Student showcase — Students who have participated in The Residence and Löhe Hall service-learning projects, Orange Connection, and service trips this academic year will share their experiences at The Showcase, Tuesday, March 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the McCoy rooms of Saemann Student Center. All are encouraged to visit with the participants. For more information, contact Kassy Kahler, residential life service learning coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynes lecture features activists — A trio of Waterloo civil rights activists will speak Sunday, March 29, as part of the J.W. Lynes Memorial Lecture in History. Larry Stumme, Willie Mae Wright and Anna Mae Weems will be the featured speakers for the 1 p.m. panel discussion in White House Business Center 214. Click here to read more about the lecture.
ETK presents a cappella group — Six Appeal will be taking center stage in Neumann Auditorium tonight, March 23, at 8 p.m., presented by Entertainment ToKnight. The award-winning a cappella group from Minnesota brings energy and charm to the stage, and the members' 75 combined years of musical training and experience will leave the audience wondering where the instruments were hiding.
Sparkles seek mentors — The Wartburg College Sparkles seek mentors for the 2015-2016 season. Part of the national Sparkle Effect Program, Wartburg Sparkles is an inclusive cheerleading team that includes students with and without disabilities. No previous cheer or dance experience is required. An informational meeting will be Monday, March 30, 7 p.m., in the East Classroom in the W. For more information, contact Michaela McIlravy '16 at email@example.com or Tara Winter, director of student recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Practices Night — Be part of a Spiritual Practices Night Thursday, March 26, 7-8:30 p.m., in Chapel Commons. The event will include meditation, a floor labyrinth, visio divine, yoga, relaxation, and education about spiritual practices. Email Ashley Rosa '15 at email@example.com for more information.
St. Lizzie's in concert — The Saint Elizabeth Chorale will perform Sunday, March 29 in Wartburg Chapel. The free concert begins at 2 p.m. Karen Black, music professor and Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor in Organ, will direct the concert. Harrison Sheckler '18 will accompany the choir.
Phil & Lit — The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society, Friday, March 27, 4 p.m., in McCoy West of Saemann Student Center, will feature two student presentations. Nichole Lyons '15, Benjamin Bogard '16, and Simon Sager, digital media producer, will discuss their experiences in developing experimental film for digital ministry. Kelsey Brown '15 will present Dirty War and the Immigration Problem, her capstone research about secret detention facilities during the dictatorship in Argentina.
Research stipend applications — Applications for student research stipends for this summer and the next academic year are now available. The R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Fund application and cover page, found here, are due Friday, April 17. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of faculty members, and up to four proposals will be forwarded to the McElroy/Iowa College Foundation for consideration. Applications require dual authorship by the proposing student or teams of students and a sponsoring faculty member. The application deadline for Wartburg Undergraduate Research Fellowships also is Friday, April 17. Program information can be found here. Applications require authorship by the proposing student and a letter of support by the sponsoring faculty member. Research in credit courses is not eligible for either program.
igKnight Mentoring — The Pathways Center is combining the College Achievement Program (CAP) and the College Achievement Program Extended (CAP+) mentoring programs into one peer-mentoring program this fall. igKnight will focus on mentoring students wherever they are in their college experience. Although a majority of the program focuses on mentoring first-year students on college success, anyone can join the program at any point and be assigned a peer-mentor for assistance with academic, personal, and professional goals. Second-, third-, and fourth-year students are encouraged to apply by Thursday, April 2, to be a mentor. The position involves goal-setting, relationship building, academic success, cross-cultural awareness, and understanding the pillars and culture of Wartburg. To apply, contact Ieshia Brown, Extended CAP coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or TJ Warren, Pathways associate for vocation and mentoring, at email@example.com.
Collaborative training program — RSVP by noon today, March 23, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-8350 for the annual Collaborative Student Employee Training Sessions. Student employees and departmental supervisors are invited to this year's program, Making the Connection. The first session runs Tuesday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 31, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The second will be Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m.-noon. The program consists of two components: Dr. Zak Montgomery, assistant professor in Spanish, will present Cultivating Cultural Competency, and a student employee alumni panel moderated by Jason Thueme, dining services catering manager, will discuss Transitioning from College to the Working World. All sessions will be in Hagemann Auditorium, Science Center 102.
Celebrate Culture Week — Nearly 60 countries are being represented during Culture Week, which runs through Saturday, March 28. Themed #WeAreOne, the celebration features events sponsored by Wartburg’s International Student Programs Office. Click here to see the full schedule.
Grad Finale prize-winner — Congratulations to Ashley Kerns for winning a Church Hill diploma frame donated by The Wartburg Store. The prize was eligible to those who completed their ‘step to graduation’ sign-offs at last week's Grad Finale event.
TerraCycle program ends — The Waverly TerraCycle program that allowed for recycling of food wrappers and bags at Wartburg is no longer operating. Waverly-Shell Rock High School ran the program, but recently companies whose products are sold by the high school stopped sponsoring TerraCycle and no organization has stepped up to take on the local coordination. The TerraCycle containers on campus will be re-purposed to collect electronic waste. Sensitive and confidential data should not be placed in these containers. Click here for information about what e-waste can be collected.
Model U.N. Conference — Students are invited to attend or participate in the Model United Nations Conference, The Status of Women In Developing Countries, Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, in Science Center 102. It runs 4-6 p.m. Friday and 3-5 p.m. Saturday. The Wartburg Model United Nations student organization hopes to have 50 delegations engage in insightful and intellectually engaging discourse. For more informaton, contact Lindo Simelane '16 at email@example.com.
Fourth-year earns grant — Kwabena Owusu-Amoah '15 has received funds from the Clinton Foundation to expand the reach of OBaa 2.0, a software application that aims to reduce the maternal mortality rate in his home country. The Ghana native was awarded a $6,000 Clinton Foundation Resolution Grant at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference this month at the University of Miami. Click here to read more about the grant.
Alumnus closes Artist Series — Steinway & Sons artist Jim McDonough '96 will conclude the Artist Series season and program series Sunday, March 29. The pianist's 3 p.m. show in Neumann Auditorium includes song arrangements from Broadway, the silver screen, and the big band, patriotic, inspirational, country and classical genres. Tickets are $20 to $30 for adults and $10 for youth. They are available online at www.wartburg.edu/artist, by calling 352-8691 or at the Saemann Student Center Ticket Office weekdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Summer school financing – The Financial Aid Office will take appointments beginning Monday, April 6, to discuss financial aid options for summer school 2015. Students must be registered for summer classes before scheduling an appointment. Contact the office at 352-8262.
Educators on campus — The Wartburg Department of Education will host a team of educators from the Iowa Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Saturday, March 21, through Thursday, March 26. The educators will talk with students, faculty, administrators, and staff as they assess the program for accreditation and state approval of the Teacher Education Program.