RICE Day Logo

Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek (Chair)
Dr. LeAnn Faidley
Carrie Gleason
Dr. Jennifer Larson
Sally Malcolm
Prof. Eric Sommermeyer
Maddie Simmons, student
Janeen Stewart

2018 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 Thursday, April 12, 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.


Wednesday, April 11

5:30 p.m.

  • Scholars Program: Senior Banquet (by invitation only)

Thursday, April 12

All Day                                  

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

8-10 a.m.

  • Parents Reception (by invitation only)

8:30-9:45 a.m.

  • Business Administration, Accounting & Economics: Senior Seminar in Business Presentations, WBC 117
  • Music: Music Education Capstone Poster Open House, FAC Lobby  
  • Music: Ethnomusicology – Research in Ethnomusicology: Music Across Borders and Disciplines Poster Open House, FAC Lobby
  • Peace and Justice Studies: Envisioning Peace, Pursuing Justice Paper Presentations, LH 324
  • 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

10-11:15 a.m.

  • Art: Senior Presentations, FAC 114c
  • Business Administration, Accounting & Economics: Economics Capstone and Research Paper Open House, WBC 117
  • Center for Community Engagement: Wicked Problems Incubator Presentations, WBC 116
  • Education: Iowa Professional Teaching Standards Portfolios. Electronic Portfolios, Reading Research, and Hawaii Student Teaching Open House, The W Hall of Champions
  • English: EN 316 Shakespeare Course and Independent Research on Gender in Early Modern Literature Presentations, LH 324
  • History: Historiography/Honors Research Seminar, CTC 200
  • Leadership Education: Experiential Learning Presentations, WBC 215
  • Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
  • Spanish: Latinx Talks (in Spanish), LH 326

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

  • Lunch
  • Den-Rittersaal, Konditorei, Mensa, Zesty Orange
  • Scholarship Luncheon (by invitation only)

1-2:15 p.m.

  • Business Administration, Accounting & Economics: Advertising Campaign Client Presentations, WBC 217
  • Business Administration, Accounting & Economics: Economics Capstone and Research Paper Open House, WBC 117
  • Center for Community Engagement: Internships and Urban Studies Programs Open House, WBC 116
  • English: Panel Presentations (Poetry and Prose), LH 330
  • Intercultural Studies Minor: Capstone Project Presentations, LH 329
  • Leadership Education: Capstone Portfolio Open House, WBC 215
  • Music: Music Performance Lecture Recitals, FAC 104 (Orchestra Hall)
  • Scholars Program: Senior Project Defenses, WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

1-3:30 p.m.

  • Social Sciences – Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology/Criminology/Criminal Justice: Open House/Poster Session and Presentations, W Hall of Champions and W Classrooms
  • Spanish: Latinx Talks (in Spanish), LH 326

1:30-4 p.m.

  • Journalism & Communication: Senior Capstone Documentaries, Neumann Auditorium
    Through Knight Vision, you can watch the documentaries as they’re being screened.

2:30-3:45 p.m.

  • Alpha Chi: Research Endeavors by Members Open House, The W Hall of Champions
  • German: German Culture Capstone Research Presentation, LH 333
  • History: Historical Methods Course Research Presentations, CTC 200
  • Music: A Tchaikovsky Anniversary Celebration, FAC Lobby
  • Religion and Philosophy: Issues of Faith and Life Research Paper Presentations, LH 330
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Non-Profit Management Client Pitch, WBC 117
  • Spanish: Capstone Roundtable Presentations, SSC 244 (Castle Room)

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, 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: Engineering Design Showcase, 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