Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26, 2012

November 26, 2012

We would like to remind everyone that if you need help with writing papers, doing research, writing citations and reference pages, or just another pair of eyes to look over your work, stop by the library and see Tina Walker, Library Director. Remember you don’t have to do everything alone.

Finals are only 3 weeks away!

Even though we all had quite a bit of fun over Thanksgiving Break, it’s time to settle back into the rest of the semester, which is only 3 weeks left before finals. Hopefully everyone had a safe and wonderful break; please remember that they library staff are here for you to help with final papers or projects. 

Christmas Carol
Review over the Christmas Carol was done by MCC students, faculty, and Community Members. It was performed at the Fox Theater Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The following is from the director Sue Watts:
Christmas Carol 2012 marked our twelfth production of the show. We began in 1993, with Don Harpst as Scrooge and Phil Lyons as the Ghost of Christmas Past and have been doing it every other year (sometimes every year) since then, with Don and Phil still in those roles. This is the third production at the Fox Theater. This production was warmly received by large, responsive audiences. The actors and backstage crews worked very hard and had fun putting together this excellent production. The first Tiny Tim, Christopher Lyons, graduated from UNL, and is now serving with the Peace Corps in Mongolia. The turkey has been with the show for five productions.

Remember the basketball games that are at home:

26th at 7:00 Men
27th at 5:30 and 7:30 Men and Women

When : Always December 1

World Aids Awareness Day is today. This day is noted around the world, by fundraisers and educational programs, and events. HIV/AIDS is one of the worlds biggest medical crises. It is estimated that approximately 40 million people in the world currently have aids. One million of them are in the United States. Each year, over 40,000 new cases are reported in the U.S. On this day, there are a number of things you can do. They include:

Learn more about HIV/AIDs.
Promote education about this disease, and protection against it.
Help people with AIDS.
Donate to the fight to end this disease.
Please do what you can to support the fight against HIV/AIDS.
When : Always December 7th

Pearl Harbor Day, commemorates the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack began at dawn December 7, 1941. It crippled the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and caused the U.S. to enter World War II. During the attack at Pearl Harbor, over 2,400 American serviceman and 68 civilians were killed. Five of the eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, and virtually all ships were damaged. On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, U.S. flags are to be flown at half staff.
On December 8, 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in a speech to Congress it was "..a day that will live in infamy". The U.S. then declared war on Japan.

Dates to Remember:

November 28: Cinema Theater movie night
December 6: Santa's workshop
December 12: put-it-where-you-want-it shirts: Putting photos on shirts, bags, and posters.
December 18: Cinema Theater movie night
December 21-January 13: winter break (dorms open on January 7th).
January 14 – first day of Spring 2013 semester

Amber Flint
MCC Webzine Staff Member

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012

Week 3
November 13-17
Only 5 weeks until finals!!!!!
Dates to Remember:
  • 17th MCC- Men’s Basketball at Iowa Western Community College at 7:00 p.m.
  • 14th MCC- Women’s Basketball at Event Center vs. Eastern Wyoming CC at 6:00 pm.
  • 15th-17th MCC Presents “A Christmas Carol” at the Fox Theater at 7:30p.m.
  • Registration for classes is NOW OPEN!
Past Events:
McCook Community College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students attended the FBLA-PBL 2012 National Fall Leadership Conference in Denver, CO this past weekend.  Nine McCook college students attended. While there they heard from keynote speakers Ryan Moran and Al Duncan. They attended the following seminars:  “Introduction to Effective Leadership”, “Discovering Your Strength and Values”, and “Effective Communication”. All seminars were provided by the American Management Association (AMA).   Additionally, students had the opportunity to tour the Hammond Candy Factory in Denver.  The following students attended:  Bill Ortiz, Veronica Waddell, Whitni Redman, Kyra Stark, Jessica Midkiff, Brisa Rodriguez, Desiree Washum, Carlos Dominguez, and Charles Skilling, III. The group was led by faculty advisor Lorrie Mowry.

The MCC Boys Basketball team took on the Colorado All-Stars this weekend.  The boys won 111-91. 

The MCC Girls Basketball team took on Arizona Western Matadores, Colorado Christian University. J.V., and Air Force Prep this past weekend in Colorado.  They went 2-1:
  • The Air force Prep Game on the Nov. 10 - (MCC) 73-62
  • Colorado Christian J.V. on Nov. 9 - (MCC) 79- 47
  • Arizona Western CC on Nov. 8 - (AWCC) 65-54
Dates to remember:
  • November 15-17: a Christmas Carol
  • November 21-25: Thanksgiving break
  • November 28: Cinema Theater movie night
  • December 6: Santa's workshop
  • December 12: put-it-where-you-want-it shirts
  • December 18: Cinema Theater movie night
  • December 21-January 13: winter break (dorms open on January 7th ).
  • January 14 – first day of Spring 2013 semester

    Amber Flint, MCC Webzine Team Member

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012

Week 2! 
If you have any photos from either the volleyball or Halloween, please feel free to send them too so we are able to add them.
Events at MCC for the week of November 5th-11th
    •  7th CoMetry at Theater at 9p.m.
    • 10th  (Tentative) Men’s BB vs. CO All Stars
    • 11th is Veterans Day!
Don’t forget:
  • Student Registration is COMING UP SOON! Read the following dates and remember to register for your spring 2013 classes!
    • Current students register on Monday, November 12
    • New students register Monday, November 19
    • Thanksgiving Break coming up on November 21st to the 23rd!
    • There is only 6 weeks before Final Exams: December 17-20!
  • Follow up to Halloween activities:
    • Library Trivia:  The winner was David Sandman a member of PTK.  David won a $25 I-Tunes gift card
For fun facts about November and all the things that have happened through the years, go to this site, there will be a link for it on the Webzine:
        5 Gunpowder Day
        5 Guy Fawkes Day
        6 Marooned without a Compass Day
        6 Saxophone Day
        7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
        8 Cook Something Bold Day
        8 Dunce Day
        9 Chaos Never Dies Day - you've got that right
       10 Forget-Me-Not Day
       10 USMC Day
       11 Veteran's Day
Amber Flint, MCC Webzine Team Member