Websites to bookmark — Please bookmark the following websites so you can find the information you are looking for in the most efficient manner:
- www.Wartburg.edu: This website is primarily for external audiences (prospective students, alumni, donors, and community). This website is a great resource for general information about the college and programs, but Info.Wartburg.edu (below) is where you will find more specific information.
- Info.Wartburg.edu: This intranet is for the on-campus community (staff, faculty, and current students). This website features links for KnightTime, The Wartburg Store, email, campus events, dining menus, employment/benefit information, Academic Affairs, academic catalog and calendars, Study Abroad Office, Wartburg West, Undergraduate Research, Safety & Security, ITS, Registrar, Sustainability, Pathways, Student Life Offices/Policies, and much more.
- My.Wartburg.edu: This learning management system is for faculty and current students. This website is where you will find all your course information, resources for faculty, and where students register for classes.
Opening Convocation — The contributions of Stephen and Elaine Main will be recognized at the college’s Opening Convocation at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Levick Arena. Stephen is a Wartburg professor emeritus of biology, while Elaine served as the associate director of the Office of Public Information from 1973 to 1989. Bruce Weber, head men’s basketball coach at Kansas State University and recipient of Wartburg’s 2016 Graven Award, will deliver the convocation address. Click here for details.
Graven Award Ceremony — Bruce Weber, the men’s head basketball coach at Kansas State University, will accept this year’s Wartburg College Graven Award and deliver an address at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Levick Arena. The event is open to the public. Weber also will be the keynote speaker at the college’s Opening Convocation earlier in the day. The annual Graven Award, now in its 27th year, is presented to a person “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 the late Judge Henry N. and Helen Graven, natives of Greene, whose lives reflected those same commitments.
Nominate students for building community — Dan Kittle, dean of students, is starting a program on campus to strengthen the ideas of service, learning, and leadership on our campus. When you see a student's actions and character building community, let Dean Kittle know so he can send students a mini brick to recognize them for building a more kind, just, and informed campus at Wartburg.
Director of undergraduate research — We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek will now serve as the director of undergraduate research. Many thanks to Dr. Roy Ventullo, who served in that position faithfully for the past eight years. Should with inquiries about undergraduate research should contact Dr. Ellerbroek.
Attention student organization leaders — Apply today to host a Candlelight Dinner! This allows you the opportunity to promote your organization, interact with faculty and staff, and experience fine dining. But hurry; there are a limited number of dates available. Should your organization wish to host a Candlelight Dinner, please indicate with a letter of intent by email to Shelly Geweke. Include your organization’s name, contact person/phone number, first and second choice preference for dates, and a short paragraph about what makes your organization great. Dates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay. Dates available are: Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, and March 15. Applications are due by Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 4 p.m.
KnightTime Timecard Application — Student employees can now review their work hours in a more user-friendly fashion using the KnightTime Application on InfoCenter. Click here for instructions for utilizing this application. Students still will need to communicate any corrections or adjustments of their work hours to their supervisors, who then will need to make the changes in the KnightTime web application.
Introducing OneSearch from Vogel Library — Vogel Library has moved to a new “discovery system” called OneSearch, which allows students and faculty to search our databases, books, videos, archives — everything — from a single, Google-like search box. In addition, the library now subscribes to a number of new databases to help in your research, including Proquest Central, an excellent starting point for finding college-appropriate, multi-disciplinary articles in magazines and journals. This replaces Academic Search Complete while still allowing students and faculty to search multiple databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, language and literature, social sciences, education, science, and technology, as well as core titles in the performing and visual arts, history, religion, philosophy, and more. Try it and let the library staff know what you think!
Board Game Knights event — The Wartburg Store is excited to sponsor Game Knights on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. in the McCoy Rooms in Saemann Student Center. Modern-strategy board games, including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Dominion and Agricola, will be available, as well as many more! No prior game experience necessary. Whether you like social, strategy, competitive, co-operative, or card games, we’d love to play with you.
Do you like to sing? Join a choir at Wartburg! There are five choirs in which you can get involved: Kantorei (mixed), Ritterchor (men’s), St. Elizabeth Chorale (women’s), Castle Singers (chamber), and Wartburg Choir (mixed). People of all ability levels are welcome, even if you have never been in a choir before. To get involved, sign up for a five-minute Voice Placement Hearing (range check) Sept. 5-7 or come to a rehearsal. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board outside the music office on the first floor of Bachman Fine Arts Center. For more information, click here or contact Dr. Lee Nelson.
Service Leaders Conference — Students are invited to attend and present at the 2016 Midwest Service Leaders Conference. Scholarships to attend the November conference in Storm Lake are available. Click here for the scholarship form, due Sept. 16. Priority will be given to students who present at the conference. Contact Kristin Teig Torres in Student Life for more details.
Join ICAP — Serve the community by joining ICAP through Iowa Campus Compact - AND get paid! Program goals are to increase nonprofits’ capacity and meet needs of local nonprofits, increase civic responsibility and connections in local Iowa communities and increase the rate of college student volunteerism in Iowa. If you want to give back to your Wartburg community, contact Kristin Teig Torres in Student Life.
Business Office forums planned — Join us at one of the following Business Office forums, held in McCoy West, to learn about our office and ask questions of our staff:
- Sept. 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
- Sept. 14, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
- Sept. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Mail delivery — Due to the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx all being closed on Labor Day, there will be no regular campus delivery or pick up on Monday, Sept. 5. Regular delivery and pick-up runs in the early afternoon will resume Tuesday, Sept. 6. For more information, contact the Mail Center.
Interfaith Leadership — Interested in interfaith work at Wartburg? The interfaith leadership group invites you to share your ideas and support as we find ways to work across religious and cultural boundaries to make the world a better place. If you want to show your interest in being part of Interfaith at Wartburg, click here.
Wartburg gallery exhibit — An exhibit featuring Iowa City artists Lauren Frances Evans and Stephen W. Evans will kick off the 2016-17 season at Wartburg College’s Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. “Thin Spaces” will run Friday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Oct. 21. An opening reception featuring both artists will be Friday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Click here for details.
Grant to create Innovation Studio — Wartburg College engineering science students will enjoy expanded lab space and enhanced hands-on learning opportunities thanks to a $123,300 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. The grant will be used to renovate existing lab space in the Science Center and purchase new equipment to create an Innovation Studio. Daniel Black, chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Engineering Science and the Gary and Donna Hoover Distinguished Professor in Engineering Science, will oversee the project. Click here for details.
Guest recital — Brooklyn-based artist Marc Schreiner and pianist Bryan Stanley will perform a guest recital Tuesday, Sept. 6. The free concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Orchestra Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.