Moraine Park cosmetology students offer homecoming services

by admin7. September 2008 19:00

Fond du Lac area high school students heading to this year’s homecoming will have a unique opportunity to receive up-dos, manicures, pedicures and make-up at great prices at Techniques Salon and Spa at Moraine Park Technical College.


On two Saturdays, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, the cosmetology salon at Moraine Park's Fond du Lac campus will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for homecoming-bound students. Appointments are required; call 920-929-2106.


This annual event provides Barber/Cosmetologist students with real-world experience before they begin their careers. “It gives our cosmetology and nail technician students an opportunity to practice their skills on a younger clientele interested in the newest styles,” said Danielle Domenosky, Barber/Cosmetologist program instructor.


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Identity Theft and Scams course offered at Moraine Park

by admin4. September 2008 19:00

Find out what you should and should not do to protect yourself from identity theft and how thieves can obtain your identity information. JoEllen Wollangk, vice president/regional manager of the Better Business Bureau’s Northeast Wisconsin office, will present a course entitled Identity Theft and Scams at Moraine Park Technical College’s Beaver Dam campus on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.


The session will also explore the latest trends, examples of scams that target consumers (including older adults) and how to protect yourself. Information about the Better Business Bureau, merchandise buying, giving to charitable organizations, getting out of debt and responsible use of credit will also be presented.


The cost is $13.71. Register for Identity Theft and Scams (course number 102-401-001) now by calling Moraine Park at 1-800-472-4554.


Moraine Park offers one-day pond session

by admin1. September 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College is offering a Pond Construction and Maintenance session on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Beaver Dam campus.


Topics will include permits, construction, wildlife ponds, controlling algae, weeds and pond ecology. Find out if one pond will serve for fishing, swimming and wildlife.


This one-day session will be presented by Allan Gruentzel, biochemist for UW Green Bay and UW Milwaukee.


Cost is $13.71. To register for session number 090-400-001, call 1-800-472-4554 before Sept. 10.


Moraine Park to hold Adult Information Session Sept. 16

by admin27. August 2008 19:00

Adults and recent high school graduates who are interested in programs and services at Moraine Park Technical College are invited to attend an Adult Information Session at the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac or West Bend campuses on Tuesday, Sept. 16, between 2:30 and 6 p.m.


Stop by and talk with Moraine Park staff about specific programs and services. Assistance will be available for beginning the admissions process and selecting fall classes. 


Advance registration isn’t required. More information about the Adult Information Session can be found at under MPTC Presents on the home page, or call 1-800-472-4554, ext. 3201, or e-mail


Moraine Park receives award from Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

by admin25. August 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College was presented with the 2008 Outreach Award from the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT), in appreciation of Moraine Park’s partnership in planning the 2008 Go Green event.


Members of OWLT’s board of directors presented the award to Moraine Park staff and recently graduated students on Aug. 17 at Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg. The Moraine Park group represented the Business Meeting and Event Planning class from the West Bend campus, which is taught by Cindy Bernhard as part of the Administrative Assistant associate of applied science degree program. During the spring semester, 18 students from Bernhard’s class worked with OWLT staff and volunteers to plan Go Green, which was held at the Mequon Nature Preserve in May. Go Green featured workshops on natural landscaping and rain gardens, a nature scavenger hunt, a keynote speaker, nature walks and tree planting.


“Planning this new event was a win-win situation for both OWLT and Moraine Park students,” said Bernhard. “Students had to plan the project from beginning to end, providing them with realistic hands-on experience. This not only built community and business partner relationships but also skills, knowledge and experience they could put on a resume and apply to their future employment. On behalf of myself and the students, we are truly honored and appreciate OWLT for allowing us to be the recipients of this award in addition to the wonderful opportunity and relationships this has given all of us.”


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Moraine Park offers September events; Constitution Day to be observed

by admin17. August 2008 19:00

A concert and a Constitution Day observance are planned for Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Moraine Park Technical College campuses.


Fond du Lac campus: Community members are invited to join Moraine Park in observing Constitution Day, Sept. 17. National Treasure: Book of Secrets will be shown at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Cyber Center cafeteria on the Fond du Lac campus. The movie is free. Food will be available during both showings at a cost of $5 per meal for the public. For more information, contact Adam Ninmann, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-924-3101 or  


West Bend campus: Ryanhood will play their acoustic folk-rock blend on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Ryan Green and Cameron Hood have toured theaters with platinum-selling artist Jason Mraz recorded their forthcoming record with Grammy-winning producer Ross Hogarth. They performed in Boston’s world-famous Street Performers Festival and earned a standing ovation at the 2005 National Association for Campus Activities national conference. Food and beverages are available at cost for the public. For more information, contact Bradley Mitchell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 262-335-5743 or


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Real Estate Preparation offered at Moraine Park

by admin13. August 2008 19:00

If you’re interested in a real-estate career Moraine Park Technical College is offering a Real Estate Preparation course beginning Sept. 3.


The course covers the fundamentals required for acting as a salesperson in the brokering of real estate. Participants will develop skills in the topical items identified in the current Wisconsin Administrative Code, meeting Wisconsin’s 72-hour educational requirement for those seeking a sales license. 


Real Estate Preparation (194-190-003) is offered for 16 weeks on Wednesdays, Sept. 3 through Dec. 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fond du Lac campus. The cost is $309.70 plus $88.95 for books. Register now by calling 1-800-472-4554. If you have previously taken a Moraine Park course, you can register online at  


Moraine Park offers training opportunities in September

by admin12. August 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College offers ongoing credit and noncredit training opportunities for business and industry to help them improve their competitive edge as well as develop and retain a skilled workforce.


Several courses are scheduled for September, including:


Lean Enterprise Overview: Thursday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Room T-105, West Bend campus. See how implementing Lean can impact your bottom line. Cost is $125, which includes materials and refreshments.


Leadership Development – Intermediate Series: Five seminars offered Sept. 16-Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Room
T-117, West Bend campus.Prerequisite: Leadership Series – Foundational. Cost is $709, which includes materials and refreshments.


White Belt Training: Six seminars offered Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 22, 6-10 p.m., Room T-104, West Bend campus. Introduce basic Six Sigma tools and improvement philosophy to a large percentage of your workforce. Cost is $650, which includes materials and refreshments.


North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Training/Review Core and Gas Heating Servicing: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Room O-103, Fond du Lac campus. The NATE study guide and competencies will be used in this preparatory session. Cost is $249, which includes book, materials and refreshments. Technicians may take the NATE core or gas heating ($125 each) or both ($220) tests on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Fond du Lac campus. Register by Sept. 15 to ensure your place and avoid a late fee.


Identity Theft Privacy Compliance and Data Security: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 8-10 a.m., Room O-104, Fond du Lac campus. Learn how to protect your company and employees from identity theft and data breaches. Cost is $60, which includes materials and refreshments. 


Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers: Friday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Room O-103, Fond du Lac campus. Learn the basic concepts of accounting and finance, key financial vocabulary and how to present your ideas to a financial audience. Cost is $199, which includes materials, lunch and refreshments.


Registrations should be made at least one week prior to the start of a seminar.


For more information about these seminars or to register, or to request a current copy of Moraine Park’s Workforce Solutions course catalog, call 920-924-3449 or e-mail More courses are featured in the catalog and can be found at; click on Business & Industry then Upcoming Events.


Moraine Park to conduct security drill at all campuses

by admin12. August 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College will conduct a security drill at all three of its campuses as part of the College’s annual Professional Development Days for faculty and staff. The security drill will simulate a “shooter on campus” activity with College staff working with the local SWAT teams in their respective communities.


The Fond du Lac campus will hold its drill on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. The West Bend campus will conduct its drill on Friday, Aug. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. and the Beaver Dam campus will also hold its drill on Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The campuses will remain open but services will not be available during the drill.


“In light of school-shooting incidents around the country such as the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Moraine Park Technical College is testing an emergency plan to ensure a swift and organized response should this type of situation ever occur at one of our campuses,” said Dr. Gayle Hytrek, Moraine Park president. “The drill is the first of this kind for Moraine Park and the College is looking forward to using this learning opportunity to get prepared. It will also be an opportunity to put our Crisis Response Plan into place and determine what worked, what didn't and where changes need to be made.”



Lunch-hour events return to Moraine Park in late August

by admin10. August 2008 19:00

The lunch-hour concerts, comedy and other entertainment are returning to Moraine Park Technical College with the start of the 2008-09 academic year. The fall semester begins the week of Aug. 25 and features several events that are open to the community.


Fond du Lac campus: A Family Welcome Party on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. will feature exotic animals, an animal trainer presentation, and photo and petting opportunities with the animals. Kids can have fun on four party inflatables: an obstacle course, gladiator joust, jungle moonwalk and slide. A picnic-style meal will be served. This free event is open to the public and children of all ages.


On Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Well Hungarians will perform from11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group was named the 2006 Country Band of the Year by New Music Weekly Magazine Awards. Performances include original music as well as country, rock and classic cover songs ranging from the Charlie Daniels Band and Rascal Flatts to Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The public can purchase lunch for $5 per meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Submit your name for a door-prize drawing for an LCD-screen TV.


For more information, contact Adam Ninmann, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-924-3101 or  


West Bend campus: 32 Below will play their country/rock blend on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the courtyard. The band has played clubs, festivals and small arenas around the Midwest and Southeast and shared the stage with Sawyer Brown, Trick Pony, Montgomery Gentry, Heart, Craig Morgan and the Spin Doctors. Food and beverages are available at cost for the public. For more information, contact Bradley Mitchell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 262-335-5743 or


Beaver Dam campus: Comedian Michael Palascak will perform on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the commons. Palascak trained at The Second City in Chicago and has performed at clubs and colleges around the country, recently appearing on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. The public may purchase lunch for $5 per meal on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Lisa Manuell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-887-4462 or


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