Normandale News Apr. 11-15, 2016

By Information collected from submissions, and through postings on Normandale's website

WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2016
Normandale Center for Experiential Education & Leadership Through Service presents
National Volunteer Week - April 11-15
Volunteer Week activities are open to all Normandale students, faculty and staff. For more details or to sign up to volunteer click on the link below.
Monday, April 11
  • Shoe Donation for Campus Cupboard: Donate shoes in any condition to benefit Campus Cupboard. Donation bins available until 12 noon, April 15. Locations: C 1066, A 2503 and K 1425
Tuesday, April 12
  • Play Bingo with Martin Luther Nursing Home Residents: Meet to carpool to at 1 p.m. in C 1066
Wednesday April 13
  • Shoe Sale for Campus Cupboard: Buy a pair of like-new shoes for $5! Location: College Services Parking Lot. Look for the big turquoise bus. All proceeds go to Campus Cupboard.
Thursday, April 14
  • Campus Clean Up: Volunteer for any amount of time to pick up trash outside Normandale. Volunteer individually or with a group. Location: Meet in C 1066.
Friday, April 15
  • Shoe Donation Sorting: Help sort shoes donated to benefit Campus Cupboard. Location: K 1450
Normandale Business Club presents
Leadership Presentation with Rodney Vucenich, Wells Fargo Senior Financial Advisor: A Career in Finance and Business
Tuesday, April 12, 3 p.m., K 1450 - Kopp Student Center
Learn more about the best education and career track to choose for employment in the field of business and finance. Get advice and your questions answered. Free pizza served. All are welcome to attend. 
For more information, email
Normandale Global Studies Committee presents
Normandale Travel Fair and Study Abroad Event
Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Outside the Campus Store - Kopp Student Center
Learn about short term and full semester travel opportunities to the following countries: Hong Kong, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Dominican Republic, Hawaii and Iceland. Scholarship and financial information will be available. Join us! 
For more information, email
Normandale Music Department presents
Student Recital
Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Lorenz Auditorium
Enjoy the incredible musical talent of fellow students. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click on the link below. 
Need $2,000 Per Semester? Apply for a Finish Line Grant!
Application Deadline: April 17
Will you be graduating at the end of Fall '16 or Spring '17 semester? If yes, then you should apply for a Finish Line Grant. You could be eligible for up to $2,000 per semester! Sponsored by Normandale Finish Line Program. To apply, click on the link below.
Normandale Department of Theatre presents
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Music and Lyrics by William Finn | Book by Rachel Sheinkin | Directed by Paul R. Coate
Conceived by Rebecca Feldmann | Addl. Material by Jay Reiss
Opens April 21, 7:30 p.m., Premanand Theatre
This Tony Award-winning musical comedy is the story of six young middle schoolers in the throes of puberty competing for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Performances are April 21-23, 28-30 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee is April 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets at $10/$5 may be reserved in advance or purchased at the door. Phone (952) 358-8884 to reserve your ticket. 

For more information, click on the link below:
Apply for the Leadership Through Service Program
Application Deadline: April 22, 4:30 p.m., C 1066 - College Services Bldg.
Leadership through Service is a 12-month program. Members volunteer five hours per week with off-campus community agencies and commit to spending approximately two hours per week in on-campus volunteer opportunities. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to each member upon program completion and an additional $500 LTS scholarship is awarded to two cohort members each semester. Sponsored by Normandale Center for Experiential Education. To download an application, click on the link below.

For more information, stop by C 1066, call 952-358-8119 or email
Campus Wellness
Weekly Group Fitness Classes
  • Mondays: Basic Strength, 2:15-2:45 p.m., A 1560
                      Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 3-4 p.m., A 1560
  • Wednesdays: Restorative Yoga, 2-3 p.m., A 1560
  • Thursdays: Beginner Vinyasa Yoga, 1-2 p.m., A 1560
  • Fridays: Boot Camp, 12 noon-12:45 p.m., A 1560
Intra/Extramural Sports
  • Ice Hockey: Tues. & Thurs., 1-2:30 p.m., Bloomington Ice Garden
  • Soccer: Mon. & Thurs., 4:30-6 p.m., Gym
  • Basketball: Wed., 3-6 p.m., Gym, begins
Open Gym
  • Volleyball: Tues., 3-6 p.m., Gym
  • Badminton: Tues., 3-6 p.m. & Thurs., 2:30-4:40 p.m., Gym
Sign up at the Activities Desk or email
Mark Your Calendar!
  • April 18: Fall registration begins - current students
  • April 30: Creating Futures Celebration Gala, 6pm, Radisson Blu, Mall of America
  • May 9-13: Final Examinations 
  • May 16: Commencement
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