Social work panel features alumni — A social work panel discussion featuring alumni will be Friday, Oct. 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in Old Main 200. The panelists will discuss how their jobs promote fairness and opportunities in areas such as homeless outreach, children’s mental health, and bullying prevention. A reception with the panelists will follow. For more information, contact Tammy Faux, associate professor of social work, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminar features internship panel — The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 134. A student panel will discuss summer internship experiences. Participants include David Logan '16, a computer science major who worked at Intel Corporation; Andrew Sorensen '16, a math and business major who worked at Sammons Financial Group; and Ana Julante '17, a computer science and math major who interned with John Deere. Faculty can learn about the potential benefits of students pursuing similar internships.
Estes to lead Homecoming parade — Internationally renowned opera star Simon Estes, distinguished professor and artist-in-residence, will be the grand marshal of the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 3. Estes joined the college in 2002. Today, he continues to impact the lives of Wartburg students through master classes, private voice lessons, classroom visits, and performances with ensembles. Click here to read more.
Bach's Lunch features alumna — Kartika Putri '10 will be the guest artist at the Bach’s Lunch organ series Friday, Oct. 2. Putri’s performance at 12:30 p.m. in Wartburg Chapel will be preceded by a noon lunch and explanation of the program in Chapel Commons. At Wartburg, Putri majored in church music and organ performance. Today, she is working toward a doctorate in organ performance at Indiana University. The program will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Michael Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch or order one from the Den-Rittersaal by Wednesday, Sept. 30, by contacting Marcia Haugen, music department office coordinator, at email@example.com or 352-8300.
Contribute to Outfly — Share in the excitement of Outfly morning by serving breakfast to students in Mensa starting at 7 a.m. Volunteers will be contacted as soon as Outfly is declared. To sign up, email Laura Davis, dining service manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Alert reminder — Faculty and staff are asked to used the Early Alert system to inform Pathways Center regarding concerns about students. Areas of concern could include academic performance, physical and mental well-being, financial situations, social networks, or anything else preventing a student from thriving. The system can be accessed under the Applications tab on InfoCenter. Responses to early alerts will be facilitated by Jette Irgens, Pathways Center assistant director for first-year experience, academic advising, and student success. Questions can be directed to Irgens at email@example.com.
Update on retirement plan — As a follow-up from a notice provided in January, the college recently received affirmation from the IRS of its election of Church Plan Status for Wartburg's TIAA-CREF retirement plan. This does not change how the plan operates, but helps avoid compliance-related expenses. The college already had elected Church Plan Status and operated as such since 2012; the Board of Regents Retirement Plan Committee felt it prudent this year to obtain an IRS letter ruling.
Advance thanks — The Advancement Office offers thanks in advance for helping make Homecoming week a success and making our alumni so delighted to return to campus. Special thanks to the Dining Services and Maintenance staffs. Let’s have a great Homecoming!
Senate election results — Please congratulate the following students on their election to Student Senate:
- Clinton and Founders — Breyanna Primous, Haley Cannon, Jason Wells, Seth Jobes-Ryan, Justin Beals, Bryce Origer, Haley Walter, Blake Shipman, David Garnier, Bellanov Macean, Yuliya Gemechu
- Complex — McClain Holst, Riley Anderson, Leah Onsgard, Emily Meeker, Ashlee Henderson, Karleigh Crepin, Nick Arp, Kierstin Keller, Chris Hale, McKenzie Kielman, Brianna Burton, Joshua Feirer
- Grossman, Löhe, and The Res — Alex Gheysens, Hannah Haage, Queensley Odei, Caleb Milius, Ella Newell, Hannah Creed, Sneha Mahapatra, Zachary Nullmeyer, Sarah Mirs, Amy Isvik
- Knights Village, Manors, and off campus — Zach Schulz, Levi Dolphin, Amanda Wright, Travone Gray, Molly Astarita, Lauren Larson, Amanda Guertler, Colton Brown, Alec Matthew, Hunter Giesselmann, Priyo Khyang
A cappella concert Oct. 16 — Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s nine-man a cappella ensemble that captivated audiences on NBC’s The Sing-Off, will headline a Wartburg College concert Friday, Oct. 16. Wartburg’s Festeburg, a student-led a cappella ensemble with a repertoire ranging from classical choral canon to contemporary pop, will open the show at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. Tickets, which can be purchased at www.wartburg.edu/vp and will be available at the door, are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and those with a student ID.
Host a candlelight dinner — Know of a student organization looking to raise funds? Student Center Council is accepting applications through Wednesday, Sept. 30, to host Candlelight Dinners. Applicants should email a letter of intent to Shelly Geweke, nutrition and services adviser, at firstname.lastname@example.org, including the organization's name, contact person, phone number, first and second choice preference for dates, and a short paragraph about what makes the organization great. Dates are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.
College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.
Wartburg to host humanities conference — Wartburg will host the fifth Midwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities Saturday, Nov. 7. It will feature students' original, research-based scholarship in the humanities, with a focus on interdisciplinary and diversity-related work. Questions can be directed to Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish, at email@example.com.
Fight the flu — Flu shots are available Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the McCoy rooms of Saemann Student Center. The shots are free for employees and spouses on the Wartburg health insurance plan. Those who are not covered by Wartburg insurance can pay out-of-pocket or check with their insurance carrier. Please contact Amy Wilson, administrative assistant in Human Resources & Payroll, at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate which day you plan to attend.
Homecoming and Family Weekend — The two traditional events are being combined for the first time this fall. For the full schedule of events, click here.
Career fair — Encourage students to attend the Wartburg Career, Internship, Graduate, and Professional School Fair Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in The W Hall of Champions. The fair is sponsored by the Pathways Center and the Center for Community Engagement.
Outfly notification — Outfly will be announced using the WartburgAlert System. To receive a notification text Outfly morning, make sure you are registered in the system.
Keep on Learning — Hot-button environmental issues like climate change and fracking will be among the topics discussed during the October Keep on Learning community education series beginning Thursday, Oct. 1. Lynn Brant, professor emeritus of geology at the University of Northern Iowa, will lead Spaceship Earth, examining the basic geology of the earth, including mineral resources, geological hazards, and topics of environmental interest. For more information, click here.
Honor Council openings — The Honor Council is seeking two members from the Class of 2019. The council is a board of students that deliberates cases of academic dishonesty presented by professors and students. Email email@example.com with questions or to apply.