Grand opening of new Lakeland College Milwaukee Center is Nov. 19
Lakeland College will formally celebrate moving its Milwaukee Center to Honey Creek Corporate Center IV, 9000 W. Chester St., Milwaukee, with a grand opening on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4-6 p.m.
Tours of the new location will be available, and a short program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Appetizers will be served. As part of the festivities, 94.5 The Lake FM will be onsite with giveaways and promotions, including the chance to win an iPad.
The new location houses Lakeland's Evening, Weekend and Online program classes offered in the Milwaukee area.
"Lakeland has been offering educational options for adult students in Milwaukee for 35 years, so we're certainly not a newcomer to higher education in this area," said Zach Voelz, Lakeland's vice president for enrollment management. "This new center provides advances in technology that match the evolution of Lakeland's BlendEd flexible course formats and sets us up to serve our students and continue to evolve in what has become a rapidly changing higher education marketplace."
The college occupies the majority of the third floor of the Honey Creek Corporate Center IV. Lakeland's center, which is nearly 16,000 square feet, includes 10 classrooms, one laptop lab and one computer lab, a student lounge, eight offices, Wi-Fi throughout the facility and ample free parking. Classrooms are available for daytime rentals to businesses, clubs and other organizations.
Lakeland has offered evening degree programs in Milwaukee since 1979. Today, the college serves more than 500 students in the Milwaukee area and 2,800 students statewide. Lakeland's total enrollment is approximately 3,600.
In 1978, Lakeland developed an evening degree-completion program for working adults, the first in the state at that time. In 2012, Lakeland celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of its main campus, which is located in Sheboygan County.
Lakeland students in Milwaukee can earn a bachelor of arts degree in accounting, business administration, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, marketing, psychology and specialized administration. Lakeland also offers a master of business administration, master of arts in counseling and master of education.
Lakeland to host International Food Fest on Oct. 25
Lakeland College's Global Student Association will host its annual International Food Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 6-8 p.m.
The food fest, which will feature native cuisines prepared by Lakeland students from more than a dozen countries from around the world, will be held in Bossard Hall, which is located on the second floor of the Younger Family Campus Center. Food from China, Japan, Nepal, Kenya, Brazil and Malawi are among the cuisines that will be available.
The cost is $6 per person, and only cash can be accepted.
Former Lakeland College Trustee passes away
Alice Senty, a former Lakeland College Trustee and a generous friend of the institution, passed away on Sept. 29. She was 91.
Senty served as a Lakeland Trustee from 1994-2006. In 2007, the college honored her with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to recognize her lifetime of civic engagement and service to her community. It was one of many honors and awards she received for her work. In 2013, she received an Honorary Alumni award.
Senty also served on the college’s church relations board for a number of years. She established an endowed scholarship at Lakeland in 2004, and she visited campus each year to meet her scholarship recipient. She was a member of the college’s Sesquicentennial Planning Committee, and was a member of the Founders’ Society and an annual member of the 1862 Society.
A lover of learning, she would often attend academic and other events at Lakeland to broaden her own circle of knowledge.
A complete obituary can be found here.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at First Congregational Church, 310 Bluff Avenue, Sheboygan. There will be a visitation with family at 1 p.m., service at 3 p.m. and a reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory can be made to The Alice K. Senty Scholarship Fund at Lakeland College.
"Nuns on the Bus" Leader to Speak at Lakeland College
Sister Simone Campbell, a provocative and sometimes controversial award-winning religious leader, attorney and poet, will deliver Lakeland College’s Mission House Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m.
The free lecture, which will be held in the Bradley Theatre, is open to the public. Her talk is entitled, "The Burning Bush – Faith and Advocacy for the 100%."
Simone has often been featured in the national and international media, including appearances on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is also the author of "A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community," published in April 2014 by HarperCollins.
"Because of my faith, I know that I cannot leave anyone out of my care," Campbell said. "It is also true in these challenging times, we are called to engage people who think differently if we are to find a way forward in our democracy. In this talk, we will explore these intersections of faith, the Constitution and the needs of our nation in order to create a community for the common good."
Since 2004, Campbell has served as executive director of NETWORK, a self-proclaimed progressive voice within the Catholic community that has been influencing Congress in favor of peace and justice for more than 40 years.
Campbell lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues.
During the 2010 congressional debate about healthcare reform, she wrote the famous "nuns’ letter" supporting the reform bill and got 59 leaders of Catholic Sisters to sign on. This action was cited by many as critically important in passing the Affordable Care Act.
In 2012, she was also instrumental in organizing the "Nuns on the Bus" tour of nine states to oppose the "Ryan Budget" approved by the House of Representatives. Campbell argued that the budget would decimate programs meant to help people in need.
"Nuns on the Bus" received an avalanche of attention across the nation from religious communities, elected officials and the media. In 2013, she led a new cross-country Nuns on the Bus trip focused on comprehensive immigration reform.
Simone has received numerous awards, including a "Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award" and the "Defender of Democracy Award" from the international Parliamentarians for Global Action. In addition, she has been the keynote or featured speaker at numerous large gatherings, including the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Prevea teams up with Lakeland College athletic department
Sheboygan — The Prevea Sports Medicine team is proud to partner with Lakeland College as the exclusive health care provider for the school's athletic department. Lakeland College, located in Sheboygan County, has 18 NCAA Division III men's and women's athletic teams — including football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, cross country, volleyball, soccer, track and field, tennis and wrestling.
Dr. Jose Armendariz, a family and sports medicine physician for the Prevea Health Center in Sheboygan, will serve as the medical director to oversee the health care provided to Lakeland College athletes. "Prevea Sports Medicine offers comprehensive prevention, diagnosis, treatment and therapy services for sports-related injuries," said Dr. Armendariz. "Our goal is to get athletes healthy and back in the game."
Prevea Sports Medicine experts will also provide the Lakeland College Athletic Department with a strength and conditioning coach, and certified athletic trainers.
"The Prevea Sports Medicine partnership is the first of its kind for the college, and we are thrilled to be associated with a wonderful patient-centered health care organization," said Nathan Dehne, Vice President of Athletics and Wellness at Lakeland College. "Prevea will assist our student-athletes in reaching their full potential athletically, and create a foundation of lifelong wellness that is so very important."
Prevea Sports Medicine experts and long-standing orthopedic physicians, Dr. Bruce Van Dommelen and Dr. Scott Glaeser, will also assist with the health care needs of Lakeland College athletic teams.