|Academic calendar update
|The 2018-19 Academic Calendar has been approved and is now available online. In response to student input, the academic year will begin before Labor Day (with Labor Day as a class day), allowing students a full week off at Thanksgiving in 2018. The 2019-20 academic calendar will continue with a weeklong break at Thanksgiving, but because of when Labor Day and Thanksgiving fall in 2019, it is possible to complete the number of academic days needed without starting school before Labor Day.
|New podcast from President Colson
|Check out From the President, a new podcast from President Darrel Colson. These podcasts allow President Colson to speak about topics important to the college and higher education in general, along with some general topics the president is frequently asked to discuss. The first podcast is titled Lutheran Higher Education and Being Called to Wartburg College.
|Nov. 28 Table Talk: Reforming Education
|Students, staff and faculty are invited to a table talk on “Reforming Education: How Might Reformation Thinking Inform K-12 Educational Change Today?” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Bring your lunch and just show up!
|Christmas open house at Greenwood
|President Darrel and Christy Colson invite faculty and staff to a Christmas open house Thursday, Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m, at Greenwood, 902 12th St. NW.
|Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar
|The final Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar of 2017 will be Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Tom Schiffer ’18 and Seth Jobes-Ryan ’19 will share their personal experiences as interns at Transamerica and Sammons Financial Group, respectively, in their presentation titled The Actuarial Profession. All are invited. Refreshments will be provided.
|Students’ artwork featured in exhibition
Six Wartburg students have had artworks accepted into the Cedar Valley Biennial Juried Art Exhibition, open Dec. 5 through Feb. 11, 2018, in the Law-Reddington Gallery at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the center, 225 Commercial St. Students selected for this exhibition include:
- Angelica Bentley, The Hallow Man, oil on canvas
- Angeline Neo, My Professor’s Office, oil on canvas
- Michael Benson, Reflection, digital photography
- Adeboye Olaniyan, Through the Wall of Time, digital photography
- Adeboye Olaniyan, The Glory Upon, digital photography
- Mlungisi Ncube, Sikelemu, linocut
- Haley Harms, Hailey’s Comet, graphic design, digital art
For more information, contact Johanna Kramer-Weston, Wartburg art gallery director, or visit the Waterloo Center for the Arts.
|Phil & Lit Society
|The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speakers will be Kim Folkers, associate professor of marketing, and Fred Waldstein, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Leadership Education. The title of their talk is AmFam: Exploring Leadership from the Inside Out.
|Physical therapy conference
|Students interested in physical therapy as a career are invited to attend the Physical Therapy as Your Future: From Application to Practice conference Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the Medical Education & Research Facility at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City. It is being sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch. To register or for more information, click here. The registration deadline is Jan. 8.
|Water to Thrive soup dinner
|Wartburg Water to Thrive will sponsor a soup dinner Sunday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The dinner is free; however, donations are accepted. All donations will go toward the funding of a well.
|5 Days of Christmas at The Wartburg Store
Save big at The Wartburg Store Dec. 4-8 during our 5 Days of Christmas sale event. Each day brings new ways to save on gifts for family, friends and even yourself! Also, receive a free reusable holiday tote with every $50 you spend.
- Monday: 20 percent off drinkware
- Tuesday: B1G1 50 percent off sweatshirts
- Wednesday: Select tees 2 for $22 & 20 percent off hats
- Thursday: 20 percent off coloring books and board games
- Friday: 20 percent off Nike and Under Armour
|Waverly Connected breakfast
|Wartburg College will host a Waverly Connected breakfast Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 a.m., in the Hagemann Castle Room. The event is a Waverly Chamber of Commerce networking event. As a member of the chamber, Wartburg faculty and staff are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend, email Chris Knudson by the end of the day Monday, Nov. 27, so we can plan for food and set up.
|Join Dean Kittle and Pastor Ramona for Wartburg CHATS, Tuesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 12:45 p.m., in the McCoy Rooms. Be part of a safe, respectful, and open conversation about topics that matter to you. There is no commitment, no homework, and no agenda. You may bring your lunch. Contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life with any questions.
|If you would like to have your photo attached to your Lync profile, email your request to Joni McDonough.
|Retirement Plan Advisory Group seeks faculty members
|Wartburg College is looking to fill at least two vacant faculty seats on the Retirement Plan Advisory Group. The Retirement Plan is overseen by the Retirement Plan Subcommittee of the Business and Finance Committee of the Board of Regents. The Subcommittee relies on input and feedback from the Retirement Plan Advisory Group. Members of the Advisory Group will all be participants in the Plan and will consist of the following:
- Benefits Administrator – ongoing
- Director of HR-Payroll – ongoing
- VP for Finance and Administration – ongoing
- Two to six current faculty and staff – 3-year term (renewable 4 times)
- Two to four retirees (former faculty or staff) - 3-year term (renewable 4 times)
This group generally meets in conjunction with the Board meetings in October and May each year with occasional conference calls as necessary throughout the year.
We encourage any interested faculty member to contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator, at 352-8278.
|Study Abroad photo contest voting
|The Study Abroad Office invites students and faculty/staff to vote in the annual Study Abroad photo contest. The 46 submissions can be viewed on the walls outside the Den. Voting ballots are across from the photos in the Student Life Office. Each student or faculty/staff member may only vote once for one photo, and you will then be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to The Wartburg Store. Voting ends Friday, Dec. 1.
|MLK Day of Service
|MLK Day of Service is Monday, Jan. 15. Service opportunities are offered in the afternoon. Help the VAC with planning MLK Service opportunities by completing this form by Dec. 16 at noon. In order to accommodate your group, you must complete the form at this link. If a form is not completed, we can not guarantee service opportunities for your entire group. If you have any question please email the VAC.
|Saint Elizabeth Week award winners
|Thank you to students, faculty and staff members who participated in nominating dedicated individuals of the Wartburg community who exemplify the Wartburg mission statement with their dedication to service and leadership.
Pastor Larry Trachte Award
The award will be given to faculty and staff members who embody Pastor Trachte’s enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication and overall commitment to Wartburg’s mission of service.
Nominees: Dr. Michael Bechtel, Dr. Jeffcoat-Schedtlef, Dr. Penni Pier, Dr. LeAnn Faidley
Award winners: Dr. Craig Hancock, Tony Smith, Jennifer Onuigbo
St. Elizabeth Award for Service
The award is given to students who exemplify an outstanding dedication to service and living the mission of Wartburg College.
Nominees: Peter Brennan, Katie Linthicum, Michelle Lackner, Ian Coon, Zane Strawser
Award winners: Andrea Leisinger, Jocelyn Keller, Kennedy Haut
|New report on Info Center
|The Average Class Size Report is available on the Info Center. If you have any questions, contact Edie Waldstein.
|STEM internships in Germany
|RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany is a program available to Wartburg students, offering undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.
- Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field).
- DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses.
- Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with doctoral student mentors.
- German language is not required and the working language will be in English,
Click here for more information about the program. For internship/application information, click here. If you have questions, contact Dr. Daniel Walther.
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