Student Beehive for September 10

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Student Success Day will be on Wednesday, September 24th this semester which is two weeks away.  There are no regularly scheduled classes.  Instead, you get to participate in other great events around campus, win prizes, learn useful things, and eat a free brunch.  This semester there will be a health walk with department and club stops along the way, free brunch, as well as lots of sessions you can attend!  We also strongly advise that you meet with your instructors at 2pm (you should ask them about scheduling a time) so that you can ask questions, find out how you are doing in your courses, and so that they can get to know you also!

For more information, visit the website at:


Thursday, September 11
10:00am: Homecoming Pep-fest in front of Atrium
11:00am-1:00pm: Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe Grill-Out in front of the Atrium

Friday, September 12
Disc Golf Tournament hosted by the RCTC Disc Golf Club

Saturday, September 13
1:00pm: RCTC Women’s Soccer vs. Century College
5:00pm: “Battle for the Hammer” RCTC Yellowjackets vs. Ridgewater College
Half-Time Entertainment
Post-game fireworks and free walking tacos for all game attendees!

This year, our Homecoming theme is “Community.” Our half-time show will be dedicated to those people and organizations within our community who protect and serve us each and every day: Fire/EMS, Police Officers and Sheriff’s Deputies, and Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen.

Also, all area high school athletes who wear their high school jerseys to our Homecoming football game will earn free admittance to the event.

To bring a sense of Navy-Gold community into our College, Student Life will again be supporting a week-long office decorating competition throughout the campus. Additionally, we encourage all faculty, staff, offices and departments to take part in an on-campus non-perishable food drive for our Student Food Cupboard. The academic department (all business faculty, all psychology faculty, etc.) or service department (Admissions/Records, Welcome Center, TSC, Facilities/Grounds, etc.) at the Heintz Center and in the UCR Main Building that decorates and  donates the largest number of non-perishable items will receive a FREE lunch from RCTC Student Life.

The RCTC Student Life program gives students the opportunity to expand their education beyond the traditional classroom. Students who get involved in extracurricular activities tend to do better in the classroom than those who don’t get involved. Major employers across the nation look for “leadership skills” in prospective hires and being involved with RCTC’s chartered student organizations will give you the opportunity to gain these skills first hand.  In a two-year college, many of the students involved in an activity graduate each year. This means that the opportunity for a freshman to immediately become active is much greater than in a four-year college. Many of the activities may also be taken as a class to earn credit toward a degree.

RCTC students can attend sporting events, concerts and theatre productions free of charge.
All RCTC sponsored events are alcohol and drug free.

Check out what is going on with student life:  For further information on student activities, contact the Student Life Director, E-mail: or call (507) 285-7206.

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

A 3,000 square foot Fitness Center is equipped with many cardiovascular health stations and exercise equipment as well as adjacent space for free weights and weight machines for cardio equipment, circuit and weight training. The Fitness Center is located in the UCR Regional Sports complex and is available for current RCTC students to utilize at no charge.   To use the Fitness Center, students must first read and agree to the terms and conditions which are available on the web and will need to present a current student id and pass.  Call (507) 285-7273 for additional information or visit the website at:

Come over to the Sports Center and participate in Open Gym! Open Gym will begin the first day of the fall and run through the last day of spring semester. Daily hours are Mondays – Fridays from 9:00am to 1:30pm.  Open Gym offers a variety of different sports including:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Disc Golf
  • Soccer (subject to class or other activities)
  • Table Tennis

You must bring your current student ID to participate. For more information, please visit our website at

RCTC Student Life would like everyone to know that the Disc Golf Course is up and operational. Feel free to use the course at your leisure, if you would like to check out some discs stop by the open gym table in the field house (Mondays – Fridays from 9:00am-1:30pm) and they will be happy to get you what you need.

For questions, contact:
Dylan Mroczenski
RCTC Athletic Equipment Manager/Open Gym Director

RCTC has a job site to help you find employment.  The site is updated daily with new postings.  This is a community service for our local businesses and it also helps students with your income opportunities. Check it out today at

Join us at an open house:
September 11, 2:00pm-3:30pm: CF103
September 18, 3:30pm-5:00pm: CF103
September 24, 1:00pm-7:00pm: CC408​  Student Success Day! Also visit our Session during the day.

We can also meet you at another time by appointment.

You’ve seen our photo on the wall in the Atrium….you’ve noticed our posters…we’ve popped into your classes…you’ve looked at the photos…you’ve heard about our amazing awards for service, curriculum, and civic engagement , why not contact us about RCTC’s service trip to Cambodia!?

When it turns cold again and when the snow is falling (no not in May), you might want to plan to do something WARM next winter break…Why not COME TO CAMBODIA?
Spend your winter break “in class” while you travel, serve and learn.
The trip is filling up fast – contact us now about your interest.
Learn more about next winter’s Cambodia trip.

American and Cambodian college students work hand in hand, providing bathrooms for rural school children with our RCTC initiated “One Toilet at a Time” program. Help provide safe water for rural villages. Teach conversational English workshops. Listen to the hope of the women who have survived sex-trafficking. Visit ancient temples. Craft your own service project to develop your portfolio and resume.   Work on issues of human rights, child-trafficking, international development, medical & sanitation conditions and education, all while gaining COLLEGE CREDITSNow entering the 8th year of our program, our sustainable partnership with Cambodian college students has received awards for excellence from the US State Department, the MN Department of Education and internationally by the Mercy Corps.

ALSO – We work hard, we play hard! Try new food! Visit miles of ancient temples, cultural sites and rural villages.  Experience city life and also stay a night in a village.

During this trip of a lifetime, we will learn about Intercultural Communication – Speech 2100 – as we experience it….together.

  • CAMBODIA TRIP – TENTATIVE Dates:  December 26, 2014 – January 11, 2015 *final dates/price will be determined once flights are locked in.
  • Transferable College Credit (Internships and Independent Study May be Available to You)
  • Open to all students and community members – from post-secondary to adult learners with audit or grade options. Your friends at other colleges can even go!
  • For more details:  email

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