Normandale News October 31, 2016

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

Normandale Music Department presents
Guest Recital by St. Cloud State Music Faculty
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 3:30 pm, Lorenz Auditorium - Fine Arts Bldg.
Featuring: Dr. Catherine Verrilli, Professor of Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Music History, and World Music; Dr. Melissa Krause, Professor of Flute, Composition, and Music Theory; Dr. Shannon Wettstein-Sadler, Professor of Piano, and Music History. An information session will follow.
Partnership Center Open House
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10 am-6 pm Room P 0820
Check out the bachelors and masters programs that you can enroll in right here at Normandale. Most of the classes are in the new Partnership Center. Stop by to meet with a representative and learn more about transfer options. For further information, call 952-358-9333 or email
Dietetic Technology Program Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 3, 4 pm, Room A 2554 - Activities Bldg.
This session is designed for students who have an interest in Normandale's Dietetic Technology program. At this session, faculty, and advisors will explain the program and assist students with spring course selection and answer questions about the course track. This is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with other students interested in Dietetic Technology. For further information, call 952-358-9333.
Normandale Music Department presents
"Metro Brass" Guest Performance
Friday, Nov. 4, 7:30 pm, Lorenz Auditorium - Fine Arts Bldg.
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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 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.

Click on the link below to reserve your spot:
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 Center for Experiential Education presents
Volunteer with Trick or Treat for Hunger
Volunteer Days/Times: 
Friday, Oct. 28, 1-4 pm * Friday, Nov. 4, 1-5 pm * 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.
Microsoft Office 365 Survey
Please consider asking your students to participate in the one-question survey about the Microsoft Office 365 integration widget that is currently on the My Homepage of D2L. This widget will help students manage their email, calendar and give them easy access to O365 Cloud applications and OneDrive documents. Students will be able to create documents in the Microsoft O365 Cloud, and easily upload them into Assignment submission folders. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request.
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 1: Graduation application priority deadline
    • Nov. 11: Holiday, Veterans Day, no classes
    • Nov. 23: No evening classes
    • Nov. 24-26: Holiday, Thanksgiving, no classes
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