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Research, Internship, and Creative Endeavor (RICE) Day

April 4, 2023

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

Outside visitors are welcome to attend RICE Day events. Masks are not required in most areas of campus, but certain sessions may require them. Please bring a mask with you and wear as instructed.


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Hagemann Castle Room, Saemann Student Center
7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-5 p.m.

Scholars Program Thesis Presentation, WBC 214 (Buckmaster) 

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

Spanish Capstone & Study Abroad Projects, Chapel Commons 

Senior Music Education Poster Session, FAC Lobby 

Senior Seminar in Business Administration, WBC 117 

Scholars Program Thesis Presentation, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

Art: Senior Presentations, FAC 114C 

Creative Writing Capstone, LH 324 

Senior Capstone Presentations/Poster Sessions, The W Hall of Champions 

Religion & Philosophy Student Presentations, GH 131 

Biology 152 Research Poster Session, The W Hall of Champions 

Music Therapy in Medical and Mental Health, FAC Lobby 

St. George String Quartet: An Interactive Performance of Amy Beach’s Children’s Carnival, Op. 25, FAC Orchestra Hall 

Baldwin Fellows Presentations, WBC 117

DJC Capstone Documentaries, Neumann Auditorium

Internship Showcase, Student Success Center entrance 

HI 461: Historiography Capstone Presentations, CTC 200 

Music Department Recitals, FAC Orchestra Hall


Psychology, Political Science and Sociology Open House, The W Hall of Champions, W 2238 and W2240

Poster Presentations

Oral Presentations

Chopin’s Harmonic Innovations, FAC Lobby 

Historical Methods: Primary Source Research, CTC 200 

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

Music: Ensemble Open Rehearsals 

3:45 p.m. Castle Singers, Chapel
4:50 p.m. Wartburg Choir, Chapel
4:50 p.m. Wind Ensemble, FAC 100


Biochemistry/Chemistry Poster Session, Second floor of Science Center 

Math, Computer Science, Physics Poster Session, SC 345, SC 347 and office area 

Engineering Science Session, SC 041 and hallway across from innovation studio 

Life Sciences Poster Session, Second floor of Science Center

Senior Art Exhibit Reception, Art Gallery

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 Shawn Ellerbroek, RICE Day Committee Chair, at shawn.ellerbroek@wartburg.edu.

Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek, Chair
Dr. Suleman Abdiah
Barbara Ashton
Dr. Murad Mahmoud
Sally Malcolm
Michaela Dehli (student)
Kayla Seppelt

2023 Dates to Remember

  • Friday, Feb. 3: Overall session title/format/# of students/desired time and location due
  • Friday, March 10: All participant names, presentation titles, and specific presentation schedule (if not an open house format) due
  • Wednesday, March 29, 12 p.m.: Posters for printing due. No posters will be accepted after this day. Please do try to get them in earlier.
  • Tuesday, April 4: RICE DAY

More Information: Contact Shawn Ellerbroek, RICE Day Committee Chair, at shawn.ellerbroek@wartburg.edu.

RICE Day Session Submissions