Oct 20, 2014

Verse Like Water: Poet Robert Hass

Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, in collaboration with The Crossing Arts Alliance, invites you to this literary event featuring former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass. The Brainerd campus is hosting this great American poet, translator, teacher, and prodigious advocate for world peace. The reading is at noon on October 29, and will be followed by a book signing and craft talk at 1:30 pm. Special thanks to Minneapolis poet, musician, and songwriter Brian Laidlaw who will perform at 11:00 am in the Chalberg Theater. 

Oct 13, 2014

Brainerd Woman Continues to Raise Funds for Late Husband’s Scholarship


In the fall of 2013, Faye Abrahamson helped establish a scholarship fund for her late husband, Pat Abrahamson, at Central Lakes College (CLC). On Thursday, October 2, Faye presented a check for $1,470 to Pam Thomsen, CLC director of research development and director of the CLC Foundation, for the “Patrick Abrahamson Scholarship Fund”. The scholarship is for students enrolled in the small engine or auto mechanic programs with preference given to veterans. Thomsen said Katherine Rettkowski is the second recipient of the scholarship to be used this fall. Pat Abrahamson was an instructor at CLC in small engine and auto mechanic programs for 32 years. He retired in 2002. 

Oct 8, 2014

Community Invited in "Charting the Future"


Central Lakes College and other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are engaged in a collaborative process called Charting the Future to develop specific actions to better serve our students and communities, strengthen our colleges and universities, and protect our unique character and autonomy. 

Charting the Future (CTF) implementation teams in the areas of Student Success, Diversity, Comprehensive Workplace Solutions and System Incentives & Rewards have spent the past several months researching and developing initial ideas that will better serve our students and communities across the state and strengthen our colleges and universities. 

CLC Costa Rica Travel Study


Early Enrollment Discount Fast Approaching

PURA VIDA! Join three CLC Instructors as they take you through beautiful Costa Rica. Learn about the land, the language and the people of this peaceful nation. If you enroll for this opportunity by October 15, 2014, you will receive a $200 discount. You need NOT be a CLC student to join.

Oct 3, 2014

CLC Science Faculty Engage Students with NASA Grant Funded Project


Central Lakes College instructors in Physics, Robotics, and Geoscience have been awarded a NASA grant to provide select students an opportunity to participate in a Quad-Copter competition. In this competition a team of 5 students will assemble, learn to fly, and modify a quad-copter. The project ends with a competition at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities in April. 

Sep 25, 2014

Student Success Day 2014

Featuring Guest:  Speaker C.L. Lindsay

The seventh annual Student Success Day at Central Lakes College was held on Wednesday, Sept. 24 on the Brainerd and Staples campuses. The day was dedicated to all CLC students' success, with informative and enriching activities including sessions on time management, college budgeting, stress management, career planning, procrastination, yoga,  memory improvement, and more.

Sep 23, 2014

Cultural Thursday: Hepokoski Experience in Chile


The speakers for this month are Bob Hepokoski and his wife Giselle, who will be taking the audience to South America and to share their experience of working with the Mapuche natives in present day Chile.  The second Cultural Thursday event of the 2014-15 season will be held on October 2. The hour-long presentation will be held at the Brainerd Campus in room E471 beginning at noon.