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Serving students through our student health clinic

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

student health clinic workersResponding to the individualized needs of the campus community, MCTC’s student health clinic provides a confidential and intimate setting for students to access preventative, primary care and mental health services. Open five days a week this fall, the clinic is located in MCTC’s new and vibrant Helland Center where it’s easily accessible by all students.

“The students we’re serving are representative of the rich diversity at the College,” said Jenny Swanson, RN, clinic manager. “We understand the comprehensive pressures students are facing, whether related to their general physical and mental health, economic or educational challenges, or other pressures life can bring. Our goal is to be present with the students, establish strong relationships and meet their health care needs.”

When human services student Amy Bartholomew arrived at the clinic, she was having difficulty breathing due to severe asthma symptoms. “Despite my not having health insurance and the clinics busy schedule, they rushed me in and I was treated immediately,” said Amy.  “The clinic team was caring, empathetic and generally concerned for my well-being. “ Following Amy’s visit, clinic staff contacted her to follow-up, going above and beyond traditional health care services. The clinic strives to be known for this type of care.

Most health care services offered are available at no out-of-pocket cost to enrolled students. MCTC tuition includes a small health service fee, which pays for the on-campus health care services. Insurance is not required, but is accepted if available, to help sustain the clinic. “Traditional services including routine preventative medical exams; acute care for minor injuries and common illnesses; testing; vaccines and mental health evaluation and referral are among the many services provided free at the clinic,” said Jenny.

“We’re excited to have the health clinic on campus,” said Tara Martinez, director of Student Life at MCTC. “The clinic is an outstanding example of our student senate and student body working together with the College to hear student needs and spearhead an initiative that brought the clinic to MCTC.”

MCTC’s Lynn Bollman’s “Survival Blanket” Featured in National Juried Print Exhibition

Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC Art Faculty Lynn Bollman has been honored in the selection of his “Survival Blanket” print to be featured at Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s first national juried print exhibition.Lynn Bollman Survival Blanket Print

The exhibit features 57 select impressions in contemporary printmaking from 26 states. Jurors selected the winning pieces from a total of 800 entries from 42 states.

See Lynn’s “Survival Blanket” piece, along with other creative prints at the exhibit (located at Highpoint Center for Printmaking) February 24 – April 14.

Visit the Highpoint Center for Printmaking website

MCTC City College News Wins Best of Show 2012

Posted on: February 16th, 2012 by insidemctc 1 Comment

MCTC’s student newspaper City College News won first place in the Best of Show category for two-year college newspapers at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention Feb. 10 – 12, 2012.

City College News Editor-in-Chief, Cassiopaea Tambolini also won a first place Editorial/Commentary award for an opinion piece in the City College News.

Congratulations to all of the staff and reporters at the City College News! Check out the excellent work they do on the City College News website!

For a full list of award winners please visit the ACP website.

About the Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention, from the ACP website:

“The Best of the Midwest Convention is a gathering of college news journalists and advisers working with print and online media. Associated Collegiate Press prepares about 30 practical learning sessions, including general topic keynotes, problem-solving breakouts and discussion groups. Other convention activities include ACP’s Best of Show contest for general excellence, Best of the Midwest individual contests, a reception, and critiques of student news media.

With typical attendance of around 225 delegates, the ACP Best of the Midwest gathering has become an annual place to seek solutions, share success stories, discover trends and network with students and advisers from around the greater Midwest region.”

MCTC Science Center Open House Feb. 23, 2012

Posted on: February 16th, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

Thursday, February 23, 2012, from 4 – 6 p.m.
1501 Hennepin Ave, Downtown Minneapoils, Science Building Lobby

Join MCTC’s science faculty and staff for an open house to learn more about our unique science programs.  Live music and refreshments will be provided, student science projects will be on display and tours of the science building are scheduled at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.,  and 6 p.m.

So come to Sing with Scientists, Tango with Technologists, be Entertained by Engineers, Aspire among Artists and Make Music with Mathematicians!

Please contact Laura Ackerman at (612) 659-6471 or Parke Kunkle (612) 659-6068 for more information.

MCTC’s Dr. Jesse Mason on KFAI “Truth to Tell”

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

Dr. Jesse Mason, MCTC Faculty and Coordinator for MCTC’s Student African American Brotherhood/Brother 2 Brother (SAAB/B2B) was on KFAI’s “Truth to Tell” program on Monday February 13, 2012 from 9 until 10 a.m.

Please listen to the program in the KFAI archives here: http://bit.ly/AgB2LN