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German documentary transports students to the past

Students enrolled in elementary German visited the past Nov. 13 in the A Building cafeteria. While they did not have a time machine, professor Magdalena Kotanova held a viewing of “Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald” to transport students back to a pivotal time in Germany’s history. “I think it’s interesting […]

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Veterans thanked at MCCC

Dozens of community members including six veterans attended the “Thank You, Veterans” event at the La-Z-Boy Center Nov. 11. The event started with opening remarks from President Kojo Quartey and was followed by a moment of silence. Afterward, the Pledge of Allegiance was said and the “Star-Spangled Banner” was played […]

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Professor teaches community to take action

A college professor has been trying to help keep children safe against the ghouls and goblins that lurk in the night during Halloween. About 20 years ago, professor Mark Bergmooser, started teaching a one-day children’s self-defense seminar leading up to Halloween. He said this was partially to help increase recruitment […]

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Poetry Night causes a fright

The air was filled with anticipation and Halloween spirit as students descended into the Cellar. Students were dressed in their best Halloween costumes, prepared to read their funny, spooky and profound poems. The Writing Fellows hosted their annual Poetry Night and Bake Sale on Oct. 24 to celebrate the holiday […]

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Donors line up for blood drive

Got blood? These donors do. Members of the community visited Monroe County Community College on Oct. 15 to participate in the Red Cross Blood Drive. Held inside the Administration Building in the cafeteria, the blood drive had a steady flow of donors throughout the day. Denise Harvey, Red Cross supervisor, […]

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X-TECH brings students and community to learn about STEM fields

MCCC hosted its annual X-TECH Career Exploration open house in the CTC Building Wednesday, Nov. 6. Over 100 high school students, college students and community members came to X-TECH to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields. “It’s been pretty good,” said Bonnie Masserant, an employee from DTE. […]

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MCCC hosts Boo Bash sequel

Clowns, Beetlejuice and even John Lennon invaded campus for one last Halloween night. Student Government hosted the second annual Boo Bash in the Cellar of the A Building Nov. 1 for students to celebrate Halloween one more time before putting costumes away for another year. This is the second year […]

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East Tech and West Tech renovation to bring new features to MCCC

Renovation on the East Tech and West Tech buildings will bring new features and spaces to Monroe County Community College. The building is expected to be furnished during spring 2020 and be ready for classes in fall 2020. Costing near $8.9 million, the renovation will include new classrooms, offices, testing […]

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College night helps students see new opportunities

Close to 50 community colleges, universities and vocational schools gathered on campus Oct. 8 to show local students future opportunities. MCCC’s College Night is an event open to all ages but is most popular among late high school students and early college students. Booths are set up with representatives from […]

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MCCC strives to continue scholarly standards

The Higher Learning Commission will visit Monroe County Community College on Nov. 4 and 5 to complete a re-accreditation review. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is based out Chicago, Illinois. According to the institution’s website, the HLC “accredits colleges and universities in a 19-state region of the United States.” A […]