March 5, 2012
New off-campus & online power engineering, oil & gas training courses announced
From off-site to online, people interested in oil and gas courses and power engineering training have more options than ever before at Lakeland College. Existing Lakeland programming has been combined to create the introduction to heavy oil and gas program. This 21-week program will be delivered at the Onion Lake Cree Nation from March 5 to July 27.
Part A of fourth class power engineering is also being offered online starting March 3 and also in development is second class power engineering programming.
 
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Lakeland receives over $1.4 million for biochar project
Lakeland College received $900,000 of federal funding to acquire two mobile pyrolysis units to test, evaluate and demonstrate biochar products for the agricultural and environmental marketplace. Additional support towards this project includes a contribution of $450,000 from Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF).
 
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And more headlines in this issue ...
From Glenn's desk - Finalizing budgets, multi-college software collaborations, visits with ministry folks, exploring options for dual credit opportunities, and continuing talks with Onion Lake Cree Nation on our joint aboriginal student residence project. Find out what's been filling Lakeland President Glenn Charlesworth's schedule. Read more.

Vote to name Lakeland's centennial wine - From the over 50 names submitted, here are the four finalists for the "name Lakeland College's centennial wine" contest. Vote for your favourite before Friday, March 9 by emailing Randy Fines. Choices are:
1. Ever2Excel (red & white)
2. Rowdy by Day (white) and Rowdy by Night (red)
3. Vintage LC11/17 (red & white)
4. 10 Decades (red & white)

Wired to teach and use of humour keeps it light - Meet electrical instructor Ivan Cusack who was nominated this year for a top apprenticeship instructor award. Read more.  

Allen laces his shoes for Rick Hansen Anniversary Relay - More than 30 years after coaching Rick Hansen on the national wheelchair basketball team, Phil Allen, Lakeland's vice-president of advancement, has been asked to participate in The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. Read more.

A climb to the top -
Mark Butler, director of international & distance learning, took care of one item on his bucket list in January when he trekked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Read more.

Hot off the press - The latest issue of the Lakeland XL magazine for alumni and friends of the college is filling mailboxes this week. Featured in the Winter 2012 issue are alumni Devin Selte '99, Amanda Amundrud '00, and Bill Robinson '58, as well as more news, events and class notes. It is also available online. Click here.  

Staff, student & celebrity hockey events promise fun and entertainment galore - Lakeland staff and students will be strapping on their jock straps for two fun, exciting events this month. The annual Challenge Cup hockey game between Lakeland students and staff is Monday, March 12 at the Vermilion Stadium, and the Green Cup street hockey celebrity game between Lakeland staff and The Goat 106.1 FM faces off Friday, March 23 at the Vermilion campus tennis courts. Game on!

Through the lens - For a glimpse of a few recent Lakeland moments and events, check out the Lakeland Link Photo Gallery.
 
 
Lakeland alum heads Team Saskatchewan
If you’re watching the Tim Hortons Brier this week, make sure you cheer on Lakeland alumnus Scott Manners. He’s skipping the Saskatchewan rink along with teammates Tyler Lang, Ryan Deis and Mike Armstrong. Carl deConinck Smith, another Lakeland alumnus, is the team’s fifth at the Brier. After Draw 6, Manners' record is 2 and 2.
Manners took the crops and machinery program at the Vermilion campus in the early 1990s. While here, he was a member of the Rustlers men’s curling team that won gold in 1992. He returned to the college for the 2006 – 2007 year to take the heavy oil operations technician program at the Lloydminster campus.
 
Photo courtesy of Saskatchewan Curling Centre
 
Learn about Lakeland
Lakeland is hosting info sessions on campus and in local communities.Come learn about Lakeland and our programs. Talk with faculty, tour the campus, and learn about our student success services for students. Email livethelearning@lakelandcollege.ca or click below to find out more! Click here for details
 
Upcoming events
Friday, March 9
Enviro-Citing
Environmental sciences info day, Vermilion campus
Tuesday, March 13
Mini Open House
program info night, Lloydminster campus
Wednesday, March 14
Eva Olsson, concentration camp survivor, presententation
Alumni Hall Theatre, Vermilion campus
Friday, March 16
Ag Citing
ag program info day, Vermilion campus
Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18
Little Royal Weekend
Vermilion campus
Lakeland in Your Town info sessions
Tuesday, March 20
Wainwright Communiplex
Monday, March 26 Don Ross Community Recreation & Cultural Centre,
North Battleford
Thursday, March 29 Vegreville Centennial Library For more upcoming events ...
 
 
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