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Press releases

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May. 17, 11 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Announces Partnership with Boston Scientific to Launch Math and Science Initiatives for Minneapolis High School Students
May. 12, 11 Senator Klobuchar to Speak at MCTC Commencement Ceremony about Role of Community Colleges in Global Economy on May 14
Apr. 21, 11 MCTC Student Geoffrey Dittberner Elected President of Minnesota State College Student Association
Apr. 19, 11 Stephen Stafford, 14-Year-Old Morehouse College student, and Cub Foods President Keith Wyche will address 900 Minneapolis high school students at MCTC on Wednesday, April 20.
Apr. 11, 11 MCTC Student Geoff Dittberner Named Member of 2011 All-USA Community College Academic Team and Coca-Cola New Century Scholar
Dec. 17, 10 MCTC Partners with Local Organizations for 3rd Annual MLK Day of Service and Announces Student African American Brotherhood Program
Dec. 16, 10 Dean Janis Hollenbeck Named National Council of Instructional Administrators Award Winner
Nov. 3, 10 MCTC’s Fight to End Hunger and Homelessness: Nov. 5 – 23, 2010
Oct. 22, 10 MCTC Chosen To Participate in National Project on General Education for a Global Century
Aug. 31, 10 TRIO announces funding for Starting Point and two new Student Support Services programs at MCTC
Aug. 24, 10 MCTC Receives Funds to Implement Scholarship America’s Dreamkeepers Program
Jun. 25, 10 New 2010-2011 Course Catalog Available
May. 25, 10 MCTC appoints new deans and key staff members
May. 18, 10 Xcel Energy Foundation gives $30,000 to MCTC Foundation for Scholarships
May. 17, 10 "Race to Save the Planet" courses give students an opportunity to collaborate and deeply engage while learning about environmental issues
May. 14, 10 MCTC Graduation Ceremony May 18 at Minneapolis Convention Center
Apr. 30, 10 Minnesota AIDS Project and AIDS Healthcare Foundation to Offer Free HIV Testing at MCTC on May 4
Apr. 30, 10 Statewide student association elects MCTC student as its Vice President
Apr. 30, 10 Statewide student association elects MCTC student as its Public Relations Coordinator
Apr. 27, 10 MCTC Students Compete and Win at SkillsUSA Minnesota Conference
Apr. 26, 10 Comedian Charlie Hill to Perform at MCTC in Celebration of Indian Month
Apr. 19, 10 Aaron Spiegel Named Member of 2010 All-USA Community College Academic First Team
Apr. 16, 10 Three-Legged Frog Environmental Club will hold its Sixth Annual Sustainability Fair on April 21
Apr. 16, 10 MCTC and the Jazz and Chamber Ensembles present "Music on Loring," April 21
Apr. 13, 10 MCTC's 2nd Annual Gospel Music Extravaganza on April 23 features traditional African and African American gospel
Apr. 12, 10 Learn to fly at MCTC's Science Fair on April 20
Apr. 8, 10 The Jungle Theater presents 'Jump at the Sun: The Life and Times of Zora Neale Hurston' at the Whitney Fine Arts Theatre, April 16
Apr. 8, 10 MCTC Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members
Apr. 6, 10 Hands on Health, a wellness fair for students, staff, faculty and neighbors will be held in MCTC's Cafeteria on April 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Apr. 1, 10 ‘Fine Arts Festival’ Showcases Student Work Through April
Mar. 22, 10 Theatre on the Park presents METAMORPHOSIS, April 7-10
Mar. 17, 10 The Higher Learning Commission Continues MCTC’s Accreditation
Mar. 4, 10 Two MCTC students in All-Minnesota Academic Team honored for achievements and community service on March 3
Feb. 26, 10 Giant Red Arrow--Annual Portfolio Showcase: MCTC is hosting the 32nd annual portfolio showcase for graduating graphic design, web design and media production students on May 4
Feb. 8, 10 Gladys Green SeniorNet Learning Center offers computer instruction to seniors in the community
Feb. 4, 10 Annual production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ on campus
Feb. 4, 10 MCTC appoints Yvette Trotman as Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Anti-Racism Initiatives
Feb. 4, 10 MnSCU 2009 awards for excellence in management announced
Feb. 4, 10 MCTC faculty member named Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar
Feb. 3, 10 Theatre on the Park presents "Mother Courage" play Feb. 10-13
Feb. 3, 10 MCTC Students Participate in American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’ Event Feb. 6
Feb. 3, 10 MCTC Hosts Event on Culture and Identity in U.S. Census Feb 16
Jan. 28, 10 MCTC hosts accreditation review visit for its nursing programs
Jan. 6, 10 MCTC hosts African-American Race Relations panel discussion moderated by Don Shelby
Dec. 18, 09 MCTC receives Commuter Choice Award from Metro Transit
Dec. 16, 09 Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children's Zone, to kick-off activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, Basilica
Nov. 25, 09 MCTC Choirs to perform early winter concert Dec. 11
Nov. 19, 09 MCTC alumn Rozenia Fuller wins prestigious TRiO Achievers Award
Nov. 19, 09 MCTC seeks 100 community volunteers for mass choir
Nov. 19, 09 Geoffrey Canada, educational pioneer and social reformer, to speak at MCTC’s 2010 “Celebrate the Dream” Tribute
Oct. 15, 09 Theatre on the Park to perform "Animal Farm" Oct. 28-31
Oct. 12, 09 MCTC completes first steps toward reducing its carbon footprint
Sep. 25, 09 MCTC names Cinema Award Winners
Sep. 11, 09 TSA chooses MCTC for Homeland Security educational pilot program
Sep. 10, 09 HVAC program earns accreditation from HVAC Excellence
Sep. 8, 09 Chopper College sets up shop at MCTC
Sep. 8, 09 Karen Frank gets McKnight screenwriting award
Aug. 24, 09 U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar visits Veterans' Welcome Center
Aug. 11, 09 North Minneapolis recognizes Power of YOU students
Jul. 27, 09 MCTC is working to hold down tuition and fees
Jul. 16, 09 MCTC launches Community Development A.S. degree program
Jul. 2, 09 MCTC announces free computer and career development workshops
Jun. 25, 09 New MCTC Intercollegiate Fundraising Committee launches campaign for basketball teams
Jun. 22, 09 Three MCTC Faculty Members Recognized as Outstanding Educators
Jun. 12, 09 City of Minneapolis Declares June 12 Minneapolis Mavericks Day
May. 7, 09 Race to Save Planet
May. 4, 09 H1N1 Update
Apr. 16, 09 MCTC Coach Jay Pivec named NJCAA Division III Coach of the Year
Apr. 15, 09 MCTC's Fine Arts Festival, April 8 – May 1, 2009
Apr. 3, 09 MCTC's Theatre on the Park announces "Alice in Wonderland."
Feb. 18, 09 Minnesota TRiO Day Student Conference on Saturday, February 21, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Feb. 9, 09 Public Notice for evalution by regional accrediting agency
Feb. 6, 09 MCTC counselor selected as a faculty scholar
Jan. 15, 09 Paul Rusesabagina, real-life hero of "Hotel Rwanda" is featured speaker at the Celebrate the Dream tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dec. 11, 08 Grainger partners with Minneapolis Community and Technical College for skilled labor
Nov. 5, 08 Wilder Research Study Credits Power of YOU Program for Doubling College Enrollment of Minneapolis and Saint Paul High School Graduates
Nov. 3, 08 Minneapolis Community & Technical College Celebrates 90th Anniversary of its Nursing Program
Mar. 24, 08 Merrill Lynch sponsors 10 scholarships, volunteer network for MCTC
Mar. 11, 08 MCTC, Emerge, Colpast Manufacturing U.S. and Intermet Die Cast grant signing ceremony is sign of opportunity for 77 residents of North Minneapolis
Jan. 15, 08 Minneapolis Community & Technical College Announces Winner of 1st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Leadership Award
Jan. 4, 08 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Selected as Finalist for National Award
Dec. 15, 07 Civil Rights Activist Myrlie Evers-Williams to headline 18th Annual 'Celebrate the Dream' Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dec. 13, 07 Minneapolis Community & Technical College President Phillip Davis Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus

Press coverage

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Sep. 22, 10 Students Ride the Biotech Wave
Jun. 9, 10 Nathan Johnson, MCTC Architectural Technology Faculty, Featured in Insight News
May. 10, 10 MCTC student Aaron Spiegel makes front page of Star Tribune's twin cities life section for his work to bring a clinic to campus
May. 3, 10 Two MCTC stories were featured in the spring edition of Minnesota State Colleges & Universities magazine
Apr. 19, 10 MCTC student Aaron Spiegel named to All-USA Community College Academic Team
Mar. 17, 10 Karen Hynick, MCTC's dean of education, makes a case for schools to hire teachers of color in a MinnPost article.
Mar. 4, 10 Nou Yang, a second-year Power of You student, writes about freeing herself from oppression in the Minnesota Women's Press
Mar. 4, 10 MCTC cinema alumnus' screening on Saturday for 'Ana's Playground,' filmed in Minneapolis to help children affected by war
Mar. 2, 10 MCTC student, Michelle Berry was crowned the 2010 Ms. Pan Africa at The 34th Pan African Student Leadership Conference at MSU-Mankato on February 27, 2010
Feb. 22, 10 The Daily Globe, Worthington: Mavericks' final season game in program history
Feb. 10, 10 "Snack Attack Samurai" Doritos commercial ranks as most-watched of all time
Feb. 8, 10 Doritos commercial, "Snack Attack Samurai," shot by former MCTC students aired during Superbowl
Jan. 27, 10 Culinary student accepts first prize in a cake decorating contest
Jan. 9, 10 Sioux City Journal features filmmaking students' Super Bowl ad
Jan. 7, 10 WCCO-TV features filmmaking students' Super Bowl ad
Oct. 12, 09 Hennepin and 1st Avenue conversion underway
Sep. 29, 09 Finance and Commerce highlights MCTC's HVAC program
Sep. 29, 09 MCTC renovation increases accessibility, sustainability (Downtown Journal)
Sep. 9, 09 Mylan Masson, director of the Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement program, featured on WCCO-TV's Good Question segment
Sep. 9, 09 New Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Center in local newspaper
Sep. 8, 09 Chopper College and Continuing Ed featured on MinnPost.com
Sep. 8, 09 Former PSEO student gets Gates Scholarship
Sep. 8, 09 Former Trio Adviser gets service award
Sep. 8, 09 MCTC Filmmaker produces new film
Sep. 8, 09 MCTC gets grant to help low-income parents
Aug. 24, 09 MinnPost.com features MCTC's Veterans Upward Bound program
Aug. 24, 09 MCTC President Phil Davis talks with Lori Sturdevant about increasing demands in the face of budget cuts
Jun. 12, 09 Power of You featured on KSTP Channel 5
Mar. 25, 09 Mayor R.T. Rybak recognizes MCTC in State of City address
Mar. 25, 09 Career Exploration: Nursing Assistant (Star Tribune)
Feb. 28, 09 Sweet Honey in the Rock bring their 35th birthday party to the Twin Cities (Twin Cities Daily Planet)
Feb. 24, 09 Welcome to the future of nursing homes (Star Tribune)
Feb. 23, 09 Oscar Night® Minnesota 2009 (Mpls St Paul Magazine)
Feb. 23, 09 Minneapolis Continues Reign in Men's DIII Hoops (NJCAA)
Feb. 19, 09 State youth fight for environment (Asian American Press)
Feb. 19, 09 Nation's top-ranked team struts its stuff (Austin Post-Bulletin)
Feb. 17, 09 Bob Sansevere: On and on with MCTC basketball coach Jay Pivec (Pioneer Press)
Feb. 14, 09 MCTC coach puts winners on the floor, into the wider world (Star Tribune - Jim Souhan column)
Feb. 12, 09 Filmmaker, partners bring soccer to kids who really need it (Pioneer Press - Ruben Rosario column)
Feb. 11, 09 No. 1-ranked Minneapolis defeats RCTC men (Postbulletin.com)
Feb. 10, 09 SMSC Continues Tradition of Supporting Indian Education (NativeTimes.com)
Feb. 10, 09 Job seekers go 'back to school' - is it right for you? (Kare11)
Feb. 10, 09 TwinCities Business - The BIG Book - Community and Technical Schools - Top 25
Feb. 9, 09 MCTC alumna Christy Hunt on the David Letterman Show (CBS)
Feb. 5, 09 Mavericks break open close game with second-half spurt (Worthington Daily Globe)
Feb. 5, 09 19th Annual MLK keynote speech by Paul Rusesabagina, real-life hero from film Hotel Rwanda, re-broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio's Midday program.
Jan. 30, 09 The first lesson for college: Research the school-search site (Pioneer Press)
Jan. 29, 09 All Things Considered (Bob Collins, Minnesota Public Radio)
Jan. 28, 09 Bob Collins, news cut - a fresh eye on today's stories (Minnesota Public Radio)
Jan. 27, 09 Minneapolis, FIT and Hudson Valley Again Top NJCAA Men's D3 Basketball Rankings (NJCAA)
Jan. 27, 09 Questions with Bob Sansevere: Jay Pivec, coach of No. 1-ranked MCTC (Pioneer Press)
Jan. 22, 09 Agreement could mean more local community college transfers (Minnesota Daily)
Jan. 21, 09 Computer Classroom Education Feature: Women are major players in the trend toward online learning (Women's Press)
Jan. 19, 09 Checking the economic pulse (Downtown Journal)
Jan. 17, 09 No. 1 Minneapolis shoots down Jackets (Rochester Post-Bulletin)
Jan. 14, 09 Charley Walters column (Pioneer Press)
Jan. 14, 09 Jack Rice Show (WCCO Radio)
Jan. 14, 09 Real-life 'Hotel Rwanda' survivor keeps speaking the unspeakable (MinnPost)
Jan. 7, 09 Two-year Colleges Offer Career Alternatives During Tough Times (Star Tribune)
Dec. 21, 08 Investigators: Gold Rush (Fox9)
Dec. 19, 08 A painful choice for homeless youth: a place to live or an education (MinnPost)
Dec. 18, 08 Students forced to choose between housing and education (Kare11)
Dec. 17, 08 State program helps high school students take college courses (Spokesman Recorder)
Dec. 15, 08 From Mailroom To Bedside (Star Tribune)
Dec. 12, 08 Holiday Wishes: Family hopes for a new home by Christmas (Pioneer Press)
Dec. 10, 08 Nursing assistants help nursing home residents, hospital patients (Star Tribune)
Dec. 8, 08 Why 'Power of You' is worth saving (Star Tribune)
Dec. 8, 08 Downtown's greenscape (Downtown Journal)
Nov. 10, 08 Staffing problems for nation's air traffic control system are growing, but state doing better than most. (Minnpost.com)
Nov. 7, 08 Minneapolis screenwriter [and MCTC graduate] receives fellowship (Star Tribune)
Nov. 4, 08 Power of YOU Program is Worthwhile (Saint Paul Pioneer Press)
Nov. 1, 08 Tuition Program Produces Mixed Results (Saint Paul Pioneer Press)
Jun. 6, 08 Graduates Astound: High School Dropout gets Degree (WCCO TV)
May. 15, 08 Grads Who Almost Weren't: The First Recipients of the Power of YOU college aid program earn diplomas this week (Star Tribune)
Apr. 3, 08 College readiness a hot topic for these students. Upward Bound provides academic support services. (Minnesota Spokesman Recorder)
Mar. 29, 08 Twin Cities College aid program seeks $4 million in state funding (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Mar. 27, 08 Investing in the Power of YOU is good for students and the state (MinnPost.com)
Mar. 4, 08 MCTC going 'green' (Downtown Journal)
Feb. 6, 08 Questions with Bob Sansevere: MCTC College men's basketball coach Jay Pivec (St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Jan. 28, 08 Coach of the year (Southwest Journal)
Jan. 7, 08 Two-year Colleges Offer Career Alternatives During Tough Times (Star Tribune)

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