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7:00 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-3rd Edition: Their Lives & Inspir

Guests: Trevor Secora, Chris Ellinwood

In this third edition, Trevor Secora, Construction Technology instructor, and Chris Ellinwood, Welding Technology 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 - 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 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 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 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 PMSouth Africa: A Scholar’s Perspective

Host: Margaret Bumann Guest: Dawne Y. Curry, Ph.D., Heather Doxon

Dawne Y. Curry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Heather Doxon ethics student, UNL, discuss apartheid in South Africa.

Professor Curry and host Margaret Bumann present a historical perspective on apartheid, and then review the social and cultural impact on the people of South Africa from past to present.

Author of Apartheid on a Black Isle: Removal and Resistance in Alexandra, South Africa, Dr. Curry cites conditions during the near half century of apartheid rule, and compares the pre and post-apartheid climate. She then discusses the important role Nelson Mandela played and South Africa's current environment and hope for the future.

Heather Doxon presents a student's point-of-view and discusses her travels and experiences to South Africa.

 

 


The Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Garan Coons

Emcee for the 22nd Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow and presenter in Metro's Diversity Matters Film and Lecture Series, Garan Coons discusses his background as an Oglala Lakota Navajo Native American.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised Winnebago Ho-Chunk, Garan Coons studies Native American customs at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Founder of the Many Moccasins Dance Troupe he is renowned as a professional singer, dancer, and storyteller, illustrating Native American culture to international audiences.


The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Lynne M. Jackson

Lynne M. Jackson, President and Founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri, is the great-great granddaughter of Dred and Harriett Scott. She discusses the impact of the Dred Scott Decision and its relevance in today’s race relations. She sets the backdrop of the events that led to the famous 1857 Supreme Court case that held that African-Americans, whether slave or free could not be American citizens. The case itself hastened the start of the Civil War.

She discusses the continuing work of The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation to commemorate, educate, and not forget the struggle for freedom, equality, citizenship and justice.


Nebraska Historic Storytelling

 Host: Kent Pavelka  Guest: Cherrie Beam-Clarke

Cherrie Beam-Clarke, native Nebraskan and Nebraska Historic Storyteller reprises her role as pioneer Mariah Monahan.Cherrie tells captivating stories depicting Nebraska life from 1860 to 1895 including discussion about Christmas on the prairie, dealing with injuries, prairie fires, rattlesnake bites, harvesting Nebraska "coal," living on cornmeal, and the harsh, endless monotonous labor of pioneer life. These entertaining and educational excerpts are from Beam-Clarke's live presentations, "Promise in a New Land," "The Courage to Continue," and "Grit 'n Gumption."


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 PMGreater Omaha chamber of Commerce, 1Q 2014 Update

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: David Brown

David G. Brown, president and chief executive officer, Greater Omaha chamber of Commerce, presents an overview of chamber activities during the first quarter of 2014.

David discusses internal restructuring at the chamber from five divisions to three, streamlining operations and efforts.

Also highlighted is the new Prosper Omaha Strategy, a five-year campaign to create a quality community, investing in people, education and jobs.

This program presents an optimistic economic outlook for the greater Omaha area through growth and job expansions.


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. 

 


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 - 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. 

 


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 - The Day After: Leftovers

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

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 - The Day After: Leftovers

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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