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The Juice — Sept. 7, 2015


Opening Convocation — The Wartburg community comes together to open the academic year Tuesday, Sept. 8, 10:15 a.m., in Levick Arena. The Rev. Sherman Hicks, a member of the Wartburg Board of Regents since 2009, is the featured speaker. The college will bestow the Wartburg Medal upon William Waltmann ’56. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to welcome the Class of 2019. Click here to read more.

Garage Sale — If you need new furniture, clothing, appliances, or accessories, stop by the college's garage sale Sept. 7 and 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 12th Street NW and Seventh Avenue NW (the Windy Acres Barn). Items in the sale were donated during move-out last year. For more information, click here.

Large event
— Singer, songwriter, and record producer Andy Grammer will perform at Wartburg Friday, Oct. 23, as Entertainment ToKnight's 2015 Large Event. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium and feature singer Aaron Carter as the opening act. Tickets will be available exclusively to Wartburg students for $5 on the following dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 14, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium lobby
  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Information Desk, Saemann Student Center
  • Additional dates to be announced soon

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, students, faculty, and staff (with a Wartburg ID) can purchase tickets for $10. Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, all remaining tickets will be available to the public for $20. Questions can be directed to etk@wartburg.edu.

Student parking instructions
— When parking overnight, students must park in their assigned parking lot with the current year (2015-16) registration decal affixed on the vehicle’s rear window. Failure to do so may result in parking fines. Full parking enforcement (daytime parking restrictions) begins Wednesday, Sept. 9. If you have any questions, contact Campus Security at 352-8372 or campus.security@wartburg.edu.

"Home for the Knight" 
— Register now for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2015 at www.wartburg.edu/homecoming. Because Homecoming is early this year — Oct. 1-4 — please remind everyone you know (alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty, and staff) to register as soon as possible. Contact the Alumni & Parent Relations Office at alumni@wartburg.edu or 352-8491 with questions or for help with registration. Let’s make sure all our Wartburg family comes “Home for the Knight."

New edition of the Trumpet
— A special edition of the Trumpet is available on campus newsstands. Copies of Axiom, the Trumpet’s feature magazine, also are available. If you are interested in being a reporter or photographer for the Trumpet, contact Jessica Grant at jessica.grant@wartburg.edu; if you are interested in working for Axiom, contact Jeanne Edson at jeanne.edson@wartburg.edu.

Back-to-school sale
— The Wartburg Store will have a back-to-school sale Sept. 16-17, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., in the McCoy rooms of Saemen Student Center. For more information, visit http://www.wartburgstore.com/.

Do you like to sing?
— There are five co-curricular choirs in which you can get involved: Kantorei (mixed), Ritterchor (men's), St. Elizabeth Chorale (women's), Castle Singers (chamber), and Wartburg Choir (mixed). People of all ability levels are welcome, even if you have never been in a choir before. To get involved, sign-up for a five-minute voice placement hearing (range check) Sept. 7-9 on the bulletin board outside the music office in the Fine Arts Center. Additional information is available online or by contacting Dr. Lee Nelson at lee.nelson@wartburg.edu

Ceramic art exhibit
— Iowa City ceramic artist Eliza Au will use geometry to explore mankind’s place in the cycle of life in the first exhibit of the 2015-16 season in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. “Frame of Reference” will run Thursday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 25. An opening reception featuring a gallery talk by Au will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m. Click here to read more.

Doctor Who course
— The Doctor Who course (IS 201 07) is returning for the Winter Term. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45-9:25 a.m., and explores issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality using The Doctor and his companions. Previous exposure to the series not required. For more information, contact Dr. Erika Lindgren at erika.lindgren@wartburg.edu

Professors showcased at Bach’s Lunch
— Karen Black, professor of music, and Jacob Tews, visiting assistant professor of music, will perform Friday, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel for the first Bach's Lunch program of the academic year. The recital, featuring music for the organ and viola, will be preceded by a noon lunch and explanation of the program in Chapel Commons. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch or order one by Wednesday, Sept. 9, by contacting Marcia Haugen, music department office coordinator, at marcia.haugen@wartburg.edu or 352-8300.

Wartburg Community Symphony tickets
— Wartburg Community Symphony memberships and tickets are now available for the 2015-16 season featuring four concerts in Neumann Auditorium.

  • Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.: Autumn Ovation Homecoming concert featuring pianist Sean Boktin performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
  • Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m.: Holiday Classics concert featuring seasonal favorites
  • Saturday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.: High school students from around the region will collaborate with the symphony for the Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival
  • Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.: A Night at the Opera concert featuring Wartburg voice faculty.

Order tickets online or by calling 352-8691.

College calendar
— Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.


Recycling progress demonstrated
— The Sustainability Office reports garbage collection has decreased and recycling has significantly increased through the adoption of changes to the waste management process implemented in 2014. The percentage of items recycled has doubled year over year, according to measurements taken in February and March against 2014 benchmarks. This academic year, Wartburg will save $9,315 by reducing its garbage collection services by 36 cubic yards per week. Yet, work remains: the college's goal is to divert 80 percent of materials by 2020. This year, the Sustainability Office will focus on educating students about recycling in the residence halls. Recycling costs the college 75 percent less than sending items to a landfill. With questions, email Anne Duncan, sustainability coordinator, at anne.duncan@wartburg.edu.

Estate donates $500,000
— A friendship that began in graduate school has resulted in a $500,000 gift for the Transforming Tomorrow campaign. The funds will support student scholarships and grow the endowment—two priorities of the $75 million comprehensive campaign. The gift was made possible through the estate of Sanford “Sandy” Moss, who had established a charitable fund with Harold Kurtz, a 1958 Wartburg graduate, and Grace Jahn Kurtz, a 1961 graduate, as trustees. Click here to read more.

State fair success
— Thanks to those who helped run Wartburg's booth at the Iowa State Fair. Sixty-one students, faculty, staff, and alumni combined to volunteer 495 hours and give out more than 17,000 Wartburg wristbands, 3,000 bags, and a significant amount of recruitment materials.

Alumni Board election
— Barbara Gamez Sims '98 is the new president of the Wartburg College Alumni Board. Thomas Buchheim '93 is the new president-elect. New members include Gerald Oberheu '62, Mark Hargrafen '99, Dr. Michael Franzman '00, and Natalie Gemberling '12. Click here to read more.

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