Juice break — This is the final edition of The Juice in 2014. It will return Monday, Jan. 5. Submissions over break still are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity discussion — Students from the service-learning course SP315 Latinos in the United States invite the campus to a roundtable discussion they will lead Friday, Dec. 12, 3-5 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. The event aims to foster discussion on how to engage with the growing Latino population throughout the country, including at Wartburg. Students will lead small-group conversations based on their work this semester. For more information, contact Dr. Zak Montgomery, assistant professor of Spanish, at email@example.com.
Trumpet interlude — The final issue of the Trumpet in 2014 is on newsstands. Watch for news and sports updates on The Circuit until publication resumes after break.
FCA group forms — Strengthen your faith through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a new organization on campus. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to a meeting featuring guest speaker Aaron Thomas Thursday, Jan. 8, 8:30 p.m., in Levick Arena. Thomas is the son of the late Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas. Led by student-athletes, FCA encourages coaches, student-athletes, and all students to serve through fellowship in the church. Club activities will include Bible studies, community service events, and discussions based on speakers.
Catholic Mass — Catholic Mass will be tonight, Dec. 11, 9 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel.
December Commencement and Sunday worship — Thirty-three graduates will receive diplomas during midyear Baccalaureate and Commencement Sunday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel. The Rev. Brian Beckstrom, campus pastor, will give the message. Music will be provided by the Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Daniel Kaplunas, assistant professor of music. A reception will follow in the lobby of Bachman Fine Arts Center. The service will be live streamed on Knight Vision.
Gluten-free goodies — Dining Services is selling gluten-free cheesecakes for the holidays. The white chocolate raspberry swirl and praline pumpkin cheesecakes cost $24 and serve approximately 14. Order online for pickup at your convenience. With questions, call Dining Services at 352-8303.
State of the College Address — Faculty and staff are invited to hear remarks from President Colson on the state of the college, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum.
Incomplete grade policy — With the arrival of finals week, remind students an incomplete grade is not valid unless it is supported by a Student Request for Incomplete Grade form. Form completion should be initiated by the student to confirm communication with the instructor regarding the incomplete grade policy. The form is available on My.Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office, Luther Hall 216. Refer students to the incomplete grade definition from the academic catalog. An incomplete grade submitted without support of the form will be changed to an F. Incomplete grades should only be issued for students who are passing the course when final grades are due. With permission from the Registrar's Office, instructors can complete the form for a student whose circumstances prevent them from submitting the form. The form is encouraged, but not required, for internships, field experiences, or venture education courses.
New arrival — Congratulations to Dr. Wes Brooks, assistant vice president for Student Life and director of Residential Life, and his wife, Kelly, on the birth of a boy Oct. 26. Webber Hayden Brooks weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and measured 21.75 inches at birth.
Broadcasting archive grant — Wartburg has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the preparation of a preservation assessment for the Archive of Iowa Broadcasting in Vogel Library. Curtis Brundy, college librarian and director of Vogel Library, will serve as the project director.