Upcoming Events at Manchester Community College

Manchester, CT - (October 1, 2012)…The following events will be held at Manchester Community College during the months of September and October:

Fitness Center: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Lowe Student Services Center. Self-guided use of the weight/cardio room or unlimited group exercise classes (Kripalu Yoga, Zumba® Fitness, Functional, Core and Group Weight Training): $25/month; dual membership, $30/month. For more information, contact Joanne Britton at 860-512-3359, email jbritton@manchestercc.edu or manchestercc.edu/athletics/fitness.php.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-1 p.m., D229, SBMCF Building. For more information, contact Barbara Fox at 860-512-2769.

Farmers’ Market: Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m., Bicentennial Band Shell. Shoppers can expect the usual mix of delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables, friendly farmers and vendors, and great live music. Market runs until 10/24; final day will feature closing ceremony, including a Native American Prayer of Thanksgiving. For more information, contact Patrick Sullivan at 860-512-2669, email psullivan@manchestercc.edu or visit http://www.manchestercc.edu/business/farmers/.

Art Exhibit: Beyond Borders: Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, SBMCF Building. Show runs until 10/16. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 12 noon-5 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Classen-Sullivan at 860-512-2693 or email sclassen-sullivan@ manchestercc.edu or visit http://www.manchestercc.edu/students/life/newspace.php.

Interviewing Tips Workshops: 10/2, 10/30, 12:30 p.m.; 10/4, 6 p.m., Lowe Student Services Center L107. Learn about the interviewing process, frequently asked interview questions and other tips to a successful interview. For more information, contact Julie Greene at 860-512-3374 or email jgreene@manchestercc.edu.

Hispanic Professionals Panel Discussion: 10/4, 12:30 p.m., GPA Commons. Join us for a panel discussion with Hispanic professionals in the community from various career fields. Free refreshments. For more information, call 860-512-3208.

Job Search & Cover Letters Workshops: 10/9, 12:30 p.m., and 10/11, 6 p.m., Lowe Student Services Center L107. Learn strategies and techniques for a successful job search. For more information, contact Julie Greene at 860-512-3374 or email jgreene@manchestercc.edu.

Hispanic American Heritage Month Closing Festival: 10/10, 11:00 a.m., Village Courtyard (between LRC and Lowe). Live music, free food, Hispanic owned businesses and organizations from the surrounding communities and much more! For more information, call 860-512-3208.

Beginning the Journey Workshop Location: 10/10, 6:00 p.m., Learning Resource Center, A-108. This workshop will assist families and friends in identifying how to productively, and joyfully begin walking with their loved one, with a developmental disability. For more information, contact Pat Tyler or 860-515-8792. Sponsored by Communitas and the Manchester Institute on Disability.

Candidate’s Forum on Developmental Disability Issues: 10/12, 3:00 p.m., SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium. Come hear the candidates present their platforms on disability issues. Congressional and Senatorial candidates, as well as presidential surrogates, have been invited. Keynote Speaker: John Kemp, Esq. presenting "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs for People with Disabilities". For more information, contact Melissa Marshall at 860-561-1089. Sponsored by the Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Network.

Community Service Fair: 10/16, 10 a.m., SBMCF Building. Over 20 community-based agencies will share information about local volunteer opportunities in the Greater Hartford area. Learn about rewarding experiences gained through community service! For more information, contact Julie Greene at 860-512-3374 or email jgreene@ manchestercc.edu.

Making Effective Career Choices Workshop: 10/16, 12:30 p.m. and 10/18, 6 p.m., Lowe Student Services Center L107. Match your interests and personality types with career fields and position titles, identify educational paths for specific positions, and learn about online resources. For more information, contact Julie Greene at 860-512-3374 or email jgreene@manchestercc.edu.

Social Networking Etiquette Workshop: 10/16, 12:30 p.m., LRC A-108. Students will learn the importance of keeping a clean profile on their social networking sites. For more information call Jaria Aljoe at 860-512-3208. Sponsored by the Office of Minority Students and Mentoring Programs.

International Film Series: Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Japan). 10/19, 7 p.m., SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium. 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world-renowned restaurant. As his son faces the pressures of stepping into his father’s shoes, Jiro pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi. Documentary. Japanese. Rated PG. For more information, http://manchestercc.libguides.com/mccifs.

Make Strides to End Breast Cancer Walk: 10/21, 9:00 a.m. Join the MCC Making Strides Walk Team and make a difference with every step you take. The walk is free but donations are appreciated. Stop by the Office of Student Activities to sign up to walk. For more information, contact Toni Coble at 860-512-3291. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Health Careers Information Sessions: Students interested in being admitted into a Health Careers program must attend a mandatory information session. For more information, Tracy Poplasky at 860-512-2704 or email tpoplasky@manchestercc.edu.

Therapeutic Recreation and Health & Exercise Science: 10/22, 11 a.m., LRC A226
Dental Assistant: 10/23, 5 p.m., LRC A108.
Respiratory Care: 10/23, 5 p.m., LRC A226.
Occupational Therapy Assistant: 10/25, 5 p.m., LRC B214
Surgical Technology: 10/24, 1 p.m., LRC B123.

Effective Resume Writing Workshop: 10/23, 12:30 p.m. and 10/25, 6 p.m., Lowe Student Services Center L107. Learn about the skills and strategies needed in developing a competitive
resume. For more information, contact Julie Greene at 860-512-3374 or email jgreene@manchestercc.edu.
Reading and Book Signing: Glastonbury: 10/23, 6 p.m., Library Fireside Commons, LRC. Local author Robert Hubbard to read from his latest book, Glastonbury. Refreshments served. For more information, contact Paula Cook at 860-512-2877 or email pcook1@manchestercc.edu.

Manchester Art Association Craft Fair: 10/27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. GPA gymnasium. For more information, contact Carolyn Gimbrone at 860-643-9310 or visit www.ManchesterArt.org.

Advocating in the School for Students with Disabilities: 10/24 4:00 p.m., Learning Resource Center, A-108. For parents and friends wanting to apply their knowledge and expertise about their child or teenager within the educational system. For more information, contact Pat Tyler at 860-515-8792. Sponsored by Communitas and the Manchester Institute on Disability.

Transfer Fair: 10/25 10:00 a.m., Learning Resource Center & SBM Charitable Foundation Building. Manchester Community College will be hosting its annual Transfer Fair. Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 40 different colleges and universities. Representatives will be available to answer questions regarding admission requirements, transfer scholarships, and other educational opportunities. For additional information e-mail rturner@mcc.commnet.edu or call 860-512-3328.

15th Annual Foodshare Empty Bowls Project: 10/27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Culinary Arts Center, Lowe Student Services Center. Buy a handmade ceramic bowl ($15) and enjoy unlimited soups and bread. All proceeds to benefit Foodshare. For more information, contact Sandy Jenkins at 860-512-2766, email sjenkins@manchestercc.edu or visit www.foodshare.org.

MCC Soccer: Home games at McCormick Complex. For more information, 860- 512-3353 or email rabarzua@manchestercc.edu.

Men’s Soccer
10/1 Monroe College, 4 p.m.
10/3 Holyoke Community College, 4 p.m.
10/6 Dean Community College, 3 p.m.
10/18 Mass Bay Community College, 4 p.m.
10/22 American International College JV, 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
10/6 Dean College, 1 p.m.
10/3 Springfield Technical Community College, 4 p.m.
10/16 Bristol Community College, 4 p.m.

For additional information on these events, please visit the Manchester Community College website at www.manchestercc.edu. Except where noted, all are free and open to the public.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

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News Item Posted On: October 01, 2012
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928