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7:00 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.


7:30 PMProfiles in Excellence

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. 


8:00 PMArc 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.


MCC’s Design, Interactivity and Media Arts Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Tom McDonnell

Tom McDonnell, Dean of Humanities and Visual Arts discusses MCC's exciting new Design, Interactivity and Media Arts program, DIMA. This program was offered for the first time in the fall quarter 2013 with emphasis on creative thinking and design principles with visual, technical and artistic skills students can choose from among eight majors. Included are: Graphic Design, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Illustration, Media Generalist, Motion Graphics, Web Design and DIMA Entrepreneur.

 


Global Education: One Man’s Journey

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: D'Andra Orey, Ph.D.

D'Andra Orey, Professor at Jackson State University relates his extensive teaching experience throughout the world. Having taught globally in Haiti, Ghana, Africa and the United States, he has great insight into various cultures, economics, and various political policies.


MCC's Information Technology

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Tom Pensabene, Jan Rowe

Tom Pensabene, Ph.D. - MCC Dean, Information Technology & E-Learning and Jan Rowe, MCC Information Technology Instructor discuss changes to INFO course offerings - Hybrid courses combine classroom learning with a significant online component. They also discussed Critical Facilities Management program. This program will prepare students to manage and operate an organization either on site or remotely.


Omaha Street School

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: John Parsons and  Shelley Pool 

John Parsons, Founder & Executive Director and Shelley Pool, Director of Education discuss the inspiration, founding and success of the Omaha Street School as it continues to be a final option for troubled youth to complete their high school education.


8:30 PMDays of Service – An MCC and UNO Partnership

Host: Kent Pavelka Guests: Maria Vazquez, Kathleen Oleson Lyons

Maria Vazquez-Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, MCC and Kathleen Oleson Lyons-Asst. Vice Chancellor for Civic & Social Responsibility, UNO discuss the Days of Service partnership.

Providing opportunities for students to volunteer at area non-profit organizations, Days of Service gives students an out-of-the-classroom experience to contribute their time and talent to local events and efforts. Students participate in activities such as Martin Luther King Day, the September 11, 2001 Remembrance Day and Veterans Day. Other activities include fund raising, renovating homes, building community gardens and serving meals to the homeless.

These experiences engage MCC and UNO students in the local community shaping them for the global community.


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.


MCC'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.


9:00 PMFaculty Insights-4th Edition: Their Lives and Insp

Host: Kent Paelka Guest: Al Cox, Bobby Polk, Kris Engler

In this fourth edition, Al Cox, Automotive Technology instructor, and Bobby Polk, Criminal Justice instructor and Kris Engler, Horticulture 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 - Vegetarian Grilling

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 - Vegetarian Grilling

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.


9:30 PMStudent Success at MCC: Placement Testing

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Arthur Rich, Ph.D.

Arthur Rich, Ph.D., Vice President, Campuses and Student Services, discusses MCC’s testing and placement services. With a national level perspective Dr. Rich provides an overview of testing and placement efforts, and details MCC’s services.

Dr. Rich explains that multiple measures including students’ high school GPA, ACT scores and MCC’s COMPASS and Skills Tutor are indispensable tools to proper student placement.


Local Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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 Emergency Medical Services Program

Host: Kent Pavelka Guest: Peggy Dean

Peggy Dean, Program Director and EMS Faculty, discusses MCC's Emergency Medical Services program. The program is comprehensive and includes such courses as EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic.

Peggy explains new efforts including paramedics getting out into home health care, post-hospital and non-emergency care, following up with patients as they get out of the hospital into their homes. Also in development are the nurse-to-EMT and nurse-to-paramedic programs.

Peggy also highlights MCC's training partnership with the City of Omaha. Starting with nine Omaha firefighters in a paramedic class at the South Omaha Campus, MCC will ultimately provide all training for Omaha's 600-plus firefighting force at MCC's fire training tower, campuses, online, and in Omaha fire stations.


Local Flavor - Fresh Garden Tomatoes

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.


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