Coon Rapids English Faculty September 2015

Elizabeth Tannen curating a new reading series at Five Watt Coffee called 555 Reads: Five Writers, Five Minutes, Five Watt, Tuesday, September 15, 8 pm. Tannen also has poems forthcoming this fall in Southern Humanities Review, The THIS Magazine, Extract(s), and Compose as well as a book review in Rain Taxi.

Kathryn Kysar will appear with jazz saxophonist Sean Egan for the National Beat Poetry Festival event at Dusty’s Bar in Minneapolis, Thursday, Sept. 10 and on a panel discussing working with a publisher with editor Ann Regan and fiction writer Will Weaver at the Minnesota Historical Society Press’s Writing Your Family Legacy conference on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Minnesota History Center. Kysar also has a poem out with Mizna this month.

Announcing BA in Business at Cambridge Campus by Concordia University

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Concordia University, St. Paul. Beginning this year, Concordia University will host a Bachelor of Arts in Business Degree on the Cambridge Campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College.  We are excited that students now have the option to fully complete their bachelor’s degree without ever leaving the Cambridge Campus!

Concordia University OPEN HOUSE – Bachelor’s of Arts in Business 

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge Campus, Room F223

  • Thursday, Aug. 13, 4:30 to 7 pm

This is an accelerated degree program that is designed to be completed in approximately 18-20 months.  Classes are scheduled one night a week at the Cambridge Campus. The BA Business program is designed for students who are interested in accelerating their degree completion and who require the flexibility of attending class based on their work/life schedule.

The application fee for this program is waived and Concordia University will expedite the admission process by paying for all college transcripts to be sent, once each application is received. Graduates of Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech will automatically qualify to receive the $2,000 Transfer Advantage Scholarship. Anoka-Ramsey and Concordia University have worked hard to finalize an articulation agreement where selected Business courses taken at Anoka-Ramsey would be accepted for equivalent credit at Concordia University, saving students both time and money.

To learn more about this program, visit Concordia University’s website, or email TJ Cafferty at

Announcing Anoka-Ramsey’s 50th Anniversary

ARCC-50th-Anniversary-Logo-GOLDAnoka-Ramsey Community College is celebrating 50 Years of Transforming Lives during the 2015-2016 year at the Cambridge and Coon Rapids campuses. I invite you to share, honor and celebrate our college’s amazing journey that began in 1965.

We plan to kick the year off with:
50th Anniversary Celebration
A Campus Showcase
Exhibits, Performances, Tours, Refreshments
Thursday, Sept. 17, 3 – 7 pm (4:30 pm Program)
Coon Rapids Campus

And we will conclude the year with:
50th Anniversary Celebration
A 5K Fun Run Saturday,
April 30

Cambridge Campus

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Details about events and activities will be updated throughout the year. Please check back often.

Kent Hanson

Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days Parade a success!

On July 9, a total of 17 volunteers participated in the Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days Parade in Isanti – a new event for Anoka-Ramsey Community College! We had students from Phi Theta Kappa, Hearts Ablaze, and the Art Club participate, as well as faculty and staff.


L to R, back row: Minda Nelson, Sarah Larson, Vicki Larson, Charles Larson, Tanya Barrett, Pam Fauskee, Gwen O’Brien and daughter, Laura Mattison, Kathleen Fisher L to R, front row: Larissa Teich, Amanda Polipnick, Emily Galzki, KellyAnn Lockrem, Lauren Erdman, Anna Smegal (not pictured: Heidi Vidor)

Thanks to all our volunteers for their time and dedication in waking in the parade – there were around 5,000 people watching, and our giveaways were a big hit.

This was a wonderful opportunity to increase our community’s awareness of ARCC, and our hope is to expand on this event in the future!

Official Announcement: Policies Updated

Please find the below updated policies and procedures in the online college policy manuals as a result of the following 10 Day Letter and AASC decisions:

Policies Updated