Reformation 500 Contest Winners

In celebration of 500 Years of God’s Blessings through the Lutheran Reformation, students participated in three campus competitions,  an art contest, a hymn contest, and a T-shirt design contest—all on Reformation themes.

Click here to view our winners and their submissions!



Reformation 500 Devotion Booklet

I Shall Not Die, But Live is MLC’s newest devotion book. As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, please accept this devotion booklet containing thirty-one uplifting messages as a gift from the Martin Luther College campus family. We pray that our Lord would strengthen your faith through his Word.

Click here to read online

Click here to request a copy

Birthday Bags for Area Food Shelves

Fifty-five students from area WELS and ELS congregations joined for a mini-teen retreat at Martin Luther College on Sunday, September 24.  The purposes for the event included: bring youth from the area together for an event focused on missions, learn about Martin Luther College, pack birthday bags for area food shelves, enjoy some entertainment, and eat some great food. Students and their leaders brought items to fill birthday bags, which were then packed.  Now they are being distributed to area food shelves with the hope that some child’s birthday is a little brighter. This event was sponsored by the MN Valley Regional Mission team of Kingdom Workers and Martin Luther College.

MLC Ranked #1 in Minnesota: “Best College for Your Money”

MLC is receiving national recognition again this year. In MONEY Magazine’s list of 2017 Best Colleges for Your Money, MLC was ranked #1 among all Minnesota colleges and universities, public and private.

MONEY chooses these colleges and universities based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.

As the #1 college in Minnesota, we join other institutions that are #1 in their respective states, including Princeton, Yale, MIT, University of Michigan, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. For more information, see

Strategic Plan

MLC’s new strategic plan, Equipped to Do God’s Will, can now be viewed on the MLC website. This plan recognizes God’s amazing activity in our midst. We do all this in a spirit of thanksgiving and trust that our Savior God will keep his promises, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”

Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Honors

Martin Luther College volleyball team, headed by Coach Becky Cox, earned the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

The Knights finished among the top 25 of teams in NCAA Division III in the honor.

A total of 150 teams in NCAA Division III earned the honor, which goes to teams that finished the academic year with a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or higher.

During the fall semester, the Knights finished with the highest team GPA among all UMAC volleyball teams at 3.71.

You can see the full release from the AVCA if you click here.

We join them in thanking God for their gifts and abilities and for using them faithfully and humbly. May he continue to bless them in the season ahead!



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Baseball Receives ABCA Academic Honor

NEW ULM, Minn. – The Martin Luther College baseball team was awarded the Team Academic Excellence Award by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

The award is given to high school and college teams that finish the school year with a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

MLC was one of 217 total high school and college programs across the country to earn the honor, and was one of just 57 in NCAA DIvision III.

The Knights finished with the highest team GPA (3.076) in the UMAC during the 2017 season.

To see the full release from the ABCA, click here.

Summer Assignments

Award Winning Financial Educator

Financial Literacy Coordinator JoElyn Krohn earned Honorable Mention in a national Financial Educator of the Year Contest. This year Mrs. Krohn met with 279 first-years, transfers, and seniors, assisting them with budgeting, loans, credit cards, and debt management.

One senior wrote: “The budget plan JoElyn created was a great tool. Although I know I have a lot more to learn, this was most beneficial in preparing for my financial future with my husband and in taking the necessary and appropriate steps for healthy financial living.”