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Students, community members invited to London travel study

Central Lakes College Theatre instructor Patrick Spradlin will lead a theatre travel study course March 8 – 16, 2019. Those interested may sign up for the class, The London Theatre Experience, or may participate as community members. “I’ve been taking students and community members to London for several years now,” …

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ABBA tribute show kicks off Cultural Arts Series season

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center will debut its 2018-19 season of events on October 5 when ARRIVAL, one of the world’s most popular and most selling ABBA show bands, performs in Tornstrom Auditorium. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. ARRIVAL was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in …

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CLC awarded educational innovative grant

Central Lakes College building.

 A Central Lakes College initiative is one of 23 projects from Minnesota State to be awarded an educational innovation grant. “Providing a vibrant and robust learning experience for our students requires that our colleges and universities be masters of innovation,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State. “The projects that …

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CLC Foundation announces fall scholarship recipients

The Central Lakes College Foundation recently announced scholarship recipients for fall 2018. More than 350 scholarships were awarded, totaling over $185,000. A similar amount will be awarded for spring semester. “We are so fortunate to live in a giving community that prioritizes scholarships for our students,” said Jana Shogren, Director …

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‘The Elephant Man’ opens BCT season

Based on the true-life story of a horribly disfigured man who overcame personal adversity and became a celebrated part of Victorian London society, ‘The Elephant Man’ is first up on the Brainerd Community Theatre (BCT) season of plays. Performances begin on Sept. 27 and continue through the 29th, resuming for …

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CLC Connection: Welcome to fall semester

By Dr. Hara Charlier It seems like every year, summer flies by. I hope that all have spent time on the lake, laughing around a campfire with friends and family and relaxing in the sun with a good book. Summer couldn’t possibly be ending already. Yet, fall semester has already …

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Central Lakes Performing Arts named ‘Best Of the Brainerd Lakes’ in two categories

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center at CLC was voted ‘Best of the Brainerd Lakes’ in two categories, as announced by the Brainerd Dispatch. The Center was voted #1 for both ‘Best Performing Arts’ and for ‘Best Live Entertainment Spot.’ There were 8 nominees for the performing arts category, …

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Community invited to join CLC Community Band, Jazz Ensemble

Two male students walk outside of CLC.

Fall semester is nearing and that means its time to make some music! The vibrant Central Lakes College Community Band will begin rehearsing for its fall season on Monday, September 10. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9 pm in the band room. Jazz Ensemble begins rehearsing Monday, August 27. The group …

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CLC releases fall cultural Thursday lineup

Central Lakes College has announced its fall Cultural Thursday season lineup. Each event is free and open to the public. The Cultural Thursdays series was started almost 20 years ago as a way for community members to learn more different world cultures, with the goal of developing understanding and building …

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CLC Student Senate awarded $2,000 in LeadMN Democracy Shark Tank event

Central Lakes College Student Senate was awarded $2,000 of seed funding to push forward their voting initiatives during a recent LeadMN Democracy Shark Tank event. At the event, several campus teams developed ideas and plans to support student voter engagement initiatives during the 2018 election. They pitched those ideas to …

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