May Term award letters — The Financial Aid Office will be sending out May Term award letters before Fall Break. All students enrolled in a May Term class who are going on a trip will be sent a letter to their campus boxes. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions.
Outfly event sign-up — Anyone interested in doing the sand volleyball tournament (3 p.m.) or the Wartburg Traditions Amazing Race (11 a.m.) taking place on Outfly can fill out our online form. For more information about the sand volleyball tournament contact Hannah Creed, and for details about the Amazing Race contact Tony Smith.
Vanderbilt Divinity School representative to visit campus — A representative from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn., will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 4. Stop by the table in Saemann Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and have a conversation with Katherine Smith, assistant dean of admissions, vocation, and stewardship.
Masters of Social Work panel —Find out more about a higher degree in the field of social work at a Masters of Social Work panel 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. in Old Main Room 200. The schools represented will be University of Iowa, St. Ambrose University, University of Northern Iowa, and Clark College.
Faith and life groups — Faith and life groups are opportunities for students to share fellowship with other believers. There are multiple groups meeting at different times, places, and locations on campus. Each group has its own flavor and is led by either a student or one of the campus pastors. Listed below is the group information. Feel free to sign up, or just show up to check it out.
- Monday Nights, 9:15 p.m., Clinton Hall Lounge. Leaders: Athena Hansen, Dan O’Brien, Katie Linthicum.
- Tuesday Nights, 8 p.m., Lohe/Grossmann. Email Alexa Schmitz for room location.
- Wednesday Nights, 7:30 p.m., Chapel. Pastor Ramona and Pastor Brian.
- Knights Village, TBA
Ultimate Frisbee event— The Wartburg Ultimate Frisbee Team will host its annual hat tournament Sunday, Oct. 9, at 12:30 p.m. on the lacrosse fields. This event is open to everyone and is free. No prior playing experience needed. There will be students there coaching and playing along. Register at the tournament. Teams will be split up according to playing experience to make games even. Bring your friends and enjoy playing the fastest-growing sport in America!
St. Elizabeth service opportunity — Are you interested in being part of something bigger than yourself? St. Elizabeth Week is coming up in November, and we are looking for volunteers to be a part of the St. Elizabeth Planning Committee. If you are interested in serving in this way, please email the Volunteer Action Center at email@example.com.
Honor Council openings — The Honor Council is seeking two first-year students, one third-year student, and one fourth-year student to fill openings. The council is a board of students who deliberate cases of academic dishonesty presented by professors and students. If accepted, you will be a member until you graduate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to apply.
National Depression Screening Day — Thursday, Oct. 6, is National Depression Screening Day. Counseling Services will conduct screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Saemann Student Center. Online, confidential screenings are available anytime at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/wartburg.
“The German Harmonica and African-American Blues Culture” — You are invited to this year’s Kleinfeld Lecture in German History, Culture & Politics, which features Herbert Quelle, the consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago. He will speak Friday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum in Saemann Student Center. Quelle, who has researched the harmonica’s 19th-century German roots, found that African-Americans gravitated to the pocket-sized instrument because they were affordable and accessible. Their affinity for the instrument, sometimes called a mouth organ, allowed them to create new tonal ranges and forms of expression, which led to a greater universal appreciation for the blues.
Board Game Knights event – The Wartburg Store will host Game Knights on Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 to 10 p.m., in the McCoy Rooms in Saemann Student Center. Modern-strategy board games, including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Dominion and Agricola, will be available, as well as many more. No prior game experience necessary. Whether you like social, strategy, competitive, co-operative or card games, we’d love to play with you!
Wartburg Oktoberfest — Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Oct. 15, 4-6:30 p.m. on the Campus Mall. For students who live on campus, make sure to save a meal from your meal plan if you would like to eat dinner during Oktoberfest; Mensa will not be open during this time. The meal will include beverages, food, and fellowship with current, future, and past Knights. For students without a meal plan, and for family, friends and faculty, make sure to pre-register! Pre-registered tickets are discounted and give you access to the “fastpass” line at the event. Click here to see a map detailing the setup. Information concerning pricing and pre-registration can be found at wartburg.edu/homecoming.
Need a ride to catch a bus or flight for break? Students can book a seat on the new Wartburg Shuttle, which transports students to and from regional airports and bus stations for most academic breaks during the year. Shuttle seats can be reserved anytime, but registration for each shuttle closes 30 days before the date of shuttle travel. The deadline to reserve a seat for Thanksgiving Break is Oct. 23, and stops will be at the Waterloo bus station, Waterloo Airport (ALO), Eastern Iowa Airport near Cedar Rapids (CID), and Iowa City Megabus station. Go to www.wartburg.edu/shuttle to see a detailed schedule of locations, dates and times for the whole year and to reserve your seat.
BOR cookbook — The Wartburg College Board of Regents, past and present, along with their spouses, have shared their favorite recipes for a cookbook, Best of the Knight's Kitchen. Stop by our table at the Renaissance Faire during Homecoming & Family Weekend to purchase your cookbooks. Cost is $20 each, and proceeds are dedicated to support small, unfunded campus projects. Cookbooks also will be available in The Wartburg Store after Homecoming.
Phil and Lit – The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in McCoy West in Saemann Student Center. Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters, associate professor of biology, will present Zika in the Americas.