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Chance to See Lakeland History

Posted: Oct. 8, 4:30 p.m.

If you attend Saturday’s home football game at 1 p.m. against Concordia Chicago, there is a good chance you’ll see college history. Junior wide receiver Kezlow Smith needs 31 yards to set the career receiving record in Lakeland football history. He enters the game averaging more than 100 received yards per game. The current record holder is Macarthur White who set the record with 2,254 yards for his career when he finished playing in 2006. Good luck to the Muskies and to Kezlow!

College to University Team Meeting Report

Posted: Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.

The first open meeting of the College to University Transition Team was held Oct. 7 in the 1862 Lounge.

President Dan Eck reminded those who attended of the central reasons Lakeland is pursuing the change from college to university, including:

·         The fact that, by industry definition, Lakeland is already a university.

·         To help clear up confusion with other institutions, primarily neighboring Lakeshore Technical College.

·         To aid in recruiting, especially overseas.

·         To contribute to the continued evolution and reputation of the institution.

He noted that Lakeland is on target to change its name in 2016, which is also the 60 th anniversary of the name change from Mission House to Lakeland.

Eck noted that this will be more than just a name change, although Lakeland will maintain its community atmosphere cherished by students, alumni and employees. Other information about the change is available at .

Eck shared that a new academic structure has been reviewed by Lakeland faculty and will be presented at the October Board of Trustees meeting for approval. If approved, this new structure would create three schools – a School of Business and Entrepreneurship, a School of Science, Technology and Education and a School of Humanities and Fine Arts that would replace the existing seven academic divisions. A dean would lead each school, and the system would allow for faster program development and changes within majors.

Two documents – a Gantt chart detailing the task list for the college in conjunction with the name change and a timeline giving a quicker snapshot of some of the key deadlines – were reviewed. These documents are in the attachments section of the Crier. Employees are encouraged to review them, and if they have questions or see any work they feel might be missing, they should contact one of the team members. Those people again are: Eck, Meg Albrinck, Zach Voelz, Carole Robertson, Beth Borgen, Eric Blacknall, Ann Flad-Jesion, April Arvan, Nhia Yang, Jim Begotka, Rich Haen and David Gallianetti.

Eck noted that a public celebration of the name change is tentatively planned for late spring, with a student celebration when the students return in the fall of 2016. The college is also discussing ways to mark the final commencement as a "college" this May.

The next open meeting of the transition team is Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the 1862 Lounge.

Flu Shots Moved to Oct. 28

Posted: Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.

Flu shots will be available Wednesday, October 28, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Bossard Hall.

If you are a faculty or staff member participating in the Lakeland College health plan administered through UMR, the co-pay will be waived for you and any other covered members.

The cost for this year’s Flu Shot will be $31 for all others. This is cash only.

If you have any questions contact Sherry Carstens, campus nurse, at x2385 or

IT Personnel Changes

Posted: Oct. 5, 9 a.m.

The Lakeland College IT team has two personnel moves to share:

Ron Moriearty will join the team on Oct. 6 as a part-time network administrator. Ron earned a master of science degree in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from the UW-Eau Claire and comes to Lakeland with more than 30 years of IT experience. Ron will oversee several key infrastructural technologies for the college.

Also, the college is pleased to announce the promotion of Tyler Kulow to manager of desktop support. Tyler, who has been a member of the IT team since 2011, will complete his bachelor’s degree this December with a major in computer science and minors in mathematics and criminal justice. He brings a wealth of experience to the IT team in hardware and software deployment and top-notch customer service. Tyler will lead the desktop support team and helpdesk services in addition to playing a key role in new IT initiatives.

Please joins us in congratulating Tyler and welcoming Ron!

Sign Up for Fire Extinguisher Training

Posted: Oct. 2, 11 a.m.

To all Lakeland College Community members, if any of you are interested in participating in the fire extinguisher training safety class on the main campus please sign up in the security office, located in Brotz Hall (north entrance) LL room#19. After we have accumulated a list of participants who are interested in attending the training class, Campus Safety & Security will be notifying all those who want to attend with the date, time and place where the training will take place. Please note, you must sign up in person – emails and phone calls will not be accepted.

New Lakeland News Website

Posted: Oct. 1, 1 p.m.

The students in Communication 325 have built a website featuring student posts and essays on digital and new media issues that impact lives in the Lakeland community. It’s called Comm 2.0.

The site went live today, and you can see it here:

You can also follow these students on social media:

Twitter: (@lakelandcomm2)


If you have any questions, contact Casey Schmitt, assistant professor of communication, at or ext. 2300.

Softball Selling Holiday Candles

Posted: Oct. 1, 10:15 a.m.

The Lakeland College softball team is selling Gold Canyon Candles again this year to raise funds for its spring trip. Candles are on sale now until Thanksgiving.

All candles will be delivered before everyone leaves for Christmas break – perfect Christmas gifts! Each candle is $20, two-wick candle with 130 burning hours. Candles come in a theme-colored stylish Lumie design and a decorative box to gift to someone (see the item in the attachments).

To purchase one, contact any softball player or head coach Hailey Dreyer at ext. 2182 or .

Lakeland to Offer Associate of Science Degree

Posted: Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.

Lakeland College has been approved to grant an associate of science degree to students who complete the course requirements associated with the pre-nursing program. Prior to this decision, students who completed the pre-nursing program were not eligible for a degree from Lakeland. This change provides students documentation of achieving an important milestone in higher education.

A pproval was granted on Sept. 15 by the Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission.

Women’s Soccer Hosting Special Event Saturday

Posted: Sept. 28, 3 p.m.

Join the Lakeland College women’s soccer team and Prevea Health this Saturday afternoon for a special breast cancer education game against Benedictine University. The game begins at 3:30 p.m., and the men’s team will play before beginning at 1.

Two of Lakeland’s players found lumps in their breasts last spring, which motivated the team to educate everyone about the facts of the second highest form of cancer found in American women. A story about the two players who went through this experience will be online later this week.

Fans can visit an education booth with information about breast cancer beginning at 3 p.m. until halftime. Everyone who visits the tent will receive a prize. There will be a raffle for an autographed John Kuhn football that will start at half time of the men’s game and will go until half time of the women’s game. Tickets will be sold at the game and the winner must be present to win.

To help build momentum for Saturday, pink Muskies United shirts, donated in part by O’Callahans, will be sold on campus Wednesday-Friday during lunch and will also be sold at the game.

All profits will be donated to breast cancer causes.

For more information contact women’s soccer head coach Kim Kriese at ext. 2189 or k .

New Mirror Website Launches

Posted: Sept. 28, 1 p.m.

As announced last semester, Lakeland College's student newspaper, The Mirror, has transitioned to an online-only platform to serve students with Lakeland news in the format most easily accessible to them. Today marks the official launch of the newly redesigned website,

Although paper copies of The Mirror will no longer be available, the website will be continuously updated with the same news, features and diverse opinions that audiences have come to know, only without the delay of waiting for a story to go to print. The staff will also incorporate videos and photo galleries into every article to bring stories to life in a way that the print format could not.

To make this exciting transition successful, we encourage everyone to visit the website and follow the Mirror on its social media accounts. For questions about this transition or The Mirror in general, please email Leah Ulatowski, executive editor, at


Student Art in Library Reception Oct. 6

Posted: Sept. 28, 1 p.m.

The Student Art in the Library program will host a reception with light refreshments on October 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the John Esch Library. The program has received numerous art submissions: 21 in all, including items from a EWO student in the Fox Cities. The group of students are excited about sharing their art in the library this fall semester. All are invited to stop by and check out this great and diverse collection of student art. Some of the artists will also be available to chat about their work.  Take a peek at the eye catching student artwork that will be showing in the library here:

In Memoriam

Posted: Sept. 28, 12:40 p.m.

We are saddened to inform you that Roland E. Barth, the father of Pete Barth, a member of our communications team passed away on Sept. 21 at Creighton Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 77. You can read a complete obituary here.

Please join the college in passing along our prayers and support to Pete during this difficult time.

Holiday Pay Date Reminders

Posted: Sept. 28, 12:25 p.m.

Please be reminded of the semi-monthly payroll dates during the upcoming holidays and plan your holiday shopping accordingly!

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

State of the College Address

Posted: Sept. 25, 4:15 p.m.

Faculty and staff who were unable to participate in President Eck’s State of the College address on September 23 can view the presentation online by logging into my.lakeland, going to the Crier tab, and clicking on the President’s Page that is one of the links listed in the grey box at the upper left side of your screen. Remember that to view this page, you must be logged into my.lakeland.

First Friday Focus on Oct. 2

Posted: Sept. 25, 11 a.m.

The Student Success & Engagement team invites you to join colleagues on Friday, Oct. 2, from 4-6 p.m. in the 1862 Lounge. The Success Coaches will be sharing various student success initiatives and hopes to see everyone representing their blue and gold that day!

2016 Insurance Open Enrollment Meetings

Posted: Sept. 24, 2 p.m.

This is to let all participants in the medical-dental-vision group insurance programs know the open enrollment meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, November 11. These meetings are mandatory for all employees currently participating or looking to participate in the medical-dental-vision programs for 2016.

The meetings will be held as follows:

·         When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

·         Where: WEHR West Multipurpose Room

·         Times: Times for the sessions will be sent out at a later date.

The due date to submit the 2016 Benefit Enrollment forms is Friday, November 20, 2015. Your personalized benefit enrollment forms will be available at the meetings.

For those unable to attend on Wednesday, November 11, we have scheduled the following additional meetings to view the DVD of the presentation:

·         When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

·         Where: Laun Center – Room 209 David Valerie Black (DVB room)

·         Meeting Times: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Please note virtual meetings will not be offered on Wednesday as streaming the DVD does not work well through Skype.

For any participant not able to attend, you will need to schedule an appointment with HR to complete your paperwork.

Please contact Shikara Beaudoin (x2392), Anna Risch (x2395), or Peter Platten (x2391) for assistance.  

Biometric screenings on campus – REGISTER NOW ONLINE!

Posted: Sept. 24, 2 p.m.

Lakeland College will be holding blood draw screenings by Aurora to help make the process more convenient for participating members. The screenings will be held September 28, 29 and 30 in the Laun Center, room 209 (also known as the David Valerie Black (DVB) room.

Appointments are available on these days from 7-11:45 a.m. Please note these blood draws require you to fast for 12 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.  To sign up for an appointment, please register at or see the attached online registration instructions. Participants who receive the biometric screening on campus will not have to enter their screening results online; the data will be uploaded directly to Coordinated Health/Care.  

Hook a Good Book This Saturday!

Posted: Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m.

Please join us for the first ever Big Fish Book Sale in the John Esch Library this Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hook yourself a deal from our extensive array of fiction and nonfiction on topics from art to zoology, plus kids’ books to keep the little ones happy.

No items priced at more than $1. Help us find good homes for items donated to the library that duplicate our current collection or don't meet the needs of an academic library.

Please help us spread the word. See you Saturday!

Room and Space Reservations

Posted: Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m.

The my.lakeland quick link formerly called “Lakeland Master Calendar” has been renamed “Room and Space Reservations” to more accurately describe the purpose of the link.

Use this link for all of your room scheduling and outdoor space reservations on the main campus. This site, along, with the What’s Happening at Lakeland calendar, can also give you valuable insights into what’s already going on when you are selecting a date for your event. 

All room and space requests are tentative until a confirmation notice is emailed. If you need further assistance, follow the directions in the Crier attachments or contact Margaret Teske at or x8375.

What’s Happening at Lakeland?

Posted: Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m.

Have you been checking the new What’s Happening at Lakeland calendar on the Muskie Central tab of my.lakeland? This is a quick-reference guide showing campus life activities, convocations, athletic home events, advancement activities and the traditional and EWO academic calendars.

The purpose is to provide a one-stop, quick reference for students, faculty and staff regarding the major extra-curricular activities and academic timelines of the year. Note, this calendar is not intended to list activities related to academic courses. 

To have an activity added to the calendar, please contact Pete Barth, manager of communications, at , or x2278, or Eric LaRose, manager of interactive media, at .

Lakeland to Host HS Debate

Posted: Sept. 17, 4:30 p.m.

The Lakeland College Debate and Forensics team will host a season-opening high school debate tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. There are 15 high schools and more than 100 students participating. The event is open to the public, and volunteers are always welcome. Volunteers should arrive by 7:30 a.m., and rounds are expected to begin by 8:15-8:30. Information on schedules and rooms will be available in the lower level of the Younger Family Campus Center.

IT Personnel Change

Posted: Sept. 16, 2 p.m.

Brian Barber, assistant network administrator and desktop support manager and a member of the IT team since December of 2012, has resigned from Lakeland to take a different position.

During his tenure, Brian has been instrumental in developing and implementing the Lakeland help desk, which has resolved more than 20,000 requests. Brian was also responsible for implementing a system to efficiently deploy software and operating system to Lakeland’s 1100 computer systems.

Brian’s enthusiasm and positive outlook will be greatly missed. Please join the college in wishing him all the best in his future endeavors.   


Important Insurance Benefits Info

Posted: Sept. 16, 1 p.m.

It’s time to renew your enhanced level of benefits for 2016 and 2017 for those participating in the health insurance plan with Lakeland College.

In order to maintain the enhanced level benefit for the health insurance plan, every two years participants must renew the three-step enrollment process. Coordinated Health/Care is aimed at assisting participants to increase the awareness of their health and learn ways to get and stay healthy.

Mailings will be sent out Sept. 21, 2015, to all participating members in the health plan to inform them of the renewal process. A copy of the mailing is included in the attachments called “WAICU-2015-WellnessRequire-v1”.

To continue to receive Enhanced Level of Benefits, visit , login or register and then click on “Your Incentive Checklist.” The below three steps must be completed by

Dec. 10, 2015 :

1.     Complete a confidential Wellness Assessment

a.     Required for participating member & their spouse

2.     Designate a Primary Care Physician (PCP)

a.     Required for all covered members of the plan

3.     Submit biometrics results (this requires a fasting blood draw)

a.     Required for participating member & their spouse

What happens if I don’t renew?

Failure to meet the December 10 deadline will result in the member receiving the lower “standard level” of benefits. For example, if you are a member in the Enhanced Gold Plan your claims for using an in-network provider are typically paid at 95%, however under the Standard Gold Plan your claims would be paid at 85%. Out-of-pocket limits also increase significantly with the standard plan versus the enhanced. 

I am a new participant to the plan and completed these three steps already in 2015, do I still need to complete this again?

Yes, you will need to re-enter your information to complete the three steps again. Biometric results entered since Jan. 1, 2015, can be retrieved per the attached instructions called “How to Look Up Previous Biometric Data with Coordinated HealthCare”.

Biometric Screenings being held on campus – REGISTER NOW ONLINE!

Lakeland College will be holding blood draw screenings by Aurora to help make the process more convenient for participating members. The screenings will be held September 28, 29 and 30 in the Laun Center, room 209 (also known as the David Valerie Black-DVB room).  Appointments are available on these days from 7-11 a.m. Please note these blood draws require you to fast for 12 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. To sign up for an appointment, please see the attached online registration instructions. Participants who receive the biometric screening on campus will not have to enter their screening results online; the data will be uploaded directly to Coordinated Health/Care. 

For those participating members who are not able to participate in the screenings, you can make an appointment with your family doctor for the blood draw. Please note if you have been to your family doctor within the last 12 months, you can obtain the needed biometric screening information and submit the data online at . The attached “WAICU-2015-BiometricsForm-v1” provides a list of the biometric information needed.


Reminder: Participation in the Coordinated Health/Care program is voluntary. The Consortium’s Board of Directors retained Coordinated Health/Care as a third party to oversee its utilization and case management and to assist participants with chronic conditions. Most employers today are requiring that certain bio-metric measures be captured to identify and treat chronic conditions early on. Coordinated Health/Care has used the Enhanced program with great success in a number of their clients and the WBC Board adopted this requirement to equip coordinated Health/Care with the necessary data to do its job. The WBC does not see any of the data. It is completely confidential between the participant and Coordinated Health Care.

Any participant wishing further clarification should contact Shikara Beaudoin ext. 2392, Anna Risch ext. 2395 or Peter Platten ext. 2391. 

Convocation Ticket Process

Posted: Sept. 11, Noon
Distribution of tickets for those convocation events needing tickets will now be managed through the information desk in the Campus Center. Free tickets for events will be available to students, faculty and staff from 12-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or you can email to request your tickets. Faculty and staff can receive up to two free tickets for Cantus (Sept. 26) and two free tickets for the fall and spring play. Tickets requested via email will be available at a will call table the night of your performance starting one hour prior to the event.


Credit card sales for the Cantus concert can be processed by visiting


Credit card sales for the fall and spring plays can be processed by visiting


After 4 p.m. on the day of an event, tickets must be acquired at the Bradley box office starting one hour prior to an event.

Big Fish Festival – Join Us Sept. 26!

Posted: Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Final planning is happening for all the great events planned as part of the college’s inaugural Big Fish Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26! Join us to celebrate everything Lakeland with alumni and friends. There are events for all ages planned throughout the day. A complete schedule is available at, so check it out and register today. You won’t want to miss this event!

Admissions Events in Late Sept.

Posted: Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m.

Lakeland is hosting two important admissions events later this month.

The college will host a preview day on Saturday, Sept. 26 – the day of the Big Fish Festival. The day's activities begin at 9 a.m. and include a tour of the campus, interest sessions on financial aid, student life, student employment and the enrollment process. For more information, visit . Thanks is advance to those faculty and staff involved in helping make this day a success.

Lakeland will host a Wisconsin Education Fair on Monday, Sept. 28, from 9-11 a.m. in the Wehr Center . The event provides students an opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 110 colleges, technical colleges, universities, trade schools and the armed forces.  Please do not park in the two lots closest to the Wehr Center, as there will be 17 high schools with more than 600 juniors and seniors and 100 colleges in attendance. 

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Upcoming Convocations
(All events are in Bradley Building unless noted.) 
Oct. 7 - Fall Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 - Fall Choir Concert, 3 p.m.
Oct. 20 - Mission House Lecture, 11 a.m. 

Upcoming Home Athletic Contests
Oct. 8 - Women's soccer, 4 p.m. 
Oct. 10 - Football, 1 p.m.; Volleyball, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 - Women's soccer, 2 p.m.
Oct. 14 - Women's soccer, 3:30 p.m. 
Oct. 17 - Football, 1 p.m. 
Oct. 20 - Volleyball, 7 p.m. 
Oct. 21 - Women's soccer, 3:30 p.m. 
Oct. 23 - Volleyball, 7 p.m. 
Oct. 24 - Volleyball, 11 a.m.; Men's soccer, 1 p.m.; Women's soccer, 3:30 p.m.; 
Oct. 28 - Men's soccer, 3:30 p.m. 
Oct. 31 - Volleyball, 6 p.m.
You can check the athletic schedules for any team anytime by visiting

Associate Professor of Art Bill Weidner will have a solo exhibition of recent paintings at Lake’s Edge Gallery on the campus of Silver Lake College from October 2 through October 30. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 2, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. He will be the first to exhibit in this new art gallery. Attached is his most recently completed painting to be included in this exhibition titled, “Nothingness”, an acrylic on illustration board, 101.7cm x 74.4cm, 2015. Weidner has recently completed a number sculptures, but the gallery is not equipped to handle three-dimensional work.

Associate Professor of Art Bill Weidner currently has eight paintings from his “Ice Series” on display at Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, 902 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Mondays. Learn more online at (8-12)

Lakeland writing faculty member Nate Lowe will be reading from recently published work and answering questions for the Sunflower Reading Series on KJHK 90.7FM in Lawrence, Kansas, on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5-5:30 p.m. That evening’s broadcast will feature contributors to Beecher’s 5, the literary journal put out by the University of Kansas’ graduate program in English. Issue 5 was released in June and feature’s Lowe’s essay, “Archipelago,” in which he tries to uncover a relationship between owls, sound and his son’s birth. The program is able to be streamed lived on Sept. 3 but will also be archived. Tune in, and check it out.