Paula J. Carlson, vice president for mission at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., has been elected the 10th president of Luther College. 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. Carlson's appointment at Luther is effective July 1, 2014.
As I connect with you, 7.5 inches of snow is connecting with the 18 inches of snow already on the ground this morning in Eau Claire, Wis. Uff-dah! It is beautiful snow and we are Norsemen. We also appreciate the people who are shoveling our sidewalk outside our door early in the morning, since we are now in a homeowner association.