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November 22, 2010


A publication of Lakeland College

Vermilion • Lloydminster

Our MISSION To inspire our learners to realize their individual potential. Our VISION To achieve educational excellence in a people-centred environment. Our VALUES are Respect, Safety, Trust, Pride, Ethics, Quality and Accountability.

Upcoming Events Lloydminster campus Friday, November 26 • Rustlers volleyball versus Red Deer College. Men at 6 pm, women at 8 pm • "The Woman in Black." Vic Juba Community Theatre. 8 pm

Saturday, November 27 • Rustlers basketball versus MacEwan University. Women at 6 pm, men at 8 pm • "The Woman in Black." Vic Juba Community Theatre. 8 pm

Thursday, December 2 • Student Christmas Gala. Cafeteria. Cocktails at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm, dance at 8:30 pm. Tickets $25. Dance only tickets $10. Available from the SA office or at the door

Monday, December 6 • New employee orientation. L11. 1 pm

Vermilion campus Friday, December 3 • Student Christmas Gala. Vermilion Regional Centre. Cocktails, 6:15 pm; dinner, 7 pm; dance, 8:30 pm. Tickets $22. Dance only tickets $7 (advance from the SA office) or $10 at the door

Tuesday, December 7 • New employee orientation. AH 214. 1 pm

Lakeland Staff Christmas Party Friday, December 10 • Cocktails, 6 pm, dinner to follow. Tickets available from Darina Therrien (Vermilion) and Lonnie Boothman (Lloydminster).

is published biweekly from September to May by the department of Advancement for staff and members of the college community. Submissions regarding college news and initiatives are welcome and published at the editor's discretion. The deadline for submission is Thursday at noon prior to the publication date. The Lakeland Link is available in Outlook's Public Folders and online at

Vanessa Allen, a second year student in the child and youth care program, shows students at Vermilion Elementary School the contents of a cigarette as part of class project to deliver a series of tobacco awareness and prevention presentations to local youth.

CYC students speak to youth about the dangers of tobacco products As part of their addictions course, students in the child and youth care (CYC) diploma program had an opportunity to deliver addiction prevention presentations to students at Vermilion community schools. The opportunity resulted from a collaborative effort between Lakeland College, Alberta Health Services/Community Addiction and Mental Health, J. R. Robson High School, St. Jerome's Separate School, Vermilion Elementary School and the Vermilion Outreach School. The Lakeland students spoke to 154 school-aged children and youth who attended the presentations and took part in the hands-on activities. Topics covered included the impact of drug and alcohol use, being a responsible citizen, the importance of protective factors, and the development of refusal skills coupled with harm reduction strategies. "The presentations were well-received by the students, teachers, and school administration and the Lakeland students received a lot of positive feedback," says Joanne McDonald, an instructor in the CYC program at the Vermilion campus. Lakeland's CYC program will continue to endorse involvement in these types of hands-on learning opportunities for their students as it provides students additional opportunities to develop their own skills of working and communicating with children. The Lakeland students visited the schools in September and October.

A word from Glenn's office For this week’s article I have only one topic. Almost eight years ago when I accepted the position of vice president of finance and operations, I met the incumbent executive assistant to the vice president, Isabelle Moses. At that time, she had worked with four other vice presidents at Lakeland College and I wondered if she wanted to train a fifth one. (Turns out there is a lot of work in training an administrator and it is not a task to be taken lightly.) I was certainly an unknown entity as I had never worked in administration before but somehow I talked her into staying. Since then, I have worked with Isabelle daily and she has made my job so much easier. Through all of the challenges and occasional frustrations associated with the vice president's job followed by, for the past four and a half years, the president's job, Isabelle has been the ultimate professional. She never loses her cool, is always three steps ahead of me and is the most organized person I know. She hears all of my rants, puts up with my idiosyncrasies, Glenn Charlesworth and never complains. She is a valued President, Lakeland College colleague—but mostly, she is my friend. So last week when Isabelle told me of her plans to retire at the end of February, I truly felt at a loss. Even though I knew this day would come, it came too soon for me. To all of Isabelle’s friends at Lakeland (and there are many), you have until February 28, 2011, to drop in and wish her well as she begins her next grand adventure. Congratulations, Isabelle, on your imminent retirement. I will truly miss you.

A Lakeland minute Available in Outlook’s Public Folders are minutes from the Executive Team meetings held Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 as well as minutes from the Strategic Planning Action Committee meeting held Nov. 9.

Students helping to support others in need Lakeland students ran several social awareness campaigns this month. During Timbits for Testicles held Nov. 9, 360 timbits were sold to raise $250 for the Canadian Cancer Society to support prostate cancer research. Pictured above are Jean Peelar and the SA's Autumn Jackson. This year's Operation Christmas Child campaign beat last year's count of boxes assembled. In total, 115 boxes as well as $258 in donations were collected at the Vermilion campus.

New book for the library

Lest we forget Wendy Plandowski, community relations director, represented Lakeland College at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Lloydminster. She along with several staff were on hand for the event which was held at the Lloydminster campus gymnasium.

Earlier this month, Lakeland College received a complementary copy of the book, "13 Ways to Kill a Community," from its authors Kelly Clemmer and Doug Griffiths. Both are members of the Wainwright community. The book was presented to Jason Dewling, the college's associate dean of arts, science, business and academic services, during a book launch held at the Wainwright Public Library Nov. 4.

Soon-to-retire Moses reflects on her time at Lakeland College during a career well served Isabelle Moses was a spectator at last week’s Employee Recognition and Retirement Ceremony. Next year she’ll be one of the honoured guests. After more than 20 years as a college employee, including the last seven years as the executive assistant for Glenn Charlesworth, Moses recently announced that she will retire Feb. 28, 2011. “It was a hard decision to make, but it’s time,” says Moses. She and her husband Gary plan to do more travelling and also spend more time with family, including two grandchildren who will be born later this winter. Moses started at the college–then known as the Vermilion Agricultural and Vocational College–in 1968. She was the secretary for Jack Fallas for two years. In 1970 became the secretary for Principal Bill Baranyk and Vice Principal Lloyd Seath. The staff had lots of get-togethers, says Moses, but one that she recalls vividly was a barbecue in the summer of 1972. “I was pregnant and so was (staff member) Ralph Stredwick’s wife Sharon. We were both due in November and we bet on who would have their baby first,” says Moses. She ended up winning after giving birth in October. The Stredwicks paid out the bet in pennies. In 1982 Moses returned to the workforce working part-time for the Department of Agriculture. She returned to the college in 1994 to work part-time in Student Services. “Merle Klumph, Donna Horpestad and I started the same summer,” recalled Moses. In 1998 Moses became executive secretary to the vice president of learning support and corporate services. In that role she worked for Diane Rhyason, Tarus Saruk, Pauline Gillanders and then, in July 2003, Charlesworth. When he was appointed president and chief executive officer in 2006, Moses became his executive assistant. “Glenn’s been great to work with. I’ve had some very good bosses, but he’s been the best,” says Moses. Between her first day in 1968 until today, the college has undergone three name changes, governance has went from reporting directly to the government to working with a board of governors, technology changes have been incredible, and enrolment has skyrocketed. “It’s been great to see the evolution of the college,” she says. While she’s looking forward to retirement, Moses says she’ll miss the daily interaction with people at the college. However, people can expect to see her occasionally as she will continue to serve on the centennial events committee. Moses has no regrets about her career at the college. “I’m very lucky to have worked here. I can’t say enough about Lakeland. It’s always been the best place to work.”

The debut of Woman in Black Matt Newman and Frank Turner star in Lakeland College’s Performing Arts Department production of the ghost story, "The Woman in Black." The play ran Friday and Saturday night at the Vermilion campus. This weekend it hits the Vic Juba Community Theatre stage at the Lloydminster campus. Written by Stephen Mallatratt and based on the book by Susan Hill, The Woman In Black tells the story of Arthur Kipps, a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast on him and his family. Kipps hires a young actor to reenact his story in hopes of exorcising a ghost. For tickets for the Lloydminster show, contact the Vic Juba Community Theatre box office at 780 872 7400.

Isabelle Moses, executive assistant to the president, will retire in February 2011. Her first job with the college was in 1968.

Were you able to attend Lakeland College's 2010 Employee Recognition Awards Evening? For photos of award recipients and winners of the Green 'n' Gold awards, go to page 8.

Tasty tidbits Shawna Lewis and Alexandra Ben, both students in the Saskatchewan Employment Skills Tourism-ready to work program, practiced their food preparation and hospitality skills as they served hors d'oeuvres at the Lloydminster campus Nov. 17. The tasty bites were a preview of the types of food students will be preparing and serving at the gourmet luncheons being hosted this month. Tickets to the popular luncheons were spoken for within hours of being made available.

The teepee rising at the Lloydminster campus was well attended by Lakeland staff, faculty and students as well as students from Holy Rosary High School and the media. This is the second teepee raised at Lakeland College.

Lakeland College celebrates Aboriginal culture Aboriginal culture was recognized and celebrated at Lakeland College with two events hosted at the Lloydminster campus last week. A teepee rising held Thursday, Nov. 18 had several students, faculty and staff taking part despite the day's blustery winter weather. A class from Holy Rosary High School also braved the elements to come to the event. Prior to the teepee rising, traditional Aboriginal bannock was served inside the campus's main building by students in the employment skills program. About 150 people enjoyed the pieces of the traditional Aboriginal food. The event captured the attention of local media with Newcap television filming the event for its News Hour broadcast. Thanks to Sid Pauls, an instructor of native studies in the university transfer program, helped organize the event. Tahera Pahtayken, a student in the Special thanks also goes to Brent Dillon, employment skills program, serves up an elder and very knowledgeable resource some bannock to student Joshua Bruce at from Onion Lake, Sask., worked with the Lloydminster campus. Over 200 pieces students to raise the teepee. The teepee of bannock were enjoyed by staff, faculty raising was followed by a pipe ceremony. and students.

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas Idella Matthews and Cecelia Foster started the holiday spirit early last week by painting a window display at the Lloydminster campus bookstore.

Did you know that up to $20,000 in scholarship money is available from the Crown Investments Corporation (CIC) to Saskatchewan students of Aboriginal heritage at Lakeland College? The awards are granted $5,000 per year up to a maximum of four years of study. To be eligible students must apply and be accepted for full-time studies in the fall of 2011 in business, heavy oil operations/fourth-class power engineering, environmental sciences or office administration. For more information, go to

Hands-on learning for students, R&R for clients

Using—and protecting—their heads Because of maintenance work being done last week, third semester practical nurse students on practicum at the Lloydminster Hospital had to wear hard hats in some locations. Pictured wearing head gear are Crystal Arnold Swanson, instructor Jocelyn Passey, Brittney VanMetre, Brianne Klein and Rai-Lin Daongam.

Lakeland to host school & career counsellor workshop Lakeland College invites school and career counsellors to get the latest information on admissions processes, scholarships and new programs at Lakeland as well as at SIAST, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, during a workshop set for Monday, Dec. 13 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Lloydminster campus. For details, call Lorena Donkin at 780 853 8821 or email

Happy 97th Birthday, Lakeland! With the centenary now less than three years away, Lakeland College staff, students, alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the college's 97th birthday Wednesday with cake at the Vermilion and Lloydminster campuses. The date of Nov. 17, 1913, marks the college's official opening as Alberta's first agricultural college. Lakeland is also celebrating the 20th anniversary year of the Lloydminster campus. Pictured above, Val Smith serves up some cake to retired carpentry instructor Sterling MacCallum. At right, Diane Priest wears her centennial volunteer t-shirt as she joins the party at the Lloydminster campus.

It's now open and waiting for you. The relaxation massage therapy public clinic is open and students are ready to serve clients. Appointment times are Nov. 22 to Dec. 12, 12:30 pm and 2 pm daily, at the Lloydminster campus residence village. Cost is $20 per session. The clinic provides hands-on practical experience for students in the massage therapy program. This is the third year the student-run clinic is being offered as part of their training. To book an appointment, call 780 871 5715. Esthetician students are also offering services to clients in a public clinic at the Lloydminster campus. The student-run esthetician clinic opened Oct. 12 is taking appointments until Dec. 16. Treatments offered include pedicures, manicures, lash and brow tinting, lash extensions and waxing. This is the fifth year the esthetician program has offered the public clinic. Typically, students will see between 50 to 75 clients a week. Hours are Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:15 to 8 pm, and Wednesdays to Fridays from 8:45 am to noon. To book an appointment, call 780 871 5454. Both clinics will also run during the second semester. Go to www. for details.

Library & TLC news This fall, The Learning Centre (TLC) at the college offered 11 free Student Success workshops for students at the Vermilion campus and 19 at the Lloydminster campus. Topics included lecture note-taking, textbook reading, preparing and studying for exams, memory and concentration, exam day strategies, time management, exam anxiety, research paper writing and learning styles. Names of all student participants were entered into a draw for a student care package. The Vermilion campus winner was Ryan Kalenchuk who won a college sweatshirt, school supplies, food items from Eastalta Co-op, and a copy of the book “Becoming a Master Student.” Cosette Gilmour and Rebecca Kuzek were the Lloydminster campus winners and received a similar prize package with grocery items from Sobey's. Help continues to be available to students on demand from TLC staff throughout the semester. Students may drop by at any time. Faculty are also welcome to refer students to the TLC for assistance or drop in for a visit to learn about supports and resources available.

Mary Finlin presents Cosette Gilmour and Rebecca Kuzek with their prizes at the Lloydminster campus.

Vermilion campus TLC coordinator Ann Lockwood and student Ryan Kalenchuk.

AHT student Daniella Doerksen and "Paige," a two-year old Cocker Spaniel, enjoy a visit with a resident at the Vermilion Valley Lodge as part of a project for the pet therapy class.

Students offer 'healing paws' to seniors residents There's something to be said for the healing power of man's best friend. Each week this month, students in the animal health technology program and the veterinary medical assistant program have been visiting residents in the Vermilion Valley Lodge to offer pet therapy sessions. The "therapists" include a number of furry four-legged friends including "Mary Kate and Ashley," two golden retrievers, and George, a tabby cat from the college farm. Students have also been using their own personal pets, as well as animals from the Lloydminster SPCA. "The groups of students along with the dogs and cats spend an hour visiting with the tenants of the lodge," says instructor Lorraine Serhienko. "The students learn about communicating with the public and about barriers of communication." Serhienko adds that both the students and residents are finding the project experience to be fun and rewarding. "The residents in the lodge are always excited to see what new pets and students are coming to visit. They look forward to the experience and the students have been doing a wonderful job." Lakeland is one of only a few post-secondary institutions that includes a pet therapy course as part of its animal health technology and veterinary medial assistant programs.

Great results for Lakeland team at Fall Classic Rodeo Lakeland College hosted the Fall Classic Rodeo Nov. 6 and 7 at the Vermilion campus. Contestants from Western Canadian colleges and universities came to earn points towards the College National Finals to be held at Edmonton March 31 to April 2. The Fall Classic is the second rodeo of the year and the last until the February break. Again, Lakeland had the most entries of any other school and came close to doubling its placings over other schools during the weekend. Event winners were Sam Peters (pole bending) and Scott Guenthner (tie down roping). Also placing high were: • Holly Schuk, second, in pole bending • Malorie Guenther, third, and Katie Craig, fourth, in breakaway roping • Jocelyne Wagner, second, and Nicole Haughian, third, in goat tying • Courtney Primrose, third, in barrel racing • Tyler Davis and Derek Griffith, second in team roping • Brendan Laye, third, and Keifer Watt, fourth, in saddle bronc • Scott Guenthner, second, and Brendan Laye, third, in steer wrestling After four rodeo performances, Lakeland has four students at the top of the standings as season leaders. They are Scott Guenthner, Sam Peters, Tyler Davis and Derek Griffith.

Industry connections RedHead Equipment Ltd. representatives Morley Marwick and Wade Sandoff visited students in the college's pre-employment heavy equipment technician/auto service program Nov. 9 at the Vermilion campus to discuss career opportunities with the company. RedHead is a sales/service company of heavy duty trucks and equipment for the construction, agricultural, oil, gas and forestry industries. It is one of the largest equipment dealers in Saskatchewan. It has received numerous industry awards and has been recognized as one of the top 100 businesses by Saskatchewan Business Magazine. Marwick appears here with Lakeland instructors Tyler Gilbertson and Chris Thompson, along with Michael Hynek, a pre-employment student, who begins a four-week practicum placement with RedHead this month.

Rustlers Roundup Volleyball: Rustlers take on the Eagles The Rustlers volleyball teams faced the King's University College Eagles this weekend with mixed results. Friday, the teams traveled to Edmonton to play the first day of the home-and-home series. The women started the evening with a marathon match against the Eagles. They lost the first set 25-15 but came roaring back winning the next two matches. Scores were 25-22 and 26-24. The women built up a lead in the fourth set but could not hold it. They lost 26-24. In the fifth set, the women could not regroup and eventually lost 15-11. Peggy Sommerfeld and Stephanie Penner played a strong match for the Rustlers and Brianne Collette was named Player of the Game. The men's team had their work cut out for them--the King's Eagles are ranked fifth in the nation. They played a solid match but lost three sets to zero. All the games were close (scores were 27-25, 25-23 and 25-19) but the team could not get those extra points needed to secure the victory. Saturday at home in the Lloydminster campus gymnasium, both the women's and men's teams were hoping to change their fortunes with more effort and determination. The women came out firing on all cylinders and did not look back. This time, they took out the Eagles three sets to one by scores of 25-16, 25-15, 16-25 and 25-23. They played a better team game led by Brianne Colette putting together a strong match for the Rustlers on the left side.

The women are now tied for second place in the 14-team conference with a record of six and two. The men hoped to build on their strong play from Friday and push a little harder to secure a win. It was not meant to be though as they fell to the Eagles for the second straight night in three sets. Scores of the match were 25-21, 25-14, 25-17. The Rustlers next action will be this weekend when they host the Red Deer College Kings and Queens. These matches will be the last volleyball games before the Christmas break and should be exciting to watch. The teams play Friday night starting with the men at 6 pm and the women to follow at 8 pm. Saturday the men will kick off the afternoon matches at 1 pm with the women to follow at 3 pm. Come on out and cheer the Rustlers on to victory. Basketball: Rustlers ground the Eagles The Rustlers basketball teams continue to play tough as the first half of the season draws close to the end. Friday the teams hosted the King's University College Eagles at Lloydminster campus. The women, who are off to the best start in the history of women's basketball at Lakeland, hit the court at 6 pm. They hoped to chalk up another win against a very physical Kings' team. The teams played close throughout the first half with the Eagles taking a one point lead into the locker room. In the second half, the game remained close and it took a last second free throw for the Rustlers to send the game into overtime.

At the end of OT, the Rustlers left the gym with a 67-62 victory. Second-year student athlete Tracy Holloway led the team with 16 points and 9 rebounds. After the inspirational win by the women, the men took to the court against the winless Eagles men's team. The Rustlers built a 29-8 lead after the first quarter and went into the locker room at the half with a 55-19 lead. The team controlled the remainder of the game and when the final whistle blew, Lakeland amassed 99 points to the Eagles 51. Marcus McKnee led the Rustlers with 23 points and 11 rebounds while Justin Bakuteka added 14 points. Saturday, the teams traveled to Edmonton for the return engagement. The women did not play as consistently as they did Friday only shooting 13 per cent from the three point line and 50 per cent from the charity stripe. In the end, the Eagles put together a more solid game and defeated the Rustlers by a score of 64-51. The men carried on where they left off Friday handing the Eagles their second loss in as many days by a score of 103-65. The next action for the Rustlers will be against the always tough MacEwan Griffins. The Rustlers host the Griffins Saturday with start times at 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. This will be the last home action before Christmas so don't miss this exciting basketball action.

2010 Employee Recognition Awards President Glenn Charlesworth congratulates Green 'n' Gold winner, Dr. Robert Cuny.

10 year award recipients: Dr. Ken Smith, Rob Koebel, Allen Verbeek, David Bates, Matthew Newman, Tricia Newport, Joanne Dickson, Laura Somerville, Yvonne Hynek, Sean Kingston, Leanne Griffiths, Roxee Konieczny, David Harasiuk, Mariette Sargeant & Leslie Johnson. Missing: Leeman Martin, Al Motley & Susan Werner.

15 year award recipients: Theresa Berg, Simone Odynski, Carmen Stredwick & Kim Eremko. 20-year award recipients: Jeff Dustow, Cindy Hart & Lawrence Hess. Missing: Tracy Eger-Zaharko & Neil Maclean.

25 year award recipients: Dr. Lee Arthur, Mac MacLean & Larry Brindle. Missing: Denise Martin & Pat Wasylik. 30 year award recipients: Darlene Barr & Douglas Moeckl. Missing: Geretta Partington. Retirees: Ken Lawrence, Dr. Franklin Foster & Wilf Dumont. Missing: Patty Pidruchney.

Trades instructor Wayne Miller delivers a humourous tribute to retiree Ken Lawrence. We love ya' man!

Dr. Franklin Foster recalled several of his favourite memories involving his fellow faculty members, staff and former students.

Green 'n' Gold award winners: Dr. Robert Cuny, Health & Safety award; Colleen Symes, Leadership award; Health Services team of Linda Meunier, Karen Jefferies & Nicola Weimer. (Missing: Gwen Gochee & Pat Conlon), Innovation award; Denise Allen, Performance Excellence award. Missing: Mike Vany, Customer Service award.

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