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MCC Fall 2013 Events Calendar (08/15/2013)

music studentUpcoming events include theatrical performances, art exhibitions and award-winning authors

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Mercer Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, contact Mercer Gallery Director Kathleen Farrell at: or (585)292-3121.

Alumni Show: Chris Mostyn and Rick Nickel
Friday, Sept. 6 – Friday, Oct. 4
Gallery Talk and Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 p.m.

MCC alumni Chris Mostyn and Rick Nickel have been friends since they met at the college in the late 80s-early 90s. Mostyn, who has worked as a designer, an illustrator and a storyboard artist for the Apple app “Plug,” is currently a middle school art teacher in Missouri. Nickel began teaching art education and ceramics in North Dakota 13 years ago. In 2002, he began teaching at Old Dominion University as the Art Education Program Director and the Ceramics Program Director. Both Mostyn and Nickel are active artists and educators who credit the MCC faculty for getting them started.

Ken Martin: Sculpture
Friday, Oct. 11 – Friday, Nov. 8
Opening reception: Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Kenneth Martin grew up in Toledo, Ohio. Two excursions to Europe in the 1970s led to extended stays. Upon his return, he studied furniture making and design with Wendell Castle and began exhibiting sculpture in Rochester, New York City and Baltimore. Skills in fabrication and sensitivity for aesthetic arrangement led to employment in museum exhibition work at the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Martin is currently a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Luis Alberto Decurgez Exhibit
Friday, Nov. 15 – Friday Dec. 14
Gallery Talk: Friday, Nov. 15, noon
Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

An award-winning artist, Decurgez lives in Southern California. He paints every day. His work was recently exhibited at the Museum of History and Art, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Mendoza, School of Architecture.


September 11 Remembrance Ceremony
8–9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11
September 11th Remembrance Walk, outside the PAC Center, on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road; parking in lot G. Rain venue: Stabins Physical Education Complex gymnasium
Two MCC students who are military veterans and 15 years apart give different perspectives of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Free and open to the public.

MCC Alumni Week Carnival and UR YellowJackets Concert
Carnival from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m., featuring the renowned University of Rochester YellowJackets, an all-male a cappella group
Thursday, Sept. 19
MCC, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester
Theatre (Bldg. 4); parking available in Lot F
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 for MCC alumni and employees; free for students with MCC ID.
Available at, or call (585) 262-1500.

MCC Foundation’s 7th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships
Registration 10 a.m.; race start 11 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21
MCC, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester
John L. DiMarco Field; parking available in Lot G
The course is a 3.1-mile, USATF-certified, prime scenic course around the Brighton Campus. Timing provided by YellowJacket Timing.
Entry fee: $18 includes commemorative T-shirt; entry fee after Sept. 18 is $23, up to and including day of the race; MCC student rate is $10 per person.
Register online at or call (585) 262-1500.

Monroe Community College Homecoming 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21
MCC, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester
John L. DiMarco Field; parking available in Lots G & F
Featuring a 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships; tailgate party and luncheon; MCC Tribunes soccer matches (women’s team vs. Anne Arundel Community College at 11 am; men’s team vs. Community College of Rhode Island at 2 pm); Alumni Art Exhibit and Gallery Talk with MCC alumni Chris Mostyn and Rick Nickel at 2 pm in the Mercer Gallery
Tickets and information:,, (585) 262-1500.

MCC Alumni Cooking Demonstration, Tasting & Wine Pairing
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
MCC, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, rm. 3-140; parking available in Lots M & N
Join MCC Hospitality Management faculty and students for an entertaining cooking demonstration and tasting session—complete with wine pairings! Attendees will discuss various cooking techniques, ingredient selection, plate presentation, nutrition and menu planning.
Tickets: $17 (seating limited to 25 participants); register at, or call (585) 262-1500.

“Beating the Odds: The Critical Role of Community Colleges in Preparing Students from All Backgrounds for Careers in STEM,” featuring Freeman A. Hrabowski III
Continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; presentation at 9:15 a.m., followed by a question and answer session.
Thursday, Oct. 17
MCC, 1000 East Henrietta Road, Rochester
Theatre (bldg. 4); parking available in Lot F
MCC is pleased to continue its essential discussion on STEM: Preparing Our Nation's Future Innovators with special guest Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and chair of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Free and open to the public; registration required; register at

Visiting Writer Mary Ruefle: A Reading
7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24
Forum, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Bldg. 3, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd. Free and open to the public. Parking available in Lot M.
Mary Ruefle has published 11 books of poetry, most recently “Selected Poems,” WAVE Books, 2012. Her collection of poetic essays, “Madness, Rack and Honey,” was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. She is a well-known erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been exhibited in museums and galleries and published in “A Little White Shadow.” She is the recipient of numerous honors, including a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for Arts fellowship and a Whiting Award. She lives in Bennington, Vermont and teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College.

Global Health Journalist and Author
7 p.m., Warshof Conference Center in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Parking in Lots M and M1
$7 general public
Laurie Garrett is one of America’s mosat trusted speakers on public health, infectious diseases and prevention. The only person to win the three P’s of journalism – the Pulitzer, the Polk and the Peabody – she masterfully explains the science behind new threats to global health and navigates the politics that help and hinder how we prepare and how we respond. A Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Garrett is the bestselling author of “The Coming Plaque: Newly Emerging Disesases in a World Out of Balance” and “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health.”

Visiting Writer: Aimee Parkison: A Reading
7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7
Forum, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Bldg. 4, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd. Free and open to the public. Parking available in Lot M.
Aimee Parkison is a fiction writer and poet. A William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society, Parkison is currently researching a historical novel. Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Parkison has received a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, a Writers at Work Fellowship, and a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize. Parkison’s story collection, “The Innocent Party” was published in 2012. Her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Nimrod, The Literary Review and many more.

An MCC student theatrical production
7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23
2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24
MCC Theatre, Bldg. 4
Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT has become a pop culture phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. RENT follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Adult subject matter.

Fifth Annual Madrigal Feaste
6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Bldg. 3, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd.
Tickets are $15 and are available at:; at the Brighton Campus Center Service Desk in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Bldg. 3; and at the Damon City Campus bookstore.
Hear ye! Hear ye! You are invited to attend MCC’s third annual Madrigal Feaste! This event is both a dinner and a show filled with medieval music, games, skits and food. Come out and practice your best British accent with the musicians while being serenaded by singers. Dressing in Renaissance costumes is optional.

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