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August 2011


 

Issue No. 3: August 1, 2011

Issue No. 4: August 15, 2011

 Issue No. 5: August 22, 2011


 

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 6: August 29, 2011

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Diabetes Prevention Program

Wellness Works

Yoga on the Coon Rapids Campus

Yoga Invitation from Anoka Technical College

Visiting Scholar Shuman He

Clothing Needed

Be a Part of the Cambridge Campus Buy-a-Brick Campaign

New Arrivals!

Pause for Appreciation 


News from President Jessica Stumpf

 

Breaking Ground for NEW Health & Wellness Center

Heavy equipment will begin arriving at the Coon Rapids Campus during the week of Sept. 12 to begin construction of the new Health and Wellness Center.  Everyone is invited to attend the official Groundbreaking Ceremony on Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. 

Thank you to Joyce Traczyk and the Student Life office for allowing us to combine this event with the Fall Picnic.


Diabetes Prevention Program

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Director of Student Activities

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk of developing type-2 diabetes.  Please see the attachment for details. 

If you are interested in this program, please let me know prior to Friday, Sept. 2.  Click here for the registration form.  If we get a minimum of 8 people that are interested, classes will be held on the Coon Rapids Campus (dates, times, and location to be determined).  If we do not get 8 interested people, you will be able to attend classes at the Emma B Howe YMCA in Coon Rapids on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 10 from 9 - 10 a.m.  The program includes a free 3 month membership to the YMCA if you are not currently a member.

You could be reimbursed your $100 personal wellness initiative money at the completion of this program.

This is sponsored by the Wellness Works Employee Wellness Program.

 

Wellness Works

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Director of Student Activities

In an effort to improve our programming, we are asking for your feedback.  Please visit the following link to complete a short survey regarding the Wellness Works employee wellness program.

On behalf of the wellness works committee, I would like to inform you of the Fall Wellness Works activities.


Yoga on the Coon Rapids Campus

Yoga begins on Tuesday, Aug. 30!  This service is sponsored by Wellness Works. Visit the Wellness Works Website for more information.




Yoga Invitation from Anoka Technical College

Submitted by Elena Favela, Interim Dean of Student Success, Anoka Technical College

Anoka Technical College is offering a yoga class that starts Sept. 12 to Nov. 3.  I would like to invite Anoka-Ramsey students, faculty and staff to attend and participate. Thank you to Barbara Sandarin, Anoka-Ramsey Librarian for serving as instructor. Check out the flier for details.


Visiting Scholar Shuman He

Submitted by Rita Newton, World Languages

If you have not yet met our new visiting scholar from China, the delightful Shuman He, come and feel free to meet him. He is in office H212 at the Coon Rapids Campus (X1657).  He is typically in the office at 9 a.m., and sometimes at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Incidentally, he loves music, and named after the German composer Schumann. So, if there are some great musical events you would like to share, keep Shuman in mind.  You can also email him. 

Thank you in advance for your hospitality.


Clothing Needed 

Submitted by Kathryn Kysar, Department of English

Though visiting scholar, Shuman He's apartment is well appointed, his predecessors did not leave him any winter clothes, since recent exchange scholars from Zhaoqing have all been women. As you start to pull your fall wardrobes out of the closet, please keep an eye out for extra (very) small men's clothing--hats, coats, sweaters, pants, shirts, socks, boots, mittens, etc.  Though it is hard to believe now in glorious late summer, those blustery fall days will be here all too soon.

Thanks much!


Be a Part of the Cambridge Campus Buy-a-Brick Campaign

The Cambridge Campus Foundation has launched a new campaign at the Cambridge Campus to help support college students through scholarships. Last year more than 70 students received scholarships out of the more than 2,000 who attend the Cambridge Campus.  Here is your opportunity to help more students!  A $250 donation purchases one of the limited number of 4”x 8” bricks on the outer ring of the ellipse on the East River Courtyard.  A $100 donation receives a brick in the center of the ellipse on the East River Courtyard.

Each brick could include a family name, a student or alumni name and year of graduating class, a business name, or the brick could honor of someone special such as a favorite teacher or a loved one.

Purchasing a commemorative brick is an affordable way to raise funds for a scholarship, help students and create a permanent legacy at the Cambridge Campus.

For more information, contact Marc Johnson, Executive Director at 763-422-6112 or email.


New Arrivals!

 

 

Jen Braido, her husband Pete and their daughter, Emilia, are happy to announce the new addition to their family!

Gabriella Braido was born at 8:07 a.m. on Aug. 25, 2011. Gabriella was 6 lbs., 11 oz. and 19 inches long.

Congratulations to the Braido Family!


Pause for Appreciation

Submitted by Cindi Gilbert

Big thanks to all who helped with door greeting and other Welcome Week events!  Special thanks to maintenance for all the set-ups and take-downs, and cleaning up after events! Your support is greatly appreciated! 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 5: August 22, 2011

 News from President Jessica Stumpf

Welcome Week Events

Coon Rapids Campus Dining Hours and Menu Additions

Faculty Development College Hour - Coon Rapids Campus

Congratulations to Kelly Befus, Honored Faculty

New Service-Learning Program

Review Plans for Renovation of Fine Arts Building

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Cambridge Campus

Official Announcements





News from President Jessica Stumpf

Good Morning Everyone!  I wish you all a wonderful first day of classes.  It is unbelievable how quickly the summer passes and we are all back doing what we do best—working with students.

I also want to thank all who helped with our Faculty Development Day—the presenters, the planners, the IT staff, and especially Dawn Bushman and Kelsey Schwarzrock who worked many hours on the power point  presentation.

Thanks, also, to all who attended the picnic. We had an excellent turnout.  The weather was beautiful and conversation flowed easily.  Special thanks go to Dawn and Kelsey, again, as they planned the entire event. I also want to acknowledge others who put in extra effort to make the event a success:  Kate Palm from Taher, Simon Whitney in Technology, and Dave Madden in Facilities.  Apologies to anyone I missed.   

Luanne Kane, Dean; Fereydoon Tahmooressi, Information Technology; and Alex Minakov, Faculty
enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at the alignment picnic, Aug. 18.
Roger Freeman, Facilities; Jesse Oldenburg, Machine Trades; Marybeth Christenson, Human Resources; and
Jerry Showalter, Machine Trades visited and enjoyed the picnic dinner.
 

 



Welcome Week Events!

For Cambridge events, click here

For Coon Rapids events, click here.



Coon Rapids Campus Dining Hours and New Additions

Riverview Cafe

7:30 am – 2:30 pm Monday-Thursday

7:30 am – 1:30 pm Friday

After great feedback from our spring survey, we’ve decided to stay open 30 minutes longer each day so that our “late lunchers” are able to come in! Breakfast is served from 7:30 am until 10:15 am, and lunch is served from 10:45 am until 1:30 pm. The grill, specialty station and salad bar will all stay open until 2:30 pm.



Courtyard Commons Coffee Shop

7:30 am – 6:30 pm Monday-Thursday

7:30 am – 1:30 pm Friday



New Additions

Riverview Café

  • Coffee - We now proudly brew City Kid Java coffee, a locally based company that donates their profits to Urban Ventures. Great coffee and great cause!
  • Baked Goods - We’ve teamed up with Rush City bakery and now offer some of the best donuts, muffins, and bagels in town!
  • Smart Cents Value Menu - It’s back and bigger than ever! We’ve added some great new selections that meet your budget. Stop in and see!
  • Burger Station - All of our quarter pound burgers are made to order from fresh, never frozen ground beef! Stop in and see the difference!  


Courtyard Commons Coffee Shop
 

  • Coffee - In addition to now serving City Kid Java coffee, we’ve upgraded our specialty beverages and now proudly handcraft each beverage with top quality ingredients. No need to leave campus to go find that White Mocha or Chai Tea Latte; we’ve got what you want right in the building!
  • Baked Goods - We’ve teamed up with Rush City bakery and now offer some of the best donuts, muffins, and bagels in town!


We will soon have an upgraded and informative link off the Anoka-Ramsey employee homepage, where you will be able to find menus, hours, catering information and much more! Also, search for “ARCC Campus Dining” on Facebook and like us! There are many rewards for those who join! 

This is just a taste of what’s new with your dining on campus; you’ll have to stop by to see the rest!



Faculty Development College Hour – Coon Rapids

Submitted by Lisa Lentner

 

Welcome Back Everyone!

Three Wednesdays out of each month are devoted to faculty development between 2 and 3 p.m. during “College Hour”.  The first College Hour is called the “New Facultea” and the purpose of it is for the current faculty to meet the new faculty and vice versa. We have cake and refreshments and go around the room answering fun questions like” what is your favorite book?”, “what is the last concert you went to?” as a way to get to know each other and welcome our new faculty to Anoka-Ramsey.  I know everyone is very busy but I strongly encourage you to attend this fun event and have a little break from the chaos of your first week. And did I mention that there is FREE CAKE? 

The New Facultea College Hour is this Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room S135. Hope to see you there!  

 

Congratulations to Kelly Befus, Honored Faculty

 

Kelly Befus is presented the Honored Faculty Award by her peers at the Coon Rapids Faculty Association, Aug. 19.


New Service-Learning Program

Submitted by Jan Pomeroy

 

Have you heard? The Office of Experiential Learning has developed new service-learning program resources for faculty to assist in incorporating service-learning into a course. Service-learning program forms are found at: N:/Faculty/Service-Learning and a Service-Learning presentation is available on our website.

Some Anoka-Ramsey faculty have a service-learning component embedded into their course, some may be considering adding service-learning, and some have not researched a service-learning opportunity.   

Example activities Michelle Herrin’s English 0950 students will be working on this fall: 

  • Anoka Care Center: Students will create an oral history book or oral history CD with residents.
  • Alexandra House: Students will provide meal service and work on a brochure.
  • Coon Rapids Recycling Center: Students will work at the big fall recycling day and create articles for the spring newsletter.
  • Community Partners with Youth MN: Students will be doing office work and work with their marketing director on mailings.
  • Anoka County Headstart: Students will teach lessons to the Headstart students.
  • Anoka County Historical Society: Students will write a script and background materials for their annual holiday tea program.  

Creativity and resourcefulness is the key to service-learning success. Thank you Michelle and others, for your commitment to advance our service-learning program, equip students for a global society, and better prepare them to be contributors to their community.



Review Plans for Renovation of Fine Arts Building

There will be an OPEN HOUSE to review plans for the Fine Arts Building (soon to be The Music Building) Renovation.

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Location: Riverview Room

An architect will be on site with big board & plans. 

 

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Cambridge Campus 

 

 

 President Jessie Stumpf speaks to members of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
during their August meeting at the Cambridge Campus.
 Deidra Peaslee catches up with Chamber member and Cambridge Superintendent, Bruce Novak.

Official Announcements

Proposal submitted regarding Policy 3E.1 Admissions RATIONALE: Update for compliance with Office of Civil Rights requirement. Also, added academic suspension and financial hold information and Visiting Students section. 

The policy proposal can be viewed for comments at the Policy and Procedure Comment Page until 09/05/2011.


 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 4: August 15, 2011

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Natasha Baer Named Interim Dean of Educational Services

Faculty Rachel Breen’s Roving, Public Art Project

New Visiting Scholar from Zhaoqing, China

Cambridge Campus Library Hours

Pause For Appreciation

College of Choice for Faculty & Staff

 

 

News from President Jessica Stumpf

 

Final Week Before Fall Start 

The final week before the fall semester 2011 start is here! The hustle around both campuses is evident and I appreciate all of you who have worked so diligently to prepare for the return of our faculty and students.

Here are a few other things that may interest you this week:

  • Faculty Development Days are this Thursday, Aug. 18 and Friday, Aug. 19.  Please take a moment to review the letter that went out college wide Aug. 1 and the agenda for the two-day event.
  •  First Press Release regarding the college alignment with Anoka Technical College
  • Hope to see you at the Alignment Picnic, Aug. 18

        Our beginning sets the tone for our new working relationship. Let’s do it right and with a little fun starting with an Alignment Picnic!

        Date: August 18

        Time: 4 to 7:30 p.m.

        Location: Bunker Hills Regional Park, Pavilion 3

        Bring (optional): Your favorite lawn chair(s) and non-staked lawn game(s)

        Parking: Parking vouchers will be available at campus Information Centers, the President’s Office and will be in the Development Day packets. You may also use an annual parking sticker Anoka, Washington or Carver County parks. Carpooling is encouraged.

        Food and beverages will be provided. Hope to see you there!

 

 





Natasha Baer Named Interim Dean of Educational Services

Submitted by Deidra Peaslee 

I am pleased to announce that Natasha Baer has been named as Interim Dean of Educational Services.  This interim assignment is a result of the new role I am taking on (Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs) and Kim Lynch’s continuing role as the interim Chief Information Officer.  Natasha will continue to lead the Allied Health Programs of Integrative Health and Healing and Physical Therapist Assistant and now will also lead the Social Science Division.

Natasha Baer has been the Director of Allied Health at Anoka-Ramsey since August 2008 with responsibility for Nursing, PTA and IHH.  In 2010 an organizational change led  her away from Nursing and into a variety of leadership opportunities within the Educational Services department while she continued to lead the PTA and IHH departments.  Natasha holds an A.A.S in Medical Assisting, a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Educational Leadership. 

To see an updated list of responsibilities for Educational Services, click here.

  



Faculty Rachel Breen’s Roving, Public Art Project

Submitted by Dana Irgens

 

   

Rachel Breen sets up shop and shares her art at the Kingfield Farmer’s Market. Check out her interview by the Walker Art Center’s Colin Kloecker.



New Visiting Scholar from Zhaoqing, China  

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Luanne Kane

I am pleased to share with you that Anoka-Ramsey Community College will once again be hosting a visiting scholar from Zhaoqing, China.  Mr. Shuman He, our 12th visiting scholar, arrived in Minneapolis Aug. 9.  As with past scholars, Mr. He will reside at the Robinwood Apartments.  His office on the Coon Rapids campus will be H212.  As you plan your fall activities, please consider ways in which you may include Mr. He. 

For more information on Mr. He, please feel free to contact me. 

 

Cambridge Campus Library Hours

Submitted by Martha Muehlhauser

Cambridge Campus library will close at 4:30 today and remain closed until 9 a.m. on Aug. 18.  We will be open from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19.  Regular hours Monday through Friday resume Aug. 22 and Saturday hours resume Sept. 10.



Pause for Appreciation 

Submitted by Rachel Salmi

To My Anoka-Ramsey Family,  

I want to thank everyone for all you have given me. You have supported me in everything I have done. You have listened to me when I needed you. You have made me laugh or smile every day I have been here. I can’t say enough times how thankful I am for all of you. You have made me not only a better co-worker but a better person. This has been a great place to be and I can’t imagine not being here every day. Thank you again for everything.



Submitted by Mary Raeker-Rebek

I would like to publicly appreciate faculty member Tim Wrenn. I happened to see Tim in the Bookstore recently taking time to taking time to help students find their books. Not only does the Bookstore staff need help during this busy season but these students also needed guidance. Thanks Tim! 

 
Submitted by Mike Seymour 

Thank you to all the staff who took time to make phone calls to remind students to pay their tuition on time! This was definitely group effort.

I would like to appreciate: 

Ashley Allen
Ann Anderson
Hilda Anderson
Pat Anderson
Jackie Bermel
Dawn Bushman
Robert Cancino
Tony Chapin
Sheri Christensen
Linda Dahl
Janine Forrer
Victoria Gartner
Jennifer Hennen
Mary Jacobson
Ann Kinkel
Belinda Mulligan
Thom Nordin
Cheryl Noreen
Tina Perpich
Pam Peterson
Wanda Purdie
Karla Sand
Barbara Schuminski
Kelsey Schwarzrock
Karla Seymour
Brenda Smith
Cheryl Statz-Jacoboski
Kelly Torok-Linder
Joyce Traczyk
Kyle Vadner
Nicolle Venneman-Bauer
Barbara White


College of Choice for Faculty & Staff



Staff & Faculty Development Funds Approvals
  • Sandra Kohler, Nuts & Bolts for Nurse Educators – Conference, 8/11/2011 – 8/13/2011, $570.00
  • Sasha Verkhovtseva, IV International Conference of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 9/9/2011 – 9/10/2011, $1,354.00
  • Claudia Kittock, New Frontiers in Trauma Treatment Workshop, 10/6/2011 – 10/7/2011, $279.00
  • Rosemary Hoolihan, NLN Education Summit 2011, 9/21/2011 – 9/24/2011, $635.00
  • Elizabeth Clark, Nuts and Bolts for Nursing Educators, 8/11/2011 – 8/12/2011, $320.00


 

 

VOLUME XL, Issue No. 3: August 1, 2011

 

 News from President Jessica Stumpf

 Percent for Art Sculpture Near Completion

$15,000+ Raised for Scholarships at Anoka-Ramsey Foundation Golf Outing

Former Faculty Member, Dorothy Sauber, Honored by Textile Center at Rare Exhibit

Two Staff Members Earn Masters in Higher Education Administration

Rachel Breen Engages the Community One Dollar Bill at a Time

New Arrivals!

Cambridge Fitness Center

College of Choice for Faculty & Staff

Official Announcements

 

 

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Faculty Development Days, Aug. 18-19 - Agenda Details Here 
Bonding Bill Signed – Fine Arts Remodel Funding Approved!

 

Let’s all celebrate the bonding bill results which include our Fine Arts building remodel. The individual projects include the long-awaited $5.357 million for the Fine Arts Building renovation at the Coon Rapids Campus. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all faculty and staff who helped promote this initiative.   I am so happy for our college!

 

More about the Bonding Bill

 

The agreed-upon bonding bill is now available online. Included in the bill is $131.586 million for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, of which $30 million is for HEAPR, higher education asset preservation and replacement.

The individual projects include: $5.357 million for the fine arts building renovation at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids; $10.566 million for learning resource and student services renovation at Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie; $3.444 million to design and acquire land for a science education center at Metropolitan State University; $14.901 million for the Livingston Lord library renovation at Minnesota State University Moorhead; $21.984 million to design and construct the academic partnership center and student services building at Normandale Community College; $3 million for the Iron Range engineering program facilities at Mesabi Range Community College; and $42.334 for the integrated science and engineering laboratory facility at St. Cloud State University.

Here is a link to the bill:

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/ss2011/11-3675.htm

Here is a link to the spreadsheet:

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/fiscal/files/bond11SS.pdf

Here is a link to the summary of the bill:

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/ss2011/11-3675sum.pdf

 

New Chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Starts August 1

Please join Anoka-Ramsey Community College in welcoming Steven Rosenstone as the new chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. For more information about the new chancellor, go to www.mnscu.edu/media/newsreleases/current/article.php5?id=234.  Also, please visit the chancellor’s website (www.mnscu.edu/chancellor/index.html), which includes photos from Dr. Rosenstone’s visits to campuses. To date, Dr. Rosenstone has visited 24 of the colleges and universities.  Thanks to those of you who were able to supply photos. Photos of Dr. Rosenstone on your campus are always welcome. Please send any that you have to Nancy Lee at nancy.lee@so.mnscu.edu.

 

Anoka Technical Colleagues Meet to Discuss Start of Alignment

Staff members from both Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey gathered on July 20 to enjoy a BBQ lunch and discuss the start of the alignment.

     
 

  

Percent for Art Sculpture Near Completion

 

The Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program requires works of art to be exhibited in and around state buildings in areas regularly accessible to the general public. One percent of the total construction cost for each building is spent on public art. The recent completion of Anoka-Ramsey’s Visual Arts Center offered $29,000 for a new public art project. A selection panel of students, staff, faculty and a community member solicited project proposals from several artists and chose the sculpture titled “Annoka” by artists Heidi Sime, Eduardo Cardenas and Dan Noyes. In the Dakota language, Annoka means on both sides. The artists provided the following statement about the work:

“Our team has put together a proposal using the central idea of ‘on both sides,’ speaking directly to the student population at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Different students coming together from different paths to attain the same goal of higher education must have the ability to see things from both sides and revere the fact that the Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids Campus and the Visual Arts Center in particular, provide great vantage points from seeing such dilemmic perspective from an experiential vantage point.”

 

The sculpture is nearly complete.

Take a moment to enjoy next time you are near the Visual Arts Center.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$15,000+ Raised for Scholarships at Anoka-Ramsey Foundation Golf Outing

Submitted by Michael Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to share the news and thank those responsible now that the books have closed on the 2011 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation golf tournament.  Ninety-two golfers enjoyed pristine weather, a beautiful course, camaraderie, fine food, and the knowledge that they were raising funds for student scholarships.  The day ended with more than $15,000 raised, a new record for the tournament!  Led by our Eagle Sponsor Tolerance Masters, two of our five hole-in-one contests sponsored by Carlson Toyota, and the Mall of America’s sponsorship of the golf carts, companies and individuals donated money, gifts for prizes, and sponsored staff and student teams.  Many generous companies also fielded teams of their own.

I wanted to share the news and thank those responsible now that the books have closed on the 2011 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation golf tournament.  Ninety-two golfers enjoyed pristine weather, a beautiful course, camaraderie, fine food, and the knowledge that they were raising funds for student scholarships.  The day ended with more than $15,000 raised, a new record for the tournament!  Led by our Eagle Sponsor Tolerance Masters, two of our five hole-in-one contests sponsored by Carlson Toyota, and the Mall of America’s sponsorship of the golf carts, companies and individuals donated money, gifts for prizes, and sponsored staff and student teams.  Many generous companies also fielded teams of their own.

Many thanks also go out to the Foundation Board and Golf Committee, staff who helped out at the tournament and volunteers not only from our student body and retirees, but friends of Anoka-Ramsey as well.  It was a great day of service, as well as a lot of fun.  We’ll be posting all the names in our full thank-you list, but I wanted to get this out to you now that we know how well we did and how much we appreciate the support.

Want to know how the teams fared?  Contests?  Here they are:

1st place: Interstate Power Systems
2nd place: Coon Rapids Chiropractic
3rd place: Rochon Corp.

Longest Putt: Lary Carlson and Pam Westlund
Closest to the Pin: Mark Mossman and Shirley Andreason
Longest Drive: Mike Bayer and Joy Benson (Alumna!)

Put July 10, 2012 on your calendar in pencil; that’s our hoped-for date for next year.  (And while you have your calendar open, make sure Prairie Home Delights is in there for September 22!)

Former Faculty Member, Dorothy Sauber, Honored by Textile Center at Rare Exhibit

Submitted by Patty Wheeler-Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

Here is information about an art show assembled by the family of an honored former faculty. For more information about the location:

"I am a Link"    Dorothy Sauber (1947-2008)
Textile Center: Joan Mondale Gallery
July 29 - September 3
Opening Reception was Friday, July 29

Textile Center presents a rare exhibition of pictorial rugs by Dorothy Sauber.  Sauber drew from the traditions of hooked rugs to express her social activism as well as her everyday life in south Minneapolis. Each of these vivid and compelling works depicts a story, event, or celebration that resonates today.

Below is an example of one of her self-portraits.
 

 

"I think of myself and my art as a link.
I am a link to the women of old...
I am a link in the history of women...
I have found through my art a connection with my own past...”

Dorothy Sauber, writing about "THE SPIRIT (a self-portrait)"


Two Staff Members Earn Masters in Higher Education Administration

Submitted by Mary Jacobson

Congratulations to Karla Seymour, Director of Financial Aid and Marilyn Smith, who is on leave from Anoka-Ramsey to work at Anoka-Technical College! These two hard-working employees earned their master’s in Higher Education from St. Cloud State University. Both are to be commended for managing work, school and busy family lives.

 

A Bank For Everyone: Rachel Breen engages the community one dollar bill at a time 

http://southwestminneapolis.patch.com/articles/experiential-art

 

New Arrivals!



 

 
Crystal Pierce welcomed a new baby boy on July 9, 2011. 
Calvin Jay is named after his great grandpa and his dad.
Congratulations to the Pierce Family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cambridge Fitness Center

Submitted by Cindi Gilbert

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last day the fitness center will be open for summer semester was Monday, August 1st.  It will re-open fall semester.

The last day the fitness center will be open for summer semester was   It will re-open fall semester.

 

College of Choice for Faculty & Staff

Staff Development Funds Approvals

  • Corey Blommel, 2010 Cisco Networking Academy Conference, 8/8-/12/10, $500

 

Official Announcements

Actions

None

Decisions

Decisions based upon discussions at the May 24, 2011 FSGC Meeting: 

Budget Advisory Committee Recommendations

 

 

Administration is approving the Budget Advisory Committee’s recommendations as follows:

Increase tuition of all types up to 5%. – Approved.

Five additional seats in online classes. – Approved effective fall 2011 with first time online instructor tallies maintained at 30.

Two additional seats to each seated class size. – Approved effective spring 2012 contingent upon enrollment and budget status.

Also, the college will work with faculty to incorporate suggested efficiencies into the college’s budgeting process and culture.