RCTC Student Beehive – April 12, 2017


Spring 2017 Withdrawal Deadline
Summer 2017 Registration Available
Open Gym
Cap & Gown Distribution
Upcoming Environmental Science Guest Lecture Series on April 13
Book Buyback and Rental Return
RCTC Out of the Darkness Walk
Phi Theta Kappa Webinar
Art + Design Guest Speaker Series
RCTC Theatre Presents: “Peer Gynt”

April 17 is the last day to withdraw from full-term Spring Semester classes. Students unsure if they should withdraw from a course are encouraged to consult an academic advisor or counselor.

You can withdraw on the eServices site ( http://www.rctc.edu/eservices/ ) until 11pm or withdraw in person at the RCTC Admissions and Registration counter until 5pm. Students with “holds” on their record must withdraw in person.

The published withdrawal deadlines for short term courses that start late or end early in the semester is available on the RCTC web site at: www.rctc.edu/eservices/registration-deadlines.html

PLEASE NOTE:? Withdrawals do not impact a student’s GPA, but they impact a student’s completion rate and may impact your ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

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The Summer 2017 term registration window is open to all current students. You are able to register in the eServices site today! Advisors/Counselors are excellent resources to help plan your schedules. For assistance, you can contact Admissions/Records at (507) 285-7268 until 5pm. Summer Session tuition payments will be due Friday, May 5, 2017.

Best wishes for successful completion of your semester at RCTC!

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Come over to the Sports Center and participate in Open Gym! Open Gym will run through the last day of spring semester. Daily hours are Tuesdays – Fridays from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Remember you must bring your current student ID to participate. For more information, please visit our website at www.rctc.edu/studentlife/opengym.html

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Graduation Regalia will be distributed at the following locations and times starting April 17:


  • Mondays-Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Fridays from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 and 10 from 5:00pm-6:00pm

Heintz Center Commons

  • Thursdays, April 27 and May 4 from 10:00am-11:00am

Pay $13 for regalia at the Cashier’s Window.
Present your $13 receipt to the gown table.
Honors Tassels Honors based on Fall 2016 GPA.
PTK graduates see PTK Advisor for PTK tassels.

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RCTC’s Environmental Science program is pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Nilon will be presenting on Thursday, April 13 at 12:00 noon in the Hill Theatre. Dr. Charles Nilon is a Professor of Urban Wildlife Management at the University of Missouri’s School of Natural Resources and will be presenting,Environmental Justice, People, and Urban Ecology.”

Dr. Nilon’s research focuses on urban wildlife conservation and urban ecology, human dimensions of wildlife conservation, and environmental justice. Nilon and his students study how ecological and socioeconomic factors influence wildlife species composition and abundance. Dr. Nilon’s research also considers the role of nature as part of an individual’s day-to-day environment, and environmental justice issues associated with access to nature.

“Environmental Justice, People, and Urban Ecology” is free and open to the entire campus community and the public. The presentation has an interdisciplinary and cross-discipline nature for broad interest.
For further information visit http://www.rctc.edu/program/es/news_events.html.

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Join us in the Field House on Saturday, April 29 as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health at the third annual RCTC Out of the Darkness Campus Walk.

According to the 2015 College Student Health Survey, 19.8% of RCTC students report being diagnosed with at least one mental health condition within the past year and 49.4% report being diagnosed with at least one mental health condition within their lifetime. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It touches millions of lives ?people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds but the research is clear: suicide is preventable. The more people who stand up for suicide prevention and mental health, the more lives we can save. The Out of the Darkness Campus Walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and its bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate by 20 percent by 2025. To register for the walk and/or make a donation to AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) visit: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4621

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Has your hard work gotten you to a GPA of 3.4 or above? Are you interested in learning more about the opportunities you can take advantage of as a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the ONLY recognized honor society for two-year colleges with a chapter at RCTC? Learn more by participating in a webinar lead by Phi Theta Kappa staff on April 24th or 25th. Click the link to learn more: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4f049350e0c32c61cde7dc3c8da9331e

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The Art + Design Department is excited to announce our third and final guest speaker this semester,Regina Mustafa.

Speaker: Regina Mustafa
Topic: “Muslims in the Media”
Date: Monday May 1st
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Coffman 206/208

Regina Mustafa is originally from Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Multicultural Education from Winona State. Regina formed Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam (CIDI) in 2014. She currently serves on several boards and committees, including the City of Rochester’s Ethical Practices Board and Olmsted County’s Human Rights Commissions. Regina has received many awards, including the Diversity Award by the Diversity Council of Rochester; the Bridge-Builder Award by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; the Rising Champion of Justice Award by the Council on American-Islamic Relations; and Rochester’s Mayor’s Medal of Honor.

“Muslims in the Media” will explore how Muslims and the religion of Islam are commonly misrepresented in various news outlets.

  • What are the dangers of misrepresenting a world religion that has 1.6 billion followers?
  • Is there any truth to these news stories?
  • Who benefits the most from misrepresentations in the news and social media?
  • How can one find reliable information on Islam?

Please join us as we welcome Regina Mustafa to our campus to address these important topics.

For more information, please contact Catherine Egenberger at catherine.egenberger@rctc.edu.

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Come along on the journey of a lifetime! RCTC Theatre presents the classical drama “Peer Gynt” by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and directed by Ryan Underbakke. Join Peer as he embarks on a journey to discover meaning in his life. On his way, he encounters exciting and enigmatic characters such as a prophet, a goblin king, a businessman and many more as he makes his way through forests, deserts, shipwrecked oceans and into his own sanity. Directed by Ryan Underbakke in the Dynamic Theatre style, Ibsen’s classic tale comes alive as never before. Performances are Apriil 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 at 7:30pm with a matinee on April 29 at 2:00pm. Tickets: $10.00 adults $8.00 Sr Citizens 65+ and non-RCTC students. RCTC students get in free with a valid student ID. RCTC staff receive two tickets at 8.00 each. Cash or Check Only. 507-285-7200 for tickets and more information. or email Rhonda. Jensson@rctc.edu Box Office open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

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