Nov 26, 2014

CLC Diesel and Heavy Equipment Students Honored

The 2014 Fall Celebration recognized and honored students graduating from the Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance Program and Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Program. 

The guest speaker for this year's celebration was Patrick Hockett of Kindred Plumbing & Heating Incorporated. CLC Student Representative Hunter Fairchild also provided remarks during the ceremony.

Men's Basketball Team Destroys MState

Darsean Woodson finished with 17 points and five assists as the Central Lakes College Raiders destroyed Fergus Falls 88-49 Tuesday.

Radamus Jones added 17 points and Davaghndre Jones added 13 points and seven rebounds for the 3-2 Raiders.

CLC shot 52 percent from the field and built a 43-29 halftime edge over Fergus and first year head coach and former Raider C.J. Peeters.

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Nov 25, 2014

Merry Tuba Christmas

The CLC Music Department will sponsor its annual "Merry Tuba Christmas" on Saturday, December 6. 

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. 

Rehearsal for this year's event will be on December 6 from 10-11 am in room E471 at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. The performance will be at 1:30 pm in front of Herberger's in the West Gate Mall. 

Stands, chairs and music will be provided. Merry Tuba Christmas is open to all Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba players playing at a high school level or at the discretion of their band director. For further information, contact Steve Anderson at 218-831-3652 or at

Cultural Thursday: Alutiiq Language and Culture Revitalization Efforts from Southern Alaska

On Thursday, December 4, 2014, at noon in the Chalberg Theater, Central Lakes College will be hosting its fourth event in this year's Cultural Thursdays Series.  Staples native Michael Bach will join us viavideo conference. He will speak on his work in assisting the Alutiiq peoples of southern Alaska to revitalize their language and culture.As a senior in High School, Bach lived in the Canary Islands (Spain) off the coast of Africa as an American exchange student.  He then went on to the Monterrey Defense Language Institute, where he learned the Pashto language and served our nation in Military Intelligence.  He went on to earn his B.A. in Languages and International Studies, at the College of St. Scholastica and his M.A. in Northern Studies from University of Alaska Fairbanks this May, 2014.

Nov 13, 2014

CLC Music Department Fall Band Concert

The CLC Music Department presents it's Fall Concert, "A Bit O' Brit, A Wee Dram O' Scotch" on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chalberg Theater. 

The Jazz Band will feature music from the Spring Fine Arts Festival which took place at Cragun's Resort last April. Styles will range from easy Swing to Funk and Latin.

The Central Lakes College Community Band will feature music of the two countries they toured last summer, England and Scotland. Composers of Concert Band music from England and Scotland have added many wonderful pieces to the Concert Band repertoire and some of these will be on the program. During the Concert Band portion of the concert, slides from the tour will be featured showing the places in which the band performed and those they toured.

Admission for the concert is $5.00 with CLC students and children 12 and under admitted free of charge. There is no advanced ticket sales and no reserved seating.

Verse Like Water Series Presents: Tracy K. Smith

Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, in collaboration with the Crossing Arts Alliance presents Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy. K. Smith. The reading will be held in the Chalberg Theatre at the Brainerd campus on Friday, November 21 at noon.

With her third book of poetry, Life On Mars, Tracy has established herself as one of the top poets in America. Tracy will read at noon, sign books immediately following the reading, and offer an informal talk on writing, the imagination, and creativity at 1:30 pm. All Verse Like Water events are free and open to the public.

Nov 7, 2014

CLC Offering Nursing Classes in Pine River

Beginning in January, Central Lakes College will offer nursing classes at a new satellite location in Pine River. The spring semester 2015 classes begin on January 13. The classes offered at the Pine River site are Nursing Assistant Class - 3 Credits and the Home Health Aide Class - 1 Credit .

A designated scholarship fund has been created for any student taking classes at the Pine River site. No residence requirements are necessary. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come first served basis and are available as long as the fund exists.

Nov 6, 2014

CLC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Central Lakes College will be holding several activities over the month of November in Celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

About Native American Heritage Month
What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

Nov 3, 2014

CLC Student Selected for 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

Jackson, MS – Bradley Aaesen (Brainerd/Baxter), a student at Central Lakes College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar. 

Selected as 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, 207 Phi Theta Kappa members have been awarded a total of $207,000 in scholarships. Chosen from more than 900 applications worldwide, the scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 each to further their associate degree studies. Independent judges evaluate the applications based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. 

Nov 1, 2014

CLC Wins Regional Tournament

The CLC Raider volleyball team beat Itasca 3-0 in the Region 13B championship game on Saturday and will advance to the NJCAA Division III national tournament. The Raiders won six straight games in the tournament beating Hibbing on Friday. 

The Region 13B champion Raiders will travel to Rochester, MN to play in national tournament November 14-15.