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Special Announcements and Multiple-day Events:

Spring 2016 Leadership for Life program– a series of eight short presentations on topics that will help you feel more comfortable and be successful at MWCC.  From the first one in February to the last one in May, Leadership for Life will help you. Upcoming workshops are being held: April 6, 20 and May 4.  Workshops are held from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Room W11. For more information: Contact Sarah Savoie at ssavoie7@mwcc.mass.edu, 978-630-9855 or stop by room 141.

 

 SPRING 2016 MWCC Student  Photo ID Schedule  — FEE: $5 (cash or check only)

Student Photo IDs, Tues., April 5,  Room 149, from 11:30am to 1:30 pm.   One of the following items is required to obtain an MWCC student photo ID:  a state vehicle license, a passport, a military ID, or a state issued identification card (available at RMV).  ID Fee: $5

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).

Friday, April 1 – Friday, April 8

Empty Place at the Table – South Cafeteria – 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.

Mon., April 4

Student Government Association Meeting, 12:30 pm, Room W11. Join us if you wish to find out more about getting involved.

Tues., April 5

Student Photo IDs:  Room 149, from 11:30am to 1:30 pm.   One of the following items is required to obtain an MWCC student photo ID:  a state vehicle license, a passport, a military ID, or a state issued identification card (available at RMV).  ID Fee: $5

Tues, April 5

Film: Young Frankenstein – 12:30 pm, North Café.

A 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks.

Wed., April 6

Campus Activities Team for Students (CATS) Meeting at 12:30 pm in W12. Come and join in on the fun of planning and running activities for MWCC students (i.e. Earth Day Event). For more information contact the Student Life office at studentlife@mwcc.mass.edu, 978-630-9133 or stop by room 151.  Open to all MWCC students.

Wed., April 6

Group Fitness Class Day – MWCC students, whether a member of the Fitness & Wellness Center or not, are invited to take a class and bring a guest for free. Appropriate dress and footwear required. There are many options throughout the day.  Yoga or Aqua Aerobics @ 8am, Core @ 9am, Fight @ 9:30am, Blast @ 4:30pm, Groove or Insanity @ 5:30pm, Power at 6:45pm. Contact Paula at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more info.

Wed., April 6 & Thurs., April 7

Student Government Association Elections – Elections take place on-line on April 6 & 7. Polling Time: Voting on-line OPENS at 8am on Wed., April 6, & voting on-line CLOSES at 2:00pm on Thurs., April 7. To vote: log on to iconnect (https://iconnect.mwcc.edu)

Thurs, April 7

Film: Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA – 12:30 pm, North Café.

Stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victim’s families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit – and thereby putting people in danger. The film looks into gun tragedies that include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and trafficking – and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis.

 Mon., April 11

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

Tues., April 12

Pick-up Basketball, 12:30pm-1:30pm. Fitness & Wellness Center. You need athletic shoes to participate. Contact Paula at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more info.

Tues., April 12

Mystery Event at the Leominster Campus, 11:30am-1pm. Stay tuned for details as the date draws near.

Wed., April 13

Film: This Changes Everything – 12:30 pm, Room W11.

This film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Unlike many films about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING will leave you refreshed and inspired.

Thurs., April 14

Mystery Event at the Devens Campus, 1pm-3pm. Stay tuned for details as the date draws near.

Tues., April 19

Peter Boie, Magician for Non-Believers 11:30 am-12:30pm, Preshow, Main Hallway near the SGA booth, 12:30pm-1:30pm, South Café. Peter first became fascinated with magic at the age of eleven when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library.  He now travels around the country performing his award winning magic that will defy your reality.  Peter’s show is about two things, astonishing magic, and having a good time; and he doesn’t skimp on either.  You might recognize him by his trademark orange sneakers, or from the group of people around him freaking out at his magic and having a good time.  The title Magician for Non-Believers is about being honest with his audience.  Magic isn’t real… but Peter will make you believe it is for the length of his show.

Tues., April 19

Whiffle Ball (outside) – 3:30pm. Fitness & Wellness Center. You need athletic shoes to participate. Contact Paula at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more info.

Wed., April 20

Student Government Association Meeting, 12:30 pm, Room 202. Join us if you wish to find out more about getting involved.

 Thurs., April 21

MWCC Earth Day Celebration – Come Celebrate EARTH DAY – Featuring music (12:30 – 1:30 pm), plant a sunflower seedling to take home (free while supplies last), Green Society club raffle and items for sale, displays, vendors, giveaways and more. Most of the activities to take place 11:30 am – 1:30 pm in the south cafeteria.  Sponsored by Student Life office, Green Society and CATS (Campus Activities Team for Students).

 Mon., April 25

Speaker Series: “Understanding the LGBTQA Community”, 12:30pm in the North Café. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Sharmese Gunn, at s_gunn@mwcc.mass.edu for more information.

 Wed., April 27

Film: A Mile in His Shoes – 12:30 pm, Room W11.

Based on the book The Legend of Mickey Tussler, this film follows the story of eighteen-year-old Mickey, who has autism. He lives hidden away on a farm with his mother and father, where he practices throwing apples at an amazing speed. As baseball coach Arthur “Murph” Murphy sets out to recruit new talent for his losing minor league baseball team, he stumbles upon Mickey. Although his parents are reluctant to allow him to join the team, Murph convinces them that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son. What he doesn’t realize is just how much his new recruit will help the team’s game and their spirit.

 Wed., April 27

Campus Activities Team for Students (CATS) Meeting, 12:30 pm in W12. Come and join in on the fun of planning and running activities for MWCC students (i.e. Earth Day Event). For more information contact the Student Life office at studentlife@mwcc.mass.edu, 978-630-9133 or stop by room 151.  Open to all MWCC students.

 Mon., May 2

It’s Your Birthday Celebration, beginning 12:30 pm, Lion’s Den Student Center.  Come celebrate the birthdays of students, faculty, and staff that have a birthday that falls in May, June or July.   Enjoy a free piece of cake (while it lasts).  Sponsored by the Student Life office.

 Tues., May 3

Don’t Be a Zombie, Get Energized Stop by the table near the SGA Booth and see the CATs Programming Group for free refreshments to energize you during the last few days of classes.

Tues., May 3

Outdoor Yoga (bring your mat or borrow one from the center), 4pm. Meet in Fitness & Wellness Center lobby. Contact Paula at p_richard@mwcc.mass.edu for more info.

 *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.