Normandale News Apr. 4-8, 2016

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

Normandale Art Department presents
Normandale Student Art Recognition & Awards Ceremony
Monday, April 4, 3-5 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery | Exhibit on Display Through April 21
Join us for a recognition and awards presentation of selected works by Normandale students. Student Awards will be presented at 3:45 p.m. The mixed media exhibit is made up of over 200 works including ceramics, sculpture, design, fused glass, painting, drawing, digital media, printmaking and photography. Refreshments served. All are welcome to attend. 
For more information, email
Normandale Program Board presents
Film Presentation: Star Wars - The Force Awakens
Tuesday, April 5, 12 noon-3 p.m., Overlook - Kopp Student Center
Join us! Free for all students. 
Normandale English Department presents
Normandale Writing Festival
Thursday, April 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Partnership Center and Kopp Garden Rooms (K 0462)
Hear nationally-esteemed speakers and authors Reginald Dwayne Betts at 11-11:50 a.m. and Dr. Nina Smart at 12-12:50 p.m., in Room K 0470 of the Kopp Student Center. Festival activities include sessions facilitated by guest writers and writing professionals, along with Normandale faculty. The Patsy Lea Core Living Memorial Award in Creative Writing Ceremony will be presented at 1pm in K 0462. The ceremony includes readings by students and authors Bill Meissner and Rachel Moritz. The Writing Festival is free and open to the public. For more information, click on the link below.
TRIO Student Support Services Accepting Applications
Application Deadline: April 8
Normandale TRIO - SSS program provides services that are are free to low-income, first generation college students, and individuals with disabilities. Take advantage of individualized one-on-one success coaching, academic skill-building workshops, and cultural, educational and social engagement opportunities. Applications are available in Room L 2756. For more information, stop by L 2756, call 952-358-9309 or
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.
Now until April 15
  • 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
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.
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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