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College in the Schools

Administrators from area school districts participated in the strategic planning session Aug. 19 for College in the Schools, a partnership among 26 districts and Central Lakes College. Instructors and counselors also attended the Duty Day event, meeting with their collegiate counterparts to discuss ways to improve the program that allows …

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New physics instructor

Central Lakes College welcomes Yoshinao “Yoshi” Hirai as a full-time physics instructor with the start of the Fall Semester 2010. Yoshi comes to CLC after a year at Rochester Community and Technical College and two years prior as an assistant professor (fixed term) at St. Cloud State University. He earned …

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Enrollment report

At 9.2 percent, Central Lakes College has the fourth largest enrollment increase among colleges and universities in Minnesota, according to the official enrollment data released by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. CLC has 4,378 students taking at least one class this fall. Last year’s count was 4,010. This …

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Federal grant

Central Lakes College has been awarded a 5-year, $2,199,895 million grant by the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education under the federal Transitions Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID). Central Lakes College is one of 27 institutions of higher education in 23 states receiving this grant. The …

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Professional leads videography

Central Lakes College has a new educational degree program at the Staples campus: videography. Instructor Mark Ambroz, who worked as a staff photographer for KARE-11 TV, is an award-winning producer who knows all phases of the fast-growing profession. His expertise continues to be in demand through his business, One Guy …

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Teaching German from Finland

At 5 p.m. Tuesday in Brainerd it is 1 a.m. Wednesday in Finland. Time for class. Frau Ann Toumi smiles and greets her Central Lakes College German students. She has had her chocolate mint ice cream, fuel for the graveyard shift from her part of the world, teaching German to …

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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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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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Faculty workshop day

The first day of Central Lakes College vacation between semesters was not a vacation day at all for CLC instructors. They participated in a workshop for members of the Central Lakes Consortia. Dan Smith, a specialist in career and technical programs and assessment with the Minnesota Department of Education, was …

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