Mar 31, 2015

Final Verse Like Water presents Marie Howe

The final Verse Like Water event for the school year features Marie Howe, the Poet Laureate of New York and top professor at Sarah Lawrence College.
Howe will speak at noon Wednesday, April 8 in the Chalberg Theater, on the Central Lakes College Brainerd campus.
Following the presentation, there will be a book signing, meet and greet, and an informal talk on writing, creativity and the imagination.  
All Verse Like Water events are free and open to the public. For more information on the Verse Like Water event, email Jeff Johnson at
Can't wait to hear Howe read her work in person? Check out these videos of past readings:

Connect with future employers with the Brainerd Community Job Fair

Straighten up that tie and dust off those dress slacks. It's time to impress your potential future employer at the Brainerd Community Job Fair. It runs from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at CLC's Brainerd campus.
This is the place to go if you're looking for full-time work, a part-time gig, or even just summer work.
"It's a great opportunity for those looking for employment to see what's available," said Deb Norlin, Director of Placement/Academic Advisor at CLC.
Last year, about 125 people explored their career options during the long-standing job fair.
Plus, the face-to-face setting offers something that internet job searches can't.
"You're making that personal one-on-one connection with people in the hiring position," Norlin said. "It makes a big difference."
Come dressed to impress, Norlin recommends. Resumes could help, but more and more, employers are moving to an online application system, she said.

Eight CLC Videography students nominated for 2015 Midwest Emmy Awards

Eight Central Lakes College Videography students were nominated for the 2015 Midwest Emmy Awards.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter announced the nominations March 9. 
The 2015 Upper Midwest Regional Student Production Awards, or “The Midwest Emmys,” is a regional event with divisions for high school, college and professional video production work. The region includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. The winners
will be announced April 12 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Mall of America.

Mar 30, 2015

Rosenmeier Forum: "Access, Equity and Appropriations: The Financing and the Future of Higher Education in the State of Minnesota."

Learn more about the future of financing higher education during an upcoming Rosenmeier Forum.
It's called "Access, Equity and Appropriations: The Financing and the Future of Higher Education in the State of Minnesota," and it is set for Wednesday, April 1 from Noon to 1 p.m., in the Chalberg Theatre at CLC's Brainerd campus.
This forum comes just as the Minnesota Legislature is about to make its key recommendations and decisions for the funding of higher education in the state budget for the next two years.  

Mar 25, 2015

CLC Cultural Thursday to Highlight Somali immigrants in Minnesota

On Thursday, April 2, Central Lakes College will be hosting a Cultural Thursday event at noon in Chalberg Theater. Amal Hassan (a Somali community leader pursuing her Masters at SCSU in Early Childhood Special Education and Social Responsibility) and John Shanoff (a multilingual interpreter and a student in the Central Lakes College AD Nursing RN program) will be speaking on the topic of Somali Immigrants in Minnesota. 

Mar 18, 2015

CLC’s Kari Frisch Receives National Award for Excellence in Online Learning

Central Lakes College instructor Kari Frisch recently received national recognition for earning the 2015 Distinguished eLearning Educator award. Only six faculty in total were recognized. Frisch was also one of two instructors from that group chosen to receive the ITC 2015 Award for Excellence in eLearning Outstanding eLearning Faculty. 

Mar 17, 2015

CLC Hosting Spring "Gallery Walk" for Charting the Future

On Tuesday, March 24 from noon to 3pm near the south door (cafeteria area), Central Lakes College will host a second Charting the Future Gallery Walk to get feedback from the campus community about the work of the Academic Planning & Collaboration, Competency Certification & Credit for Prior Learning, Education Technology and Information Technology Systems Design implementation teams. 

Mar 9, 2015

Give Kids a Smile Day 2015

The annual Give Kids a Smile event at the CLC Brainerd campus served 64 children for tooth polishing, fluoride treatments, x-rays, oral hygiene instructions and dental exams. The dentist who participated were Dr. A. Rutman, Dr. C. Roberts, Dr. J Hiebert and Dr. C. Johnson. 

Fifteen Dental Assisting students participated in the event and another six students volunteered at Rose Country Dental in Pillager. 

Other volunteers included five licensed Dental Assistants who were CLC graduates and two Registered Dental Hygienists.

In addition to the Give Kids a Smile event, 260 toothbrushes were collected through a trade-in program. This event was sponsored by and partially funded through the MN Dental Association.

CLC Instructor Wins "Poetry on the Wall"

The Crossing Arts Alliance  “Poetry on the Wall 2015”  event was celebrated with a reception, poetry reading and announcement of the winners at  the Franklin Arts Center on February 21. The event featured an exhibit of 52 poems with regional poets reading their selected work.

CLC Instructor Donna Salli was awarded first place for her poem “Flames." 

VESTA Student Wins Award

Luke Sombke was awarded the Elmer Swenson 2015 Scholarship at the Minnesota Grape Growers annual Cold Climate Conference. Luke is in the CLC Viticulture and Enology programs and is currently working at Danzinger Winery in Wisconsin. This is the second year he has been won this $1000 award which is offered to full-time students who work with cold hardy grapes.

Photo: Luke in action taking a sample from a wine tank for analysis.

Mar 6, 2015

2015 Bridges Career Day

Central lakes College hosted the 2015 Bridges Career Day event on Friday, March 6. More than 150 local businesses and organizations partnered with over 50 career and technical college programs to showcase 200 regional high-demand careers to more than 2,200 students from 23 school districts.