RCTC Student Beehive – April 3, 2019

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:
Express Advising Still Available This Week!
Spring 2019 Withdrawal Approaching
Olmsted County Family Support: Schedule Change
Financial Aid – Apply Early for 2019-20
Comment Card
UPCOMING EVENTS



EXPRESS ADVISING STILL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK!
It’s time to register for classes!  Have you met with your advisor yet as you look at enrolling in Summer and Fall classes?  Are you unsure of the classes you should be taking?  Are you having trouble reading your DARS?  The RCTC academic advisors are waiting to talk to you.  Every student at RCTC has an academic advisor or counselor, who is here to support students in their educational growth.  Students should work closely with their academic advisor or counselor so that educational goals are met. They will have walk-in hours scheduled during the following times:

  • Wednesday-Friday, April 3-5, from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Advisors will be standing by to discuss your academic plan with you.  Stop in and make sure your schedule is pointing you toward your goals! 

Can’t make it during the times above?  Make an appointment with your advisor or counselor using AdvisorTrac.  Don’t wait until your classes aren’t available.  Get ready TODAY!

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WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE APPROACHING
Please take note the withdrawal deadline for Spring Semester is approaching on April 22, 2019. The published withdrawal deadlines for short term courses that start late or end early in the semester are available on the RCTC web site. Don’t forget to talk to your advisor before you withdraw from your classes.  You can set up an appointment here!

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OLMSTED COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT – UNEXPECTED SCHEDULE CHANGE
Olmsted County Family Support and Assistance staff were scheduled on campus for Wednesday, April 3. Due to a staffing issue, the staff will instead be on campus Thursday, April 4.

Appointments times are still available for April 4th and May 9th.

To schedule an appointment, students may stop in Advising and Counseling (SS 133 -143) or call 507-285-7260.

At the meetings, students will receive information about Public Assistance programs such as:

  • Food support (SNAP)
  • Cash assistance (MFIP, GA)
  • Medical assistance (MA, MnCare, MnSure)
  • Emergency Assistance (EA)
  • and referrals to community and Olmsted County resources

FYI – Students with existing April 3 appointments have all been rescheduled or referred to the drop-ins at the 2117 building.

Nancy Nixa, Gregg Wright and Deb Vang
College Counselors

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FINANCIAL AID – APPLY EARLY FOR 2019-20
It’s time again to apply for financial aid.  Although we accept applications throughout the year, the PRIORITY DEADLINE for Fall Semester 2019 is April 15, 2019.  Students who complete their files by this deadline will have an award letter prior to the first disbursement date. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA), is the application all RCTC students are required to complete to be considered for any type of Financial Aid Grants, Work Study or Loan funding. Students must complete a new FAFSA for each year they wish to apply for Financial Aid.

We encourage all students to complete their FAFSA online. Visit FAFSA website to begin your application for financial aid.  RCTC’s Federal school code is #002373.  The application is also available in Financial Aid Office.

The Department of Financial Aid at RCTC is ready to assist you with any questions or guidance in filling out forms.  Office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 9:00am-4:30pm Tuesday.  The Financial Aid phone number is (507) 285-7271.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, April 4

  • Olmsted County Family Support and Assistance, 9:30am-2:00pm, SS134
  • Drop-In Advising/Counseling Appointments, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Advising/Counseling Center

Friday, April 5

  • Drop-In Advising/Counseling Appointments, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Advising/Counseling Center
  • Softball, MCAC Crossover Tournament, HOME, TBA
  • Softball vs. Riverland Community College, MCAC Crossover Tournament, HOME, TBA
  • Softball vs. Gogebic CC, MCAC Crossover Tournament, HOME, 10:00am

Saturday, April 6

  • Softball, MCAC Crossover Tournament, HOME, TBA
  • Softball vs. Riverland Community College, MCAC Crossover Tournament, HOME, TBA
  • Softball vs. Rainy River, MCAC Crossover Tournament, HOME, 10:00am

Sunday, April 7

  • Baseball vs. Mesabi Range CTC, AWAY, 1:00pm & 3:00pm

Monday, April 8

  • Yoga:  Mindfulness in Motion, 10:00am, CF206
    Meditation and mindfulness don’t have to only happen sitting down. When practiced mindfully, yoga postures are transformed from mere stretches into meditation in motion providing mental calm, balance, and clarity.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Career Workshop, 9:00am-10:00am, AT210
    RCTC Counselors Gregg Wright and Deb Vang will teach you how to use our SIGI3 Career Development program. All RCTC students are welcome! No advanced sign-up needed.
  • Guided Meditation: Finding Peace in the Moment, 10:00am, CF206
    Meditation can relieve stress and replace it with a dose of inner peace, greater clarity and focus. Meditating on your own may be difficult for beginners. Join us for this guided mindfulness meditation by RCTC’s own Sara Atkinson. She will guide you through a meditation and help you find a calm and peaceful state—one step at a time.
  • Live@Lunch, Cafeteria, 11:30am-12:30pm
    Join us weekly for live music every Tuesday from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Cafeteria!
  • Softball vs. Riverland CC, HOME, 3:00pm

Wednesday, April 10

  • Career Workshop, 9:00am-10:00am, AT210
    RCTC Counselors Gregg Wright and Deb Vang will teach you how to use our SIGI3 Career Development program. All RCTC students are welcome! No advanced sign-up needed.
  • Health Care Jobs and Career Fair, 10:00am-12:00pm, Heintz Center
  • Art Therapy: “The Mandala,” 12:30pm, Cafeteria
    Art therapy is a creative method of expression, using of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help you express yourself artistically. Join us Wednesday, April 10 at 12:30pm in the Cafeteria for a fun paint and sip class!  We provide you with everything you’ll need: easy step-by-step painting instructions to inspire you to create your own masterpiece. No artistic talent is necessary for art therapy to succeed!  Tea and cookies will be provided.

Intramurals information can be found on the Yellowjackets Athletics website for RCTC.

Events Coming this Semester

April 11
Career Workshop
April 12-20
Rochester International Film Festival (http://www.rifg.org/)
April 15
Ragamala: The Art of Traditional Dance
Career Workshop
April 16
Career Workshop
Live@Lunch
“Who Will Write Our History?” Film Showing
April 17
Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone
April 23
Employee Development Day – NO CLASSES
May 7-9
Destress Fest
May 9
Olmsted County Family Support and Assistance
May 13-15
Stress Relief Week
May 15
Last Day of Classes
May 16
Commencement – 6:00pm
Baseball and softball games either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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