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Oh, the places you’ll visit this summer on a budget

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
July 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Milwaukee has so much to offer, especially in the summer when most Wisconsinites want to be outside to take advantage of the nice weather. After all, we only have a small window of warm weather to last us the full year. It’s hard to pay for all the fun though. Below you will find options for things to...

Partnership with bank benefits everyone

Partnership with bank benefits everyone

by Armand Edwards, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Features

Many students at colleges as well as universities know how important it is to keep a close eye on their finances, and savings. Making regular trips to banks and ATMs are good ways to keep an eye on one’s funds. This makes the presence of MATC’s on-campus bank a great benefit to both students and t...

Pondering water at Mequon campus

Pondering water at Mequon campus

by Meredith Rice, Times Photographer/Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Features, showcase

Students, with the guidance of their teacher, Janet Nortrom, tested the water from the pond located on MATC’s Mequon campus on April 5. The students of Nortrom’s Reading/Communication pre-college class tested the water for dissolved oxygen and PH, acid/alkaline amounts, nitrates and total phosp...

Students learn life lessons through laughs

Students learn life lessons through laughs

by Charita Ford, Times Business Manager
May 16, 2017
Filed under Features

On April 4, MATC’s  Downtown Milwaukee campus welcomed diversity educator and powerhouse speaker, Matt Glowacki, to give an unconventional and thought- provoking session on lessons in life. Glowacki’s motivational talks are the perfect mix of a diversity survey course blended with relevant pop culture. Glowacki tra...

Dr. Michael Rosen moves on from MATC

Dr. Michael Rosen moves on from MATC

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
May 10, 2017
Filed under Features, showcase

Known by his peers as one of the most experienced teachers at MATC and possibly the most effective president in Local 212 history, Dr. Michael Rosen’s 28- year run at MATC is coming to an end. “What I will miss the most is the connection with the students,” said Rosen.  He recalled a recent r...

Reflections from the editor

Reflections from the editor

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
May 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinions, showcase

College in general can be an intimidating and isolating place for new students, but I’ve found that to be particularly true at MATC.  Especially if you’re coming right out of high school.  As an 18-year-old you think of college as a place where you are surrounded by people the same age as you all ...

Trotter presses for positive work environment

Trotter presses for positive work environment

by Summer Sullivan, Times Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, showcase

Manager of Printing Services Gerald Trotter describes himself as a “person who rarely says no and is always willing to find solutions.” “He does not have to stand over anyone to be their boss. He trusts his employee’s professional opinions and ideas, and you can come to him with anything,” s...

Students get ‘LinkedIn’ to job-finding tool

by Charita Ford, Times Business Manager
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Graduation day is coming! Whether it is in the coming weeks or the next few years, graduation is the end of one journey and the beginning of the next – your career search. While most students use the tried-and-true tools like the local newspaper and online job sites, many do not know about the pow...

Fair offers students volunteer opportunities

by Mitchell Nigbur, Times Photographer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Photo by Mitchell Nigbur On March 21, MATC’s downtown Milwaukee campus hosted a community service fair to help inform students about possible volunteer opportunities to strengthen and improve the community. Some of the organizations in attendance included United Way, Milwaukee Academy of Science, Happy ...

New Veterans Resource Center opens

by Patrick Johnson, Times Photo Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features

Photo by Patrick Johnson Photo by Patrick Johnson Retired United States Army Brigadier General Robert Cocroft spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Veterans Resource Center located at the downtown Milwaukee campus on March 14. He expressed how this was an important venture on the behalf of...

Challenge grant of $3 million sets record as largest ever

Challenge grant of $3 million sets record as largest ever

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features, showcase, Top Stories

Al Hurvis, a highly successful automotive executive with Heiser Ford in Milwaukee, was known among his professional peers as “the professor” and cared deeply about education, according to his son Tom Hurvis. It was in his father’s honor that he co-founded the Al Hurvis/Automobile Dealers Assoc...

Attention students: Do you feel you’re near the finish line?

Attention students: Do you feel you’re near the finish line?

by Caravaughn Frizzell, Times Opinion Editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features

You’ve worked long and hard over these past semesters, steadily inching closer to that coveted degree, and you are finally approaching the end of the line. Are you thinking of graduating? The better question – can you graduate? According to the Graduation Guidelines found at the college’s websit...

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