Jan 29, 2015

American Advertising Federation Awards Announced – CLC Students Display Talent

CLC students had a great showing at the 2015 American Advertising Awards held at the Paramount Theater in St. Cloud on January 24. 

CLC photo imaging students brought home 7 silver and 4 gold awards for their photography entries. Graphic design students grabbed 2 silver and 4 gold for their creative work. 

Jan 28, 2015

CLC Robotics Students are in High-Demand

Jeff Keyes, Arnie Anderson and Barry Norenberg from Bosch Packaging recently came to the Central Lakes College (CLC) Staples campus to give a presentation to students of the robotics program and to interview the second year students. Bosch needs to fill multiple positions and internships in their Shell Lake and New Richmond locations. 

Jan 26, 2015

CLC Cultural Thursday: Mysteries of the Anasazi

The next Cultural Thursday event will be held on February 5 at Central Lakes College. Sociologist Gary Payne will display images captured on photo safaris to the southwestern territories of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, which had been the homeland of the Anasazi, several closely related American Indian cultures. Payne will demonstrate how life was possible in the scorching heat of desert summers and icy cold high altitude winters common in this region. The history, geology, wildlife, vegetation, and artifacts in the area will be discussed in regard to how they affected Anasazi shelters, hunting, art and diet. 

“Mysteries of the Anasazi” will be presented at noon with an encore presentation scheduled for 7 pm. Both presentations will be held in the lecture lab E354 at the Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo Caption: Local father and son photographic team Gary and Sayer Payne pause beneath a gigantic arch that remains after 60 million years of erosion at Utah's Dead Horse Point State Park.

Jan 14, 2015

CLC Announces Fall Honors List


Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2014 fall semester honors list. 


The President’s List includes 249 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled 
for at least 12 credits. 
The Dean’s List includes 263 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74.

Dec 8, 2014

Merry Tuba Christmas a "Booming" Success


The CLC Music Department sponsored its annual "Merry Tuba Christmas" on Saturday, December 6 at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd. The low brass ensemble was directed by Steve Anderson, CLC Instrumental Music Instructor.

Merry Tuba Christmas is a low brass player tradition going back to 1971 when it started in honor of Bill Bell, one of the greatest tuba players and teachers. Low Brass Players gather in groups ranging in size from a few to several hundred all over the United States each Christmas to celebrate the season and the art of low brass playing. 


Military Advanced Education Selected CLC as a Top School


Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Central Lakes College the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com. 

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform. 

New Scholarship Fund Created to Support CLC Students

Clareen Eklund created the endowed Lester and Clareen Eklund Scholarship Fund with the Central Lakes College Foundation in memory of her husband. 

Lester and Clareen Eklund retired to the Brainerd area to enjoy the outdoors - hunting, fishing, and traveling. Lester passed away in 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Lester received his education at the Dunwoody Institute as a non-traditional student after serving in the Navy for 2 years during World War II. Lester started his career with the State of Minnesota Natural Resources in International Falls, MN and retired from the City of Minneapolis as a heavy equipment mechanic. Clareen worked in accounting for various agencies until retiring to the Brainerd area.