Register before Friday, November 6th: Chance to Win One of Four $500 Scholarships

Because there isn’t one!  If you register by November 6th, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of four $500 scholarships!   Don’t wait and be stuck choosing from what’s left after everyone else registers.  Register today to get the schedule you want!  Students who register early have:

  •  Better course selection:  Want to attend classes just two or three days a week?  Registering early increases the chances of getting into courses you want at the days and times that work best for you!
  • The ability to plan their schedule for work or child care months in advance:  Wouldn’t it be nice to know what your schedule will look like now, so you can plan ahead and avoid last minute surprises?

If you need assistance

  • Schedule an appointment or stop by Counseling and Advising during Quick Stop hours
    • Counseling and Advising are located on the second floor of the College Center Building and can be reached at 651-450-3508 or

To search for courses, log into your E-Services account and select Courses and Registration.  If you have difficulty accessing your E-Services account, or receive an error message when registering, contact the Enrollment Center at (651) 450-3503 or

The Writing Center: Think. Learn. Write.

As we get closer to the end of the semester, the Writing Center gets busier! In order to make sure you see a tutor, go to TutorTrac and make an appointment online, especially if you hope to see a tutor Thursday or Friday (busy days for us here!). Friday afternoon we only have one tutor scheduled, so walk-ins might not be possible.

Remember, if you schedule an appointment, you’re guaranteed time!

We hope to see you in the Writing Center soon.

Participate in the creation of the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

Inver Hills Community College is in the very early stages of developing a process to create our next Strategic Plan. Our most recent strategic plan expired in 2012, and the College has been operating under the MnSCU Strategic Framework. While the framework provides us with direction as a part of MnSCU, Inver Hills has its own unique mission. The Inver Hills Strategic Plan will reflect that mission.

The Inver Hills Strategic Planning committee has met twice, and in the first meeting, it was determined that the first step in this process is to engage multiple stakeholders in providing input using both a survey and an in-person environmental scanning session.

The Strategic Planning Survey

This week, you will receive an email invitation inviting you to take the Strategic Planning Survey.  This anonymous survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete.  Please take the time to answer each question before the end of the day on Wednesday November 18.

The Environmental Scanning Session

Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in an environmental scanning session on Tuesday, November 10 from 2:00-3:30pm in room HH124.

Responses to the survey, in addition to the information gathered in the environmental scanning session, will be used by the Strategic Planning Committee to inform the Strategic Directions and Goals to guide the next phases of this process. Your participation and feedback is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your participation in the creation of the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

Nominate a Teacher for the Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award

Nominate a Teacher for the Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award

You can nominate an excellent faculty member for this award which recognizes outstanding teaching the that prepares students for their professional, scholarly, and civic lives. Nominees are also recognized for their subject expertise, skillful methods of teaching, and attention to student learning. You can use this comprehensive program overview for more information: Guidelines-Teaching-16-web

To nominate a teacher you know, please send a letter of recommendation that includes a  description of how they meet the criteria for this award to by Friday, November 6th. You should be available via email (at the email you send the letter from) as we may need to collect additional information to submit your nomination.

Scholarship Application due November 5, 2015

Inver Hills Spring Semester Scholarship Applications due November 5, 2015. All applicants need to have submitted the 2015 FAFSA. Check with Financial Aid to be certain your FAFSA is complete for the 2015-2016 school year. Completed scholarship applications can be turned in to the Foundation Office in the College Center 209 or Liberal Arts 217. Application form.

Preferred Name Now Available

Recently the MnSCU board of trustees approved system procedure 1B.1.2 which allows students, staff, and faculty to use a preferred name on their record at MnSCU campuses.  Preferred name will display in several locations, including class lists, D2L, student ID cards, and student diplomas.  Legal name will continue to display where required, including official and unofficial student transcripts and financial aid records.  To request a preferred name to be added to your record, complete the Preferred Name Request Form at

Closing reception for the exhibition, “Gratitude” by Jeffrey Stenbom

Monday, October 26th from 6-8pm, there is a closing reception for the exhibition, “Gratitude” by Jeffrey Stenbom. The gallery is located in FA 120 and at 6:30 pm Jeffrey will give an artist’s talk in FA 190. Jeffrey is a recent graduate of Tulane University where he received his MFA. His work deals with his military experience in Iraq and repercussions of PTSD.

Recreational Sports & Activities

Volleyball: Students vs. Staff Volleyball game on Wednesday, November 18 at 2pm on the New Gym Floor! IM volleyball will be played from 1:40 p.m. to 3 p.m. November 25, December 2, 9. Volleyball will resume winter semester on Wednesday’s from 1-3 p.m. until early April.

3 on 3 Basketball: There will be a meeting on November 4 at 3 p.m. in A-220. Play Wednesday’s from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on November 18, 25. December 2 & 9 will be the Bo Hooper 3 on3 Tournament and T-shirts will be given to the winning teams.

Ice Hockey: There will be a meeting on Tuesday, November 27 at 1 p.m. in Activities, room 220. Hockey is played on Tuesday & Thursday from 1-2:15 p.m. January 12 to Spring break. Block off 12-4 p.m. on your schedules to allow for travel to away games. Inver Hills is the defending Gold Skate Champions 2015. There is a $25 fee for ice hockey; games are played in South St. Paul at the Doug Woog Arena (Wakota). Hockey is non-check/coed.

Questions about Intramurals, call Tom Bo Johnson 651-450-3676 or email: