Tuesday, October 21, 2014

M State Open House Showcases College Opportunities

Oct. 15, 2014
For Release: Immediate
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Contact: Peter Wielinski – 218-631-7810 – peter.wielinski@minnesota.edu

M State open house showcases college opportunities

WADENA, Minn. – Minnesota State Community and Technical College invites prospective students, parents and community members to visit the Wadena campus during an open house from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6.

At the open house, visitors will be able to:

  • Learn about M State, watch program demonstrations, get questions answered by instructors and administrators, and hear from M State students
  • Apply to M State and get a $50 gift certificate redeemable at an M State bookstore when you register for classes
  • Check out the campuses by touring classrooms and facilities to see the learning environment, technology and equipment
  • Receive information on financial aid, scholarships and veterans services
  • Visit the eCampus CafĂ©, where coffee and treats are on the menu
  • Enjoy refreshments and giveaways
  • Enter a drawing for an iPad Mini or a 12-month single membership to Maslowski Wellness and Research Center

M State also will have campus open houses from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in Moorhead; Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Detroit Lakes; and Thursday, Oct. 30, in Fergus Falls. The open houses also coincide with College Knowledge Month, which is marked by colleges nationally during October.

For more information about the open house and M State registration, contact the college’s Solution
Center at 877.450.3322.

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, M State serves more than 9,000
students in credit courses each year in more than 70 career and liberal arts programs at its four campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, and through eCampus. By partnering with communities, the college also provides custom training services and other responsive training programs.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator / employer. Upon request, this information is available in alternative formats.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall and Winter Survival Tips

We are no stranger to frigid, freezing cold fall and winter months in Wadena, MN. Students of Minnesota State Community and Technical College can turn to campus events and community fun to fight off boredom. Here are our top four tips for surviving northern Minnesota winter blues.

1. Get to know M State campus

Know what events are going on throughout the year! Concerts and student organized events are a great way to meet people and to avoid boredom in-between classes. Spend some time in the library or grabbing a bite to eat with friends.

2. Utilize the fitness center

Can’t leave campus? Pack a bag with workout gear and jump on the treadmill or lift some weights. Exercising regularly is especially important during cold months when we do not spend much time outside. It helps stimulate your brain and fends off the blues.

3. Support local business

Winter months are not only hard on you, they are difficult for local businesses as well. Stopping into a local coffee shop before class or visiting the community theatre is an awesome way to spend time with friends, family, or a significant other!

4. Safety first!

If you can’t safely make it into class - don’t. Our student’s safety is our top priority. Class will be cancelled if necessary, but we can’t always plan for the weather. Take caution and use your best judgement. Always pack your car with an emergency kit.

Moral of the story - winter can be difficult for everyone in Minnesota! Survive by making friends and participating, keeping your body healthy and happy, supporting the local businesses you love, and by keeping safety a top priority!