RCTC Student Beehive – February 13, 2019

Add NewCheck out the following links for important RCTC information:  Monday, February 18 – NO CLASSES
Scholarship Portal Closes in 2 Days!
RCTC Theater Production: “The Christians”
Health Services
Graduation Application Deadlines
Don’t Thumb It Up Behind The Wheel
Shhhhh…RCTC Quiet Room

UPCOMING EVENTS



SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL CLOSES IN 2 DAYS
The scholarship portal to apply for RCTC Foundation Scholarships for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters is closing on Friday, February 15. Please make sure that you have completed all of the necessary steps and submitted your application. If any of the scholarships you are interested in have additional requirements, these must also be completed by February 15.

As a reminder, the portal cannot be reopened after February 15 and the Foundation cannot accept paper copies of applications.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation office at 281-7771 or send an email to foundation@rctc.edu

We look forward to seeing your applications!

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RCTC THEATER PRODUCTION: “THE CHRISTIANS”
The RCTC winter theater production is “The Christians,” by Lucas Hnath.  Performances are February 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22 at 7:30pm and February 23 at 2:00pm at Hill Theater.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for senior citizens (65+).  RCTC students get in free with a valid Student ID. General Admission only.  Call 507-285-7200 for more information.

PLOT: “Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool.  Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief.  A big-little play about faith in America–and the trouble with changing your mind.  The Christians is not a play against religion or Christianity, on the contrary, it is for people who care about and think deeply about both.”

Directed by Jerry Casper

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HEALTH SERVICES
At RCTC Student Health Services, we are here to assist all current students with their health, illness, and injury concerns while on campus.  A registered nurse is available daily and a nurse practitioner is available weekly. Services we offer on campus include assessment and treatment of acute illness (cold, sore throat, skin rash, etc.,) physical exams for academic and athletic programs, blood pressure screening, and TB (tuberculosis) tests. Lab tests for strep throat, urinary tract infection, pregnancy, blood sugar, cholesterol, and mononucleosis are also available. We have Bandaids, condoms, and a variety of over-the-counter medications for colds, pain, and stomach problems, too. If other services are needed, we can assist with referrals to community healthcare providers.

Student Health Services is funded by the Health Service fee included in the tuition statement, so most of the services we offer are free. Yes, FREE! (There is a small fee for a few services, but most really are free.)

But that’s not all! Since we understand that students learn better when they are feeling well, at Student Health Services we don’t just care about illness, we also want students to learn how they can stay well and improve their overall health and wellness. Nutrition and physical activity challenges, health screenings, flu shots, and health-related events are just some examples of these opportunities. Look for announcements and more information in your student email or on RCTC’s Facebook page.

Student Health Services is located at HS140 in the Health Sciences building. Walk-in appointments are available, but appointments are preferred. Stop by or call us at 285-7261. Visit the Student Health Services website for hours, services available as well as links to valuable resources.

The RCTC Student Health Services does not give excuses or notes for missing class or practice. It is the student’s responsibility to notify his/her instructor or coach if class or practice must be missed.

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GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINES
The Spring 2019 Graduation Application Deadline is February 27, 2019 and Summer 2019 Graduation Application Deadline is March 25, 2019.  Students seeking to graduate should complete the application and attach a DARS audit that reads “All requirements complete” before submitting it to the Admissions Office for processing.  If your audit states that you are missing a requirement, please meet with your advisor or counselor ASAP for resolution.  Graduation applications and instructions are available online.

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DON’T THUMB IT UP BEHIND THE WHEEL
Are you putting lives at risk while illegally texting and driving?  Are you a headbobber? 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?

In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, compose or send texts/emails, and access the Web on a wireless device — including when stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic. It is also illegal for drivers under age 18 to use a cell phone at any time.

This emoticon #:’-( could be what texting drivers experience after crashing, while this one  >:-(  is how texting drivers will feel after getting ticketed for “thumbing it up” behind the wheel.

Traffic crashes are the leading killer of Minnesotans ages 1-34.  Here’s what you can do to stay focused behind the wheel:

  • Cell phones — turn off cell phones or place them out of reach to avoid the urge to dial/answer or read or send a text. If a passenger is present, ask them to handle calls/texts.
  • If making/receiving a call to/from someone driving, ask them to call back when they are not 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!

TAKE ACTION TO STOP THE DISTRACTION!

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SHHHHH…RCTC QUIET ROOM
Did you know that RCTC has set aside a room for quiet meditation?  It is located in Memorial Hall (MH212).  Students are invited to use the Quiet Room whenever they’d like according to the following guidelines:

  • This space is intended for meditation or quiet reflection.
  • Respect that this is a quiet space. Please take conversation, music, game playing, electronics and any noisemakers to other locations on campus.
  • This is a cell phone and electronics free zone.
  • Bring in what you need but leave nothing behind.
  • Please keep this area clear and free of messages. There are appropriate message boards for your use located on campus.
  • Study space is available in the library. Please do not study in the Quiet Room.
  • So that all may have access to the Quiet Room, please limit your visit to no more than 30 minutes at a time.
  • General capacity should be limited to ten (10) individuals
  • Please respect each individual who uses this space.
  • Please communicate any questions or concerns via the comment cards.

If you haven’t already visited the Quiet Room, come check it out.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 14

  • Get Your Career In Gear: A Career Development Workshop, AT210, 11:00am
    Learn how you can become more competitive in the marketplace through a wide variety of helpful resources to help you improve your job-seeking skills and career development strategies.
  • “The Christians,” (RCTC Winter Theater Production), Hill Theater, 7:30pm
    PLOT: “Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool.  Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief.  A big-little play about faith in America–and the trouble with changing your mind.  The Christians is not a play against religion or Christianity, on the contrary, it is for people who care about and think deeply about both.”

Friday, February 15

  • “The Christians,” (RCTC Winter Theater Production), Hill Theater, 7:30pm
    PLOT: “Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool.  Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief.  A big-little play about faith in America–and the trouble with changing your mind.  The Christians is not a play against religion or Christianity, on the contrary, it is for people who care about and think deeply about both.”

Saturday, February 16

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Ridgewater, AWAY, 1:00pm
    Men’s Basketball
    vs. Ridgewater, AWAY, 3:00pm
  • “The Christians,” (RCTC Winter Theater Production), Hill Theater, 7:30pm
    PLOT: “Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool.  Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief.  A big-little play about faith in America–and the trouble with changing your mind.  The Christians is not a play against religion or Christianity, on the contrary, it is for people who care about and think deeply about both.”

Sunday, February 17

  • Softball vs. Gogebic CC, RCTC Early Bird Tournament, HOME, 1:00pm
  • “The Christians,” (RCTC Winter Theater Production), Hill Theater, 7:30pm
    PLOT: “Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America–and the trouble with changing your mind. The Christians is not a play against religion or Christianity, on the contrary, it is for people who care about and think deeply about both.”

Monday, February 18

  • President’s Day Holiday:  NO CLASSES

Wednesday, February 20

  • Women’s Basketball vs. MSCTC, HOME, 5:30pm
  • Men’s Basketball vs. MSCTC, HOME, 7:30pm

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

Events Coming this Semester

February 21 Test with Success: Overcoming Test Anxiety Workshop
RCTC Theater Production: “The Christians”
February 22 Black History Month: “Ebony Night”
RCTC Theater Production: “The Christians”
February 23 RCTC Theater Production: “The Christians”
February 27
Black History Month: “Hidden Figures” Film Showing
March 4
“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines”
Documentary Screening & Discussion
March 8
International Women’s Day: “Heroines of History”
March 11-15
Spring Break – No Classes
March 20
Employee Development Day – NO CLASSES
March 27
“I <3 Female Orgasm”
April 1
Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga
April 2
Guided Meditation:  Finding Peace in the Moment
April 8
Yoga:  Mindfulness in Motion
April 10
Art Therapy:  “The Mandala”
April 15
Ragamala: The Art of Traditional Dance
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 13-15
Stress Relief Week
May 15
Last Day of Classes
May 16
Commencement – 6:00pm
Basketball games and Wrestling matches either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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