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7:00 PMMCC’s Mural Project, South Campus

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Susan Trinkle, Mike Girón

Susan Trinkle, Art History Instructor, and Mike Girón, Mural Artist and adjunct Art Instructor, discuss Metropolitan Community College's Mural Project at the South Omaha Campus.

Susan and Mike discuss the genesis of the project, its funding, development as an art class project involving MCC students, and its significance to the South Omaha community.

A short video segment from Mike's colleague, Richard Harrison, explains the primary art technique used on the mural, posterizing.

Mike and Susan explain the painstaking planning, stenciling and painting process, and highlight the historic and cultural significance of the project to the South Omaha community.


Local Flavor - Making Naan and Raita

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-6th Edition: Their Lives and Insp

Guests: Tricia Hollins, Jamie Burmeister, Nanci Stephenson

In this sixth edition, Tricia Hollins, art instructor, Jamie Burmeister, art instructor, and Nanci Stephenson, interior instructor, discuss their background, education, and prior work experience before coming to MCC.

Coming from a wide range of backgrounds and bringing a wealth of real-world knowledge and hands-on experience, they discuss their formative years, education, and unique work environments. They reflect on mentors who inspired them, and share what attracted them to teaching, MCC and their program area.


Local Flavor - Making Naan and Raita

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 Nursing Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Stacey Ocander

Dr. Stacey Ocander, Dean of Health and Public Services, provides an update on MCC’s nursing program.

She explains the recent accreditation process and its importance to the college, program, and students. She also discusses the significant curriculum redesign and its importance to students and faculty.

Stacey highlights the Clinton Global Initiative and Career Academy with Millard Public Schools, both significant activities for MCC’s nursing program.

The program includes Stacey’s jobs outlook for the health occupations.


7:30 PMMCC’s Aquaponics Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Mike Kaminski, Gregg Fripp

Mike Kaminski, MCC Horticulture Coordinator, and Gregg Fripp, President and CEO, Whispering Roots, discuss and demonstrate aquaponics systems.

Mike Kaminski explains the historical significance of aquaponics as a self-contained sustainable system of raising vegetables and fish in a self-replenishing environment.

Mike discusses MCC’s aquaponics program and its unique relationship with the college’s culinary program, providing food to the Bistro Restaurant.

Gregg Fripp explains his involvement in aquaponics both with MCC and the Omaha Public Schools. He outlines his success and vision for introducing aquaponics as a unique opportunity for youth in North Omaha to learn about both aquaculture and horticulture. From this students learn about science in a very practical way as well as being prepared to enter advanced fields of study.


Local Flavor - Grilling Sausage

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. 


Amy Forss, Ph.D., Educator, Author, and Fulbright

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Amy Forss, PhD.

Amy Forss, Ph.D., History Instructor, discusses her path to a Fulbright Scholarship, authorship of a book, and challenges as an educator.

Dr. Forss covers her background and eclectic interests, and the arduous path to becoming a Fulbright Scholar. She explains the fulfilling experience of teaching in the Budapest area of Hungary, and the meaningful relationships established with students.

Amy details how at a student’s suggestion she researched Mildred Brown, editor of the Omaha Star newspaper. As the founder of the longest running black newspaper in the U.S., she ultimately chose Mildred as the topic of her dissertation.

Amy discusses the challenges of working fulltime and pursuing her doctoral degree in this interesting program.


Local Flavor - Grilling Sausage

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-5th Edition: Their Lives and Ins

Guests: Lois Bartsch, Alan Wasmoen, Kendra Sibbernsen

In this fifth edition, Lois Bartsch, biology and chemistry instructor, Alan Wasmoen, biology instructor, and Kendra Sibbernsen, physics 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 backgrounds, formative years, education, and unique work environments. They reflect on mentors who inspired them, and share what attracted them to teaching, MCC and their program area.


8:00 PMA Brief History of John Neihart
Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Nancy Gillis, Executive Director, discusses the John Neihardt State Historic Site and the Neihardt Foundation’s Institute for Vision and Learning.
Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch: A Roadmap to Success

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch

Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch, founder of Educational Achievement Services, Inc. discusses the moral values she learned during childhood and throughout her career in the United States military. Her goal is to save the youth of America by mentoring students and parents across the United States.


Omaha Kids Alliance

Host: Kent Pavelka  Guest: Kara Eastman

 Kara Eastman, executive director and CEO, discusses the mission and goals of Omaha Kids Alliance. She explains the organization's educational efforts to prevent lead poisoning in homes, the elimination of lead from Omaha homes built prior to 1978, and a grant received from the Kresge Foundation to aid their work.


iPads 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.


Metro Omaha Women's Business Center

Host" Kent Pavelka Guest: B.C. Clark, Kris Bockerman

B.C. Clark President and Executive Director of MOWBC and Kris Bockerman Owner of A Fabulous You! discuss MOWBC's endeavors to accelerate the success of women.


8:30 PMThe Immigration Challenge

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest:Carol Cleaver

Carol Cleaver, Paralegal and Business Law Instructor discusses the impact of the growing immigrant population on business, industry and education. Carol relates the importance of awareness and understanding how laws affect employers, educators, and the general population. She also describes the new online Career Certificate in Immigration Law, Policy, and Procedures which addresses these emerging issues.


MCC’s Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management P

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Kris Engler. Todd Morrissey

Horticulture instructors Todd Morrissey and Kris Engler give an overview of the new Horticulture, Land Systems, and Management program (HLSM). Incorporating an urban farmyard of working honey bees, chickens, rabbits, fish ponds, greenhouse, arboretum and vegetable and herb gardens, the new program will allow students to learn and work in a unique “ground to table” environment, cultivating and harvesting food that is prepared in Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for the Culinary Arts.


9:00 PMTeammates: Mentoring Transforms Lives

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Tracy McTavish-Mlady, Callie Erickson

Tracy McTavish-Mlady, MCC Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator, and Callie Erickson, TeamMates Events & Marketing Coordinator, Teammates Mentoring Program, discuss the history and mission of Teammates.

Founded in 1991 by Nancy and Tom Osborne, Teammates is a mentoring program that connects secondary and post-secondary students with adults who can guide students through school, life and their career path.

Tracy and Callie explain the ways students are identified and selected, and how mentors are paired with them. A brief video clip shows some typical mentor-mentee relationships.

With over one hundred Teammates chapters in Nebraska and Iowa, the goal is to serve 10,000 youth and be nationally recognized as the leading school-based mentoring program by 2015.


Local Flavor - Making Gnocchi

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. 

 


Fort Omaha Buffalo Robe Project

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Steve Tamayo

Steve Tamayo, Lakota artist and professor of traditional arts from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota discusses MCC's buffalo robe project and the importance of the Fort Omaha Campus.


Local Flavor - Making Gnocchi

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. 

 


Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce: 2Q 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 second quarter of 2014.

David updates the Prosper Omaha Strategy, various business development activities and ongoing economic development.

He highlights the new Omaha area branding campaign, "We Don't Coast." The multiple-media effort was spearheaded by a group of 16 creative professionals and stakeholders including business leaders and elected officials from the area's six counties.


9:30 PMProfiles in Excellence: "Fritz" Sonnenschmidt

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Frederic H. "Fritz" Sonnenschmidt

Certified Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt reflects on his personal journey to chefdom and a life of classic cooking.

A renowned author and television personality, he recounts his background and upbringing in Munich, Germany and the influence of his mother's cooking that shaped his belief that one's food is a reflection of their personality and values.

With seriousness and humor he shares his life, travels and appointments in famous kitchens throughout the world. He relates experiences as faculty of the Culinary Institute of America; popular cooking demonstration and lectures, and commitment to sharing his life of learning to culinary students.


Local Flavor: Grilled Rotisserie: Chicken and 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 and Skills USA 2014

Host:  Kent Pavelka Guests: Bob Maass, Trevor Secora

Bob Maass, Video and Audio Communication Arts instructor and Trevor Secora, Construction Technology instructor, discuss their respective areas participation in the 2014 Skills USA competition.

They discuss the history of Skills USA, MCC's participation and significant milestones and the networking opportunities available through Skills USA.

Student interviews highlight their roles, the significance of participation and the challenge of the 2014 competition in Kansas City, Missouri. The students express their appreciation to their teachers and their future aspirations.


Local Flavor: Grilled Rotisserie: Chicken and 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. 


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