RCTC Student Beehive – October 5, 2016

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Campus Safety News
Goals + Planning is the Formula to Accomplish Your Success
Comment Card
iPads For Student Use
Don’t Thumb It Up Behind The Wheel



CAMPUS SAFETY NEWS
RCTC’s emergency notification system makes it possible for students, employees, and community members to receive quick notifications by text, phone and e-mail for campus emergencies that threaten life or safety and/or severely impact standard campus operations. The RCTC Emergency Alert system will only be used in emergency situations.

Emergency Alert System
http://www.rctc.edu/safety/star-alert-notification.html

Additional information can be found at:
http://www.rctc.edu/safety/

RCTC STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES:
All current RCTC students and employees automatically receive RCTC Emergency Alerts at their RCTC email accounts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at another email address, you need to set up an account by using either your RCTC email address or a personal email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

ALL OTHERS:
Non RCTC students and employees may sign up to receive RCTC Emergency Alerts. If you wish to receive alerts as a text message, a phone message, or at an email address, you need to set up an account by using an email address as a user ID. You will need to establish a password for this account.

All members of the college community are encouraged to contact the Campus Security Officer or Campus Security Coordinator personally with any concerns and questions regarding campus security and related issues at:

Andy Hamann, RCTC Campus Security Coordinator
851 30th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Office: GL204
Phone: (507) 529-2789
Email: andrew.hamann@rctc.edu

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GOALS + PLANNING IS THE FORMULA TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR SUCCESS
Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor or counselor to make steps to educational and career planning.  Appointments with them can help you determine what classes to register for next semester and discuss your progress thus far.

Academic advisors are professionals trained to advise students seeking technical and online degrees.

Counseling serves all students with emotional and personal issues, career and academic issues, as well as other areas. To make an appointment with either service professional, contact Rose Conway via email Rose.conway@rctc.edu or call 507-285-7260.

Remember to use these very valuable tools to assist you and your advisor/counselor in schedule planning for accurate and timely degree completion at RCTC:

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COMMENT CARD
As partners with you to accomplish your goals, we’re interested in conversations with you about our institution and services.  If you have a compliment or concern, please go to www.rctc.edu/commentcard to share your thoughts about RCTC.

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iPADS FOR STUDENT USE
The Technology Support Center (TSC) now has 3rd generation iPads for RCTC students to check out and use throughout the campus on a daily basis.  The iPad must be returned to the TSC before the end of the scheduled business day.

The TSC also has other digital equipment checkout items and provides traditional media supplies.  A complete listing of TSC checkout items, supplies and services can be found on the website at: www.rctc.edu/technology/PDFs/TSCCheckoutItemslist.pdf.

In addition to these services, the TSC is also available for any of your technical issues as a student here at RCTC. From login issues, to printing, installing free software for home use, and guided assistance with laptops and mobile devices.

Remember: as a student if you plan on purchasing any new technology devices or software, ask for an educational discount! Most retailers offer discounts for college students which can save you quite a bit of money.

Semester Hours:
7:30 am to 9:00 pm – Monday-Thursday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm – Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm – Saturday

Semester Break:
Hours may vary

The TSC is located in Goddard Library GL100 and can be contacted at (507) 536-5555 or tech.help@rctc.edu.

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DON’T THUMB IT UP BEHIND THE WHEEL
Are you putting lives at risk while illegally texting and driving?  Are you a headbobber? Do you text and drive while holding the phone down low only rarely glancing up at the road? Or are you a sneak peeker?  Do you check for texts at stop lights or while stuck in traffic?

In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, compose or send texts/emails, and access the Web on a wireless device — including when stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic. It is also illegal for drivers under age 18 to use a cell phone at any time.

This emoticon  #:’-(  could be what texting drivers experience after crashing, while this one  >:-(  is how texting drivers will feel after getting ticketed for “thumbing it up” behind the wheel.

Traffic crashes are the leading killer of Minnesotans ages 1-34.  Here’s what you can do to stay focused behind the wheel:

  • Cell phones — turn off cell phones, or place them out of reach to avoid the urge to dial/answer or read or send a text. If a passenger is present, ask them to handle calls/texts.
  • If making/receiving a call to/from someone driving, ask them to call back when they are not driving.
  • If you are a passenger, speak up to stop the driver from becoming distracted.
  • Music and other controls — pre-program favorite radio stations and arrange music in an easy-to-access spot. Adjust mirrors and AC/heat before traveling, or ask a passenger to assist.
  • Navigation — designate a passenger to serve as a co-pilot to help with directions. If driving alone, map out destinations in advance, and pull over to study a map or program the GPS.
  • Eating and drinking — try to avoid food/beverage (especially messy foods) and have drinks secured.

Rochester Community and Technical College is promoting this important lifesaving message on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.  We want our students to STAY SAFE!

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