Student Beehive – October 14

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:  NO CLASSES THURSDAY and FRIDAY THIS WEEK!!!

Theatre Production – Frostory
Domestic Violence Month
Study Tips
Shhhh… RCTC Quiet Room
MNSure Navigators


Join us for an adventure featuring the mischievous Jack Frost!  Grandfather Frost and his grandchildren, Snowflake and Jack, are responsible for planning each winter. Jack, now a young adult, is immature, ornery and bored. His trickery, attitude, and lack of discipline combined with the mysterious dealings of a hooded stranger are leading the world into certain disaster. Summer has become an ice age. Have Jack’s antics gone too far? Will summer ever return? Comedy, drama, and original music make this a delightful tale for all ages!

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in Hill Theatre

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00pm in  Hill Theatre

General Admission:  Get your tickets in advance or at the door. Tickets now available.

$5.00 Adults/ $3.00 Children (13 and under) and Senior Citizens (65 and over).
RCTC Students receive one free ticket with valid student ID.
Cash or Check Only Please. The show is approximately 65 minutes long with no intermission.
Box Office: 507-285-7200

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Remember to visit the Hear My Voice – Domestic Violence Month blog at The Daily Buzz! Read stories daily of those who died from domestic violence in 2014.

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We all have the ability to concentrate – sometimes. Think of the times when you were “lost” in something you enjoy: a sport, playing music, a good game, a movie. Total concentration.

But at other times,

  • Your mind wanders from one thing to another
  • Your worries distract you
  • Outside distractions take you away before you know it
  • The material is boring, difficult, and/or not interesting to you.

You can prepare yourself to succeed in your studies by developing and appreciating the following habits:

  • Take responsibility for yourself
    • Recognize that in order to succeed you need to make decisions about your priorities, your time, and your resources
  • Center yourself around your values and principles
    • Don’t let friends and acquaintances dictate what you consider important
  • Put first things first
    • Follow up on the priorities you have set for yourself, and don’t let others, or other interests, distract you from your goals
    • Avoid your cell phone or telephone
  • Discover your key productivity periods and places
    • Morning, afternoon, or evening?
    • Find spaces where you can be the most focused and productive. Prioritize these for your most difficult study challenges
  • First understand others, then attempt to be understood
    • When you have an issue with an instructor (a questionable grade, an assignment deadline, etc.) put yourself in the instructor’s place.
    • Now ask yourself how you can best make your argument given his/her situation
  • Look for better solutions to problems
    • For example, if you don’t understand the course material, don’t just re-read it. Try making flashcards and take them with you wherever you go. When you have free time…study them!
    • Try something else! Consult with the professor, a tutor, an academic advisor, a classmate, a study group, or the Learning Center
  • Focus
    • Before you begin studying, take a few minutes to summarize a few objectives, gather what you will need, and think of a general strategy of accomplishment
  • Take notes as you study
    • Write notes in the margins of your notebook/textbook, etc.
    • Read captions, footnotes, graphs, charts, maps, pictures, etc. They are often on exams or quizzes
    • Answer study questions at the end of chapters
    • Know the vocabulary
    • Summarize the material in the chapter
    • Draw pictures, charts, diagrams, and highlight with various colors if it will help you remember the material
    • Refer to your syllabus
  • Change topics
    • Change the subject you study every one to two hours for variety
  • Vary your study activities
    • Alternate reading with more active learning exercises
    • If you have a lot of reading, try the SQ3R method
    • Ask yourself how you could increase your activity level while studying. Perhaps a group will be best? Creating study questions?
    • Ask your teacher for alternative strategies for learning. The more active your learning, the better.
  • Take regular, scheduled breaks that fit you
    • Do something different from what you’ve been doing (e.g., walk around if you’ve been sitting), and in a different area
  • Consider yourself in a win-win situation
    • When you contribute your best to a class, you, your fellow students, and even your teacher will benefit. Your grade can then be one additional check on your performance

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Did you know that RCTC has set aside a room for quiet meditation? It is located in Memorial Hall (MH212). Students are invited to use the Quiet Room whenever they’d like according to the following guidelines:

  • This space is intended for meditation or quiet reflection.
  • Respect that this is a quiet space. Please take conversation, music, game playing, electronics and any noisemakers to other locations on campus.
  • This is a cell phone and electronics free zone.
  • Bring in what you need, but leave nothing behind.
  • Please keep this area clear and free of messages. There are appropriate message boards for your use located on campus.
  • Study space is available in the library. Please do not study in the Quiet Room.
  • So that all may have access to the Quiet Room, please limit your visit to no more than 30 minutes at a time.
  • General capacity should be limited to ten (10) individuals
  • Please respect each individual who uses this space.
  • Please communicate any questions or concerns via the comment cards.

If you haven’t already visited the Quiet Room, come check it out.

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You can sign up year-round for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare!

Get FREE hands-on help from a MNsure certified navigator

  • 2nd Monday & 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Begins Tuesday, September 22nd and continues through fall semester.
  • 11am-3pm RCTC Student Health Services, HS140
  • No appointment necessary – just walk in!


  • Social security number for each person applying
  • Date of birth for everyone in household – not just those applying
  • Information about any employer-provided health insurance available to each person applying – even if they did not enroll in the employer-sponsored coverage (Get this from the employer – it can be your employer, your parent’s or spouse’s employer, etc.)
  • Details about all types of household income expected in 2015.


  • For non-citizens: Green Card or other immigration documents
  • 2014 tax forms (1040EZ or page 1 of 1040)
  • Recent pay stubs (two consecutive)
  • W2 form or Employer Tax ID Number (EIN)

Visit for information about all state health programs, including those for low-income residents, and special enrollment options.

If you are unable to attend but have a question or would like enrollment assistance, please contact
Health Access MN appointment line: 507-589-8649

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