Inver Hills Community College is hosting a Spring Open House Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the College Center. Here’s your chance to get acquainted with our college and find out why attending a community college makes sense on so many levels. You will save money, work directly with your instructors, benefit from small class sizes and study on a beautiful, conveniently located campus all while earning a degree that will advance your academic or professional career. No matter how you slice it, Inver Hills is the right direction.
The Inver Hills Foundation is holding a drawing for four $500 scholarships for students who attend the Spring Open House. The scholarships are for Summer Session 2016 and Fall Semester 2016. For more information, contact our Admissions Team at 651-450-3000.
If you’re thinking about attending a community college, here's your chance to learn more about Inver Hills, one of the best in Minnesota. You’ll meet our amazing faculty and staff, take a tour of our charming, university-style campus, take in a college-level lecture, sit in on an INVER Talk discussion that interests you (see below for details), and meet students who attend and love our college. Many prospective students visit our campus not knowing what to expect and find the perfect place to launch or continue their college education.
4:30 - The Golden Nugget & the Employers Dream: Why the Liberal Arts (generals) Help You Get Job!
Have you ever wondered why you need to take some classes? Come learn the connection between your generals and future career success.
Presenter: Sharon Boerbon Hanson, Associate Executive Director: Advance IT Minnesota; ICS Community Faculty: Metropolitan State University
5:00 - Starting College: What Every Faculty Member Wants New Students to Know
Whether excited or nervous to begin college, all students want to be successful! Come hear great advice from faculty on how to make the most of your college experience!
Presenters: Brad Manley & Pat Lawton, Communication faculty
5:30 - Everything you need to do BEFORE your first class: Tuition, Books, FA, Registration and more!
Little known details about how to make a smooth transition to college and planning for the unexpected!
Presenter: Brenda Landes, Faculty Counselor
6:00 - Transfer: The Rumors, the Myths & the Truth about Transferring from the Community College
Many students complete the first half of their bachelor’s degree at a community college. Learn about how to successfully transfer.
Presenter: Milissa Troen, Faculty Counselor
6:30 - Starting College “undecided?” It’s Not Pointless! Finding Your Passion & Purpose During the First Year
Starting college without a major is not uncommon and isn’t a “waste” of time! Come learn how to make the first year count and how to move toward a career decision!
Presenter: Rob Harris, Faculty Counselor
Encryption & Network Security
Business 144 @ 4:30
What's up with encryption? How secure is my wireless network? If you've asked yourself these questions check out this discussion and lab activity sponsored by the faculty teaching in our IT degree programs. Explore the technology behind keeping your digital details safe at the biggest banks and the smallest stores. Investigate how you can leverage these exciting principles to secure your own data and devices. This session will include a discussion as well as an optional lab activity in one of our world-class IT laboratories.
Presenter: Ben Franske, Computer and Network Technology Faculty
Election 2016: America in Transition
Green Room @ 5:00 pm
This discussion will explore the issues, opportunities, and possible consequences associated with the current American election season. The stakes are unusually high considering (1) the balance of power is up for grabs in all three branches of government and (2) there are fundamental disagreements within the citizenry in key areas of American policy (e.g. constitutional rights, immigration, economic inequality, and foreign relations).
Presenter: Dr. Zack Sullivan, Political Science Faculty
Emergency Medical Service Lecture & Lab
HH 108 @ 5:30
Come see an actual Emergency Medical Services lecture and scenario. Students will be learning about medical emergencies often encountered in the field, how it affects the body, and how to respond as a paramedic.
5:00 to 6:00 pm in HH 113
Stop by and learn in 10 minutes how to save a life. Here you will get to practice CPR on mannequins and learn how to do the compressions that can save a person whose heart has stopped beating. This 10 minutes of your time could mean a lifetime for someone else!
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