Normandale News Jan. 19-22, 2016

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

Build Your Skills - Student Success Workshops
Room C 2120, Tutoring Center - 2nd Floor College Services Bldg. 
Join us to gain valuable tools and learn tips to become a more successful student. All students
are welcome to attend.
  • TUESDAY, JAN. 19
    Overcoming Test Anxiety:
    9-9:30am & 3-3:30pmJoin a professional EAP tutor for tips on overcoming anxiety before exams.

    Building a Thesis: 10-10:30am & 2-2:30pm
    Learn how to write an effective thesis statement for any type of essay.
    Avoiding Plagiarism: 9-9:30am & 2-2:30pm
    Learn to write papers with proper citations and tools to use when writing papers.

    Citing in MLA Style: 10-10:30am & 3-3:30pm
    Learn the fundamentals to MLA citations and resources for any paper requiring citations.

    Acing Your Math Class: 9am
    Learn how to take notes, study for exams, practice problems and how to prepare for tutoring sessions.
    Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics:
    9-9:30am & 2-2:30pm
    Learn the basics and take away useful handouts for you next writing assignment.

    Study Tips and Tricks: 10-10:30am & 3-3:30pm
    Learn study tips, how to prepare for tests, memorization techniques, and more!

    Effective Time Management: 11-11:30am & 4-4:30pm
    Learn to read your syllabus, use online or paper tools to organize your schedule, and effectively plan your schedule.
Questions? Contact Beena Cook, Tutoring Center Coordinator or email
Normandale Office of Student Life presents
Student Involvement Fair
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 10am-2pm, Garden Room - Kopp Student Center
Over 26 clubs, organizations, programs and activities to join!
For more information, call 952-358-8650 or 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, begins 1/21/16
  • 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

Student Fitness Challenge - COMMIT TO BE FIT! Monday, Jan. 25 and Friday, March 4. Earn points for working out and attending health & wellness activities, and receive prizes for your accomplishments!  Grand Prizes = Fit Bit Flex and Fit Bit Zip!
Sign up at the Activities Desk or email
Student Wellness Committee
Are you passionate about health and wellness? Join the Normandale Student Wellness Committee! The Student Wellness Committee informs the campus community about a variety of wellness topics.  Join us to plan, coordinate, and implement different wellness related events, speakers, and resources. 
  • Mondays: 2-2:45pm, in A 1555
  • Tuesdays: 1:30-2pm, in A 2556
To participate or for more information, email
Student Clubs and Orgs. Meetings
ASL (American Sign Language Club) Questions about the club?  Contact or
CSF (Christian Student Fellowship)
Mondays: 2-4pm, C 2038 and Wednesdays: 12 noon-2pm, P 2806. All are welcome!Questions? Contact or Sharon Harvey in C 3117.

Chess Club 
For more information, contact
French Club 
For more information, contact
Gay Straight Student Alliance
Questions? Contact
German Club 
For more information, contact
Juggling Club
We will be setting up new meeting times. Please fill out a new pink information sheet with your available times and days (Juggling Club bulletin board or C 3117) and submit to C3117. First six to sign-up receive a set of glow-in-the-dark juggling balls! Questions? Contact, or Sharon Harvey in C 3117.
Math Club
To see what's happening in the club or to become a member go to Questions? Contact or James Carr in C 3102.

Muslim Student Association
Friday Prayer is at 12 noon-1pm, A 1570. For more information, contact

Programming Club
For more information, contact

Student Senate
Meets Tuesdays, 2pm, K1450. Questions? Contact or call 952-358-8650.
Student Resources
Need Research Help?
Students, if any of your assignments this semester require you to do research or find books or articles, come to the Library for research assistance from a Faculty Librarian. Librarians are available Monday - Friday to help you find the credible resources needed for assignments. Drop by the Reference Desk in the Library or set up an appointment with a librarian by clicking on the link below. 

Library HoursMonday - Thursday: 7:45am - 9:15pm

Friday: 7:45am - 5:50pm

Saturday: 9am - 3:50pm


Mark Your Calendar!
  • January 18: Holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., No classes
  • January 19: Financial aid applied to student accounts begins
  • January 22: Financial aid disbursement