RCTC Student Beehive – September 20, 2017

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Flu Shots
Jump Starts for Students
Graduation Application Deadline
Student Printing
Athletic Activities
Health Services
Mayo Clinic Career Networking Day – THIS FRIDAY
Costa Rica is Calling You



FLU SHOTS
Flu shots will be available for students on campus, Wednesday, October 4, 11:00 – 1:00 in Student Health Services (HS 140).  BRING YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION!  Most insurance plans fully cover flu shots, so you may not have any out-of-pocket cost at this event.  Without insurance, the cost price is $37.99.

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JUMP STARTS FOR STUDENTS
The RCTC Campus Safety department can jumpstart your vehicles for you for FREE. To contact Campus Safety, stop by one of our two offices — either on Main Campus (AT 201), or at the Heintz Center (H1435). You can also call Campus Safety at 507-285-7262. Just tell us where your vehicle is located and the officer will meet you there. Once the officer arrives, you will need to fill out a brief waiver before they can jump your vehicle.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Campus Safety at 507-280-3175 or email us at security@rctc.edu.

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GRADUATION APPLICATION DEADLINE
The Graduation application deadline for Fall 2017 is Monday, October 3, 2017.  Students seeking to graduate should complete the application and attach a DARS audit that reads “All requirements complete” before submitting it to the Admissions Office for processing.  If your audit states that you are missing a requirement, please meet with your advisor or counselor ASAP for resolution.  Graduation applications are available at:  www.rctc.edu/graduation/graduation-application.html

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STUDENT PRINTING
RCTC implemented student print accounting Spring Semester 2018 to promote Green conservation, help control rising printing costs, and aid in keeping student technology fees down.  The following information represents RCTC’s student printing guidelines.

RCTC students will receive 500 sheets/credits of paper into their print accounts at the start of each semester which can be used for either single sided or double sided (duplex) black laser printing.

Currently the Library Technology Center (LTC), located on the third floor of the library, and the Comprehensive Learning Center (AT 306), support duplex printing.  RCTC is continually expanding duplex printing services throughout campus and will keep updated changes on the RCTC Student Printing webpage.

Each student that logs on to a campus computer will be able to track and purchase additional sheets/credits of paper through the print management account icon on the computer desktop.

For frequently asked questions and additional details, visit the website at:  http://www.rctc.edu/technology/printing/

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ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES
Support the intercollegiate athletic teams at RCTC!  Check the athletics site for upcoming home games www.rctcyellowjackets.com.  It’s free to attend the games with your stinger ID!

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HEALTH SERVICES
At RCTC Student Health Services, we are here to assist all current students with their health, illness, and injury concerns while on campus.  A registered nurse is available daily and a nurse practitioner is available weekly. Services we offer on campus include assessment and treatment of acute illness (cold, sore throat, skin rash, etc.,) physical exams for academic and athletic programs, blood pressure screening, and TB (tuberculosis) tests. Lab tests for strep throat, urinary tract infection, pregnancy, blood sugar, cholesterol, and mononucleosis are also available. We have Bandaids, condoms, and a variety of over-the-counter medications for colds, pain, and stomach problems, too. If other services are needed, we can assist with referrals to community healthcare providers.

Student Health Services is funded by the Health Service fee included in the tuition statement, so most of the services we offer are free. Yes, FREE! (There is a small fee for a few services, but most really are free.)

But that’s not all! Since we understand that students learn better when they are feeling well, at Student Health Services we don’t just care about illness, we also want students to learn how they can stay well and improve their overall health and wellness. Nutrition and physical activity challenges, health screenings, flu shots, and health-related events are just some examples of these opportunities. Look for announcements and more information in your student email or on RCTC’s Facebook page.

Student Health Services is located at HS140 in the Health Sciences building. Walk-in appointments are available, but appointments are preferred. Stop by or call us at 285-7261. Visit the Student Health Services website at http://www.rctc.edu/services/health/ for hours, services available as well as links to valuable resources.

The RCTC Student Health Services does not give excuses or notes for missing class or practice. It is the student’s responsibility to notify his/her instructor or coach if class or practice must be missed.

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MAYO CLINIC CAREER NETWORKING DAY – THIS FRIDAY
Mayo Clinic is hosting an event on the Rochester, MN campus to provide a professional networking experience for college students with disabilities.  This event will showcase employment opportunities at Mayo Clinic and highlight the caring service environment where individual differences are valued at every level of the organization.  Mayo Clinic employees will share their experience working in Mayo Clinic’s caring environment.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with a Human Resource Recruiter and receive individual career counseling.

To hold your spot for this free event please click on the survey link below. Once they have received the completed survey, additional details will be emailed to you.

Professional Networking Day

Please contact Dawn Kirchner at Kirchner.dawn@mayo.edu with any questions. We hope you plan to attend this educational and fun event.

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COSTA RICA IS CALLING YOU
WHY would you want to complete your SPRING 2018 semester in COSTA RICA?  Let me count just a few of the reasons!

*You’ll put your resume at the top of the heap when applying for jobs!  Prospective employers expect that your experience abroad will make you a more valuable employee.  Graduate schools also value study-abroad experiences.

*You’ll learn a new language (if you haven’t already) or hone your Spanish-speaking skills (if you already have them)!  Many job and life situations benefit from your knowing another language, so let yourself reap those benefits.

*You’ll make great friend connections that often last a lifetime! These friends include other students who travel with you to Costa Rica, the families you live with while in Costa Rica, and people you meet during your travels across Costa Rica.

*You’ll study in a very safe country on a very beautiful campus during Costa Rica’s very wonderful dry season!  Visit www.iclc.ws/to see where you’ll be.

*You’ll add to your Minnesota State goal areas!  This means these credits transfer to other state colleges and universities.

*You’ll see the world differently!  When you see the world from a different perspective, you not only gain a deeper understanding of others, but you gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

Visit this website for more information and an application: www.ridgewater.edu/costarica

This trip is open to all RCTC students.  If you’re interested please contact us with your questions.  Pura vida!!!

Kathy and Ruth

Kathy J. Steffen
English/CMST Faculty
Ridgewater College
2 Century Ave.
Hutchinson, MN 55350
320.234.8554
Kathy.steffen@ridgewater.edu

Ruth Fairchild
CMST Faculty
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave. NW
Willmar, MN 56201
320.222.7520
ruth.fairchild@ridgewater.edu

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