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College of Menominee Nations's Fall class schedule is now available. Register online here or meet with your Student Achievement Specialist.
Haven't Applied Yet? Apply Today for 2015 Fall Semester
Applying to the College of Menominee Nation is easy - you can apply online. Last day to register for 2015 Fall classes is Friday, August 7, 2015. Learn more
The Art of Critique Writing Part One: Why We Need Critics
By Ryan Winn for the "Tribal College Journal"
Artists need our help. Their work is inherently collaborative, because it requires an audience to consume it and search for its meaning. Some art is compelling, but often a work resonates loudest once critique writers like us interpret the virtues of its artistic expression. The words we write can encourage others to engage, and through our craft we help amplify an artwork’s strengths and illuminate its merit. Therefore writing art criticism is an invaluable service we writers must perform for art, artists, and art aficionados alike. Read more
What a Harvest! Quarter-Acre Garden Does Its Stuff
One of several garden plots adjacent to CMN's Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) building is getting an "A+" grade in the green bean category this summer. Rebecca Edler, left, and CMN student Citralina Haruo pose with some of the bounty from a quarter-acre production garden plot on the Keshena campus. Next up on the garden's agenda: corn, squash, cabbage and more. Click here for more information on CMN's Sustainable Development Institute activities.
College of Menominee Nation Recognizes
11 Participants in New Leadership Academy
A July 23 banquet at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) recognized the completion by the first 11 individuals to complete CMN’s new Shirley Daly Leadership Academy training.
The pilot academy class was composed of Maurissa Bigjohn and Brandon Frechette of the CMN Department of Continuing Education; Dr. Lisa Bosman of the College’s Engineering faculty; Kelli Chelberg, Teacher Education faculty; Maria Escalante, Library Director; Michael Faulds, Melissa Larson and Luis Ortiz of CMN’s Green Bay/Oneida campus; Eric Jurgens of the English faculty; Tessa James, Student Services, and Geraldine Sanapaw, the College’s Registrar. Read more
NASA-Backed Program Brings Research Opportunities To Wisconsin
NASA-funded research is underway at a few Wisconsin community colleges, including the College of Menominee Nation. The work stems from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium and some participants say the findings could have a national impact.
One of the programs that schools are participating in is the Tethered Aerostat Program, meaning students use instruments like mini hot air balloons, or blimps, to collect data. College of Menominee Nation students are using the blimps to monitor the health of a sustainable forest. Read more
Begin your Journey in Engineering
Operation Launch Engineering Summer Program
UW-Madison Engineering Department will again be coming to the College of Menominee Nation Cultural Learning Center August 10-13 to present a week-long workshop for youth going into 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. Youth will learn to write computer code, innovate and problem solve like an engineer, build a solar powered weather station, and more. The sessions will be held daily from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. For details and to register, contact Dean Brian Kowalkowski at 715-799-5600 or e-mail email@example.com.
MTE Helps Assure Generous Scholarships for Menominee Students at the Tribe's College
Menominee students attending the College of Menominee Nation will be the beneficiary of a generous donation made by Menominee Tribal Enterprises earlier this Spring. MTE's President Norman Shawanokasic, on behalf of the Menominee Tribal Enterprises Board of Directors, presented a check for $7,500 to the College's President, Dr. Verna Fowler. The gift makes MTE the Lead Sponsor in CMN's 5th Annual Benefit Golf Outing. Read more
College of Menominee Nation Ceremonies
Celebrate New Alumni and Native Leaders
Professor Ruth (Cyndi) Pyatskowit,
2015 American Indian College
Fund Teacher of the Year.
Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 30, represented a special milestone for the College of Menominee Nation. The 111 students eligible for graduation from CMN’s Keshena and Green Bay campuses brought the College’s total number of alumni above the 1,000 mark. Candidates received Bachelor’s and Associate degrees, technical diplomas, and the certificate of mastery in 15 programs of study.
Thirty-four of the graduates are Menominee and a total of 56 are members or descendants of American Indian tribes. The other 10 tribes are Bad River Chippewa, Brotherton, Cherokee, Crow, Ho Chunk, Lac Courtes Oreille Ojibway, Mohican, Oneida, Potawatomi and Stockbridge-Munsee tribes. Read more
CMN Adds to Number of Native Teachers
In recent years, 133 American Indians have been among graduates of teacher education programs at the College of Menominee Nation. The total includes individuals receiving a Bachelor's or Associate degree in the College's May 30 commencement ceremonies who are members or descendants of the Menominee, Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee, Cherokee and Lac Courtes Oreilles tribes.
CMN's early childhood and elementary education programs focus on increasing diversity among teachers in Wisconsin and also responding to under-served regions, such as rural reservations. Along with educating American Indians to be teachers, the programs enable non-Indian students to be better prepared to work effectively with Indian children and others from diverse backgrounds.
Read more on the value of Native Teachers here.
Environmental Engineering Technology
Get ready for a new career field
If engineering sounds like the career for you, but the heavy-duty math, physics and chemistry of most engineering programs are a concern, check out Environmental Engineering Technology. You’ll study in math and science courses, but with an emphasis on practical environmental applications instead of the higher-level theoretical coursework typical in engineering majors. You’ll prepare for problem-solving work and implementing projects with other engineers in engineering settings. Learn more
New Programs and Emphasis Options Ready for CMN Students in Fall 2015
Applications are now open at the College of Menominee Nation for Fall Semester 2015 and for new programs including an Associate Degree in Environmental Engineering Technology.
The College’s academic array includes three Bachelor’s Degree programs, with a fourth and fifth in planning stages for probable introduction in 2016. CMN’s established baccalaureate majors prepare students for teacher licensure at the Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Education levels, and for professional work requiring degrees in Public Administration or Business Administration. For the coming Fall Semester, the College’s B.S. in Business continues to offer an emphasis in Management and adds an emphasis area in Accounting. Read more
Native Giving - Your Support Can Make a Difference
You can help sustain a unique tribal college
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) recognizes that Native American youth are the very future of their communities, and that ensuring their well-being is crucial to the prosperity of those communities. That's why First Nations established NativeGiving.org, which highlights community-based nonprofits that are dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of Native children and families. Please make a gift today to ensure the future of Native communities. Learn more
Attend an Informational Session for Nursing Careers
Interested in finding out more about the Nursing Assistant courses, Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG), or Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP)? Join us at an informational session and get your questions answered! Click here to find an information session at the Green Bay/Oneida 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.