Citizen Police Academy taking applications
Rhinelander area residents will again have the opportunity to gain insight into the everyday activities of a law enforcement officer. The city of Rhinelander is holding its annual Citizen’s Police Academy, running for nine weeks beginning March 3. The program is intended to develop a strong community bond that will strengthen the community and give citizens the desire to become more involved with community policing. Police officers will teach citizens about firearms, arrest tactics, patrol procedures, investigations, operating while under the influence, and will include a four-hour ride-along with an officer. Anyone age 18 and older with no criminal record, living, working or owning property in the city may apply. Applications are at the police department or on rhinelanderpd.com. Class meets one night per week, 6-10 p.m. There is no cost to attend; class size is limited.
Nicolet College offers academic assistance
Nicolet College’s Academic Success Center on the Rhinelander campus is open for the spring term. The center allows students to meet with instructors in person and also to communicate with them online. Free instruction is available for individuals preparing to attend college, build academic skills for the workplace, earn a GED or HSED, learn basic computer skills or learn to speak English. The center is located in room 207 in the Lakeside Center. In person instruction is available 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.
Three Lakes, Phelps academic partners
The school districts of Three Lakes and Phelps have partnered to form an academic co-op. The program is a blended learning option, defined as a formal education program where students learn at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction, while at a supervised bricks-and-mortar location. An instructor from one district can lead a classroom with students from both districts. The first pilot class offered will be chemistry. Phelps District Administrator Dr. Delnice Hill, Three Lakes District Administrator Teri Maney and Three Lakes High School Principal Gene Welhoefer worked together to form the co-op. The Three Lakes Board of Education approved the program at its December meeting.
Guided snowshoe hike
The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will host a guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County Forest at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1. Meet at the Underdown Recreation Parking Lot on Copper Lake Road. All are invited to enjoy the landscape created by the Great Wisconsin Glacier about ten thousand years ago. A UW geology and geophysics professor described the Underdown as a “world class hummocky feature” of glacial topography. In simpler terms, the area has swamps, lakes, bogs and hills abundantly. Hikers can choose between distances of one to four hours depending on ability, experience and endurance. The trail is “moderately difficult”. Bring snowshoes, water and weather appropriate clothing. For more information, call Ruby, 715-551-1118.
Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project
Nicolet College and Learning in Retirement is hosting a program about the Missing in Action Recovery and Identification Project 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Nicolet College Theater. The project works to education students and communities, bring closure to families and build the next generation of servant-leaders who will affect positive change in the world. Recent team tasking by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has been focused on the recovery and identification of World War II U.S. forces in the European Theater, resulting in the successful recovery and identification of three service members, with efforts for a fourth ongoing. For more information, visit biotech.wisc.edu/missing-in-action.
Nicolet culinary arts open house
Anyone who loves creating culinary delights is invited to learn how to turn that passion into a career at the culinary arts open house at Nicolet College 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6. Nicolet’s culinary arts program offers nine different academic credentials, ranging from short-term certificates to a pair of two-year associate’s degrees, one that focuses on food preparation and the second on the management side of the house. During the open house students will have the opportunity to tour the college’s state-of-the-art kitchen, experience different cooking demonstrations and meet with current students and instructors to learn about the many different classes and future job opportunities. Those planning on attending are asked to RSVP at nicoletcollege.edu/visit or call 715-365-4451.
Nicolet College scholarship applications sought
The Nicolet College Foundation is encouraging current and future students to apply for financial assistance. Scholarship applications will be accepted Feb. 1-29. The foundation expects to award more than 250 scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,500. Both fult-time and part-time students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible. Applications must be submitted online at nicoletcollege.edu/scholarships.