Normandale News November 7, 2016

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

Normandale Nursing Program presents
Health Fair Poster Presentation
Monday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Nov. 9, 9-11:30 am, K 1450 - Kopp Student Center
Learn simple strategies to promote your health and wellness. Topics include: dental hygiene and health, the essential nature of sleep, and the benefits of water. There will also be information about immunizations, exercise, and sexual health. Learn stress reduction strategies and receive a free blood pressure screening. Leave with new ideas and a hand-out with helpful tips. A new, healthier you is on the way! 
For further information, contact Debbie at 952-358-9275.
Normandale Center for Experiential Education presents
Internship Informational/Registration Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 12 noon-1 pm, A 2570
This meeting is designed to assist students, no matter where they are at in the internship search process. Students who are ready to sign up for an internship will be able to register during the session. Bring your position description if you plan to register. Sponsored by the Center for Experiential Education. Contact us at for more information.

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"A Good Time for the Truth" Panel Discussion with Contributing Authors
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1 pm, Room C 1095 - College Services Bldg.
Featuring Andrea Jenkins and Tai Coleman, who are contributing authors from the book, and the book's editor Sun Yung Shin. The Minnesota Historical Society Press web page describes "A Good Time for the Truth" as a provocative book where sixteen of Minnesota's best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it's like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being's inner reality, behind masks, veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships. Minnesota communities struggle with some of the nation's worst racial disparities. As its authors confront and consider the realities that lie beneath the numbers, this book provides an important tool to those who want to be part of closing those gaps. Sponsored by the Normandale President's Council on Diversity and the Normandale Reading Series.
Normandale Phi Theta Kappa presents
"It's More Expensive To Do Nothing" Documentary Viewing
Thursday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., The Overlook - Kopp Student Center
This documentary examines what other states and countries have done to reduce recidivism. Since programming aimed at reducing recidivism is expensive to implement, the documentary looks at the long-term costs of these programs versus the cost of sending former inmates back to prison. A guided discussion follows this one hour documentary.
Normandale Center for Experiential Education presents
Resume Workshop
Thursday, Nov. 10, 1-2:30 pm, P 0808A
Normandale will host a resume workshop featuring The Vision Companies. Join us to hear about the art of resume writing and to get some feedback on yours. Bring a copy if you have one. Never made a resume before? Join us! Sponsored by the Center for Experiential Education. See the Links & Resources page for resume tips.

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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
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 D'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.   
Normandale Center for Experiential Education presents
Volunteer with Trick or Treat for Hunger
Volunteer Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1-3 pm
Trick or Treat for Hunger is a food drive to benefit the Campus Cupboard, Normandale's on-campus food shelf.  Volunteers are needed to distribute donation bags and pickup and sort donations. Questions? Contact Paige Wheeler, Lead Experiential Education Coordinator, at or call 952-358-9074.

Sign-up to volunteer or for further details, click on the link below:
Phi Theta Kappa Book Fair
Participate in an online book fair through Usborne Books beginning Tuesday, November 1. 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.

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. 11: Holiday, Veterans Day, no classes
    • Nov. 23: No evening classes
    • Nov. 24-26: Holiday, Thanksgiving, no classes
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