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July 28, 2016 In Lakeland University Blog
If you happen to see Lakeland University biology students Brooke Wilder-Corrigan and Madison (Hull) Runge laughing during lunch, approach with caution. You might be walking into some really, really complicated humor. “When you’re making Daphnia jokes outside of the lab, you know you love your job,” says Wilder-Corrigan with a laugh. No, Daphnia is not a person. Rather, Daphnia magna are small zooplankton, important staples near the bottom of many fresh-water food webs. These tiny animals also happen to play…
July 26, 2016 In Lakeland University Blog
Karen Hjelle was looking for a unique internship experience. Thanks to some help from a couple of Lakeland faculty members, she got one. Hjelle is currently enjoying a three-month internship in Sitka, Alaska, where she’s working full time at the Westmark Sitka Hotel. “It's been an awesome experience,” said Hjelle, who will be a senior accounting major at Lakeland University this fall. “It's nice because I’m able to experience all the beauty Alaska has to offer. And I’ve met a…
July 21, 2016 In Lakeland University Blog
Plymouth’s Jovianne Schwibinger has never driven a car. But she’s flown a plane. Schwibinger, 15, is enrolled in Lakeland University’s five-week summer collegiate aviation course for high school students. Last week, the soon-to-be Plymouth High School sophomore co-piloted Lakeland’s SR-20 aircraft. Accompanied by Steven Vaught, Lakeland’s assistant chief flight instructor, Schwibinger steered the plane across Sheboygan County skies. “It was really fun,” said Schwibinger. “You feel so independent up there. We flew over my house, and took a picture of…
July 20, 2016 In Lakeland University Blog
Daniel Zea Zapata is passionate and persistent, but he’s also patient. So while the Lakeland graduate’s dream of becoming an on-air radio personality motivates him daily, he’s happy to learn and wait his turn. “It would be awesome to someday host my own radio variety show, interviewing guests, interacting with people and playing music,” he says. “But I hate to get ahead of myself, because I’m absolutely loving where I’m at in my career right now. Still, you have to…
July 20, 2016 In Lakeland University Blog
Lakeland University Madison Center student Shonna Neary has been awarded an $8,000 Government Finance Professional Development scholarship from the Government Finance Officers Association. Neary, who is pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and her CPA license, earned one of just four of the 2016 scholarships, which were established to recognize outstanding performance in graduate programs and encourage careers in government. “I have always enjoyed learning, and government accounting intrigues me because of its complexity,” said Neary, who works…
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