The MCTC Muslim Student Association held a Charlie Hebdo forum on Feb. 18, in the Helland Center to educate the public about the shooting earlier this year in France. The forum panel featured three MCTC professors and a Muslim student.
Do you remember watching the Muppet movies? Or playing with a puppet in your childhood? Imagine having a puppet that looks just like you. This is what MCTC student Ezra Bartsch creates.
The threat of Ebola is nearly diminished within the Western world. Incidentally, so has the news coverage. However, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) situation report on Jan. 21, there have been 710 total confirmed cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone within 21 days leading up to Jan. 21st.
On his first day at Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School in Downtown Minneapolis as a teaching assistant in 2011, Alexei Casselle was called into the vice principal’s office before the day started.
“There’s a teaching position open in our poetry class. Would you like to start today?” they asked.
Casselle had been making music for over 20 years. Hip-hop, rap and spoken word were his forte. He had performed in front of large audiences countless without any nerves at all and yet, teaching in front of an audience of teenagers gave him some jitters. The answer he would give the vice principal that day would flip his life upside down.
The Three-Legged Frog (TLF) club’s founders attended a lecture by environmental scientist and author William Souder. Motivated by his passions, TLF derived the name of their club from one of Souder’s books, in which Souder details the mystery of why some frogs have a defect that causes them to have an extra appendage. Biology instructor Cathy Geist took it upon herself to become the academic advisor of the group.
One evening when he and his other exchange student friends were returning home from a party, Patrick Troup was stopped by Belgian law enforcement. When he presented his proper documents to the officers, they let him go. When his Nigerian and Kenyan friends presented their proper documents, they were hauled away in the back of their squad car.
This incident only reinforced his need to serve those who are underrepresented. MCTC’s current interim vice president of Academic Affairs has spent his career in higher education doing just that.
“Being a black male really helps frame a lot of my way of seeing the world and seeing where things need to be changed,” he said.
The MCTC Theater Department is soon to be performing the play “Intimate Apparel” by American playwright Lynn Nottage. The play is showing Feb. 11 through the 14 at 7 p.m. as well as a matinee showing on Feb.14th at 1 p.m.