Student Beehive for September 24

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Click on the following links to learn more about these topics:

Student Success Day Survey
Graduation Application Deadline
Student Printing
Athletic Activities
Health Services
Move It! Toward Wellness Challenge
MnSure Navigators on Campus
Speak Up November 4th!
Open Mic on Wednesdays!
RCTC Food Shelf Now Open!
RCTC Dental Clinic Available to Students
Winter Service Trip to Cambodia
Glow In The Night 5K

Student Success Day Survey- with chance to win a $100 bookstore gift card!

Here is a link to a survey about Student Success Day. It is for ALL students, whether you participated or not. The survey should take about 5 minutes and you can provide your email address at the end if you want to be entered to win a $100 bookstore gift card. Please complete the survey by October 2nd at 9pm in order to be entered in the drawing.

The SSD committee thanks you in advance for helping us make future events even better.

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The Graduation application deadline for Fall 2013 is Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Students seeking to graduate should complete the application and attach a DARS audit that reads All requirements complete? before submitting it to the Admissions Office for processing. If your audit states that you are missing a requirement, please meet with your advisor or counselor ASAP for resolution. Graduation applications are available at:

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RCTC implemented student print accounting Spring Semester 2011 to promote Green conservation, help control rising printing costs, and aid in keeping student technology fees down. The following information represents RCTC’s student printing guidelines. RCTC students will receive 500 sheets/credits of paper into their print accounts at the start of each semester which can be used for either single sided or double sided (duplex) black laser printing. Currently the Library Technology Center (LTC), located on the third floor of the library, and the UCR Learning Center (AT 306), support duplex printing. RCTC is continually expanding duplex printing services throughout campus and will keep updated changes on the RCTC Student Printing webpage. Each student that logs on to a campus computer will be able to track and purchase additional sheets/credits of paper through the print management account icon on the computer desktop.

For frequently asked questions and additional details, visit the website at:

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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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At RCTC Student Health Services, we are here to assist all current students with their health, illness, and injury concerns while on campus. A registered nurse is available daily and a nurse practitioner is available weekly. Services we offer on campus include assessment and treatment of acute illness (cold, sore throat, skin rash, etc.,) physical exams for academic and athletic programs, blood pressure screening, and TB (tuberculosis) tests. Lab tests for strep throat, urinary tract infection, pregnancy, blood sugar, cholesterol, and mononucleosis are also available. We have Bandaids, condoms, and a variety of over-the-counter medications for colds, pain, and stomach problems, too. If other services are needed, we can assist with referrals to community healthcare providers.

Student Health Services is funded by the Health Service fee included in the tuition statement, so most of the services we offer are free. Yes, FREE! (There is a small fee for a few services, but most really are free.)

But that’s not all! Since we understand that students learn better when they are feeling well, at Student Health Services we don’t just care about illness, we also want students to learn how they can stay well and improve their overall health and wellness. Nutrition and physical activity challenges, health screenings, flu shots, and health-related events are just some examples of these opportunities. Look for announcements and more information in your student e-mail or on RCTC’s Facebook page.

Student Health Services is located at HS 140 in the Health Sciences building. Walk-in appointments are available, but appointments are preferred. Stop by or call us at 285-7261. Visit the Student Health Services website at for hours, services available as well as links to valuable resources.

The RCTC Student Health Services does not give excuses or notes for missing class or practice. It is the student’s responsibility to notify his/her instructor or coach if class or practice must be missed.

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Registration begins September 22. Stop by HS140, email or visit the sign-up table in the Atrium on Student Success Day, September 24. Information on the program located:

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Tuesday and 3rdWednesday of each month from 11:00am-3:00pm in AT302. MnSURE walk-in enrollment.

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On November 4th, Minnesota will elect a Governor, a U. S. Senator, and all eight of our Representatives. Midterm elections often see fewer voters at the polls, and are viewed by many as somehow less important than Presidential election years. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Lawmakers have a hand in determining everything from the price of milk and the quality of the roads you drive on to the tuition rates at colleges, the interest rates on student loans and the very existence of things like the GI Bill or the Pell Grant.

Voting is one of the most important things a student can do to have a say in the cost of higher education and the type of economic climate they will have to contend with when they graduate and move into the workforce. It is also a fundamental responsibility of being an adult and a citizen of the United States of America. Over a million Americans have given their lives in the defense of this nation and our system of government. Honoring that sacrifice by participating in the process that makes it all work is an obligation that each of us share. Please do your part and Speak Up on November 4th!

The Student Senate of Rochester Community and Technical College?will be registering voters from now until October 16. If you would like to register to vote in the upcoming elections, please visit our offices on the 4th floor of College Center (above the cafeteria), and we will help you out! If you have any questions or concerns about voter registration or the election itself, or need additional assistance of any kind, please email

A few things worth noting:

  • Registering usually only takes a minute or two.
  • If you are unsure if you are registered, or don’t know where you were last registered, just fill out a card. Whatever information you submit will be used as your current registration information.
  • As long as you will have resided in Minnesota for at least twenty days prior to the date of the election, you can register as a Minnesota voter.

If you are under the age of eighteen, but will turn eighteen by election day, you can register.

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Every Wednesday, 11:30am to 1:00pm
RCTC Third-Level Caf?

Sign up each week to sing, play your guitar, recite a poem? Express Yourself!
Sound, Video, and Lights provided by the Music Tech Club? all we are missing Is YOUR TALENT

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On behalf of RCTC Student Life, I would like to announce the GRAND OPENING of the RCTC Student Food Cupboard. As many of you know, the RCTC Campus Lions Club started an on-campus food shelf a few years ago. Due to the high student demand and strong Lions Club support, the food shelf became a widely-used?resource for many of our students. In late June, Student Life began a review of similar food shelf operations throughout the MnSCUtwo-year college system, a process that eventually led us to conduct campus visits and student, faculty, and staff meetings at Normandale Community College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, North Hennepin Community College, and Century College. All of these institutions had slightly different food shelf operations, but there were also key similarities: all of the food shelves were directly overseen by a member of the College staff; all food shelves had partnerships with external food agencies; and all of the food shelves were able to easily and concisely collect information outlining the number of visitors, average number of items received, and total visits on a daily, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.

After reviewing the practices followed by each of these Colleges, RCTC Student Life was able to create its own model to use for the operation of our Student Food Cupboard. Our goal is to provide an easily-accessible, conveniently-located, and well-stocked Student Food Cupboard and to assist our students in combatting hunger. We will work with our student users to determine which products we should carry and we are establishing a partnership with area food banks in order to appropriately stock, oversee, and manage our inventory. We will also continue to host food drives during Homecoming Week, Fan Appreciation Nights, Student Life Activities, and other events when possible.

The RCTC Student Food cupboard will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00am?4:00pm. All Student Food Cupboard openings will be posted on the Student Life Events Calendar at

I invite all of you who have a ?built-in? audience of students?faculty, coaches, counselors and advisors, Welcome Center, etc. to bring your students to the fourth floor of College Center (Room CC406) to tour our space. Additionally, I would like to extend a special note of thanks to former Campus Lions Club Advisor Joe Schlichenmeyer and student member Betty Truitt, both of whom were instrumental in the founding of our campus food enterprise and are responsible for generating much of the goodwill that surrounds this effort.

Thank you all for your support and I welcome any questions or suggestions you may have. For more information, contact Cody Pogalz at

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Want a low cost dental cleaning? Call for an appointment with the Rochester Community and Technical College Dental Hygiene Clinic!

Clinic Hours:
August December: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45-4:30pm and 5:30-9:00pm.
January May: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:30pm and 5:30-9:00pm., Wednesdays 12:45-4:30pm

The RCTC Dental Clinic is located at the RCTC Heintz Center (2nd?floor), across from OMC, 1926 College View Road, SE, Rochester, MN. Dental Insurance, Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care, etc. is accepted. All dental care is completed by student dental hygienists?and supervised by faculty consisting of licensed dental hygienists and dentists. You can expect professional courtesy and respect. Please remember the time required for appointments may vary.

Basic Clinic prices:
Adult Cleaning: $50
Child Cleaning: $32

Plus many more services!

Call (507) 280-3169 TODAY for an appointment.

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Join us at an open house:
September 11, 2:00pm-3:30pm: CF103
September 18, 3:30pm-5:00pm: CF103
September 24, 1:00pm-7:00pm: CC408? Student Success Day! Also visit our Session during the day.
We can also meet you at another time by appointment.

You?ve seen our photo on the wall in the Atrium….you’ve noticed our?posters…we’ve popped into your classes…you?ve looked at the photos?you?ve heard about our amazing awards for service, curriculum, and civic engagement , why not contact us about RCTC’s service trip to Cambodia!

When?it turns cold again and when the’snow is falling (no not in May), you might want to plan to do something?WARM?next winter breakWhy not?COME TO CAMBODIA?Spend your?winter break ?in class? while you travel, serve and?learn. Thetrip is filling up fast – contact us now about your interest. Learn more about next winter’s Cambodia trip.

American and Cambodian college students work hand in hand, providing?bathrooms?for rural school children with ourRCTC initiated One Toilet at a Time? program. Help provide safe water for rural villages. Teach conversational English workshops. Listen to the hope of the women who have survived sex-trafficking. Visit ancient temples. Craft your own service project to develop your portfolio and resume. Work on issues of human rights, child-trafficking, international development, medical &’sanitation conditions?and education, all while gaining?COLLEGE CREDITS! Now entering the 8th year of our program, our sustainable partnership with Cambodian college students has received awards for excellence from the US State Department, the MN Department of Education and internationally by the Mercy Corps.

ALSO?– We work hard, we?play hard! Try new food!Visit miles of?ancient temples, cultural sites and rural villages. Experience city life and also stay a night in a village.

During this trip of a lifetime, we will learn about?Intercultural Communication? Speech 2100 as we experience it?.together.

CAMBODIA TRIP TENTATIVE Dates:? December 26, 2014 January 11, 2015?*final dates/price will be determined once flights are locked in.

  • Transferable College Credit (Internships and Independent Study May beAvailable to You)
  • Open to all students and community members? from post-secondary to adult learners with audit or grade options. Your friends at other colleges can even go!
  • For?more?details: ?email?Lori.

REPLY QUICKLY! Our seats are filling up…only 3-4 spots are still open!

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Join us with your family and friends for a GLOW-tastic evening as runners/walkers make their way through this one of a kind course and light up Rochester. We’ve all seen Silver Lake during the day, so now let’s see it GLOWING at night!

Friday, September 26th, 7th Street NE, Rochester, MN at 7:30pm.

For more information, visit

Sponsored by RCTC Yellowjacket Football/Student Life/RCTC Foundation

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