ACES Scholarships — Wartburg will begin offering the National Science Foundation-funded Academically and Civically Engaged Scientist (ACES) Scholarship program in 2015-2016. The program will provide 10 scholarships of $10,000 each in each of the next five years for high achieving majors in STEM fields who are passionate about applying their discipline to help their community. The application deadline for current students is Thursday, Jan. 15. More information about requirements and expectations can be found at www.wartburg.edu/aces, by contacting your academic adviser, or by emailing ACES@wartburg.edu.
Campaign update — Last year at this time, 22 percent of faculty, staff, emeriti, and retirees had made a financial commitment to Wartburg. This year, 25.6 percent have made gifts or pledges. The goal is to secure more than 50 percent participation throughout the Transforming Tomorrow campaign. Thank you to those who have already contributed. If you have not yet made your gift, please visit www.wartburg.edu/transform to learn more about the campaign and to donate online. Those on a Wartburg health plan also will be asked to consider making a payroll deduction gift during the benefits open enrollment period.
Exhibit open — Erzulie: Mirroring the Lives of Haitian Women is on display through Dec. 14 in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery in Bachman Fine Arts Center. A reception will be Friday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. The exhibit features works on loan from the Waterloo Center for the Arts’ Haitian Art Collection, the world’s largest public collection of Haitian art. The exhibition, curated by Brittany Deal, art gallery director, was designed to challenge preconceived notions of Haitian Vodou through paintings, drapo (beaded flags), spiritual items, and interpretive panels.
Brass Choir concert — The Knightliters Jazz Band opens its season Saturday, Nov. 15, with a free concert at 8 p.m. in Saemann Student Center’s McCaskey Lyceum. The Knightliters will perform jazz standards Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham and Groovin’ High by Dizzy Gillespie, as well as works by Iowa composer Paul Clark. The group’s autumn concert also will feature student soloists and the Wartburg Flute Choir under the direction of Dominique Cawley.
New major announced — The Department of Journalism & Communication has designed a digital cinema and production major to launch Fall Term 2015. The program will help students develop screenwriting, producing, and directing skills for digital video and audio media. Students will create documentaries and short films as well as learn how to produce and engineer audio programs and music. Watch a video and read a release for more information.
Brass Choir concert — The Wartburg Brass Choir will perform Civil War brass band works Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Bachman Fine Arts Center’s Orchestra Hall. The 8 p.m. concert is free to attend. The selections are from President Lincoln’s Own Band, a uniformed military-style ensemble that uses original period instruments.
Law professor visits — University of Iowa law professor Christina Bohannan will lead a discussion on campus Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Look for the location in the next Juice. She teaches torts, copyright law, and conflict of laws, as well as advanced seminars in intellectual property law. She will discuss law school and careers in intellectual property law, including patent law. For more information email Karen Thalacker, senior lecturer in business law, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make it a caring Christmas — The Department of Social Work's Holiday Shoppe provides gifts for those who otherwise may not receive any. More than 540 kids benefitted last year. Look for Christmas trees around campus decorated with ornaments by age group. Gifts can be dropped off at the department's office on Old Main's second floor or left by the Christmas trees. For more information, contact Lynn Peters, Holiday Shoppe project manager, at email@example.com.
Festival of Trees — The Wartburg Community Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of the Wartburg College Classroom Technology Center Dec. 2-17, and more participation from Wartburg groups is encouraged. To decorate a tree, register at www.wartburg.edu/trees by Friday, Nov. 21. For more information, contact Eileen McGuine, administrative assistant for Marketing & Communication, at 352-8648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROP Walk — The Wartburg-Waverly CROP Walk for hunger awareness is Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m., starting at The W. For more information or to donate, contact Felicia Finley at email@example.com.
Phil and Lit — Dr. Erik Grayson, assistant professor of English, will present The Hidden Etymology of Coetzee's Disgrace to the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society Friday, Nov. 14, 4 p.m., in McCoy West, Saemann Student Center.
Criminology and Sociology Club — Wartburg’s newest organization, the Criminology and Sociology Club, will host its inaugural meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18., 8-9 p.m., in McCoy West, Saemann Student Center. Suggestions regarding club goals and activities will be welcomed.
Student presentation — All are welcome as Merry Gillaspie ’15 presents her Scholars Program project, How much POGIL is too much?, Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30–7:30 p.m., in Science Center 102.
Open enrollment — Wartburg’s annual benefits open enrollment is underway. Log on to www.mybenefitfusion.com by Wednesday, Nov. 26 to confirm or change benefit elections for 2015. Your username is your last name and your password is the last four digits of your Social Security number. For more information, meet with representatives from Accel Group Tuesday, Nov. 11, 3-5 p.m., in McCoy East, Saemann Student Center.
Orange Connection — Please remind students applications for the 2015 Orange Connection, April 18–21, are due today, Nov. 10. In this career-mentoring program 30 students job-shadow Wartburg alumni in Des Moines or Chicago over Tour Week. Participants also discuss career topics while building networking and interviewing skills. Contact T.J. Warren, Pathways Center associate for vocation and mentoring, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.wartburg.edu/oc for more information.
Student mini-retreat – A student mini-retreat to explore life, interests, skills, and purpose will be Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at Camp EWALU in Strawberry Point. Encourage students to register online by Wednesday, Nov. 19. For more information contact T.J. Warren, Pathways Center associate for vocation and mentoring, at email@example.com or Pastor Ramona Bouzard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vocation & Mentoring, Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry, and Pathways Center are co-sponsoring the event.
Saluting veterans — The W is offering veterans a free day pass Tuesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The offer applies to all U.S. veterans and retired and active military personnel who present their military ID at the Welcome Desk. The W is open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Speaker on Judaism — Rabbi Stanley Rosenbaum will discuss Jewish life and faith in society during Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa's World Religion classes today, Nov. 10, 10:45 -11:50 a.m. in Grossmann 132 and 2:30-3:35 p.m. in Grossmann 131. The entire Wartburg campus is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Terasawa at email@example.com.
Service award nominations — Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 12, for two awards to be bestowed during St. Elizabeth Week, Nov. 15-21. Nominate a student for the St. Elizabeth Award for Service and a faculty or staff member for the Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service. Recipients will be recognized during chapel Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Technical event advisory — Hans Pregler, former production manager and Artist Series director, has taken a position at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. With his departure, please help ensure events in Neumann Auditorium and McCaskey Lyceum run smoothly by communicating specific set-up and technical needs to Jean Buckingham at firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks before the event.
Day of remembrance — SAFE and Alliance invite all to join in a day of silence and remembrance Tuesday, Nov. 25, by dressing in all black to remember those lost to suicide. A discussion will be 8-9:30 p.m. in McCoy East. To sign up for the day's activities, email email@example.com with your name, office, and the name of any loved ones you would like to represent. On average 1,100 college students a year die by suicide in the U.S. In 2012, 4,872 people between the ages of 15-24 committed suicide, 30 percent being LGBT.
Nominate an alum — The Wartburg Alumni Citation recognizes contributions and support to the college, vocational and professional achievements, and community and/or church leadership. Susan Bahe ’82, Dr. Kathryn Pohlmann Duffy ’79, and the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Wick ’61 received the honor at Homecoming. Nominations for the 2015 awards and a list of recipients can be found here. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1.