Local News Briefs 12/23/13

Students Fulfill Service Learning Component With Holiday


Moraine Park
Technical College
students got the opportunity to
spread some holiday good cheer and fulfill there learning service components
this season. Jim Eden is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for MPTC. He
says the students participated in hat and mitten drives, food drives and more.
He says they had the opportunity to support local businesses and organizations
like the Solutions Center and the Family Resource
. He says MPTC
officials couldn’t be more pleased that students have that kind of opportunity.
Eden notes MPTC’s three campuses in Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam and West Bend close down for the holidays tonight
at 6 p.m. and will reopen on Monday, January 6th.


FDL Fire
Dept Requests Adopt A Hydrant For The Winter


Fond du Lac
Fire Department officials are asking residents to keep a few things in mind as
the snow piles up this winter. Division Chief of Fire Preventtion Troy Haase
(HAH-zee) says they are asking people to adopt a fire hydrant if it’s near
their home and shovel it out. He says it saves them time if they have to
respond for a fire and could even save a home. He says it’s also important to
keep your house address free of ice and snow so it’s readable. Haase says they
also recommend keeping your gas and electric meters free of ice and snow and
the outside vents and intakes for your furnace.


Recognized For Online Offerings


Colleges Database has identified Marian
University as one of the top 10
colleges in Wisconsin.
Marian University
ranks no. 10 in the category of “Top Colleges in Wisconsin:
Shaping the Next Generation” and is rated among both public and private
universities throughout Wisconsin.
Online Colleges Database rankings categorizes Wisconsin colleges that are fully
accredited, public or private colleges, offer four-year degree programs, and
had at least 10 graduates from education or teaching disciplines in 2012.
Marian currently offers both adult undergraduate and graduate programs in a
100% online format. It also offers two online certificate programs.


complete listing of Best Colleges in Wisconsin
is available at: