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7:00 PMFaculty Insights-4th Edition: Their Lives and Insp

Host: Kent Paelka Guest: Al Cox, Bobby Polk, Kris Engler

In this fourth edition, Al Cox, Automotive Technology instructor, and Bobby Polk, Criminal Justice instructor and Kris Engler, Horticulture 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 - 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. 


MCC: 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 - 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. 


MCC’s Video and Audio Communication Arts Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Bob Maass

Bob Maass, Video and Audio Communication Arts (VACA) instructor, discusses MCC's exciting Video and Audio Communication Arts program. He explains that VACA is a unique program of creativity, storytelling and technology. Students use the latest cameras, computers, and editing and design software to produce compelling projects. Bob details the many opportunities available to students to display and distribute their work including The Knowledge Network, VACA's own YouTube channel, a portfolio class to build job-hunting work examples as well as a student run Internet radio station.

Students can get involved in the annual VACA Elkhorn Film conference, the student Cinema and Media Society, (CAMS), and have the opportunities to submit their work to the Omaha Film Festival.


7:30 PMStudent Success at MCC: Placement Testing

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Arthur Rich, Ph.D.

Arthur Rich, Ph.D., Vice President, Campuses and Student Services, discusses MCC’s testing and placement services. With a national level perspective Dr. Rich provides an overview of testing and placement efforts, and details MCC’s services.

Dr. Rich explains that multiple measures including students’ high school GPA, ACT scores and MCC’s COMPASS and Skills Tutor are indispensable tools to proper student placement.


Local Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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 Emergency Medical Services Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Peggy Dean

Peggy Dean, Program Director and EMS Faculty, discusses MCC's Emergency Medical Services program. The program is comprehensive and includes such courses as EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic.

Peggy explains new efforts including paramedics getting out into home health care, post-hospital and non-emergency care, following up with patients as they get out of the hospital into their homes. Also in development are the nurse-to-EMT and nurse-to-paramedic programs.

Peggy also highlights MCC's training partnership with the City of Omaha. Starting with nine Omaha firefighters in a paramedic class at the South Omaha Campus, MCC will ultimately provide all training for Omaha's 600-plus firefighting force at MCC's fire training tower, campuses, online, and in Omaha fire stations.


Local Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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 Health Information Management Systems - HIMS

Host: Margaret Bumann Guest: Mary Cantwell

Mary Cantwell, Health Information Management Systems (HIMS) instructor, discusses MCC's HIMS program. With an emphasis on the business aspects of health care services, MCC's HIMS program prepares students for several career opportunities.

Mary explains that certificates of achievement are available in fields including Coding and Billing, Transcription, and Office Assisting. Many jobs are readily available in the area, and starting salaries can be very good for this expanding field.


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.


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.

 


Into Possession of Myself: An Hour with Pippa Whit

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Pippa White

Pippa White presents an entertaining and interesting hour with samples of her one-woman storytelling shows. Based on formative American historical events, her lively and engaging presentations impart facts and insight to homesteaders, immigrants, and reformers.


The Black Church in American History

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Selwyn Bachus

Senior Pastor of Salem Baptist Church discusses the role, reverence and relevance of the Black Church in African American history.


8:30 PM
9:00 PMCreating Bridges through Music

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Asif Sinan, Rizwan Wazir

Bringing together the genres of jazz, Indian classical and Sufi music, Asif Sinan, Jazzical Guitarist is the quintessential "world musician" building bridges worldwide through his music.

Recognized as a cultural ambassador for his home country, Pakistan, Asif Sinan, Rizwan Wazir, Tabla player and his ensemble fuse a mix of ethereal and other-worldly music, introducing a new sound to a global audience.

 


Local Flavor - Mussells, 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. 

 


Faculty Insights-2nd Edition: Their Lives & Inspir

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Daryl Partner, Matt Wagg, Rich Newcomer

In this second edition, these instructors 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 - Mussells, 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 Career Services

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Monique Cribbs

Monique Cribbs, Career Services Coordinator, provides an in-depth review of the diverse resources available through MCC’s Career Services area.

Monique explains what students experience when they access Career Services, and how they can match their career aspirations with the right mix of courses using the Holland Code, an industry-standard interest’s identifier.

Monique discusses the wide range of services available to current students and alumni, as well as partnering relationships with Nebraska Works and Workforce Solutions, job boards that help match qualified applicants with potential employers. Monique highlights forthcoming exciting technological capabilities including a mobile app for mobile devices, a dynamic web portal and a revised Career Services web site.


9:30 PMLocal Flavor - Salads & Vinaigrettes

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 Entrepreneurship Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson, Entrepreneurship Program Manager and Instructor, discusses MCC's entrepreneurship program.

Heather reviews the course offerings and the attributes of those most suited to the exciting challenge of being an entrepreneur. She highlights the many networking and growth opportunities available to students at the annual Heartland Entrepreneur Conference.

The conference keynote address, guest speakers, and competitions give participants an inside look at the world of entrepreneurship.


Local Flavor - Salads & Vinaigrettes

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 Fort Omaha Campus

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: James Cloyd

James Cloyd, dean, Fort Omaha Campus, discusses the opportunities and challenges as dean of MCC's flagship campus.

James gives a brief overview of the history of the Fort, and his own childhood recollections of playing football on the campus Parade Grounds. He connects the past to the present as he discusses new activities such as the Table Talk series where he and campus staff connect with students to learn first-hand what they want in their education.

James highlights programs and courses offered including the Horticulture, Culinary and Land Management Systems program, and the "Fab Lab" Fabrication Laboratory.

Looking to the future, James discusses planned campus expansion including Construction Education and The Center for Advanced and Emerging Technologies buildings.


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