Normandale News Apr. 18-22, 2016

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

WEEK OF APRIL 18, 2016
STEM Club presents
Water Rocket Contest
Wednesday, April 20, 3 p.m., K 0434 - Kopp Student Center
Curious? Join us to have a blast! 
Normandale Economics Institute, Phi Theta Kappa & Normandale Business Club present
4th Annual Financial Literacy Event
Thursday, April 21, 9:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m., Garden Room - Kopp Student Center
Mike Vraa, Managing Attorney at HOME Line, a renter's rights agency, will speak at 9:30 a.m. about renter's legal rights, what landlords are looking for in a tenant, and what to do if you have issues with your landlord.Patrick Furlong, Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise, will speak at 12:30 p.m. on dollar cost averaging, as well as saving and budgeting. By breaking financial goals down into doable steps, Patrick helps take the uncertainty out of planning for your financial future.
Ethiopian Cultural Event
Thursday, April 21, 2-4 p.m., Lorenz Auditorium
Enjoy cultural dancing and free refreshments. Sponsored by Ethiopian Student Association. 
Office of Student Life presents
Director of Student Life Candidates Open Forum
April 21, 22 and 25, 2:30-3 p.m., P 0840 - Partnership Center Bldg.
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the Director of Student Life position. Your participation and feedback is greatly appreciated. 
Student Senate presents
Night Students Open Forum
April 21, 4-6 p.m. and April 25, 2-4 p.m., K 4034/0436 - Kopp Student Center
Are you ready to have your voice heard? Stop by to visit with representatives from Normandale Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa and Normandale Program Board. 
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
Phi Theta Kappa presents
Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive
Monday April 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Parking Lot 1 - College Services Bldg.
Donate blood and save lives in your community. Register inside the main entrance of the College Services Building. All presenting donors receive a free t-shirt.

To sign-up, click on the link below and enter sponsor code 0509, call Debra at 651-332-7170 or email
Normandale Program Board presents
Spring Fling!
Tuesday, April 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., College Green (adjacent to parking ramp)
Enjoy food, fun and games! Free admission. Rainout location is campus gymnasium. 
Normandale Program Board presents
Spring Dance
Friday, April 29, 7-11 p.m., Overlook - Kopp Student Center
Have fun with fellow students, and get your end-of-the-year party on!
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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