Entries by Leah Matzke

We Love MLC!

May 3 is only 114 days away. Why the countdown? It’s MLC Day! On this day, we encourage friends of MLC across the globe to support the training of called workers by praying, sharing, and giving. We are thankful for your support and can’t wait to celebrate MLC Day 2023!

Jim Unke Memorial Scholarship

New Ulm, MN – Our help is needed in honoring and carrying forward the gospel ministry legacy of Jim Unke, MLC’s long-time Athletic Director who passed away last summer. Anyone who knew Jim knew that he cared deeply about athletics at MLC, but his passion for sports at the college was singularly focused on assisting in the growth and […]

Call Activity

Calls Extended by MLC Mr. Duane Vance (Illinois Lutheran Schools) has received a call to MLC to serve as a professor of education and as a middle and secondary student teacher supervisor. Pastor Aaron Dolan (Fox Valley LHS) has accepted the call to MLC to serve as theology professor and coach. Dr. Nichole LaGrow (Appleton) has accepted the call to MLC to serve as professor of education […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at MLC prepares students for ministry in a multicultural society. MLC’s upcoming celebration of MLK Day takes place on January 16, 2023, and centers on 1 Corinthians 12:12: “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” […]

Fun Amid Finals

The end of the semester is packed with studying, recitals, and projects, but at MLC, it’s also packed with fun! Basketball and drama (the scripted kind) relieved the stress of finals.

Dawn of Redeeming Grace

Despite the darkness of our world, God’s gracious gift of his Son brings light that can never be extinguished. This truth was the theme for the 2022 Christmas concert: Dawn of Redeeming Grace. With music from the Wind Symphony, Women’s Choir, Chorale, College Choir, and Hosanna Ringers, the concert highlighted the diverse musical talent of our […]

International Education Week

On November 14-18, the Cultural Engagement Center (CEC) celebrated International Education Week. International Coordinator Professor Tingting Schwartz said, “I found International Education Week to serve two purposes: empowering our international students to share their unique stories and perspectives, and increasing cultural awareness on campus so that we can be better equipped for the Great Commission.” […]

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 […]