Normandale Celebrates 50 Years in 2018-19


Key Events Schedule

Normandale Psychology Department Presents:

The Kindness of Strangers: Reflections on the Psychology of Helping and Being Helped

A lecture by Dr. Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota

November 15, 2018

3:30-4:30 p.m. Lorenz Fine Arts Auditorium

When and why do people help others? Fifty years of research on the "bystander effect" has demonstrated that when people witness an emergency, they often just "stand by" and do nothing. On the other hand, millions of people every year take the initiative to volunteer to help others in need. One of the most renowned social psychologists in the world today, Dr. Mark Snyder has spent the better part of his career thinking about and researching this paradox. In this presentation, Dr. Snyder will discuss how reconciling these two perspectives has stimulated great advances in understanding, research, and application.

Faculty and Friends Talent Show

Thursday, April 11, 2019

3:30-5:30 p.m.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, Normandale will host the Faculty and Friends Talent Show on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the Lorenz Fine Arts Auditorium. 

Vintage Normandale theater backstage

The Normandale Play Project

Written and Directed by Wonderlust Productions

May 1 - 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

May 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

ASL Interpreted Performance: May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Normandale Theatre is opening its doors to the campus community and, in collaboration with Minneapolis-based Wonderlust Productions, creating a unique theatrical experience based on the stories of the people at Normandale. No matter where an individual fits in the fabric of the college, the goal is to bring these voices together and create an epic new play that dramatizes the campus community's conflicts, opportunities, challenges, and triumphs. Wonderlust embraces as its mission, "to forge new ways of seeing our common experiences by creating new plays that transform the past into a better future." We will build that future, as we examine our shared history, together.

50 Years of Normandale

How Can You Get Involved?

We are looking for stories from students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff, business owners, and community members - anyone who has been positively affected by Normandale Community College!  Click Here to Share Your Story

You can also email the 50th Celebration Committee at:

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50 Ways to Celebrate 50 Years  

Here are just a few...

  1. Show your Normandale Pride - wear red
  2. Participate in a throwback Thursday effort
  3. Conduct a class in the Japanese Garden
  4. Work with the library to create a historical exhibit
  5. Hide medallions on Smiley trail so people look for them on the trail
  6. Throw a party like it's 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008
  7. Create a fashion show for the decade to include music and hair style
  8. Click here for the 50 ways to celebrate 50 years-