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6:30 PM     
7:00 PMGreater Omaha Chamber of Commerce 3 Q 2014 Update

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: David G. Brown

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

Highlights of the 25th annual Buy the Big O! Show at the Century Link Center are reviewed. Included are three brief video seagments that capture some of the key event activities.

  


Local Flavor - Cooking Squab

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. 


A Response to Infectious Diseases

Host: Stacey Ocander  Guests: Peggy Dean, Nancy Pares

Stacey Ocander, Dean of Health and Public Services, Peggy Dean, Emergency Management Program Director and Nancy Pares, Director of Nursing Programs discuss infectious diseases.

 


Local Flavor - Cooking Squab

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. 


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.


7:30 PMLocal Flavor - Safe Raw Proteins

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. 


Credit 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 - Safe Raw Proteins

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 PMCoretta Scott-King and other Black Women in Americ

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D.

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College discusses Coretta Scott-King's important role in the Civil Rights Movement.


Myra Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Diversit

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Myra Gordon

Myra Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Diversity, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, discusses multiculturalism and race relations in the United States and throughout the world. Guest speaker at MCC's 2014 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon, Dr. Gordon relates the influence of icons such as Dr. King, Nelson Mandela and President Barack Obama and their efforts to shape society and global policies.

She relates what Martin Luther King may think about having an African-American in the White House and the continued American economic and class disparities.


Following the "Dream" Making a Difference

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dr. James T. Minor

Dr. James T. Minor assistant Professor of higher education in the Department of Education Administration in the College of Education at Michigan State University discusses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.


Black Eagle, Dr. King’s Dream

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Shawn Hamilton 

Houston Texas native and Minneapolis-based actor Shawn Hamilton discusses his one man performance, Black Eagle, Dr. King’s Dream.

Shawn Hamilton discusses his portrayal of Dr. Ronald McNair, America’s first African-American astronaut, the Black Eagle. Tragically killed in the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger in January 1986, Shawn performs an interpretation of Dr. McNair recounting his inspiring journey from a segregated South Carolina town to the ranks of the elite space program.

Shawn also performs a character portrayal of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King engaging an audience to embrace his ideals of determination, acceptance and brotherhood.

This dynamic story is presented by the regional touring company of Mixed Blood Theatre from Minneapolis, Minnesota.


MCC's 26th Annual MLK Celebration with Dr. George

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dr. George McKenna

Dr. George McKenna discusses the fundamental right to receive a proper education.

 

 


8:30 PM
9:00 PMMCC’s Emergency Medical Services Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Peggy Dean, Peter Landmark

Peggy Dean, Emergency Management Program Director/Instructor and Peter Landmark, Emergency Management Services Instructor, discuss MCC's Emergency Medical Services program.

Produced in MCC's EMS lab, a student crew demonstrates various technologies and procedures in which students are trained, preparing them for ready employment in the respiratory health care field.

CPR is performed on a lab mannequin as Peter explains the procedures carried out and the role of each crew member. This real life demonstration exemplifies the hands on training students experience in MCC's EMS program.


Local Flavor - Stocks and Broths

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. 


iPads in the Art and Science Classrooms

Host: Margaret Bumann Guest: Susan Trinkle, Kendra Sibbernsen

Susan Trinkle, Art History instructor, and Kendra Sibbernsen, Physics and Astronomy instructor, discuss their use of the iPad in their learning environments.

They discuss and demonstrate several iPad applications that take students from the classroom and to museums and starlit skies.

Susan demonstrates blendoku, a digital alternative to mixing paints when no art facilities are available in order to learn about color values and intensity scales. This makes learning color theory a game.

Kendra demonstrates Sky Safari, an educational astronomical app that brings planets, stars, and constellations "live" to students. This interactive app brings the "night sky" to students anytime of the day, anywhere.

The instructors discuss the dramatic impact these technologies have on improving their learning spaces and the enhanced engagement and learning for students.

 


Local Flavor - Stocks and Broths

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. 


Team-Based Learning at MCC

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Cindy Catherwood, Alan Cox

Al Cox, Lead Automotive Technology Instructor, and Cindy Catherwood, Curriculum Design Coord./English & Humanities Instructor, discuss Team-Based Learning (TBL) at Metropolitan Community College.

Al and Cindy review the concepts of TBL and principles of Individual Readiness Assurance Testing which identifies student understanding of the subject, and Team Readiness Assurance Testing which places students in groups that focus on peer learning and achievement. These principles take the learning to the students, leveraging the instructor as a facilitator who focuses on points that are unclear and making students more accountable for the grade they earn.

 


9:30 PMMCC: A Place to Start

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Kirk Ahrends, Ingrid Berlin

Kirk Ahrends, Dean of Applied Technology, and Ingrid Berlin, Dean of Enrollment Services, highlight MCC's unique A Place to Start Program.

At the cost of regular tuition and without having to satisfy any prerequisites, anyone call enroll in a wide variety of courses at Metropolitan Community College.

Giving anyone a chance "to stick their toe in the water" of a college education without any pre-tests, A Place to Start offers nearly forty career-oriented and several general education program areas from which to choose classes.


Local Flavor - Mussels, Clams and Shrimp

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. 

 


MCC’s Culinary Arts and the Sage Student Bistro

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Erin C. Vik,  Stephen Bell

Erin C. Vik, General Manager, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Horticulture, and Steve Bell, Culinary Arts/Management Instructor, discuss the ongoing success of the Sage Student Bistro.

As a full service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily when culinary classes are in session, the Sage Student Bistro gives students real-world, hands on experience in a fully operational restaurant. Rotating among positions including table service, food preparation, cashiering and cleaning, MCC culinary students experience all aspects of operating a restaurant.

Food preparation and food service management classes leverage the features of the Sage Student Bistro, including a full five course dinner offered on a reservation basis to the public.


Local Flavor - Mussels, Clams and Shrimp

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. 

 


Math, Your Way

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Marcia Vergo

Math instructor Marcia Vergo explains Metro's unique competency based modular method of teaching math.

Modularization includes three groups of ten math modules. The first group covers basic college math, the second, elementary algebra and the third, intermediate algebra. Students are placed in the module best suited to their background. Instructors provide oversight and encouragement, making sure students are on-task to complete courses on time. Students and instructors are embracing the concept, and other program areas may adopt this teaching strategy.


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