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March 14, 2022

Wartburg wrestling, track and field bring home championships

The Wartburg wrestling team claimed its 15th national title on March 12, winning the 2022 DIII National Wrestling Championship in Cedar Rapids. All seven wrestlers who qualified for the championships came home with All-American honors, including a second place finish for Zayren Terukina at 141 lbs. Click here for full results from the weekend.

Ellie Meyer, Taylan Olson, Carson McSorley, and Aubrie Fisher raced an 11:41.85 in the women's Distance Medley Relay (DMR) and claimed the 2022 NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field National Championship in the event.


Breya Christopher earned runner-up honors in the women's high jump with a 1.73m jump.


Overall, the Wartburg women finished sixth while the men placed 17th at the 2022 championships. Click here for a full recap of the weekend.



UKnight Day is coming up! Join us on March 24!

Mark your calendars and join us on Thursday, March 24, to celebrate all that is Wartburg College and the people, places, and projects supported by the Annual Fund!
Participate on social media by sharing your #WartburgWorthIt stories, encourage others to get involved, and donate to the Annual Fund to "Fortify the Tower"!
Check out the website to learn more about the challenges we'll have throughout the day.
We look forward to hearing your stories and seeing our social media filled with the orange and black!


Death and Desserts Tuesday

You are invited to “Death and Desserts,” a time to talk about death and grief, and name the hard stuff of life. We have all suffered heavy losses through death, the pandemic, and more: Let’s talk about it the way it should be — over chocolate! Dessert and coffee will be served. Come for a sweet gathering of thoughtful people who want to listen, share, and encourage one another. All are welcome, Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel Commons.


Professional development workshop for faculty and staff

Laura I. Rendón, professor emerita at University of Texas-San Antonio, will offer a professional development workshop for all faculty and staff on March 22, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Her presentation, "Fostering Student Success: Working With Validation, Student Assets & Sentipensante Pedagogy," will be offered on Zoom. Rendón will address themes related to fostering student success especially for low-income, first-generation students. Creating a culture of success requires attention to: 1) a relationship-centered approach centering the importance of validating students, 2) the need to leverage student assets and 3) the importance of working with contemplative, deep learning experiences such as what Rendón calls Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy. Rendón will feature videos of faculty who foster deep learning employing illuminative knowledge tools (i.e., socially-driven art and photography, guided imagery, audio narratives, music and periods of reflection).


Registrar's Office closing early March 17

The Registrar’s Office will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, to participate in the Grad Finale. All students graduating in May or August 2022 should plan to attend the Grad Finale between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Registrar’s Office will re-open at 8 a.m., Friday, March 18.


Wartburg Wind Ensemble silent auction

Join us on March 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., in the Wartburg Chapel for our Silent Auction and Small Ensemble Recital. Proceeds will fund our American Heartland Tour.


Online Registration for 3Y and 4Y students now open

Online registration is open now for students classified as 3Y or 4Y students and will remain open through Tuesday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m. Classification is noted at the top of the Advising Worksheet.

Students classified as 2Y: Online registration March 21-22.
Students classified as 1Y: Online registration March 28- 29.


Black Expo set for March 15

The Black Business Expo, co-hosted by the Black Student Union and Multicultural Student Services Office, has been re-scheduled for March 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Heritage and St. Elizabeth Rooms. The expp is part of the organization’s Black History Month programming and is open to the public.

Participating businesses include:

Amani Community Services
Saucy Creations by Sausha
Color Street
Love Lady Lashes & Etc.
Celebrate Sisterhood
Splash of Color
7 Made Gift Company
Fifth Generation Natural Skin and Hair Care
Absalom Lounge


MCSP Department Seminar: Internship Experiences

The next Math, Computer Science & Physics (MCSP) Department Seminar will be Tuesday, March 15, at 11:30 a.m., in room 134 of the Science Center. Nick TeKippe ’22 will speak about his internship at John Deere. All are invited to hear his presentation. Masks are required.


Board reports posted

The President's report to campus following the February Board of Regents meeting and his February report to the Board are now posted on InfoCenter under President's Reports.



Weekday Chapel

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, March 14: Justin Crouse, Faith and Finance
Wednesday, March 16: Wednesday Lent Worship - Lent Through the Senses
Friday, Feb. 18: Women's Appreciation Service


Over the next five weeks Wednesday Chapel services will be focused on the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. On Wednesdays, we will have a Lent worship service with the theme "The Senses of Lent." This theme will focus on the five senses — touch, sound, smell, sight, and taste. Each week we will examine scripture through one of these senses.  



Grad Finale
March 17

Keep on Learning
March 17, 24, 31

Kammerstreicher Concert
March 19

Professional development
March 22

UKnight Day
March 24


Offices closed during Wednesday Chapel time during Lent

The Christian church year season of Lent sets aside the six weeks prior to the Easter celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, as a time to press “pause” and return to questions about God’s purposes and our own. During the Wednesdays of Lent, college administrative offices, as well as the Den and the Konditorei, will close during Wednesday Weekday chapel time, 10:15-10:35 a.m. (The W, Zesty Orange, Security Office, Information Desk, Library, and Mensa will remain open). This provides time for faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Lenten chapels or take a break from meetings, lessons, and daily work. Please note that food ordered through GET will be available as soon as the stores open, including board plan meal transfers. Lent began March 2 and continues until April 14.

Parking rules to be more strictly enforced, towing possible

Vehicles in violation of the Wartburg parking policy can be issued tickets and assessed fines by Campus Safety & Security. When a vehicle creates a hazard or safety concern, blocks a service or campus roadway, or is habitually in violation of the college’s parking regulations it may be towed (Section II:J Towing and Booting).

Charges incurred during the towing process are the responsibility of the parking permit holder/driver. Damages that may occur to the vehicle during towing will be settled between the owner and the towing company and are not the responsibility of the College.

All violations are subject to tow; however, in most cases good faith efforts will be made to contact the registered driver(s) of the vehicle before towing. If an individual is found to be a habitual violator (four or more of the same violation), one attempt will be made to contact the registered driver(s). If the vehicle is not moved in a reasonable amount of time or contact is not made, the vehicle will be towed. Some violations will result in an immediate ticket and tow without an attempt to contact the vehicle driver(s). Those include, but are not limited to, vehicles parked in fire lanes and vehicles parked in handicapped spaces without proper authorization.

Vehicles will be towed to Dale’s Auto Service, 119 4th St. SW. Vehicles that are not picked up will incur a daily storage fee.

May Term 2023 travel courses are here!

Check out www.wartburg.edu/may-term for an introduction to our 2023 international and domestic May Term travel courses as you plan for 2022-23 registration this March.


German Institute Funding 2022-23

The Executive Committee of the German Institute is pleased to announce the call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2022-23, a total of $6,000 is available from external sources. Because these funds are limited, an application is required and 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 March 25. Awards will be announced no later than April 8.
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 and internships (but not May Terms).
Full application details are available here. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.


New Google Play and IOS App for KWAR 89.9 FM

KWAR now has an official app on the Google Play and IOS app store! The app is titled 'KWAR Radio" and allows you to tune in live to the campus radio station while simultaneously browsing other apps! It also has a CarPlay feature! Give it a try today!e offered for dessert. All are welcome!

Join Social Work Club & SSJC for a Candlelight Dinner

Social Work Club and the Student Social Justice Council (SSJC) will be hosting a Candlelight Dinner on Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballrooms. Students may register in the Mensa during dinner on March 16-17. The cost is $3 for those who have a meal plan and $13 for those who do not. All students are invited to celebrate social justice and social work month, as well as learn more about these two organizations.


Course Registration 2022-2023

Tip #5: Online registration is limited to 4.5 credits in Fall and Winter terms. Onsite registration in the Registrar’s Office is required for any enrollments that exceed the 4.5 credit limit. If you plan to enroll for more than 4.5 credits, complete the onsite registration form available from your adviser for the extra course/s. Students wishing to enroll in more than 5 credits must request to do so by completing a variance form.

Tip #6: Online registration for May Term is limited to 1.25 course credits. Onsite registration in the Registrar's Office is required for any enrollments that exceed the 1.25 credit limit. If you plan to enroll in a May Term abroad that includes two courses, you will need to register for the .5 credit course in the Registrar's Office. The onsite form is available from your adviser. Be aware that some May Term abroad courses also have prerequisites that must be taken in Winter Term.


Grad Finale 2022

Do you have advisees graduating in May or August 2022? Remind them to attend the Grad Finale on Thursday, March 17, anytime between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., in the Student Center Ballrooms. Offices will assist students in the transition from student-to-graduate. Students will be cleared to order cap and gown at the event. Contact sheree.covert@wartburg.edu for more information.


Presidential Forum notes posted

Notes from the Feb. 22 Presidential Forum are now posted on the InfoCenter under President's Reports.


Seeking candidates for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Do you know curious, passionate, adaptive, and achieving domestic students who might embrace an immersive international experience as a Fulbright cultural ambassador? Students from all academic backgrounds can apply to study, teach, or pursue research. Fulbright is offering a virtual open house on March 24, 3-4 p.m., as a great introduction for all. Please share the registration poster and/or contact kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu with potential applicants.


Searching Squirrel, the Library Newsletter, March/April edition

This month, the library newsletter gives you updates about RICE Day research needs, circulating technology you may not know about, and our Break the Bias display.



Heidi Parker, Information Literacy and Technology Librarian, presented "The Copyright Conundrum: Using Online Libraries for OER" at the Iowa OER Virtual Summit.


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