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New Veterans Resource Center opens

by Patrick Johnson, Times Photo Editor

April 21, 2017

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

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

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...

Past woes blossom into future growth

Past woes blossom into future growth

by Keith Schubert, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2017

Walter Lanier, director of the Multicultural Student Services department at MATC, recalled when he enrolled as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1985, “I floundered a lot, I was underachieving and had no vision for my future.” It got to the point that Lanier had to leave the s...

Former Times photographer lands dream job

Former Times photographer lands dream job

February 15, 2017

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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