RCTC Student Beehive – February 5, 2020

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Scholarship Portal Closes Next Week
Black History Month Events
Student Government Spring Election
RCTC Lecture Series
Athletic Activities
Open Gym
Equity and Inclusion Resource Center
Shhhh… RCTC Meditation Room
RCTC Lactation Rooms

The RCTC Foundation’s scholarship portal is still open, but will close next week on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 4:00pm! Please apply if you want to be considered for a scholarship from the Foundation. Check out the Scholarship Portal today! It is important to remember that these scholarships will be for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 and the portal will not open again until later this year.

Please call the Foundation office at 281-7771 with any questions.

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Please be aware of all the BHM activities available on campus this month. The Student Life calendar has been updated, please take a look here: https://www.rctc.edu/apps/events/displaycal.cfm

The theme of the month is A Journey Through Time.

Week One: Slavery is Brought to America

  • ​Mon, Feb 2nd: Documentary 11:00am in the Hive “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North”
  • Wed, Feb 5th: Black History Month Trivia Bowl 11:00am-12:30pm

Week Two: The Abolitionist Movement

  • Mon, Feb 10th- Documentary 11:00am in the Hive “The Abolitionist”
  • Wed, Feb 12th- Film Screening 11:00am in the Hive “Harriet”

Week Three: Civil War in America

  • Tues, Feb 18th- Documentary 11:00am in the Hive “Roots of Resistance: The Story of the Underground Railroad”
  • ALL WEEK: Campus Door Decorating Contest

Week Four: Post Slavery in America

  • Mon, Feb 24th- Documentary 11:00am in the Hive “Eyes of the Prize: America’s Civil Rights​ Movement”
  • Wed, Feb 26th- Zuzu Acrobats Noon at Hill Theatre
  • Fri, Feb 28th- Ebony Night 5:00pm at the Hive (Fashion Show, Poetry, Dancing

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Applications are now open for students to run in the 2020 Student Government Spring General Election​. If you are a student who is passionate about making a change at RCTC, would be a great leader, or is looking for an out of class learning experience, please apply! Additional details including the Intent to Run form can be found here: https://www.rctc.edu/studentlife/student-government/spring-election/  Applications close March 13. ​​​

​Questions? Contact Travis Rutt at travis.rutt@rctc.edu.

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Rochester Community and Technical College is excited to announce the launch of its new lecture series which began in January and will run through April 2020.

This is the first of a four-part lecture series where RCTC faculty are sharing their expertise and experiences in an array of topics from music to public service.  All series events are free and open to the public and include light refreshments following the program.

For additional information and series updates, please visit www.rctc.edu/lectureseries.

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Support the intercollegiate athletic teams at RCTC!  Check the athletics site for upcoming home games. It’s free to attend the games with your stinger ID!

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Open gym began during the Fall Semester and runs through the last day of the Spring Semester. Daily hours are from 10:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday if supervision is available. For additional information, visit the Open Gym website.

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Mark your calendars for the opening of the Equity and Inclusion Resource Center on February 19th – 3rd floor of the College Center building.  Thank you, Chao Mwatela, for all your work getting this center up and running.

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Did you know that RCTC has set aside a room for quiet meditation?  It used to be located in Memorial Hall (MH212) but with the upcoming demolition of Memorial Hall, the Meditation Room has moved to SS201 temporarily until a more permanent location can be remodeled.

Students are invited to use the Meditation 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 Meditation Room.
  • So that all may have access to the Meditation Room, please limit your visit to no more than 30 minutes at a time.
  • Please respect each individual who uses this space.

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

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Are you in a need of a lactation room?  RCTC has two rooms available.  They can be found at the following locations:

  • Health Services Building:  HS150
  • Heintz Center:  H1312

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Saturday, February 8

  • Wrestling, Don Parker Open, 9:00am, Away
  • Men’s Basketball vs. St. Cloud Tech, 3:00pm, Away

Monday, February 10

  • African American and African Read-In, 9:30am-12:30pm, Reading Lounge in the Goddard Library
    Come to the Reading Lounge of the RCTC Goddard Library and join us for our African-American and African Read-In to celebrate Black History Month. President Boyd will be our opening speaker/reader for Monday, February 10th at 9:30 am. 
  • Caucus Tabling, 11:00am-1:00pm, The Hive (3rd Floor College Center)
    This event will provide awareness of the upcoming caucus and the importance it has on the school community.

Tuesday, February 11

  • Resource Ready, 2:00pm-2:55pm, HS136
    How do you know what you need to be successful? If there was one thing that you need for support at RCTC, what would it be? Who do I ask and where do I start? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during this workshop. Attend and learn one or more resources that can help you right now.  Food will be provided.

Wednesday, February 12

  • Movie in the Hive “Harriet,” 11:00am-1:00pm, The Hive (3rd Floor College Center)
    Come enjoy the movie “Harriet” and some snacks in the cafeteria to celebrate Black History Month.  
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Riverland, 7:30pm, Home

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

Events Coming Spring Semester

February 13, 2020 Black History Month – African American Read-In
Art Gallery Exhibit and Reception
February 13-15, 2020 Winter Theatre Production: “The Siegel”
February 17, 2020 President’s Day – NO CLASSES
February 18-21, 2020 Door Decorating
February 20-22, 2020 Winter Theatre Production: “The Siegel”
February 25, 2020 Precinct Caucus – NO CLASSES AFTER 6:00pm
February 26, 2020 Zuzu African Acrobats
February 27, 2020 LECTURE SERIES: Peace Corps on Three Continents
February 28, 2020 Employee Development Day – NO CLASSES
Ebony Night
March 3, 2020 Relationships and Success
March 9-13, 2020 Spring Break – NO CLASSES
March 24, 2020 Building Leadership
March 26, 2020 Spring Choral Concert
March 31, 2020 LECTURE SERIES: Water Stories: A Discussion of Rochester’s Most Precious and Vulnerable Natural Resource
April 7, 2020 Employee Development Day – NO CLASSES
April 14, 2020 Stress Management
April 23, 2020 LECTURE SERIES: Poetry Reading by Scannell McCormick for National Poetry Month
April 23-25, 2020 Spring Theatre Production
April 28, 2020 Scholarship Award Ceremony – Graduating/Transferring Recipients
April 30-May 2, 2020 Spring Theatre Production
May 5, 2020 Student Creativity Recital World Drum Ensemble
May 9, 2020 Spring RCTC/RCB Combined Band Concert
May 12, 2020 Student Creativity Recital World Drum Ensemble
May 13, 2020 Spring Semester Ends
May 14, 2020 Commencement – 6:00pm in the Regional Sports Center
Men’s Basketball, and Wrestling competitions either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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