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Football on a Roll

A lot can happen in two years. The MLC football program can attest to that. Two years after a winless 2016 season, the Knights sit in first place in the UMAC with a 5-1 record (4-0 in conference play) and several nationally recognized players. Following a strong performance in a season-opening loss to Gustavus Adolphus […]

Gifting From an IRA Makes Tax-Wise Sense

By Kate Tohal, MLC resource development counselor A Minnesota District donor has been generously giving to Martin Luther College directly from her IRA, supporting the college she loves and reducing her tax burden as well. Once a student and an organ instructor at DMLC, she knows how important it is to support the college that […]

A Strong Principal for Every School

The 21st Century Lutheran Principal Initiative Goal: Every WELS school will have a strong principal— with the training and experience needed to manage today’s complex educational environment, with adequate time for all duties, and with a compensation rate commensurate with the demands of the call. Problem: WELS loses 25 principals a year, only six of […]

Lindemann Named All-UMAC

Junior Alison Lindemann (Luther Prep / St. John-Lewiston MN, pictured) became the first player in MLC women’s golf program history to earn All-UMAC honors this fall. Lindemann earned the honor after taking seventh place at the UMAC Women’s Golf Championships with a three-day score of 278 strokes. She started that tournament with a round of […]

Luther Interpretive Trail & Environmental Site

Established by a Faculty Initiative Grant requested by Professor Steve Thiesfeldt in 2006, Luther Interpretive Trail & Environmental Site (LITES) is a seven-acre plot adjacent to Flandrau State Park that has been patiently developed to serve as an outdoor classroom for environmental science students. Ongoing improvement of the site includes removing invasive species, reestablishing native […]

To The Ends Of The Earth – Serving Abroad Right Now

About two dozen 2018 graduates are now teaching abroad for a year or more. Some were assigned to congregations, and some opted to teach in conjunction with a WELS mission abroad. In the last 10 years, 145 graduates have opted for international service in 13 countries and have made their mark on the world—and on […]

SAMS Gift Recognized

At his retirement dinner April 15, 1999, MLC Professor of Music Ames Anderson closed his remarks to the faculty with these words: “As I leave the college, I would like to share one dream that I have for this place. Could we find monies for a college artist series with perhaps three offerings per year? […]

What’s all the Buzz About?

By Julia Schibbelhut ’21 (St. Paul-Onalaska WI) A buzz swept the hallways as mysterious boxes were hauled in from LITES (the Luther Interpretive Trail & Environmental Site). Inside each case, frames filled with honeycomb oozed golden honey. The Ecology class, taught by Professor Greg Diersen ’96, spent their lab period processing the first harvest of […]

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

We’re fairly certain Dr. Seuss wasn’t thinking of MLC students when he wrote his 1990 children’s book, but with students like fifth-year senior Zack Scharlemann (St. Paul-New Ulm MN), the sentiment fits. As a member of the College Choir and the Wind Symphony, Zack has gone on nine full tours and about a dozen weekend […]