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Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell4/1/2015 6:00 PM4/1/2015 8:00 PM
Middlesex Community College’s International and Multicultural Office will host award-winning filmmaker Lauren Shaw for a screening of her film, “Angkor’s Children,” followed by a Q&A and discussion session, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square in Lowell. This event is free and open to the community.

A film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance, “Angkor’s Children” is told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. It is a story of energy, hope and unexpected turns as they recapture the ancient – and embrace the modern to create their future.

To learn more about MCC’s screening of “Angkor’s Children,” contact Tooch Van at vant@middlesex.mass.edu or call 978-656-3254.
  
4/3/2015 12:00 PM4/3/2015 5:00 PM
Register now for “Latin America Today,” a unique two-day Interdisciplinary Weekend course, to be held Friday and Saturday, April 3 & 4, at Middlesex Community College. This one-credit course will explore Latin America’s cultural traditions and connections with the world through art and literature, history and philosophy, economics and science, music, dance and food.

The two-day course, which is designed to have the feel of a conference, begins on Friday afternoon with a guided museum tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, followed by a thematic meal in Cambridge (included in price of course).

Saturday sessions begin with a keynote address, titled “Will Latin America Run on Dunkin? Understanding the Impacts of Fair Trade and Coffee Marketing Corporations,” by Michael Cermak. Concurrent sessions follow the keynote, and include salsa dancing, ceramics, poetry and drumming.

To learn more about “Latin America Today,” contact Dona Cady, Dean of Global Education, at cadyd@middlesex.mass.edu. To register for Interdisciplinary Weekend 2015 (IDS 105), call 1-800-818-3434.
  
Bedford Campus Center, 591 Springs Road4/28/2015 5:30 PM4/28/2015 8:00 PM
Middlesex Community College will host an Open House on the Bedford campus at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Bedford Campus Center, 591 Springs Road.

Prospective students and their families, as well as adult learners interested in continuing their education, will have the opportunity to learn about MCC’s more than 70 degree and certificate programs, noncredit courses, and online and flexible-learning options.

Many of MCC’s academic programs allow students to earn an associate degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university through the statewide MassTransfer program articulation agreements with private colleges. Transfer agreements are designed to ease the transfer process, allowing a student to specifically plan a curriculum that will fit a chosen bachelor's degree program.

The Bedford Campus Open House will feature a series of breakout sessions tailored to meet student needs and interests. Students can explore specific areas of academic interest, meet with faculty and academic deans, learn about admissions and financial aid, and take a campus tour.

Advisors and administrators will be on hand to answer student questions and provide information about how to be successful at Middlesex. Students can learn about MCC’s many support services such as academic and career counseling, dual enrollment, tutoring, disability support, and other special programs.

Attendees can also meet with financial aid representatives to get information about financing their education. Students can even turn in college applications and schedule appointments for placement testing.

For more information or to RSVP for MCC’s Bedford Campus Open House, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/OH or call 1-800-818-3434.
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Lowell Memorial Auditorium6/11/2015 8:00 PM6/11/2015 10:00 PM
The 17th annual Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum will feature actor, director and philanthropist William Shatner at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.

Shatner launched his most famous role, Capt. James T. Kirk, commander of the USS Enterprise, in 1966 on TV’s “Star Trek.” The celebrated science-fiction series ran only three seasons, but has a worldwide cult following and inspired a feature-film franchise. Shatner returned as Capt. Kirk in seven of the “Star Trek” movies, and starred in and directed 1989’s “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.”

After “Star Trek,” Shatner’s television credits continued when he played the title role in the hit series “T.J. Hooker.” And, he won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his portrayal of eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.”

A native of Canada, Shatner has written numerous books, including his best-selling autobiography, “Up Till Now.” And in 2011, he launched his popular one-man show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.”

Shatner is also a longtime breeder of American Quarter horses and has developed and ridden world champions. Since 1990, he has been a major force behind the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which raises money for Los Angeles children's charities

Tickets to An Evening with William Shatner are $65 and $45, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium Box Office at 866-722-8881 or online at www.lowellauditorium.com or in person at the LMA Box Office, 50 E. Merrimack St. Lowell. For group sales of 15 or more, contact Jocelyn Prieto at 978-934-5751 or email jprieto@lowellauditorium.com

For information about Celebrity Forum corporate sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.middlesex.mass.edu/CF15 or contact MCC Dean of College Advancement Dennis Malvers at 781-280-3514.
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