Moraine Park hosts Portfolio Night, May 7

by dritger29. April 2015 14:17

Graduating students from Moraine Park Technical College’s Graphic Communications, Interactive Media Design and IT Web Designer/Developer programs will be showcasing their talents at the College’s annual Portfolio Night on Thursday, May 7, at the Fond du Lac Campus. 

Portfolio Night highlights the projects and work these graduating students have completed in their respective programs while at Moraine Park, and it allows them to share their projects with prospective employers, the local community and Moraine Park students and staff. Students from the Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam and West Bend campuses will have their work on display.

Portfolio Night is free and will be held on Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus in room O103/104 from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. For more information on Moraine Park’s annual Portfolio Night, contact Shawn McAfee at 920-924-3342 or smcafee@morainepark.edu.

To learn more about Moraine Park’s Graphic Communications, Interactive Media Design and Digital Marketing programs, visit morainepark.edu/programs

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Moraine Park hosts HVAC/R Open House, May 6

by dritger28. April 2015 10:17

Learn how Moraine Park Technical College can jump start your career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R)! Stop in at the HVAC/R Open House on Wednesday, May 6, from 3-7 p.m., at Moraine Park’s West Bend Campus.

The event, coordinated by students in the College’s Business Meeting and Event course, will include hands-on activities, tours of the facilities and refreshments. Moraine Park instructors, current students, advisors and local employers will be available to answer any questions. 

Attendees should use parking lot and entrance L1. For more information on this event, visit morainepark.edu/calendar.

For more information on Moraine Park’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology Program, visit morainepark.edu/hvac.

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Moraine Park celebrates National Nurses Week - Flight for Life to land at West Bend campus

by dritger27. April 2015 12:34

Moraine Park Technical College is celebrating National Nurses week on its West Bend campus. National Nurses Week is a time to recognize the dedicated and compassionate individuals in the nursing field. It begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Nightingale, who would be turning 195 years old this year, is considered to be the pioneer of modern nursing. Many changes have occurred within nursing since Nightingale first began her training in 1851. Explore the past, present and future with several nurses from various specialties and generations in a panel discussion on Wednesday, May 6, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Following the presentation, a Flight for Life helicopter is scheduled to land at Moraine Park. Come take a close-up look at the helicopter and talk with the crew. The helicopter is scheduled to be at the West Bend campus on Wednesday, May 6, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., although please be aware that Flight for Life is on-call during this time and could be required to attend to an emergency. 

Moraine Park’s Nursing Week events are sponsored by the College’s Student Nurses Association. All events are being held on the West Bend campus and are free to the public. For more information, visit morainepark.edu/calendar.

Moraine Park Technical College offers a Nursing - Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point. The program includes classroom instruction, laboratory practice, clinical nursing experiences and preparation to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Moraine Park’s program continues to lead the state in NCLEX pass rates and, in 2013-14, 96 percent of nursing students passed the national board exam on the first attempt, far exceeding the 85 percent national average. For more information about Moraine Park’s Nursing program, visit morainepark.edu/nursing

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Moraine Park Fond du Lac campus commemorates WWII and Vietnam War anniversaries

by dritger24. April 2015 09:17

Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to welcome guest speakers Robert Plummer of Fond du Lac, a WWII Veteran with the Army Air Corp., and John Lepinski of Eden, a Vietnam Veteran with the U.S. Army, to the Fond du Lac campus on Thursday, April 30, at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

During their presentation, Plummer and Lepinski will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. They will share experiences and stories from their time of service and answer questions from the audience. 

The event, sponsored by Moraine Park’s Student Veterans Association Club, will be held in the cafeteria and is free to the public. For more information about this event, please visit morainepark.edu/calendar.

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

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Moraine Park West Bend campus commemorates WWII and Vietnam War anniversaries

by dritger24. April 2015 09:14

Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to welcome WWII Veterans Howard Knox, Al Meyer, Allan Kieckhafer and Joe Zadra, from West Bend, to speak at the College’s West Bend campus on Wednesday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

During their presentation, the veterans will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. They will share experiences and stories from their time of service and answer questions from the audience. 

The event, sponsored by Moraine Park’s Student Veterans Association Club, will be held in the commons area and is free to the public. For more information about this event, please visit morainepark.edu/calendar.

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

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Marian, Moraine Park develop new transfer agreements

by dritger14. April 2015 12:21

College-bound students will have several new educational opportunities this fall following Marian University’s and Moraine Park Technical College’s recent partnership to offer 11 new academic transfer agreements. 

Marian and Moraine Park interim presidents Robert Fale and Bonnie Baerwald, respectively, made the agreements official during a March 18 signing ceremony at Marian. The transfer agreements will allow five Moraine Park associate of applied science degree programs to transfer into ten Marian baccalaureate degree programs.   

Moraine Park Technical College Interim President Bonnie Baerwald and Marian University Interim President Bob Fale place their signatures on a new credit transfer agreement between the two institutions. The transfer agreements will allow five Moraine Park associate of applied science degree programs to transfer into ten Marian baccalaureate degree programs.

“Moraine Park and Marian have been collaborating on projects for many years and this is another partnership that will benefit students interested in attending both institutions,” said Baerwald. “As college tuition continues to rise, allowing students to earn their associate of applied science degree at Moraine Park and then seamlessly transfer those credits into a baccalaureate degree at Marian, will open doors to many students who may have thought a four-year degree was unattainable.”

“This agreement between Marian University and Moraine Park allows for greater opportunity for individuals looking to achieve their personal and professional goals through earning a bachelor’s degree,” said Fale. “This agreement demonstrates our combined commitment to the Fond du Lac and surrounding area with quality, affordable pathways for continued success.”

The agreements include Moraine Park’s Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Associate of Applied Science Degree program transferring into Marian’s Bachelor of Community Health and Human Service, Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Criminal Justice traditional and adult degrees; Moraine Park’s Associate of Applied Science Degree Radiography program transferring into Marian’s online adult Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology; Moraine Park’s Business Management-Marketing Associate of Applied Science Degree program transferring into Marian’s adult Bachelor of Business Administration; Moraine Park’s Business Management-Management/Supervision Associate of Applied Science Degree program transferring into both Marian’s traditional and adult Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees, as well as Marian’s adult Bachelor of Business Administration – General Management degree; and Moraine Park’s Associate of Applied Science Degree Nursing program into Marian’s 15-month online adult Bachelor of Science Nursing program.

For more information about the Marian and Moraine Park transfer agreements, contact the Marian University Office of Admission at admission@marianuniversity.edu or at 920-923-7650, or contact Amy Clark, Moraine Park’s Admissions and Advising manager at aclark@morainepark.edu or 920-924-3257. 

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Moraine Park to host national Take Back the Night event, April 30 - Make a change. Shatter the Silence. Stop the Violence.

by dritger13. April 2015 12:57

Moraine Park Technical College invites the community to come together and take a stand against sexual assault and domestic violence at a national 10 Points of Light to Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 30, at its Fond du Lac campus. On that evening, 10 college campuses circling the United States will simultaneously hold a candlelit vigil to show support for survivors of these crimes and unify in efforts to stop the violence. Moraine Park is honored to serve as host of one in only 10 locations in the country to hold this national event.

The 10 Points of Light event will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with a Community Organization Fair, featuring local organizations, activities, entertainment and refreshments. At 6:30 p.m., a powerful lineup of speakers will share their stories of survival and advocacy. Moraine Park welcomes keynote speaker, Rev. Moira Finley, and local musical celebrity, Bryan Sirchio. Finley is a rape survivor, poet and pastor of two church congregations in northern Wisconsin. She believes each person's story matters and needs to be heard with compassion. She is passionate about working together to find justice and helping to support survivors of sexual violence. Sirchio will be performing the song “I Need You To Hear Me” with lyrics written by Finley.   

Other speakers include: Deb Donovan, registered nurse and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) coordinator; Angel Gilbertson, client advocate from ASTOP Sexual Abuse Center; and representatives from local District Attorney (DA) Offices - Fond du Lac County DA Eric Toney, Washington County Victim/Witness Coordinator Ali Krueger, and Dodge County DA Kurt Klomberg. 

Following the program, attendees will unite in a short candlelight walk and vigil around the campus grounds. The walk is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. Flameless candles and glow sticks will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public; registration is appreciated although not required. Should you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please e-mail Bonnie Bauer, Moraine Park director of admissions, at bbauer@morainepark.edu, 920-924-6349 or Wisconsin Relay-711. 

For all of the event details, visit morainepark.edu/10points.

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Global delicacies featured at Moraine Park Foundation’s Gourmet Dinner

by dritger8. April 2015 09:43

Come and delight your palate with cuisine from six different countries at Moraine Park Foundation’s Gourmet Dinner. The event, presented by the Moraine Park Culinary Arts Program and National Exchange Bank and Trust, will be held on Friday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. on the College’s Fond du Lac campus. 

The event theme, “A World of Good Taste,” combines the appreciation of global delicacies with the feel of the golden age of travel. Guests are invited to enjoy entertainment by local talent, bid on silent auction items and try their luck in the always-popular wine cork pull. Vintage attire is also encouraged, although not required. 

The evening will begin with a reception in the new Student Services addition, featuring a variety of worldly wines and hors d'oeuvres. Guests will then embark on a tour of food and wine from North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa. The six-course dinner will begin with a Peruvian fish ceviche and chilled apple curry soup with beet relish from India. Followed by an Italian chopped escarole salad and a honey, lemon and cardamom yogurt sorbet from Morocco. The main entrée will take guests to Australia, with a fire-roasted rack of lamb featuring Australian wine butter, tarragon spinach and potato custard. The tour will conclude in America, where guests will savor the fresh flavors of a fruit tart and homemade ice cream.

The annual gourmet dinner, which features a different theme each year, benefits the Moraine Park Foundation’s general scholarship fund and the student emergency fund. Reservations are limited, and the cost of the event is $100 per person or a corporate table of eight can be purchased for $800. To make reservations, contact Dana Knebel at 920-924-3225 or dknebel@morainepark.edu

The Moraine Park Foundation Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. It is responsible for securing financial support and other resources for Moraine Park by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and accepting financial resources and gifts that support the vision and mission of Moraine Park Technical College. For more information, visit morainepark.edu/foundation.

 

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Moraine Park Foundation honors FACT Scholarship donors - Maysteel LLC joins business partners

by dritger30. March 2015 12:29

The Moraine Park Foundation recently honored area businesses for supporting its Forming Alliances to Cultivate Talent (FACT) initiative and celebrated the addition of Maysteel LLC as the newest partner to the campaign. The generous contributions from participating partners help support Moraine Park Technical College students enrolled in manufacturing-related programs. 

Moraine Park Technical College Interim President Bonnie Baerwald and Moraine Park Foundation Board President Adam Stone recognized FACT Scholarship donors. Front row, left: Dave Brenner, Fives Giddings & Lewis; Dana Knebel, Moraine Park director of college advancement; Travis Moser, J.F. Ahern Co.; Mike VanderZanden, Amerequip; and Darci Boettcher, Maysteel. Back row, left: Dave Wilhelms, Michels Corporation; Stone; Baerwald; Sue Roettger, Mid-States Aluminum Corp.; Tom Baumgartner, Mercury Marine; and Mike Frydryk, Kondex Corporation.

The FACT initiative works to strengthen the appeal of manufacturing careers and provides unique opportunities for business partners and students. Through the program, Moraine Park students earn incentives to complete a manufacturing-related degree. In turn, area businesses have a larger, more qualified pool of applicants to fill industry needs. With this model, students have the support needed to get a great, hands-on educational experience, while local employers gain access to highly skilled workers. To date, the FACT initiative has raised $273,000 and formed partnerships with 17 area companies that support the vision.

“The FACT initiative has had such a positive impact on our students and the local manufacturing industry,” said Dana Knebel, Moraine Park’s director of college advancement. “The Moraine Park Foundation is so grateful for the support and expertise of industry leaders, and we are looking forward to continuing to build these relationships.” 

The following companies were honored for their contributions: Amerequip; Fond du Lac Area Foundation; J.F. Ahern Co.; Cole Manufacturing Corp.; Fives Giddings & Lewis; AT&T Foundation; Mercury Marine; Kondex Corporation; Mid-States Aluminum Corp.; Helgesen Industries, Inc.; Michels Corporation; METKO, Inc.; Ted & Grace Bachhuber Foundation, Inc.; TAB Products Co LLC; Bradley Corporation; Sadoff Iron & Metal Company; and Maysteel LLC. 

For more information about Moraine Park’s FACT initiative, visit morainepark.edu/fact.

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New weekend motorcycle safety classes at Moraine Park - Spring sessions begin April 17

by dritger30. March 2015 12:26

Thinking about pulling your motorcycle out of storage or have finally decided to make this the summer you learn to ride? With the spring season upon us, now is the time to prepare for the motorcycle riding season and Moraine Park Technical College’s Motorcycle Rider courses will get you road ready! 

New this year, Moraine Park’s Motorcycle Rider courses have modified their training format to allow students to complete the course in just one weekend. The weekend schedule includes class on Friday from 5:00-8:25 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. By the end of the weekend, upon successful completion of the course, students will be issued a waiver to take to the Department of Motor Vehicles. This waiver allows students to get a motorcycle license without taking a road test. All courses are held at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac Campus. 

The College is running twenty weekend sessions through September, with the first beginning on April 17. The course is designed for riders of all levels but is aimed particularly at those seeking a motorcycle license. Students get actual riding experience in the basic skills of motorcycling, including straight-line riding, turning, shifting, braking and the mental skills needed for control. Motorcycles and helmets are provided by Moraine Park.

For more information or to register for the course, visit morainepark.edu/register or call 1-800-472-4554. 

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