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>> Dear Future Knight, It’s so cool that you’re thinking about coming to Wartburg, because it’s amazing! It might seem weird now, but when you come to Wartburg, you’ll understand what we all mean when we say, “Be Orange.” It’s how we describe finding and following your path: Be whoever you are. Be welcomed. You might wonder if Iowa is just like one small town where everyone looks the same. I’m from Minnesota, and that’s sort of what I thought, too, until I came to visit Wartburg. Then I realized it’s super friendly and comfortable and there’s tons to do here. To me, Being Orange at Wartburg means: • Admissions counselors, advisers, and professors who actually care about me and my goals. • Being on-track to graduate in four years, so when a lot of my friends at state schools are stuck paying for a fifth year of college, I’ll be making money in the real world. • An internship, service trip experience, and leadership certificate when I graduate that will help me get into grad school or get a job. • Tons of financial aid and scholarship money, so my expenses are close to what my friends are paying at public schools. • Getting the most out of my college investment. All you have to do is come visit Wartburg, and I know you’ll be convinced. But read on to learn more, and check out to find all the other info you need. Seriously, I think Being Orange is also about being a part of something bigger than yourself and feeling a strong sense of connection.

I hope you decide to Be Orange, too! Sincerely, Randene Davis Class of 2013 Glenville, Minn.

Be Orange

[ [ PATHWAYS TO GUIDE YOU ] ] ] ] ] ] ] At Wartburg College, everybody wants to help you find your path. But if you are looking for real support, there is no better place to turn than our Pathways Center. Pathways is here for you the moment you step on campus. At Pathways you’ll find: • First-year Orange EXCELeration program that helps you transition to college life. • Academic advisers who will help you find your passion and develop an academic plan. • Senior-Year Experience Programs that prepare you for life after graduation. • The Writing/Reading/Speaking Lab, where you can find help with some of those really tough assignments. • Information and special faculty advisers if you are not sure which major is right for you. Wartburg will help you explore. • Career Services, which can help you research possible careers, prepare for job searches, learn about grad school, or network with Wartburg alumni to find jobs or internships. • Supplemental Instruction from students who have taken a course and completed special SI training. 11 You and your classmates can compare notes, discuss ideas, and predict test items.

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Guidance for Success

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Yes, you can graduate in four years! 3

What does it mean to Be Orange? Be Orange is more than a slogan at Wartburg College. It describes the warmth of our friendly campus ... the spark of intellectual curiosity fueled by top-notch professors and small classes ... the inner glow created by involvement in nationally recognized leadership and service programs ... the energy unleashed in finding your unique calling ... the fire of turning your dreams into reality with impressive placement rates for jobs and graduate schools.

It’s about being different. It’s about being real. It’s about being you.

Still need convincing? Check out to get the scoop.


Wartburg: daily diary

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Faculty Group Meetings, LH 330, SC 134, WBC 116, 11:30 a.m. Christmas with Wartburg Special Performance, NA, 5 p.m. Student Senate, WBC 214, 6 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - Breakfast 10:15 a.m. - Chapel 10:45 a.m. - Class - Mass Media 12:00 p.m. - Class - Intro to P.R. 1:15 p.m. - Lunch 2:30 p.m. - Class - Busine ss Communications 3:45 p.m. - Study 4:30 p.m. - Pre-game meal

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Thursday, November 18 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast 10:00 a.m. - Meet with adv iser 10:45 a.m. - Workout 11:30 a.m. - Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) meetin g 12:00 p.m. - Lunch 1:00 p.m. - Class - Oral Co mmunications 2:50 p.m. - Class - Intro to Psychology 4:00 p.m. - Basketball Pra ctice 6:00 p.m. - Dinner/meeting with Student Senate 7:00 p.m. - Study group 10:00 p.m. - Start plannin g for Nicaragua Service Tri p


Wartburg: spot a student On the iPod: The Fray, Seether, Nirvana and a live recording from the Castle Singers’ tour of Brazil.

How to a Wartburg Student A Wartburg Ambassador– a volunteer who spends time with prospective students to help them learn what it means to Be Orange!

Term paper ready to turn in, printed by swiping his student ID. Campus paper usage and printing expenses have decreased 33 percent since Information Technology implemented card-swipe printing.

The next Tower Agency meeting is in her planner. She can’t miss a meeting of the campus PR firm– she’s the CEO!

This safety’s always ready for football practice. As Iowa Conference men’s all-sports champions for 12 straight years, Wartburg athletes excel both on the field and in the classroom.

Full from an earthfriendly lunch at The Mensa. Dining Services now serves local produce in season and uses green cleaning solutions.

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“Deciding to attend Wartburg was much like trying on a prom dress: When Abby Goltz Amana, Iowa you come to campus, you just know.”


Schedule for a New Orleans service trip. Wartburg students went to work on the Gulf Coast 12 times after Hurricane Katrina.

Toting groceries home the “green” way.

Andrew Creary Knoxville, Iowa

“My favorite things about Wartburg are the small classes and the chance to be someone, not just a number.”

The Dos & Don’ts of First-Year Students

... what you can do to conserve energy. Plan ahead with your roommate to share appliances. Remember, smaller is better! ... remember your RA is always there to help. ... use The W wellness center. ... remember that your parents and your professors read your Facebook/Twitter page. Nuff said. ... hold on to at least $300-$500 for your first-semester textbooks. (For real. Textbooks are expensive!) ... bring a 10-day supply of underwear and socks. Mom won’t be around to do your laundry. ... get involved in activities you love and check out the Volunteer Action Center for ways you can make a difference. ... study and go to class! ... go to eWart—Wartburg’s online classifieds—for great deals on furniture, books, and other dorm essentials. (Yeah, they’ll be cheaper.) ... get into the music, study, and fellowship opportunities that Campus Ministry offers. ... know the Pathways Center is always here for you, whether you need help adjusting to college life or just need someone to talk to.

... do anything on the weekend you won’t want your friends to talk about on Monday. (You know they will.) ... skip classes to catch your favorite soaps. The characters will be doing the same thing tomorrow (and tomorrow ... and tomorrow). Once a week is enough to get your fix. ... think you can get good grades without studying— even if you squeezed by in high school. ... talk on your cell in the library. That’s what texting is for. ... forget to ask your parentals for monthly care packages. You’ll miss those cookies! ... get caught throwing away a pop can or water bottle. There’s no excuse not to recycle when there are bins all over campus.


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Creative Spaces

be orange It’s all about being you. Make your dorm room a place you want to be! Whether you’re studying, hanging out with your peeps, or just sleeping, it’s home for the next 10 months—so you might as well make it (at least your half of it) feel like your own. So go ahead. Hang your skateboards on the wall. Display your vintage picture frame collection. Being Orange is all about being you. (Even if your favorite color is green.)

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Wartburg: roommate quiz

What Kind of ROOMMATE Are You? Some of you have spent your whole lives sharing bedrooms with siblings, while for others, college will be the first time you’ll ever have to share your personal space. Are you ready to take the leap from big sister or sole dweller to roomie? Take our quiz to find out!

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You get your roommate’s name and contact info a few weeks before the semester starts. You: a. Send him an e-mail introducing yourself and asking some questions about his interests. b. E-mail him to say hi and find out when he’s getting to campus, then get there first to get the best bed. c. Nothing. You have enough to do before you leave without one more thing to worry about. You’ll meet him when you get there. d. E-mail him to tell him you’re not interested in new friends and warn him never to touch your stuff.


When it comes to neatness, you: a. Have a place for everything, keep everything in its place, and get very upset if anything is out of place. b. Might get a little bit messy, but never have mold growing on things under your bed. c. Believe that laundry is something that must be done once a semester, whether you need it or not. d. Can’t remember the last time you saw your bedroom floor, dresser, or chair, but swear you know where everything is!

A couple of weeks ago, you loaned your roommate $50, which has not been repaid. You just saw her eating dinner at the Den with a group of friends, and they were headed to a movie at the Palace Theatre. You’re too broke to go the movies. You: a. Assume her boyfriend is paying her way and let it go. b. Calmly ask her about it and remind her you could use the money. c. Figure she just charged it all and lecture her about managing her debt. d. Flip out and demand she pay you back right away. You notice something in the fridge that looks like your little brother’s science project. You: a. Put on rubber gloves, bring it to the dumpster, disinfect the fridge, and never say a word. b. As nicely as possible, ask your roommate to dispose of the offensive item. When he doesn’t, ask nicely again. c. Go find your roommate in his friend’s room and yell at him about it. d. Put it in your roommate’s bed.

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It’s a Tuesday at midnight. You: a. Have been sound asleep for two hours. b. Start thinking about turning in, since you want to hit The W before class in the morning. c. Figure you can work on editing your new YouTube video for at least another hour. d. Decide it’s the perfect time for your band friends to come over and practice.

Your roommate borrows your best coat without asking and spills coffee all over it. You: a. Forgive him quickly and take it to the cleaners yourself. b. Are angry, but get over it when he gets it dry-cleaned and returns it promptly. c. Scream and yell, make him take it to the cleaners, and refuse to talk to him for a month. d. Tell him he has to buy you a new coat and never speak to him again.






You are a model roommate. As a matter of fact, you’re so perfect, you’re hardly human. You may lack confidence to stick up for yourself and allow others to take advantage of you. You also may lack fun in your life. Before you move into the dorms, loosen up and relax!

You have it all figured out: the perfect balance between self-respect and respect for others. You know when to be responsible and when to cut loose. You maintain the right balance between friendship and privacy. You live by the Golden Rule. Congratulations! You really are the perfect roommate.

You have a few things to work on before moving in with someone else. A refresher course on consideration, respect, and anger management might be a good place to start. Start trying to think about others a little bit when you’re making decisions. There’s hope for you yet—you just need to make the effort.

You are hereby forbidden to live with another human being! You have some work to do, but all is not lost. Start with getting a lesson in common courtesy and go from there. Good luck changing your ways before you move to campus.Your roommate is counting on you!



Wartburg: knight life

KNIGHT LIFE Search When you’re ready for a study break, there’s plenty to do on campus, in Waverly, and in nearby Cedar Falls and Waterloo.

Downtown Waverly Downtown offers a variety of specialty shops for unique art, antiques, and gifts. It’s homey. It’s quaint. It’s Main Street Iowa at its finest. Be sure to check out Christmas Greetings on Main, an annual downtown event featuring carolers, live store window displays, special performances, characters, and much more.

Outfly Most of the fun you’ll find happens right here on campus. Outfly is a spontaneous holiday that includes canceled classes and planned activities. Students love this Wartburg tradition that’s been happening for more than a century.

Movie Theaters With 23 screens within 25 miles, you can always find your favorite flick. The Waverly Palace Theatre downtown shows new releases, has premiered Wartburg student productions, and is the site of monthly Movie Knights for students.

Waverly Restaurants Sometimes you just need to get off campus for a bite to eat. From pizza and burgers to home cooking, what you crave is never far away. When it comes to restaurants, Waverly boasts nine national chains and 19 local/regional favorites.

Outdoor Recreation The Waverly Rail Trail offers seven miles of famous Northeast Iowa biking. Fish, kayak, or canoe on the Cedar River. And don’t forget the parks, a soccer complex, two 18-hole golf courses ... anything you could want in the great outdoors.

The W Try our rock wall, hot tub, and waterslide to relax and have fun. This brand-new facility has everything from basketball courts to the latest in fitness equipment. After your workout, watch the Knights take on the Norse in Levick Arena, or stop at the Zesty Orange for a smoothie.

Malls: Cedar Falls/Waterloo American Eagle, Aeropostale, Buckle, Old Navy, Von Maur, Dillard’s, Younkers, Express, and more... all within 25 minutes. Enough said.

Cedar Falls Main Street Sushi, pottery painting, live comedy, and live music galore — Cedar Falls Main Street is perfect for a day of shopping or a night on the town.


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Wartburg: campus events


events Want to live in a sleepy, boring little town where nothing ever happens? Don’t come to Waverly! The Fray. David Cook. Seth Meyers. Maroon 5… They’ve all performed at Wartburg in the past few years. That’s right: You don’t have to drive to Chicago or Minneapolis to see your favorite comedians or recording artists.

Big-name, big city entertainment comes to Waverly often, thanks to student-run organizations like Entertainment ToKnight (ETK). ETK fills your social calendar all year long, with tickets for most shows costing around five bucks. Politicians tend to stop by as well—especially during election years. 11

Wellness Wow!! The W Includes: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Rock climbing wall 25-yard, six-lane-wide pool Hot tub Waterslide Steam room Sauna Training room Cold-plunge pool for avoiding injuries after athletic training sessions ● Field house with volleyball and basketball courts and an eight-lane, 200-meter track ● Auxiliary gym with a walking and jogging track, racquetball courts, a basketball court, and a golf hitting room ● Hall of Champions ● Student health center, including massage therapy and orthopedic care ● Zesty Orange restaurant ● Intramural athletics ● Wide variety of fitness classes ● Instructor certification classes ● Employment opportunities for students, including lifeguarding and personal training

Have fun, stay in shape, and learn something new at The W, Wartburg’s latest and greatest addition. The Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center is 200,000 square feet of fitness and fun, right on campus. One of the largest NCAA Division III facilities of its kind in the nation, The W opened in 2007 and reflects a $31 million investment.



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Well-Being l Weights l Workout l Walk l Welcoming

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Check out this fun video made by the creative students in the Wartburg Communications Program. It generated more than 19,000 hits on YouTube! Search for “Wartburg Miley” to see the video.

Celebrate Diversity You’re thinking Waverly, Iowa. You’re thinking a small college in a small town. Think again. At Wartburg, we embrace and celebrate our diverse student population. We are among the state leaders in percentage of diversity enrollment, with students from 27 states and nearly 40 countries. Students of color and international students comprise 13 percent of our enrollment. Sure, you could room with a student from a farm community—who also happens to be a computer genius. But you could also be lab partners with a biology major from Nepal. Share lunch with a student from Africa. Run sprints with a placekicker from Chicago. Be folder partners with a soprano from New Jersey. You'll have free admission to four yearly Artist Series programs featuring drama, music, and dance. Convocation speakers will challenge your thinking on a variety of world issues. At Wartburg, we not only help you discover the world, we bring the world a whole lot closer you.



Wartburg: activities

Campus ivities


Honor Societies

American Chemical Society American Marketing Association Artist Guild Cercle Francais (French) Deusche Kulturstunde (German) History Club Honor Council La Mesa Espanola (Spanish) MENC (music education) Missing Bytes (computer science) National Science Teachers Association Phi Beta Lambda (business) Pre-Law Club Psi Phi (physics) Psychology Club Public Relations Student Society of America Social Work Club Society for Collegiate Journalists Student Music Therapy Association Wartburg Association of Student Educators Wartburg Engineering Society

Alpha Chi—top 10% juniors and seniors Beta Beta Beta—biology Delta Mu Delta—business Kappa Delta Pi—education Kappa Mu Epsilon—mathematics Lambda Pi Eta—communication arts Phi Alpha—social work Phi Eta Sigma—first-year students Pi Gamma Mu—social sciences Psi Chi—psychology Sigma Delta Pi—Spanish Theta Alpha Kappa—religion, theology

Student-Managed Campus Media The Castle—literary magazine Wartburg Television KWAR-FM The Fortress—yearbook The Trumpet—weekly print, online editions Tower Agency—integrated marketing communications


Interest/Service Groups Alliance (LGBT) Ambassadors Asian Student Association AWARE (alcohol education) Best Buddies Black Student Union EARTH (environmental awareness) Entertainment ToKnight Homecoming Committee International Club OrangeBand Service Trips SMART (sexual misconduct) Sojourners Student Alumni Council Student Center Council Student Conduct Board Student Orientation Staff Students for Peace and Justice Student Senate Volunteer Action Center Wartburg Democrats Wartburg Green Party Wartburg Republicans Wartburg Students for Life

HAKE THINGS UP FYI: About 20% of Wartburg students end up marrying each other. Not that you’re going to college to meet your future wife or hubby—but it happens!



Wartburg: majors

What major

is right for me Your parents ask you. Your neighbors ask you. The pizza delivery guy asks you. But the answer isn’t coming any quicker. What are you going to study in college? Take our personality quiz, then check out the profiles at the top of the next page to find out what kind of majors fit your unique style. To discover career areas related to academic majors, go to

Time for a study break. You quit channel-surfing when you find:


Glee: The storylines might get melodramatic, but the musical arrangements are worth watching. And wow, those kids can sing!

It’s Friday! You plan to:




Minute to Win It: It’s even more fun when you re-create the games in your living room and try to beat the people on TV.

Head to the coffeehouse for Open Mic Night. You want to see how the crowd receives your latest performance poem.


American Pickers: If two guys from Iowa can turn their hobby/business into a TV show, you’re sure you can, too.

Rent Avatar, again. No matter how many times you see it, the special effects are fascinating.


Be at the big game. Forget watching it—you’re in the starting lineup.

You take out the trash and notice your mom has tossed out her beat-up old hair dryer. You bring it back into the house because:


It’s not made of biodegradable, eco-friendly materials. Plus you can make it into a cool sculpture.


You want to dissect it for parts and post a listing of its internal components on your blog.


You can get her money back. If you post complaints and reviews on enough consumer protection and product-rating sites, you know they’ll respond. After all, they always have in the past.

It’s election year, and you learn that your favorite candidate is coming to town. You:


Analyze with your friends the enormous consequences riding on the voter turnout, the weather on the day of the elections, and the hideous color of the opponent’s shirt.

It’s time for your school’s huge annual senior production. How do you take part?



Check out the poll numbers—haven’t these people heard of margin of error?!?

You’re the artiste, dahling. Whether you’re painting the set, playing in the pit, or acting on stage, your creative talents steal the show.



Blow up balloons, stuff envelopes, put up posters, make phone calls, go knocking on doors, and lead a campus voter registration campaign.

You man the light booth. Everyone would be lost without your technical expertise.


See all of those loyal assistants? That chair with your name on it? You inspire confidence in others; that’s why you’re the director. Just make sure you lose the beret.

Still Unsure? Wartburg’s Pathways Center—our advising and counseling center— 16

is here to help you figure it out. Visit for details.


Mostly a:

The Thinker

As a Thinker, you have the heart of a lion and the soul of a poet. You “get” stuff like Shakespeare, opera and The History Channel. Your inflated need to fight injustices has gotten you in trouble once or twice, but how badly can staging a couple of walkouts for vegetarian rights REALLY blemish your permanent record? Consider a major where you can put your artistic braininess to good use, like Art, Music, Philosophy, or Modern Languages.

Mostly b:

b The Solver

Problem solvers like stuff. They like to build stuff, they like to take stuff apart, and they like to see what happens when they put stuff in places where it doesn't belong, like the microwave. Your talents for tinkering, calculating, and manipulating have given you a keen sense for how the world works. They've also gotten you grounded more than once for taking apart the kitchen appliances. Look into majors where you can problem-solve to your heart's content, like Biochemistry, Engineering Science, Computer Science, or Mathematics.


Mostly c:

The Doer

Doers do. Doers are movers and shakers. Your mantra is “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” However, you can’t ever remember choosing the latter two. In school you've chaired every committee, captained every team (football, speech, chess—you name it), and been class president every year since kindergarten—although you did have to call for a recount in the third grade. Choose a major like Business Administration, Political Science, Economics, Elementary Education, or International Relations.

Check out all our awesome

@Wartburg Accounting Art Art Education Biochemistry Biology Business Administration: • Finance • International Business • Management • Marketing • Sport Management Chemistry Church Music Communication Arts: • Public Relations • Electronic Media • Print Media Communication Studies: • Speech Communication • Theatre Communication Design Computer Information Systems Computer Science

Economics Education: • Christian Day School • Early Childhood • Elementary • Middle • Secondary • Special Education Engineering Science English Fitness Management History Individualized Major Interdepartmental Major International Relations Mathematics Medical Technology Modern Languages: • French & French Studies • German & German Studies • Spanish & Spanish Studies Music, Applied Music Education (B.M.E) • Instrumental • Vocal Music Performance (B.M.) Music Therapy (B.M.E.) Music Therapy (B.M./M.T.) Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology

Religion: • Camping Ministry • Preseminary • Urban Ministry • Youth & Family Ministry Social Work Sociology (Community Sociology) Writing

Interdisciplinary Minors: Environmental Studies Intercultural Studies Leadership Certification Social Entrepreneurship Women’s Studies Worship Studies

Preprofessional Study: Dentistry Medicine Nursing Occupational Therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Pre-Law Veterinary Medicine

Cooperative Professional Programs: Clinical Laboratory Science Nursing Seminary

Design an individualized major, like criminal justice or music business, or combine coursework from up to three departments to create an interdepartmental major.

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Wartburg: celeb monitor

Renaissance man Stylish religion professor Brian C. Jones is spotted with one of the art world’s hottest leading ladies. The only question is, which one has the better smile?

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Celebs on the move: History professor Daniel J. Walther takes a moment to smile for the cameras before rushing off to grab a latte before class.

Campus monitor Wondering who you might spot on campus? Check out what's happening with some of Wartburg's high-profile staff and stars.

>> You’ve got questions, she’s got answers.


Psychology professor Cynthia Bane pauses to say “hi” while helping her students with their undergraduate research.

Wartburg: campus ministry

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my page. Wartburg provides all kinds of outlets for my faith, like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Eucharist, and an active Campus Ministry. Plus, I’ve met amazing friends who both nurture and challenge my faith every day. Wartburg has given me plenty of opportunities to grow into the man I want to be and given me a strong foundation to continue on to medical school.


Be a Shine as a Wartburg Knight Turn up the heat with Wartburg athletics. Shoot the winning basket. Kick the perfect field goal. Sink the spot-on putt. Cross the finish line in an orange blaze of glory— because at Wartburg, you’re the star. Wartburg has everything you need to succeed. You’ll work with seasoned coaches who care about you winning on the field and in the classroom. You’ll have access to state-of-theart training facilities and outstanding sports venues in The W—our world-class sports and wellness center. You’ll receive support from a community that appreciates studentathletes who have become All-Americans, Academic All-Americans, NCAA postgraduate scholarship winners, and conference, regional, and national champions. Our teams have won 45 Iowa Conference championships in the past six years. And Wartburg was one of only two colleges in the country to win three NCAA Division III national titles in 2008-09.


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Wartburg: athletics Women’s Sports: Basketball * Cross Country * Golf Soccer Softball Tennis * **Track & Field (indoor and outdoor) Volleyball

Men’s Sports: Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track & Field (indoor and outdoor) *Wrestling *2009-2010 Conference Champions **2009-2010 National Indoor Champions

Other Athletic and Recreational Groups: Ballroom Dancing Club Cheerleading Dance Team Fitness Instructional Team Intramural Athletics Knights Defense (martial arts) Student Athlete Advisory Committee Ultimate Frisbee Wartburg Outdoors Club Women’s Rugby Club


Wartburg: arts & music

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Wartburg: arts & music owever your creative spirit moves you, you’ll find your muse at Wartburg. Whether you sing, play an instrument, paint, dance, or strum, Wartburg’s performing and visual arts programs give you an opportunity to shine.


Join the Wartburg Choir and work with renowned opera star Simon Estes, who joins the choir on U.S. tours and trips abroad, most recently in Germany, South Africa, and Prague. Travel the world with the Wartburg Wind Ensemble, the first Wartburg group to perform in Japan. They toured Europe in 2010. If vocal jazz is your forté, check out the Castle Singers, who entertain at U.S. jazz clubs and tour abroad every third year. They toured Brazil in May 2009. Get involved in Wartburg Players on stage or behind the scenes. Two Wartburg productions have been selected to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Bring Christmas to Iowa in the annual production of “Christmas with Wartburg,” which travels to Des Moines and airs on Iowa Public Television. Perform in “Kastle Kapers,” the annual Homecoming variety show. Get involved in Artist Guild or enjoy monthly art exhibits in Wartburg’s art gallery. Compete with the Forensics Team at intercollegiate tournaments throughout the region.

Music Groups: Castle Singers (vocal jazz group)

Ritterchor (men’s choir)

Chapel Choir

St. Elizabeth Chorale (women’s choir)

Gospel Choir

Symphonic Band

Knightliters Jazz Band

Wartburg Choir

Ninth Street Jazz Band Opera Workshop

Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra

Pep Band

Wind Ensemble

Theatre & Speech: Wartburg Players Forensics Team


Wartburg: notable knights

They’re Orange. Are You?

Ray McCaskey Wartburg ’65 Retired President / CEO Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois

Jack Salzwedel Wartburg ’82 President / COO American Family Insurance



Wartburg—Nationally Recognized One of five colleges in the nation to receive the Washington Center’s Higher Education Civic Engagement Award for service-learning and community engagement Nationally classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 12 exclusively baccalaureate colleges that foster experiential learning and community engagement Sarah Albertson Wartburg ’98 Director ME&V Healthcare Marketing

Among 109 schools named “with distinction” to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, recognizing volunteer service by Wartburg students Ranked No. 1 in the country by Break Away alternative break organization, based on percentage of students who participate in service-related trips during spring break (15%) One of only 34 colleges in the central U.S. region profiled by Colleges of Distinction Listed in Peterson’s Top Colleges for Science among 200 schools with outstanding programs in science and mathematics Ranked in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education among 247 schools providing first-rate education at an affordable price

Coleen Rowley (center) Wartburg ’77 FBI whistleblower named a Time magazine Person of the Year in 2002 Scott Harves Wartburg ’97 Producer ESPN

Included in U.S.News & World Report’s listing of America’s Best Colleges Expanding diversity, with U.S. students of color and international students comprising 13% of total enrollment State-of-the-art science center, communication arts facility, and sports and wellness center (The W) Only Iowa college in any NCAA division to finish in the top 25 of national Director’s Cup competition for nine consecutive years, based on national finish in men’s and women’s sports 25

Wartburg: world view

O Pack your bags and get ready to get out of town, because Wartburg students are on the go! From New York to San Diego, Argentina to New Zealand ... May Term, study abroad, internships, and service trips have students jet-setting across the globe.

Study Abroad & Service Trips Being Orange means making a difference in your world. Wartburg


students participated in

Study Abroad Ashley Kieler

two dozen service trips in 2009-10, traveling to cities like Atlanta, Denver, and New Orleans to pitch in for all different kinds of projects. Since Hurricane

Czech Republic

Katrina, our crews

May Term Eric Golder

have been to the Gulf Coast a dozen

“As a pre-med student, Tanzania has forever imprinted itself to focus my future career in Africa. It is so fulfilling to have a direction and purpose for my education.” —John Kuckelman

times to help rebuild.

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Argentina Study Abroad Michelle Kuecker



May Term Cree Xing-Xing

May Term John Kuckelman

2007–2010 May Term Experiences Service Trips Internships

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Wartburg: world view

pportunities . . . . – t r o p s Pas m r e T y Ma ture Ad. ven. . ... Japan May Term Lalaina Rabary

May Term 2009–2010

Study Abroad 2009–2010

England France Germany Guyana and Trinidad Italy Japan Mexico Nicaragua South Africa Tanzania Wind Ensemble Tour (England, Amsterdam, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Iceland)

Argentina Austria Australia Brazil China Ecuador France Germany Hungary Mexico Senegal Spain Tanzania

Our History: Australia

Wartburg is named after the Wartburg Castle, a fortress founded in 1067 on a wooded hilltop overlooking Eisenach, Germany. Today the castle is one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s the same castle that inspired the look of the Wartburg College campus.

Study Abroad Sky Paxton



Studied Abroad

Where did we start?

Wartburg Castle, Eisenach, Germany

Wartburg music groups often visit the castle during May Term European tours, and it is a favorite stop on alumni trips.


Wartburg: plan a visit

Immerse yourself

2010-2011 Visit Days September 25, 2010: Fall Visit Day (Home Football) Family Weekend October 11: Illinois Visit Day (Columbus Day) October 21 & 22, 2010: Minnesota Visit Days (EMPC Days) October 25: Church Vocations Visit Day November 1: Social Work Visit Day November 5: Education Visit Day November 8: Business Visit Day November 15: Math, Computer Science,

Don’t just visit Wartburg. Totally immerse yourself in campus life. Meet our friendly students. Grab an ice cream Avalanche at The Den. Check out a class. See a game or go to a concert. Visit with a professor.

and Physics Visit Day November 19: Exploring Visit Day December 1: Music Visit Day

Learn what it’s like to Be Orange. We do more than one-size-fits-all visits. Contact us in advance and your day at Wartburg will be customized around your interests, your questions, and your schedule. If you want to set up an overnight visit, just give us a call.


January 17, 2011: Communication Arts Visit Day January 21, 2011 Multicultural Visit Day March 25, 2011: Transfer Visit Day May 6, 2011: Spring Visit Day

What do I Ask? When you’re here, get straight answers from our students. Wartburg’s Ambassadors will tell you what you need to know, like: How easy is it to meet with faculty? Can you usually get into the classes you want? What do most people do on weekends? How big are your classes? What do you think of your adviser? How is the food?

College Choices: Video Links

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Wartburg: plan a visit

! OUT . S I H T ad EAR m or d it. T — r mo ents ding Stud it to you ther rea o Give even b ’t Don

DEAR PARENTS, When it comes to helping your child choose a college, it’s tempting to price shop. But this is an investment in your child’s future, and you know what you want for his or her college experience. Consider this: – State budget cuts have resulted in public colleges and universities raising their tuition and reducing their resources—so it’s harder for students to get into the classes they need to graduate on time. – Most Wartburg students graduate in four years. Combine extra time in school with lost time in the workforce, and Wartburg’s costs compare favorably. – Wartburg’s financial aid packages mean that few students pay full price. Many students graduate with approximately the same O debt load as graduates from state universities. – You get more for your education dollar at Wartburg: • Classes are smaller. • Professors, not graduate students, teach every class. • The students get the classes they need, when they need them. – Wartburg graduates leave school with: • A job and graduate school placement rate of 98% • Higher earning potential • More real-world experiences from internships and service opportunities • Proven leadership and teamwork skills • A strong social and professional network • A commitment to their communities

THE O-FACTOR O Graduate in 4 years or less



O Institutional Grant Award $12,908


$9,776 $5,000

$4,333 $1,000

Wartburg Midwest Private State Schools

The only real way to know if Wartburg is right for your son or daughter is to take a personalized tour of campus. Meet professors. Visit a class. Eat in the dining hall. You’ll know right away if Wartburg College is a good fit for your family. As you gather the information you need to help your child make this significant life decision, we are here to answer your questions. Visit or call us at 800-772-2085 to let us know how we can help you discover what it means to Be Orange.

Edie Waldstein

Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Your Invest in

FUTURE The idea of paying for school? Eek. The idea of paying for a great private college like Wartburg? Double eek, right? Wrong. Fear not, parents and prospective students. We’re committed to helping students achieve Knighthood. Everyone’s circumstances are different, but here are a few examples of financial aid packages awarded in 2009-2010, just to give you an idea of what’s possible.

Katelyn is from Sioux City, Iowa. Because of her parents’ income, she does not qualify for need-based aid. She ranked in the top 10 percent of her class and scored a 29 on her ACT. She is majoring in chemistry and plans to be a physician. Her financial package at Wartburg looks like this:

Josh is from Denver, Colo. His parents are in the middle-income bracket. He has a 25 ACT. He plans to study elementary education and become a teacher. His award looks like this: Presidential Scholarship

Regents Scholarship–Wartburg



Out-of-State Grant–Wartburg



Campus Employment–Federal


Perkins Loan–Federal


Educational Partners in Covenant–Congregation 750

Subsidized Stafford Loan–Federal


Possible Campus Employment–Wartburg


Unsubsidized Stafford Loan–Federal


Unsubsidized Stafford Loan–Federal


>> Total Financial Aid Package

Cedar Valley Science Fellowship–Wartburg Educational Partners in Covenant–Wartburg




Total Financial Aid Package $28,500

Ashley is from Council Bluffs, Iowa. She demonstrates high financial need. She graduated in the top half of her class. She is exploring several majors and her grandma graduated from Wartburg. Her financial package looks like this: Wartburg Opportunity Award


Legacy Grant


Iowa Tuition Grant–State


Pell Grant–Federal


Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant–Federal


Subsidized Stafford Loan


Unsubsidized Stafford Loan–Federal


Campus Employment–Federal


>> Total Financial Aid Package $29,550

Crunch Your Numbers Yeah, yeah, you don’t want to do a worksheet, we know. But trust us, this one is worth the effort.

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Outside Scholarships:

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Did you know 95% of Wartburg students receive financial aid?

Try our online calculator:


Learn all about our available scholarships and financial aid opportunities at

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Most recent data available is provided in all cases. * Most recent data reflects ’09-’10 information ** Average of Iowa’s three public universities *** Average of colleges defined as national private baccalaureate general in Carnegie Classifications Majority of data is from Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS); some state university data from institutions' websites; and loan default rates from Federal Student Aid website


✓ 91%

of graduates get a degree in four years or less.

✓ 42%

of graduates have studied abroad.

✓ 28%

of Wartburg students are from outside Iowa.

Check Us > t u O Visit Our Campus Wartburg customizes your visit. You will get a personal tour, meet with faculty in your area of interest and meet one-on-one with the admissions staff. Be sure to visit three campuses and be sure one is Wartburg! Call today to set up a visit.


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Wartburg College Viewbook - Minnesota  

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