Holiday symphony concert — The Wartburg Community Symphony's holiday concert is Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Enjoy the symphony’s rendition of music from Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev with life-sized puppets from Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre acting out the story. The symphony also will be joined by 62 members of the Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School Orchestra. The show will include two holiday carols, and a reception will follow the performance. Tickets, $16.50 for adults and $6.50 for children, can be ordered online, by calling 800-772-2085 ext. 8691, or at the door starting 45 minutes before the performance. Tickets also can be purchased at the Ticket Office in Saemann Student Center 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Monday, and Tuesday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow.
Retirement celebration — A retirement celebration for Dr. Vicki Edelnant, Pathways Center director, will be Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1:30-3 p.m., in Saemann Student Center's Hagemann Castle Room. A brief program begins at 1:45 p.m. Those unable to attend can relay gifts and well wishes through Jan Simpson, Pathways Center office coordinator, at email@example.com.
Keens welcome a son — Congratulations to Jeff Keen, assistant director of Annual Giving, and his wife, Ashley, on the arrival of Noah Henry Keen Sunday, Nov. 30. Noah weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and measured 20.5 inches at birth.
Represent Wartburg — Help promote Wartburg by participating in a video shoot Tuesday, Dec. 9. The Marketing & Communication Office seeks at least 200 students, faculty, and staff to take part in the filming. Pack The W's Hall of Champions at 11 a.m. Expect the shoot to take up to an hour. No specific attire is needed; just don't wear a Luther shirt! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Lunch 'n' Learn — Waverly Health Center will offer a Lunch 'n’ Learn event Wednesday, Dec. 17, noon-1 p.m., in The W's Wet Classroom. Brian Pins, community health specialist, will present Healthy Holiday Tips, covering practical tips for the holidays, such as stress management, scheduling, and meal preparation. Those attending the free event are invited to bring a lunch. Call The W at 352-8249 for more information.
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 and can be purchased online or at the Ticket Office in Saemann Student Center 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow.
In concert — Members of the Symphonic Band and Flute Choir will give a free concert tonight, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., in Bachman Fine Arts Center Band Hall. The program includes Adventum by Jared Barnes ’07, Northwood-Kensett band director.
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.
Festival of Trees — The free Wartburg Community Festival of Trees exhibit runs through Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Classroom Technology Center hallway. It features trees decorated by several campus departments and community businesses and organizations. Four volumes of The Saint John's Bible — the inspiration for this year's Christmas with Wartburg theme — are part of the display. They will be opened for viewing for one hour before and after each of Saturday's Christmas with Wartburg performances. For more information, contact Eileen McGuine, administrative assistant for Marketing & Communication, at email@example.com.
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.
Recipes from Home — Students, faculty, and staff are invited to share their favorite recipes to be considered for the 2015-16 Mensa menu through the annual Recipes from Home contest. 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 will then be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
Winter bike storage — Campus Security offers bicycle storage over 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.