RCTC Student Beehive – January 30, 2019

Check out the following links for important RCTC information: No Classes on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31!
Therapy Services Offered!
Change in Financial Aid for Spring Semester
Olmsted County Family Support and Assistance
Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) and Failure to Withdraw (FW)
Spring and Summer Graduates
Education Planning Tools
Student Life
Super Bowl Party

UPCOMING EVENTS



THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED!
RCTC and Zumbro Valley Health Center have partnered to provide on-site psychotherapy services to our students. Sheri Pearson, LICSW, will start accepting appointments after the first week of classes for the following days and times:

  • Mondays – 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • Tuesdays – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursdays – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Fridays – 8:00am to 12:00pm

The new therapy office is located in the Student Health Services area. To schedule an appointment, please call (507) 285-7261 or email HealthServices@rctc.edu.

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CHANGE IN FINANCIAL AID FOR SPRING SEMESTER
In general, your Financial Aid is based on the number of credits you are enrolled in, as of a “census date.”  For Spring Semester, the census date is Friday, January 18, 2019.

In the past, RCTC allowed exceptions (and adjusted Financial Aid) for students who added courses after this date.  Beginning Spring Semester 2019, Financial Aid adjustments for late registrations are no longer allowed. Courses added after the census date will NOT be considered for Financial Aid.  This restriction applies even if the course being added is required for graduation.

What can you do to ensure you receive Financial Aid for all of your credits?

  • Finalize your Spring Semester registration on or before January 18, 2019.  If you plan to take late-start courses, you must be registered for them at the beginning of the term.
  • At any time, if you are considering a change to your registration (regardless of the reason), contact your Advisor first!  We want to make sure you understand how the change may affect your academic plan and your Financial Aid eligibility.

Please let your Advisor or the Financial Aid Office know if you have questions about this change.  Best wishes for a great Spring Semester!

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OLMSTED COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE
Olmsted County Family Support and Assistance will meet with students the first Wednesday of each month during Spring Semester 2019: Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 9. Appointment times will be at 9:30 am – 2 pm.

During the meeting, the representative will share 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

To schedule, stop in Advising and Counseling (SS 133-134) or call 507-285-7260.

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FAILURE FOR NON-ATTENDANCE (FN) AND FAILURE TO WITHDRAW (FW)

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 Admissions and Records Office.

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SPRING AND SUMMER GRADUATES

Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements.  The Spring 2019 Graduation Application Deadline is February 27, 2019 and Summer 2019 Graduation Application Deadline is March 25, 2019.  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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EDUCATION PLANNING TOOLS

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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STUDENT LIFE

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. Many of the activities may also be taken as a class to earn credit toward a degree.

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 Director, email: studentlife@rctc.edu or call (507) 285-7206

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SUPER BOWL PARTY – SUNDAY

Student Life will be hosting an on-campus Super Bowl Party this Sunday (2/3)! There will be free food and the game on the big screen in the cafeteria. Please encourage your students to attend; it’s a great atmosphere to enjoy the game and meet new friends! The game starts at 5:30pm.

Reach out to Student Life Specialist, Courtney Thoreson, at courtney.thoreson@rctc.edu or 507-285-7204 with any questions.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, January 31

  • Student Success Day:  Non-Class Activities
    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 on January 31, 2019! 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.

Friday, February 1

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Bethel JV, HOME, 7:00pm

Saturday, February 2

  • Wrestling, Don Parker Open, AWAY, 10:00am
  • Men’s Basketball vs. Riverland, AWAY, 3:00pm

Sunday, February 3

  • Superbowl Party, Cafeteria, 5:00pm-10:00pm

Tuesday, February 5

  • Time Management Workshop, CF202, 11:00am-12:00pm
    Work Smarter Not Harder.  Discover how to get the most out of your time every day. This workshop offers practical techniques that can be put into practice immediately. Participants will learn how to plan and prioritize more effectively while managing interruptions and distractions.

Wednesday, February 6

  • Black Panther Film Showing, Cafeteria, 12:00pm-2:30pm
  • Women’s Basketball vs. St. Cloud Tech, AWAY, 5:30pm
  • Wrestling, Ridgewater Dual, HOME, 7:00pm
  • Men’s Basketball vs. St. Cloud Tech, AWAY, 7:45pm

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

Events Coming in February and March

February 7 Resume Roadshow
February 13 “This is Me” Fashion Show
February 14 Career Development Workshop: Get Your Career in Gear
February 18 Presidents Day Holiday-No Classes
February 21 Test with Success: Overcoming Test Anxiety Workshop
February 22 “Ebony Night”
February 27 “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 27
“I <3 Female Orgasm”
Basketball games and Wrestling matches either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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