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Patty Taylor Elected Treasurer of State Group

Posted: March 5, 3 p.m.

Patty Taylor, Lakeland’s director of financial aid, has been elected treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She has been a WASFAA member for 24 years. During that time she has been a College Goal Wisconsin presenter and volunteer, hosted and facilitated at Guidance Counselor Drive in Workshops and served on the Spring 2015 Conference Committee.

WASFAA is a non-profit organization that provides support to financial aid administrators and other agencies involved in the administration of financial aid programs in Wisconsin’s postsecondary educational institutions. 

Katie Britton Accepts Job at Valpo

Posted: March 5, 9:30 a.m.

Katie Britton has accepted a position as assistant director of the annual fund at Valparaiso University, where she received her undergraduate degree. Her last day at Lakeland will be Friday, March 20.

While Katie was only here a short time, she played an instrumental role in the development of the women’s volleyball team and, in her most recent year, served as alumni engagement officer. Katie was quick to build relationships with alumni from all backgrounds. As a 2014 Lakeland MAC graduate, we look forward to staying in touch and seeing her at future alumni events.

Please join us in thanking Katie for her service to Lakeland and wishing her well as she moves forward in her career. 

Campus Shop March Sale

Posted: March 4, 11:15 a.m.

The Campus Shop is holding a sale from March 4-20, taking an additional 30 percent off on clearance merchandise. The discount is applicable on in-store purchases only. Discount will be taken at the register.

IT Garage   Sale - PC's, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice  


Posted: March 3, 9:30 a.m.


The IT department is selling older model PC's, monitors, Keyboards, and mice. The PC's are  Dell desktops that are suitable for web surfing and Office 365 web apps (or Google Docs). Technical specifications and prices can be found online by clicking here. PC's have been wiped and reimaged with the original operating system. Some of the PC's have been setup with a Linux operating systemwhich is similar to Windows, but much quicker. All equipment is sold "as is". Please stop by the business office to make a purchase and then head to IT with a receipt to pick up your equipment.

John McKenzie to Leave at End of Semester

Posted: March 3, 9:30 a.m.

John McKenzie, instructor of communication, has announced he will leave the college at the end of this academic year. McKenzie, his wife and his newborn son are moving back to Texas to be closer to their family. He will teach through May Term and continue to advise students through the end of May.

McKenzie has been instrumental in the development of the communication major, which has seen dramatic growth since his arrival. Today, more than 60 students throughout the college’s EWO and traditional programs are communication majors.

Please join us in thanking John for his efforts to grow this program and wishing him well in the future.

The college is searching for a new faculty member in this program who can support its continued growth and development. Courses slated for delivery in the 2015-16 academic year will be offered as planned.

Weight Room/Fitness Center Break Hours

Posted: March 2, 10:15 a.m.

Here are the Spring Break hours for the Fitness Center and Weight Room:

Fitness Center

Saturday March 7 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday March 8 – Closed

Monday-Saturday, March 9-14 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday March 15 – Normal hours resume

Weight Room

Saturday-Saturday, March 7-14 – Closed

Sunday March 15 – Normal hours resume

Join Us for First Friday Focus on March 20

Posted: March 2, 10 a.m.

Everyone is invited to First Friday Focus on Friday, March 20, from 4-6 p.m. in a location to be announced. Refreshments will be served!

Donations Needed for Basketball Rummage Sale

Posted: Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m.

The Lakeland College women’s basketball team will host its third annual Rummage Sale on March 27 and 28. To prepare for the event, the program is gathering donations of items to sell. The program will accept most items in good condition, except paint or chemicals. All proceeds go directly to the women’s basketball 2017 International Tour. For questions contact Lindsey Vande Hoef at 920-565-1024 x 2200.

Cindy Lindstrom Promoted

Posted: Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m.

Cindy Lindstrom has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of computer science.

Under Cindy’s leadership, enrollment in the computer science major has tripled since she joined Lakeland’s faculty full time in 2009. Her courses mix classroom lectures and hands-on activities related to the most recent topics in IT, and she is working with regional employers, like The Manitowoc Company, to create internships that have students working on real industry issues.

She also helped lead the creation of a partnership with ACUITY and Sheboygan South High School that has created dual-credit computer science course opportunities at South paired with internship opportunities at ACUITY to keep the best and brightest local computer science students studying and working close to home.

Prior to joining Lakeland’s faculty, Cindy spent more than 20 years analyzing and creating technology systems in the corporate world. In Cindy, Lakeland students have a teacher who knows the industry, and knows how to prepare her students to meet industry needs. She worked in a variety of sectors and has expertise in systems analysis and design, international project management, training and course design and system programming and support.

To go with the practical experience, she has a Doctor of Education in higher education with an emphasis in computing and information technology from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a master’s degree in administration with a systems analysis emphasis from UW-Green Bay and a bachelor’s in business administration/management information systems from Michigan Technological University. She taught computer science as an adjunct instructor at Lakeland’s Green Bay Center from 1992-2005.

Lakeland Soccer Scarves Available

Posted: Feb. 23, 4 p.m.

Did you get shut out of the sale of those cool Lakeland women’s soccer scarves? Women’s soccer has a few scarves left for $25 each. Contact head coach Kim Kriese at ext. 2189 or to purchase one.

Get Hooked On Office 365 II

Posted: Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m.

Andy Damp, instructional technologist, and Chuck Grubisic, associate director of information technology, are back for session II of the Get Hooked On Office 365 series. It’s all hands on doc as we take a deeper look at document sharing and collaboration. We’ll also explore the robust set of communication tools that make up Lync. Join us in Laun 129, Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m.

Lakeland Employee Discount for Sheb Symphony Concert

Posted: Feb. 18, 3:50 p.m.

Associate Professor of Music Arthur Johnson will be a guest soloist with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 14. The concert, which will be held in the Weill Center in downtown Sheboygan, begins at 7:30 p.m.

The SSO is offering tickets to this performance to Arthur’s Lakeland co-workers for the discounted price of $20 each.

Arthur will join the SSO for the first movements of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The program will also feature Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No. 1, Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Dukas and Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony.

To order tickets, call 452-1985 and mention that you’re a Lakeland employee.

College Announces New Printing Process

Posted: Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m.

IT is currently implementing a new Managed Print Service (MPS) for printer management. The new system will require the user to enter at the copier/printer their employee ID, then select an accounting cost center in order to release the print job. This process will not permit users to authenticate (release a job) at your workstation – all jobs are released securely at the copier/printer console.

Why had Lakeland College changed the way printing is managed?

Overall, this initiative will meet the tenets of Goal II. in our strategic plan: Improve Financial Performance through Increased Enrollment and Innovations in Cost Control. The impetus for the change was prompted by the following:

1.     Ensure we are complying with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. We have had several reported instances of highly sensitive student information and tests left unattended at printers which can occur if the user does not select the properly targeted printer when sending the job for publication. This initiative provides all faculty, staff, and students with the ability to securely print their jobs and ensure no other member of the community or public can pick up their job.

2.     Ensure compliance with copyright laws. The Lakeland community, especially students, is more likely to comply with copyright laws if their print job is tied to their personal identification.

3.     Ability to allow faculty to send a print job from home and put in production when they arrive at our campus or a center.

4.     Decrease printing of the “oops” jobs or “I really didn’t mean to print that” jobs.

5.     Analyze student printing volume and whether we should be charging students for printing over a particular threshold.

6.     Ensure proper accounting of printing and duplicating charges to departments.

What are the operational changes which I should be aware of?

1.     Each department is set up in the system. All users were set up based upon which department their salary is charged to and configured by the IT staff.

2.     Duplicating charges will be expensed to the duplicating expense line item in each budget, as it has previously.

3.     Specific activities (i.e., Math Meet) and student organizations requiring duplicating will need to reach out to IT to have a cost center created.

4.     If you are a budget manager, as stated in the budget workbooks, the Finance Department will budget for all duplicating costs on your behalf for the 2015-2016 year.

5.     You will need to put in your employee ID and accounting cost center at a copier/printer to have the job printed.

6.     If an academic program does not have any specific faculty/staff assigned or an individual departmental budget, the Finance department will collaborate with Academic Affairs to allocate these duplicating expenses to the department.

7.     The IT project lead for this initiative is Dennis Barrow. 

8.     The IT department is rolling out this initiative by building. You will be notified when your building will be implemented. 

We thank you for your cooperation in assisting the college in complying with FERPA, protecting student and college information. We appreciate your patience and consideration as we transition to this new process. Please contact Dennis Barrow, if you have any questions or concerns. He can be reached at 920-565-1035 ext. 2407 or .

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Upcoming Convocations
(All events are in Bradley Building unless noted.) 
March 26-29: Spring Musical - Cabaret, 7:30 p.m. on 26-28, 2 p.m. on 29th
March 31: Community Book Read - Ishmael Beah, 7:30 p.m. 

Upcoming Home Athletic Contests
Mar. 4 - Men's volleyball vs. Benedictine, 7 p.m.
Mar. 6 - Men's volleyball vs. Calumet College , 5 p.m.  
Mar. 6 - Men's volleyball vs. Rivier University , 7:30 p.m. 
You can check the athletic schedules for any team anytime by visiting

On Feb. 20, Michael Sitte, Lakeland’s senior director of instructional design, completed the requirements for his Ph.D. in leadership for the advancement of learning and service in higher education from Cardinal Stritch University. He successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, “Instructional Design for Adjunct Faculty: A Study of the Relationship between Learning Management System Acceptance and Satisfaction with Online Teaching.” Congratulations to Mike on this terrific accomplishment!

One of the Chippewa Valley Center’s Evening, Weekend & Online adjunct faculty, Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, has been chosen as a breakout speaker for the 2015 National Resume Writers’ Association Conference in Charlotte, N.C. (2/18)

Charlie Krebs wrote a one-act play in 12 hours, called “Heart,” for the 24-hour New Play festival held on Jan. 10 and 11 at the Paradigm Theatre Annex in Sheboygan. When he finished writing it at 7 a.m., he handed it over to a director and actors who had 12 hours to stage it and learn their lines before performing it to an audience.


Adjunct faculty member Rod Stearns, an Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Lieutenant, recently received the National SWAT Team Leader of the Year award. You can read more about it here . Congratulations to Rod for this honor!

Christopher Moore, associate professor of sociology, has authored a manuscript entitled "Impression Formation" which will be published in 2015 in Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition.

Denise Presnell-Weidner, a ssociate professor of art, will have three new works in TwoFish Galleries' Holiday exhibition "Adornment." The exhibit is until Dec. 31. The Elkhart Lake gallery is open daily – click here for hours and location:​. Attached are her three pieces in the exhibit: "Meandering Reflection," "River Reflection with Leaves" and "Water Ripple #2.”

Associate professor of writing Nate Lowe has a creative essay, “Archipelago,” forthcoming in Beecher’s , a literary journal out of the University of Kansas. The essay deals with owls, sound, his grandmother’s pet finches and his son’s birth at home. Issue 5 of Beecher’s will be published in the spring of 2015. (10-21)

Martin Ulrich, associate professor of German and music, co-directed a concert of three combined choirs—Westend Singers of Eberswalde, Germany; the Wisconsin Gospellers; and the Glenview Chancel Choir—at First Congregational Church in Glenview, Ill. He also helped organize the guest appearance of those choirs with the 150-voice choir at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for a service on Sept. 28.


On Oct. 17, associate professors of biology Greg Smith and Paul Pickhardt co-led a faculty development workshop with their colleague Laura Salem (chair of the Biology Department at Rockhurst University) titled, “Promotion and Tenure” at the 58th annual meeting of the Association of College and University Biology Educators (ACUBE) in Portland, OR. Both of Lakeland’s presenters are active in the governance of ACUBE with Greg currently serving as the executive secretary of finance and Paul serving as the organization’s secretary and recorder.

Eric Blacknall, Lakeland’s senior director of student success and engagement, will present a talk entitled "The Impact of Demonstrating A Positive Attitude on College Success" at the eighth annual Black Male Summit, scheduled for April 10-11 at the University of Akron. It was a very competitive selection process – there were two proposals for every potential spot on the schedule. (2/18)

Lakeland Chaplain Rob Sizemore and Bome Kwon, a senior marketing student, recently spoke for an hour at the Sheboygan chapter of People to People. Bome gave information on international travel and food, while Rob spoke on the importance of understanding how and why respect is communicated in Asian culture and how important it is for us to understand it and not violate it. (2/17)

Paul Pickhardt, associate professor of biology, recently presented to more than 55 chemistry students at Plymouth High School. He discussed the impacts of producing most of our electricity from fossil fuels (primarily coal) and how cleaner, sustainable alternatives could change the environmental impacts of electrical production. The students are taught at Plymouth by Jay Grossheusch, a 1983 Lakeland graduate. (2/17)

Four Lakeland faculty members have been facilitators as part of the 10th annual John Michael Kohler Arts Center Community Cinema series.

Don Francis, professor of sociology and nonprofit organization management, will facilitate the discussion on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. for the documentary, “American Denial.” The film is about the unconscious biases and concepts of equality and justice in race and class in today’s world. The screening, held at the JMK Arts Center, is free and open to the public.

Earlier presenters included:

·         Jodie Liedke, assistant professor of composition, facilitated the discussion for the film “Women in Comedy” in October, which dealt with the advancement of women in the world of comedy.

·         Richard Lemke, assistant professor of criminal justice, served as the facilitator at “Evolution of a Criminal” in October, which told a personal story of a man and his life as a teenage bank robber.

·         Krista Feinberg, associate professor of history, participated in the showing of the documentary, “A Path Appears: From the Creators of Half the Sky,” early this January. The film was an investigation of domestic crimes and adversity faced by women and children around the world.

The Community Cinema is an inspiring, educational series of documentaries that deal with a wide variety of social issues. The films are hand selected by the makers of Independent Lens, an Emmy Award-winning series. After each film has been viewed, community members are encouraged to participate in a facilitated discussion about the issues addressed in the film, in order to find solutions to problems raised. (2/5)

Scott Niederjohn of the business faculty presented at the 2015 State Education Convention for Wisconsin school board members, school district administrator and school business officers. His presentation as entitled “Economics for School Board Members,” a talk about the health of the economy and indicators school leaders can use as part of their decision making. (1/27)

On Jan. 8, Associate Professor of Biology Paul Pickhardt gave an evening presentation to the Sheboygan area chapter of People to People. The presentation was titled “A Brief Tour of the Biological and Cultural Diversity of Belize” and focused on the biodiversity that Lakeland students and faculty have been exposed to while studying in the lowland tropical rainforests of Belize in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. One of People to People’s primary goals is to foster better understanding between ourselves and people of other nations and cultures, so the presentation also highlighted the Mayan and Creole cultures of southern Belize that Lakeland students have come into contact with during the tropical biology program. The 35-40 attendants were exceptionally knowledgeable about Central American cultures and history, so a great question and answer period followed the presentation. (1-9)


On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Paul Pickhardt and the Peace Corps’ regional recruiter out of Chicago, Brett Heimann (also an RPCV), participated in a Peace Corps informational session at Plymouth High School. The evening included a Skype session with a current volunteer named Jordan who is serving in Panama and who is from the Sheboygan area. Students attending the session were able to ask questions about the Peace Corps experiences in the countries of service for Paul (Republic of Kiribati), Brett, (Togo) and Jordan. On a related note: the Peace Corps informational session that was offered at Lakeland College on Nov. 20 has resulted in four applications from current Lakeland students considering serving as volunteers after graduation. Brett was thrilled by the exceptional interest and applicant activity from Lakeland’s students.

On Oct. 18, Lakeland’s Master of Arts in Counseling program, in partnership with the Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA), held its first intensive workshop, “Trauma and Addictions:  Issues & Interventions” at Lakeland’s Fox Cities Center in Neenah. The two presenters, Dr. Matt Felgus, a board licensed psychiatrist and addictions specialist, and Jeff Ryan, a licensed professional counselor and licensed addictions specialist, received evaluations from participants who responded by requesting both presenters do a follow up workshop in the spring. (10-22)

On Oct 17, Linda Tolman, professor of English, gave a presentation entitled “Romeo and Juliet’s First Meeting: Text and Context.” to Aegis of Issaquah, Issaquah, Wash. (10-21)

Scott Niederjohn, Charlotte and Walter Kohler Associate Professor of Economics and Business, presented an invited lecture at the university of Tennessee-Chattanooga on technology-based tool for teaching high school and college level economics.

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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