Students in Brenda Schaefer’s Sociology Course had an opportunity to visit the Fond du Lac Boys and Girls Club to share grade appropriate books and lessons on gender and cultural diversity. Continue reading
With Moraine Park Technical College debuting a major redesign of its website this week, for old time’s sake we thought it would be fun to reflect on previous iterations of our online home, morainepark.edu. Take a look at these homepage screenshots through the years! It’s amazing to see how much things have evolved in just a decade’s time, isn’t it? Continue reading
Did you know Moraine Park is a Fair Trade College? Actually we are the first Fair Trade technical college in the U.S. Go MPTC! In May, 2016 we will celebrate our one year anniversary as a fair trade college!
What is Fair Trade?
Fair trade supports farmers and artisans in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers lack economic opportunity and often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods. Fair Trade is about making a tremendous impact on artisan and farmer communities while offering great products to the public all around the world. Continue reading
Do you know what to do if you can’t afford life’s necessities? How about why your credit score is important? What about handling issues repaying your student loans?
As part of Financial Literacy month, Moraine Park Technical College encourages you to learn more about your personal financial situation using some of the great resources that the College provides. There will be displays and events all month long! Stop at any campus library to pick up some financial goodies (and maybe a treat or two!) Check out the MPTC library materials on personal finance. Be on the look out for some stress-busting and financial-knowledge-boosting activities around campus including a Scavenger Hunt contest! Continue reading
For more than a year, a group of Moraine Park website stakeholders has been working to move the college’s web presence to a more user-friendly format. April 11, 2016 marks the switch to the responsive WordPress content management system. Hooray!
To be clear, moving the content from the old site to the new mobile-friendly site is only the first phase of creating a more user-friendly experience. Major highlights of the current phase include:
Could you use some extra money for college? Who couldn’t, right?
The Moraine Park Foundation has scholarship dollars waiting for seniors like you!
For some these two words have a military connotation.
But that’s not who we are.
A google image search will reveal fitness classes with people running, doing pushups, and generally sweating their way to good health.
Moving in the right direction, but with a different kind of fitness.
Part of the Merriam-Webster definition is: “a program or situation that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time.”
Spot on. But there’s still more.
What if, when you saw the words Boot Camp, you thought… Continue reading
Don’t fall for it! Here are seven common mistakes applying for financial aid:
Not Completing the FAFSA
Students state all kinds of reasons: “The FAFSA is too hard,” “It takes too long to complete,” I never qualify anyway, so why does it matter.” It does matter. By not completing the FAFSA, students may be missing out on the opportunity to qualify for what could be thousands of dollars to help pay for college.
Not Being Prepared
The online FAFSA has gotten a lot easier over the last few years. But, the key to making the FAFSA simple is being prepared. Students can save a lot of time by gathering their information before they start the application. Continue reading