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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2023
Calling all Knights—registration for the 2023 Homecoming & Family Weekend is now open! Come back home with the extended Wartburg community from Oct. 12-15. This annual gathering of Wartburg alumni, parents, students, family members, faculty, staff, and friends is a chance to celebrate the "college of our brightest days" and reconnect with fellow Knights. Join us in Waverly in October to take part in this favorite Wartburg tradition! Online registration is open until Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 11:59 p.m. For complete information about everything happening at this year's Homecoming & Family Weekend, check out wartburg.edu/homecoming.
Thursday, Oct. 12
• Knight's Nite
Friday, Oct. 13
• Bach's Lunch Organ Lecture and Recital
• Ubuntu Center Dedication
• Vollmer & Ketha Houses Reunion
• Volleyball games vs. St. Olaf College and Bethel University
• Kastle Kapers
Saturday, Oct. 14
• Knight Run/Walk
• Children's Track Meet
• Homecoming Parade
• Renaissance Faire
• Reunion/Golden Knight Luncheons
• Football vs. University of Dubuque
• Kammerstreicher Concert
• Castle Singers Concert
Sunday, Oct. 15
• Worship Service
• Homecoming Luncheon
• Wartburg Choir Concert
• Wind Ensemble Concert
• Men's Soccer vs. St. John's University
Come back home to Waverly and join the celebration with Knights of all ages! Check out our complete list of events and a list of restaurants and area hotels for weekend accommodations. Make sure to follow the Wartburg Homecoming Instagram and pages for more updates and information!
Full schedule of events
List of area hotels and restaurants
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Wartburg College Education Department A degree in education at Wartburg College offers outstanding classroom experiences.
You can use your talents and abilities to become an effective and reflective teacher in a life of professional service and leadership. You will find job opportunities in education at any level, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. By majoring in education, you can work with children in diverse classroom settings, share your interest in a content area, and impact the future. You can explore ch
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Congratulations - Olivia Ramaekers.
She will be in West Des Moines this school year teaching K-6th grade music at Western Hills and Westridge Elementaries. Go Knights! Have a great year.
Teachers needed at Community Lutheran School.
Teach Iowa job site will now be IowaWORKS.gov - July 1, 2023
Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Education are launching a statewide outreach campaign to help Iowa education leaders learn how to post education-related jobs on the IowaWORKS.gov website.
Division XVI of SF560 instructs Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, to establish a system that allows the Iowa Department of Education, school districts, charter schools, Area Education Agencies and accredited nonpublic schools to post job openings. To meet this requirement, IowaWORKS.gov will replace Teach Iowa for all education-related job postings starting July 1.
For schools and agencies that post education-related jobs:
The Iowa Department of Education, school districts, charter schools and AEAs must begin to post job openings on IowaWORKS.gov starting July 1.
Schools can start posting open jobs on IowaWORKS.gov prior to July 1 by following the instructions in IWD’s job posting guide.
Open jobs currently posted on Teach Iowa will be moved to IowaWORKS without the need for further action by the poster. No new job postings will be accepted in the Teach Iowa system after July 1.
One-on-one assistance with posting jobs is available by contacting the IWD Business Engagement Division at 1-833-469-2967 or [email protected].
For job seekers:
Applicants who have resumes and credentials stored on the Teach Iowa site will need to retrieve that information prior to July 1.
Applicants will need to register and upload new versions of their resumes and credentials to IowaWORKS.gov. Registering will enable job applicants to post a resume and search for vacant positions using the virtual recruiter.
One-on-one assistance for job seekers to get started is provided at local IowaWORKS offices.
IWD offers resources, including recorded trainings on how to use IowaWORKS.gov, on the new Iowa Education Jobs page. New resources and materials for both hiring managers and job seekers will be added throughout the summer.
Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Education urge everyone involved in education-related job postings and searches to register with IowaWORKS as soon as possible. This goes for job seekers as well as hiring organizations.
Questions regarding the Teach Iowa system can be directed to Lora Rasey, education program consultant for Teach Iowa, at 515-419-2088 or [email protected].
Read more about the announcement and resources to support the transition to IowaWORKS.
Professor Jennifer Dickey and Wartburg Education student, Juliana Cimral, were invited to speak at the Iowa Reading Association Conference in Ames yesterday. They presented to educators on how executive function skills impact reading comprehension.
Cimral and Dickey shared practical classroom strategies to the group about how to support students with skill deficits.
It was an honor to support Iowa educators with literacy instruction and both enjoyed this amazing opportunity.
Congratulations to Hunter Gerhardt. He's accepted a job at Iowa City Regina for the fall teaching K-6th grade Computer/Technology.
It's a good day! Abrianna Moore is staying local and will be teaching 2nd grade at W-SR's Southeast Elementary.
Happy to announce that Brenna Hamborg will be teaching 7th - 12th Band and Choir this fall at Lynnville-Sully CSD. Congrats!
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for
EMMA Huisman. She will be heading West to teach 2nd grade at Montview Elementary in Aurora, CO.
Great day to visit the Science Center Tortoises. They were quite entertaining. One ate some broccoli and even "ran" toward us for more snacks.
Wanted to congratulate Riordan Lujano! He's accepted a job this fall at Iowa Falls-Alden CSD teaching 6th - 8th grade Choir. Riverbend Middle School is blessed and we are so happy for him.
Happy National Donut Day!
Kwik Star-Free Long John when purchasing any Karuba Beverage.
Casey's-Buy one Get ONE w/ rewards.
Dunkin'- Stopping by Dunkin’ for your morning cup of joe? You’ll walk away with a free doughnut (excluding fancies and specialty doughnuts) with the purchase of a beverage (except espresso shots) on National Doughnut Day.
Follow directions from businesses to be sure of their deals and message below if you know of any Donut Deals I missed.
Enjoy today...DONUT worry, be HaPpY!
Knights Connect networking event on Tuesday, June 27
Calling all Cedar Valley-area Knights! Wartburg College invites you to join other area alumni, students, parents, and friends for our first
Knights Connect networking event at The Brass Tap in Cedar Falls.
Come enjoy food and drink, a brief program, and a chance to connect with other Knights in the Cedar Valley. Mark your calendars and register below! The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, June 20. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni & Parent Engagement office at
319-352-8491 or [email protected].
Another job announcement!
Congratulations to Amelia Ouverson! She is planning to teach 6th - 12th grade Choir this fall at Sumner-Fredericksburg CSD.
Congratulations to William Rouw. He'll be teaching 5th-12th Band part-time at Janesville CSD this fall.
2022 Grad Update:
Clay and Addyson Shultz will be supporting some of our partnering school districts this fall. Clay is headed to Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock to be a PE teacher and coach JR. High Boys Track. Addyson will be teaching 7th - 12th Vocal Music at North Butler's Jr./Sr. High Schools in Greene. Congratulations to you both.
One last run to Ignite Nutrition in Waverly with our Student Workers before they leave for summer break. Thank you to Macy Harris, Taylor Runchey, Kaylee Kueker, Alison Newton, and not pictured Toni Bohlen. We have the best group working with us in Education. You all are appreciated. Take Care and have a memorable summer. We look forward to next year with you, as well.
Congratulations to Bailey Myers. Bailey is going to be helping students at Southeast Elementary next fall. She's accepted a Special Education position with this great team of Educators.
Commencement Week...Already! Congrats to our Education Students. You DID IT!!!!!
There's a lot happening this week! Here are the main chances you'll have to support students and co-workers during institutional events through Commencement.
Unity Stole Ceremony
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, McCaskey Lyceum
Celebrate students as they receive stoles reflecting nationality, organization, etc.
Senior Pig Roast
6 p.m. Thursday, Walston-Hoover Stadium
Grab dinner with graduating seniors. (Please note the RSVP deadline has passed!)
8 a.m. Friday, Knights Ballroom
Honor fellow faculty and staff who reached employment anniversaries and received awards this year.
Faculty & Staff Reception
with Board of Regents
4 p.m. Friday, Heritage & St. Elizabeth Rooms
An opportunity to mingle with board members and their spouses.
May Term Band Concert
5 p.m. Friday, Campus Mall
3 p.m. Saturday, Chapel
Our first master's degree candidates will receive their academic hoods prior to Commencement.
Blessing of the Seniors
6 p.m. Saturday, Chapel
10:30 a.m. Sunday, Hoover Fieldhouse & Track
The graduation ceremony will also be livestreamed. If you're faculty and planning to process, please line up in Levick Arena at 10 a.m. in your regalia.
Congratulations to Katelyn Kluver. She will be joining the Charles City CSD this fall to teach K - 6th General and Vocal Music. She will be at both Washington and Lincoln Elementaries and the Middle School. Go Comets!
Ella Brase is graduating this weekend with a job teaching 1st graders for fall 2023. Congratulations!
She will be teaching at Earlham Elementary. Ella let me know that Earlham, IA is just west of Des Moines.
Congrats! Asher Schneider is going to be in Crawfordsville, IA next fall. He's accepted a job teaching General Music to PK - 6th graders at WACO Elementary School.
Shell Rock Elementary 1st Graders had a ton of fun in the sun today with the help of Professor Dickey's Wartburg class. Family Partnerships and Community Collaboration students got to spend the day at Shell Rock's Outdoor Education Field Trip. Our students got to show their leadership skills as they led groups of 1st graders to each station. Another May Term excursion for a perfect day of hands-on learning for our Education pre-service teachers.
Super Excited to announce that Emma Ammons will be teaching 6th Grade Science next year at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School.
Congrats to Aleeya Cheney. She will be teaching 3rd grade at Prairie City Elementary. Go Mustangs!
Education majors in the course, Family Partnerships & Community Collaboration in Special Education, ventured out yesterday to the Larrabee Center in Waverly to learn about transition services provided to community members with disabilities.
Students learned about job coaching and skills training that clients receive to gain meaningful and valuable employment in the community. Additionally, students volunteered their time to assist with light maintenance work in the Larrabee Center's retail store, Trinkets & Togs. Wartburg's Mission of service while learning is witnessed in this day trip and many other May Term activities.
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Feldman. She is heading back home to teach Elementary General Music (K-5th) in the Harlan Community School District in Harlan, IA.
Last Friday, Children's Literature visited Poyner Elementary School in Waterloo. Wartburg student groups implemented a co-planned literacy engagement lesson to 1st graders using the book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy.
Special thanks to Poyner (and all our neighboring schools) for offering our pre-service teachers authentic experiences in classroom settings during May Term.
*Another JOB Announcement*
So HaPpY for Annie Mast. She will be staying in Waverly to teach Special Education at Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School. Thanks Mr. Langner for keeping her close and being one of our Education Partners!
Jonathan McNamara will be joining the staff at Maquoketa High School this fall. He's graduating with Secondary - Social Studies and will be teaching U.S. History courses. He will also be coaching football.
Wartburg's busy May Term continues.
The Science of Water course is at DMACC today (Ankeny Campus) helping with the Iowa Children's Water Festival. There will be a ton of 5th graders go through this exhibit - learning how to protect our state's water resources.
Dr. Bechtel is full of great ways for our Pre-Service Teachers to get experience with kids in and out of the classroom.
Iowa's 2022 Teacher of the Year, Sara Russell, visited campus today talking with Wartburg Education Students about all things TEACHER. She shared her experiences of serving with courage, compassion, and collaboration. Sara has been an educator for over 20 years and prides herself on student-centered learning, critical thinking and productive struggle. Her stories highlighted that learning is grounded in so much more than standards and content.
She says that education starts when both students and teachers feel safe and supported.
Some of the take-aways for first year teachers:
Give yourself grace-be compassionate to yourself.
Have a voice.
Find the good.
Keep students at the center.
Normalize asking for help. (Asking questions reveals strength even when you don't feel strong.)
Drown out the noise.
We ended taking a selfie of the "class". Classie!
Congratulations to Katie Rinnman. She will be teaching Kindergarten - 8th Grade Music in Humboldt, IA this fall.
So happy to announce that Emily Raab will be busy this fall teaching Vocal/General Music at North Linn CSD in Coggon, IA. Congrats
Wednesday, May 10th from 10:30 - Noon
Special Guest hosted by the Wartburg College Education Department on campus this week...
Drawing on her more than 20 years in education, Sara Russell, the 2022 Iowa Teacher of the Year, will share stories and experiences that taught her learning is grounded in so much more than standards and content. Courageous education starts with both students and teachers feeling safe and supported. Please email Jen Dickey at [email protected]
to RSVP for this event.
Molly Vittetoe along with 9 other Senior Art Students now have their work showcased for the 2023 Senior Exhibition. The group exhibition is on display in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery.
Artwork is featured by Houyem Abidi, Lizzi Barrett, Yohannes Dawit, Trista Foster, Lauryn Henderson, Milena Iushkova, Abby LaVelle, Molly Vittetoe, Jayden Walter, and Jenna White. The exhibition display will end May 28. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Bachman Fine Arts Center and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Congratulations! Patrick Mulholland has accepted a position at Waterloo West High School next fall. He will be teaching 9th-12th grade math. We are so proud and wish him the best.
Valid today in the Cedar Valley.
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you to all the teachers that help make our kids great! You are loved and appreciated. We are extra thankful today and want to give a shout-out to ALL the teachers who host our students in their classrooms throughout the year. You are helping us create better teachers for the future. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2023.
Possible DEALS available today for teachers:
Starbucks - 10% off
McDonalds - free pop or regular coffee today.
Chick-fil-A - 4-count Chick-n-Minis(7a.m.-10:30p.m.) Original Chicken Sandwich (10:30a.m.-9:00p.m.)
Arby's - Free sandwich or wrap.
Firehouse Subs - next week, Free sub with purchase of a sub/chips/drink.
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