Opinion

Smartphones everywhere

Smartphones everywhere

  By: Gloria Campbell One of the defining aspects of Wartburg’s culture used to be that students would look at each other in the hallways, smile and say hello. Wartburg was known as a “friendly” place. But that eye contact is quickly waning, partially because we have more students from […]

by · March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Reaccreditation helps evaluate Wartburg

Reaccreditation helps evaluate Wartburg

By: Lizabeth Gehring The effective operation of an institution of higher education is made evident in the success of its students and is revealed at the intersection of student learning and the college mission. Those of us who organize curricular and co-curricular programs think critically by virtue of our profession. […]

by · March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Learn a language but be warned: It could possibly change your life

Learn a language but be warned: It could possibly change your life

Language matters. Now, I’m clearly biased (see current job title), but I’d like to share why language matters to me, and suggest why perhaps it should to you, too. I studied at a liberal arts college and after several academic detours, I decided on an economics and business major. So […]

by · March 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Student disappointed by sexual assault training

Student disappointed by sexual assault training

By Jamie Harrings When we initially got the email about a mandatory sexual assault training I was extremely happy with Wartburg’s decision to require this. However, once I started going through the training, I was disappointed more and more with each click. Sexual assault is something I have experienced and […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
Conrad's daughter (right) plays in the Arabian desert. Conrad and his family were invited to a camel beauty contest.

Trade the known for the unknown: Part 2 of 2

By Dennis Conrad Continued from last week… Saudi Arabia is a somewhat unfathomable land. I can best describe it as a place where the past resides in close proximity to the future.  These two neighbors have a third neighbor: the present. And this neighbor is encroaching on both property lines […]

by · February 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Opinion
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