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Community Members Are Invited To CMN Celebrations Oct. 12 and 13


October events of the College of Menominee Nation will range from a formal installation ceremony for CMN’s new President to a day of behind-the-scenes tours to show all that goes on at the College’s Keshena and Green Bay campuses.


The public is invited to attend both events, as well as the Annual Meeting of the CMN Board of Trustees which is planned in conjunction with the celebrations.


CMN Open House
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Map of events


Sustainable Development Institute

  • Farm Market - Stop in and visit the many vendors selling Native made items, bakery, and fresh produce.
  • Hominy Making - Watch as corn is turned into hominy. Learn to make hominy and see how it is used to prepare tasty meals. Pick up a recipe.
  • Walk the Learning Path to learn about our Phenology Trail. There are trail guides that will speak about the plants and their uses.
  • Woodhenge – Walk down the Learning Path. Stop at the outside classroom we call Woodhenge. There you can see forest artifacts and learn more about the Menominee forest.
  • Corn Harvesting – Help to harvest our Bear Island Flint Corn. You never know what color cob will be under its husk. We will be harvesting, hanging corn to dry, and learning how to save seeds.
  • Visit the posters located in front of the building to see what student interns have done. Every semester SDI offers students internships. Learn how you can apply.
  • 11 a.m. to Noon - SDI will be recognizing past interns. Stop over to visit and learn about the projects. Past interns will receive a gift of recognition.

Technical – Trades Building

  • Electricity Demonstrations – See electricity at work and how it works.
  • Welding - See examples of welded art and functional pieces.
  • CNC – Computer Numeric Control Machinist - our newest diploma program.

Community Technology Center

  • TecHire Code Monkey –Come see if you can figure out how to write code using CodeMonkey.
  • Native Craft Demonstration – Try your skills at finger weaving, and take home what you create.
  • Tea Tasting Bar – Learn how teas are made and make a special tea to sample.
  • Youth Program – Put your name on a list to be contacted for youth programming.
  • Job Center – Pick up information on the Menominee Job Center.
  • Worldwide Web Demonstration – Using the web, check out Google Maps, see live web cams, and listen to CMN radio.
  • Ponsse Processor Simulator and Dixon Equipment – See new logging equipment.
  • Training Semi – Sit in a Fox Valley Technical College semi; learn how you may be a semi driver.


  • Stop at the Atrium for a virtual tour of the Green Bay/Oneida Campus; pick up some popcorn.
  • Learn what Menominee Vocational Rehabilitation services are available on campus.

Center Campus on the Plaza

  • Food trucks in the cul-du-sac and LIVE MUSIC all day long.

Campus Commons

  • Register Here – Sign up for prize drawings.
  • Hey, CMN Alumni! – Visit the alumni table at the Commons and pick up a small gift.
  • Rocket Club – Learn about the rocket club.
  • Weather Station – Learn how weather stations on campus are recording our weather data.
  • Student Government – Visit the student government table to meet our newly elected officers.
  • SEEDS Club – Learn what the oldest club on campus is all about. Ask about the sustainability grant they were recently awarded.
  • CMN Pow Wow Committee – Stop over and see the raffle baskets that will be used to support our student Pow Wow.
  • Recruitment – Are you thinking about taking a class, or know someone who might be interested in attending CMN? Pick up information and meet our friendly staff.

Shirley Daly Hall - Faculty presentations

  • Showcase Theatre Productions: Ryan Winn, SD223
  • TPX Demonstration: Ann Walenske, SD121
  • Chemistry Lab Demonstrations: John Oshner, Lab222
  • Digital Media Demonstrations: Nathan Fregien, Apple Lab
  • Discussion: Developmental program Integrative Studies in Sustainability: Dennis Vickers, SD224
  • Discussion: Current Humanities courses plus future courses in ISS: Eric Jurgens
  • Physics presentations: Select equations illustrating math found in different coursework: Harlan Pygman, Lab 122
  • Microsoft Demonstrations and Office Tech: Sarah Vande Corput, Computer lab 220
  • Education Department, Showcase of student projects: Kelli Chelberg, Cassandra Watson, and Dr. Candy Villagomez, SD225 & Foyer area outside SD225
  • Humanities Recruitment and AIHEC Showcase: Vicki Besaw and Ken Schindler, SD second floor
  • Biology Showcase 1: Human biology students will be doing health screening: Lucy Fenzl, SD 124
  • Biology Showcase 2: General Science students will be doing Tiny Earth Lab procedures (a crowdsourcing antibiotic discovery initiative)

S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library

  • The Story Sharing Part of Genealogy - Do you have a story to tell? We are collecting personal stories to add to our history collection.
  • Racing Robots – Have some fun with our Ozobots, Codapillar and Mouse maze robots.
  • LEGO station - Come see our new LEGO wall and join in our LEGO challenge.
  • Imagination Station - Design a Marble Run, build with Strawbees, or make an electric circuit.
  • Photos from Special Collections – View the photos and let us know if you can identify anyone that we don’t have identified.

President’s Investiture Set for Oct. 12


College Trustees will conduct a formal ceremony of investiture for President Trebian in the Five Clans Ballroom of the Menominee Casino Resort Convention Center, Keshena, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Veterans of the Menominee Nation Color Guard will lead the procession of CMN faculty, delegates from other academic institutions, representatives of Wisconsin tribes, and special guests.


Guest speaker for the investiture will Carrie Billy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). She is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. CMN’s Board of Trustees Chairwoman, Virginia Nuske, other trustees, and tribal, student and alumni leaders will join her in welcoming Dr. Trebian. The Board will also present a newly created symbol of office to be worn thereafter by Dr. Trebian and successors on official occasions of the College.


Pre-ceremony music and video presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. in the ballroom. The procession enters the hall at 10 a.m. A reception follows immediately after the program.


Annual Meeting Also on Calendar


The Annual Corporate Meeting of the Trustees will be held shortly before the start of the Saturday open house. The public meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in Room 226 of Shirley Daly Hall.


Along with Chairwoman Nuske, Board members are Shannon Chapman, Lori Corn, Michael Delabreu, Gary Frechette, Sarah Harkey, and Jesse Waukau. Boards drawn from the Menominee Tribe have overseen the College since its inception.