Record Summer 2018 Enrollment: 875

We’re thanking God for a record-setting summer semester enrollment: 875 seats were filled in 85 different courses on
campus, online, and on location. That number includes Spanish immersion students and students who took more than one course. Here, we’d like to highlight the grad studies and continuing ed numbers, which are a tribute to WELS teachers’ dedication to their ministries and their Lord:

  • 437 GSCE students enrolled online
  • 328 GSCE students enrolled on location
    (30 courses hosted by 20 cities in 10 states)
  • 54 GSCE students enrolled on campus

This feature was originally published in the MLC InFocus, Fall 2018 issue.

13th Annual Thalassa Prize

Martin Luther College has now begun accepting submissions for the 13th annual Thalassa Prize. This
$1000 prize is awarded to the best photo-and-essay submission from an MLC student or graduate who has served in an international ministry.

PAST WINNERS: mlc-wels.edu/thalassa

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: mlc-wels.edu/thalassa

DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

MLC Day 2019

Promote and celebrate ministerial education by hosting an MLC Day in your congregation!

MLC Day is a day to . . .

  • PRAY for our mission and ministry
  • SHARE our story
  • GIVE to support ministerial training

Help us celebrate at MLC too! Anytime between now and May 1:

  • Photograph your school, class, or faculty creating an MLC greeting.
  • Videotape an MLC shout-out, song, or skit.
  • Write a prayer for our students and staff.
  • Share all of these with us by email or Facebook!
  • Gather an offering for your College of Ministry. Your gifts on MLC Day will help fund the Congregational Partner Grant Matching Fund, directly supporting MLC students!
  • Find more ideas at mlcday.com!

On MLC Day, May 1, we’ll have a grand unveiling of all the schools’ and congregations’ prayers, posts, shout-outs, and songs!

26th Annual Golf Classic

Ninety-three golfers teed off at noon on June 11 to support Martin Luther College. The winning foursome on the New Ulm Country Club course (pictured) were Joey Schugel (formerly of New Ulm Park and Recreation), Matt Pearson ’97 (MLC professor), Jeff Anderson (SouthPoint Credit Union, New Ulm), and Toby Freier (New Ulm Medical Center).

This community event raised $31,685 for campus improvements and student scholarships, raising the 26-year total to $838,134. Thank you to all our friends and supporters in New Ulm!

 


This feature was originally published in the MLC InFocus, Fall 2018 issue.

MLC Ladies Auxiliary – Project Update

Supporting the Needs of our Students Since 1960

All friends of MLC are encouraged to review the Ladies’ Auxiliary projects. Consider a contribution to the Auxiliary to help fund the prioritized list below, or adopt a project in its entirety!

We appreciate the great support we have received for our projects over the years. Visit us at mlc-wels.edu/ladies-auxiliary for more project details.

STANDING PROJECTS

  • Auxiliary Scholarships – $3,000
  • Daylight Outreach Opportunities – $2,500
  • Student Travel Assistance – $3,000
  • Window Treatments for Augustana – $1,250
    (3rd year of 4-year commitment)

2018 – 2019 PROJECTS

  1.  Dinnerware for Events $1,650
  2. Adult CPR Manikins with Feedback Device $556
  3. Spanish Immersion Program Grant $2,000
  4. Whiteboards and Shelving Carts $1,200
  5. Stage Crew Intercom System $1,490
  6. 4-Passenger Infant Stroller $550
  7. Celebrating with New Teacher Graduates $2,000
  8. Wenger Folder Cabinet for Chorale $1,275
  9. Mud Kitchen $2,400
  10. Mosaic Art $1,500
  11. Swivl – C3 and Two Markers $1,029

 

 

Thank You, Congregational Partners

The Congregational Partner Grant Program (CPGP) continues to make a big difference in the lives of our students.
For the 2018-2019 school year, 457 students from 235 congregations received grants from their congregations totaling $375,430. MLC then matched these grants.

If you’d like to support your congregation members studying at MLC, please apply! Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted until June 3, 2019.

If you do not have any MLC students in your congregation, you can still participate. You can be the match! Your gift will be used to match other congregations’ gifts to MLC for their members.

For more info: mlc-wels.edu/go/cpgp


This feature was originally published in the MLC InFocus, Fall 2018 issue.

Women’s Basketball Ranks 20th in WBCA Honor Roll

NEW ULM, Minn. – The Martin Luther College women’s basketball team finished the 2017-18 school year ranked number 20 among all NCAA Division III programs by the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) in team grade point average (GPA).

MLC finished the school year with a team GPA of 3.548, good for number 20 among all Division III programs. That GPA was the highest among teams in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC).

MLC was one of only two Division III schools from the state of Minnesota to be recognized in the top 25 by the WBCA.

You can read the full release from the WBCA if you click here.

Baseball Team Recognized for Academic Excellence

NEW ULM, Minn. – The Martin Luther College baseball team was recognized for academic excellence by the American Baseball Coaches’ Association (ABCA) on Wednesday.

MLC finished the 2017-18 school year with a team grade point average (GPA) of 3.34.

To meet the requirements for the award from the ABCA, a team must accumulate a team GPA of at least 3.0 for the full school year.

292 high school and collegiate programs received the honor, including 78 programs in NCAA Division III.

You can read the full release from the ABCA if you click here.

MLC Volleyball Wins Team Academic Award

NEW ULM, Minn. – The Martin Luther College volleyball team earned the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Monday.

MLC also earned a spot in the AVCA Academic Honor Roll with one of the top 25 team grade point averages (GPA) in all of NCAA Division III.

A total of 173 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 a team GPA of 3.82. That was not only the top GPA among all Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) volleyball teams, but also the highest team GPA of any team from any sport in the UMAC last year.

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

To view the list of schools to earn the Team Academic Award from the AVCA, click here.

76 MLC Student-Athletes Named Academic All-UMAC

NEW ULM, Minn. – Martin Luther College finished the winter and spring sports season with 76 student-athletes named Academic All-UMAC

The total was just one shy of St. Scholastica’s UMAC-leading 77 honorees.

MLC also finished with the highest team grade point average (GPA) in four of the eight sports. The women’s tennis (3.752), men’s tennis (3.724), softball (3.692), women’s basketball (3.595) and baseball (3.342) each finished the season with the highest GPA in their respective sports.

That marks nine of MLC’s 16 sports teams to finish with the highest GPA in their sports, joining the volleyball, women’s cross country, women’s soccer and men’s soccer teams from the fall sports season.

To earn Academic All-UMAC honors, a student-athlete must record a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the semester(s) of competition.

You can read the full UMAC release on the academic awards if you click here.

To see the list of individual honorees, click here.