Homecoming in pictures — Hundreds of alumni, family, and friends came "Home for the Knight" to celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 1-4. Congratulations to Andrew Tubbs and Angela Zook, Homecoming king and queen. Check out an album of select photos on Facebook or all of the college's pictures in this gallery (more will be added to the gallery this week as photos are edited).
Santorum on campus today — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will visit campus today, Oct. 5, for a Wartburg College Republicans event at 3:30 p.m. in Whitehouse Business Center 214. Tickets are not required for the free event. The town hall format will include remarks from Santorum as well as time for questions from the audience. A former Pennsylvania senator, Santorum was the 2012 Iowa precinct caucuses winner. Click here to read more.
Traveling exhibit plans Oct. 6 stop — A traveling exhibit exploring issues of Midwestern history and identity will stop at Wartburg Tuesday, Oct. 6. Housed in a retrofitted school bus, At Home in the Heartland: How Midwesterners Got to Be ‘Us’ will be outside Neumann Auditorium from 2 to 5 p.m. The free exhibit examines how the Midwest developed differently than other regions, how Iowa’s settlement distinguished it from its neighbors, and what blesses and burdens the state today. The “BUS-eum,” a project of the Mason City nonprofit TRACES Center for History and Culture, will visit all 99 Iowa counties within the next 18 months. Michael Luick-Thrams, TRACES director, will present his new book, Chasing Restless Roots: The Dreams that Lured Us Across America, at the Wartburg stop. Click here to read more.
Phil and Lit — Barbara Fedeler, professor of art, will present Flatness and Space: Drawings of Arizona and Mississippi for the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society Friday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m., in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center. The presentation focus is the artwork produced during Fedeler’s 2015 sabbatical while an artist-in-residence at the Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, the Amerind Foundation, and the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
Seminar features alumnus — The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 134. Brad Schaefer '07, a physics/math alumnus, will discuss his post-Wartburg activities and career path in a presentation, Evidence for the Practical Application of Graduate School Study in a Field Unrelated to Studied Field as Told by a Physics PhD.
Play a possible tie to IS 101 — Kristin Teig Torres, assistant director of the Center for Community Engagement, will appear in a play that could be used as subject matter for Inquiry Studies 101 courses. Teig Torres, a University of Northern Iowa alumna, will return to UNI's Strayer Wood Theatre to portray the emotionally troubled mother in Lee Blessing’s Independence. Teig Torres suggests the play would be useful to compare to Wartburg's Readings in Common selection, The Other Wes Moore. Both stories tell of a dysfunctional family and the barriers or systems that limit choices. The production hits the stage starting Thursday, Oct. 8. Contact Teig Torres at email@example.com for more information.
Masters in Social Work panel — The Social Work department is hosting a MSW graduate school panel Tuesday, Oct. 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Old Main 200. Learn about advaned standing or traditional graduate programs in social work with representatives from St. Ambrose, University of Northern Iowa, St. Thomas/St. Catherine, the University of Iowa, and more. For more information, contact Tammy Faux, associate professor of social work, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bailey Moss at email@example.com.
Swim club starts tonight — The Knight's Swim Club, formerly the Master's Swim Club, will begin its season tonight, Oct. 5, with an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. in The W's Wet Classroom. Coached by Janet McCullough, the program is perfect for anyone looking to improve their technique or enhance their overall fitness and flexibility. The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. For more information, click here.
College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.
Important notice regarding account balance — Students with an account balance greater than $1,000 must contact the Business Office (Luther Hall 212, 352-8411) or Financial Aid Office (Luther Hall 212, 352-8262) as soon as possible to discuss payment and/or loan options. Students failing to pay their account balance in full or below $1,000 by Thursday, Nov. 12, may have their Winter Term registration cancelled by Enrollment Management. Those applying student employment wages to their account and who feel their balance will be below $1,000 by the November student payroll, should inform the Business Office. Those signed up for the monthly tuition payment plan and currently up to date with payments can disregard this notice.
PBL hosts Northwest Mutual — Phi Beta Lambda will host presentation by Northwest Mutual representatives Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in Whitehouse Business Center 117. The representatives will discuss networking and college retirement planning. All are invited. For more information, contact Zachary Nullmeyer '18, Phi Beta Lambda president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security and fire safety report — The 2015-16 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report has been released online. This required report contains crime statistics from 2012 to 2014 and addresses the college’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, such as responding to emergency situations and reporting sexual misconduct. Additionally, the report contains information related to fire safety. You can request a paper copy in the Campus Security Office in Saemann Student Center.
Lincoln Savings Bank boosts campaign — The LSB Foundation, on behalf of Lincoln Savings Bank, has committed $15,000 to the Transforming Tomorrow comprehensive campaign in support of the planned Clinton Hall renovation. Click here for more information.