Normandale News Apr. 25-29, 2016

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

WEEK OF APRIL 25, 2016
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
Student Senate presents
Night Students Open Forum
Monday, 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. 
Office of Student Life presents
Director of Student Life Candidates Open Forum
Monday, April 25, 2:30-3 p.m., P 0840 - Partnership Center Bldg.
Current students are invited to meet the candidates for the Director of Student Life position. Your participation and feedback is greatly appreciated. 
Normandale Program Board presents
Spring Fling
Tuesday, April 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., College Green (adjacent to parking ramp)
To celebrate the end of the semester, students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy free food, fun and games.Join us! Rainout location is campus gymnasium. 
Creating Futures Gala Mandatory Training for Volunteers
Tuesday, April 26, 4-5:15 p.m., S 2312 - Science Bldg.
Good news! A record number of evening volunteers signed up to help with this year's 'party of the year'. If you are one of them (or want to see what it involves), you are required to attend a mandatory training to help the event run smoothly. Refreshments will be served. Come join the fun! To RSVP, call the Foundation office at 952-358-8147. 
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
April 28-30, 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. 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:
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!
Office of Continuing Education presents
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Gymnasium - Activities Bldg.
Around the world, people will gather together to practice Tai Chi and Qigong, creating a 24 hour wave of Tai Chi. Join the celebration! One World, One Breath. The event includes group practice, demonstrations and breakout sessions. The event is free and open to the public. To register, click on the link below.
Normandale Community College Foundation presents
Creating Futures Celebration Gala
Saturday, April 30, 6 p.m., Lakes Ballroom, Radisson Blu - Mall of America
Join us for an evening of fun, excitement, moving stories and thrilling student entertainment. Proceeds directly benefit Normandale students. If you are unable to attend, donations are accepted. If you have questions, call 952-358-8147 or stop by the Foundation Office (C 2117).
Normandale Music Department presents
Spring Concert Series
  • Spring Choral Concert with Century College: May 1, 7:30 pm, Church of Saint William (6120 5th St. NE, Fridley, MN)
  • Jazz Combo: May 2, 7:30 pm, Lorenz Auditorium 
  • Student Recital II: May 3, 2:30pm, Lorenz Auditorium
  • Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble: May 5, 7:30 pm, Lorenz Auditorium 
  • Concert Choir & Vocal Ensemble: May 6, 7:30 pm, Christ the King Lutheran Church (8600 Fremont Ave. S., Bloomington, MN)
Spring Student Showcase
Friday, May 6, 1:30-3 p.m., Gymnasium - Activities Bldg.
Normandale students from a variety of academic disciplines will display research projects and experiments that they have worked on throughout the semester. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments served.
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 30: Creating Futures Celebration Gala, 6pm, Radisson Blu, Mall of America
  • May 9: Summer Semester Tuition Payment Deadline
  • May 9-13: Final Examinations 
  • May 16: Commencement
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