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St. Norbert College Community Outreach & Language Services Presents April Workshops

From St. Norbert College, March 16, 2016
by Erich Wegenke, erich.wegenke@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

This April, St. Norbert College Community Outreach & Language Services will present a variety of culture and heritage workshops, as well as several cooking classes. The workshops, all of which are open to the general public, are listed below.

German/Austrian Desserts

Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-noon at Southern Door High School in Brussels. Local chef Jon Lutgen will lead participants in recreating famous pastries and torts from Germany and Austria. Pastries featured in the workshop will include Leipziger Lerche, Knieküchle, Franzbrötchen and Schnecken. The cost of this workshop is $40; the registration deadline is March 25.

Handmade Pastas and More

Tuesday, April 5, 5-7:30 p.m., on the St. Norbert College campus. Chefs Ben Sauer and Justin Rolain will show participants how to knead, roll and cut fresh pasta dough into fettuccine and fill ravioli. Participants will also learn to make a delicious homemade tomato sauce, meatballs and toasted ravioli. At the end of the class, they will be able to partake in all the delicious foods they helped to create. The cost of this workshop is $40; the registration deadline is March 29.

Can I Sell You on Marketing? Workshop

Tuesday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., on the St. Norbert College campus. This presentation will aim to dispel the "Mad Men" stereotypes of marketers. It will form a common understanding of the classic marketing strategy model and then, conceptually, tie it to contemporary moments of value creation. Led by St. Norbert College's Jim Harris, assistant professor of business administration. The cost of this workshop is $30 for the general public, and $20 for members of the college community. The registration deadline is March 29.

Intercultural Communication Workshop

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon, on the St. Norbert College campus. Led by Jim Neuliep, professor of communication and media studies at St. Norbert College, this presentation will focus on some of the fundamental assumptions of intercultural communication and how people can become competent communicators in an increasingly diverse world. The cost of this workshop is $30 for the general public, and $20 for members of the college community. The registration deadline is April 7.

Healthy Meals: Pork Cooking Class

Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the UW-Extension kitchen in Bellevue. This is a new class designed to address the increasing need for meals that can be prepared in around 30 minutes and still be nourishing. Whether you are trying to feed a family that is constantly on the go, or just looking for simple good meals that you can prepare quickly, this workshop is for you. Participants will pair pork with a starch (potato, rice, pasta), with a vegetable and maybe even a little dessert. The cost of this workshop is $35; the registration deadline is April 18.

Digging Fossils Workshop

Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-noon, on the St. Norbert College campus. Travel back in time to learn about the world's first rodents. Deborah Anderson, St. Norbert College associate professor of biology, will share photographs of her field work in Wyoming, take participants to the lab to see the fossil rodents collected, and talk about how she is unraveling a mystery of rodent evolution and climate change. Dr. Anderson will lead participants through a hands-on case study using primate skulls, giving them a chance to experience what it is like to be a paleontologist. The cost of this workshop is $30 for the general public, and $20 for members of the college community. The registration deadline is April 23.

Those who wish to participate in any of these classes and workshops can register at www.snc.edu/outreach, or at tickets.snc.edu. For more information on St. Norbert College Community Outreach & Language Services, contact Kristina Reignier at 920-403-4075 or kristina.reignier@snc.edu, or visit http://www.snc.edu/outreach/.