Jan 31, 2011

'Drowsy Chaperone'

Central Lakes College Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone,” an award-winning musical, in John Chalberg Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-26 and March 2, 3, and 5 and 2 p.m. March 6. It has been called the funniest musical of the 21st century. Playing the Broadway star Janet Van DeGraaff is Jessica Huppler, Onamia. Nicholas Brutscher, Brainerd, is her good-looking but not so smart fiancĂ©, Robert Martin. Jeffrey Wuollet, Staples, portrays the best man and also the wedding planner George, who remembers all the wedding details except the preacher. Janet’s frustrated producer and his no-talent girlfriend are played by Marc Oliphant, Brainerd, and DeGeest. David Wilson, Brainerd, is the comic Latin-lover, and Kriss Ross, Brainerd, is the tipsy Drowsy Chaperone. Thomas Vasecka, Brainerd, is Man in Chair. Stephanie White, Brainerd, drops in from the sky as Trix the aviatrix. Justin Jordan and Ralph Knowlton, both of Brainerd, are gangsters posing as pastry chefs. Hostess for the wedding is the rich and forgetful dowager, Mrs.Tottendale, played by Barb McColgan, Brainerd. Her ever-faithful but put-upon butler, Underling, is portrayed by Kevin Yeager, Baxter. The three tap dancing Mary sisters are played by Lizzy Buscher and Kim Huether, both of Brainerd, and Dacia Schulz, Pine River. For tickets call the theatre box office at 218-855-8199 or order on line at www.clctickets.com

Ag & Energy Expo

The Staples campus of Central Lakes College will host the first Ag & Energy Expo on Friday, Feb. 18, a free event that features a farmer-professor as keynote speaker. Randall Reeder of Ohio State University, who has been involved in agriculture his entire life, will discuss soil management, food/agricultural and biological engineering, water quality, and other current topics regarding trends in agriculture. The day-long event that includes a light breakfast when the show starts at 9:30 a.m. and roast beef lunch is co-sponsored by CLC and Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank of Wadena, Staples, and Long Prairie. Potential registrants and exhibitors may contact Julia Palmer at (218) 639-7615 by Feb. 15. Break-out sessions will address energy crop opportunities and developments at the CLC Agriculture and Energy Center near Staples. College representatives who will be participating include Robert Schafer, Del Lecy, Bob Rick, Keith Olander, and Nathan Converse.

Basketball vs. M State

Men's team is 22-0
On Jan. 29 in the Brainerd campus gym, Nick Grewe finished with 15 points and nine rebounds as the NJCAA Division III third-ranked Central Lakes College Raiders outlasted 10th-ranked Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 74-61, to stay unbeaten. The Raiders are 7-0 in the Southern Division, 22-0 overall. CLC led by six with 11 minutes left. Nick, a Bertha-Hewitt graduate, scored seven points in the next nine minutes, and Maurice Hernandez came up with 10 of his 12 as the Raiders prevailed. With Grewe and Hernandez stepping up, the Raiders overcame a scrappy defense played by the visitors. CLC's season scoring leader, Marcus Ayala, managed 11 points, three assists, and gave stability with just two turnovers in 30 minutes of play. Nash Faulk added three steals and four assists, plus a key blocked shot and three-pointer late. Next: at Rochester Wed., Feb. 2 and home Sat., Feb. 5 vs. Ridgewater, 3 p.m.

Women snap losing streak
Despite shooting 32 percent, the CLC women snapped their 11-game losing skid on Jan. 29 behind Stephanie Neugebauer's 29 points in a 74-64 win over M State. The Raiders earned their first victory in the Southern Division. Nikki Pearson added 14 points. The winners made 23 of 30 from the line (77 percent) in one of their best efforts this season. CLC is now 8-14 overall. Next: at Rochester Wed., Feb. 2 and home Sat., Feb. 5 vs. Ridgewater, 1 p.m.

Jan 27, 2011

Picciano elected

Betsy Picciano, director of secondary relations at Central Lakes College, has been elected president of the Minnesota Association of Developmental Education and will assume her leadership duties in 2012. MNADE is the state affiliate of a national organization dedicated to helping learners at all levels of preparedness realize their full academic potential. The purpose of MNADE is to promote the effective practice of post-secondary developmental education. This is done by helping underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance, and advanced students excel. Picciano, who has been a member of the organization since 1995, was named president-elect at the annual fall conference in Grand Rapids. She has served on the MNADE board of directors and been a presenter at conferences sponsored by the organization. The purpose of MNADE is to promote the effective practice of post-secondary developmental education. It is affiliated with the National Association for Developmental Education. The organization has connections to the College Reading and Learning Association and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Picciano will attend NADE’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Feb. 22-26, where the focus will be on educational, social, economic, and civic enrichment which developmental education contributes to the lives of students and toward the strength of our nation.

Nursing students' extra effort

Members of the AD Nursing Club at Central Lakes College recently participated in two voluntary training activities. On Jan. 15 a total of 35 students signed up for a Saturday of disaster training from the American Red Cross with trainer Janice Springer of the St. Cloud office in the Lecture Hall on the Brainerd campus. On Jan. 20 several students were trained through MN Responds and Crow Wing County Public Health region manager Kari Springer in a course offered at CLC. "I am very pleased with the professional participation of the club related to service learning and continuing education efforts, such as this training," said Darci Goeden, club adviser. "We must be life-long learners in the nursing profession in order to provide the highest quality of care to clients, families, and communities." Among the club members tackling problems in disaster scenarios were Shelly Herron (left), Deerwood, and Brianna Tramm, Mora.

Meet Raz - CLC mascot

The Student Senate at Central Lakes College has announced the arrival of a Central Lakes College mascot. Raz the Raider is the new symbol of student spirit, prepared to rally support for athletic teams and any other occasion suited to exemplifying all things Raider. The Student Senate reports that the student submitting the winning name from 182 submissions was Elizabeth Trenkenschuh of Pequot Lakes, who wins $15. Look for Raz courtside at the remaining CLC basketball games this season, and as a bonus on Feb. 12 and 19, watch for the CLC Raiderettes Dance Team, a group of more than a dozen students who have worked up some choreographed maneuvers as halftime entertainment at the men's contests.

Brain Busters

Fifteen Central Lakes College Spanish Club students participated in the American Association of University Women - Brainerd branch's fourth annual Brain Buster Jan. 22 at Northland Arboretum. The trivia event raised approximately $900 for the Central Lakes College Scholarship fund. Fourteen teams competed, answering questions posed by Dan Hegstad and Rollin Buck, emcee and referee respectively. Colleen LeBlanc, chair of the event, said they were especially pleased with the age mix of people who played this year. AAUW sponsors two scholarships of $600 each year. One of the scholarships is designated for a second year non-traditional student. Pictured: Team members Abra Fisk (left), CLC Spanish Club president; George Fruth, MESA participant-10+ years and CLC alum; and Jamy Olson, CLC Spanish alum, Latino Festival committee member and 10 years attendee of MESA.

Ice Fishing Extravaganza

International students attending Central Lakes College toured the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on a well-frozen Gull Lake Sat., Jan. 22, where they met Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on the ice for a cold winter photo opp and a warming-up huddle with State Rep. John Ward, Dayton's escort for the first-ever visit by a state Governor to the popular event. About 10,000 people attend it most years, boosting the local tourism economy for at least a day around Hole-In-The-Day Bay. Most of the international students at CLC have never experienced a cold winter but they warmed up with plenty of assisting duties and accompanying fun activities. As members of the International Club, they are planning the second annual Celebration of Nations at CLC for the spring. Hosts for the students anticipate boating with them on thawed waters to maximize the seasonal wonder of northland experience.

New Upward Bound adviser

Josh Zaborowski of St. Cloud is a new TRiO Upward Bound adviser at Central Lakes College. He is a recent Bemidji State University graduate in psychology. Josh was a lead tutor mentor for three years in the Upward Bound program, implementing policies dealing with high school students as well as conducting one-on-one meetings with those students. Josh has worked as a residence hall adviser as well as a resident assistant at BSU. During the summer he supervised seven tutors/mentors and directly oversaw six high school students as part of the Upward Bound program, conducting daily staff meetings and facilitating evening activities for up to 100 students.

CLC basketball

Men win 21st
Marcus Ayala scored 20 points as the third -ranked NJCAA Division III Central Lakes College Raiders downed another Southern Division opponent, defeating Minnesota West, 85-59, Wed., Jan. 26 at Worthington to make it 21-0 on the year. Kwamaine Johnson added 11 and Nick Grewe 10. The Raiders got the win despite shooting just 58 percent at the free-throw line. Next: Sat., Jan. 29 at CLC vs. 10th-ranked Minnesota State Community and Technical College, aka M State (Fergus Falls), which CLC edged, 73-72, Jan. 5 at Fergus Falls. The Spartans blasted Riverland at Austin Jan. 26, 106-69, to improve to 17-4 on the year and set up a very big showdown this Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Brainerd vs. the Raiders.

Women lose 11th straight
The Minnesota West Bluejays, ranked ninth in the NJCAA Division III poll with a 17-3 record, shot out to a 40-28 halftime lead and coasted to a 77-53 win over CLC, which lost its 11th straight. The last win for the Raiders was Dec. 7 over Hibbing. Stephanie Neugebauer scored 16 points and Katie Hochsprung 12 for the 7-14 Raiders. The bright spot: CLC hit 13 of 17 free throws (76 percent). Stephanie is third in Southern Division scoring with a 15.8 points-per-game average.

Jan 24, 2011

SBDC donations

The Small Business Development Center at Central Lakes College reports five donations to assist the SBDC in its service to the 11-county region. The donations include $250 from Lakewood Bank, Nisswa; $1,000 from Wells Fargo, Minneapolis; $250 from Frandsen Bank and Trust, Lonsdale; $500 from Bremer Bank, Brainerd; and $250 from Riverwood Bank, Baxter. The mission of the Central Lakes College Small Business Development Center is to improve economic growth in Minnesota by providing assistance to small businesses in order to increase the number of new business start-ups, expand existing small businesses, and reduce the number of small business failures. Counties served are Aitkin, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison (northern half), Pine, Todd, and Wadena. Information is available at www.clcmn.edu/smallbusiness or by calling (218) 855-8142.

Women lose

HIBBING - The Central Lakes College Raiders dropped their eighth straight with Saturday's 86-58 loss to the Hibbing Cardinals. CLC's last win came Dec. 7 during a 66-55 win over Hibbing. The Raiders move to 7-12 and will face Minnesota West at Worthington Wed., Jan. 26 in a Southern Division game.

Dental Assisting events scheduled

Central Lakes College Dental Assisting students will collaborate with area dental offices to provide free check-ups for children at the annual Give Kids a Smile Day in early February. For ages 3-18 the free service is provided on Feb. 3 and 4 in the dental clinic on the Brainerd campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Staples for ages 4-16, it is available Feb. 4 only, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the office of Dr. John Gorton. Appointments may be made for either site by calling (218) 855-8106 or toll-free 800-933-0346, ext. 8106.

Business law seminar

Central Lakes College and five partners will co-host “Law and Leadership in Business” on Thursday, Feb. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Lodge, 6967 Lake Forest Road, Brainerd. The CLC Business and Industry Center, Small Business Development Center, Lakes Area Human Resource Association, chambers of commerce from Brainerd and Little Falls, and Department of Employment and Economic Development are sponsors of the event for business and community organizations. The workshop features six experts who have worked in professions associated with manufacturing, medical, legal firms, city/county/regional government, school districts, college/universities, and social service agencies. Topics include hiring new employees and changes in employee benefits, guiding and developing your employees, responding to discrimination and harassment complaints, and being the effective leader with the “art of influence.” The seminar fee is $65, including breakfast (7:30-8 a.m.) and lunch (noon-1 p.m.) and 6.5 human resource credit hours. For information and registration by Feb. 17, contact Kristi Westbrock at (218) 454-1105 or email kristi@connectctc.com

Jan 20, 2011

'God's Country' auditions

Central Lakes College Theatre invites auditioners for "God's Country," a docu-drama by Steven Dietz, which will be staged in late April. Auditions will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31 in the Bob Dryden Theatre at CLC, Brainerd. "God's Country" is about the modern white supremacist movement in America. Dietz based the play on true events - the death of radio talk-show host Allen Berg. "We're Looking for 10 or more actors (men and women) to be part of an ensemble cast and play several characters," said Director Patrick Spradlin. All characters are aged 18-years and up except for one 12-year-old boy role. Auditions are open to both college students and community members. The production will perform April 14-23, 2011. Rehearsals begin based on cast availability. For more information, contact Patrick at pspradlin@clcmn.edu or (218)855-8255.

Basketball at Anoka-Ramsey

Men: Win No. 20
The Central Lakes College men's basketball team rang up win No. 20 on Jan. 19, escaping Anoka-Ramsey in overtime, 86-83, in Anoka. Nash Faulk scored 23 (averaging 16) in the wake of the Rams' MCAC scoring leader, Trey Scott (29), who is averaging 22. Maurice Hernandez added 16, Marcus Ayala 15, and Kwamaine Johnson 10. The teams were tied at 74 when regulation time ran out. Free throws down the stretch were a big help for the third-ranked Raiders, who made 15 of 24 (63 percent) for the game. CLC shot 39 percent from the floor (30-76), while the home team took just 58 shots, making 28 (48 percent). The Rams also made 16 of 20 free throws (80 percent).
Women: Top-ranked Rams rule
Central Lakes College got a look at the No. 1 NJCAA Division III team Jan. 19. Anoka-Ramsey rolled to a 78-38 Southern Division Minnesota College Athletic Conference victory over the Raiders ,who have lost nine straight. Steph Neugebauer of CLC managed 17 points but nobody else hit double figures for the Raiders. The Rams lead the Southern Division with a 3-0 record and are 17-1 overall. The Raiders are now 0-5 in division play and 7-12 overall.

Jan 17, 2011

Basketball vs. Riverland

Men cruise
In MCAC men's basketball Jan. 15 the Central Lakes College Raiders outscored Riverland by 38 in the first half and emptied their bench in the second on their way to a 120-74 win in a Southern Division game, their 19th win of the season without a loss. The Raiders are ranked third in the Division III poll. Marcus Ayala led the way with 22 points, making six of seven shots from behind the arc. Maurice Hernandez came off the bench to score 16. Kwamaine Johnson (pictured) had 10. Twelve CLC players scored and reserves saw extensive time on the court. Next: at Anoka-Ramsey Jan. 19.

Women fall
The CLC women's team (7-11 on the season, 0-4 in Southern Division MCAC play) lost its eighth straight game, 73-55, to Riverland. Stephanie Neugebauer scored 19 points and had seven rebounds. Nikki Pearson added12 points, and Kelsey Wheeler led the team in rebounds with eight. CLC went just 1-for-8 behind the arc in the first half, 3-15 for the game. The Blue Devils outscored the Raiders by 14 on free throws and threes. The Raiders committed 37 turnovers and shot 38 percent. Next: at Anoka-Ramsey Jan. 19.

Jan 13, 2011

Gallery exhibit

Digital images created by Martin Springborg are displayed in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus Jan. 18-Feb. 10. “Teaching and Learning” is the title of the exhibit by Springborg, an adjunct instructor teaching online digital photography at CLC. The gallery is free and open during regular campus hours, located across from the Jon Hassler Library. Springborg is employed by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ Center for Teaching and Learning. He is a tireless artist and educator who is also teaching art history in college classrooms. “Teaching and Learning” is a photographic essay that Springborg began as a faculty member at Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., in 2006. Springborg in 2003 published the paperback “Proof: Ruminations on the Everyday,” an example of his influences – Harry Callahan and Emmet Gowin. “I photograph the complexities of the commonplace,” he said. For more about Martin, go to http://www.springborgphoto.com/

Comedy of Errors

"The Comedy of Errors" will be staged in Chalberg Theater on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College on Tues., Feb. 1 as the first event of the spring Cultural Arts Series. The performers are from the Acting Company from New York City in association with the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis, which premiered the show on Jan. 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. for Shakespeare's 90-minute story about mistaken identity, which was first performed around 1594 in London, England. Shakespeare often employs disguises and gender flip-flops as one of many devices to craft his stories but in The Comedy of Errors this technique is the spine of the play, the center where the characters, setting, and story originate. For tickets, go to http://www.clcmn.edu/theatre/Tickets.html

CLC basketball vs. Ridgewater

Men remain undefeated
The men's basketball team at Central Lakes College showed Ridgewater why CLC is the No. 3-ranked team in NJCAA Division III men’s basketball Jan. 12, pasting the Warriors 78-49. The Raiders (3-0, 18-0) displayed the depth of their bench with four players scoring in double digits and four with at least five rebounds. Nash Faulk scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the Raiders. Marcus Ayala added 15 points, followed by Maurice Hernandez and Kendall Brown with 12 each. Assist leaders: Faulk 3, Brown 3, Kwamaine Johnson 3. Steal leaders: Faulk 3, Brown 3, Johnson 3.

Women lose
Stephanie Neugebauer scored 19 points for the Central Lakes Raiders in a 80-63 loss to Ridgewater. Nikki Pearson added 13 points. CLC has lost seven straight. The Raiders (0-3 in the Southern Division, 7-10 overall) shot 38 percent (26 of 68). 3-point shots: Pearson 3. Rebound leader: Neugebauer 5. Assist leader: Becky Helmeke 5. Steal leader: Neugebauer 6. Next: Riverland at CLC, Sat., Jan. 15, women 1 p.m., men 3 p.m.

Player of the Week

Central Lakes College sophomore Kendall Brown of St. Cloud is the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division men's basketball Player of the Week ending Jan. 8. The 6-7 forward was instrumental in helping third-ranked CLC (18-0 as of Jan. 13) to wins over No. 2 Rochester and Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Fergus Falls), averaging 18 points and 15 rebounds in the two wins. Congratulations Kendall!

Jan 12, 2011

Military guest

Major General Richard C. Nash, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard since Nov. 1, 2010, visited Central Lakes College Jan. 12, meeting students and staff in the Veterans Resource Center before touring the Brainerd campus and finding numerous veterans among CLC students. He and CLC President Larry Lundblad chatted in the CLC Welding and Fabrication shop amid American flags. Other stops on the campus tour included the community dental clinic, nursing labs, Marine and Small Engine, Automotive Technology, student services core area, and Humphrey Center for American Indian Studies. Prior to serving as the Adjutant General of Minnesota, Major General Nash served as the Division Commander of the 34th Infantry Division, Special Assistant to the Combatant Commander, North American Aerospace Command, United States Northern Command.

Tribute to Dominique

As Central Lakes College says goodbye to Dominique Corder today (Jan. 12) in a noon-hour memorial, columnist Rachel Blount paid tribute in the StarTribune newspaper, commenting on the death of the Raider quarterback who died Jan. 1 in his hometown of Indianapolis. The 20-year-old was murdered outside his grandmother's house 40 minutes into the new year. Head Coach Greg Medeck, assistants Jim Strohmeier and Adam Buffington, and over 20 of Corder's Raider teammates attended the Jan. 7 funeral. Corder's death "has left an unfillable void" for those who knew Dom, said Blount, noting that the All-American had a future in football and beyond as he envisioned returning to Indianapolis to make his neighborhood a better place. "A dynamic, unpredictable player with a powerful arm and nimble feet," Dom was attracting attention from NCAA Division I and II schools, "but he never boasted -- and he never stopped trying to improve." He "viewed education as the means to return home as an agent of change," Blount wrote. A special football created in memory of Dom will be placed in the CLC trophy case so everyone present and future will know about one CLC student who took pride in his athletic and academic pursuits and continues to shed light on lives. The column can be found at

Jan 11, 2011

Cultural Thursday

The next free Cultural Thursday program at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, will be a journey to Mexico in Chalberg Theatre from noon to 12:50 p.m. Feb. 3 on the Brainerd campus. Scheduled presenters are members of the CLC Spanish Club, who in 2010 accompanied a shipment of clothing to Mexico as a donation to Friends of the Orphans. Last spring CLC Spanish instructor Jan Kurtz, students Abra Fisk of Fort Ripley and Heidi Purdy of Brainerd, and staffers Tyra Osvold of the Veterans Resource Center and Susan Bowman from Technology Support accompanied items that had been collected from students and churches in the final days of the spring semester. The five women took a large suitcase of children’s clothing, including 250 pair of underwear, as well as children’s books for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters), a network of orphanages in Latin America. The Central Lakes College delegation toured the Pyramid of the Sun and the Moon near Mexico City, which once was home to an Aztec population at Teotihuacan (city of the gods). The travelers were, from left, Jan Kurtz, Tyra Osvold, Heidi Purdy, Sue Bowman, and Abra Fisk. Purdy and Fisk will present the Cultural Thursday program Feb. 3 at CLC.

Jan 10, 2011

CLC vs. Rochester 1-8-11

Raider basketball

Men come back to win 17th
Marcus Ayala scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in a surge that led Central Lakes College to an 87-77 upset of the second-ranked Yellowjackets of Rochester (16-1) on Jan. 8 at CLC. The sophomore guard had a lot of help from fellow Arizonan Kwamaine Johnson on defense as the Raiders scrapped their way from a 13-point deficit (68-55). Freshman guard Johnson is a defensive gem on a team that knows what it takes to stop an offense. On the scoring side for CLC Nash Faulk and Kendall Brown added 15 apiece, and Maurice Hernandez had clutch baskets on his way to 13 points. The Raiders (17-0) were ranked fourth in the NJCAA Division III poll at the start. CLC is at Ridgewater Jan. 12, home vs. Riverland Jan. 15.
Women fall short
The CLC women's basketball team made a surge in the second half but couldn't catch the quick Rochester Yellowjackets, losing 79-66 on Jan. 8 in the CLC gym. The Raiders, who shot just 38 percent for the game, were led by Stephanie Neugebauer's 24 points and Nikki Pearson's 12 points and five assists. Rochester led at halftime, 34-20, and built up its lead to 44-24 at the 15:00 mark of the second half. The Raiders were able to cut the lead in half as Neugebauer's layup and follow up free throw pulled CLC to 54-47. The Yellowjackets (11-5) stepped up the full-court pressure and the Raiders were unable to run their offense. The Raiders are now 7-9 (0-2 in the Southern Division) going into the Jan. 12 game at Ridgewater (Willmar).

Jan 6, 2011

Diversity commitment

Marge Anderson, chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, spoke to Central Lakes College employees Thursday, Jan. 6 during a day devoted to diversity. The day began by honoring and celebrating the collaboration between the college and the band. This "Diversity - A Commitment to Action" duty day included the Nay-Ah-Shing drum group as well as remarks from Dr. Larry Lundblad, CLC president; Dennis Olson, commissioner of education for the Mille Lacs Band; David Isham, access and opportunities specialist with the Office of the Chancellor (Minnesota State College and Universities); Charles Black Lance, CLC director of TRiO/Student Support Services; Mary Sam, CLC director of diversity; and a keynote address by Jennifer Godinez, associate director of Minnesota Minority Education Partnership. The afternoon included working with students with disabilities by Steve Franz and Scott Goings from the Office of the Chancellor; sexual harassment training with Nancy Paulson, CLC human resources director; and a Diversity Committee meeting. The spring term at CLC begins Monday, Jan. 10.
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Basketball teams open Division play

Men win 16th -- barely
FERGUS FALLS - Anthony Kelley (left) made a penetrating baseline shot with four seconds left to lift the Central Lakes College Raiders to a 73-72 win over Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) Wed., Jan. 5. M State led by as many as 14 points in the game and held a 43-34 halftime lead. The only time they trailed in the second half was at the end of the game. Kendall Brown led the Raiders with 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds. Nick Grewe had 14 points and 8 rebounds. Maurice Hernandez scored 11 points and Nash Faulk finished with 10 points. Point guard Marcus Ayala had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. CLC shot 42.5% (31/73) from the field and made only 19% (4/21) of their 3's. The Raiders were 8-of-19 from the free throw line. The Raiders remain undefeated at 16-0 and are ranked No. 4 in the nation in NJCAA Division III.
Women fall
In the Southern Division women's basketball opener, M State defeated CLC a 73-64. M State made 47% (29/62) of their field goal attempts and hit 10-of-15 free throws in the game. Stephanie Neugebauer had 19 points, Nikki Pearson 13, and Carlee Davich 10. M State held a 51-49 advantage on the boards. CLC shot 25.6% (20/78) from the field and made only 21% (5/24) of their 3-pointers. They hit 19-of-29 free throws.

Jan 4, 2011

Mental health video

Students in Communication Art and Design at Central Lakes College recently completed a video project on behalf of the regional Mental Health Advisory Council. The 35-minute video, "Holding the Hope: Our Journey to Recovery," was made with the help of students as well as staff from the Minnesota Mental Health Consumer Survivor Network, www.mhcsn.org. For the video, nine people stepped forward to talk about their mental illness and recovery at the request of the regional council that serves the counties of Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena. The council includes those who have a psychiatric diagnosis, family members, and providers of mental health services. On behalf of the CLC students, Leon Dahlvang, instructor, accepted a plaque of appreciation from Barbara Rekowski, council vice chair. The video is available for viewing. Contact Jode Freyholtz-London, jode.freyholtz@mhcsn.org or (218) 639-2010.

Jan 3, 2011

Cultural Arts Series

The spring schedule for the Central Lakes College Cultural Arts Series has been announced by Coordinator Patrick Spradlin. The season opens with "The Comedy of Errors" presented by the Acting Company touring ensemble on Tues., Feb. 1 in Chalberg Theatre. The performance of Shakespeare's rollicking tale of mistaken identity starts at 7:30 p.m. Other events in the series are a concert by the Irish band Gaelic Storm on Feb. 23, a show by the Fabulous Armadillos called "Motown & Soul" on March 11, Minnesota's Central Lakes EgoFest short-film extravaganza March 18 and 19, a Commonweal Theater production of Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" April 5, and the May 13 finale, an Eagles tribute called "Takin' It to the Limit" by the Fabulous Armadillos. Details can be found at http://www.clcmn.edu/theatre/CulturalArtsSeries.html

CLC student killed

Central Lakes College sophomore Dominique Corder, 20, was shot and killed in his hometown of Indianapolis. Police say he was talking with someone in an SUV near his grandparents' home early on New Year's Day when someone shot him in the abdomen. Indianapolis police are asking for help from the public in finding the killer. "Many of you will remember Dominique as the quarterback on our football team this season," said Head Coach Greg Medeck. "This is a tragic incident that has hit the members of our football program especially hard. Dominique was a truly inspirational person way beyond his great achievements on the football field. He had an incredible future." Corder was an All-American and voted MVP of the 10-2 Raiders' team after the Dec. 4 appearance in the Valley of the Sun Bowl in Arizona. He was being recruited by several colleges and universities to which he aspired. "We are all stunned by this tragic and senseless incident," said Dr. Larry Lundblad, president of CLC. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Dominique's family during this difficult time." Offensive Coordinator Jim Strohmeier, who had recruited Corder, said: “He was working hard in every aspect, academically, and as a person. He was always asking about ways to get better, not only on the football field but in his study habits. He was a good young man." A CLC memorial service for Dominique will be held in the Brainerd campus gymnasium at noon on Wed., Jan. 12. The Indianapolis service is Fri., Jan. 7 at noon in New Wineskin Ministries Church, 4501 W. 38th St.