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591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA4/29/2014 5:30 PM4/29/2014 7:30 PM
Middlesex Community College will host an Open House on the Bedford campus at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 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 75 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 and meet a panel of Middlesex graduates who returned to school to finish their degrees, and take a campus tour.

“This open-house format gives students an opportunity to learn about everything Middlesex has to offer,” said Marilynn Gallagan, MCC’s Dean of Admissions.

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, 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.
  
LTC, 246 Market St., Lowell. 5/1/2014 12:00 AM5/15/2014 11:59 PM
Middlesex Community College, in conjunction with Lowell Telecommunications Corp. (LTC), will present the 2014 Juried Student Art and Design Show, on view May 1 through May 15 at the LTC, 246 Market St., Lowell.

The exhibit will feature artwork created by students enrolled in MCC’s Graphic Design and Fine Art programs, including drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Middlesex President Carole Cowan will present awards in Fine Art and Graphic Design during the reception. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information about MCC’s 2014 Juried Student Art Show, contact Margaret Swan, Chairwoman of MCC’s Fine Art & Graphic Design Department, at swanm@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3803.
  
Merrimack College’s Stevens Auditorium, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover5/1/2014 12:00 AM5/4/2014 11:59 PM
The Middlesex Community College Theater Department will stage the rock opera “Godspell” for six performances May 1-4 in Merrimack College’s Stevens Auditorium, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover.

Curtain times for “Godspell” are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 1 & 2; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3 & 4. Tickets are $15 (MCC students, staff and faculty $10) and can be purchased online at https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/performingarts or by calling the box office at 978-458-2429.

Based on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew, “Godspell” features music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (of “Wicked” fame). Though well known today, when “Godspell” first opened on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the final days of Jesus Christ.

The rock opera boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.

For more information about the MCC Theater Department production of “Godspell,” advance reservations, and group sales (10 or more), call the box office at 978-458-5429 or visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/performingarts
  
Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell 5/1/2014 12:00 PM5/1/2014 1:00 PM
Middlesex Community College and the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement will observe Law Day 2014 with a special program, titled “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” at noon Thursday, May 1, in MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, on the Lowell campus.

Camron Iannalfo, a senior at UMass Lowell (majoring in political science and minoring in history and legal studies), will speak at the event. Iannalfo currently serves in the U.S. Navy Seabees as an equipment operator and ran in the 2012 election for the New Hampshire House of Representatives. During the presentation, Iannalfo will discuss his service in the Navy, his work with the N.H. Democratic Party, and his experiences running for state office in 2008 and 2012.

Striving to establish and protect every citizen’s right to vote has been a central theme of American legal and civic history. Much of the struggle on voting rights began decades ago, but the work is far from complete. As we approach the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this special presentation calls on every American to reflect on the importance of a citizen’s right to vote and the challenges we still face in ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy.

For more information about Law Day 2014, contact Sheri Denk, Special Events Coordinator for MCC’s Center for Leadership & Engagement, at denks@middlesex.mass.ed or call 978-656-3159.
  
MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, on the Lowell campus5/1/2014 6:30 PM5/1/2014 8:30 PM
MCC’s 2013-14 International Film Series concludes with a free screening of “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, on the Lowell campus. Free and open to the public, the program begins with light refreshments and concludes with a post-screening discussion.

Ai WeiWei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry” is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai wile working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

MCC’s 2013-14 International Film Series is supported by a grant from the Middlesex Community College Foundation.

For more information about the 2013-14 International Film Series, contact Jan Arabas at arabasj@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3784 or Dean of Global Education Dona Cady at cadyd@middlesex.mass.edu or 978-656-3470.
  
MCC Concert Hall (Building 6), 591 Springs Road, Bedford5/2/2014 8:00 PM5/2/2014 9:00 PM
A World of Music, Middlesex Community College’s 2014 spring concert series, continues with MCC faculty member and classical guitarist Adam Levin in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the MCC Concert Hall (Building 6), on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. The concert is free and open to the public.

Levin will perform works for solo guitar by Eugene Ysaye, Johann Sebastian Bach, Juan Manuel Ruiz, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Joaquin Turina.

Other events in MCC’s free A World of Music concert series include Three Cellos at 3 p.m. Sunday May 18, in the MCC Concert Hall on the Bedford campus. Two MCC Student Recitals will also be held this spring. Student instrumentalists and singers will perform at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, in MCC’s Concert Hall, on the Bedford campus. Voice and guitar students will perform at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, in MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, on the Lowell campus.

To see previous A World of Music performances, visit www.youtube.com/mccmusiconline2. For more information about this spring’s concerts series, contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, director, at peraltac@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3923. For directions, visit: www.middlesex.mass.edu.
  
Lowell Memorial Auditorium6/20/2014 8:00 PM6/20/2014 10:00 PM
In celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum, the MCC Foundation will feature acclaimed actor, director, environmentalist and Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford at 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

For tickets and sponsorship information about “An Evening with Robert Redford,” please visit http://www.middlesex.mass.edu/CF14 or contact MCC Dean of College Advancement Dennis Malvers at 781-280-3514.
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