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OCTOBER 2010
VOL. 14 NO. 1

WHAT’s iN THE BAg? New addition to


Anoka-Ramsey
Get to know Heidi Haagenson
by Holly Buboltz
staff writer

Heidi Haagenson is a
name that may not be famil-
iar to everyone, but it soon
will be.
Haagenson is the new
Academic Support Center
Coordinator at Anoka-
Ramsey Community College
(ARCC). She is replacing
Darla McCann.
Haagenson was hired by
Brandy Eddings the Director
PHOTO SUBMITTED
of Academic Support &
Testing Services, who stat- Heidi Haagenson is the
ed, “Heidi struck me as a new “Darla McCann.”
very savvy and skilled pro-
fessional. She clearly brings position at ARCC, Haagenson
a great deal of experience, responded, “I was looking
passion, and innovation. I for a new challenge.” For
am pleased that Heidi the past 10 years she has
decided to join our ARCC worked at Ridgewater
team, and I look forward to College in Willmar, Minn. as
an exciting and rewarding a special projects coordina-
year within the Academic tor.
Support Center.”
When asked why she
chose to accept her new see page 3

PHOTO BY CODY CARLSON


Future of education
is here, some weary
Magician Jerry Fraiser performs a trick with the help of two audience members during Welcome Week on
Aug. 25, 2010. See more photos and story on page 9.

Eight steps to becoming


Paradigm shift to online
classes concerns students, faculty
by Chris Johnson

a more successful student


staff writer

Some Anoka-Ramsey Community College students and


faculty are concerend about the future of education as more
by Kathy Yaeger According to Downing, this is possible online classes are available to students.
staff writer with On Course. “Online classes deprive students of that face-to-face
As set out in the course syllabus, value they receive in a traditional classroom setting,” Anoka-
Nicole Parent, a current student at students will critically think about case Ramsey Community College faculty member Claudio Moreno
Anoka-Ramsey Community College-- studies, and cover such lessons as how stated.
Cambridge Campus (ARCC), didn’t know the human brain learns, decision mak- Moreno said, “The student-to-student and teacher-to-
what to think when she signed up for On ing, setting goals and developing a life student interactions, including body language and other
Course, one of the newest programs plan. Students also learn how to actively varying forms of communication, are not available to online
ARCC had to offer. listen and develop mutually supportive students.” Moreno explained that these external, as well as
After successfully completing the relations. Instructor Jennifer Liberty- internal interactions, are important in education for the
class Parent said, “On Course was an Clark encourages students to rise to the teacher, and for the students especially in regards to retain-
amazing class. I never knew how much challenge and get involved with the ing information, as opposed to online courses.
control I had over my life or the out- class discussions, reading and writing Is online education taking over? Why? Some is feared
come of my future. On Course empow- assignments and informal learning that online courses will soon take over. The reason for this
ered me and made me a stronger stu- activities for optimal achievement. according to Moreno, is "simply because it is cheaper for the
dent.” Student success and retention is a administration. The administration sees it being less
“Identifying the differences between focus of the On Course class and accord- expensive as the need for building and mortar becomes
successful and unsuccessful students is ing to its instructors, students and obsolete. Maintenance for a school requires the cost of
the goal of this life skills class,” accord- national attention it delivers. Jennifer janitors and electricity, insurance, lawn care, construction
ing to Skip Downing, On Course creator. goals and become a more effective com- Liberty-Clark of ARCC’s psychology and many more expenses that could be absolved if online
With On Course’s second year starting at municator, Downing promises in the department states, “This is a success education is heading in the direction it is.”
ARCC there has been quite a positive course textbook. Covering issues such program that surpasses academics in Mary Januschka, an ARCC faculty member, reiterated by
buzz from faculty and students regard- as self-responsibility, self-motivation, giving a student a greater understand- saying, "My concern as a teacher is the lack of face-to-face
ing what can be accomplished for tradi- self-management, interdependence, ing of one self that can be utilized interactions with classmates and the instructor. The lack of
tional and non-traditional students. self-awareness, life-long learning hab- beyond the college experience.” practice with the skill of face-to-face communication with
The class shows students how to its, developing emotional intelligence, Clark added, “With the continued others is so important in any profession."
identify negative patterns and turn them and believing in one self to transform support and participation of administra-
into tools for success. Using eight essen- old self-defeating habits into new ones see page 5
that help a person achieve goals. see page 3
tial steps you, too, can set and achieve
2010
October 2010 Cambridge Campus
Cambridge Campus

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New addition to Anoka-Ramsey From page 1 Campus 


Haagenson lives with her husband of 32 years in
Willmar. She stays in an apartment closer to the campus “Heidi struck me as a very savvy and skilled pro- news briefs
during the week. She grew up in the Twin Cities and fessional. She clearly brings a great deal of ex-
graduated from Augsburg with a master’s in writing. With perience, passion, and innovation. I am pleased // New Upward Bound advisor //
this degree Haagenson has pursued the writing and pub- that Heidi decided to join our ARCC team, and I Mai Shoua Khang is the new TRIO Upward Bound Advisor.
lishing of her own book, “The Tenney Quilt.” Still in the look forward to an exciting and rewarding year She will handle student case loads at North Branch and
publishing process at Mill City Press, Haagenson’s book is within the Academic Support Center.”
Campw 
Cambridge-Isanti High Schools. Leah Lenneman continues
about a small town in Minnesota and the women within it
Brandy Eddings . to manage student case loads at Princeton and Cambridge-
who are raising money to buy a cook stove for community The ARCC
events in their town. Isanti HighCambridge
Schools. Campus will be having a variety show;
This school years opening day of the Academic of her new position is working with the peer tutors. “They
Support Center was Monday, Aug. 30. It is open from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays. The Academic
are bright students and neat people,” she commented.
When asked about how the first day was Haagenson
Campw  and a M.S. in school
Mai Shoua has a B.A. in psychology
counseling from UW – Stout. She recently completed coun-
Support Center Staff consists of Haagenson, two lab assis- answered, “It went great!” She offers lots of credit to seling internships at Wellstone International
those who hired the tutors in the department because of The ARCC Cambridge Campus will be havingHigh School
a variety show;
tants, one in math and the other in writing. Assisting the in Minneapolis and Ramsey Junior High School in St. Paul.
former are 13 peer tutors who are versed in various sub- the great support they provide.
Prior to that she worked in Multicultural Student Services at
jects. Peer tutors provide a different option for students With plans to build on the existing programs at
who need help. Students can walk right in to the Support the Academic Support Center students can expect great Campw 
UW-Stout.
Center at anytime when the tutor they need will be there things within the department throughout the next year.
and get help on the spot, as posted in brochures located “Devotion and educational tutoring are the heart of an The ARCC Cambridge
// Musical Campus will bepiano
performances, having a lab,
variety show;
in the Academic Support Center. open door college,” says Haagenson.
Haagenson points out that one of her favorite aspects munchies, door prizes and more coming
Campw 
Oct. 26 during open house //
The music department on the Cambridge Campus is plan-
Eight steps to becoming a more successful student From page 1 The
ningARCC Cambridge
an open house on Campus
Tuesday,will be26
Oct. having a variety
from 11:30 a.m.show;
to 1
tion this course will p.m. in E244. EVERYONE is invited! The Choir and the Guitar
continue to succeed Ensemble will be performing; information on classes and
and grow.” Campw 
activities will be available; the brand new piano lab will be
The excitement available to try out; and munchies and door prizes will be
about On Course The ARCCto
available Cambridge
everyone!Campus will be having a variety show;
doesn’t end with
administration; it
continues on to stu- Campw  advisor //
// New Upward Bound
dents like Deb The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Founda-
Sjostrom, who said, “I The
tionARCC Cambridge
has received Campus grant
an $800,000 will betohaving a variety
encourage show;
former
had a great opportu- students to re-enroll and complete their two- or four-year
nity to be a student degrees as part of a new program to raise college comple-
and then to help
tion rates in Minnesota.
Jennifer Liberty-Clark
as a teacher’s assis-
tant. Both experienc- // Four new instructors join nursing staff
es were amazingly
helpful and I have at ARCC //
nothing but good to Four new nursing faculty started teaching at ARCC this fall.
say about this pro- Kathleen Johnson and Leda Holder will be replacing Char
gram.” Foss and Sandy Robins (they retired) on the CR campus, and
While On Course Jennifer Tucker and Mary Baumgartner will be joining the
continues to grow, Cambridge Campus. Kathleen is a women’s care nurse prac-
Liberty-Clark and titioner with her Masters in Nursing from Drexel University.
Amber Severson of
Leda, has worked for the nursing department on a part-time
ARCC’s mathematics
department will be basis. Leda received her masters in nursing from Metro State
presenting at the University and is a family nurse practitioner. ennifer Tucker
36th annual will be working with the third semester students com-
A m e r i c a n pleting, maternal/newborn, pediatrics and mental health.
Mathematics Jennifer received her Master of Arts, nurse educator from St.
Association of Two- Catherine’s University. Mary Baumgartner, has 12 plus years
Year Colleges of acute care nursing experience and recently completed
PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER
(AMATYC) in Boston her master’s in nursing from Walden University.
letting other educa-
tors know how well
this program has // Talk about same-sex couples //
been received and “Make it Legal (We’re not Talking About Marijuana) 515
how it could also Ways to Achieve Equality for Same-Sex Couples” will be
benefit students presented by Project 515 on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 12-2 p.m.
majoring in mathe-
This presentation will include a brief history of the Lesbian,
matics.
For more infor- Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender movement nationally, and
mation, browse www. locally. Discussion will also take place regarding the impor-
anokaramsey.edu , tance of creating equality for all in marriage, raising chil-
www.oncoursework- dren, and other inequities many same sex couples face in
shop.com, or enter Minnesota and nationwide.
‘On Course Skip
Downing’ into your PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER
The next Diversity-sponsored event will be “We Work the
Google search Students from the OnCourse class discuss topics in small groups. Same Jobs, Same Hours, and We Receive Different Pay?” on
engine. Also informa-
Thursday, Oct. 20 from 1-3 p.m. This will be presented by
Minnesota Constitutional Amendment Equality (MN-CAFÉ
Interested in enrolling in the next On Course program? While America has seen great progress in the efforts to-
Look for it spring semester in your course and registration list with ARCC. wards women equality, the country has yet to resolve the
issue of equal pay on the dollar.
Page 4 // October 2010 Cambridge Campus

ARCC considers going smoke-free


Do students support the ban?

Page 6

The Ink Spot asked...


Financial aid,
scholarships and What is your favorite
grants, oh my! Halloween movie?
by Kathy Yaeger

T
uition, how do I pay it? What resources are out there? Who can
I talk to? Is there something out there besides student loans?
emake)”
“Prom Night (r–Sarah Hughes
These are questions almost all students ask themselves when they
began to plan their future. But what are the answers?

As a current student of Anoka-Ramsey Community College—


Cambridge Campus (ARCC) I used the free application for federal
student aid (FASFA) to get a loan to further my education. After I
was approved for a loan,
I wondered where else
could a student go to “Always watch
finance their education.
for scholarship “Amityville (rem
ake)”
The following sites have
useful articles, links and application dead-
–Nicole Kemps
information that may
help you in your search:
lines and if it sounds
• www.fastweb.com is a
too good to be true
free membership site it probably is.”
that lists Minnesota
“ Bram Stoker’s Dra
grants and financial aid ~ Karla seymour cula direct-
information, plus numer- ed by Frances Ford
ous articles that can Coppela
help with the search for (1992).”
appropriate financial aid.

• www.finaid.org contains topical articles and information plus – Cody McConnell


links to grant application software to submit your name to multiple
federal grants.

• www.minnesotaworkforcecenter.com is another resource for grant

“ Ti West’s ‘House of the


and financial aid information.

Think outside the box by looking for grants through your employer, Devil’”
church, recreational or community organization. Do you belong to a
union? Find out if they offer scholarship money.
– Tiffany Good
Consider consulting Karla Seymour with ARCC’s financial aid office,
Seymour warns, “Always watch for scholarship application dead-
lines and if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Show cau-
tion with sites that have outlandish claims or ask you to send them
money.” If you find an option for financial aid but are unsure of its
validity, check with the financial aid office and ask for their advice.
“The Exorcist (1972)
ARCC has a scholarship option available on its website www.ano-
karamsey.edu, it states that more than 200 students receive an – Luke Peterson
award each year. The awards range from $200 to $3000 per per-
son. Fill out the application and your chance of being awarded this
scholarship is up to 60 percent.

There are multiple options for those looking for


financial aid. The trick is finding
the right fit for you. So do your
homework check all your
options and ease some of
the financial burden that

“The Exorcism of Emily


continuing educa-
tion can bring.
Rose”
– Dawn Herzog

sEND us YOuR pOETRY aND sHORT sTORIEs


FOR puBLICaTION.
Email: newspaper_cc@anokaramsey.edu Compiled by Chris Johnson
Ink Spot

October 2010 // Page 5


What’s the future of education
going to look like?
Not everyone likes online classes.

Page 1

is bullying really worth it?


I submitted this poem onto a website, and a
Pain is what i get at month later I got this published in a book
school, titled “The Colors of Life”. Those were the true
Hurt is what they give feelings I had. Any other seventh grader
by Cody Carlson me, would be at recess playing with his friends
There are many forms of bullying that kids go Fear is what i get. and participating in touch football. I stayed

A
ccording to the National Education through everyday. There is cyber bullying, away from those kids.
Association, it is estimated that emotional bullying, physical bullying, sexual Pain is what i do to
160,000 miss school everyday due to bullying, and racist bullying. Bullying is no them, I am just so sick and tired of the people who
the intimidation or attack of other students. laughing matter. Hurt comes back to think that they are better than everybody else,
me, that they would stoop down to a level so low
I, myself, have been one of those 160,000 I remember going to school and being bullied Fear is what i get. just to make themselves feel better. I like to
children. all the time; it was not fun at all. I have been think of it as a circle; it goes round and round
teased, harassed, and beat up. I have done the Pain is when they call me awful names, and round. If you tease, you will get teased
I believe that no kid should be scared to go same to other people. I just wanted them to Hurt is what they give to me everyday, back.
to school know what it felt like to be picked on. I just Fear is what i get.
wanted to find the joy in it, because appar- If you are one of the people who have been
The definition of bullying, according to ently others enjoyed doing it to me. When I Pain, they just don’t know the meaning of, bullied, be strong and keep your chin up. For
Dictionary.com is “a blustering, quarrelsome, was in seventh grade I wrote this poem: Hurt is what they just do to me the people that tease people and torment
overbearing person who habitually badgers Fear is what i get. others, I have one thing to say to you: Is it
and intimidates smaller or weaker people.” Pain, Hurt, Fear really worth it?

PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER

ARCC is getting ready to play ball. A new field is being developed across County Tom Levig Lane was removed over the summer for more parking spaces as the
Road 70 from the main college buildings, on land adjacent to the Armed Forces student body grows. The pine trees were torn down and the area was paved. In
Readiness Center. Last spring, the softball team played on fields belonging to the fact, the entire parking lot surface was upgraded and new lines painted. Tom
city of Cambridge. Levig was the college’s first president.

Future of education is here, some weary From page 1


However, online courses are more expensive per credit survey, complained of the degree of difficulty of navigating PHOTOS BY CHRIS
than a non-online class. “It's about $5 to be exact,” according the online class’s website. He said, "It disrupted my learning." JOHNSON
to Barb Prince. This $5 increase per credit is set by the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, another student surveyed, claimed,
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) system “It was a complicated system and there were multiple issues
for online classes. with the online learning site. Therefore I feel I spent more TOP RIGHT
According to an Online Education Survey taken by 30 stu- time learning the site than the material." Former ARCC stu-
dents and conducted by the Ink Spot at ARCC on Sept. 15th, There were students surveyed who say they were satisfied dent Melissa
2010, many students say that they are currently taking an with their online education experience. Megan Johnson stat- Vainovskis works
online course or have in the past. When asked if they were ed, “It was very convenient and fits into my work schedule and on her photogra-
satisfied with their online education experience, many still gives me the credits I need to graduate.” phy homework
responded no. According to their answers, the students When asked if they would take that particular class online online.
believed that the class was too difficult and or their needs as if they had the option, the majority responded no. Joey Irons,
a student were not met. These needs, according to the stu- another student surveyed, said, "I wouldn’t take a difficult
BOTTOM
dents surveyed, included: being able to get to know the pro- class online because the experience would be very hands-off.
fessor, interaction with other students and the instructor, and The material will be very unmemorable, and there is no listen- Jason Thoen
the ability to ask questions and receive immediate responses ing, just all reading. Also, it would be difficult to receive help instructs his
to name a few. with the material if I ever needed it.” chemistry class at
According to this survey, the majority of students surveyed According to many ARCC students who were surveyed, the ARCC.
said they would not like to take difficult classes online. After fact that online classes are available is a good thing. Scott
reviewing the data, Januschka responded, "There is nothing Klasen, a math tutor and student surveyed at ARCC, said, "I
like face-to-face help from classmates and the instructor. think many students appreciate the online education services not ready for online
Being able to talk through a problem, answer questions, and that are available. Some students require the online educa- classes to complete-
probe new ideas is done best face-to-face." tion program for various reasons." ly take over anytime
Andrew Mac, a student at ARCC who participated in the But many of the same students also agree that they are soon.
Page 6 // October 2010 Cambridge Campus

What’s your favorite Halloween movie?


‘Saw’? ‘Prom Night’?

Page 4

MEET THE CANDiDA


by Kathy Yaeger begin bring businesses to the county. This Pete Marker, 10th District Judge
staff writer will help alleviate our tax burden.” Candidate
“I’m committed to community and ser-
Anoka-Ramsey Community College Ed Hill, isanti County Commissioner vice.”
Cambridge Campus (ARCC) Student Senate Candidate
hosted a meet-and-greet, Tuesday, Sept. 4, “I believe that taxes need to be reduced george Larson, isanti County
featuring candidates running for state, coun- and back room politics need to be eliminat- Commissioner Candidate
ty and city offices. ed. I have the time, energy and leadership “Reliable and dedicated to fiscal respon-
Candidates were available to answer experience to get the job done and serve as sibility and quality services.”
questions, and hear the concerns of the pub- District 1 Isanti County Commissioner.”
lic and the ARCC student body. Tom Horner, gubernatorial Candidate
Tara Clairmont, student and first-time Karl schreck, Chisago County sheriff “I am running for governor and asking
voter, was looking for candidates who sup- Candidate for your vote to make Minnesota better for
ported issues that were important to her. “I have twenty two years of law enforce- all Minnesotans.”
Clairmont stated, “I am looking for a candi- ment experience in Chisago County and I’m a
date who is pro sportsman, and will give proud United States Army Veteran.” greg Kranz, isanti County sherriff
proper healthcare to people who need it.” Candidate
Merinda Christensen wasn’t looking to “I truly believe the badge is more a sym-
ask specific questions she came to gather Russ Monson, isanti County sherriff bol of public trust than of authority.”
information so she could do her research on Candidate
her own time. Christianson stated, “I want to “I have been involved in community Jim Oberstar, House Candidate
get more information before I show support events and programs for 15 years including “America’s challenges call for decisive
for any candidates, this is helpful to find out running the Neighborhood Watches in Isanti action, not empty rhetoric. I’m fighting to
who’s on the ballot and where I can find County.” ensure that every Minnesotan has the oppor-
more information about the people running.” tunity to succeed.”
Kurt Daudt, state Representative
All candidate quotes and information were Candidate “The Cambridge Campus Student Senate
taken from their personal campaign literature. “Get our economy moving again and put is dedicated to creating a strong, sustainable
Cindy Erickson, state Representative Minnesotans back to work by promoting relationship between the community and
Candidate small business job growth through tax and college members,” says Kirsten Kennedy,
“Your concerns are my priorities.” regulatory reform.” Student Senate President. “We are beginning
the year with an entire week dedicated to
Chip Cravaack, Congressman Candidate Bob Barrett, state Representative educating and providing opportunities to
“Each time I was promoted in the Navy I Candidate register and learn about the candidates, and
renewed my oath to defend the Constitution “I’m making life less taxing.” voting processes here in Minnesota. We
against all enemies. I wish to do so again as believe that transparency is the foundation
your next congressman.” Rick Olseen, state senator Candidate for all successful leadership models and
“I’m a proven leader who gets results.” invites students, staff, faculty and communi-
guy Lillemo, isanti County Commissioner ty members to participate in creating a bet-
“I have always been very concerned Tom Emmer, gubernatorial Candidate ter Anoka-Ramsey Community.”
about our community. I believe that there “Let’s restore prosperity by putting
PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER
are ideas and solutions available too us that Minnesotans back in charge of their futures
will enhance our county. As County and put government back in the position of ARCC’s meet and greet the candi-
Commissioner I would like the opportunity serving us.” dates event, Colleen Wright, Student
to share these ideas with the board and Nurse, is manning the voter registra-
tion table.

WEB RESOuRCES FOR


College may go smoke-free Survey conducted, dec
by Michael Relitz University of Minnesota Moorhead, University have four smoking areas between the two
quITTING SMOkING contributing writer of Minnesota Duluth, Itasca Community campuses (three at Coon Rapids and one at
College, Winona State University, University Cambridge). Up until the fall semester of
• QuitPlan Tobacco Cessation Pro- There is a battle brewing at Anoka- of Minnesota Crookston and University of 2009, the Cambridge campus had their smok-
Ramsey Community College (ARCC). In the Minnesota Twin Cities. ing area located on the lower level outside of
gram - www.quitplan.com
midst of a country that is leaning towards Sheila Paul, nursing instructor at ARCC, is the faculty lounge area. The area was moved
“green” energy and healthier lifestyles to heading up a smoking committee in order to due to faculty complaints of smoke making
• CDC: Tobacco - www.cdc.gov/to- improve quality of life, many cities and states explore the matter further. Paul stated that its way into the staff offices through the ven-
bacco throughout the country have adopted no- the initiative to begin exploring the non- tilation system, according to Paul. The school
• American Cancer Society: Tobacco smoking policies in public places including smoking option began when Anoka County then decided to move the smoking area out-
-www.cancer.org bars, restaurants, and even some college Department of Health received a Safety and side G202 (the auditorium) on the patio area
campuses. Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grant from located there.
• American Lung Association – After bars and restaurants shifted to the state, which is a grant that explores com- While ARCC is exploring the option of a
Smoking www.lungusa.org become non-smoking, many people felt their munity health issues. “One of the things they tobacco-free campus, the student govern-
rights were being infringed upon. Yet others found was that lung cancer is the leading ment has been looking at ways to make the
felt that due to the harmful nature of second- cause of death in Anoka County and the col- situation better for both smoking and non-
• Tobacco Free Kids – http://www. smoking students.
hand smoke, the ban was a long time coming. lege age student is most at risk for smoking
tobaccofreekids.org Anoka-Ramsey Community College has and increasing smoking,” stated Paul. Kirsten Kennedy, Student Government
been exploring the option of turning both the Paul also maintained, “One of their initia- President, stated that they are looking at
• Smoke Free Movies - http:// Cambridge and Coon Rapids campuses into tives was to look at the two colleges, Anoka ways to provide two smoking areas for stu-
smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu non-smoking facilities. Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey that are dents while keeping them away from school
ARCC would not be the first Minnesota in the county and look at to see if they would entrances that other students use. A couple
College to make the move to a tobacco-free be interested and if they were ready to think of options that Kennedy mentioned was
Editor’s note: Since this story was campus. Other schools within the state that about going tobacco free.” moving the current location away from the
written, Sheila Paul has left ARCC. have already made the transition are: Currently the Anoka-Ramsey campuses theatre and forming a new area outside of
the library set back away from entrances and
Ink Spot

October 2010 // Page 7


Top Tunes
Ink Spot staff members
give recommendations

Page 8

ATEs
Voter’s Bill of Rights
1. You have the right to be absent from
work for the purpose of voting without reduction
to your pay, personal leave, or vacation time on
election day for the time necessary to appear at
your polling place, cast a ballot, and return to
work.
2. If you are in line at your polling place any
time before 8 pm you have the right to vote.
3. If you can provide the required proof of
resident, you have the right to register to vote and
to vote on Election Day.
4. If you are unable to sign your name, you
have the right to orally confirm your identity with
an election judge and to direct another person to
sign your name for you.
5. You have the right to request special
assistance when voting.
6. If you need assistance, you may be
accompanied into the voting booth by a person of
your choice, except by an agent of your employer
or union or a candidate.
7. You have the right to bring your minor
children into the polling place and into the voting
booth with you.
8. If you have been convicted of a felony
but your felony sentence has expired (been com- PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER
pleted) or you have been discharged from your
sentence, you have the right to vote. Walker Bosch (left) and Sarah Goodspeed, voter outreach volunteers, talk
9. If you are under a guardianship, you have with students at ARCC on Thursday, Sept. 16 about their voting rights.
the right to vote, unless the court order revokes
your right to vote,
10. You have the right to vote without any-
one in the polling place trying to influence your
vote.
get educated on voting
11. If you make a mistake or spoil your ballot by Kathy Yaeger
before it is submitted, you have the right to receive staff writer
a replacement ballot and vote.
12. You have the right to file a written com- Anoka-Ramsey Community College—Cambridge Campus (ARCC) student
plaint at your polling place if you are dissatisfied senate was hard at work organizing an informational forum, providing the
with the way an election is being run. public and students valuable information on proper procedures and voter
13. You have the right to take a sample bal- rights for this election year.
lot into the voting booth with you. Sarah Goodspeed and Walker Bosch, representatives from the Minnesota
14. You have the right to take a copy of this Secretary of State Office’s, Voter Outreach Program spoke at ARCC’s voter
voter’s bill of rights into the voting booth with you. forum, Thursday, Sept 16 and they were available to answer questions. “Voter
Cindy Gilbert, ARCC student senate member outreach is focused on students’ rights and reaching young voters, keeping
states, “Students have access to the information them informed on the process of voting,” Bosch stated.
that was presented, if they were unable to attend Visit www.mnvotes.org to find a polling place, gets sample ballads, and
the event. This information is located on the voter finds links to find information on the candidates running for office in your
registration table outside the student activities district.
area E203. Of particular interest is the voter’s bill
of rights, everyone should check this out.”

Paul stated that 9,000 people were rights to smoke or their


cision not yet made polled through the survey and that they
received a 17% return rate, roughly 1,600
ability to smoke.”
She also added, “One CuRRENT SMOkE-FREE
also a possible second location near the new respondents. of the other things we are
construction by the docks. While the data has not been fully explored looking at is the readiness COLLEGES IN MINNESOTA
Kennedy stated that she doesn’t believe as of yet Paul maintained that, “The prelimi- for the college to make
making ARCC tobacco-free is the solution for nary data looks like all the constituents seem this move, and just look-
better health for students. Kennedy had taken to be concerned about the enforcement poli- ing at the first run of the
• University of Minnesota Moorhead
it upon herself to do some research into the cy, which we have limited resources to do any data I’m not sure the col- • University of Minnesota Duluth
Minnesota campuses that have already made kind of enforcement, and that everyone lege is ready to make that • University of Minnesota Crookston
the move to tobacco-free schools. She stated, seems to think that the policy needs to be move, but I’m not sure if
“The research proves that the successful looked at and changed, just not sure of where the college will ever be
• University of Minnesota Twin Cities
campuses are the ones that treat smoking it should be changed at this point.” ready to make that move.” • Itasca Community College
with the cessation classes and education, and Paul also stated, “Students are saying that The Dean of Nursing
actually try and help people quit smoking, it would not impact if they went to college also pointed out the pres- While non-smoking students like Halek
which then brings down the smoking on the here or not, the smoking issue, there were a sure placed on colleges to enact some sort of may not be bothered with smoking, another
campus.” few that said they would but, there is a con- guidelines for the health of all students. ARCC student, Neil Bodeman stated, “I’m sure
In an effort to find out what ARCC stu- cern about the location of the smoking area “MNSCU is really pushing individual institu- the majority of the student body would like to
dents are thinking in regards to a tobacco- and having it so close to the doors and stu- tions to look at this and include it in part of see a smoke-free campus and I wouldn’t pro-
free policy, Paul set up a survey on the ARCC dents having to walk through the cloud of their policy,” said Paul. test it, but as a student here I would like to
website and sent out e-mails to all current smoke. But those same students are saying From a student perspective there is likely be able to have a cigarette after going to
students, both full and part-time. that we shouldn’t necessarily limit people’s to be varying opinions from smokers and classes or doing homework.”
non-smokers alike. ARCC student Brianna This controversy may eventually extin-
Halek (non-smoker) stated that she’s not sure guish smoking on campus, but most certainly
“ Students are saying that it would not impact if they went to college here or not a ban in necessary. “I don’t smoke but I’m not will light up controversy for those who dis-
… But those same students are saying that we shouldn’t necessarily limit people’s bothered by it on campus. I know where the agree with an all-out ban.
rights to smoke or their ability to smoke.” ~ Sheila Paul smoking areas are and I just avoid those
doors,” said Halek.
Page 8 // October 2010 Cambridge Campus

Giving blood is the right thing to do.


So says Michael Grady.

Page 12

TOP TUNEs ‘Empress Orchid:’ her and she wasn’t allowed to raise her own
son. She held a desperate feeling of being in
captivity, an inability to breathe in her own

Broaden your musical


a rich and powerful girl life, and the weight of a country on her shoul-
ders.

horizons with a list lives a tortured life The author, Anchee Min, was born and grew
up in China during the Communist regime.
put together by the She has written many other books that about
the Chinese history, a few of them include
Ink Spot staff. by Holly Buboltz She must dress and
have her hair done for
“The Last Empress”, “Red Azalea”, and
“Becoming Madame Mao.” Min’s books are

E
by Chase Mccargar mpress Orchid’ is a fictional hours each day. All is fictional but are laced with actual events.
staff writer tale carved out of an ancient done in the hope that
and alluring true story about a her husband, the I never carried much of an interest for Chinese
Looking to open your music horizons a strong and powerful woman who Emperor, may come history. But, after reading the first chapter of
little? Here are a few songs suggested by ruled China for nearly 60 years. visit her. She learns “Empress Orchid,” I immediately wanted to
our staff to help your horizons open. Although Orchid’s character was and this is an event know more and drank up every detail about
still to this day is known as one of the unlikely to happen. ancient China’s culture and history. Through
“icky Thump”- The greatest leaders in ancient China, she many of Min’s books you can gather that she
White Stripes- Kathy didn’t achieve her position easily. She Desperate and has a deep love for her people. She writes
Yeager fought and persevered because she depressed, Orchid with a passion, a passion that I have never
“Pusherman”- Curtis believed in her country and wanted learns the ways of heard from an author before.
Mayfield- Kathy more than anything for her country the palace quickly.
Yeager and people to survive. Everything in the Through Min’s novels I couldn’t help but be
“Bass and Movement Forbidden City has intrigued with the details in this story. Her
“-Atmosphere- Kathy In the beginning of this novel by a price. Orchid calls upon the writing style is unlike any other. It is captivat-
Yeager Anchee Min, we are introduced to Orchid, a Chief Eunuch and bribes him to allow her a ing and engrossing. "The slow accretion of
“show Me What i'm young girl who is accompanying her deceased night with the Emperor. She is granted this courtly detail in this novel winds up torquing
Looking For”- father’s body through the countryside to the wish, and after one evening the Emperor the text into something grotesque, nervously
Carolina Liar- Cody capital city of Peking. We meet Orchid with Hsien Feng is captivated by Orchid. She is riveting, and oddly beautiful. The reader, like
Carlson her distraught family sitting on the side of a Hsien Feng’s favorite. Orchid herself, can end up gasping for breath
“Aftermath”-Adam dusty road. The scents of decay are wafting from under all that deadly finery." Writes the
Lambert- Cody from the coffin in the sweltering heat. Orchid China soon falls into the Opium War. Shortly Star Tribune. Many historic novels can be dif-
Carlson and her family have no idea how to go on. thereafter Hsien Feng became very ill because ficult to read and may be at a very advanced
“The gambler”- Kenny They have no money and no way to hire foot- of the pressures of leadership that had level that only a brilliant scholar understands
Rogers- Cody Carlson men to carry the coffin. weighed him down since he was a child and but Min’s writing is clear and easy to compre-
“Up, Up, and Away”- the major losses China had suffered. He was hend.
Kid Cudi- Chase In order to save her family, and herself from so ill that the Emperor was unable to effec-
Mccargar an arranged marriage, Orchid applied and tively rule his country alone. He desperately This book is more painted than printed. The
“ C a r o l i n e ”- was selected to be an Imperial concubine to needed the help of someone. words the author uses paints you into the
Wolfmother-Chase the Emperor Hsien Feng and live in the scenes as though you sitting right next to the
Mccargar Forbidden City. In China during this time He needed Orchid. character. When reading this story I could feel
“good Lord”-Brother period only nobility and few others were Orchid’s pain and tragedy when her son was
Ali- Chase Mccargar allowed into the Forbidden City. It was con- Behind closed doors Orchid assumed the role born but she was not allowed to raise him. I
“Hummingbird Heartbeat”-Katy Perry- sidered a sacred place and the entire popula- of her husband’s advisor and in a sense ruled could also feel her childlike happiness when
Holly Buboltz tion of China worshipped this palace and the the country for him. The story continues as she strolled through her garden or discovered
“Polarity”- The Wedding- Holly Buboltz Emperor that its walls held. Orchid leads her country though wars, major a new hairstyle. The descriptiveness of this
“Love Walks in”- Van Halen- Holly Buboltz Upon Orchid’s arrival she was excited about decisions, death, and foreign invaders all the story is torturous and beautiful at the same
“silver Trembling Hands”- The Flaming her new life. However, she quickly learned while feeling as though she is held back. time.
Lips- Chris Johnson that it was not at all that she had dreamed of. I would strongly recommend this book to any-
“Radioactive”- The Kings of Leon- Chris Orchid instantly learns that her elaborate life This book is the enthralling story of Orchid’s one who loves romance that contains truth
Johnson is that of one to be lived in captivity. She is life, her trials and problems. Her heartbreak and history.
“Mannequin”- Cradle of Filth- Chris trapped in a fairytale that soon becomes old. was clear when her husband chose to ignore
Johnson

MuSICAL CRAVINGS
Playing a variety of musical styles dur-
ing a show at the Cambridge Campus
on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, Glen
Everhart mesmerized, humorized, and
energized students and faculty mem-
bers. “My musical life started on the
swing set in the back yard when I was
five years old singing the Beatles songs
we heard on the radio,” said Everhart.
He added, “I continue to crave the feel-
ing of a guitar in my hands, a song in my
heart, and a captive audience in front of
me. I make a living doing what I love to
do the most...what more could I ask
for?”

At left, he performs a tune by Bruce


Springsteen.

At right, he tunes his guitar in prepera-


tion for the show. See more at www.
gleneverhart.com.
Ink Spot

October 2010 // Page 9


Meet your candidates
Get information before you vote

Page 8

'The Expendables:’
a movie for guys
who like movies
by Cody Carlson

O
n Aug. 13, 2010, "The Expendables"
PHOTO BY CODY CARLSON PHOTO BY CODY CARLSON instantly made it to the top spot at
the box office. This movie starred
Jerry Frasier talks to audience members before his show Cindi Gilbert and Crystal Nelson enjoy big names like Sylvester Stallone, who can
started on Aug. 25, 2010. the comedy and magic routine. also be seen in the "Rocky" franchise and
the "Rambo" franchise, and other countless
movies; Jason Statham of “Crank” and
“Crank 2: High Voltage” along with the
Transporter trilogy; Jet Li who has count-
less movies, and Dolph Lundgren. Other supporting actors were
Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Terry Crews,
Randy Couture and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

This star-studded action film made its way through the United
Kingdom, China, United States box officees.

This movie was about a group of mercenaries named The


Expendables. The group contains Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone)
the leader of The Expendables, blades specialist Lee Christmas
(Jason Statham), Martial Artist Yin Yang (Jet Li), sniper Gunnar
Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), weapons specialist; Hale Caesar (Terry
Crews) and demolition expert Toll Road (Randy Couture). Barney
Ross is given a mission on a island on the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the best fight scenes in the movie was when Randy
Couture’s character (Toll Road), fought with Steve Austin’s charac-
ters (Paine). Couture was in UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

The movie was amazing. I thought it was kind of like "Rambo." If


you haven’t seen "Rambo", I suggest you do so. If you like how that
movie is you will definitely like this. For sure, this is a guy movie;
There is hardly any romance and no swearing, but I don’t suggest
taking your kids to go see it. I’m not saying it was scary but there
is people exploding, dying, getting beheaded. It would most likely
give kids nightmares.

There's good news for those that love this movie: Sylvester
Stallone plans to make a few sequels.
PHOTO BY CODY CARLSON

Magician Jerry Frasier performs his floating trick with kirk Mollet at right. So far The Expandables has made $177,288,000 in the box office;
its budget was $82 million.

Magician performs during Welcome Week GET $10 TICkETS TO LOCAL


by Cody Carlson Then Frasier performed a card
staff writer trick. He brought a female and a male
student up on stage. She was a
CONCERTS.
On August 25, 2010, Jerry Fraiser “celebrity” and he was her body guard.
entertained during Welcome Week at This trick stunned the audience.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College -- The biggest spectacle of the hour Tickets for shows at
Cambridge Campus. was the floating trick.
One of the acts he did was called He brought two students on
the Hardy Center in Cambridge are for sale
the Clueless Guy Theory. He called stage; she was to be resting on a bed at the bookstore.
upon a guy named Josiah Scheumann; perched on two chairs, while the
he had Josiah sit down on a chair. male, Kirk, held her arm.
Then Jerry Fraiser bunched up a “Now remember, if Kirk lets go,
Kleenex in one hand and formed it you will fall,” Frasier told the girl. STUDENT RUSH
into a ball; Josiah did the same. Then Towards the end of the floating
the Kleenex disappeared. trick, she floated. tickets are just $5. Arrive at the box
“Now Josiah… Josiah the Wonder
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the trick,” Fraiser told Scheumann. didn’t have a trick with sticks, he had Jerry Fraiser and a helper from show to get the discount. Seat
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that everytime Frasier would tell him “I am all about interacting and location depends on seat availablity.
to focus, he would throw the Kleenex creating moments with people,"
over his head; after all, Scheumann Frasier noted after the show. "I have
comedians would pick on a person,
was clueless of the situation -- the
name of the act is called Clueless
been doing this for 21 years.
"When I put on a performance I make fun of their weight and their See calendar at:
appearance. I don’t do that. I make
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realized what was going on.
want the audience to leave with a
good taste in there mouth. Most them feel like a celebrity.” hardycenter.com
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Become a more successful student.

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students become advocates for environment


Environmental club begins to paint the town green.
by Chris Johnson meeting of the club. Other than creating new
staff writer ways to be more energy efficient and imple-
menting old ones, the Environmental club
Students started a new Environmental plans to take relevant field trips to places not
club at Anoka- Ramsey Community College yet decided upon. The first meeting was to
with hopes of changing some policies regard- discuss field trips, and brainstorm ideas for
ing energy and recycling. the club. “We plan to work cooperatively with
Stacey Bisek, president of the new the administration of the school to adopt new
Environmental club and student at Anoka- ways to be more ‘green’ and be an example to
Ramsey Community College, stated, “The goal the rest of the community,” Bisek stated. “The
for the Environmental club is to raise aware- environmental club plans to have guest
ness about environment issues to ARCC speakers, field trips, and conferences later in
(Anoka Ramsey Community College), the town the year once we get rolling,” says Curt Cross,
of Cambridge, and to the whole state of a student at ARCC and member of the
Minnesota. We want to change policies Environmental club.
within our school that will tackle recycling Bisek founded the Environmental club
issues, and energy issues.” after listening to Will Steger (a well known
Peter Wahlstrom, advisor to the environmentalist), and meeting various other
Environmental club and faculty member said, people that shaped her views on issues
“The Environmental Club will accomplish regarding the environment. Some of these
their goals through community outreach and people include Wahlstrom. “I also just saw a
assistance from students around campus.” ‘Do you have an idea for a new club’ poster PHOTO BY CHRIS JOHNSON
“We like to add a new club each year that here on campus and responded to that. I met Environmental Club members meet for the first time on Sept. 14, 2010. Left to
students show the most interest in and this up with my Ethics instructor (Wahlstrom) and right are faculty adviser Pete Wahlstrom, president Stacy Bisek, Curt Cross (back),
year it was the Environmental club,” explained we decided to throw the idea of an Ben Wuerflein, Luke Jensen and Mike Doboer.
Cindi Gilbert, the Student Activities Environmental club in motion,” added Bisek. The Environmental club welcomes ideas ings. The Environmental club plans to meet
Coordinator at ARCC. There are currently eight members in the and is always open for students to come and every Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in E
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2010 was the inaugural environmental club. join the club or just sit in during the meet- 103.

News from
GSA
by Carmen Morales (MOCC) at Augsburg College on Nov. Drag show will be coming MEETINGS ARE HELD
GSA Co-Chair 12-14; it is free for all college Meetings Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to
students.If you would like to register and having a show on Nov.
12:30 p.m. F107
The GSA club meets every Tuesday please E-mail us at gsa.arcc. 20. It is free and it will be
from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in cambridge@gmail.com
F107. Also on Nov. 19 at St. Cloud State in G202 Doors open at 7 CONTACT
Oct. 4 is GLBT Suicide Prevention University is the drag show which is p.m. and the show starts at Phone: (763) 433-1931
Day. FREE and starts at 10 p.m. and goes Email:
We will also have a box in Box City until 12 a.m.
7:30 p.m. Also, the famous
gsa.arcc.cambridge@gmail.com
Carmen Morales Oct. 16.
At Anoka-Ramsey Danny McCoy will be Advisor: Claudia Kittock
a.k.a. Danny We are planning to attend the
Community College the performing.
NcCoy Minnesota Out College Conference

News from
HEART’S ABLAzE
by scott Klasen so painful? And how will the world be ter if you’re a student on campus, or if MEETINGS ARE HELD
Hearts Ablaze President made right? your not involved with Hearts Ablaze in Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. F107
On Saturday, Oct. 16, we are going any way. On Saturday night, Nov. 6 at 6
Thursday, 9 p.m., Applebee’s
Hearts Ablaze this semester has had to Box City to help support New p.m. we will be going to the Junction
a lot of stuff happening over the last Pathways and to raise awareness about Bowl bowling alley in Isanti, Minn. for a
couple months and things are still driv- homelessness in Minnesota along with fun night, so grab a friend and come FOR MORE INFO
ing forward. This semester small group other groups on campus. along. heartsablaze.arcc@gmail.com
is on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Also, every other Thursday night at If you would like more information Advisors: Jennifer Liberty Clark &
in room F107. We are currently going 9 p.m. we go to Hearts Ablaze half off about the club and events we have Brad Wold
Scott Klasen through the book “Simply Christian” by appetizers at Applebee’s for just a fun coming up, please feel free to email
N.T. Wright as we discuss topics about time of fellowship and a time to meet hearts ablaze at heartsablaze.arcc@
why do we expect justice? Why do we new people. Our next Applebee’s night gmail.com. We will try to answer your club information you can also check us
crave spirituality? Why are we attracted is this coming Thursday, Oct. 14 at 9 questions that you may have or keep out on our facebook group page and ask
to beauty? Why are relationships often p.m. Anyone is welcome; it doesn’t mat- you up to date with club activities. For questions on the page, as well.

TRY-OUT FOR “Dinner With Friends” by Donald Margulies


Directed by Lisa Weaver
and Beth, and as the combative couple separates and both parties
move on the new relationships, Gave and Karen find themselves tak-
ing a long, hard look at their own marriage – and they’re not sure how

sPRiNg PLAY
Gabe and Karen are married food writers who years ago introduced happy they are with what they find.
their close friends Tom and Beth. Tom and Beth fell in love and got TRY-OUTs
married, but one night as Gabe and Karen re making dinner, they re- • Roles: 2 men, 2 woman

NOV. 17
ceive startling news from Beth – Tom has left her for another woman, • Auditions will be Nov. 17
and the two are filing for divorce. Gabe and Karen soon feel as if they • Performances will be February 11,12,13,18&19 2011
are being forced to take sides in the heat of the battle between Tom For more information,
contact Lisa Weaver at lisa.weaver@anokaramsey.edu
Ink Spot

October 2010 //Page 11


What’s going on around here?
Campus Calendar

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News from
STuDENT GOVERNMENT
by Natasha Klobe the extra land by the athletic field. complete. They have just finished MEETINGS ARE HELD
Vice President -Student Government is partnering adding the sprinkler system. Tuesdays, 12:15 to 1 p.m., G201
with the clubs on campus, staff, and -Our Cambridge Campus Open
-We had an extremely successful faculty to participate in Box City. Box House is Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. Open to
Welcome Week. We were really excited City is an event that supports New everyone. FOR MORE INFO
to kick off the 2010-2011 school year Pathways, our local Homeless Shelter. -Kirsten Kennedy will be attending Office: E-203A
with our Candidate Meet and Greet We all create and decorate boxes and the Jackson Katz “A few Good Men” on Phone: (763) 433-1890
and Minnesota Voter Workshop as part sleep in them overnight to raise Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 E-Mail:
Natasha Klobe of our GOTV (Get Out The Vote) week. awareness for the homeless in our -The Fall Food Drive is Oct. 25-29!! studentgov_cc@anokaramsey.
We were able to register 21 new voters local communities. There is going to All of the food collected will be edu
We all create and handed out over a dozen voter be Karaoke, face painting, games and staying locally! Watch for the
Advisor: Cindi Gilbert
and decorate registration cards. prizes, and a “Soup Kitchen” put on by donation boxes on campus! I
-The first Student Life meeting was Perkin’s restaurant. Everyone can join challenge everyone to make this the
boxes and Thursday, Sept.23, 2010. We had a in! Stop by the Student Government biggest collection in our campus’ Look for us on Facebook!
sleep in them great turn out, but encourage everyone Office to get the application form or to history!
overnight to come. You don’t have to be a part get more information. We Want You! Join Student
to raise of any club or committee. This is open Box City is Oc. 16, 2010 at the Government, you can be a full-time
Bring your lunch with you! Everyone is
awareness for to everyone on campus. Isanti County Fairgrounds. member or a part-time member! Stop
welcome to apply or sit in on a
The next Student Life meeting is -We will attend the MSCSA Fall in the office to ask us how or just come
the homeless scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 3 General Assembly in Bloomington Oct. to a meeting.
meeting to see if it’s right for you.
in our p.m. where Mike Seymour, ARCC-Vice 21-24, 2010. Student Government meetings are
community. President, will be attending to discuss -The athletic field is almost Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. in room G201.

STuDENT NuRSES ASSOCIATION


News from

by shay Carchedi is invited to attend our meetings; you • 9-30-2010 MEETINGS ARE HELD
do not have to currently be in the • 10-14-2010 Every other Thursday, noon
nursing program. The commitment • 10-28-2010
Room E241
Hello to all you fellow nursing level is whatever you want it to be, • 11-18-2010
students, pre-nursing students and all there are no expectations from • 12-2-2010
ARCC students! The student nurses members or those participating in the We also have an exciting upcoming FOR MORE INFO
association (SNA) wants to say a BIG meetings. Our hope is that you come event being held Oct. 16 at the Isanti Office: E-203D
thank you to all who donated blood on away with educational support for the County fair grounds. The SNA is going Phone: (763) 433-1839
Shay Carchedi Sept. 27! Thank you also to those of nursing program, as well as the to be participating along with the Alanna Tuttle:
you who volunteered to help pull this comfort in knowing you are not alone school in the Box City event. We will atuttle6698@msn.com
We’re off! There were a total of 36 units of in your studies and future goals. be constructing a “box hospital” and
Deb Mansell:
under new blood donated! PLEASE come and check us out! Keep gathering donations for New Pathways
The SNA is also now officially an eye on the communications board to help support the homeless families
dfmansell@msn.com
leadership. under new leadership! We are thrilled outside the nursing lab for future in our five-county areas. We would
to be a part of this organization and information and fun events to come. love for volunteers to help out with Advisor: Gwen McDonald
See blood drive looking forward to doing lots of We are always open to new ideas and the construction, raising money, or
photos on exciting things together and suggestions. The following dates are performing free blood pressures for
page 12. supporting each other in the journey set up for the SNA meetings and they the people at the event. We will be
becoming Registered Nurses. Everyone will be held at noon in room E241. accepting donations until Oct. 13.

News from
PHI THETA kAPPA
by Nate schleif MEETING ARE HELD
Public Relations, Alpha Delta Upsilon Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
Mike Rike (left) and Nate Schleif
hold reciepts from Walmart after Room F223
Phi Theta Kappa has gotten off to a
great start this year! Meetings are purchasing over 1,000 reusable FOR MORE INFO
occurring weekly in F223 at 3:30 to bags which were donated to the kathleen.hoffman
4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. We just bookstore at ARCC. The club @anokaramsey.edu
finished the Snake River Cleanup on donated the bags to be more Advisor: Kathleen Hoffman
Sept. 25. We are currently planning for environmentally-friendly and
Nate Schleif our upcoming fall conference which economical.
will be held Oct. 8-9 in Annandale,
Minn. by St. Cloud.
Our induction was Wednesday, Oct.
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Who is the new Darla McCann?


Meet Heidi Haagenson.

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Blood drive to save lives


Partnering with the Red Cross
by Holly Buboltz and pop afterwards.”
staff writer According to the Red Cross
only three of every 100 people
Anoka-Ramsey Community donate blood.
College (ARCC) partnered with Red Cross employee Mary
the American Red Cross to save Reyes said the most beneficial
lives on Sept.27, 2010. aspect of donating is “saving
The American Red Cross lives.”
blood drive ran from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday. The donating
was located in room E241.
Many of the current nursing
students and staff at ARCC “What if I was in that
helped coordinate this event. situation where I
Students were encouraged
to donate blood with posters needed blood? It’s
announcing the event through- the right thing to
out the campus.
Student Michael Grandy, do, and there’s free
stated, “What if I was in that crackers and pop
situation where I needed
blood? It’s the right thing to afterwards.”
do, and there’s free crackers ~ Michael Grandy
PHOTO BY HOLLY BUBOLTZ

Michael Grady patiently awaits giving life-saving blood during the blood drive at the Cambridge
Campus on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. He thinks that giving blood is the right thing to do.

PHOTO BY HOLLY BUBOLTZ

Nurse Mary Reyes takes a quick break


after helping students and staff donate
blood during the blood drive.

PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER

PHOTO BY KATHY YAEGER Coleen Wright, student nurse, helps the Red Cross with regis-
Christine VanAlstyne tends the snack table during the ARCC tration during the blood drive at the Cambridge Campus.
blood drive. The school’s student nurses helped organize the event.

“The Red Cross blood drive is an excellent opportunity


for nursing students to give back to the community
while representing our school and career field.”
~ Christine VanAlstyne, former SNA president