A Nicolet College fundraiser has raised almost $2500 for local food pantries. Empty Bowls is based around a soup dinner served in bowls donated by local potters and Nicolet College students. Patrons make a donation for the soup and take home the bowl. Laura Wind Norton is an instructor at Nicolet, and she helped coordinate this year’s event. Wind Norton says hunger is an issue that touches many in the community.
The National Northern Art Show is opening next week at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
When I headed over to talk to the gallery director at Nicolet College, I found Katy Ralph busy organizing the nearly 90 works of art in this year’s show.
“This is the biggest event of my year, and I look forward to it always. With the help of a team of volunteers we unpack all the work that comes in, but then it’s up to me to take it around and around and around in the gallery, until I find the best solution to this puzzle that I can come up with.”
Nicolet College is expecting a higher enrollment this fall. President Libby Burmaster says that’s been the trend for the past few years.
“Because having a college credential and the higher level of job skills that come along with higher education is one of the best ways to get ahead. Especially right now as area employers in a wide variety of fields are looking for the skills and the knowledge that they’re going to need in the workplace.”
Old-time radio drama is having a revival this Saturday at Nicolet College.
It’s a benefit for the for Rhinelander social services organization the Family Resource Connection. The performance is called “The Secret of Skeleton Lake: a Doc Merriweather Radio Mystery Show.” WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with Northwoods summer resident Joe McHugh, who wrote and directed the play.
In addition to his work in radio drama McCugh is a writer and producer of the public radio series American Family Stories.
The state workforce development agency and Nicolet College are putting the spotlight on manufacturing apprenticeship programs in northern Wisconsin. The agency held an outreach session Friday for local manufacturers.
The program is designed for workers who are already employed by a company. During the apprenticeship the employee keeps getting paid, and spends ten percent of his or her time in school at a technical college. In Oneida County, that means Nicolet College. Ben Stahlecker from the Department of Workforce Development…says it’s a win-win situation.