Monday, Jan. 16, 2023

Theme: What Are You Doing for Others?

During Martin Luther King Jr. Day Wartburg alters the class schedule on this federal holiday to free students and faculty to participate in afternoon activities (see below). Class periods one through six will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each. Weekday Chapel will not be held. Evening classes will meet at their regularly scheduled time.

Class Schedule

• Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
• Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
• Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
• Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
• Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
• Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.

Opening Event, 1:45-2 p.m.
Location: McCaskey Lyceum, Saemann Student Center
The entire campus community is encouraged to participate in the opening and an afternoon activity.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?

– Martin Luther King Jr. 

Options for Afternoon Unity and Engagement Activities

Off-Campus Service in the Community, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Location: Various
Sign up using this link to join fellow Wartburg students serving various nonprofits in the area. Locations include – House of Hope, Families First Child Care and Learning Center, Cedar Bend Humane Society, Trinkets & Togs, Waverly Library, Catholic Worker House. Please wear comfortable clothes. Transportation will be coordinated.

On-Campus Service Projects, 2 p.m.
Location: Knights Ballrooom
Join us in Knights Ballroom in the Saemann Student Center to help make dog ropes from T-shirts that will be donated to local animal shelters; reusable tote bags made from T-shirts that will be donated to homeless shelters; and nonskid socks that will be donated to nursing homes. Projects will be available while supplies last, so come early to be guaranteed a chance to help! KWAR will provide the music and MLK speech clips and cookies and hot chocolate will be available. 

Other Important Events

Wednesday, Jan. 18
MLK Chapel, 10:15 a.m.
Location: Wartburg Chapel

Share what you are doing for others. Use #MLKWartburg.

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