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Lakeland hires new Director of Hayssen Academic Resource Center

Posted: July 30, 12:45 p.m.

Tony Prestby will join the Lakeland family as our new Director of Hayssen Academic Resource Center. Tony comes to Lakeland from Santa Monica College where he worked for 25 years. Among his roles at Santa Monica, Tony has served as Public Programs Coordinator, Student Services Specialist, and most recently as Director of Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring Programs. In supplemental instruction and tutoring, Tony advanced the college's supplemental instruction program where students worked with faculty in highly challenging courses to offer supplemental lessons to students outside of the classroom. Tony also managed all facets of English, Math, and Humanities tutoring. In his roles at Santa Monica College, Tony has closely supported the student population comprised of predominantly first generation, minority, and international students.

Tony received his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from California State University, doing his research on "Student and Faculty Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty in an Honor Code Environment at a Two-Year Community College". Tony also received his Master's in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in Santa Monica, CA, and his Bachelor degree in Leadership from Bellevue University in Omaha, NE.

Tony is excited to move to Wisconsin, where he will be able to spend more time with his family. Please join the college in welcoming Tony to the Lakeland community!

Single Sign-On for My.Lakeland

Posted: July 22, 2:30 p.m.

The upgrade to my.Lakeland has been completed and now works in conjunction with Lakeland’s single sign-on environment. For faculty, staff and students who have previously logged on to my.Lakeland, you will now log on using your Lakeland email credentials.

For example: John Smith ( )

                Username: (or SmithJ)

                Password: the same one that he uses to access his Lakeland email

My.Lakeland users who do not have a Lakeland email can use the same credentials that they had used previously.

Please contact the Lakeland IT Helpdesk at should you have any questions or problems accessing my.Lakeland.

Join Us for Blue & Gold Days

Posted: May 19, 4:15 p.m.

All faculty, staff and your family are invited to attend the Lakeland College Blue & Gold Days, formerly known as summer orientation. The Student Success & Engagement team has designed an experience that offers our incoming students the opportunity to learn about campus, share in good food and make lifelong memories! The next date is Monday, July 20, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Please join in the making of Muskie memories!

Division Chairs Named

Posted: July 14, 9:40 a.m.

Scott Niederjohn, associate professor of business administration, has agreed to serve as chair of the college’s Business Division. He takes over for Chuck Stockman, who retired at the end of last year.

Paul Pickhardt, associate professor of biology, will begin a second term as chair for the college’s Natural Sciences Division this fall.

Join us in congratulating Scott and Paul for filling these leadership roles.

Annual Fund Surpasses 2014-15 Goal

Posted: July 8, 4 p.m.

The college is pleased to announce that as of June 30 the advancement team had raised $1,510,071 for the Lakeland annual fund, surpassing the goal of $1.1 million. In addition, the college had 2,015 unique donors (the goal was 2,000). 

Payroll Office Moved

Posted: July 2, 11:30 a.m.

Tracy Moenning, accountant/payroll administrator, has moved offices. She is now located on the lower level of the William A. Krueger (WAK) building in office LL20. Her phone extension remains the same (x2224).  

Accounting Program Among Nation’s Best

Posted: July 1, 4:30 p.m.

Lakeland College’s accounting program has been rated one of the nation’s 25 best online bachelor’s degree-earning programs by

Each of the 25 schools is recognized by one of three prominent accrediting agencies for business and accounting programs. used its own methodology to weigh factors such as a school’s reputation, graduation rate, quality of curriculum and student preference to identify a selection of more than 20 fully online programs.

Primary factors for ranking included academic rigor, selectivity, student satisfaction and long-term success.

Lakeland, which has one of the state’s largest accounting programs, was rated No. 18 on the list. The complete list can be found here .

Lakeland’s program was lauded by for producing graduates who are able to identify, analyze and solve financial problems and succeed in fields such as tax planning, business consulting and bookkeeping. Lakeland was also recognized for serving a large population of non-traditional students and the ranking noted that 95.4 percent of Lakeland’s graduates are working within six months of graduation.

Consider Joining the Friendship Family Program

Posted: June 30, 4 p.m. 

Many newly arriving international students at Lakeland College are matched with American families who can assist in the all-important process of social and cultural adaptation to the American way of life and values. The unique personal and in-home experiences that American families can contribute are some of the most important components in helping students make the adjustment from vastly different homelands to life in the Lakeland environment. Many of our international students have benefited from the American family experience through the years. We are currently working to identify additional American families to become matched with the current group of new international students.   

Lakeland's "Friendship Family" program provides a wonderful opportunity to build a friendship with an international student and learn more about foreign customs and perspectives. There is no financial responsibility in becoming a Friendship Family to an international student. Unlike a traditional “host family”, this program does not involve having an international student live and eat in an American home.

Instead, we ask Friendship Families to offer their international students opportunities to learn about American culture and customs, improve their English language skills and increase interaction with the local community. This may involve occasionally sharing a meal, inviting the student to spend an evening in the family’s home, being available to answer questions about American culture, encouraging the student in his or her classes and/or taking the student to a school play, church program or community activity. 

At the moment, we are specifically looking for Friendship Families to match with our 11 new students from Malawi who have arrived in June and are here to receive their master of education degree.

If you are personally interested in our Friendship Family Program OR if you know folks who might be interested, please contact Ryan Opahle at  for further details.  

We appreciate your assistance in supporting our international student community at Lakeland and look forward to hearing from you!

Welcome to the Lakeland Family!

Posted: June 30, 12:50 p.m.

Katie Fronczak, instructor of Spanish, and her husband, Chris, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Ellnora Kathryn, on June 24 at 12:02 a.m. Ellie was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and both she and mom are happy and healthy. Katie thanks everyone for the well wishes. A picture of Ellie is in the attachments section.

Lakeland to Induct 6 into Hall of Fame

Posted: June 24, 2:30 p.m.

The college will induct six graduates into the Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

Meredith (Wilmet) Baciak (2000-women’s basketball); Lee Kadinger (2002-wrestling); Stefany Nutter, (2003-soccer); Meghan Wudtke, (2004-soccer); Amanda Smith (2005-soccer) and Sam Scharinger (2005-football) will be inducted the evening of Saturday, Sept. 19. Reservations for the banquet are required, and more details on how to register and the event time will be coming soon – we’ll keep you posted.

A complete announcement of the class and their accomplishments can be read here .

Lakeland Awarded $25,000 TEACH Grant

Posted: June 24, 9:45 a.m.

Lakeland College’s Milwaukee Center has been awarded a $25,000 grant to help Milwaukee Area Technical College graduates complete their four-year degree at Lakeland and become teachers.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarship Program Articulation Improvement Grant was awarded by the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association and is funded primarily by the Department of Children and Families.

Lakeland has long been a destination for MATC two-year education students who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree. Lakeland College Milwaukee Center Associate Director Laurie Ernst discovered the grant, and Milwaukee Center Director Kim Huettl wrote the initial draft for the grant.

With the grant money, Lakeland plans to hire graduate interns – modeled after Lakeland’s main campus Student Success and Engagement Coaches – to work directly with MATC transfer students and help them prepare for the Praxis I, Praxis II and Foundations of Reading tests.

In addition, under the terms of the grant agreement, Lakeland will collaborate with MATC to maximize the number of credits that transfer to Lakeland, increase Lakeland’s presence on the MATC campus, increase the number of transfers from MATC to Lakeland and improve the retention rate of MATC transfer students.

Lakeland Grad is New Success Coach

Posted: June 24, 9 a.m.

Rick Herian, a recent Lakeland graduate with a wide range of residence life experience, will be joining Lakeland’s Student Success & Engagement Team as a success coach. He is taking the spot left with the recent departure of Kay Voss.

Rick, who completed his master of arts in counseling degree with an emphasis in higher education counseling this past May at Lakeland, was working a limited term role as prospective student events coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

As part of his MAC studies at Lakeland he served an internship with Lakeland’s career development office this past spring. In addition to his role in helping students stay in school, get good grades and graduate, he will be heavily involved in career services, including resume review, internships, job fairs, etc.

Rick received a bachelor’s degree in media productions and new technologies from Northern Michigan University in 2007. He served as an RA at NMU, and after graduation was an interim resident director for a semester before working a year and a half as a residence hall director at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D.


He also did an undergraduate admissions internship at UWM in the fall of 2014 and a residence life internship at Lakeland in the spring of 2014.


Please join the college in welcoming Rick to this full-time role within our community!

New Cell Lab to Open this Fall

Posted: June 24, 9 a.m.

Construction started on June 15 in the Chase Science Center to renovate approximately 600 square feet of lab space into a new cell laboratory.

The cell lab will give hands-on experiences to natural science students working with cell cultures and stem cells. Lakeland’s assistant professor of biochemistry Jered McGivern feels that the creation of the lab will make Lakeland’s program unique among smaller, liberal arts colleges by letting students have access to stem cell research. “Work with stem cells has grown dramatically in the last 10 years,” McGivern said. “The research opportunities that will be created are ideal for students who want to enter graduate school and pre-professional programs like nursing, pharmacology, medical and dental.”

The lab was made possible by a gift of $840,000 from Dr. Cliff Feldmann, a 1969 Lakeland graduate and president of Sheboygan Falls-based Feldmann Engineering & Mfg. Co. Inc.

The project is expected to be completed just in time for classes this fall. A dedication ceremony is being planned for some time later this fall.

College Hires New Biology Faculty Member

Posted: June 23, 4 p.m.

Andrew Karls will join Lakeland’s faculty this fall as assistant professor of biology.

He received a Ph.D. from Marquette University’s biological sciences program in 2014 and has been working as a postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Robert W. Peoples. He uses genetic manipulations followed by physiological assays to understand the molecular targets of alcohol.

During his graduate tenure, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant for four years and has taught a mix of introductory and upper-level laboratory courses. In addition to classroom work, for three summers he served as a mentor in a National Science Foundation-sponsored summer research program, overseeing the research experience of a diverse group of college students who had never worked in a laboratory setting.

He received a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He also took classes at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and UW-Oshkosh.

Please join the college in welcoming Andrew to the Lakeland community!

Dillon Bera is New Head Wrestling Coach

Posted: June 22, 3:30 p.m.

Dillon Bera has been named interim head wrestling coach, Lakeland Interim Director of Athletics April Arvan announced today.

Bera served as an assistant coach for the Muskies the past year. He will replace former coach Quincy Osborn, who resigned in June.

“I have spoken with quite a few individuals over the past week including former coaches Mike DeRoehn and Pete Rogers and alumni who have a passion for Muskie wrestling and the success of the program,” said Arvan. “It became very apparent that Coach Bera is a great fit to stabilize and drive the program toward success both on and off the mats.”

Bera came to Lakeland after spending the previous year as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He competed collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside from 2010-13, where he was a four-time NCAA Division II All-American.

Donations Being Accepted for Fire Victims

Posted: June 22, 2:30 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who has donated items to help the students displaced from Sunday’s fire. We are so fortunate to be part of such a caring community!

These students still have many needs, and the easiest way to help at this point would be to provide cash donations so we can purchase items, especially clothes. If you can help with a donation (no amount is too small), please send it to Lisa Stephan at the main campus. Checks can be made payable to Lakeland College.

Again, we appreciate everyone’s care and support during this time.

Tiede Plaza Available for Use

Posted: June 22, 2:30 p.m.

On June 18, the college officially dedicated the Loren and Rosemary Tiede Plaza. Located behind the Wehr Center, this is a beautiful new outdoor space that commemorates the impact that Loren and Rosemary had on the lives of countless Lakeland students. They arrived at Lakeland in 1964, Loren as the college’s dean of students and head baseball coach and Rosemary as the campus nurse.

We announced a campaign for this project last June at the Blasters along with the Tiedes’ children (Charlie, Mary, Todd and Jay). We are pleased to announce the campaign reached its $100,000 goal, covering the cost of the finished plaza and establishing an endowed scholarship in the Tiede name. We are thankful to all donors who made this space possible.

The plaza is available for use by the Lakeland community. If you’d like to reserve it for a formal event, contact Margaret Teske. Or, if it’s not being used, simply enjoy it as another place to congregate for a meal or a meeting outside on a beautiful day.

Lakeland Grad is New Hospitality Instructor

Posted: June 22, 10 a.m.

Britanni Meinnert, a Lakeland graduate and veteran teacher and employee in the hospitality industry, will join the college’s faculty full time this fall as instructor of hospitality management.

In addition to teaching courses at Lakeland, she will manage the partnership between the college and Blue Harbor Resort & Spa, The Osthoff Resort and Destination Kohler. She will also develop new opportunities for student internships.

Meinnert’s background makes her an ideal fit for this role. Since 2012 she has been an instructor in Lakeshore Technical College’s supervisory management and hotel/hospitality programs. She created and coordinated student internships, was an academic advisor, supervised the Hospitality Club and designed courses.

She also assisted Blue Harbor Resort with training new employees and provided leadership development for two of their managers. She used her strong industry connections to place students in either full-time or internship positions. 

She has also taught in Lakeland’s hospitality management program as an adjunct instructor since the spring of 2008.

From the spring of 1998 until the end of 2011 she worked at The American Club in Kohler, spending most of her tenure as manager of the front desk and Carriage House operations. She has significant experience in a wide range of industry skills including employee management and development and customer service for this AAA 5-diamond property.

Meinnert graduated in 2000 from Lakeland with a bachelor’s degree in resort management and received a master of business administration degree from Lakeland in 2010.

Please join the college in welcoming Britanni and her family to the Lakeland community in this new capacity!

College Hires New Math Faculty Member

Posted: June 16, 3 p.m.

John Wallbaum will join Lakeland’s faculty as an assistant professor of mathematics this fall.

He comes to Lakeland from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., where he has worked in a similar role since the fall of 2012. He also taught a year as a visiting professor at Valparaiso University. John and his wife, Grace, are excited to return to the Midwest to be closer to their families.

At Eastern Mennonite, John taught a wide variety of students and courses, including math majors, as well as students studying business, science and education. He also designed and taught a computability course for the math and computer science majors, has experience advising students and observing student teachers.

He received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame where his research used computability theory to study algebraic structures such as free groups. He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wheaton College in Illinois.

Please join the college in welcoming John and his wife to the Lakeland community!

David Simon Named Director of Security

Posted: June 16, 10:30 a.m.

The interim tag has been lifted and David Simon has been named Lakeland’s director of campus security & safety. David had been serving in an interim role in that position the last several months. A 1999 Lakeland graduate, he returned to the college to join our staff in 2010.

Please join us in congratulating David on his permanent placement in this position.

Advancement Team News 
Posted: June 10th, 4 p.m.
As part of the college’s ongoing efforts to implement the strategic plan, church relations will now become a part of the advancement team.  Over the past year, the college has made great strides in community relations and K12 relations, and we hope to use these areas as models for this very important segment of our community.  Effective July 1, Linda Bosman will be the Director of Alumni & Church Relations.  Linda will also coordinate the college’s annual fund strategy and appeals and will facilitate meetings to support church relations and the Mission House Center .  A member of the advancement team for the past two years, Linda has quickly demonstrated her ability to multi-task, think creatively and build strong relationships with alumni and friends.  Please join us in congratulating Linda on her new role. 


With this transition, we are announcing the resignation of Colleen Darling, who has served as administrative assistant to the Mission House Center since 2006.  Colleen's work on behalf of the Mission House Center positions the Advancement team well to continue Lakeland's legacy of providing religious programming to the local community and engaging the United Church of Christ.  Colleen's last day at the college will be Friday, June 19, and we wish her well in her future endeavors. 


A search for an administrative assistant to support the advancement team will begin shortly.

Financial Aid Office Welcomes New Hire

Posted: June 8, 2 p.m.

Laura Lange has been hired to join the college’s financial aid team. She graduated this past May with a bachelor’s degree in personal financial from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As part of her degree, she completed an internship at Lakeshore Technical College working in the financial aid office. Her internships focused on reviewing and updating the TITLE IV Consumer Disclosures. She also was active with the Junior Achievement Program in Madison, teaching elementary children different finance topics. She spent one semester studying abroad in Spain. 

Please join the college in welcoming Laura to the Lakeland community!

Lakeland Hires General Accountant

Posted: June 5, 1 p.m.

Dawn Guell, a 1991 Lakeland graduate, has joined the college’s finance department as a general accountant. Her first day is June 8.

Dawn, who earned her CPA license shortly after graduation, comes to us with a diverse background in accounting, including jobs in both the public and private accounting sectors. She also has experience as an Evening, Weekend and Online instructor teaching accounting courses.

Please join us in welcoming Dawn to the Lakeland community.

Jen Siebert to Leave Lakeland

Posted: June 5, noon

Jen Siebert, Lakeland’s director of international programs and an instructor of Japanese, has resigned her full-time position, effective at the end of the summer. She has not yet determined whether she will be continuing to serve in an adjunct capacity.

Jen joined Lakeland’s staff as an adjunct instructor in the fall of 2004 and became a full-time employee in 2008. She has served the college as assistant director of the Hayssen Academic Resource Center, assistant director of the English Language Institute and as an adjunct faculty member. 

Jen has been a strong advocate for study abroad and international students throughout her time at Lakeland. She has played a key role in our summer ELI program, has served as a liaison to our Tokyo campus, and has led two study trips to Tokyo for Lakeland students. 

Please join the college in thanking Jen for her service and wishing her well in the future. She can be consulted on questions regarding international programming throughout the summer.

Lakeland Hires Communication Instructor

Posted: June 2, 12:45 p.m.

Casey Schmitt will be joining Lakeland’s faculty as instructor of communication this August.

Schmitt has eight years of experience teaching composition and communication at the college level, including lead instruction/course design and experience designing blended learning courses which used digital technology in and out of the classroom.

He comes to Lakeland from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where, since the fall of 2009, he has been serving as a lecturer and graduate teaching assistant. He is completing his Ph.D. this summer in communication arts-rhetoric, politics, & culture from UW-Madison, where he also received a master of arts in communication arts-rhetoric and a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and classical humanities.

He also has a master of arts in folklore from the University of Oregon, where he worked as a graduate teaching fellow. His teaching experience includes a year as an instructor at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill., where he taught critical reading and writing.

In addition to his academic background, Schmitt has professional, non-academic writing/editorial experience on multiple print and Web publications, including work for the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources and internships at The Onion and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Casey’s first day at Lakeland will be August 17. A bio page for him on the UW-Madison website is here  . Please join us in welcoming him to the Lakeland community.

Lakeland Hires Second Aviation Instructor

Posted: June 1, 4:30 p.m.

Steven Vaught has joined Lakeland College’s faculty as assistant chief flight instructor, joining chief flight instructor Brandon Molina in our fast-growing aviation program. 

Vaught comes to Lakeland from Western Michigan University where he has worked as a certified flight instructor since the spring of 2008. He was also an adjunct faculty member for Western Michigan teaching their aviation weather course.

Vaught holds a master of business administration degree and a bachelor’s with honors in aviation flight science, both from Western Michigan. He has earned more than a dozen FAA certifications and endorsements. He is in the process of completing the master instructor program through the National Association of Flight Instructors. As an undergraduate he served an internship at the Kalamazoo Battle-Creek International Airport.

He has also created and maintains an aviation self-study YouTube channel, has served as an instructor for Advanced Aviation Summer Camp, has done software development and has volunteered as a hurricane and tornado relief worker in several southern states.

Please join us in welcoming Steven to the Lakeland community. 

Summer Fitness Summer Hours

Posted: May 20, 4:45 p.m.

Saturday-Monday, May 23-25: Closed

Starting on Tuesday, May 26

Monday – Friday

6 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m.


9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sundays – Closed

Weight Room Hours

Monday – Friday 4-7 p.m.

IT Team Addition, Promotions

Posted: May 14, 12:10 p.m.

The IT team is pleased to announce that Patrick Kirchner will be joining Lakeland as the new network administrator. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and comes to us with almost 20 years of professional experience in the information technology. He also holds a wide range of technical certifications, including the Microsoft Certified Professional Systems Engineer, one of the highest levels of certification within the IT field. Patrick's first day was May 13. Please join us in welcoming him to Lakeland.

Brian Barber has been promoted to assistant network administrator and manager of desktop support services. Brian, who has been with Lakeland College since 2012, has been instrumental in overhauling the helpdesk support services. He is also responsible for implementing solutions to standardize computer imaging and software deployment. Please join us in congratulating Brian.

We are also pleased to announce that Josh Woods has been promoted to system analyst and report writer II. Josh has been a tremendous addition to the information systems team and has played a key role in supporting the college's data driven decisions. He has also been responsible for making changes within the Jenzabar system that have resulted in more efficient and streamlined processes. Please join us in congratulating Josh.  

Lakeland Names Manager of Student Employment


Posted: May 14, 12 p.m.


Mara Jensen will be joining the Human Resources team as the manager of student employment on May 22. Mara will manage all aspects of on-campus student employment; including the Fall job fair, student and supervisor training, coordination with Financial Aid on federal work study, processing and tracking all hires and performance evaluations, and maintaining all student employment files. In addition, she will be responsible for coordinating a variety of employee development programs and facilitating the Lakelanders Excelling At Professionalism (LEAP) program for faculty, staff, and students.   


Mara comes to Lakeland from Boelter Brands where she was a customer service representative. There she managed customer accounts to ensure orders were shipped on time and handled customers inquiries and complaints. Prior to working at Boelter Brands, she worked four years in the advancement office at Ripon College. She has experience collaborating with students, alumni, parents and friends, organizing events and working with Jenzabar.


She earned her bachelor’s of arts degree from Ripon, where she majored in psychology and minored in sociology.


Please join us in welcoming Mara to the Lakeland community!

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Upcoming Convocations
(All events are in Bradley Building unless noted.) 
Convocations for the 2014-15 academic year are completed. We'll list 2015-16 convocations near the end of the summer.

Upcoming Home Athletic Contests
The next home contests will be this fall. We'll post those when the school years draws closer.
You can check the athletic schedules for any team anytime by visiting

Beginning July 1, Deborah Bilzing, director of Lakeland’s master of arts in counseling program, takes office as the President-Elect of the Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA). Prior to becoming the President-Elect she served on WCA’s executive board as the professional liaison. WCA represents professional counselors, counselor educators and counseling graduate students throughout Wisconsin and is 850 members strong. WCA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advocating for the professional practices in the profession of counseling and promoting respect for human dignity, diversity and social justice.


The fourth book by Lakeland College Professor of Religion Karl Kuhn has been published.  “The Kingdom According to Luke and Acts: A Social, Literary, and Theological Introduction” was published this spring by Baker Academic. It is available from the publisher’s website and on

Kuhn, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ who has written numerous articles on Luke and biblical interpretation, examines the character and purpose of Luke and Acts and provides a thorough yet economical treatment of Luke’s social, historical and literary context. He presents Luke’s narrative as a “kingdom story” that both announces the arrival of God’s reign in Jesus and describes the ministry of the early church, revealing the character of the kingdom as dramatically at odds with the kingdom of Rome.

Kuhn explores the background, literary features, plotting and themes of Luke and Acts but also offers significant, fresh insights into the persuasive force of Luke's impressively crafted and rhetorically charged narrative.

Denise Presnell-Weidner, associate professor of art, will have four pieces in the "Vintage" exhibition at Two Fish Gallery in Elkhart Lake. The exhibition is up through June 21 and the gallery is open Fridays-Sundays.

She will have three additional pieces that will be in the "Alive in the Arts" competitive exhibition at the Plymouth Arts Center in Plymouth. The exhibition runs June 5-August 7, with an opening reception and award ceremony on June 5 from 4:30-8 p.m. The normal gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.

All of the pieces in both shows are using Digital Transfers onto media such as wood, acrylic, cooked aluminum, Venetian plaster or Japanese stone paper and more. She learned how to use these methods at an international workshop in Santa Monica last January, funded by Lakeland’s Professional Development fund. She will incorporate these methods into her fall printmaking courses.

See some examples of her artwork in the attachments.

Joshua Kutney, assistant professor of composition, has been invited to present his paper “The New Insiders: Successful Student Writers in an Expanding Academy” at the 2015 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention, which will be held in November in Minneapolis. The paper argues that what it means to be a successful student writer has changed. Writers are sometimes successful because they have developed a level of expertise in an academic discipline, but sometimes merely because they appear to be serious and motivated.


On May 6, Gina Covelli, Lakeland’s community relations manager, was named one of 11 Next Wave award recipients by Coastal Young Professionals Network for being one of the top young professionals in Sheboygan County. Coastal is part of the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce.

Lakeland College Associate Professor of Art Bill Weidner was accepted into the 20th Annual Alive in the Arts Juried Exhibition with his piece, “Merely Mammals,” acrylic on illustration board, 101.7cm x 76.4cm, 2014. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, June 5, at the Plymouth Arts Center. To see all of Weidner’s artwork visit

Christopher Moore, a ssociate professor of sociology, is quoted in an article entitled “The President’s Speech” by Abigail Lambert in The Weekly Wonk, a digital magazine and podcast from New America “focused on the ideas and policy challenges that will shape our future.”

The article discusses how a person’s vocal pitch influences perceptions of competence and dominance – and how this will likely impact the upcoming presidential debates, especially with Hillary Clinton among the candidates. It’s a peek into current sociological (and political science) research on paraverbal cues and the use of vocal coaching and other methods of controlling messaging in politics.

You can read the article here:​.

Joshua Kutney, assistant professor of composition, was an invited speaker at the 2015 Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Kutney presented his paper "Rhetoric, Transfer, and the Students We Actually Teach," which argues that instructors apply an unstated hierarchy when they evaluate student writing. Before they consider the rhetoric of a paper, instructors assess its syntax, adherence to assignment guidelines, and content. Kutney’s work is based on instructor interviews and an analysis of over 400 student texts.


All Campus meeting Info Posted on the President's Page at left
You can now access the materials from the July All-Campus community meeting conducted by President Eck.  You can find it by clicking  the "President's Page" tab in the gray box on the upper left corner of the Crier page. If you haven't logged in to my.lakeland, you'll need to do so in order to see the tab.    
Strategic Plan
We've also posted the strategic plan on the President's Page for your review.  Please read it and direct questions and thoughts to any of our Vice Presidents. 

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