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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

Beginning French - September

Beginning French - September
Start Date:
Sep 8, 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 - September 

Thursdays 
September 8TH-September 29TH • 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

Venez Parler Francais - Conversational French Refresher Class Sept-Oct

Venez Parler Francais - Conversational French Refresher Class Sept-Oct
Start Date:
Sep 11, 2016
Time:
12:30-2pm
Instructor:
Nancy Dumas
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$80.00
Registration:
Additional Information:
Venez Parler Francais - Conversational French Refresher Class

Sundays 12:30-2pm

This class is open to those that have already taken French and want to work on remember lost French or work on pronunciation. This is not a class that will focus on reading and writing.

$80 includes - (4 Sessions- Oct 23rd Mountian Tram Ride and Hot Coco)

Dates:
Sept 11th
Sept 25th
October 9th
October 23rd

You can speak French in 55 different countries. Totally worth learning and developing your language skills, espeically if you love traveling.

REGISTRATION: www.northshorecampus.org 218-387-3411 highered@northshorecampus.org

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

events

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 Please Pay at the door with cash or check. Thank You!
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

Guest Lecture: Border Patrol

Guest Lecture: Border Patrol
Date:
Aug 25, 2016
Time:
7pm
Instructor:
Michael Poliquin
Location:
Cook County Higher Education 300 West 3rd Street Grand Marais MN
Cost:
$5 Recommended Donation Appreciated
Registration:
Additional Information:
Guest Lecture: Border Patrol

Michael Poliquin graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2003 and commissioned into the Marine Corps.  As an infantry officer, he served two combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.  After his military service, he joined the Border Patrol and was stationed in Yuma, Arizona, from 2008 to 2016.  He is now a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent assigned to the Grand Marais Border Patrol station.

He will discuss the work of the Border Patrol, both in a local sense and in the wider context of immigration politics for all US borders.  How do they interact with Customs and what is the division of responsibility?  What are some examples of real-life stories from the field? 

Thursday, August 25th 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


Fundraiser: Tea at Naniboujou “The Power Behind the Throne”

Fundraiser: Tea at Naniboujou “The Power Behind the Throne”
Date:
Sep 7, 2016
Time:
3:30pm-5pm
Instructor:
Guest Speaker Karen I. Halbersleben
Location:
Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant
Cost:
$40 with pre-purchased ticket or $50 at the door with Limited Seating.
Registration:
Additional Information:
Join us for a Fundraiser: Tea at Naniboujou
With our Guest Speaker Karen I. Halbersleben
Presenting “The Power Behind the Throne”
And Silent Auction & Door Prizes

This is a delightful semi-formal event—much like a garden party.

The Power Behind the Throne

Have you ever wondered what goes thought Prince Philip's head as he has dutifully followed three paces behind his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, during State occasions for over 60 years. Can you imagine needing to bite your tongue because a public disagreement with your spouse could become international news or, worse, be seen as treason?

And yet, a number of royal spouses have exerted real influence on the history of England in surprising and sometimes shocking ways.

Join us for the 2016 tea to learn what the history books don't always teach; how real the Power Behind the Throne has been since 1066. 

Schedule of Events
3:30 to 3:45 Silent Auction
3:45 Program Welcome: Paula Sundet Wolf, Executive Director of Cook County Higher Education
3:50 Key Note Speaker: Karen I. Halbersleben presents “The Power Behind The Throne”
4:45 Door Prizes and Silent Auction items finalized
5:00 Program concludes

Cost: $40 with pre-purchased ticket or $50 at the door with Limited Seating.

You can stop in to purchase tickets at Cook County Higher Education (cash or check) or you can order them online at www.northshorecampus.org (pay with credit card).

Mission: Provide local access and support for college education and training on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

More information about CCHE, how we serve the community, how to donate, and coming events can be found on our website: http:www.northshorecampus.org

This event was sponsored by the Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, and Sven and Ole’s.

<< 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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