Service trip application extension — The service trip participant application deadline has been extended to noon Tuesday, Nov. 18. Applications and trip descriptions can be found at www.wartburg.edu/servicetrips. On trips across the country, students will take on topics such as social justice, environmental awareness, homelessness, and poverty. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Davis Projects for Peace — Davis Projects for Peace is offering a prize of up to $10,000 for peace projects proposed by undergraduate students to be completed in summer 2015. Attend an informational meeting Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., in McCoy East of Saemann Student Center. Final proposals are due Wednesday, Jan. 14, noon, to Dan Kittle, director of the Center for Community Engagement. Click here for more information or contact Kittle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Fred Waldstein, director of the Institute for Leadership Education, at email@example.com.
Thanksgiving treats — Order your Thanksgiving treats through Dining Services online. Choose from four different kinds of cookie dough, six flavors of sweet bread, and two decadent cheesecakes. All are ready for pick-up at your convenience. Call Dining Services at ext. 8308 with questions.
Phil and Lit — Dr. Charles Figura, professor of physics and astronomy, will present Massive Stars, the Milky Way, and You: The Role of Massive Stars in the Life of the Galaxy to the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society Friday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m., in McCoy West, Saemann Student Center.
Photo contest voting — The Study Abroad Office encourages students to vote for their favorite entry in its photo contest featuring images from study abroad trips. The more than 40 submissions are on display in Saemann Student Center. Ballots are available in The Hub.
St. Elizabeth Week — Participate in community activism and service during St. Elizabeth Week through Friday, Nov. 21. Organized by the Volunteer Action Center, the week will include activities — developed by student organizations — that focus on efforts to alleviate hunger and homelessness. A launch event featuring live music and prizes will be Saturday, 6-8 p.m., in Cardinal Commons. Other highlights include the Voices of the Issues panel Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., in Whitehouse Business Center 214, and the presentation of service awards during chapel Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. Click here for more information, including a full schedule.
The Changing Face of Masculinity and Femininity — The Wartburg Scholars’ Women & Public Policy class will host an informal discussion panel, The Changing Face of Masculinity and Femininity: Questioning the Social Constructs of Gender and Sexuality, Monday, Nov. 24, 7-8 p.m., at the Waverly Public Library. The discussion will feature guest speakers from the community. Donations will be accepted for Cedar Valley Friends of the Family. Attendees are encouraged to take an optional pre-survey. Contact Emma EvansPeck at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Chamber orchestra concert — Popular music by 20th century composers highlights the free Wartburg Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel. Dr. Daniel Kaplunas will conduct 17 college musicians and five high school students from Denver and Waverly.
Outdoors fan? — Would you participating in a fishing/outdoor club on campus? If so, contact Kamden Glade at email@example.com or Sean Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org, as they are gauging interest to determine such a club's feasibility.
Sustainability representative — EcoReps hosts an informational meeting on increasing sustainability on campus Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m., in Cardinal Commons. Learn more about recycling on campus, sustainability over Thanksgiving, and opportunities for service focusing on sustainability and environment issues. Email Brooke Chapman at email@example.com or Jamie Harrings at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Dueling pianos — ETK will host a dueling pianos show Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7-10 p.m., in Knights Ballroom. Bring some friends and enjoy a snack and good tunes for free.
Trans* discussion — Join Alliance Wednesday, Nov. 19, 8 p.m., in Whitehouse Business Center's Buckmaster Room, for discussion on trans* issues and hear what identity means to one trans* student at Wartburg.
Vocation webinar — A Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education webinar will be Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m., in Vogel Library Classroom 1. Hosted by the Vocations Leadership Team, the webinar will feature a conversation with Steve Garber, author of Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good. Garber is the founder and principal of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture. Contact T.J. Warren, Pathways Center associate for vocation and mentoring, at email@example.com with questions.
Thanksgiving food drive — The Wartburg Store and Black Student Union are teaming up to help the Northeast Iowa Food Bank fight hunger. Students, faculty, and staff are asked to drop off nonperishable food items at The Wartburg Store or in The Hub, Saemann Student Center, through Monday, Nov. 24. Donors at The Wartburg Store will receive a 20-percent-off coupon. Contact Nasr Madar at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
From the Business Office — Students wanting a refund check of their student account before Thanksgiving break will need to request it by noon on Friday, Nov. 21. The check will be available after noon on Monday, Nov. 24.
Posting policy reminder — All posters displayed on campus must meet several requirements regarding content, timing, and placement. Posters not in compliance are subject to removal. Click here to brush up on the posting policy.
National Trans* Day — Alliance will host a candlelight vigil Thursday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m., by Wartburg Chapel to remember all trans* people lost to violence and hate crimes this year. The vigil will be led by Pastor Brian Beckstrom.
Vagina Monologues auditions — Auditions for The Vagina Monologues are Thursday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Alliance office in The Hub, Saemann Student Center. To sign up for a 10-minute slot, visit the Alliance office. In the form of an episodic play, The Vagina Monologues tells women’s stories of domestic violence, rape, and other issues. The production, set for Feb. 12-14, 8 p.m., will raise funds for Cedar Valley Friends of the Family, a local women’s shelter, as a part of V-Day, a worldwide anti-violence awareness movement. Contact co-directors Kate Huffman at email@example.com or MiKindzi Shanks at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.