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Former Times photographer lands dream job

Former Times photographer lands dream job

February 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Final Focus, showcase

“I recognized his passion and tenacity pretty quickly, he was always the first one to class and the last one to leave,” says John Glembin, photography instructor at MATC, in regards to former student Jarob Ortiz. Ortiz has been getting a lot of press lately because of the position he landed with...

Public Safety – Behind the badge

Public Safety – Behind the badge

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

A lot of students aren’t aware of all the services offered by MATC’s Public Safety department.  “They just look at the uniform and think of them as a security measure, but they’re really so much more than that,” says Director of Student Life Archie Graham.  Ruth Umphrey, who is enrolled i...

Celebrating those who served

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features, News

On Nov. 10 MATC held its annual Veterans Day celebration hosted by the Military Education Support Office (MESO) and the Veteran Student Organization (VSO) at all four respective campuses.  At the downtown campus students, faculty and veterans all gathered in the sixth floor cafeteria to listen to gues...

Getting a Head Start: MATC’s Program Open House

Getting a Head Start: MATC’s Program Open House

by Armand Edwards, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features, News

School can be a tricky time for some. Many people spend their semesters hanging onto their grades by a thread while other push through as much as they can leading to a fair amount of mid semester exhaustion. However, sometimes the most difficult part of school is finding out what direction to take with...

Avoiding social embarrassment by following the do’s and don’ts of dining etiquette

Avoiding social embarrassment by following the do’s and don’ts of dining etiquette

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Features

Dining etiquette seems like it would be common sense. Don’t speak when your mouth is full. Don’t burp at the table. Cover your mouth when you cough. Although the don’ts are a great way to avoid social embarrassment, sometimes people need a reminder in manners. According to Patricia Napier-Fitzpatri...

Irving gives tips on getting hired

Irving gives tips on getting hired

by Keith Schubert, Times Sports Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Features

Dr. Christopher Irving, educational consultant and founder of the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America, a non-profit organization focused on leadership and diversity training, lit up MATC campuses on Sept. 27 and 28,  with his high-energy seminars. Bringing an exciting message ...

Disability awareness takes over October

Disability awareness takes over October

by Rodney Harris, Times Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under Features

On Oct. 3 the Downtown Milwaukee campus Student Accommodation Services center kicked off  “disAbility Awareness Month.” There are a variety of events to spread awareness to students, faculty and staff. Cynthia Walker, Student Services specialist for advising deaf and hard of hearing, stated, “Really I...

A peek into Milwaukee’s architecture and more

A peek into Milwaukee’s architecture and more

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Features

An event that allows public access to more than 165 doors, Doors Open Milwaukee, celebrated its sixth year. Historic Milwaukee Inc. organizes the event that takes place every September and is free-of-charge to the public. The event offers access to buildings from churches to theaters, museums to univer...

Study, time management skill tips offered

Study, time management skill tips offered

by Keith Schubert, Times Sports Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Features

On Sept. 22 Roxanne Dunkelberger-Sanchez, a tutoring specialist for Student Services at MATC, held an hour-long forum on the Downtown Milwaukee campus to discuss ways students can improve their time management and study skills.  Dunkelberger-Sanchez covered everything from active note-taking to managing your personal rel...

Oak Creek hosts 9/11 commemoration ceremony and Fireman 101 Expo

Oak Creek hosts 9/11 commemoration ceremony and Fireman 101 Expo

by Armand Edwards, Times Staff Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Features

Seventeen minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 Crashed into the North Tower (Tower 1) of the World Trade Center on Sept.11, 2001 the world was shaken by the sight of United Airlines flight 175 hurling into the South Tower (Tower 2) The world has not been the same since. On Sept. 10 of this year, an event...

Bynum simply going the extra mile

Bynum simply going the extra mile

by Andrea Patton, Times Staff Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Features

With the spiraling education system, limited funding and dull and stressed out school officials it is great to know that there are still figures in our city fighting for our educational rights. These advocates contribute their skills to assist with our flawed system by constantly creating positive ...

Dane County woman has state’s 2nd confirmed case of Zika

by Crocker Stephenson, Tribune News Service
July 8, 2016
Filed under Features

A Dane County woman has a confirmed case of Zika virus infection, health officials said on Friday, May 27. The woman, who is not pregnant, is the second to be diagnosed with Zika in Wisconsin. The Dane County woman acquired the infection while traveling in Colombia, where Zika infected mosquitoes are present, ...

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