|Class schedule for today
|Today (Jan. 16) is Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Wartburg alters the class schedule on this federal holiday to free students and faculty to participate in afternoon service projects. Class periods one through six will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each. Weekday Chapel will not be held. Evening classes will meet at their regularly scheduled time.
- Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
- Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
- Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
- Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
- Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
- Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.
- Day of Service kick-off in Levick Arena, 1:30 p.m.
|Vander Plaats, Red Wing to speak
|Bob Vander Plaats, CEO of The Family Leader, and Donna Red Wing, former One Iowa executive director, will be speaking together Tuesday, Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m., in WBC 217. They will be discussing civil discussion even when disagreements are deep, and how to reach out to those you may consider your enemy. This event is hosted by Wartburg College Republicans. Direct questions to email@example.com.
|Don't miss 'Guys & Dolls' in Neumann
|Wartburg Opera Workshop and Players Theatre present the beloved musical comedy "Guys & Dolls" in Neumann Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21. Ticket prices: Wartburg students free with ID, adults $15, K-12 youth $5. All tickets are general admission. Adult tickets are available online at www.wartburg.edu/musical. K-12 youth tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting the Ticket Office in the Saemann Student Center. Arrive early to get the best seats; doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show start time.
|Mail schedule for MLK Day
|There will be no incoming or outgoing mail Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The Wartburg Mail Center still will be open, and regular departmental mail runs will take place, though delivery times may be adjusted.
|The American Family Insurance Experience
|There are spots left in LS395: Leadership Insights – The American Family Insurance Experience, a P/D/F May Term course developed for highly motivated third- and fourth-year students who want the opportunity to observe and interact with the leadership team and members of the board of directors of a Fortune 500 company. The class is open to all majors with an interest in leadership and corporate social responsibility. Time will be split between Wartburg and Madison, Wis. Application available upon request, and due as soon as possible. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Looking to jump-start your faith life?
|Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry is offering a discipleship process called The Jesus Experiment that will help you answer the question, “How would Jesus live my life if he were living it?” Pastor Brian Beckstrom will host an introductory meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Everyone is welcome. Click here to find out more about The Jesus Experiment.
|Panel discussion on women’s rights
|The Waverly AAUW will host a Wartburg student panel discussion, Women’s Rights Experiences Outside of the Classroom, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m., in WBC 215.
|Phil and Lit Society
|The first Winter Term meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Dr. Marta Ferguson, a poet, freelance writer, and editor.
|Davis Projects for Peace deadline extended
|Consider submitting a proposal for a project to be completed domestically or internationally this summer that promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties. Projects should be creative, engaging, meaningful, and measurable. Project drafts are due Friday, Jan. 27, to Kristin Teig Torres in Student Life. The Davis Projects for Peace committee will meet the week of Jan. 30 to rank the proposals. The top two proposals will be forwarded to Wartburg College administration by Feb. 6. Final proposals will be submitted to Davis by Monday, Feb. 13. Direct questions to Teig Torres.
|New general fitness class
|The W will offer a new high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class in 2017. HIIT is a type of cardiorespiratory training that incorporates intervals of fast-paced training followed by intervals of rest. The new 30-minute class will offer an increased intensity workout in a shorter frame of time. HIIT begins Monday, Feb. 6, and meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:05 p.m.
|Doubles Pickleball League
|The deadline to sign up for the Doubles Pickleball League is Monday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. Play begins the week of Jan. 16 in The W and ends in early March, or after tournament play is completed. Any combination of doubles is allowed. T-shirts will be given to the league champions. Cost is $30 per team. To sign up, email email@example.com.
|Unified Sports Day volunteers needed
|Volunteers are needed for Unified Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 11, 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You will spend the day with Special Olympic athletes, who will be participating in activities such as basketball, volleyball, crafts, and more. Sign up at the table in the Student Center during lunch and dinner hours Tuesday, Jan. 17, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Share what you’re reading
|Join fellow bibliophiles at the Fireside Book Club every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the faculty-in-residence apartment, Clinton Hall 223. There’s no set reading list, just bring your favorite book or what you’ve been reading lately and tell us about it. All Wartburg students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Direct questions to email@example.com.
|Communion bread bakers needed
|Communion bread, sadly, doesn't bake itself. If you are interested in learning how to bake the bread for Sanctuary on Wednesday nights or for Sunday services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Leadership and Service Award nominations
|Leadership and Service Award nomination forms are available and due by Friday, Feb. 3. Click here to nominate someone you know for one or more of the following awards: Nobility Award; Debbie Heida Award; Outstanding Organization; Outstanding International Senior; Dell Awards for Peace and Justice; Dell Awards for Peace and Justice: Peacemaker; Outstanding Organization Service Award; Outstanding Organization Adviser Award; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; John O. Chellevold Outstanding Staff Award; and Outstanding Academic Adviser. The awards ceremony will be Saturday, March 18, 1 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum, with a reception to follow in the ballrooms. Direct questions to email@example.com.
|Posekany Literacy awards
|Education Department and Education Unit faculty and students accepted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), as well as Reading Endorsement students not admitted to the TEP, are eligible for special funding to attend the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference June 27-28 in Ames. Early-bird registration fees range from $30-$190, and registration is open through March 31. Wartburg registrants may request reimbursement from the Institutional Advancement Office in Luther Hall (contact Suzie Kramer, 352-8495, for information). These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Education Department emeritae faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner. Click here for more information on the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference.
|Price of stamps going up
|The U.S. Postal Service will increase the price of first-class stamps to 49 cents, beginning Sunday, Jan. 22. Books of 20 stamps ($9.80) and individual stamps are available at the Mail Center for cash or check. The cost of postcard stamps, international first-class mail, and additional ounce charge will not change, and all are now “forever” stamps for their respective values. There are minor increases to package shipping, depending on the weight of the package. Click here for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Blankets for Bremwood
|Volunteer to make tie-blankets during MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 16. There will be two shifts for blanket making in the Chapel Commons: 2:30-4 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Help us serve the residents at Bremwood, providing them with something to call their own. Questions can be directed to email@example.com. Sign up at this link.
|2017 German Film Series
|The 2017 German Film Series: Profiles in Courage kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 17, with The Promise (Das Versprechen). The film, with English subtitles, follows Sophie and Konrad, who, in 1961, plan an escape from the eastern side of a divided Germany into the west. The film begins at 7:15 p.m. in WBC116. A student-led discussion will follow. The film series, sponsored by the Wartburg College German Institute and the German and German studies programs, is being presented in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation. Click here for additional information about this film and the series.
|Extended dining hours, and board plan changes
|Dining Services has extended the Saturday evening dining hours in Mensa to be 5:15-6:30 p.m., effective immediately. The intent is to make Saturday dinner more convenient and less crowded for students. Also, please remember to verify that you are on the board plan that you want. If you need to make changes, come to the Dining Office (located behind the Info Desk in Saemann Student Center) and sign a form to make those changes before Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 4 p.m. No changes will be allowed after that.
|2017 Homecoming Committee
|If you would like to be part of the planning and executing of the 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend, apply to be part of the committee at alumni.wartburg.edu/HC17. Applications are due Jan. 19. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
|igKnight program welcoming mentees
|Students interested in being partnered with a peer mentor during Winter Term are invited to sign up for the igKnight Mentoring Program. This peer mentoring program is designed to help students pursue and meet their academic, personal, and professional goals no matter where they are in their college experience. Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite students to be a part of the program as well. Students may join the program at any time by signing up here. For more information on igKnight, visit the igKnight website or contact TJ Warren.
|Thank a mentor
|January is National Mentoring Month. At Wartburg, we recognize the value of mentors in our lives; therefore, we invite you to recognize a mentor by filling out the “Thank a Mentor” form here. The form will be accessible until noon Monday, Jan. 23. Mentors will then receive a personalized electronic message that afternoon. If you have questions, contact TJ Warren. Click here for more information on mentoring at Wartburg.
|Certified respite foster care providers needed
|Respite Options of Northeast Iowa will offer a free training course on two Saturdays, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Sumner. Attendance at both sessions is required. Providers must be at least 19 years old at the time of application and 20 years old to provide respite, complete an application and certification process, and be able to make a one-year commitment to the program. While this is an unpaid position, respite providers do receive a small stipend and help with mileage costs when they travel to do respite. Contact Nancy Magnall at 319-296-8307 or email@example.com, or Dr. Tammy Faux.
|Looking for a good book to read?
|There still is space to join Dr. Erika Lindgren in the Hearthside Project during Winter Term. She will be reading The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe. Students who read with her get a copy of the book and a chance to discuss nonfiction outside of the classroom setting. If interested, email Dr. Lindgren.
|Keep on Learning proposals
|The Alumni Office is requesting Keep on Learning proposals for the 2017-18 academic year. The Keep on Learning program offers a series of four-week courses to all residents of the Cedar Valley during seven months of the academic year. Click here for more information.
|'Sexy/OFFENDER' now in art gallery
|An exhibition featuring the works of Ben Moore and Byron Anway will open Monday, Jan. 9, at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery. “Sexy/OFFENDER,” featuring pieces that combine online imaged-based culture and 18th-century French portraiture, will be on display through Feb. 12. A reception will be Friday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. Click here for details.
| MLK Day of Service
German Film Series
Vander Plaats/Red Wing event
The Jesus Experiment meeting
Homecoming Committee applications due
Women's rights panel
'Guys & Dolls'
Dr. Eddie Moore diversity and inclusion event
Davis Projects for Peace deadline
Unified Sports Day
| Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
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