Interested in traveling to Britain in May? Want to see medieval castles up close and experience the majesty of a Gothic cathedral? Visit the windswept island and monastery that ushered Christianity into Britain and so much more during May Term. There will be an informational meeting for HI 212, Castles and Cathedrals, at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in Luther Hall 324. Whether you’re already committed or just curious, come to find out about class requirements, course fees, expected itinerary, and more. Contact Dr. Erika Lindgren with any questions.
Learn about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships — Dr. Gloria Campbell will host an informational session about nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships Tuesday, Sept. 20, 9-10 p.m., in Science Center 134. She will be presenting on the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, NIH Undergraduate Scholarship, the Fulbright Student Program, and more. Students interested in applying for fellowships and scholarships should contact Campbell.
Calling all vocalists and instrumentalists — Hope Overflow is a praise band that spreads God’s hope and love to others through music and service. Auditions will be Sept. 20 and 21, 7-9:30 p.m., in Bachman Fine Arts Center 21. All are welcome! Please come prepared to sing or play “10,000 Reasons” or “Glory to God.” Email Ryan Henkel with any questions or call 815-842-7273.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar — The first Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar of 2016-17 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in SC 134. Mathematics major Ashlyn Bagge ’17 will speak about her internship this past summer at Athene in Des Moines. Refreshments (cookies and beverages) will be provided.
Female volunteers needed — A new empowerment program starting this fall for elementary-age girls needs your help. IMpower’s mission statement is “a movement empowering girls as they navigate adolescence.” We are asking volunteers to commit to an hour a week for six weeks, starting the week of Oct. 10. There will be a workshop Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the St. Elizabeth Room in Saemann Student Center to train volunteers. If interested, contact Professor Jenna Haglund.
Consumer information — The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding the availability of consumer information and how to register to vote. Consumer information is available here. This information contains statistics, policies, and programs at Wartburg College, including, but not limited to, the Annual Security Report and the Annual Fire Safety Report. Please contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or to request a paper copy. You also should take a moment to register to vote here.
Give blood — The Volunteer Action Center and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in Chapel Commons. Sign up online to donate or contact the VAC at email@example.com to volunteer your time.
Phil and Lit – The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in McCoy West in the Saemann Student Center. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans, professor of religion, Dr. Tamara Faux, professor of social work, and Dr. Vicki Edelnant, senior lecturer in inquiry studies, will present “A Little Knight Reading: Why You Should Care What the Class of 2020 Is Reading (I Am Malala).” These faculty members will discuss how they are using the autobiography of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai in their IS 101 and Scholars 101 classes.
Donate your gently used t-shirts — The Sustainability Department is collecting donations of clean t-shirts (please no tears or stains), adult and youth sizes, to be used for a Renaissance Faire activity. Donations can be dropped off in the Sustainability Office in the basement of Old Main or at the Physical Plant before Monday, Oct. 10.
Math Lab and SI courses — Math Lab is open Sunday through Thursday, 7-10 p.m., in Vogel Library Classroom 1. The Math Lab provides a comfortable place for students to receive assistance in specific courses taught through the Wartburg Math, Computer Science, and Physics departments. For details and to see a list of supported courses, click here. To see the fall 2016 list of Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions, click here.
KnightVision sets live stream schedule — A newly created KnightVision executive committee, representing athletics, worship, music, institutional events, and the Department of Journalism & Communication, has set the live streaming schedule for the 2016-17 academic year. Click here to view the schedule online. Information about requests for the 2017-18 academic year will be forthcoming in the next few months. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster policy — Posters must be approved and stamped by the Marketing & Communication Office, Luther Hall 106, before posting on campus. Click here to see the posting policies on the InfoCenter.
Constitution Day panel — The college will commemorate Constitution Day with a panel discussion Tuesday, Sept. 20. The panel, which will focus its discussion on voter registration, will begin at 11:30 a.m. in McCaskey Lyceum in Saemann Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. The event precedes Voter Registration Day, an on-campus event set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, sponsored by Wartburg’s Student Senate. Click here for details.
Student discount for Waverly Oktoberfest — Wartburg students who show a college ID at the gate get into Waverly Oktoberfest for $12 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, in Kohlmann Park east of campus (a $3 discount, tickets good for both days). Wartburg College is a sponsor of this new community event, inspired by Waverly’s German heritage, which will feature two music venues, food and beverage gardens, a family fun zone, and activities for all ages. Vendor and music details can be found on the Oktoberfest website and on the group's Facebook page.