Kastle Kapers auditions — Auditions for the Kastle Kapers variety show will be Monday, Sept. 14, 7-10 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 15, 7-10 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. For more information, contact Ellen Opperman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come one, come all!
Choir releases album — The Wartburg Choir's new recording, "Alleluia!," features works by classic composers such as Bach and Rachmaninoff, as well as up-and-coming composers Jake Runestad and Ēriks Ešenvalds. You can purchase the recording through iTunes, Amazon, or at www.wartburg.edu/recordings. CDs also are available at The Wartburg Store.
Posting policy reminder — All posters displayed on campus must meet several requirements regarding content, timing, and placement. Posters not in compliance are subject to removal. Click here to brush up on the posting policy.
Bach’s Lunch debuts Friday – Karen Black, professor of music, and Jacob Tews, visiting assistant professor of music, will perform Friday, Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel for the first Bach's Lunch program of the academic year. The recital, featuring music for the organ and viola, will be preceded by a noon lunch and explanation of the program in Chapel Commons. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch.
Athletics pavilion coming — Thanks to generous donations, construction has begun on the Outdoor Athletics Pavilion on the northwest side of campus. The multipurpose building will feature a concessions stand and restrooms that are easily accessible from new sidewalks throughout the complex. Construction will be complete later this fall.
Hot off the press — The latest issue of Wartburg Magazine arrived in mailboxes recently, but you can also read and share the magazine online. Click here to see a PDF version of the summer issue, including online-only extras.
Catholic Mass — Catholic Knights will hold Mass tonight, Sept. 10, 9 p.m., in Wartburg Chapel. Faculty will hand out ice cream treats afterward.
Vocal Point concert — Experience a thrilling showcase of harmony, humor, and vocal percussion with Brigham Young University’s nine-man a cappella group, Vocal Point, Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m., in the newly refurbished Neumann Auditorium. Their family-friendly show was a finalist on NBC’s "The Sing-Off." Wartburg’s own male a cappella group, Festeburg, also will perform. Purchase tickets online or call the ticket office at 319-352-8691.
Best Dam Run — The W is sponsoring the Best Dam Run to Prevent Child Abuse Saturday, Sept. 26. Hosted by the Waverly Exchange Club, this year's event includes a half marathon in addition to the 5K walk/run. The half marathon begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. at the Waverly Civic Center. Click here for more information and to register.
Refund checks — Student account refund check requests need to be received in the Business Office before noon Monday, Sept. 21. Checks will be available for pickup Wednesday, Sept. 23. This applies only to students who have a credit balance on their student account.
Board plan changes — The deadline to change board plans for the semester is Thursday, Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m. Please double-check your plan by this time. Ask any dining cashier or the Dining Office (where ID pictures are taken) to scan your card and tell you which board plan you are on. Make all board plan changes in the Dining Office.
Interested in optometry? — Meet with Sunnie Ewing from Southern College of Optometry, in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 141.
Genetics career event — The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is hosting Careers in Human Genetics Information Day Friday, Sept. 18, to expose students to career opportunities in human genetics. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss careers and ask questions in a small-group setting. Click here for more information or to register.
Ceramic art exhibit — Iowa City ceramic artist Eliza Au will use geometry to explore mankind’s place in the cycle of life in the first exhibit of the 2015-16 season in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Frame of Reference will run today, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 25. An opening reception featuring a gallery talk by Au will be Saturday, Sept. 12, 2-4 p.m. Click here to read more.
Call for Wartburg Trumpet reporters — Do you have a passion for writing? Are you interested in current events? Do you like being paid for your work? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you should be a reporter for the Wartburg Trumpet. Story assignment meetings take place every Sunday at 6 p.m. in the J-Lab in the McElroy Center. All students are invited, regardless of past experience with journalism. An informational meeting will be tonight, Sep. 10, 7 p.m. in the J-Lab. Contact Jessica Grant at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Physical therapy conference — Students interested in attending the Physical Therapy as Your Future conference at the University of Iowa Friday, Sept. 25, should contact Dr. Ann Henninger, professor of biology, immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $20, and transportation is provided. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 16.
College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.
Back-to-school sale — The Wartburg Store will have a back-to-school sale with items 40-60 percent off Sept. 16-17, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., in the McCoy rooms of Saemann Student Center. For more information, visit http://www.wartburgstore.com/.
Andy Grammer booked for ETK's Large Event 2015 — Singer, songwriter, and record producer Andy Grammer will perform at Wartburg Friday, Oct. 23, as Entertainment ToKnight's 2015 Large Event (#LargeEvent15). The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium and feature singer Aaron Carter as the opening act. Tickets will be available exclusively to Wartburg students for $5 on the following dates:
- Monday, Sept. 14, 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Neumann Auditorium lobby; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m., Information Desk, Saemann Student Center
- Tuesday, Sept. 15, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Information Desk
Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, students, faculty, and staff (with a Wartburg ID) can purchase tickets for $10. Beginning Monday, Sept. 28, remaining tickets will go on sale to the public for $20. The Ticket Office will be open Wednesday, Sept. 16-Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. One ticket per Wartburg ID. Balcony seats will not be admitted to the floor section at any point during the concert.
New edition of the Trumpet — A special edition of the Trumpet is available on campus newsstands. Copies of Axiom, the Trumpet’s feature magazine, also are available. If you are interested in being a reporter or photographer for the Trumpet, contact Jessica Grant at email@example.com; if you are interested in working for Axiom, contact Jeanne Edson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student parking instructions — When parking overnight, students must park in their assigned parking lot with the current year (2015-16) registration decal affixed on the vehicle’s rear window. Failure to do so may result in parking fines. Full parking enforcement (daytime parking restrictions) is now in effect. If you have any questions, contact Campus Security at 352-8372 or email@example.com.
Doctor Who course — The Doctor Who course (IS 201 07) is returning for Winter Term. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45-9:25 a.m., and explores issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality using The Doctor and his companions. Previous exposure to the series not required. For more information, contact Dr. Erika Lindgren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wartburg Community Symphony tickets — Wartburg Community Symphony memberships and tickets are now available for the 2015-16 season featuring four concerts in Neumann Auditorium.
- Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.: Autumn Ovation Homecoming concert featuring pianist Sean Boktin performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
- Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m.: Holiday Classics concert featuring seasonal favorites
- Saturday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.: High school students from around the region will collaborate with the symphony for the Meistersinger Honor Orchestra Festival
- Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.: A Night at the Opera concert featuring Wartburg voice faculty.
Order tickets online or by calling 352-8691.
Recycling change — Due to a change in contractor ownership and pricing, all recyclable paper now can go into single-stream recycling containers. The bins marked for paper have been removed. All recyclable paper, plastic, and metal can be placed in desk-side recycling bins and emptied into the nearest waste and recycling station. If you need containers or have questions, email Anne Duncan, sustainability coordinator, at email@example.com.
Recycling progress demonstrated — The Sustainability Office reports garbage collection has decreased and recycling has significantly increased through the adoption of changes to the waste management process implemented in 2014. The percentage of items recycled has doubled year over year, according to measurements taken in February and March against 2014 benchmarks. This academic year, Wartburg will save $9,315 by reducing its garbage collection services by 36 cubic yards per week. Yet, work remains: the college's goal is to divert 80 percent of materials by 2020. This year, the Sustainability Office will focus on educating students about recycling in the residence halls. Recycling costs the college 75 percent less than sending items to a landfill. With questions, email Anne Duncan, sustainability coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.