Normandale News Feb. 1-5, 2016

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

Actitivites Building entrance on a snowy day
Fine Arts Degree Information Session
Monday, Feb. 1, 3-4pm, F 2264 - Fine Arts Bldg.
Potential art students, and those interested in transferring into other art programs are invited to learn about AFA and AA degrees and transfer options. Refreshments served. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Normandale Art Department. For more information, email
FAFSA Completion Night
Monday, Feb. 1, 6-7:30pm, P 1802 - Partnership Center
Anyone interested is invited to get help starting and/or completing their FAFSA. All students who attend and fill out the form will be entered into a drawing to receive a $500 scholarship. All are welcome to attend. There is no charge. For more information, click on the link below.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Information Sessions
If you have the minimum requirements for membership (at least 12 credits completed at the 1000 level or above, with at least a 3.5 GPA), you are encouraged to attend an information session to find out more about the nation's largest two-year college honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. After you complete all the steps outlined at the informational meeting, you'll take part in the Induction Ceremony on Friday, February 26, 2016.
  • Monday, Feb. 1, 9-10am, 12 noon-1pm, and 3-4pm
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10-11am
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1-2pm and 5-6pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, 9-10am, 11am-12 noon, 1-2pm, and 4-5pm
  • Friday, Feb. 5, 11am-12 noon
  • Saturday, Feb. 6, 10-11am
For more information, email Linda Tetzlaff at or Matt Dempsey
TRIO/Student Support Services presents
Writing Winning Essays for Normandale Scholarships
Monday, Feb. 1, 11am-12:30pm, L 1747 - Library Bldg.
Open Lab: Get Help Writing Your First Essay Draft for a Normandale Scholarship
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 11am-12:30pm, C 3017 - College Services Bldg.
For more information, email Awale Osman at
Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement: A Fragile Coalition, 1967-1973
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7pm, Lorenz Auditorium
Presented by Dr. Christopher Lehman, Cultural Historian, Author and Professor, St. Cloud State University.

Co-sponsored by the President's Diversity Council and Normandale Black Student Alliance.
Normandale Reading Series: Brad Zellar
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1-3pm, C 1095 - College Services Bldg.
Zellar will read and present from his experimentally structured novel, House of Coates. He is a local author whose works often blur fiction and nonfiction, and are accompanied by photographs. The event is free and open to the public.  
For more information, email Alicia Conroy at
Normandale Art Department presents
Open Studio: Figure Drawing
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30pm, F 2291 - Fine Arts Bldg.
This is an open studio format where participants will work from a clothed model to develop their drawing skills and create individual works of art. This is an open studio that offers no formal instruction and requires students to bring their own drawing supplies to class. Fee is $2 per participant. Open to ages 16 and up.

Co-sponsored by Normandale Art Department and Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts.
Art Exhibition: Preserve by Aaron Dysart
On display through February 13
ARTIST'S TALK: Monday, Feb. 8, 1-2:30pm, Fine Arts Gallery
Media is wood, auto body filler and auto primer. For more information, click on the link below:
Normandale Transfer Fair
Monday, Feb. 8, 1:30-4:30pm, P 0806, 0808 - Partnership Center
More than 30 institutions will be on campus to speak with students about transfer opportunities. Be sure to sign in at the door for your chance to win a variety of giveaways! The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email
Slice of Life Event: Author William C. Moyers to Speak about Addiction and Recovery
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7-9pm, Lorenz Auditorium
Using personal experiences to highlight the power of addiction and the power of recovery, Moyers sheds light on a public health crisis that affects millions like him, touching on a number of current topics. Moyers is a best-selling author and the Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email
Employee Wellness Event: Know Your Number
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12 noon-2pm, A 2564 - Activities Bldg.
FOR STAFF ONLY. Participants will get an in-depth look at the risk factors for heart disease and will learn how to impact the risks that can be controlled. Presenter is Holly Glaubitz, StayWell representative. 

For more information, email
Campus Wellness
Weekly Group Fitness Classes
  • Mondays: Basic Strength, 2:15-2:45pm, A 1560
                      Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 3-4pm, A 1560, begins 1/25/16
  • Tuesdays: Barre, 2:30-3:30pm, A 1560, begins 2/2/16
  • Wednesdays: Restorative Yoga, 2-3pm, A 1560, begins 1/27/16
  • Thursdays: Beginner Vinyasa Yoga, 1-2pm, A 1560, begins 1/28/16
  • Fridays: Boot Camp, 12 noon-12:45pm, A 1560
Intra/Extramural Sports
  • Ice Hockey: Tues. & Thurs., 1-2:30pm, Bloomington Ice Garden
  • Soccer: Mon. & Thurs., 4:30-6pm, Gym, begins 1/25/16
  • Basketball: Wed., 3-6pm, Gym, begins 2/17/16
Open Gym
  • Volleyball: Tues., 3-6pm, Gym
  • Badminton: Tues., 3-6pm & Thurs., 2:30-4:40, Gym
Sign up at the Activities Desk or email
Mark Your Calendar!
  • February 15: Holiday, President's Day, No Classes
  • March 1: Graduation application priority deadline
  • March 1: Success Day
  • March 7-12: Spring Break