Couple Shares Waldorf Legacy of Learning
Feb12

Couple Shares Waldorf Legacy of Learning

James Williams, of Nora Springs, Iowa, recently revisited the Waldorf College campus with his family for an open house event. Williams, who graduated from Waldorf in 1995 with an associate in arts degree in secondary education, recalled some memories of the school. “Where the library is at now used to be the art building where I took a sculpture class,” James said. “I enjoyed showing my family around and reliving some of my good...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Alma Mater!
Jan09

Happy 100th Birthday, Alma Mater!

Its doubtful students Marie Malmin, John R. Amundson, and Carl Granskou could have imagined the impact their lyrics would have on generations of Waldorf students, faculty and staff when they took on the task of writing the school song in 1915. Indeed, these three students, along with Alice Heiberg who wrote the music, hit a home run with the Waldorf College Alma Mater as it has remained unchanged for 100 years! It has been sung...

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Christmas Memories at Waldorf
Dec10

Christmas Memories at Waldorf

For nearly a century, the wafting smell of lutefisk (Norwegian fish) has signified the arrival of the much-anticipated annual Christmas dinner enjoyed by Waldorf guests, faculty, staff and students alike. In the early years, the feast consisting of fish, Swedish meatballs, boiled potatoes, lefse, peas, kringla and more was held in Waldorf’s original dining room located in the basement of Salveson Hall. In the 6os, the dinner moved to...

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Waldorf Takes Over San Diego
Dec09

Waldorf Takes Over San Diego

Waldorf alumni from Southern California gathered at Mission Bay Park in San Diego for lunch, good conversation, updates on the College and fun! The picnic was held in conjunction with a Columbia Southern University (CSU) alumni / student event.  Alumni director Rita Gilbertson ¹79 and her husband Mark Gilbertson ¹79, assistant director of financial aid ­online, attended from the Waldorf campus. Questions were answered regarding the...

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Founder’s Day 2014
Oct13

Founder’s Day 2014

By Rita Gilbertson, Waldorf College Alumni Director Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa began its life as a luxurious hotel built in 1901 to accommodate the many salesmen and other visitors who traveled to the county seat via the railroad. It was built for a costly $69,000, and was not able to make ends meet due to the competition of a second new, opulent hotel, The Summit, located across town. Therefore, it closed its doors after...

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What to Watch | Fall Convocation
Oct13

What to Watch | Fall Convocation

What to Watch This Week: Fall Convocation Speaker, Kent Stock,– “How Do You Want To Be Remembered?” Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 PM CST Stream Kent’s Speech Waldorf Volleyball vs. Mayville State University Thursday, October 16, 7 PM CST Stream the Game in Real Time Waldorf Volleyball vs. Mount Mercy University Friday, October 17, 3 PM CST Stream the Game in Real Time Waldorf Volleyball vs. Stephens College Friday,...

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