Ocie Kilgus

Nicolet College is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poem a day. 

The Poetry Project invites students and community members to submit original poems.  They’ll be featured on the project’s website

Nicolet instructor and Project Coordinator Ocie Kilgus says the idea came from wanting to build community on campus. 

“Because we all share that common theme of trying to understand ourselves and others, and life in general.  The reading of poetry gives us that kind of insight to common experiences.” 

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A Nicolet College group is heading to Guatemala Friday.  Most of the ten travelers are students at Nicolet - but not all.  The age range of those going is between 18 and 66. 

Trip leader Ocie Kilgus teaches Spanish and English classes at Nicolet Area Technical College.  She says they’ll spend 16 days in Guatemala’s second largest city.

"It’s called Quetzaltenango, and it’s in the Western Highlands.  It’s about three hours away from the capital city."