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7:00 PMiPads in MCC's Paramedic Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Peter Landmark

Peter Landmark, EMT Paramedic Instructor, discusses the use of iPads in Metropolitan Community College's Paramedic Program.

Peter explains how iPads and interactive displays improve the teaching environment and learning experience. He demonstrates iPad apps used by instructors and students and emphasizes how iPads better prepare students for the working environment.


Local Flavor - Blackened Tilapia

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. 


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.


Local Flavor - Blackened Tilapia

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. 


The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Deborah Watts

Deborah Watts, Co-Founder and Director of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, recounts the tragic story of Emmett Till, a 15 year-old black teenager who in 1955 was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in Money, Mississippi. Citing similarities between the racially provoked event and the death of Travon Martin in Florida, in 2012, Deborah Watts introduces a segment from the film, WHO KILLED EMMETT TILL? which documents the 1955 incident and the acquittal of the Emmett Till's murderers.

She explains the efforts of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, its outreach to youth, and positive message of "Never Again!"


7:30 PMMCC’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 - Sausages

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 - Sausages

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 PMMarlin "The Magician" Briscoe

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Native Omahan Marlin Briscoe, the NFL's first starting quarterback, shares his story of success in spite of discrimination faced on and off the gridiron.


Arc of Justice

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dr. Kevin Boyle

Dr. Kevin Boyle, a history professor at Ohio State University,and author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, discusses his book.


The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central:High School Baske

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Steve Marantz, Kevin Buckner

Steve Marantz, Omaha Central Alum and Author and Kevin Buckner, Omaha Central Alum and basketball player discuss Steve's book - The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball in the Racial Divide of '68 and how an American high school was united by basketball and torn apart by the drama of civil rights in 1968.


Omaha's Own John Beasley
Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: John Beasley professional actor and founder of John Beasley Theater talks about his journey to becoming an actor.
A Black President in My Lifetime

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Dr. Byron D'Andra Orey, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Jackson State University, chronicles the events that led to the election of Barack Obama.


8:30 PM
9:00 PMTeam-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.

 


Local Flavor - Chicken and Eggs

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. 


Metro Comm. College’s New Look, Brand & Identity

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Sheila O'Connor

Metropolitan Community College unveiled a new logo and visual identity in July 2013. Sheila O'Connor, Executive Director of Public Affairs, discusses the rationale behind the rebranding process and MCC's strategic vision moving forward. The new logo serves to preserve the College's history, represent its diversity and distinguish it from other institutions.


Local Flavor - Chicken and Eggs

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. 


inCOMMON Community Development

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: JD Senkbile, Christian Gray

Christian Gray, executive director, and JD Senkbile, program director, discuss the mission and work of inCOMMON Community Development. 

Christian and JD highlight inCOMMON efforts including Common Life, Common Good, and Park Avenue Commons.Helping the impoverished transition to productive, employed lives, inCOMMON works with a corps of volunteers helping the poverty stricken, unemployed, underemployed and those in need of adequate housing. The Park Avenue Commons sponsors community-building activities, social services, individual development, and job readiness workshops. With belief in neighborhood empowerment as a way out of and away from poverty, inCOMMON Community Development works to build a sustainable environment at the neighborhood level.


9:30 PMMCC's Future Learning Spaces

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Stand Horrell

Stan Horrell, Director of MCC Campus Planning and Sustainability, highlights future expansion plans at Metropolitan Community College. Using the 2010 Master Plan presented to the MCC Board of Governors, Stan outlines building plans at the Fort Omaha and Elkhorn Valley Campuses. Also highlighted are recent improvements at the South Omaha Campus and Fremont and Applied Technology Centers.


Local Flavor - Seafood Gratin

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 Healthcare Information & Administrative Prog

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Ellen Jacobs, Dawn Goodsell

Ellen Jacobs, MCC Healthcare Info. & Admin. Director, and Dawn Goodsell, MCC Healthcare Info. & Admin. Instructor, discuss this soon-to-be-offered online-only program.

Responding to the changing demands of the health care system, MCC's Healthcare information and Administration program will prepare students for professional non-medical jobs.


Local Flavor - Seafood Gratin

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 Credit Courses Abroad

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Barbara Velázquez

Barbara Velázquez, Coordinator, Intercultural/International Education, discusses Metropolitan Community College’s vigorous Credit Course Abroad program. Barbara briefly discusses the robust calendar of events and diverse cultural activities in the Intercultural/International Education program. The Credit Course Abroad program allows students to travel to foreign countries earning course credits while experiencing places such as Guatemala, China, Thailand and the Rosebud Native American Reservation in South Dakota.


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