Lakeland News - Lakeland College Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:22:04 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-us New Bradley Gallery show to spotlight work of three seniors

Lakeland College will spotlight the work of three senior art students when the first of three Lakeland Senior Art Student Portfolio Exhibitions opens on Friday, Nov. 7.

Katie LaPlaunt - Still Life with Tennis ShoeKatie LaPlaunt - Still Life with Tennis ShoeBecca Elliot, Renjie Zhou and Katie LaPlaunt will discuss their work during an opening reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Gallery, located in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on Lakeland's campus.

The exhibit, which will feature works created by these students during their time at Lakeland, will run through Dec. 10. The Bradley Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the college is in session. Attendance at the reception and admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public.

The senior art show is a requirement for all Lakeland art majors. Students gain the experience of having their own exhibit, and are responsible for planning the show, putting the public relations together, hanging their work and any other details.

Elliot is a double major in art (graphic arts emphasis) and communication (professional emphasis). She has been working as a freelance graphic artist since the spring of 2012 and has created work for several on- and off-campus organizations. She won an honorable mention award at the 2012 Lakeland College Student Art Exhibitions.

She served a graphic art and communication internship in the first half of 2014 with Fond du Lac Festivals, Inc. She planned and organized a Walleye Weekend 2014 logo re-launch party and created a number of works for Walleye Weekend, including 20 digital billboards. She also served as a graphic art intern with Lakeland's Career Development office in 2013.

Becca Elliot - Break the Shell Becca Elliot - Break the Shell Elliot said her work for this show features a few different mediums. "In my digital art I tend to add layers at different opacities to give the final product a feel of depth or texture," she said. "While a lot of my work has these characteristics, I do have pieces that are more flat, although I try to still add a few drop shadows or textures to the majority of my pieces. Nature, space, depth and texture are my favorite aspects to find and put into my work."

LaPlaunt is majoring in art with a graphic arts emphasis. She is in her second year working as a graphic design intern with Lakeland's marketing department, and she spent two years working as a student assistant in the college's art department.

She won honorable mention awards at the 2013 and 2014 Lakeland College Student Art Exhibitions. She is the recipient of several scholarships, and she has been on the Dean's List for academic achievement.

"One of my favorite things about art is beginning a new project," LaPlaunt said. "I set high expectations for myself and look forward to the finished piece. Usually mid-project I will come to a point where I don't like it and I need to push myself to finish it. One of the worst parts of creating artwork is trying to figure out where to end. It's hard to spend a lot of time and effort on something, and then finally say it's finished when it's not quite perfect yet. Perfection cannot be achieved, so eventually I stop before I mess it up."

Renjie Zhou portrait with basketballRenjie Zhou portrait with basketballZhou, an international student from China, is majoring in art with both a graphic arts and studio arts emphasis. His work has been featured in a number of previous exhibits at both the college and in the Alive in the Arts exhibit at the Plymouth Arts Center. In 2014, he won a second-place and honorable mention award at Lakeland's Student Art exhibit.

Since the fall of 2012 he has worked as a studio assistant and gallery receptionist for Lakeland's art department. He designed and painted a mural for the college's IT Center and teaches painting classes in his native China.

"What keeps artists spending time on making art? Not just having a passion for art, but also always giving yourself challenges," Zhou said. "Inspiration is very important, but not feeling inspired is not an excuse to stop making art. There is no way that anyone will have inspiration for art in every single day of life. But, if you keep painting and drawing you will sustain yourself with many good art ideas."


larosees [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Eric LaRose) Featured Lakeland News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:00:51 -0500
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.

Lakel;and's New Milwaukee CenterTours 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.

larosees [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Eric LaRose) Featured Lakeland News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:50:15 -0500
Lakeland to host International Food Fest on Oct. 25

International Food FestivalLakeland 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.

retlichc [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Chris Retlich) Featured Lakeland News Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:41:16 -0500
"Nuns on the Bus" Leader to Speak at Lakeland College

Sister Simone Campbell

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.


retlichc [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Chris Retlich) Featured Lakeland News Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:23:20 -0500
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.

Alice SentySenty 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.

larosees [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Eric LaRose) Featured Lakeland News Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:35:04 -0500
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.

PreveaDr. 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.


larosees [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Eric LaRose) Featured Lakeland News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:37:12 -0500
Speaker to give Lakeland a behind-the-scenes look at special effects

Have you ever wondered how Hollywood makes that special effects magic in movies like "Star Wars," "Star Trek" and "Transformers?" Lakeland College is welcoming a speaker who is involved in making those special effects happen.

Beth D'Amato, a digital paint supervisor with Industrial Light and MagicBeth D'Amato, a digital paint supervisor with Industrial Light and MagicBeth D'Amato, a digital paint supervisor with Industrial Light & Magic, George Lucas' visual effects company, will deliver a talk entitled Industrial Light and Magic: Inside the Amazing World of Visual Effects on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. in Lakeland's Bradley Theatre.

Her free talk is open to the public.

D'Amato has worked on many films, including the "Star Wars" prequels, "Pearl Harbor," "Mission Impossible III," "Transformers," "Star Trek," "Pacific Rim" and "Lucy."

D'Amato will trace her journey from Milwaukee business television to the box office blockbusters of Hollywood, giving the audience a look inside the scenes of some of the most groundbreaking and innovative visual effects of all time.

She was only 7 years old when she saw the original "Star Wars" for the first time in 1977, but it inspired her and sparked a lifelong passion for movies, toys and science fiction. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting from Marquette University and spent several years immersing herself in Milwaukee's television and video industry.

She moved to northern California and was hired by Industrial Light & Magic, and the galaxy that Lucas created didn't seem quite so far away anymore.

D'Amato was also part of the team that brought "Star Wars" to television's "The Big Bang Theory." She won a Visual Effects Society (VES) award in 2007 for her work on "Transformers" and was also nominated in 2009 for "Avatar."


larosees [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Eric LaRose) Featured Lakeland News Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:50:56 -0500
Federal judge to deliver Lakeland's Constitution Day lecture on Sept. 18

Constitution Day at LakelandFederal judge Robert M. Dow, Jr., will deliver Lakeland College's annual Constitution Day Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. in the Bradley Theatre. This free lecture is open to the public.

In 2004, a federal law designated Sept. 17, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the U.S.

Dow will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Constitution for Non-Lawyers." He will discuss background on the Constitution that reinforces his belief that everyone should have a basic understanding of the Constitution and how it informs many of the major public policy debates that shape America's place in the 21st century world. He will focus primarily on the separation of powers and the First, Fourth and 14th Amendments.

Dow has served as a United States district judge for the Northern District of Illinois since December 2007. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate. He serves by appointment of the chief justice on the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules and as the Chair of the Rule 23 Subcommittee.

He is the current chair of the Advisory Committee on Circuit Rules for the Seventh Circuit and also serves as a member of the Rules Committee for the Northern District of Illinois. He has sat by designation on the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. He serves as a director of the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation and is heavily involved at the Cathedral of St. Raymond parish in Joliet, where he has coached youth sports for the past decade.

Prior to entering into judicial service, Dow was a partner at the Chicago law firm of Mayer Brown LLP, where he was a member of the firm's litigation, telecommunications and supreme court and appellate litigation practice groups. In 2007, Dow was listed among the top 100 lawyers in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine, and he was named a "leading lawyer" in the field of telecommunications law in Chambers USA from 2003-2007.

Dow received a bachelor's degree summa cum laude in history and political science from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship where he earned master's and doctorate degrees in international relations, as well as three varsity letters for basketball. He earned his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Harvard Human Rights Journal and a recipient of the Derek Bok Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

He lives in Joliet with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children.

larosees [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Eric LaRose) Featured Lakeland News Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:27:50 -0500
Faculty artwork featured in opening exhibit at Lakeland College

Members of Lakeland College's art faculty will have some of their latest works featured as part of the first exhibit of the Bradley Gallery's 2014-15 season.

Fish Plate Pat RobinsonFish Plate by Pat RobisonAn opening reception is set for Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Gallery, located in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on Lakeland's main campus. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 31.

Attendance at the reception and admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public. The Bradley Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the college is in session.

This exhibit will feature the works of Bill Weidner and Denise Presnell-Weidner, both associate professors of art at Lakeland and co-directors of the Bradley Gallery, as well as adjunct instructors Mark Weber and Pat Robison. Weber is manager of graphic services and sales at Midstar Printing Co. Robison is owner and operator of Two Fish Gallery in Elkhart Lake.

Presnell-Weidner has been enjoying a productive time that has seen her work displayed in numerous solo, two-person and group exhibitions during the last several years. During the past year, Presnell-Weidner's work has begun to focus on water imagery.

"What began as straight-forward monotypes turned into something else as I began to keep the plate and combine it with the paper print," she said. "The work became a message to me from something beyond me, intriguing me to take it further with my lithographs."

She is currently working on a series that combines two plates, one being the reflection of the other. "I have eight of each in process, but I will combine them as diptychs, then at least one will involve two of each prints to become a four-print image, reflected in whatever is the most inquisitive image," Presnell-Weidner said. "These prints ask questions, they don't give answers."

Her recent paintings have also been highly influenced by the printmaking process. She is currently painting on polyester plates and also focusing on water reflection as the imagery. She begins with photographs which are filtered and manipulated on the computer, then she uses the images as the sources for her paintings, prints and pastels.

"In the process of painting, drawing or printing, the images are further manipulated and arrive at something quite different than the original source," Presnell-Weidner said. "I am not interested in copying or capturing nature – I am interested in taking nature and turning it into something even I hadn't thought of. I want my work to surprise me."

Weidner said his latest works are products of the time he has to devote to painting, which varies depending on the time of year.

"As a professor of art, I find time to paint eight or more hours a day during the summer months when I am not teaching," he said. "During the academic year, most of my painting time is limited to Saturdays and Sundays when I again find eight or more hours a day to paint. In addition, sometimes I will also feel energetic enough in the evenings to get in a little painting time before I go to bed.

"Contrary to what I have often been asked, no, painting is not a relaxing thing to do. Pulling weeds out in my garden is a relaxing thing to do."

Robison will be showing a selection of ceramic sculptures that were created this year. He also teaches ceramics at Two Fish School and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

The work Weber will display relates to the two courses he teaches at Lakeland – communication graphics and commercial illustration. Weber has extensive background in development of logos, corporate identity, advertising, packaging, literature and preparing creative work for social media.

"I'm very passionate about teaching illustration because it allows me to promote the basic skill of drawing or, should I say, the art of speaking visual ideas commercially," Weber said. "Commercial illustration simply asks the artist to present an image or concept to aid the sale of a product. Everything from billboards, magazine articles, movie posters, website promotions, advertising, etc., uses commercial illustration. The artist will be asked to tell a quick visual story to promote or lead the viewer to the desired result, which is usually a sale."


larosees [AT] lakeland [DOT] edu (Eric LaRose) Featured Lakeland News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:40:31 -0500