Live presentation from Wartburg West – Students in IS 101 classes will be linked up to Wartburg West students in Denver, Colo., to hear more about their classes, internships, and living in Denver for a semester. The presentation will take place Monday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum in Saemann Student Center. All students and faculty are welcome.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar – The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Actuarial science major Leah Jungling '17 will speak about her experiences working for John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo. Refreshments will be served. Looking ahead, the Nov. 1 seminar will feature an information session for students interested in STEM graduate school programs.
Nominate an individual for exemplary service – The Pastor Larry Trachte Service Award recognizes staff or faculty members who embody Pastor Trachte’s enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication, and overall commitment to Wartburg’s mission of service. Click here to nominate staff or faculty. The St. Elizabeth Award for Service recognizes members of the Wartburg community who have exemplified a commitment to service. Click here to nominate one or more current students who you feel lives out a commitment to service in, with, and for the community.
Cathedrals and Castles May Term course – Consider registering for the May Term course HI 212 Cathedrals and Castles. Take advantage of visiting the remains of castles, cathedrals, churches, and monasteries, and learn how these structures were built and used. If you would like more information, contact Dr. Erika Lindgren, 352-8201.
Satellite voting site — Wartburg will host a satellite voting location in McCaskey Lyceum in Saemann Student Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The location, open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., can be used by all students, faculty, staff and community members registered to vote in Bremer County. Voter registration also will be available that day.
Parking over Fall Break – For overnight parking Oct. 26-30, students must park in a student parking lot (Lots B, C, D, N). Parking overnight (midnight to dawn) on the streets, loading zones, and faculty parking lots is not permitted. There are no parking restrictions for daytime parking during Fall Break. If you have any questions, contact Campus Security. Parking in a fire lane is never allowed for any duration.
Advising Week 2016 – All students, particularly first-year students, are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with their academic adviser during Advising Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 4. This is the time to confirm or make adjustments to your Winter Term and/or May Term schedules and get to know your adviser. Take time to review your schedule and academic progress. You can access your Advising Worksheet using following these steps:
1. Log onto your My Wartburg home page.
2. Select the Advising tab.
3. Select Advising Worksheet.
4. Select Click.
5. Select Recalculate Student Progress.
6. Select Advising Worksheet (PDF file).
If you are unable to access your Advising Worksheet or have questions, email the registrar or stop by the Registrar's Office, Luther Hall 216.
Interfaith Senior Chapel – In the context of weekday chapel worship, we’ll hear from a variety of religious traditions the last Wednesday of each month. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the speaker will be psychology major Eric Revis ’17. Join us as we thank God for the vast diversity of faith traditions that grace our world.
Christian social workers organization — Looking for ways to combine your Christian faith with a human services career? The Social Work Department will host an exploratory meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, to gauge interest in forming a new student organization: Wartburg Association of Christian Social Workers. Students of all majors are welcome to attend and participate. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in Old Main 101. For more information, contact Professor Lynn Peters.
Get your teams ready for fall intramurals – Registration for Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball, Women’s 5-on-5 Basketball, and Indoor Volleyball ends Wednesday, Nov. 2, at noon. To register, go to imleagues.com. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Abroad photo contest — Do you have a study abroad or May Term experience that you’d like to share? Enter the Study Abroad Programs Student Photo Contest. Submit your photo(s) with a 100- to 200-word essay describing your cross-cultural experience. Prizes will be awarded, and each photo and essay will have the honor of being displayed outside the Den. Complete rules and information can be found outside the study abroad office, WBC 118, or online.
Hearthside Project – The Hearthside Project offers faculty and students the unique opportunity to connect around the virtual hearth by encouraging student/faculty interaction based on the more intimate learning environments of graduate work, or of a European approach to readings and discussion of texts often labeled “the directed reading model.” The program allows students to engage in the process of reading with a professor and to consider connections between their own course of study and the practical and philosophical ideas explored through each text. Texts chosen by faculty emphasize the key role of the humanities in contemporary thought. Students receive their books free of charge. E-mail an individual professor to participate; click here to see a list of texts and professors. Questions may be directed to Dr. Paula Survilla or Dr. Zak Montgomery.
Decorate a tree for Festival of Trees – The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of Wartburg’s Classroom Technology Center Nov. 30-Dec. 15. If your office, academic department, or group/organization would like to decorate a Christmas tree to display, please sign up by Monday, Nov. 21. For more information and/or to sign up, go to www.wartburg.edu/trees. Contact Joni McDonough with questions. A partnership between the college and Waverly Chamber of Commerce, the festival is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year.
Christmas with Wartburg tickets on sale — Tickets are on sale for shows Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., in Wartburg College’s Neumann Auditorium, as well as Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Tickets are $18 for all Waverly performances and $20 for the West Des Moines performance. Meals will be offered in Waverly on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. for an additional cost. Concert and meal tickets can be purchased online at www.wartburg.edu/christmas, from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays at the ticket office in Saemann Student Center or by calling 319-352-8691 during ticket office hours.