Blood Drive: Thursday, October 23

Inver Hills Student Senate is proud to sponsor another Blood Drive through the American Red Cross, here on campus, Thursday, October 23, from 9am-5pm in Heritage Hall 203. We have had an amazing participation rate from our students, faculty, and staff, in the past, and we hope to meet our goal of 72 units for this blood drive! In order to accomplish this, we do ask that you consider giving blood. We would love to see you! Please pass the word along to your friends on or off campus as well. You may sign up in the Cafeteria, near the Student Senate office, just outside the entrance to Fresh Stop Café. Whether it’s your 1st or 100th time, I hope you consider participating. If you are unable to give blood, we could also use volunteers the day of the blood drive. Please contact Jason Neuhaus, Director of Student Life at 651-450-3311 if you are interested in volunteering.

5th Annual Buckthorn Removal Day – Friday, October 24th from 9am-3pm

Did you know that Inver Hills Community College has a serious invasive species problem?!! Join Biology for the 5th Annual IHCC Buckthorn Removal Day Friday October 24th 9am – 3pm. Meet behind the Business Building, near the Community Garden/Outdoor Classroom. Wear long sleeves, pants and close-toed shoes. We will provide equipment and snacks!

Center for Experiential Learning Fall Workshops

Resume Writing Workshop, Wednesday November 5, 5-6pm, FA 196

Get employers attention by highlighting the experiences and knowledge you bring to the table.  Learn how to effectively capture your community and work based experiences and communicate your qualifications.

Workplace Professionalism and Employer Expectations, Tuesday November 4, 2-3pm, FA196

Learn employer expectations, workplace norms, and the skills they seek in new employees.

Inver Hills Community College to Host Charting the Future Gallery Walk

Our campus will host a Charting the Future (CTF) Gallery Walk on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 1-4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Lobby. The open-house style event is designed to provide students, faculty, staff, and community members an opportunity to react to the concepts and themes proposed by the CTF implementation teams. Please mark your calendar and plan to stop by if you are available. To learn more about Charting the Future, visit chartingthefuturemnscu.com or inverhills.edu/ctf.

Inver Hills Scholarship Application Deadline – October 30

Tips of the Day

All scholarship applicants must complete the federal financial aid form (FAFSA) each year. Be sure that you have filed a complete application for 2014-15.

Respond to all five questions listed in the scholarship application narrative section. Complete responses are needed for your scholarship consideration.

Application forms are available at the Welcome and Career Center desks or download an online application. Complete scholarship applications are due in the Liberal Arts Administration office on October 30.

FLU SHOTS

Health Service is able to provide flu shots for 40 students who DO NOT have health insurance. These vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis as our supply is very limited. Please call 651-450-3524 to make an appointment for your flu shot if you qualify as non-insured. If you are uninsured and under the age of 18 years, you must bring a request for the vaccination signed by a parent or guardian.

All students who have health insurance should be able to get the vaccine without charge to them at either their regular health care provider or at retail clinics such as certain Target or CVS locations. Immunizations are mandated as included services for insurance providers by the Affordable Care Act.

Protect yourself this winter and get immunized for influenza as soon as possible!

Inver Hills Scholarship Application Deadline – October 30

Tip of the Day

Ask now for two letters of recommendation to include with your scholarship application.  Your letter writers will appreciate advance notice.

Application forms are available at the Welcome and Career Center desks or download an online application.  Complete scholarship applications are due in the Liberal Arts Administration office on October 30.

Scholarship opportunity for students to attend the Sociologists of Minnesota Fall Conference

Special News Announcement

The Inver Hills Community Foundation has agreed to scholarship the registration fee for IHCC students to attend the Sociologists of Minnesota’s Annual Conference which will be held at Inver Hills Community on Thursday and Friday, October 9 and 10, 2014. In order for students to obtain this scholarship funding, they should fill out a pre-registration form and email it to Sheila Lindstrom at Sheila.Lindstrom@anokaramsey.edu indicating that they are IHCC students before October 9, 2014. This pre-registration form can be obtained from Human Services and Sociology Instructor, Vicky Knickerbocker.

This year’s Conference Theme explores how sociological thinking can enhance our ability to understand and adapt to the changes and challenges of living in the 21st century. This conference will feature a number of guest presentations that will address the issue of human sexual trafficking which is more of a haunting occurrence in Minnesota than most students commonly assume. “Did you know that between 8,000and 12, 000 people are estimated to be involved in sexual trafficking/prostitution in Minnesota every day?” and that “The average age of a girl’s entry into sexual trafficking/prostitution is between 12 and 14 years of age?”

Danielle, Kluz, will be our featured Guest Speaker from Breaking Free, a non-profit organization in St. Paul dedicated to ending sexual trafficking and the exploitation of women and girls.

Her keynote presentation will be take place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. This conference will begin at 11:30 am on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

If you want to learn more about the local impact of human sex trafficking and ways that you can help make a positive difference, please plan to attend this conference. If you would like further information about this conference, please contact Human Services and Sociology Instructor, Vicky Knickerbocker by email at vknicke@inverhills.edu or by phone at 651-450-3745.

Rec. Sports

Intramurals

Flag Football October Schedule

Tuesday, October 7 & 14 Practice 3pm upper field

Thursday, October 9 at Normandale/Dred Scott Park 3pm start, depart at 2pm

Thursday, October 16, 10am (Education MN, No Classes) Keenan Buhl Tournament hosted by Inver Hills at IGH Middle School, Tournament bracket 10am  Inver Hills vs. Normandale, North Hennepin vs. Century, 11:45 Championship, 3rd Place

 Soccer October Schedule

7 on 7 on campus Mondays, October 6 & 13

11 on 11 Wednesday, October 8 at Normandale

Wednesday, October 15 at North Hennepin

Start time 3pm for all practices and games. Vans will depart Activities building at 2pm for Normandale and North Hennepin.

 Volleyball

1-3:30pm on Thursdays (also Tuesday 10/14 & 11/25) Sign up online at www.inverhills.edu/Intramurals. Enter full name, student ID #, email, Volleyball for activity. Drop in and play. Class at 1pm come at 2pm, or class at 2pm stop in at 1pm.

 Rec. Center Education Minnesota Break schedule

Thursday, October 16 Closed (Gym & Fitness). Staff working flag football tournament.

Friday, October 17, open 9-1pm (reduced hours).