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Events Archives

For a more comprehensive list of upcoming events and opportunities, please be sure to visite the latest edition of the T-Bird Times, our bi-weekly Student Life newsletter. This newsletter lists upcoming events happening around the college as well as important information and deadlines, department and club showcases, jokes, trivia and more fun! Be sure to check it out.

*To any MCC departments or clubs who'd like to have content included in the T-Bird Times, please contact Erica Horihan at erica.horihan@mesacc.edu.

Link to the Past poetry jam

A Link to the Past: Poetry Jam

Friday, April 9 | 7:00 pm | Link to participate

"A Link to the Past" is an event for students to share poetry with one another and bond over the art we created. We want to open the minds of everyone who attends the event and feel the passion that went into creating the poems that are shared. The past can not be changed it can only guide us to the future. Our goal is to help you find your link to the past so you can see your tomorrow. Find your link to the past and find your future.

Hosted by MCC Student Ambassadors

Spring Cultural Festival

"A Celebration of our Diverse Universe"

April 7 | 11 am-1 pm | LINK to event (password: Cultural)

The International Education Office of Mesa Community College cordially invites you to attend our virtually-presented “Spring Cultural Festival.”

Designed as a celebration of our diverse universe on the occasion of the arrival of spring, the Festival will feature traditional dance and music presentations and segments corresponding to every letter of the alphabet and from every region of the inhabited world, including the USA, Latin and South America, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, the Far East, and Europe.

Travel with us to interesting and little known countries and places in our virtual mini-tours of select destinations and witness the energy of performances from Borneo to Bangladesh and Brazil, Albania and Argentina; China to Columbia; Da Nang to Doha, Ireland to Indonesia, Jerusalem and Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia and Mecca and from right here at home in Arizona and many others places.

Witness the people of the world donning traditional clothing and accessories as a sample of fashion beyond the conventional fare.

Finally, you will also meet some of MCC’s past and current students from 20 countries of the world and be introduced to fascinating indigenous people from Arizona, the ancient Dayak of Indonesia, along with the Zulu of South Africa, among others to witness not only common bonds and traditions, but also the beauty of our diverse universe. Closed captioning will be available.

Spring Cultural Festival

Focus Group: Survivor of Many Things

Focus Group: "Not a Victim: A Survivor of Many Things"

Wednesday, April 7 | 12:00 pm | LINK to meeting

Bobbi Sudberry is the Director of Kaity's Way, the first organization in Arizona to focus on bringing awareness to teen dating violence and providing education on healthy relationships.

This is a dual lecture with Professor Rod Golden. All are welcome to attend this important conversation.

Civic Action Hour: Superintendent Kathy Hoffman

Wednesday, 3/31 at 12 pm | LINK to join

Civic Action Hour 3/31

Redistricting 101

Wednesday, 3/31 at 3 pm | LINK to join

Redistricting 101

Club Rush info

Join a Club Today!

Our active clubs at MCC are recruiting for new members! The spring semester is a great time to get involved in a club, and take on leadership responsibilities for future semesters. It is so imporant to connect with your fellow students during college, and clubs are a great way to do that.

Clubs are all meeting and holding their activities virtually this semester, and for this reason, not all of our usual clubs are active. But--we still have a great variety of clubs hoping to see you join them this semester!

Follow MCC Student Life Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) to see highlights of many of the active clubs this semester, and visit our Club page to get an updated list of active clubs and their meeting time/links when available.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CLUBS! This link will be available all semester, but we are doing a concentrated effort to encourage club sign-ups from February 8-February 19.

Maricopa One-Day Virtual Leadership Retreat

Join students from around the Maricopa Community College District for our annual One-Day Student Leadership Virtual Retreat. This will be held on Friday, February 26 with sessions throughout the day from 10 am-4:30 pm. The focus of this retreat will be on YOU and your well being. Self care is so important always, but especially during challenging times such as these. We'll have sessions in resiliance, mindfulness, cultural awareness, and even a virtual yoga class! Full schedule will be released soon, but please consider signing up today! This is free and open to any students who attend the Maricopa Community Colleges. Sign up HERE!

Maricopa One Day retreat

Design a Valentines for Homebound Seniors

There are so many people in our community who are lonely and living without their loved ones right now. Help bring a smile to the face of a homebound senior by designing a digital valentine to be shared.

Use a design program (our favorite is canva.com) to create a digital valentine card, and email it to Cara.Webb@mesacc.edu. Cara will be sure it gets to the City of Mesa to be shared with deserving seniors in our community.

DEADLINE: February 9

Valentines for Seniors

Human Trafficking Awareness

Civic Action Hour: Human Trafficking Awareness

February 10, 2021: 12:00-1:00 pm | LINK

Speaker: Sheila Polk
Yavapai County Attorney and serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and chairs the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.

Program: Child Sex Trafficking
Forget everything you think you know about sex trafficking. If you believe it only occurs in big cities, other countries, not in your community, or doesn’t happen to your children, you are wrong. According to the U.S. State Department, Arizona is a main destination and transit point for labor and sex trafficking. One in three homeless young adults in Arizona have experienced sex trafficking. In this program, you will learn what sex trafficking is, the myths and the facts, how to recognize signs of sex trafficking, and how to help a victim.

This is an Honors Co-Curricular event.

Virtual Painting Party

Thursday, February 11 | 12:00 pm | LINK

Join the MCC Student Ambassadors for a Valentine's themed Virtual Painting Party. The link to the virtual painting party will be shared in the meeting, no need to bring supplies of any kind! All you need is your computer (or tablet), a little bit of creativity, and the willingness to meet some new friends!

We hope to see you there!

Valentine's Paint Party

Civic Action Hour: AZ Town Hall Creating Vibrant Communities

February 17, 2021: 12:00-1:00 pm | LINK

• Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille
Faculty – Political Science, Social Science

• Every facet of what enables people and communities to be healthy, resilient, productive, and happy is on the table. Specifically, the 2020 Arizona Town Hall is concentrating on how sectors can collaborate for a much greater combined positive effect.

This is an Honor Co-Curricular event.

Civic Action Hour: AZ Town Hall

Life and Times of African Americans

The Life and Times of African Americans

MCC Sociology Professor Rod Golden will be leading a virtual presentation and discussion on The Life and Times of African Americans, which will include "African American Contributions Amongst Civil Rights Flashpoints: A Story of Purpose and Progress." The presentation will focus on the Civil Rights Movement and the contributions of African Americans to science, medicine, and public health.

There are two opportunities for students and employees to attend!

Tuesday, January 26 at 9 am
Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints1
No Password Needed

Thursday, February 4 at 1:30 pm
Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints2
Meeting password: Flashpoint

More information can be found at https://mesacc.libguides.com/blackhistorymonth

Civic Action Hour: Kickoff & Orientation

Wednesday, Jan 27: 12-1 pm | LINK

The Center for Community and Civic Engagemeng is kicking off the Spring 2021 semester with Civic Engagement 101! There will be games and prizes! Come and learn about opportunities with AmeriCorps, Next Generation Service Corps and more to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!

This is an Honors Co-Curricular activity.

Civic Action Hour kick off

FREE Dental Screening

February 6 from 9 am-2 pm.

FREE Preventative Dental Screening to help MCC Dental Hygiene seniors find patients. Includes x-rays and screening. Treatment can be scheduled at a later date. All services are completed by MCC dental hygiene students, while being monitored by faculty and dentists.

ASDOH Dental Clinic

5855 E Still Cir, Mesa, AZ. 85206

Free dental screening

Welcome Week-Spring 2021

Check some activities and tips for students starting out the Spring 2021 semester. Activities include an online painting party, SOS (Students Offering Support) meeting, We Care Wednesday information, Spring Semester Starter Kit distribution and more! Click the image below to be directed to our Welcome Week page. Have a great semester, Thunderbirds!

Welcome Week Sp21

Congrats to the winners!

MCC's Cutest Pet Contest Winers

As part of our Fall 2020 Finals Week Fun, Student Life and Leadership held a contest to find the Cutest Pets at MCC. We collected over 100 dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises, birds, lizards, snakes and hedgegogs who competed for the title of "MCC's Cutest Pet."

Nearly 300 votes were submitted to determine the winners of a cat, dog, and exotic pet category. To see photos of the winners, click here. The winners were :

ExoticPet

1st place: Emilio (MCC student: Abigail Juchs)

Cats

1st place: Kona (MCC student: Sandy Chappell)

2nd place: Lola (MCC faculty: Elizabeth Simpson)

Dogs

1st place: Daisy (MCC student: Trisha Negus)

2nd place: Bubbles (MCC student: Abby Scott Nonthe)

3rd place (Tie): Buzzy (MCC staff: Kelly Cobos) & Cafecita (MCC student: Yudidt Nonthe Sanchez)

Fall Finals Fun

We will be sharing a variety of activities, stress relievers, cutest pet contest, and more on our Fall Finals Fun Website. CLICK HERE to see all of the cute pets submitted for our contest, as well as other activities to be added this week.

Fall Finals Fun

Poetry & Open Mic Night

Piece and the Pieces of Poetry

Friday, December 7 at 7:00 pm via Google Meet

Relax at the end of your LAST week of fall 2020 classes, and join the MCC Student Ambassadors for an Open Mic/Poetry Night. Express yourself and share your voice through poetry. Feel the serenity of expression in this time of uncertainty.

Poetry/Open Mic Night

Feel The Finals--virtual event with the Student Ambassadors

VIEW PRESENTATION HERE

The MCC Student Ambassadors led a discussion about finals, talked about their experiences, and shared some tips for how to be successful. While the meeting is over, you can still view the presentation created by MCC Student Ambassador, Dillon Bradshaw. The semester is almost over-you can do this!

Feel the Finals event flyer

Baking with your Student Ambassadors

Looking for some new holiday recipes to try?

Two of the MCC Student Ambassadors, Shaina Strickland and Olivia Kipp filmed some great baking videos to try during the holiday season. If you try one of their recipes, tag us in a photo on Instagram at either @MCCStudentLife or @MCCRedMtn. Take a break from the stress of preparing for finals and prepare a festive treat for your family or friends. All of their fantastic videos can be found on their baking channel on YouTube, which is located HERE!

Great job to our chefs! These treats all look delicious.

The recipes included on their YouTube baking playlist are: Pumpkin Pie In A Jar, Sugar Cookie Truffles, Special K Treats, Peanut Butter Bars, and Peppermint Bark. Which is your favorite?

Cutest Pet Contest

Vote Here

Help us choose MCC's Cutest Pets!

Sometimes you just need to take a break and look at some cute animals, right?

As part of our Finals Week Fun, Student Life and Leadership has collected over 100 dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises, birds, lizards, snakes and hedgehogs who are competing for the title of "MCC's Cutest Pet." Voting is NOW OPEN! You can view all of the pets in the competition using THIS LINK. Follow the instructions at the top of the page when you are ready to cast your vote.

Voting is open until 5:00 pm on December 16, and the winners will be announced on December 18. Anyone can vote (just need to be logged in with a Gmail address), so spread the word and help campaign for your favorite pets!

Art Department Virtual Exhibition

The MCC Art Gallery invites you to visit our Virtual Art Gallery

Every two years, the Art Department faculty and staff share what they have been working on in their studios with students and the community. This year, we continue to honor this tradition in a completely virtual environment. The Art Department Virtual Exhibition features a diverse array of artwork from twenty-six creatives.
https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/gallery/art-virtual/

This is a virtual exhibit while the gallery is closed to the public. We will be releasing artist spotlights, "art history Fridays" and educational content on our Facebook and Instagram accounts (@mccartgallery)

Virtual Art exhibition

Footlight Forum

MCC Theatre and Film Arts presents: Footlight Forum

12/8, 4:00-5:00 pm: A monthly discussion on equity, inclusion, access, representation and justice and applying it through the lens of theatre.

Footlight Forum

Southern & Dobson Campus Beautification

Friday, December 4, 9 am to 12 pm

1833 W. Southern Ave, Mesa AZ

Did you know? MCC Southern and Dobson is the only community college campus in Arizona with an accredited arboretum (a botanical garden that focuses on trees).

The Arboretum depends on volunteers to help keep it beautiful. Join the MCC Arboretum Committee as we prune trees and clean up landscaped areas around the MCC Southern and Dobson campus. No experience required, all supplies will be provided.

COVID-19 precautions will be taken: Masks are required. Volunteers will be in groups of no more than 10 people. All activities will be performed outside with physical distancing.

RSVP to Sean Whitcomb at sean.whitcomb@mesacc.edu if you'd like to help out!

SoDo campus beautification

Red Mountain Campus Clean Up

RM Campus Clean Up

Friday, December 4 | 9 am-12 pm

Join fellow students and employees at MCCRed Mountain for a campus clean-up activity. In the time we've been away, the trash in the desert around the campus has begun to pile up. We are inviting any interested students, staff, faculty and administration to spend a few hours of your morning helping to remove trash.

You will be required to wear a mask, even while you are working outdoors. The Red Mountain campus is located in a desert landscape, and you will need to dress appropriately (close-toed shoes, long pants recommended). Trash pickers and gloves will be provided, as well as pre-packaged snacks and water bottles. You are welcome to help anytime throughout the 3-hour event. It'll be a great opportunity to get back to campus and see some familiar (masked) faces in a safe and socially distanced environment. We can't wait to see you!

Please sign up ahead of time so we know how many to expect. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/RMCleanUp2020. The Red Mountain campus is located at 7110 E. McKellips Road in northeast Mesa.

The Art of Healing: Drive-In Dance Performance

Mesa Community College Dance, in collaboration with MCC Performing Arts Facilities, presents THE ART OF HEALING: a multi-media live dance event taking place on MCC’s Southern and Dobson campus on November 20th and 21st, 2020.

This performance will be a “drive-in” style event featuring a combination of live dance solos and pre-recorded video elements open to the community.

RSVP HERE: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zmu

Dance is movement and movement is the process of ongoing change. Moving with one’s whole self, with and against gravity, students learn to both yield and resist: to feel one’s strength and to feel one’s vulnerability, to try on new qualities of action and behavior. This process is what it means to be fully human. In this time where our students are grappling with isolation and its impact on wellbeing, dance has become not only connective tissue allowing a deeper sense of presence but also healing from the trauma associated with this time of anxiety and depression.

This will be a free event.

The event will be performed in Parking Lot D at Mesa Community College's Southern & Dobson campus. You will need to tell the parking attendant what stage you are going to as well. Limit 35 vehicles per event.

Drive In Dance performance

Civic Action Hour: Hunger in Mesa

Hunger in Mesa

Twanna Anderson, Program Service Manager, United Food Bank

Wednesday, November 25 from 12:00-1:00 pm, LINK to join

  • Twanna Anderson is the Program Services Manager with United Food Bank, one of Arizona’s three regional food banks. Twanna manages all of the child nutrition, family, and senior programs working with after-school programs, elementary schools, high schools, community service organizations, and senior centers within United Food Banks nearly 19,000 square mile service territory. Being in service to her community is a source of pride for Twanna, but she also aspires to make a deeper change in the lives of those who strive to do better for themselves and their families. Twanna contributes to many initiatives outside of United Food Bank with this goal in mind, advocating for children, the homeless, Native populations, and local farmers to name a few. One other little thing you should also know is that Twanna has helped to produce actual movies in Florida and served the City of Minneapolis as a firefighter. Those are past endeavors for her but were significant contributors in her capacity to produce results and serve without hesitancy.
    Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
  • Click HERE For the link to join the event, or find more info here.

Field Days for Fields of Interest

Pick a Field of Interest and Find your Path to Success at MCC!

Join MCC faculty, staff, and students who share your college and career interests for an afternoon of fun! Play community college trivia, learn about the Fields of Interest (FOIs), and attend a breakout session featuring the FOI of your choice. Sign up for the Field Day for your major or Field of Interest, or choose the one you want to explore.

MCC’s degrees and the course pathways to achieve them are organized into 9 Fields of Interest (FOIs) so you can easily identify and pursue the career you want. Every Field of Interest features a team of students and staff for you to join to ask the questions, share the information, and receive the support needed for success.

Prizes awarded for the first 20 students to register! Plus for winners of the community college trivia games

Friday: Nov 20 at 1 pm for students interested in Business, Entrepreneurialism, & Management, Computer & Information Technology, Health Sciences, Behaviour & Human Services. Click HERE to register. Click HERE for the meeting link.

Students undecided about their Field of Interest or their major are encouraged to attend as well. Maybe this will help you decide! Contact Lindsey Pedersen with questions at lindsey.pedersen@mesacc.edu. Click here to download FOI Invitation.

Field of Interest event invite

PTK 21-Day Race & Equity Challenge

Phi Theta Kappa ΦΘΚ Omicron Beta Chapter at Mesa Community College invites you to participate in a "21 Day Race & Equity Challenge" to create dedicated time and space and build more effective habits, particularly those dealing with issues of diversity, racial equity and inclusiveness, and leadership on your own time.

Participants will be presented with challenges to engage with for 15 -30 mins each day, such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more on their own time. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to take a deeper dive into diversity, racial equity, and inclusiveness-related topics. We invite you to join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!

Week 1 - Topic: Civil Discourse and Self Reflection (October 26 - October 30)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues, Nov 3 from 4-5pm

Week 2 - Topic: Racism and Race (November 2 - November 6)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues, Nov 10 from 4-5 pm

Week 3 - Topic: Whiteness (November 9 - November 13)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues Nov 17 from 4-5 pm

Week 4 - Topic: Self Care and Support (November 16 - November 20)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues Nov 24 from 4-5 pm

Flier: MCC PTK College Project 21-day Race & Equity Challenge Flier

Registration link - https://tinyurl.com/21day-challenge-registration

International Education Week

International Education Week is a series of virtual events hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges International Education Department and is an initiative of the US Department of State. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This year’s theme is Global Equity & Justice, with co-curricular events in many fields of study. It's happening November 16-20. Please join others from around the Maricopa Community College District for a variety of events all week!

To kick off the week, Maricopa is hosting keynote speaker, Tamara Thorpe aka “The Millennials Mentor” to speak on the topic of Traveling While Black. Monday, November 16, 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Link and RSVPs for email updates will be available at www.tiny.cc/maricopaiew. Based on her TEDTalk, keynote Tamara Thorpe shares personal experiences and debunks myths and realities of “traveling while black”. A firm believer that people matter most to an organization’s success, Tamara brings over 30+ years of on-the-ground experience with leading international and multicultural teams, as well as an extensive background in mentoring and leadership, identity development, diversity & inclusion and inter-generational issues to the table. For more information about Tamara, please visit: www.tamarathorpe.com

Please find International Education Week flyer with the lineup for all of the MCCD IE Week activities ranging from co-curricular activities to cooking & dancing demonstrations to music playlists. There is something for everyone!

Civic Action Hour: Women's Suffrage Campaign

Womens Suffrage Campaign

Melanie Sturgeon, President AZ Women’s History Alliance

Wednesday, November 18 from 12:00-1:00 pm, LINK to join

  • This presentation details the complex history of women’s suffrage in Arizona. It looks at the importance of grassroots movements, relationships with national suffrage organizations, the power of coalitions, the ways in which obtaining the right to vote intersected and collided with the provisions of other rights, especially for women of color and indigenous communities and some of the social, economic and legal transformations that occurred in the lives of Arizona women. Dr. Melanie Sturgeon is the co-founder and President of the Arizona Women’s History Alliance (AWHA), a 501(c)3 whose primary goal is to aid in the expansion of Arizona women’s history and education, including the promotion of new research and writing. We increase public awareness of the experiences and contributions of Arizona women who collectively represent Arizona’s rich and diversified racial, ethnic, cultural, social, economic, and political history. Melanie retired three years ago as the State Archivist and Director of the Arizona State Archives and Records Management Branch of the Arizona State Library where she served for 16 years. In June 2018 she stepped down after 12 years as the Executive Chair of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame. She has an MA and Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University.
  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
  • Click HERE For the link to join the event, or find more info here.

Food Security: The Next Crisis

Do you know that almost nine million people have died from hunger in 2020 compared to the one million from COVID-19? Acute hunger is set to double worldwide, and nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households will experience food insecurity.

  • What does this mean for all of us?
  • What challenges and solutions are on the horizon?

These questions, along with many others, will be answered at the Social Science Department’s second brown-bag, virtual lecture series of the year. Join us for an informative and collaborative discussion on the global food crisis.

Presented By: Gabriel Laizier, Food and Agriculture Organization | Jessica Zionts, World Resources Institute | Zarrín Caldwell, Guest Host

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020, Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Meeting Link: https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/bdille

For more information, please contact the Social Science Department at (480) 461-7060.

Math Club Presentation: Expert Advice to Launch Your Career!

Launch your career

November 10 from 3-4 pm

Be a stand-out candidate for jobs, internships, and scholarships! Next Tuesday (November 10th from 3-4 p.m.), ASU’s Sheri Boonstra will share how students of all majors and backgrounds can develop and apply workforce skills that are valued by employers. Learn how to write professional resumes while avoiding common mistakes, communicate accomplishments and skills in interviews, and gain real-world job experience. Bring your friends! A short Q&A will follow. Open to ALL!

Sheri Boonstra is the ASU Mars Education Program’s principal investigator and director, NASA L'SPACE Academy director, and School of Earth and Space Exploration associate research professional.

WebEx Meeting Link: http://rebrand.ly/mathclub

PTK 21-Day Race & Equity Challenge

Phi Theta Kappa ΦΘΚ Omicron Beta Chapter at Mesa Community College invites you to participate in a "21 Day Race & Equity Challenge" to create dedicated time and space and build more effective habits, particularly those dealing with issues of diversity, racial equity and inclusiveness, and leadership on your own time.

Participants will be presented with challenges to engage with for 15 -30 mins each day, such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more on their own time. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to take a deeper dive into diversity, racial equity, and inclusiveness-related topics. We invite you to join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!

Week 1 - Topic: Civil Discourse and Self Reflection (October 26 - October 30)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues, Nov 3 from 4-5pm

Week 2 - Topic: Racism and Race (November 2 - November 6)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues, Nov 10 from 4-5 pm

Week 3 - Topic: Whiteness (November 9 - November 13)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues Nov 17 from 4-5 pm

Week 4 - Topic: Self Care and Support (November 16 - November 20)
Virtual Focus Group conversations on Tues Nov 24 from 4-5 pm

Flier: MCC PTK College Project 21-day Race & Equity Challenge Flier

Registration link - https://tinyurl.com/21day-challenge-registration

ASU Next Generation Service Corp Scholarship Session

Are you planning to transfer to ASU? Would you like to learn more about how you can apply for a scholarship to make your tuition-free? Join us on Monday, November 9 at 1:00 pm for an information session led by former ASMCC Student Body President Leah Thompson. She will be holding a virtual information session for students interested in learning more about the Next Generations Service Corps program and scholarship. MCC has seen several former student leaders be accepted into this program, and this is your chance to learn more!

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95728039979?pwd=SWhTTTdZYk5wZ0JteWtscGgyS3pWdz09

Meeting ID: 957 2803 9979
Passcode: NextGen

ASU Next Gen

First Generation Celebration

First Gen week

The TRiO Department in collaboration with the American Indian Institute (AII) and Student Life have put together a week of events to celebrate First-Generation Day. We kick off the festivities for this nationwide celebration with a first-gen storytelling circle on Monday, with more activities throughout the week. Join us!

11/02 Monday Storytelling Circle with First Gen MCC Alumni (pre-register & get a gift by mail)
11/03 Tuesday MesaCC First Gen Votes
11/04 Wednesday Inspiring First-Generation students
11/05 Thursday Gallery of First-Generation Role Models
11/06 Friday Get to Know First-Generation Faculty and Staff at MCC
11/07 Saturday Road Trip Nation- Why Not ME?
11/08 Sunday National First-Generation Day

All events are published on their website: https://tinyurl.com/mesaccfirstgen

First Gen Panel

Stress Awareness Week

Stress Awareness Week

Thanks to the MCC Student Ambassadors for putting together activities to help with stress during Stress Awareness Week.

  • You can do Yoga with MCC yoga instructor Susan Jarvie via video at this link

  • Stream a fun movie with friends (Cool Runnings is our choice) here.

  • Take our Stress Awareness Kahoot Quiz here.

  • View our informational brochure here.

Civic Action Hour: The Myth of Individualism

Paul Harasha, Faculty-Sociology, Cultural Sciences

Wednesday, November 4 from 12:00-1:00 pm, LINK to join

  • Paul Harasha has been a professor of sociology at Mesa Community College since 2001. Paul’s academic areas of interest include cultural diversity, race relations, gender issues, religious pluralism, social implications of technology and global citizenship. As a professor, Paul's main goal is to use a sociological perspective to develop and enhance his students’ critical thinking skills with regard to the society around them. Paul strives to guide his students in using their own talents to find their path to make a positive impact in their communities.
  • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement
  • Find the link to the event by clicking here, or find more info here.

Myth of Individualism

First Generation Celebration

First Gen week

The TRiO Department in collaboration with the American Indian Institute (AII) and Student Life have put together a week of events to celebrate First-Generation Day. We kick off the festivities for this nationwide celebration with a first gen storytelling circle on Monday, with more activities throughout the week. Join us!

11/02 Monday Storytelling Circle with First Gen MCC Alumni (pre-register & get a gift by mail)
11/03 Tuesday MesaCC First Gen Votes
11/04 Wednesday Inspiring First-Generation students
11/05 Thursday Gallery of First-Generation Role Models
11/06 Friday Get to Know First-Generation Faculty and Staff at MCC
11/07 Saturday Road Trip Nation- Why Not ME?
11/08 Sunday National First-Generation Day

All events are published on their website: https://tinyurl.com/mesaccfirstgen

First Gen Panel

31 Days of Halloween

For the past 9 years, the MCC Red Mountain campus has hosted a Halloween Extravaganza event for our local community, which is always the highlight of our fall semester. Because of the huge crowd, this event draws and based on recommendations from the CDC about avoiding large gatherings, we will not be holding our event this year in an effort to ensure the continued safety of our community. We will miss seeing all of the creative costumes and the smiles this year, but we hope to be back for more Halloween fun in 2021!

In an effort to keep the Halloween spirit alive, we have collected a variety of activities for you and your family to try this month--from crafts and projects to recipes, games, movies, & virtual tours--you can have safe family Halloween fun at home! Click the tabs at the top of the page for more ideas! Please visit this link to find a variety of Halloween fun! Share this with friends, and especially those families with young children.

31 days of Halloween

Virtual Clothesline Project

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each year, Student Life and Leadership works with MCC students at both campuses to host a Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990, and is made up of t-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence. It is a powerful witness of the violence many live with. The mission of The Clothesline Project is to educate students and the community that violence is a problem everywhere, help is available, there is hope and a path to healing.

While we are unable to hold our traditional Clothesline Project activities on campus this year, we are offering a virtual platform for you to participate in this project. Design a digital T-shirt using your favorite app, and load that photo onto our Padlet. Click THIS LINK to see our Virtual Clothesline, and to add your own shirt design.

Virtual Clothesline Project

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

We are disappointed that we cannot hold our annual MCC Red Mountain Halloween Extravaganza, but the Halloween fun continues at Mesa Community College! We are holding a Virtual Costume Contest to choose the scariest, cutest, and best overall costume. Please submit your entry, including a photo of your costume at THIS LINK, now through October 27. The winners of each of the 3 categories will win a Mystery MCC Swag Bag, which will be sent to you in the mail. Please note, this contest is for MCC students only.

Voting will begin on October 28, and the link to vote will be here.

Also, don't forget to visit our 31 Days of Halloween calendar regularly. We are consistently adding new activities, recipes, projects, and more to the tabs at the top of the page. Click HERE to see!

Costume Contest

Stalking Focus Group

10/21 from 1-3 pm: Join Professor Golden and Bobbi Sudberry (Executive Director of Kaity's Way) for this important discussion. Join HERE.

Stalking focus group

Celebrate VOTE EARLY DAY

Vote Early Day

October 24, 2020

https://www.voteearlyday.org/

You are invited to join the MCC Votes Team, Andrew Goodman Ambassadors, College Election Engagement Project Fellow and Power the Poll Fellow to Make a Plan to Vote!!!

9:00 am - Instagram LIVE: @NontheforMesa Yudidt Nonthe & Alba Castellanos

10:00 am - Facebook LIVE: Up to US MCC Carson Pickron

12:00 pm - Instagram LIVE: Abbyscottnonthe, Facebook LIVE: Abby Scott Nonthe

2:00 pm - Facebook LIVE: Kim Doughty Morrow

Plan to Vote Early!!! Did you know most voters can cast their ballot prior to Election Day? We're here to make it easier for Americans to learn about their options to vote early. When you vote early...You ensure that school, work, long lines, or a bad commute on Election Day won’t stop your ballot from being counted!

Check out additional information on Early Vote Day https://www.voteearlyday.org/, Mesa Community College Engagement Center Facebook Page

Vote early

Arizona voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Contact your county recorder's office for details about in-person early voting locations and hours of operation.

https://recorder.maricopa.gov/elections/

Civic Action Hour

Wednesday, October 28 from 12-1 pm: Guest Speaker Jeff Robbins talks about the 2020 Census and Redistricting. Join HERE.

Civic Action Hour on Redistricting

Halloween Spooktacular!

Thursday, October 29, 2020, join the American Indian Institute and Grand Canyon University at Jarrod's Coffee, Tea, and Gallery for a fun Halloween event and pizza party from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

There will be games, candy, and coffee and we're calling all goblins, ghosts and creatures of the night to creep, float, or crawl on over to our exciting Halloween costume and pizza party! Be there or be scared!

Halloween Spooktacular

Backwards Broadway

10/9 (7 pm) and 10/10 (2 pm)- Your favorite Broadway songs sung by the opposite sex! Come experience your favorite show tunes in a whole new way. A guaranteed night of excellent music and a lot of laughs! Click here for info and to RSVP.

Backwards Broadway

Footlight Forum

10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 4:00-5:00 pm: A monthly discussion on equity, inclusion, access, representation and justice and applying it through the lens of theatre. Click here for info and to RSVP

Footlight Forum

Be Ballot Ready

10/14/20 from 12-1 pm

Click here for the link and click here for more info about the event. Click image to enlarge.

Be Ballot Ready event flyer

Forum with Mesa Police Dept.

10/15/20 from 3:30-5:00 pm

Click here for the link. To submit questions, please use this link. Click image to enlarge.

Mesa Young Peoples Forum: Mesa PD

¡Juntos! Succeeding in Challenging Times

10/16/20 from 9 am-12 pm To register or for more info, please use this link. Click image to enlarge.

¡Juntos! Succeeding in Challenging Times

Student Leadership Experience

The VIRTUAL Student Leadership Experience is happening September 22-24 and is open to all students, as well as faculty & staff. We will have several workshops and guest leader panels happening throughout the event, as well as an exciting keynote speaker! Abby Wambach--soccer legend, speaker, author, activist--will be joining us for a keynote presentation on 9/24. For more information, or to register, please click over to THIS PAGE.

Student Success Week-Thunderbird Strong

Student Success Week banner

It's Student Success Week at MCC! Throughout the week, we will be promoting campus resources and services, as well as sharing ways for students to stay involved and engaged in a virtual college environment. Together we are THUNDERBIRD STRONG! For a downloadable flyer with all the information and links, please CLICK HERE.

Student Success Workshops
Monday, September 14 at 12:00 pm
Thursday, September 17 at 10:00 am
Topic:
Navigating Through Stress and Building Healthy Skills
Meeting link: WebEx
The Foundations for Student Success offers Student Success Strategy Instruction for all MCC students. During Fall 2020, workshops are scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays. Students do not need to pre-register and workshops are FREE. All workshops will be conducted virtually via WebEx. Please contact Bianca Altamirano Kelly (bianca.altamirano@mesacc.edu) or Pandi Bromley (pandi.bromley@mesacc.edu) for any questions. For the full schedule, download the Student Success Workshops Schedule.

S.O.S. (Students Offering Support) Meetings
Tuesday, September 15 at 11:00 am
Topic:
Internal and External Anxiety and Stress
Meeting link: MEET.GOOGLE.COM/SPE-JMJC-YDT
Every Tuesday, Student Ambassadors are online to answer questions and offer support! They know a thing or two about MCC, so feel free to ask your questions about being an MCC student!

Interviewing Workshops
Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 6:00 pm
Meeting link:
https://www.mesacc.edu/career/events-calendar
The Career Services Department provides a variety of different workshops and services for students and community members seeking employment or internships. Visit: https://www.mesacc.edu/career for more information.

Transfer Panel
Wednesday, September 16 at 1:00 pm
Meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/99247990941?
"What I wish I would have known before transferring." MCC alumni will share helpful tips and answer questions on their experience transferring from MCC to a college or university.

ASMCC Student Senate
Thursday, September 17 at 2:00 pm
Meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/99318727570?
Student government and MCC clubs connect every Thursday to discuss upcoming events and student-driven initiatives around the college.

Stay Connect Through Social Media!
Tips, activities, fun contests, and club videos will be shared through Student Life and MCC's social media accounts. Are you following our pages?

Part-Time Virtual Career Fair

Virtual Career Fair

Career Services at MCC, along with Career Services departments from around the Maricopa Community College District, is holding a Part-Time Virtual Career Fair on September 23 from 10 am-2 pm. There will be employers from around the Valley looking to hire part-time employees in a variety of fields. Find more information and instructions for joining on this flyer.

The Maricopa Virtual Career Fair: Part-Time Jobs will be hosted online (via Maricopa Career Link)

For more information, visit the Career Services webpage.


Human Trafficking Presentation

Join Sigma Chi Eta on Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00 pm for a presentation on Human Trafficking Awareness. Sigma Chi Eta is the National Communication Honor Society, and Alesandra Dustan is an officer in the organization. She will be presenting her award-winning speech. There will also be a trivia game at the end, with a chance to win prizes. This is an Honors Co-Curricular opportunity as well.

Join the event by filling out the form at this link. After you sign up using that form, you will be sent a link to join a Zoom meeting.

Human Trafficking event

Volunteer Fest

Volunteer Fest

Grab your hammers, nails, and tape measures, and join us for our virtual VolunteerFest. Come e-meet with agencies eager to get you engaged in volunteer and/or service-learning projects.

September 9th & 10th:
9:00am to 10:00am
10:30am to 11:30am
12:00pm to 1:00pm

via WebEx

Wednesday's Link
Thursday's Link

*Updated links as of 9/8/20

Sponsored by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement

Club Rush Week

Club Rush header

We're starting the recruitment for clubs and organizations early this year! Join us August 31-September 4 for CLUB RUSH WEEK! Our clubs and organizations will be encouraging you to join them through Flipgrid commercials and online "meet & greet" sessions throughout the week. Clubs will also be encouraged to join us for an online discussion of best practices and to brainstorm ideas for the upcoming semester. Club Advisors and Officers can find more information on how they can participate in Club Rush Week by visiting this page.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN A CLUB!

MEET & GREET SCHEDULE

TUES 9/1 WED 9/2 THURS 9/3 FRI 9/4
10:00-11:00 am: APIC-Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (LINK) 12:00-1:00 pm: Enthusiastic Sobriety Club (LINK)

1:00-2:00 pm: ASMCC Student Government

(LINK)

11:00 am-12:00 pm: Student Support Foundation

(LINK)

2:00-2:30 pm Entrepreneur Club (LINK) 1:00-2:00 pm: Philosophy Club (LINK) 2:00-3:00 pm: Best Practices Discussion for ALL club advisors/officers & members (LINK)

12:00-1:00 pm: Aliento @ MCC

(LINK)

3:00-3:30 pm: Psi Beta (Psychology)

(LINK)

2:00-3:00 pm: Computer Science Club (LINK)

1:00-2:00 pm: Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society)

(LINK)

2:00-3:00 pm: Sigma Chi Eta -Communication Honor Society (LINK) 2:00-3:00 pm: APIC-Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (LINK)

Fall 2020 Welcome Week Activities

Welcome Week header

Welcome to the FALL 2020 semester at Mesa Community College! This semester will look a little different than others, but it's an opportunity for us to try new things! Check out our Welcome Week activities--get connected, Thunderbirds! For more information on the activities happening during the first week of school, please visit THIS PAGE.

Every Tuesday: Students Supporting Students Meet-up

SOS event

The Student Ambassadors in the Student Life & Leadership office will be offering virtual student-led meet-ups (SOS) every Tuesday at noon. This is an opportunity for students to chat with other students about campus resources, share helpful tips, and de-stress with fun games, stories, and jokes. All students are welcome to attend!

JOIN HANGOUTS MEET:
https://meet.google.com/irf-kyhd-kya

JOIN BY PHONE:
+1 470-273-8691 PIN: 888 431 382#

4/22/20: Real Talk: Shake the Fake

Shake the Fake workshop

Students at both campuses are welcome to attend a virtual workshop about Imposter Syndrome. The workshop is titled "Real Talk: Shake the Fake" and will focus on concepts that are particularly relevant during the COVID-19 era. Bianca Altamirano Kelly, Learning Facilitator for Foundations for Student Success-Red Mountain campus, will host the 1 hour workshop. Students can select one of two dates. Virtual attendance will be taken and verified for students earning co-curricular credit.

Real Talk: Shake the Fake

April 20 & 22 12:30-1:30pm

Google Meet link: meet.google.com/fnj-zuvq-yzx

The focus of this presentation will be on identifying and managing Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome is all about feeling like you don’t belong or that you don’t deserve what you’ve accomplished. Let’s talk about it! Google Meets has Closed Captioning for those that may need to read through the conversation for any reason. If a student requires additional accommodations, please reach out to Bianca Altamirano Kelly via email: bianca.altamirano@mesacc.edu OR 480.654.7744.

4/20/20-4/24/20: Earth Week Challenge

Earth Week Challenge

During Earth Week, go on a hike or walk through your neighborhood and clean up trash! Share a photo and tag us @MCCREDMTN on Instagram. Play Earth Week Bingo and share tag us when you hit Bingo. All who participate will be eligible to receive a free reusable straw when we return to campus.

Earth Week Bingo

4/21/20: Meet the ASMCC Candidates

Candidates Forum

The ASMCC Candidates Forum will take place during the Student Senate on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 pm. The forum is open to any students who are interested in learning more about the ASMCC candidates and their platforms. Students can join by using Google Hangouts: meet.google.com/uni-yetn-bge

4/27 and 4/28: ASMCC Student Government Elections

Student Government

Your vote counts! Elections for the 20-21 Student Body President of the Associated Students of Mesa Community College will be on April 27 and 28. ASMCC is a student-governed organization that works to advance the needs and interests of Mesa Community College students. You can find out more information about the candidates by visiting the ASMCC webpage: https://www.mesacc.edu/students/asmcc

The link for voting will also be available on the ASMCC webpage on April 27 and 28.

Career Services: Interview and Branding Workshop (4/7, 4/21 5/5)

Personal Branding

If you are interested in attending one of the virtual workshops, please complete this registration form: https://tinyurl.com/VirtualCareerWorkshops

Career Services: Resume and LinkedIn Workshop (4/14, 4/28, 5/12)

If you are interested in attending one of the virtual workshops, please complete this registration form: https://tinyurl.com/VirtualCareerWorkshops