When Carolyn Enstad's parents dropped her off at Waldorf College in the fall of 1969,they noticed a lot of men would be living in her dorm.
"There was more men in that dorm then in my high school class," Enstad said.
Her parents were worried but Enstad wasn't.
"I told them 'mom and dad, I'm going to love it here,'" Enstad said.
She did love it, along with other friends from her class of 1971 that returned for homecoming on the Forest City campus this past weekend.
Wilkins, an assistant professor of creative writing at Waldorf, will hold a reading of his newly published collection of poetry, "Killing the Murnion Dogs" at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at in the Salveson Ballroom.
"For a poet, getting that first book is like getting the keys to the car," Wilkins said.
Waldorf College's homecoming, "The Faces of Waldorf" hopes to include faces from the community as well as the college
Homecoming weekend is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25.
The event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at locations across campus. Registration is 9 to 9:15 a.m. in the Atrium, located between Salveson and Thorson halls. The monthly Open House events are the best way for students to experience Waldorf College.
Local college students are learning how one young American ventured out and decided to work his way out of poverty with just 25 dollars to his name.
Adam Shepard, author of "Scratch Beginnings," spoke at Waldorf College on Wednesday. His book chronicles a social experiment he organized for himself.
Being mindful of Waldorf College's mission has resulted in national recognition for the school's wellness major program. Kristi Leonard, a professor in the program, said the school's program is one of the few in the nation that is a combination of exercise science and health.
The school was recently presented with the National Wellness Institute's Distinguished Academic Program Award.
Waldorf College athletes will have some fancy new digs this sports season, as the new Denny Jerome Center nears construction completion.
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