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MCTC Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) Presents Women’s Health Fair

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments

SAASMCTC Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS) presents its Women’s Health Fair on Thursday, April 23 from noon–4 p.m. in L.3100. Join us as we share tips on how to live life, take care of your body and relieve stress!

Participating clubs and resources include the MCTC Yoga Club and North Point Health and Wellness Center.

Guest speakers include:

  • Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra, administrative director and health systems navigator of the Cultural Wellness Center presenting “Loving Yourself”
  • Brianne A. Hill, MSW MFA, presenting “Mental Health”

Earth Day Global Conversations

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments

earthJoin the MCTC Faculty Sustainability Committee on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 for an opportunity to discuss challenges facing global sustainability with students conversing live from China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Denmark, Japan, Montenegro and Colombia.

At the heart of all major global challenges (food, water, air, energy, resources, poverty and so on) is the environment and climate change. No one country alone can save our planet from our modern world, which is why global communication and relationship-building are essential.

At this event, participants will have real-time conversations with students around the world using live video chat technology. This is an opportunity to hear from global residents what climate change challenges they see their locale experiencing, and an opportunity for participants to share the challenges they see. Click here for further description of this event and here for a schedule of conversation sessions with different countries.

How to Register

To register for this event, please fill out this form on Eventbrite and then follow these steps:

  • Choose a country of interest and a time slot that fit your schedule on Wednesday, April 22
  • See the list of questions that will be used to guide the conversations for each session
  • Create a bio for yourself here to share with the other participants

Please contact Diane Pearson with any questions at diane.pearson@minneapolis.edu.

3M Product Developer to Visit MCTC April 17

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments

Dr. Bridgette ShannonThe Bridge to Baccalaureate program—a partnership between the University of Minnesota and three MnSCU schools: MCTC, Century College and Saint Paul College—will bring 3M representative Bridgette Shannon, Ph.D., to campus on Friday, April 17 from noon–1 p.m. in T.3850. Bridgette works as product development specialist for the 3M abrasive systems division.

Bridge to Baccalaureate aims to reach out to two-year students who may be considering STEM, who are taking certificate courses or are enrolled in developmental courses. The program supports minority community college students aspiring to transfer to the U of M to complete bachelor’s degrees in STEM majors. Click here for a flier.

About Bridgette Shannon

Dr. Bridgette Shannon is a native of Little Rock, Ark. She received her B.S. from Henderson State University in 2002, and her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2007. She studied inorganic chemistry and has industry experiences in cosmetics, semiconductors, and environmental technology businesses. Currently, Dr. Shannon is a product developer in 3M’s Abrasive Systems Division supporting the development and growth of various products.

MCTC Art Instructor Greg Rose Named “Made Here” Resident Artist

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments
Greg Rose, MCTC Art instructor

Greg Rose, MCTC Art instructor.

This week, MCTC Art Instructor Greg Rose was named a Made Here resident artist for the 730 Hennepin Avenue City Lofts Building.

Made Here is an initiative of the Hennepin Theater Trust which creates art in vacant or underutilized space along the City’s entertainment corridor. “MCTC has been hailed as a leader in revitalizing Hennepin Avenue by city officials and the American Institute of Architects,” said MCTC Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Mike Christenson. “This campus recognizes the remarkable progress and inspiration brought by the Historic Theater Trust, Made Here, and its artistic teams. We are honored to have Greg Rose working with our students every day and pleased to partner with Hennepin Avenue leaders.

Made Here launched in 2013 with visual displays in vacant storefronts and commercial spaces. Today, it infuses a variety of public spaces with art and art-inspired experiences from pop-up parks to live performances to rotating exhibits to fence wraps around construction sites. Read more about the recently awarded artists.

 

MCTC’s Spring Associate of Fine Arts Portfolio Show

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments
Fine Arts exhibit

One of the works showcased in the fall 2012 AFA exhibit.

This spring, MCTC students receiving their Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degrees will showcase their work to both the College and the general public in two runs of the show. Stop by to take in this impressive artwork either on the MCTC campus or at the Fallout Arts Initiative!

  • April 17–May 1: AFA Portfolio Show, MCTC T Building and and Whitney Fine Arts Building
  • April 21: 1:30 p.m. reception and artist talks—AFA candidates discuss their artwork, H.1002
  • May 1—May 29: AFA Portfolio Show, Fallout Arts Initiative, 2609 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis 55408
  • May 8: 7–9 p.m. AFA Portfolio Show Opening Reception, Fallout Arts Initiative

This group exhibition includes work by these MCTC students:

  • Jannat Day
  • Daniel DeVargas
  • Ben Hambro
  • Anne Hurd
  • Crystal Johnson
  • Jacki Mulloy
  • Becca Peterson
  • Kiwi Pies
  • Alex Richter
  • Ashley Wiermaa