Normandale News Jan. 25-29, 2016

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

International Student Luncheon
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 12 noon, K 0434/K 0436
Join us to make new friends, connect with other international students and enjoy a free lunch.

Sponsored by CSF (Christian Student Fellowship).
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
Volunteer a Day of Service at Richfield Middle School
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 8:30am-12:30pm
Normandale volunteers are needed to assist leading three classes in activities to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to inspire young students to make their world a better place. Commit to the entire day or just one or two classes. To volunteer, sign up online by clicking on the link below. 
For more information, contact Gina at 952-358-8677 or email
Normandale Program Board presents
Afternoon Movie: Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2
Thursday, Jan. 28, 12 noon-2pm, Overlook - Kopp Student Center
The event is free and open to the public.
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Normandale Integrative Health Education Center presents
Winter Warm-up for Body, Mind & Spirit
Saturday, Jan. 30, 10am-12 noon, P 0806 - Partnership Center
Attend free 45-minute workshops to learn more about integrative health options including: Yoga, Healing Touch, Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga, and Applied Kinesiology.
For more information, call 952-358-8343 or 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.
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.
Lunch with Leaders: LinkedIn - How to Get a Job
Thursday, Feb. 4, 12 noon-1:30pm, Garden Room - Kopp Student Center
Normandale alumni and students are invited to learn about the benefits of LinkedIn from Mike O'Neil, a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer, a published LinkedIn author and the 10th person in the world to reach the 30,000 connection LinkedIn ceiling. Participants receive free profile photos, networking opportunities and enjoy lunch. This is a great opportunity for students to connect and network with alumni! 

Deadline to register is Jan. 28. Register using the link below.
Healthy Life Expo
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 6-7, 10am-5pm, Mpls. Convention Center
Visit the Normandale booth and see what's new, meet our staff and explore our cutting-edge programs.

Get your free admission ticket by clicking on the link below or stop by P 1820.
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

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 Clubs and Organizations Meetings
Required Spring Semester Club Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2-4pm, K 1450. It is mandatory for a representative from each student club to attend. New requirements for access to LEAD Funds and the conditions for your club to remain active will be discussed.
ASL (American Sign Language Club)For more information, contact or
CSF (Christian Student Fellowship)
Mondays: 2-4pm, C 2038 and Wednesdays: 12 noon-2pm, P 2806. All are welcome!For more information, contact or Sharon Harvey in C 3117.
French Club For more information, contact
Gay Straight Student Alliance
For more information, contact
Juggling ClubWe 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! For more information, contact, or Sharon Harvey in C 3117.
Math Club
To see what's happening in the club or to become a member go For more information, or James Carr in C 3102.

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

Programming Club
Meets Tuesdays: 12 noon-2pm, C 3017 and Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm, P 1804. For more information,

Student Senate
Meets Tuesdays, 2pm, K1450. For more information, contact or call 952-358-8650.
Now You Can Get Office for Free!
Normandale Community College offers Office 365 to all students, faculty, and staff free of charge. With Office 365, you will have access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and much more. Students, faculty, and staff also have a 1TB OneDrive. For more information, click on the link below.

Study Abroad Opportunities
Earn academic credit while experiencing the adventure and exhilaration of visiting a new place. In a very globalized world, a study abroad experience gives you an edge in the marketplace. Many companies are multinational and are looking for individuals who have a worldview and understand sensitivities regarding culture, heritage, tradition and religion. 

Are you thinking about taking advantage of one of Normandale's Study Abroad opportunities? Explore each program in depth by clicking on the link below, or contact Dan Creed at 952-358-8689 or email

Mark Your Calendar!
  • February 15: Holiday, President's Day, No Classes
  • March 1: Graduation application priority deadline
  • March 1: Success Day