RCTC Student Beehive – September 12, 2018

Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Athletic Activities
Open Gym
Fitness Center
Educational Planning Tools
RCTC Has Great Educational Resources
UPCOMING EVENTS – New this Year!  Check out our events category at the end of each Beehive!

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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Open gym has begun 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 website.

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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 website for more information.

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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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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 Center at (507) 285-7557 to schedule an orientation session. 

Additional Services (Available through online appointment scheduling)

Advising and Counseling Department has two locations.

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

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 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
  • On-the-job training opportunities
  • Placement information, including regular hiring events, job fairs and daily job boards. Follow us at facebook.com/rochesterwdi and https://twitter.com/search?q=Rochester%20WDI&src=typd
  • Resource Area with computers and staff to assist with resumes and online job search
  • Clothing Closet with FREE interview and work clothing

Contact Bruce Thompson at 507-292-5174 or 800-543-5627 or online at www.workforcedevelopmentinc.org to take advantage of these services.

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 7:30am-9:00pm Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-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 our 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 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. 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 the Tutoring website. Contact the tutor coordinator at (507) 280-5534.

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Thursday, September 13

  • “NEWSIES” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Student Life, Bus loads at 3:30pm.  Bus leaves at 4:00pm.  Disney’s Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres!  Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. With astounding choreography, unforgettable songs and inspirational storytelling, Newsies is a not-to-be-missed, high-energy show for all ages. Coupled with dazzling choreography, the unforgettable songs are from Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken, and include: “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York,” “Santa Fe” and “Seize the Day.”  Don’t miss this ultimate crowd-pleaser, a Minnesota Regional Premiere, nominated for 8 Tony Awards – Including Best Musical!
  • LIBRARY TOUR, 11:00am and 6:00pm

Friday, September 14

  • LIBRARY TOUR, 8:00am

Saturday, September 15

  • VOLLEYBALL vs. Anoka-Ramsey CC at HOME at 12:00pm
  • FOOTBALL vs. Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College, AWAY, 1:30pm
  • SOCCER vs. Minnesota West at HOME at 3:00pm

Sunday, September 16

  • BASEBALL vs. Gladiators Club Team, Scrimmage at HOME, 7:00pm

Monday, September 17

  • LIBRARY TOUR, 11:00am
  •  “SHOT OF REALITY” – An Alcohol Awareness Show with a Comedy Chaser, Hill Theatre, 10:00am
  • CONSTITUTION DAY – 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. http://www.constitutionday.com/
  • INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL, Sports Center Lawn, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday, September 18

  • INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL, Sports Center Lawn, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, September 19

  • “SEX, DRUGS, FINAL EXAMS” – The Misconceptions of College, Hill Theatre, 9:00am

Events Coming in September and October

Date Events in September and October
September 20: Drunk Driving Awareness in the Atrium
September 24-29: Homecoming Festivities
October 2: Touchdown Tuesday Sale in the Bookstore
October 4: Therapy Dog Thursday (every Thursday in October)
October 8: ValleyScare Tickets Available Starting Today
Old Socks Day
October 9: Overcoming Stigma:  A conversation about mental health and suicide prevention
October 10: Managing Anxiety Workshop
October 15: “The Stress Test” – Keynote Presentation, Hill Theatre, 11:00am
October 18-19: Education Minnesota Conference – NO CLASSES
October 22: MN Vikings Game Tickets Available Starting Today
October 23: Happy Hour:  The Science of Happy
Tunnel of Terror (10/23-10/31)
October 26: ValleyScare – Student Life Off-Campus Trip
October 27-November 3: Fall Children’s Play
October 31: Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga Session 1 and Session 2
Halloween Spooctacular
Soccer, Volleyball, Football and Basketball games either at home or away every week
Intramural Sports every week

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