FREE Lunch N’ Learn Rethink Your Drink! Test Your Driving Skills!

Health Services is hosting a Lunch n’ Learn Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.  This will be from 10:00-1:00 with DUI simulators and two educational sessions with Deputy Jim at 11:15 and 12:15 where you can get a FREE lunch!  Sign up early in Health Services Rm. CC109 to ensure your lunch or simply show up to the GREEN ROOM on the day of.

Test your driving skills…DUI Simulator allows any person to safely experience the effects of driving a car while under the influence of alcohol.  The DUI Simulator has been developed with the latest DUI research and data points. The system allows the participant to experience the effects of driving while under the influence within in a safe environment.



Work on Campus this Summer!

Work on Campus this Summer:  Click the link below to view the work study positions available now on campus!

Have you considered working on the Inver Hills campus?  There are currently more than 15 student work study positions available.  Please click here to view the current openings.  Students who are eligible may have the opportunity to work additional hours, up to 32 hours per week, over the summer.

There are many benefits being a work study student employee:

  • Get a paycheck every two weeks to spend as you wish
  • Taxes are minimal for work study students
  • Gain professional experience with a highly regarded organization
  • Establish professional references and recommendations
  • Enhance your computing skills and learn new data systems
  • Become more connected to your campus and all its resources
  • Work study students typically are more successful in their classes


You need to be work study eligible for these positions:  be registered for at least 6 credits for summer or fall semester, be awarded financial aid for 2016-17 AND 2017-18, and meet the federal award guidelines.  If you have questions about your work study eligibility, please email

Inver Hills Children’s Theatre presents: Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

by William Glennon

(Based on the well-loved Brothers Grimm tale)


Directed by Jason Gonzalez


April 22, 2017

1:00 PM

Fine Arts Theatre


In this story of Hansel and Gretel the white bird and the little gnome, under the spell of the wicked Witch, are forced to coax children away so that the wicked Witch can eat them. When the children’s father returns home without food or money the whole family goes berry picking. The children become lost in the woods, and the white bird and the gnome put them to sleep until the Witch comes. It is up to Hansel and Gretel to find a way to break the spell and save the day.

Admission: FREE

(Appropriate for kids grades K – 3rd)


Information: (651) 450- 3253

Hiring Peer Tutors for Fall 2017

Interested in becoming a Peer Tutor? The Learning Center is hiring Peer Tutors for Fall 2017 semester! Peer Tutors assist students in various subjects and are on-campus paid positions. Tutors work flexible schedules and can hold drop-in hours or appointments. Students interested in tutoring Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geology, and Math are encouraged to apply! To apply, send a resume and ask two instructors to send recommendations to or visit College Central for full position descriptions or to apply online

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

college students eating lunch

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.