|'Say What!?' diversity and inclusion training
|Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend “Say What!?” diversity training, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3:35 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. This is a program that utilizes research from psychology and adult learning theory mixed with real-world discussion to have an up-front and frank conversation about how to create an inclusive culture where everyone loves to work, study and prepare for the professional environment. First-year students will have the same program, geared toward them, as part of the IS 101 curriculum.
|Fall 2018 enrollment reports
|New full-time and transfer student enrollment has increased from last year’s enrollment. While new students entering Wartburg straight from high school show a decline in some of the academic profile indicators compared with last year, the grade point average has remained strong at 3.55. The Fall 2018 Enrollment Reports are now available on the Info Center.
|Cash bags for Renaissance Fair booths
|If your student organization will have a booth at Ren Faire on Oct. 20 and will need a cash bag for change, the deadline is noon Tuesday, Oct. 9. Requests turned in after this date will not be honored. A payment voucher form must be filled out with the amount and denominations needed. This form can be found on the InfoCenter website in the Business Office section under “Forms.” Please make sure your advisor signs the form. Completed forms should be turned in to Sherri Mennenga in the Business Office. Bags will be ready for pick up on Friday, Oct. 19.
|Wartburg items on public surplus website
|Wartburg College still has some remaining items live for bidding on the public surplus website. If interested, please click here.
|Vogel Library third floor reserved
|The third floor of Vogel Library will be reserved for accounting interviews on Friday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Pathways Center. Counseling Services and the Pathways Center will remain open.
|Math, Computer Science and Physics Department Seminar
|The Math, Computer Science and Physics Department will host a seminar Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., in the Science Center, room 134. Students Ally Limke '20 (computer science and mathematics) and Hunter Wong '20 (computer science) will discuss their summer internships, each of which focused on artificial intelligence. They will describe the application process for the internships, their own work, and give a brief introduction to deep neural networks. Refreshments will be provided.
|Phil & Lit Society
|The next speaker for the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Dr. Michael Bechtel, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Science Education. The title of his talk is “ClassRoom Aquaponics Systems." He will be joined by two of his students, Noah Solheim and Zack Pogozrelski. The talk is Friday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m., McCoy West, Seamann Sudent Center. Refreshments will be provided.
|ELCA seminary admission counselors on campus
|There will be a traveling group of admissions counselors from multiple ELCA seminaries on campus Monday, Oct. 1. They will attend chapel at 10:15 a.m., Dr. Riswold’s class at 10:45 a.m. and lunch with Dr. Terasawa and Dr. Schenkewitz at 11:50 a.m. Interested students are encouraged to join them for lunch at 11:50 a.m.
|Wartburg West and Des Moines Urban Studies Program applications
|Applications for Wartburg West and the Des Moines Urban Studies Program are being accepted for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. Applications are online at www.wartburg.edu/west and www.wartburg.edu/DSM. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Julie Breutzmann retirement gathering
|Julie Breutzmann, applications systems analyst in ITS, will be retiring after 28 years of employment with Wartburg College. Stop in to wish her well on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3-4 p.m. in the Hagemann Castle Room in Saemann Student Center.
|How to order name tags and name plates
|There is now a website where you can place your order for new name tags and name plates. Contact Beth Sinnwell at Ext. 8648 with any questions.
|Constitution Day speaker Sept. 25
|Wartburg's Constitution Day program will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. Dean Kevin Washburn and Dr. Brian Farrell of the University of Iowa College of Law will address Why Constitutions Matter. We are looking forward to a timely topic that includes prepared remarks and a question and answer period. The event is open to the public. If you have questions, please contact Karen Thalacker.
|Career Expo on Oct. 4
|Please encourage students to attend the Career Expo on Thursday, Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., in The W’s Hall of Champions. The expo is intended for all majors and all class years as a way to make connections with real businesses, organizations, and graduate/professional schools. Some tables may even have applications, so students should dress to impress, bring a resume, and be prepared. Remind students to stop in Pathways, on the third floor of Vogel Library, for resume help. Click here for more information and a list of attendees.
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& CAMPUS MINISTRY
|This week's Chapel service schedule
Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel; Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester. Upcoming speakers:
- Monday, Sept. 24 – Dr. Brian Birgen
- Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Dr. Joyce Boss (interfaith)
- Friday, Sept. 28 – Alisha Ungs ‘19
|Congratulations to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, and her husband, Garrett, who welcomed a baby girl, Gracie Louise, on Sept. 10. Gracie joins a big sister Charlee.
|Janet Hertel Felberg, Board of Regents
|A Celebration of Life service for Janet Hertel Felberg will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. Janet graduated from Wartburg in 1975 and was currently serving on the Board of Regents. She provided expertise on the Business and Finance Committee and Investment Subcommittee of the Board. Janet was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Hertel, a Wartburg professor emeritus of biology and longtime coach. Click here for the obituary.
Tuesday, Sept. 25: Depart at 1 p.m. to Loras
Friday, Sept. 28: Depart at 6 p.m. to Nebraska Wesleyan
Friday, Sept. 28: Depart at 3:45 p.m. to the Clarke Invite, Dubuque
|SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
|U of Iowa Ph.D. biomed programs
|Students and colleagues who want to know more about biomedical Ph.D. training programs at the University of Iowa are invited to attend the 10th Annual Biomedical Pre-Graduate School Conference at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine on Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Click here for details. No registration fee, includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.
|Leaders in Tech conference
|The first Leaders in Tech conference will be held at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference, organized and run by Women in Computing and Management Information System Association, features experts within areas of the technology industry. Leaders in Tech is open to anyone interested in learning more about the technology industry. The first 100 registered will receive a complimentary Leaders in Tech bag, notebook, and pen. To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit the website. Contact Dr. Terry Letsche with questions.
|U of Iowa grad student visit day
|The University of Iowa welcomes all prospective graduate students to Grad@Iowa, a new collaborative admissions event at the U of I in Iowa City. Students can learn about several programs, all on the same day: Friday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for registration, a list of graduate programs and more details.
Constitution Day speaker
Kastle Kapers auditions
Julie Breutzmann retirement gathering
'Say What!?' training
Sept. 27, Oct. 30, Dec. 4
ELCA seminary admissions counselors on campus
Student Life open house
Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Jan. 20, Feb. 17
Deadline for Ren Faire
Deadline to register for Homecoming Parade
and Ren Faire
Homecoming & Family Weekend
|Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.