RICE Day Logo

Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek (Chair)
Jean Buckingham
Dr. LeAnn Faidley
Lee Scott (student)
Prof. Eric Sommermeyer
Janeen Stewart
Dr. Nicki Toliver

2017 RICE Day 

This spring, Wartburg College will dedicate a day recognizing student and faculty achievements in and out of the classroom. Research, Internship, and Creative Endeavor (RICE) Day on Tuesday, April 11, will showcase academic and co-curricular pursuits across disciplines. To enable participation by the entire campus community throughout the day and evening, classes will not meet.

RICE Day is designed to:

  • create a campus culture that celebrates academic excellence and rigor,
  • foster awareness of and appreciation for a wide variety of student learning,
  • provide a platform for students and faculty to share their knowledge and work,
  • inspire and educate the campus community, alumni, friends, and the general public.

RICE Day activities will include poster sessions, oral and video presentations, readings, panel discussions, displays, art exhibits, and music performances. RICE Day supports several goals of the college’s strategic plan, lifting up the importance of deep and integrative learning experiences, vocational discernment, mentoring relationships, and telling the Wartburg story.

Questions about RICE Day? Contact Janeen Stewart, executive administrator for the President’s Office at 319-352-8331.


Monday, April 10

5:30 p.m.

Scholars Program: Senior Banquet (by invitation only)

Tuesday, April 11

All Day                                  

Art: Student Displays, Art Gallery (seniors) and FAC 114

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Business Administration, Accounting, & Economics: Senior Seminar in Business Presentations, WBC 116

Education: Iowa Professional Teaching Standards Portfolio Open House, The W Hall of Champions

Education: Language Arts and Reading Poster Open House, The W Hall of Champions  

Music: Music Education Capstone Poster Open House, FAC Lobby  

Music: Ethnomusicology – IS 201 and Perspectives of Music Capstone Poster Open House, FAC Lobby

Music: Music Therapy Poster Open House, FAC Lobby 

Religion & Philosophy: Research Paper Presentations, LH 330

Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

Social Work: Field Education Symposium and Honors Presentations, The W Hall of Champions and The W Hall of Fame Room

Spanish: Capstone Presentations (in Spanish), LH 326

9-10 a.m.

PARENTS RECEPTION (by invitation only)

10-11:15 a.m.                     


11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Den-Rittersaal, Konditorei, Mensa, Zesty Orange

SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON (by invitation only)

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Art: Senior Presentations, FAC 114c

Business Administration, Accounting, & Economics: Economics Capstone Seminar I Presentations, WBC 117

English: Creative Writing Panel Presentations (Poetry and Prose), LH 330

German: German Culture – Capstone Research Presentation, LH 333

Leadership Education: Experiential Learning Presentations, WBC 215

Music: Opera Workshop/Wartburg Players Showcase, Choral Hall

Pathways Center: Orange Connection Job Shadowing Presentations, WBC 217

Religion & Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion Course Panel Presentations, LH 326

Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

Sociology & Criminology: Juvenile Justice Workplace Simulation Presentations, WBC 116

1-2:15 p.m.

Business Administration, Accounting, & Economics: Economics Capstone Seminar II Presentations, WBC 117

Business Administration, Accounting, & Economics: Non-Profit Management Course Open House, WBC 116

Center for Community Engagement: Internships and Urban Studies Programs Open House, WBC 217

English: Creative Writing Capstone Presentations, LH 330

History: Honors Seminar Presentations, CTC 200

Leadership Education: Capstone Portfolio Open House, WBC 215

Music: Music Performance Lecture Recitals, FAC Orchestra Hall

Peace and Justice Studies: Capstone Presentations, LH 324

Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Social Sciences – Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology: Open House/Poster Session and Presentations, W Hall of Champions and W Classrooms (East and Middle)

1:30-4 p.m.

Journalism & Communication: Senior Capstone Documentaries, Neumann Auditorium

2:30-3:45 p.m.

English: EN 316 Shakespeare Course – Knights on Shakespeare Panel Presentations, LH 333

Music: An Exploration of the Chopin Preludes for Piano Open House, FAC 210

Religion and Philosophy: Research Paper Presentations, LH 330

Scholars Program: SCH 202 Course – Social Justice of Macklemore Roundtable Discussions, Hagemann Castle Room

Scholars Program: SCH 401 Course – Student Narratives on the American Experience Open House (art displays), W Hall of Champions

4-6 p.m.

Athletics: Open Practices (baseball, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track and field)

Music: Ensemble Open Rehearsals

3:45 p.m.        Castle Singers                      Choral Hall

4:50 p.m.        Wartburg Choir         Choral Hall

4:50 p.m.        Wind Ensemble       FAC 100

7-9 p.m.                   

Art: Senior Art Exhibition and Opening Reception, FAC Art Gallery

Engineering Science: Autonomous Robot Demonstration, The W Classrooms (East and Middle)

STEM – Departments of Biology; Biochemistry, Chemistry, & Engineering Science; Mathematics, Computer Science, & Physics: Open House/Poster Session, The W Hall of Champions