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Ex-university prof to teach new class

A former University of Minnesota horticulturist will teach the new Fruits and Vegetables course offered at Central Lakes College in Brainerd when the spring term begins Jan. 10. Mervin Eisel has written numerous reference guides for growers of woody plants, garden perennials and other horticultural topics. The associate professor emeritus …

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Book nominated

“Conversations with Jon Hassler,” the book written by retired Central Lakes College instructor Joseph Plut of Crosby, has been nominated for the 23rd annual Minnesota Book Awards. It will be judged in the General Non-Fiction category on Jan. 31, 2011, when judges will meet to select five finalists. Winners will …

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Instructor films for TV series

Mark Ambroz, Central Lakes College videography production instructor, looks forward to the Jan. 2, 2011 debut of “Dirt Knights” on the VERSUS TV network. He was busy last summer shooting the racing action and other aspects for the series, which premieres at 5 p.m. central time on the first Sunday …

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Raider men crush St. Cloud

The Central Lakes College men’s basketball team crushed St. Cloud Technical and Community College, 114-55, Tues., Dec. 14 in St. Cloud. The win was CLC’s 13th straight without a loss. The fourth-ranked NJCAA Division III Raiders led, 68-21, at the half. Marcus Ayala sizzled from beyond the arc, making four …

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Mary Sam honored

Mary Sam, Director of Diversity and Student Affairs at Central Lakes College, is a 2010 recipient of the Minnesota League of Human Rights Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions concerning human rights issues. Described as a “seasoned activist,” Mary received the award Dec. 3 from the Minnesota League of Human Rights …

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Economic impact of CLC

How do Brainerd Lakes Area and the state of Minnesota benefit from the presence of Central Lakes College? A recent comprehensive study by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., Moscow, Idaho, offers data of the significant role CLC plays for not only graduates but taxpayers who benefit from a larger economy and …

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Engineering physics: For high achievers

Dan Macy, who attended Central Lakes College in 1997-98, returned to the Brainerd campus recently for a chance to work with first-semester engineering physics students. Macy has a master’s degree and has industry experience from studies at Cal Poly and the University of Michigan. He was surprised to find the …

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CLC hosts vocational partners

Central Lakes College on Dec. 9 hosted about two dozen area school district officials, mostly instructors but also counselors and administrators, for a gathering aimed at sustaining a strong partnership and continuity in vocational education. High schools with career education programs are able to ensure seamless transfer to college-level learning …

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Basketball update

Sat., Dec. 11 CLC men win 12th straightGRAND RAPIDS – The No. 4 nationally ranked Central Lakes College Raiders made it 12 straight with Saturday’s 100-67 victory over Itasca.Marcus Ayala shot 5-of-6 from 3-point to finish with 25 points for the Raiders. John Hicks broke out for a season-high 14 …

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Honors program

High-achieving students at Central Lakes College, completing the first semester of a new Honors Associate in Arts program, are enjoying their academic journey. The students in this ground-breaking group range in age from a home-schooled 15 to a mature 46. Their common goal: A transfer degree for established academics, status …

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