I was pleased to be the moderator for Week 3 of the “Heroin Highway” lecture series held at Moraine Park’s West Bend campus. This week we heard from Sandy Thompson, whose son died as a result of heroin; Abe Nirschl, an addict in recovery; and Ron Naab, who has been very involved in the Washington County Heroin Task Force. Ron also has a son who is an addict, and recently lost his son’s fiancé to an overdose.
Through Moraine Park Fair Trade College education efforts, IT and Corrections Club students are helping youth “Stay out of Traffic.” The anti-trafficking initiative began this past October when over 130 participants gathered at our Fond du Lac campus for “Make Fond du Lac a Traffic Free Zone.” This event was designed to bring awareness to the crime of trafficking in people for sex or labor globally, nationally, statewide and locally.
When the Moraine Park IT and Corrections Clubs students learned about the very scary issue of trafficking of youth and young adults in the Fond du Lac area, they wanted to make a difference and help educate kids, parents and guardians.
Throughout history, mankind has stumbled on many important discoveries: electricity, gravity, penicillin, new continents, new galaxies, the ability to combine forks and spoons into one handy tool (all hail, the spork!), to name a few.
Admittedly, we may not be able to compare to some of those amazing discoveries, but we did host an awesome event this past week: one that centered around helping people discover what we offer, and how we can help people find successful, satisfying careers.
Olympics …. Nurses compete in Olympics? Why, yes they do!
The Wisconsin Student Nurses Association Convention was held Friday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Nursing students were tested on their knowledge of nursing throughout different activities.
Six more weeks of winter?! Release the groans!
Or … not.
As Anton Chekhov, a Russian author in the 1800s, once penned: “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.”
In that spirit, here’s a look at some of our students back in 1972 embracing the timeless joys of winter.
Demand for gas utility technicians is growing much faster in recent years than the supply of skilled workers, and Moraine Park Technical College – with generous help from Alliant Energy – is seeking to provide a state-of-the-art solution.
Moraine Park is developing a new Gas Utility Technician program at the College’s Beaver Dam campus, along with a cutting-edge, $2.3 million dollar Energy Education Center.
Alliant Energy has become a key contributor to this project, recently donating $80,000.