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Program celebrates 50 years

Program celebrates 50 years

by Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology

May 3, 2018

Special to the Times The Environmental Health and Water Quality Technology program celebrated their 50th anniversary on the evening of March 20 at the Mequon campus.  The program began in 1968 at the Milwaukee campus. The program relocated to Mequon when it opened in the mid 1970s. Dr. Wilma Bon...

Milwaukee Community members “March for Our Lives”

Milwaukee Community members “March for Our Lives”

by Charita Ford, Times Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018

Student and community members rallied together Saturday, March 24, marching from the Milwaukee County Courthouse to Red Arrow Park to protest the numerous incidents of gun violence all over the United States. Marchers protested in solidarity under the theme “protect lives, not guns.” Students...

It’s time to save students’ ‘Bucks’

It’s time to save students’ ‘Bucks’

by Charita Ford, Times Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2018

The MATC Times and the Milwaukee Bucks Student Rush Ambassadors partnered to sponsor a viewing party for students and community members to watch the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday, March 23. Students gathered on the third floor of the S-Building and enjoyed popcorn, cookies and soda pro...

MATC hosts naturalization ceremony

MATC hosts naturalization ceremony

by Lucia Balistreri, Assistant Photo Editor

April 24, 2018

On March 8 in the Cooley Auditorium at MATC’s downtown campus, 131 people were naturalized and welcomed into the United States of America as official citizens. Over 44 countries were recognized by Magistrate Judge David E. Jones, followed by a compelling speech greeting all of America’s new citizens. St...

Times does it again

Times does it again

by Times Staff

April 24, 2018

The MATC Times took third place in the Best of Show category at the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National Convention on March 3. The MATC staff competed with over 40 two-year colleges from around the country. Front left, Mara Cook, Charita Ford (editor in chief), Kourtney Stevens; back left, Bob H...

Dance to the beat of your own drum

by Mike Dozier, Times Staff Photographer

April 10, 2018

  MATC Mequon campus hosted a Valentine Day performance by Ina Onilu Drum and Dance Ensemble. Ina Onilu is a dance ensemble in Milwaukee teaching young people of all races the history of African dance and drumming. This was a very energetic performance put on by the members of Ina Onilu; drummers Ryan Washington...

The resurrection of the Phoenix

The resurrection of the Phoenix

by Charita Ford, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2018

For MATC students past and present, the opportunity to express their creativity will soon be available. The college’s art and literature publication, the Phoenix, will return to print and online in fall 2019.  As for eligibility, “Any member of MATC – past or present – [is] allowed to submit their...

Camille Nicolai saying goodbye after 37 years

Camille Nicolai saying goodbye after 37 years

by Asiya Mohamed, Times Staff Photographer

March 5, 2018

Camille Nicolai, director of admissions and financial aid, says goodbye after 37 years at MATC. Nicolai’s journey at MATC started on Jan. 7, 1981 when she got a starting job as a library clerk. She graduated from Alverno College with a major in sociology and a minor in library science, and this jo...

Beat the winter blues on a budget

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Contributor

February 20, 2018

There are snowflakes in the air and the temperature keeps fluctuating. Your hands and lips are chapped, and you can’t decide whether to wear your winter coat or your spring coat. Welcome to winter in Wisconsin. Whether you’re an old pro, or new to the winter blues, there can be a cure. Check out the...

A chance to walk in others’ shoes

by Carina Esparza, Times Staff Reporter

January 9, 2018

On Oct. 21, 48 MATC students participated in the Walk in our Shoes event hosted at the downtown Milwaukee campus by the MATC world language department.  It was a powerful Latino simulation experience that was designed to help participants understand what it’s like to live as an immigrant in our c...

Galantis brings the Rave to life

Galantis brings the Rave to life

by Lauren Adlam, Times Staff Photographer

January 4, 2018

Grammy-nominated EDM group Galantis took the Rave by storm Nov. 18 with a mind-blowing performance.   This DJ duo consisting of Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklow are best known for their biggest hit singles, “Runaway (U & I),” “Peanut Butter Jelly” and “No Money.” Right from the mome...

Health information technology a career with room for expansion and advancement

by Mara Cook, Online Editor

January 4, 2018

Carly Walker started out as a MATC student in radiography, but soon realized that was not what she wanted to do.  So, she went online to find other programs that MATC offers and came across the medical coding program.  Walker reviewed the program further and with the encouragement of her father, she changed her course of study...

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