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Questions to ask Your Parents

Questions to Ask Your Student

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s not something to take lightly. Use the questions below to start a discussion with your parents, or someone you’re comfortable discussing your future with.

1. What factors do you think are important for me to consider when choosing a college? 2. What college costs am I responsible for, and what will you help with? (Think about it all: tuition, housing, meals, books, pocket money, car, gas, insurance, parking, etc.) 3. When can I schedule my campus visit to Wartburg?

Find Your Passion. Find Your Purpose. Page 16

Your student is getting ready to choose a college. You probably have your first choice of where you want him or her to go — your alma mater, a school close to home, the least-expensive option — but it’s important to let your student make this decision on his or her own.

1. Do you want to stand out—or blend in? At state schools, students can get lost. But at Wartburg, each student can excel and stand out, be it in music, athletics, the classroom, or something else. 2. Do you want a well-rounded education? Wartburg is a liberal arts school, which means students take classes on a variety of topics. Outside of the classroom, there are student activities, worship services, and other ways to learn and grow. 3. What are you looking for in a college? Think about location, size, academic programs, study abroad opportunities, internships, etc.

Source: Expenditures on Children by Families (2011), USDA

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4. Are you ready to schedule your visit to Wartburg? Your student can’t know whether Wartburg is right for him or her without a campus visit. Schedule one today at www.Wartburg.edu/Visit.

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When You visit, You’ll Know

• Discover your passion • Graduate in four years • Land a job • Excel in graduate school

You can’t determine whether a college is a good fit for you until you visit campus. Schedule a visit to Wartburg in Waverly, Iowa, so you can: • Tour campus • Spend a night in a residence hall • Meet with an admissions counselor • Sit in on a class • Attend a chapel service • Talk to a coach, director, or extracurricular leader • Enjoy a free lunch with a guide in the Mensa Go to www.Wartburg.edu/Visit to request a visit online.

Schedule an individual or group visit today. “ When you come to campus, you can see whether Wartburg is the right college for you. You can’t tell that from a website.”

Kirk Sidey ’12

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

— MacKenzie Compton, Fourth-year, Admissions Ambassador

Wartburg College is a selective liberal arts college of the Lutheran church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. Wartburg is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

100 Wartburg Blvd. // Waverly, Iowa 50677 // 800-772-2085 // www.Wartburg.edu


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What’s Inside 4 A Day in the Life of Wartburg Students

6 First-Year Student Tips 7

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8 How to Spot a Wartburg Student 10 Campus Living 11 Wartburg West 12 On-Campus Events 13 What to Do in Waverly 14 On-Campus Eating

15 Areas of Study 16 Find Your Passion. Find Your Purpose. 18 The Places You’ll Go 19 The People You’ll Meet

20 The W (Sports & Wellness center) 21 Become Involved 22 Knights of the Orange Table (Faculty) 23 Explore Your Spirituality 24 Be a Wartburg Knight (Athletics) 26 Wartburg Music

28 Notable Knights 30 Financial Aid

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• Skywalks connect most of the academic buildings, keeping you protected from the weather. • 100% of classrooms and residence halls have Wi-Fi. • Wartburg offers more than 50 areas of study (see page 15). • There’s a coffee shop in the library.


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A Day in the Life There’s so much to do, and you only have four years to do it. Here are two students — Jon and Tia — taking full advantage of everything Wartburg has to offer. Take a look at what their “typical” days look like:

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Breakfast at the den

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Class — Coaching Authorization

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Chapel Work out at the W

11 A.M. 12 P.m.

Lunch at the Zesty Orange

1 P.M.

Lab — Personal Health

2 P.m.

Studying

3 P.m>. 4 P.M. 5 P.m.

Jon Housholder '12

Menards, Broadcast Advertising Jon was a communication arts major from West Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated in ’12. He was a reporter and anchor for Wartburg Television, a co-host of a radio show on KWAR, and a play-byplay announcer for Wartburg athletics. He also was on the track team, was a Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry Peer Helper, and worked part-time in the Admissions Office. He currently works for Menards Inc. in broadcast advertising, where he writes, films, and edits television commercials.

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Dinner at the Mensa TV studio work Radio show planning with Drew

7 P.m. 8 P.m. 9 P.m. 10 P.m.

Football game broadcast


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of Wartburg Students Breakfast at the Konditorei Class — Phylogeny, Structure and Function

8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10 A.m.

Class — Principles of Chemistry II Lunch at the Mensa

Class — English Composition

Studying

11 A.M. 12 P.m. 1 P.M. 2 P.m. 3 P.m>.

Soccer practice

4 P.M. 5 P.m.

Dinner at the Den Studying

6 P.m. 7 P.m. 8 P.m. 9 P.m. 10 P.m.

Tia Hagy '14

Tia is a biology major from Muscatine, Iowa. She’s studying hard to become a physical therapist, and she plays forward on the Wartburg women’s soccer team.


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First-Year

Student Tips You’re starting college soon. What’s it going to be like? Will the professors be nice? Will you like your roommate? How much will you have to study? Where are you going to meet people?

everyone’s experience is different, but here are some tips to get the most out of your first year at wartburg: use your resident assistant (ra).

study.

They’ve been in your position and have the resources to answer pretty much any question you could have.

Sometimes it’s hard to go to class when the weather is beautiful (or terrible), but it’s worth it in the end. Finals week will be much easier with complete class notes.

read. Reading assignments from professors add up quickly. Try to keep up with them or even stay ahead. When you fall behind, it’s incredibly difficult to catch back up, especially on an all-nighter before the test.

grow. Grow yourself spiritually by getting involved with Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. www.Wartburg.edu/CampusMinistry

be resourceful.

get into a routine. Each term you’ll get a new schedule. Adjust by setting a routine early in the term and sticking to it. Your calendar will thank you.

Take advantage of campus resources like the Pathways Center and the Volunteer Action Center. www.Wartburg.edu/Pathways www.Wartburg.edu/VAC

stock up.

get to know your professors.

Pack a 10-day supply of underwear and socks. You can only avoid doing laundry for as long as you can make those last.

They’re doing what they’re doing for a reason — they love sharing their knowledge. If you have a question, or even just want to learn more, stop by their offices during office hours.

get involved!

Use your first year to scope out and narrow down your interests to help you decide what clubs and organizations to join.

Scan this code with your mobile device to learn about the Pathways Center at Wartburg, where you can get career guidance, academic advising, mentoring, and more.


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be orange is more than a slogan at wartburg college. orange is... • A sense of belonging when you step on the Wartburg campus • Intellectual curiosity fueled by top-notch professors and small classes

Schedule a Visit to See Orange

See what Being Orange really means. Schedule your campus visit today by submitting your info via www.Wartburg.edu/Visit.

• Involvement in nationally recognized leadership and service programs • The energy unleashed in finding your unique calling • Turning your dreams into reality

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

It’s about being you.

See more photos and show us your Orange on Facebook.


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How to Spot How do you know you’re in the presence of a Wartburg Student? These questions should help. Are they wearing orange? Wartburg students own a lot of orange. When you’re proud of your school, you sport its colors.

Do they get involved beyond the classroom? 75 percent of Wartburg students are involved in at least one extracurricular activity — whether it’s athletics, volunteering, or academic clubs.

Are they well-rounded? Before Wartburg students graduate, they take classes from a variety of different majors, which helps them find their passion and see life from different points of view.

Are they graduating in four years? The vast majority of Wartburg students graduate in four years, unlike students at large colleges who are sometimes enrolled for five or six years.

Do they seem to know everyone on campus? Wartburg is a great size. The campus is a community of its own — so you can get to know everyone around you.

Carrington Banks Hometown: Stockbridge, Georgia Major: Business Management Graduation: ’12 Occupation: Wartburg Assistant Wrestling Coach, Retention Associate at People’s Insurance Involved in: Wrestling, Admissions “ Waverly and Wartburg are different — in a good way. It’s like one big family. They stress academics and the importance of graduating, which makes it easy to be successful.”


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A Wartburg Student

Emily Eimers Hometown: Algona, Iowa Major: Elementary Education Graduation: ’12 Occupation: Teacher at Bertha Godfrey Elementary School in the Algona Community School District Involved in: Track, Cross Country, Best Buddies

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“Wartburg helped me find my passion by offering diverse classes. They encouraged me to take the classes I wanted and to listen to my heart.”

Read more Fast Facts online: www.Wartburg.edu/FastFacts

• Wartburg students represent 29 states

• 97% job attainment rate

and 53 countries

• 97% medical school placement rate

• 93% of Wartburg graduates finished

• A majority of students receive financial aid

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Vollmer Hall

Full-time Wartburg students live on campus. The residence halls provide a rich learning environment.

Grossmann Hall

Questions? Learn more about what to expect your first year in the residence halls at www.Wartburg.edu/ResLife.

Residence hall preference is determined by application and deposit submission date.

Rooms include: • Bed • Extra-long twin mattress • Dresser • Closet or clothes wardrobe • Desk • Desk chair • Cable and Internet • Curtains or blinds Scan this code with your mobile device to learn about residence hall options at Wartburg.

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Wartburg WEST

Wartburg'’s Home Away from Home

Wartburg West is an extension of Wartburg in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It gives Wartburg students an experience in the urban setting of the Denver metro area. Here, you will hone vocational goals, values, and professional and personal skills. Spend a fall, spring, or summer semester in Colorado.

So why would you want to venture beyond Iowa? Wartburg West offers: • Same tuition prices as on campus • 100+ internships available to any major • Fully furnished apartments leased by Wartburg right next to two modes of public transportation • The experience of the Denver metro area • Lifelong connections for networking • Access to pro sporting events, musical and theatrical performances • Close proximity to ski resorts • Wartburg West faculty who live and work in Denver

Questions? Learn more about this awesome opportunity at www.Wartburg.edu/West. A Wartburg West apartment


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s u p m a C On Events Think you have to travel to Des Moines, Chicago, or Minneapolis for entertainment? Think again. Big-name entertainment comes to Waverly every year, thanks to student-run organizations like Entertainment ToKnight (ETK). ETK fills your social calendar all year long — with tickets to many shows costing around $5. See upcoming ETK events at www.Wartburg.edu/ETK.

performers HAVE includeD:

• Maroon 5 • Javier Colon • Seth Meyers • The Fray • David Cook


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What to do in Waverly Waverly may be a small city in Iowa, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. See a full event calendar at www.WaverlyIA.com/News/Calendar. You’ll have the chance to see Waverly on your campus visit. Go to www.Wartburg.edu/Visit and schedule your visit. Waverly is just 20 minutes from Waterloo and Cedar Falls, communities with a combined 130,000 population. Minneapolis is just a three-hour drive away from campus, and you can get to Chicago in only five hours.

Eight Museums

Two Shopping <Malls

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Main Street shopping 3 minutes

Mall of America

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The W Sports and Wellness Center

Public library 2 minutes

Vikings and Twins Games

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Waverly Palace Theatre

Two Mini Golf Courses

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Waverly Rail Trail (biking)

Night Life 1 minute

Young Arena (Ice Skating/Hockey) 20 minutes

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St. Louis Gateway Arch

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Waverly is the 17th fastest-growing city in Iowa.


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Figuring out your own meals for the first time can be daunting — but not at Wartburg. Choose the meal plan that works best for you, and choose the dining style that matches your needs. Wartburg has what you want, when you want it. Food options include everything from coffee to smoothies, grilled snacks to hearty dinners, and are available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can also order food online, and sack meals are available when your schedule is too tight to make a meal.

Mensa An all-you-can-eat, buffet-style dining hall with nine courts. Sit down to a healthy meal with tons of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Den (Den-Rittersaal) A grill with cooked-to-order food, a complete salad bar, and deli. Enjoy a sit-down meal, or grab-and-go on your way to class.

The Konditorei I thought n a th r ie s a “ It’s e healthy t a e I e r u s to make M ensa e th it h l il t s – but I now and y r e v e r a b t desser .” hocolate fix c y m r o f then e ‘16 Karina Devin

Inspired by the coffee houses of Germany, the Konditorei is the perfect place to grab an on-the-go snack or a cozy meal.

The Zesty Orange Located in The W, the Zesty Orange is Wartburg’s all-in-one snack bar / smoothie bar / concession stand.


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Areas of Study As a Wartburg student, you’ll take classes from a wide range of disciplines to help you decide your career — to help you find what you’re meant to do with your life. You can come to Wartburg with your major determined, or you can start your adventure by “exploring” a variety of majors.

Choose your path from more than 50 majors: Accounting Art Art Education Biochemistry Biology Business Administration Clinical Laboratory Science Chemistry Communication Arts Communication Design Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice (Sociology or Social Work) Dentistry (Pre-Dentistry) Economics Education – Christian Day School – Early Childhood – Elementary – Middle School – Secondary – Special Education Engineering Science English Environmental Science & Studies Finance

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Fitness Management Forensic Science (Chemistry) French & French Studies German & German Studies Graphic Design (Communication Design) History Individualized Major Interdepartmental Major International Business International Relations Law (Pre-Law) Management Management Information Systems Marketing Mathematics Medicine (Pre-Medicine) Multimedia Communication Music (B.A.) – General – Church Music Music Education (B.M.E.) – Instrumental – Vocal Music Performance (B.M.) Music Therapy (B.M.) Music Therapy (B.M.E.)

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Neuroscience Nursing (Pre-Nursing) Occupational Therapy (Pre-OT) Optometry (Pre-Optometry) Organizational & Public Relations Peace and Justice Studies Pharmacy (Pre-Pharmacy) Philosophy Physical Education Physical Therapy (Pre-PT) Physics Political Science Psychology Public Relations Religion – Camping Ministry – Pre-Seminary – Urban Ministry – Youth and Family Ministry Social Work Sociology Spanish Speech Communication Sport Management Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Veterinary Med) Writing

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find your passion. find your purpose.

Study Abroad

Major: Religion + Communication Design Hometown: Mound, Minnesota Colleges Visited: 5 Graduation: ’13 Occupation: Administrative Assistant to Care/Influence & HR at Prairie Lakes Church, Waterloo, Iowa Activities at Wartburg: Campus Ministry, Student Senate, Resident Assistant, Graphic Designer at the Circuit

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Major: Biochemistry Hometown: Sumner, Iowa Colleges Visited: 5 Anticipated Graduation: ’14

Major: Public Relations Hometown: Durant, Iowa Colleges Visited: 3 Anticipated Graduation: ’14

Activities at Wartburg: Football, Knights of Poseidon Swim Team, Chemistry Club

Activities at Wartburg: St. Elizabeth Chorale, Dance Team, Ambassadors, Resident Assistant, Admissions

“I want to be a dentist or pediatrician, and with Wartburg’s high med-school placement rates, I know I’ll be prepared.”

“During my study abroad experience in Nicaragua, I realized how important learning outside the classroom is to my education.”

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“ You can’t put a price on the friends you meet and the network you can build at Wartburg.”

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at wartburg, you’re more than just a student. you can excel in the classroom, play a sport, participate in the fine arts, and more.

business

Major: Business Administration Hometown: Albany, Georgia Colleges Visited: 4 Anticipated Graduation: ’15 Activities at Wartburg: Basketball, Work Study at The W “I want to open my own sports store when I graduate. At Wartburg, I’m able to stay active in sports while learning what it takes to run a business.”

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Major: French and Business Administration Hometown: Hudson, Iowa Colleges Visited: 4 Anticipated Graduation: ’15 Activities at Wartburg: International Club, Eucharist Planning Committee, Working at the Library “It’s OK to come to Wartburg without a major nailed down. I took classes from different areas to find the major that’s right for me.”

emily andresen

pre-med

Major: Biology/Pre-Medicine Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa Colleges Visited: 6 Anticipated Graduation: ’15 Activities at Wartburg: Soccer, Admissions “Wartburg feels like home to me. You get to know people in your classes, you interact with your professors, and Waverly is a great community.”

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TheSEE THEPlaces You’ll Go WORLD AND BROADEN YOUR EXPERIENCE Experience of a Lifetime Shelby Granath spent her May Term as an intern at Deutsche Welle International in Washington, D.C. She used her experience as a sports reporter for campus TV station WTV8 during her time with the German news broadcaster. As part of the internship experience, she got to travel to Germany for an international media conference. “I got this internship through my Wartburg connections,” Shelby said. “I learned a lot about how much work goes into preparing a well-thought out story. I did a lot of research for different stories, and overall it was a really eye-opening experience.“ Shelby documented her May Term in D.C. on her blog. Read about her experience and view photos at www.ShelbyGranath.Blogspot.com. Shelby graduated in 2013 and is now an intern at the University of Florida GatorVision — an online sports video network — in Gainesville, Fla.

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Shelby Granath ’13

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of Wartburg students study abroad.

The Wartburg Knight has been all around the world. Where will you take him?

Learn how you can study at Wartburg West in Denver, Colo., at www.Wartburg.edu/West.

Wartburg College is named after the Wartburg Castle, which overlooks Eisenach, Germany. Here, Martin Luther translated the New Testament into the language of the people, making it readable for the common person for the first time in history.


The People You’ll Meet From Across the Country and Across the Globe At Wartburg, you have the opportunity to meet all sorts of people — each one unique — with different interests, different backgrounds, different majors, different beliefs, different customs, even different languages. One day you might eat lunch with a biology major from Nepal who plays soccer, and the next day you might be working out at The W with a soprano from New Jersey who wants to teach special education. Participate in diverse campus events in the arts, science, religion, and more. About 18% of Wartburg students are international students or U.S. students of color. Wartburg students come from 29 states and more than 53 countries.

Mohini Nagindas ‘15

International student from South Africa

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Weight rooms, a rock climbing wall, a waterslide, basketball courts, and more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all housed in the Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center, which we call The W. The W is one of the largest NCAA Division III facilities of its kind. Learn about all the facilities housed in the 200,000-square-foot center at www.The-W.org.

Check out videos of specialty classes offered at the W at www.The-W.org/specialty.aspx.


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Become Involved! Wartburg offers more than 100 activities for students. They cover everything that could possibly interest you in terms of academics, broadcasting/publications, spiritual life and campus ministry, honor societies, performing arts organizations, service/interest organizations, and sports clubs and teams. Go to www.Wartburg.edu/Orgs to see the full list and find the right activity for you. Don’t see something that excites you? Go ahead and start your own campus organization. It’s easy!

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Some Communication Arts majors created truly inspirational videos for a class project. Visit www.Vimeo.com and search “Wartburg College Inspiration” to find them, or scan this code with your smartphone.


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Knights of the

Orange Table

11:1

Student to Faculty ratio

Faculty members — not graduate students — teach each class at Wartburg. And most of them spent years working in their field before becoming professors.

Dr. Jennifer McBride Connecting Theory and Practice

• Earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia • Brings diverse real-world experience to the classroom • Teaches her students to take theories learned in the classroom and apply them to social and economic issues • Invites students to dinner to bring a sense of community to new classes • Co-founded the Beer and Theology Club

Dr. Daniel Walther Learning from the Past

• Earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania • Chairs the Department of History and was named the Gerald R. Kleinfeld Distinguished Professor in German History • Is a Fulbright German Studies Seminar Scholar (Fall 2011) • Dedicates himself to making time to meet with students • Believes in building teacher-student relationships by being available and approachable

Dr. Daniel Sundblad Exploring the World Around Us

• Earned his Ph.D. from Iowa State University • Teaches sociology classes, including Crime and Deviance, and Asking Questions, Making Choices: Nation of Immigrants

Dr. Jennifer Larson The Sound of Music

• Earned her D.M.A. in voice performance from the University of Michigan • Is an accomplished vocal soloist • Wants her students to be inspired to look for, expect, and achieve their best, and to inspire others to do the same • Teaches one-on-one vocal training


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Explore Your Spirituality College is the perfect time to discover how your personal faith fits into who you want to become. At Wartburg you’ll find a listening community ready to help you figure out what it means to be a person of hope and action.

Opportunities Abound At Wartburg, you’ll find that your spiritual life is an important part of who you are. You’ll have deep conversations with friends, but also meet others who see life and God very differently. Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry programs offer fellowship, worship gatherings, small group study, interfaith conversations, and service projects that invite students of all faiths to participate.

A New Time The path you walk as you explore who you are as a person of faith is unique, but that doesn’t mean you have to figure it out on your own. Wartburg is made up of many different communities of support. More than 25 Christian denominations and 8 world religions are represented on campus.

Schedule your campus visit today. While you’re here, talk with one of our Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry Peer Helpers, visit a chapel service, or meet a campus pastor to see if Wartburg is where your faith can grow.

Carly Wernimont ’'13

Waukee Elementary Teacher

”Wartburg helped me find and grow in my faith. I was surrounded by people who sincerely live out their faith and want to help students grow spiritually. By seeing how they lived their life for God, I saw examples of how I can strive to live out a faith-driven life and become more devoted.”


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Be a Wartburg Knight The Best of Both Worlds Be a star on and off the field at Wartburg. Excel in the classroom and in a sport — you can have it all. Work with leading coaches, train at the state-of-the-art facilities in The W, and experience opportunities you may not get elsewhere. Wartburg has had 39 Academic All-Americans since 2000, and 79 total in school history. The school record is five Academic All-Americans in one year.

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Conference Title Streaks

•• Wrestling won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) title for the 21st straight year •• Women’s indoor track and field won for the 11th straight year •• Women’s outdoor track and field won for the 14th straight year

NCAA Championships

•• Wrestling: Won its 10th National Championship and third straight •• Women’s outdoor track and field: Won its fourth National Championship and second consecutive •• Women’s indoor track and field: Has won three National Championships •• The Wartburg Knights won two NCAA National Championships on the same day — women’s indoor track and wrestling. No other school has ever accomplished that.


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

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Men’s Sports: Baseball* Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track & Field* (indoor and outdoor) Wrestling*

*2012-2013 Conference Champions

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

Watch live Wartburg sporting events at www.Go-Knights.net.


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At Wartburg, Orange is more than something you can see or smell — it’s a color you can hear. And the sound of Orange is the sound of music. If music is your life, you belong at Wartburg. Whether you sing, play, or do both, there’s a place for you. Perform around the world and learn from musical masters, like opera star Simon Estes. You can choose a major that’s music-focused — music education, music therapy, music performance, and more — or you can participate in music in addition to your non-music major. Either way, you’ll meet lifelong friends and make lifelong memories.

Christmas with Wartburg Each year, hundreds of vocalists and musicians come together to present Christmas with Wartburg. The popular performance can be seen both on the Wartburg campus and at Lutheran Church of Hope in Des Moines, Iowa, which holds more than 2,500 concert-goers. It has been broadcast throughout Iowa and the nation.

Download Wartburg Music:

Performing Arts Organizations Castle Singers (vocal jazz) Chapel Choir Chamber Orchestra Festeburg (men’s group) Hope Overflow (Christian rock group) Infinity (mixed pop group) Knightliters Jazz Band Ninth Street Jazz Band Ritterchor (men’s choir) St. Elizabeth Chorale (women’s choir) Wartburg Choir Wartburg College Forensics Wartburg College Pep Band Wartburg Community Symphony Wartburg Gospel Choir Wartburg Players (theatre) Wartburg Symphonic Band Wartburg Wind Ensemble


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Waverly is one of the smallest communities in the U.S. to support a semi-professional orchestra.

Faculty member and world-renowned opera singer Simon Estes

Wartburg Players present Oliver!

The Wartburg Choir performs at the White House.

Members of the Castle Singers take a break from their European tour for a photo at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin.


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Notable Knights Scott Harves '97

Award-Winning Producer at a Major Cable NEtwork ESPN

â&#x20AC;&#x153; My Wartburg education, with small classes and hands-on experience, enabled me to land a job with ESPN right out of college.â&#x20AC;?

Sharon Corrigan '80 Jaguar Vice President of Marketing

Dr. Del Doherty '06 The Burchfield Group Pharm.D. and Master in Public Health, Consultant/ Lead Pharmacist at The Burchfield Group

Christianna Finnern '98 Winthrop & WeinstinE One of 25 Up & Coming Attorneys in 2011 named by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine

Phaedra Mobley '06 Lincoln Elementary 2011 Gold Star Teacher


Nationally Recognized

Education Pays Unemployment rate in 2012 (in %) 2.5 2.1 3.5 4.5 6.2 7.7 8.3 12.4

Median weekly earnings in 2012 (in $) Doctoral degree

• One of five colleges to receive the Washington Center’s Higher Education Civic Engagement Award for service-learning and community engagement

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Professional degree

1,735

Master’s degree

1,300 1,066

Bachelor’s degree

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Associate degree

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Some college, no degree

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High school diploma Less than high school diploma

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Average: 6.8% Average: $815

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• Named seven consecutive times to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, twice “with distinction,” in recognition of volunteer efforts by Wartburg students • Winner of NetImpact’s 2012 “Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge,” a national competition among universities and colleges rewarding social and environmental actions

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey

• Included among the first-tier Best National Liberal Arts Colleges as ranked by U.S. News and World Report

Jack Salzwedel '82 president & CEO of a Multibillion Dollar Company

• Ranked No. 7 by U.S. News and World Report as an “overperformer” in graduation rates for students from low-income families

“ As we hire people, we know we’ll potentially be moving them into other positions. Wartburg graduates are great team players who are engaged and adapt well to new situations. That’s a testimony to their Wartburg liberal arts experience.”

• Ranked No. 15 for short-term study abroad among all baccalaureate colleges during 2011-12 by the Institute of International Education

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• Expanding diversity, with U.S. students of color and international students comprising 19 percent of enrollment; recipient of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance’s first Diversity and Inclusion Award

Scan this code with a mobile device to learn why Jack values a liberal arts education and likes to hire Wartburg grads.

• Only school in NCAA history to win two national team championships on the same day • Winner of 17 NCAA Division III team championships; among top 25 Division III overall sports programs (men and women) the last 12 of 13 years


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Financial Aid Crunch your numbers at www.Wartburg.edu/FinAid to view your cost after scholarships and financial aid.

Cost Breakdown Tuition Fees Room (appx.) Board (appx.) Total

Scholarship Opportunities $33,400 $850 $4,150 $4,505 $42,905

Meet Brittany She was in Wartburg’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band and is now a music teacher. She earned a music scholarship for her skills on the clarinet while at Wartburg.

When it comes to paying for college, you’re not alone. There are a bunch of ways to make it happen, and Wartburg invests to provide as many opportunities as possible.

Wartburg Opportunities

Other Opportunities • Federal financial aid (loans, grants, etc.) • State financial aid (loans, grants, etc.) • Community scholarships • 529 savings plan • Wartburg offers over $10,000 more in grant awards than state schools

You never know what will happen when you perform abroad… Watch Brittany get engaged at the Great Wall of China.

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How do students pay for tuition? The true answer is: It depends! Each student is different. But to give you an idea, we pulled some normal scenarios of how students like you make their education possible.

Music scholarships Meistersinger Music Scholarship – up to $5,000 per year Academic scholarships Regents and Presidential Scholarships – $15,000 per year, up to full tuition Cedar Valley Science Symposium Scholarship – up to $1,500 per year Communication Arts Scholarship – up to $1,500 per year High School Leadership Institute Scholarship – up to $1,000 per year On-campus work See the full list at www.Wartburg.edu/ Finaid/Scholarships.html

Brittany Manning ‘13 Music Teacher

Paying for Tuition

Scenario 1

Scenario 2 Scenario 3

Grants Loans On-Campus Job Other

56% 13% 42% 13% 44% 13%

6% 6% 6%

Average Award for 2012-13 On-Campus Employment 8%

Loans/Personal Resources 20% Scholarships and grants 72%

25% 39% 37%


When You visit, You’ll Know

• Discover your passion • Graduate in four years • Land a job • Excel in graduate school

You can’t determine whether a college is a good fit for you until you visit campus. Schedule a visit to Wartburg in Waverly, Iowa, so you can: • Tour campus • Spend a night in a residence hall • Meet with an admissions counselor • Sit in on a class • Attend a chapel service • Talk to a coach, director, or extracurricular leader • Enjoy a free lunch with a guide in the Mensa Go to www.Wartburg.edu/Visit to request a visit online.

Schedule an individual or group visit today. “ When you come to campus, you can see whether Wartburg is the right college for you. You can’t tell that from a website.”

Kirk Sidey ’12

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

— MacKenzie Compton, Fourth-year, Admissions Ambassador

Wartburg College is a selective liberal arts college of the Lutheran church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement. Wartburg is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

100 Wartburg Blvd. // Waverly, Iowa 50677 // 800-772-2085 // www.Wartburg.edu


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Questions to ask Your Parents

Questions to Ask Your Student

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. It’s not something to take lightly. Use the questions below to start a discussion with your parents, or someone you’re comfortable discussing your future with.

1. What factors do you think are important for me to consider when choosing a college? 2. What college costs am I responsible for, and what will you help with? (Think about it all: tuition, housing, meals, books, pocket money, car, gas, insurance, parking, etc.) 3. When can I schedule my campus visit to Wartburg?

Find Your Passion. Find Your Purpose. Page 16

Your student is getting ready to choose a college. You probably have your first choice of where you want him or her to go — your alma mater, a school close to home, the least-expensive option — but it’s important to let your student make this decision on his or her own.

1. Do you want to stand out—or blend in? At state schools, students can get lost. But at Wartburg, each student can excel and stand out, be it in music, athletics, the classroom, or something else. 2. Do you want a well-rounded education? Wartburg is a liberal arts school, which means students take classes on a variety of topics. Outside of the classroom, there are student activities, worship services, and other ways to learn and grow. 3. What are you looking for in a college? Think about location, size, academic programs, study abroad opportunities, internships, etc.

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Parents, think college is too expensive? Did you know the average family spends $234,900 — or $13,818 per year — raising a child up to age 17? College is just another investment in giving your child every opportunity to succeed.

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4. Are you ready to schedule your visit to Wartburg? Your student can’t know whether Wartburg is right for him or her without a campus visit. Schedule one today at www.Wartburg.edu/Visit.

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Karina Devine, Apple Valley, Minnesota

How to Spot a Wartburg Student // 8 Campus Living // 10 Be a Wartburg Knight // 24 Financial Aid // 30 Be orange


2013 Wartburg College Viewbook  

2013 Wartburg College Viewbook

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