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Heartland Building with daylilies
October 21, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan
Librarian

Being an adjunct can be a lonely experience. Hopefully everyone knows different resources to reach out to for help, for yourself and your students. You have the ...

Pencil with shavings on notebook
October 15, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan
Librarian

Whether you are an instructor working on writing up material for yourself, or a student strengthen their writing skills – it’s tough.

Facing that blank page, and coming up with the words and ideas you need and...

Microphone on stage
October 7, 2021

By Dr. Mary Wilkins-Jordan, Librarian

Many people are nervous about speaking in front of groups. Everyone can get better at this! Some people are born feeling at ease in a group; some are born shaking in their boots at the idea of public speaking. But everyone can improve...

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October 4, 2021

For the first time, the Summer President's and Dean's Lists have been announced. Check the Summer 2021 Honors Lists

Due to an SCTCC policy update, honors lists have been compiled for the Summer semesters alongside...

Marty Reker Scholarhsip Photo
October 4, 2021

When Karen Reker set up a scholarship in her late husband’s name, she didn’t know that the first recipient of the scholarship would share several commonalities with him, even right down to names. This fall, the Marty Reker Memorial Scholarship was awarded to...

Group in front of Education sign
October 4, 2021

The childcare industry in Central Minnesota is in a supply crisis, but a program between SCTCC, the United Way of Central MN, and the Initiative Foundation is hoping to close the gaps between the industry shortage and the demand.

The...

Pres. Annesa Cheek and Daniel Larson
October 4, 2021

By SCTCC President Annesa Cheek

It is with great pleasure and tremendous excitement that I announce Daniel Larson as the new Interim Executive Director of the SCTCC Foundation, effective October 18, 2021. This is a two-year interim assignment.

Many of you...

Workforce Group - Ichor and Nick
October 4, 2021

In 2017, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $1 million in the FY19 Minnesota State budget to go toward Workforce Development Scholarships, which provide $2,500 scholarships to students at the 30 community and technical colleges around the state.

The scholarships were a success, and...

Student Leadership club members at Whitney
September 30, 2021

The SCTCC Student Leadership Club helped out the Whitney Center last week with some landscape projects for the annual United Way of Central Minnesota Day of Caring Volunteer Event.

 The club needed to fulfill a required philanthropic activity, and the Whitney Center needed help removing...

Donut at Night
September 30, 2021

Students considering their higher education options can apply for admission to SCTCC without paying an undergraduate application fee for all or part of October as part of Minnesota State Week and College Knowledge Month promotions.

“With more than 3,800 extraordinary academic programs...

podcast microphone
September 28, 2021

Teaching is Hard; Get Some Help From Podcasts
By Mary Wilkins-Jordan, Librarian

Teaching is tough for everyone. Some days it’s great; some days the tech breaks, the students forget everything in the syllabus, and it’s just all too frustrating.

Even in the...

Student Candids
September 27, 2021

By President Annesa Cheek

Certain things exist, or so we think.  Wise scientists have surmised that darkness does not exist; it simply is the absence of light.  And learned philosophers have pondered that hate does not exist, it is simply the absence of love. ...

Center for Teaching and Learning logo
September 23, 2021

By Caitlin Hickox
English for Speakers of Other Languages and Writing Instructor
Center for Teaching and Learning Coordinator

With the return to more in-person classes this fall, we’re all seeing more students face-to-face, observing behaviors and...

shelf made from letters to form READ
September 23, 2021

By Mary Wilkins-Jordan
Librarian

Every year, libraries celebrate Banned Books Week.

Well, “celebrate” may not be quite the word.

We are very opposed to book banning, censorship, removing books the...

Student in library
September 16, 2021

By Mary Wilkins-Jordan
Librarian

You have a lot of work to do.

You need more time scheduled to make it happen.

We know it. And we want to support you in that.

Wednesdays in the library are Study Hall Wednesdays – and you can join the...

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