Fleming Hosts Iron Chef Competition

 Peterborough ON – April 29, 2010 – Local high school students will have the chance to test their skills against Fleming’s best at next week’s Culinary Cast Iron Chef Competition on May 4.Two teams, both consisting of seven grade 11 and 12 students, three Fleming Culinary students and one local chef, will prepare a three-course meal for 40 people and five judges.“The Iron Chef Competition is about Fleming reaching out to students in the local school boards and letting them experience college life for a day,” said Culinary Program coordinator David Hawey.Tickets for lunch are $20 and all the proceeds from the lunch will go towards culinary bursaries and scholarship awards.Judging will be based on culinary skills, teamwork, professionalism, timing, creativity, taste and presentation.Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. and a graduating high school student from each team will walk away with a $1,000 credit towards culinary supplies and equipment from the Fleming College bookstore.To compete, the grade 12 students were required to submit a sample three-course menu, an essay on their reasons for wanting to compete in the competition and their future educational and career goals, a resume and a letter of reference from their culinary/hospitality teachers.To make a reservation please call 705-749-5530 x 1487. The students will be working at Fleming from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and lunch is served at 1 p.m. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                          & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Haliburton School of The Arts and OCAD Partner to Open Doors for Arts Students

NEWS RELEASE                            For Immediate Release Haliburton School of The Arts and OCAD Partner to Open Doors for Arts StudentsGraduates eligible for entry into the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) Haliburton ON – April 26, 2010 – Graduates of the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma program at the Haliburton School of The Arts are now eligible to apply for Advanced Standing into the second year of the Faculty of Art at OCAD.   “One of our key goals is to ensure that our graduates have the experience and credentials to access further education within the arts,” said Sandra Dupret, Principal of the Haliburton School of The Arts. “We are delighted by the opportunity presented through this agreement with OCAD that enables us to provide further opportunities for our graduates.” At the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College, students thrive on a focused, hands-on art experience with close guidance from expert faculty and extensive studio time.  With training from both the Haliburton School of The Arts and OCAD, students can be guaranteed they will be receiving the highest level of arts education available in Canada. Graduates of the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma program are eligible to enter an OCAD Studio Program Major at the 200 level in Drawing and Painting, Photography and Sculpture/Installation, with the completion of four first-year-of-study OCAD credits. The admission process does not require a portfolio submission. Information on Fleming College and the Haliburton School of The Arts is available at www.flemingcollege.ca. Students interested in applying to OCAD can review program requirements and additional information on the college’s website at www.ocad.ca. The Haliburton Campus of Fleming College is located on the shores of Head Lake in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands. Home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, the campus features unique studio environments designed for intensive art studies. Workshops, week-long courses, certificates and the Visual and Creative Arts diploma are taught by well-established, professional artists from across the country as well as resident artists. The Haliburton Campus also offers leading-edge programs in sustainable building and serves the local community with continuing education and academic upgrading programs. – 30 –For more information:     Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca 

First Ever Flash Mob in Peterborough Celebrates Fleming College Fundraising Achievement!

Peterborough ON – A spontaneous celebration broke out today at Fleming College’s Sutherland campus as Fleming College Foundation announced their 2009/2010 Ontario Trust for Student Support fundraising achievement! Staff and students in the foyer of the college were confused and excited as the tune “Old Time Rock ‘n Roll” began blaring from a sound system and a single dancer began a routine in the middle of the room. She was quickly joined by approximately thirty other students, staff and administration who had been secretly rehearsing the “flash mob” all week under the direction of Move ‘N Grooove Dance Studio owner and choreographer, Julie Fallis. After the dance was completed, President Tony Tilly announced that Fleming College has raised $987,000 through the Ontario Government’s Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) program; surpassing their annual ceiling by 33%. This represents approximately an additional $39,500 in annual funding to Fleming College students through new bursaries and increases to existing awards. Since 2005 Fleming College has raised approximately $2,389,500 through the OTSS program. The Fleming College Foundation distributed over $160,000 in student financial assistance during the 2009-2010 academic year to students at the four college campuses. Ontario Trust for Student Support is a matched-gift funding program that was established in 2005 by the provincial government to encourage individuals and organizations to contribute to permanent endowment funds to provide financial assistance for Ontario’s college and university students. The majority of the funds secured are matched 1:1, however this is the 2nd time since the inception of the program that Fleming College has qualified for additional enhanced funding through a 3:1 match on a portion of the donations received during the year.  Definitely something to dance about!- 30 –   For more information, contact:Nicole Grady           Development/Alumni OfficerFleming College FoundationFleming College(705) 749-5520, ext. 1390 To watch the YouTube video visit:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqY-EssGKco                                  & nbsp;                         &n bsp;                    

Fleming College Launches Industry Innovation Office

Peterborough ON – April 22, 2010 – Fleming College, along with the Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation George Ross, launched the new Industry Innovation Office at The Innovation Summit on Thursday, April 22. The Innovation Summit is being hosted by the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster.Fleming College is a new member of CONII – the Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation. Each college member of the CONII network has expertise in key sectors of Ontario’s economy that can assist small and medium enterprises with their innovation efforts. Fleming College will focus its expertise on the environment and sustainability, bringing its 40 plus years of experience and innovation in this field to the forefront for the benefit of Ontario employers and the Ontario economy.The Industry Innovation Office will be located at the Frost Campus, in Lindsay, Ontario. The new office is also home to the college’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment and the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. “It’s a win-win situation for the college and for area companies and organizations,” said Blane Harvey, Fleming College Vice President Academic. “Our faculty and students have knowledge and practical experience, which businesses can access for applied research, development and commercialization assistance. We can assist companies seeking to adopt and adapt new products and/or processes and to explore new opportunities in the environmental sector.” Fleming’s Industry Innovation Officer will work in partnership with employers to develop proposals and project objectives. Funding will be available for successful proposals in the range of $10,000 to $30,000. CONII is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. As part of the CONII network, the Fleming College Industry Innovation Office will also provide a conduit to source expertise from any of the other CONII member colleges.Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                         & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 -For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca Mary Lou Mclean, Administrative Projects Officer, Industry Innovation Office, 705-324-9144 x 3038 or marmclea@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming’s Frost Campus to Ban Sale of Bottled Water

The Frost Campus of Fleming College in Lindsay will be bottled water free this time next year under a new plan to phase out the sale of bottled water on the campus.A joint initiative developed by students and supported by faculty, staff and administration, the plan to eliminate the sale of bottled water on campus is a progressive one that includes the immediate identification of “Bottled Water Free Zones” on campus, an audit of access to public water on campus and a plan to upgrade availability of public drinking water. The campus plans to implement the full ban on the sale of bottled water on campus by Earth Day 2011.“It’s been a pleasure to work with our student government and campus partners in developing this plan,” said Sara Kelly, Sustainability Projects Coordinator at the Frost Campus. “Our student body encourages everyone to drink safe and free public water as opposed to the expensive alternative of bottled water.” “This initiative is just one example of our strong focus on water as a resource at the Frost Campus. We conduct leading research in alternate wastewater treatment and we train hundreds of graduates each year through our diploma and joint degree programs that focus on water conservation,” said Linda Skilton, Frost Campus Principal. “This student-lead initiative is a great example of how the entire community here at the Frost Campus can work together toward promoting and implementing sustainable solutions.” Sustainability is embedded as a core value at Fleming College. The college has a long established leadership reputation in unique environmental education programs with a portfolio that includes programs in Fish and Wildlife, Ecosystem Management, Earth Resources and Ecological Restoration. The environmental technology wing of the Frost Campus was built with leading environmental construction technologies and is a unique teaching and learning facility.  The announcement occurs in conjunction with the 3rd Annual EcoHealth Conference at the Frost Campus on April 8th, 2010. The theme is “Growing Green Communities”. Keynote speeches begin at 6 p.m. and include MPP Rick Johnson, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and Fleming Professor Robert Lovelace. Registration information is available at www.flemingcollege.ca Similar initiatives regarding bottled water are underway at other Fleming campuses.  Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                           & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 – For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca

Fleming’s Frost Campus to Ban Sale of Bottled Water

The Frost Campus of Fleming College in Lindsay will be bottled water free this time next year under a new plan to phase out the sale of bottled water on the campus.A joint initiative developed by students and supported by faculty, staff and administration, the plan to eliminate the sale of bottled water on campus is a progressive one that includes the immediate identification of “Bottled Water Free Zones” on campus, an audit of access to public water on campus and a plan to upgrade availability of public drinking water. The campus plans to implement the full ban on the sale of bottled water on campus by Earth Day 2011.“It’s been a pleasure to work with our student government and campus partners in developing this plan,” said Sara Kelly, Sustainability Projects Coordinator at the Frost Campus. “Our student body encourages everyone to drink safe and free public water as opposed to the expensive alternative of bottled water.” “This initiative is just one example of our strong focus on water as a resource at the Frost Campus. We conduct leading research in alternate wastewater treatment and we train hundreds of graduates each year through our diploma and joint degree programs that focus on water conservation,” said Linda Skilton, Frost Campus Principal. “This student-lead initiative is a great example of how the entire community here at the Frost Campus can work together toward promoting and implementing sustainable solutions.” Sustainability is embedded as a core value at Fleming College. The college has a long established leadership reputation in unique environmental education programs with a portfolio that includes programs in Fish and Wildlife, Ecosystem Management, Earth Resources and Ecological Restoration. The environmental technology wing of the Frost Campus was built with leading environmental construction technologies and is a unique teaching and learning facility.  The announcement occurs in conjunction with the 3rd Annual EcoHealth Conference at the Frost Campus on April 8th, 2010. The theme is “Growing Green Communities”. Keynote speeches begin at 6 p.m. and include MPP Rick Johnson, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and Fleming Professor Robert Lovelace. Registration information is available at www.flemingcollege.ca Similar initiatives regarding bottled water are underway at other Fleming campuses.  Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campuses in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 90 full-time programs in Business and Technology, Continuing Education and Skilled Trades, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fine Arts, Health and Wellness, and Law, Justice and Community Services. Fleming College has more than 5,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 50,000 alumni.                           & nbsp;                         &n bsp;        – 30 – For more information:              Shelby Parker, Communications Officer, 705-749-5530 x 1370 or parker@flemingc.on.ca