May 21, 2013   

In This Issue
Your Final Issue
of the Year

Parents, Be Proud

Called to Serve

Final Details

In Case You Missed It

Summer for MLC Students

Mark the Date

Parents UKnighted

Your Final Issue of the Year! 

2012 orientation tour
Remember dropping your student off and getting your parent tour last August? Time has flown, and your students have grown!

Our goal for MLC ParentsPage is to provide information and guidance to all MLC parents, especially first-year parents as they send their son or daughter off to college for the first time. So we're wondering . . .

  • How did we do?
  • What was most helpful to you?
  • What would you like to see more of?

If you have any comments or suggestions about the ParentsPage, please feel free to contact Laurie Gauger, MLC ParentsPage Writer/Editor.



Parents, Be Proud!

2013 Senior Award Winners

Our students - your children! - work hard, using their God-given gifts to prepare themselves for service to the church. Several have been recognized for their hard work, and we congratulate them: 


(Back row)

Scott Henrich (Luther Prep) - Brooks Scholarship and Knight Award

Joseph Blum (Fox Valley LHS) - UMAC Male Scholar Athlete

Samuel Jeske (WISCO) - Service Award

Lindsay Hahn (Minnesota Valley LHS) - UMAC Female Scholar Athlete

Ross Chartrand (Luther Prep) - Brooks Scholarship

Phil Janisch (West LHS) - Student Body President Recognition

(Front row) 

Laura Miller (Evergreen LHS) - Via Veritas Vita Award

Mark Voss (Michigan Lutheran Seminary) - Brooks Scholarship

Jennifer Draeger (Lakeside LHS) - Knight Award

Alison Kolander (Kettle Moraine LHS) - Education Leading Scholar Award

Joshua Jensen (Luther Prep)- Pre-seminary Leading Scholar Award

Rebecca Flad (Luther High) - Fine Arts Award


Called to Serve


December 2012 graduates
December 2012 graduates

MLC exists to prepare workers for the church, public ministers of the gospel. Our mission and purpose is perhaps never so clear as at our Call Service. 


At the Call Service Saturday, May 18, dozens of graduates were assigned all over the US, including graduates from last December (pictured) and the last few years. 

Eighteen of this year's grads chose to serve overseas in Russia, Antigua, Southeast Asia, and more. 

Others will enroll at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary next fall to continue their pastoral ministry training. 

God bless all our graduates! And God bless you, parents, for your encouragement and support! 

May 2013 Assignments 

Facebook photos of Call Day

Final Details


They've Got Mail:
All first-class mail will be forwarded to students' home addresses over the summer. Magazines will not be forwarded 


Sending Next Year's Books to Campus:

We ask that you send no packages to your student's MLC address prior to August 1. Packages received at MLC prior to August 1 will either be "Returned to Sender" or forwarded to the student's home address.


In Case You Missed It

Spring InFocus cover

See your electronic version of the spring MLC InFocus with a special feature on eight outstanding MLC students: Samantha Barber, Ben Ewings, Bailey Fenske, Scott Henrich, Caleb Klatt, Rachel Nitz, Leah Nass, and Luke Rosenbaum.

Also read about the Early Childhood Learning Center groundbreaking, College Choir tour, our new special education major, and faculty news. 


Summer for MLC Students


MLC students on immersion trip
MLC students on immersion trip

This summer might be just like last summer for your student - work, play, family time. But as they get older, more ministry-training opportunities will present themselves.

For instance, many junior and senior Spanish students go on an immersion trip in the summer. About 100 students participate in Daylight USA at congregations all over the country, where they plan and run VBS, lead Bible/sports camps, canvass neighborhoods, and more. Many students also assist in their home congregations.

Whatever opportunities arise, encourage your student to think of summer as prime time for additional training.

Picture Gallery 

Highway cleanup
MLC students keep a section of Highway 15 clean and clear.
Check out these new photos: 
Swine Sizzler - year-end picnic
SPaMball - MLC and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary softball
Student Senate Benefit Concert for New York City's Sure Foundation
Student Highway Cleanup project
Please check in to the Picture Gallery over the next couple weeks to see photos of the Commencement Concert, Commencement Service, Call Service, Alumni Banquet, and much more!
Mark the Date
Remember August 2012 when President Zarling helped first-years move in? First-year parents, you're veterans now! 


Aug 26: First day of classes


Oct 25-27: Homecoming and Parents' Day

Fall 2013: Watch for the Early Childhood Learning Center dedication date! 
Parents UKnighted

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