Martin Luther College COVID-19 Summer Update (07/24/2020)
MLC President Rich Gurgel provides this message from Scripture to help MLC students understand the purpose of our Knights Return policies. We pray this update will encourage our whole campus family toward a spirit of Christian love and understanding as we near the start of our 2020 fall semester.
We offer this Knight’s Return plan trusting in God’s gracious care for us in our Lord Jesus. At the same time, we also recognize that such trust does not diminish the responsibility God himself entrusts to us to be wise stewards of our health for the sake of our whole campus family as well as for the entire community of New Ulm.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Summer Update (07/10/2020)
MLC President Rich Gurgel and his wife, Sue, have moved to New Ulm! We are thankful for their safe arrival and for the leadership President Gurgel is providing for our campus. As the planning progresses for our fall semester, he wanted our students to know the guiding principles MLC will follow for a successful school year. Take a few minutes to hear his perspectives – click here to watch video.
Section 18004€ of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat.281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Summer Update (06/19/2020)
MLC’s future president, Rich Gurgel, provides this update to all MLC students, and we thought everyone would like to hear about our preparations for the 2020-21 school year! One of our strongest strategies right now is listening – to changing regulations, to insights from experts, and to you! While we are still working through many changing government health directives to develop a responsible plan for the fall, we also welcome your thoughts. If you have comments you feel would be helpful, you may enter them through our website form.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Summer Update (06/05/2020)
MLC’s future president, Rev. Richard Gurgel, introduces himself and introduces this series of updates from MLC that will detail our work to prepare for the 2020-21 school year. While we are still working through many changing government health directives to develop a responsible plan for the fall, if you have questions you feel we can answer now, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLC Early Childhood Learning Center COVID-19 Update (06/02/2020)
Beginning June 8, and through August 14, the MLC Administrative Council and the MLC ECLC Committee have determined to provide childcare to only those who have enrolled in the summer childcare session.
For those families, the hours of operation will remain as 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are one of these families who are enrolled in the summer childcare session, you can expect an individual message from us with what we are asking of you to do before and during drop off, and during and after pick up.
Please note, the Center was already scheduled to be closed between August 17 and August 21 for the purpose of curriculum planning, professional development, and cleaning.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (06/01/2020)
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/22/2020)
The Brown County Board of Health reports 8 confirmed cases of COVID 19 and one related death in the county. Among the MLC faculty and staff, there have been two confirmed cases of COVID 19 infection. Both individuals have recovered and have been classified as non-contagious. The campus of Martin Luther College continues to be a safe place to work. We thank our gracious Lord for his love and protection, and pray for these blessings to cover all our friends and families.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/17/2020)
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/06/2020)
A second employee of Martin Luther College has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. After being admitted and tested at the New Ulm Medical Center, the individual was released and is recuperating at home. All precautionary measures are being taken with suspected contacts being investigated and quarantined as necessary. The campus environment remains safe.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (04/01/2020)
MLC President Mark Zarling was released today, Wednesday, April 1, from the Mayo Clinic in Mankato to his home in New Ulm. He will continue to self-quarantine as he follows an interactive care plan set by the COVID-19 care team of nurses and doctors who will monitor his progress and follow up as needed. We are thankful for the care he has received from local and regional medical teams and pray that the Lord will bring him continued strength and healing. President Zarling extends his thankfulness for the outpouring of prayers and encouragement he has received. May our Father in heaven bless us all through our Savior Jesus Christ.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (03/26/2020)
On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced that all Minnesota public school districts and charter schools will implement a Distance Learning Period beginning on March 30, 2020, until at least April 30, 2020. On Thursday, March 26, the Martin Luther College Administrative Council (AC) evaluated their instructional plans in light of this announcement and the state of Minnesota’s “stay at home” executive order. Taking into consideration this directive, the COVID 19 ordinances of other states, and the safety of MLC students, faculty, and staff, the AC extended MLC’s alternative/distance learning plans to the end of the Spring 2020 semester.
The MLC Administrative Council will continue to monitor these changing initiatives across our country. By April 8, at the latest, the AC will communicate additional directives related to year-end events and procedures. Thank you to all for continuing prayers and patience as we work together for the benefit of our students and for the good of God’s kingdom.
Martin Luther College COVID-19 Update (03/12/2020)
All Classes will be conducted via Alternative/Distance Learning Methods starting March 23. More information and instruction are included in the red buttons above.
The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 emergency a worldwide pandemic. President Trump has issued significant travel restrictions. Large and small colleges and universities are taking strong action to slow down the spread of infection. No one wants health care facilities to be overrun. MLC has been monitoring and discussing, planning, and communicating, as all of you know. Our MLC Campus and MLC Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) are safe places to work. In this effort, meetings were held in which important and serious decisions have been made, all in the interest of reducing risk to our faculty, staff, students, and the communities in which we live and serve.