SGA Leadership Lunch to Feature Presentation by The Women’s Community

(Wausau, WI) As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the SGA Leadership Lunch, scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m., will feature a presentation by The Women’s Community titled “See Something, Say Something.”

purp-ribbon-274x300More than 38 million women have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetime, and each day in America, three women die because of domestic violence. All NTC students are invited to learn more about the warning signs of domestic violence as well as what you can do to help.

To make this important presentation accessible for all students, it will be held in Room A228 at the Wausau Campus and available at Regional Campuses via IVC to T122, M118, P137 and S109.

If you have any questions about this event, visit Student Life or email

If you or someone you are concerned about is a victim of domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.7233 or TTY 1.800.787.3224.

NTC Ranks #1 in Wisconsin for Online Learning in 2016

(WAUSAU, Wis.) – A new ranking from marks Northcentral Technical College (NTC) as the best college in the state of Wisconsin for online learning in 2016. More than 2,500 accredited colleges and universities across the nation were ranked on factors such as affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. As a result, a listing of the best colleges was created and NTC topped the list in the Badger State.

Wisconsin---1“We are proud of the high quality instruction we provide to all students, whether they are seeing us on campus or through our flexible online offerings,” said Dr. Lori Weyers, President of NTC. “The success of all learners is the heart of what we do and I want to thank our faculty and staff who made this recognition possible.”

According to data from the rankings, NTC scored 95.98 which ranked the college seventeen slots higher than any public four-year higher education institution.

The Top Colleges ranking is published annually by, an online company that gathers and compares data for higher education institutions. Data for this rankings included information from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2014-15 and National Center for Education Statistics, accessed February 2016.

To view the complete rankings, visit

United Way Volunteer Opportunities

United WayVolunteer Opportunities for the Week of October 24, 2016

Brighten-Up Someone's Morning. The Open Door of Marathon County is seeking a high-spirited volunteer to serve coffee & converse with guests from 7-10 am or noon. Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or

Nurse for Blood Pressure Screenings. United Way's RSVP of Marathon County facilitates a blood pressure screening program at various locations in the Wausau area. If you are interested in being a part of this valuable program as a volunteer nurse, contact Tony at 715-298-5721 or

Receptionist for Thursday Afternoons. The Women's Community currently is looking for a receptionist to cover Thursday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 pm. If you would be interested, please call Kimberly at 715-842-5663 or email or

Do Projects with Kids or Rock Babies! Little ones can always use some extra attention and the YWCA Wausau location is in need of volunteers who can read to children, help with art projects, rock babies or more! Contact Laura at 715-842-3381 ext. 101 or

Elves in the toy shop: Early December. Dec 1- 20th we need lots of “elves” to get the toy shop ready for parents to shop for presents on Dec. 21st, 2016.  Groups welcome.  Sorting, counting & setting up the toys any weekday would help make many children’s holiday happier! Contact Colleen at 715-845-4272.

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Cat Litter Needed. The New Life Pet Adoption Center always accepts items to keep their pets clean. Non-scoopable litter for cats is appreciated! Call Lynn at 715-443-6699   or

Make Some Music. The Boys and Girls Club of the Wausau Area takes donated musical instruments, guitar strings, gently used acoustical guitars, and more! Contact Whitney at 715-845-2582 ext. 207 or

Hair Care. Blow dryers and curling irons are nice to have at The Women’s Community.  Contact 715-842-5663 or


Volunteer Connection and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) are services that United Way uses to match volunteers or in-kind donated items with agencies in need. Visit or dial United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline for more information.