Pig on the loose — The Students UKnight piggy bank has escaped! It is hiding somewhere on campus, and the Alumni Office needs you to find it. Watch for clues starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at www.facebook.com/StudentsUKnight. Bring the missing swine to the Alumni Office, located under the orange awning in Luther Hall, to claim a prize!
Christmas with Wartburg — Christmas with Wartburg, the college's annual musical celebration, is this week. Performances will be Friday, 7:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines; Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m., Neumann Auditorium; and Sunday, 3 p.m., Neumann Auditorium. Limited tickets remain for the evening performances.
Movie showings — Entertainment ToKnight hosts a free showing of Elf, the winner of the student-body vote, tonight, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., in Knights Ballroom. Bring a gift to place under the tree to help families in need through the Department of Social Work's Holiday Shoppe. ETK's Movie Knight at Waverly Palace Theatre is Wednesday, Dec. 3. Doors open at 10 p.m., and movies start at 10:30 p.m. Admission is $1.
In concert — Members of the Symphonic Band and Flute Choir will give a free concert Thursday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., in Bachman Fine Arts Center’s band hall. The program includes Adventum by Jared Barnes ’07, Northwood-Kensett band director.
Talent show tryouts — Calling all singer-songwriters, bands, comedians, and other performers: The Battle of the Unsigned Artists will be Saturday, Jan. 24. An audition Saturday, Jan. 17, can be secured by applying. Forms can be found online or outside The Hub in Saemann Student Center and turned in to the Entertainment ToKnight office in The Hub.
Help lead ETK — Applications for Entertainment ToKnight executive positions are being accepted. Forms can be found online or outside The Hub in Saemann Student Center and turned in to the ETK office in The Hub.
Festival of Trees — The Wartburg Community Festival of Trees opens Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the Classroom Technology Center hallway. The free exhibit features trees decorated by several campus departments and community businesses and organizations. Several volumes of The Saint John's Bible — the inspiration for this year's Christmas with Wartburg theme — will be part of the display. The festival runs through Wednesday, Dec. 17. For more information, contact Eileen McGuine, administrative assistant for Marketing & Communication, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil and Lit — Two students will present research at the next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society, Friday, Dec. 5, 4 p.m., in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center. Alexander Jenson ’15 will present Quantifying the Heating Needed to Induce Hardness Increase in Laser-Water et Treated Cubic Boron Nitride. Christian Terry ’16 will present I Can't Go On, I'll Go On: Mediating Traumatic Stress in Political Prisoners.
Calling all science fans — This year's Physics and Chemistry Demonstration Show will be Saturday, Feb. 21, in McCaskey Lyceum of Saemann Student Center. Student volunteers are needed to play a variety of roles: performing and explaining demonstrations, interacting with kids at hands-on activity stations, and performing behind-the-scenes tasks like production and setup. An informational meeting will be Monday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m., in Science Center 102. Email email@example.com for more information. This student-led event is co-hosted by the Wartburg Chemistry Club, the Society of Physics Students, and the Wartburg Engineering Science Club. It will air on Knight Vision.
Gluten-free dessert — Dining Services is selling gluten-free cheesecakes for the holidays. Choose from white chocolate raspberry swirl and praline pumpkin. Order online for pickup at your convenience. With questions, call Dining Services at 352-8303.
Just like mom's! — Students, faculty, and staff are invited to share their favorite recipes to be considered for the 2015-16 Mensa menu. Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides, and desserts can be dropped in the Mensa suggestion box or emailed to Jill Everding, Dining Services management systems coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, Jan. 16. Please include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa. The student body will vote for its favorites, which then will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
Winter bike storage — Campus Security offers bicycle storage during the winter. There is no charge, but your bike must be registered with the college. Also, you must agree to leave it in storage until a point in March when it is apparent that severe winter weather has ended. Bicycles will be accepted at the Campus Security office until Friday, Dec. 12. With questions, contact Campus Security at email@example.com or 352-8372.
Zesty Orange hours — The Zesty Orange's hours will change slightly after break. The W's eatery will be open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
Watch services online — Can’t make it to chapel? Thanks to a partnership between Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry and Knight Vision, anyone now can watch online. Visit the worship page on Knight Vision's new website to watch live or archived worship services and musical events. Highlights are posted regularly on the Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry Facebook page.
Dance Team tryouts — Tryouts for the Dance Team's winter squad will be Tuesday, Dec. 9, 5-8 p.m., in the McCaskey Lyceum of Saemann Student Center. The team will perform routines in a variety of styles at basketball halftimes during Winter Term. Those auditioning will perform 20-30 seconds of their own choreography (pom or jazz preferred), a toe touch, double/triple pirouettes, and two additional skills. Email coach Kendra Oswald at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a time and receive more information. Registration is required.