September 2014 Clubs @ Cambridge

The altos singing their hearts out on their piece, Chinchester Psalms, by Leonard Bernstein!


By Benjamin Vriesen

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE ART CLUB. Cambridge Art Club members visit the Franconia Sculpture Park

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE ART CLUB Cambridge Art Club members visit the Franconia Sculpture Park

The Art Club constitutes a body of individuals seeking to share in the experience of expressing creative skill and imagination both on campus and within the surrounding community. To this end, members are encouraged to participate in public events like art exhibitions and work together to develop combined art projects. The Art Club additionally seeks to broaden members’understanding of their artistic lineage, making frequent trips to fine art institutions like the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center. If expanding your creative horizons and enriching your artistic experience sound like desirable ends—or if you like free Oreos—come join us in room F103 Thursdays at 11:00 AM!







CAMBRIDGE CONCERT CHOIR                                                                                                                  

By Tyler Leng, Member

The altos singing their hearts out on their piece, Chinchester Psalms, by Leonard Bernstein!

PHOTO BY CASSANDRA FISKEWOLD                                   The altos singing their hearts out on their piece, Chinchester Psalms, by Leonard Bernstein!

After a great Spring 2014 semester the Concert Choir, led by Dr. Randal Buikema, is back with an amazing and challenging combined choir masterwork concert repertoire; Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Daniel Kantor’s Night of Silence. For this semester’s winter concert series the Cambridge Campus Concert Choir will be working in tandem with the Coon Rapids Campus Concert Choir, college faculty members, professional musicians, and a guest boy’s choir. Chichester Psalms is noted for its musical difficulty and rhythmic complexity, and is an experience not to be missed. Listen as you pass by or sit in the hallway near room E244 when choir performs and rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


Adding to this unique opportunity will be the multiple concert dates (subject to change but currently as follows):

Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.-Cambridge Lutheran Church

Thursday, Nov. 23 at 12 p.m.-Cambridge Campus Cafeteria

Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.-Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center

Saturday, Nov. 15 at TBA-Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids

Sunday, Nov. 16 at TBA-Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Thursday, Dec.r 11 at 12 p.m.-Cambridge Campus Cafeteria

Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.-Cambridge Campus Theater

The men of the choir working hard with Dr. B on a tricky part in their song.

PHOTO BY CASSANDRA FISKEWOLD                                    The men of the choir working hard with Dr. B on a tricky part in their song.


Choir membership has grown by more than 50 percent from last semester, and now stands at roughly 30 members. Although time is up for joining this semester, choir invites and welcomes new faces and voices at the beginning of each semester.

Interested in joining choir this Spring? For those adventurous or hesitant to join, choir offers an accepting and friendly environment, and it also fulfills Goal 6-section C of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.



Contact Dr. Randal Buikema at or stop by E244 for further information.


By Chaz Miller, Member

Guitar Ensemble is a group that meets Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. We play a wide range of music styles, from rock, to pop, to folk, to classical, and everything in between. There are no auditions needed. If you play guitar or bass guitar, we would love to have you involved! This ensemble can be taken for one credit or a zero credit. The cost of the one credit option is basically the cost of one credit, the zero credit option is free. If you have any questions you can talk to Eric Anderson in room E244 or by email at Come join the fun!



By Chaz Miller, Member

Chamber Ensemble is meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.. We play a wide range of music styles, from rock, to pop, to folk,to classical, and everything in between. No auditions needed to be apart of the ensemble. We’re looking for a wide arrange of musicians: string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and piano. If you play piano, played in a high school orchestra or band, or studied  an orchestral or band instrument, you are eligible to play in this group (even if it has been a while since you have played). We would love to have you join us! This ensemble can be taken for one credit or a zero credit. Thecost of the one creditoptionis basically the cost of one credit,the zero credit option is free. If you have any questions please contact Eric Anderson in room E244 or by email at Come join the fun!

PHI THETA KAPPA                                                                                                                                              

By Tyler Leng, Member

Welcome back students and members! Already hard at work, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) is meeting weekly in room F105 on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. on the Cambridge Campus.

Chapter President Kathleen Fisher notes that the Honor in Action Project (the Chapter’s semester goal) will be Theme 4: Exploring the Natural Environment. Members are asked to provide input, research, and submissions to facilitate and expedite the project process.

PHOTO BY CASSANDRA FISKEWOLD President Kathleen Fisher is always smiling when it comes to PTK!​

PHOTO BY CASSANDRA FISKEWOLD                        President Kathleen Fisher is always smiling when it comes to PTK!​

The Snake River Clean-up is scheduled for Friday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m. A school van will be there to provide transport and participants are asked to meet at the main building’s front door. Please be on time! The clean-up usually lasts an hour, and afterwards the van will return to campus.

PTK is a great way to meet fellow scholars, to provide service, and develop leadership skills. PTK is actively recruiting and welcomes new members! Those interested in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society should note that the requirements for membership are a 3.25 GPA, completion of at least 12 credits, be a full or part time student, and a $60 dollar fee to support the program.

Contact Chapter President Kathleen Fisher at for membership and further information, or stop by the PTK Club Office in room E203.


By Shayla McKinney-Buck, President

Student Senate is a campus club that has several roles on the Cambridge Campus. We help decide on budgets for other clubs, sit on committees and help decide on fees that effect students, such as parking, athletic, and student life fees. We are the voice of the students at Cambridge Campus and try as best effectively as we can to express how students feel at campus, what they want, what they would like to voice their opinions about, changes they’d like to see, and much more.
We currently meet on Tuesdays in F203 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. On September 16th we will be having elections in our Student Senate on the positions of Director of Finance, Director of Records, and Director of Technology.
We are always looking for new students that are interested in Student Senate. Feel free to come to any of our meetings and see what we’re all about! On September 17th, Fall Picnic/Constitution Day we will be pre-registering voters for this coming up election!​ So stop on by!

VETERAN’S CLUB                                                                                                                                                 

By Isabelle Schmidt, Adviser

The Vet’s Club is one of several opportunities for veterans to be involved socially and academically on the Cambridge Campus. The Club meets weekly. During the 2013-2014 school year, students had several luncheons for Club members, participated in a Health Fair, Civil War Ceremony and the National Student Veterans of America Conference ain Scottsdale, AZ.

The Vet’s Club is separate and different from the Campus Vet’s Center, the Counseling Therapy Sessions available on Campus by the St. Paul Vet’s Center Staff, the Academic Advising for Veterans and the Campus Academic Certification each semester.

Each year the members of the Vet’s Club determine what social, campus or community events to participate in. The purpose of the Campus Vet’s Club is the following:

-To promote a sense of community

-To organize events relevant to veterans

-To educate the Cambridge Campus on issues related to veterans

-To provide opopportunities for community outreach through coordination with community partners and encourage general public awareness of the Vet’s Club purpose

At this time we are recruiting and need members for the club. Meeting dates and times are established by the student members each semester on a date and time suitable for membership. Special event or activity times are established by the voting student membership.

For more information contact the Vet’s Club Adviser, Isabelle Schmidt at, in  D219 on the Cambridge Campus, and via phone at 763-433-1844.


STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION (SNA)                                                                                                 

By Angela Giese, Member

The  Student Nurses Association (SNA) is free and open to current nursing students as well as students who are interested in a future in the  health care industry.

This semester will be a busy one for the SNA club! We have upcoming nominations and
elections for office to replace SNA officers that will be graduating this semester! Open positions
include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Project Manager(s), and Secretary.


Current events
The pot luck SNA hosted by officers on August 29, was successful in our goal to introduce and engage new nursing students with SNA activities. The turnout of attendees for our first SNA meeting held on September 4 doubled from the previous semester’s meetings.

During SNA meetings you can look forward to a multitude of health care industry speakers,
snacks, prizes, networking with other nursing students and getting to know nursing faculty. We
welcome SNA members to participate with organizing and hosting some popular SNA activities,
such as the annual American Red Cross Blood Drive and relaxation week.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Upcoming events
Sept. 17, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m: Club Fair at the fall picnic. We hope to recruit new members to the club!

Sept. 18, noon-1 p.m.: Club meeting

Sept. 29: Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers needed and greatly appreciated! Sign up to volunteer in room E241.

Oct. 2, noon-1 p.m.: Club meeting

Oct. 9, noon-1 p.m.: Club meeting & nominations for office

Oct. 30, noon-1 p.m.: Club meeting & SNA officer elections

Some possible upcoming highlight topics for our SNA club include: a cardiac nurse, pregnancy
resource advocate, Emily program services, music therapy for children with chronic illnesses,
breast feeding coalition nurse, resume building, Allina recruiters, and a nurse staffing agency
advocate from Nurse Finders to discuss resume building and marketability. Join us!!!


E-CLUB (ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB)                                                                                                             

By Rochelle Peace, President

If you want to be involved in a group that promotes camaraderie while working on campus or community activities, come join the E-club (Environmental Club).  In addition to having the privilege of working under the guidance of world renowned explorer and author, Will Steger, at his environmental center in Ely, we also focus on a major project each semester.

In the fall, we put on Planet Halloween, a college dance, and in the spring, we do the Earth Friendly Fair, a community celebration of Earth day.

Planet Halloween will be held at the Cambridge campus on Halloween night from 8:00-midnight.  There will be a dance contest and nature-themed costume contest along with other fun stuff, like the human fly paper wall.  There will also be food and creepy crawlies.

To become a part of e-club, you can either come to the meetings or volunteer for our events.  E-club meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in  F107.  Stop by the E-Club table this Wednesday (at the Club Fair) for a chance to win the $50 door prize given away at Planet Halloween.



By Minda Nelson

Literacy Club is a club that is striving to make a difference in the world and in our community by providing students with opportunities to learn about and promote literacy for all ages. Currently, the club reads weekly at GracePoint Nursing Home, and we regularly read to children through Path 2 Home while it is at the United Methodist Church. The club is small, with much room to grow, and we welcome new members. We meet monthly, at a time that is to be determined. If you have a passion for reading, are looking for volunteer opportunities, or are simply curious about Literacy Club, stop by the campus library and talk to Bonnie Boese.


HEARTS ABLAZE                                                                                                                                                  

By Minda Nelson

Hearts Ablaze Club is a non-denominational Christian fellowship group on the Cambridge campus. Each week we have activities to get to know each other and delve into a different chapter of the Bible. Our weekly meetings are held every Wednesday from noon- 1 p.m. in room F222. We have a number of service projects open to the student body held throughout the semester, and we also meet twice a month at the Applebee’s in Cambridge for an evening of fun and friendship. We welcome new members, and invite you to join us this semester.


CREATIVE WRITING CLUB                                                                                                                             

By Kyle Sibley, President

We are the wonderful creative writing club. We meet weekly to improve our skills, share our writing, have fun, and work on group writing projects, one of which is a book we are writing.

Here’s a quick rundown of what a typical meeting is like. We start out by sharing our writing and getting advice on it. This is completely voluntary. Next we do official business like officer elections, event planning, and other things. Don’t worry, this doesn’t bore us for long. After all that is taken care of we move on to writing exercises or the projects we’re working on. Overall, we have a lot of fun.

Think about it. A room full of creative writers relaxed and working together on projects where they have free reign to write. Fun and interesting things will and have happened. So, that is us. Come and join us Mondays noon-1 p.m. in F106 if you want to join the fun.


DRAMA CLUB                                                                                                                                                      

By Sierra Kingen

Anoka Ramsey Drama Club is a placefor people with common interests in drama and theatrical activities. It’s a club where members can come to express their love for the arts and practice their acting skills as well. In Drama Club we do improv games and funny games to get the mood up.  We do more in-depth games where we create characters and act out scenes that we make up or get off-line. We also team up with some other clubs to put on acts for activities and events that happen around the college and/or community.  Drama Club is a place of community and family and a place where people can get together to have fun and relax from the stresses of classes and outside life.



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