Budget meetings — All faculty and staff are invited to one of three meetings next week to review the college's budget reports and process. Meetings will be held in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center as follows:
• Monday, Nov. 24, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 25, 3-4 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Business Office employees will discuss the 2013-14 actual revenue and expense results, the 2014-15 budgeted revenues and expenses, and the expense review process. The presentation's slideshow will be posted to the Business Office page of the InfoCenter after the final meeting. The revenue and expense reports have been posted.
St. Elizabeth awards — Six students and faculty have been honored for their commitment to service as part of the annual St. Elizabeth Week celebration. Paris White ’15, Ashley Lahti ’16, and Tawanda Murinda ’15 received the St. Elizabeth Award for Service, which recognizes students who exemplify a commitment to service and desire to live a life that embodies the college’s mission. The Rev. Brian Beckstrom, Dr. LeAnn Faidley, and Dr. Bill Soesbe received the Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service, given to faculty or staff who embody his enthusiasm, support, dedication, and overall commitment to Wartburg’s mission of service.
Football tailgate — The Alumni Office will host a tailgate before Saturday's football game from 10 a.m. to noon. Look for the Wartburg tent in O Lot, just west of Walston-Hoover Stadium. Alumni Office employees will hand out giveaways, and grilled food will be available for purchase. Bring your own beverages and chairs. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Transforming Tomorrow giving — Thank you to those who have already participated in the Faculty, Staff, Emeriti, and Retirees Campaign. Please watch this video to see the impact your gifts make. 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.
Dance Marathon holiday bazaar — Dance Marathon will host a holiday bazaar featuring local vendors Saturday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in the McCoy rooms of Saemann Student Center. For more information, email email@example.com.
Admissions reminder — Is your child beginning to look at colleges? Please make sure the Admissions Office has the student's name so it may assist in the college search process. Also, encourage your son or daughter to complete the online "Recruit Me" form to receive individualized Wartburg information.
Research seminar — The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department seminar will be Tuesday, Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 134. Dr. LeAnn Faidley, assistant professor of engineering science, will lead this session on Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). A panel of Wartburg students who recently participated in REU programs will share their experiences. Students interested in off-campus research are particularly encouraged to attend.
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.
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.
Vagina Monologues auditions — Auditions for The Vagina Monologues are today, 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.
National Trans* Day — Alliance will host a candlelight vigil today, 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.
St. Elizabeth Week — Participate in community activism and service during St. Elizabeth Week through Friday, Nov. 21. Click here for more information, including a full schedule.
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. 8303 with questions.
Photo contest voting — The Study Abroad Office encourages voting for the Faculty Choice Award 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.