Beehive Blog–October 19

RCTC Student Blog

Check out the following links for important RCTC information

Recently Moved?
Health Alert!
Casting Call
Hands-Free Behind the Wheel



It’s important to keep your mailing address current so you can receive essential college communications. If you have moved since your initial application to RCTC, you can update your address in person at the Welcome and One Stop Center or in eServices in the demographic information section.


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Take advantage of the two news services provided by our Student Health Services:

Calming the Buzz Therapy Group

A therapeutic group for young adults (18+) who are looking to increase coping skills, social support, confidence in social situations, and problem-solving skills. The group meets weekly here on campus and will be facilitated by licensed mental health therapists.

STI Testing Now Available in Health Services

Current students can now get confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections in Student Health Services! To receive this service, you must book an appointment.

For more information or to sign up for either service please visit the website or call 507-285-7261.

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Want to be the face of RCTC?

​While this is not a contest or America’s Next Top Model, we would like to invite many friendly faces to be the future faces of RCTC!

RCTC’s College Relations and Marketing department is looking for students for a campus photo shoot on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26. You can sign up for two hours between 8am and 5pm either day by visiting

There will be free RCTC swagger to all student participants.

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Are you putting lives at risk while illegally texting and driving? Are you a head bobber? Do you text and drive while holding the phone down low only rarely glancing up at the road? Or are you a sneak peeker? Do you check for texts at stop lights or while stuck in traffic?

Minnesota has a hands-free law in place. It is illegal for drivers to hold their devices while driving. This means no calling, texting, emailing, browsing, or posting – including while stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic.

Here’s what you can do to help keep you and everyone safe on the road:

  • Cell phones
    •  Turn off cell phones or place them out of reach to avoid the urge to dial/answer, read or send a text. If a passenger is present, ask them to handle calls/texts.
    • Set up your phone to send auto-replies stating you are unavailable to callers while you are driving.
    • If you are a passenger, speak up to stop the driver from becoming distracted.
  • Music and other controls
    • Pre-program favorite radio stations and arrange music in an easy-to-access spot.
    • Adjust mirrors and AC/heat before traveling or ask a passenger to assist.
  • Navigation
    •  Designate a passenger to serve as a co-pilot to help with directions. If driving alone, map out destinations in advance, and pull over to study a map or program the GPS.
  • Eating and drinking
    • Try to avoid food/beverage (especially messy foods) and have drinks secured.


Rochester Community and Technical College is promoting this important lifesaving message on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. We want our students to STAY SAFE!


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