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All The Math You Will Ever Need

All The Math You Will Ever Need
Start Date:
May 3, 2016
Time:
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8pm
Instructor:
Jean Marie Modl
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
<div style="\&quot;text-align:" center;\"="">Ever struggled with math? Taking a math course and feeling lost or behind? Just want to improve your math skills?

Join Jean Marie Modl on Tuesday evenings (6:30pm-8pm) starting on May 3rd to learn ALL THE MATH YOU WILL EVER NEED!

The book and the instructor will break down math in a way that is easier to understand!

Students that have been tutored by Jean Marie or have utilized this text have felt like their math skills have greatly improved!

ALL WELCOME! FREE COURSE!

Please RSVP!

Teens under 16 need to attend with a parent!

Questions? Please contact 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org

QuickBooks I -- Money In Workshop

QuickBooks I -- Money In Workshop
Start Date:
May 25, 2016
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Don Bremer
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$60
Registration:
Additional Information:
QuickBooks I -- Money In Workshop

In this class you will learn how to get started using QuickBooks with your business. Topics include: setting up your accounts within QuickBooks, setting company and individual user preferences, creating and using invoices and sales receipts.

Instructor: Don Bremer 
Date: Wed - May 25th 
Time: 9am-Noon
Cost: $60.00
Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Laptop with QuickBooks 2014 Required

*Need to rent a laptop with QuickBooks 2014 installed for the course? $25 per laptop (Limited supply request early)

Contact: 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org or register online at www.northshorecampus.org

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Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid Course

Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid Course
Start Date:
Jun 7, 2016
Time:
TBD
Instructor:
Mark Abrahamson
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$850 Plus Text Books
Additional Information:
Dates:  Starting in June 2016

Time:  Tuesday 1-5pm and Thursday 1-5pm and Saturday June 11th 8am-5pm
Plus Clinicals and test day! 

Cost:  $850 plus books (includes NATO exam      fee)

Credits: Lake Superior College -  3cr. for          Nursing Assistant, 1cr. for Home Health

Other Requirements: 
*  Mantoux Screening for Tuberculosis     
*  Background Check
*  16 years old or older

For more information and to register, please contact
Cook County Higher Education at (218)387-3411
or email highered@northshorecampus.org.

Financial Aid Available

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

<< CANCELLED >> CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Cultivating the Major Gift
Date:
May 24, 2016
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.

QuickBooks II -- Money Out (Intermediate Level) Workshop

QuickBooks II -- Money Out (Intermediate Level) Workshop
Date:
May 25, 2016
Instructor:
Don Bremer
Location:
1pm-4pm
Cost:
$60
Registration:
Additional Information:
QuickBooks II -- Money Out (Intermediate Level) Workshop

In this class you will learn more basics of using QuickBooks with your business. Topics include: paying bills, writing checks, issuing credits, e-mailing or printing statements and reconciling bank statements.

Instructor: Don Bremer 
Date: Wed, 5/25/16
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $60.00
Location: Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN
Laptop with QuickBooks 2014 Required

*Need to rent a laptop with QuickBooks nstalled for the course? $25 per laptop (Limited supply request early)

Contact: 218-387-3411 or highered@northshorecampus.org
Register online at www.northshorecampus.org
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May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats - Oh, My!

May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats -  Oh, My!
Date:
May 26, 2016
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Carol Mork and Hillary Freeman
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
May Guest Lecture: Sea Turtles, Wild Horses, and U-Boats -  Oh, My!

May 26th at 7pm
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais, MN 

This presentation will focus on telling some of the stories  from seven weeks as Volunteers in the National Park Service at Cape Look-out National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Hillary Freeman is retired and has worked as a volunteer at various National Parks for six years including Grand Portage National Monument.

Carol Mork retired in 2008, has lived in Cook County since 2011, and volunteers annually at National Parks including Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, TN, and Grand Portage National Monument.

$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated

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

The lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education’s North Shore campus, located at 300 West 3rd Street in Grand Marais.

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

ServSafe Certification

ServSafe Certification
Date:
May 31, 2016
Time:
8am-5:30pm
Instructor:
Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street
Cost:
$175 (Certification includes a textbook-$71.00 value)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Higher Education will be offering a ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Please register online to secure a seat in the class.
The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5:30 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam. ServSafe Food Manager Certification $175 (Certification includes a textbook-$71.00 value) Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux


The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon the same day and costs $75. Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
ServSafe Food Manager and Renewal Training $75


This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

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Look up past certification: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/cfm/fmgr_query.cfm 

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 http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/cfm/howto.html


Initial Minnesota CFM

If you have never been a Minnesota CFM, follow these steps:

1. Attend an approved training course and pass an approved exam.

If your exam certificate is less than three years old, no additional proof of continuing education is required for initial Minnesota CFM.

If your exam certificate is three to five years old, you must complete four (4) hours of approved continuing education before applying for initial Minnesota CFM.

If your exam certificate is expired, you cannot use it to apply for initial Minnesota CFM. If you wish to apply, you must pass one of the approved exams.

Initial Courses, Exams and Continuing Education
Approved CFM Exam Companies
2. Mail initial application, required documentation, and $35 fee to MDH.

Apply for initial Minnesota CFM no more than three years after passing the exam.

Applications
Documentation requirements depend on your exam date (see chart below).
If your exam certificate is less than 3 years old, include: If your exam certificate is 3 to 5 years old, include:
Application
Copy of exam certificate
$35 check or money order payable to MDH
Application
Copy of exam certificate
Copy of continuing education certificate(s) (four hours required)
$35 check or money order payable to MDH

If your exam certificate is more than 5 years old, you must retake the exam before applying.

Mailing address:

Minnesota Department of Health
Food Manager Certification Program
Food, Pools, and Lodging Services Section
P.O. Box 64495
St. Paul, MN 55164-0495



Minnesota CFM Renewal

Your Minnesota CFM is valid for three years. To renew your Minnesota CFM follow these steps:

1. Attend approved continuing education.

You must complete four (4) or more hours of approved continuing education in order to renew your Minnesota CFM.

Take continuing education after the effective date and no more than one year after the expiration date printed on your Minnesota CFM. Make sure to keep your continuing education certificate(s).

Initial Courses, Exams and Continuing Education
CFM Look-up
2. Mail renewal application, approved continuing education certificate(s) and $35 fee to MDH.

Apply for renewal of your Minnesota CFM no more than one year after your Minnesota CFM expires.

Applications
Renewal documentation requirements
Include:
Application
Copy of continuing education certificate(s) (four hours required)
$35 check or money order payable to MDH

Mailing address:

Minnesota Department of Health
Food Manager Certification Program
Food, Pools, and Lodging Services Section
P.O. Box 64495
St. Paul, MN 55164-0495

Please email highered@northshorecampus.org or call 218-387-3411 with any questions.

ServSafe Food Manager Certification Renewal

ServSafe Food Manager Certification Renewal
Date:
May 31, 2016
Time:
8am-Noon
Instructor:
Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street
Cost:
$75.00 (Book not required or included)
Registration:
Additional Information:
Cook County Higher Education will be offering a ServSafe Food Manager Certification and Renewal Training Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Please register online to secure a seat in the class.
The full certification course runs from 8 a.m. to roughly 5:30 p.m. and costs $175, which includes the textbook and exam. ServSafe Food Manager Certification $175 (Certification includes a textbook-$71.00 value) Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux


The renewal course runs from 8 a.m. to noon the same day and costs $75. Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
ServSafe Food Manager and Renewal Training $75


This training is designed to fulfill requirements for Minnesota state and local health departments. The seminars train, test and certify you in the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe program for safe food service.

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http://www.servsafe.com

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Look up past certification: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/cfm/fmgr_query.cfm

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http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/food/cfm/howto.html


Initial Minnesota CFM

If you have never been a Minnesota CFM, follow these steps:

1. Attend an approved training course and pass an approved exam.

If your exam certificate is less than three years old, no additional proof of continuing education is required for initial Minnesota CFM.

If your exam certificate is three to five years old, you must complete four (4) hours of approved continuing education before applying for initial Minnesota CFM.

If your exam certificate is expired, you cannot use it to apply for initial Minnesota CFM. If you wish to apply, you must pass one of the approved exams.

Initial Courses, Exams and Continuing Education
Approved CFM Exam Companies
2. Mail initial application, required documentation, and $35 fee to MDH.

Apply for initial Minnesota CFM no more than three years after passing the exam.

Applications
Documentation requirements depend on your exam date (see chart below).
If your exam certificate is less than 3 years old, include: If your exam certificate is 3 to 5 years old, include:
Application
Copy of exam certificate
$35 check or money order payable to MDH
Application
Copy of exam certificate
Copy of continuing education certificate(s) (four hours required)
$35 check or money order payable to MDH

If your exam certificate is more than 5 years old, you must retake the exam before applying.

Mailing address:

Minnesota Department of Health
Food Manager Certification Program
Food, Pools, and Lodging Services Section
P.O. Box 64495
St. Paul, MN 55164-0495



Minnesota CFM Renewal

Your Minnesota CFM is valid for three years. To renew your Minnesota CFM follow these steps:

1. Attend approved continuing education.

You must complete four (4) or more hours of approved continuing education in order to renew your Minnesota CFM.

Take continuing education after the effective date and no more than one year after the expiration date printed on your Minnesota CFM. Make sure to keep your continuing education certificate(s).

Initial Courses, Exams and Continuing Education
CFM Look-up
2. Mail renewal application, approved continuing education certificate(s) and $35 fee to MDH.

Apply for renewal of your Minnesota CFM no more than one year after your Minnesota CFM expires.

Applications
Renewal documentation requirements
Include:
Application
Copy of continuing education certificate(s) (four hours required)
$35 check or money order payable to MDH

Mailing address:

Minnesota Department of Health
Food Manager Certification Program
Food, Pools, and Lodging Services Section
P.O. Box 64495
St. Paul, MN 55164-0495

Please email highered@northshorecampus.org or call 218-387-3411 with any questions.

Retaining Your Donor: Necessary Shifts, Structures, and Strategies.

Retaining Your Donor: Necessary Shifts, Structures, and Strategies.
Date:
Jun 3, 2016
Time:
9am-Noon
Instructor:
Paul Vliem
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
MCN members: $35 | Nonmembers: $55
Additional Information:
MCN will be coming to Grand Marais!

Join us on June 3rd for Retaining Your Donor: Necessary Shifts, Structures, and Strategies. Effective fundraising takes a significant shift in the way many of our organizations do fundraising work. For many of us, the very culture of fundraising needs to change in order to develop a sustainable, engaged donor base. In this fast-paced, content-rich workshop, the group will unpack and discuss three key steps needed to make this shift:

• Building a Culture of Philanthropy vs. a Culture of Fundraising
• Using Donors Stewardship to Build Greater Retention, Involvement and Support
• Leveraging the Board in Donor Engagement

Principals & Practices
In an effort to support nonprofits in fulfilling their missions, this workshop will help to focus your work on the following practices:
• GOV 18: Board members should be willing to publicly advocate for the organization, help widen the organization’s reach and develop connections with the community and its leaders.
• FUND 1: A nonprofit’s board of directors has a responsibility to adopt a fundraising plan and systems to ensure that sufficient charitable contributions are raised to meet budgeted objectives.
• FUND 7: Nonprofit organizations are responsible for conducting their fundraising activities in a manner that upholds the public’s trust in stewardship of contributed funds.
• FUND 8: Nonprofits must use funds consistent with donor intent and comply with specific conditions placed upon donations.
• FUND 9: Nonprofits should strive for a balance between publicly recognizing charitable contributions and maintaining donor confidentiality when requested.
• FUND 13: When developing a fundraising campaign, nonprofits should honor donor preferences regarding how often donors are contacted and how they receive that communication.
• FUND 15: A nonprofit should plan its communications to tell the story of the organization and maintain consistent, mission-focused and timely communication with donors.
• FINANCE 18: Nonprofits must spend funds in compliance with conditions attached to their funding. Organizations should develop a system to ensure that donor funding restrictions are maintained.

Event Details
Friday, June 3rd
9:00 a.m.- noon
Cook County Higher Education, Room #214
300 West 3rd Street, Grand Marais
MCN members: $35 | Nonmembers: $55

Register now at http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/events/2016/04/28/mission-series-sharing-your-mission-powerfully-and-retaining-your-donors

About the Presenter
Paul Vliem is the development and project manager at the Minnesota
Council of Nonprofits. He joined the MCN team in November 2011 and
  is responsible for coordinating the identification, cultivation, solicitation
and stewardship of grant support for programs at MCN. Additionally, he
coordinates ongoing MCN projects like the Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey and the Minnesota Grants Directory.


Contact Maria Isley, Northeast Regional Coordinator if you have any questions or comments about the workshop or would like to register. /P/ 218-206-5711  /E/ misley@minnesotanonprofits.org



Karen Halbersleben Talk: Born To Be King

Karen Halbersleben Talk: Born To Be King
Date:
Jun 11, 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 6th:  "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 

CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Best Practices, Recommended Resources, and Trends in Fundraising

CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Best Practices, Recommended Resources, and Trends in Fundraising
Date:
Jun 13, 2016
Time:
11:30am-1:00pm
Instructor:
Kaitlyn Bohlin
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
FREE
Registration:
Additional Information:
CCCF Brown Bag Lunch: Best Practices, Recommended Resources, and Trends in Fundraising

Tired of reinventing the wheel with your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts? Or maybe you’re not even sure how to get the wheel spinning in the first place! That’s okay – we fundraising professional are in this together! Join Kaitlyn Bohlin, Development Manager at North House Folk, as she presents her learnings from the recent International Fundraising Conference hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Drawing from a nearly a dozen workshops, speakers, and a two-day review course for the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive), Bohlin will share best practices, recommended resources, and latest trends in fundraising to help you succeed at building a culture of philanthropy in your institution and with your supporters.

Date: 06/13/2016
Time: 11:30-1pm 
Bring your own lunch and we will provide sweet treats

Kaitlyn Bohlin has worked as Development Manager at North House Folk School since June 2013. Prior to that she was Volunteer Manager at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and Program Director at Awamaki, a grassroots nonprofit in rural Peru dedicated to improving the lives of indigenous highland women through fiber arts cooperatives and sustainable tourism. Bohlin believes that philanthropy is for everyone, and we all have the power to make a difference in the world! She loves connecting people’s skills and resources to their passions in meaningful ways. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Cook County Community Fund and First Congregational United Church of Christ. She also provides consulting services in fundraising and marketing.

www.facebook.com/CookCountyCommunityFund/ 

www.facebook.com/CookCountyHigherEducation

Alcohol Server Training Cascade Lodge

Alcohol Server Training Cascade Lodge
Date:
Jun 15, 2016
Time:
5pm
Location:
Cascade Lodge
Cost:
$5
Registration:

Alcohol Server Training Cook County Higher Education

Alcohol Server Training Cook County Higher Education
Date:
Jun 21, 2016
Time:
10am
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais
Cost:
$5
Registration:

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 6th:  "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

Karen Halbersleben Talk: Royal Family Feuds

Karen Halbersleben Talk: Royal Family Feuds
Date:
Aug 6, 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 6th:  "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

Basic Welding Previous Students - Welding Open Lab CANCELLED

Basic Welding Previous Students - Welding Open Lab CANCELLED
Date:
May 21, 2017
Time:
9am-5pm
Instructor:
Don Hammer
Location:
Cook County High School (Industrial Tech Room) 101 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN
Cost:
$50 plus $40 materials fee
Registration:
Additional Information:
Supervised open lab for students who wish to increase their skills through the use of the Welding Technology lab facility.

Do you have unfinished projects? Do you want to improve your welding skills?

With the supervision of our expert welding instructor, you will have the freedom to work on whatever projects you choose.

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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