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Politics program Thursday

Whether the political process fascinates you or frustrates you, plan to join us for this informative and educational presentation led by professor of political science Matt Lindstrom. “The 2012 Elections: Who is Involved. What’s at Stake” will be held at 7 pm Thursday, May 17 in Room E354 at Central …

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Graduation

About 320 Central Lakes College students from the Brainerd campus were honored as they attended the two-hour, 12-minute commencement ceremony last night at Brainerd High School’s gymnasium. Special recognition was accorded to the first two Honors AA degree graduates, Julie Jo Larson and Margaret Tiede, as well as international students, …

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Vice chancellor visits

Douglas Knowlton, the new MnSCU vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, visited Central Lakes College yesterday. He met with several deans and directors and toured the campuses in Brainerd and Staples. Knowlton had been president of Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. since 2004 and earlier was vice chancellor …

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Book to be published

David MacArthur, director of auxiliary services at Central Lakes College, has been notified that his first book will be published by North Star Press. The scheduled release date is June 2. “The Day the Water Tower Froze and Other Stories From My Days With the Mille Lacs Band” was accepted …

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Joe Plut honored

The performance of an imitator was the highlight of yesterday’s tribute to retired Central Lakes College instructor Joe Plut. Midway through the program, a near-perfect imposter waddled to the podium looking and sounding distinctly like the Mad Hugger in his Creative Communication classroom days. As Joe would say, he was …

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15 retirees honored

Central Lakes College honored 15 retirees at its 2012 Employee Recognition Event Friday in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus, where each year a ceremony also pays tribute to employees with longevity of service ranging from 10 to 35 years. Retirees this year have a combined 329 years of service, …

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Bergman article published

Greg Bergman, director of the North Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, is the author of an article published in the 2012 Spring/Summer issue of Community College Entrepreneurship magazine. The feature relates development of a successful Pierz-based business which drew upon the expertise of SBDC …

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Instructor named

Mandi Yliniemi of Merrifield has accepted the full-time Communication Art and Design instructor position at Central Lakes College. She had been an interim instructor the past two years. Mandi is a graduate of the program and Photographic Imaging (2000) who has professional experience with Consolidated Telephone Co., Range Printing, Lake …

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Transition camp

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, recently hosted about 50 high school seniors for the Mille Lacs Area Senior High School Transition Camp. The students attended mini-sessions that included interactive dialogue on the following topics with the following experts: 1.      Diversity – discrimination policies, Mary Sam. 2.      Transition — Lane …

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CLC student to AF Academy

Jeremiah Hoffman’s smile speaks volumes, his braces glistening and eyes bright as he describes the thrill of soaring with eagles. The glider’s 60-foot wingspan and warm summer thermals lift the young pilot above a rare panorama of southern Minnesota landscape. “It’s a fantastic experience, to ride from 3,000 feet to …

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