RICE Day Logo

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 Thursday, April 7, 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.

2016 RICE Day Schedule
Questions about RICE Day? 
Contact Janeen Stewart, assistant to the president at 319-352-8331.

Wednesday, April 6

5:30 p.m.
Scholars Program: Senior Banquet (by invitation only)

Thursday, April 7

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 117
Education: Iowa Professional Teaching Standards Portfolios Open House, The W Hall of Champions
Education: Language Arts Research, Reading Research, and Wartburg West Student Teaching Displays, The W Hall of Champions
English: Film and Creative Writing Paper Presentations, LH 329
Inquiry Studies 101 Course: Vampires and Studying Popular Cultures Research Paper Presentations, CTC 200
Music: Music Education Capstone Poster Session, FAC Lobby  
Music: Music Therapy Research Poster Session, FAC Lobby 
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

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
Business Administration, Accounting, & Economics/Center for Community Engagement: Internships/Wartburg West Open House, CTC 201
English: Etymology Project Poster Session, LH Third Floor North Lobby
German: German Capstone Presentation, LH 333
Leadership Education: Experiential Learning Presentations, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
Peace and Justice Studies: Capstone Presentations, LH 324
Sociology & Criminology: Juvenile Justice Workplace Simulation Presentations, WBC 116
Spanish: Capstone Presentations (in Spanish), The W Classrooms (East and Middle)

1-2:15 p.m.
Business Administration, Accounting, & Economics: Advertising and Promotion Client Presentations, WBC 215
Business Administration, Accounting, & Economics: Economics Capstone Seminar II Presentations, WBC 117
History: Honors Research Seminar Historiographical Essay Presentations, CTC 200
Music: Music Performance Research (lecture recitals), FAC Orchestra Hall
Religion and Philosophy: Research Paper Presentations, WBC 217
Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Journalism & Communication: Senior Capstone Documentaries, Neumann Auditorium
Social Sciences – Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology: Open House/Poster Session and Presentations, W Hall of Champions and W Classrooms (East and Middle)

2:30-3:45 p.m.
History: Historical Methods Course Research Presentations, CTC 200
Leadership Education: Capstone Portfolios Open House, WBC 215
Library: Practical Librarianship Project Presentations, LIB Classroom 1
Music: Ethnomusicology – Perspectives on Music in Global Contexts Research Presentations, FAC 212
Music: The Art of Piano Ensemble Open House, FAC Lobby
Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

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, Chapel   4:50 p.m., Wartburg Choir, Chapel   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