Exhibit opens — An exhibition featuring the work of artist Angela Waseskuk opens today, Feb. 23, at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery in Bachman Fine Arts Center. All the Good in the End, featuring pieces that transform the ordinary into objects worthy of prolonged contemplation, will be on display through April 1. A reception will be Wednesday, March 25, 7-9 p.m. Currently the foundations coordinator and an adjunct instructor of art at the University of Northern Iowa, she uses common items, including chewed gum, construction paper dots, grocery bags, and yarn to describe and capture the language of life. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Tag Day — Today, Feb. 23, Students UKnight is celebrating Tag Day. Campus is full of tags recognizing the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students for gifts benefitting the Wartburg community. In addition to tags on rooms and equipment, faculty members who hold endowed positions and students with donor-funded scholarships will be wearing tags. Students UKnight members also are wearing tags and are happy to share more information about the contribution of donors. Contact Students UKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
Door closed, office open — To allow for optimum customer service, the doors to the Business Office and Financial Aid Office, Luther Hall 212, will be closed during office hours. The permanent change takes effect this week. The offices remain open for business 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Lenten Chapel Series – Take a break each Wednesday in Lent to consider Jesus’ questions (and your own) about trusting God, faithful living, and telling the good news of God’s love in new ways. The Lenten Chapel Series, The Jewish Jesus: What Does He Mean?, continues this Wednesday, Feb. 25, with the theme Question Tradition? Administrative offices will close from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. to allow staff and faculty the opportunity to attend the Lenten chapels. The W, Security Office, and Information Desk will remain open.
Service trip blessing – A blessing for outgoing service trip participants will highlight Weekday Chapel Friday, Feb. 27, 10:15 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. Jamie Harrings ’15 will give the message, and Hope Overflow will perform music.
Professional development event — The winter Professional Development Series event will be Thursday, March 12, 3-4 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Rob Quillen will share his message, Fulfilling Another’s Calling, about the power we hold to change others' lives. RSVP by Friday, March 6, to Tracy Keller, assistant director of human resources and payroll, at email@example.com or 352-8394. The series is sponsored by the Human Resources & Payroll Office and Pathways Center. Click here for more information on the event. Quillen will speak to students from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Engineering Activity Night — The engineering science program will host its second annual Engineering Activity Night Tuesday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., on the second floor of the Science Center. The night, designed for third- through sixth-grade students and their families, will include hands-on activities like the construction of a catapult, a suspension bridge, and boat. Wartburg students will lead all activities. For more information, contact LeAnn Faidley, engineering science professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President's report — President Colson has shared his report from his recent meeting with the Board of Regents. Click here to access the report.
Staff discipline policy — Included in the most recent H.R. Newsletter was a note about the Staff Discipline and Corrective Action Policy. The Human Resources & Payroll Office received feedback and offered clarifications, including updating examples and noting this policy is for staff; faculty have a separate policy. The revised policy can be found here.
Law talk — Representatives from the University of Iowa College of Law will be on campus today, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., in St. Elizabeth Room, Saemann Student Center, to discuss law school, the 3+3 program with Wartburg, and careers in law. Direct questions to Karen Thalacker, senior lecturer in business law, at email@example.com.
Media awards — Wartburg student media organizations won 29 awards at the annual Iowa College Media Association conference, Feb. 5-6, in Des Moines. Wartburg Television won 11 awards, The Circuit took home nine, KWAR earned six, and the Trumpet three. The winners were selected from more than 700 entries submitted by 20 member schools. Click here for more details.
Alumni updates — The Alumni and Parent Relations Office reminds employees to encourage alumni to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes through the form at www.wartburg.edu/forms/alumniupdate.aspx or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar features Rockwell Collins panel — The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department seminar will be Tuesday, Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 134. Seven employees of Rockwell Collins will discuss their educational and professional backgrounds and their current roles. This session is recommended in particular for math, computer science, physics, and engineering students who want to learn more about employment opportunities at Rockwell Collins and generally for students interested in careers in STEM fields.
RecycleMania event — Dining Services and the Sustainability Office are joining forces for a contest encouraging the use of reusable drink containers. Through Friday, Feb. 27, those purchasing a mug in the Konditorei will receive a coupon for a dollar off a drink. Those who tweet a picture of themselves with the mug to @wartburgsustain and tag it #RecycleMania2015 will be entered to win a prize.
Film festival concludes — The final selection in the Tournées French Film Festival will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., in Whitehouse Business Center 116. The Lovely Month of May is a French classic that reveals Parisians' thoughts on political and social matters at the end of the Algerian War in 1962. Admission to the series is free, popcorn will be served, and discussion will be provided by students in FR 275 Intro to French & Francophone Film. No knowledge of French is required to participate. For more information on the festival, including a schedule, visit the Wartburg French Club Facebook page.
Class registration tips — Students are encouraged to use schedule grids, available here, to prepare to register for 2015-16 classes. The Course Search feature of My Wartburg can be used to plan a schedule. Each Course Details page provides data on the pre- or co-requisites, credit hours, capacity, instructor, description, seats remaining, Essential Education requirements, etc. Course Finder allows users to search for courses to meet specific Essential Education requirements. Students can reach out to the Registrar's Office and Pathways Center for assistance in preparing a proposed course schedule to discuss with their adviser. Students must have a balance of less than $1,000 on their Winter/May Term bill in order to register. Account balances can be checked by clicking the Finances tab of My Wartburg.
Spiritual climate survey — It is hoped that a large number of students will participate in the Interfaith Youth Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey that will be administered on campus beginning March 1. The survey is designed to give students of all religious and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to express their views on how Wartburg is doing in fostering a climate of respect and cooperation. Please share this information with students and help make it clear that this is an opportunity to strengthen our support for all of them. The survey will be administered via the web, and invitations will come via email March 1. As an incentive to students, those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of a dozen $30 Amazon.com gift cards. Questions can be directed to Pastor Ramona Bouzard at email@example.com or Dr. Fred Ribich, director of institutional research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.