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Fun at Oak Creek

Fun  at Oak  Creek

by Leo Strong, Times Contributor

July 8, 2016


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The MATC Spring Carnival was held at the Oak Creek campus on May 7 from 1-4 p.m. The MATC Student Government sponsored the event. The carnival featured games, prizes, face painting, caricatures, food, and music by the Davis Family Band. It was a great way for students and their families to relieve s...

Five Star fundraiser sets record amount for scholarships

Five Star fundraiser sets record amount for scholarships

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016


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A night filled with food is exactly what the MATC Foundation Five Star scholarship fund night is about; it is an opportunity to showcase students’ abilities while raising scholarship money for students and faculty in the Hospitality programs. With over 500 guests present, the Five Star evening was...

Participants develop eco-friendly action plans for the region

Participants develop eco-friendly action plans for the region

by Keith Schubert, Times Staff Reporter

April 29, 2016


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MATC hosted the 13th annual Sustainability Summit and Exposition at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino on April 13-14.  The goal of the summit is to educate, engage and inspire people to participate in ways that will help create a more responsible, eco-friendly environment. Debra Rowe, president of the U.S. Partners...

Proud citizens celebrates Naturalization Ceremony

Proud citizens celebrates Naturalization Ceremony

by Collin Rave, Times Staff Reporter

March 22, 2016


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In the Cooley Auditorium of the Downtown Milwaukee Campus, a naturalization ceremony took place March 10, and 125 applicants from 53 different countries received their official citizenship. Carlos Henriques, from Chile, was the first in his family to come to this country. He came here to marry his wife,...

MATC Day

MATC Day

by Dawn Scott, Times Staff Reporter

March 3, 2016


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On Feb. 18, all MATC students got the day off, so MATC instructors could attend the first annual MATC Day at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The goal was to help the instructors and staff gain a better understanding of students and their struggles in daily life. In the morning, MATC employees learned how to he...

Guatemala Study Abroad: A new move for a new year

Guatemala Study Abroad:  A new move for a new year

by Carina Esparza, Times Contributor

February 11, 2016


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On Dec. 26, 2015, a group of 27 MATC students and faculty, Deborah Esparza and Betsy Cerpich, traveled to Antigua, Guatemala. The goal of their trip was to become fully immersed in the language and culture of Guatemala. For three weeks, students earned MATC Spanish credits by studying one-on-one with s...

Welding students assist South Milwaukee High School robotics team

Welding students assist South Milwaukee High School robotics team

by JoAhne Penney, Times Mequon Campus Editor

December 8, 2015


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MATC welding students had the opportunity to introduce some South Milwaukee students to the art of welding.  Brian Niggemann, mechanical engineer from Caterpillar, helped MATC students design portable pit tables for the South Milwaukee High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Scie...

Milwaukee celebrates the Day of the Dead Festivities

Milwaukee celebrates the Day of the Dead Festivities

by Jose Dehoyos, Times Staff Reporter/Photographer

November 18, 2015


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Day of the Dead, known in the Latino community as “Dia de los Muertos,” is a cultural event celebrating and honoring loved ones who have passed away. “Ofrendas,” or altars are elaborately made with items that their loved one enjoyed, each  item is a reflection of who that person was and what...

MATC has big presence at Wine and Dine 2015

by Charita Ford, Times Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015


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Foodies rejoiced during the 2015 Wine and Dine Wisconsin event sponsored by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that took place Oct. 11-12, at the Wisconsin Center. The aisles were lined with local food eateries, vendors, farmers, producers and businesses, a smorgasbord of variety for the attendee. Wi...

Don’t Text and drive – #MATCisfocused

by Wendi Coon, Times Managing Editor

October 14, 2015


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Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed October to be “Distracted Driver Awareness Month.” MATC Student Life Office along with American Automobile Association (AAA) of Wisconsin and the Auto Club Group are bringing a driving simulator into all four campuses to give students an opportunity to safely exper...

Public access to historic Milwaukee buildings through Doors Open

by JoAhne Penney, Times Mequon Campus Editor

September 30, 2015


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Doors Open is a unique opportunity to explore more than 175 different churches, unique buildings and historic sites that paint a picture of Milwaukee. Amy Grau, the program manager says, “This project is my baby, because it takes me a full nine months to plan and execute it, and like a baby, it is gro...

Free student fitness center

Free student fitness center

by Pame Vang, Staff Reporter/ Photographer

September 16, 2015


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During the fall semester of 2013, MATC Students Services worked on developing a place where students could work out during the day. The fitness center, located downtown in room M6 of the Main Building, which offers free services to all MATC students, is what they were able to produce. After a short or...

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