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February 2008 - Posts

A Leap of Faith
So.....today's February 29th, Leap Year 2008. Now, we're not going to go into all of the particulars of the vernal equinox and tropical and solar years. Go ahead and Google it if you feel a burning need to learn more about the science behind it. Read More...
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Posted: Friday, February 29, 2008 9:57 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
Dude! It's the Food Dude!
Okay, despite being in disbelief at having used the word dude twice already in a blog post, it's hard to continue writing about the next visitor to MCC's campus without invoking the D-Word. This Wednesday, February 27, Kevin Roberts, the Food Read More...
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:57 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
MCC Middle-Agers: Warriors of the Court
Wow, what an outing for the first-ever appearance of the MCC Middle-Agers basketball team! A great time was had by all in our first foray into roundball against our counterparts from the other side of the river, at UML. Lots of notables from the MCC batallion. Read More...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:28 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 4 Comments
What's All the Hoopla About?
This Wednesday night, an aging - yet amazingly agile - group of MCC staffers and cohorts will be taking the court against their counterparts at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the first in what is sure to be a long and bloody series of face-offs Read More...
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:31 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 2 Comments
Another Senseless Tragedy
Another unfathomable massacre at a place of learning. Six innocent people killed, 15 others wounded by the gunfire. Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to our colleagues and the students at Northern Illinois University. Read More...
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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:28 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
Higher Education Committee Moves MCC Expansion Forward with Boost of $45 Million
The state Joint House and Senate Committee on Higher Education brought MCC's campus expansion plans one step closer to reality on Thursday, with the release of the Public Higher Education Capital Improvement bill, a dramatic investment in Massachusetts Read More...
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:26 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 2 Comments
Marimba Comes to MCC
Acclaimed marimbist Fumito Nunoya brings his percussion sounds to both MCC campuses this month, performing in a pair of free concerts. First up, Nunoya will be performing in the Assembly Room inside the Federal Building at MCC's city campus as part Read More...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:38 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
Happy Birthday to Us!
A blog for a college? They said it couldn't be done. They said it shouldn't be done. Hey - who are "they", and who asked them anyway? One year ago today, Middlesex Community College entered the blogosphere. It was unchartered territory, Read More...
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2008 7:14 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 7 Comments
RFID at MCC
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a growing industry, with RFID products becoming an attractive and economical alternative to existing tagging products such as the bar code. RFID is a technology based on the use of electromagnetic coupling in the Read More...
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2008 1:16 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 1 Comments
A Little Left of MCC
The Little Left of Center Fest debuted last night in the MCC Theatre at 5 East Merrimack St. (behind the Cyber Cafe) and early reports are that the show was a big hit. The Middlesex Community College Theatre Company kicked off an evening of one-act plays Read More...
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 9:27 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 2 Comments
MCC Dean Named to Lowell School Superintendent Search Team
Dr. Molly Sheehy, the Dean of MCC's Lowell campus, has been named to the Citizens' Screening Committee to select the next Superintendent of Schools in the city of Lowell. The group, which is chaired by former Mayor Eileen Donoghue, was introduced Read More...
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 12:22 PM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
Howdy, Neighbor!
A big MCC welcome shout-out to the new neighbor on the block on our Lowell campus, the Blue Taleh restaurant, just on the other side of the Eastern Canal, at 15 Kearney Square! Located on the first floor of the former home of the Lowell Sun newspaper, Read More...
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:58 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 0 Comments
Top 10 - Lifetime Learning, Home Design, Martinis, and Oh Yeah - Cheese!
The numbers are in for fall enrollments in MCC's most popular non-credit course offerings. The Community Education and Training Department at MCC provides high quality lifelong learning opportunities to students of all ages. Using a wide array of Read More...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:14 AM by MCC Blog Admin | 1 Comments