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April 2012


  Issue No. 37: April 2, 2012                        Issue No. 38: April 9, 2012                      Issue No. 39: April 16, 2012                     Issue No. 40: April 23, 2012

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 41: April 30, 2012

Cambridge Campus Outstanding Student of the Year Kristina Reiling

Anoka-Ramsey Student David Corgan Receives Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

Anoka-Ramsey Students Earn a Spot on the 2012 Community College Academic Team

Cambridge PTK Advisor Receives Continued Excellence Award

Hang In There!

College Art Faculty Receives $10,000 Arts Grant for Cross-Border Project 

Coffee House Entertainment for May

Cambridge Campus Spring Picnic May 1

From Inspired to Inspiring: Employee Loses 50 Lbs., Gets Healthy

Student Veteran Awareness BBQ Picnic May 3

Coon Rapids Campus Student Awards Ceremony May 2

Publication Reading for the Rapids Review

Spring Art Sale This Week!

Upcoming Spring Semester Concerts

Counselor Recognized for Creating Public Health Solution

Coon Rapids Campus Weight Room Closed for Construction

Bookstore Sale April 30 through May 11

Dedication Invitation to the Anoka-Ramsey Community

Literary Slam Event May 6

Pause for Appreciation

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

 

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Cambridge Campus Outstanding Student of the Year Kristina Reiling

Congratulations to Kristina Reiling who was selected as the 2011-2012 Outstanding Student of the year for the Cambridge Campus. Nominations were received from faculty and voted upon by the same.

Kristina is a current member of Phi Theta Kappa serving as the Vice President of Scholarship. She was most recently selected as President of PTK – Cambridge Campus as well as Southern District Vice President for the Minn-Wi-Kota Region.  Kristina was also just accepted into Anoka-Ramsey’s Nursing program.

Kristina was presented with her award last Friday at the Cambridge Awards and Recognition Night.

Way to go, Kristina!

 

Anoka-Ramsey Student David Corgan Receives Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship

Congratulations to David Corgan who was selected to receive a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  David is one of 60 scholars selected this year to receive the award.  The scholarship is for up to $30,000 per year and is intended to cover a significant share of his educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees, for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.  

Congratulations, David!

 

Anoka-Ramsey Students Earn a Spot on the 2012 Community College Academic Team

Three Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students are part of the 2012 Community College Academic Team that is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation in partnership with USA Today, Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges.

It is my pleasure to announce that Anoka-Ramsey student David Corgan earned top honors by being named a member of the ALL-USA Academic Team. Only 20 community college students from across the United States earn this prestigious award for outstanding academic achievement and leadership accomplishments. As part of this award, David received textbook and academic scholarship funds.

In addition, Anoka-Ramsey students Nadia Pedersen, from the Coon Rapids Campus, earned a Gold Scholar award ($1500 scholarship) and Allison Sivigny, from the Cambridge Campus, earned a Silver Scholar award ($1250 scholarship).

It is quite remarkable to have three students from the same college earning these elite awards. This speaks to the amazing faculty and students of Anoka-Ramsey Community College. What a great place to be!

Attached is a copy of USA Today April 23, 2012 coverage of the Phi Theta Kappa/Coca-Cola scholars.

 

Cambridge PTK Advisor Receives Continued Excellence Award

Congratulations to Kathleen Hoffman who was awarded a Continued Excellence Award for Advisors at the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in Nashville, Tenn.  Kathleen was nominated by both current and past Phi Theta Kappa members. She has been Alpha Delta Upsilon Chapter Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa in Cambridge for the past 13 years. 

Congratulations, Kathleen!

 

Hang In There!

We are nearing the end of the semester with a busy two weeks ahead of us.  With final exams and end-of-year events, stress is at its peak at our campuses.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Look to your peers for guidance and assistance when you need it.  We are all part of the same team, working toward finishing the semester and year with grace and compassion.  You are all doing excellent work.  Keep it up!

Soon, everyone will be bustling with the excitement of the approaching summer.  We’re almost there! 

Thank you for all that you do for Anoka-Ramsey!

 

College Art Faculty Receives $10,000 Arts Grant for Cross-Border Project

Coon Rapids Campus Art faculty member, Anthony Marchetti, was recently awarded a $10,000 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist initiative grant for a project, titled Occidente Nuevo: Recycled Tijuana.

Anthony has been traveling to Tijuana and the surrounding area to photograph the results of the cross-border transmigration of building materials and small suburban homes from San Diego, Calif. Collaborating with fellow Art faculty member Laura Migliorino, Marchetti photographs architecture while Laura creates portraits of people living in the structures. Viewed together, the resulting photos create a dialogue and a comprehensive view of the area.

Tijuana receives and recycles San Diego’s abandoned structures, reconstructing the materials into buildings for living and working. This cross-border movement of traditional American tract homes has influenced new housing design in Tijuana. Tijuana’s new suburban developments are constructed using a type of tiny box architecture, reminiscent of post-World War II era planned communities in the U.S.

“Although geographically only 20 miles apart, few cities could be further apart economically,” says Anthony. “San Diego calls itself ‘America’s finest city,’ boasting some of the wealthiest subdivisions in the U.S., while Tijuana is viewed as decadent, transient and very poor.”

As part of the grant, Anthony will produce fifteen images for a collaborative two-person exhibition with Migliorino, which will appear at Casa del Tunel in Tijuana, Mexico in September 2012 and again at Concordia University in Saint Paul in 2013.

This marks Anthony’s second Arts Board grant. In 2010, he received his first grant for $5,800 to start his Tijuana project. The State Arts Board Program supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. Activities are funded, in part, through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Grants are awarded for career-building and for the creative development of artists in all artistic disciplines including dance, media arts, music, photography, poetry, prose, theater and two- and three-dimensional visual arts.

Congratulations, Anthony!

     
The photographs shown here by Coon Rapids Campus Art faculty member, Anthony Marchetti, are part of larger project recently granted a $10,000 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist initiative grant, titled Occidente Nuevo:
Recycled Tijuana which documents the cross-border transmigration of building materials and small suburban homes from San Diego, Calif. to Tijuana, Mexico.

  

Coffee House Entertainment for May

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Please join us for the May Coffee House Entertainment!

Hypnotist Sami Dare

Tuesday, May 1
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Courtyard Commons (SC170)

Please share this information with your students!

For a PDF version, click here.

 

Cambridge Campus Spring Picnic May 1

For a PDF version, click here.

 

 

From Inspired to Inspiring: Employee Loses 50 Lbs., Gets Healthy

Submitted by Wellness Works

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus Information Technology Specialist, John Davis, was inspired to lose weight. So inspired he lost more than 50 pounds in just six month.

What inspired him? John had many inspirations. First, his oldest son Matt signed up for the military and suddenly started pointing out all of the family’s poor food choices. About the same time, John’s cousin Cindy received a new heart and two new lungs as a result of pulmonary hypertension. More than four months after her surgery, she was still working hard to regain her strength—something John recognized he had been taking for granted. 

These inspirations lead to a revelation. John realized that the less he did physically the less he could do.

His initial goal was simply to lose weight, and he did. Then his goal evolved into a more focused overall improvement that included strength and stamina. 

“I made changes to both diet and exercise,” says John. “I now workout at least four times a week. My workouts include using the treadmill, lifting weights, and sometimes using dumbbell weights while on the treadmill. I also do exercises to help strengthen core muscles.”

To support his new healthy lifestyle, John attended a couple of sessions offered by the college’s Wellness Works program.

“The Strength for Life Wellness Workshop was an excellent session with a lot of great information,” says John.  “After what I learned, I purchase an exercise stability ball; it has been great for core strengthening workouts.”

As a computer person, it is no surprise that John also uses technology to help him stay on track. iPhone applications, such as Lose it!, allow him to track/log his calories intake and calories burned during exercising while keeping a total for each. He’s also plugged into iFitness and iStepsP Lite.

Along with the more obvious changes in his appearance, John’s healthy measures have resulted in a significant drop in his triglyceride (fatty acid) levels in my blood had dropped by a significant amount. Triglyceride levels are strong indicators of heart health, and lower levels generally mean better health.

To other people looking for a change for the better, John says: “Keep it simple! You don’t have to spend a lot of money on workout equipment or special diet foods.  I don’t care to spend much time in the kitchen so meals have to be quick and easy.”

John’s story is inspiring. Anoka-Ramsey employees who want more support for a healthy life, please visit the Wellness Works program Web page (AnokaRamsey.edu/employeehome/WellnessWorks.aspx) for articles, workshops and information about the annual funds allotted employees for wellness related activities.

   
Cambridge Campus staff member, John Davis (shown here before and after) lost more than
50 pounds in just six months thanks to some inspiration from family members and a goal.

 

Student Veteran Awareness BBQ Picnic May 3

Submitted by Brandy Eddings, Academic Support, Veterans Services, & Disability Services
For a PDF version, click here.

 

Coon Rapids Campus Student Awards Ceremony May 2

For a PDF version, click here.

 

 

Publication Reading for the Rapids Review

Submitted by Tracy (Youngblom) Turner, English Department

We invite you to attend a publication reading for this year’s student creative writing and art magazine, the Rapids Review.  

Tuesday, May 1
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Campus, Legacy Room

Each year, students submit their creative work for consideration, and Creative Writing Club members select the work, put the issue together, edit it and celebrate its release.

Contributors to this year’s issue will read and talk about their work. There will be copies of the magazine available.  We hope to see you there!

 

Spring Art Sale This Week!

Submitted by Eric Dahlberg, Fine Arts Department

The Spring Art Sale will take place:

Wednesday, May 2 AND Thursday, May 3
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, May 4
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sale will be located at the bottom of the grand staircase. Cash or checks accepted; no credit cards.

Please come and support the efforts of our fantastic Art Club!

For a PDF version, click here.

 

 

Upcoming Spring Semester Concerts

Submitted by Kate Hujda, Fine Arts Department

This week several Coon Rapids music ensembles will perform their spring semester concerts:

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Chorale
Tuesday, May 1
7:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Performing Arts Center

The Chorale ensemble’s performance will revolve around songs derived from musical-theatrical sources, including Kiss Me Kate, Carousel, and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as Verdi’s Nabucco and music from the film The Mission. The Chamber Singers’ repertoire spans from the sixteenth century to the present, from William Byrd to Eric Whitacre. Their repertoire also includes a setting of Walt Whitman’s “Quicksand Years,” from Leaves of Grass, which will feature student vocalist Stephanie Manion. Highlights of the Coon Rapids Concert Choir’s repertoire include a performance of Linkin Park’s “Crawling,” arranged by Anoka-Ramsey student James Ehlenz, and an arrangement of Toto’s “Africa.” Where else could you find the poetry of Walt Whitman and the music of The Phantom of the Opera, Linkin Park, and Toto all performed in one night?

Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Ensemble
Thursday, May 3
7:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Performing Arts Center
The Guitar Ensemble’s performance will feature the Dickey Betts song, “Jessica,” in an arrangement created by the students in this semester’s Guitar Ensemble. The Jazz Ensemble’s repertoire includes an array of blues, shuffle, and Latin jazz charts. Joining them will be one of the music department’s Chamber Ensembles. The Chamber Ensemble will also be performing from a selection of jazz standards such as “Georgia On My Mind” and “Take Five.”

Both concerts are free and open to everyone.

Please join us as we share the hard work and dedication of our music students with the Anoka-Ramsey Community!

 

Counselor Recognized for Creating Public Health Solution

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Counselor John Hennen, along with two others were all given awards by the Anoka County Board of Commissioners at the April 24 meeting for creating solutions to public health concerns.

John is credited with initiating the Green Dot program at Anoka-Ramsey, a program aimed at empowering students to help reduce violence when they find themselves bystanders of it.

For more information about John’s recognition, visit: www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_20479848/anoka-county-presents-awards-those-working-public-health and kstp.com/article/stories/s2597574.shtml.

Great work John!

 

 

Coon Rapids Campus Weight Room Closed for Construction

Submitted by Ed Norton, Facilities 

The Coon Rapids Campus Weight Room will be moved May 4 to accommodate the demolition that begins May 7. There will be no access for weight room usage until mid-August. 

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

 

 

Bookstore Sale April 30 through May 11

 

Dedication Invitation to the Anoka-Ramsey Community

Submitted by Janine Forrer, Records & Registration

As you may recall, your generous contributions along with the assistance of the Brainerd, Minn. Department of Natural Resources (DNR), established two sheltered picnic table sites along the Cuyuna and Paul Bunyan Trail systems in memory of my husband, Robert “Bob” Forrer.

A dedication of these sites will take place:

Sunday, May 6, 2012
1 p.m.
Cuyuna Trail site (near Crosby, Minn.)

If you’re in the area, you’re welcome to join us!

The dedication will be held at the picnic shelter, north of Crosby on Hwy 6. Parking is available at the Croft Mine parking area, east of Hwy 6 or at the small lot by the Portsmouth Mine Pit Lake on the west side of Hwy 6 (head west along the walking trail approximately one mile).

The Cuyuna Trail picnic shelter, on the south side of the trail overlooks the Armour Mine No. 2 Lake. The second site is approximately one-half mile north of Nisswa on the Paul Bunyan Trail.

If you’re unable to come, please consider stopping for a picnic lunch, mountain biking, rollerblading or walking the trails at one of shelters the next time you’re visiting the Brainerd Lakes area. 

You can find more information about the park at: dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/cuyuna_country/index.html

 

Literary Slam Event May 6

Submitted by Kate Kysar, English Department
For a PDF version, click here.

 

 

Pause for Appreciation

Marcellus and I want to thank everyone who participated by either bringing something to eat or just attending and being a part of the whole experience. In particular, I want to thank the faculty/staff who brought food for the potluck portion of the celebration. Between the food provided by Taher, and the potluck food brought by students and faculty/staff, we had a total of 26 different choices from nearly as many cultures/countries.

Faculty/staff that contributed include:

Liz Braley, Rita Newton, Joan McKearnan, Lori Amborn, Michael Wall, Sasha Verkhovtseva, Sandra Manzon and Trisha Collopy. Robin Johnson also provided the table cloth for  the potluck table, and  Cheryl Statz-Jacoboski created the information cards displayed with the food.

Taher was awesome in working with the students to make eleven of the dishes that were provided at the event.

We also want to make sure we thank all the students who put this together. This was a ton of work and they really came through. Marcellus and I are very proud of their effort and outcome.

Of course we also want to acknowledge the support staff for the student center, the custodial staff and the technology folks who were all asked to help out and definitely helped to make it happen.

This was our first attempt at something like this and we know that there is room for improvement. Feel free to send me comments privately regarding how we can improve on the celebration. We will be having a meeting with the students to discuss improvements for next year.

Thanks again for your support and kind words. UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY!!!

Tom McCarthy, Speech Department

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On behalf of the members of the Multicultural Club, African Student Association, and Student Government we would like to thank everyone who came and supported our C.A.D show (Cultural Awareness Day). We worked really hard and had a tremendous amount of fun in putting the show together, so we hope that our hard work showed and that you all enjoyed the show as well. Also, a big thanks to the staff and students that brought in food for the potluck- everything tasted amazing and we had such a big turnout! So once again thank you all for coming and hope to see you at the next C.A.D event!
Kayshree Jagannath, President of the Multicultural Club

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I would like to thank Anoka-Ramsey for supporting our students. Our students planned, organized, unionized and practiced teachings learned in the Anoka- Ramsey classroom to provide Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids Campus a culturally inclusive, and enriching educational experience. Our young leaders are passionately working towards building an Anoka-Ramsey community that includes all people in all phases of the college (curriculum, policies, and community population).

On behalf of the students and me, we would like to extend a hand of gratitude to Dr. McCarthy's continued commitment to the psychosocial and holistic development of students. His insight and guidance was paramount to this event. We truly wouldn't have been able to do this without him.

The support of Anoka-Ramsey faculty, staff, and administrators was the catalyst to help make this vision come to fruition. I know that Dr. McCarthy sent out an email on our behalf thanking many that were involved in this event, but I wanted to follow up this list thanking him and others. Please read the list below you may be on it. Again, thank you!

Business Office: Mirela Gluhic and Laura Anderson

IT: Skip Robinson and Kathy Connolly

All staff that contributed food or support.

All faculty who contributed food, brought your class or offered extra credit, or supported the event by attending.

Custodial engineers

Taher: Kate and her team were awesome

A personal thank you to Amanda Klawiter who was able to step in and play a major supportive role for the event.

Central Services

Information Desk

Lastly, we thank the administration that allowed our students to practice leadership on our campus by developing an idea/concept then creating, implementing and evaluating this event for the people.

Marcellus Davis, Diversity & Multiculturalism

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Wow!  Our Concert Choir and Guitar Ensemble from CR campus toured on 4/25 to Park Center High School and Prairie Seeds Academy, performing for almost 500 students over the course of the day.  It was a wonderful event with lots of visibility for our college and lots of conversations between our faculty, our students and prospective students from these schools.  Thank you to music CLA Kate Hujda for all her work in organizing the logistics, Ashley Weatherspoon and Mary Raeker-Rebek in gathering some swag for us to distribute, and to our amazing music students who represented ARCC with their professionalism, their passion and their excitement!
Sam Bergstrom and Melissa Bergstrom

 

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Faculty Development and Media/Memberships Approvals:

Adam Krenelka, MinnMATYC Conference, $652
John Ivanauskas, MN Council of Accounting Educators Annual Conference, $72.20
Donna Stoderl, MN Health Educators Conference, $529.33
Sandra Kohler, Health Educators Conference, $416.22
Kirsten Olsen, Midwest Sociological Society Membership, $60
Nina Bohrod, Organization of and participation in MinnMATYC Spring Conference, $308.55
Becky Groseth, MCTM/MinnMAATYC Conference, $435
Bruce Bordwell, Annual MinnMATYC Conference, $357.50
Kelly Befus, 2YC3 Membership $25; classes & mileage at Town Square Television for non-linear editing $180
Corey Blommel, 2012 Cisco Networking Academy Conference, $500

Sunshine Committee Acknowledgements:

Card sent to Luanne Kane
Fruit Basket sent to Pam Fauskee
Fruit Basket sent to John Davis
Gift card send to Joe Schoen

Official Announcements

March 23 Academic Affairs & Standards Council Meeting

Submitted by Val Knight, Educational Services

Click here to view the recent actions approved.

Click here to view the minutes from the meeting.

 

Administrator Duty Assignments for Week of April 30, 2012

Submitted by Jill Snippen, Educational Services

Date

Time

Events

Administrator

Comments

Tuesday, May1

7:00-10:00 pm

CR: Choir Concert, 7:30 pm

Brandy Eddings

Coon Rapids Campus

Thursday, May3

7:00-10:00 pm

CR: Jazz Band/Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7:30 pm

Ryan O’Donovan

Coon Rapids Campus

 

 

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 40: April 23, 2012

Coon Rapids Campus Outstanding Student of the Year Nadia Pedersen

Minnesota BMED Event

Anoka-Ramsey Blood Drive April 26

“Bullying is Real” Event April 26

Annual Education Report

Spirit River Launch Party April 24

Anoka-Ramsey Chemistry Faculty Play Important Role in the 1st 2YC3 Online Chemistry Conference

Coon Rapids Campus Spring Concert

Anoka-Ramsey Student Named MCAC Player of the Week

Please join us for Wellness Works Yoga!!

Coon Rapids Campus Spring Picnic is April 25

Campus Connection Volunteer Recognition April 30

New Additions

Pause for Appreciation

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

 

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Coon Rapids Campus Outstanding Student of the Year Nadia Pedersen

Congratulations to Nadia Pederson who has been selected as the 2011-2012 Outstanding Student of the Year.  To be eligible for nomination, students must:

1. Be currently enrolled,

2. Have earned at least 12 semester credits,

3. Have earned at minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, and

4. Have contributed to the college community through both breadth and depth of leadership and service.

Nadia was nominated by Zachary Schultz in the Math Skill Advising Center.  In his recommendation letter he explained: “One of Nadia’s many great gifts is that she is able to communicate and relate her impressive Math knowledge to students in a gentle and coherent manner. Nadia has been a pillar of professionalism and patience in the MSAC.”

Nadia will be presented with an award at the Student Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center.

Congratulations, Nadia!

 

Minnesota BMED Event

I was pleased to give the welcome address for the Minnesota BMED, Higher Education and Government: A Partnership Explored event at the Coon Rapids Campus, Wednesday evening.

The program was a discussion exploring partnerships between higher education and the Minnesota Biomedical Device industry.  The group’s focus centered on how the partnerships can help produce students who get hired and become employees who succeed in the industry.  The almost 80 attendees heard a spirited back-and-forth between an impressive panel of industry, education and government representatives, including Douglas Knowlton, the new MnSCU Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, and Mark Phillips, the Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development.  Many came early to network, and most stayed after to continue the conversation and plan for next steps in the exchange of ideas.  I am proud of Anoka-Ramsey’s commitment to engaging community and industry leaders in these important and timely educational issues.  Well done!

 

 

 

 

 

(clockwise from left): Martin Emerson, President of Galil Medical,
Dale Wahlstrom of LifeScience Alley, Rhonda Sivarajah, Chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners,
Bruce Novak, Superintendent of Cambridge/Isanti Schools, and Richard Nazarian, President of Minnetronix.

 

(clockwise from left): Car Orr of Medtronic make a point as Dale Wahlstrom of LifeScience Alley,
Rhonda Sivarajah, Chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners,
Bruce Novak, Superintendent of Cambridge/Isanti Schools, and Richard Nazarian, President of Minnetronix, listen.

 

 

Anoka-Ramsey Blood Drive April 26

Sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and the Student Nurse Association at the Coon Rapids Campus.

For a PDF version, click here.

 

“Bullying is Real” Event April 26

Submitted by Marcellus Davis, Diversity and Multiculturalism

Please join the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism for:

"Bullying is Real" lecture
April 26, 2012
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room

 

The guest lecturer, Jamie Nabozny (bio below), will present at both campuses. An additional community presentation, co-sponsored by Minnesota National Association of Multicultural Education (Mn-NAME) to highlight the difference between bullying and harassment, will include Jamie Nabozny among other noted educational professionals.

Please share this information with internal and external community members, in particular, our students. I hope to see you in the audience for one of the three presentations.

Guest Speaker Jamie Nabozny Bio: 

Jamie Nabozny grew up in Ashland, a small town in northern Wisconsin on the south shore of Lake Superior. His life changed drastically when he was targeted in middle school for being gay. His years of harassment ended with a beating that put him in the hospital and required abdominal surgery. Jamie then moved to Minneapolis. After realizing that many other young people endured similar fates, he decided to fight back. With the help of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Jamie won a Landmark Lawsuit in Federal court that establishes that all young people including those who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered deserve a safe educational experience. The Southern Poverty Law Center produced a documentary titled “Bullied” that chronicles his life.  Jamie now speaks out for the millions of kids bullied in our schools every day. He travels the country and shares his story so that no child has to endure what he endured. Jamie was recently named a Defender of Human Rights by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

Nabozny currently lives in Minneapolis, Minn. with his fiancé, Bo Shafer. They purchased a home together where they plan to raise a family in the next few years. They are planning to marry in Duluth in September 2012.

Bullied Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpCvGRFV9TY

For a PDF version, click here.

 

Annual Education Report

Submitted by Jennifer Eccles, Educational Services

Click here to view the MN Board of Nursing Annual Education Report.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is doing very well!  We are now the largest ADN program in the State of Minnesota, with 191 program graduates preparing for registered nurse licensure in 2011.  This is Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s largest number of ADN graduates since the start of the program in 1967.

Despite the large size, there is no compromise to the superior quality of the program. 90.91% of our graduates pass the NCLEX-RN exam on their first try.  This is well above the state average of 84.43% and also above the national average of 87%.

Thank you to all of you for your hard work in maintaining such a quality nursing program.

 

Spirit River Launch Party April 24

Tuesday, April 24
Noon to 1 p.m
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Cambridge Campus, Room G201

ALL ARE WELCOME!

See a SLIDESHOW of featured ART, hear WRITERS READ their work, pick up a FREE COPY, eat a COOKIE, BLOW off homework, find a DATE, take a NAP, get SEEN, have an OUT OF BODY experience, send a TWEET while PRETENDING to pay attention, DISCOVER the MEANING of LIFE

 

Anoka-Ramsey Chemistry Faculty Play Important Role in the 1st 2YC3 Online Chemistry Conference

Submitted by Lance Lund, Chemistry Department

The Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3) will hold their 196th Conference April 27.  It marks the first-ever, online conference by the 2YC3, and will be presented in collaboration with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Office of Two-Year Colleges.

The conference theme is “Chemistry Education for a New Generation” and features presenters from two-year colleges around the country.  Lance Lund is the program chair and Kelly Befus will deliver the keynote address, “What is the Difference Between Teaching and Educating?” Blake Aronson and Joan Sabourin of the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges are webinar co-organizers. Several other current and former Anoka-Ramsey Chemistry faculty will be in attendance. Anoka-Ramsey previously hosted the 156th 2YC3 Conference in September, 2001, just three days after 9/11.

To see the conference program, go to http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/2yc3. To learn more about the 2YC3, go to http://2yc3.org.

 

 

Coon Rapids Campus Spring Concert

Submitted by Kate Hudja, Fine Arts Department 

Please join the Anoka-Ramsey String Orchestra, Concert Band and Chamber Ensemble for their annual:

Spring Concert
Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center

The concert is free and open to everyone.

The String Orchestra’s repertoire represents the variety of musical tastes and talents present among the students in this semester’s ensemble. The orchestra will perform Irish reels arranged by Percy Grainger, the work of Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich, and a piece by French composer Gabriel Fauré. The orchestra will also perform an arrangement of the song “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton, a song made popular through its appearance in the video game Portal. Originally for operatic voice, this arrangement of “Still Alive” has been composed by Anoka-Ramsey orchestra students Aaron Rahkola and Andy Meyer. 

The Concert Band is performing works by several masters of wind band literature, including Alfred Reed, John Barnes Chance, Frank Ticheli, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. The Concert Band will also perform two works by contemporary composers. “Scenes from Old Russia,” composed by Kenneth Singleton, is a three-movement piece that uses themes from Russian composers Peter Tchaikovsky and Modest Moussorgsky. Also representing contemporary literature for wind band will be John Mackey’s “Undertow,” composed in 2008.

The Concert Band and String Orchestra will also be joined by one of Anoka-Ramsey’s Chamber Ensembles, a group of student instrumentalists who focus on musical works that have been composed with a small ensemble in mind. For this concert, the Chamber Ensemble’s personnel represent a mix of woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments. Their repertoire includes works by Handel, Stravinsky, Franck, and Yokoyama. Several of these works have been arranged by the ensemble’s director, Geoff Senn, and have been arranged to suit the particular needs of this semester’s ensemble.

 

 

Anoka-Ramsey Student Named MCAC Player of the Week

Submitted by Dave Alto, Athletics

Anoka-Ramsey Community College softball player, Becca Hass, a freshman shortstop from Crown, Minn.  and Princeton High School graduate was named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) Southern Division Player of the Week for outstanding play the week of April 9 - 15. The Golden Rams team won three games for the week, and is currently 8 - 4 in 3rd place in conference play.

Hass paced the Golden Rams last week by batting .522 (12-23), blasting four doubles, walking four times and stealing a pair of stolen bases to go along with six RBI’s.

“Becca is a wonderful athlete who is constantly improving her game,” says Anoka-Ramsey Head Coach Dave Alto. “I would not trade Becca for any player. In my mind, she has the potential to be a great collegiate softball player.”

For more information about the Anoka-Ramsey Community College softball team, or any of the award-winning athletic teams at the college, visit AnokaRamsey.edu/en/lifeoutside/Activities/Athletics.aspx.

 

 

Please join us for Wellness Works Yoga!!

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

 

Tuesdays
4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Lower Gym 108, Coon Rapids Campus

 

 

Coon Rapids Campus Spring Picnic is April 25

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities
For a PDF version, click here.

 

 

Campus Connection Volunteer Recognition April 30

Mark your calendars! Anoka-Ramsey would like to thank all of the Campus Connection volunteers for their work this semester. Stop by on Monday, April 30 for light refreshments and a special thank you.

Cambridge Campus
9 to 11 a.m.
E202

Coon Rapids Campus
1 to 3 p.m.
Riverview Room

How’s it going?

Campus Connection would like to collect some data from our current volunteers. If you volunteered to be a campus connection this spring please complete the following survey:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHBLS0g2dTlEdHhWZVgtaHF5S2ZQcUE6MQ

What’s Next?

Our next Campus Connection campaign will be for fall 2012. We will be sending out a request for volunteers and more information as fall semester approaches.

 

 

New Additions! 

Congratulations to Kathy Luksetich and her husband Mike!  Their beautiful baby girl, Anne Catherine Luksetich, was born March 22 at 6:32 p.m.  She weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was 19 inches long.  She is just perfect!

 

 

Pause for Appreciation 

Congratulations to Melanie Waite-Altringer for her contributions as Media Author for McGraw-Hill LearnSmart. LearnSmart is an adaptive diagnostic tool that constantly assesses student knowledge of course material. Melanie wrote five chapters of assessment questions for LearnSmart in the 13th edition of Hole’s Human Anatomy and Physiology textbook. Jenni Swenson, Educational Services

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We'd like to thank the groups and individuals that helped bring director Dan Tanz and his film Triumph67 to campus last night.  Mr. Tanz was a wonderful guest speaker. His experience in film-making and his classroom experience really showed in his engaging, entertaining, and inspiring interactions with our students and members of the public.  

Our thanks again to the English, Reading, Study Skills and Journalism Divisions and the Office of Alumni Relations for their support.  Michael Wall was quite generous with his time and experience as well, and his contribution is very much appreciated. 

Thank you, as well, to our colleagues in IT for helping us to prepare for the event and to Bob Sanderson in Facilities for helping us to pull everything together. 

Mr. Tanz has asked me to share his appreciation of our students and their questions and observations.  Dan has shown Triumph67 at a number of festivals and venues (including a full house at last year's MSPIFF), and he said that last night's was the best discussion of his film that he has taken part in yet.

It would be wonderful to continue to bring local film-makers and their films to our campus and take advantage of the relationships waiting to happen between the local film community and our talented students and colleagues. Our students have certainly made a strong impression already, and we've set the stage for rewarding experiences to come. - Brian Okstad & Michelle Herrin

PS: Thank you as well to those of you helped to promote this event in your classroom!

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The past three weeks I have been overwhelmed with the gestures of kindness from so many faculty, staff and administrators.  Whether you have sent me a card or note, made a donation, or stopped by my office to talk, please know that I have appreciated, more than words can express, your thoughtfulness. I have always believed that Anoka-Ramsey is filled with an incredibly caring group of human beings, and your recent displays of kindness have reinforced that belief.  My sister’s death has left a crater in my heart, but please knows that the pain has been eased through all the support and kindness of the Anoka-Ramsey family. Luanne Kane, Educational Services

 

 

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Wellness Funds Approvals:

Becky Groseth, $100
Isabelle Schmidt, $100
Shawn Johnson, $100

 

Staff Development Approvals:

Karin O’Connor, Health Educators Conference, $300
Conni Strait, Nursing Education Conference, $300

 

Official Announcements

Administrator Duty Assignments for Week of April 23, 2012

Submitted by Jill Snippen, Educational Services

Date

Time

Events

Administrator

Comments

Thursday, April 26

7 to 10 p.m.

Concert Band/String Orchestra Concert, 7:30 pm

Ryan O'Donovan

Coon Rapids Campus

 

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 39: April 16, 2012

Bioscience and Allied Health Addition Bonding Request

Blog for Updates on the College Alignment Process/News

The Minnesota Writer Program at the Cambridge Campus Welcomes Minnesota Poet Laureate, Joyce Sutphen

News from Testing Services

Annual Severe Weather Drill on April 19

Cultural Awareness Day April 20

Learning Community (LCOM) Opportunity

Anoka-Ramsey Alumni Jessica Lee Shimek's Video featured on National Council of Teachers of English Website

Associate in Fine Arts Thesis Show

Shorter and Loughlin Named All-American

April Wellness Workshop: How Emotions Affect Your Health Event on April 18

Scott Wrobel's book Cul de Sac to be released next week!

Coon Rapids Campus Social Amenities

Program Name Change: SPCH (Speech) Becomes CMST (Communication Studies) Beginning Fall 2012

New Additions

Pause for Appreciation

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

 

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Bioscience and Allied Health Addition Bonding Request

The aligned colleges of Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are in the community garnering support for the MnSCU Bonding Request.  Anoka-Ramsey Community College is represented in the MnSCU bonding request for $980,000 for the Bioscience and Allied Health Addition at the Coon Rapids Campus. 

Anoka-Ramsey’s 2012 Capital Budget Request for the Bioscience and Allied Health Addition will provide funding for:

  1. Design and construction documents to reduce project cost from $16.5 million to $12 million.
  2. Remodeling in order to bring the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and Integrative Health and Healing (IHH) programs back to the Coon Rapids Campus from an off-campus leased space. 

Visit the President’s Office for a list of your local legislators so you too can support this effort.  We are excited to support the MnSCU Bonding Request and promote Anoka-Ramsey’s request!

 

Blog for Updates on the College Alignment Process/News

http://alignmentnews2011.wordpress.com/

 

The Minnesota Writer Program at the Cambridge Campus Welcomes Minnesota Poet Laureate, Joyce Sutphen

Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m.

Cambridge Campus, Juanita & Charles Peterson Community Room, G202

Sutphen teaches literature and creative writing at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. She has published several volumes of poetry and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. Sutphen will discuss her book, First Words. This event is co-sponsored by Cambridge Community-Wide Reading Program.

 

News from Testing Services

Submitted by Jaimie Lopez, Testing Services

The Testing schedules for semester break and summer are now available on the Anoka-Ramsey Web site.  

Walk-in Accuplacer Testing: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/en/student/Assessment/Walk-inTesting.aspx.
Make-up & Alternative Testing: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/resources/Testing.aspx.

 

Make-Up & Alternative Testing Policies & Form:

Attached to this email you will find the make-up and alternative testing policies and the appointment form.

 

Cambridge Campus
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 to 11 a.m. & 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 12 to 3 p.m. & 5 to 8 p.m.

 

Coon Rapids Campus
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

There will be no Accuplacer testing during final exam week May 7 through May 11. Accuplacer testing will return with additional hours May 14. Please see the Web site for details.

IMPORTANT: Faculty Note Regarding Tests

When sending tests electronically, please remember to send them to: testingservices@anokaramsey.edu

DO NOT send them directly to the testing coordinators (MaryAnn Harris or Melissa Carle) as we often have other staff assisting with testing. If it is sent directly to the testing coordinators whoever is covering testing may not have access to the test or testing instructions.

If you have any questions about testing, please call 763-433-1980 (Cambridge Campus) or 763-433-1180 (Coon Rapids Campus).

 

 

Annual Severe Weather Drill on April 19

Submitted by Orrin Nyhus, Public Safety 

The annual Severe Weather drill will be on Thursday, April 19 at 1:45 p.m. at both campuses.

The drill begins with continuous short blasts from the alarm system.  Everyone should go to the nearest severe weather shelter designated by the yellow “Severe Weather Shelter” signs posted throughout the buildings. Hall monitors will be positioned throughout the building to assist and direct people to the shelters. 

Everyone should remain in the shelter area until they hear a long continuous blast from the alarm system which indicates the “All Clear.”  The “All Clear” will also be given through the Emergency Notification System.

The complete procedure is in the Emergency Response Plan available through the college Web site. 

 

Cultural Awareness Day April 20

The Multicultural Club, African Student Association, Student Government, various students from the Mosaic Center, Faculty, and Taher Foodservice have prepared a cultural learning experience for the Coon Rapids Campus.

This day is designed for learning, appreciating and valuating the many cultures we have within Anoka-Ramsey. This event will highlight many different cultures through educational cultural presentations, educational cultural entertainment that includes a percussion-based performance by students from the Paul Wellstone Elementary School as well as a culture-specific fashion show and talent show.

In addition, educational booths will be set up to help answer questions regarding specific cultures. This event will also highlight a taste-testing, with pertinent education about the foods from around the globe and the historical value to the culture it derives from.

We invite all and look forward to a festive educational event.

Foods from around the world taste testing.

For PDF version, click here.

 

 

Learning Community (LCOM) Opportunity

Submitted by Dana Irgens, Educational Services

Are you interested in learning more about Learning Communities?  If so, please consider attending the upcoming LCOM Institute at Inver Hills Community College.

This year, Anoka-Ramsey Community College will not be sending an “Institute Team” however, if you are interested in attending individually or as part of a faculty team, please take advantage of this FREE opportunity.

(Breakfast and Lunch is included both days.)  If you plan to attend, please register at the link below by May 15, 2012.

A Learning Community (LCOM) Institute will be held May 21 and 22, 2012 at Inver Hills Community College. The institute features two nationally recognized keynote speakers and facilitators.

Lynn Dunlap, co-author of Learning Communities in Community Colleges, has presented sessions about Learning Communities at regional and national conferences, evaluated learning community programs, and facilitated faculty retreats and workshops at colleges across the US. Dunlap regularly serves as a resource faculty member for the annual National Summer Institute on Learning Communities, organized by the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.

Rashne Jehangir, author of Higher Education and First-Generation Students: Cultivating Community, Voice and Place for the New Majority, is currently a faculty member and co-coordinator of the First-Year Experience Program in the Department of Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.

The institute will also offer multiple breakout sessions on specific topics such as: Designing and Assessing Integrative Assignments, LCOMs and Developmental Education, Forming a Regional Consortium, and Integrating College Readiness in LCOMs.

The Institute is designed for colleges planning to develop a learning community program as well as for those with established programs.

 The institute is geared toward multiple audiences:

  • Institute Teams (There will be several sessions geared toward teams composed of  administrators, support staff, and faculty; there will also be time for teams to meet and plan) 
  • Individuals (There will be several concurrent sessions that would work well for individual faculty, staff, and administrators) 
  • Learning Community Faculty Teams.  (There will be day long workshops on designing and assessing integrative assignments led by a national learning community expert.  These workshops are ideal for learning community partners who will be teaching in a cohort)

If you are interested in attending the event, please register using this link: www.inverhills.edu/LCOMinstitute

The registration deadline is May 15, 2012. The Learning Community Institute registration fee is waived for all MnSCU schools. 

 

Anoka-Ramsey Alumni Jessica Lee Shimek's Video featured on National Council of Teachers of English Website

Submitted by Kate Kysar, English Department

Anoka-Ramsey alumna Jessica Lee Shimek's video of my poem "Hand Sisters" is being featured on the National Council of Teachers of English website today to celebrate National Poetry Month. It's been an honor to work with such a talented alumna on this project. Here is the link: www.ncte.org/tyca/poetrymonth 

 

Associate in Fine Arts Thesis Show

Submitted by Laura Migliorino, Fine Arts Department

Please stop by Coon Rapids Campus’ Visual Arts Center or Great River Gallery to see work from the next graduating class of our associate in fine arts program.

It is an amazing show and will be displayed through the end of the semester!

 

 

Shorter and Loughlin Named All-American

Post season honors continue to roll in for the Anoka-Ramsey Women’s basketball team. Tamarra Shorter and Maria Loughlin have been named to the NJCAA Division III All American team for their play this past season.

Shorter, a sophomore from Arden Hills, Minn. and Osseo High School was named first team All American. She averaged 13.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.8 steals per game this year for the nationally ranked Golden Rams while shooting 47.4% from the field. “Tamarra is probably the most athletic player we have had at Anoka Ramsey in my six years here,” says Anoka-Ramsey Head Coach Dave DeWitt. “She worked hard to improve her fundamentals and skill level as well as her understanding of the game.”

Loughlin, a freshman from Rogers, Minn. and Rogers High School earned second team All American honors. She averaged 15.1 points while shooting 39% from outside the 3-point line. She also averaged 2.6 steals and 4 rebounds per game. “Coming into the year, we told Maria she needed to become a more consistent perimeter shooter,” comments DeWitt. “She worked hard to accomplish that and exceeded our expectations. She was likely our most consistent player all year.”

The Golden Rams finished the year with a 29-3 record advancing the NJCAA National tournament where they finished third.

Anoka Ramsey Community College is a Division III Junior College located in Coon Rapids, Minn. and competes in the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference. They have won seven National Championships, most recently in 2011. They have been to the National tournament 12 times in the past 19 years.

 

 

April Wellness Workshop: How Emotions Affect Your Health Event on April 18

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Please join us for the April Wellness Workshop, How Emotions Affect Your Health.

Participants will be entered into a drawing to receive one of our Wellness Works promotional items!

For a PDF version, click here.

 

Scott Wrobel's book Cul de Sac to be released next week!

Submitted by Kate Kysar, English Department

Anoka-Ramsey English professor Scott Wrobel's collection of short stories entitled Cul de Sac will be released next Friday with a celebratory reading at Magers and Quinn bookstore in Minneapolis.

Congratulations, Scott, on this monumental accomplishment!

See this wonderful article from the ABC newspapers: abcnewspapers.com/2012/04/10/andover-prof-pens-humorous-book-on-suburban-life/

 

Coon Rapids Campus Social Amenities

Submitted by Dawn Hohmann, Human Resources

I am the Social Amenities Coordinator for the Coon Rapids Campus.

For those of you not familiar, Social Amenities is committed to provide support for faculty and staff on the Coon Rapids Campus in times of sickness, sorrow, and joy.  I send plants and cards to those who are hospitalized, have experienced the birth or adoption of a child, or have lost a family member.  I also mail cards to those who have been out for an extended period of time due to illness or surgery.  Social Amenities would not be possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of the faculty and staff at the Coon Rapids Campus.

I am asking you to help us out with a donation to the Social Amenities group to keep the program going strong.  Any donation amount you can provide is greatly appreciated.  If you wish to donate by check, please make checks payable to Anoka-Ramsey Community College and write “Social Amenities” in the memo section. Checks can be sent via interoffice mail to my attention in the Human Resources Department.  You may also drop off your donation to me in the Human Resources Office.

 The guidelines that were established for acknowledging events are as follows:

Cards are sent to employees who experience the following:

  • Birth/Adoption of a child
  • Death of sibling, grandparent or in-law
  • Marriage
  • Hospitalization and/or sick leave of employee

Plants/Flowers are sent for the following:

  • Death of employee: $100
  • Death of employee’s spouse or child: $50
  • Death of employee’s parent: $40
  • Death of retiree:  $40

I also need your help in informing me of an event listed above. This is the only way I will know there is a need to do something, so please remember to call or email when you are aware of an event.

Please consider donating to this fund so that we are able to continue with this thoughtful acknowledgement to our peers in times of need. 

I would also like to thank everyone who has already donated!  It truly shows how kind and thoughtful the faculty and staff are here.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!

 

Program Name Change: SPCH (Speech) Becomes CMST (Communication Studies) Beginning Fall 2012

Effective fall 2012 registration the SPCH prefix for Speech courses will become CMST for Communication Studies.

When registering:

  • for summer semester 2012: search the SPCH prefix for Speech courses
  • for fall semester 2012: search the CMST prefix for Speech-related courses

In accordance, the Speech Department will also become the Communications Department beginning fall 2012.

 

 

New Additions!

Alette Cora Schoen was born Sunday, April 1, at 12:52 p.m. She was 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 3/4 inches long.  Both mother (Breanne) and baby are happy and healthy.  Big sisters Athena and Corinne can't wait to start playing with their new baby sister.

Congratulations to the Schoen Family!

 

 

Pause for Appreciation

Below is an email from the MnSCU group we hosted in the Legacy Room on March 26 and 27.  This is the group that had the Chancellor and University of Minnesota as their guest speakers on one day.

Extra coordination, time and staff efforts went into this event. Thank you for helping me deliver a very positive experience for their group. Please pass on the message to your staff.  A very SPECIAL THANKS to Ed Norton and the Maintenance team.  They went way above and beyond their normal great work by doing mock set-ups to make the room satisfy the guest needs precisely.  

- Jill Snippen, Educational Services

“Hi Jill – I wanted to thank you for all the hard work you and your staff did for logistics for the Minnesota Partnership last month. I wasn’t able to be there (I was home sick for the first time in years), but from all accounts everything went great.  I haven’t heard one negative thing, actually. 

Please forward this to other the Anoka-Ramsey staff that worked on this event – the catering staff, your facilities guys who I know worked very hard on the room set-up, your IT people. Please offer them our sincere appreciation.  Thanks again!” - Cindy Schneider, system office Human Resources

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On behalf of the Two Rivers Reading Series, I’d like to thank you for your support of this year’s TRRS events. On April 11 more than 100 students attended Minnesota Poet Jim Moore’s readings in the Legacy Room. We are so pleased to be able to offer our students the opportunity to hear from and meet award-winning authors.

Yesterday, the Guggenheim Foundation announced its 2012 fellows, of which Jim Moore was one! Here’s an article from the LA Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/04/guggenheim-announces-2012-fellows.html

- Paige Riehl, English Department

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I just want to say THANKS to everyone who helped out with the "Building Collaborative Partnerships to Increase STEM Teaching and Learning" presentation last Friday, April 13 on the Cambridge Campus:

Patty Pieper, Andy Aspaas, Brad Wold, Michael Grzincich, Debby Filler, Jenni Swenson, Jessie Stumpf, Pat Ripley, Marc Johnson, Dawn Bushman, Tina Perpich, Mary Jacobson, Kelsey Schwarzrock, Stephen Jones, Heginio Garcia, Greg Strandmark, and Rendezvous Food Service.  I really appreciate everything you all did to help me out!!!

I also want to thank all of the faculty, students, and staff that came to learn more about the grant and support it!

- Melanie Waite-Altringer, Biology Department

 

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Social Amenities:

Card sent to Mirela Gluhic
Card sent to Senad Paratusic
Card sent to Sarah Deering
Plant sent to Lori Rodgers

 

Staff Development Approvals:

Natasha Baer, CMA CEUs (textbook & exam fee), $261
Kelsey Schwarzrock, textbooks for MBA program, $36.80

 

Official Announcements

Submitted by Kelsey Schwarzrock, President’s Office

Click here to see the 10-Day Letter following the March 26, 2012 FSGC Meeting.

 

Administrator Duty Assignments for Week of April 16, 2012

Submitted by Jill Snippen, Educational Services

Date

Time

Events

Administrator

Comments

Friday, April 20

7 to 10 p.m.

Play Performance, 7:30 p.m.

Janine Forrer

Coon Rapids Campus

Saturday, April 21

7 to 10 p.m.

Play Performance, 7:30 p.m.

Janine Forrer

Coon Rapids Campus

Sunday, April 22

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Play Performance, 2:00 pm

Karla Seymour

Coon Rapids Campus

 

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 38: April 9, 2012

Rumors: Truth or Myth?

Blog for Updates on the College Alignment Process/News

PSEO Registration Changes for Fall

Potluck for Cultural Awareness Day on April 20

Diversity Lecture Series Presents: Lieutenant General Vang Pao and the Migration of Hmong People to Minnesota

Cambridge Campus’ Earth Friendly Fair

Minnesota Twins Tickets

Anoka-Ramsey Music Faculty to Perform Benefit Recital on April 13

Professional Training Cover Design for Mailing Shows Aligned Offerings

Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism and Phi Theta Kappa Presents: Why Must I Keep Up with the Kardashians?

Save The Date: “CAN I KISS YOU?” Event on April 16

Anoka County Senior EXPO 2012

Pause for Appreciation

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

 

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Rumors: Truth or Myth?

Rumor: Administrator feedback evaluator names are shared with the administrator being evaluated. This is a myth.

The names of employees who submit feedback for any of the administrators being evaluated are not shared with those administrators.  Names, if submitted, are kept confidential with the College President.

Please do what you can to clarify rumors you hear on campus and feel free to send the rumors to me to be addressed.

 

Blog for Updates on the College Alignment Process/News

http://alignmentnews2011.wordpress.com/

 

PSEO Registration Changes for Fall

Submitted by Kate Hostnick-Harper, Academic Advising Department

Faculty, please help to the word regarding the PSEO registration process that has changed.  All returning (second semester) PSEO students will be allowed to register online starting with fall registration.  In order to do this, all PSEO students will need to turn in the PSEO State Form to receive online registration access.

The deadline to turn in the form into the Records and Registration office is April 10, 2012.

Returning PSEO students may be able to register online if they meet the following conditions:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 and 67% completion rate or higher.  
  • Must have completed and returned a PSEO State Form for the upcoming registration period by April 10, 2012. (This form must be signed by your high school counselor and parent or guardian.  Students will return the signed PSEO state form to the records and Registration office. 
  • Must not have any holds that would prevent online registration.

I appreciate your support in sharing this important information with your students.  We have sent two emails out to all PSEO students alerting them of this process change and only a select few have viewed the email and returned the form. 

“I just want to encourage all of us to make this announcement in our classes. This sounds like a great way of solving the problem of that very long line for PSEO registration. I also want to thank all those involved in working on coming up with this idea!”Tom McCarthy, Speech Department

 

 

Potluck for Cultural Awareness Day April 20

Submitted by Tom McCarthy, Speech Department 
 

I am the advisor for the Multicultural Club, and the Multicultural Club is one of the groups responsible for putting together the program for Cultural Awareness Day, Friday, April 20.

The club would like to do a culture-specific potluck on that day from 1 to 3 p.m., and would like to know how many faculty and staff would be interested in contributing to the potluck.

We are asking that you bring a dish that is culturally specific in some way and provide a brief description of the dish and what culture it represents. Scandinavian dishes are welcome as well as Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Sudanese, Somali, Spanish, French, Nepali, etc.!

We have already received some interest from some faculty/staff, but I wanted to make sure that I sent out one more request to faculty and staff to see if there are others out there interested in helping out.

The potluck will be supplemented with other food from collaboration between the students and the food service. From the feedback I’ve received so far, I’m anticipating that we would have about 17 different dishes available when we combine the “potluck” from faculty/staff and the student/food service dishes. However we are still interested in getting as many dishes as possible so if you are interested in contributing a dish, please let me know a.s.a.p. so we can add you to our list.

This event is shaping up to be very exciting. We will have some elementary school kids doing a percussion performance in the first hour and an Anoka-Ramsey culture-specific fashion show and talent show in the second hour. In addition, there will be educational booths set up throughout the Legacy Room with students at the booths to answer questions etc.

Thanks, in advance, for helping us celebrate and educate!

 

Diversity Lecture Series Presents: Lieutenant General Vang Pao and the Migration of Hmong People to Minnesota

Submitted by Marcellus Davis, Diversity & Multiculturalism Department

Ka Vang, Diversity Program Director from the MnSCU Office of Diversity and Equity, will be our guest lecturer to talk to us about the migration of our Hmong community members and the importance of General Vang Pao to the Hmong community.

Date: Thursday, April 12

Times & Locations:

10 to 11:30 a.m., Coon Rapids, SC270
1 to 2:30 p.m., Cambridge, F203

 

Ka Vang Bio

(Source: Wikipedia)

The daughter of a major in the Royal Lao Army and a shaman, Vang grew up in her early years in Thai refugee camps before resettling in the United States Midwest, with the majority of her formative years spent in the Twin Cities and the Frogtown quarter of St. Paul, Minnesota.  She briefly attended the St. Agnes parochial school in the late 1980s before attending the local public high school.  Bi-culturalism was a significant issue in Vang's experience as she sought ways to succeed in both Hmong and American society, and this experience is frequently reflected in her later writing. Much of Vang's early writing years are highlighted by her work in journalism, where she was frequently one of the first Hmong reporters at different newspapers, including the Minnesota Daily, the Chicago Tribune, and the Pioneer Press.  Vang began experimenting with playwriting in the 2000s, starting as a 2001 and 2002 Many Voices Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. In recent years, she has worked for Hamline University and the Office of the Chancellor for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, a statewide coalition of educational institutions. In addition to her work on diversity in higher education, she is currently a columnist for the Minnesota Women's Press, and her work frequently appears in the Paj Ntaub Voice, one of the first Hmong literary journals in the world.

For a PDF version, click here.

 

Cambridge Campus’ Earth Friendly Fair

Submitted by Peter Wahlstrom, Philosophy Department
For a PDF version, click here.

 

Minnesota Twins Tickets

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Get your Minnesota Twins tickets in the Bookstore! Tickets are available for all students, faculty and staff. There’s a limited supply, so get your tickets today!

For a PDF version, click here.

 

 

Anoka-Ramsey Music Faculty to Perform Benefit Recital on April 13

Submitted by Melissa Bergstrom, Fine Arts Department

ARCC Music faculty Greg Kajiwara (clarinet) and Melissa Bergstrom (piano) will be performing a benefit recital for the Redeemer Music Arts Academy in North Minneapolis on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.  They will be joined by two sopranos:  Momoko Tanno and Mikyoung Park.  Repertoire includes traditional Japanese folk songs, Korean art songs, Poulenc, Messanger, Schubert and more!  Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405 – a freewill offering of donations to this music education program providing lessons for students from the north Minneapolis neighborhood will be collected, open to the public.

 

Professional Training Cover Design for Mailing Shows Aligned Offerings

Under the leadership Jamie Barthel, as well as Chancellor Rosenstone’s direction to align the colleges, the non-credit divisions of Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are working together to become a single entity. The newly aligned Anoka Technical College Corporate Center and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Professional Training Center gear up for a first mailing.

The Corporate Center and the Professional Training Center teams meet often, and are in the process of becoming a single division. A new name will be created to fit this newly-formed, single division for the two colleges.

For a PDF version, click here.

   

 

The team is also excited about unveiling a summer course schedule to be mailed to 60,000 constitutions in April.

 

Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism and Phi Theta Kappa Presents: Why Must I Keep Up with the Kardashians?

Submitted by Marcellus Davis, Diversity & Multiculturalism Department

Phi Theta Kappa, in association with the Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism, would like to invite you to an afternoon of reflection, sharing, and learning:

Date: Thursday, April 19

Time & Location: Noon to 2 p.m., Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room

Is Walmart really evil compared to Apple?  Does Target buy socks from the same plants overseas as the Gap? What responsibility does each of us have to know? These discussions commonly come up, and blame is widely spread, but is there a deeper issue? 

Every year, the culture of competition drives us to consume more and more. Runaway consumption with no regard for personal responsibility, combined with ever-present individual and cultural racism opens the door for widespread abuse in the form of economic exploitation.

Come hear Anoka-Ramsey’s very own  economics instructor Drew Mattson, sociologist instructor Vitoria Downy and political science instructor Matt Shuster discuss this exploitation and one of its most common symptoms: the dreaded sweatshop.

Along with Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Three Pillars of Oppression”, our speakers will address the history of economic exploitation, its roots in social and personal attitudes and prejudices, and offer time for questions and group interaction.

Learn more, and share your own opinions with us on Please consider attending, and if you are an instructor, please consider bringing your class and/or offering extra credit for this enlightening experience.

For a PDF version, click here.

 

Save The Date: “Can I Kiss You?” Event on April 16

Submitted by MaryAnn Larios, Counseling Department
For a PDF version, click here.

As part of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Counseling, Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs Departments are excited to provide information about the upcoming “Can I Kiss You?” event:

Date: Monday, April 16
Times: 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 1 to 1: 50 p.m.
Location: Coon Rapids Campus

Note:  The times are estimated.  Faculty who indicate that they are interested in bringing their class to this presentation will help determine the actual time of these sessions.

The main focus of this event is to help our students develop healthy relationships; therefore, we believe that the content of this event dovetails strategically with the broader Green Dot initiatives at both campuses.

Like our Green Dot programming, the “Can I Kiss You?” event looks at creating a cultural shift on our campuses by helping our students to:

  • ask first for consent
  • make smarter choices with partners
  • support survivors of sexual assault
  • intervene when danger is present at parties and group settings with alcohol

Check out this Web site to see if the content of this presentation fits into your curriculum: www.datesafeproject.org/

We will also have resource tables from community agencies such as Alexandra House, Lee Carlson Center, Nucleus Clinic, MNCASA, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program and others. Thank you for your continued support in helping Anoka-Ramsey to become a college community free from power-based personal violence!

Nancy Elk, John Hennen, MaryAnn Larios, Counseling; Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities and Marcellus Davis, Diversity & Multiculturalism

 

Anoka County Senior EXPO 2012

Submitted by Rosie Mortenson, Institutional Advancement
For a PDF version, click here.

 

 

Pause for Appreciation

Campus Clean Up was a Hit!

Sixteen bags of garbage were collected in two hours by more than 20 participants who helped to clean up our community. Thank you all for the additional advertisement in your classes. PTK would like to send out an extra special thank you to Joan McKearnan for her help in making today a success.

Michelle Aldinger, Nursing Faculty & Phi Theta Kappa Advisor

Open House News

Admissions collected information from 105 prospective students… With family and friends taken in to account we estimate that just over 230 people attended!

We want to give a BIG thanks to those who helped make the event possible by taking time from busy schedules.

The faculty and staff who represented their departments were a phenomenal asset to the event and we want to recognize facilities, IT, and Taher staff members for all of their behind the scenes work!

Congratulations to everyone on a successful Open House!

Genna Anderson, Admissions Department

 

 

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

Submitted by Ashley Weatherspoon, Enrollment Services 

I would like to welcome Melissa Carle to the Information Desk! She will be starting today as the evening coverage. We are excited to have her as part of our front desk team as she is coming to us with information desk experience and testing coverage.

If you have any questions regarding testing please direct them to the testing center or Jaimie Lopez.

Welcome Melissa!   

 

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Wellness Funds Approvals:

Kacey Gregerson, $95
Joyce Traczyk, $100

 

Faculty Development & Media/Membership Approvals:

Isabelle Schmidt, “Mindfulness Toolkit” workshop, $152.64 and “Grief & Mindfulness” workshop, $132.64
Paula Croonquist, American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, $1,860.34
Wendy Zins, Master Certified Health Education Specialist Certification Renewal, $55 and American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAPHERD) membership, $135
Nigar Alam, MNCPA membership, $120 and Minnesota Council of Accounting Educators (MCAE) 2012 Annual Conference, $50
Jillayn Quaschnick, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance membership, $135
Mark Omodt, MinnMATYC/MCTM Conference, $325
Kathryn Markell, conference attendance and presentation, $365
Catherine Bean, 30th Annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival film screenings, $490.64
Tracy Kristo, National Council of Teachers of English membership and College English journal, $75

 

Official Announcements

Submitted by Kelsey Schwarzrock, President’s Office

Proposal

Proposal submitted regarding Policy 2A.1 Admissions RATIONALE: Update for compliance with MnSCU requirement.

The policy proposal can be viewed for comments at the Policy and Procedure Comment Page: https://www.anokaramsey.edu/about/policies/comments/index.cfm until 04/20/2012.

 

Academic Affairs & Standards Council 

Submitted by Val Knight, Educational Services

To view the agenda for the upcoming April 20 Academic Affairs & Standards Council meeting, click here.

 

Administrator Duty Assignments for Week of April 9, 2012

Submitted by Jill Snippen, Educational Services

Date

Time

Events

Administrator

Comments

Friday, April 13

7 to 10 p.m.

CR Play Performance, 7:30 pm

Marc Johnson

Coon Rapids Campus

Saturday, April 14

7 to 10 p.m.

CR Play Performance, 7:30 pm

Darren Hoff

Coon Rapids Campus

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 37: April 2, 2012

It’s that time again: Open Houses and Recruitment on a roll!

Congratulations to Anoka-Ramsey Students Nadia Pedersen and Allison Sivigny

Softball Home Opener, April 3

Blog for Updates on the College Alignment Process/News

SIP Documents and Proposals

Summer Hours for All Staff and Faculty Begin May 23

Tracy Kristo Reviews Textbook for Children’s Literature

Poet Jim Moore to Present on the Coon Rapids Campus April 11

Outstanding Student Nominations Due April 4

Coffee House Entertainer for April

News from the Fine Arts Music Department

New Additions

Pause for Appreciation

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

 

News from President Jessica Stumpf

It’s that time again: Open Houses and Recruitment on a roll!

While the semester is still in full swing, our Student Services group already has fall semester on the mind.  Planning is in high-gear for the college’s open houses and recruitment efforts.  Thanks for all of your effort organizing and overseeing these events!

Anoka-Ramsey Open Houses:

Cambridge Campus: Tuesday, April 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Student Life Lobby (outside E203)

Coon Rapids Campus: Thursday, April 5, 5 to 7 p.m., in the Legacy Room (SC270)

Good luck recruiting and thank you for being on the front lines fighting for enrollment!

 

Congratulations to Anoka-Ramsey Students Nadia Pedersen and Allison Sivigny

I would like to congratulate Nadia Pedersen and Allison Sivigny, two students who were recently selected as 2012 Coca-Cola Scholars and who are also part of the All-Minnesota Academic Team.  Each student will receive a check from the Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation and will be recognized at an event honoring all of the scholar recipients.

I am extremely proud of these students. They have worked hard to maintain their PTK status and they should be proud of their efforts.  It will be exciting to watch them achieve their educational dreams at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Selection of a Coca-Cola Scholar is based on scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team, for which more than 1,700 students applied. The program is administered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

 

 

Softball Home Opener, April 3

The home opener for the women’s fastpitch softball team is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 3 at 3 p.m. against St. Cloud CTC on the Cambridge campus, weather permitting.  All games are doubleheaders. For a complete look at the schedule, please view the softball home page at http://www.anokaramsey.edu/lifeoutside/Activities/Athletics/womenssoftball.aspx

Come out and show your support for the team!  I am looking forward to the season and seeing you at the field!

 

Blog for Updates on the College Alignment Process/News

http://alignmentnews2011.wordpress.com/

 

SIP Documents and Proposals

Submitted by Kelsey Schwarzrock, President’s Office

A SIP folder has been created on the public drive: N:\ARCC Public\SIP where you will find forms and general information.  Also, going forward, all submitted SIP proposals will be available for review in this folder.

Please contact Kelsey Schwarzrock with any questions about the SIP process.

 

Summer Hours for All Staff and Faculty Begin May 23

Submitted by Darren Hoff, Human Resources

As the grass begins to green and the trees/shrubs start blooming thoughts to warmer days begin to occur.  With this in mind, I am once again pleased to announce that the college is moving to our summer hours.  Please note that the effective date of this change is May 23, rather than May 9.  An official memo with the announcement is attached.

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Tracy Kristo Reviews Textbook for Children’s Literature

English faculty member, Tracy Kristo reviewed “A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature” – the textbook used in his Children’s Literature courses at Anoka-Ramsey. Tracy’s review included providing extensive feedback on 14 chapters of the book prior to the printing of its latest edition. The acknowledgements page recognizes him by name as well as our college.

 

Poet Jim Moore to Present on the Coon Rapids Campus April 11

Submitted by Paige Riehl, English Department

The English Division at Anoka-Ramsey Community College is pleased to present poet Jim Moore as the final author of the 2011-2012 Two Rivers Reading Series. On Wednesday, April 11 from 1 to 1:50 p.m. and 2 to 2:50 p.m. in the Legacy Room on the Coon Rapids Campus, Moore will read from and discuss his seventh poetry collection, Invisible Strings, which was recently nominated for a Minnesota Book Award in poetry. This event is free and open to the public.

Invisible Strings, published by Graywolf Press in 2011, is Moore’s seventh book of poetry. A critic for Booklist wrote, “The moods [Moore] evokes include wistfulness, of course, and the deeper, more poignant ones of love and grief. . . .” Moore’s explores the passage of time, loss, aging, love, and much more in his brief and inviting poems. About Moore’s poetry, a writer for the Star Tribune commented, “With his simple poems that celebrate humanity and articulate pain, Jim Moore elevates economy of phrase to an art.” His poems have appeared in numerous publications and journals, including American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. Moore teaches creative writing at Hamline University in Saint Paul and lives during part of the year in Minneapolis, MN, and part of the year in Spoleto, Italy.

The Two Rivers Reading Series continues to bring local, regional, national, and internationally-acclaimed authors to Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s Coon Rapids Campus. Throughout the academic year, the series focuses on poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama and offers free readings to students and the general public. Following events, authors are typically available for book signings. For more information, contact Paige Riehl at Ext. 1347 or paige.riehl@anokaramsey.edu.

 

Outstanding Student Nominations Due April 4

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Nominations for the Outstanding Student of the Year Award are due on Wednesday, April 4.

Please see the attached nomination form for the Outstanding Student of the Year Award.  Each year, one student is selected as the outstanding student of the year.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate an outstanding student of the year.  The Student Awards Ceremony is on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Please note:  Nomination forms have been sent to department coordinators/facilitators to solicit nominations for the outstanding student in each discipline/department.  The attachment is the nomination form for the overall outstanding student of the year.

 

Coffee House Entertainer for April

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities 

Please join us for the April Coffee House Entertainment!

Truman

Date: Wednesday, April 4
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Location: Courtyard Commons (SC170)

 

 

News from the Fine Arts Music Department

Submitted by Kate Hudja, Music Department

Eric Anderson, music faculty member at the Cambridge Campus, has had several professional development opportunities during this spring semester. On Jan. 9, Anderson conducted the 2012 Upper St. Croix Valley Music Association Honor Band.  Each year the USCVMA sponsors a high school honors concert band and honors jazz ensemble. These two ensembles rehearse for a day, and then perform an evening concert which is open to the public.  Students from ten different high schools in western Wisconsin and along the upper part of the St. Croix River Valley participated in these honor bands.  Anderson directed the High School Honor Concert Band, and Dean Sorenson, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Minnesota-TC, conducted the High School Honor Jazz Ensemble. The evening concert was held at Grantsburg High School in Grantsburg, WI.

Additionally, on Mar. 17, Anderson served as a clinician at the Middle School Band Festival held in Monticello, MN.  At this festival, Anderson worked with five different Middle School bands from St. Cloud, Rogers, and Monticello.  This year marks the third year that Anderson has been asked back to serve as clinician.

 

 

New Additions

Brandon Lee Deering, born March 27th, 2012, weighing 9 lbs 10 oz, 21 inches long.  Both mom [Sarah Deering] and baby are at home and doing great.  Big sister Mallory (2 1/2 yrs) couldn't be happier.

Congratulations to the Deering Family!

 

 

 

 

Pause for Appreciation

Mel Mitchel, who was visiting the Coon Rapids campus as part of the Minn. Partnership for Executive Development, Monday Mar. 26, had many kind words to convey regarding members of our facilities team: Chuck Cole, Darrell Kinkel and Ed Norton

Thank you, gentlemen, for making this group feel welcome!

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Regarding the Cambridge Campus Phi Theta Kappa Luncheon on Mar. 26

THANKS to Kathleen [Hoffman]and all her hard-working students!  The lunch was delicious…and I especially appreciate the efforts for healthy choices!  We feel loved! – Bonnie Boese

 

Thank you PTK members and Kathleen Hoffman for the fabulous luncheon you provided for faculty and staff this afternoon.  You all did a very nice job and we really like it that you think so fondly of us!

We truly do feel appreciated and we certainly appreciate your taking the time from your very busy schedules to take such good care of us! – Pam Peterson

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Thank you to those who assisted, advertised and promoted Get Noticed, Get Hired! 2012 on both campuses!  We would not have been able to run such an event without your support and participation.

The following are the number of students that attended, ARCC departments that participated and companies/organizations that were involved.

Number of students that participated:

Cambridge – 32                                                                                                                                                

Coon Rapids – 82



Departments Involved:

Human Resources, Institutional Advancement, Academic Advising/Career Services, Business Office of Experiential Learning, Counseling Services, Alumni Relations, TRiO Upward Bound



Companies/Organizations Involved:

Cambridge: Anoka County Workforce Center, Sage Presence, Connexus Energy, New Hope Community Church, AT&T Mobility

Coon Rapids: Anoka County Workforce Center, Landmark Personnel, McVary Law Group, P.A., The Walstrom Group Inc., Sage Presence, Advance IT Minnesota, AT&T Mobility, Landmark Personnel, East Central Energy MN,  Vision Staffing Solutions, Connexus Energy, Advance IT Minnesota

Special thanks to IT, Taher Foodservice, Rendezvous Foodservice, the Bookstores, Central Services, Marketing/Public Relations, Public Safety, Facilities and Information Desk Personnel for their help in making it all a go! We receive great feedback on the ease of computer access, delicious food, stunning mannequins, materials, advertisement and publications, ease of parking and overall set-up.

Many thanks!

Sarah Nelson (Career Services/Advising), Michael Wall (Alumni Relations) and Jan Pomeroy (Experiential Learning)



Congratulations to the team that put on this great event! I know that many hours and hard work went into planning this! Thank you for doing this service for our students! - Ashley Weatherspoon

Good job, everybody!  This is a terrific thing to offer our students in these tough times. - Bonnie Boese

Great job everyone. This truly helps our students! - Michelle Aldinger

Very nice work to everyone!  Thanks for letting me be a part of such a wonderful event! - Brandy Eddings

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I would like to thank Brenda Smith in the Cambridge Records office for all of her hard work and being so flexible and willing to jump in.  She is a true team player! - Linda Dahl

 

 

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

Submitted by Darren Hoff, Human Resources

Thought I would send out a little note to everyone to let you know about some of the changes in human resources due to Matt Begansky’s departure.

Please join me in welcoming Kacey Gregerson to human resources.  As many of you may know, Kacey has worked upstairs as an Academic Advisor and has graciously agreed to help out human resources for the next several months.  Kacey will be taking on the primary responsibility of continuing to support our search and hiring processes and supporting/advising supervisors on staff performance management and furthering piloting our on-line performance management system.

Dawn Hohmann and Cathryn Nissen will be taking on the added responsibilities of workers’ compensation program and I will be once again overseeing all aspects of faculty credentialing.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact anyone in human resources by phone or through our HR helpdesk at: hr.helpdesk@anokaramsey.edu.

 

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Wellness Funds Approval:

Natasha Baer, $100

Laura Migliorino, $100

Ryan O’Donovan, $100

 

Social Amenities:

Plant sent to Kelly Befus

Card sent to Alejandra Estrin Dashe

Card sent to Luanne Kane

 

Official Announcements

Administrator Duty Assignments for Week of April 2, 2012

None