Event Listings

Special Announcements and Multiple-day Events

Spring 2014 Leadership for Life program- a series of short presentations on topics that will help you feel more comfortable and be successful at MWCC. Upcoming workshops are: April 8 and 22, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Murphy Conference Room.  Feel free to drop in at the next workshop.  For more information: Contact Sarah Savoie at ssavoie7@mwcc.edu, 978-630-9855 or stop by room 144.

Student photo IDs: taken in room 149, Gardner Campus, by appointment only.  Call 978-630-9148 or 978-630-9133 or stop by the student life, room 149 or 151 to set up an appointment.

March 31 thru April 4:

Empty Place at the TableUpper Commons Area – A display that commemorates the lives lost in Massachusetts over the past year as a result of domestic violence. The display was created by Battered Women’s Resources, Inc., and consists of a formal dining room table set up with 2 plates for each victim, one with a name and the other with a brief description of the murder. This event is in recognition of “Enough is Enough Week.” Sponsored by the student life office.

Daily Events

Wed., April 2

Film– Telling Amy’s Story, 12:30 pm, North Café.  Told by the detective who led the case review: “Telling Amy’s Story” follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred in central Pennsylvania on November 8, 2001. While we will never be able to change the ending to Amy’s story, we hope that its telling can change outcomes for the millions of victims, survivors, and loved ones affected by domestic violence every day.  Sponsored by the student life office.

Wed., April 2

Intramural Activity—Open Gym from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Fitness and Wellness Center. You must have athletic sneakers to participate. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

Wed., April 2:

Student Government Nomination Papers due in to the student life office, room 151, by 5 pm to run in the April 9 & 10 election.

Thurs., April 3:

Bullying and Cyber Bullying Prevention, 12:30 pm, North Café.  Meghan K. McCoy, M.Ed. is the Program Coordinator for MARC, the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University. Ms. McCoy also teaches at Bridgewater State University. She received her BA in Psychology from Long Island University and her M.Ed. in School Counseling 5-12 from Bridgewater State University. In working with the MARC program, she has done extensive work in K-12 schools across Massachusetts and provides training, research and consultation about bullying and cyber bullying prevention, recognition, and intervention for students, faculty, administration, and parents. Ms. McCoy has presented her work and the work of the MARC program at many state, regional, and national conferences and is heavily involved in research about bullying and cyber bullying prevention and intervention. Ms. McCoy has also published work in the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology. 

Mon., April 7:

Student Government Association Meeting, 12:30 pm in the Murphy Room.   Meeting is open to all.

Tues., April 8:

Gender and Leadership: Do Men and Women Lead Differently? Leadership for Life Workshop, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Murphy Room  Presented by Jason Zelesky, Dean of Students.  Do men and women lead differently? How does gender effect leadership development and determine leadership style? What is “empathy” and how does it improve a person’s ability to lead? Are men and women really that different? This program examines leadership through the social construction of leadership. Men and women are sent distinctly different messages on how to lead, what skills or qualities it takes to succeed in leadership roles, and whether or not being a leader is an appropriate professional aspiration in a given field of study. What are the implications of gender on leadership development? Through an examination of “emotional intelligence” and a review of recent research, the workshop will help attendees understand how they can lead most effectively.  Open to all MWCC students.

Wed., April 9:

Student Government Association Elections.  Elections take place on-line on April 9 & 10.  Polling Time:  Voting on-line OPENS at 8 am on Wed., April 9, 2014 & voting on-line CLOSES at 2 pm on Thurs., April 10, 2014.  To vote: log on to iconnect (https://iconnect.mwcc.edu) 

Wed., April 9:

Intramural Activity—come in to swim laps anytime from 5am-9am, Fitness and Wellness Center. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

Thurs., April 10:

Student Government Association Elections.  Elections take place on-line on April 9 & 10.  Polling Time:  Voting on-line OPENS at 8 am on Wed., April 9, 2014 & voting on-line CLOSES at 2 pm on Thurs., April 10, 2014.  To vote: log on to iconnect (https://iconnect.mwcc.edu) 

Thurs., April 10:

The Apocalypse is Coming – How will you be spending your last night? – Dancing or sitting at home?  Come dance with us from 6 pm to 10 pm, South Café.  Three cash prizes for most creative immortal attire:  $100, $70, & $30, $100 door prize EVERY HOUR, and fun contests to win cash prizes. Snacks & beverages provided. Free admittance for MWCC students, faculty & staff and their one guest (must be 13 years or older).  Sponsored by the student life office and CATS (Campus Activities Team for Students).

Tues., April 15 & Wed., April 16:

Ping Pong Tournament – Note: tournament has been canceled.  Contact Sandy in the student life office at 978-630-9133 if you have any questions regarding the cancellation.

Thurs., April 17:

Film—Autism: The Musical,12:30 pm, North Café.  Autism: The Musical follows the extraordinary and innovative acting coach Elaine Hall, five autistic children, and their parents as they improbably, heroically mount a full-length original state production. Through trial and error, tears and laughter, these incredible families learn to communicate their feelings in song and performance, finding solace and joy in the act of creating.  Sponsored by the student life office.

Tues., April 22:

Mary Holland, Naturalist, 12:30 pm, North Café. Mary Holland, naturalist, wildlife photographer, columnist and author, resides in Vermont. Mary’s work in environmental education includes directing the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future (ELF) program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) for eight years, working as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, designing and presenting her own hands-on knee-high Nature Programs for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and compiling Vermont’s Rare Bird Alert for five years for the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Mary’s book, Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Woods, Fields and Marshes of New England won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Association award, in the Nature Guidebook category. Mary offers adult and children’s natural history programs throughout New England. Her blog can be found at www.naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com. 

Tues., April 22:

MWCC Earth Day Celebration Come Celebrate EARTH DAY – Activities to include free “do it yourself bamboo kits” (while supplies last), Green Society club light bulb, stainless water bottle and plant sale, displays, vendors, giveaways and more.  Most of the activities to take place 11:30 am – 2:00 pm in the south cafeteria.  Sponsored by student life office, CATS (Campus Activities Team for Students), the Green Society and Coca-Cola Company.

Tues., April 22:

MWCC Alumni Association: Stay Connected! Leadership for Life Workshop, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Murphy Room.  Presented by Carol Jacobson, Associate Director Alumni Relations. Your Alumni Association is what you make of it and there are many ways to get – and stay – involved. In this session, you’ll learn more about how you can stay connected and continue to be part of what’s happening at MWCC.  Open to all MWCC students.

Wed., April 23:

Student Government Association Meeting, 12:30 pm, Room W11.  Come meet the newly-elected SGA members—open to all.

Fri., April 25:

Intramural Activity—free Group Groove class for students to try at 9:15 am, Fitness and Wellness Center. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

Tues., April 29:

Film—Somewhere Between: The Musical,12:30 pm, North Café.  In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (The World According to Sesame Street) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable.

Wed., April 30:

Intramural Activity—Basketball  from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Fitness and Wellness Center. You must have athletic sneakers to participate. Contact Paula Richard at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more information

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.edufor these and other college events.

Student Photo ID Information for Spring 2014

Student photo IDs are now being taken in room 149 on the Gardner Campus by appointment only.  Call 978-630-9148 or 978-630-9133 or stop by the student life, room 149 or 151 to set up an appointment.

ID Cost:  $5  - Being one of the following forms of photo identification:  valid driver’s license, passport or state ID card (available from the RMV). The fee is a one-time fee unless you need to have a new MWCC ID card printed.  Each semester have your photo ID card validated at no charge (see Returning Students section below for more information). 

RETURNING STUDENTS  Have your Expired ID updated at no charge on the Gardner Campus in the library and in Student Services (Room 141), and in the front office on the Leominster, Devens and Burbank Campuses.


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).