Central Lakes College

Update on Central Lakes College - Brainerd and Staples

Aug 21, 2020

Central Lakes College president Hara Charlier and the dean of enrollment management and student success Paul Preimesberger join Heidi Holtan on the Thursday Morning Show. They give us an update about the upcoming school year, what the mindset is for the year and what they are doing to make sure students know they will get an education but also be safe.  They talk about the safety protocols that are in place using flexibility and caution. 

Enrollment to Central Lakes College is still open, for more information go to clcmn.edu.

John Erickson http://www.clcperformingarts.com/

We talked with Theater Director Amy Borash from Brainerd this morning about the importance of the arts, ESPECIALLY in a time of COVID-19.  Creativity keeps us going. 

She explains the precautions for the cast and crew and the people coming to see the events on the South Lawn of the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College - July 20-23rd and August 3rd-6th.

Brandy Lindquist is an english instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She joined John and Heidi on the Thursday Morning Show.  Brandy is the advisor of the Bent Pine, a journal of art and writing by CLC’s students, faculty, and staff.  The 2020 spring journal is the first to be published since 1971.

John and Heidi also talk with Brandy about how teaching this last part of the  year on-line through Zoom has been challenging for both her and the students at CLC.

Schools and universities across the country are setttling into a new normal of a sustained, distance learning situation.  We spoke with Central Lakes College President Hara Charlier about how her staff and students are facing the challenge. 

Every First Friday Area Voices Producer Katie Carter tips us off to what's happening in the arts scenes in Bemidji and other communities.  Today she discussed an art exhibit at the Crossing Arts Alliance in Brainerd and theatrical experiences at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She also discussed new art exhibits and music opportunities in Bemidji!  


Today we talked with University of MN student Meg Foster.  She's speaking today at Central Lakes College about her study abroad to Russia where she did research on the first woman in space.  Her talk at noon today at the Chalberg Theater is "Soviet Space Race Propaganda:  The Role of Women in Space and Science".  If you can't make the free event, you can watch it on Central Lakes College's youtube channel

Joni Kabana / http://www.clcmn.edu/vlw/

Steve Downing is an area writer and arts enthusiast.  He recently had the chance to get to Central Lakes College in Brainerd for the opening of their season of Verse Like Water directed by Jeff Johnson. 

Bill Hayes

Central Lakes College English instructor and director of the Verse Like Water poetry series Jeff Johnson joined us this morning, before his first class of the year, to tell us about the big event in Brainerd on Friday Sept. 7th.  He's been dubbed "the most popular poet in America" by Bruce Weber in the New York Times and is known for his dry wit and keen observation.  

You can buy tickets at the CLC bookstore, Crossing Arts Alliance or online before August 30th. 

Islamic Resource Group (IRG) is doing talks in northern MN about the Muslim experience.  They will be in Brainerd this Saturday January 13th at 6pm at Central Lakes College with a talk called "Islam and Muslims:  Beyond Stereotypes".  John Emery from IRG was back on the air with us this morning to tell us more. 

IRG is available to speak to your school, civic or faith community groups.  Their mission is to build bridges through education.    Go to www.irgMN.org to find out more. 

Hannah Rakow is a young woman on a mission - a mission to create.  Her medium of choice is clay and  her passion lies in the art of creating one of a kind ceramics.   In this Area Voices segment, Hannah shares how her path led her toward the love of design more than once and how, once she listened to her inner voice, ceramics have taken over her life.