Pardon Our Dust - Website Changes in Progress
As we try to make our website more useful for our students, prospective students, parents, staff, and community, you'll see some changes happening. All the important information is still available, but might be located under a different link. All the information can easily be found by using the "Search" feature located on every page of our website. Be sure to use the 'refresh' feature of your browser if you've visited the website before to get the latest information.
College of Menominee Nation’s Earth Week Celebration
April 17-22, 2017
A week-long celebration in honor of Earth Day will begin on Monday, April 17, at the College of Menominee Nation, Keshena and Green Bay/Oneida, with campus cleanups, and end on Saturday, April 22, with a free community event in Keshena. The theme for the week is 'Our Community, Our World, Our Future: Environmental and Climate Literacy in Action.' The activities taking place will all share this theme and build increased capacity for civic engagement within the CMN, Menominee and surrounding communities to address issues of sustainability. Learn more
7th Annual College Benefit Golf Outing
The College of Menominee Nation Benefit Golf Outing is back for another year of play at Thornberry Creek, a premier facility named official course of the Green Bay Packers and site of the 2017 LPGA Classic.
Join us on Friday, June 9, 2017, at Thornberry Creek at Oneida.
The shotgun start/four-man scramble begins at 11 a.m. The single-player rate is $100 and team registration is $400. Please register yourself or your team by Friday, May 26. Learn more
Chill to Jazz on CMN Internet Radio
Has midterm madness got you pulling your hair out? Just KNOW you’re gonna fail? Chill out with some jazz at CMN Campus Radio.
CMN campus internet radio is a 24/7 student run station featuring the best of many styles and genres of music, including original audio recordings from CMN students, staff, and community. We have smooth jazz from Duke Ellington and Kenny Barron, and jazzy favorites to mellow out to like Sinatra, Bing, Perry, and more! Also we’ve got the old-timey music you might have heard from old movies. so drop on in and take a load off.
Listen anytime on your computer or device or download the app by searching for CMN on iTunes.
Making "Good Trouble" For the Sake of Indian Education
By Ryan Winn for "Tribal College Journal"
America is often called the land of opportunity. It's heralded as a place where anyone from any background can get ahead through hard work and determination. While there's no one path to certain fortune, often-dispensed phrases such as "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" or "put your nose to the grindstone" reinforce the idea that all it takes to succeed in life is tireless self-determination. It may be heartening for some to hear these phrases, but the world they reference doesn't reflect the reality many Americans face. Simply put, in the "land of the free and the home of the brave," opportunity isn't distributed equally. Read more
Frances Reiter Is Chosen
CMN's 'Student of the Year'
Frances "Franny" Reiter of Keshena has been named the American Indian College Fund's "Student of the Year." The award annually recognizes a College of Menominee Nation student for high academic achievement and a strong record of community involvement and service.
This year's recipient is an enrolled member of the Menominee Tribe and is the daughter of Daryl and Burnell Reiter. She plans to graduate in May with CMN's two-year Associate Degree in Business Administration and continue studies at the Keshena campus for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. Read more
Engineers Save the Day
A new children’s book series created by students at College of Menominee Nation presents engineers as problem-solving heroes
By Ryan Winn
Simply put, there aren’t enough Native Americans pursuing STEM degrees. As the National Science Foundation reported in its Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 Report, American Indians and Alaska Natives received a mere 0.4% of all master’s degrees in science and engineering between 1985 and 2005. Examining barriers, research has documented a widespread belief among American Indian students, even in the early years of their education, that science, math and engineering fields are difficult, uninteresting, and not relevant to their lives. Read more
Giving Thanks and Honoring Commitments: AmeriCorps VISTA’s Work with Tribal Nations
By Max Finberg for the Huffington Post
As Americans gather to give thanks, it is a most appropriate time to thank those who were here first - our country’s Native American citizens. We have all heard the stories of the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, who, as a sovereign nation within these United States, still reside in Massachusetts as one of 567 federally recognized tribes. We owe each one of them an apology for not honoring our treaty commitments and a debt of gratitude for their hospitality over the centuries since that first feast of thanksgiving in 1621.
AmeriCorps VISTA Member Gregory Gauthier, Jr., is now a few months into his year of service with the College of Menominee Nation’s Sustainable Development Institute, where he is focused on building resilience to climate change. Already, he has developed new communications and technological opportunities for the college to reach audiences around the world, including an international webinar series and a cross-cultural knowledge exchange. Read more