Appleton International Airport
Appleton International Airport Outagamie County Regional Airport, is an airport located in Outagamie County, United States, just west of Appleton in the town of Greenville. It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility, it is the third busiest of eight commercial airports in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served. In 2016 the airport contributed $676 million to the Northeastern Wisconsin economy. In May 2018, Appleton International Airport was the fourth fastest growing airport in the US, it is the main base of owned regional airline Air Wisconsin and was the original home of Midwest Airlines. Midwest Airlines grew out of Kimberly-Clark subsidiary K-C Aviation, sold in 1998 to Gulfstream Aerospace, which retains a major facility at the airport, focusing on maintenance and interior completions; the airport attracts people heading back and forth between the EAA's AirVenture, Air Academy and other programs in nearby Oshkosh.
Starting in 2017, the airport began to offer camping for AirVenture. Appleton International is used for people heading to events at Lambeau Field in nearby Green Bay, most popularly Green Bay Packers games; the airport opened with the 5,200-foot runway 12/30 around 1965. In the 1920's, Appleton's airport was George A. Whiting Field, three miles south of town; when Northwest was awarded Contract Airmail Route No. 9 in 1926, Whiting Field became one of the original six airports in the airline's route network. Passenger service on Northwest was short lived. By 1936 the municipal airport had opened northeast of town on the south side of US 41, southeast of the intersection. At its closing, it had a 3,750-foot paved runway. Construction of the current facility began in 1963. Over the last few years, the airport has seen a period of mass growth. In May 2018 a report by Bloomberg News revealed that Appleton International Airport was the fourth fastest growing airport in the US with a 26.8% increase in passengers compared to 2 years prior.
This expansion is the result of the introduction of American Airlines and an increase in flights from Air Wisconsin flying under the United Express brand. New routes like Denver and Punta Gorda, an upgrade in the size of aircraft being utilized by airlines and cheaper airfare have contributed towards the large growth. In 2018 the airport handled just over 692,000 passengers the largest in it's history. Through the years, the airport has been served by North Central Airlines, Air Wisconsin, Midwest Express, Republic Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Britt Airways, United Express, Skyway Airlines, Northwest Airlink, Delta Connection, Chicago Express Airlines, Frontier Express, Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle. In addition, for a brief period in the mid 1980s, Pan American provided service under a unique code sharing operation with Republic; the Outagamie County Board rejected a proposal in 1983 to change the name to "Fox Cities Metro Airport," and three more name change efforts failed between 2003 and 2011.
In February 2014, the county board voted to rename the airport "Appleton International Airport." The new name was implemented in 2015 on August 21, during the golden anniversary celebration of the airport. The airport covers 1,638 acres at an elevation of 918 feet above sea level, it has 2 concrete runways: Runway 3/21: 8,002 x 150 ft, Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped, with approved GPS and VOR/DME approaches. Runway 12/30: 6,501 x 150 ft, Surface: Concrete, ILS/DME equipped, with approved GPS approaches. For the twelve-month period ending December 31, 2017, the airport had 32,163 aircraft operations, an average of 88 per day: 61% general aviation, 25% air taxi, 14% commercial airline and less than 1% military. In March 2019, there were 71 aircraft based at this airport: 50 single-engine, 17 multi-engine and 4 jet; the airport is an international port of entry capable of processing planes of 20 or fewer people as well as cargo planes and their cargo. CAVU Flight Academy is the flight school of the airport.
The airport added a new ground level seven-gate concourse in 2000 and renovated the existing passenger terminal, designed by architect Paul W. Powers; the architectural theme was representative of the river flowing through the historic paper manufacturing region. The terminal was built in 1974, with expansions in 1983, 1990, 1998; the terminal underwent its most extensive renovation and expansion to date in 2001. The new 30,000-square-foot gate area included more spacious seating areas with natural lighting, in floor heating, new passenger paging system, five aircraft boarding bridges, it was designed by Mead & Hunt, Inc.. The terminal has 6 gates with jetbridges. Gates 1 and 2 are used due to their close proximity to the main terminal building and the resulting difficulty maneuvering aircraft in those tight spaces; the layout can best be explained by looking at the Terminal map The global headquarters for Air Wisconsin is located on the second floor of the terminal. Since October 2009 the airport has been completing a number of renovation projects under a PFC plan.
Parts of the project completed include rehabilitating runway 12/30 and taxiway B as well as expanding taxiway N and installin
St. Norbert College
St. Norbert College is a private Catholic liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin. Founded in October 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Norbertine priest and educator, the school was named after Saint Norbert of Xanten. In 1952, the college became coeducational; as of March 2018, the school's enrollment is 2,165 students. St. Norbert College was established when Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Dutch immigrant priest from the Premonstratensian Berne Abbey of Heeswijk, the Netherlands, founded the college to train young men for the priesthood. Frances I. Van Dyke, a seminarian, was the first and, at the time, the only student. St. Norbert is the first and only institution of higher learning in the world sponsored by the Premonstratensian order. Abbot Pennings started a commerce program at the college for lay students before retiring in 1955. St. Norbert's second president, the Rev. Dennis Burke, expanded the college, anticipating the student population would reach 2,000. Robert Christin, who became president in 1968, implemented the current course system and the academic divisional structure.
In 1973, Neil Webb, a former faculty member and vice president, became president. Webb established the first permanent endowment for the school. Serving as the college's president from 1983 to 2000, Thomas Manion led the expansion of facilities and the development of additional academic programs. Enrollment topped 2,000. Thomas Kunkel, former dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, became the seventh president of the college in 2008. Since the college has constructed the Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center, the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, the Cassandra Voss Center, Michels Commons, Schneider Stadium, the Mulva Library, Gries Hall, Ariens Family Welcome Center and Todd Wehr Hall. Brian J. Bruess, a 1990 graduate of St. Norbert College and former executive vice president and chief operating officer of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. became president in 2017. St. Norbert College offers undergraduate programs in more than 40 areas of study, leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is offered through a joint effort with the Bellin College of Nursing. The most popular undergraduate majors are Business Administration, Teacher-Education, Communication. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, St. Norbert College offers three masters-level graduate programs in business administration, theological studies and liberal studies; the Master of Theological Studies department hosts a branch program in New Mexico. Program studies take place at the Norbertine Abbey of Santa Maria de la Vid in Albuquerque. Students on that campus can earn the full MTS degree. In the fall of 2015, the college began offering an MBA program through its new Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics; the Medical College of Wisconsin's Green Bay campus, which serves the northeast Wisconsin region, is located in the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert. St. Norbert College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13.5:1 and an average class size of 20. Regardless of their major, students enrolled at St. Norbert College complete a 12-course Core Curriculum Program that emphasizes writing and the liberal arts.
The school places an emphasis on its honors program, student-faculty collaborative research, professional internships and study abroad. Since 1991, St. Norbert was ranked as one of the top five comprehensive colleges in the Midwest by U. S. News & World Report. In 2008, St. Norbert moved into the national liberal arts colleges category and was ranked 134th of the 264 schools in the nationwide category; the college is listed among the "Best in the Midwest" by the Princeton Review, is ranked 113th out of 650 by Forbes on their list of America's Best Colleges. Mulva Library provides in-person reference services, it is the home of the Center for Norbertine Studies, the international center of research on the Premonstratensians and Norbertines. The library holds the college archives; the campus consists of 111 acres. Students walk to classes in the winter; the many trees and statues on campus provide a scenic view in fall, when the foliage changes colors. Directly behind the Campus Center is a pavilion and marina where St. Norbert hosts a picnic for students to kick off the school year.
This shoreline area is the venue for a free summer concert series, open to the community. Important social buildings include the Ray Van Den Heuvel Family Campus Center, which includes a fitness center and diner and a reading lounge with a picturesque view overlooking the Fox River. There is an events hall for movies and public speakers. Special events put on by student groups are held there, such as comedian appearances and awareness speeches. Old St. Joseph's Church contains a statue/shrine of Saint Joseph, crowned by Pope Leo XIII in 1891. Novena devotions are held on Wednesday. More than 75% of students live on campus in residence halls and townhouses. St. Norbert requires all traditional undergraduate students not registered as commuters to live on campus. Freshman housing includes four traditional residence hall options: Madelaine-Lorraine Hall, Sensenbrenner Hall, Bergstrom Hall, Burke Hall. Campus housing options for sophomores include Mary Min
Laurence F. Johnson
Larry Johnson is an American futurist and educator. Johnson serves as the Founder and CEO of EdFutures.org, an international think tank, as a Senior Fellow of the Center for Digital Education. From 2001-2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium an international consortium of hundreds of universities, museums, research centers, technology companies; the annual Horizon Report is the most visible component of the Horizon Project, which Johnson founded and led from its inception in 2002 until 2016. The report has since become one of the leading tools used by senior executives in universities and museums to set priorities for technology planning in more than 160 countries, he served for nearly 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of the NMC and provided leadership in the areas of strategic planning. Under Johnson's tenure, the New Media Consortium grew to be an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.
Its hundreds of member institutions still constitute an elite list of the most regarded colleges and universities in the world, as well as leading museums, key research centers, some of the world's most forward-thinking companies. Under his leadership, the consortium and its members dedicated themselves to exploring and developing potential applications of emerging technologies for learning and creative inquiry; the consortium's Horizon Reports, which Johnson founded and directed for more than a decade, are still regarded worldwide as the most timely and authoritative sources of information on new and emerging technologies available to education anywhere. Johnson has organized summits and large-scale projects around topics such as Visual literacy, learning objects, educational gaming, the future of scholarship, the 3D web. In April 2008, Johnson presented testimony to the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet on the nature and state of virtual worlds. In 2009, Johnson helped the NMC and the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation formalize their longstanding collaboration in support of the visual arts in Texas with the launch of the Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts, served as its founding director.
An outgrowth of the earlier Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums, MIDEA built on that four-year systemic effort to increase the capacity of museums across Texas and beyond to use new media to tell compelling stories about art and their collections. The project provides a hub for Texas museum professionals to learn about and discuss all forms of digital media, as well as ongoing training and support for digital arts education; the learnings from this project inform the national and international efforts of many museums and museum-based organizations all over the world. An author of several books, numerous chapters, dozens of articles, principal investigator for several important national and international studies, he has been recognized for his research by the American Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of University Administrators. In 2016, Johnson marked 35 years of service in higher education, serves as the Founder and CEO of EdFutures.org, an international think tank, as a Senior Fellow of the Center for Digital Education.
From 2001-2016, he served as CEO of the New Media Consortium. He served as president and CEO of Fox Valley Technical College, a community college serving more than 20,000 FTE in Appleton, Wisconsin, his experiential base includes service at both large and small institutions and positions at every level and across all the major areas of college and university work. Between 1993 and 1996, he served as vice president for the League for Innovation in the Community College, working at the national level to take the story of community colleges to governmental and corporate leaders across the country; as director of the League's Information Technology Initiative, he coordinated what was at the time the world’s largest higher education technology conference, The International Conference of Information Technology. He has served on a number of boards, including his current role on the governing board of the Institute for Learning Innovation and the Leadership Advisory Board of the Center for Learning Innovation and Customized Knowledge Solutions in Dubai.
He served as an advisor to the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization, on the NMC Board of Directors, the Adobe Systems Higher Education Advisory Board, the Advanced Defense Learning Initiative National Advisory Board, the virtual International Spaceflight Museum, the Academic Commons Board of Directors. Harvard Institute for Educational Management, 1998, Harvard University. Postdoctoral study of leadership issues in higher education. Executive Leadership Institute, 1995, The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the League for Innovation in the Community College. Postdoctoral study of leadership issues in community colleges. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration, 1993, Community College Leadership Program The University of Texas at Austin Dissertation: “Relationship of Performance in Developmental Mathematics to Academic Success in College-Level Algebra.” Master of Business Administration in Finance, 1988, Southwest Texas State University Thesis: “The Evolution of Asset Pricing Theory.”
Ripon College (Wisconsin)
Ripon College is a liberal arts college in Ripon, United States. As of the 2017–18 academic year, Ripon College's student body stood at around 800, the majority of whom live on campus. Students come from 14 nations and 33 states, 53% are female while 47% are male. According to the Washington Monthly College Rankings, Ripon is #18 among national liberal arts colleges, is #3 in the "best bang for the buck" category in the Midwest. According to US News and World Report, Ripon ranks #113 among national liberal arts colleges, #29 among the "best value schools". Ripon College was founded in 1851, although its first class of students did not enroll until 1853. Ripon's first class, four women, graduated in June 1867; the college was founded with ties to local churches, but early in its history the institution became secular. In 1868 formal ties with Presbyterian and Congregational churches were cut, but Ripon would retain some ties to its religious past. During the nineteenth century students were required to attend two church services each Sunday.
The first six presidents of Ripon College had clerical backgrounds, as did the previous president, David Joyce. Today the school offers classes in world religions, but there are no required religious courses, students are not required to attend religious services; the college recognized social and academic Greek letter societies in 1924. The Ripon Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was started by Clark Kuebler, who served as president from 1944 to 1955; the National Forensic League, still located in Ripon, was founded at the college in 1925. Since that time communication has been important at the college, which today organizes its endeavors as part of a Communication Consortium that provides real-world experience to students, such as managing the campus newspaper, mentoring people within the broader community about communication, participating in forensics. At Ripon College every student is expected to complete a major. After completing the Catalyst, students receive a certificate in Applied Innovation.
This certificate is similar to a minor at other schools. Ripon College provides a four-year graduation guarantee to all students who remain in good academic standing, declare a major course of study by the end of sophomore year, follow an approved course plan. Ripon has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11.5:1. The College is on the semester system and has two optional three-week summer sessions known as Liberal Arts In Focus; these In Focus programs include both on-campus offerings as well as travel courses to Italy and elsewhere. Students may choose from 32 majors, a variety of pre-professional advising options and opt to self-design a major. Off-campus study is encouraged; each incoming student is assigned a faculty mentor based on their area of interest. Together, faculty mentors and staff in the Office of Career Development work with students throughout their time on campus to help set goals and construct a course plan to reach those goals. Ripon is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, a grouping of private liberal arts schools that share expertise and collaborate on off-campus study programs.
The College is affiliated with the Annapolis Group of private liberal arts colleges and is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges. The Center for Politics and the People was established in spring 2014; the center sponsors scholarship and hosts special events featuring elected officials and policy makers, high-level campaign operatives, academic experts, journalists and citizens representing a spectrum of political views. The center manages the college's annual Career Discovery Tour to Washington, D. C. and helps place students in internships. Since 1941 the College has served as the host site for Badger Boys State, a public affairs program for more than 800 Wisconsin high school students to learn about the civic process; such students run a mock government. The college's C. J. Rodman Center for the Arts houses the Departments of Art and Theater; the Art Department manages two gallery spaces, one of, dedicated to student work and the other to art more broadly. Work by students and professional artists is shown across campus.
A sculpture garden is located adjacent to the building. Two art works of note in the permanent collection of the college are life-size portraits by Anthony van Dyck of Princess Amalia of the House of Orange and Sir Roger Townshend; the Classics department manages a collection of classical Greek and Roman artifacts, many of which are displayed in the campus library. The college has a music department which offers classes and ensembles. Students of any major may participate in the music department and are eligible for music scholarships; the department offers the following ensembles: orchestra, symphonic wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, two choirs. All musical performances by campus groups are free to the public; the program hosts visiting musicians each semester, performances are free to all students. The college's theater program produces three productions per year, with students from any major encouraged to act or be involved with set and makeup design; each theater major directs a one-act production their senior year, as part of a campus theater festival.
Students participate in the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. All theatrical events are free to the public. Ripon College attempts to be a sustainable institution, it has a fleet of campus hy
Clintonville is a city in Waupaca County, United States. The population was 4,559 at the 2010 census; the area that became Clintonville was first settled in March, 1855. Clintonville lies within ancestral Menominee territory. In the Menominee language, it is known as Omīniahkan, "place where pigeons are hunted", it was ceded to the United States by the Menominee in 1836 through the Treaty of the Cedars, an agreement to sell over four million acres to the United States as part of the negotiations about how to accommodate the Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee, Brothertown peoples who were being removed from New York to Wisconsin. After this, the area around Clintonville became available for purchase by white American settlers. In March, 1855 Norman Clinton and his family U. P. Clinton, Boardman Luman, Mandy settled along the bank of the Pigeon River, they built the first establishment. The home they built was constructed of poles covered with hemlock boughs, it was used. They had drinking water from two large springs located on the bank of the river “Whose delicious water had flowed unmolested since the creation of the Universe.”In March 2012, mysterious booms were heard by some in the city.
The U. S. Geological Survey detected a 1.5 magnitude microearthquake nearby on March 21 that geophysicists said might have produced the sounds. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.46 square miles, of which, 4.40 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 4,559 people, 2,002 households, 1,154 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,036.1 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,227 housing units at an average density of 506.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.3% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population. There were 2,002 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, 42.4% were non-families.
36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92. The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 4,736 people, 2,010 households, 1,228 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,120.7 people per square mile. There were 2,147 housing units at an average density of 508.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.00% White, 0.23% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, 0.99% from two or more races. 2.15 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 2,010 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.9% were non-families.
34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.93. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,947, the median income for a family was $40,602. Males had a median income of $32,260 versus $22,192 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,353. 9.5% of the population and 7.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.5% of those under the age of 18 and 13.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company was founded in 1909 in Clintonville as the Badger Four-Wheel Drive Auto Company.
The Seagrave Fire Apparatus plant is located in Clintonville. Clintonville Municipal Airport is noted as the location where Wisconsin Central Airlines was founded in 1944; the company became North Central Airlines and Republic Airlines. The Clintonville Chronicle, established in 2009, covers Clintonville news and is the recognized newspaper for the City of Clintonville. KCLI - Clintonville Municipal Airport St. Paul Lutheran Church is a church of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Clintonville. Dick Bennett, basketball coach Fred Hess, legislator Jean Hundertmark, legislator and 2006 Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor Mike Jirschele, baseball J. Elmer Lehr, legislator William Lorge, legislator George W. Meggers, legislator William Frederick Meggers, physicist Otto L. Olen, legislator Frank J. Olmsted, legislator Daniel V. Speckhard, diplomat Julius Spearbraker, legislator Tony Bennett, Son of Dick Bennett and basketball coach City of Clintonville Sanborn fire insurance maps: 1892 1898 1904 1913 1922
A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: many community colleges have an “open enrollment” for students who have graduated from high school; the term refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic dormitories similar to their university counterparts. In Australia, the term "community college" refers to small private businesses running short courses of a self-improvement or hobbyist nature. Equivalent to the American notion of community colleges are Tertiary and Further Education colleges or TAFEs. There are an increasing number of private providers, which are colloquially called "colleges". TAFEs and other providers carry on the tradition of adult education, established in Australia around the mid-19th century, when evening classes were held to help adults enhance their numeracy and literacy skills. Most Australian universities can be traced back to such forerunners, although obtaining a university charter has always changed their nature.
In TAFEs and colleges today, courses are designed for personal development of an individual and/or for employment outcomes. Educational programs cover a variety of topics such as arts, languages and lifestyle, they are scheduled to run two, three or four days of the week, depending on the level of the course undertaken. A Certificate I may only run for 4 hours twice a week for a term of 9 weeks. A full-time Diploma course might have classes 4 days per week for a year; some courses may be offered in the weekends to accommodate people working full-time. Funding for colleges may come from government grants and course fees. Many are not-for-profit organisations; such TAFES are located in metropolitan and rural locations of Australia. Education offered by TAFEs and colleges has changed over the years. By the 1980s many colleges had recognised a community need for computer training. Since thousands of people have increased skills through IT courses; the majority of colleges by the late 20th century had become Registered Training Organisations.
They offer individuals a nurturing, non-traditional education venue to gain skills that better prepare them for the workplace and potential job openings. TAFEs and colleges have not traditionally offered bachelor's degrees, instead providing pathway arrangements with universities to continue towards degrees; the American innovation of the associate degree is being developed at some institutions. Certificate courses I to IV, diplomas and advanced diplomas are offered, the latter deemed equivalent to an undergraduate qualification, albeit in more vocational areas; some TAFE institutes have become higher education providers in their own right and are now starting to offer bachelor's degree programs. In Canada, colleges are adult educational institutions that provide higher education and tertiary education, grant certificates and diplomas; as well, in Ontario, the 24 colleges of applied arts and technology have been mandated to offer their own stand-alone degrees as well as to offer joint degrees with universities through "articulation agreements" that result in students emerging with both a diploma and a degree.
Thus, for example, the University of Guelph "twins" with Humber College and York University does the same with Seneca College. More however, colleges have been offering a variety of their own degrees in business and technical fields; the academic and economic value of the college degree is still being tested in the marketplace. Each province has its own educational system, as prescribed by the Canadian federalism model of governance. In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, most Canadian colleges began to provide practical education and training for the emerging baby boom generation, for immigrants from around the world who were entering Canada in increasing numbers at that time. A formative trend was the merging of the separate vocational training and adult education institutions. Canadian colleges are either publicly funded or private post-secondary institutions. There are 150 institutions that are equivalent to the US community college in certain contexts, they are referred to as "colleges" since in common usage a degree-granting institution is exclusively a university.
In addition to graduate degrees, universities grant Associate's degrees and Bachelor's degrees, but in some regions and/or courses of study and universities collaborate so college students can earn transfer credits toward undergraduate university degrees. University degrees are attained through four years of study; the term associate degree is used in western Canada to refer to a two-year college arts or science degree, similar to how the term is used in the United States. In other parts of Canada the term advanced degree is used to indicate a 3- or 4-year college program. In the province of Quebec, three years is the norm for a university degree because a year of credit is earned in the CEGEP system; when speaking in English, people refer to all colleges as Cégeps, however the term is an acronym more applied to the French-language public system: Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel. The word College can refer to a private High School in Quebec. Canadian community college systemsList of colleges in Canada Colleges and Institutes Can
Northland College (Wisconsin)
Northland College is a private college in Ashland, Wisconsin. Founded as the North Wisconsin Academy in 1892, the college was established in 1906. Affiliated with the Congregational Church, the college remains loosely tied to the Congregational Church's descendant, the United Church of Christ, it employs 60 faculty members and 99 staff members. Northland College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Northland College is the successor to the North Wisconsin Academy, was founded on the same tract of land. Wheeler Hall, built in 1892, was the sole building of the North Wisconsin Academy, providing classroom space and cafeteria services; the building remains the centerpiece of campus. Today, Wheeler houses classrooms and faculty offices for the social sciences and humanities and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the college is located in a small city on the shore of Lake Superior. The school is ten blocks from the lakefront.
The school's location on the lakefront makes internship opportunities available with agencies such as the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Ashland Fisheries Resource Office, the Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the United States Geological Survey; as a result of concerns about the college's financial position, the Higher Learning Commission required Northland to file a financial recovery plan. The college's endowment, which incurred losses caused by the stock market crash of 2008-09, has since recovered and the college reported 2010-11 fund raising at the highest level in several years. Northland College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. On August 1, 2012, the commission established two requirements for the institution resulting from its spring site visit. First, the college had to produce a monitoring report by December that would outline faculty credentials, including official transcripts and appropriate certifications where applicable.
Second, the college would receive a focused visit from the commission during the 2014-2015 school year that would assess student learning and institutional strategic planning, with a focus on student enrollment and college finances. The college has a relationship with the nearby Native American communities, being close to the Lac Courte Oreilles, Bad River and Red Cliff Ojibwa reservations; the college offers courses focusing on Native American history and culture, offers a degree in Native American studies. In August 2011, Northland College received a $163,383 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation to establish a Native American and Indigenous Culture Center and a Council on Indigenous Relations; each program at Northland College incorporates an emphasis on the sustainability. Many classes include environmental issues. In 1971, shortly after the first Earth Day, Northland College hosted its first environmental conference. One keynote speaker was Sigurd Olson; the environmental outreach arm of Northland College, the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, opened its doors in 1972.
The institute works to educate the North country and community members about Great Lakes environmental issues. Northland College is a sponsoring partner of the Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership, a coalition of 14 regional municipalities and tribal governments and federal agencies, non-profit organizations working toward the restoration of Lake Superior. Since September 2010, the partnership has won more than $1 million in competitive grants from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to fund habitat restoration and education and environmental survey initiatives; this amount includes two grants totaling nearly $500,000 awarded in August 2011. The college is part of the Eco League, a five-college consortium that enables students to spend semesters at Alaska Pacific University, Green Mountain College, Prescott College and College of the Atlantic. Northland College has been recognized by Sierra magazine, the Princeton Review, Forbes magazine, the National Arbor Day Foundation, the Sustainable Endowments Institute, onlineuniversities.com for its commitment to sustainability and developing environmentally conscious campus initiatives.
The campus has two wind turbines, five photovoltaic arrays, four hot water arrays and a geothermal heating and cooling system. Several of the buildings on campus have been recognized for their environmentally friendly designs, including the McLean Environmental Living and Learning Center and the Dexter Library, which in 2010 received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification. Other campus initiatives include the student-managed Renewable Energy Fund, which provides over $40,000 annually to fund campus sustainability initiatives, the Northland Bike Shoppe, which provides free-to-use bicycles for the campus community, a robust campus-wide composting program, which diverts nearly two tons of food waste from landfills each year. Northland is an active member of several organizations focused on sustainability in higher education, including the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, the Midwest Regional Collaborative for Sustainability Education, the Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence, the Leadership Circle of the American Colleges and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment, which commits participating colleges to constructing buildings that meet or exceed LEED Silver certification.
Northland's campus has 19 major buildings, is dominated by the new student union, completed in 2003, Wheeler Hall, built in 1892 a