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Athens Agora great inspiration for MCCC Agora

In the shade under a hundreds-year-old olive tree, with a breeze blowing from the nearby Aegean Sea, the Greek sun loses its bite. You can sit back and let the marble and granite ruins, spread in a park-like setting across the hillside, blur in your mind, allowing your subconscious to […]

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Summer movie round-up

Toy Story 3 By Danny Shaw Pixar has again proved it is Hollywood’s most reliable film studio by giving theatergoers another pitch-perfect film. “Toy Story 3” might be the most epic and heartening movie this summer. Combining that classic Pixar charm, topnotch animation, and all the characters we’ve grown to […]

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Strong Big 10 launches new season

Teams in the Big Ten will be entering the season with momentum, coming off success in the postseason last year. Big Ten teams have been criticized for their bowl performances in recent years, but they finished last season 4-3, and were just a few points from a perfect record. This […]

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Bands, comedians coming to Meyer Theatre

This will be the seventh year that the Meyer Theatre has hosted performances for the community. Events coordinator Tom Ryder said he is satisfied with the schedule that the campus events committee put together this year. “I think we have a real solid line-up,” Ryder said. “My goal was always […]

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Step increases reinstated to MCCC employees

President David Nixon and the Board of Trustees have decided to reinstate step increases to MCCC employees. In a recent e-mail Nixon sent to all support staff and administrators, he explained that the recent retirements at MCCC resulted in additional cash flow to the college’s 2010-2011 budget. The step increases […]

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New criminal justice prof an ex-cop

Penelope Dunn is prepared for her first school year as MCCC’s new criminal justice professor. “I know that it’s going to be a lot of work this first semester, but I’ve read the textbooks probably five times front to back,” Dunn said. Her determination to succeed at whatever she does […]

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Health dean off to busy start

Dr. Cynthia Roman, the new dean of the Health Science Division, has had a fast-paced orientation to her new position. Since accepting the dean position in May, Roman has been deeply involved with the reaccreditation process for the college’s nursing program. Along with the accreditation report, the process also involves […]

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Monroe band to open for The Misfits

A local Monroe band got the gig of a lifetime– opening for the legendary 80’s punk rock band The Misfits. The group, “Capaul,” consists of twins Ben and Nick Capaul, students at MCCC, and their older brother Chris, an MCCC alum. While sitting in a chair draped with a Misfits […]

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Volleyball team building for future

New coach Scott Barbe and his players have high goals for the MCCC volleyball program. “Our hope is to eventually have an actual community college program for volleyball,” Barbe said. “We’re trying to show the board of directors and trustees that we can create a winning team.” The volleyball club […]

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Wetzel and Schwab replace Bennett

When Tim Bennett, former vice president of Business Affairs, took early retirement, the college needed an immediate replacement. That replacement came in the form of two MCCC employees, Sue Wetzel and Daniel Schwab. Wetzel was formerly the director of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the MCCC Foundation. She is […]