May 2, 2014  

In This Issue
Parent to Parent

Month by Month: May

Grads Pay Back Loans

Storing Stuff for the Summer

Graduation Information

MLC Golf Classic

Let's Stay in Touch

Picture Gallery

Mark the Date

Parents UKnighted
Parent to Parent
Karla and daughter Melissa Wolff after the MLC musical "Singin'
 in the Rain" 


How MLC Is Changing My Child . . . in a Good Way! 

by Karla Wolff, mother of Melissa  


It's in the little things she says and does that I can tell the Holy Spirit is doing amazing things to her as she attends MLC. 


I'll write her a little newsy e-mail, and she will write back with all these awesome encouraging tidbits, quoting Scripture.


She'll be wrestling with what to do and share her concerns but then add that she knows everything will work out since God is in control.


When she talks about her friends, I can tell those friendships are so much deeper and more "real" than high school.


She'll talk to us about her professors in a way I can see that she's developing relationships with them. (So many people on her "side" - what parent wouldn't want that?!) I have no doubt in my mind that they are nurturing and caring and want the best for their students - my daughter included!


There is just this spiritual maturity that I can see in her. I know that she is exactly where she's supposed to be - MLC!


The MLC ParentsPage thanks Karla and Scott Wolff, parents of Melissa Wolff, for writing! We'd like to hear from you too. Parents of first-year students, please tell us a little something about parenting a child who just finished their first year at MLC: What was the biggest challenge? biggest joy? biggest surprise? Please share with us here! It's great to encourage and learn from each other. 

First-year Parents
First Year, Month by Month: May Chapel cross


Busyness on campus: Recitals, final exams, portfolio reviews . . . tennis, track, softball, and baseball teams are finishing up . . . Wind symphony goes on tour. . . . Senior excitement: Graduation and Call Day (for education majors) send the adrenaline soaring . . . Mixed feelings about going home: Excitement, of course . . . sadness about leaving new friends, boyfriends, and girlfriends . . . worry about making enough money . . . wondering what it'll be like to hang out with the old high school crowd again. . . . A little readjustment: It may take a week or two for your students to remember what it's like to live at home - to communicate with you about where they're going and when they'll be home, to help with housework and yard work, to be considerate of their brothers and sisters. At the same time, it will be wonderful to have them back, won't it?


MLC Graduates - They're Good for It!  

cost of higher education
MLC grads are noted nationally for their loan repayment rate!

According to the U.S. Department of Education, MLC graduates default on their student loans at the low rate of 3%, compared to the national average of 13%.


A similar statistic was published in the September 1, 2010, issue of US News & World Report: Of the 8,412 colleges whose students had federal loans, MLC was tied for 5th place in the nation for loan repayment.


"From what I know of our students, I wouldn't expect anything less," said Vice President for Administration Steven Thiesfeldt. "The statistics speak well of MLC graduates and reflect a Christian ethic that places a high priority on fulfilling personal obligations. The report is also an indicator that our graduates are gainfully employed and in a financial position to meet those obligations."


Storing Stuff for the Summer 

students carrying boxes
Why take it back home?

Your students can leave clothes, furniture, appliances, etc., in New Ulm for the summer. Some options from the New Ulm directory:


Goosetown Storage

1 S Valley Street



Abbot Storage

1226 S Broadway



M & J Mini Storage

2000 N Broadway




2119 N Garden 


Tower Storage 
211 Tower Rd 


Coming to Graduation?  


Lindsay Hahn Graduation
Graduation is around the corner!

The Commencement service and call service are Saturday, May 17. Note this important information about seating: 

For May graduation, there are no reserved seats except for graduates, faculty members, and individuals with handicaps (if you require handicapped seating, please have the graduate contact Graduation Marshal Michelle Gartner

, and a seat will be reserved for you)
. The gym doors will open at 8:30 am. Feel free to send one person from your party to reserve seats when the doors open.


More graduation information is available here


Come Golf with Us!

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Join us for the 22nd annual MLC Golf Classic!


The MLC Golf Classic is Monday, June 9, 2014, at the New Ulm Country Club. 


Since its beginning in 1993, the Golf Classic has donated more than $600,000 to MLC. 


Golf & Dinner is $60 for New Ulm Country Club members and $100 for non-members. 


There are lots of door prizes, including two TaylorMade SLDR drivers, donated by Pioneer College Catering.  


If interested, please contact Michelle Gartner at 507.354.8221 x393. 


Let's Stay in Touch!


Please be sure to check out our many publications!

MLC SportsPage


MLC SportsPage is a weekly newsletter written by Sports Information Director Mike Gibbons. 


MLC Update is full of college news, financial outlooks, governing board news, calls, retirements, anniversaries, and campus events. 


KnightWatch Weekly is our weekly recrutiment e-newsletter geared to high school students. It's produced primarily by an MLC student editor. 


Finally, we want to be sure that you are getting MLC InFocus, our magazine for parents, alumni, and friendsIf you are not getting it, please email Tami Board, our data management specialist, and let her know! 


You can check out all publications online as well. If you'd like your name taken off our mailing list because you want to access the magazines only online, please let us know! 


Picture Gallery 

Arbor Day
Arbor Day
Check out these new photos: 

Mark the Date


May 1-3: Children's Theater performances


May 4: Faculty Anniversary Service: Rebecca Cox, Paul Koelpin, and Ross Stelljes (25 years); Barbara Leopold, Robert Potratz, John Schmidt, and Steven Thiesfeldt (40 years)


May 10: MLC/WLS softball

              Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Concert - Chapel 7:30 pm


May 12-16: Exams


May 16: Commencement Concerts Auditorium 4:00 / 7:30 pm


May 17: Commencement Service Gym 10 am

              Call Service Gym 2:30 pm


May 18: Wind Symphony Tour begins


August 25: Classes Begin


September 26-28: Homecoming


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