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Former M.Div. student Frank Forde’s remains were discovered during J-Term.
The cause of death was starvation aer falling through the cracks of Northwestern.
Forde would have graduated in 1994 and will be given an honorary degree at the2010 May commencement, as well as receive a post-mortem ordination. A Service of
Remembrance for this former student will be held in the Northwestern Chapel. The
family asks for memorials to be sent to Luther Seminary, which will commission alife-size painting of Frank Forde. The painting will be hung between Rogness andTiede.
Bold move announced with newlyrevised strategic plan.
Earlier this week, President Bliese announced the specics
of a revised strategic plan formally adopted by the board of
directors at their February 5th meeting. Eective fall 2010,Luther will be purging the campus of excess, specically the
student body. The elimination of students from the campus
is expected to free up considerable faculty and sta for
“mission-directed” activities.“This was a purely mission-strategic decision,” claimedChair of Finance & Administration Bob Torkelson, in hisannouncement. “Any additional cost-savings will be anunexpected yet welcome missional outcome.”For several years, the board has conducted its meetings attimes when no classes are in session and students are rarely
found on campus. “We saw rst-hand how well things run
around here without the students present,” said Paul Dovre, board chair, “and as a former educator, I can easily see thatthis was a mission-logical move for the organization tomake.” Dovre is the former president of Concordia Collegein Moorhead, Minn., a Lutheran college that still operatesunder an antiquated, student-based model.Also under consideration at this time is a redesign of therecently unveiled seminary slogan. In light of the announcedstudent downsizing, the board is considering the adoptionof “Luther Seminary: Removed By The Promise” as more
ing catchphrase. At their meeting, the board of directorscommied to a feasibility study to determine the mission-
mindedness of the proposed slogan, the cost of which is notexpected to exceed $130,000.On a related note Team Captain, Mark Throntveit was
seen congratulating other members of the faculty soballteam on their sure (and long overdue) victory in the spring2011 Faculty/Student Soball game.
MISSIONAL INITIATIVEELIMINATES STUDENTS
Dear Friends: A prosperous new year and decade toyou!
Since I rst advertised the new
section in the book store, I have been overwhelmedby your response. I know this is Luther Seminary but Iwas unaware of the underground aspect of
here on campus. Don’t worry – I won’t revealyour book suggestions or your identity to professors, theadministration, or your candidacy committees. Thank youfor helping this section of the book store grow in prosperity.It is slowing edging out the “faculty book” section and hascompletely edged out the worship resource section (allworship-material-related sales are now by reservationonly).There has been a considerable increase in book salessince the creation of the
section. Inorder to compete with other big players in the Twin Cities(TCF Bank Stadium, Mall of America Field and TargetField), we’ve decided corporate sponsorship is the wayto appropriately represent the new direction of the bookstore.What will be the new name of this ever-growing sectionof the bookstore? Now there is just one more reason toattend the annual spring variety show and silent auction!Bid on the sponsorship of the prosperity section; rights willgo to the highest bidder. Please, no submissions outsideof the silent auction - we don’t want the mailroom or theIT folks to see who is bidding as they may “accidentallylose” your bid in cyberspace or in the deep recesses of the mailroom.Again, thanks for making this new section of the storegrow and prosper as is my wish for you in 2010. Bid onthe sponsorship for the
section or any other section.
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