Flu shots available — Flu shots will be available Oct. 11-12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in McCoy West in the Saemann Student Center. 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 Lisa Trees, Human Resources & Payroll assistant, and indicate which day you plan to attend. Note: For the 2016-17 season, the CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-17. For this reason, Wellmark will not cover the nasal spray vaccine.
TIAA-CREF representative to visit campus — We welcome Cindy Webb as our new TIAA-CREF representative (Chuck Freeman has been assigned to other colleges and universities). Cindy will be on campus Sept. 21 and 22 to discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis, including how to pursue your financial goals by investing in financial products such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance, and annuities. Space is limited; sign up for a time at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow. Cindy’s schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m., McCoy East, Saemann Student Center
- Thursday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Chapel Tower Room
Call for papers for MUCH — Submissions are needed for MUCH, the Midwest Undergraduate Conference in Humanities (co-founded at Wartburg), which will be held at Central College on Saturday, Nov. 12. Even if you are not in the Humanities, your IS, ID, or other classes may have led to interdisciplinary research that would be a good fit. Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish, will be requesting funds for students and participating faculty, so please contact him if you plan to attend with your students. Questions also can be directed to him. Plans are to rent a van and drive down to the conference for the day.
Join Wartburg’s sustainability team — Are you interested in joining Wartburg’s sustainability committee, the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative? We are seeking members to join the EESI team who will advocate for sustainable practices in your area, serve as a resource for your department, and represent sustainability on campus. We meet monthly to discuss the challenges and opportunities of advancing sustainability at Wartburg College. If you are interested, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainability movie to supplement curriculum — For Campus Sustainability Days, the Sustainability Office is looking to purchase rights to an education movie showing. We have four to choose from and would like feedback in case any of them would supplement your curriculum, as they all address a different part of sustainability. If you would be open to encouraging students to attend a movie for class, please go to this survey to view the options and provide feedback.
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. The information includes general college facts and statistics, financial aid assistance annual security report, copyright infringement, and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policies. Faculty and staff can find the information here. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or requests for a paper copy. Click here to register to vote.
KNIGHTtime user group meeting minutes — Minutes from the Sept. 6 KNIGHTtime user Group meeting are available on the InfoCenter at http://info.wartburg.edu/Employment/Forms-Procedures.aspx.
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 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.
Waverly Oktoberfest — Wartburg is the Amphitheater Stage sponsor for the first Waverly Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, in Kohlmann Park. Inspired by Waverly’s German heritage, the community event will feature two music venues, food and beverage gardens, a family fun zone, and activities for all ages. Individuals can support this new event by becoming a “founding member” or volunteering during the event (email email@example.com). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the gate or online at www.waverlyoktoberfest.com. Details also can be found on the Oktoberfest Facebook page.