Normandale News Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2016

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

WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2016
Normandale Music Department presents
Student Recital I
Tuesday, March 29, 2:30pm, Lorenz Auditorium
Enjoy the amazing musical talent of Normandale students. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. 
For more information, click on the link below.
Normandale Office of Admissions presents
Latino Family Night
Tuesday, March 29, 5-7pm, Kopp Student Center
First-generation college-bound students and their parents are invited to an information session to learn more about the college and available resources. A $20 application fee will be waived for attendees submitting an application for admission during the event. For more information, click on the link below or contact Karina Moreno D'Silva at 952-358-8993.
Millennials Forum
Wednesday, March 30, 10:30am-12 noon, Continuing Education Conference Center, Room 42 - University of Minnesota 
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar invites you to a forum featuring special guest, Jason Furman, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman. From navigating the gig economy to managing student loan debt, Millennials face unprecedented challenges. Join us for a discussion focused on creating policies as innovative as the Millennial Generation. During the event, Normandale President Joyce Ester will participate in a panel discussion about what Normandale is doing to prepare millennials for the jobs of today and tomorrow. 

Registration opens at 10am, attendees should park in the S104 Lot or the Gortner Avenue Ramp. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested but not required to
Cap and Gown Online Ordering Deadline
Friday, April 1, 7am-5pm
Order your Normandale cap and gown to get ready for Commencement day. Take a moment to place your order today!  It's easy - just click on the link below.
Student Survey
Normandale students are invited to take an anonymous 5-10 minute survey to help identify areas in which non-academic assistance is needed. This information will help direct students to either college or community resources. Thank you in advance for your help!  Click on the link below to take the survey. The survey will be available until April 1, 2016.
Normandale Art Department presents
Normandale Student Art Recognition & Awards Ceremony
Monday, April 4, 3-5pm, 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 3:45pm. 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-3pm, Overlook - Kopp Student Center
Join us! Free for all students. 
Normandale English Department presents
Normandale Writing Festival
Thursday, April 7, 10am-4pm, Partnership Center and Kopp Garden Room (K 0462)
Festival activities include sessions facilitated by guest writers and writing professionals, along with Normandale faculty. Featured keynote speakers are nationally-esteemed authors, Reginald Dwayne Betts and Dr. Nina Smart. The Patsy Lea Core Living Memorial Award in Creative Writing Ceremony will be presented to prize winners at 1pm in the Kopp Garden Room (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.
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!
  • 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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