Events

MWCC’s Fall 2014 Film Series, presented by Student Life, begins with “In the Time of Butterflies” on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Gardner campus’ North Café. “In the Time of Butterflies” presents a fictionalized account of the lives of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican revolutionary activists who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.  The Mariano-Barroso-directed film is based on the Julia Alvarez book of the same name and was produced for Showtime Networks in 2001. The film series will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 7 with “Into the Wild.”

Volunteers are needed to participate in MWCC’s United Way Day of Caring project on Thursday, Sept. 18. Coordinated by the Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, students, faculty and staff will help package 20,000 meals for local food pantries and veterans organizations. Volunteers will work in 75-minute shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

To volunteer, contact John Day at jday12@mwcc.mass.edu or call 978-630-9255.

Fall 2014 Film Series

September 9, 2014

The fall 2014 Film Series, presented by MWCC’s Student Life office, kicks off on Sept. 25 with the film, In the Time of the Butterflies, which will be shown at 12:30 p.m. in the North Cafe at the Gardner campus. The film presents a fictionalized account of the lives of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican revolutionary activists who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo.

The fall film series will continue with Into the Wild on Oct. 7, Bridegroom on Oct. 22, Valentine Road on Nov. 13, We Shall Remain on Nov. 25 and We Were Here on Dec. 1.

All films begin at 12:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Mount Wachusett Community College will host the annual New England Association of College Admissions Counseling (NEACAC) College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Fitness & Wellness Center at the Gardner campus.

This free fair is the largest college fair held in Worcester County during the fall and allows attendees to interact with representatives from approximately 200 public and private colleges and universities, as well as military institutions.

The fair is open to the public. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 978-630-9110 or admissions@mwcc.mass.edu.

Fall Fest Welcome & BBQ

September 8, 2014

The Fall Fest Welcome & Barbecue will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gardner campus. Entertainment will be provided by Grupo Fantasia in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy the big chair photos, henna tattoos, caricatures, cotton candy, and other activities, as well as a free barbecue and student club expo beginning at 12:30. The event is sponsored by the Student Life office, CATS (Campus Activities Team for Students) and the Student Government Association and is open to all MWCC students, faculty and staff.

Orientation sessions for new and transfer students will take place prior to the start of the new academic year. Orientation for evening students will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the South Cafe at the Gardner campus. A family and support network orientation will take place Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. in room 127. Orientation for day students will take place Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gardner campus.

In addition, MWCC will host a welcome ice cream social for student veterans on Tuesday Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lion’s Den Student Center Gardner Campus . Information about campus and community resources, the Veterans Group and the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success will be available. Reservations to the veterans’ brunch are required and may be made by contacting Sarah Savoie at 978-630-9408.

 

MWCC’s Summer Business Luncheon Series, offered by the Division of Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development, continues on Friday, Aug. 1 with “Making the Transition to Management.

Participants will discover the three leadership skill sets necessary to ensure individual and organizational performance.  Topics include ways to adjust management style to empower employees to find their own answers to business challenges, and how coaching employees is essential to ensure maximum performance, motivation and retention.

Other upcoming topics include “Negotiating to Win: Persuasive Communication” on Aug. 15, and an information session on obtaining grants through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund on Aug. 22.

All sessions take place from 12 to 1 p.m. in the North Café at MWCC’s Gardner campus, 444 Green Street. The cost for each session is $15 when pre-registered or $17 at the door and includes a complimentary lunch. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for one or more sessions online at http://mwcc.edu/wf/business-luncheon-series, by phone at 978-630-9575, or emailtraining@mwcc.mass.edu.

 

Theatre at the Mount will continue its 2014 season with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in August. With the aid of a trusty self-help book, wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Will Finch’s unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J. B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with Secretary Rosemary Pilkington? Power, sex, ambition, greed, and a great musical score – it’s all in a day’s work! Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY.  Performances are August 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and August 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for evening shows, $15 for the matinee, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://mwcc.edu/tam or by contacting the box office at 978-630-9388.

MWCC’s Summer Business Luncheon Series returns this year with a variety of professional development, supervisory and management sessions. The college’s Division of Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development has bundled several of its popular course offerings for entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits as well as corporate staff.

The next session,” The Art of Giving a Performance Appraisal,” will take place on Friday, July 18. The workshop will provide new and seasoned middle managers with tips to constructively and effectively inspire greater involvement, innovation, and business results from staff members Participants will learn about “the management by objectives process” as one example to support the appraisal process. Other upcoming topics include “Making the Transition to Management” on Aug. 1, “Negotiating to Win: Persuasive Communication” on Aug. 15, and an information session on obtaining grants through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund on Aug. 22.

All sessions take place from 12 to 1 p.m. in the North Café at MWCC’s Gardner campus, 444 Green Street. The cost for each session is $15 when pre-registered or $17 at the door and includes a complimentary lunch. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for one or more sessions online at  http://mwcc.edu/wf/business-luncheon-series, by phone at 978-630-9575, or emailtraining@mwcc.mass.edu.

 

Nursing Alumni Reunion

May 28, 2014

Mount Wachusett Community College is hosting a Nursing Alumni Reunion on Wednesday, June 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the South Café of the Gardner campus.

The event is free to all MWCC nursing alumni and will feature a session on “Laughter Yoga” light refreshments, prizes, tours of the new Sims Lab, networking with former classmates and professors, and information about continuing education programs.

Established more than four decades ago, MWCC’s nursing program has graduated thousands of students who went on to build careers as Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and in other areas of health care.

Reservations are requested. To register, contact Associate Degree Nursing Program Chair Judy Fredette at 978-630-9328 or email jfredette@mwcc.mass.edu.