Friday, August 17, 2012

Waverly - Last Outfly of the Summer!

The Waverly Outfly was our biggest, chilliest and last outfly of the summer. It was held on the Wartburg College Campus and more than 300 alums, students, and friends attended! There were kids running around, playing, plenty of food and of course, many memories to be shared! Overall, it was a great night and a great way to end the summer! It was a bittersweet feeling at the end of the night. We look forward to the next summer and hope you do to! But now, time to focus on Homecoming 2012 True Life, I'm a Knight!

Click here to see the Wartburg College Loyalty Song sung by Waverly Outfly attendees!
Jeff, Renee, Abbie, Jane, Valerie & Kathryn

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Last 2 Summer Outflys Off Campus!

We had two more great Outflys taking place in both Iowa and Minnesota this week.  On Tuesday, we were in Cedar Falls, Iowa at the Black Hawk County Outfly and in Eagan, Minnesota the very next day for the Twin Cities Outfly.  We were fortunate to have beautiful weather for both of these events as the Midwest takes a break from the stifling heat we have come accustomed to this summer.  It was a joy to have President Colson at both of these Outflys as well.  Thank you for all who came out to see us, they were evenings filled with wonderful conversation and delicious food.

If you can make it, we would love to see you at the Waverly Outfly taking place next Thursday, August 16!

Written by: Kathryn Werner '14

Friday, August 3, 2012

Great Kickoff to August with the Des Moines and Ankeny Outflys!

Despite the warm temperatures, we had a great turnout for those brave enough to challenge the heat at the Des Moines and Ankeny Outflys.  Over the course of two days, we were provided the opportunity to reconnect with over 107 alumni, parents, and friends.  We even heard a story from a alum who was proposed to at a campus Outfly when she was a student!

Thank you for all who came out, it was truly a wonderful two days.   

Written by: Kathryn Werner '14

Monday, July 16, 2012

Food, laughs, and a baseball game - Rochester Outfly

The Rochester Area Outfly had a great turnout! There were alums, current and incoming students, proud parents, and friends. It was great hearing alums talk about the many changes made to the college since they were students. The Pagel parents, who had three Wartburg grads, shared how important it was for them to help their children get through college because they weren't able to and even brought tears to some. It was great seeing everyone there sharing stories, laughing, and having a great time! Thanks to Thrivent, we were also able to attend the Rochester Honkers game after the picnic and enjoy a baseball game.

Written by: Almuni Office Student Intern, Valerie Villafan '14

We look forward to seeing you at more upcoming events this summer. Coming soon are the Des Moines, Ankeny, Twin Cities, Black Hawk County and Waverly Outflys! Check out our schedule to register for an event in your area!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Another week of Outflys - Quad Cities and Iowa City Outflys

Grilled Hot Dogs and Brats! Fabulous food from friends of the college! Alums, College supporters, current students, and new students to arrive in Fall '12! What an amazing group to celebrate the "College of our brightest days"! What fun I had seeing past students and the parents of many of our former students. I am always amazed at the spirit of "Being Orange". Thanks for a wonderful Outfly picnic. Cheryl Budlong O'Brien

Written by: Cheryl O'Brien, Professor of Education

We look forward to seeing you at more upcoming events this summer. This week we have baseball Outfly gatherings in Des Moines, Waterloo, and the Twin Cities. Check out our schedule to register for an event in your area!

Friday, June 15, 2012

2 More Successful Events - The Kansas City and Omaha Outflys!

What a joy to meet with alumni at the Kansas City and Omaha Outflys this week.  The best part about Wartburg is our students, who turn into great alumni.  Not only did we have attendees from 7 different decades, but people came from literally around the world.  Alum Melissa Lackore Rager ‘08 had just returned from a deployment to entertain the troops in Afghanistan and the Middle East by singing in a rock group.  She brought 3 of her team members along to show them the spirit of Wartburg.  Some of my favorite things to do is to connect alumni who are both in the same industry or to introduce someone new to the area to another alum who already knows everyone there.   It’s a small world at Outflys as I even met my brother’s high school swing show partner.  Alumni should come to the next Outfly in their area.  You never know who you might meet! 
Written by: Gloria Campbell, Associate Professor and Hagemann Professor in Business
We look forward to seeing you at more upcoming events this summer.  Coming soon are baseball Outfly gatherings in Des Moines, Waterloo, and the Twin Cities.  Check out our schedule to register for an event in your area!

Monday, June 11, 2012

First Summer Outfly! - Chicago Outfly 2012

Outfly season is underway and it began with a hot one near the Windy City! On Sunday, June 10th, Jim & Sue Patterson ’79 Cahalan opened up their home in Wheaton, IL for our first summer Outfly. Alumni, students and friends enjoyed conversation, memories and great food! This Outfly may have marked a record for oldest Alum in attendance. Ruth Matthias ’43 Trautman, age 96 made the journey from her home to be with fellow alums. She shared many great memories of Wartburg College, memories that many of us found hard to imagine! Her two sisters even attended Wartburg before it was Wartburg College, when it was still Wartburg Academy.

We look forward to an Outfly filled summer and will be visiting many areas across the Midwest. Be sure to check the schedule and see if we are coming to an area near you!