College of Menominee Nation
Glenn Miller Hall contains administrative offices, a library, bookstore, student services, admission, financial aid, academic success, outreach education, learning assistance center, information technology, nursing, and the Sustainable Development Institute. Buildings at the Keshena campus include: a cultural building that houses outreach education, a student commons, the library, vocational and technical buildings, and a community computer center (in construction). The Green Bay campus leases a building for nearly 200 student classrooms, offices, and labs.
Classrooms and Faculty Offices
Shirley Daly Hall contains class rooms, computer labs, biological and chemistry labs, ITV, student study areas, and vending service in addition to faculty offices serviced by information technology assistance.
Green Bay Campus Building
Oneida Campus is located at 2733 South Ridge Road. It contains administrative, faculty, and staff offices; classrooms; ITV access; a science lab; a computer lab; student services, learning assistance services; student resource center; commons and financial aid consultation.
The on campus library holds books, periodicals, local newspapers, audio-visual material, an American Indian collection, a website with on-line resources and connection to virtual libraries, lesson plan archives, on-line archives (Badgerlink and JSTOR), and American Indian websites and references. The library is staffed with a full-time librarian and assistants to assist with student/teacher research, accessing other libraries and interlibrary loan. There are quiet study areas available as well as 11 computers with access to black and white and color printers, copiers, a scanner and CD burner, on-line catalogs (Infosoup, WISCAT, Brown County Library, Cofrin Library at UW Green Bay which allows access to UW System Libraries and UW Technical System Libraries) and educational collections. In the fall of 2008, the library moved from its 2200 square foot home to a newly constructed 18,500 square foot facility adjacent to the main college building. The new library offers more study rooms, classrooms, a media viewing room, special collections, and much needed archival capability for preserving/ housing Menominee properties. Upon entering the building there is a main lobby that allows students the access to an Internet Café and a student sponsored coffee house (organic, shade grown, fair trade coffee). The library was designed and built “green” with geothermal walls, capability to use natural sunlight and other energy efficient features including local wood from Menominee sustainable forest. Recent education collections will build on previous Early Childhood resources and have been augmented with educational journals from disciplinary associations (NIEA, NCTM, NSTA, IRA, NCSS, NCTE, AAHPERD, NAEA, MTNA) and access to ERIC and AERA resources. A separate room near the children’s book collections provides for an Educational Resource Lab (ERL) where curriculum materials can be checked out by faculty and students.
Dedicated laboratories include those for the biological sciences, chemistry, botany and environmental science, physical geography and related climatology and remote sensing facilities, and an advanced applications computer laboratory for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Physical Science/Engineering labs are equipped with state of the art equipment, including Venier computer-assisted probes for both laboratory and field work. The Biological Sciences lab houses an environmental chamber; gas chromatographic compatible microscopes and other computer enabled equipment, and is configured to promote hands-on integration of experimentation and demonstration within the lecture segment environment. The chemistry laboratory has the full spectrum of analytic instrumentation, having recently acquired a Mass Spectrometer Gas Chromatics (GS/MS) unit for analysis of volatile organic compounds, UV/VIS, infra-red and atomic absorption spectrometry capable of analyzing multiple trace metals at one time without recalibration.
The College has three computer labs, two dedicated distance education classrooms supporting ITV web-based instruction. All students have e-mail accounts, acquire a significant level of computer literacy upon completion of their first semester of study, and are comfortable with technological applications. Faculties are supported in the utilization of instructional technologies through faculty supportive services and orientation to instructional technologies. A new computer center is under construction that will enhance CMN’s technology support for students and faculty.
CMN has adequate facilities to accommodate office space, meeting, space and administrative assistant support.
CMN enjoys a recently completed Computational and Natural Sciences wing in the Shirley Daly Hall. All classrooms at CMN are equipped with computer assisted instructional technologies including ELMO’s, overhead projections, and instructional stations. Mobile carts equipped with laptop computers can be deployed to any facility on campus. Additionally laboratories and/ or classrooms have smart board technology.
Community Technology Center
The Community Technology Center on the Keshena campus of the College of Menominee Nation is designed to provide high-speed internet access for CMN students as well as people living in local and surrounding communities. The center provides internet access, on-site use of computer equipment, and a variety of learning opportunities. Programs at the center include technology-based community education as well as critically needed community support and job training. This project is made possible through funding received by the College of Menominee Nation from the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program (BTOP), a Federal initiative under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The initiative is designed to increase broadband access and use by under-served populations in areas with limited internet availability.