Normandale News Feb. 29-Mar. 4, 2016

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

National TRIO Day/SSS Open House
Monday, Feb. 29, 9am-4pm, L 2756 - Library Bldg.
Stop by to learn more about TRIO programs, meet staff and students, and grab a snack.

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Partnership Center Open House
Monday, Feb. 29, 10am-6pm, P 0820 - Partnership Center
Thinking of transferring to MSU Mankato, Metropolitan State University or Southwest MSU? Stop by to visit with representatives and learn more about partnership baccalaureate programs offered at Normandale. No appointment necessary.

For more information, click on the link below:
Now You're Talking My Language: How to Pronounce Non-English Words When Speaking With Students
Monday, Feb. 29, 3-4pm, A 2552 - Activities Bldg.
FOR FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY. The Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to learn how to pronounce non-English words. Experts in language instruction will cover basic pronunciation guidelines.
Come learn to speak your students' languages a bit better - including American Sign Language. 
Snacks will be available.
Normandale Music Department presents
Spring Concert Series:
  JAZZ COMBO | Monday, Feb. 29 
  CONCERT BAND & JAZZ COMBO | Thursday, March 3 
  Both performances at 7:30pm, in the Lorenz Auditorium
  Performance at 7:30pm, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Ave S, Blmgtn.
All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, click on the link below:
Normandale Community College Foundation presents
Normandale Performs | Mall of America
Here's your chance to perform onstage at a Twin Cities landmark!
SIGN UP DEADLINE: Monday, Feb. 29. To sign up, email
Come and join in the fun and help support Normandale students! Showcase your talent for family and friends at the Mall of America March 19. Performers must be current or former Normandale students, faculty, staff or board members. All acts must submit: song of choice, a copy of any lyrics and be available for an audition March 14.

For more information, contact Aaron Moe at 952-358-8796.
Normandale Community College presents
7th Annual Success Day | United in Learning
Tuesday, March 1, 8:30am-6pm, Campus-wide
This free event offers over 90 sessions and is open to students, staff and the community.
Success Day features a variety of workshops, lectures and presentations that center on themes of careers, education, finance, leadership and personal issues. 

For more information, click on the link below:
Normandale Dental Hygiene Department presents
Free Dental Care and Cash!
Screening Appointments: Tuesday, March 1, 10am-4pm, S 2410 - Science Bldg.
Get paid $150 for free dental care and assist Normandale Dental Hygiene students to pass their clinical board exams. You may qualify if you have heavy tartar deposits on your teeth and it has been a long time since you have had a dental cleaning. Qualifying patients must be available for their cleaning appointment April 15-17 during clinical board exams. 

For more information, call the Dental Hygiene Department at 952-358-8608.
Normandale Reading Series presents
Caitlin Skaalrud, graphic novelist/cartoonist and publisher
Tuesday, March 1, 1pm, P 0808 - Partnership Center
Skaalrud will read and present from her graphic novel Houses of the Holy as part of the Normandale Festival of Writing. Skaalrud, a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design's comic art program, lives and works in the metro area.

For more information, contact
Normandale Department of Theatre presents
The Dining Room
By A.R. Gurney | Directed by Kathleen Bagby Coate
March 2-4, 7:30pm, Black Box Theatre - Fine Arts Bldg.
A thoughtful comedy that is funny, rueful and very moving. Performances are March 2-4 at 7:30pm. Matinee performance is March 5, at 2pm. Tickets at $10/$5 may be reserved in advance or purchased at the door. Phone (952) 358-8884 to reserve your ticket. 

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Be Your Best Self Staff Development Conference
Tuesday, March 8, 8am-4pm | Keynote Speaker Liz Nead: 9am, Lorenz Auditorium
FOR FACULTY AND STAFF ONLY. Join us to to explore the concept of Active Leadership and to hear lessons learned by our Keynote Speaker Liz Nead, a former community college student, during her adventure summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Additional sessions to choose from throughout the day. Light breakfast served at 8am, Fine Arts Foyer. 
Lunch provided at 12 noon, Garden Room - Kopp Student Center.

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 952-358-8269.
Bloomington Human Rights Commission & League of Women Voters Bloomington presents
Bridge to the Ballot - Teaching the Selma-to-Montgomery Legacy and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Tuesday, March 8, Bloomington Civic Plaza - 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Blmgtn Refreshments and Registration - 6:30pm | Screening and Panel Discussion - 7pm
Moderator: Dr. Joyce Ester, President, Normandale Community College
Panel Guests: Dr. Artika Tyner, Professor, St. Thomas University; Susan Sheridan Tucker, Executive Director, League of Women Voters Minnesota

Join us for a film screening and panel discussion with our very own Dr. Joyce Ester. This film tells the story of the courageous students, teachers and activists who led the nonviolent fight to win voting rights for African Americans in the South - one of the most significant victories in the civil rights era. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations requested.

To register, email For more information, call 952-563-4944.
Campus Wellness
Weekly Group Fitness Classes
  • Mondays: Basic Strength, 2:15-2:45pm, A 1560
                      Intermediate Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 3-4pm, A 1560
  • Wednesdays: Restorative Yoga, 2-3pm, A 1560
  • Thursdays: Beginner Vinyasa Yoga, 1-2pm, A 1560
  • 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
  • Basketball: Wed., 3-6pm, Gym, begins
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!
  • March 1: Graduation application priority deadline
  • March 1: Success Day
  • March 7-12: Spring Break
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