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A Passion for Leadership in ECE

The children at the WELS preschool in Raleigh, North Carolina, would never guess that Mrs. Kiecker, the teacher they love so much, never planned on teaching preschool. But early childhood education (ECE)—and becoming a leader in ECE—is now her passion. As a student, Julianna (Meyer ’11) Kiecker (pictured) couldn’t wait to teach Spanish. She’d double-majored […]

Producing Home-Grown Preschool Teachers

Erin Smolinski (Jerusalem-Morton Grove IL) is one of a growing number of preschool teachers who gained valuable training for her ministry without ever leaving her hometown. Erin completed the 11 short courses in MLC’s Early Childhood Educator Series and then applied for and received her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. While it’s always best that […]

God’s Word at Work

St. John Lutheran Preschool-Mukwonago,Wisconsin When Catherine St. John ’13 was in second grade, her parents enrolled her in a WELS school. They weren’t church-goers. They simply wanted a better school. Catherine distinctly remembers many firsts: sitting in a WELS church for the first time, attending Sunday School for the first time, and learning the Lord’s […]

From Preschool to academy, it’s all about family.

Crown of Life – Fort Myers, Florida In the seven years Rebecca Rixe ’08 has served Crown of Life in Fort Myers, Florida, the school has seen incredible growth. An initial enrollment of two preschoolers in 2006 has now grown to 85 students: 60 in the preschool and 25 more in the academy, which includes […]

Send Me to the Seminary

MLC preseminary juniors hopped on a bus Sunday, February 4, and traveled six hours to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary to discover what will be in store for them in a few short years. On Monday they visited classes, hung out with sem students, and soaked up the feeling of unity that saturated the campus. “The message […]

Studying Marine Ecosystem in Jamaica

Frigid temperatures and howling winds froze New Ulm to 20, 30, even 40 below over Christmas break. But students from MLC, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and Bethany Lutheran College didn’t mind, as they’d escaped to 85-degree Jamaica to take a one-of-a-kind marine ecology course. At a marine laboratory in the small town of Discovery Bay, students […]

Award-Winning Author on Campus

Avi, the Newbery Award-winning children’s author of more than 75 books, is coming to our campus April 4. We’ve invited hundreds of grade school children in the area to come for one of two presentations. He will also present to MLC students during the day and to the public that evening at 7:00 pm. Click […]

Students Study Abroad

“It’s been quite a week for this Minnesota girl.” So begins the January 15, 2018, blog of MLC student Abby Enstad (Cross of Christ-Coon Rapids MN), who is studying in Galway, Ireland, this semester. “As I dream about what this semester has in store for me,” she continues, “I find reassurance in God’s Word. ‘If […]

Brenner Speaks on Reformation-Era Pastoral Training

In the second of the three lectures in MLC’s Reformation 500 Lecture Series, Dr. John Brenner (pictured) presented “Educating Pastors at the Time of the Lutheran Reformation.” His February 11 lecture explored how the Lutheran Reformation changed the way students were trained for pastoral ministry and how these changes have been a blessing to pastoral […]

Dr. Cindy Whaley Earns “Professor of the Year”

The Minnesota Academy of Reading (MAR) named Dr. Cindy Whaley DMLC ’76 (education) Professor of the Year for her contributions to the literacy community of Minnesota. Due to our January blizzard, Dr. Whaley could not accept the award in person at the MAR Policies and Issues Symposium at Hamline University, but she did utilize Google […]