Oct 31, 2014

Nominations Accepted for Educator of the Year

The MnSCU Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for Educator of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is an honor bestowed upon Minnesota State Colleges & Universities faculty to acknowledge and reward exceptional individual professional accomplishment and to encourage ongoing excellence in teaching. Central Lakes College (CLC) has been fortunate to have so many wonderful, caring, engaged and outstanding faculty in its ranks. Indeed in recent years, several of our faculty have been successfully recognized through this award. 

November Cultural Thursday Event: Cameroon

On November 6, Bemidji Schoolcraft French Instructor Megan Goplin will present on her time spent as an Agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. This month's event will be held in the CLC Music Rehearsal Room (E471) on the Brainerd Campus from noon to 1:00 pm.

Known as 'Africa in miniature,' Cameroon is one of central Africa's most diverse countries, both culturally and geographically. 

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.