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Rice Lake Activities

Clubs & Organizations

American Institute of Architects - Wisconsin Club (AIA-Wisconsin)  - Advisor:  Deborah Kutrieb
The AIA Club is open to any student currently enrolled in the Architectural Commercial Design program. The AIA Club offers students an opportunity to network and learn with Wisconsin architects by attending regional meetings and the annual AIA Wisconsin convention.  The AIA Club also takes field trips to visit interesting architectural buildings, sustainable buildings, construction sites, innovative architectural firms, and facilities that manufacture architectural products.  Join us!

Business Professionals of America (BPA)  - Scott Elza / Jack Haines
Business Professionals of America is a national student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and is for any student currently enrolled in a business, office, or business education course or program in a secondary or post-secondary institution. The purpose of BPA is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) Advisor: Aleesha Drost
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) works to enhance and unify the campus community by providing a variety of entertainment and co-curricular programming.  CAB is a subsidiary organization of the Student Senate and its membership is open to all students.  CAB members gain valuable experiences in selecting, contracting, planning, and promoting events.  CAB values:  the image of CAB and producing quality events; the talents and gifts of our committee members; the ability to develop leaders and enhance individual skills; and the diversity and ideas of all members of the campus community.

Chess Club Advisor: Lynda Rassbach
The Chess club is an extracurricular club that meets regularly to learn, teach and play chess.  The group also works to promote critical thinking  and logic through social activities that center around chess and other table-top games.  The atmosphere is casual, and the competition is friendly!  Membership is open to all students and staff at WITC. 

Computer Club Advisor: Mike Miller
This club is open to all WITC students not just those enrolled in IT programs. The purpose of this club is to promote the advancement of computer skills within the WITC community of staff and students.

The club members staff the Computer Repair service, which is available to staff or students needing computer services at no charge. The club also hosts weekly computer gaming competitions during the activities hours. Each spring the club organizes field trips to area network operations centers and other interesting locations.

Cosmetology Club Advisor: Jolie Losey
The Cosmetology Club is for students enrolled in the Cosmetology program.  Club activities include:  INSalon student competition/Hair show in St. Paul MN, Skills USA competition in Wi. Dells and the Student Hair Show.  The Cosmetology Club also assists in raising funds for the Scholarship Foundation as well as Operation Santa Claus.

Early Childhood Association    Advisor: TBA
The ECA offers Early Childhood Education and Pre-ECE program students opportunities to organize or participate in community events for children and families, attend professional conferences, take part in fundraising activities, and learn to be advocates in the field of Early Childhood Education.

The Gay Straight Alliance Group Advisor: Kathy Doe x 5416
The Gay Straight Alliance Group at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) is a chapter organization of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).  The purpose and mission of our group is to foster, develop and maintain the safety and respect of all students regardless of their sexual orientation.  We believe that education is the key to breaking down those barriers that promote an atmosphere of intolerance cruelty and violence.  We will advocate for the acceptance and equality of all.  Club meetings include:  training, advocacy discussions and networking with community members.

Skills USA (VICA)  -  Advisor: Todd Larson
The purpose of this club is to prepare students who are high performance workers currently enrolled in technical education for tomorrow's workplace. They participate in teamwork, leadership, and character development activities. VICA emphasizes total quality of work, superior work skills, lifelong education, pride and dignity of work.

Students enrolled in the, Welding, and Automotive programs also participate in Skills USA.

Telecommunications Technologies Organization (TTO)   -    Advisors: Paul Kostner Mark Loehlein
The purpose of the Telecommunications Technologies Organization is to administer and coordinate all activities among the students in the Telecommunications Technologies program. TTO participated in the WSTCA Conference, MTA Conference, and SCTE Conference. At the WITC-Rice Lake Campus, students in TTO assisted with donations to Santa’s Helpers, the Haiti Relief fund, and the National Association of Home Builders. In addition, members organized WITC’s Sno-Daze indoor ice fishing and minnow race contests, the clubs annual TTO ice fishing contest, and played several basketball games against Barron County’s Special Olympics basketball team, with all proceeds going to Special Olympics.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)  - Advisor: Dave Shipley
The purpose of this club is to acquaint students with the parent club and what the parent clubs do. NAHB also raises money for field trips or events. This year the club is planning a field trip to the Glensheen Manor in Duluth, Minn., and also to the University of Minnesota Testing Facility.

Nursing Club - Advisor: Marge Jost
This club is open to anyone with an interest in nursing and health care. The members register with the National Student Nurses Association, which allows members to network with student nurses nationally. In addition to participating in projects which benefit our community, we try to have either an interesting educational program each month or a guest speaker. Our state convention is held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Join us! 

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) - Advisor: Mari Jo Ulrich,
SOTA is open to all students enrolled (full- or part-time) in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at WITC. As a SOTA member, you will:

Student Senate   -  Advisor: Aleesha Drost
The Student Senate is the students’ voice of WITC Rice lake.  Our mission is to represent the interests of all students and encourage them to be involved on campus.  We work with fellow students, faculty, staff and administration to promote “Learning First”, create a student-centered environment, and serve as decision makers regarding various issues on campus.  The Student Senate is comprised of two student representatives from each program and “Member at Large” positions that are open to all currently enrolled students. 

Veterans Club Advisors: Aaron Staut and Cheryl Pich
The WITC Rice Lake Veterans Club is open to the WITC community including students who are veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, National Guard members, non-veterans, as well as staff and faculty with military affiliations or interest in supporting student veterans.

The Rice Lake Veterans Club was created to provide networking, educational and fellowship opportunities for student veterans and those who support them. The Veteran Club maintains a commitment to veteran advocacy on campus and in the community. Service is a strong value among members of the Veteran Club. Giving back to the community through service projects and fundraising is a top priority for the club.

Wisconsin Collegiate DECA  -  Renelle Gill
Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.

Intramural Sports
Men's and women's intramural sports including:  softball, flag football, volleyball and basketball.