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Beginning Spanish- October

Beginning Spanish- October
Start Date:
Oct 3, 2016
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Mondays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Carrie Jansen
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
MONDAYS
OCTOBER 3-24TH 2016 | 5:30PM-7PM
START LEARNING SPANISH or HELP REGAIN LOST LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE
$80 (Includes 4 sessions)-PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Instructor: Carrie Jansen

Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease

Spanish, Spanish everywhere.

Spanish is the second most popular second language, after English. With some 400 million speakers,

The sheer number of Spanish speakers and their rate of growth makes learning Spanish a smart choice.

Exploring the English Monarchy Through Film (Class size will be limited to 20)

Exploring the English Monarchy Through Film (Class size will be limited to 20)
Start Date:
Oct 4, 2016
Time:
6:00- 8:00 or 8:30pm
Instructor:
Dr. Karen Halbersleben
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$120 (send your checks made out to Karen Halbersleben directly to me: 16 Devil Point Road//GM//5560
Additional Information:
Exploring the English Monarchy Through Film

Hollywood has produced some fine films over the years that provide the audience with a mostly accurate glimpse into the lives and times of various Kings and Queens of England.  Join us this fall and winter for the chance to watch seven Oscar-winning films and talk about what we can learn about several of England's most interesting monarchs.  The first Tuesday of each month, Dr. Karen Halbersleben will provide the historical context of the dynasty in question.  On the third Tuesday, the class will watch and discuss the relevant film. 

Join us for the fun; popcorn provided!

When: the First and Third Tuesdays of every month, October through April except November when we'll meet just once

Class size will be limited to 20

Time: 6:00- 8:00 or 8:30pm

Cost: $120 (send your checks made out to Karen Halbersleben directly to me: 16 Devil Point Road//GM//55604)

The cost for the entire 7 month course is $120.  You may also attend individual months of your choosing for $25 per month, with October and November counting as one month. 

Please email Karen know if you are planning to sign up (khalbers@me.com)



Begining French -START LEARNING FRENCH - October

Begining French -START LEARNING FRENCH - October
Start Date:
Oct 6, 2016
Time:
5:30pm-7pm Thursdays 4 Sessions
Instructor:
Nancy Dumas
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Begining French -START LEARNING FRENCH - October 

Thursdays
October 6th-27th • 5:30-7PM
START LEARNING FRENCH - 4 SESSIONS
$80 - PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Learning to speak a different language is super good for your brain, it creates lots of new connexion and new pathways. Never to late too start, it's all about having fun while learning.

REASONS TO LEARN FRENCH

1. LEARN FRENCH TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP
2. LEARN FRENCH TO TRAVEL
3. LEARN FRENCH TO ENJOY THE FOOD, THE FILMS,
THE LITERATURE, THE ARTS, THE WINE
4. LEARN FRENCH FOR FUN
5. LEARN FRENCH TO MEET OTHER LANGUAGE LEARNERS

3 Day Basic Welding

3 Day Basic Welding
Start Date:
Oct 7, 2016
Time:
9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
$300 Course Fee and $55 Materials Fee Total: $355.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
3 Day Basic Welding

October 7th, 8th, 9th (Friday-Sunday) 9am-5pm
Instructed by Don Hammer (What a great name for a blacksmith!)

This course provides the student with an understanding of basic welding fundamentals and the ability to properly and safely use gas and electric welding equipment to perform welding and cutting procedures in the flat position. There will be a sculptural dynamic to this course that will address basic layout and fabrication techniques.

Cost: $300.00 plus $55 material fee
Instructor: Don Hammer
Website: http://www.northshorecampus.org/
Phone: 218-387-3411
Email: highered@northshorecampus.org

Climate Change a four-session course (Closed)

Climate Change a four-session course (Closed)
Start Date:
Jun 28, 2017
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

events

September Guest Lecture: History of the North through the Legendary Jack and Tchi-ki-Wis Linklater, Scotch Metis and Ojibwe couple

September Guest Lecture: History of the North through the Legendary Jack and Tchi-ki-Wis Linklater, Scotch Metis and Ojibwe couple
Date:
Sep 22, 2016
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Tim Cochrane
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
Guest Lecture: History of the North through the Legendary Jack and Tchi-ki-Wis Linklater, Scotch Metis and Ojibwe couple.  Or, from the Orkney's to Fur Trade factory on Hudson's Bay to Red River, Lake Winnipeg/Fort Alexander, Lac La Croix, Winton, Basswood Lake and Isle Royale and quite a few other places I haven't rediscovered them yet

I have been doing "Linklater Research" ever since I first heard of them in 1976, but ceased for a while after Sister Weygant published a short biography of him in 1980.  By that time, Jack Linklater had become a distant role model for me (Sigurd Olson also thought of Linklater as a role model).  I enjoy doing historical research that takes me (and eventually a few readers) to forgotten places and to meet people who are generally unappreciated and are remarkable.  One early Quetico Ranger said of Linklater: "he was the greatest woodsman to ever hit this country."   Linklater's family history epitomizes much of the sweeping changes in the North Country.

Thursday, September 22nd 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

<< CANCELLED >> CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Cultivating the Major Gift

<< CANCELLED >> CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Cultivating the Major Gift
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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