RCTC Student Beehive – September 11, 2019

Check out the following links for important RCTC information: 

Please No Parking in OMC Lot!
Athletic Activities
Fitness Center
Next Week is Homecoming Week!
Education Planning Tools
RCTC Has Great Educational Support Resources
UPCOMING EVENTS



PLEASE NO PARKING IN OMC LOT!
Olmsted Medical Center is asking that RCTC students not park in their lots when going to the Heintz Center. A reminder that closer parking is available in the west parking lot, so be a good neighbor and refrain from parking on hospital property.

Thank you!

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

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FITNESS CENTER
A 3,000 square foot Fitness Center is equipped with many cardiovascular health stations and exercise equipment as well as adjacent space for free weights and weight machines for cardio equipment, circuit and weight training. The Fitness Center is located in the Regional Sports complex and is available for current RCTC students to utilize at no charge.  To use the Fitness Center, students must first read and agree to the terms and conditions, which are available on the web and will need to present a current student id and pass.  Visit the Fitness Center website for more information.

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NEXT WEEK IS HOMECOMING WEEK!
Get ready for RCTC Homecoming Week September 16-21. There are a number of events planned throughout the week. For full details, please visit our Homecoming website.

  • Monday: Video Game Madness in the HIVE Cafeteria. Back by popular demand! Student Senate Vote! All day on D2L, vote for your fellow students!
  • Tuesday: Pancake Breakfast at the Heintz Center. Free breakfast for the first 100 students! Student Senate Vote! All day on D2L, vote for your fellow students!
  • Wednesday: Club Expo! Come learn about what clubs RCTC has to offer and see if you want to get involved! Enjoy some free food and music provided by a DJ! PEP RALLY! at the Sports Center. Come enjoy free food, & pick up some spirit items!
  • ThursdayMovie in the HIVE Cafeteria. Get into the sporting spirit with “Invincible.”  RCTC Women’s Soccer at the Stadium. GO YELLOWJACKETS!!!
  • Friday: Office Spirit Wars – Judging Day! Volleyball Game in the Sports Center Performance Court
  • Saturday: Volleyball in the Sports Performance Court. GO YELLOWJACKETS!!! Pre-Game Tailgate with the Yellowjackets, Dr. Pepper and MN 97.5, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Stadium. Win a package which will include a corn hole game, fold out chair, a pack of Dr Pepper, RCTC season tickets, Yellowjackets swag and more. Bring your families! Football kicks off at 7:00pm.

Be sure to wear your YELLOWJACKET gear all week for a chance to win prizes! RCTC students get in to all sporting events for FREE with Student ID! Questions, reach out to Student Life at studentlife@rctc.edu or 507-285-7204.  Also check out our Homecoming webpage for details on all the events!

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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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RCTC HAS GREAT EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES
Settling into a routine for success is important!

Every student – from time to time – needs some assistance with academics.  Whether you’re looking for some help in a math course or you need advice about what courses to take to get your degree, RCTC provides services that assist students in achieving their educational, career, and personal goals through a variety of services and programs!

Academic Advising and College Counseling
Every student has an academic advisor or counselor, who is here to support students in their educational growth and guide them through program requirements.  Your assigned counselor or advisor appears on your schedule and on your Degree Audit Report (DARS).  Students should work closely with their academic advisor or counselor so that educational goals are met. It is very important to meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester to ensure that you receive ongoing advice regarding satisfactory academic and career progress.  Students who have concerns that cannot be addressed by their assigned advisor are always welcome to meet with a counselor.

It is very important to meet with your advisor or counselor each semester.  Bring your DARS report when meeting with your advisor or counselor.

Online Appointment Scheduling
Current students can schedule an appointment online to meet with their assigned advisor or counselor. Students enter their star ID and password.

New students contact the Welcome and One Stop Center at (507) 285-7557 to schedule an orientation session.

 Additional Services (Available through online appointment scheduling)

 Locations
Advising and Counseling Department has two locations.

  • Heintz Center H1434, (Career and Technical Advisors)
  • Main campus
    • SS133, (Advisors/Counselors, Veterans/International student services)
    • Welcome and One Stop Center, (Paula Carlsen, Path to Purple)

Questions
Please contact us at 507-285-7260.

Career Development
RCTC has many ways to help you explore careers, navigate your courses, find a job, and then land that job. RCTC Counselors can help you think through what you want to do, who you want to be, and then how to align your academic path accordingly. Please make an appointment with a counselor or stop in to browse or take advantage of a walk-in visit with a counselor or transfer specialist.  Additional information and resources are also available on our Career Resources website.

When are you are ready to find a job and prepare, the WorkForce Center, located in the Heintz Center, provides career services for students, along with a variety of employment and training programs. Services include:

  • Resume assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Skill and interest assessment
  • Short-term Career Pathway training opportunities
  • Placement information, including regular hiring events, job fairs and daily job boards
  • Clothing Closet with FREE interview and work clothing

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  Contact Workforce Development, Inc. at 507-292-5152 or 800-543-5627.

Computer Lab Services
Instructional computer labs are available to RCTC students using PC and Macintosh computers.  In addition, computers are available for student use in the Library Technology Center (LTC) at the main campus and Student Support Services Program at Heintz Center.  All students pay a per credit technology fee which entitles access to work in any of the RCTC Computer Labs or the LTC.  Without a valid student ID, a fee per day will be assessed to use RCTC computer facilities.  You may be asked to display your student ID when using computers. If while using a computer lab you find something not working, notify the lab assistant or the Technology Support Center at (507) 536-5555 or via email at tech.help@rctc.edu.

Disability Support Services
Location: Main campus, SS176
DSS offers support for disabled students.  Services include pre-admission interviews, assistance with application and registration procedures; career and academic advising; auxiliary aids and adaptive equipment; special testing arrangements; advocacy; accessibility information; and referrals to community agencies.  It is the responsibility of the individual disabled student to let his/her needs be known to the Disabilities Office.  The college will provide reasonable accommodation within the provisions set down in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA).  Contact Travis Kromminga, Director of Disability Services, at (507) 280-2968 or Anna Hanson, Disability Services Advisor, at anna.hanson@rctc.edu or by phone at (507) 292-5198 or Eric Sime, ADA Grievance Coordinator, at (507) 280-5006.

Goddard Library
Location: Main Campus, GL building
Goddard Library acquires and maintains a balanced and up to date collection of print and electronic resources.  Many library resources are available online with access from the student’s home or workplace.  Also located within the library are wireless laptop networks, a 100-station open computer lab, individual and group study spaces, and librarians to assist with your research.  Library staff and facilities are available from 8:00am-9:00pm Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday, and 1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday.  Holiday, semester break, and summer hours vary.  Additional information can be found on the Goddard Library website.

International Student Services
International Student Services includes information on visa and immigration regulations, assistance in the enrollment process, orientation to RCTC and the Rochester community, and academic advising.  A resident tuition scholarship is available for those students willing to share their home culture with RCTC and the Rochester community.  Learn more at the International Student Services website.

Multicultural Student Services
Location: Main Campus, SS135
Provides career information, academic support, and academic advising to assist minority students in achieving their educational goals. For further information, call (507) 280-3120 or visit the Advising website.

Student Support Services/TRiO (SSS)
Location: Main campus, SS159
Student Support Services provides academic advising, transfer planning, career information, workshops, cultural activities, and one-to-one peer tutoring to eligible students.  To be eligible for services, students must meet one of the following criteria: first-generation college student, low-income status or documented disability.  Contact (507) 285-7230.

Tutoring Services

  • Learning Center: We offer a joint RCTC-WSU Academic Success Center where students can go for tutoring. It provides assistance in both beginning courses such as developmental writing and advanced courses such as advanced calculus. Students who make regular use of the LC earn significantly better grades than those who do not. The Learning Center can be contacted at (507) 285-7182. For more information, visit the Learning Center website.
  • Tutoring Services: Drop-in peer tutoring is available to all students in a variety of subjects. Drop-in tutoring is located on the main campus and Heintz Center. Check out the drop-in hours on our Tutoring Center website. Contact the tutor coordinator at (507) 280-5534.
  • Tutor.com:  In addition, Tutor.com is a great resource for getting help in your studies.  Check it out today!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, September 13

  • Volleyball vs. Ridgewater, 6:30pm, Away

Saturday, September 14

  • Scholarship Award Ceremony, 9:00am, Regional Sports Center
  • Volleyball vs. MSCTC, 12:00pm, Away
  • Soccer vs. Lake Superior College, 12:00pm, Away
  • Football vs. Vermilion CC, 1:30pm, Away

Monday, September 16 – Homecoming Week

  • Video Game Madness, 10:00am-1:00pm, HIVE Cafeteria, Back by popular demand!
  • Fall General Election, Student Senate, All day on D2L, vote for your fellow students!

Tuesday, September 17 – Homecoming Week

  • Fall General Election, Student Senate, All day on D2L, vote for your fellow students!
  • Constitution Day, commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
  • Soccer vs. Viterbo, 4:30pm, Away

Wednesday, September 18 – Homecoming Week

  • Club Expo! 10:30am-12:00, Come learn about what clubs RCTC has to offer and see if you want to get involved! Enjoy some free food and music provided by a DJ!
  • Pep Rally, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Sports Center, Come enjoy free food, & pick up some spirit items!

Thursday, September 19 – Homecoming Week

  • Pancake Breakfast, Starting at 7:30am, Heintz Center, Free breakfast for the first 100 students!
  • Movie in the Hive Cafeteria, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Get into the sporting spirit with “Invincible”
  • Soccer vs. Martin Luther College, 4:00pm, Home

Friday, September 20 – Homecoming Week

  • Office Spirit Wars – Judging Day!
  • Volleyball vs. Anoka-Ramsey, 6:30pm, Home

Saturday, September 21 – Homecoming Week

  • Volleyball vs. St. Cloud Tech, 12:00pm, Home
  • Pre-Game Tailgate with the Yellowjackets, Dr. Pepper and MN 97.5. 6:00pm-7:00pm, Stadium. Win a package which will include a corn hole game, fold out chair, a pack of Dr Pepper, RCTC season tickets, Yellowjackets swag and more. Bring your families!
  • Football vs. Central Lakes – Brainerd, 7:00pm, Home

Be sure to wear your YELLOWJACKET gear all week for a chance to win prizes! RCTC students get into all sporting events for FREE with Student ID! Questions, reach out to Student Life at studentlife@rctc.edu or 507-285-7204.

For detailed information on Homecoming events, visit our Homecoming webpage.

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


Events Coming this Semester

October 17-18 Education MN Conference – NO CLASSES
October 22 WILD Game – Off-Campus Trip
November 11 Veterans’ Day – NO CLASSES
December 8 Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASSES
December 8 Vikings Game – Off-Campus Trip
Football, Soccer and Volleyball games either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week
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