April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Health Services will be sponsoring a Lunch n’ Learn with Deputy Jim on Tuesday, April 18th in the Green Room.   Pizza and a drink for two possible sessions with Deputy Jim.  The first session is at 11:15 and the second at 12:15.  Prizes will be given.  You can sign up early in the Health Services Room CC109 to ensure you get pizza and a drink or first come/first served at the event.


Weight Gain at College

Weight Gain at College


Reviewed by Wendy Marcason, RDN

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March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.

The Freshman 15, as it is commonly know, is a real concern for many college students — not just freshman and not always 15 pounds, sometimes less, sometimes more. The recipe for waistline expansion hinges on:

  • A decrease in regular physical activity or sports involvement.
  • Dining halls with unlimited food choices (both healthy and not-so-healthy).
  • Increased snacking.
  • Drinking more caloric beverages such as high-fat, sugary coffee drinks, soda, energy drinks and alcohol.

The best solution for avoiding college weight gain is being aware of your daily calorie intake. Since both food and activity play a role in weight management, writing down daily meals, snacks, beverages and physical activity can help keep weight in check. A food and activity log allows you to see the calories you take in and the calories you burn.

Calories In: Healthy Food Choices

  • Eat breakfast. Do not skip meals, especially breakfast. As the first meal of the day, breakfast keeps your metabolism humming and decreases overeating throughout the day.
  • Watch portions. Pay attention to food choices and portion sizes in the dining hall.
  • Make smart choices. Emphasize nutrient-rich foods and beverages, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and nuts and seeds. Limit foods with added fats, sugars and salt.
  • Choose fats wisely. Avoid unhealthy fats from fried foods and sweets. Choose more healthful fats from nuts, seeds, olive oil, canola oil and avocados.
  • Drink low-calorie beverages. Skip the regular soda and opt for low-calorie choices such as water, low-fat or fat-free milk, unsweetened teas and coffee.
  • Consume alcohol in moderation. This means up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men, and only by students of legal drinking age.

Calories Out: Physical Activity

Increase the number of calories you burn. Get moving with at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity most days of the week. Moderate-intensity activities include walking, jogging, biking and stair climbing. Take an elective dance or sports class. Activities of daily living, such as walking to and from class and parking your car further away from campus, burn calories, too.

Seeking Student Speaker – Commencement 2017

Who: Graduating Students

·         Where: Aldrich Arena (Maplewood)

·         When: May 11, 2017 @ 7pm

·         Why: It is a great opportunity to gain public speaking experience that will look great on a resume.  You also have the honor of representing the 2017 IHCC graduating class as you kick off graduation and provide some words of inspiration.

·         How: Submit an outline for your 4 minute long speech to Pat Lawton (plawton@inverhills.edu) by Monday 4/17/17.  (You can also drop off your outline at LA-125b (be sure to include your contact info.)

You are submitting a proposal and a selection committee will meet to determine the finalist(s).

If chosen, you will work with communication faculty on fine tuning your speech and delivery techniques for the day of.


Good luck and happy speech writing!


Backpack to Briefcase – HH 309, 04/07/17, 8:45 am – Noon

Are you graduating and need to get ready to apply all you have learned and experienced to get a job? At this conference you will prepare, practice and get feedback from hiring professionals on the essential steps for getting a job.

The sessions will include:

  • Job Search Tools
  • LinkedIn Profile Information
  • Interview Do’s and Don’ts
  • The opportunity to network with hiring professionals

Attendees will receive the opportunity to receive feedback on interview skills from hiring professionals and a free LinkedIn headshot.

To register, email cel@inverhills.edu. Include your name, major, and STAR ID.

This event will be held in Heritage Hall 309, April the 7th from 8:45 am – Noon.

If you would like assistance with your resume, please contact Career Services for an individualized appointment. Call 651-450-3683 to schedule an appointment.

Health Services is Here For You

Health Services is Located in College Center Lower Level Room CC109 (Near the Green Room)

Inver Hills Community College (IHCC) Health Services is to provide accessible and cost-effective quality medical care for all registered students at IHCC. Health Services (HS) strives to work with students to enhance lifelong health and wellness, facilitate retention and graduation, and to reduce systematic health disparities related to human and cultural diversity. By providing accessible quality health care services, HS strives to create an environment for all students to learn the skills to manage their own health and become informed future health care consumers.

Many services are FREE. There may be a minimal charge for labs that cannot be processed on campus.  Simply walk-in during open hours or call 651-450-3525 to schedule an appointment.

On-Campus Medical Services include: (Confidential Records)

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  • Emergency first aid
  • Assessment of illness and injury
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Basic medical supplies available free of charge
  • Loan of special equipment (crutches, wheelchairs, hot/cold packs)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Tuberculosis screening ($8)
  • Weight screening
  • Dressing changes
  • Eye/Ear irrigation
  • In-house rapid lab testing (strep, UTI, pregnancy)
  • Sexual Health Items (Condoms, Dams, Lube)
  • Student Lunchbox
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Assistance Getting Started with Insurance
  • Information for reduced/free health and dental clinics
  • Health/Wellness Education

Spring Hours:

Free Nurse Visits             M,T,Th 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m.

Free Doctor Visits            Wed. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in having Health Services speak with your group stop by and discuss it with the Nurse.




Mindfulness & Mothers Room in CC 243

The Inver Hills Counseling Center has established a Mindfulness & Mothers Room in CC 243 (accessible off the north hallway in the College Center).

This quiet space can be used for the following purposes:

  • Mindfulness practice & meditation

In times of stress, we are encouraged to take a moment to pause and find some peace and calm. Mindfulness is known to help combat stress and improve one’s quality of life.  Our hope is that this quiet space will allow students and employees to experience a place of peace and sanctuary while learning and working.

  • Nursing mothers

To provide space and to support nursing mothers returning to work or school, this is a private space where nursing mothers are welcome to express milk or nurse during their time on campus.  The room is equipped with a comfortable chair, a small table, soft lighting, a radio/CD player, hand sanitizer, paper towels and an electrical outlet.  Sinks are available in the rest room down the hall.

Summer & Fall Registration Now Open: $1000 Scholarship

Register before Friday, April 14th: Chance to Win a $1000 Scholarship

Registration is open for both Summer and Fall Semester 2017.  If you register by Friday April 14th, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship!  

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 advising@inverhills.edu

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 enrollment@inverhills.edu.


Enrollment Center

Inver Hills Community College
(651) 450-3503

Transfer and Career Panel

Meet with Metro State, the U of M, and Concordia in an informational Transfer and Career Panel hosted in partnership with Career Services and the Psychology Club. Attendees will learn about what makes a quality transfer application and have the opportunity to ask questions of the transfer reps! Snacks will be provided from Concordia! Questions can be directed to Career Services at 651-450-3241.

When:  April 6th, 2017 2-3:30 pm

Where: FA 165