In the News

December 2015

Kathryn Koob ’60 celebrated the passage of a Congressional bill that would provide up to $4.4 million to each of the 37 surviving hostages and estates of the hostages held for 444 days in Iran, as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

The women's basketball team won back-to-back games against a Top 10 opponent during the college's annual holiday tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Bob Foster ’70 talked about the importance of his faith as he battles leukemia with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Dan Nettleton ’91 was featured in the Algona Upper Des Moines' "Where are They Now?" column.

Blake Viedenkamp ’14 was named the women's soccer coach at Iowa Lakes, according to the Dickinson County News.

The wrestling team went 3-0 at the Desert Duals in Las Vegas, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Nikki Newbrough ’10 is the assignment editor at KWWL-TV.

Sarah Foster ’01 was named one of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's 20 Under 40.

Anne Duncan, the college's sustainability coordinator, was named one of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's 20 Under 40.

Justin Cervantes ’14, a videographer and outreach conductor with Climb Theatre, recently visited a Cedar Rapids middle school to talk about self-control and spread bullying awareness, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Stu Fritz ’88 was named the fourth vice president of the American Baseball Coaches Association, according to MLive.

Brent Matthias ’92 was named the head softball coach at Simpson College.

Bob Nielson ’82 was named the head football coach at the University of South Dakota, according to ESPN, USA Today, KDLT-TV, KSFY-TV, the Mitchell Daily Republic, and the Sioux City Journal.

Michelle Lee ’93 was awarded WHO-TV's Golden Apple Award for her work teaching math in the Clarke Community School District. She earned more than 70 nominations, a record in the award's 22-year history.

The wrestling team went 3-0 at the Candlewood Suites Duals hosted by Wisconsin-La Crosse, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Davy King ’09 landed a role in the longest-running television series in the Netherlands, according to Televizier.

Robbie Anstoetter ’16 was named a CoSIDA First-team Academic American, according to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

Chris Wood ’09 was recently joined the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling Board as the Iowa School Counselors Association representative, according to Scenes.

November 2015

The Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery's latest exhibition, "B|W+MOD," was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The theme of this year's Christmas with Wartburg, Rejoice in the Living Water, was explored in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Women's soccer coach Tiffany Pins ’05 was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III North Region Coach of the Year, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Jack Salzwedel ’82 was named to the 2015 InBusiness Hall of FameClass, as reported by InBusinessMadison.com

Bennett Moser ’16 led the men's cross country team to a 30th placefinish at the NCAA Division III championships, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Four wrestlers earned individual championships at the Concordia University Wisconsin Open, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The women's soccer team lost, 1-0, in the NCAA Division III Sweet 16, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Logan Schrader ’16 was named the Iowa Conference's Offensive Most Valuable Player, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Philip Spitzer, assistant cross country and track and field coach, is coaching amarathon champion and Olympic Trials qualifier featured in Runner's World.

Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley's Wartburg visit, hosted by the Student Senate Political Action Committee, was covered in the Des Moines Register.

The women's soccer team reached the Sweet 16 following a win over Puget Sound, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team had three champs at the Luther Open, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Professor Mike Bechtel ’94 and several students participated in the third annual Cedar Valley STEM Festival, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The volleyball team won its NCAA opener in a nail-biter versus St. Benedict, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team is on a mission to end the season with a big win in Cedar Rapids, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The men's and women's basketball teams are hoping to build on the success of last season, when both teams advanced to the Iowa Conference tournament finals, according to theWaterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The 2003 wrestling team will be the fourth team inducted into the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and TeamUSA.org.

The women's soccer team won the Iowa Conference tournament and secured a berth in the NCAA tournament with a penalty kick shootout victory over Loras, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The volleyball team won the Iowa Conference tournament and an NCAA berth with its victory over Loras, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and Telegraph Herald.

Mary Krohlow ’66 published Streets of Honor: And More Des Moines County Connections, a collection of articles originally published in the Burlington Hawk Eye about names of streets in Des Moines County.

Logan Pitz ’16 talked about being a two-sport athlete on d3football.com.

Bennett Moser ’16 success and leadership on the cross country team was featured in the Muscatine Journal.

October 2015

The football team outscored Buena Vista University 55-0, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, and Sioux City Journal.

Brian Beckstrom's column about Unlocking the Faith of College Students was featured in the The Lutheran.

The wrestling team enters the pre-season as the No. 1 ranked team in the NWCA Division III Coaches Association poll, according to TeamUSA.com.

The football team's 47-7 victory over Luther was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and on KWWL, KCRG, and FOX 28.

An animal loan program started by Mike Bechtel ’94, assistant professor of science education, was featured in the Britt News Tribune.

Dr. Richard Wahl ’74 was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Zach Nullmeyer ’18 spoke with ABC News following Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul's campus visit.

Dan Heintz ’88 has started a bicycle recycling program that also teaches children how to fix their own bikes, according to the Ames Tribune.

Tanner Stutzman ’16 and Mackenzie Walsh ’16 will conduct pieces during the Mason City High School vocal music concert, according to the Mason City Globe Gazette.

The Wartburg College Republicans hosted presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Jayne Grube Goos ’80 is the physical medicine and rehabilitation manager at Skiff Medical Center, according to the Newton Daily News.

Lee Nelson, director of choral activities, talked about the Real Men Sing festival and Vocal Point concert with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The football team easily defeated Coe College 31-14, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The women's golf team clinched its ninth-straight conference title, asreported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Telegraph Herald

The women's golf team took a 71-shot advantage into the final round of conference championship play, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Dr. Diane Heindl ’82 performed life-saving CPR on a jogger who had gone into cardiac arrest during his morning run, according to KWWL.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier featured seven volleyball players from the Cedar Valley when reporting on the team's win over Coe College.

Matt Wilson ’11 is the self-proclaimed Cedar Valley's biggestChicago Cubs, according to KWWL

Craig Sesker ’88 is the public relations director for Titan Mercury Wrestling Club, according to TeamUSA.com.

Dr. Lee Nelson, Patricia R. Zahn Endowed Chair in Choral Conducting, will conduct a Big 8 Conference choral concert in Sun Prairie, Wisc., according to The Star.

Football players Chase Wilhelms ’16 and Nick Jensen ’16 were featured in the Freeport Journal Standard.

Missy Buttry Rock ’05 was featured in an NCAA's top 25 moments in women's sports since the inception of the Woman of the Year Award.

The Knights Homecoming victory over the Central Dutch was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Des Moines Register and on Fox 28 and KCRG.

The upcoming wrestling season was previewed on iawrestle.com

The women's golf team is leading the pack following the second round of the Iowa Conference championships, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Zachary Vosburg ’03 is one of a "vanishing breed" of country veterinarians in the U.S., according to Harper's Magazine.

September 2015

Bennett Moser ’16 was named the IIAC Male Athlete of the Week, according to the Muscatine Journal.

Golfer Michael Canfield ’17 was profiled in the Quad City Times.

Dr. Jennifer McBride, assistant professor of religion, shared her recent interactions with death-row inmate Kelly Gissendaner with CNN and the Gwinnett Daily Post and on KTLA-TV 5. McBride's first-hand account of her relationship with Gissendaner was featured in the October edition of The Lutheran magazine. She also was mentioned on this opinion piece on Fox News.

The Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, has the cover story, Women and the Reformation: Then & Now, in the October edition of The Lutheran.

Maddie Fletcher, a senior at West High School in Iowa City, is on a crusade to raise awareness about organ donation, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The transplant recipient began working on the project in earnest after attending Wartburg's High School Leadership Institute this summer.

The football team won a close one against University of Wisconsin-Stout, according to the Dunn County News.

Deanna Nickel Rose ‘63 published So Prays My Soul-Spirited Prayers from a Heart Transformed, according to Benzinga.

Tyler Ketelsen ’05 talked about starting the River City Running Club with the Mason City Globe Gazette.

Simon Estes, artist-in-residence, performed at Wapello High School as part of his Roots and Wings Tour, according to the Quad City Times.

Daniel Nettleton ’91 was named a distinguished professor at Iowa State University. This is the highest academic honor bestowed by the college.

Stephanie Newsom, director of counseling services, talked about why students use counseling services on a college campus with the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton visited ReShonda Young ’97 to talk about running a small-business and stock up on flavored popcorns, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Rick Brooks ’92, a math teacher at Johnston High School, was one of five Iowa teachers named a state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, according to KCCI.

Jessie Eddings ’10 is the new owner and director of the Alaska Children's Choir, according to the Mat-Su Vally Frontiersman and Alaska Dispatch News.

The football team defeated Bethel University, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and Eyewitness News 5.

Kurt Ullrich ’74 has a photo exhibit, I Am Everyday People," at the Old Capitol Museum, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

The football team survived a close game to open the season, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Dr. Ethan Huisman ’97 is running for the Waukee school board, according tothe Des Moines Register.

August 2015

May 2015

Jason Bell ’03 is a best interest determination specialist with the International Catholic Migration Commission working in Shire, Ethiopia. His work with Eritrean refugee children was featured on the ICMC website.