Event Listings

Special Announcements and Multiple-day Events:

Fall 2014 Leadership for Life Program - a series of eight short presentations on topics that will help you feel more comfortable and be successful at Mount Wachusett Community College.  From the first one in September to the last one in December, leadership for life will help you. Upcoming workshops are held: Nov. 7, 12, and Dec. 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. The workshops are held in the Murphy Conference Room (with the following exceptions: Oct. 24 at the Wachusett Village Inn; and Nov. 7 at Stop & Shop).  Walk-Ins welcome.

Student photo IDs:

Student Photo ID Dates:  Nov. 3 & 13, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 6 pm in Room 149, Gardner Campus. After November 13, student photo IDs will be taken by appointment only.  Contact Kathy in room 149 or at 978-630-9148 between 9:30 am and 2 pm or Sandy in room 151 or at 978-630-9133 between 2:00 pm and 5 pm.

FEE:  $5 (cash or check only)     One of the following valid photo IDs is required to obtain a MWCC  Photo ID:  state vehicle license, a passport, a military ID, or a state issued identification card.  Call 978-630-9133 if you have any questions about IDs.

RETURNING STUDENTS —  Have your Expired ID updated at no charge at the Gardner Campus Library, the Leominster Campus front office or the Devens Campus front office.

NOTE:   Students should carry their student ID with them at all times as they will be requested to present it when accessing services on campus that require identification.  A student ID will be required of all students seeking to access the Fitness & Wellness Center (with required membership) and for some programming events sponsored by the CATS (Campus Activities Team for Students).

Daily Events:

Mon., Nov. 3

Student Photo IDs being taken: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 6 pm in Room 149, Gardner Campus.

Student Government Association Meeting – 12:30 pm, Room W11. Meeting open to all.

Tues., Nov. 4

Groove Democome join in on the Groove, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, South Café.

Thurs., Nov. 6

Intramural Activity—Basketball, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Fitness & Wellness Center.  Must have athletic sneakers to participate. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

CATS Programming Meeting (Campus Activities Team for Students), 12:30 pm, Room W12.  Come JOIN IN ON THE FUN of planning special events for MWCC students.  Open to all MWCC students.

Fri., Nov. 7

Movement Activity—Group Groove, 9:15 am, Fitness & Wellness Center.  Must have athletic sneakers to participate. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

Wed., Nov. 12

Movement Activity—Group Kick 9:30 am, Fitness & Wellness Center.  Must have athletic sneakers to participate. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

Thurs., Nov. 13

Film: VALENTINE ROAD,  12:30 pm, North Café. On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days later, his murder shocked the nation. Was this a hate crime, one perpetrated by a budding neo-Nazi whose masculinity was threatened by an efeminate gay kid who may have had a crush on him? Or was there even more to it? Looking beyond all the copious news coverage of this tragic event, Valentine Road tells the story of two victims: the deceased and the murderer. With keen insight, the film connects the human wreckage of Larry’s and Brandon’s troubled lives – both physically abused, both from broken homes, and both searching for a sense of belonging.

Intramural Activity—Volleyball, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Fitness & Wellness Center.  Must have athletic sneakers to participate. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

Student Photo IDs being taken: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 6 pm in Room 149, Gardner Campus. 

Mon., Nov. 17

Student Government Association Meeting – 12:30 pm, Murphy Room. Meeting open to all.

Tues., Nov. 18 and Wed., Nov. 19

Ping Pong Tournament – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Lion’s Den Student Center.  Pre-registration required: sign up in the Lion’s Den, room 149, or room 151.  Must be available to compete on both Nov. 18 and Nov. 19.  Sponsored by the Student Life Office.

Wed., Nov. 19

The Dating Game—12:30 – 1:30 pm, North Café.  This workshop uses games, prizes, group activities and discussion to help participants gain the knowledge and skills to identify and maintain supportive, caring relationships.  All are welcome to attend.

Thurs., Nov. 20 

Trucker Hat Craft Workshop – LEOMINSTER CAMPUS: paint/decorate a trucker hat (while supplies last),    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, room 113, Leominster Campus.  Sponsored by the Student Life Office and CATS.

Mon., Nov. 24

Film: HONOR FLIGHT,  12:30 pm, North Café.  “Honor Flight” is a film about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2005, nearly 60 years after the War.  Sponsored by the Office of Veterans Success and the Student Life Office.

Intramural/Movement Activity—Open Gym Time, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Fitness & Wellness Center.  Must have athletic sneakers to participate.  Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

Tues., Nov. 25

Film: WE SHALL REMAIN, 12:30 pm, North Café.   We Shall Remain is a five-part documentary series about the history of Native Americans spanning the 17th century to the 20th century. It was a collaborative effort with several different directors, writers and producers work. We will be showing part 1, “After the Mayflower.” In March of 1621, in what is now southeastern Massachusetts, Massasoit, the leading sachem of the Wampanoag, sat down to negotiate with a ragged group of English colonists.

Mon., Dec. 1

Film: WE WERE HERE, 12:30 pm, North Café.  We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamituous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond

AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.

Student Government Association Meeting – 12:30 pm, Room W11. Meeting open to all.

Wed., Dec. 3

Winter Fest Fair, Commons Area, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Featuring the raffling off of more than twenty decorated wreaths and also theme baskets.  There will be several vendors selling a variety of items.  Sponsored by the Student Life Office and Student Services.

Thurs., Dec. 4

Winter Fest Fair, Commons Area, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Featuring the raffling off of more than twenty decorated wreaths and also theme baskets.  There will be several vendors selling a variety of items.  Sponsored by the Student Life Office and Student Services.

Mon., Dec. 8

Student Government Association Meeting – 12:30 pm, Murphy Conference room.

Thurs., Dec. 11

It’s Your Birthday Celebration – beginning 12:30 pm, Lion’s Den Student Center.  Come and celebrate the birthdays of students, faculty, and staff that have a birthday that falls in November, December and January.   Enjoy a free piece of cake (while it lasts).  Sponsored by the Student Life Office and CATS (Campus Activities Team for Students).

Save these Dates:

January 15, 2015 - New and Transfer Student Orientation (snow date January 16)

January 28, 2015 – Welcome Back Activities Fair and Club Expo

All events are held on the Gardner Campus unless otherwise noted.Check out the student life web page at www.mwcc.edu/studentlife for information on MWCC clubs and organizations, student photo ID dates and much more.  Also, check out the on-line MWCC calendar at http://iconnect.mwcc.edu for these and other college events.