ZACH HINEY, KNIGHT WIRE STUDENT SENATE REPORTER
The Wartburg Student Senate meeting on Thursday, March 10 was headlined by the annual giving team coming in to speak with the Senate about what they do and UKnight Day. Jordan Bancroft, the director of annual giving at Wartburg, spoke for the group. He introduced annual giving, which is money for annually funded scholarships as well as maintenance and projects on campus.
The annual giving team is in charge of collecting the money and dealing with numerous issues including the rising cost of a college education. One of their biggest events of the year, UKnight Day, is coming up on Thursday, March 24. UKnight Day celebrates the Wartburg community by participating, promoting and providing.
UKnight Day is also a day for students to donate to annual giving. When students donate, they will get a chance at prizes. The annual giving team is hoping for 300 student donations on UKnight Day. More information on UKnight Day will be coming closer to the date.
Senate was also introduced to the new interim vice president for student life, Jim Bies. He is filling the role for the remainder of Winter Term and May Term. Bies was the vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Augustana University for 32 years before retiring in 2019. He said he’s eager to get involved and do what he can to help the student population at Wartburg.