Normandale News November 14, 2016

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

Normandale Art Department presents
Art Exhibit: "O Pioneer" (photography) by Arica Roe
November 14-December 16, Fine Arts Gallery
Artist Talk with Arica Roe
Monday, Nov. 21, 1-2 pm, Fine Arts Gallery
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Questions? Contact For more information click on the link below.
Normandale Tutoring Center presents
Test Anxiety Workshop
Offered twice: Monday, Nov. 14, 2-2:50 pm, C 1020 - College Services Bldg. or Thursday, Nov. 17, 12 noon-12:50 pm, F 2235 - Fine Arts Bldg.
Join us to find out what test anxiety is and what causes it. Learn how to control test anxiety and how to change your attitude and perspective about it. Sponsored by the Normandale Advising & Counseling Department.

For more information, contact Kristen Cooper, Normandale Counselor, at 952-358-8807 or email
Normandale Blood Drive
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 9 am-2 pm, Memorial Blood Mobile - Partnership Center Parking Lot
Donate your blood for those who are in need. To sign up, go to and enter sponsor code 0509, contact Debra at 651-332-7170 or email This event is sponsored by the Service Committee of Phi Theta Kappa in partnership with the Memorial Blood Center.
Artist Talk with De'Andre Avaloz
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 10:30 am, Garden Room - Kopp Student Center
Hear Avaloz share his experiences photographing the homeless and the motivation behind the project.
Shoe Sale to Benefit the Campus Cupboard
Thursday, Nov. 17, 12 noon-2 pm, Big Blue Bus - Parking lot, College Services Bldg.
Adult shoes $5; kids shoes $2. All types of shoes available: dress shoes, boots, athletic shoes, sandals, etc. For more information, call 952-358-9074, email, or stop by The Center for Experiential Education in C 1066. 
Student Health Expo: "Beating the Winter Blues"
Monday, Nov. 21, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, Garden Room - Kopp Student Center
Approximately 20 local organizations and departments that specialize in different areas of personal health and well-being will be on campus to help educate, provide resources and expertise on all areas of well-being. Stop by for free health assessments, giveaways, and great resources to assist you in improving your holistic well-being!

For more information, contact Aimee Bolton at
Normandale Diversity Center Grand Opening
Monday, Nov. 21, 2-4 pm, Normandale Diversity Center - 2nd Floor, Kopp Student Center
Join us to celebrate the opening of a new campus space dedicated to nurturing a sense of belonging, promoting healthy dialogue, and providing educational opportunities that strengthen the multicultural fabric of the Normandale community. The new Normandale Diversity Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Kopp Student Center, adjacent to the Campus Store.

For more information, contact Jeannette Sanchez at
Clothes Drive for the Homeless
Were you inspired by the "Stand by Me" photo exhibit? You can make a difference by joining Normandale students and staff and donate new or gently used hats, scarfs, gloves or hoodies to the homeless (food and gift cards are also acceptable). These items will be collected at the Kopp Central Information Desk near the "Stand By Me" photo exhibit in the Kopp Student Center. Donated items will be distributed to the homeless in the coming weeks. If you would like to learn more about the "Stand By Me" photo exhibit and possible volunteer opportunities, contact De'Andre Avaloz at 952-358-9304. 

Also, be sure to attend the final Artist Talk Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 am, in the Garden Room to hear Avaloz share his experiences photographing the homeless and the motivation behind the project.   
Hong Kong Study Abroad Opportunity
Join us to study business and hospitality in Hong Kong March 4-10, 2017. You can have the adventure of a lifetime, build your career, and meet new people. Cost is $3,716 plus tuition and includes airfare, hotels, some food, tours and transport. A $95 deposit will hold your spot and financial aid may be used. This trip is open to any student or community member. Register for BUSN 2900-20 (3 credits) by November 30. Enroll online at / 1846963NF.  

For more information call Dan Creed at 952-358-8689, email or stop by P 2823.
Phi Theta Kappa Book Fair
Participate in an online book fair through Usborne Books. Funds raised through the book fair will be used to purchase new books for the Children's Book Exchange, located on the second floor of the College Services Building. The Book Fair runs through Friday, December 2.

To shop for books on the website, click on the link below:
Mobile Printing
Did you know you can print from your mobile device and other personally-owned devices?  Yes, you can! It's as simple as logging into your Normandale email account and emailing your document to Then log in to the printer as usual and print your document.  For more information or to submit a question, please visit the AskUs Site on the Employee Portal.
Free Tutorials for Normandale Faculty and Staff
Free training tutorials for Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Research Paper Basics and more are available to Normandale faculty, staff and students. 

To access the tutorials, click on the link below and log in with your StarID:
Financial Tips for Students
Normandale has partnered with Salt to offer helpful financial tips for students. This video resource includes tips on how to take control of money and create a budget. Students can click on the link, sign in and get tips on how to cut costs from their everyday spending, keep track of the money they earn and spend, and learn why budgeting can actually make them feel great.
Campus Wellness
Weekly Group Fitness Classes
  • Mondays: Zumba, 2-2:50 pm, A 1560 (ends Dec. 5)
                      Vinyasa Yoga, 3-4 pm, A 1560 (ends Dec. 5)
  • Tuesdays: ABSolutely Core, 1:15-1:35 pm, A 1560 (ends Dec. 13)
  • Wednesdays: Boot Camp, 12-12:50 pm, A 1560 (ends Dec. 14)
                            Restorative Yoga, 2-3 pm, A 1560 (ends Dec. 7)
  • Thursdays: Basic Strength, 10-10:30 am, Fitness Center (ends Dec. 15)
  • Fridays: Variety Class, 12-12:50 pm, A 1560 (ends Dec. 16) 
Intramural Sports
  • Basketball: Wed., 3-6 pm, Gym (ends Nov. 30), 
Extramural Sports
  • Soccer: Mondays, Mon., Wed. & Fri. (ends Oct. 31)
  • Flag Football: Tues. & Thurs. (ends Oct. 20)
Open Gym
  • Badminton: Tues., 3-6 pm & Thurs. 4-6 pm, Gym 
  • Volleyball: Mon. 3-6 pm, Gym
Sign up at the Activities Desk or email
Mark Your Calendar!
    • Nov. 23: No evening classes
    • Nov. 24-26: Holiday, Thanksgiving, no classes
    • Dec. 12-16: Final Exams
    • Dec. 15: Spring Semester Tuition Deadline
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