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MCCC Accepting Nominations for Enriching Lives Award

MCCC employees will soon have a chance to be recognized for their hard work. The Enriching Lives Performance Award will soon be available to co-worker nominated full-time and part-time employees, adjunct faculty, and student assistants at MCCC. The Institutional Staff Development Committee will be responsible for selecting the winner. The […]

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Granholm makes another ‘Promise’

Last month, Governor Jennifer Granholm said she wants to restore the Michigan Promise Scholarship program for the budget starting Oct. 1. The new ‘Promise’ would only cover college graduates who work in Michigan, at least part-time, for a year after completing their degree. The Michigan Promise Scholarship was eliminated this […]

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LAL offers free note-taking workshop

  The Learning Assistance Lab, located on the second floor of the C-building, is offering two sessions on how to improve lecture note-taking skills. “Some students who come to the Learning Assistance Lab have incomplete notes or notes that are not organized well enough to use,” said Colleen Baker, faculty […]

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MCCC hosted blood drive tops October’s record

A Red Cross blood drive hosted by MCCC last week received 83 units of donated blood, topping last year’s campus record by 13 units. Thanks to 73 donors, including several double-blood donors, up to 249 lives can be saved. Everything went smoothly except for the occasional delay, MCCC Student Government […]

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State fails to reach deadline

Community colleges appear to have escaped the state of Michigan’s budget ax. The state missed its Oct. 1 due date to determine a final budget for 2010, and is working under a new deadline of Oct 31. It seems to be certain, though, that community college funding will not be […]

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What the heck is that?

There is artwork around our campus shrouded in mystery. What is that sword thing? Who made the Native-American man in the glass box? What’s that cannon-shaped sculpture in the courtyard? These are questions that will be answered in this new series of articles, “What the Heck is That?” Questions and […]

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Nordstrom sets his sails

Thomas Nordstrom, professor of Political Science & Business Law is planning to sail away from MCCC. At 65, Nordstrom is officially retiring on Jan. 9, but he will be done on Dec. 15. When asked about his future plans, his eyes had a thousand-yard stare as he looked at the […]

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For unto us a song is born

 As professional composer Patrick Stoyanovich autographed copies of his C.D. after the first MCCC band concert of the year, he couldn’t help reflecting on the events leading up to this night.    It was a story that began when he was just a young boy in junior high and finally ended […]

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H1N1 vaccinations on campus

Vaccinations for the H1N1 flu virus will take place at MCCC in November, and college students are one of the target groups. MCCC has been working closely with the Monroe County Health Department to provide vaccinations for the H1N1 virus.  Public vaccinations are likely to be held on a Saturday […]