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7:00 PMCredit Courses Abroad: Study in the Galapagos Isla

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Barbara Velazquéz, Jeba Inbarasu, Al Cox and students: Matthew Rasmussen, Whitney Carr, Edgar Romero

Jeba Inbarasu, Biology Science Instructor and Al Cox, Lead Automotive Technology Instructor, discuss MCC's Credit Course Abroad trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Program coordinator Barbara Velazquéz provides a brief overview and history of the program.

Jeba and Al discuss highlights of the exciting trip taken by eleven Environmental Biology students in July, 2014. They capture the academic and environmental experiences of the students, and the unique learning environment of the Galapagos.

Comments by three students are included. Matthew Rasmussen, Whitney Carr, and Edgar Romero each relate their most meaningful moments and high points of the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 


Local Flavor - Vegetarian Grilling

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


Fort Omaha in the 21st Century

Host: Kent Pavelka  Guests: Sue Raftery, Arthur Rich

Sue Raftery, Executive Director Career Skills Division/Dean of Literacy and Workplace Skills and Arthur Rich, Vice President For Campuses & Student Affairs discusses one of three new buildings at the Fort Omaha Campus, The Academic Skills Building. This academic support center will provide state-of-the-art learning spaces designed to provide for collaborative, technology enabled learning. Student Affairs spaces are also discussed. Improved services such as student intake, career exploration, testing and resource center and advising services provided in the building are designed to enhance college success strategies.


Local Flavor - Vegetarian Grilling

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


Soul of a Nation

Host: Kent Pavelka  Guests: Colin Cox, Anthony Bryce Graham, Yolanda Sanders

Colin Cox, Screenwriter, Playwright, and Artistic Director of Will & Company; Anthony Bryce Graham and Yolanda Sanders, actors discuss experiences of social justice issues for African Americans from Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin. The artists dig deep into the horrors of the justice system for Black men and women, explore hair-isms and phobias that entangle in the social acceptance of afro-textured hair, question the treatment of African Americans in medicine from Tuskegee to HIV, call attention to the underrepresentation of Blacks in technology careers, highlight the state of race relations today and inspire a call to action.


7:30 PMCultural Connections

Host: Kent Pavelka  Guests: Mary Umberger, James VanArsdall

Mary Umberger , Speech instructor and James VanArsdall , Social Sciences instructor discuss how Metro Community College is tapping into the community's wealth of cultural experiences to enhance students' educational experiences through a new initiative-The Institute for Cultural Connections and how it connects MCC students with cultural experiences, at the College and in the greater community.


Local Flavor - Grilled Rotisserie: Chicken and Lam

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


Faculty Insights-10th Edition: Their Lives & Inspi

Guests: Marcia Vergo, Brian O'Malley

In this tenth edition, Marcia Vergo, Math instructor and Brian O'Malley, Culinary Arts instructor discuss their background, education, and prior work experience before coming to MCC.

Bringing a wealth of real-world knowledge and hands-on experience, they discuss their formative years, education, and unique work environments. They reflect on inspiring mentors, and share what attracted them to teaching and their program area.

Their passion is as real as their dedication to their students and professions.


Local Flavor - Grilled Rotisserie: Chicken and Lam

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


8:00 PMConsuelo Castillo-Kickbusch: A Roadmap to Success

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch

Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch, founder of Educational Achievement Services, Inc. discusses the moral values she learned during childhood and throughout her career in the United States military. Her goal is to save the youth of America by mentoring students and parents across the United States.


Yo Sueño… I Dream

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Juan M. Izaguirre, MS, Ed.

Juan Izaguirre, Director, Multicultural Affairs, Florida Atlantic University, discusses his childhood and education in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the challenges of being raised as a Latino in the Midwest. He emphasizes the formative importance of family and religion. He presents his positive message of opportunity and success for Latinos in America.

 


Changing the Narrative:Stories from the Frontline

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa, Anchor & executive producer NPR's Latino USA President, Futuro Media Group discusses the changing landscape of America, its demographics, and cultural landscape.

Based on her lecture, Changing the Narrative: Stories from the Frontline of the New Mainstream, she explains how the predominant Caucasian “Narrative” of America will change by the year 2030 or 2050 to a pre-dominant mix of Latinos, Asians, African-Americans and other heritages creating a “New Mainstream.”

Using a brief video clip from her documentary “America by the Numbers,” Maria demonstrates the already changing landscape throughout many parts of the United States.

She localizes the discussion by relating ongoing activities on immigration and housing in Fremont, Nebraska connecting it to the national scene.


Day of the Dead Exhibit at EVC

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Ramiro Rodriguez

Ramiro Rodriguez, Exhibition Coordinator at the Snite Museum of Art - University of Notre Dame discusses the Day of the Dead Exhibit at the MCC Elkhorn Campus.

 


Lourdes Portillo: Filmmaker, Producer and Director

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Lourdes Portillo, José Garcia

Lourdes Portillo, filmmaker, producer and director, discusses her body of work as a documentary filmmaker. Drawing on her own life experiences and significant events in the Mexican and Hispanic cultures, her films present dramatic interpretations of these cultures.

José Garcia discusses the importance of Mexican American culture to the Omaha community, and its rich contributions to the area.

Lourdes and José explain the origins of the Day of the Dead observance and its role in her film La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead.


8:30 PM
9:00 PMFaculty Insights-9th edition: Their Lives & Inspir

Guests: Tim Kelly, Jerry Moss, Mary Cantwell

In this ninth edition, Tim Kelly and Jerry Moss, Respiratory Care Technology instructors and Mary Cantwell, Health Information Management System instructor discuss their background, education, and prior work experience before coming to MCC.

Bringing a wealth of real-world knowledge and hands-on experience, they discuss their formative years, education, and unique work environments. They reflect on inspiring mentors, and share what attracted them to teaching and their program area.

Their passion is as real as their dedication to their students and professions.


Local Flavor - Lamb

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 

 


Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce 4 Q 2014 Updat

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: David G. Brown

David G. Brown, CEO and President, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, discusses fourth quarter 2014 business activity for Omaha and the metropolitan area.

David also discussed the chamber's unveiling of a new slogan "We Don't Coast", a celebration of Omaha; who we are, where we are and how we operate.  


Local Flavor - Lamb

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 

 


Dr. Sybil Dione Rosado

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dr. Sybil Dione Rosado

Dr. Sybil Dione Rosado discusses the symbolic negotiation of beauty and power through hair. She explores how the symbolic meaning of hair and hairstyles is transformed into a cultural domain, indicating the wearer's social class, sexual orientation, genetic makeup and political affiliation.


9:30 PMMilitary and Veteran's Services

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Gary Sparks, Daniel Mohr, Armando Perez

Gary Sparks, IT instructor and Armando Perez and Daniel Mohr, Veterans Certifying Officials discuss MCC's mission to support current military service members, veterans, and their families as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals.


Local Flavor - Corned Beef and More

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


Local Flavor - Corned Beef and More

The show features MCC chef and instructor Oystein Solberg prepping and plating meals made with an array of local ingredients. Episodes are filmed in the Metropolitan Utilities District culinary theatre at MCC's Institute for the Culinary Arts. 


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