Festivities, citizen naturalization ceremony to be featured at 2017 International Fair

Metropolitan Community College’s annual International Fair will bring food, celebration and entertainment from around the globe to the College on Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. inside the Connector Building at the South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets.  The event is free and open to the public and will feature global displays, community organizations and a USCIS Naturalization Ceremony, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Industrial Training Center at the South Omaha Campus, room 120.

The annual event is aimed toward giving attendees of all ages the opportunity to learn about different cultures from around the world. To begin the day, the USCIS Naturalization Ceremony will welcome new US citizens. Musicians, dancers and performers will then take center stage in the Connector Building Commons throughout the day, blending cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

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The International Fair is presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, MCC will be showing the documentary “Before the Flood.” The film follows actor Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the globe learning about environmental concerns.

There will be three showings on different MCC campuses:

April 18: South Omaha Campus, Room 218, 2 p.m.

April 19: Fort Omaha Campus, Room 110, 5:30 p.m.

April 20: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Room 214, 2 p.m.

MCC at Do Space named a host site for Nebraska Science Festival

Metropolitan Community College at Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets, will be a host site for the Nebraska Science Festival this April. The Robotics Showcase and MCC’s Mobile Fab Lab workshops will be held Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The third workshop, Women in Technology, will be held Tuesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m. Each element of the Nebraska Science Festival is free, open to the public and intended for all ages. 

Each workshop will focus on STEM subjects utilizing interactive stations with 3-D printers, robots, high-tech equipment, laser cutters and more. The workshops are part of the Nebraska Science Festival, a week’s worth of events that take place across the state.

Last year’s Nebraska Science Festival topped more than 17,600 attendees at 48 different sites across the state. The festival also features informative speakers in the field of STEM and  other fun, hands-on experiences like beer making and kite making. 

Stay tuned for further announcements about MCC’s role with Nebraska Science Festival. For more information, visit