Are You Registered to Vote?

(WAUSAU, Wis.) – According to the Campus Vote Project, young adults (ages 18-29) made up about 21% of the eligible voting population in 2014, but voter turnout for this demographic has reached record lows in recent years. In midterm elections like two years ago and in off-year elections like 2015, local offices are on the ballot and can be decided by a matter of a few votes. Local offices and issues have a direct impact on a student’s home and college community. Officials make decisions on topics like student debt, funding for higher education, and the economy.

Whether the election is local or national, you have the power to make a difference.Vote USA

The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, and if this is the first election you’ll be participating in, the first step is getting registered.  While you can register at the polls on the day of the election, by registering before October 19, you can avoid the long lines that are being predicted by many municipalities. 

Registering is easy. 

Simply:

  • Complete the Voter Registration Application.
  • Mail your application or deliver it to the clerk’s office in the municipality you intend to vote in by October 19. 
  • Bring or send a copy of your WI driver’s license or WI DOT-issued ID 
  • If you intend to vote in a municipality that is different than what’s on your driver’s license, you will also need to bring or send proof of residency in the form of a bank statement, utility bill, or pay stub. 

For a complete Wisconsin-Student-Voting-Guide, visit www.campusvoteproject.org.  To find out if you’re already registered to vote or where you need to vote on November 8, visit www.myvote.wi.gov.  

NTC Automotive Technology Students Can Earn Management Baccalaureate Degree through New Agreement

(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Northcentral Technical College (NTC) and Pennsylvania College of Technology are proud to announce a new transfer option for students in NTC’s Automotive Technology Associate Degree program. This agreement allows qualifying students to begin NTC’s Automotive Technology Associate Degree program and transfer to Pennsylvania College of Technology to earn a baccalaureate degree in Automotive Technology Management, beginning fall of 2016.

pennsylvania collegeEligible students must have a final cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better at NTC and can transfer 53 credits from the Automotive Technology Associate Degree to the Automotive Technology Management Bachelor’s Degree. An additional 18 credits can be completed at NTC and also transferred to Pennsylvania College of Technology.

NTC graduates who also possess an ASE Master Certification, OWN Master Certification, or NATEF Automotive Curriculum Credits, and two years of full-time transportation-related maintenance or service management work are eligible to enroll in the online Automotive Technology Management program at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“Northcentral Technical College provides students with affordable, employable, and transferable options. We are pleased to develop this partnership between NTC and Penn College to provide a transferable pathway for students to complete their automotive technology bachelor’s degree,” said Jennifer I. Watson, Coordinator of Transfer Initiatives at Pennsylvania College of Technology. “The distance learning option allows for flexibility, and we look forward to assisting transfer students with their bachelor’s degree completion.”

For more information regarding transfer opportunities and to view the transfer guides, visit www.ntc.edu/transfer.

 

 

Donate to NTC’s Book Drive to Benefit Children; Honor National Day of Service and Remembrance

(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is holding a book drive from September 12-30 to benefit a local elementary schools and children’s programs in recognition of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.

NTC students and employees are encouraged to donate new or gently used books (appropriate for readers from 4K through 5th grade) at collection spots throughout NTC’s Wausau Campus, including Student Life, Library, CHS Lobby, Cafeteria and H Building Hallway. Regional campuses will also be collecting books to donate to schools and children’s programs in their communities.

Thank you for your participation as we come together as the college that cares.

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United Way Volunteer Opportunities

United WayVolunteer Opportunities for the Week of September 26, 2016

Do you Need Your Yard Raked? If you are a Marathon County resident who is elderly or disabled, and unable to find help or pay for raking, let the Make a Difference Day volunteers help you out on Sat. Oct. 22. To register contact United Way’s 2-1-1 or 715-848-2927.

An Evening of Jazz Volunteer Help. Would you enjoy greeting, assisting with food & dessert or selling raffle tickets, while helping to benefit Community Corner Clubhouse of North Central Health Care? Come enjoy the music and help on Thur. Oct. 6 from 5-8pm at the Rothschild Pavilion. Contact Cynthia at 715-355-1971or damselfishd@frontier.com.

For the Love of Dogs! Ministry Home Care Hospice Services provides certified pet therapy care to hospice patients in the Greater Wausau Area and throughout all of Marathon County. If you have a certified dog or want to learn more about volunteering for hospice, contact Susan at 715-204-3443 or Susan.Barrett@ahah.net. 

Health Equipment Lending Program Helper. The Good News Project is looking for people to work with the public to provide short term loans of medical equipment.  Light lifting, paperwork and organizational skills are a plus.  Contact Christine at 715-843-5985 or chris@goodnewswi.com.

Assist at the NTC Wausau Science & Engineering Festival. On Oct. 14th or 15th, Northcentral Technical College is looking for you to give a few hours of your time working concessions or greeting visitors or assisting the hands-on and interactive activities for Middle School Students and the general public! Contact Shelia at 715-675-7159 or rossmiller@ntc.edu.  

In-Kind Donated Items Needed

Gift Baskets/Gift Cards. The YWCA of Wausau is holding its 1st annual Mom Prom (a Purple Purse Challenge event that raises awareness for domestic abuse/ financial hardship). Any prize items would be appreciated before the October 15th event. Contact Laura at 715-842-3381 ext. 101 or lcynkar@ywcawausau.org.

Sweatshirts/Sweatpants.  Adult-sized sweatshirts and sweatpants would be appreciated by the Boys & Girls Club. Contact Whitney at 715-845-2582 ext. 207 or whitneys@bgclub.com.

Coffee Comfort.  Open Door is looking for coffee, creamer and sugar to provide a cup of comfort to those leaving incarceration. Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or atd389@charter.net.

 

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 www.UnitedWayMC.org or dial United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline for more information.