The 3rd Annual Global Fair was held Sunday, February 11th at Wayland Academy with over 400 students, staff, and community members in attendance! There were student cultural booths as well as community booths, which gave cultural information and food samples. Moraine Park’s booth included Korean candy, Puerto Rican Coquito and a snack, as well as Fair Trade information and free samples of chocolates.
Albert Einstein is known to say, “The only source of knowledge is experience” and there is much experience to gain while preparing for a future career. Students of the medical assistant program develop the skills to take medical histories, record vital signs, prepare patients for examination, collect and prepare laboratory specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, draw blood and instruct patients about medications or special diets. Medical office specialist students perform administrative tasks such as billing and insurance, greeting patients on the phone and in person, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments and updating patient records. At Moraine Park Technical College, students prepare for their upcoming careers outside of the traditional classroom.
We don’t often stop to think about where chocolate comes from, nor do we think about the farmers that grow and harvest cocoa beans to make the chocolate that we enjoy. The health news on chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is quite positive, and allows some guilt-free pleasure, after all! But not all chocolate is created equal, and educating students and staff about the differences in cocoa (also called cacao) bean farming was the end goal of the Fair Trade My Valentine event held on February 13th on all Moraine Park Technical College campuses.
The Jack Keating Student Civic Leadership Award recognizes students that have taken a leadership role in creating change in their community. Honorees expand their educational experience outside the bounds of their campus, while demonstrating measurable community impact. The purpose of this award is to honor students who work towards fulfilling the civic mission of their institution and Wisconsin Campus Compact.
Moraine Park is so pleased to announce that our own Jose Bustos is a 2018 Jack Keating Award winner!
Jose Bustos is pursuing a dual associate degree in Information Technology, in the fields of Network Specialist as well as Technical Support Specialist. He plans to graduate in May 2018. Jose also recently earned the Website Security certification through the U.S. DOL Interface Grant. He is also a single parent with an 11-year-old son, and a full-time, third shift job.
Moraine Park Technical College will again host a winter lecture series of important, timely topics at its West Bend campus. This year, the free series will feature various topics under the theme, “The Soup Series: Hot Topics. Cold Nights,” and include complimentary soup from a local vendor.
The lectures will take place Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m., February 1-22 in the West Bend campus’ auditorium. The line-up of topics and soups will be as follows:
What does it take to fix a leaky dog kennel? Seven Fond du Lac area ladies found out recently during Moraine Park Technical College’s Project Impact. The Humane Society of Fond du Lac had small, broken dog kennels with rotted and leaky drain troughs. These had become so bad that staff couldn’t use them for anything other than storing blankets and supplies. Four manufacturing programs at Moraine Park got together to show several area women how to plan, design, build, and install new troughs in this collaboration of community and instruction.
Did you ever say to yourself, “Wow what a small world it is!”? Did you ever wonder what the power of partnerships and collaboration could do? That was never more evident than with this very special thank you note and beautiful photos all the way from Kathmandu, Nepal to Fond du Lac, WI that arrived just after Christmas Break.
Like many others at the onset of a new year, Pete Rettler looked in the mirror in late 1993 vowing to make a healthy change.
He was hoping to lose weight, and he and a friend ultimately made a bet: They both vowed to go for a run outdoors every single day of the 1994. No matter what.
And they did. Day after day. Rain. Sunshine. Snow. Anything. Everything.
Though both men completed this healthy New Year’s challenge, it turns out that stretch of 365 days was only the beginning for Pete.