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September 2012


Issue No. 8: September 17, 2012                            Issue No. 7: September 11, 2012                            Issue No. 6: Sept. 4, 2012

 

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 9: September 24, 2012

Change in Central Services Leadership

Volunteers to Serve on the Associate Dean of Nursing Search Committee

Flu Shot Reminder!

Transfer Week

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Change in Central Services Leadership

To better provide Information Technology (IT) services to the three campuses (Anoka Technical College, Anoka-Ramsey Cambridge Campus and Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids Campus), Central Services oversight is moving from Tim Zondlo to Kim Bienfang.

Information Technology will continue to provide all necessary assistance to ensure copier/printing and all other IT-related services continue without interruption. Kim will assume leadership responsibility for Central Services and also explore other avenues of efficient operations and possible expanded services to our students.

Volunteers to Serve on the Associate Dean of Nursing Search Committee

Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are currently seeking volunteers to serve on search committee for the aligned position of Associate Dean of Nursing. Please contact your constituent head in order to express interest in serving on this committee. Please see the attached memo.

Flu Shot Reminder!

Submitted by Human Resources

The Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) will now be available during the employee flu shot clinics.

There is no out-of-pocket cost for the flu or the Tdap vaccines at workplace clinics if you present your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan insurance card. (If you do not present your insurance card, the cost is $25 for the flu shot, $32 for the flu nasal spray vaccine and $55 for the Tdap vaccine).

For more information on the Tdap vaccine go to: www.mmb.state.mn.us/faq-flu-ee

Reminder our flu shot and Tdap vaccine clinics are scheduled for:

Coon Rapids: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Riverview Room

Cambridge: Monday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Room E202

Protect yourself. Protect others. Get the flu vaccine at work.

Transfer Week

Submitted by Ryan Olson, Advising Services

It is Transfer Week at the Coon Rapids Campus!

Students have the opportunity to visit with representatives from different system schools to learn more about the degrees offered at different colleges and universities and continue their education beyond the two year system. Planning for transfer right from the start allows students to select courses that are needed here at Anoka Ramsey and also meet the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Please encourage your students to visit the fairs this week located in the front part of the Legacy Room.

Date: School System: Time: Location:
Tuesday, Sept. 25 University of Minnesota 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Legacy Room, SC270
Wednesday, Sept. 26 Minnesota Private Colleges 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Legacy Room, SC270

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Social Amenities:

Card sent to Louise Duff

Plant sent to Jeanette Nelson

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 8: September 17, 2012

Prairie Home Delights: Are You Attending?

Presidential Search Begins

Calling All Bowlers – Novices or Pros Welcome!

English Faculty Member Honored

Fall Semester Student Athletes

Drive Safely Work Week: Back to Basics from Public Safety

Singers Needed (Especially Men)!!

Music Faculty Demonstrates Commitment to Education/Collaboration

Two Rivers Reading Series: Writer Diane Wilson

Constitution Day is Sept. 17

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Prairie Home Delights: Are You Attending?

Thank you to Institutional Advancement and those who have volunteered to assist in preparing for this year’s Prairie Home Delights! The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Campus. I am so thrilled to have the event back on campus. I am confident that the new flavor both in the distinguished ambiance and the cuisine will prove to be an exciting and successful evening. I do hope you are able to attend!

Presidential Search Begins

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office, in coordination with the executive search firm RPA Inc., invite college faculty, staff and community members to open listening sessions, Sept. 26, at each of the aligned college campuses. RPA associates will be at each of the campuses to gather information regarding the search for a new President of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College. Please make plans to attend one of the open sessions to help RPA learn more about our unique campuses so they can recruit the best candidates for our new President. More information regarding the presidential search can also be found here: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/about/PresidentialSearch.aspx

Listening Sessions Schedule Sept. 26

Time

Anoka-Ramsey
Coon Rapids Campus

Anoka-Ramsey
Cambridge Campus

Anoka Technical College

8 to 9 a.m.

Faculty Session
Room SC 272

Faculty Session
Room F107

Faculty Session
Auditorium A

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Staff Session
Riverview Room

Staff Session
Room F107

Staff Session
Auditorium A

11 a.m. to 12 noon

Faculty Session
Room G201

12 to 1 p.m.

Community Session
Riverview Room

Community Session
Room G201

Community Session
Auditorium A

2 to 3 p.m.

Faculty Session
Auditorium A

3 to 4 p.m.

Faculty Session
Riverview Room

Calling All Bowlers – Novices or Pros Welcome!

Bowling season has finally arrived! Anoka-Ramsey, Anoka Technical College and District 11 faculty and staff are invited to bowl at Classic Bowl in Coon Rapids. Teams consist of three bowlers playing in a non-sanctioned league. The tentative 2012-13 season dates are below. Please contact Cathy Bishop at 763-576-4979 with any questions or to reserve your spot on a team. Please consider joining!

Information for Bowling 2012-13

Cost per bowler: $10 per week, $10 one-time seasonal fee
Team cost per week: $30
Start time: 4:15 p.m. Finish time: 6 p.m.
Dates: First Half of Season Second Half of Season

Oct. 3, 10, 24 and 31

Jan. 16, 23 and 30

Nov. 7, 14 and 28

Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Dec. 5, 12 and 19

Mar. 13, 20 and 27

English Faculty Member Honored

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Kate Kysar, English Department

English faculty member Paige Riehl has been honored with a broadside publication (a traditional form of printing poetry on a large sheet of paper) of her poem "Call the Moon" from Twin Cities fine press publisher, Red Bird.

The broadside features the artwork of Susan Solomon and can be purchased for eight dollars at the Red Bird Chapbooks Web site: www.redbirdchapbooks.com/2012-current-edition.html

Fall Semester Student Athletes

Submitted by Dave Alto, Athletics

The Athletic Department has made a commitment to better communicate with faculty to keep you informed when it comes to student athletes representing Anoka-Ramsey Community College. This will be an ongoing process with all athletic teams.

Academic Progress Reports

Student athletes are required to spend a minimum of two hours a week in the Academic Support Center and turn in bi-weekly progress reports to their coaches. Along with the Academic Progress Reports that we ask student athletes to bring to you to fill out, and that you please let us know if there are any academic problems and/or concerns that need further explanation than what the progress report provide. We want to do everything we can to help with the retention of student athletes.

Athletic Schedules

The current rosters of student athletes participating this fall semester are listed below.

Most of the games for our teams are scheduled for weekends, but away games may cause some of our student-athletes to leave earlier in the day and potentially miss class. It is the responsibility of the student athlete to notify faculty members as far in advance as possible about them missing class and that they are responsible for any course work missed. We would appreciate your willingness in working with these student athletes who are participating in college-sanctioned events that represent the college.

Note: men’s basketball is not listed because it hasn’t been finalized. It will be sent out as soon as it is final.

Volleyball

Ashley Collman Kari Jerezcek Katie Nelson
Kaitlyn Hannigan Jacquie Lommen Beth Rosonke
Sam Hanus Jordan Moening Taylor Westergren
Mandy Mogensen
Volleyball Coach: Susan Hartfiel

Men’s Soccer

Tony Ceroll Adem Jillo Abdifatah Somo
Josue Cruz Ibrahim Kaba Ayuk Tambe
Branden Dahl Boima Kamara Marcelo Torrealba
Andrew Dickson Atanas Karagyaurov Mo Ulel
Dan Jaeger Marc Miller Chue Yang
Abdi Jillo Kwaku Sefah Franck Zeon
Dave Smith
Men’s Head Soccer Coach: Brady Eichhorn-Hicks

Women’s Soccer

Dierra Abeler Kayla Hambleton Mari Owusu
Rocelle Anderson Cassie Heyer Erica Parker
Mel Cameron Bre Hooker Madilee Rouleau
Jacquelynn Carter Molly Larson Immaculate Yego
Kelsey Daulton Jess Lehrke Shelby Zimmel
Sarah Mayes
Women’s Head Soccer Coach: Brady Eichhorn-Hicks

Women’s Basketball

Natasha Ambrose Marliah Guerra Erica Parker
Cami Bauer Nicole Howard Nicole Schaub
Cierra Cumber Maria Loughlin Kelli Schramm
Paris Finklea Raeshawn Mckissic Kaitlyn Schreder
Arianna Fuller Anna Moore Annie Stenson
Kendra Norman
Women’s Basketball Head Coach: David DeWitt

Baseball

Travis Emerson Tucker Morrell Anders Skaalerud
Bill Herdzina Ben Norling Keanu Smith
Brandon Hoyne Derek Novak Cory Strecker
Gabe Kastenmeier Luc Peterson Jelani Thomas
Luke McKay Ryan Schwartz Adam Wicklund
Nathan Mills Andrew Wilmot
Men's Baseball Coach: Tom Yelle

Softball

Kara Baker Megan Giddens Rachel Rivera
Shay Bengston Sam Hanus Nicole Schaub
Taylor Burmeister Becca Hass Hannah Scheulin
Alecia Cole Ellie Heid Jaimee Thielan
Emily Murray
Softball Coach/Women’s Asst. Baseball Coach: Dave Alto

Men’s Basketball Head Coach: Ron Larson
Men’s Basketball Asst. Coach: Rory Larson
Athletic Coordinator: Lisa Boxwell
Athletic Academic Advisor: Ryan Olson

Thank you for your time and assistance in helping us monitor student athlete’s progress in the classroom.

Drive Safely Work Week: Back to Basics from Public Safety

Submitted by Public Safety & Security

A note the information below from the Minnesota Safety Council regarding Drive Safely Work Week:

Drive Safely Work Week: Back to Basics

Whether your employees drive as a part of their job or just to commute to and from work, their time on the road is the most dangerous part of their day. Help them focus on safe driving during national Drive Safely Work Week, October 1-5. This year's campaign materials take us back to the basics — fundamental skills necessary to being a safe driver. The free campaign toolkit is packed with tips and information to refresh skills that may be a bit rusty — and perhaps teach us a few new ones! It includes daily themes and messages, suggested activities and graphics. For more resources on a variety of traffic safety topics, visit the Minnesota NETS website or contact Lisa Kons, 651-228-7330/800-444-9150.

Singers Needed (Especially Men)!!

Submitted by Nicki Toliver, Fine Arts

The Coon Rapids Music Department has a place in the choir for every singer:

Community/College Chorale

When: Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Visual Arts Center (VAC 119)

Open to all faculty, students, staff, alumni and community members. No audition required (experience helpful but not necessary).

Masterworks Concert (Bach, Brahms, and Bass) with orchestra in December.

Dr. Randal Buikema, co-conductor
Dr. Nicki Toliver, co-conductor

For more information, please contact either one of us via email or dial 763-433-1542.

Music Faculty Demonstrates Commitment to Education/Collaboration

Submitted by Kathryn Hujda, Fine Arts

Several Anoka-Ramsey Music Faculty spent the week of Aug. 6-11 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth coaching students in the Minnesota All-State Band and Jazz Ensemble camp. Music Faculty members, Eric Anderson, Sam Bergstrom, Paula Gudmundson and Geoff Senn coached student sectionals, and taught music techniques and fundamentals to the more than 200 high school students who attended the camp. Their efforts reflect the Music faculty’s dedication to Music education and their desire to collaborate and strengthen partnerships with high school band and jazz ensemble students across Minnesota.

From left to right: Eric Anderson, Sam Bergstrom, Geoff Senn, Paula Gudmundson

Two Rivers Reading Series: Writer Diane Wilson

Submitted by Paige Riehl, English Department

Diane Wilson

Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 1 to 1:50 p.m. & 2 to 2:50 p.m.

Where: Legacy Room (Coon Rapids Campus)

Author Diane Wilson will read from and discuss her book Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, a Minnesota Book Award Winner.
Spirit Car is a memoir that traces Wilson’s Dakota heritage across several generations, beginning around the time of the
U.S. Dakota War of 1862. Reviewers have called Spirit Car “moving and poignant” and “a generous honor song, raised in
celebration of ancestors’ history too often forgets.”

Constitution Day is Sept. 17

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

Submitted by Natasha Baer, Educational Services

Please join me in welcoming Corrie Anderson as the new Health Professions Pathways (H2P) Data Manager. Corrie holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Legal Administrative Secretary certificate from Century Community College. She has extensive experience in office management, customer service and health care.

Corrie is located in office SC102 at the Coon Rapids Campus and D229A at the Cambridge Campus. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Faculty Development and Media/Membership Approvals:

Angie Anderson, course fees for Capstone course, $26.86; book: Bright Not Broken: Gifted kids, ADHD, and Autism, $14.94; Mann Foundation Symposium, $35.96
Jami Jones, MNADE Conference, $364.75
Laura Migliorino, Attend College Art Association Conference, $775; present at Hofstra University Suburban Studies Conference, $600
Michelle Herrin, MNADE Conference, $332.87
Mary Bodelson, MNADE Conference, $167
Catherine Bean, Talk Cinema subscription, $437.60
Greg Rathert, MNADE Conference, $364.51
Valerie Lis, Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), $95; MN Holistic Medicine Association, $304
Keven Dockter, 2012 AMATYC national conference, $325; attend Connect Marketplace conference, $425
Sandra Kohler, NLN Educational Summit: Opening Doors to Leadership/Purpose/Power/Passion, $1,458.29

Official Announcements

Proposal

Proposal submitted regarding Policy 5G.2 Fees RATIONALE: Update for Spring.

Proposal submitted regarding Policy 3C.1 Class Size RATIONALE: Update for Spring.

Proposals can be viewed on the policy and procedure comment page until 09/28/2012.

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 7: September 11, 2012

Notice of FY13 Faculty Shared Governance Committee and Academic Affairs & Standards Council Administrators and Alternates

Presidential Search Process Starts

Random Acts of Kindness

Prairie Home Delights on Sept. 28

College Awarded $49,713 Grant For Documentary on Potter Warren MacKenzie

Two Rivers Reading Series Presents: Author Diane Wilson and Poet Kathryn Kysar

P90X on the Cambridge Campus

Fall Wellness Activities

Welcome Week Pictures

Flu Shot Clinic Available at Both Campuses

MN Renaissance Festival Tickets

MN Twins Tickets for Sept. 25 Game Still Available

Coon Rapids Campus Fall Picnic This Wednesday

Wellness Workshop Presents: Holistic Nutrition

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

Official Announcements

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Notice of FY13 Faculty Shared Governance Committee and Academic Affairs & Standards Council Administrators and Alternates

Below is a list of the administrators and alternatives for the 2012-2013 Faculty Shared Governance Committee and the 2012-2013 Academic Affairs and Standards Council. Click here for the memo sent to faculty presidents on Aug. 30, 2012.

FACULTY SHARED GOVERNANCE COUNCIL

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS & STANDARDS COUNCIL

ADMINISTRATORS

ALTERNATES

ADMINISTRATORS

ALTERNATES

Dana Irgens

Luanne Kane

Natasha Baer

Luanne Kane

Deidra Peaslee

Kim Lynch

Kim Lynch

Nora Morris

Marilyn Smith (interim)

Deidra Peaslee

Jessie Stumpf

Michael Werner

Presidential Search Process Starts

Submitted by Human Resources

The process to search for a new, permanent president of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College has begun. A Web site will soon be available for regular updates on the process.

Latest details:

Search Advisory Chair: Sue Collins, President of Northeast Higher Education District
System Office Liaison: Anita Rios, Dir. Talent Management & Organization Effectiveness
Campus Liaison: Jay Nelson, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer, Anoka Tech

The search firm RPA, Inc. is contracted to support this search process.

A request for Search Advisory Committee volunteers was recently sent out to union representatives at both colleges. Once a list of potential volunteers is in place, Chancellor Rosenstone will select the members of the Search Advisory Committee. The committee composition may be found below.

NOTE: It is important to note that those serving on the Search Advisory Committee are not present to represent any one group, union or location. Rather they are there to help create a broad base of perspectives and to assure the search for the best possible candidates for the two colleges and three campuses.

Role/Responsibilities of those involved in the process are as follows:

  • RPA, Inc. will manage all applicants
  • System Office will review applicants to ensure a diverse pool
  • Search Advisory Committee will review applicants
  • Search Advisory Committee will interview applicants
  • Search Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Chancellor
  • Chancellor will review interviews and recommendations to determine who will become a finalist and have campus visits
  • Candidates will have a campus visit
  • System Office interviews

Timeline:

  • Listening Sessions with search firm and all College Employees September 26-27, 2012 (more details to follow)
  • Search Advisory Committee will meet in September 27, 2012
  • Campus visits for Finalist in Late January/Early February 2013

SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE COMPOSTION:

SEARCH CHAIR: M. Sue Collins, Ed.D. President, Northeast Higher Education District (NHED)
ADMINISTRATION: (2 Representatives), TBD
STUDENTS: (2 Representatives), TBD
MSCF: (2 Representatives), TBD
AFSCME: (1 Representative), TBD
MAPE: (1 Representative), TBD
MMA: (1 Representative),TBD
COMMUNITY: (2 Representatives), TBD

SUPPORT TO THE COMMITTEE

Anita Rios
Director, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Jay Nelson
Interim Chief Human Resource Officer
Anoka Technical College

Random Acts of Kindness

Submitted by Lisa Harris, Student Life

You can help a student in an emergency through Random Acts of Kindness. As faculty and staff are often the first to hear of a student in need, Random Acts of Kindness is a program available for students at Anoka-Ramsey.

Included in the information is what the funds can be used for, what it does not assist with, as well as how to recommend someone for the program. If you have any questions about the program, do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you for your continued support of our students. As the new semester unfolds, you may begin to hear of student emergency hardships that threaten a student's ability to stay enrolled at Anoka-Ramsey. To help with understanding the process and the guidelines, this information sheet has been developed.

What type of assistance is available?

The Random Acts of Kindness program is able to assist with emergencies. This may include, but no limited to:

  • car repairs
  • bills
  • food
  • gas
  • bus passes

The program is not able to assist students with the cost of tuition, fees, books or prior balances owed to the college.

What do I do if I think someone qualifies?

Submit an e-mail recommendation to Lisa Harris. Do not send the student to the dean or to the Foundation Office. The recommendation must come from a faculty or staff member to the dean first. Your e-mail must include the following:

  1. Student Name, ID number (if possible), and the student’s phone number
  2. A brief explanation of the emergency
  3. The amount of money needed (if known)
  4. A brief description of any financial resources the student has researched
  5. A recommendation of the student’s character and goals

What happens after I send the recommendation?

The dean will review the recommendation, check out various resources, possibly meet with the student, and then determine whether or not to forward a recommendation to the Foundation Office. If approved by the Foundation, a check will be authorized.

This program exists to assists our students and we want to assist them. We also have to make sure that we follow the expectations of those that are providing this opportunity. Your assistance in both of these areas is greatly appreciated.

Prairie Home Delights on Sept. 28

Submitted by Marc Johnson, Institutional Advancement

We are three weeks and counting to the New Prairie Home Delights! As I am sure you have heard, on Sept. 28, we will be back on campus for this event. We will showcase all the changes to the campus since this event was moved off campus four years ago.

This year, we are creating a menu of fall-themed foods that will tempt the palate and satisfy the autumnal taste buds! Please join us for this wonderful evening. You can register online at: https://www.anokaramsey-anokatechcommunity.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=368 or stop by the Institutional Advancement office. In the past, many of the departments created baskets or donated other items for the auction. These donations are greatly appreciated! Click here for a list of basket ideas to consider.

Thank you all for your work at the college and I hope to see you on Sept. 28!

College Awarded $49,713 Grant For Documentary on Potter Warren MacKenzie

Submitted by Mark Lambert, Fine Arts

On September 5, 2012, Anoka-Ramsey Community College was awarded a 2013 Folk and Traditional Arts grant for $49,713 to produce a documentary on renowned potter Warren MacKenzie.

Born in 1924 in Evanston, IL, MacKenzie is considered an American ceramic master. After serving in the army in World War II, MacKenzie returned to Chicago and trained in ceramics. From 1949-1952 he apprenticed with Bernard Leach in St. Ives, and in 1954 he joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota, teaching ceramics until 1990, when he retired and became a Professor Emeritus. MacKenzie lives outside of Stillwater, MN, where he continues to maintain his studio. The documentary entitled, "Warren MacKenzie: The People's Potter," is intended to capture MacKenzie at work in his studio and will be presented at six sites statewide.

The Minnesota State Arts Board is a state agency that stimulates and encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts in the state.

Special thanks to: Dana Irgens, Diane Dockery and Deidra Peaslee for all for your efforts and support!

Two Rivers Reading Series Presents: Author Diane Wilson and Poet Kathryn Kysar

Submitted by Paige Riehl, English Department

The English Division is pleased to announce our fall 2012 Two Rivers Reading Series events featuring author Diane Wilson and poet Kathryn Kysar.

Wilson will be here Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 1 to 1:50 p.m. and 2 to 2:50 p.m. (College Hour). Wilson will read from and discuss her book Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past. Kysar will read from and discuss her second poetry collection titled Pretend the World on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 11 to 11:50 a.m. and 12 to 12:50 p.m. Both events are on the Coon Rapids campus in the Legacy Room and are free and open to the public.

I’ve attached a poster with more information about our fall TRRS line-up. Please feel free to share it with your students. The TRRS committee will also hand out attendance certificates at the end of each of these events for any of your students needing proof of attendance. Both events will be video recorded for any online students or students unable to attend the event in person.

If you would like ideas about how to integrate Two Rivers Reading Series author texts into your courses, please feel free to contact me or anyone on the Two Rivers Reading Series Committee (Scott Stankey, Michelle Herrin, Jennifer Wilcutt, Tracy Youngblom-Turner, Kathy Weihe).

Thank you for supporting our award-winning authors!

P90X on the Cambridge Campus

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities
To view the PDF, click here.

Fall Wellness Activities

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

The employee wellness program is excited to bring you the following wellness activities fall semester!

To view the PDF, click here.

Welcome Week Pictures

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Welcome Week activities were held the first week of classes. Take a look at some of the photos taken!

Flu Shot Clinic Available at Both Campuses

Submitted by Dawn Hohmann, Human Resources

Mark your calendar!

Anoka-Ramsey Community College will again hold clinics for employees to receive the seasonal flu vaccine at both campuses:

  • Coon Rapids: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. in the Riverview Room
  • Cambridge: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in Room E202
  1. No appointment will be necessary
  2. Both the seasonal flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine will be available (please note the nasal spray will be available in limited supply)
  3. Bring your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan insurance card with you. There is no out-of-pocket cost at workplace clinics if you present your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan insurance card. The cost is $25.00 for the shot or $32.00 for the nasal spray vaccine if you do not present your card.
  4. For more information and clinic locations go to: www.mmb.state.mn.us/flu.
  5. With your supervisor’s approval, work time can be used to attend the workplace clinic
  6. Employees may attend any available state agency flu vaccination clinic, with the exception of the Attorney General’s Office and correctional facilities. (These clinics will only provide vaccinations to employees of that facility.)
  7. Flu vaccinations are also available at your primary care clinic and network convenience clinics.

Protect yourself. Protect others. Get the flu vaccine at work.

MN Renaissance Festival Tickets

The MN Renaissance Festival runs through September 30th, 2012.

Get discounted tickets in our Bookstore:

Adult Tickets are $16.95 ($5 savings off gate price)
Child Tickets (ages 5-12) are $9.50 ($3.45 savings off gate price)
Children (age 4 and under) are FREE
Food Books are $5 (not available at gate)

Visit the MN Renaissance Festival Website to get more details: http://renaissancefest.com/MRF/

Get your tickets today!

MN Twins Tickets for Sept. 25 Game Still Available

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Still haven’t made it to a MN Twins game this summer? There are still tickets available for the Tuesday, Sept. 25 game vs. the New York Yankees!

To view the PDF, click here.

Coon Rapids Campus Fall Picnic This Wednesday

To view the PDF, click here.

Wellness Workshop Presents: Holistic Nutrition

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

The Wellness Works workshops are a fast and fun way to learn about your health. We offer a variety of one-hour workshops that include topics that cover the 7 dimensions of the wellness wheel: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, occupational, financial and more!

Please join us for the September Wellness Workshop, Holistic Nutrition.

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

To view the PDF, click here.

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

I hope the extended weekend was one filled with relaxation. I’m writing this email to inform all that I have recently resigned from the position as the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism. I have accepted a new position in the Robbinsdale School District as the Program Director of Equity and Integration. A job that comes with high expectations and challenges to provide an equitable learning experience for students and families that attend Robbinsdale School District, in which, I’m excited and anticipatory for the work.

My four years have been a great learning experience. I’ve had the opportunity to work with great people from multiple divisions within the building at every level (student, staff, faculty, and administrators). I want Anoka-Ramsey to understand that every day I entered this building; my goal was to create transformative change that included equity, and inclusion at the core of every learning experience, approved policy, hiring committee created at Anoka-Ramsey.

While I’m moving on, the goal of creating an equitable, inclusive, diversity focused Anoka-Ramsey is still in progress, thus, the work is not complete. I’M CALLING ON ALL ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO CONTINUE ADVOCATING FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF DIVERSITY AND EQUITY AT A SYSTEMIC LEVEL IN MY DEPUTURE WITHIN ANOKA-RAMSEY. THERE IS MUCH WORK REMAINING.

In my reflections over the past four years, I will miss the students, faculty relationship that have been cultivated over the years at both campuses Cambridge and C. Rapids, cultivated relationships with staff, and the President Council meetings that were always lively full of legislative information and policy amendments.

In closing, I enjoyed my professional work experience at Anoka-Ramsey. I leave behind fond memories, and valued relationships. I trust that the programs I created will be viewed as additions to the learning experience for all at Anoka-Ramsey, and the Anoka-Ramsey community will sustain them in the present and future. My last day will be Thursday September 13th, and I hope to say our goodbyes in person. In the unfortunate circumstance, we don’t get to speak in person, please use this email as my good-bye. For those that would like my personal correspondence, please send me an email.

Deuces, (for those that may not be up to date on pop culture terminology, this is a term that signifies good-bye)

- Marcellus Davis, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Official Announcements

Submitted by Val Knight, Educational Services

Click here to see the agenda for the next Academic Affairs & Standards Council meeting on Sept. 21, 2012.

 

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 6: September 4, 2012

Opportunity for You!

SIP Application Deadline is Sept. 15

Diversity Lecture and Discussion Series Presents: Educational Apartheid

Welcome Back to Fall Semester at Anoka-Ramsey Libraries!

Writing Workshops for Your Students

English Faculty Posts on Art Blogs

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Opportunity for You!

The Coon Rapids Campus is in need of a Phi Theta Kappa Advisor. PTK members are high-achieving and often high-energy students who recognize the value of academic excellence and service to the college community. Advising these future leaders is a very rewarding experience.

If you are interested, please contact Lisa Harris, x1292.

SIP Application Deadline is Sept. 15

Reminder… The deadline for fall FY 2013 Strategic Initiative Proposals is Sept. 15. Find the form and further information here: N:\ARCC Public\SIP

Contact Kelsey Schwarzrock, x1507, with any questions.

Diversity Lecture and Discussion Series Presents: Educational Apartheid

Submitted by Marcellus Davis, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

The Diversity Lecture and Discussion Series is back with a dynamic line-up.

Our theme of the year is Educational Apartheid. You can read a synopsis of Educational Apartheid on the flyer below.

Faculty, if this lecture works within your syllabus, please bring your class or encourage them to attend the event. We welcome all.

Staff and Administrators, if this event works within your work day, we welcome you. I hope to see you in attendance. Further information about our speaker can be found at the link below.

http://sundown.afro.illinois.edu/

To view a PDF version, click here.

Welcome Back to Fall Semester at Anoka-Ramsey Libraries!

Submitted by Bonnie Boese, Library

Just a few reminders:

  1. The library is here to help promote Information Literacy* across the curriculum. Planning a research assignment? Need Information Literacy instruction? Just want to bring your class to the library for a project? Please let us know as soon as you can so we can reserve the space. And, the more you can tell us about your assignment, the better we can be prepared to assist you and your students.
  2. Please encourage students to get their picture ID’s as soon as possible since the ID is also their library card. During the first weeks of the semester the connection to the library should roll through automatically, but if students wait until they actually need to use the card, they may need to stop in or contact us to make the MnPALS connection work for them.
  3. Although books may be checked out on either campus with either ID, databases and barcodes are campus-specific, so if you’re teaching an online class or just have students driving from the opposite campus, remind them to go to their home campus library page to log in for periodical and reference databases.

For example, for Coon Rapids access (bc = 20201010) above >> CR Library. Most of the sources are listed under Databases halfway down the page. Not all of the databases are the same for the two campuses, but the resources will be similar.

Cambridge Campus students (bc = 2022100) below would click on >> CCLibrary homepage >>CC Periodicals under MORE in this AREA (or >> the Subject Pathfinder related to your class for additional assistance). Access to >> Films on Demand is below that under External Links.

*Information Literacy is defined as the ability to:

  1. Recognize when additional information beyond general knowledge is required, as well as the level and depth of information that is needed.
  2. Efficiently locate and acquire a variety of types of sources at the appropriate level.
  3. Critically evaluate and synthesize the information.
  4. Incorporate the information into a balanced and informed product (paper, presentation) leading to the student’s own conclusions.
  5. Indicate his/her understanding of copyright by appropriately using and citing the sources.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please ask! We’ll be delighted to help!

Librarians: Gina Pancerella-Willis, Al Mamaril, Bonnie Boese or Barbara Sandarin (link each name to an email address)

Writing Workshops for Your Students

Submitted by Kathlyn Luksetich, Academic Support

This semester Writing Services is offering a series of workshops to review common writing difficulties.

Workshop subjects include:

  • Paragraph and Essay Organization
  • Fragments
  • Run-Ons
  • Commas
  • MLA Citation

This is a valuable service to your students. Please take a moment to share this information with your classes.

A copy of the flyer can be found here.

Additional information about all of the workshops is located at: AnokaRamsey.edu/resources/Success/TutoringSrvcs/writingCR/Writing%20Workshops.aspx

Thank you for your support!

English Faculty Posts on Art Blogs

English Faculty member, Kathryn Kysar, currently has an essay The Family Business: “Running Away from Home” on the Walker Art Center and MNARTIST.ORG blog: http://blogs.walkerart.org/ecp/2012/08/30/the-family-business-running-away-from-home-by-kathryn-kysar/ as well as the Minnesota Artist blog: http://www.mnartists.org/article.do?rid=320465#

Please take some time to read it. Great work, Kate!

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Staff Development Approvals

Lacrestia Anderson, Metro State tuition and fees, $600