The Academic Support Center, located on the 2nd floor of the library, is open to all Morningside students. The staff at the Academic Support Center at Morningside College helps students
improve or strengthen their academics by providing free assistance in the following
1. WRITING TECHNIQUES
Are you having problems with comma usage? Do you know how
to document using MLA, APA, or Chicago style? Writing specialists are available
to help students with the basics as well as help proficient
writers who want assistance for particular writing assignments or projects. The specialists do not proofread, but they can help you see the strengths and weaknesses
of your paper.
2. TUTORS (for current tutor availability click on schedule link below)
Staff and student tutors are available for students who want
help in areas such as accounting, biology, chemistry, economics,
history, math, science, religion, and sociology. Hours vary and are posted at the Academic Support Center, 2nd floor of the learning center.
3. PLACE TO STUDY
Are you looking for a good place to study that has various
resources at your disposal (dictionaries, internet, tutors, and coffee shop)?
The Academic Support Center has both casual and private study areas.
For more information call (712) 274-5166
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at Morningside College seeks to support and develop the spiritual
life of Morningside students, staff, and faculty.
interdenominational worship of various formats, weekly Bible
studies, faith formation groups, mission trips, service
and other opportunities designed to help the Morningside
community grow in faith.
The Campus Pastor
is located in the Student Services office on second floor,
Lewis Hall and is available to support students individually
and in groups and as a resource for students, staff, and faculty. Click here for our link to Morningside College Campus Ministries: webs.morningside.edu/campusministries.
Campus Pastor/Director of Church Relations
Technology Services Center
Morningside’s Technology Services Center, located in the lower level of the Olsen Student Center, provides hardware and software support for college-issued computers. Full-time technical staff, part-time Student Technology Assistants and a local authorized service provider are here to help YOU when your computer’s feelin’ blue! If extensive hardware repairs are needed, loaner computers are available upon request. Print stations are located in each of the residence halls and the Learning Center. Our campus-wide wireless network provides ease of access at appropriate points on campus for convenient learning opportunities.
Morningside College began providing residential students with PC’s in 1993. Beginning fall 2002, all new, full-time students have been issued notebook computers. Currently, Morningside’s Student Notebook Computer Program provides every entering full-time student with a notebook computer, eliminating uncertainty as to which computer and software will work with the campus network. Students are provided with the software and compatible hardware needed to complete their coursework and explore the online world. Students may choose between a Windows-based PC or an Apple MacBook Pro. With our 2-year technology refresh cycle, entering freshman receive a new computer, then turn it in at the beginning of their junior year for a new computer. Upon graduation, students own the two-year-old computer. Refer to the above links in this section for more information about our services and program.
Technology Services Center
offers counseling for individuals and couples. Many college
students experience homesickness, insecurities, test anxiety, roommate conflicts, depression, feeling overwhelmed, etc. Assistance is available through Morningside College's
Counseling Services. Counselors utilize various tests such as:
the Beck's Depression Inventory, the SASSI (a substance abuse
screening test), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and the
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey.
web site provides Morningside College students with a free
resource on drug information, mental health, and a screening
diagnostic that allows students to be screened for depression,
suicide, and several other disorders, including alcohol and
drug dependence, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder,
and obsessive-compulsive disorder privately through their
Half of Us website provides valuable information about numerous mental health topics and also includes "Check Yourself", an anonymous mental health screening tool developed by Duke University Medical Center.
Student Health 101
A Student Health Magazine
College is committed to supporting students in reaching their
personal and professional goals. Diversity is valued
and nurtured through programs, activities, and curriculum
that actively engage the entire college community.
Andre McWell serves as the advisor to the Diversity At Morningside group. Andre works to provide a supportive environment on campus for students from diverse backgrounds.
Morningside College contracts with Sodexo Food Service to
provide campus meals to residence hall students. Several meal
plan packages are available. Students get a nutritionally
balanced diet and varied menu in the Dick and Marty Wikert Dining Hall in Olsen
Student Center. Unlimited "seconds" are available!
There is also a food committee comprised of students who work to keep the food service first-rate.
Dick and Marty Wikert Dining Hall Hours:
Monday - Friday:
Hot Breakfast 7:00 am. - 9:45 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m.
- 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:
Brunch 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Also featuring a "Grab and Go" sack lunch program available in the dining room from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Mustang Grill at Buckingham's, in the lower level of Olsen
Student Center, serves meals and snacks on weekdays and Sundays. Declining Balance Points may be purchased at the Business Office (1st Floor, Lewis Hall). This includes Points charged to student accounts as well as those purchased by cash or check.
Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Phone is (712) 274-5177 or 274-5301
Click here for the link to the Sodexo Web site www.morningsidedining.com
Morningside College will provide reasonable accommodations
for qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants
for enrollment, enrolled students, applicants for employment,
or employees. Morningside College will adhere to all
applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and
guidelines, with respect to providing reasonable accommodations
as required, to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals
with disabilities. For more information regarding services
for students with disabilities, visit the Services
for Students with Disabilities web site or contact:
Karmen Ten Napel/Associate Dean for the Learning Center
For all students taking nine hours
or more, health services are available in the lower level
of the Olsen Student Center. There is no charge to visit either
the registered nurse or the physician/nurse practitioner on
Any student taking 9 or more hours -- we must have your
immunization records on file.
Student Health Center Director: Carol Garvey,
Physicians: Dr. Janice Galli, D.O. and Dr. Michael
Nurse Practitioner: LaVone Sopher, ARNP
Doctors' Hours: Tuesday & Friday 8:00 - 8:50
Nurse Practitioner Hours: Thursday, Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Health Center Hours:
7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
7:45 - 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday and Friday
Carol Garvey, Health Center Director
(712) 274-5178 (Messages are
checked weekly in the summer)
FAX: (712) 274-5414
3609 Peters Avenue, Box 546
Sioux City, IA 51106
The Student Post
Office is located in the lower level of the Olsen Student
Center across from the Bookstore. All students living on campus with
12 or more hours will be assigned a post office box
and encouraged to check it daily. The box number and
combination will be distributed when you arrive on campus
for Orientation. If you lose your post office box information,
stop by the Post Office during open hours or stop by the Residence Life Office on the lower level of the Olsen Student Center to get your box number
and combination information.
If you need to know
the address before you arrive to campus, the following address
will get all mail to you:
3609 Peters Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
Once you arrive
to campus, you will simply add your box number to the address
Mail can be received
and sent from the Student Post Office. Packages can
be received, but can only be sent from the College Mailroom,
located across the street from Eppley Auditorium.
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Your phone will
have a single ring when your call is coming from on campus. Your phone will have a double ring when your call is
coming from off campus.
All phones, including
yours, have voice mail capability. If your phone rings
4 times, it will automatically switch to voice mail and the
person calling may leave a message.
If the phone beeps
while you are on the phone, it means that you have another
incoming call. Press the HOLD button, hold down the
switch hook (hangs up phone), and your phone will ring again.
Release the switch hook and say hello. To switch
back to your previous call press the HOLD button again.
In order to check
a. If the red light is lit on
your phone, you have a message! GO TO #1.
11:00 p.m. or on weekends, if the red light is NOT on, but
you know that you have messages.... dial 5795 and wait for
recording and GO TO #2.
c. If you'd like to receive notification of your messages
after 11:00 p.m., contact the switchboard operator by calling 5182 or
#1. You may access your message by picking up the receiver
and pressing the CALL BK button (located in the row above
#2. AS SOON as you hear the Morningside recording you
may enter your access code.... Your code is 9_ _ _ _ (the
last four digits of your phone #).
Make sure that
you enter 9 before the digits of your phone # or it won't
If you have phone
questions or concerns about phones, you may call our campus
operator during the day at 274-5182 or by pressing 0 from
an on-campus phone.
phones have many options and capabilities. Please use our
instruction card to explore your options.