Students contribute to Project Angel Hugs
They stopped by the craft table between classes, or during their lunch hour. Sometimes these Lakeland College students came in groups; sometimes they sat down and worked alone. They cut, glued, crafted and wrote heartfelt messages of hope and love.
And when the one-day Lakeland College Valentine’s Day card-crafting campaign came to an end, there were 104 beautiful, unique handmade cards ready for delivery to the Plymouth, Wis. headquarters of Project Angel Hugs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the emotional support of children with cancer. Project Angel Hugs will mail the Lakeland cards to cancer-stricken children all over the nation.
“Our students always go above and beyond,” said Sally Bork, Lakeland College’s interim director of student activities. “Project Angel Hugs is a local organization that’s doing great things, and we’re very proud of our students for being so enthusiastic about helping.”
All-Star Band Concert Set for January 25
Lakeland College band director Chris Werner will be working with band directors of Eastern Valley Conference-member schools to put together an all-star concert in the Little Chute area on Jaunary 25.
With a total of 400 students, the group will gather in the morning for a day of rehearsing prior to the evening performance. The middle school honors groups will perform their concert at 3 p.m. in the Little Chute Fieldhouse, followed by the high school honors concert at 4:30 p.m. Werner is directing the high school honors band. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
The Easter Valley Conference Honors Band performance will be comprised of students from Berlin, Clintonville, Fox Valley Lutheran, Freedom, Little Chute, Omro, Ripon, Waupaca, Winneconne, and Xavier.
"It's a great opportunity to get the students playing together," Werner said. "It is an 'all-star' type of experience in that they are coming together, the best of the best, in a short time to put on a concert. A group of 400 students who haven't played a note together will assemble a full concert program with about eight hours of rehearsal time. That's pretty cool!"
Lakeland College Campus Shop announces new hours
The following are the Lakeland College Campus Shop dates and hours of operation beginning February 3:
Regular spring term operating hours run March 31 through May 31.
Visit the Lakeland College Campus Shop website for more information.
Senior Art Exhibit Opens January 24
Lakeland College will spotlight the work of two senior art students when the first of two Lakeland Senior Art Student Portfolio Exhibitions opens on Friday, Jan. 24.
Tyler Holman, of Sheboygan, and Jinsu Ryu, of Tokyo, Japan, will discuss their work during an opening reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Gallery, located in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on Lakeland's campus.
The exhibit, which will feature works created by these students during their time at Lakeland, will run through Feb. 24. The Bradley Gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the college is in session. Attendance at the reception and admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public.
The senior art show is a requirement for all Lakeland art majors. Students gain the experience of having their own exhibit, and are responsible for advertising (creating a poster), mounting the exhibition, speaking at the opening reception and removing all of their work when the exhibit is over. This gives the students a real life experience as a professional artist, which will be very useful after they graduate and continue to exhibit their artwork.
Holman is working towards a bachelor's degree in art with a studio art and graphic art emphasis. He has various art-related work experiences including internships and substitute instructor positions where he has selected and directed student driven designs and instructed his peers.
Holman is also the recipient of several art related awards, a second-place award for his pastel drawing in the Lakeland College Annual Competitive Student Art Exhibition, and a medal in computer illustration from the Eastern Wisconsin Conference Art Show, to name a couple. He is extremely self-driven and has a very unique style.
"There's a structure to the process I use when creating art," Holman said. "It's not painstaking or torturous. That would be silly. Instead, the structure is simple, and makes the event of creation rewarding, desirable and quite addicting. The structure consists of layers that describe who I am, the ideas I have, the field I'm pursuing and the message I wish to convey through art."
Lakeland to celebrate MLK with Peace Walk
Lakeland College will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a Peace Walk on the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 20.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., members of the Lakeland community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college — are invited to gather in the Younger Family Campus Center. The group will depart Lakeland by 4:45 p.m. for a candlelit walk up the hill to Immanuel United Church of Christ, located on the corner of County Roads M and FF. The Lakeland group will be joined by Immanuel congregation members at the church.
Following some remarks about King's legacy and a message of peace, everyone will walk back to Lakeland's campus center for coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and fellowship.
Photo from the National Archives and Records Administration.