are unable to access your Advising Worksheet or have questions, email the Registrar at regoffice@wartburg.edu, or stop by the Registrar’s Office located in Luther Hall 216.

Study Abroad Photo Contest winners announcedervice trip advisers needed

Congratulations to the winners of our Study Abroad Photo Contest: Alumni Edition. Judges picked the top three entries, and the People's Choice was decided by a popular vote on the college's Facebook page. You can view all of the entries on the second floor hallway of Luther Hall:

First place: #2 “Untitled” protest from Faro, Portugal
Second place: #4 “Just a Taste” camel from Morocco
Third place: #3 “Delicacy” from Tanzania
People's Choice: #11 "Unfiltered Top End" from Australia


Weekday Chapel services

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Mondays will feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays will be a morning prayer service, and Fridays will have Senior Chapels. Interfaith chapels will be held during the last week each month.

Upcoming speakers:

Monday, Oct. 25: Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty

Wednesday, Oct. 27: Morning Prayer Service, Rebecca Baird, pastoral intern

Friday, Oct. 29: Senior Chapel, Lydia Hobby ’22


Holden Evening Prayer services on Sundays

Holden Evening Prayer is a meditative vespers service with music, candle lighting, and prayer. All are welcome to take part on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in Wartburg Chapel the following dates:

Oct. 31
Nov. 21
Dec. 12


Sanctuary on Wednesdays

Sanctuary is a casual service that takes place on Wednesday nights in the Chapel Commons. It provides students with the opportunity to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy week. All are welcome at 9 p.m. in Chapel Commons (basement), and come early at 8:45 for snacks.


Advising Week
Oct. 25-29

VAC Mystery Movie Night
Oct. 26

Art exhibit gallery talk
Oct. 29

Wartburg Community Symphony concert
Oct. 30

Deadline for The Castle submissions
Oct. 31

History Club cemetery tour
Oct. 31

Holden Evening Prayer services
Oct. 31, Nov. 21, Dec. 12

German Institute funding applications due
Nov. 5


Deadline to submit writing to The Castle has been extended

The Castle submission deadline has been extended to Oct. 31! If you’re a writer, you can submit your work to The Castle, Wartburg’s literary magazine. Send submissions via this link. We accept any form of creative writing, from short stories to comic strips to poetry to nonfiction pieces. Click here to see past issues of The Castle.


Want to be involved in production of The Castle?  Email carina.collet@wartburg.edu to find out more about becoming an editor!

Volunteer Action Center Mystery Movie Night on Oct. 26

Come celebrate Halloween with VAC for a Mystery Movie Night! You're in for a spooktacular surprise Halloween movie and free snacks! We will be located in the Hub on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. to vote on a movie! Feel free to bring a blanket and friends! If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Action Center.

Scare actors needed for KWAR's Haunted Campus

Not interested in doing the KWAR scavenger hunt, but still want to be involved? Volunteer sign-ups are now also being taken for scare actors and set-up crew! If interested, please click here.

Wartburg Community Symphony concert Oct. 30

Wartburg Community Symphony will have the season's first concert Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. Tickets are free for Wartburg students and youth age 18 and under, and $17 for adults. Click here to purchase tickets. "Pillars of Faith" will celebrate a return to togetherness while welcoming faithful change in preparation for Reformation Day. The concert has something for everyone, from R. Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite and Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 1, to Respighi’s Suite in G Major and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”). Featured soloists will be Dr. Jordan Redd on horn and Dr. Karen Black on the organ.

2021-22 German Institute funding opportunityissing table ban

The Executive Committee of the German Institute is pleased to announce the 2021-22 call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2021-22, a total of $2,000 is still available from external sources. An application is required and funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for the full amount of available funds will at this time most likely not be supported in full. Applications are due Nov. 5. Awards will be announced no later than Nov. 19. In the past, the Institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad.

Full application details are available at this link. Direct questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.

Seeking student employees for immediate hire

Wartburg College’s Dining Services and Operations & Maintenance departments are seeking student employees for immediate hire to assist with daily operations. Student assistants are paid $9.25 per hour, and student managers are paid $10 per hour. Both departments offer students flexible work schedules, a fast-paced work environment, and opportunities for growth and promotion. Also, both areas employ students during campus breaks.


If you are interested in applying for a job in these two departments, please contact the staff below, or look for the job listings and apply through Handshake:

Lisa Dominy for hiring in Maintenance
Sue Galloway for hiring in Dining
File your 2022-23 FAFSA now

The Financial Aid Office reminds you that beginning Oct. 1, you can file your 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at this link. To complete the FAFSA you will need both student and parent (if you are a dependent student) FSA IDs. If you have misplaced your FSA ID, you can retrieve it at this link. The 2022-23 FAFSA is based off 2020 tax information. We strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval. If you do not plan on filing a FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year, please email the Financial Aid Office at FinAid@Wartburg.edu so that you will not be sent future reminders.

Attention Thrivent members – Holiday Shoppe seeks fundingervice trip advisers needed

The Holiday Shoppe is seeking funding for blankets to be included with our Family Game Night Bundles each family can choose from. Thrivent Members are encouraged to apply for an Action Team to support this project. Please contact Erin by Oct. 18 at holidays@wsrunitedway.org for the details and support needed to complete the Action Team Application. Questions? Contact Tammy Faux in the Department of Social Work.

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