Normandale Community College will host the seventh annual Success Day on campus on Tuesday, March 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year's theme is "United in Learning"
Success Day will feature a "Normandale Talks" panel, "The Human Library", and "Career Pathways" guidance from faculty. One of the featured speakers will be transgender speaker and author Ryan Sallans, who will present his transition story, FTM Scouting the Unknown. There will also be a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a variety of sessions with subjects including careers, finance, leadership, personal interest and wellness.
"Normandale Talks" will include talks from a student, an alum and a faculty and/or staff member on a variety of cultural and academic topics related to their experiences at Normandale.
"The Human Library" is an opportunity to hear another person's story straight from the source. In this two-hour session, there are four opportunities for participant "readers" to check out a variety of human "books" who will each share their unique story. Each 20-minute small group session features a short story told by the book with 15 minutes allowed for readers to ask questions. Look for a chance to learn of a story radically different from your own or which has much common ground. Another's story is personal and yet can share universal themes of adventure, connection, alienation, struggle, conflict or success. Titles reflect experiences such as homelessness, mental/physical abilities, immigration, professional or personal challenges, and more. Book check-out begins at 9:30 a.m. at the main entrance of the library with sessions held at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.