April 22, 2013
Changes necessary to balance Lakeland’s 2013-2014 budget
A month after learning Lakeland College’s Campus Alberta Grant will decrease 7.3 per cent in 2013-2014, Lakeland College Board of Governors has approved a plan to balance the budget for the next fiscal year. Facing a deficit of almost $4 million for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, substantial changes are needed to balance the budget.

Following input from employees and students plus considerable review and consideration, Lakeland College’s senior executive team has presented its recommendations to the Board of Governors. The board approved the recommendations.
 
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High school students use Lakeland biology lab to solve crime
About 130 young medical examiners took over a Lakeland biology lab last week to analyze evidence from a crime scene and help solve a case of whodunit.
The medical examiners were high school students from Holy Rosary High School and Lloydminster Comprehensive High School. The CSI assignment was provided by the college’s university transfer program.
 
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And more headlines ...
From Glenn's desk -  A word from Lakeland College President Glenn Charlesworth. Find out the latest on discussions with the Alberta government on provincial funding cuts to Alberta post-secondary institutions. Click here.

Like father, like son - Meet Doug & Ken Mutch. The father-son duo are at the Vermilion campus taking their first year parts technician apprenticeship training at Lakeland College. Read more.

Great results in the equine ring - Lakeland College once again reined in some great results during its annual Working Cowboy Competition and Horse Show and Sale this month. For the full report, click here.

Meet Lakeland alum Ashley Anderson -
She's one of the youngest managers at Cargill in Canada. Read more.

New issue of Lakeland XL -
Lakeland College's latest issue of its alumni magazine is now available. Read the latest alumni features, meet this year's Alumni Wall of Distinction inductees, and stay connected with class notes. It's worth the read! Read it online. Click here.

Through the lens - For a glimpse at life at Lakeland College from March 26 to April 8, check out the Lakeland Link Photo Gallery. View here.
 
 
2013 Skills competition
Alberta's trades future is in good hands. Come see why as more than 70 high school students display their expertise as they take part in the 2013 Skills Competition at the Vermilion campus on Friday, April 26. Categories are electrical, carpentry, culinary arts, welding, auto mechanics, cabinet making, junior & intermediate hairstyling and television/video production. Watch for photos on Facebook.
 
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Celebrating student success
It was a tremendous year for Lakeland students! During the 2012-2013 year, 1,050 student recipients at Lakeland received $964,839 in awards during this year’s Awards Night celebrations. The Vermilion campus ceremony was March 20 and the Lloydminster ceremony was March 13. Congratulations!
 
Upcoming events
Friday, April 26
Lakeland Regional Skills Competition
Vermilion campus
Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17
Alberta Services for Students Conference
Lloydminster campus
Friday, May 31
Convocation
Vermilion campus
Friday, June 7
Convocation

Lloydminster campus
Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9
Homecoming
Vermilion campus Click here for more details
 
 
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