Home Health Aide Course
Graduates 24 Students
The Technical Education program at the College of Menominee Nation held a series of graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 8, for students who have successfully completed CMN’s spring semester Home Health Aide (HHA) classes. Informal ceremonies for the students and their families were conducted in the Campus Commons for this semester’s 24 graduates. Read more
SAVE THE DATE
College of Menominee Nation 3rd Annual Golf Outing
Thornberry Creek at Oneida
Friday, June 14, 2013
Beautiful course...Great cause...Fun and prizes
Proceeds from CMN's Golf Outing will help sustain quality educational resources and learning environments for students attending the College of Menominee Nation. Contact Susan Waukau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-799-5600, ext. 3156, or download and print the registration form today!
No Cost Summer Classes at CMN
The College of Menominee Nation Technical Education Department will be offering free 8-week summer classes beginning the week of June 3, 2013. Classes will be held at the Keshena and Green Bay Campuses. You must be a high school junior or older to register. Everyone is welcome at the College of Menominee Nation! Learn more
Trivia May-nia at CTC
Put your thinking caps on for our first ever month of online trivia madness! Here’s how it works: Daily questions will be posted DIGITALLY on our Facebook page, here on the website, and e-mailed to those who are on our e-mail list (e-mail email@example.com or stop into sign up our e-mail list). You must BRING YOUR ANSWER IN to the CTC and fill out the entry slip (every correct answer enters you for daily and monthly incentives; 1 entry per person, per day). Daily incentives (varies but can include ear buds, touch screen wipes, stylus pens, flash drives, portable speakers, and other technology-related incentives). Start playing here!
College of Menominee Nation Hosts
American Indian College Fund Meeting
Trustees of the American Indian College Fund traveled from across the U.S. to meet with Fund staff members in Wisconsin April 23-25.
Based in Denver, Colo., the Fund is the largest American Indian scholarship organization in the U.S. It provides financial assistance to the College of Menominee Nation and the 33 other accredited tribal colleges and universities located in 14 states and serving students from across the U.S.
CMN President Verna Fowler welcomed the group of nearly 30 corporate and foundation leaders, tribal college presidents, and Fund staff members. The visit included business meetings for the Board in Keshena and Green Bay, and tours of the College's main campus in Keshena.
Click here for a photo gallery of shots by D.Kakkak of the CMN staff.
Forest Service Researchers Were Among
Spring Visitors to the Keshena Campus
CMN’s liaison from the U.S. Forest Service, Mike Dockry, sponsored the visit of two scientists in mid-April for talks on the College campus. Dr. Anne Timm is a research aquatic ecologist and Dr. Christel Kern a research forester with the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station in Grand Rapids, Minn.
“First Generation Scholar to Spatial Technology”
Using geospatial technology to study the ecology and climate change impacts on local ecosystems in hopes of blending modern western science with traditional indigenous natural science while learning how to manage natural resources and to do predictive ecology will be the topic of a presentation from 3-4 p.m. by Marla Striped Face-Collins on Wednesday, May 1. The program will be held in the second floor classroom of the S. Verna Fowler Library at the College of Menominee Nation and is open to the public. Read more
Press-Gazette Editorial Cites CMN and TCUs;
Many from Here Deserve Thanks, Win Awards
A favorable follow-up to last week's AIHEC conference came on the March 26 editorial page of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Read it here
Special recognition for winning conference competitors goes to several CMN students -
- Science Bowl: Andrew Pyatskowit and Brian Furst, 3rd place;
- Business Bowl: Economics - Lee Stoehr, 1st and Kristah Warrington, 3rd; Marketing - Chelsie Wendrics, 1st, and Joseph Beyer, 3rd; Finance - Lee Stoehr, 2nd, and Accounting - Joseph Beyer, 3rd.
- Oral Duo Interpretation: Serious - Neset Skenandore and Brian Lee, 1st, and Bradley Hixon and Elyssa Hawk, 3rd, and Humorous - Neset Skenandore and Elyssa Hawk.
Thanks go to Dr. Donna Powless, Dean Stephanie Erdmann, Geraldine Sanapaw and Amber Chevalier who represented CMN throughout the planning and delivery of the conference. Dean Gary Besaw coordinated a variety of activities and the conference Pow Wow was handled by Myrna Warrington, Ramona Webster and Sharon Graham. John Teller provided invocations for several conference events.
Recognition is also given to faculty and staff who served as coaches and/or judges. They include Professors Heidi Cartwright, Mwata Chisha, Maria Escalante, Lucy Fenzl, Nathan Fregien, Bhaskar Singh, and Ann Walenski and Ryan Winn.
View the photo gallery taken by CMN photographer Dale Kakkak during opening-day activities.
CMN Participates in Broadband National Summit
Broadband Adoption and Usage - What Have We Learned?
Tamara Cox-Burnett, Community Technology Center (CTC) director at the College of Menominee Nation, was a panelist on "Discussion of Best Practices Learned from Implementing Broadband Adoption Programs Within Different Communities" at the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services Summit held February 7, 2013, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the Summit was to identify and discuss best practices learned from broadband adoption programs and academic studies/surveys, and how implementation of these best practices can close the broadband adoption gap among Americans – particularly low-income households, racial and ethnic minorities, seniors, rural residents, residents of Tribal lands and people with disabilities. Read more
CMN Student Brennan Waupoose Awarded $5,400 Stipend to Continue Tree Ring Research at UW-Platteville
After participating in a collaborative undergraduate research project between the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Geography Program and College of Menominee Nation, Brennan Waupoose, a student in CMN's two-year biological and physical sciences program, said he had chosen UW-Platteville as the right place to finish his bachelor’s degree. Thanks to the Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation Advanced Opportunities Program, Waupoose’s ongoing research will also be funded by a $5,400 stipend. Read more
Combining Hubs of Knowledge
Menominee tribal, college libraries merge
More than 100 tribal leaders and community members gathered on Jan. 11 at a reception on campus for patrons of the Menominee Public Library. The afternoon open house marked the merger of public resources with those of CMN's academic library on the College campus. Representatives of the Menominee Tribal Legislature, Menominee County and the College addressed visitors about the continuation of services and enhancement of resources signaled by the merger. Read more
College Presents 'Spirit of Sovereignty' Gift
in Support of Chem-Free Event for Youth
A gift through the courtesy of the Spirit of Sovereignty Fund will help Menominee Indian High School hold a Chem-Free Lock-in Party for its graduating class of 2013.
CMN President Verna Fowler says the gift is in keeping with the wishes of Ernie Stevens, Jr. (Oneida) of the Fund. "Mr. Stevens has encouraged the College in its efforts to aid American Indian children, not only in their educational pursuits, but also in their social and cultural activities," she says. "We are happy to represent him and the Fund in making this donation."
On hand for the presentation of the $250 check was Tracy Wilber, a long-time member of the College staff, pictured here, center. Receiving the gift are Corey Webster and Amy Menchaca of the MIHS staff. Other organizations wishing to support the graduation party can contact Webster or Menchaca at MIHS.
Project Aims at Reducing Plastic Waste
A team of 24 students from the College of Menominee Nation have accomplished an ongoing demonstration project designed to reduce the waste of plastic water bottles.
With funds from a two-month fundraising campaign during fall semester, the team has purchased two retro-fitted water fountains for the College. The units enable re-use of water bottles and encourage conservation by keeping a running tabulation for users of how many disposable plastic bottles have been “saved” from landfills.
The project was funded with money raised by the students and a match gift from the College’s Scott Zager Venture Fund. Read more
Interested in Nursing?
Apply for the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)
HPOG can help fund the cost of tuition, books, and other educational expenses for students interested in CMN’s Nursing Career Ladder. Whether you are a high school student or a new or continuing student at CMN, full or part time, you can apply. Learn more about how to apply and eligibility requirements here.