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Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
Mon, 07/06/2015 (All day) - Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais hosts a variety of classes and events. All are at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais, unless otherwise noted. Higher Ed also coordinates continuing education programs in the community and partnerships with educational institutions.

Grant Writing Brown Bag Lunch/Workshop for Beginners: Monday June 29th, 10:30am-12:00pm.  For those interested in learning grant writing basics or for those looking to get more familiar with grant writing.  Introduction to the required knowledge/skills for effective grant writing. Participants can fill out a survey when registering; workshop will be tailored to needs and wants of attendees. 

Advanced Grant Writing: Strategies for Success Workshop: Monday June 29th, 12:30pm-5:30pm.  Participants can fill out a survey when registering; workshop will be tailored to needs and wants of attendees. 

Guest Lecture: Predicting Climate Change Impacts on northern Minnesota ecosystems:  July 30.  with Dr Lucinda Johnson, Director at U of M (Duluth) Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI).  Dr. Johnson is an aquatic and landscape ecologist whose research focuses on the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems with emphasis on human activities (e.g., land use) and climate change.

Guest Lecture: Winston Churchill - the Man and the Myth:  August 13.  Cook County Higher Education hosts a Guest Lecture with Dr. Karen Halbersleben, who will present “Winston Churchill: the Man and the Myth”. The event is from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday June 18th, the 75th anniversary of Churchill’s “Finest Hour” speech.  There is a discounted price for advance tickets. 
Brown Bag Lunch William Kent Krueger Book Club: First Monday of the month: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. A forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience. The group will read novels by Minnesota author William Kent Krueger and discuss one book at each book group meeting. Participants can come for any of the groups. This event is a partnership with Birchbark Books and Gifts. Remaining dates and books are July 6, Thunder Bay (2007); and August 3, Windigo Island (2014).

Exploring England Through its Literature: starts September 14th; September, October, November, second and fourth Mondays. Instructors Mary Ellen Ashcroft and Karen Halbersleben explore English culture, society, and history through the great works of English literature. Fourth Mondays include screening of BBC dramatizations.

Cook County Higher Education is located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Registration and more information about classes and events are available at 387-3411, or; on the website,; and on Facebook,