October 30, 2012   

In This Issue

Election Day

Is the Honeymoon Over?
Part 2

Has the Helicopter Landed?

Why Doesn't the KnightWatch
Come Anymore?

What's Convocation?

Get Your Flu Shot

MLC Picture Gallery

Coming Home:
8 Realistic Expectations

Mark the Date

The First Year of College,            First-Year parents!
Month by Month: November November chapel

Students Grow in Self-Awareness: "I'm more outgoing than I thought. . . . I've got to study more than I did in high school. . . . I'm not the best athlete at school anymore - and that's okay. . . . It's fun to express myself in class. . . . My roommate and I can disagree and still be friends. . . . My college friends are very different from my high school friends. . . . I like making my own decisions."


High School Students on Campus: We have hundreds of students on campus for Focus on Ministry  weekends in the fall. It's a great time for your students to reconnect with younger friends and maybe do some recruiting as well.


Clouds and Snow-Or Not! Meteorologists say November is usually the grayest month of the year. We've already had a few flurries, and snowstorms in November are not uncommon.


Campus Busyness: Wrap-up of football and volleyball . . . Start of basketball . . . Readers' Theater rehearsals . . . Wind Symphony concert . . . Presentations and convocations - lots of learning opportunities!



VoteElection Day

Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day. All MLC students who are at least 18 years old are strongly encouraged to vote. Our polling location is New Ulm Family Recreation Center, known informally as "Vogel Rec Center" or "The Vogel." It is at the bottom of the hill, less than half a mile away, 122 South Garden Street.

Students must bring their MLC picture ID, and a driver's license is also recommended.

They may vote between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm.

The MLC Student Affairs Office notified students about registration and voting procedures in personal emails and in Portal announcements. Election officials were on campus to pre-register students, and many students took advantage of that. 

If your student has not registered yet, they may register at the polling station when they vote on Election Day.

Is the Honeymoon Over?              First-Year Parents!
Part 2 W curve


Has your student crashed? Was he unbelievably excited at first and now he's not sure he wants to be here? Relax. It's all part of the natural progression most students experience when they go to college. It's called the W-Curve, and it's made up of five stages: Honeymoon, Culture Shock, Initial Adjustments, Mental Isolation, and Acceptance & Integration. Read more

Has the Helicopter Landed?  
helicopter parents
Cartoon by Rev. Jeff Bovee


Are you a helicopter parent? Do you love, or do you hover? Are you interested, or are you interfering?


Take a look at our checklist.


Why Doesn't the KnightWatch Come Anymore?   KnightWatch 


MLC KnightWatch is our recruitment magazine, sent to high school students who are interested in MLC. Now that your high school student is a college student, KnightWatch won't be delivered to your house anymore. However, MLC InFocus, our magazine for alumni, parents, and friends of MLC, will be coming to your house! The November issue will hit mailboxes before Thanksgiving.


If you know a high school student who would like to receive the recruitment magazine, KnightWatch, please email Megan Kassuelke with the address of the student, and she'll get them on the mailing list.

What's Convocation?
Hirsch and Mantey
Phil Hirsch and Kristin Mantey spoke to the student body at the September 21 convocation.

You might call it the voice of experience. We call it convocation.


Every quarter, called workers give MLC students the skinny on what it's really like "out there." Convocations not only inform our students, they also inspire them for the public ministry that awaits them.


The tradition, which began 32 years ago at Northwestern College, commenced this year on September 21 with two speakers:  

Pastor Phil Hirsch and Early Childhood Education Director Ms. Kristin Mantey.


They jointly presented "Feeding Sheep and Lambs Together," an address about early childhood ministry. 


The next speakers are scheduled for November 9. 


Get Your Flu Shot RX
A note from Campus Nurse
Char Friedrich, R.N.
New Ulm Medical Clinic provides the flu shot with ease. Call 507.217.5011. Ask for a nurse-only appointment for the flu shot or flu mist. It takes about five minutes, and they file the paperwork for you.
Many insurance companies cover 100% of the cost of vaccination, regardless of deductible. 
If any students are uninsured, they should speak to Nurse Friedrich who will make sure they get a free vaccination.  
MLC Picture Gallery Peter Schlicht tackle

Pictures from Homecoming, fall sports, New Ulm Day of Play, and more!   

Coming Home:                                  First-Year Parents!
8 Realistic Expectations
first-years on tour
It wasn't that long ago that your students stepped onto campus for the first time. Now they're coming home for the holidays. Is everybody ready?
Thanksgiving break is around the corner! It'll be great to have everyone home again, right? Yes, it will - if you have realistic expectations.


Mark the Date
WISCO students at Focus
WISCO students at our October 2012 Focus on Ministry


Nov 1-3  Focus on Ministry

Nov 2-4  Musical: Singin' in the Rain

         For ticket information, call the

           Box Office at (507) 233-9114 Nov 6     Election Day



Nov 9     Convocation

Nov 10   Lyceum: Five by Design

Nov 11   College Choir Concert

Nov 13   Financial Seminar

Nov 14   World Mission Service

Nov 15   Open Forum with

              President Zarling

Nov 16   Lyceum: Minnesota

              Guitar Quartet

Nov 18   Wind Symphony Concert

Nov 21-25 Thanksgiving Break 

Parents UKnighted! 

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