Entries by Leah Matzke

Betty Kohn Fieldhouse Dedication Date Change

To allow more families to join in our celebration, we have moved the Betty Kohn Fieldhouse Dedication to MLC’s Homecoming weekend, Saturday, October 8 at 9:15 am. You are invited to join us for this celebration as we dedicate and give thanks for the newly constructed MLC facility.  Made possible by many initial gifts and the […]

MLC Interim Athletic Director Announced

The administration of Martin Luther College is working to fill the position of the MLC Athletic Director that Jim Unke faithfully served for 25 years. In consultation with the Executive Committee of the MLC Governing Board, the administration is moving ahead with a three-part interim plan: Mr. Dave Biedenbender, who currently serves as an admissions […]


SUNDAY, AUG. 7 at 4:00 PM. The memorial service for Jim Unke will be held this Sunday, August 7, at 4:00 pm in the Chapel of the Christ on the MLC campus at 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, MN. It will also be live-streamed on the MLC website here. Visitation will take place before the service […]

Our Prayers Are With the Unke Family

Today (Saturday, July 30), in wisdom far beyond our own, and in boundless love for us in Christ that is also at times hard for us to fully understand, God has seen fit to call to himself in heaven the soul of our brother, Jim Unke. After the stroke Jim suffered on Friday, July 15, it became […]

In Our Prayers

Professor Jim Unke, Martin Luther College Athletic Director, suffered a major stroke on Friday, July 15. After being transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a surgical procedure was performed to relieve pressure from bleeding in the brain. The doctors are pleased with the results of that procedure. He will likely remain in ICU for the […]

MLC Day Is Wednesday, May 4!

Dear Friends, Join thousands of friends of Martin Luther College across the globe: pray for our work of service to the world, share messages of encouragement online, and give to support that work. What You Can Do: Pray for our students, faculty, and staff, and for our mission of training the next generation of called workers to share the gospel with […]


Beginning spring 2022, MnDOT will be reconstructing Hwy 14 from New Ulm to Nicollet to improve safety and travel for residents, commuters, and freight. Improvements will include: – Converting the two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway Bypassing Courtland by realigning Hwy 14 north of the city Constructing new interchanges in Courtland and at Co. […]

A Message from President Gurgel

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Our Synod-Wide MLC Family, Aren’t there many times, as we live as sinners in a sinful world, where we find ourselves thinking: “But it shouldn’t be that way!”? We say that when life situations bring frustration to our hearts or tears to our eyes. We say “But it shouldn’t be […]

WELS National Choral Fest at MLC

The 2021 WELS National Choral Fest took place November 12-14, 2021 at Martin Luther College under the theme “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord.” Twenty-three WELS Lutheran High Schools from around the nation participated. You can view the archived livestream of this event below: Sacred concert Livestream Pops Concert Livestream Choral Festival Worship Folder  Learn […]

Summer 2021 MLC COVID Update

MLC President Rich Gurgel provides an overview and rationale related to the health and safety protocols for the start of our new school year.  Greetings, Knight Nation! Your MLC family is very, very eager to see you on campus! We have been hearing concerns from some of you for what it may mean on […]