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Nov. 1, 2021

Schedule appointments with Noah Campus Clinic onlineervice trip advisers needed

Faculty, staff, and students now can schedule an appointment with the Noah Campus Health Clinic online at this link.

Beat Luther shirts available

Students UKnight will be tabling outside the Student Center to sell more Beat Luther shirts!

Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 11-1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 4 at 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11a.m.-1 p.m.

The shirts are $15. You don’t want to miss out on one of Wartburg's many traditions! If you have any questions, email @studentsuknight@wartburg.edu.

Service award nominations now openissing table ban

Nominations are now open for the St. Elizabeth Award for Service and Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service!

The St. Elizabeth Award for Service was established in 1994 to recognize members of the Wartburg community that have exemplified a commitment to service. We invite you to nominate one or more current students whom you feel lives out a commitment to service in, with, and for the community at this link.

The Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service is given during St. Elizabeth Week to staff and/or faculty. You are invited to nominate one or more staff or faculty members at this link whom you feel embody Pastor Trachte's enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication, and overall commitment to Wartburg's mission of service.

Are you using your own list of alumni and donors?

Faculty, staff, offices and departments are reminded that when sending out a mailing to college constituents, please use an updated list of addresses from Advancement each time, and do not use old spreadsheets. The college has recently had quite a few returned e-mails, angry phone calls, and messages from people whose spouse has died, but they are still receiving mailings in their deceased spouse’s name. Institutional Advancement tracks alumni and donor information and keeps up-to-date records. Requests for email and mailing lists should be directed to the Alumni office for the most updated data. Please send your request to alumni@wartburg.edu.

Support United Way through payroll deductionissing table ban

Consider supporting the United Way through payroll deduction during benefits enrollment. Our community needs us now more than ever, and no other organization is better positioned to do this work than United Way. As the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath continues, so does United Way’s work for an equitable, stronger, and better future for us all. Now more than ever, every person in every community must do their part to make our communities places of safety, equity and opportunities for everyone.

When 99% of all donations to the Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way remain local, EVERY dollar matters!

There are two ways to make your donation to United Way:

Say yes to a payroll deduct donation during Wartburg benefits enrollment!
Make your pledge online (credit card or invoice) or learn more about United Way online at http://wsrunitedway.org/pledgewartburg/. Please note you should only pledge online if you do not intend to indicate payroll deduction for your gift during the open enrollment period.

Contact director@wsrunitedway.org or 319-352-2582 with questions. You can also follow the Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way Facebook page.

Presidential and Board reports posted to InfoCenterervice trip advisers needed

The October President’s Report to the Board of Regents, the Summary from the October Board of Regents meeting, and the Oct. 26 Presidential Forum notes are now posted on InfoCenter under Institutional Reports/President’s Reports.

Check your passport for international travelervice trip advisers needed

Is it possible that you will travel internationally this year? Check your passport now! Passport renewals and applications are taking at least five months to process, and the U.S. State Department recommends that a passport be valid as least six months AFTER the expected date of return AND have at least two blank pages. If you need to renew or apply, click here or contact the Recorder’s Office in the Bremer County Courthouse at 319-352-0340 for information and an appointment.

Do Your Part, Be Cyber Smart – Week 4ervice trip advisers needed

The final week of Cyber Security Awareness month is all about making security a priority. For those providing business services on campus, this means building security into products and processes. For individuals, keep cybersecurity at the forefront of your mind as you connect daily. Before purchasing a device or online product, do your research. When you set up a new device or app, consider your security and privacy settings and always update default passwords. Cybersecurity should not be an afterthought.


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, Nov. 1: All Saints Day service with Rebecca Baird

Wednesday, Nov. 3: Morning Prayer Service with Pastor Brian Beckstrom

Friday, Nov. 5: Senior Chapel with Aaron Frohner ’21


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:

Nov. 21
Dec. 12


Music Therapy Awareness Week
Nov. 1-5

Open enrollment meetings
Nov. 2-5

German Institute funding applications due
Nov. 5

Presidential forums (11:30 a.m. in Buckmaster)
Nov. 30

STAS meetings
Nov. 10; Dec. 1

Last chance: Scholarship Club quilt raffle

Support student scholarships by purchasing tickets for this year’s Quilt Raffle. The quilt, pictured, was made by Donna Mueller Dreier ’60 and measures 56x72 inches. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or three for $10. You can buy tickets online at this link. The raffle drawing will be Nov. 6 during the home football game. Learn more about the WSC at this link.

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.

Fall enrollment and retention reports available on InfoCenter

The Institutional Research and Effectiveness department has posted the 2021-22 Fall Enrollment as well as the 2020-2021 Fall to Fall Retention reports on the InfoCenter. There is a new location on the report site at this link.


2022 SOAR dates

Mark your calendars for the 2022 SOAR (Summer Orientation, Advising & Registration) dates:

Saturday, May 14
Monday, June 13 (overnight on Sunday)
Monday, June 20 (overnight on Sunday)
Friday, June 24

The college is planning for in-person, on-campus SOAR experiences for the class of 2026! Direct inquiries to lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu.


Medicare noticeervice trip advisers needed

Please click here to see important information from the college about your prescription drug coverage and Medicare.


Benefits open enrollment meetingservice trip advisers needed

Open enrollment is upon us! Please join one of the meetings below to learn about any changes to Wartburg College’s benefits plans for 2022. Our annual benefits open enrollment meetings are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. – Science Center room 102
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – Heritage Ballroom
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2:30 p.m. – Science Center room 102
Friday, Nov. 5, 7 a.m. – Heritage Ballroom
Seeking outstanding student candidates for national scholarships

National Scholarship/Fellowship season has begun! Please read the Fall 2021 Scholarship Spotlight overview at this link, share the news, and send nominations to kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu. This spotlight highlights the Goldwater Scholarship, for promising undergrad researchers in the sciences; McElroy Fellowship, for outstanding seniors headed to Ph.D programs; FAO Schwarz Fellowship, for seniors ready to work for social justice and change; and the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, a fully funded international summer program for students of color invested in leadership. Application cycles now open, with deadlines from January-March 2022.


Volunteer opportunity with Retrieving Freedomervice trip advisers needed

Retrieving Freedom is looking for dedicated individuals to help us raise the next generation of future Service Dogs! If you love dogs, have great communication skills, looking for a supporting and welcoming community, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you and your family. For more information on how to become involved with Retrieving Freedom, please send an email to sara@retrievingfreedom.org. Retrieving Freedom has been partnering with students involved in the Social Work Department and the Institute for Leadership Education for several years.

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 at the link:

First place: Yecenia Andrade ’20 – Portugal/entry #2 ($100)
Second place: Katherine Bender ’17 – Morocco/entry #4 ($75)
Third place: Ken Guyette ’90 – Tanzania/entry #3 ($50)
Popular Vote: Laura Barkema ’11 – Australia/entry #11 ($25)

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.

Dance Marathon Rake-A-Thon in November

Wartburg College Dance Marathon Rake-A-Thon is back! If you or someone you know needs their leaves raked this fall, click this link and let us help you out! Choose a weekend in November that works for you, provide the leaf bags and make a donation, and WCDM students will do all the work for you. All donations go to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.



Dr. Tyler Graff, assistant professor of psychology, recently published an article in the academic journal PLOS One titled “Spousal emotional support and relationship quality buffers pupillary response to horror movies.” The publication received international media attention and featured interviews with media outlets such as United Press International, The Deseret News, and The Times (UK). With Halloween just around the corner, this is a timely academic read.


Dr. Sean Coleman, associate professor of biology, was appointed to serve as a committee member on the American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) Planning Committee and the chairperson of the ASMCUE Microbrew Review Committee. It is a three-year term running from August 2021 to July 2024.


The Rev. Dr. Kristin Wendland, assistant professor of religion, authored the article “Naming Jerusalem: Poetry and the Identity of the Personified City in Lamentations 1-2,” published in Volume 46 of Journal for the Study of the Old Testament.



Women’s Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 2: Depart at 1:15 p.m. to Edgewood College


Cross Country

Friday, Nov. 5: Depart at 12:20 p.m. to Luther College

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