|Homecoming Court announced
|Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Court! The voting for Homecoming King and Queen will take place Oct. 9-11 via an email sent to all students with a link. The king and queen will be crowned at Kastle Kapers on Thursday, Oct. 12.
|Student Life open house
|Faculty and staff are invited to the Student Life Office on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., to learn more about the services and people within the office. There will be a trail-mix bar and coffee, lemonade, and music. Come and have a look at the office space, and enjoy fellowship with the Student Life team.
|PAC to meet Thursday
| The following is the agenda for the Thursday, Sept. 28, meeting of the Personnel Advisory Committee:
- Employee suggestions:
o Professional development
o Diversity on PAC
o Employee training
- Health insurance
If anyone has any suggestions or feedback, contact a PAC member (click here for list of members) before the meeting.
|Reports posted on InfoCenter
|Summer Enrollment 2016-17 reports are posted on the InfoCenter. Direct questions to Edie Waldstein.
|Constitution Day presentation
|Karen Thalacker '88, Wartburg's Title IX coordinator, chief compliance officer and pre-law adviser, will present “No Offense is Minor: Learn About Your Rights Before They’re Read to You,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in McCaskey Lyceum. She will focus on the importance of knowing the law and following it. The audience will have a chance to ask questions at the conclusion. The presentation is part of the college's observance of Constitution Day, commemorating the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
|Third floor of library reserved
|The third floor of Vogel Library will be reserved 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, for the Iowa College Recruiting Network’s accounting interview day, sponsored by Pathways Center. Counseling Services and Pathways will remain open. Designated study rooms will be reserved on the third floor of Vogel Library for actuarial science interviews Monday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Pathways Center and Mount Mercy University. All other rooms will be open for student use, including Counseling Services and Pathways.
|Farewell to Stephanie Huff
|Stephanie Huff, the Registrar’s Office coordinator, will be joining her husband in Florida the first week of October. Stop by the Registrar’s Office on Friday, Sept. 29, to share your thanks for her 15 years of service to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. (Guess how many transcripts she has processed!) Treats will be available.
|Symposium focuses on immigrant experiencs
|Immigrant experiences in the U.S. workforce will be the focus of the Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium. “The U-Turn,” the final installment in Luis Argueta’s trilogy documenting immigration issues, will have its Midwest premiere Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Argueta, an award-winning filmmaker from Guatemala, and Bea Gallardo, the film’s producer, will be on hand for discussion after the screening. Argueta also will be the featured symposium speaker at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in McCaskey Lyceum. His talk is titled “Breaking the Silence in Times of Fear: Life-Changing Immigrant Stories and Community Solidarity."
|Apply now for Urban Studies programs
|Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Urban Studies programs in Des Moines and at Wartburg West in Denver. Applications can be submitted online at www.wartburg.edu/west. Direct questions to Jo Dorrance.
|Spend May Term in South Africa
|Experience South Africa during May Term: Walk in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps, go on an African safari, visit an orphanage, and explore the biggest African artisan market. All majors are welcome, and first- and second-year students can apply. For more information, contact Emmalinde Roelofse, 319-352-8416, before Sunday, Oct. 1.
|HR & Payroll Office closed
|The Human Resources & Payroll Office will be closed Friday, Sept. 29, for a staff retreat.
|Faculty Development Committee funds awarded
|Kit Kleinhans, the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, was awarded funds by the Faculty Development Committee to present at the Lutheran Women in Theological and Religious Studies conference in Boston, Nov. 16-18. She will present Nevertheless, She Persisted: Protestant Women’s Voices Then and Now.
|ELCA seminary reps to visit campus
|ELCA seminary representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 2, and invite students to lunch in the Den between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to talk about Listening for God in a Noisy World. Also, learn more about theological education — how does God lay claim on our busy lives?
|Consumer information available
|Consumer information is available at this link. This information contains statistics, policies, and programs at Wartburg College, including, but not limited to, the annual security report and the annual fire safety report. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or to request a paper copy.
|Reformation Anniversary Celebration Table Talks
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, faculty, staff, and students will have the chance to share their thoughts and questions during Wartburg’s 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Celebration Table Talks. The groups will have guided discussion and honest conversation about the college’s mission of faith and learning and the future of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. No classes, lessons, practices, or college-sponsored meetings will be held during this time, and all offices or departments that are able to close will to enable students, staff, and faculty to participate. Click here to sign up for the Table Talks. You can reserve a place at the table through Friday, Oct. 20. If you would like to volunteer to be a facilitator or “recorder” for the Table Talks, or if you have questions, speak to Ramona Bouzard or contact SLCM.firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Table Talk Volunteer” in the subject line. For more information on the Reformation Anniversary, click here.
|Immigration request response protocol
|Given the increasing likelihood that an immigration official may visit campus inquiring about a student, members of Cabinet want to inform the faculty and staff about the process that should be followed if anyone receives inquiries. Click here to view and download the immigration request response protocol. If you have questions, please contact Dan Kittle.
|Digital ministry class offered online
|Help spread the word that Wartburg College is offering a digital ministry class that can help ordained and lay leaders use technology to enhance all aspects of their ministry. The course, which will begin in January 2018, will be offered on campus, with an online option for those not in or near Waverly. The Rev. Wil Ranney, a professional “digital minister” who provides consultation services for churches and church organizations nationwide, will teach the course, which was created in partnership with the Rev. Brian Beckstrom, Wartburg’s campus pastor. Click here for details and to fill out an online interest form.
|Book club returns
Bring Your Own Book Club is back on Tuesday nights, 7:30-9, in the faculty-in-residence apartment (Clinton Hall 223). Come eat some delicious treats and chat about what you’re reading. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Direct questions to Ashley McHose.
Presidential forum, treats to celebrate Transforming Tomorrow campaign
Student Life open house
Constitution Day presentation
Farewell to Stephanie Huff
Diploma application deadline
Phil and Lit Society
Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium
Homecoming & Family Weekend
500th Reformation anniversary celebration
Christmas with Wartburg
| Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
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