Volume 52, No. 1
July 15, 2010
Plagiarism high risks, no reward Times Ticker
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by Wayne Miller Times Staff Reporter When students first begin their semesters, some things may go un-noticed. One thing that is the toughest for newer (or even returning) students, is the topic of plagiarism. Plagiarism is a High Risk-No Reward form of cheating. Plagiarism includes the following, according to the Student Code of Conduct, but are not limited to: “The submission of the work of someone else as one’s own individual work. Copying, or allowing another student to copy; a computer file
that contains another student’s assignment, and submitting it, in part or in its entirety, as one’s own.” Another example is when a student takes a quote from an article that someone else had previously written, especially quotes taken from the internet. A good way to avoid this problem is to reference the quote at the end of a paper that is completed. To state how serious it could get, if an individual is caught cheating on their assignments via plagiarism, many sanctions may occur. According to the Student Code of Conduct - sanctions
include: College Warning: “College warning is an official notice to a student or recognized student organization that the conduct is in violation of the Student Code of Conduct and that the continuation of such conduct or action(s) may result in further disciplinary sanction. Disciplinary Probation: “Disciplinary probation is a period of observation and review of conduct during which the student or recognized student organization must demonstrate compliance with College standards. Termination: “Termination is an act of terminating a student’s
enrollment at MATC and, as such, it means the student may no longer participate in any MATC ativity or be on MATC property. Remember to indicate resources when writing a paper; this will avoid any possible issues. (If an instructor doesn’t trust a certain quote, it will be easier for them to look at the resource to follow-up any possible questions they may have). There are many resources that will help if there are questions on how to write a good, legitimate paper without cheating. These places include the Library, Academic Center or Writing Center.
MATC serves the hungry
Farmer’s Market Local market serves up summer fun Page 5
by Sarah Aguado Times Editor-in-Chief
Friday, June 25 marked a record turnout for MATC participants at St. Ben’s community meal service, located at 1015 N. 9th Street. Fourteen of our faculty, staff and family members participated in serving food, beverages, seating and clean up for the guests that night. Among the volunteers was Gale Bradford of Health Occupations, who brought along her two grandchildren to experience the gift of benevolence. Another volunteer for the event was Sociology instructor Rose Lee, who had offered extra credit for students who participated at St. Ben’s. When asked how she feels MATC could help get more involved in the community, she suggested “making it part of a service learning project, to build it right into the lesson plan since it is so close to the Downtown campus.” Lee will continue to offer this opportunity as a way for her students to get extra credit as well as an “appreciation for how privileged we are, but also as a sociological exercise to look at the demographics and be able to see yourself if you look closely enough.” St Ben’s has had this meal service for over 40 years. Each night is sponsored by a different group, mainly churches, but very
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It’s all the RAVE by Sarah Aguado Times Editor-in-Chief
Faculty Volunteers. Mequon Sociology instructor Rose Lee helps with serving dinner at St. Ben’s in Milwaukee. Most dinner guests are the homeless and working poor in the community. 300-500 were served.
diverse in denomination. The sponsor for the evening should bring enough food to feed 300500 people. Towards the end of the month, the amount of people in need tends to increase. The line in the summer can start to form around 2 o’clock. Even though the doors don’t open until 5pm, according
to Brother (Br.) Dave, St. Ben’s executive director, the people come early because, “for many, this is their community. 2/3 of the guests are homeless and the other 1/3 is of the working poor.” St. Ben’s also offers other services to the community such as providing showers, hair cuts, clothing, hygiene products, GED
assistance, bus tickets for medical appointments, and can even offer assistance with co-pays for medication for people on Badger Care. To contact St. Ben’s about volunteering or making an always appreciated donation, please call 414-271-0135, or go online to www.stbensmilwaukee.org
In an effort to keep students up to date with important information a new system is being put in place. It is called RAVE, a web based emergency system, and its purpose is to efficiently contact students in a manner that can be tailored to the individual student in case of emergency or school closings. Your student Email is the default contact the system has for students. It can also contact your cell phone, house phone or alternate E-mail address if you so choose. To add, change or opt out of this contact system please go to https://www. getrave.com/login/matc and use your regular student ID and password to access your information.
Q. Are there specific things I should do with my résumé to ensure it represents me well, and it is understandable and informative to prospective employers? ~~ Maleka Ezell, Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree program student A. Absolutely! This checklist will help you produce a great document that does exactly what you need to land an interview, and hopefully the position you are applying for. □ Complete an MATC Application Fact Sheet (contact me to get your own copy). This is a great tool to record employment data that is difficult to remember without reflection; it can also be updated as your employment history, education, volunteer experiences, etc. change. Complete it before preparing your résumé and use it whenever you fill out a job application. □ Create three (3) different documents: your résumé, a cover letter specific to each employer you apply to, and a current list of references. If you organize them together around the same time, they will make one neat package that works together to support your current goals. □ Your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number and e-mail address should be placed at the top of your résumé and reference list. □ Clearly state an objective that identifies the type of position you are seeking as well as the skills and abilities you have, so the employer understands what you can offer the organization to help it meet goals. □ List your work history for the past 10 years or so with your most recent work first; list specific employment dates and job information in order of importance and relevance to the position you are currently seeking. □ Use short, concise phrases that relate to specific, important job experiences you have had, and which are transferrable to other jobs. This will help prospective employers “visualize” how you can meet their needs. □ Be truthful and honest; clearly identify and quantify accomplishments with action verbs and skills developed on-the-job, during your formal education or during volunteer experiences. □ Spell out all words. DO NOT use abbreviations or acronyms. DO NOT include salary or wage information on your résumé. □ Keep your résumé to one page; reduce margins down to about 0.7" minimum; reduce the font to 11-point as needed; if more space is needed, consider further consolidating the text. □ Perform a final inspection: no smudges or errors. Have a friend or family member read it for clarity and accuracy. For more about this and other employment-related information, contact Joanne JohnsonClauser, Employment Development Specialist. • Visit: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in Room S203 at the Milwaukee Campus • Call: (414) 297-7765 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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OTA students particpate in exchange program by Tim Alters, John Beck, Kayla Bell, Jennifer Kubicek, Michelle Szmania Times Contributors America is known as a melting pot of people and cultures from all around the world. As seen in our cuisine, recreation, and even architecture, Milwaukee can portray great diversity inspired by various cultures. Last year, several students and faculty from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program hosted other students and faculty from occupational therapy schools in Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany. With this exchange German guests gained knowledge about how occupational therapy is conducted in America by visiting numerous hospital and facilities around the area. This year, five students and two faculty members from MATC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program set out to explore differences and similarities between Germany and the United States relating to culture, history, and of course occupational therapy. As soon as our students arrived in Berlin, our tour of the country began. Students visited sheltered workshops and rehabilitation centers, where they quickly noted that occupational therapy techniques used in Germany are similar to therapy techniques used in America. They ob-
served several private practices that specialized in hand rehabilitation, pediatrics, geriatrics, and mental health. According to the students the exchange, “helped to stimulate creativity and treatment ideas.” Differences in occupational therapy between the two countries can be seen in education. In Germany, a vocational degree is awarded after completing three years in a school specializing in occupational therapy. Students are able to go on and complete a bachelor’s degree; however they do not receive higher compensation for this achievement. In Germany, students spend as many as 600 hours on crafts compared to our 48 hour class. The German exchange program has provided students experience with a different culture which they find, “is important in improving a person’s cultural awareness (as well as giving them) a different perspective on occupational therapy. The students went on to say, “The exchange is a culturally enriching program that allows an educational experience for students not only in their chosen field but also in world history. We are thankful for the support of the MATC administration and the International Education Department for making the OTA/ Ergotherapie exchange a reality since 2006.”
Summer fun for everyone July 15-18 Festa Italiana (July 18 Frankie Valli) July 22-25 German Fest July 23 Brewer Game 7:10 July 24 Brewer Game 6:10 July 24 Brady Street Festival July 25 Brewer Game 1:10 July 26 Brewer Game 7:10 July 27 Brewer Game 7:10 July 28 Brewer Game 1:10
August 1 African World Festival August 6 Brewer Game 7:10 August 7 Brewer Game 6:10 August 8 Brewer Game 1:10 August 9 Brewer Game 7:10 August 10 Brewer Game 7:10 August 11 Brewer Game 7:10 August 12 Brewer Game 1:10 August 19-22 Irish Fest August 20 Brewer Game 7:10 August 21 Brewer Game 6:10 August 22 Brewer Game 1:10 August 24 Brewer Game 7:10 August 25 Brewer Game 7:10 August 26 Brewer Game 1:10 August 27 Brewer Game 1:10 August 27-29 Mexican Fiesta August 28 Brewer Game 6:10 August 29 Brewer Game 1:10 September 10-12 Indian Summer Festival
MATC meets Green Energy challenge in a big way!
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by Nicholas Patrinos Times Staff MATC has taken a giant leap in producing green energy as well as instructing those interested in learning a renewable energy technology career. There is no doubt MATC has advanced as leader of green energy use and as an educational institution by promoting the advantages of non-fossil fuel use. The new Photovoltaic facility on Milwaukee’s north side is the largest solar farm in the state. An on site educational tour was provided by Michael Sargent, CFO of MATC, for Sarah Aguado, Editor-in-Chief of The Times and myself. The tour gave us a thorough understanding of this project and how exciting it is for MATC as well as our community. The first impression of the 32acre site gave me a feeling as if I was on another planet. The scope of the project and amount of solar panels is extremely impressive. By late summer of this year over 2,500 solar panels in units of 5 each will be in place producing 510kw with an energy savings of over $75,000. Michael Sargent explained how the site required special engineering to deal with the slopes, mechanical cranes, storm water, and pre-existing underground garbage. The garbage required approved handling by the DNR of Wisconsin. Securing the base of the solar panels so they could be portable was also a major consideration. The nearby radio antennae of Channels 10 & 36 have support lines that could produce falling ice in winter. Special rotating discs run along the wires to eliminate the possibility of ice forming and falling on the solar panels. The Milwaukee Public Television transmitter will operate by energy produced from the solar panels. Using the landscape, design configurations were implement-
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Installers at the Photovoltaic Energy Laboratory gently ease one of the many hundreds of solar panels onto a pedestal base. A custom designed steel bracket was used to hold the panels securely during the installation. The 32-acre site is located at 810 E. Capitol Drive in Milwaukee.
ed for the placement of the solar panels to withstand high winds. In comparison to roof type installations that could lay flatter, the Photovoltaic site had to find the best compromise for positioning and yet still gain good directional solar activity. The 32acre site also provides room for future expansion. Besides handling all the on site engineering surprises, a special bracket was designed enabling the lift of the solar panels into their final position. The bracket design team included Al Evinrude, Michael Sargent, both of MATC, Tom Kelly from Johnson Controls, and Ben Collins of Pieper Electric. The Photovoltaic site provides a great opportunity for students to work on solar panels as well as understand other technological aspects. A special area has been installed which will give the students a place to dismantle various types solar panels and reassemble them in order to further their energy related educational experiences. The area will also provide plug-in charging stalls for electric powered vehicles directly from
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provide a huge reduction of our carbon footprint. The Photovoltaic installation puts MATC on a special page of energy history. Past energy history has given us thresholds that have changed our society as seen in Edison and Tesla’s electrical research, automobile and air transportation, as well as going from an analog to a digital society. MATC’s Photovoltaic facility will have it’s own special chapter in energy history - being the first on such a large educational scale. As an educational institution, there is no doubt MATC will keep producing green energy careers on a broad scale. The Photovoltaic site is an extremely useful compliment to the menu of Renewable Energy and Natural Science courses already offered here. With the recent BP oil spill crisis, MATC’s Photovoltaic example should send a jolt to our community developers for the need to use green energy and get off the coal and crude oil drum wagon. Additional photos can be found on the MATC website under photo galleries done by Sue Ruggles, Photographer of MATC.
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solar energy. This of course eliminates use of the electrical grid. The entire site will have an extensive security system and keep detailed real-time logs of all solar equipment and activities. These data log records can be used to re-enact specific details on how the solar panels reacted at certain periods. This meta-data is collected and analyzed at 15 seconds, 1-minute and 15-minute intervals. This provides valuable educational research material for students as well as a complete monitoring record of the entire system. The logs will also be accessible via the Internet. The data material will be a teaching research tool for students from K-12 and through Graduate school levels. Most of the project used parts made in Wisconsin and provided jobs from local sources. Besides providing an in-depth renewable energy educational tool, the MATC Photovoltaic project lays out an example for the City of Milwaukee and surrounding communities to follow. Hopefully, more facilities will follow MATC’s lead. The energy advantages are enormous and
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CNC Setup & Operations Lab. Manuel Andrade-Ponce (L) and Lorenzo Ramirez operate state of the art CNC (computer numeric control) machine. Manuel and Lorenzo are receiving their training though the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. CNC machine tool operators require high mechanical ability and mathematical skills.
Midnight oil greases mechanic work ethic
by Matt McMorrow Times Feature Editor
As of June 22, 50 workers received promotions at the General Electric Medical Technologies Plant, located in West Milwaukee. They now have the official title of “group leader” and “computer numeric control-machine operator” with higher wages and responsibility. Part of this newly qualified General Electric staff was trained by machine tool instructor Ron Hornik, at two o’clock in the morning. Hornik’s 14 students came from GE to cover the company’s third shift, so they would be wellsuited to the demanding positions as soon as training was over. Faculty members like Hornik
worked with plant management to customize a workforce development course geared toward newer medical technologies. The class detailed improved techniques for drafting X-ray components in a geometric dimension. “Geometric dimensioning” is a concept fitted into the 2-dimensional virtual screen. This allows students to learn to finesse that part of a model in directions that apply to the real world. Hornik also taught the working students size differences of medical parts to be assembled as equipment; this helped apply the knowledge of new X-ray products in a hard-copy geometric dimension. These three separate practices will draw for the truest
advanced blueprints. GE Medical Technology applied for a grant through MATC to offset the cost of compensating factory workers “learning on the clock.” General Electric’s aspiration is to ultimately improve X-ray piece assembly through the training our school can offer. This type of assembly is one discipline of GE within our region. Hornik welcomes any student into his class who provides a high school diploma with satisfactory placement test results. “No machine shop background is needed. But that background is helpful to have when it’s offered by the company that sponsors you. Otherwise, you come in cold,” Hornik explains.
“It’s difficult to keep a student’s attention for four hours straight without getting tired or without a 15-minute break,” Ron Hornik says in reflection. “So, material (in class) was kept interesting and relevant.” In class, Hornik demands his students exhibit near-spotless attendance and safety habits. “They are good employability skills. Students are constantly observed to preemptively avoid accidents in order to meet safety standards.” The now well-rested teacher suggested students on his watch do not get hurt any easier than those working on a normal term paper. On top of attendance and safety, Hornik emphasizes blueprint-
ing and math skills to master GE’s specialized factory equipment. Skills are also needed to measure and inspect machine parts. With these skills, a student in training can choose to remain in computer numeric controls, as an entry-level machine operator. Or new trade skills can be put to the test as group leader. Group leaders train a number of machine operators and are nicknamed “troubleshooters.” Group leaders also verify quality of machine parts that are interchangeable through inspection, prior to assembly. Through MATC’s training, GE can now have better-trained technicians making for a safer plant. Their higher wages are reflected in newly-acquired responsibility.
Spa services at downtown campus
by Teresa Rae Butler Times Staff Reporter
Looking for a spa experience without all of the high cost? MATC downtown campus has just what you’re in need of in room M110. Mini-facials, paraffin hand dips and five-minute neck massages are their specialty. The soft, relaxing music welcomes patrons into an environment of being centered for a beauty regimen. Students prepare clients for services by first doing a small evaluation sheet for safety, and then help in selecting the spa service with quiet conversation. In the case of the mini-facial, while waiting in the consultation chair one can see what to expect as an onlooker, watching the process of a careful wipe down of their reclined chair during the sanitizing setup. Afterwards, the client is placed in the cleansed chair in a resting position lying down. From there, a warm towel is coddled around the client’s face
to open the pores. The service tech then applies a facial cleaner for a mild rub. The Paraffin hand dip consists of the client first washing their hands well and then receiving a relaxing hand massage with a nice quality hand lotion. Soon after, the customer is led to the wax dip solution, where their hands are dipped generously one at time until covered in warm wax. From there their hands are wrapped in plastic for a suitable duration to nourish the skin in rich softness. While waiting for the hands to soak in the moisture, making them baby soft, the client then receives a deep down neck massage. The experience is five minutes of pure bliss. The cost of the mini-facial is $15.00, the paraffin hand dip is $5.00 and the 5-minute neck massage is five bucks also. To live out your spa dreams, call 414-297-6819 for an appointment. However, they do take walk- ins on Thursdays, starting at 12:30 P.M.
Facials at Spa Services. Providing the facials are Barber and Cosmetology students (L to R) Ron Thierfelder, Nicholas Pagenkopf and Latcrina Jefferson. (L to R) Chrissy Collins, Kashena Harris and Mario Liggins enjoying the facials.
Toby Baker, connoisseur of student success.
Helping hands to REACH your goals
by Sarah Aguado Times Editor-in-Chief
Toby Baker, Liberal Arts student, has a passion for “motivating today’s students for tomorrow’s success.” Baker started an organization, I.R.E.A.C.H. (I Recruit, Empower, Articulate, Cultivate, Horizons), to help students gain skills necessary to successfully conduct themselves during an interview. Baker is open to any student wanting to enhance their professional growth, but is targeting those seeking a career that re-
quires a high level of communication. There will be a booth set up in the beginning of the Fall semester that will be used to inform students about the program and recruit new members and volunteers. During the month of September, I.R.E.A.C.H. will hold a suit drive in order to collect clothing items that participants of the program will be able to obtain keep in order to further prepare them for interviews. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Director Martin Scorsese brings together intrigue and mystery with his latest accomplishment Shutter Island. Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, 1997) stars as Teddy Daniels in this U.S. Marshal drama, set in 1954. Daniels, a U.S. Marshall who lost his wife to a suspicious fire, goes to visit Boston’s Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital, home to the worst of the worst criminally insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient by the name of Rachel Solando. Daniels is accompanied by new partner Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo, Where the Wild Things Are, 2009). Just when Teddy believes he has everything figured out, he begins to doubt reality. Is his partner part of a coverup? Where is Rachel? Why are the doctors and the facilitators not willing to help in his investigation? What is the “rule of 4’? Determined to break the loud silence that is cast upon Shutter Island, Teddy Daniels searches for answers. The Island is shut off from the main land by a hurricane. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, Teddy believes the lighthouse may hold the clues. Where is Rachel Solando? Why is Teddy the only one hot on her trail? A definite must see for any cop drama enthusiast. It brings to light the 50’s era in a turn of the century twist. 5 stars.
Local Farmer’s Market gives more than just great food
by Miguel Mateo Times Staff Reporter
The local farmer’s market Fondy Food center started in 1997 and ever since has been kicking off the season each and every year with a bang! This year was no exception, starting the season with dancing, music and BBQ contest and more fun family events. Fondy’s is more than just your average farmer’s market or outside produce market as you can
hear stories from local farmers ranging from farming techniques used to produce some of Wisconsin’s finest organic foods to the stories from the young teenagers that work the stands with the farmers. Stories such as young Monica, 17, of Walnut Harvest, “had it not been for Walnut Harvest and the Farmer’s Market I would likely not only be unemployed but not in school; Walnut Harvest is more than just an employer, it’s
a family. I started working here at age 15 and loved it ever since. Providing me and my fellow employees with a place to study for homework along with ensuring we go to college is just the tip of the iceberg of what Walnut Harvest has done for me. I plan to work for this company for many years.” The passion for food here is more than notable. “I more than care, I love what I do, I’m providing low cost and safe food to my
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family (the community). This is the reward I get out of it; to know that others in my community have a economical food source to come to and enjoy family and friends while having the opportunity to buy the foods they love”, said Mike Amaranth of Bakery & Café. When you think of summer foods you most of the times think of light and cold or BBQ right? Well, here is some fun, tasty ways to enjoy your local market in the summer months.
Cook Time: 15 min. Level: Easy Yield: 6-8 Directions:
Two-handed Pastrami’er: Cook Time: 15 min. Level: Easy Yield: 4-6 Using the same toast you can make a totally different meal just by a few changes. We are going to keep the toast the same but change up the toppings! Topping: 1-1 pound pastrami 1( 16 oz.) cream cheese 2 ½ tbs. Sage
COMPACT REPLAY DUANE RODRIGUEZ The recording industry is always complaining that sales of cds are in a downward spiral with no end in site. That’s prolly because most of the cds released this summer are some of the weakest in recent memory. Steve Miller Band: Bingo! (Roadrunner)/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Mojo (Reprise); Two of Arena rocks biggest acts tackle the blues with mixed results. Miller returns to the music that he played as a snot-nosed kid growing up in Chicago and Petty’s Heartbreakers try to add some attitude. Miller (not the greatest of singers) shares the spotlight with vocalist Sonny Charles of The Checkmates fame, giving the album, with Miller’s strong guitar work, an honest shot at blues authenticity. The Heartbreakers, as great a band as they are really struggle here, giving them that ‘fish out of water’ sound. Eminem: Recovery (Aftermath); After the success of Relapse, it looked like Em was set to drop it’s sequel Relapse 2 but at he last minute pulled it back and offered Recovery in it’s place. Good move. This, his seventh studio album is chuck full of Em at his wise-alleck, sneering best. This is a trim and tight cd, gone are the goofy little skits while only Lil’ Wayne, Pink and Rihanna make guest appearances. Standouts include “Won’t Back Down,” “Almost Famous” and “No Love.” Herbie Hancock: The Imagine Project (HH Records); As with his previous two releases, Hancock collaborates with giants in both commercial pop and jazz fields to cover a number of classic songs.
Directions: Chop the sage (finely) then mix into the cream cheese, spread onto bread (when bread has cooled). Then place the pastrami onto the bread; top with another piece of bread These are just two of the hundreds of ways you can enjoy your local farmer’s market. Let your mind run wild and go without a game plan. Go see what looks good that day and form a meal or recipe from there. That’s where the best recipes come from; when you don’t have a game plan but you have great ingredients!
For the toast: put bread on an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake until light golden, about 10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes. For the topping: Bring the cream cheese to room temp. Remove the pits from the cherries then rough chop them (not too fine). Rough chop the walnuts then mix the cherries, walnuts and honey into the cream cheese. Spread your homemade cherry spread onto the bread and top with walnuts to garnish.
Ingredients Toasts: 1-1 pound loaf of sweet bread such as a wheat or whole grain, or even one with fruits in it! Trim and cut into ½ " thick slices. Extra-Virgin olive oil, for drizzling Topping: 1 (16 oz.) package of cream cheese 3 ½ tbs. pure honey ½ cu. fresh cherries (pitted) ¼ cu. Walnuts (rough chopped)
While the pairings might seem obvious, Derek Trucks with wife Susan Tedeschi on “Space Captain” or John Legend and Pink on “Don’t Give Up”, the album sours on stuff like James Morrison’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Dave Matthews “Tomorrow Never Knows”. Not as commercial as his Possibilities album or as esoteric as The Joni Letters, The Imagine Project fits snuggly between the two. Robert Randolph & The Family Band: We Walk This Road (Warner Bros.); Man this hurts. We all know and love Randolph and his ability to play his lap steel pedal, in a live setting with the same originality, imagination, spontaneity and genius as Jimi Hendrix or Miles Davis played their respective instruments. But man oh man does he make horrible records. Simply the worst ever. I mean his cds wouldn’t even make a good coaster for your drink. They reinforce the old adage that you cannot capture lightning in a bottle. He’s breathtaking in concert but a snooze in the studio. Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Legacy Edition (Legacy); The 1969 album that opened the door for jazz musicians to incorporate rock influences into their genre gets the royal updated treatment on this two cd, one dvd set. It’s the original six album tracks remastered and remixed by Mark Wilder, giving the material a welcome update. Also included are a couple alternate takes and single edits titled “Great Expectations” and “Little Blue Frog” which were released as a single but not included on the original album. The gem here is a dvd of a killer show recorded in
Denmark, November 4, 1969. It features, amongst others, Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter who appeared on the original album. It’s color corrected and pretty amazing. Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew is just as an important album as Sgt. Peppers was to The Beatles, Electric Ladyland to Jimi Hendrix and as Pet Sounds to The Beach Boys. A must for everyone. John Mellencamp: On The Rural Route 7609 (Island); An interesting box set in that it shies away from the obvious formula. This is a compilation of the songs that appeared in-between the hits, not really the hits themselves. The music is sequenced here thematically as four separate cds, so they’re not in chronological order. Mellencamp’s writing has never been stronger as it’s obvious here. No one looks at the workingman’s America and questions the powers that be since 1960’s era Bob Dylan, better than Mellencamp. The Roots: How I Got Over (Def Jam); I’ll share a little guilty pleasure here, I’ve been playing the heck out of this cd. If you’ve caught Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night, you know that The Roots can accompany any musical act or jam with anyone that appears on the show. Guys like me have been listening since their 1993’s Organix debut. I always appreciated hip-hop with a live band, ala Tupac back in the day or Jay-Z’s Unplugged. That being said this is an amazing set of music and includes some unique collaborations (Monsters Of Folk?). Hip-Hop is taking it on the chin this summer (sans Eminem) in sales and with the Drake album being so R&B influenced, it’s good to know that The Roots have maintained their musical integrity with How I Got Over.
Heartbreaker recovers roots
Feagin fills her plate and trophy shelf at Stormers dinner by Sarah Aguado Times Editor-in-Chief The Stormers Athletic Dinner, held on May 14th at the Italian Community Center, was one of mixed reviews. Sam Cianciola, a Landscape and Horticulture student who is also the Mequon golf team captain, attended the dinner and “thought the food was great.” At an adjacent table, there was Christopher Hortman, Guard for the Men’s Basketball team, who was not as impressed by the meal selections, stating, “The food was horrible, people didn’t eat. I don’t like squid or calamari.” Although, aside from the food,
Hortman did say that he had a good time. Randy Casey, the coordinator of athletics, announced the winners of this year’s awards, many of which went to the same person: Yanette Feagin, Guard for the Women’s Basketball team. Feagin walked away this year carrying a total of six awards including: MVP, two-time All-American and Female Athlete of the Year. Unfortunately, due to scheduling, the Men’s Baseball team was unable to attend the awards dinner since they were busy playing Rock Valley College in Illinois.
Walton keeps us updated with his Major success
by Sarah Aguado Times Editor-in-Chief
Montaus Walton, a former MATC student, was signed to the Minnesota Twins as their second baseman. Earlier this summer he contacted the Times to give an update on his career. He said he is doing well as of now, currently having a batting average of .320 compared to last summers .318. He has 22 stolen bases, hitting lead off (first in line up). He is thankful for the Twins, who are giving him more playing time.
Walton has been told there are other teams interested in him such as Cincinnati, Toronto, Houston and Cleveland. He says he is leaning most towards either Cincinnati or Toronto. Also he says he has just been signed with FK Sports management in Massachusetts to have them as his representative. Walton has been “back here (in Milwaukee) visiting and conditioning (since) earlier this June.” Currently he is on his way to Connecticut to train with short season teams until September.
Portfolio Night 2010
Over 200 students participated in Portfolio Night at Discovery World. Students showed the best of their program work from 29 creative technology and similar programs.
Baking and Pantry Arts student, Angel Luczak, enjoys the attention her color expressive baking portfolio brings.
First through the door at Discovery World are Photography Graduatesâ€™ portfolios. John Curran (L) discusses the details of his portfolio with Debbie Suttner (L) and Erin Hanley (R). Jacqueline Allen, Nursing Student, and Sim-Man were on hand for demonstrations of taking vitals for Portfolio Night.
Alverno College students enjoy Culinary Arts portfolio, Duck Ravioli.
Photos and page layout - Jim Tavernese
Culinary Arts students Katie Rowe (L) and Holly Johnson prepare, on location, their portfolio, Duck Ravioli
Times summer edition 2010