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Waldorf College

Established 1903
Type: Private
President: Dr. Richard Hanson
Students: 650
Location: Forest City, Iowa, USA
Colors: Purple and Gold
Nickname: Warriors
Affiliations: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Website: http://www.waldorf.edu/

Waldorf College is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in Forest City, Iowa. Among other benefactors, Waldorf has been the recipient of many large donations from the John K. Hanson family, founders of recreation vehicle-maker Winnebago Industries, also located in Forest City. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... Forest City is a city in Hancock and Winnebago Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa, and the county seat of Winnebago County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Largest metro area Des Moines metropolitan area Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Forest City is a city in Hancock and Winnebago Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa, and the county seat of Winnebago County. ... Winnebago Industries Inc. ...


Rooted in the Norwegian Lutheran tradition, Pastor C. S. Salveson founded Waldorf in 1903. Waldorf existed as a junior college for most of its history, but expanded to offer accelerated bachelors degree programs in select programs in the 1990s. By 2003, the college switched its emphasis to a four year baccalaureate curriculum, including its athletic programs, which moved from junior college to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics competition status. The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...


A new library was dedicated in 2005 and other major changes for the campus, including a new wellness center and a Center for Faith and Reason are in the early development stages. The college is also home of a music program, whose Waldorf Choir is recognized as one of the oldest a cappella choirs in the United States. Waldorf College is known nationally for the strength of their communication's program. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Alumni include Brad Anderson, CEO of Best Buy, who received his A.A. from Waldorf College in 1969. In 2003, Anderson gave the college 5.5 million dollars, its largest ever one-time financial gift. Other distinguished alumni include Winnebago Industries founder John K. Hanson; Irving "Bud" Alne, former Lockheed executive; and Dennis N. Highby, CEO of Cabela's. Brad Anderson is the current CEO and Vice Chairman of Best Buy. ... For the defunct chain of catalog showrooms, see Best Products. ... Winnebago Industries Inc. ... Lockheed redirects here. ... Cabelas (NYSE: CAB) is a Sidney, Nebraska-based direct marketer and specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. ...


External links

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  • Distinguished Alumni
  • Recent Alumni Honored for Service
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Waldorf College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (275 words)
Waldorf College is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, located in Forest City, Iowa.
Waldorf existed as a junior college for most of its history, but expanded to offer accelerated bachelors degree programs in select programs in the 1990s.
The college is also home of a vibrant music program, whose Waldorf Choir is recognized as one of the oldest a cappella choirs in the United States.
Waldorf Education, Rudolf Steiner College (1253 words)
Waldorf schools provide a program that not only fosters conventional forms of academic achievement, but also puts a premium on the development of imagination and the refinement of the sensibilities.
Waldorf education nurtures the intellectual, psychological and spiritual unfolding of the child.
In the Waldorf schools, for example, the goal is the education of the whole human being by paying attention to the needs of the human spirit.
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