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New Helland Student Center Grand Opening

After a dramatic renovation and expansion, the new and improved Helland Student Center and the Fine Arts lobby opened their doors for the start of spring semester, 2012.

Both spaces have been transformed in a way that complements the rest of campus and offers many expanded features. MCTC students are quickly making these new spaces their home. Some of the new features include: an expanded Student Health Clinic, a multi-purpose event space, a convenience store, a smoothie bar and an expansive study space, just to name a few.

MCTC will be hosting an event to celebrate the grand re-opening. Come and see all that these new spaces have to offer MCTC students and our neighbors!

Thursday, May 3, 2012
MCTC Campus: Helland Student Center, 1st Floor Common Area

4:30 – 5 p.m. Hors d'oeuvre Reception
5 – 5:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tours

Free parking will be available in the MCTC parking ramp.

Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by MCTC’s Culinary Arts Program.

Helland Student Center Grand Opening Activities

As part of our grand re-opening celebration, we will have a variety of fun activities for MCTC students and our community to enjoy April 9 – 12. All events are open to MCTC students and the general public. 

April 9: Academic Connections

  • Mini-Student Involvement Fair: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., H.2900 
    Learn about the many ways that academics (academic clubs) connect with life outside of the classroom (Student Life).

April 10: Health and Wellness

  • Student Health Clinic Open House: 9 – 11:30 a.m., H.3400 
    Tour the clinic and meet the Boynton Health Services staff at MCTC. Learn about the many services that are available to you as part of your health services fee included in your tuition. Fun prizes, too.
  • Mini-Health Fair, 1 – 4 p.m., H.3400, H.2900, H.1002 
    Resources, connections and services abound at this health fair: screenings (blood pressure, body-mass index, glucose and cholesterol) offered by Boynton Health Services, MCTC counseling staff available to assess your mental health, information from student and community organizations, plus fun prizes.

April 11: Cultural Awareness and Appreciation

  • Festival of Nations: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., H.1002 
    Experience some of MCTC's many cultures through music, dancing, and other cultural activities during this dynamic event. Don't miss the opportunity to sample a variety of foods from around the world: green chicken chiliquiles, honey ginger glazed chicken, chicken kabobs, walleye with wild rice, and tacos dorados & roulade with spaetzle. Food tickets ($2) will be on sale at the Smoothie Bar.
  • French Fair: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., H.2900 
    Experience all things "Français" in the open area near the second floor Information Desk as the French Club treats us to the sights, sounds and tastes of French-speaking locations all around the world – bistro-style.

April 12: Fine Arts

  • "Don't Cuff the Mic" Spoken Word Open Mic Finale: 11 a.m. – 1p.m., H.1002 

    Experience a one-of-a-kind event as some of the Twin Cities’ premiere Spoken Word artists, Guante, Desdamona and Tou Saiko Lee, perform. Don't miss these award-winning, nationally and internationally renowned, multi-talented poets. 

  • Spring Play: "A Midsummer Night's Dream": 7 p.m., Theatre
    Enjoy an evening of fun and laughter through one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Presented by the MCTC Theatre Arts Department and in association with Student Life. Performances: Wednesday, April 11 Saturday, April 14, with daily shows at 7 p.m. (and an additional Saturday matinee at 1 p.m.)

  • Spring Fine Arts Festival
    Continues throughout the month of April