2013-14 Annual Report
AT THE LIBRARY
Wednesday, Nov. 26
Library closing at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 27-Sunday, Nov. 30
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Project Learning Tree Story Time and Activities. Family story time with fun environmental learning activities that are geared toward children ages birth-9 years.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Make It @ Your Library. Explore the Scratch program to create your own stories, games, and animations, or get crafty and make something awesome.
2015 Open Registration
Don't wait until the last minute to register! The last day to register for 2015 Spring classes is Friday, January 16, 2015. You may be able to register online. Learn more
Winter Break Home Health Aide Classes Offered
The College of Menominee Nation is offering an 80-hour Home Health Aide class between Fall and Spring semesters during winter break in January. Classes will run from 9-3:30, 4 days a week, from Jan. 5-23. Contact Debra Norton at 715-799-6226, ext. 4009 to sign up for classes at the Green Bay/Oneida campus, and Amber Chevalier at 715-799-6226, ext 3120 for classes at the Keshena campus.
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Are you ready to find a job, keep a job,
or get a better job?
College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP) is located in Keshena, WI. The program provides services to Native Americans with disabilities in order to obtain or retain employment. Success in the program involves partnership and commitment between the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and consumer. Services provided to Vocational Rehabilitation Program consumers are custom designed to fit each individual’s needs and employment goal.
Join Us in Cultural Activites and Strengthen the Family Circle
The College of Menominee Nation’s Youth Empowerment Program is collaborating with the Menominee Tribe’s Youth Development & Outreach Program and the Woodland Womens Group to provide traditional Menominee regalia making activities for boys and girls. All sessions are FREE and all supplies are included. Family envolvement is encouraged. Learn more
Menominee, Hard Rock and Two Colleges Sign Agreement Creating Jobs Training Institute for the Proposed Kenosha Hotel & Casino, Pending State Approval
Anticipating that thousands of new jobs will be created in Southeast Wisconsin, as well as thousands more in Northeast Wisconsin and on the Menominee Reservation upon state approval of the tribe’s proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha, an agreement has been reached to plan for the creation of a new Jobs Training Institute that will prepare workers to fill the
new positions. The training institute is based on a collaboration between the Menominee Kenosha Gaming Authority, Hard Rock Wisconsin LLC, the College of Menominee Nation and Gateway Technical College in Kenosha Read more
Student Services is very excited to inform our CMN students, staff, and faculty of the recent change to our Advising staff titles and positions. Please note and pass on to others the new title of our Advising staff is now Student Achievement Specialist. The change reflects both the Main Student Services, Technical Education, and Green Bay/Oneida Campus Advisors.
The position of our Student Achievement Specialists will manage assigned caseloads that emphasizes personal contact with students from recruitment through graduation by using proactive, solution-orientated strategies to promote completion of student's personal, academic, and career goals.
Why Wait Wednesday at the Green Bay/Oneida Campus
Come to the College of Menominee Nation's Green Bay/Oneida campus any time between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, and get started on a college-level program that meets your needs. A one-stop opportunity! Call 920-965-0070 for more information.
- Complete your CMN application
- Take care of admission testing
- Begin your FAFSA (financial aid) application
- Meet with a CMN academic advisor
- Plan your class schedule
Green Bay/Oneida campus is located at 2733 S. Ridge Road in Ashwaubenon. Parking and main entrance on the North Allied Street cul de sac accessible from S. Ridge Road or Waube Lane near S. Oneida Street.
“The Fierce Urgency of Now”: Persuasive Writing
Tribal College Journal
By Ryan Winn, CMN Faculty
We writers are passionate advocates for our causes. We post to social media, compose essays for classes, and circulate our views in tribal college and university (TCU) publications. Some of us have written words that instigate change, but too many of us see our aspirations fail to reach fruition. We may get discouraged by our readers’ inaction, and that’s understandable. But the reality is that while passionate, unscripted rants may warrant us some catharsis, it’s well-defined arguments that change minds, mobilize the apathetic, and even inspire legislation. Writers should consider the following when crafting persuasive appeals, so we can fortify our positions and forge a path for others to follow. Read more
Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit
From October 14-17, participants from tribal, federal, state, higher education, and non-profit agencies and organizations came together for the "Shifting Seasons: Building Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation Summit." The program was presented by the Sustainable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI. Those attending shared knowledge and discussed resources that will benefit both tribal and non-tribal entities concerned with climate change adaptation, specifically in the Northeast Region.
The four-day event focused on building relationships and increasing involvement in climate change. “We heard a lot of things about what tribes are doing, like adaptation planning,” said Kyle Whyte, professor at Michigan State University (MSU) and one of the event organizers, “and what tribes have been doing and what they plan to do. We shared a lot of information about different networks as well as how to deal with climate change issues. There’s such diversity and richness in tribes for adaptation.” Read more
The Three Sisters Garden: A Model of Community and Sustainable Growth
This type of companion planting is widespread among indigenous Native American farming societies
According to Native American legend, corn, beans, and squash are three sisters who grew and flourished together for the benefit of the community. Corn is the oldest sister. She stands tall in the center watching over her two other sisters, squash and beans. Squash is the next sister. She protects her sisters from weeds and shades the soil from the sun with her leaves, keeping it cool and moist. Beans are the third sister. She climbs through the squash and then up the corn stalks binding the three sisters together as she reaches for the sun. Read more
Sherman Alexie, New York Times bestselling author and screenwriter, presented on his award-winning book, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," Wednesday, September 24, 2014.
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2014 Summer Transportation Institute public service videos.
Speeding Gets You Nowhere Fast
Distracted Driving Kills, Safe Driving Starts with You
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Cheyenne Wahsquonaikezhik received an Associate's degree in Business Administration and is a certified home healthcare worker. Read more
Justin Gauthier is a CMN graduate who is pursuing his Bachelor’s of Letters and Science in English - Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more
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Watch some of 2014 Commencement speaker Hattie Kauffman's remarks.
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2014 GOLF OUTING
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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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Menominee Language Lessons and online learning resources