Entries sought for Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show

by dritger15. April 2014 13:24

Entries sought for Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show

Moraine Park News Service

Show off your prized vehicle during the seventh annual Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show, Sunday, May 4, at Moraine Park Technical College’s Fond du Lac campus.

Hosted by the Moraine Park Auto Club, a group of students enrolled in the Automotive Technician program, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, with the gate opening at 7 a.m. for show participants. 

The entry categories include 1940s and older, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s -1990s, 2000 and newer, vintage truck (1966 and older), modern truck (1967-95), late-model truck (1966 and newer), custom truck, Mustang, Corvette, muscle car, foreign/exotic, street rod, tuner and motorcycle.

To preregister, obtain a car show flyer registration form at morainepark.edu/carshow and submit it by April 25 with a check for $5, payable to the Moraine Park Auto Club. Registration proceeds help the Auto Club raise money for scholarships, registration and test fees for ASE certification, and educational activities such as trips to car assembly plants.

Registration at the gate the day of the event is $10. Spectator admission is $2 or free with 2 nonperishable food items. Children 12 and under are free. For directions to the Fond du Lac campus, visit morainepark.edu/directions.  

For more information about the Moraine Park Car and Motorcycle Show, contact Craig Shwanz, Moraine Park Auto Technician instructor, at 920-924-3152 or cschwanz@morainepark.edu, or visit morainepark.edu/carshow.



Moraine Park hosts Multicultural Day April 23

by dritger15. April 2014 13:07

Moraine Park hosts Multicultural Day April 23
Moraine Park News Service

It will be a cultural journey complete with food, entertainment and socializing as Moraine Park Technical College hosts their 18th Annual Multicultural Day on Wednesday, April 23. All are welcome to share in the celebration of diversity with over 15 different countries represented. 

Sponsored by the Multicultural Club, Student Senate, Diversity Relations, Culinary Arts Club and Human Resources Systems at Moraine Park, this free event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cyber Center cafeteria on Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus.

There will be a cultural attire show and parade starting at 11a.m., with booths and exhibitors representing different cultures with artifacts and information about the area they represent. The cultural cuisine this year includes foods from Germany, Italy, Jamaica and Japan. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Students will be performing in the Multicultural Club Talent Show from 11:20 a.m.-12 p.m. This includes a Hmong dance, a Tai dance, a poetry reading and a rap presentation. The Die Speil Meisters, a three-piece German band from Waupun will bring their always lively and entertaining variety of German music to the stage from noon to 1 p.m. 

For more information about Moraine Park’s Multicultural Day or Multicultural Club, please contact Julie Lotto at 920-924-3196 or jlotto@morainepark.edu.

To find out more about Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.


Register now for Tech Knowledge College

by dritger14. April 2014 12:00

Moraine Park Technical College invites middle-school students to explore college and careers through 15 hands-on activities during Tech Knowledge College (TKC). 

Registration is open on May 1 for the Aug. 5-7 event at the Fond du Lac campus. For a full listing of classes, visit morainepark.edu/tkc. Classes this summer include:

Be an Architect
Use your creativity to draw buildings!  You will be introduced to the Revit software to create building models, floor plans, elevations and colored perspectives to design your dream home!

Be an Electrician
Do you know what an electrician actually does? This session will teach you the basics of electricity fundamentals, including the use of multi-meters to measure DC circuits. Use the skills learned to get your hands on building basic electrical circuits for a house!

Be a Fashionista
Are you a trend setter? Do you like to look your best? Spend time in Moraine Park’s Techniques Salon and Spa to learn the latest in up-do’s, braiding and styling. Get pampered by receiving (and giving) a French Manicure and custom-blended mini-facial, complete with a make-up demonstration. 

Be a Video Game Designer
If you enjoy video games, why not learn how to make your own?  Explore the language of Visual Basic programming and create your own gaming world! Share this game with your friends or play on your own! Computer knowledge is required.

Cooking Nutritious & Delicious!
With the focus on teaching healthy cooking and dining choices, students can make and prepare foods great for the body that taste incredible.  Class will focus on cooking nutritious and delicious recipes for after school snacks, breakfast and family dinners. Learn the benefits of local foods and some of the effects on health.  

Dream, Design, Do
Make circles spin, robots walk, bubbles rise in the air, planes loop, birds fly, text dance, and create your own animated cartoon character with Flash software. The only limit is your IMAGINATION!  This is a fast-paced course; computer knowledge is required.

Driven to Healthcare
Healthcare careers extend far beyond doctors and nurses.  Experience the many options available working in the healthcare field.  Try putting together a skeleton made of XRays with radiology; inflate a lung with respiratory therapy, check out a surgical suite, work on computers for medical coding, look into microscopes as a lab tech, and give a shot to Simulation Man! 

Driven to be an EMT
You’ve seen them on TV; you’ve heard the sirens wailing as they race to an emergency scene! Now…experience the hands-on activities of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics. Learn how these health care professionals provide critical care at times of emergency. You will learn skills such as CPR, splinting and bleeding control, and how to handle situations such as choking, burn care and more. 

Driven to Repair
Spend three days servicing an automobile in an actual auto service training lab! Do vehicle inspections, check under the hood, access computerized service manuals used in automotive repair facilities, and more! Closed-toe shoes are required. 

Everyday Italian!
Italy comes to Fond du Lac where you will learn the basics to cooking Italian cuisine.  Throughout the class you will plan the meal, create the menu, prepare all the courses and, on the last day, finish the class by serving and enjoying your hard work in the Park Terrace Restaurant.  

Fix it, Tune it, Ride it!
Are you a future Tour de France rider? Bicycle enthusiasts, you will learn to fix flats, fine-tune you own bicycles, and build a bicycle. On the final day, be prepared to enjoy a long bike ride!

Robot-Sumo with Lego Mindstorms
Students will work in groups of two in order to design, assemble, and program a sumo robot using Lego Mindstorms kits. The engineering challenges are for the robot to find its opponent and to push it out of the flat arena.  A robot should also avoid leaving the arena on its own. The final competition will take place the last day ending with one victorious sumo robot! Students selecting this section should be interested in engineering. Students will be taking this in both the a.m. and p.m., so another session will not be available to them. 

World Wide Webmasters
Design and create your own Web pages using HTML 5 and cascading style sheets (CSS3). Publish your web page on the internet for the whole world to see! This is a hands-on activity so computer skills and internet experience is helpful. 

Yo-Yo Manufacturing
Design and make your own personalized high-performance yo-yo using CAD/CAM software. Program computerized machine tools to cut your design. See your yo-yo being made using high-tech equipment. 

Activities fill up fast, so sign up early for your favorite two. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a deadline of July 1. Cost is $115 and includes two activities (9-11:30 a.m. and 12:15-2:45 p.m.), a T-shirt and lunch. Two bus routes are available for students who live outside the Fond du Lac area: Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam Campus and Moraine Park’s West Bend campus (included in the registration fee). Bus seats are first-come, first-served. 

For registration information, go to morainepark.edu/tkc. For more information, contact Katie VandeSlunt, Moraine Park recruitment specialist, at 920-924-3347 or 1-800-472-4554, Ext. 3347, or email at kvandeslunt@morainepark.edu.



Homecoming: Warrior to Citizen – LTC (ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen to speak at Moraine Park

by dritger28. March 2014 08:17

Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to welcome LTC (ret.) Cynthia Rasmussen, a retired Mental Health Nurse in the Army Reserves for 23 years, as a guest speaker at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus Monday, April 7, beginning at 2 p.m. in room A-112.

Rasmussen has spoken for military and civilian organizations nationally on issues affecting military personnel, families and communities. She has also testified before the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs. 

During her presentation, Rasmussen will address the issues affecting the veteran population, and also speak about the impact of overall mental health issues.

The event is free to the public. For more information about this event, please contact Samantha Saeger, student involvement specialist, at ssaaeger@morainepark.edu or 920-924-3101.

For more information about Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.


Moraine Park Foundation hosts Blue Jeans and Board Games March 29

by dritger20. March 2014 14:41

It will be fun and games to the max at the Moraine Park Foundation’s Blue Jeans and Board Games event Saturday, March 29 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Moraine Park Technical College’s West Bend campus.Enjoy the unique experience of playing your favorite games: Yahtzee, Pictionary, Operation, Jenga, Twister and more – only supersized.  Participants will move throughout the building, challenging their gaming skills. A silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, cash bar, and more, will make for a night of fun. 

Proceeds from Blue Jeans and Board Games benefit the Moraine Park Foundation’s Excellence Fund, which provides scholarship support to Moraine Park students. 

Tickets are just $20 each or two for $35. Bring your co-workers and purchase a table of 10 for just $150. Tickets can be purchased at all three Moraine Park bookstores, and the following West Bend locations: Horicon Bank, Jeff's Spirits on Main, Commerce State Bank, West Bend Parks & Recreation Department, or by calling Pete Rettler at 262-335-5706, prettler@morainepark.edu or Joan Brezinsky at 920-924-3263, jbrezinsky@morainepark.edu. Tickets can also be purchased the night of the event at the door. 

This year’s Blue Jeans and Board Games presenting sponsors are Willer Tool Corporation and Commerce State Bank. 

For more information about Blue Jeans and Board Games visit morainepark.edu/games

To learn more about the Moraine Park Foundation, visit morainepark.edu/foundation


Author of Job Search and Interview Techniques to Speak at Moraine Park March 26

by dritger20. March 2014 14:13

Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to welcome author Chris Czarnik to its Fond du Lac Campus Wednesday, March 26 for his presentation: “Interviewing for Success.” It will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Room A-112. 

Czarnik is author of “The Human Search Engine,” a novel about the changing methods of job searching. During his presentation, Czarnik will cover the different types of interviews along with the interview questions designed to make you sweat. He will also speak to the 17 most commonly asked interview questions and the four steps to answer each of them. Get the truth about interviewing from someone who used to sit on the other side of the desk. 

“Interviewing for Success,” which is sponsored by Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac Campus Student Senate, is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

For more information about the event, visit morainepark.edu/calendar.


Moraine Park wins national phlebotomy training award

by abemis10. March 2014 15:55

Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to announce it has been named a 2013 Best Phlebotomy Education Award Winner by PhlebotomyTrainingSpot.com. Phlebotomy is the collection of blood samples from patients for various lab tests and procedures

PhlebotomyTrainingSpot.com, a leading online resource for students searching to become a phlebotomist, recently published its annual list of the top-rated phlebotomy programs across the country. The nominees were voted for and rated over a three-month period at the end of 2013, and winners have been identified based on total ratings and votes received. 

The Best Phlebotomy Education Award recognizes the top phlebotomy programs in 30 states across the United States. Each program was vying to be rated as the best phlebotomy program in each of their respective states. The complete list of the Best Phlebotomy Education Award winners in the U.S. can be viewed here. 

“To determine the winner and top-rate phlebotomy programs, we subjected the programs to a comprehensive voting and rating period,” said Steve Roberts, founder of PhlebotomyTrainingSpot.com. “There are nearly a 1000 phlebotomy programs nationwide, and that number continues to grow as the demand for health care services continues to expand. Our goal with this awards program is to help identify programs that have tremendous support from current and former students as well as their respective communities. All these programs have shown an immense dedication to helping change the lives of students for the better through their education and mentorship.”

“We are quite honored to have won the Wisconsin award as there are numerous Phlebotomy programs across the state,” Moraine Park’s Kristen Finnel, dean of health and human services, said. “This award further shows the dedication our staff has to providing our students with excellent training.” 

For information about Moraine Park’s Phlebotomy Technician Certificate, visit morainepark.edu/programs.


Moraine Park signs 'Got Your 6' pledge supporting student veterans

by abemis7. March 2014 13:10

Moraine Park Technical College recently signed the ‘Got Your 6’ pledge in support of providing education services to student veterans. Got Your 6 is a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, broadcast and cable networks, talent agencies and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in America about veterans and military families.

Moraine Park has joined dozens of colleges and universities nationwide committed to supporting current and future students who are also military veterans.

The following organizations are leading the efforts: Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise. These organizations are collaborating to collect pledges from 500 colleges and universities by June 2014.

Moraine Park is also proud to have been  approved as an official chapter by the national Student Veterans of America organization and was recognized as a Military Friendly school for the fourth consecutive year. 

“With more than 150 student veterans currently attending Moraine Park we are always looking for ways to further support our students,” Dwane Klostermann, Moraine Park instructor and club advisor, said. “All these efforts will provide our veteran students with the resources they need to be successful.” 

For more information about veteran’s services offered at Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu/veterans



Moraine Park student leadership displayed at WTCS Student Showcase Event

by abemis24. February 2014 12:46

Moraine Park Technical College sent four students to the State Capitol last Tuesday, Feb. 18 as a part of a System-wide showcase of service learning and other projects. More than 60 students representing all 16 Wisconsin technical colleges participated in the event.

Moraine Park Technical College student representatives with Moraine Park President Sheila Ruhland at the Student Showcase event at the State Capitol. Pictured from left: Natalie Schmitz, Jessica Parsons, Dr. Shelia Ruhland, Kim Treider and Joseph Clark. Moraine Park was represented by Kim Treider, Joseph Clark, Natalie Schmitz and Jessica Parsons. The students presented the service learning projects they worked on last semester to state legislators and other visitors. 

The service learning initiative at Moraine Park is designed to pair community service projects with classroom instruction, giving students real-world, hands on experience in their field of study while helping their community. Each of the students representing Moraine Park worked on a service learning project that benefited a local community organization.

“Our students possess not only the technical skills to help employers compete and expand they also consistently demonstrate the leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace and in the community,” Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president, said.  

The WTCS Student Showcase is an annual event designed to increase awareness of the many ways Wisconsin’s technical college students give back to their communities as part of their educational experience.

To learn more about the WTCS Student Showcase, visit http://www.witechcolleges.org/

Moraine Park recognizes staff members, business partner

by abemis21. February 2014 11:29

Career and Technical Education (CTE) month is celebrated throughout the nation and state every year during the month of February. One of the ways Moraine Park Technical College celebrated was with the annual Moraine Park Association of Career and Technical Education (MPACTE) awards banquet, held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Whispering Springs in Fond du Lac.

Moraine Park Technical College staff accepts their awards at the annual MPACTE banquet held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Whispering Spring in Fond du Lac, Wis. Pictured from left to right: Melissa Berg of Lake Mills, Amy Patterson of Beaver Dam, Amy Andersen of Oshkosh, Connie Schaumberg of Theresa and Donna Freund of St. Peter. The banquet recognized individuals and organizations for their dedication to and excellence in career and technical education. The following Moraine Park Technical College employees were honored with awards: Connie Schaumberg of Theresa, Outstanding Support Professional; Amy Andersen of Oshkosh, Outstanding CTE Leader; Amy Patterson of Beaver Dam, Outstanding Instructor; Melissa Berg of Lake Mills, New Instructor; Donna Freund of St. Peter, Outstanding Member – Community Involvement; Kathy VanEerden of West Bend, Longevity. 

The Business Award of Merit went to: Sue Kaiser and Karen Bowe from Michels Corporation for supporting Moraine Park. The award acknowledges companies and individuals outside of the Wisconsin Technical College System that help promote and improve career and technical education in Wisconsin.

Throughout the year, MPACTE supports student achievement by awarding eight $300 scholarships to full-time Moraine Park students and five $200 scholarships to part-time Moraine Park students. Scholarships are co-sponsored by both the Moraine Park Federation of Teachers and the MPACTE organization.

For more information about Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu. For more information on statewide CTE month activities, visit witechcolleges.org