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Food Drive for Mat-Su Food Bank

November 14, 2018

MSC Math Department is sponsoring a food drive for the MATSU Food Bank.   Look for totes around campus to place non-perishable food donations.  

The holidays provide a great opportunity to give back to our friends and community members in need!

Campus Cafe is Open for Business!

November 13, 2018

Students, faculty, and staff have a reason to celebrate!

Beginning this week, JJ's Cafe is serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, right here on campus, throughout the school day.

The kind folks in JJ's Cafe will be offering espresso drinks, including Italian sodas, and Red Bull/Rockstar drinks. Also look forward to fresh pastries, daily specials, and a soup of the day.

Soon, there will be a salad bar, as well as vegan and vegetarian food choices on the menu. In the meantime, checkout the veggie burger, french fries, or chicken nuggets!

Stop by JJ's Cafe and checkout a wide variety of delicious options!

Presentation on Corporation Rights in US Constitution

November 7, 2018

Beverly Churchill, of Anchorage Move to Amend, will argue that Constitutional rights and privileges should be reserved only for human persons. Churchill will explain the legal history of how corporations won civil rights, up and through the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, and why we need a 28th Amendment to US Constitution to reverse course.

When: Monday, November 12 at 6pm

Where: SNOD 118

Veterans Day Celebration

November 7, 2018

The annual MSC Veterans Day Celebration is an opportunity for us to extend gratitude to active duty and veteran men and women for sacrifices made for our freedom.

This year's ceremony will honor Staff Sergeant David Thomas Brabander, from Alaska, who paid the ultimate price serving his country in Afghanistan.

Refreshments will be provided.

When: Monday, November 12, from 12 to 2pm
Where: Glenn Massay Theater

Let's Talk Happiness

November 1, 2018

What makes people happy? Are you happy? Are there changes you could make to be happier? Join us for a conversation about the psychology of happiness.

When: Tuesday, November 6 at 12pm

Where: FSM 204

Journey Event: FREE Movie Night

November 1, 2018 

Bring your friends and family to see the moving, drama-romance film Pay It Forward, based on the novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Set in Las Vegas, and it chronicling 12-year-old Trevor McKinney's launch of a goodwill movement known as 'pay it forward'. 

Directed by Mimi Leder and written by Leslie Dixon, the film stars Haley Joel Osment as Trevor, Helen Hunt as his mother Arlene McKinney, and Kevin Spacey as his physically and emotionally scarred social studies teacher.

When: Monday, November 12 at 4pm
Where: Glenn Massay Theater

Election Day November 6

November 1, 2018

The polls are already open for mid-term elections.

Votes are being counted for US Representative, Governer and Lt. Governer, State Senate and House, Ballot Measure 1, and several Judges.

Be sure to bring your ID with you to the polls.

Ask for help! Poll workers are there to help you with: language, visual, hearing, and physical assistance.

Alaska allows absentee voting, so you can vote at the polls before the general election day. You may also request a ballot online to be mailed to you, so you can vote and mail it to the election office.

The Official Alaska Election Pamphlet (PDF) is your resource for voting information, including absentee voting locations, polling places, acceptable forms of ID, candidates, and ballot measures.

Student Title IX Training: Culture of Respect

October 31, 2018

Complete your required Title IX training for students at this session You can earn an "Awareness" stamp under the Journey Program, so bring your passports!

This annual training applies to all degree-seeking MSC and UAA students. Unfortunately, students who fail to complete the training, will lose the ability to register during priority registration.

When: Thursday, November 1 at 3pm
Where: FSM 205

CNA Information Night

 October 31, 2018

Learn about the CNA career field, job outlook, application process, and scholarship opportunities.

When: Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5:30pm
Where: FSM 202

Career Readiness Workshop

October 26, 2018

Learn about the eight essential key competencies that employers are looking for in the graduates they hire!

When: Tuesday, October 30 at noon
Where: FSM 204

Journey Event: Tips and Treats

October 24, 2018

Receive tips from fellow students on their strategies to be healthy and successful in college. Get treats in exchange for completing a brief survey from the Journey team. It's spooktacular!

When: Wednesday, October 31, 8am – 6pm

Race on Campus Panel Discussion

October 23, 2018

What role does race play in the classroom dynamics, specifically on the Mat-Su College Campus? What is your role in the conversation?

Join us to discuss this timely and sensitive issue with Libby Roderick and a panel of students and staff. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Tuesday, October 30th at 6pm
Where: Snodgrass Hall 117/119 

Free Comedy Show

October 17, 2018

SMILE is an autobiographical one-man show about major clinical depression, suicidal ideation, and the loss of first love. AND, it's really funny. We promise.

Clayton will moderate a discussion after the hour long comedy show.
This FREE event is part of the Journey/Healthy Impact grant.
When: Thursday, October 25 at 7pm
Where: Glenn Massay Theater

Chancellor Sandeen visits MSC

October 12, 2018

UAA's newest chancellor participated in a meet and greet on the MSC campus on October 11th. During her visit, Chancellor Cathy Sandeen, took the time to speak with students, staff, and faculty in three different sessions.

Chancellor Sandeen discussed her goals for the UAA system, including: raising awareness and enhancing the reputation of MSC in the Valley community, strategic communication of the college's values, goals, and mission, and creating seamless transitions between courses among campuses in the UAA system.

It was a great opportunity to talk about the plans for our college and university system with the highest-level administrator. We are pleased to have Dr. Sandeen join us as an Arctic Dragon! 

Journey Event: Intro to Yoga

October 11, 2018

Join Ailis Vann for introductory yoga sessions to help you become familiar with a few basic yoga poses, plus breathing, relaxation, and concentration techniques. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, and have an open mind to try something new: Your body and mind will thank you! Yoga mats will be provided. 

When: Tuesday, October. 16, 12 – 12:45pm
Where: Glenn Massay Theater Lobby

Meet and Greet with Chancellor Sandeen

October 10, 2018

Come and talk with UAA's new chancellor, in her first visit with students at Mat-Su College. Dr. Sandeen joins the UA system, after serving as chancellor at the University of Wisconsin Colleges, where she advocated for strategic innovation in education. 

Join the conversation and represent your interests to the University of Alaska Anchorage's highest administrative officer.

When: October 11 at 4pm
Where: The College Cafe in JKB

MSC Celebrates 60 Years

October 10, 2018

On Thursday, October 4th, the Glenn Massay Theater played host to a litany of guests, including local dignitaries, a former college director, and UAA's new chancellor. 

The celebration highlighted 6 decades of higher education in the Mat-Su Valley, that all began with a typing class in 1958, before Alaskan statehood. Throughout the evening, Director Colberg spoke about different phases of growth and expansion the college has seen, as well as, some of the memorable people who contributed greatly to our institution.

The Mat-Su Community Chorus, directed by Amber Sumner, performed a popular song from each decade of the college's existence throughout the evening, including: At the Hop by Danny and the Juniors from 1958,  Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson in 1988, and, most recently, I'm Yours by Jason Mraz in 2008.

It was a great opportunity to collectively reflect on our past as an educational institution, examine our present situation in the context of history, and plan for the future, however unknown.

Free Admission for MSC Students

October 3, 2018

The Carpenter Brothers and Nomad Cinematics continue to showcase local talent, inside jokes, and pure Alaskana in their second film, Sudsy Slim Rides Again.

From IMDB: "Sudsy Slim Rides Again" is an action-comedy-heist movie about two fugitives who break out of prison and in an attempt to escape the town they're held up in, kidnap the town's most famous resident - The mummified body of Sudsy Slim.

To claim a free ticket, current MSC students should present their WolfCard at the Glenn Massay Theater box office, during business hours.

When: Saturday, October 6th
Where: Glenn Massay Theater

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