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November 6, 2015 In Lakeland College Blog
Gina Covelli has always loved reading, and fondly recalls the book club she belonged to in seventh grade. So it should come as no surprise that Covelli, Lakeland’s community relations manager, was excited to help create the college’s new Lit Lounge Book Club. “We’d like this to be a club for the entire Lakeland College community,” she says. “And we’d like to engage members in a different way. Students might typically read a book in class, then participate in a…
November 2, 2015 In Lakeland College Blog
When Lakeland College student Jacob Nault belted out James Taylor’s Classic, “You’ve got a friend,” he might as well have been singing directly to each of the nearly 50 people who were there to watch him. That’s how intimate and personal Nault’s piano and singing performance was last week, when he kicked off the college’s innovative new Coffee House Series with a rousing hour-long performance. The Coffee House Series, initiated by the college’s Student Success & Engagement Center, gives Lakeland…
October 30, 2015 In Lakeland College Blog
Jeff Elzinga, Lakeland College professor of writing, recently welcomed Jamila and Jasmine from Young Chicago Authors to his fiction writing class. Young Chicago Authors is the driving force behind the world’s largest slam poetry competition, Louder Than A bomb, and works with students to create spoken word and slam poetry. Jamila and Jasmine ran a workshop for Elzinga’s class that helped students write poems about their names. A second workshop, open to the entire Lakeland College community, was held in…
October 30, 2015 In Lakeland College Blog
When Barkha Limbu Daily arrived at Lakeland College from Kathmandu, Nepal, more than a decade ago, she quickly discovered a great way to make friends. “People loved my food, and always told me I should make it more often,” she recalls. “When I was in the apartments at Lakeland, I cooked all the time! I remember thinking, ‘I guess I produce tasty food.’ It gave me confidence.” She was exceling in the classroom, too, and in 2007, she earned a…
October 29, 2015 In Lakeland College Blog
Lt. Ben Allen of the Green Bay Police Gang Task Force recently visited Lakeland College and shared a fascinating 90-minute presentation with more than 50 criminal justice students. Allen’s talk, about gang activity in the Green Bay area, included interesting anecdotes about actual cases and arrests. After his talk, Allen met informally with about 10 Lakeland students and offered advice. “It’s always great when our students can see the connection between education and careers within the criminal justice system, and how…
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