Home Buyers Seminar – March 6

Attend the Home Buyers Seminar for valuable information on buying a home, as well as how student loans and other debt affect the loan application process.

March 6
12 p.m.
Student Life Center

Read about the Home Buyers Seminar from fall semester.

For more information, contact:

Anna Voight
Assistant Director of Student Life

Student Life February 20 – March 4

Circuit Training Class Begins Feb 21

Circuit Training Aerobics Class

Improve your core strength, balance, stabilization, and tone your muscles

Tuesdays and Thursdays for 9 weeks
(Except for spring break)

February 21 – May 3
4:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Wellness Center

Students $25
Non-Students $30

Sign up now! To register, contact:

Anna Voight
Assistant Director of Student Life

Student Life Feb 6-19, 2012

Auto Club Planning Meeting

Interested in joining the Auto Club? Attend this meeting to learn about the projects the club is working on and to brainstorm new ideas or the club. The Auto Club is looking for ideas for activities that students in all program areas can participate in.

Auto Club Meeting
February 14, 12 p.m.
Student Life Center

For more information, contact:

Jeff Copeland
Auto Club Advisor

MPI Meeting Schedule

Below is meeting information for Meeting Professionals International. Contact Nicole or Rosealee for more information about MPI!

Thursday, February 16, 2012 – MPI Mn Iconnect: All Day Education Event of MN MPI Chapter
from 0700-1600 at
Earle Brown Heritage Center
615 Earle Brown Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55430

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN, 55372

Thursday, April 26, 2012 – Tour and Lecture at The Depot Minneapolis
from 1830-2000
225 Third Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 – MPI Awards Gala of MN Chapter Annual Event
from 1600-2000
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For more information, contact:

Nicole Wirth
DCTC MPI Student Club VP

Rosealee Lee
MPI Advisor

Valentine’s Day Bulb Sale

Treat your valentine to the Landscape and horticulture club bulb sale!  We will be selling red tulips and small selections of hyacinth and daffodils.  All the flowers have been grown in the greenhouses onsite with tender loving care to make sure they are of the finest quality.  Contact Matthew Brooks at matthew.brooks@dctc.edu if you have any questions.

GSA Panel of Speakers

The GSA panel will be a facilitated discussion targeted towards LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning) romance and relationships. It will be a safe space to ask any questions you have and to learn more about members of your community, members of campus community, a friend you might have, or maybe even you yourself. Contact dora.schumacher@dctc.edu for more information.

February 15
1 – 3 p.m.
Dakota room.

Card Your Valentine

Forgot about Valentine’s Day? Come to this Student Senate event and make a homemade card or tissue paper flowers to give to someone special.  We will have a variety of craft supplies you can use.  Free candy will also be provided!

February 14
Central Commons

For more information, contact:

Nicole Meulemans
Director of Student Life and Activities

Anna Voight
Assistant Director of Student Life

Register now for SkillsUSA!

We are looking for students who want to represent DCTC by competing  in SkillsUSA! Students must register by January 31, 2012. Registration fees are paid for by Student Life.

About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is the national scholastic honor organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupation programs in public high schools, vocational schools, community colleges and technical colleges. SkillsUSA is an applied method of preparing Minnesota’s high performance workers in career and technical education programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. We promote understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service.

State competition—March 23-25

Action Skills
A five- to seven-minute demonstration of an occupational skill in an area in which a student is training. Contestants use examples, experiments, displays or practical operations to clearly explain their skills using contestant-prepared visual aids.

Customer Service
Evaluates students’ proficiency in providing customer service. The contest involves live, role-playing situations. Contestants demonstrate their ability to perform customer service in both written and oral forms including telephone and computer skills, communications, problem solving, conflict resolution and business etiquette.

Extemporaneous Speaking
Three- to five-minute impromptu speech. Students will be given the topic five minutes before the competition.

Job Interview
Improve your job interview skills by: completion of employment applications; preliminary interviews with receptionist; and, in-depth interviews in the occupation area you are training.

Job Skill Demonstration
Contestants demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training or in another area.

Prepared Speech
Five- to seven-minute prepared speech on a common theme.

Promotional Bulletin Board
Design bulletin board displays based on the annual SkillsUSA theme.

Quiz Bowl
Teams of 5 compete to answer questions covering the areas of academic knowledge, professional development and current events.

Visit SkillsUSA for a complete list of competitions.

Please fill out the SkillsUSA Registration Form and return it to Student Life no later than January 31, 2012. Fax forms to 651-423-8536. Students do not have to decide what competitions they plan to compete in when registering.

For more information, contact:

Mike Opp
SkillsUSA Advisor

Anna Voight
Assistant Director of Student Life