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Climate Change a four-session course

Climate Change a four-session course
Start Date:
Jun 28, 2016
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Instructor:
Bill Christ
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$40.00 (includes 4 sessions)
Registration:
Additional Information:
A four-session course on climate change, global warming, and it's implications for our world and our personal lives. The course will provide an overview of the The 21st Conference of the Parties that met near Paris France November 29-December 13, 2015, representing 196 different nation states. It will describe the  momentous international commitment to the mitigation of climate change through the reduction of five major greenhouse gases, discuss the possibly catastrophic consequences of anthropogenic global warming and what is required now to fully ratify the agreement. This course will also provide a summarized overview of climate change, the moral and ethical considerations involved, and, surprisingly, a discussion on how one's dietary habits can make a difference not only in one's health but also the health of  planet Earth.
  • Tuesday, June 28th: COP21 in foreign policy context.
  • Tuesday, July 19th: Grand history of climate science:
  • Tuesday, August 9th: Moral and Ethical Considerations for Climate Change Mitigation         
  • Tuesday, August 30th: Dietary Decisions and Climate Change
Bill Christ is a retired corporate consultant on strategy implementation and change management (30 years) and a retired pastor and chaplain of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (10 years).  Each of his consulting and ministerial experiences required varieties of lecturing, teaching, facilitation, group and personal coaching sessions, and lots of one-to-one counseling. Bill began to develop a keen interest in climate change and global warming issues in 1990 and has been studying and researching developments in climate change science, politics, and impacts climate change has already had on weather patterns and food production patterns.  Bill recently gave a presentation on the "geopolitics of climate change" for Global Minnesota's Great Decisions Group of Roseville and Grand Marais and is pleased to offer the result of his research into climate change issues over four classes for Cook County's Higher Education participants

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Alcohol Server Training Cascade Lodge

Alcohol Server Training Cascade Lodge
Date:
Jun 22, 2016
Time:
3-5pm
Instructor:
Brian Kringen, law enforcement liaison officer with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement.
Location:
Cascade Lodge
Cost:
$5.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Alcohol Server Training

Cook County Higher Education, working with the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, will offer alcohol server training June 21st and June 22nd.
  • On Tuesday, June 21, the training will be held 10am-Noon at Cook County Higher Education 
  • On Wednesday, June 22, training will be held 3pm-5pm at Cascade Lodge.

Cost of the training is $5.

Bartenders, wait staff and all owners and operators of alcohol-dispensing establishments are highly encouraged to attend this informational training. In the state of Minnesota, liability charges can be levied against the individual serving the alcohol as well as the owner. At this course you will learn Minnesota statutes relating to the sale/service of alcohol; procedures for checking identification; how to identify minors; how to manage customer drinking; methods of intervening with intoxicated persons; and factors and signs of intoxication.

The course will be taught by Brian Kringen, law enforcement liaison officer with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement.

Register at Cook County Higher Education by calling 387-3411 or email highered@northshorecampus.org or online at www.northshorecampus.org

June Guest Lecture: Rural Health

June Guest Lecture: Rural Health
Date:
Jun 23, 2016
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Rita Plourde
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation
Additional Information:
June Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture: Rural Health

This presentation by Rita Plourde will take you into the depths of rural health care in Cook County!

She will focus on the 37 year history of Sawtooth Mountain Clinic in Grand Marais, MN and the 61 year history of the Federally Qualified Health Care/Community  Health Center program.

Rita Plourde is the Chief Executive Officer at Sawtooth Mountain Clinic where she has worked since the Fall of 1981. She is honored to have the opportunity through these years to work with talented, highly skilled, and committed professionals. She has dedicated herself to providing access for all to quality health care services. She is grateful to have a loving family and an amazing community.

Thursday, June 23rd at 7pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
No RSVP required. Everyone welcome - All Ages! $5 Recommended Donation

The Cook County Higher Education Guest Lecture series is offered to the community and sponsored by the Birchbark Books and Gifts, Lake Superior Trading Post, Cook County Co-op, Sven and Ole's Pizza, Bluefin Bay Resort, Lutsen Resort, and  Visit Cook County MN.

For more information please contact Cook County Higher Education at 387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

Note Taking Techniques Workshop

Note Taking Techniques Workshop
Date:
Jun 30, 2016
Time:
5:30pm
Instructor:
Sarah Stover - Student Services Coordinator at CCHE
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Note Taking Techniques
Thursday, June 30th 5:30pm

This workshop will go in-depth into different note-taking techniques such as the Cornell Method, outlining, mind mapping, and more. This workshop will have hands-on opportunities to practice the different note-taking techniques.

Course is open to all ages and is FREE event. 

Anyone under the age of 16 needs to attend with a parent. 

Please RSVP to 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or register online at www.northshorecampus.org 

Sarah Stover has worked in the education field for the past five years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Earth Science from Northern Michigan University. She enjoys learning and helping others learn how to learn!



Karen Halbersleben Talk: God Save the Queens

Karen Halbersleben Talk: God Save the Queens
Date:
Jul 9, 2016
Time:
6:30pm
Instructor:
Dr. Karen Halbersleben
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$10
Registration:
Additional Information:
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the fourth annual Tea at the Naniboujou Lodge will be sponsored by Cook County Higher Education.  Each Tea has featured Dr. Karen I. Halbersleben leading attendees through an exploration of interesting aspects of English Royal history since the Norman Conquest of 1066.

If you missed any of Karen's three previous speeches and would like to hear what you missed, or if you enjoyed any of the speeches so much that you'd like to hear it again, here is your chance!  Karen will reprise one speech every month this summer, leading up to this year's Tea on September 7th.

June 11th:  "Born To Be King" surveys the unique realities faced by various heirs to the English throne for almost 1,000 years.

July 9th:  "God Save the Queens" examines the fascinating stories of the six women who have ruled England in their own right: the two Elizabeths, the two Marys, Anne, and Victoria.

August 13th:  "Royal Family Feuds" reviews the sometimes appalling relationships among members of English Royal families that have plagued every ruling dynasty for eleven centuries now.  Will the 21st century Windsors escape this sad legacy?

Each presentations lasts approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by Q and A.  Donations of $10 will be collected to support the work of Cook County Higher Education.

You can pay online or pay at the door. Cook County Higher Education 300 west 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604

218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or www.northshorecampus.org

Textbook Reading Strategies Workshop

Textbook Reading Strategies Workshop
Date:
Jul 21, 2016
Time:
5:30pm
Instructor:
Sarah Stover - Student Services Coordinator at CCHE
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Textbook Reading Strategies:

Thursday, July 21st 2016 at 5:30pm

This workshop will cover textbook reading methods such as SQ3R and OK5R in detail. The workshop will provide a chance to practice these different techniques.

All are welcome! FREE!

Anyone under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult 

Please RSVP to 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or register online at www.northshorecampus.org 

Karen Halbersleben Talk: Royal Family Feuds

Karen Halbersleben Talk: Royal Family Feuds
Date:
Aug 13, 2016
Time:
6:30pm
Instructor:
Dr. Karen Halbersleben
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$10
Registration:
Additional Information:
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, the fourth annual Tea at the Naniboujou Lodge will be sponsored by Cook County Higher Education.  Each Tea has featured Dr. Karen I. Halbersleben leading attendees through an exploration of interesting aspects of English Royal history since the Norman Conquest of 1066.

If you missed any of Karen's three previous speeches and would like to hear what you missed, or if you enjoyed any of the speeches so much that you'd like to hear it again, here is your chance!  Karen will reprise one speech every month this summer, leading up to this year's Tea on September 7th.

June 11th:  "Born To Be King" surveys the unique realities faced by various heirs to the English throne for almost 1,000 years.

July 9th:  "God Save the Queens" examines the fascinating stories of the six women who have ruled England in their own right: the two Elizabeths, the two Marys, Anne, and Victoria.

August 13th:  "Royal Family Feuds" reviews the sometimes appalling relationships among members of English Royal families that have plagued every ruling dynasty for eleven centuries now.  Will the 21st century Windsors escape this sad legacy?

Each presentations lasts approximately 40 minutes and will be followed by Q and A.  Donations of $10 will be collected to support the work of Cook County Higher Education.

You can pay online or pay at the door. Cook County Higher Education 300 west 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604

218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or www.northshorecampus.org

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Date:
May 24, 2017
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Patricia A Hvidston
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cultivating the Major Gift

The generosity of a major gift can come in many sizes and shapes to differing nonprofit organizations.   Be it an annual operating fund donation, a contribution to a capital campaign or a restricted purpose gift, the donor's commitment and hopes for the organization and its mission are central to the commitment.  During this interactive session attendees will explore basic donor cultivation practices that will engage donors in the mission and work of a nonprofit.

Patricia A Hvidston, a graduate of St. Catherine University, has been an educator, a personal trust business development professional and manager, an interim manager for nonprofit organizations and a communications and development consultant.  She served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement for St. Catherine University, leading their very successful Leadership in Mind Campaign.  She was Vice President for Development and Communications at Catholic Charities USA and coordinated their nation wide centennial program to raise awareness of the need for poverty reduction in the United States.  Hvidston worked with a wide variety of nonprofits including The Minnesota Children's Museum, Gillette Children's Foundation, North House Folk School, The Basilica of St. Mary, Marian Center of St. Paul, Duluth Children's Museum, Visitation Convent School, Derham Hall High School, Ascension Church, Carondelet Village and the St. Paul YWCA after a career in trust services that spanned two decades.  She and her husband, Roger Opp, live in Hovland, Mn.

Program Objectives

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
College Courses, Degree Programs, and Training Workshops offered in conjunction with regional colleges and universities using Interactive Television (ITV), online, and local instructors.

FAIRNESS, OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS
Mentoring and computer support resources for distance learning students, high speed Internet access from a small computer lab, testing services for enrolled and prospective students, and information resources for degree programs, training, financial aid, library books, and more. In addition, CCHE provides two types of scholarships that provide annual support to distance learning students enrolled in degree programs, and textbook scholarships that are awarded based on financial need.

SOCIAL CAPITAL
Work with local and regional businesses, organizations, and learning institutions to best serve the higher education needs of the community, and promote services already available, such as Adult Basic Education services, and Community Education classes.

Program Highlights

  • 532 residents have earned a certificate or degree working through CCHE since we opened our doors in 1997
  • Annually, over 100 residents are enrolling college certificate or degree programs, and over 200 students enroll in CEUs or work related certificates
  • CCHE has served more than 2800 people - over 40% of the county population
  • As many as 12 scholarships are awarded annually thanks to two scholarship funds established in memory of Wes Hedstrom and Michel Beaupre
  • Enrollment continues to rise annually

New Opportunities

The North Shore Campus is an affordable alternative to the expense of a college campus, with flexible programming that directly addresses the economic needs of our community. The decision to expand was based on solid research regarding student needs, employment needs, economic trends, and sustainability

Ron McGriff, the consultant who helped us choose our new facility location states, “Through effective promotion and high quality staff assistance, the CCHE program continues to grow and be a very important service for the region. Interviews with students revealed the high regard held for the abilities and assistance of CCHE staff members and also the importance to them of the availability of the organization’s services.”

Service and program expansion includes our Guest Lecture series, the Tech Squad project, and an increase in locally offered degree and certificate programs.

Course Delivery Available to CCHE Students

ON-SITE COURSES
Locally offered courses are taught by local instructors.

Interactive Television (ITV)
ITV provides real time connection with a campus classroom, often linking several locations for one class.

ONLINE CLASSES
Courses, certificates, and degree programs are online, and sometimes incorporate video components, such as Skype, Wimba, or ViVu. High speed Internet access is usually a must, so students taking online classes generally arrange afterhour access to the CCHE computer lab.

In addition to enrolled students, CCHE serves hundreds of adults, including high school students, who are researching their education options. Students who elect to take on-campus courses often make their decisions after exploring their options by utilizing the materials in our resource center. CCHE is not limited by the resources of one educational system, so individuals are able to consider quality distance education opportunities offered by institutions from around the world.

Pc's for People Depot

Cook County Higher Education is a PC's For People Computer Depot

PC's for People Mission statement: "To create new opportunities by providing personal computers and education to people who have limited experience with technology due to social, physical and/or economic circumstances."

Thanks to PCs for People, we have used desktops and laptops available at reduced cost.  If you are interested in purchasing a used PC (laptop or desktop) stop by CCHE for an application or contact CCHE at 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org


PCs for People Applicants – Welcome!
Please note
• This is a volunteer program, so it could be several days before you receive a call, and it could take a week or more to receive a computer.
• The computers vary: on average they are three to five years old, but otherwise in very good shape.
• All computers have a Windows 7 operating system.
• All computers have free virus protection programs that require updates.
• All computers have Open Office – a free program that meshes with Microsoft Office.
• You will need to set up your own email program, since Open Office does not have an equivalent to Outlook.

After you are called and have an appointment to receive a computer:
• A volunteer will walk through the operating system with you – it will take up to an hour.

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