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Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

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Chinese New Year 20132013 Chinese New Year Celebration provided education and entertainment for the entire community.

Thursday night's Chinese New Year Celebration was a beautiful display of Chinese culture. Performers from the Chinese American Association of Minnesota performed four traditional dances to the delight of area residents. 

Chinese New year 2013 photos on FBA variety of traditional Chinese food was offered including tea eggs (made with tea received as a gift on the Quzhou trip) and delicious pork ribs. 

Completing the evening was a lesson for local children on how to perform the traditional Chinese ribbon dance.

 

 

Carpentry students use their skills in real world application

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Carpentry students use their skills in real world application.

Carpentry House 2013
Trusses are placed on the 2012-2013 Home Build Project

Each year carpentry students, led by instructor Ralph Roemer who has more than 40 years of residential construction and remodeling experience, complete a single-story home on a property owner's lot in two semesters. "Building the home and custom cabinets gives students a chance to work with power tools and learn the trade in a practical environment," says Roemer, adding, "The industry is on the rise again and our community needs well trained workers entering the workforce to prepare for the increase."

Working in partnership with the home owner, Roemer is personally involved and coordinates all phases of the construction project, from the initial planning and design, to the identification of cost-competitive subcontractors, and finally to the actual construction of the home; start to finish including the fabrication of all custom-built cabinetry. All carpentry and cabinet-making labor is supplied by the carpentry program students under direct supervision. "Our instructor and program are second to none," said Bob Leifeld, Southeast Technical Dean of Business, Information, Trade & Technologies, adding "Ralph Roemer has many years of experience as an instructor and craftsman; he strives to pass his skill and knowledge to his students while building a home to the industry's highest standards and specifications."

Carpentry House 2011-2012
Students and Faculty pose in front of the nearly finished 2011-2012 Home Build Project

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical is currently accepting applications for the construction of a new single-family home in the greater Winona area for the 2014-2015 academic year. In an effort to provide affordable housing opportunities for area residents, students enrolled in the program are able to provide construction services to families or individuals who are interested in building a high-quality, energy-efficient, single-family home.

The home owner's financial obligation for the entire project is for services provided by local subcontractors, the cost of construction and cabinet materials, plus a small percentage of those construction and cabinet materials payable to Southeast Technical's Carpentry program to defray its expenses. For more information, contact Bob Leifeld at 507-453-2753.

Southeast Technical welcomes Niel Christensen

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Southeast Technical welcomes Christensen-NielNiel Christensen to the Automotive Technology Program

Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical welcomes Niel Christensen as the newest instructor in the Automotive Technology Program. Christensen comes to Southeast Technical from Dahl Automotive (formerly Walz) in Winona where he worked for seven years as an automotive technician. Before that he worked at Sugarloaf in Winona for 13 years. After 20 years working hands on in the industry Christensen has seen and evolved with many changes in the industry. He says, "Back then, cars had a maximum of 2 computers. Now some have 50 Christensen Workingcomputers."

Niel graduated from Southeast Technical's Automotive Technology Program in 1992. In addition he attended Ford and General Motors School to learn more about their automobiles. He says, "I'm going from doing to teaching. Now I am walking students through the steps that I took here 20 years ago. It's fun and challenging. I definitely made the right decision."

2013 Graduation Plans Announced

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2013 Graduation Plans AnnouncedGrad 2012

Red Wing Campus

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Hotel Entrance 
                5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd 
                Welch, Minnesota

Winona Campus

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
Location: Winona State University, Memorial Hall 
                Johnson & King 
                Winona, Minnesota 

Complete Graduation Information

Fall 2012 President's List Announced

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Fall 2012 President's List Announced

Congratulations to students who made the President's List for the fall 2012 semester. Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits during an academic term and achieve a GPA of 3.5 or above are named to the list.

View the full fall 2012 list