I started this post Monday night and couldn’t quite wrap my head around one idea for the week. (I’m going to blame it on the full moon.) So this week, you’re getting five random items that I thought were important enough to point out. Hope you find at least one helpful!
- Happy Halloween! In honor of the holiday, staff in our office have contributed pictures of their Halloween costumes at our Facebook page. Check them out and vote for your favorite! A vote is an entry for a prize drawing (limit one entry per voter). We’ll draw a winner on Friday, November 2nd.
- Mid-terms are wrapping up. For most online courses, we have hit the mid-term mark. Do you know where you stand in your online course(s)? Check D2L to view your grades for each course. Be sure you consider what graded items are left in the course to see where you currently stand. If needed, ask your instructor or an online advisor to see what learning resources are available to you.
- Turn back your clocks! Daylight saving time ends Sunday, November 4 at 2:00am. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back for an extra hour of sleep, study time or fun!
- There is still room in our Online Career Workshops! If you are unsure about your career and education goals, one of our free online career workshops might help! Join our counselor starting November 5 for a 2-4 hour, interactive workshop (completed over two weeks) to learn more about yourself, setting goals and creating an action plan. We also have a workshop especially designed for Veterans, service members and their families!
- Get out and vote! Not sure where to vote or what we’re voting for on Tuesday, November 6? Minnesota residents can enter their address at the Polling Place Finder to find a polling place and get a sample ballot.
- Winter is coming. Are you ready? Next week (November 5-9, 2012) is Minnesota Winter Hazard Awareness Week. Those of you living in or visiting Minnesota this winter should begin preparing for a safe winter season. Check out the winter weather resources made available by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Contributor: Nicole Seifert | Sr. Online Advisor