RCTC Student Beehive – January 29, 2020

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:  Student Success Day – January 30, 2020!  Don’t miss it!

Student Success Day – TOMORROW
Black History Events
Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) and Failure to Withdraw (FW)
Education Planning Tools
Spring and Summer Graduates
Student Life
Outstanding Educators Named

Student Success Day (SSD) is an opportunity to connect with friends, faculty and staff while attending sessions designed to help you succeed at RCTC and beyond! Mark your calendars; Student Success Day returns TOMORROW! Don’t miss this FREE one-day event designed just for you! All activities will take place on Main Campus and the Sports Center Field House.

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Bring your class! Read aloud from a passage of your favorite writings from an African or African American author. Invite students, someone that you know from the community, faculty and staff at RCTC – all can participate. The readings for should be less than five minutes. Days and times are Monday, Feb 10th and Thursday, Feb 13th from 9:30a​m – 12:30pm in the Reading Lounge of the RCTC Goddard Library. President Boyd will be our opening speaker/reader for Monday, February 10th at 9:30am. For more information on this nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature:


What books are good to read?
It’s a sign of the success of programs like the African American Read-In and other campaigns to support diverse authors that the answer to this question is slowly growing each year. Here are some booklists from previous years that might spark your interest, but these are by no means comprehensive.

One important note to consider: the African American Read-In was started specifically to create a bigger audience for African American authors. So, in the spirit of supporting this core mission, these booklists do not include texts that feature African American characters but that are written by African American authors.

 What do you do at this African and African American Read-In?

  • Texts written by African or African American authors are shared.
  • Participants either listen to or provide the readings.

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Instructors may assign students the grades of FN and FW.  The grade designations are for students who never attend a class and students who stop attending a class during the semester but do not officially withdraw.  These grades carry the same weight as a failing grade (F).  Withdrawals from courses where students were assigned an FN or FW cannot be made using the eServices site.  If students are assigned an FN or FW grade prior to the end of the withdraw date for a course, they can still elect to withdraw but must do so in person at the Records and Registration Office.

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Remember to use these very valuable tools to assist you and your advisor/counselor in schedule planning for accurate and timely degree completion at RCTC:

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Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements.  The Spring 2020 Graduation Application Deadline is February 26, 2020 and Summer 2020 Graduation Application Deadline is March 23, 2020.  You can find the Graduation application online. Accurate and complete DARS Audits must be attached to the application.  You can access your DARS Audit through the eServices site.

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The RCTC Student Life program gives students the opportunity to expand their education beyond the traditional classroom. Students who get involved in extracurricular activities tend to do better in the classroom than those who don’t get involved. Major employers across the nation look for “leadership skills” in prospective hires and being involved with RCTC’s chartered student organizations will give you the opportunity to gain these skills first hand.  In a two-year college, many of the students involved in an activity graduate each year. This means that the opportunity for a freshman to immediately become active is much greater than in a four-year college.

RCTC students can attend sporting events, concerts and theatre productions free of charge. All RCTC sponsored events are alcohol and drug free.

Check out what is going on with Student Life.  For further information on student activities, contact the Student Life Coordinator, email: studentlife@rctc.edu or call (507) 285-7206.

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Congratulations to Gayla Winslow (Nursing Instructor) and Karin Wright (Communication Instructor) for being selected as this year’s recipients of the RCTC Outstanding Educator Award. They were nominated by faculty, staff, and students. Gayla and Karin will be recognized at the Board of Trustees Awards luncheon in St. Paul. They have submitted their proposals for consideration of the MinnState’s BOT Award for Excellence in Teaching. Winners will be announced at the luncheon. Congratulations and Good Luck!

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Thursday, January 30

  • Student Success Day, 8:00am-1:00pm, Atrium
    Student Success Day (SSD) is an opportunity to connect with friends, faculty and staff while attending sessions designed to help you succeed at RCTC and beyond! For more info on Student Success Day check out the SSD webpage.

Saturday, February 1

  • Wrestling, Harper Open, 9:00am, Away
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Ridgewater, 2:00pm, Away

Wednesday, February 5

  • Slavery is Brought to America Trivia, 11:00am-12:30pm, The Hive (3rd Floor College Center)
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Western Technical College, 7:00pm, Home

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

Events Coming Spring Semester

February 10, 2020 Black History Month – African American Read-In
February 11, 2020 Resource Ready
February 12, 2020 Movie in the Hive – “Harriet”
February 13, 2020 Black History Month – African American Read-In
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
March 9-13, 2020 Spring Break – NO CLASSES
Men’s Basketball, and Wrestling competitions either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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