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Frozen River Film Festival Free Student Passes

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FrozenFestivalFree passes to attend the Frozen River Film Festival are available for WSU, St. Mary's University and Southeast Technical College students. One pass is available per student ID. Passes are available for pickup at the WSU ticket kiosk in the atrium of the Science Laboratory Center.

The festival runs Wednesday, Jan. 26-Sunday, Jan. 30.

Students who would like to volunteer at the festival should contact Kendra Black.

For more information, pick up a Film Festival program in the Great River Shakespeare office, corner of Third St. and Lafayette or visit the festival website.

 

Habitat Home Wrapping Up - New Home Applications Sought

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HabHomeThe Hard Hat Honeys made another appearance on behalf of Habitat for Humanity and assisted with some final completion tasks at the home on Edward Street in Winona.  Today's team: Julie Haedtke, Shelly Cierzan, Pam Ciszak, Cindy Kottke, Mary Johnson, Casie Johnson and Nicole Sawyer tackled painting, flooring materials and trim varnishing. Congratulations to all who have participated with hands-on building, as well as behind the scenes by providing snacks, lunches and relief to our work crews. When called upon to help, the college team has always been ready and willing to fly into action.

The good work continues - The Habitat program is currently seeking applications from prospective homeowners who would like to see their dream of homeownership come true. They would love to hear from families in need.  If you, or someone you know, is interested, learn how you may qualify for this program, at www.habitatwinona.org  or contact the habitat office 457-0003. Betsey Woodward, retired nursing faculty and tutor in the Learning Resource Center on the Winona campus would be  happy to help you with your application. Contact Betsey at 454-4481.

 

Polar Plunge Sunday January 30

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PLUNGEAre you ready to show off your water aerobic skills? Looking for an exhilarating winter splash of fun? Come watch as students, faculty and a staff member or two brave the frigid Minnesota weather and do the Polar Plunge. Event is Sunday, January 30, 2:00 p.m. at Ohuta Park in Lake City. Proceeds split 50/50 between City Food Shelf & Lake City Nursing Home. Check out YouTube, search "southeastTechplunge09"

Alumni Panel on Job Search Skills

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PanelSoutheast Tech students attended a panel discussion on job seeking skills Thursday, January 13. However, this was no ordinary panel discussion, the lineup included graduates of the college who had found success and were able to share their wisdom after years of serving in the workforce. Panelists responded to questions ranging from: What do employers look for on my resume? - to - What can I do to be prepared for the interview? Instructors Jill Halverson (Accounting) and Terry Greene (Sales & Marketing) served as facillitators getting the discussion started; within minutes attendees fully embraced the opportunity. Panelists included: Nick Lundquist, Executive Vice President of Sales, Fastenal (Sales and Marketing 1979); Rich Wantock, President, Watkins Products Inc, Retired (Electronics 1965) Dan Matejka, City Administrator - Goodview, MN (Accounting 1984); Lynn Zielke, Field Events/Recognition and Incentive Manager,Watkins Products (Sales and Marketing 1979); Stacy Evenson, Accountant, Corporate Tax Division Kwik Trip (Accounting 1994); Alberta Rosburg, Merchants Bank (Director of Human Resources).

Student, Steve Blue Brings Home DECA Award

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Steve BlueSales and Marketing student Steve Blue brought home a second place award from the Collegiate DECA invitational competition held this week in St. Cloud Minnesota. Blue competed with other students from around the state in the Sales Manager Meeting category. Students are given an arbitrary business scenario they may encounter in a day-to-day business setting and then asked to analyze and respond with a resolution or plan of action. A timed event puts an element of pressure on them to "think on their feet." The events are designed to teach participants a number of useful skills in preparing and responding to real-life business situations, learning from the feedback they receive. Blue is a student in the Sales and Marketing program with Terry Green as his instructor. He also works in the college IT department as a work study student. Blue will be joining classmates in the DEX (Delta Epsilon Chi) organization to continue on with competition at the state level in February.

Dr. Mohamed Elhindi Travels to Sudan

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Mohamed ElhindiMinnesota State College-Southeast Technical Chief Information Officer, Dr. Mohamed Elhindi returned from travel to Sudan where he was in charge of coordinating a United Nations Development program designed to help African nations build capacity and sustainability in health and education. This assignment took Elhindi to the University of Kordofan, a national institute located in El-Obeid, North Kordofan state in western Sudan.

The duration of the trip took Elhindi out of the country from December 13 – January 9 with a brief stopover in Amsterdam to interview and select candidates from other parts of the world to comprise the team. Once organized the team was responsible for developing and implementing the plan and then traveling to Sudan to present it.  Upon arriving in Sudan the team mobilized quickly, arriving in the capitol city, Khartoum, for a brief reception and continued on with an eight hour journey by car to the university.

The project’s focus was to teach research methodology and application into teaching; Instruction in the use of technology to improve learning, with a larger goal of positioning the university to become more of a research institution that can contribute to the region. Dr. Elhindi was able to not only share his expertise as the Chief Information Officer, but was able to draw on the research skills he developed with his recent completion of a doctoral degree in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University, with a concentration on Design & Implementation of Identity Management Systems. His prior experience included work in information systems for Medtronics, Mayo Health Systems and Winona State University.

This was not Elhindi’s first time lending his time and talents to academia in the African Nation in 2007 he also served on a UN project that focused on building a library system at the university in Sudan.

 

New and Returning Applications Closed for Spring 2011

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Southeast Technical College is no longer taking applications for the Spring 2011 Semester.  Please feel free to consider Summer or Fall Semesters.