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MCTC’s Fight to End Hunger and Homelessness: Nov. 5 – 23, 2010

Posted on: November 4th, 2010 by insidemctc 4 Comments

Can you pick out the students facing homelessness in this picture?

MCTC Students. Photo by Kristine Heykants

The face of hunger and homelessness may look different than you think. Many MCTC students struggle with hunger and homelessness every day. Out of 1061 student survey respondents, 103 students said they were currently homeless. 163 students said they frequently could not afford a meal or groceries.

MCTC is sponsoring several activities in November to raise awareness and understanding about hunger and homelessness in our community, and to help our students in need. These activities are in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14 – 20. The public is welcome to attend and participate in these activities, Nov. 5 – 23 at MCTC.

This year, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is the week before Thanksgiving to draw attention to the devastating problems of homelessness and hunger in America. Co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness, events across the country, including at MCTC, promote education, action and awareness about hunger and homelessness. (more…)

MCTC Staff and Advisory Board Members Credited on Sports Illustrated Cover Photo of Minnesota Twin Designated Hitter Jim Thome

Posted on: October 5th, 2010 by insidemctc 2 Comments

By Amy Danielson

Marilyn Indahl and Tom Dahlin

Marilyn Indahl and Tom Dahlin with September 27 issue of Sports Illustrated. Photo by Photography and Digital Imaging faculty member Jack Mader.

The September 27 cover of Sports Illustrated magazine featured a photo of Minnesota Twins’ slugger Jim Thome and a fantastic view of the beautiful new Target Field with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.

Thome was hitting a home run during the third inning of the Twins versus Rangers game on September 4 when this image was shot. It was the result of a collaboration between Marilyn Indahl and Sports Illustrated photographer Tom Dahlin. Tom positioned Marilyn in just the right spot and instructed her when to fire the camera. She carried out her assignment to perfection and the result has been lauded as one of the best covers of the year for the magazine.

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Project Will Document Issues of Homelessness in our Community

Posted on: September 23rd, 2010 by insidemctc 4 Comments

This story originally appeared in MinnPost.com’s Community Sketchbook on September 14, 2010.

By Cynthia Boyd

Looking beyond the stereotypes of bag ladies on buses and panhandlers at freeway exits is only part of the idea behind a new photo project that matches up college students, faith communities and the homeless.

The broader intent is to create a collection of photographs showing the places and issues of homeless persons, to document their struggles and successes, explains a woman who works to end homelessness by helping people find job training, affordable housing and supportive services. (more…)