The DCTC Beta Theta Tau chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is participating in Project Linus this February by making blankets. Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides blankets to children in need. The following is taken from the Project Linus website www.projectlinus.org.
The Greater Twin Cities Area, MN Chapter of Project Linus serves the following Minnesota counties: Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. Our chapter was established July 2006.
Project Linus has a two-fold mission
FIRST, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteers called “blanketeers.”
SECOND, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Anyone, any age, can help these children. It is within your power to make a difference!
Project Linus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax deductibility of your gift.
In order to provide blankets for as many children as possible, we need your help. Please consider donating fleece fabric. Each youth blanket requires 1 ½ yards of fleece . If you would rather make a monetary donation (it costs approximately $6 per blanket), please bring cash to Nicole Meulemans or Anna Voight in Student Life. Our goal is to make 50 blankets! Deadline for donations is Thursday, February 7th at noon.
If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was a Big Day for PTK On Nov 15th, 2012
Phi Theta Kappa Founder’s days was celebrated! We celebrated Phi Theta Kappa’s 94th birthday in the Student Life Center with cupcakes!
Phi Theta Kappa kicked off Commit to Complete College Campaign
It was a pledge day, inviting students to come and sign a pledge that they’re going to complete their degree. “Commit to Complete” is designed to get students to come in and realize what the benefits are to complete their degree, Students who do that will get extra recognition at the commencement ceremony saying they made a pledge to complete their degree and followed through.
PTK Hosts “Armful of Love”
This year, the chapter has adopted two families of five. By donating gifts, money, or gift wrapping supplies now through December 4, you can help bring joy and happiness to families this holiday season.
How can you help?
Stop by the giant penguin or giant gingerbread man located in the Student Life Center between Nov. 15 and Dec. 3, pick a tag with an item you wish to purchase for a family, and return the unwrapped gift and tag to the correct Armful of Love box in Student Life.
Outstanding Service Recognition
Each Year on Founder’s Day, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes a department of the college for their efforts in making DCTC a better place for students. This year, the Student Life department was recognized.
For more information on Phi Theta Kappa, contact:
Phi Theta Kappa Advisor
Phi Theta Kappa Advisor
2. Color the turkey and somehow relate it to DCTC. Be creative! You could relate it to your program, class you have taken, or club you are in. It could be anything from actually including the letters “DCTC” somewhere in your picture to something learned in a class. You may also draw or include additional items on the coloring sheet. You may NOT scan in the coloring page and use a computer program to color the turkey, it must be colored or decorated by hand.
Return your turkey coloring page to the Student Life Center by MONDAY November 19.
Write your name and contact information on the sign in sheet at the Student Life Center so we can contact the winners.
1) DCTC administrators will select ten finalists. The 10 finalists will each win a DCTC T-shirt!
2) The turkeys of the ten students finalists will be judged on the DCTC’s Student Senate Facebook Page.
3) The students that have the turkeys with the most “likes” on Facebook by Monday, November 26 at noon, will win a $100, $75 $50 or $25 Scholarship!!
Good Luck Everyone! Have Fun with this project!
Some of last year’s submissions
Military Family Day
Guest Speaker John Kriesel
Join us for Military Family Day on November 12! This event is open to the community, so invite family, friends, and community members!
When SSG John Kriesel lost his legs and two buddies in a roadside bomb explosion, no one expected him to survive. He died three times on the operating table. He went through thirty-five surgeries and months of recovery and rehabilitation. This is not just another war story. This is the story of an ordinary young man who overcame extraordinary challenges with a lot of help from others and he emerged stronger and more in love with his country, his wife, his children, and ultimately, his own life. Join us as he shares his extraordinary story!
This event is free for all students, staff, faculty and community members.
November 12th at 7 p.m.
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th St. E. Co. Rd 42
Rosemount, MN 55068
John will also be signing his book Still Standing.
Download Flyer with all the details.
For more information about this event, contact:
Director of Student Life