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Kings win ACAC gold and several individual awards

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From Brent Forster – RDC, with information and quotes from Kodiaks Athletics

Kings back on top!

Lethbridge, AB – Once again, the Red Deer College Kings are Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Champions. Up against the Kodiaks on their home turf, the Kings put forth a golden performance and defeated Lethbridge College in four sets (23-25, 25-19, 25-20 and 25-23).

“It really never gets old,” said Kings Head Coach Aaron Schulha. “We’ve had a lot of success in our program. I was lucky enough to be part of a few as a player, we won a few over the last little while as coaches as well, but it’s a different journey every year with a different group. I’m just really, really proud of the way this group came along.”

Kings Player-of-the-Game Carter Hills was outstanding. The first-year pounded 16 kills while impressively swinging for a 0.583 hitting percentage. He added eight digs, two assists and one stuff. Pat Toze was effective from the left, stacking up 15 kills, four digs, two stuffs, one ace and an assist.

Middle Mark DeWit added five kills. Ben Holmes totaled seven kills, 11 digs, one stuff, one ace and one assist. Prince George’s Cody Boulding was strong defensively, recording nine of the Kings’ 13 stuff blocks.

The Kings fired three service aces. Carter Hansen had two of the Kodiaks’ five aces.

“I’m just really proud of the way that the guys stepped up. Obviously it was a great crowd and a very good team on the other side,” said Schulha. “I think that the two best teams were in the final. That’s the way it should be.”

Hills and Buchanan

Quinn Buchanan received the Kodiaks Player-of-the-Game award, contributing nine kills and six stuff blocks.

Pat Toze was named ACAC Men’s Volleyball Championship Tournament MVP.

“It’s really something of beauty for us to come in and win,” said Toze. “We knew it was going to be such a tough game. They are an amazing team and to come into their home gym with the crowd, we knew it was going to be tough. But one of the big things was to stay together as a team and as a group of friends, and we did that. I’m absolutely happy.”

Carter Hills and Tom Wass were selected as ACAC Championship Tournament All-Stars. Lethbridge College’s Carter Hansen, Tony Albizzati and Michael Hummel, along with Briercrest College’s Bryton Codd, and SAIT’s Maddux Greves joined Hills and Wass as all-star selections.

The RDC Kings and Lethbridge College Kodiaks will compete at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Volleyball National Championship in Fredericton, N.B from March 12-14. The St. Thomas University Tommies are hosting the event.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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RDC’s Donald School of Business leaving downtown to return to main campus

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From RDC Communications

RDC announces changes to its downtown campus as it looks to the future

New opportunities will support students and businesses

As RDC plans for the future and grows learning opportunities for all students, the Donald School of Business will move from its current downtown location in the Millennium Centre back to RDC’s main campus. This move will take place in January 2021.

In 2011, Red Deer College’s downtown campus in the Millennium Centre first opened. RDC has achieved great success there, with faculty creating unique learning experiences for our students and valuable connections with our local business community. These same successes will continue to thrive as we move the Donald School of Business back to main campus. RDC’s Donald School of Business is expecting almost 900 students to attend classes in the School’s nine programs during the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year.

“The reputation we’ve grown, and the core principles we’ve created within the Donald School of Business are embedded in our everyday fabric as a post-secondary institution. As we consider our future as Red Deer University, we are excited to provide all our students with increasing opportunities to engage with our local business community and prepare for successful careers. We anticipate this will be one of the areas that we’ll continue to grow in creating a signature RDU student experience,” says Dr. Peter Nunoda, RDC President.

The relationships that the College has built through its downtown campus with business leaders and organizations, and the entrepreneurial spirit at the core of RDC’s Donald School of Business, will open doors to new experiences for all RDC students. The College’s main campus is uniquely situated in our city and region to serve its students, and to allow the ability to grow connections with members of the business community, wherever they are housed, whether it be downtown, industrial parks, or in surrounding communities.

Through practicum and work integrated learning opportunities, guest speakers, seminars and workshops, and other mentorship opportunities, these are meaningful learning experiences that will grow on RDC’s main campus for all students. Synergy between students, instructors and the business community will continue to grow in unique teaching and learning spaces such as RDC’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing and Alternative Energy Lab, achieving practical solutions to real-world problems that will positively impact our communities.

Red Deer College’s connection with, and support of, the heart of this city will remain strong. At our downtown campus, the College will leverage and grow the strong relationships we’ve already built as we continue our commitment to meet the needs of our diverse group of learners with an equally diverse range of programs and services.

Examples of serving these varied opportunities include providing customized corporate and executive training solutions and seminars, guest speakers, professional development opportunities, and more, for adult learners and businesses through RDC’s School of Continuing Education. Many of these individuals also provide meaningful mentorship and real-world experiences for students in the College’s other programs.

As another opportunity, RDC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, offered through the School of Continuing Education, will now be centrally located close to organizations such as Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE) and Catholic Social Services, to better meet the needs of ESL learners as they access learning and essential community resources.

Housing these types of lifelong learning opportunities at a downtown campus is something that is often seen within the post-secondary sector, and so the College believes this will fit well as the institution continues to serve all central Albertans.

Students in all RDC programs will always be welcome at the downtown campus, using this space for seminars, mentorship engagement and other possibilities yet to be imagined, continuing to create robust connections between students and with community members.

“Through the shifts we are making in where our programming is housed now, we are building for an exciting future as a polytechnic university. We will continue to instill an entrepreneurial spirit within all of our students, create meaningful connections with our business community, and innovate to serve our region with practical solutions in a variety of sectors that contribute to the economic well-being of our region,” says Dr. Nunoda.

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RDC to close Donald School of Business and main campus to public until further notice due to COVID-19

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From Red Deer College Communications

Campuses & Facilities Update

The following changes are being implemented in the coming days and weeks:

Donald School of Business

  • RDC’s downtown campus, home of the Donald School of Business will be open tomorrow and Thursday to allow faculty and staff to remove any personal items and materials they need to work from home.
  • Effective Monday April 13, RDC’s Donald School of Business will temporarily close, until further notice. No public access will be accommodated, and all instructors and staff will be working from home and responding virtually to student or other inquiries.

    Main Campus

    Effective Monday, April 13, there will be no public access permitted on RDC’s main campus. Any students, employees, visitors or guests must attend RDC’s main campus for business purposes and need to have pre-approved appointments to pick-up or receive goods or services to be on main campus.

Students

Effective Monday, April 20, all student access to RDC’s main campus will stop, with the exception of students who are coming to clean out their lockers and/or access the Students’ Association (SA) Food Bank as noted below:

o Students will be required to clean out their lockers by Thursday, April 30 and return locks to the SA. If students are unable to physically come to campus to complete this task, please email the Students’ Association to establish alternative arrangements. Please note the SA is currently open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

o Students who require access to the SA Food Bank can fill out and submit this Food Bank Application.

o Students who do not have access to a computer or laptop to complete course work can email their name, program, and contact information to [email protected] The Library has some laptops that can be signed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Library staff will contact students to determine how best to meet their needs, whether they need a laptop for an hour, a day, or a week. We will be flexible with loan times, while striving to ensure equitable access to technology for all students. Learners may also contact RDC’s Library through online chat or phone for other inquiries.

Employee Parking

• Effective April 1, 2020, RDC has decided to suspend employee parking fees for all parking on RDC’s main or downtown campuses, until further notice.
o For employees whose fees for reserved stalls are paid by payroll deductions, they will first notice that no parking fees will be deducted from their payroll/direct deposit on the April 24, 2020 pay date (for the April 1–15, 2020 pay period).
o For employees who pay fees online for scramble parking lots, they will not be required to pay for parking on RDC’s campuses in April, and until further notice.

  • Parking enforcement and fees have been suspended temporarily on RDC’s main campus, until further notice, for all students and employees.
  • The College continues to urge employees to work remotely if their work does not require them to be present at the College. For those who must work at RDC’s main campus, please continue to park in Lots C or Public West and check-in and check-out at the Welcome Centre upon arrival and departure.News about RDC’s response to COVID-19 is available at: rdc.ab.ca/coronavirus.

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