MLK Jr. Week — Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
with diversity-inspired activities this week. Classes will be shortened today, Jan. 19, to allow for service trip participation. A diversity fair tomorrow, Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m., in the Saemann Student Center ballrooms will highlight student groups and community organizations. Wednesday's schedule includes a chapel service featuring the Rev. Anthony Scott ’10 and a special MLK Eucharist. A diversity dialogue, Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere, will be Thursday, 11:30 a.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Visit wartburg.edu/vac for event details.
TriByKnight Triathlon — The TriByKnight Triathlon Saturday, May 2, will consist of an indoor 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike ride, and 5K run. Participants can compete as individuals or a relay team. Register at the main desk of The W for $45 through Saturday, Jan. 31, or $55 afterward. Registration includes a swim cap, moisture-wicking T-shirt, race goodie bag, and post-race meal and drink at The Fainting Goat. Click here for more information.
MLK Jr. Day class schedule — Today, Jan. 19, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Wartburg alters the class schedule on this federal holiday to free students and faculty to participate in afternoon service projects. Class periods one through six will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each. Weekday Chapel will not be held. Evening classes will meet at their regularly scheduled time. Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m. Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m. Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m. Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m. Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.
Sound off on ETK — Entertainment ToKnight wants the student body's feedback on this year’s events and input for next year's events, which will include the biannual "large event!" Make your voice heard by completing a short, online survey by Wednesday, Feb. 4. Direct questions to email@example.com.
Drag show applications — Ready to party like it’s 1999? Alliance seeks students, faculty, and staff to perform in gaY2K, this year's drag show featuring a late 1990s/early 2000s theme, Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Perform solo or with friends in one of Wartburg’s most popular campus-wide events. Send applications to Cassie Hales, assistant director of Residential Life and Alliance adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Songs do not have to be from the late 1990s or early 2000s, though ones from that era are encouraged. However, all selections must be family-friendly.
Knightliters reunion concert — Past and current Knightliters Jazz Band members will perform Saturday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., in Knights Ballrooms, Saemann Student Center. The free concert will feature the current group and an alumni band with members from the early ’90s through 2014. Contact Laurie Everhardt, alumni/parent relations and annual giving associate, at email@example.com for more information.
Leadership and service awards — Visit wartburg.edu/studentlife by Friday, Feb. 6, to nominate your peers for one of many service and leadership awards bestowed by the college. Descriptions and criteria of the awards are on the nomination site. Winners will be recognized at the Student Leadership & Service Awards Saturday, March 14. Direct questions to Ashley Lang, director of campus programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study abroad — Applications to spend a semester studying abroad are due Monday, Feb. 2. Semester study abroad experiences foster opportunities across the world that equip students to become active and responsible global citizens. Direct questions to Kathy Traetow, study abroad programs office coordinator, at email@example.com. Click here to learn more about Wartburg's study abroad programs and to apply.
Phil and Lit — The Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will meet Friday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m., in McCoy West, Saemann Student Center. Dr. Matthew Zart, assistant professor of chemistry, will speak on Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry at Wartburg College.
Sustainability survey — Complete a short, confidential survey that will measure sustainability awareness and knowledge on campus. The deadline is today, Jan. 19. Participants can enter a drawing for one of three solar phone chargers or a $50 gift card to The Wartburg Store. Questions can be directed to Anne Duncan, sustainability coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who makes Wartburg worth it? — Nominate your favorite professor, adviser, or staff member at Wartburg for the Student Senate Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Adviser Awards. Fill out the nomination form here. Direct questions to Alec Steils '15 at email@example.com.
Student account refunds — Students who have credit on their accounts and would like a refund must request it by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Checks will be available Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Business Office, Luther Hall 212.
Thank your mentor — January is National Mentoring Month. In celebration, recognize Wartburg mentors by signing them up to receive electronic recognition Monday, Jan. 26. The sign-up form must be completed by Friday, Jan. 23, 4:30 p.m. Direct questions to T.J. Warren, Pathways associate for vocation and mentoring, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information on mentoring at Wartburg.
Writers wanted — The Wartburg Trumpet is looking for potential journalists and writers who are interested in current events on and off campus. Journalism experience is not necessary for this paid position. Staff meetings are Sundays, 5 p.m., in McElroy Communication Arts Center’s M-Lab. Contact Jessica Grant '16, Trumpet editor in chief, at email@example.com for more information.
Marriage preparation — Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry will offer Preparing for Marriage workshops on three remaining Sundays during Winter Term: Jan. 25, Feb. 8, and Feb. 15. The free workshops, held 6-7 p.m. in Chapel Commons, will focus on foundations for a healthy marriage. All are welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Brian Beckstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming 2015 — Help carry on Wartburg traditions by applying to the Wartburg Homecoming 2015 planning committee. Apply here by Sunday, Jan. 25.
Lunch 'n' Learn — The Waverly Health Center will offer a free Lunch 'n’ Learn class Wednesday, Jan. 21, noon-1 p.m., in The W’s Wet Classroom. WHC’s Jennifer Schneiderman will present Keeping Your Cool While Dealing With Difficult People. For more information, call The W at 352-8249.