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Chancellor Rosenstone to Visit MCTC June 4

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

Chancellor Steven Rosenstone will visit MCTC to discuss the presidential transition with students, faculty, staff and community leaders. The chancellor would like to hear from you about the qualities critical to the success of the interim president and the continued success of MCTC.

Presidential Transition Open Forums with Chancellor Rosenstone
Wednesday, June 4
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Helland Center Multi-purpose Room (H.1002)

3–3:30 p.m.     Students
3:30–4 p.m.     Staff
4–4:30 p.m.     Faculty
4:30–5 p.m.     External Community

If you are unable to attend this session, the Chancellor welcomes comments to be sent to him at chancellor@so.mnscu.edu.

Read the full letter from Chancellor Rosenstone.

MCTC Science Division Recognition Event April 30

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments
MCTC Science students.

MCTC Science students at the 2013 recognition event.

Please join the talented Science students, faculty, tutors and friends at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) as they showcase their hard work and accomplishments at the 4th annual Science Department Student Recognition Event Wednesday, April 30 from 2:30–6 p.m on the Science Center 3rd floor!

  • 2:30–4:15 p.m.—Student project display and poster sessions; meet & mingle
  • 4:15–6 p.m.—Award ceremony and music

Special honorees include:

  • Students graduating with an A.S. degree in the sciences
  • Science students transferring from MCTC to another institution
  • Science tutors
  • Work-study students in science labs
  • Student officers, project leaders of the STEM Career and Internship Club, Engineering Club, Science Club, Urban Farm Collective and Three-Legged Frog Club
  • Students who have participated in research projects or obtained summer research fellowships or internships
  • S-STEM, North Star STEM, MM-STEM and PDL-BioPharma scholarship recipients
  • Students with other special achievements

All Science and Engineering students, faculty and friends are invited! Showcase your accomplishments and celebrate your success with family and friends! The Science division is proud of all its students.

Green Dot Day Advocates Community Violence Prevention on May 1

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

Green Dot Day 2014 Take a stand against violence! Join members of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and Loring Park communities to recognize and advocate against power-based personal violence on Green Dot Day!

A “green dot” is an individual commitment to counteracting “red dots,” or moments when words, choices or actions contribute to or tolerate power-based personal violence. Any intervention that reduces the likelihood of violence is a green dot.

On May 1, MCTC faculty, staff and students, Minneapolis MAD DADS, KMOJ and other local organizations will rally against violence with a day of discussions, displays, rousing celebration and a unity march through the park. Everyone is invited! For updates from the event planners, visit Green Dot Day on Facebook.

MCTC Instrumental Ensemble to Present Annual Spring Concert April 23

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

2014 spring instrumental concert.The Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Music department will participate in the Spring Fine Arts Festival by presenting a concert of instrumental music. Concert participants will include students of the Jazz and Chamber Ensembles as well as invited guests from the Twin Cities music community.

The concert, directed by Yolanda Y. Williams, will feature works that represent various jazz eras, works from the canon of western art music and a string quartet arrangement of “Come Together,” popularized by the Beatles.

A reception in the Fine Arts lobby will immediately follow the concert. Light refreshments will be served, and children are not only invited, but are welcomed. Admission to this concert is free.

  • Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College Whitney Fine Arts Theater
  • 1424 Yale Place, Minneapolis
  • Free admission.
  • For more information, contact Yolanda Y. Williams at 612-200-5398

MCTC Dakota Studies Faculty Chris Mato Nunpa to Deliver Lecture During Genocide Awareness Month

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by insidemctc 1 Comment

Chris Mato Nunpa, MCTC instructorMinneapolis Community and Technical College Dakota Studies instructor Chris Mato Nunpa will be delivering a lecture on genocide awareness on April 16 in L.3000 from 6-8 p.m. The lecture, “Sica Tanka Kin, ‘The Great Evil’: The Genocide of the Dakota People of Minnesota,” will focus on the genocide against the Dakota people in recognition of Genocide Awareness Month in April and Minnesota’s own history. This event is sponsored by the American Indian Studies department, Dakota Studies department, Ojibwe Studies Department, Philosophy department and Global Studies department. Chris is an instructor of Dakota Studies at MCTC and a retired professor of Indigenous Nations and Dakota Studies at Southwest Minnesota State University. Click here for a flier.

This summer Chris will be presenting an academic paper by the same title, “Sica Tanka Kin, ‘The Great Evil’: The Genocide of the Dakota People of Minnesota” at the annual conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) in Winnipeg.