May 5, 2015

14 tutors receive certification

The Central Lakes College Learning Commons certified 14 of its tutors Monday at the Brainerd campus.
The college is certified as an International Tutor Training Program through College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). In order for the tutors to receive their Level 1 certification, they must participate in 10 hours of training and complete 25 hours of tutoring. 
Training includes one hour each of: Orientation, working with students with disabilities, reading strategies to help college students, ethics, professionalism and sexual harassment training. Students must also complete a two-hour session on “Tutoring Strategies” and “Dos and Don'ts of Tutoring,” followed by four hours of professional development, which included stress management, test anxiety, study skills and time management. 

May 1, 2015

Early Middle College approved for CLC, Freshwater Education District

The Minnesota Department of Education recently approved the Central Lakes College and Freshwater Education District jointed application to establish an Early Middle College.
The program works with junior and senior alternative education center students to earn college credits while in high school.
“It’s an opportunity for students who are at risk of not graduating with their peers to have an opportunity to experience PSEO with more additional support than a typical PSEO student would have,” said Jana Timm, ALC specialist for the Freshwater Education District.
The early middle college, which is formally called the Freshwater Education District Gateway to College, will be located primarily at the CLC Staples campus. Students can apply now and classes will start in the fall semester.

CLC's Corey Hins
 receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Central Lakes College Systems Administrator Corey Hins
 won second place for outstanding achievement at the All MnSCU IT conference April 27-29 at Cragun’s Resort.
Projects by IT personnel were first submitted by CIOs and supervisors, then voted on by the same group to choose three winners, individuals or groups.
Hins participated in a group that is planning and architecting an Office 365 Tenant deployment to service all of MnSCU students, staff and faculty. This would allow students to maintain one account for email and OneDrive storage, no matter what MNSCU college or colleges they are attending. This project was chosen as the second place winner.
This marks the second time Hins received an Outstanding Achievement Award. The first was in 2013, where he received second place for a Virtual Desktop project in collaboration with the Brainerd School District.

Have any unwanted books or textbooks?

Those big, empty green and orange boxes sitting around campus could use some filling.
Bring in your unwanted and used books and textbooks and pile them inside. It's an effort of CLC's Phi Theta Kappa Club, which is hosting a Better World Book drive this spring.
The Better World Book Drive is an event where we as a campus donate books in support of non-profit literacy programs (Books for Africa, Room To Read, Worldfund, and the National Center for Families Learning). 
So the Phi Theta Kappa Club is asking students, faculty and staff to consider donating their unwanted books and textbooks. Just drop them in the big, colorful boxes. It's that easy!
In the week after finals, the club will then ship them off to the Better World Book organization for redistribution. 
Learn more about the effort here:

Music Department holding Spring concert

The Central Lakes College Music Department will present it's Spring concert “Broadway, Brooklyn and Bayou, An American Ethnic Landscape” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 in the Chalberg Theater, on the CLC Brainerd campus. 
The Jazz Band will perform music from Dizzy Gillespie to Chuck Mangione to local musical icon, Russ Carlyle. 
The Community Concert Band has a varied program with music from Broadway, 20th Century Art, a Jewish celebration, a Mexican march and a new tune from a former band member, Jeff Liebsch. 
Admission is $5 at the door, but CLC students and children 12 and under get in free.
There are no reserved seats and no advanced ticket sales. 
For more information, call Steve Anderson at 218-831-3652.

Apr 30, 2015

CLC puts robots, welders in hands of high schoolers

Area high schoolers got their hands on robots for the first time, thanks to Central Lakes College.
The CLC Manufacturing Programs participated in a college fair and career exploration event at Technical High School in St. Cloud this week. 
Students in grades 8-11th from both high schools, Apollo and Tech, learned about careers in manufacturing while visiting the CLC booth. 
Robbie Lange, Robotics instructor, helped students operate a robot, while explaining how robots are used in industry. He also detailed how they themselves could get training to work in robotics and automation. 

Apr 29, 2015

Student Award Day pulls in plenty of winners

Students and staff at both the Staples and Brainerd campuses were honored this week at our Student Awards Day.
Student employee of the year: Brent Sterriker
Senate member of the year: Alex Began
Male student of the year: Josh Guyse
Female student of the year: Natalie Berens
Club of the year: Diesel Club
Outstanding advisor: Michael Sams
Outstanding faculty of the year: Sandy Porter
Outstanding Staff of the year: Gayle Wonders
CLC Department of the year: Photography Department
Administrator of the year: Kari Christiansen