Student Beehive for November 19

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UCR Campus Closed for Thanksgiving
Severe Winter Weather Reminder
RCTC Volleyball Secures Third Place Nationally
RCTC Emergency Alert

This is a reminder that there are no classes next Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The UCR Campus will be closed, the buildings will be locked and alarms set.  The campus will be OPEN on Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30 from 9:00am-5:30pm.  Goddard Library hours for Saturday, November 29 are from 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, November 30 from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Enjoy your two days off!

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During severe inclement weather, the RCTC President, or his/her designee, will make the decision to cancel classes, cancel non-academic activities, delay openings, or close the campus.  Whenever possible, the decision for day classes/activities will be made prior to 6:00am and for evening classes/activities by 3:00pm, and publically announced through the following television and radio media:  KTTC-TV, Fox 47-TV, KAAL-TV, KSTP-TV, KROC AM/FM, Y105, KWWK, KLCX, KDZZ, KRCH/Laser 101.7, 102.5 (the Fox), and KWEB.   Up to the minute information may also be viewed at the RCTC website ( and a recording will be available on the RCTC switchboard at 507-285-7210.

Special Note:  While a complete campus closure may occur at UCR, because of the shared facility space agreement with the City of Rochester, the UCR Regional Sports Center may remain open for scheduled community events.

Faculty individually canceling classes for personal or medical leave will be posted at:

Please keep this in mind:  To attend or not attend classes when weather and road conditions are questionable, should always be made in terms of what is best for your personal safety.  Weather and road conditions 75 miles west of Rochester can be much different than the conditions 75 miles north, south, or east of Rochester.

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The RCTC Volleyball team took on three teams to place third in the NJCAA Division III National Volleyball Tournament on Nov. 14-15.

The Yellowjackets first played Davidson and swept them in three sets, 25-17, 25-9, and 25-20.

In the match against Lorain, the Yellowjackets took the first set, but lost the next three and the chance to play in the finals. Instead, RCTC played Brookhaven for third place on Saturday, who they swept in three.

This is the best placing in a national tournament the Yellowjacket Volleyball team has had – they placed fourth in 2000.

Congratulations Yellowjackets!

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In the interest of promoting the safety of our campus community, Rochester Community and Technical College is implementing a new emergency notification system, RCTC Emergency Alert. This system, powered by Blackboard Connect, replaces the current StarAlert Emergency Notification service.

What is RCTC Emergency Alert?
RCTC Emergency Alert messages are sent to you through your RCTC e-mail during 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.

Who Can Register?
All RCTC students and employees are automatically enrolled through their institutional email system. Individuals are encouraged to opt-in with additional contact information including cell phone number for text messages (standard text messaging rates may apply), non-institutional email addresses and landline phone numbers for automated voice messages. This can be changed at any time by visiting the registration page.

Community members, external organizations located on campus, parents, education partners and anyone else will be able to opt-in by visiting the RCTC Emergency Alert website and supplying their contact information.

More Details
Notifications are brief and clearly identified as an RCTC Emergency Alert. They will include information on the situation at-hand, what action to take and where to find additional information.

Registration Information
Watch your RCTC email account in the coming weeks for a confirmation message that you are enrolled and how to supply additional contact information. Registration and updates are free, quick and easy. Information submitted through the registration process will only be used for the RCTC Emergency Alert System.

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