RICE Day logoThis 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 Thursday, April 9, 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.

Session Submission Instructions | Hotel information | 2015 Program

Questions about RICE Day?
Contact Janeen Stewart, assistant to the president at 319-352-8331.

2015 RICE Day Schedule

Wednesday, April 8
5:30 p.m.
Scholars Program: Senior Banquet (by invitation only)

Thursday, April 9
All Day
Art: Student Displays, Art Gallery (seniors) and FAC 114

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics: Senior Seminar in Business Presentations, WBC 117
Inquiry Studies 101 Course: Vampires and Studying Popular Cultures Research Paper Presentations, CTC 200
Music: Music and Behavior Course Poster Presentations, FAC Lobby
Music: Music Education Capstone Poster Presentations, FAC Lobby
Religion and Philosophy: Research Paper Presentations, WBC 217
Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
Social Work: Field Education Symposium and Honors Presentations, W Hall of Champions and W Hall of Fame Room
Spanish: Capstone Research Paper Presentations (in Spanish), W Classrooms (East and Middle)

9-10 a.m.
PARENTS RECEPTION (by invitation only)

10-11:15 a.m.
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND SCHOLARSHIP CONVOCATION, Neumann Auditorium

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
LUNCH
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, and Economics: Economics Capstone Seminar I Presentations WBC 117
Education: Autism Research Poster Session, WBC 116
Education: Iowa Professional Teaching Standards Portfolios Open House, WBC 116
English: Capstone Presentations LH 330
German: German Film Presentations, LH 333
Leadership Education: Experiential Learning Presentations, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
Music: Opera Workshop, Choral Hall

1-2:15 p.m.
Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics: Advertising and Promotion Client Presentations, WBC 215
Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics: Economics Capstone Seminar II Presentations, WBC 117
Business Administration, Accounting, and Economics/Center for Community Engagement: Internships/Wartburg West Open House, CTC 201
Education: Exemplary Teaching Videos, WBC 116
English: Capstone Presentations LH 330
French: Research Paper and Project Presentations (in English), LH 333
History: Historical Methods Course Research Presentations CTC 200
Mathematics Education: Elementary Math Curriculum Research Open House, W Classroom (West)
Music: Music Performance Research (lecture recitals), FAC Orchestra Hall
Peace and Justice Studies: Theory and Practice in Peace and Justice Capstone Presentations, LH 324
Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Social Science – Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology: Open House/Poster Session and Presentations, W Hall of Champions and W Classrooms (East and Middle)

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Journalism and Communication: Senior Capstone Documentaries, Neumann Auditorium

2:30-3:45 p.m.
English: English 112 Research Showcase, W Hall of Champions
English: A Celebration of Poetry, LH 326
French: Creative Readings in French, LH 330
History: Capstone Historiographical Essay Presentations, CTC 200
Leadership Education: Capstone Portfolios Open House, WBC 215
Music: Mozart Piano Theme and Variation Research Presentations, FAC Lobby
Music: Perspectives in Music Course Research Presentations, Orchestra Hall
Peace and Justice Studies: Theory and Practice in Peace and Justice Capstone Presentations, LH 324
Residential Life: Residence/Löhe Hall Service-Learning Presentations and Panel, LH 327
Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
Scholars Program: Living in a Diverse World Course Presentations and Round Table Discussion, Hagemann Castle Room

4-6 p.m.
Athletics: Open Practices (baseball, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis, track and field)
Music: Ensemble Open Rehearsals
3:50 p.m.    Castle Singers, Wartburg Chapel
3:50 p.m.    Symphonic Band, Bachman Fine Arts Center 100
4:50 p.m.    Wind Ensemble, Bachman Fine Arts Center 100
4:50 p.m.    Wartburg Choir, Wartburg Chapel

7-9 p.m.
Art: Senior Art Exhibition and Opening Reception, FAC Art Gallery
STEM – Departments of Biology; Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Engineering Science; Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics: Open House/Poster Session, W Hall of Champions