Time to UKnight — UKnight Day is Tuesday, March 31. Participate by using #UKnightDay and sharing Wartburg pride on social media. Promote the college by wearing orange and black. Remember to turn in your UKnight Day piggy bank for your ticket to Bacon Fest! That way you'll be one of the hoped-for 500 alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty, and staff to be UKnighted by giving back to Wartburg during this special 24-hour event. Download the Wartburg Photo app on iTunes or Google to create fun pictures to share on social media.
Camp EWALU retreat — Pathways Center's vocation and mentoring program and the Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry Office are co-sponsoring a mini-retreat for students to explore life, interests, skills, and purpose. The retreat begins Friday, May 8, 5 p.m., and continues through 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Camp EWALU in Strawberry Point. Register online by Wednesday, April 29. For more information, email T.J. Warren, Pathways associate for vocation and mentoring, firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Ramona Bouzard at email@example.com.
Symphonic band, Knightliters in concert — The Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert Friday, April 10, 7 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. The band, under the direction of Dr. Scott Muntefering, will perform In Flight and From Gold by Sam Hazo, With Pleasure by John Philip Sousa, Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, and Halo by Ralph Ford. Senior band members will be honored. A free concert by the Knightliters jazz band immediately follows in the Saemann Student Center’s McCaskey Lyceum.
Department seminar — The next Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 134. Catherine Patterson, a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Iowa, will present Math and Data: Using Patient Information to Understand Cancer. Questions can be directed to Dr. Ben Bousquet, associate professor of physics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New concentration sets courses — The course list for the criminology/criminal justice concentration under Dr. Brian McQueen has been set for the 2015-16 academic year. Please keep these new offerings in mind. Fall Term courses include Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Crime and Deviance, and White-Collar Crime. Winter Term courses include Juvenile Justice and Victimology. The May Term course will be Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice. Questions can be directed to McQueen at email@example.com.
Make your voice heard on KWAY — Applications are being accepted for positions on the KWAR 89.9 radio staff for the 2015-16 school year. Open positions include programming, music, sports, news, production, promotions, and social media coordinator. Applications, available in the Journalism & Communication Department office, are due Monday, April 6. Interviews will be conducted April 7-8 in the KWAR Radio studios. For more information, contact KWAR station manager Jarren Ford '17 at firstname.lastname@example.org or adviser Pam Ohrt, associate professor of communication arts, at email@example.com.
Occupational therapy info session — Representatives from Allen College's new occupational therapy master's degree program will discuss program details and the graduate school application process Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 41. Contact Dr. Samantha Larimer, associate professor of biology, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Media managers — The Department of Journalism & Communication announces next year's student media managers. The Castle co-editors will be Kamryn Kronschnabel '16 and Hannah Creed '17. Jeanne Edson '16 will be Knight Vision's news director and Luke Benna '16 will be its sports director. Riley Cole '17 will be managing editor of digital media for The Circuit. Jarren Ford '17 will be KWAR-FM's station manager. Allix Williamson '16 and Jesse Smith '16 will be the Tower Agency's CEOs. The Trumpet editor-in-chief is yet to be determined.
Lunch 'N' Learn — The Lunch 'n' Learn series presented by Waverly Health Center and The W continues Wednesday, April 15, noon-1 p.m., in the Wet Classroom of The W. Bring a lunch as WHC's Kristal Graves and Pam Brahn present Health Literacy and Where to Get Answers. For more information, call 352-8249.
Student showcase — Students who have participated in The Residence and Löhe Hall service-learning projects, Orange Connection, and service trips this academic year will share their experiences at The Showcase, Tuesday, March 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the McCoy rooms of Saemann Student Center. All are encouraged to visit with the participants. For more information, contact Kassy Kahler, residential life service learning coordinator, at email@example.com.
Forum on music festival — Community members interested in learning more about the Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of The Road music festival coming to Waverly June 19-20 are invited to a community forum Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m., in the Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School auditorium. Representatives from the city, the Chamber of Commerce, Wartburg College and Madison House Presents, the tour’s promotion agency, will make a presentation and be available to address questions regarding tickets, concert venues, parking, security, vendor opportunities and volunteering, as well as any other questions or concerns community members may have. Those who have questions and are unable to attend may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chamber of Commerce at 352-4526 or Waverly city offices at 352-9211.
Speech team showcase — The Wartburg forensics team will showcase their season's work on campus before traveling to Portland, Oregon, for nationals. All are welcome to support the team today, March 30, 6-7 p.m., in McElroy Center 134. For more information, contact David Brennan, assistant director of forensics, at email@example.com.
Sparkles seek mentors — The Wartburg College Sparkles seek mentors for the 2015-2016 season. Part of the national Sparkle Effect Program, Wartburg Sparkles is an inclusive cheerleading team that includes students with and without disabilities. No previous cheer or dance experience is required. An informational meeting will be tonight, March 30, 7 p.m., in the East Classroom in the W. For more information, contact Michaela McIlravy '16 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tara Winter, director of student recruitment, at email@example.com.
Will Lucky Charms win? — Students in their first, second, or third year are invited to vote for their favorite cereal Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, in Mensa. Look for the voting table. Dining Services wants to determine the most popular cereals so the menu can be adjusted.
Honor society induction — Wartburg's inaugural cohort of students will be inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society, Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 a.m., in Luther Hall 329. This year’s initiates are Alicia Christians '15, Cheyenne Driscoll '15, Molly Johansen '16, Lindi-K Matse '15, and Casey Pestka '15. Questions can be directed to Dr. Brian McQueen, assistant professor of sociology, criminology, and criminal justice, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graven Award ceremony — Elijah Anderson, an award-winning author and one of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers and cultural theorists, will receive Wartburg’s annual Graven Award Tuesday, March 31. He will accept the award and deliver an address during a 7:30 p.m. ceremony in Wartburg Chapel. The Graven Award, now in its 26th year, honors one “whose life is nurtured and guided by a strong sense of Christian calling and who is making a significant contribution to community, church and society.” It is named for Judge Henry N. and Helen T. Graven of Greene. Music will be provided by Dr. Karen Black and The Wartburg Choir, directed by Dr. Lee Nelson. Click here to read more about the award.
Kastle Kapers already? — The Homecoming Committee will hold auditions for Kastle Kapers 2015 Tuesday, April 7, 7-10 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Auditions are this academic year due to the early nature of this fall's Homecoming. Acts of any variety are encouraged to audition. Sign-up at the Information Desk in Saemann Student Center. For more information, contact Courtney Belk '17 at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tough Knight Mud Run — Challenge yourself while creating awareness for suicide prevention with SAFE's Tough Knight Mud Run. The third annual event will be Saturday, May 16, at Camp Ingawanis in Waverly. The 3.1 mile race features obstacles to test strength, stamina, and mental grit. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and race time is 9 a.m. Registration is free for Wartburg students and open online.
Colorful 5K returns — PRSSA and Tower Agency will host the Dash of Color 5K Walk/Run Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m.. Sign up online before Friday, April 10, to receive the advance registration price of $25. Proceeds will benefit several student organizations. Contact Elizabeth Heying '15 at email@example.com with questions. You also can like the event on Facebook and follow it on Twitter at @WBDashofColor.
Sustainability luncheon — All students are invited to join the Eco-Reps for lunch Thursday, April 2, 11:30 a.m., in Old Main 10. Discussion will focus on exciting new opportunities relating to sustainability. The lunch will be provided. Email Zach Stanley '15 at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or with questions.
One slippery pig — The Students UKnight piggy bank has gone missing again, right before #UKnightDay! Help find it somewhere on campus. Watch for clues starting at 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, on the Students UKnight Facebook page. Bring the pig to the Alumni & Parent Relations Office (in Luther Hall under the orange awning) to claim your prize!