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BJORNSTAD RETURNS TO WARTBURG IN INTERIM SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY ROLE

A familiar face is returning to Wartburg College to serve as the interim dean of spiritual life. 

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SUPPLE CHAIN ISSUES CAUSE HEADACHE TO CAMPUS CAFETERIAS

By Tyler Johnson and Yigit Kacmaz, GUEST WRITER AND TRUMPET NEWS AND CULTURE & DIVERSITY EDITOR The growing national supply chain and inflation issues have hit close to campus as the cafeterias are running low on food and supplies. This has put strain on management and faculty as they find alternatives.   The shortages on campus […]

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A SENSE OF CALL TO A NEW OPPORTUNITY

By Brayden Carlson, Guest Writer Along with several other campus leaders, Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom will leave Wartburg. He has been called to serve elsewhere. Beckstrom began his career at Wartburg College in 2009 after having been a part of a congregation in Phoenix, Arizona. He was called to be dean of spiritual life after […]

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S.D. SCHOOL HIRES KITTLE, 4TH LEADER TO ANNOUNCE DEPARTURE

By Trumpet Staff Another longtime Wartburg College campus leader plans to leave, unexpected news to some students. After 16 years, Dean of Students Dan Kittle will depart to become the 21st president of Dakota Wesleyan University, a Nov. 30 news release announced.  He begins his new job in March 2022. This comes after the following […]

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HANCOCK RETIRING; ENSEMBLE TO TOUR IN THE U.S.

Dr. Craig Hancock will retire at the end of the year, the longtime Director of Bands said. He ends his tenure without taking the Wind Ensemble to Europe.  

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SERVICE TRIPS PROVIDE AID OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

ZACH HINEY, TRUMPET GUEST WRITER Service trips offered at Wartburg College are one of those ways to get involved and live out the college’s mission statement to nurture students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.   Wartburg offers multiple service trips throughout the year to students who want to participate. The latest […]

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SHORT STAFFED, DINING SERVICE WORKERS GET PAY RAISE

YIGIT KACMAZ, TRUMPET NEWS AND CULTURE & DIVERSITY EDITOR Student workers at Wartburg Dining Services and Operations & Maintenance received a pay raise on Sept. 29th as the college feels the same pains from a labor shortage as much of the business world. Student assistants working in these two departments now earn $9.25 per hour, a $1 increase from the […]

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COLSON PREPARES FOR RETIREMENT IN LOUISIANA

Since announcing his retirement, President Darrel Colson said he has received a lot of support from students, staff and friends of the college.   

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TUITION-FREE FIFTH YEAR NOT AN OPTION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

On July 27, 2020, Wartburg College announced that all full-time students would have the opportunity to come back to Wartburg for a tuition-free fifth year due to the 2020-2021 school year being negatively affected by COVID-19. 

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FEEL THEY LACK SUPPORT: ‘THERE IS NO BRIDGE’

Over the past few years, many international students have struggled to feel accepted at Wartburg College. Along with being far from home, several college policies differ between domestic and international students.