CMN Student Graduation Meeting
Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Graduates - If you missed the March 5 graduation meeting, be sure to attend the meeting at the Green Bay/Oneida campus:
Green Bay/Oneida Campus - 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 in Room 204.
Information to be discussed: Commencement ceremony, completion requirements, cap/gown/announcements, and rehearsal. If you have any questions regarding graduation, please contact the Registrar's Office: 715-799-5600 or 800-567-2344, ext. 3013 for Sharon Graham or ext. 3052 for Teeta Wilber.
Community Food Sovereignty Gathering Set for Third Thursdays
The Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) will be hosting a short Community Food Sovereignty Gathering event every third Thursday and continuing through the summer. The second gathering will be Thursday, March 20. The events will run 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the SDI building located just south of the main campus in Keshena. This free event is a chance for the community to gather and discuss food sovereignty issues, climate change impacts, share local food preparation and storage techniques, learn about SDI programs, and meet new people. Light refreshments will be served.
No-Cost STEM Workshop for Teachers
The Summer Transportation Institute staff of the Department of Continuing Education, along with the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) STEM staff, will be presenting a workshop at the CMN Green Bay campus on ‘Integrating STEM into the Classroom,’ from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014. This is a great opportunity for individuals who work with youth to learn new and innovative ideas to make learning fun and exciting. Jack Samuelson, also known as Dr. STEM, will be the instructor. He travels around the state providing training and in-service to teachers and youth educators on the STEM subject. He also provides many take-home supplies that can be utilized in the classroom. Registration is free. For more information or to register, please contact Brian Kowalkowski at email@example.com.
College of Menominee Nation
Participates in RecycleMania
The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) is promoting waste reduction on its two campuses by participating in the 2014 RecycleMania activity, a friendly, annual competition between colleges to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling. To track performance, the recyclable materials generated on participating campuses are collected, weighed and recorded over an eight-week period. Each college tracks information and sends the results to be posted on the RecyleMania web site. Read more
Free Small Business Classes
College of Menominee Nation Department of Continuing Education, through a grant from the Johnson Foundation and First Nations Development Institute, is providing on-going small business courses to locally native-owned businesses and individuals interested in starting their own business. Classes include business startup, business Microsoft Excel, marketing, QuickBooks, business taxes, and loan programs. The college has been working with two local Native Community Development Financial Institutions in determining the greatest needs for small business owners. Classes are on-going and scheduled in Keshena, Green Bay, and Lac du Flambeau. In addition, many presentations are streamed live and have been archived for easy viewing at www.menominee.edu/nativebusiness/. For more information, please contact Renee Okimosh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Indian Wills Caravan
Wisconsin Judicare staff and students from Columbia Law School will be at the following locations to assist anyone who wants to draft a will, powers of attorney, and other basic estate planning services for free.
- March 18, Bowler, WI - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Mohican North Star Casino
- March 19, Keshena, WI - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - College of Menominee Nation Cultural Learning Center
- March 20, Lac du Flambeau, WI - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- March 21, Wausau, WI – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - American Indian Resource Center of Marathon County, 1102 S. 4th Avenue
Space is limited. Please contact the Indian Law Office of Wisconsin Judicare at 800-472-1638 to make your appointment today.
This program is made possible by funding from the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians. This is a collaborative project of Wisconsin Judicare Inc, Columbia Law School, the College of the Menominee Nation, the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court, and the American Indian Center of Marathon County.
Integrating STEM into the Middle & High School Classroom
On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Department of Continuing Education Summer Transportation Institute, in partnership with the College of Menominee Nation's STEM program, offered a full day teacher in-service to local area teachers and community youth providers on ways to bring engineering principles into the classroom. Attendees were given hands-on training and supplies to take back to the classroom to duplicate the experiments. Jack Samuelson, also known as Dr. STEM, provided the training. Samuelson, a former teacher and past Engineering Outreach Coordinator at Marquette University, has worked throughout the state with K-12 teachers. A second STEM in-service will be held Saturday, Mar. 22. See photos of the event
CMN Senior Paula Fernandez
Scores High on Education Exam
"Head of the Class" has a special meaning now for Paula M. Fernandez, a senior in the College’s teacher education program. Fernandez was notified earlier this month that she scored in the top 15th percentile nationally on a segment of The Praxis Series exams measuring elementary education content knowledge.
Praxis tests are required in many states, including Wisconsin, as part of the certification process for individuals entering the teaching profession. The Recognition of Excellence citation given to Fernandez reads, in part, "Your exceptional performance earned a score that ranks within the top 15% of all test takers who took this assessment in previous years" and "indicates a high level of proficiency in an area vital for professional educators." Read more
College of Menominee Nation 4th Annual
Benefit Golf Outing
SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thornberry Creek at Oneida
The College of Menominee Nation Benefit Golf Outing is back for another
year of play on one of Wisconsin’s premier golf courses - the official golf course of the
Green Bay Packers. Cash-purse skins game and men’s and women’s prize holes. Registration includes 18-holes with cart, snacks, Leinie’s Lodge lunch, plated Prime Rib dinner,gift bags and fantastic raffle choices. Learn more | View the 2013 photo gallery
It’s Time for You to Join Us at the AIHEC Student Conference
Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty
If you’ve never been to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC) student conference, then it’s time for you to go. If you’re a tribal college or university (TCU) student, you’ll find a place where wisdom, encouragement, and confidence-building intermingle. If you’re a TCU faculty, staff, or community member, you’ll witness venues for our students to display the attributes that foreshadow their promising futures. It’s no secret that TCUs are now providing Native nations access to educational opportunities unlike any generation has witnessed before, and this year marks the 33rd time TCU students and student advocates are coming together to share their best with all in attendance. Certainly the excitement of the gathering revolves around the students counting coup against one another, but the heart of this assembly is that it affirms American Indian higher education and celebrates the tribal college movement. Read more
New Online Services Make Applications and Inquiries Faster and Easier
The College of Menominee Nation Admissions Office is pleased to announce that new online services are now available and ready for use. The new online services deliver a quick and convenient way to apply or request information about CMN. The goals of the new features are to expedite the application process, prevent unnecessary delays in processing applications, reduce wait-time to hear about applications status, and provide same-day acceptances. Get started here.
Interested in Nursing?
We have informational sessions to fit your schedule!
Learn more about Nursing Assistant courses or 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. Find a convenient, no cost, no obligation informational session here.
Bruce Wilber graduated from the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) in 2004 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in AODA Counseling. A U.S. Army veteran, Bruce began his college career in 2002 by participating in CMN’s Veteran’s Upward Bound Program. He is a first-generation college graduate. Read more
Feather Chronicles Fall 2013, College of Menominee Nation's literary magazine of short stories, poems, photos, and other creative work.
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Author Robert Morgan discussed his book, "Gap Creek," on Tuesday, March 4.
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MEMORIES OF RESTORATION DAY
Approximately 75 individuals joined members of the Menominee Tribal Legislature for Restoration Day observances the morning of December 22, 2013, at the College of Menominee Nation.
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