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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:

The Groove: Spring 2011

Posted on: May 24th, 2011 by insidemctc 1 Comment

Groove Spring 2011Check out our spring 2011 edition of The Groove, MCTC’s newsletter for alumni and friends. In this issue you’ll find stories about our faculty, alumni, programs and what’s been happening on campus. Featuring:

  • Our biotechnology program: combining academia and industry
  • Astronomy faculty member Parke Kunkle
  • Alum Eric Howell and his film, Ana’s Playground
  • Much more…

Download the PDF…

Kathleen DeVore Sheerin Recognized as 2011 Outstanding Educator

Posted on: March 30th, 2011 by insidemctc 10 Comments

Kathleen DevoreCongratulations to Kathleen DeVore Sheerin, English Instructor at MCTC, who was recognized as one of the 33 faculty designated by MnSCU presidents as “Outstanding Educators.” These faculty were nominated for the Board of Trustees 2010-2011 Educator of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching. All Outstanding Educators will be recognized, and the Educator of the Year awards will be announced on April 20.

Jesse Mason Named Minnesota Minority Education Partnership Policy Fellow

Posted on: July 21st, 2010 by insidemctc 2 Comments

The Minnesota Minority Education Partnership (MMEP) recently named Jesse L. Mason, Jr., PhD an MMEP Policy Fellow. Dr. Mason is a member of the psychology faculty at MCTC and an adjunct faculty member at St. Catherine University. Dr. Mason will assist in the data collection, policy analysis, research and writing of the “State of African American Males in Education in Minnesota” policy brief.

He has also taught at Inver Hills Community College, Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the University of Minnesota. Health disparities among African Americans have been a core focus of his research and past speaking engagements. Mason has presented in Minnesota, Illinois, New York and Washington D.C. Mason graduated from Morris Brown College with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He received his PhD in cognitive and biological psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Carlos Mariani, executive director, commented, “MMEP is pleased to work with Dr. Jesse Mason in developing a policy brief on the state of education success with Minnesota’s African American men. We are profoundly concerned that our failed delivery of K-12 education to this community of learners is resulting in bypassing the deep potential existing among this community of learners. We plan to describe the realities of African American males from an assets perspective as opposed to the pervasive ‘deficits’ models used by many in the past and that has reinforced negative stereotypes of young Black men.”

Dr. Mason’s work is supported in part thanks to financial support from General Mills Foundation’s Communities of Color fund.

Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc., is a nonprofit collaborative, founded in 1987, that seeks to increase the success of Students of Color and American Indian Students in Minnesota schools, colleges, and universities.

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