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Paul Hedeen

Hedeen is MCCC's Ukranian connection

While most at MCCC have been unaffected by the crisis in the Ukraine, some are more involved than most realize, including Paul Hedeen, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Full story

Northern Shores

Local music talent strives for success

Monroe’s nearly dead music scene hasn’t stopped locals from getting out there.   Full story

Students shouldn't stress over taxes

Students are starting to prepare for looming Tax Day. Many MCCC students are now receiving their own W-2 forms to start filing for the 2013 tax year. Full story

left-handedness

A left handed perspective

A "leftie" speaks out on what it's like to live in a right-handed world. Full story

Water

Water sometimes murky, but safe

Some students and staff are greeted with an unpleasant sight when they return from the weekend. Full story

OBEs and NDEs----Exiting from your physical body.

Out of body, near death

Former MCCC student describes out-of-body experience; others claim near-death. Full story

Armed guards

Armed guards on campus "shoot off" a debate

 The debate over armed guards in schools has been inescapable since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.  Since 1996, there have been 54 shootings in America that have been considered mass school shootings, which is an average of three per year. MCCC's Security Chief Bill Myers thinks it is important to have armed security. Full story

Soap

Human Trafficking-Fighting the hidden horrors

When she was 15, Theresa Flores' life was changed forever when she became one of the 300,000 child and teen victims of human trafficking in the United States. Full story

Voters face six ballot measures

Everybody has seen them. Election Day comes around, and yard after yard springs political signs like dandelions.   Full story

Former MCCC student wants to keep tuition down

A former MCCC student is running for the Michigan House of Representatives.   Full story

Jim DeVries

Ex-professor Jim DeVries running for MCCC board

Former MCCC history professor Jim DeVries is running for the college’s Board of Trustees, facing two longtime board members, Michael Meyers and Marjorie Kreps, in the Nov. 6 election. Full story

Sandy Kosmnya

Sandy Kosmyna resigns as Whitman Center director

The Whitman Center is starting fall semester without a director. Sandy Kosmyna, director of the Whitman Center for seven years, resigned over the summer to take  a position with the University of Toledo. Full story

Kim Lindquist

Professor prepares for transition to dean

Lindquist is a life-time resident of Monroe County. She’s married, has two children and a grandchild. She loves to read, exercise – particularly running, and is an avid deer hunter with a gun or bow. She loves all of these things, but what she is most passionate about is nursing. Full story

Bill McCloskey

Video: Technology in the classroom

How is MCCC doing integrating technology into the classroom? Interviews with humanities professors suggest that they are, overall, accepting of technology in the classroom.  But is this a positive trend? Full story

Tips for fighting stress

College students face their own version of stress, so why shouldn’t it have a name of its own?     How about: “Student Study Stress Syndrome.”   Full story

Professor shares love for reading

    There is so much new technology in the world that older types of entertainment seem to have fallen in the cracks. Professor Cheryl Johnston is hoping to help reignite students interest in reading.     On Monday April 23, Professor Johnston handed out books around campus to celebrate World Book Night. She is handing out the book Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton.   Full story

Justin Alcorn

MCCC student plays human target for fund-raiser

MCCC student Justin Alcorn spent his weekend as a human paintball target for the local charity T.H.A.N.K.S. Inc. at its annual Winterfest fundraiser. Splatz Paintball combines the fun of an arcade with real guns and moving targets (i.e, poor college kids in need of employment), Splatz calls itself Monroe's only human arcade.  Full story

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The Agora begins competition to name center of campus

University of Michigan has the "Diag" and we have the, well, what do we have? Full story

DJ Zarza cultivates musical talents at MCCC

DJ Zarza could go on to become the next Skrillex, but for now he is just a student who enjoys spinning for his fellow classmates.   Full story

Two employees receive “enriching” awards

Two members f the MCCC staff —Penny Bodell and Vicky Lavelle — won recent "Enriching Lives Performance Awards." Bodell, who is the administrative assistant to the V.P. of Student and Information Services, won the September- October award. Lavelle, who is a technician in the Culinary Arts Program, won the November- December award.   Full story

Moorman new early childhood professor

Felice Moorman is a new addition to MCCC's faculty, teaching Early Childhood Development. It will blend her love of children with her love for working with future teachers.   Full story

Occupy Wall Street speaker

Socialist offers views on Occupy Wall Street movement

The Occupy Wall Street movement, since its inception in September, has come to a crossroads. Andre Damon of the Word Socialist Web Site, in a public forum titled, "Occupy Wall Street and Beyond: Equality And The Fight For Socialism," spoke to a small crowd at MCCC about what socialism means and how it applies to the Occupy movement's goals. Full story

MCCC professor credits Tae Kwon Do for his own success

 Mark Bergmooser started teaching Tae Kwon Do at MCCC in 1998 and has been teaching it year round ever since. "I love it now more than I ever have," Bergmooser said. Full story

MCCC student was 12 when he survived Chernobyl

MCCC's Chernobyl survivor is a healthy (thankfully) 38-year old Dean's List student, and my husband, Michael Mayzlin. I would imagine that he is the only Chernobyl survivor in all of southeast Michigan. Full story

After 25 years, Chernobyl still relevant

Tragedy offers perspective on "clean energy"

The push for "clean energy" in the United States has never been greater than in the last few years. Our dependence on foreign countries for energy supplies and volatile price fluc­tuations have caused American citizens to consider other alternatives. Full story

Mary Lyons receives Life Saving

On a fateful day last August, Mary Lyons' love of helping oth­ers played a role in earning her the Life Saving award given by the Monroe Community Ambulance. For the past two years, Lyons has served as the MCCC Admin­istrative Assistant for Events/Res­ervations. Full story

robclub

Robotics club overcomes obstacles

In a season filled with frustration for the Robotics Club, every member shared Tim Rodenbeck's thoughts: "In the end, it was worth it." Full story

Students react to tuition increase

Student reactions were mixed as discussions started to whirl around the campus about how MCCC increased the tuition for the 2011-2012 year. Full story

Abubakar

Sudan survivor speaks

Sudan-native Abubakar was forced to lie in a pit of bodies – some dead, some alive. The extensive physical torture he had undergone left the innocent civilian as close to death as the bodies he lay beside. The idea of death no longer feared him but comforted him. Full story

Opportunities available for studying abroad

Not much else can put the edge on a resume like a study abroad program – but there are so many options. One option, run through the MCCC International Studies program, is the study abroad trip every two years, which includes three weeks overseas and three weeks in class on campus for six college credits. Full story

Japan faces new dangers, struggles

Radiation spreading, 6 to 9 moths before problem to be resolved

An earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis, and more than 400 aftershock quakes over 5.0 magnitude – now Japan, and the world, face yet another danger: radiation. Full story

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Parking problems

MCCC students frustrated by full parking lots

With MCCC's growth in the last decade, finding a parking spot has become a challenge. Full story

Ghosts at MCCC

Is MCCC haunted?

College staff witnesses strange activity on campus

If you have ever been in the halls of the L building and felt like someone was watching you, don't be so quick to shrug that feeling off. Full story

Detroit essential to black history

Although most African American movements were born in the South, there is one city here in Michigan that remains crucially important to black history. Full story

Clifton Brown

MCCC welcomes new alternative energy professor

Next fall, MCCC plans to add classes that focus on the growing industry of alternative energies. New professor Clifton Brown has been recruited to lead the way. Full story

Middle East riots explode

The hopeful cry of democracy pierced across the Egyptian sand on Feb. 11, sending a dust storm that has shaken the corrupt and rallied the suppressed. Full story

Jodie and Lilly Campbell

'I know I can make it'

MCCC student balances school, motherhood

Jodie Campbell didn't want to be another statistic. Full story

Library of Congress photo of dome

Library of Congress visits MCCC

The spirit and history of the Library of Congress rolled into town for a visit aboard a traveling exhibition dubbed, "The Gateway to Knowledge" earlier this month. Full story

Jacob Atem

'Lost boy of Sudan' speaks at MCCC

Atem, one of the 27,000 "lost boys of Sudan," was invited by the Newman Club to speak at MCCC about his survival of the Darfur genocide and the Sudanese Second Civil War. Full story

New criminal justice prof an ex-cop

Penelope Dunn is prepared for her first school year as MCCC’s new criminal justice professor. Full story

MACRAO offers chance to minimize cost of transferring

Twelve of the fifteen public universities in Michigan cost more than the national average for similarly ranked schools, according to a recent analysis by Bridge Magazine. The three schools that aren't currently above the average are U of M's Flint and Dearborn branches, and Wayne State.  Full story

KONY2012 comes to campus

    Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, received a huge surge in attention in March 2012, when a 20-minute video went viral on YouTube entitled KONY2012.     The film, produced by film maker Jason Russell, from the campaign group Invisible Children, Inc., was created to draw attention to Kony in an effort to increase US involvement of the issue.   Full story

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Melissa Grey

Queer it up: Professor discusses how to be an ally to LGBT

MCCC Psychology professor Melissa Grey discussed the importance of becoming an ally and supporting different sexual orientations in an Oct. 24 presentation. Full story

Melissa Grey

Queer it up: Professor discusses how to be an ally to LGBT

MCCC Psychology professor Melissa Grey discussed the importance of becoming an ally and supporting different sexual orientations in an Oct. 24 presentation. Full story

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Drugs

Monroe strikes back at heroin

Community leaders are fighting back against an emerging heroin epidemic that is taking a toll on Monroe County.In 2012 Monroe had 40 drug related deaths, 15 directly linked to heroin, according to county health department figures.This year, Monroe is on pace to pass these numbers, hitting a record high for drug-related deaths in the county. Full story

Drugs

Monroe strikes back at heroin

Drug rally brings community together; student government forms subcommittee

Community leaders are fighting back against an emerging heroin epidemic that is taking a toll on Monroe County.In 2012 Monroe had 40 drug related deaths, 15 directly linked to heroin, according to county health department figures.This year, Monroe is on pace to pass these numbers, hitting a record high for drug-related deaths in the county. Full story

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Kevin Thomas

Campus vineyard now producing wine; classes coming

MCCC’s own vineyard is now producing grapes, and courses in viticulture will follow soon. Vineyard 1300, located on the east edge of campus, will be used by students in the Viticulture and Enology program and will be available to community members as well. Full story

Tom Ryder

Ryder an important part of MCCC

Most students know Tom Ryder as the Student Government advisor, but not everyone knows his other responsibilities Full story

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Tom Ryder

Ryder an important part of MCCC

Most students know Tom Ryder as the Student Government advisor, but not everyone knows his other responsibilities Full story

Paul Hedeen

Hedeen is MCCC's Ukranian connection

While most at MCCC have been unaffected by the crisis in the Ukraine, some are more involved than most realize, including Paul Hedeen, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Full story

Paul Hedeen

Hedeen is MCCC's Ukranian connection

While most at MCCC have been unaffected by the crisis in the Ukraine, some are more involved than most realize, including Paul Hedeen, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Full story

Paul Hedeen

Hedeen is MCCC's Ukranian connection

While most at MCCC have been unaffected by the crisis in the Ukraine, some are more involved than most realize, including Paul Hedeen, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences. Full story