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Luther College names Paula J. Carlson as 10th president


Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Education

DECORAH, Iowa – Paula J. Carlson, vice president for mission at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., has been elected the 10th president of Luther College, the college’s Board of Regents announced today.

A scholar of medieval literature and modern American literature, Carlson was formerly vice president and liaison to the St. Olaf Board of Regents and, at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, director of the Wendt Center for Character Education and associate dean for academic affairs.

"After an engaged search process including key representation from our board of regents, faculty, staff and students, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carlson as our 10th president. Dr. Carlson's broad experience in liberal arts and strategic leadership will be key in continuing the mission of Luther College," said Paul Torgerson, chairperson of Luther's Board of Regents and co-chair of the presidential search committee.

Regents vice-chairperson Sandy Lee, who with Paul Torgerson led the search committee, said, "We want to thank the search committee for their efforts to develop an effective recruiting process that enabled us to bring the right leader for our future."

Carlson's appointment at Luther is effective July 1, 2014. She succeeds David Tiede, Ph.D., who has served as interim president of the college since Luther's ninth president, Richard L. Torgerson, ended his term of service on June 30, 2013.

"I am deeply honored to become Luther's next president. I look forward to working with students, faculty, staff, regents and the wider Luther community to continue building Luther's strengths as an excellent, vibrant and thriving liberal arts, residential college of the church." Carlson said.

Carlson brings to Luther great depth in academic leadership skills and experience. A 1976 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Olaf, she holds a Master of Arts degree, a Master of Philosophy degree, and a doctorate in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. As vice president for mission at St. Olaf, she leads initiatives related to students' discernment of their vocations, to staff and faculty fulfilling their vocations at the college; and to St. Olaf's identity as a college of the church.

Prior to joining St. Olaf, Carlson led the development of the Wendt Character Initiative at the University of Dubuque. The initiative includes interdisciplinary programs in ethics and character for .....
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at maintaining facilities

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Superintendent Richard Keith presented the school board with some of the facility projects that need to be done in the next few years. “We have two great facilities,” he said. “We want to maintain and improve them the best ..... 
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College News 3.3.14

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Dean’s List/Honors •University of Wisconsin - Platteville: Derek Johnson of Spring Grove. •University of Dubuque: Victoria Woltz of Wykoff. •University of Minnesota Morris: Lisa Early of Wykoff. •Bethel University: Samatha Stocker of Pe ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Middle School - Quarter 2 Honor Roll

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

A Honor Roll 8th Grade—Benjamin Ansell, Nicole Blagsvedt, Mackenzie Eide, Michael Ekern, Oliva Hoff, Anna Kjos, Gabriel Mierau, Matthew Strapp 7th Grade—Cora Bauer, Kaitlyn Bieberdorf, Chloe Bunke, Chealsy Eide, Isabelle Gile, Kjersta Hinz, Peyt ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Long-term superintendent plan develops in Houston

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on February 18. The discussion was primarily centered around the search for a new superintendent. The question on school board members’ minds was whether they wanted to pursue hiring a new superintendent imm ..... 
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