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NEW UlM, MINNESOTA 1976 -1977

Serving God end Country




NEW ULM, MINNESOTA56073 TELEPHONE507 / 354-8221 Off ice of the President


During the 1974-75 academic year we were permitted to observe 90 years of God's grace to this college. During the 1975-76 academic year we have the privilege of marking 200 years of God's grace to this nation as we join in the observance of its bicentennial. Despite the fact that this nation has often flouted God's laws, no nation in history has ever been so richly blessed. Its earliest origins give evidence of a strong religious orientation that has left its marks. Among these are the so-called Protestant work ethic, so much maligned today; commitment to education so that people could read the Bible; and a dedication to liberty and freedom, especially religious freedom. There was commitment to education also because many people in this nation were determined to have a literate ministry. This led to the founding of Harvard in 1636,followed in succeeding years by the founding of other institutions whose primary goal was the education of "learned" workers for full-time service in the church. Dr. Martin Luther College is such an institution of higher learning, dedicated to educating a ministry indoctrinated in God's inerrant Word as it prepares elementary teachers for service in the Christian day schools within the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod. The foregoing is a function guaranteed to this very day in the Bill of Rights, particularly in the First Amendment which safeguards freedom of religion. This and our other constitutional rights are blessings for which we owe the Triune God continual thanks. Naturally this is one of the prominent considerations in our campus observances of the nation's bicentennial. While thanking God for these blessings of the constitution, we must at the same time zealously safeguard the continuance of these rights for ourselves and for succeeding generations by utilizing to the fullest our privileges as citizens. These are the rights which provide the environment for the free course of the Gospel. May God continue His love and grace upon this nation in a world which lies under His judgment.

CONTENTS Ready Reference Guide

Inside front cover



Calendar Administration Faculty . History . Principles and Purposes. Organization . Accreditation and Membership Location, Campus, and Buildings Matriculation


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Admissions Entrance Requirements Financial Requirements Grading System and Grade Points Academic Policies Teacher Education Program . Requirements for Graduation Assignment life

20 22 22 24

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General Policies Student Services Financial Aids Student Activities


32 34 37



Basic Curriculum Regular Sessions . Requirements. Courses of Instruction Special Services . Summer Sessions . Advanced Study Program Correspondence Study Program 1975 Graduates


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September 10, 1976, Friday 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Freshman registration in Luther Memorial Union 6:00 p.m. Faculty welcome luncheon for all new students and their parents in Luther Memorial Gymnasium September 11, Saturday 9:30 to 11 :30 a.m. Sophomore registration 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Junior registration September 12, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Senior registration 7:30 p.m. Opening service in Chapel¡Auditorium September 13, Monday Classes begin November 12, Friday Midterm November 24, Wednesday 12:00 noon Thanksgiving recess begins November 29, Monday Classes resume December 17, Friday 8:00 p.m. Christmas concert; Christmas recess begins after concert January 4, 1977, Tuesday Classes resume January 21, Friday Last day of classes January 24, Monday, through January 27, 12 :00 noon Examinations January 26, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Midyear graduation service- in Chapel-Auditorium January 27, Thursday 12:00 noon. Semester closes









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April 12, Tuesday Classes resume May 26, Thursday Last day of classes May 27, Friday 1 :00 p.m. Examinations begin and continue Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 9:50 a.m. (May 28 and 31 and June 1 and 2). Seniors complete their examinations on Tuesday, May 31, at noon; they will have informational meetings on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. May 30, Monday Memorial Day. No examinations June 2, Thursday 8:00 p.rn. Commencement June 3, Friday 10:00 a.m. Commencement

concert service

1977 SUMMER SESSION June 19, Sunday 2:00 p.m. Registration June 20, Monday Classes begin July 4, Monday Independence

Day. No classes

July 22, Friday Summer session closes 10: 15 a.m. Commencement




路 Danube, 路 St. Paul, Minneapolis, New Ulm, 路 Winona, Oshkosh, New Ulm,

Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Wisconsin Minnesota

Pastor Oscar J. Naumann . . Milwaukee, President, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Pastor Gerhard A. Horn Red Wing, President, Minnesota District, WE LS Brookfield, Pastor Robert J. Voss . Executive Secretary, Commission on Higher Education, Professor Conrad I. Frey . New Ulm, President, Dr. Martin Luther College


Pastor Otto Engel, Chairman (1977)*. Pastor Edgar A. Knief, Vice Chairman (1979) Mr. Darrell Knippel, Secretary (1977) Mr. Henry J. Baumann (1981) . Mr. Howard Dorn (1981) . Pastor Clarence Koepsell (1977) Mr. Alvin Mueller (1979) . * Indicates year in which term expires Advisory Members

Minnesota Wisconsin WELS Minnesota

Committees of the Board of Control Rev. Otto Engel, chairman; the Rev. Edgar Knief, Darrell Knippel Local Committee: Rev. Otto Engel, chairman; Mr. H. J. Baumann, A. R. Mueller Service Review Committee: 路the Rev. Otto Engel, chairman; the Rev. Edgar Knief Visiting Committee: the Rev. Clarence Koepsell; Mr. Howard Darn, Mr. Darrell Knippel Campus Planning Committee: Prof. C. J. Trapp, chairman; Prof. Harold Kaiser, secretary; Mr. A. R. Mueller, Prof. A. F. Wilbrecht, the Rev. E. F. Peterson Advisory: Mr. Floyd J. Andersen, Mr. David D. Stabell




the Mr. the Mr.


. President Vice President for Academic Affairs Vice President for Student Affairs . Dean of Women . Secretary of the Facultv

Conrad I. Frey Arthur J. Schulz . Lloyd O. Huebner Beverlee M. Haar . Meilahn P. Zahn .


. . . . . Librarian Media ServicesDirector Registrar Director of Student Teaching Director of Special Services . . . Financial Aids Officer . . . Director of Athletics Assistant Director of Athletics Recruitment Officer

Gerald J. Jacobson Gilbert F. Fischer. A. Kurt Grams. Howard L. Wessel George H. Heckmann John E. Oldfield . Gary L. Dallmann Susan M. Post . Delmar C. Brick .

Administrative Staff David D. Stabell . Karl Tague. . Floyd J. Andersen Roger Blomquist . Lester Ring. Mrs. Lore Tague, R. N. Mrs. Susie Gollnast, R: N.. Mrs. Harriet Hauer . Mrs. Marion Wilbrecht .

BusinessManager Food Service Manager Chief Engineerand Maintenance Officer Superintendent of Custodial Services Manager,Graphics · . Health Services · . Health Services Secretary to the President Book Store Manager

FACULTY Music Education Music Education Education Mathematics-Science Religion-Social Studies . . . . . Education . Religion-Social Studies · . . . . English Mathematics-Science Physical Education Music Education President Education Physical Education · Education

Anderson, Ames E. (1961) Arras, William D. (1969) Backer, Bruce R. (1957). Barnes, Glenn R. (1966) Bauer, Gerhard C. (1973) Boehlke, Paul R. (1972) Boerneke, LeRoy A. (1966) . Brei, Raymond A. (1960) Brick, Delmar C. (1954) . Buss, Richard E. (1970) Carmichael, Gary G. (1964) . Dallmann, Gary L. (1964). Engel, James E. (1975). . Fischer, Gilbert F. (1962) Frey, Conrad I. (1966) Glenda, Arthur E. (19€\5) . Gorsline, Dennis D. (1971) Grams, A. Kurt (1970). Haar, Beverlee M. (1974) . Hartwig, Theodore J. (1955) . Heckmann, George H. (1962). Hoenecke, Roland H. (1946) Huebner, Lloyd O. (1967). . Ingebritson, Mervin J. (1971)

· E" ucation · Religion-Social Studies · Religion-Social Studies · Religion-Social Studies ·Religion-Social Studies · Education


Isch, John R. (1970) Jacobson, Gerald J. (1970) Kitzerow, Ruth E. (1976). Koelpin, Arnold J. (1962) Kresnicka, Judith (1965) . Krueger, Robert H. (1971) Kuster, Thomas A. (1971) Leopold, Barbara A. (1974) Levorson, LeRoy N. (1968) Luedtke, Charles H. (1964) Meihack, Marvin L. (1970)

. Education . . English Instrumental Music Religion·Social Studies . . Instrumental Music Religion-Social Studies . English · Physical Education Religion-Social Studies Music Religion-Social Studies Music Mathematics-Science · Instrumental Music Music Mathematics-Science Religion-Social Studies · Directed Teaching Mathematics-Science · Physical Education · Instrumental Music . Religion-Social Studies Instrumental Music Music Instrumental Music English English Music Music Directed Teaching . . . Education Mathematics-Science Music Directed Teaching Education Emeritus Emeritus Mathematics-Science . English . Education . Instrumental Music . '. . Education . Instrumental Music . Religion-Social Studies Mathematics-Science Music

Meyer, Edward H. (1970)' on leave Micheel, John H. (1970) . Nolte, Gertrude E. (1962) Nolte, Waldemar H. (1962) Oldfield, John E. (1946) . Olsen, TheodoreB. (1971) Paap, Irma R. (1967) . . Paulsen,John W. (1971), on leave Post, Susan M. (1969). . Proeber, Laurel F. (1975) Raddatz, Darvin H. (1970) Rau, Marjorie (1965) Schenk, Otto H. (1965) Schroeder, Lois E. (1967) .' Schroeder, Martin D. (1961) Schroeder, Morton A. (1971) Schubkegel, Francis L. (1970) Schubkegel, Joyce C. (1970) Schuetze, Victoria E. (1962) . Schulz, Arthur J. (1957) . . Schutters, Edward E. (1976) Shilling, Ronald L. (1965) . Sievert, Adelia R. (1959) Sievert, Erich H. (1948) Sitz, Herbert A. (1950) . Stelljes, Otis W. (1952) . Swantz, Ralph E. (1956) Trapp, Cornelius J. (1947) Wessel, Howard L. (1964) Wichmann, Clara E. (1966) Wilbrecht, Adolph F. (1966) Wolter, Sharon L. (1975) . Wulff, Frederick H. (1971) Yotter, Harold D. (1970) Zahn, Meilahn P. (1962~


HISTORY Minnesota Synod

Although Dr. Martin Luther College is now owned and operated by the Wiscon¡ sin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the actual founder was the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Minnesota and other States. During its 1883 convention the Minnesota Synod resolved to establish an educational institution for the purpose of supplying ministers of the Gospel to its congregations and mission fields. Besides the ministerial course, other courses were to be included in the curriculum. Through the zeal of the Rev. C. J. Albrecht, pastor of St. Paul's congregation in New Ulm and president of the Minnesota Synod, the new college was located in New Ulm and was ready for dedication and occupancy in the fall of 1884. Wisconsin Synod

The second phase of the history of the college began eight years later. In 1892 the Minnesota Synod entered into a close federation with the llke-rninded Wisconsin and Michigan Synods for a more effective stewardship of resources. At that time Dr. Martin Luther College became the teacher training college for the newly formed joint synod, a function it has fulfilled without interruption for more than ninety years. After the Nebraska synod in 1904, the union, then known other States, later, Lutheran Synod.

District Synod had become the fourth member of the joint federation developed into an organic union by 1917. This as the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and in 1959, assumed the name of the Wisconsin Evangelical

At the time of the federated merger, a three-year preparatory curriculum and a two-year college course were adopted, both of which were open to male students only. The need for women teachers caused the school to become co-educational in 1896. In 1919 the preparatory department was expanded to a Tour-year mqn scnooi while the two-year college curriculum was retained with the hope of expansion to a four-year college as soon as possible. The first of two steps in expansion became a reality with the graduation of the first three-year class in 1931. The completion of the expansion was thwarted to such a degree by the effects of the great depression and by World War II that the addition of the fourth year was not accomplished until 1950, with the first four-year class graduating in 1954. As a result of a synodical resolution in 1962 the separation of the high sci.ool from the college, each under its own administration, was effected. Both schools continue to use the same facilities. Dr. Martin Luther College is now a four-year teacher education college which grants the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education.





Dr. Martin Luther College exists in fulfillment of pedagogical principles based on the Word of God. These declare that education is inseparable from religion. They demonstrate that all knowledge in all areas of human thought and endeavor is worthy of inquiry when viewed in the light of human sin and divine grace. They assert that such evaluation of all things is granted alone through the Godrevealed Wisdom of the Bible, the God-man Jesus Christ. They affirm that education, a basic function of the Christian home, is also a concern of the church, namely, to equip the entire person in mind, body, and spirit for time and for eternity . Purpose

Dr. Martin Luther College, in the ninety-second year of its existence, has witnessed many changes in personnel, plant, and facilities. Amid these numerous changes one aspect remains unchanged: the purpose for the existence of the college. Its one function still is to serve the church, specifically the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. It does this by educating men and women exclusively for the teaching ministry in keeping with its expressed philosophy, principles, and purposes. Its students are specially prepared for the ministry of the Word in the Christian day schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Objectives 1. To inculcate as a primary qualification a consecrated spirit of love to Christ and the fellowman which is gained alone through searching the Scriptures, the faithful record of God's will to save all men. 2. To develop an academic competence drawn from a learning experience sufficiently broad and deep for acquiring attitudes and skills which will meet the high standards of Christian education and Christian responsibility to society, including familiarity and facility with the techniques and tools of teaching. 3. To instill a willingness to render assistance in the worship program of the congregation, especially since our Lutheran heritage of music in the service of Christian faith emphasizes the need for developing an ability to play and to conduct appropriate church music. Policies In carrying out these objectives, Dr. Martin Luther College seeks to provide a Christ-centered atmosphere for spiritual growth. Every academic subject. is taught from a background of conviction for Christian truth. The total college experience of the student is guided by the Word of God. Teaching competence


is sought through a curriculum which undergirds the courses in professional methods, student teaching, and applied music with a strong program of study in literature, science, and the arts. Indispensable College

to the entire teaching

is a thorough


man of God from whom are committed absolute

from the record out history,



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of God's

at Dr. Martin


and in the heritage

of the

Dr. Martin Luther College takes its name.

to intensive


and learning experience in Holy Scripture


and from the theological

of the Bible as the only source portrayal

glory of God and the welfare and the world.

and norm of

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of wisdom

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tin Luther, students are led to the proper human failure by which their educational

All students

evaluation endeavors

of the individual

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of human achievement and can contribute most to the

and the community,

the Church


Consistent with its principles and purpose, Dr. Martin Luther College endeavors to serve the educational needs of the constituency operating and maintaining it. To this end, its scholastic program, though unified in purpose, is fourfold in structure. Its regular sessions offer a four year curriculum in elementary teacher education, culminating in a degree of Bachelor of Science in Education and enabling graduates with full synodical certification to teach in the Christian day schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Its summer sessions offer undergraduate courses, enrichment courses, and workshops. Its synodical certification program offers those who have only the required academic background an opportunity to pursue the religion and related courses required to achieve the status of a certified teacher in the Synod. Courses offered in the summer sessions accommodate themselves also to the certification program. It is primarily in the interest of synodical certification, as well, that a fourth program, that of correspondence study, has been inaugurated and is being expanded. Dr. Martin Luther College is also aware of current trends in the field of elet..cntary education and' particularly of the increased emphasis in certain disciplines. The curriculum, therefore, makes provision for areas of concentration, currently in five disciplines. Other programs are also under study so that the college may continue to exercise the kind of education leadership the Synod has every right to expect of it.


ORGAN IZATION Administrative Organization Dr. Martin Luther College is owned, operated, and maintained by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. This church body has its headquarters at 3512 West North Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208. The administration of the college is vested in a board of control elected by the Synod in convention. This board consists of three pastors, two male teachers, and two laymen. Briefly stated, the Board of Control is responsible for the calling of faculty personnel; for decisions regarding major curriculum revisions; for property acqqisitions, buildi ng construction, and major maintenance items; and for the establishment of general policies under which the college is to operate. The Board of Control discharges most of its functions in consultation with and through the president of the college who represents the faculty and is directly responsible to the Board and to the Synod. Academic Organization

Faculty The faculty is primarily concerned with the academic life of the institution and with such policies as are an integral part of campus lifein keeping with the stated philosophy and principles of the college. Normally the faculty discharges its responsibilities in these areas through regularly scheduled meetings.'

Academic Council The work of the various academic divisions within the college is co-ordinated through the academic council. It is composed of the division heads, the registrar, and the vice president for academic affairs who is the chairman. This council is responsible to the faculty and the president.

Committees Various functions of the faculty are carried on through committee assignments. The standing committees: Academic Council- Vice President for Academic Affairs, chairman; T. J. Hartwig, E. H. Meyer. J. E. Oldfield, M. D. Schroeder, E. H. Sievert, Registrar Athletic


G. C. Bauer, R. E. Buss, F. L. Schubkegel,

Athletic Director

Chapel - Vice President for Student Affairs, chairman; T. J. Hartwig



on Committees


R. E. Swantz,


D. D. Gorsline,

H. L.

Wessel, Vice President for Academic Affairs Credits and Admissions - Vice President for Academic Affairs, chairman; M. L. Meihack, J. H. Micheel, O. H. Schenk, Registrar, Vice President for Student .Affairs Financial Aids - Financial Aids Officer, chairman; R. H. Hoenecke, R. H. Krueger, Registrar, Vice President for Student Affairs; Dean of Women, advisory Recruitment - L. A. Boerneke, chairman; T. A. Kuster, R. L. Shilling, Recruitment Officer Student Service Council - A. J. Koelpin, chairman; B. R. Backer, D. H. Raddatz, H. D. Yetter. Vice President for Student Affairs; Dean of Women, advisory Testing and Counseling - Vice President' for Academic Affairs, chairman; P. R, Boehlke, T. B. Olsen, H. D. Yetter



Dr. Martin Luther College is a Candidate for Accreditation with the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, "Candidate for accreditation" is a status of affiliation with a regional accrediting commission which indicates that an institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward but is not assured of accreditation. Dr, Martin Luther College is on the list of schools recognized by the States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. It is approved under Law 550 (Korean Veterans) and under the Servicemen's Readjustment 1944 as amended; it is also approved for nonimmigrant foreign students Immigration Service of the United States Department of Justice.

United Publ ic Act of by the

The college is a member of the Association of Minnesota Post-Secondary Educational Institutions and holds affiliate status in the American Council on Education.

LOCATION, CAMPUS, AND BUILDINGS Location New Ulm, an attractive and beautifully located city of over 13,000 people, is situated in the south central section of Minnesota 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul. It is accessible by two major highways, US 14 and State 15, and by daily bus service with connections to all parts of the United States via




air travel

is available

at the



Minneapolis¡St. Paul, with connecting bus service from New Ulm to the airport arriving there at 10:45 a.m. and from the airport to New Ulm leaving at 5:30 p.m. The New Ulm Flight Service operates

daily flights Monday through

from the airport.

is listed in the Official


This flight schedule

Friday to and

Airline Guide (OAG)

at any travel office.

Campus The fifty-acre


with an unusual

hills overlooking the city. associated with a complex



It is truly a park, softening of institutional buildings.¡

lies on a wooded

range of

the austere lines generally Across the street from the

campus is located Hermann Park, and adjacent ,to it is Westside Park with fine recreational facilities. Expansive Flandrau State Park, with good hiking, picnic, and camping areas, is situated within easy walking distance of the campus.

Buildings for Instruction,


and Housing

The building in which the college carried out its mission in the first twenty-five years of its existence is now one of a complex of thirteen buildings, five of which were constructed

since 1962.

Academic Center Erected in 1928 at a cost of $328,000 and remodeled and enlarged in 1968 for twice that sum, the Academic Center is used for classrooms and assemblies. Its well appointed auditorium accommodates 900 people and provides a setting for the daily chapel services. In 1971 a three manual pipe organ, built by Casavant Freres, was installed. In the instructional areas are classrooms, lecture rooms, a science suite, and an art unit. The area formerly used for the library is a bookstore, where students and visitors can purchase textbooks, paper backs, music, DMLC labeled wearing apparel, and miscellaneous gift items.

Old Main The first building on campus, Old Main, dedicated in 1884, now is the administration center of the campus. On the first floor are the offices of the president, vice president for academic affairs, registrar, vice president for student affairs, dean of women, director of special services, director of student teach ing, recruitment officer, financial aids officer, department chairmen and the business offices. The facilities for the campus health service, faculty offices, and offices of Martin Luther Academy are on the second floor. An office for the collegiate council is located on the third floor. The college graphics center is located on the ground level.


Music Hall One of the older buildings on campus, the Music Hall contains rooms for practicing piano on the first floor and for practicing organ on the second floor. A music classroom is also on the first floor. Music Center Built in 1962 at a cost of $450,000, the Music Center provides'outstanding facilities for a well-balanced music curriculum necessary to prepare qualified students for the teaching ministry. It contains music studios, piano and organ practice rooms, band rehearsal room, choir rehearsal room, and faculty offices. The Music Center and Music Hall provide thirty-eight pianos and sixteen organs. Three electronic organs and sixteen electronic pianos with a teacher console also are on campus. The electronic pianos are for beginning instruction. Luther Memorial Union Dedicated in 1968, Luther Memorial Union, built at a cost of $1,500,000 and made possible through the generOlMiresponse of the members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod to the Missio Deo Offering, is a center of campus activity. This building provides multiple facilities: a large gymnasium which can also be used as a large auditorium, the kitchen and cafeteria, and the student union with a snack bar, large lounge, game area, campus post office, and meeting rooms for the school newspaper, school annual, and the collegiate council. Library The library, dedicated in 1971, is a two-level, air conditioned building surrounded by a shallow dry moat. Ramps lead to the main entrance on the upper level. The upper level has a spacious lobby with a circulation desk, card catalog, index table, bulletin boards, and display cases. On this floor are a large work area provided with carrels and work stations, a lounge area, current magazine and newspaper shelves, and the reserve book circulation station. A working area for the staff to receive and process new acquisitions, the librarian's office, and a room for the library staff complete the rest of this level. Several distinctive art objects grace the library: a lifesize wood carving of Dr. Martin Luther, a gift of the Paul Schwan family in memory of Mr. Paul Schwan; stained glass windows above the main entrance, a gift from the OMLC Alumni and Friends Society; and an oil painting of "Jesus Walking on the Sea," give. .n memory of Mr. Emil Trettin, former executive secretary of the Board for Parish Education of the Synod.


The lower level houses the book stacks,allowing volumes. riculum

the library

library, children's

library. study

At present


books, government

Also on this level are typing area, and a seminar

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The lower area also houses a well-equipped media center, including equipment for producing video tapes, copying and making tapes, cassettes, and filmstrips, and making plastic relief copies from models. Facilities and equipment enable groups

or individuals


More than


to listen to and view movies,

1170 sound


slides, filmstrips,

and video

and 550 film strips are available.


Summit Hall Built in 1911 and enlarged in 1926, Summit Hall is a residence for 153 male students. The lower two floors are used for Martin Luther Academy students. Recently remodeled and refurnished, the rooms of Summit Hall are arranged to accommodate two students. Each student is provided a bed, comfortable read¡ ing chair and desk chair, and built-in wardrobe, desk, drawer space, book shelves, and desk lamp. Additional facilities include a lounge, laundry room, and small gymnasium. Summit Hall Annex A former !'lome for the dean of students, this dwelling is used as a residence for a dozen college men. Hillview Hall This four-story women's residence hall, constructed in 1964 at a cost of $820,000, provides facilities for 220 women. Supplemental rooms include laundry facilities, sewing room, TV room, large recreation area and a lounge.

Highland Hall Similar in exterior design to Hillview Hall, this women's residence hall was built in 1970 for about the same cost as its twin. The interior is equipped with moveable furniture. Sharing a common lobby with Hillview, Highland accommodates 228 students: The building has TV lounges and laundry facilities. Waldheim This two-story house serves a dual purpose. The first floor provides living quarters for the college dean of women. The second floor is a homey, comfortable residence for ten college men.





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ADMISSIONS Policy Because of its singular function and purpose, Dr. Martin Luther College must consider carefully the vocational goals of all applicants. The college gives primary consideration to qualified applicants who intend to prepare for the teaching ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The college is also dedicated to receiving qualified applicants who intend to prepare for the teaching ministry in church bodies or congregations which publicly share the doctrinal position of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.



In view of the fact that the Bible teaches that "God is no respecter of persons" (Acts 10: 34) and that "there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all" (Colossians 3: 11) and in view of the fact that the sole purpose of this college is to educate students for the teaching ministry of the Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod, this institution cannot and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other schooladministered programs.

Agreement Since the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod underwrites a substantial portion of the educational costs for students attending this college, the Board of Control requires all full-time students to state that 1)

they agree to the objectives and policies set forth in the college catalog;


they agree to pursue the college's program of studies which is designated to prepare students for full-time service in the church as Christian day school teachers; and


they will as graduates submit to the decision of the assignment committee of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and assume their calling in the church wherever assigned unless as members of a church body in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod they are to be assigned by their own church body.



Prospective freshmen, transfer students, or foreign students may secure application blanks by writing to the admissions office of the college. All entering college freshmen are required to have written the test of the American. College Testing program, commonly called the ACT. Information about this test is normally given to all high school seniors through their school officials. Generally these tests are administered at convenient centers in October, Decem. ber, February, and April. When an application is submitted, arrangements should be made to supply a transcript of the credits earned in high school and, in the case of transfer students, also a transcript of their college credits. When an application is received, a recommendation form is sent to the applicant's pastor for completion. This completed form, together with the transcript of credits and usually the results of the ACT, is the basis for decision by the admissions committee. Prior to the opening of the academic year, each successful applicant is.mailed a physical health form as well as all necessary information. The physical health form is to be completed and returned to the administration office at least ten days prior to the assigned day of registration. Married Students Applications from married students are considered only in cases where the applicant has determined later in life to prepare for full-time service in the church. Such applications are considered only as exceptions. Aside from the foregoing, married students ar~ not accepted. Thispolicv is waived during summer sessions. Foreign Students 1. The applications of foreign students from missions or congregations associated or in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod will be processed in the normal manner. 2. Applications from other foreign students will be considered strictly on an individual basis. To be considered at all such applicants will have to submit valid reasons for wishing to attend a special purpose college of this kind, will have to demonstrate the educational background necessary to meeting this college's academic requirements, and will have to prove financial ability to meet all financial requirements. 3. This institution offers no international scholarships or grants-in-aid of any kind.



All students are expected to register at the time stipulated. Late registrants will be assessed $5.00. Under no circumstances will students be permitted to register later than two weeks after the beginning of a semester. The college reserves the right to determine the validity of such late registrations. Classification All students enrolled in courses preparatory to full-time service in the church are classified as divinity students. This is the case because upon completion of the prescribed curriculum all qualified graduates are presented to the church for assignment through a divine call.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS High School Graduates A cumulative grade average not lower than C minus must have been earned in high school. Ten or more credits must have been earned in the following fields which are of special importance in teacher education: English, social studies, science, and mathematics. Transfer Students Doctor Martin Luther College welcomes transfer students meeting the general requirements. It grants all transferred credits of C quality or better the grade point value of 2.000 on a four-point scale. Credits of D quality are given only a provisional acceptance. They can be validated by a year of residence work with a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or better.



Schedule of Charges 1.


Board and room _~~~ester


2. Tuition per semester

Refundable is $175.00 of the $350.00 after graduation and entrance into the full-time teaching ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod with refunds pro-rated and granted annually for up to four years of service. The refundable feature in effect since 1969-70 fluctuates with changing tuition charges.


When more than one member of the same family attend synodical schools to prepare for church work, a remission of $100.00 of this fee is granted for the younger students rollments. 3.

in college,


each year on the basis of October


Fees a. Matriculation (payable at entrance b. Payable annually by all students: Incidental - resident student non-resident

and non-recurring)

5.00 27.25 29.25 20.00


Athletic Reading room Medical - resident

2.00 student

non-resident c. Residence and activities d. Course fees: Art






by all resident


7.00 3.00

Science fees, per course Piano or organ instruction per year Organ instruction, course three e. Automobile registration

10.00 65.00 100.00 10.00

4. Class Dues Class dues are payable at the time of registration. Each student is responsible to pay a nominal amount for class activities. These funds are deposited in the business office for safekeeping and proper accounting.

Refunding Policies When a student voluntarily withdraws from school, room and board and tuition charges will be calculated on a per diem basis. This policy applies on a semester basis to room and board and tuition. However, in addition, a $25.00 severance fee will be charged. NO FEES WILL BE REFUNDED IN CASE OF WITHDRAWAL. Financial Policies At least one-half of a semester's board and tuition is to be paid at the _;eginning of each semester, the balance before the close of each semester. If the balance is not paid in full, the student will be required to sign a note with interest charges at the prevailing rates before he is allowed to enter the next semester. All fees must be paid in their entirety at the time of registration.


No transfer

of credits




have been

or June reports have



for the to do so


A $1.00




is made

for all transcripts

The charge for room and board Trustees

will be issued until the accounts

paid or satisfactory

of the Wisconsin


on financial

and for tuition


a new school year as changing

of credits



aids for students

the first.

This is

may be revised by the Board of




prior to the beginning


may demand.

is found

on pages 34-36

of this




Grade Point Average A grade point system is used as a convenient method of determining whether a student has done work of C average. A student's average is expressed by the ratio between the number of semester hours taken and the number of grade points earned. This ratio is determined by the dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester hours taken. A minimum ratio of 2.000 is required for graduation. A student may be permitted to carry an additional course provided he has a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or better and other conditions make this advisable. Such permission is obtained from his faculty adviser and the registrar. Chart of Grading System GRADE LETTER A B C


S U Aud


NUMBER 100-93 92-85 B4-77 76-70 69-

CREDITS 1 per semester hour 1 per semester hour 1 per semester hour 1 per semester hour None

Excellent Good Fair Poor Failure Incomplete Withdrawal Passing Withdrawal Failing Work not meeting a credit level of achievement


4 per semester ho ur 3 per semester hour 2 per semester hour 1 per semester hour None

but progress is satis-

factory. Work not meeting a credit level of achievement and progress is unsatisfactory. Audit




Student Classification Students are classified prior to the fall semester each year and retain their classification through the spring semester regardless of the number of credits earned. They are classified as follows: Freshmen: Sophomores: Juniors: Seniors:

28 or fewer semester hours of credit 29-64 semester hours of credit 65-98 semester hours of credit 99 or more semester hours of credit

Incompletes The temporary grade I (Incomplete) is granted when a student doing otherwise acceptable work is unable to complete the course assignments for reasons deemed cogent by the instructor. A first-semester Incomplete must be converted into a permanent grade by the end of the second semester, and a secondsemester Incomplete by the end of summer school, or the permanent grade is recorded as an F. Repetition of Courses A student must earn credit in a course which has been failed and is required for graduation either by repeating the course or by successfully completing an approved substitute. A course may also' be repeated if a student desires to better his grade point average. The grade earned in repetition will be figured in the student's average, but the original grade will remain on the record. Courses taken to remove a failure or repeated to better the grade point average can be taken only in residence or, in extraordinary circumstances, through the Dr. Martin Luther College correspondence program. Academic Standing Academic standings are computed each semester on the basis of grade points earned to date. Both the semester grade point average and the cumulative grade point average will be computed at the end of each semester and at the close of the summer session. To be a student in good academic standing, the student must earn the minimum semester as well as the minimum cumulative grade point average as indicated in the table below. MINIMUM

Academic Standing Good Standing Probation--below


Freshmen Sem.11

Sophom ores Sem.1

Sophom ores Sem. II

1.450 1.450

1.650 1.650

1.800 1.800

1.900 1.900


Juniors Sem.1

All Other Semesters


2.000 2.000


Policies Regarding Academic Standings

A student on probation must become a student in good standing by the end of the next semester of residence. Normally, if he fails to gain this status, he will be required to withdraw. Application for readmittance will be considered only after a lapse of two semesters. The course load of students on probation will be reduced by one course of three or more credits to aid the student in acquiring good standing. Consultation between the student involved and his adviser and the advice of the registrar will determine the course to be dropped. In the interest of the student as well as in the interest of maintaining proper academic standards of the school, the student on probation must seek the counsel of a review committee to determine the activities in which he may participate. This review committee consisting of the student's adviser, the vice president for student affairs, and the vice president for academic affairs shall establish a schedule of activities designed best to meet the academic and social needs of the individual student. Credits and grade points earned in residence during a summer session are added to those earned during the last semester of the student's attendance. They may apply toward the removal of an academic probation status. Only such undergraduates as have the status of student in good standing and a cumulative grade point average of 2,000 will be approved for emergency or substitute teaching.

Credit Hour Load

To be classified as full-time, a student must be enrolled in at least twelve hours for credit. The normal academic load per semester is as follows: 'Freshmen: 16% hours; sophomores: 18% hours; juniors: 17 to 18 hours; seniors: 15 to 17 hours. A student may be permitted to carry an additional course provided he has a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or better and other conditions make it advisable. Such permission is obtained by the student from his faculty adviser and the registrar. An additional credit hour will be added to the student's academic load if the student elects to take instruction in piano or organ. To avail himself of this privilege, a student who is not concentrating in music may obtain approval from his adviser and music division chairman to elect piano or organ if he has a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or better.


A student student

may register

to audit a course beyond

in good standing

and has the consent

his normal credit load if he is a

of his adviser, the instructor

of the

class he wishes to audit, and the registrar. An audit may be changed to a course being taken for credit if the student has a cumulative grade point average of 3.000

and makes such change

for credit

in the time allowed.

Change in Course Registration

A student may make a change in course registration after the official period of course registration and through the first two weeks of the new semester with the approval of his adviser and the registrar. A fee of $5.00 is charged for any change in registration initiated by the student after the official period of course registration.


from Courses

A student may withdraw from a course with the approval of his adviser, the instructor of the course, and the registrar. Identical policies are followed for withdrawal from keyboard course, except that such withdrawal also requires the approval of the music division chai~man_ Such withdrawals may be made without academic' penalty during the first three weeks of a semester. After the first three weeks and up to midsemester, withdrawal may be permitted under special circumstances. For such courses the student's record will show either WP (withdrawal passing) or WF (withdrawal failing). Neither the WP nor the WF will be counted in computing the grade point average. An unauthorized withdrawal from a course will be recorded as an F. Such an F will be counted in the grade point average_



from College

The student who finds it necessary to withdraw from the college must report first to his class adviser for instructions on procedures. The student who does not follow official procedures when he voluntarily withdraws from the college will receive a WP or WF as does the student who withdraws according to official procedures. in the instance of an unauthorized withdrawal, a note recording the unauthorized withdrawal will be transcribed on the student's permanent record. Students are not permitted to withdraw officially during the last two weeks of any semester. Should a student desire to re-enroll at a later date, he is to write to the president of the college for an application form.


TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM Entrance into the Program Because Dr. Martin Luther College offers a single program of education to prepare elementary teachers for the public ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a student pursues the prescribed teacher education program. Policies Regarding the Professional Semester The professional semester makes up one semester of the senior year. One half of that semester is spent in student teaching, and the other half is spent in professional education course work. The following policies apply to students entering the professional semester: 1. Students register for student teaching early in the second semester of the junior year. 2. Before students register for student teaching, the faculty will determine their eligibility to register. This eligibility will be determined on the basis of recommendations from the faculty screening committee which will consider other factors in addition to academic standing. 3. A student must have attained the status of good standing (cf. p, 26) before he can enter the professional semester.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION Questions regarding requirements in effect from September 6, 1955, and applicable to all who began their college programs before September, 1968, may be directed to the registrar. Requirements


1. Credits in General Education: English Mathematics and Science Music Physical Education Religion Social Studies


18 11 2 18 18



2. Credits in Professional Education: Student Teaching Others 3. Credits in Area of Concentration: This work can be done in one of the following fields: English, mathematics, music, science, and social studies.

8 33 14 to 15

137 to 138


Policies Regarding Graduation 1. The final thirty semester hours of credit must be earned in residence at Dr. Martin Luther College. 2. The minimum average of C in the total number of courses taken during the college years is required. 3. A student must be in good standing in h is final semester to be eligible for his degree. 4. The student accepts full responsibility for meeting all requirements for graduation.

Degree and C;:ertification Students who satisfactorily complete the college curriculum are graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education. Graduates recommended by the faculty will also have met the necessary requirement for listing as certified teachers of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

ASSIGNMENT Graduates of the college are ready for assignment. to church work upon recommendation of the faculty. The committee on assignment of calls, consisting of the praesidium of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the nresidents of its respective districts, determines the place of work as Christian day school teachers for the graduates of Dr. Martin Luther College. The college faculty is represented at the meetings of -this assignment committee in an advisory capacity. The committee on assignment of calls pursues the policy of not considering women graduates for assignment who intend to be married prior to the next school term.




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LIFE General Policies Student Services Financial Aids Student Activities

GENERAL POLICIES Spiritual Life of the Student Student life is to be Christian life, an outward expression of inward, Spiritworked faith in Christ. Because such faith needs continuous nourishment, life at Dr. Martin Luther College is centered in the Word of God. Students attend divine services at St. John's or St. Paul's Lutheran churches, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod churches in New Ulm. These congregations also invite the students to commune regularly at their altars. Chapel services are held in the morning and the evening of each school day in the chapel-auditorium. These devotions are designed 'to focus the light of the Word on student Iife and on the students' future vocation, as well. as to meet their over-all spiritual needs. Students are expected to attend Sunday services and chapel services regularly. Class Attendance Dr. Martin Luther College requires regular class attendance. Each absence from class is recorded and must be accounted for by the student. The calendar for the school year determines class days and vacation periods. Early departures and late returns at vacation time are not to be requested unless emergencies or very clear cut and acceptable reasons exist. Conduct A maturing Christian who is preparing for full-time work in his Savior's Church is expected to exercise an increasing degree of self-discipline and sound judgment. Hence it should not be necessary to surround him with a multitude of rules and regulations. Nevertheless, fruitful preparation for service in the Church requires the proper environment which develops from following certain fundamental policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are surnmarized in the student handbook. The vice president for student affairs, particularly in his function as campus pastor, concerns himself with campus life and activity so that they are consistent with a Christian profession. He and the dean of women, together with their staffs, function to serve in the most effective ways the best interests of the individual student. Housing Except for those students whose home is in New Ulm, all housing is under college supervision. Since the dormitories are not large enough to house all students requiring resident accommodations, the college arranges for. some offcampus housing. Students thus assigned pay the identical board and room fee to the college as those in the dormitories and are expected to conform to the same general policies. Dormitories are closed during Christmas and Easter vacations. On the day of graduation, students are expected to be checked out of their dormitories by 5:00 p.m. (For information about the individual dormitories, see p. 18.)




The college provides bed and mattress for each student. Besides personal effects, the student provides mattress pad, pillow, blankets, bedspread. The student also provides a desk lamp, unless assigned to Hillview or Summit Halls. Linen service is available to all students for $32.50 for the school year, payable in full at time of registration. Each student receiving linen service will be furnished freshly laundered, each week, two sheets, one pillow case, two large bath towels, one small hand towel, and two wash cloths. The college feels that this is the most convenient, economical, and healthy method of providing the student's linen and towel needs and urges all resident students to take advantage of it. Students not using the linen service will furnish and launder their own sheets, pillow cases, and towels. Laundry facilities are available on the campus. The college operates a bank system for the students' convenience. Automobiles

Use of motor vehicles by resident students is permitted when in conformity with established policies. A request to operate a motor vehicle is to be made of the vice president for student affairs at least two weeks before the vehicle is to be brought to campus. Students on either disciplinary or academic probation are not permitted motor vehicle privileges. MOTOR VEHICLE PRIVILEGES ENTAIL PAYMENT OF EACH SEMESTER'S COSTS IN ADVANCE, A $10.00 REGISTRATION FEE, AND PROOF OF ADEQUATE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PASSENGERS. Juniors and seniors in good standing are permitted general use of their vehicles. As a general rule, freshmen and sophomores are permitted the use of their vehicles only for vacation periods and week-end trips home. More specific information regarding the ownership and operation of motor vehicles is available upon request from the office of the vice president for student affairs.


An orientation program is conducted during the first days of each school year and is continued at regular intervals during the first semester. The purpose of the program is to provide information relating to student life and responsibilities at Dr. Martin Luther College. All incoming freshmen and all transfer students are involved in this program.


Counseling Each student is assigned a faculty member as an adviser. The adviser assists in selecting the area of concentration and course electives. The student is encouraged to utilize every aspect of the counseling program. Personal problems may also be discussed with the adviser as well as with the vice president for student affairs or dean of women, both of whom maintain daily office hours. In keeping with the Christian family concept, grade reports are sent to parents at the end of each semester. In addition, mid-semester evaluations of freshmen are provided, designed primarily to indicate adjustment to college life. These are sent to parents as well as to students' pastors because their formal recommendations are an integral and important part of the enrollment process.

Health Services This unit is staffed by two registered nurses who have on file the completed health data and physical examination forms required of all entering students. A medical fee to cover authorized medical bills is assessed at the time of registration along with other fees. Thereby medical coverage, exclusive of interscholastic sports and ski club activities, is provided for those involved in any sanctioned oncampus or off-campus activities. Normally the maximum coverage is $100.00. For extended coverage the college makes available a voluntary group medical and hospital program offered by Blue Cross-Blue Shield.

Dramatics, Concerts, and Lectures The academic community of the college presents cultural and educational events throughout the year, as the illustration on page 30 indicates. Numerous musical events are scheduled: recitals by staff members, solo performances by advanced students in organ and piano, and concerts by tl-- choral and band organizations. From time to time outstanding artists are engaged for campus performances. In addition to frequent displays by various academic divisions, the college sponsors an annual lyceum series, representing various fields of interest. Mankato State University, Gustavus Adolphus College, and colleges in the Twin Cities, the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Symphony, the Walker Art Center, the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, and the annual visit of the Metropolitan Opera Company offer excellent cultural opportunities of wh ich students may avail themselves.




Dr. Martin Luther College, vitally concerned with the financial problems of its students and their families, is well aware that rising costs of education place a strain on many family budgets. Like most colleges, Dr. Martin Luther College believes that the primary responsibility for financing a college education rests upon the student and his family. However, the cost of preparing an individual for work in the public ministry is shared by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod through a subsidization of more than 50% of the annual operating cost. Financial assistance is available for every student who, without such help, would be unable to attend college. The assistance consists of scholarships, grants-in-aid, loans, and work opportunities. Eligibility for assistance is based upon need and academic promise. Need is defined as the difference between the total educational cost and the amount which the student and his family should be able to provide. Scholarships The scholarships awarded by the college represent a recognition of ability and promise. These awards are made only to students who have demonstrated excellence in scholastic achievement and Christian citizenship. The student does not apply for a scholarship but is selected by the faculty on the basis of achievement. Grants-in-Aid The bulk of the assistance program is designed to meet student need through grants-in-aid. To become eligible, students must make application for such assistance through the financial aids officer from whom necessary forms can be obtained. To help determine financial need, the college utilizes the assistance of the American. College Testing Service. The ACT will perform a need analysis for the college for each applicant. The application forrns.. known as the ACT Family Financial Statement, are available to incoming freshmen at their high schools through the principal or guidance counselor. For students already enrolled, the forms may be obtained from the college financial aids officer. All scholarships and other awards are made on a year to year basis. Except for scholarships, renewal is based on need, academic achievement, ..and available funds. Awards may be continued, increased, or decreased according to conditions existing at the time applications for renewal are processed. Renewal applicantions must be filed with the financial aids officer each year. Student Employment The financial aids office also serves the student as an employment office. Any student desiring part-time employment for covering educational expenditures may register with the financial aids officer. To assist the office in keeping an up-




own employment

of all possible should

places of employment,

also register

with the office.


who secure their

A maximum

of sixteen

hours of work per week, unless otherwise specified, is permitted. Out of concern for the student on academic probation, the privilege of engaging in regular employment

will be subject

to periodic


FederalStudent Assistance The Basic Educational Opportunity Grant program provides a grant for students who demonstrate that they need financial aid in meeting their college costs. A separate application form (not the college's application form) is required and may be obtained from high school or college officials. A Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is ava ilable for students whose families demonstrate extreme financial need. Details are available from the college. /

The National Direct Student Loan program is also available to eligible students. This federal program exists for the purpose of providing long-term, low-interest loans. Another of the government programs available is the College Work-Study program, conducted by college decision only off-campus. It provides for additional part-time employment opportunities arranged with local non-profit organizations.

Non-Colleqe Sources of Aid Students of Dr. Martin Luther College are eligible for Federally insured student loans Minnesota state student loans Social security educational benefits Veterans' Administration programs Bureau of Indian Affairs assistance The student may also be eligible for assistance from the state of which he is a resident through State guaranteed loan program State scholarship or grant-in-aid program Vocational rehabilitation department programs

Some business organizations ployees.

offer scholarships and grants to children of ern-

Further information or aid in securing assistance from any of the above sources may be obtained from the financial aids officer.


College Sources of Aid

The following funds currently provide the monies for the financial aids program: Synodical Funds Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Scholarship Fund Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Student Aid Fund

Annual Grants

$10,700 Aid Association for Lutherans 500 Dr. Martin Luther College Ladies' Auxiliary 200 *St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies Aid 100 W. C. Trettien Creative Writing Award 1,000 Maria and Theodore Precht 1,500 Lutheran Brotherhood Sr. College Scholarship 100 Dr. Charles A. Korth *May also be awarded to students of Martin Luther Academy

Interest Earned by Scholarship FUMs The The The The The The The

Luehrs Fund Neubert Fund Schweppe Fund Nitschke Fund John Wischtadt Scholarship Trust Fund Della Frey Scholarship Voecks Scholarship

$ 3,000 3,000 13,000 1,000 75,000 2,075 1,260

Other Gifts and Scholarships From schools, church organizations, and individuals

Loans National Direct Student Loan program Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Student Loan program Ida R. Kettner Student Loan Fund

Federal Work-Study Program (Off-campus]


STUDENT ACTIVITIES Extracurricular activities are an integral part of college life and contribute to the educational process; participation is encouraged. All activities and the organiza¡ tions sponsoring them are under the supervision of the faculty's student service council and the student-oriented collegiate council. Collegiate Council The collegiate council, whose membership is student elected, exists to serve the best interests of the college and its campus family. It meets regularly to discharge this responsibility and to plan student activities. Student Union Sociability and entertainment keynote the student union. The Joust-about (a game room), lounges, offices for student organizations, the Round Table (a snack shop), and a post office are housed in this facility. A student union board sponsors recreational activities in the union and governs its general operations.

Student Organizations Music activities are many and varied. The Marluts. and Aeolians, singing groups for men and women, respectively, under student direction, concentrate on secular music, supplementing the curricular choral program. The band program includes the pep band, marching band, symphony band, a-nd the concert ba-nd ensemble. The college has excellent facilities for theatrical productions. Plays and musicals are staged by the drama club. A drama group which gears its programs to an elementary school audience, the Children's Theater, is an organization whose objectives are especially relevant for prospective teachers. Participation on the forensics team furnishes experience in public speaking. This student organization engages in interscholastic debate in the Twin Cities Debate League. Representing the school through its publications is the privilege of those working on the D.M.L.C. Messenger, the college paper. Journalistic skills of another kind are developed by working on the Excelsior, the college annual. Student organizations which provide for a wide range of interests have been organized for students with special interests, skills, and abilities. Funds collected by the treasurers of all student organizations are deposited in the business office for safe keeping and proper accounting.


Athletics A comprehensive program of athletics, intramural and interscholastic, is offered both men and women. The intramural program involves basketball, softball, volleyball, badminton, tennis, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and archery. The women compete interscholastically in volleyball, basketball, and softball with colleges and universities which are members of the Minnesota Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. The college also holds membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Men's interscholastic sports include football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, tennis, and golf. The college competes in the Upper Mid-West Football Conference and the Mississippi River Collegiate Conference. It is also a member of the National Little College Athletic Association. In order to compete in interscholastic athletics for practice or play, a student must be covered by an insurance policy which would adequately take care of any medical or hospital bills which may be incurred because of injury. Facilities include gymnasiums, six tennis courts, baseball diamond, outdoor basketball court, intramural activities areas, football practice field, and a football bowl.


CURRICULA REGULAR SESSIONS Basic Cur·riculurn Requirements Course Descriptions SPECIAL SERVICES Certification Summer Sch 001 Advanced St u d y Progra C orrespond ence Study m

REGULAR SESSIONS BASIC CURRICULUM Dr. Martin Luther College, maintained for the purpose of training ministers of religion to serve as teachers in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, offers one basic curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. The first two cation. The specialization The areas of mathematics,

years of this program provide the student with a broad general edufinal two years add to general education, but they also include in the field of education and a concentration in one academic area. concentration from which a student may select one are English, music, science, and social studies.

Included within the basic curriculum are music courses so that, as far as gifts and abilities permit, students may in the future serve as organists and choir directors in congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.


41 credits


Introduction to Education. The Psychology of Human Growth and Development Psychology of Learning Teaching Reading Teaching Religion Children's Literature Teaching Music in the Elementary School Art in the Elementary School Physical Education in the Elementary School Elementary Curriculum History and Philosophy of Education Student Teaching . .

2 credits 3 credits 3 credits 2 credits 3 credits 3 credits 2 credits. 2 credits 2 credits 6 credits 3 credits 8 credits

57. 93. 97.

Teaching Mathematics . Teaching Kindergarten and Primary Grades Elementary School Administration

2 credits

1. 20. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 75. 80.

Physical Education: 1 and 2.

~2} Elect one

2 credits

Physical Education

'h and 'h credit 'h and 'h credit

20 and 21. Physical Education



15 credits


English Composition


Speech Fundamentals Introduction to Literature: Introduction to Literature: The English Language


21. 60.


3 credits Poetry and Drama American Fiction

3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits

18 credits

Mathematics 1. 20.


Introduction to Number Systems College Algebra (Taken only by students concentrating in mathematics) or Fundamentals of Contemporary Mathematics (Taken by students not concentrating in mathematics)

4 credits

3 credits

Science 1. 20. 28.

4 credits 4 credits 3 credits

Physical Science Biological Science Physical Geography

Music: 11 credits 1. 2. 20. 75.

2 credits 2 credits 3 credits 2 credits 2 credits

Basic Musicianship Basic Musicianship Perception of Music Lutheran Worship Applied Music: Piano or Organ

Religion: 18 credits 1. 2. 20.

21. 50. 75.

Social Studies: 1. 2. 20.

3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits

The History of Israel The New Testament History Christian Doctrine I . New Testament Epistles Christian Doctrine II Lutheran Confessional Writings 18 credits

3 credits 3 credits 3 credits

Western Civilization I Western Civilization II Europe in Modern Times


21. 29.

The American Scene to 1877 Geography of the Americas





3 credits

3 credits 3 credits


AREA OF CONCENTRATION: Each student with his adviser plans his program so that he earns a total of 14 or 15 credits in one academic area: English, mathemaries. music, science, or social studies. English: 15 credits 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

Literature of the Ancient World Chaucer and Milton . Shakespeare The Age of Romanticism in England The English Novel American Literature: The Social Phase

65. 75. 76. 81.

Modern English Grammar Advanced Composition Creative Writing Language, Thought, and Meaning


Religious Perspectives in Modern Drama

Mathematics: 21. 55. 56. 75.

3 3 3 3 3 3


Elect 1 to 3 courses

Elect 1 to 3 courses

3-6-9 credits

3-6-9 credits

3 credits

14 credits

Introduction to Probability and Statistics Mathematical Analysis I Mathematical Analysis II . Modern Concepts of Geometry Teaching Mathematics . (Must be taken by students concentrating

3 credits 4 credits 4 credits 3 credits See Education in mathematics)

Music: 15 credits A. student shall have earned two credits in piano or organ by the end of his fresh. man year in order to qualify for the music concentration. Exceptions must have the approval of the chairman of the music division. 55. 56. 85. 90. 91.

Theory of Music I Theory of Music II Choral Conducting and Repertoire Music in the Baroque Era . or Music in the Twentieth Century Applied Music: Organ .


2 credits

3 credits 2 credits 2 credits 5 credits

Science: 14 aedits 30. 60. 71. 80. 90.

General Chemistry Earth and Space Science General Botany General Physiology . Science in Our Society

Social Studies:

3 3 3 3 2

credits credits credits credits credits

15 credits

Students must elect one course from at least two of the groups. A student may elect as many as three courses from anyone group. A student may take courses from all three groups. All students must take Social Studies 90: Foundations of History. The remaining three-credit course may be elected from any group. 51.

56. 77.

The Union in Crisis . American Government . American Diplomacy Lutheranism in America The Age of Discovery The Reformation Era Modern Russia Twentieth Century Europe Geoqraphv of Monsoon Asia Geography of Africa History of Modern China


Foundations of History

52 71. 80. 60. 61.

65. 76. 55.


Elect 0 to 9



Elect 0 to 9 credits


Elect 0 to 9



3 credits

COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Courses numbered 1 - 49 are primarily for freshmen and sophomores; 50 - 99 for juniors and seniors. Division of Education and Physical Education Erich H. Sievert, Chairman Professors Arras, Barnes, Bauer, Brei, Fischer, Glende, Grams, Ingebritson, Isch, F. L. Schubkegel, Schulz, Wessel, Wilbrecht. Dean Beverlee Haar. Student teaching classroom supervisors: Irma Paap, Victoria Schuetze, and Adelia Sievert. Physica I Education: Professors Dallmann and Gorsline and Instructor s Barbara Leopold and Susan Post.

Education 2 credits

1. ¡Introduction to Education

An overview of the field of education: the theological. psychological, and sociological foundations of education, as well as the school and the teacher and teaching. (Glendel



The Psychology

of Human


and Development

3 credits

The physical and psychological growth and development of man, his nature and behavior, as revealed in the Scriptures and in the findings of psychological research. (Fischer, Sievert)


Psychology of Learning

3 credits

Psychological findings and concepts regarding the learner, the learning process, and learning situations. (Barnes)


2 credits

Teaching Reading

The reading process and the objectives, methods, and materials employed in teaching reading. (Glende, Wessel)


Teaching Religion

3 credits

Objectives, curriculum requirements, materials, and basic methods of procedures in conducting classroom devotions and in teaching Bible history, catechism, and hymnology in the Lutheran elementary school. (Sievert)


Children's Literature

3 credits

The approach to children's literature, criteria for evaluation, methods of selecting and presenting literature for enjoyment and enrichment of experience. (Schulz, Wilbrecht)


Teaching Music in the Elementary School

2 credits

Methods and materials beneficial to a successful music program for Lutheran elementary schools. (F. L. Schubkegel)


Art in the Elementary School

2 credits

A studio course exploring a variety of art media which can be used in the Lutheran elamentarv school. (Wilbrecht)


Physical Education in the Elementary School

2 credits

Curriculum planning .and methods of teaching physical education in the Lutheran elementary school. (Dallmann, Gorsline)


Teaching Mathematics The objectives, basic teaching techniques, and materials of the mathematics program for the elementary school and the junior high school. (Gtende)


Elementary Curriculum

6 credits

The curriculum for grades one through eight with special emphasis on principles and techniques of teaching in the areas of mathematics, science, the social studies, and the language arts other than reading. The student will also be given the opportunity to become acquainted with teaching materials pertinent to these areas. Professional semester. Twelve class periods and six additional periods for laboratory experiences per week for one-half semester. (Arras, Bauer, Ingebritson, Isch)



History and Philosophy of Education

3 credits

An examination of the sources, the content, and the significance of educational theories and practices from a historical perspective and in the light of Christian principles. (Barnes, Grams)


Student Teaching

8 credits

A full-time professional experience provided in co-operating Lutheran elementary schools during one-half of .the student's professional semester. It is to provide the student an opportunity to learn effective teacher behavior through observation and practice under the guidance of Lutheran elementary school teachers and college supervisors. (Staff) .


Teaching Kindergarten and Primary Grades

2 credits

Objectives, methods, and materials for teaching in the kindergarten and primary grade~. (Haarl


Elementary School Administration

2 credits

Administrative principles and their application to the organization and management of the elementary school in the Lutheran congregation. (Schulz)

Physical Education 1 and 2.

Physical Education

% and % credit

Activity courses in soccer, volleyball, wrestling, and body-building for men; softball, tumbling and trampoline, volleyball, and tennis for women. (Gorsline, Leopold)

20 and 21.

Physical Education

% and % credit

Activity courses in tennis, tumbling and trampoline, golf, and the American Red Cross standard first aid course for men; track and field, basketball, bowling and badminton, and the American Red Cross standard first aid course for women. (Dallmann, Post)

Physical Education in the Elementary School

SeE .ducation

Division of English Martin D. Schroeder, Chairman Professors Buss, Jacobson, Kuster, Leverson, M. A. Schroeder, and Trapp 1.

English Composition

3 credits

Emphasis on effective writing with additional attention given to grammatical concepts and writing conventions. (Buss, M. A. Schroeder, M. D. Schroeder, Trapp)


Speech Fundamentals

3 credits

Practical application of techniques and principles governing critical listening to and delivering of public addresses as well as participation in group discussions. (Jacobson. Kuster)



Introduction to Literature:

Poetry and Drama

3 credits

An analysis of the poem and drama, with emphasis on problems of content and form which the student encounters. (Buss, Trapp)


Introduction to Literature:

American Fiction

3 credits

American fiction revealing American ideals and culture, together with an introduction to the novel and short story as literary forms. (Leverson, M. A. Schroeder)


3 credits

The English Language

An examination of the living, changing nature of the English language and varieties of regional and social usage, as well as an introductory study of structural and transformational grammar. (Kuster, M. D. Schroeder)

English Concentration 50.


Literature of the Ancient World

3 credits

A concentration upon and an evaluation of a significant part of world literature which has contributed to Western thought and culture. (Trapp)


3 credits

Chaucer and Milton

Penetration of the major works generally associated with these two literary giants. (Trapp)


3 credits


The dramatic and poetic writings of William Shakespeare with emphasis on the great tragedies. Focus on the author's view of man and his contributions to literary arts as revealed in seven to ten dramas and in selected non-dramatic poems. (M. D. Schroeder)


The Age of Romanticism in England

3 credits

The Romantics, their ideals as opposed to those of the Neo-classicists, and their impact upon 19th and 20th century thought and action. (Buss)


The English Novel

3 credits

The origin, development, and influence of the most flexible narrative type of British prose. (M. A. Schroeder)


American Literature:

The Social Phase

America's social ideals and problems as presented colonial times to the present'. (M. A. Schroeder)


Modern English Grammar

3 credits in American literature from

3 credits

An intensive study of generative-transformational grammar, its theory, and practical application. Prerequisite: English 60: The English Language or consent of instructor. (M. D. Schroeder)



Advanced Composition

3 credits

An examination of .recent contributions in linguistics toward the solution of rhetorical problems, particularly the discovery of significant content. (Kuster)


Creative Writing

3 credits

An opportunity for the student as writer to communicate literature born of experience, introspection, and conviction, to afford him the discovery of power of expression. (M. A. Schroeder)


Language, Thought, and Meaning

3 credits

A study of language symbols: how they develop meaning and how they affect thought and behavior. (Kuster)


Religious Perspectives in Modern Drama

3 credits

An analytical and critical survey of modern drama with its religious implications. Required of all students in the English area of concentration. Senior standing or consent of instructor required. (Buss, Trapp)

Division of Mathematics-Science John E. Oldfield, Chairman Professors Boehlke, Carmichael, Heckmann, Meihack, Micheel, Paulsen, Swantz, Yetter. and Instructor Schutters. Mathematics 1.

Introduction to Number Systems

4 credits

The modern treatment of the number systems of elementary (Micheel, Oldfield, Yotter)


College Algebra


3 credits

Equations, functions, and matrices, as well as mathematical procedures which pervade all mathematics courses. Open only to students concentrating in mathematics. (Micheel)


Fundamentals of CoruemporarvMathernatics

3 credits

The topics which make up the contemporary program of mathematics in the elementary school. Required of all students not concentrating in mathematics. (Yotter)

Mathematics Concentration 21.


Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 credits

Interpretations of probability, techniques of counting in determining equally likely outcomes, conditional probability and independence, random variables, and statistical applications of probability. (Micheel)



4 credits

Mathematical Analysis I

An introduction to analytic geometry and sinqte-variable calculus, with emphasison limits, differentiation and integration and their application. (Yotter)


4 credits

Mathematical Analysis II

A continuation of Mathematical Analysis I extending to differentiation and inteqration of trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions as well as three·dimen· sional analytic geometry, central conics, infinite series,vectors and polar coordinates. (Yotter)


3 credits

Modern Concepts of Geometry

Geometric theory from the axiomatic point of view with emphasis on Euclidian 2· and 3-space geometry, including vector geometry, and non-Euclidian geometries. (Micheel)

See Education

Teaching Mathematics

Science 1.

4 credits

Physical Science

The physical principles which govern the interchange of matter and energy. 'Two I,ecture periods and four hours laboratory work per week. (Carmichael, Schutters)


4 credits

Biological Science

A Christian approach to the study of biological principles of life, its r~gulation, reproduction and development, evolution, and organisms. Two lecture periods and four hours laboratory work per week. (Boehlke, Schutters, Swantz)


3 credits

Physical Geography

The interrelationship of air, water, soil, and vegetation, their distribution in space, and their relation to man. (Heckmann, Meihack)

Science Concentration 30.

.Courses 3 credits

General Chemistry

Study of structure, composition, and transformation of matter. Two lecture periods and two hours laboratory work per week. (Boehlke)



Earth and Space Science

Laboratory oriented approach to meteorology, geology. and astronomy. Two lecture periods and two hours laboratory work per week. (Not offered in 1976-77)


3 credits

General Botany

A study of plants: their functions and effects on the life of man. Two lecture periods and two hours laboratory work per week. (Swantz)


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General Physiology

3 credits

A study of the chemical and physical processes,activities, and phenomena of living organisms. Laboratory work includes an introduction to physiological instrumentation and procedures. Two lecture periods and two hours laboratory work per week. Prerequisite: Science30: General Chemistry. (Swantz)


Sciencein Our Society

2 credits

An examination of the relationship of science to Christianity and an evaluation of scientific problems in the light of Scripture. (Swantz)

Division of Music Edward H. Meyer, Chairman ProfessorsAnderson, Backer, Engel, Luedtke, W. H. Nolte, Schenk, F. L. Schubkegel, Shilling, and Zahn. Instructors in applied music: Judith Kresnicka, Gertrude Nolte, Laurel Proeber, Marjorie Rau, Lois Schroeder, Joyce Schubkegel, Clara Wichmann, and Sharon Wolter. Principles of Music and 2.

Basic Musicianship

2 and 2 credits

Individual and group singing, ear training, basic theory. Hymns, folk songs,art songs, good "pops," and choral selections. Offered on three levels; proper placement is determined by evaluation of previous experience. Three class meetings per week. (Engel, W. H. Nolte, F. L. Schubkegel, Shilling, Zahn)


3 credits

Perception of Muise

This course trains the student to perceive the elements of music and to apply them to various types. It supports this training with historical insights. (Anderson, Schenk)


2 credits

Lutheran Worship

The Sunday service, other orders of worship, and hymnody are studied and applied to the life and work of the Lutheran teacher-church musician. Significant developments in the history of Western worship are given consideration. (Backer)

Teaching Music in the Elementary School Music Concentration 55.

See Education

Courses 2 credits

Theory of Music I

The techniques of music through analysis of the chorale and a penetration into the fundamental triads and their inversions through part writing and related keyboard work. (W. H. Nolte)


3 credits

Theory of Music II

Continuation of Theory of Music I. Usageof seventh chords; application of nonharmonic tones. Keyboard work with drill in applied modulation. Theory and practice of harmonizing the chorale. (W. H. Nolte)



Choral Conducting

3 credits

and Repertoire

Fundamentals of baton technique, rehearsal procedures, voice production, tone, blend, diction, the elements of interpretation. Practice in training the church choir and in selecting music appropriate for the service. ('Zahn)

2 credits 90.

Music in the Baroque Era Broad survey and analysis of representative compositions, especiaHythose relative to the traditions of the Church. Development of perceptual and analytic skills. (Luedtke)


2 credits

Music in the Twentieth Century

Examination of styles and trends in western music since 1910: with focus upon American music. Development of listening skills through analvsis of representative compositions. INot offered in 1976-77)

See Applied Music

Organ Applied Music

No Credit Choral Work

Membership in a choir is required of all students in the music concentration. - Choir work is elective for all others on an annual basis. Rehearsals are held during the regular academic schedule. Membership in each choir is determined

by audition.

The following are the

choirs presently established: CoHegeChoir: Chapel Choir: Treble Choir: Chorale:

Four periods per week Three periods per week Two periods per week Three periods per week

(Zahn) (Shilling) (Backer) (Engel)

Piano and Organ

All students are required to earn two semester hours of credit in keyboard in the general education program. Keyboard work begins in the first semester of the freshman year. Students will begin keyboard work (piano or organ) at the level at which their previous experience places the~. Placement will be determined by the music faculty. Students with little or no previous keyboard experience, who may not be able to meet the minimum requirements as set forth in Piano 1 and Pinao 2, will be permitted, if necessary, as many as two additional semesters to complete the work. The minimum requirements are designed to indicate sufficient facility to conduct classroom music and devotions. A semester of work not meeting the minimum requirements will receive either S if progress is satisfactory or U if progress is unsatisfactory.


Piano and organ instruction is given on an individual lesson basis. A minimum of fifteen one-half hour lessons per semester is required in order to earn credit. Some instruction in beginning piano is given in a group situation meeting two or three periods per week.

with the class

Special considerations may allow a student to take double lessons in organ and piano courses. Permission for this privilege is granted by the instructor, adviser, and registrar under the guidelines for "credit hour load" on page 26 of this catalog. Additional Students Credit

fees will be required.

having completed toward


music concentration. grade point

Piano 2 or its equivalent will be granted

Others may elect keyboard

average of 2.000

or better

may take organ instruction.

for keyboard



in the

work if they have a cumulative

and the approval

of their adviser and the

music division chairman. Piano

1 and 1 credit

1 and 2. Piano

A course designedto help prepare the student for classroom keyboard responsibilities in Lutheran elementary schools. The student plays piano literature, scales, chords, accompaniments, and hymns. (Staff)


Piano Appropriate literature, scales, chords, accompaniments, hymns, and songs designed to improve the student's ability to manage elementary classroom music responsibilities. Prerequisite: Piano 2 or its equivalent. (Staff).


Piano Appropriate literature, hymns, and songs; further development of technical skills. Prerequisite: Piano 20 or its equivalent. (Staff)

Advanced instruction to increase technical skill and repertoire is offered the student continuing piano study beyond the level of Piano 21.


The organ curriculum seeks to prepare the Lutheran teacher to assist with the art of the organ in congregational worship. Individualized instruction is offered on three levels: Course One, Course Two, and Course Three. The student develops at his own pace. Successful completion of any course certifies the candidate as church organist with Course One, Two, or Three proficiency. 1 credit per semester

Course One

Organ fundamentals, sight reading, keyboard harmony, registration, Order of Holy Communion, hymns, and service music. Completion of Course One normally requires

5-7 credits. (Staff)



1 cred it per semester


Organ fundamentals and technical studies; sight reading; modulation and bridging; order of service in The Lutheran Hymnal; accompaniment, intonation, and transposition of hymns; se7~icemusic, choral a-nd solo accompaniments. Completion of Course Two normally requires 5-7 credits. (Staff)

1, 1.5, or 2 credits per semester

Course Three

Course Two plus increased practice hours, library research, and organ laboratory. Penetration into advanced literature and three of the following areas: keyboard harmony and improvisation, registration and organ design, orders of worship, hymn interpretation, practical literature, service playing. (Staff)

Division of Religion-Social


Theodore J. Hartwig, Chairman Professors Boerneke, Brick, Heckmann, Hoenecke, Huebner, Koelpin, Krueger, Levorson, Meihack, Olsen, Raddatz, and Wulff. Religion 1.

3 credits

The History of Israel

God's plan of salvation as presented in the historical books of the Old Testament. (Brick, Koelpin, Olsen)


3 credits

The New Testament History

The life and work of Christ and of the founding and growth of His Church through the work of the Holy Ghost. (Huebner, Krueger)


3 credits

Christian Doctrine I

A study of those truths which the Bible, as the divinely inspired source of doctrine, presentsconcerning the Author, the object, and the Mediator of salvation. (Brick, Krueger, Olsen, Raddatz)


New Testament Epistles

3 credits

Selected New Testament epistles, with emphasison thought and content. (Boerneke, Koelpin, Raddatz)


Christian Doctrine II

3 credits

The Scriptural truths concerning the blessing the Holy Ghost showers on believers, individually and collectively, in the presentation and appropriation of the gift of salvation. (Hoenecke, Olsen)


Lutheran Confessional Writings

3 credits

The origin, content, and significance of the con~ssions of the Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord (15801. Seniorstandinq required. (Hartwig, Koelpin)


Social Studies 1.

Western Civilization I

3 credits

The civilization of the Near East, Greece,and Rome to 31 B.C. with special attention to their relationships with the Hebrews. (Hartwig, Krueger, Raddatz)


Western Civilization II

3 credits

Developments in the Christian church and among the nations of western Europe from the birth of the Roman Empire to the sixteenth century. (Boerneke, Hartwig, Raddatz)


Europe in Modern Times

3 credits

An examination of the European world since the Reformation with emphasison the political, social, intellectual, and religious changes of these centuries. (Boerneke, Krueger, Wulff)


The American Scene to 1877

3 credits

An examination of the American way of life trOIT' its colonial foundations to the cementing of the Union after the Civil War. (Leverson. Meihack, Wulff)


Geography of the Americas

3 credits

The physical and cultural geography of the Western Hemisphere with special treatment of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Prerequisite: Science 28: Physical Geography. (Heckmann, Meihack)


Twentieth Century America

3 credits

Our country's role in the world affairs in this century, with sufficient attention given to domestic and foreign developments to make possible the clarification and elaboration of this theme, and with religious implications receiving special stress. (Leverson)

Social Studies Concentration Courses 51.

The Union in Crisis

;3 credits

The trials and triumphs of the Federal Union during the middle third of the 1800's with its problems of sectionalism, slavery, secession,civil war, and reconstruction. (Wulff)


American Government

3 credits

The development. form, and function of our American federal government. (Not offered in 1976-1977)


Geography of Monsoon Asia

3 credits

The physiographic and cultural features of China, Japan, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia, stressing the problems of population pressures,development of resources, and international relations. Prerequisite: Science 28: Physical Geography. (Heckmann)



3 credits

Geography of Africa

A study of both physiographic and cultural features of Africa to clarify the role of that continent in the world today and its potential for the future. Prerequisite: Science 28: Physical Geography. (Not offered in 1976:"":1977)


3 credits

The Age of Discovery

The forces, attitudes, and achievements associated with the civilization of the Renaissance'in Italy and the European voyagesof exploration in the era between 1300 and 1600. (Raddatz)


The Reformation

3 credits


An in-depth study of the Reformation. Examines at first hand the concerns and convictions of those who participated in the Reformation. (Koelpin)


3 credits

Modern Russia

An introduction to the history of Russia and the Soviet Union from the sixteenth century to the present. (Boerneke)



3 credits


The role of foreign relations in our country's history, especially in this century. ( Levorson)




3 credits


A penetrating view of Europe and its culture in a century of crisis.




3 credits

of Modern China

An introduction to the history of modern China, an ancient civilization but a provocative power in our complex twentieth century. (Olsen)



3 credits

in America

Lutheranism as it developed its various forms on American soil, with emphasis on the Synodical Conference and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. (Koelpin)



3 credits

of History

An investigation of the history of history, historical method, the historical approach, the Christian philosophy of history in contrast to other philosophies of history. Required of all students concentrating in social studies. Senior standing required. (Hartwig)




T he division of special services offers programs which supplement those of the regular school year. Among these are the summer school, the certification program offered in conjunction with the summer school, the correspondence study program, workshops and institutes. Guidelines for Synodical Certification (Revised and Adopted 1971) The Conference of Presidents of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod has adopted the following regulations as being applicable to all such who wish to be certified for teaching in the Lutheran schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod: Graduates of colleges other than Dr. Martin Luther College (OMLC) and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS) who wish to become certified but who do not qualify for a colloquy shall have the requisite academic training for a teacher in their field and shall earn a minimum of eighteen semester hours of credit as outlined below. 1.

Elementary teachers shall earn a. nine credits in the following prescribed courses: 1) Lutheran Confessional Writings 2) Principles of Christian Education 3) Teaching Religion b. nine credits: anyone course from each of the following three areas: ,) Old Testarnanr Studies a) Genesis b) The History of Israel c) Other courses which qualify under Old Testament studies 2) New Testament Studies a) The New Testament History b) New Testament Epistles c) The Life of Christ d) Other courses which qualify under New Testament studies 3) Christian Doctrine a) Christian Doctrine I b) Christian Doctrine II c) Other courses which qualify under Christian doctrine


Secondary, college, and seminary teachers shall earn a. six credits in the following prescribed courses: 1) Lutheran Confessional Writings 2) Principles of Christian Education b. nine credits: anyone course from each of the following areas: 1) Old Testament Studies a) Genesis b) The History of Israel c) Other courses which qualify under Old Testament studies 2) New Testament Studies a) The New Testament History b) New Testament Epistles


c) The Life of Christ d) Other courses which qualify 3) Christian Doctrine a) Christian Doctrine I b) Christian Doctrine II c) Other courses which qualify c.

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)


2. 3.


such as

Lutheranism in America The Reformation Era Comparative Religions Lutheran Worship Foundations and Interpretations of History Religious Perspectives in Modern Drama Other three-credit ccsrrses which qualify in this area




under Christian


The student may elect the additional required three credits from any one of the three areas listed above or from courses keynoting religious perspectives,

The certification

under New Testament

shall be open to those

who are in fellowship

with the Wisconsin

Synod and who are

graduates of colleges other than DMLC and WLS, and who are now teaching in schools of the Wisconsin Synod with a provisional call, graduates of colleges other than DMLC and WLS, and who have taught or are now teaching in public schools, and students enrolled in a secondary program of another college and who are interested in teaching in the secondary schools of the Synod.

Application for admission into the program may be made to the credits and admissions mittee of Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN 56073.

SUMMER SCHOOL CALENDAR, June June June July July July



Registration Opening service Second term registration Holiday break Classes in session Graduation and closing service

13. 14 . 30 5 10 16


Dr. Martin Luther College Summer School, a department of the division of special services, shares with the college its purpose oUraining ministers of religion as teachers for the Lutheran schools of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. In sharing in this aim, it offers a program which 1. provides opportunity for further study and professional education to persons already involved in the work of Christian education. 2. assists individuals teaching in Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod schools, both elementary and secondary, and those desirous of becoming teachers in those schools, in meeting the requirements for certification; and 3. assists students enrolled in the regular sessions to attain their goal.



for Enrollment

Applications for enrollment may be made to the director Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN 56073.

of special services,


New students are asked to file a transcript of credits with the registrar. This is particularly true if the student wishes to obtain a degree from Dr. Martin Luther College. All matters relating to credits and graduation are to be referred to the registrar. Program The maximum number of credits which summer session is six semester hours.

a student

A complete class schedule and a detailed description shops is available in the summer school bulletins. A.A.l.


can normally

earn during

of all courses


and work-

and Grants-in-Aid

Dr. Martin Luther College is again making application to the Aid Association for Lutherans for a grant to provide scholarships for teachers who have graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College five, ten, fifteen, twenty, or twenty-five years ago, and to provide travel assistance to teachers applying who live more than 250 miles from this campus. Additional the director of special services.


is available

from the office of

Costs The following schedule of fees shall be in effect for the 1976 session of the summer school. Same rates are pro-rated for the Advance Study Program. Registration fee . Room rental per week . "Fourteen-meal plan per week. "Dinner plan (five meals per week) Tuition

fees per semester

$ 5.00 10.00 20.00 12.50 17.50


Music lessons - five lessons ten lessons Instrumental rental for the session Instructional materials for reading workshop Instructional materials for media workshop Instructional materials for math workshop Tuition fee for each two-week workshop .

15.00 30.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 60.00



fee for each one-week



*No meals will be served in the college dining room on week-ends.


Norrnallv, ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS are expected to live on campus and participate in one of the two meal plans available as indicated above.

All checks should be made payable to D.M.L.C. Summer School.


Study Program

in the Christian


Dr. Martin Luther College offers the Advanced Study Program in the Christian Ministry for men and women of the Church to enlarge their service to the Lord and better equip themselves to meet the challenges of our changing times. Eligibility This program has been designed program of religious education. College, graduates of Wisconsin pleted a baccalaureate program tification.

for individuals who have completed an approved Such persons are graduates of Dr. Martin Luther Lutheran Seminary, and others who have comof education and have also earned synodical cer-

Course Requirements A minimum of eighteen semester hours of acceptable academic credit must be earned to complete the advanced study program. So that the student may pursue his interests in a manner which exposes him to as broad an experience as is possible, he will be asked to do his specialized study in three broad areas of course offerings: 1) Studies in the Scriptures, 2) Studies in Religious Thought and Life, and 3) Studies in Communicating the Gospel. Since this program focuses on the Christian ministry, a minimum of six semester hours of credit in the area of Studies in the Scriptures is required. A minimum of three semester hours of credit should be earned in each of the other two areas of study with freedom of election for the remaining six semester hours of credit. Dr. Martin Luther College hopes that the individual may be best served in this manner in his service to the Church. Program Availability The Advanced Study Program in the Christian Ministry will run concurrently with the regular summer session of Dr. Martin Luther College. It will be offered in two short terms over a space of two and one-half weeks per term. Students may enroll in either term or in both terms. Further information and course offerings for the 1976 program may be found in the summer school bulletin.





In an. effort to serve better the Church and more specifically the members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Dr. Martin Luther College has established a correspondence study program. This program is intended to provide opportunity for additional study for men and women to become better qualified as teachers in our Christian day schools and high schools or as lay leaders in our congregations. The courses presently available: ReI. 25C The Life of Christ ReI. 20C Christian Doctrine I ReI. 50C Christian Doctrine II

3 credits

3 credits 3 credits

Description Correspondence courses aid an individual in achieving an educational goal through home study under professional guidance. The correspondence courses offered by Dr. Martin Luther College are prepared and taught by regular memo bers of the faculty who usually teach the same courses on campus. The content, work requirement, and credit offered for courses in the correspondence program are equivalent to the same courses in the regular program of the college. Normally, a three-credit correspondence course is divided into 24 lessons, a mid-term, and a final exam ination. Eligibility

Enrollment in the correspondence course program for credit shall be open to all who would qualify for admission into regular and summer school sessions of Dr. Martin Luther College. Sunday school teachers and laymen are also encouraged to apply even if they are not interested in academic credit. Admission

Application for correspondence study may be made at any time. If the demand for correspondence courses available should exceed the manpower available, preference will be given to those who are working toward the synodical certification program for teachers. Cost

The fee for a three¡credit correspondence course is $60.00. student include textbooks, materials, and mailing expenses.

Other costs to the

Further Information

Complete information concerning the correspondence study program may be ob¡ tained by addressing your request to the director of special services.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION,JUNE 1975 Aaberg, Sarah A., St. Peter, Minnesota Achey, Howard W., New Ulm, Minnesota Adickes, Mark W., Lake Mills, Wisconsin Api t z , Connie L., New Ulm, Minnesota BaerjMar i lvn C., Milwaukie, Oregon Barenz, Susan A., Hartland, Wisconsin Barthel, Helen R., Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bauman, Ruth A" Tomah, Wisconsin Beatrice, Joseph So,Scottsdale, Arizona Beckmann, Kathleen L., Wabasha, Minnesota Berg, Mary E., Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bergquist, Linda K., Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Blumreich, Sandra L., Rhinelander, Wisconsin Brassow, Barbara C., Cudahy, Wisconsin Buegge, James, L., Milwaukee, Wisconsin Busse, Dennis G., Milwaukee, Wisconsin Callahan, Deborah A., St. Paul, Minnesota Christianson, Jan M., Tucson, Arizona Cosen, Jacqueline J., Fort Apache, Arizona Cox, Margie A" Tomah, Wisconsin Dast, JoAnn M., Pigeon, Michigan Dobberpuhl, Darrell E:, De Pere, Wisconsin Doersch, Janelle R., Cleveland, Wisconsin Ebeling, Richard M., Maribel, Wisconsin Ehlert"Nancy C., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Ferch, Sue L., Ashland, Kentucky Friebus, Lila L., Phillipsburg, Kansas Grandt, Gary L., Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Grebe, Karl E., Kaukauna, Wisconsin Greening, Terrance J., Milwaukee, Wisconsin Griep. Sharon L., Livonia, Michigan Guenther, Diana M., Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Haase, Michael R., Nor f o lk , Nebraska Habib, Mary A., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Hahn, Deborah R., McKinney, Texas Hanneman, Daryl B., Sanborn, Minnesota Hartwig, Carol M., New Ulm, Minnesota Hatton, Marion D., Monte Vista, Colorado Hauf, Juliane, St. Paul, Minnesota Hayes, Mary E., Ann Arbor, Michigan Heidenrich, Charlotte A., Carpinteria, California Heilshorn, Victoria K., Royal Oak, Michigan Hill, Janet K., Inkster, Michigan Hochmuth, Carl R., Santa Clara, California Hoffmann, Geoffrey L., South Milwaukee, Wisconsin Horvath, Janis R., Upland, California Huebner, Laura R" Rhinelander, Wisconsin Hunter, Thomas N., St. Paul Park, Minnesota Ihlenfeldt, Ann M., Saginaw, Michigan Julien, Lynnee A., Kent, Washington Kelley, Karyl J., Adrian, Michigan Kluenker, Ruth .L, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Koepsell, Jeffrey G., Paonia, Colorado Krause, Eugenia A" Milwaukee, Wisconsin Laabs, Connie J., New London, Wisconsin Ledermann, Terry L., Apple Valley, California Lincoln, Alice M., Glendale, Arizona Lindloff, Lyless E., St. Clair, Minnesota

Loeffler, Karen F., Caledonia, Minnesota Loewecke, Jari L., Long Beach, California Marquart, Mary E., Jenera, Oh io Martin, Shirley B., Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin Meyer, Nancy L., Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Morton, Anne Marie Sheppard, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Musser, Janis K., Elm Grove, Wisconsin Nass, Douglas H., Jefferson, Wisconsin Neumann, Vincent C., New Ulm, Minnesota Nicol, Nancy L., Stevensville, Michigan Olsen, Corinne M., Two Rivers, Wisconsin Paulmann, Anne K., Manitowoc, Wisconsin Persons, Shirley A., Appleton, Wisconsin Phillips, Bonnie J., St. Paul, Minnesota Plamann, Michael L., Appleton, Wisconsin Potratz, Robert C., Oshkosh, Wisconsin Priebe, Susan M., Saginaw, Michigan Ramstack, Joanna H., Dousman, Wisconsin Rosenthal, Lois K., West Bend, Wisconsin Rubbert, Mark A., St. Paul, Minnesota Schieber, Karen M., Mesa, Arizona Schmidt, Dawn M., Watertown, Wisconsin Schuetze, Katherine M., Mequon, Wisconsin Schultz, David E., Two Rivers, Wisconsin Schwall, Jay J., Bay City, Michigan Schwantz, Virginia A., Altura, Minnesota Schwartz, Joann I., Bay City, Michigan Serwe, Elizabeth E., Eitzen, Minnesota Sill, Ruth E., Benton Harbor, Michigan Steinbrenner, Clare V., Minneapolis, Minnesota Stogbauer, Sandra S., Big Bend, Wisconsin Strieter, Steven W., Bay City, Michigan Taggart, Mary L., Glendale, Arizona Tessmer, Gretchen R" Rogers, Minnesota Theisfeldt, Laura L., Richfield, Wisconsin Thumme, Lynn A., Elkton, Michigan Troge, Eric R., Appleton, Wisconsin Uher, Laurel F., Caledonia, Wisconsin Unke, Ruth I., Greenfield, Wisconsin Varnum, Joyce M., Davenport, Ibwa Wastrack, Judith M., Green Lake, Wisconsin Weitz, Patricia G., Oshkosh, Wisconsin Welke, Naomi C., Watertown, Wisconsin Werblow, Sherry L., Juneau, Wisconsin Wesenberg, John R., Oshkosh, Wisconsin Wilkes, Sandra ~., Watertown, Wisconsin Winkel, Jonathan W., Sparta, Wisconsin Wolff, Roger D., Rapid City, South Dakota Wolter, Sharon L., Franklin, Wisconsin Wooster, James K., Two Rivers, Wisconsin Wulf, Jana L., Costa Mesa, California Yindra, Dale R., Manitowoc, Wisconsin Zahn, Kenneth D., Wild Rose, Wisconsin Zastrow, Bonnie J., Watertown, Wisconsin Zelenak, Julianne M., St. Paul, Minnesota Zimmerman, Janice L., Stevensville, Michigan Zimmerman, Judith L., Stevensville, Michigan Zimpelmann, Candace E., Eagle River, Wisconsin

RECOMMENDED FOR SYNOD CERTIFICATION, JUNE 1975 Garren, Robert M., New Ulm, Minnesota

Scherzberg, A. Paul, New Ulm, Minnesota


SUMMER SCHOOL GRADUATES, JULY 1975 Cibulka, Karen J., LaCrosse, Wisconsin Geuder, Franck D., Saginaw, Michigan Leitz, Daniel K., Eaton Rapids, Michigan

Meier, Bruce W., Milwaukee, Wisconsin Richter, Mary E., New Ulm, Minnesota Uecker, Deborrah C., Toledo, Ohio

RECOMMENDED FOR SYNOD CERTIFICATION, JULY 1975 Boeck, John C., Nicollet, Minnesota Heinze. Keith E.. La Crescent, Minnesota Knueppel, Paul F., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

1976 MID-YEAR Breitkreutz, Orville W., Redwood Falls, Minnesota Diamond, Diane E., Livonia, Michigan Grasbv, James C., LaCrosse, Wisconsin Hamula, Sharon R., Colorado Springs, Colorado

GRADUATES Hougan, Joanne L., Stoughton, Wisconsin McBain, Randall D., Antioch, IH'TIois Nork, Wendy G., Prescott, Wisconsin Paul, Terry L., Fox Lake, Wisconsin Taylor, Kenneth D., Lake Mills, Wisconsin Ulrich, Catherine L., Russell, Kansas

IN ABSENTIA, JANUARY 1976 Goede, Ned H., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

RECOMMENDED FOR SYNOD CERTIFICATION, JANUARY 1976 Schutters, Edward E., Chicago, Illinois


Summer Session1975 Enrolled in regular courses Enrolled in Advanced Study Program Enrolled in workshops European Study Tour II


27 2 81

Women 58

10 50 34 152

Totals 101 19 77

36 233

Regular Sessions1975-1976 56 52 41 43 1 0

Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors Resident Synodical Certification Unclassified part-time Seniors part-time, Unclassified full-time

0 0



180 119 106 115 1 1 2 1 525

236 171 147 158 2 1 2 1 718

1976-1977 DMLC Catalog  
1976-1977 DMLC Catalog