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Special day for TV students airing soon

by Monte Driscoll, Times Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2015
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Media

On Saturday, May 9, the Television and Video Production program will broadcast its annual Student Operations Day on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 36.1. Ops, as it is known among staff and students, grants the students the opportunity to program the station for an entire day. Miesha Armstrong,...

Grand Ball to the rescue!

Grand Ball to the rescue!

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter
May 11, 2015
Filed under Events, Features

Annual event parties it up, comic book-style On Saturday, April 18, students from all campuses attended the annual Grand Ball event to crown the new kings and queens of each campus. This year’s theme was Superheroes and Villains. Students also got to dress up as their favorite villain or superhero. Pe...

Zaldua named state ambassador

Zaldua named state ambassador

by Ashley Zunker, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer
May 11, 2015
Filed under Features

Tatiana Zaldua, who is in the Cardiovascular Technology program, has been declared MATC’s new state ambassador. Some of the requirements to be considered are to have a 3.5 or higher GPA and completion of 24 associate degree or 8 technical diploma credits of which 51% have to be at MATC. Some benefits...

“Goals are dreams with a deadline…”

“Goals are dreams with a deadline…”

by Ashley Marie Franklin, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer
May 11, 2015
Filed under Events, Features

On the evening of March 31, Jimmy Boudreaux, senior designer/owner of Boudreaux’s House of Fashion Design & Vintage Re-Design, visited MATC’s Oak Creek campus to present the student Fashion Club with his own thoughtful insight and hard-earned experience within the fashion world. The evening included...

Loss of Rock Doc felt by students and family

Loss of Rock Doc felt by students and family

by Monte Driscoll, Times Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2015
Filed under Features

Dr. Wayne R. Schlipp, exploration geologist and MATC instructor, passed away due to complications with lung cancer on Tuesday, April 7. Known affectionately as the “Rock Doc,” Schlipp will be remembered by his students as a passionate, dedicated instructor with little time for their nonsense or poor...

Library professional embraces downtown campus

Library professional embraces downtown campus

by Jose Dehoyos, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer
May 11, 2015
Filed under Features

Michelle Harrell-Washington is the campus’s new MLIS Library and Information Professional. She is a woman who is humble and focused on educational needs. In her early years, she never once thought that working in a library would be her passion. When asked the deciding factor that made her choose to...

Better now than never: Academic Support Centers open to help

Better now than never: Academic Support Centers open to help

by Crystal Montgomery, Times Staff Reporter
April 21, 2015
Filed under Features

Even if it’s halfway through the semester, the Academic Support Centers are working hard to help students that need it. The centers are important especially with finals just around the corner. Academic Support Centers are a great resource for students. A student can go in and ask for help with a specific...

MATC grad to dean while manifesting dream

MATC grad to dean while manifesting dream

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor
April 21, 2015
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The year was 1989 and a very determined young man named Rich Busalacchi sat on top of the roof of the MATC Downtown Milwauke campus on a sunny August day with stars in his eyes and thoughts injected out into the universe. As the Day Student Senate President, Busalacchi told the MATC Times in an article...

Program prepares tomorrow’s business leaders

Program prepares tomorrow’s business leaders

by Monte Driscoll, Times Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2015
Filed under Features

Students looking to head out into the brave new world by going into business for themselves can find a foundation for success at MATC. By receiving an Entrepreneurship technical diploma or certificate, individuals will be prepared to own and operate their very own enterprises. “Our students are entrepreneurial,”...

Asian Student Association continues tradition

by Dan Jacobsen, Times Staff Reporter
April 21, 2015
Filed under Features

The Asian Student Association brings together upwards of 200 of the nearly 2,000 Asian students enrolled throughout MATC. Established in 1988 by its initial members, the group provides support to students while also promoting Asian cultural awareness to the MATC community at large. Located at the Downtown...

Do pregnant MATC students know…?

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor
April 21, 2015
Filed under Features, Health

Pregnant? Know a student who is? Sometimes a student becomes pregnant and drops out, but if they knew that there were options and a plan, would they stay? The plan is referred to as Title IX provisions for pregnancy and childbirth leave. The counseling and advising department is a good place to start...

Saint Patty’s Day dancers jig Irish joy

Saint Patty’s Day dancers jig Irish joy

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor
March 24, 2015
Filed under Events, Features, Scene

Once again, the tradition to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while watching the art of Irish dancing was enlivened by Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance. With two knock-out performances given at the Downtown and West Allis campuses, they frolicked through the hearts of clapping, lucky onlookers. The traditional...

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