Volume 52, No. 5
November 4, 2010
MPTV students have outdone themselves Times
by Teresa Rae Butler Times Staff Reporter
Kevin F. Pulz has an array of positions in Milwaukee Public Television. As Senior Producer/ Director of MPTV, and Co-Chair, Media and Creative Arts Division Program Coordinator, Television and Video Production for MATC, he also has a great deal to be proud of with this year’s student projects. The reason? The students have raked in some pretty impressive and elite National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Midwest Emmy Award nominations. Pulz tells the Times, “The TVP program at MATC turns loose amazingly prepared and talented graduates each year,” and this time around they have outdone themselves. This year’s nominees are: Information Program/Segment -- Skate Parks in Milwaukee: Time for a Public Option. Student nominees: Steve Paluch, Taylor Imm and JJ Kenealy. Information Program/Segment -- A Glass of Warm Milk: A Message on Climate Change from America’s Dairyland. Student nominees: Nathan Schardin, Jacob Fatke and Antonio Cole. Entertainment Program/Segment -- Connections 2010. Student nominees: Jonathan Bare, LC Satterfield.
Suicide and bullying prevention awareness event Jim Tavernese/Times
The Nominees are! Chicago/Midwest Emmy nominees for MATC are: (L to R) Jerome Kenealy, Antonio Cole, Jacob Fatke, Phil Kraus, Taylor Imm, Nathaniel Schardin, and Steven Paluch. Not pictured are: L. C. Satterfield and John Baer.
Also featured in the program is the work of MATC students from the Animation, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Music Occupations, Photography and VisualCommunications/ Computer Graphics programs. Entertainment Program/Segment -- Grumpy the Snowman. Student nominee: Jonathan Bare. Although the students had turned out some of the best of the best, running up against the competition coming from huge and respected universities and colleges throughout the Midwest
such as Northwestern, Purdue, Notre Dame, etc., the students cannot collect an actual Emmy. According to the NATAS Chicago/Emmy Awards rules, students and the school are not eligible for an Emmy Statue if they win, but an award plaque and/ or certificate will be granted. The NATAS has states, “Students responsible for the production will receive a Production Certificate if the entry is awarded a plaque. “The winning plaque will be awarded to the school.” Pulz adds, “To have our students
honored in the same sentence as those revered institutions is humbling, but having MATC student TV work judging above those universities is exciting and well-deserved.” One MATC student, Dori Klitzka, who is actively involved with the TVP program as a peer and is the Scene Editor for the Times Newspaper, said, “I am very proud of my classmates, as this is the highest achievement in our field. They worked hard and deserve to be recognized. My congratulations to them.” GREAT job, guys!
Tuesday, November 16 12 p.m. -1:30 p.m. Room S-116 Downtown campus video broadcast to every campus.
Veterans Day Event at West Campus honors our heroes
Free print is on the way out by Matt McMorrow Times Feature Editor At this point in time, kiosks all over campus accept money to be converted into “campus cash,” pending your deposit. Campus cash covers parking expenses, food court purchases and ATM transactions. As of next semester, a 5-cent charge for a black & white printed document is in sight, to add to what campus cash would already cover. Our college proudly stands behind a self-sustaining policy which wastes as little energy as possible in order to be cost efficient. Considerable sources of power for the Mequon Campus are supplied by wind turbines. A push to recycle compost is being made by disposing ordinary trash in designated bins at Milwaukee’s Campus. It would only be a matter of time before the need to reduce obvious waste will limit what a student can print. Like it or not, free print is on its way out. Pay-for-Print Committee Co-chairman Archie Graham’s goal is to keep every academic experience essential. This is because he is also the Director of Student Life. Graham believes minimizing use of paper unrelated to course work is a major short-term financial benefit. Paying for print, he says, “reduces waste and the cost affiliated with waste that is non-essential” to academic advancement.
Non-essentials include flyers for upcoming attractions not sponsored by the school or ‘tweets’ from classmates. The official pay-for-print start date is in the spring semester of 2011. The clear-cut date and plan has yet to be confirmed, but Graham and his committee will publicize a test period that will begin in November. Before the announcement, posters in multimedia centers will remind students of the date which will effectively end free print. The cost of other special prints will also be advertised on posters. The Pay-for-Print Committee is in discussion with the general faculty about pulling 200-400 students out of classes during a date in November. This is a session to debug for technical concerns that hold back paying for print. These concerns include ironing out kinks in the system and properly maintaining student account balances spent for print. Heavy traffic will also be evaluated when many students will be using even fewer printers. This is the part of the November test period, piloted strictly by the students. After this, Graham hopes “all the pieces will work seamlessly across all districts.” Between November’s test period and the beginning of next year, Graham’s committee would like to ease students into the new transition.
Committee member Kathleen Hohl promises 200 pages of free print to each student. “When those free prints are up, you must pay,” says Hohl. As Director of Student Life, Graham would like to reassure prints handed out in some classes are free of any student responsibility. “For now, our English Department has its printing account allocated.” This is a move resonating
with an opinion of one student. Liberal Arts sophomore Chris Ford, 22, understands why paying for print is necessary, to an extent. “It’s a perspective on how much the student wants to print. Sometimes it’s for recreational purposes where it should only be for school work.” Ford went on to say he believes school-related prints should be free for those on financial aid.
Leadership Retreat Students gain key leadership skills
Student Government: getting students involved by Jennifer Pollesch Times Staff Reporter There are many different committees and organizations at MATC that need student involvement. Student Government, formerly known as the student senate, faces many issues head-on and is the voice of the student body on things ranging from the pay for print to what type of soda we have in our vending machines. There are numerous committees for most of the issues that we students face. The committees need students for input and ideas, not only to be informed of what we want and need, but also to help make decisions as to how college funds are spent. Of the 50,000 students enrolled at MATC among all the campuses, only about 30 people are involved in the student government. That being said, as students we need to step it up. Find out where to go and what we can do to have a stronger voice in the decisions that will shape the future of our school.
In an interview with a member of student government from the downtown campus, it was surprising to find out that “Committees make decisions around the school,” and they are hurting for student input. This member of student government also made a point that they are trying to bring students together by putting on events. These events are not only fun but relatively inexpensive to students and can be great places to network. If you want to get involved, it is pretty easy. All you have to do is go to either the student government office at your campus or the office of student life. Most of us have busy lives outside of school but this is the time to give input or start a club or organization for something that you feel strongly about. This is a fantastic way to network, build your résumé and be a part of the change we as students want to see. For more information about how you can help, contact student government. They are our voice. The question remains how loud we want our voice to be.
Calendar of Upcoming Events 11/5
Navigating the Mental Health System 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon M605 Conference Center, Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Friday Forum: “November Elections are Over, What’s Next?” 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Lecture Hall, Mequon Campus
MATC Open House 8:30-11:30 a.m. Downtown Milwaukee Campus
11/9 American Indian Heritage Event 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Room 117 11/11 Veterans Day Lecture 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 117
Q: What is a 60-second elevator speech? Why do I need one? - Nancy Correll, Liberal Arts & Science Associate Degree Program Student A: The intent of an elevator speech is to link yourself and your skills to a company’s needs, so prospective employers can “see” how you can benefit them – just from your introduction. You should identify your strong points including education, skills and abilities, interest in the company and where you want to go in the next five years. Remember, a first impression is a lasting impression – make it the best you can so you will be remembered. An elevator speech is a 1-minute commercial about yourself and it introduces you while linking yourself, your skills and interests to the company’s needs. It can go something like this: • “Hello, my name is ___________ and I’m interested in a ______________ position with XYZ Corporation, because of its strong reputation for customer service. I have three years of customer service experience plus a degree in Marketing. I am a proven team leader and have a record of successful job performance. I’d like to learn a little more about XYZ and its employment opportunities. Do you know someone I can talk with who would be available to meet with me and tell me about the company employment opportunities?” Analyze your skills, determine what you are good at, then research and learn which companies need individuals who have those particular skills. Modify the statement each time you use it or as things change, but use the same concept. Practice presenting in front of a mirror to become comfortable, then when you feel really good about, it talk with friends and begin networking in casual environments. Use your speech at job fairs and during other employment events.
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Student Legal Clinic
Pregnant and alone Q: Dear Student Legal Clinic, I’m pregnant and single and I need help with clothes, food, school, and daycare. Signed, Kristina A: Dear Kristina, I see you have a lot going on in your life, and have great need for help. Kristina, I have some resources that can help you. There is help in the community and at MATC that you might benefit from. MATC has a Milwaukee County Worker who comes in twice a month. You can call Mary O’Leary at 414-297-6630 for an appointment. The County Worker can help you apply for medical care and food share. MATC has the PACE program which helps with daycare and transportation. You can call 414-297-8239 or stop in room T140 to find out more. One program that can help is SHARE. SHARE is a nonprofit food buying club that offers nutritious products at a reduced cost. SHARE is a volunteer–run community–based distributions system that anyone can join. Call Toll-Free: 1-800-548-2124 or email@example.com. Throughout Milwaukee there are emergency food pantries located in churches and other community based centers. Some food pantries offer hot meals, free clothes, household goods, and baby items. Call 211 for updated lists. Milwaukee has community help for parents, and soon-to-be parents. There is the Pregnancy Help Center, located at 6234 W. Capital, 414-4639707, and 1225 W. Mitchell St. Suite 217, 414-645-4050 (bilingual). Milwaukee Birthright, 2025 W. Oklahoma Ave., Ste. 125, 414-672-5433. JLH Women’s Mentoring Services, 3846 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 109, 414-934-0216. Waukesha Clothes for Kids, 406 Travis Lane, Ste. 45, 262-246-9860. Sussex Area Outreach Services (SOS), N63 W23626 Silver Spring, 262246-9860. Hope Network for Single Mothers has various locations in Milwaukee, 262-215-7333. They offer portable crib program, educational daycare, or tuition grants, parenting education, mother’s trading post, other free clothing banks, support groups (mom and children gather for fun activities and lunch). For more listings people can call 2-1-1, and if using a cell phone 414773-0211, or pay phone, dial 1-866-211-3380. Kristina, I hope this information, and resources can be of help to you. If you have any questions please call the student legal clinic at 414-297-6630. Charlene Wagner Program: Human Service Student / Student worker
For information about employment-related topics, contact: Joanne Johnson-Clauser, M.S., GCDF, Employment Development Specialist • Telephone: (414) 297-7765 • E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Office: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Room S203 at the Milwaukee Campus
Did someone drop you on your head when you were a baby? You are a liar. You’re not worthy. Loser Gay! You don’t belong here. Freak! You need medication. You are the worst I have ever seen. YOU have nothing to offer. You don’t belong here. Ugly! Crazy No talent! I’ll enjoy ruining your life. Ugly! You have no good ideas. You’re not worthy. Psycho Ugly! Never amount to anything! You don’t belong here.
What’s wrong with you?
You must haveYoucheated. don’t belong here.
Ugly! Not good enough! Not like us! Never amount to anything! Crazy Psycho YOU have nothing to offer. Not good enough! Did someone drop you on your head when you were a baby?
Freak! by LM Parshalle Times Staff Reporter
Does the above assortment of insults and actions take you back to the tear stained halls of your youth? Or did a parent, classmate, boss, teacher, sibling, boyfriend, neighbor, co-worker, girlfriend, or a complete stranger say this to your face or someone else’s just last week? News flash: The individual is not exercising their freedom of speech, they are being a bully.
It should not matter if an individual is gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual or straight. It should not matter if an individual has different political or religious beliefs. It should not matter if an individual has a learning disability, physical challenge, or a mental illness. It should not matter if an individual is from a different country, culture or race. Yet our society often finds some way to label and humiliate individuals
What do you see? I open my eyes, another tear along side my face drips down.
How the screening works
Educational session on depression A written screening test Discussion of results with a mental health processional Assistance in finding additional help, if it’s needed
I try to wipe away the fear take a look in the mirror. My perception is unclear I walk a dark road while others enjoy life. They laugh away time
To locate a screening site Call (800) 573-4433 or look on the Internet at http://www.nmisp.org
Who victims of depression are
One of every five women
I choke on the thought of death itself as it entraps my mind.
One of every 10 men
SOURCE: National Mental Health Association 10/8/97
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leading cause of death among youth and young adults aged 1524.” While this is disconcerting information, the good news is that we can all do something in our own state and on a national level. For more information on how to get started, go to www. healthyworkplacebill.org, the official website organized by Dr. Gary Naime, the National Director of the Healthy Workplace Campaign. The rest is up to you… let’s make a difference.
I’m no good at anything, everything I do is wrong. I keep with the blues singing the same old song. NO, I won’t have it, I was made for a purpose A life I will establish I will manage
never falling to the other who is trying to do damage. I won’t live insecure now I stand tall my life is no blurr It’s gonna be greater than what I thought. If I’m stuck in this position of the enemy screaming away my dreams I have in my heart. It’s time for me to Picasso these thoughts, time to create art My future will be more than what they see me as. I rise to my feet no longer getting bullied but the oppressor shall meet defeat not out of an act of violence but rather me making it. Get ready haterz. World here I am and control, I’m takin it.
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who they feel are different from the status quo. We are most likely aware of all the devastating reports by the media regarding suicide. Yet we may not be conscious of the statistics. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nonprofit organization spearheading research, advocacy and outreach on mental illness, stated that: “Nationally, we lose one life to suicide every 15.8 minutes. Suicide is the eleventh-leading c a u s e of death overall and is the third-
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they suffer from depression, free and anonymous screenings will be offered today at 3,000 sites nationwide.
Treatment is effec tive in 80% to 90% of ca ses in 6 to 8 weeks
You need medication. You’re sick!
To help people determine whether
Loss of interest in food, sex, other things that used to make life worth living Deep, persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness Fatigue and disrupted sleep Repeated thoughts of suicide
Your work stinks!
Helping people identify their depression
Depression is a treatable illness that can cause:
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Vote now, or forever hold your peace by Alexander Pederson West Campus Reporter A voter registration drive was held at MATC West Campus from late September until October 13, 2010 in an effort to register previously unregistered students. The registration drive, implemented by MATC Instructor Mary Ackerman, was comprised of students and faculty who volunteered their time to register students. During the time period this event was held, the volunteers responsible for registering students were located near the West Campus Library in the hallway at a table set up specifically for them during the school days. According to Ackerman, the purpose was not only to register students but to encourage them
to vote in the upcoming elections on November 2, 2010 as well. Ackerman stated “it is important to get the vote out and there are a lot of new voters [to register].” She estimated that 400-500 students were consulted and encouraged to vote in the upcoming elections by the volunteers during the drive, and of those, over 100 students were registered and the necessary forms that each registrant filled out were delivered to 18 corresponding municipalities. Ackerman strongly encouraged students to do their own research on the candidates running in the upcoming elections. Her motivation to encourage students to register and vote is her belief that “it is the teacher’s civic duty to encourage students to vote and be informed voters.”
by Anna M. Zancanaro West Campus Editor On October 5, the first Community College Summit was held at the White House, chaired by Dr. Jill Biden. One of the honored guests invited to attend was Ted Carey, president of the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC), and current student at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York. Carey, who majors in Addictions Counseling and Liberal Arts, has strong feelings about community colleges, not only about the benefits of attending them but also what is needed in order to keep them functioning in a manner that will benefit society. Carey sees community colleges as a vital part of the community, and believes that attending one is “economically feasible for anybody.” He also sees a link between community support
of these institutions and the benefits reaped, citing that 80% of community college graduates remain in that same community after graduating, thereby adding their learned job skills to it and boosting its economy. Along with lowering the cost of textbooks, which takes large amounts of money out of pocket for students, Carey feels that it is necessary to have easier credit transfers to four-year colleges, something Governor Schwarzenegger of California recently imposed in his state. Carey finds that doing so would lessen the economic burden on the community, since a student would not have to pay for a course twice due to its nontransferability. He also feels strongly that the recent suggestion made in our government of cutting funding for education by 20% will harm community colleges, and feels that if this happens, Obama’s 2020 Goal for improvements that
will bring America into the lead in number of college graduates by the year 2020 will not be a possibility. Carey, who was deployed to the Gulf War, also belongs to several other organization besides ASACC that support community colleges. He aims to help get rid of the stigmas surrounding community colleges and reminds people that education is “what a student takes out of it.” Carey thanks those who support community colleges, and sends the message that “when you support community colleges, you support your community.” His message to students is to remember that no goal is unattainable. As far as his visit to the White House and his meetings there with people such as Dr. Jill Biden and Admiral Mike Mullen, Carey wants people to know that he was “humbled and honored to be the voice of every community college in America.”
MATC, community join for job fair by Anna M. Zancanaro West Campus Editor MATC will be joining with the West Allis/West Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, the city of West Allis, and its mayor Dan Devine to host a Job Fair on November 4 at the Tommy Thompson Center on State Fair. The Job Fair, held from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will have several area employers looking for applicants to fill their open positions. Student Government will be assisting at the Job Fair, and Scott Dennis, Vice President of Student Government, encourages students to take advantage of the event. Dennis feels that while “jobs are out there, they’re
somewhat difficult to find.” He goes on to say that this Job Fair will be “handing students an opportunity on a silver platter” since our country is still in a recession. Jenny McGilligan, MATC Student Employment Specialist, urges students to bring résumés and pertinent personal contact information that may be needed for a job application. McGilligan also advises that students should dress appropriately for the event, such as one would dress for an actual job interview. The entrance to the Tommy Thompson Center is on 84th Street, and the building itself is behind the Pettit National Ice Center. Free parking will be available, and McGilligan reminds students that three bus routes lead to the location as well. There is no cost for admission.
West Campus Events Calendar November 9- American Indian Heritage Celebration 11:00-1:00, Room 117 November 11- Veterans Day Lecture 11:00-11:30, Cafeteria November 17- Coffee House 12:00-1:00, Cafeteria November 22- Meditation Hour 12:00-1:00, Room 117
Honoring our heroes by Anna M. Zancanaro West Campus Editor On November 11, at 11:00 a.m., Veterans Day will be marked at West Campus with a lecture given by Tom Gould, Vietnam War veteran and past adviser for the MATC Times, in the West Campus cafeteria. The event was sponsored the West Campus Student Government and is being overseen by Doug Meyer, Chairman for the Events Committee for West Campus. Gould will be giving a short speech to students and faculty regarding service of veterans and the concept of “true heroes.” He will also be sharing his personal thoughts concerning what constitutes a hero and the use of the term in today’s society.
Meyer hopes the lecture will give students insight into some of the struggles our veterans face and highlight their importance. He feels it is necessary to “acknowledge the sacrifices they (veterans) have made for us so we can enjoy our liberties as Americans.” Veterans Day honors veterans of the United States Armed Forces and is celebrated on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that brought an end to World War I. The historic event took place at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the same time that this event will commence. This lecture is open to all students and faculty wishing to attend.
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Elements of Fear not so scary by Don Carter Times Staff Reporter Halloween is the second most profitable holiday in the United States. Pumpkins, costumes, candy and parties… and let’s not forget the ever popular haunted houses. With many to choose from in Southeastern Wisconsin, it may be hard to choose which one to visit once that scary night nears. However, maybe after this review, that obstacle might be just a little bit easier to overcome. Located on 27th and Euclid, near Pulaski High School and St. Luke’s Hospital, Elements of Fear really brings meaning to the definition of “more than meets the eye.” Upon arrival you will notice that it is not actually a house but a small church, and maybe you will notice that you are the only person, or people, there. You may reluctantly pay for your ticket and be told to wait while the actors take their place. This may irritate you and you may think to ask for a refund and try another haunted house, but after pondering for a slight second you continue to stand in line against your better judgment. After about two minutes you’re told that it is okay to enter. You walk in with the group of people who were ahead of you (one might be slightly shocked that there are other people there). Walking into the first room of
the “haunted house,” you may feel like you really should’ve decided to go when you decided to stay. Horrible acting and predictable scare tactics might leave you feeling as if you might have wasted your money. But good things come to those who wait, after walking to the next room you will start to see better acting, a story line come together and fear might even enter your heart. As one travels from room to room there will be things that scare you, but there might also be some things that you probably know you weren’t meant to see. By the time you exit the haunted house you may feel as if the experience was better than you originally thought, but that you still did not receive your $9 worth. Overall the experience at the haunted house was not horrible, but not the best. If there was a middle ground that represented okay, the experience at the haunted house would be slightly above that. While this might be something that you may want to experience if you’re 13-17, anyone older than that won’t find this very scary. It’s a place you would take your little brother or sister, your little cousin or your nephew or niece. I would rate the haunted house a 4 out of 5. A great place for children or young teens, but if you’re an adult, you just might want to take a pass.
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3. Iron Man 2 (Paramount) 4. How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks) 5. Marmaduke (Fox) 6. Date Night (Fox) 7. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Disney) 8. Killers (Lionsgate) 10. MacGruber (Universal)
COMPACT REPLAY DUANE RODRIGUEZ Phil Collins has returned from his self-imposed retirement to release a new solo album titled Going Back (Atlantic). The idea here is that Collins would get together with the original Motown Records house band and re-record note for note 30 of the label’s more popular songs. That he has done in amazing fashion; it’s like a carbon copy of the original. So good, you’d think you’re sitting in a barbershop somewhere in Detroit via 1967 with an A.M. radio blasting in the background. Bottom line, this is a problem. You get taken back to these awesome songs, some of the best this country has ever produced and then you got a guy with Collins’ voice embarrassingly mutilating them. Let’s be honest, anyone who thinks that Phil Collins can sing is delusional and here, compared with these classics, it’s simply magnified. He might feel he’s doing these songs justice but we, having heard the originals all our life, know better. Who would you want to hear singing this material; Phil Collins or either Stevie Wonder, David Ruffin or Smokey Robinson? Yeah I hear ya – no brainer! Hope you had a Happy Halloween! Now that is out of the way, it means we are on our way to the Winter Holidays, which means Christmas albums. First out of the gate is Home For Christmas (A&M) by Sheryl Crow, which is only available at Target. Recorded with Tuesday Night Club producer Bill Bottrell, Crow doesn’t stray far from the soulful sound that graced this year’s 100 Miles From Memphis, which is how it should be. Why do something you’re not used to doing? Everything here is good and has the right loose attitude these things should have, even the Crow-written original ballad “There Is A Star That Shines Tonight.” Other standouts include the gospel-ish “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” “Merry Christmas Baby,” “White Christmas” and “The Christmas Song.” One thing that has me scratching my head, though, is what the hell is
Christmas albums are just around the corner she doing, on the cover? Besides Holiday CDs, this time of year also brings us deluxe box sets. A doozy is Signature Box (Capitol) by John Lennon. This set contains every studio album released by Lennon as well as a CD of non-album singles and a CD of unreleased material. It also contains a 65-page book, a Lennon commemorative print as well as essays by Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Julian Lennon. The CDs were remastered by the same production team that spruced up The Beatles’ catalog last year. Lennon was an amazing individual who was taken away from us way to soon. This box set is a musical reminder of what he meant for so many people and also brings to light how much he’s missed and needed today. The music? Let’s be honest, with Phil Spector producing, Lennon was at a disadvantage simply because Spector’s 60’s mono doo-wop ‘Wall Of Sound’ didn’t translate to 70’s stereo rock. That disadvantage, though, doesn’t hide the fact that Lennon did some amazing stuff. Individually, tracks like “Working Class Hero,” “Gimme Some Truth,” “Mind Games” and “(Just Like) Starting Over” are still brilliant as is the album Imagine as a whole. Remember, this set only includes his studio albums. His two live albums Live Peace In Toronto, Live In New York City and the recently released Stripped Down Double Fantasy are not here. John Lennon Signatures will still make for a popular holiday gift. I have a confession to make: I’ve never been real good with buckles, belts and pointy shoes so I never cared much for country music. That’s changed, though, pretty
much the same way as I’ve grown an appreciation for asparagus. That being said, there are two albums that are making a bit of noise on the charts. Jamey Johnson has been as unconventional a country artist as they come. His latest continues that trend with a two CD set called The Guitar Song (Mercury). It’s 25 tracks over two CDs thematically named the Black and White Albums. The Black Album is filled with tracks about lost love and broken hearts, quite possibly motivated by his being dropped by a record label and his divorce. The White Album contains a happier and more positive spin on things. The thing that knocks me out about Johnson’s work is that his nasally vocals sound almost like a parody of a stereotypical country artist. No question the boy can play the guitar, in fact his whole band can shred. It’s that tight musicianship that contrasts his vocals, which emphasizes the material, which makes this so intriguing. It’s good stuff, too, especially “Lonely At The Top,” “That’s How I Don’t Love You,” “California Riots” and “That’s Why I Write Songs.” The Zac Brown Band, on the other hand, has a much more commercial sound that blurs the line between country and pop music. There latest is You Get What You Give (Atlantic) and it isn’t gonna offend their fans who expect their almost jam-band musical attitude. Beginning their career in Atlanta covering everything from The Beatles to Bob Marley, they’ve kept those musical stylings in their own material, which makes this a very unique sounding band. Their latest follows up 2008’s The Foundation that sold two million copies.
An all-access guide to the fall movie season By Laremy Legel Film.com
Fall is the most dynamic season of the entertainment calendar, with studios attempting to wring every last drop out of the box office while actively politicking for awards nominations. Luckily, not every film is a gut-wrenching drama, and the next three months also feature a sprinkling of comedy to get you through the rainy days. Here are 25 films to be aware of as the leaves change color, broken out by potential box office hits, welcome comic relief, the dreaded “potential disaster” and, finally, Academy Award contenders. For more fall movie picks, news and reviews, visit Film.com.
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n “The Town” (Sept. 17): Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort looks like a treat; shades of the modern bankrobbing classic “Heat” abound. The film also features the wildly underrated Rebecca Hall, unsung hero of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” n “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (Sept. 24): Oliver Stone’s follow up on Gordon Gekko closed the Cannes Film Festival to largely positive reviews. But will audiences want anything to do with a movie about the economy? COMIC RELIEF
n “Easy A” (Sept. 17): Emma Stone (“Zombieland”) has long been poised for a breakout role. It looks like this high school twist on Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter” will be the film that pushes her over the top.
Illustration by BOX Eric OFFICE Goodwin/MCT HIT n “Unstoppable” (Nov. 12): Denzel
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“Paranormal Activity 2” premieres in theaters Oct. 22. PROJECTED BOX OFFICE HIT
n “Paranormal Activity 2” (Oct. 22): The last one cleared nearly $200
million on a pauper’s budget. Even half that take will work for Paramount Pictures this time around.
Washington and Chris Pine star in a film by Tony Scott (“Man on Fire”) about an unstoppable train. That reads Denzel like a recipe for box Washington office success! n “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” (Nov. 19): The “Potter” franchise is getting darker as it nears the finish line, but audiences of all ages should make this the most successful film of the year. COMIC RELIEF
Emma Stone stars in the high school comedy “Easy A.” POTENTIAL DISASTER
n “Devil” (Sept. 17): The first trailer noted the story was written by M. Night Shyamalan. Then they cut Shyamalan’s name out of the marketing completely. Neither move is a good sign.
n “Red” (Oct. 15): Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren star as former C.I.A. agents on the run. Did we mention Mirren fires a machine gun?
n “Saw 3D” (Oct. 29): It’s a race to see which phenomenon audiences are more tired of: The “Saw” franchise or overpriced 3-D movies.
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Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis star in “Due Date.”
ACADEMY AWARD CONTENDERS
n “The Social Network” (Oct. 1): Skeptics initially thought “a drama about the creation of Facebook?” And then the trailer was released. Now everyone wants to “like” it.
n “Due Date” (Nov. 5): If trailers count for anything, then we’re in for a treat when Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis team up for a new spin on the classic road trip movie. POTENTIAL DISASTER
n “Burlesque” (Nov. 24): Speaking of trailers, this might be the worst effort released this year. The old adage is “If they couldn’t find any decent footage to show in the trailer, how do you think the movie will turn out?” COLUMBIA PICTURES
“The Social Network” stars Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg.
n “Nowhere Boy” (Oct. 8): If you’re looking for dramatic fodder, you could do far worse than the life and times of John Lennon. n “Secretariat” (Oct. 8): If there’s one thing The Academy loves, it is tales of inspiring animals. Look for this to capture a few of the Oscars that eluded “Seabiscuit.”
n “Tron: Legacy” (Dec. 17): The momentum for the “Tron” sequel has been building for three years. Look for audiences to flock to the original CGI concept.
n “How Do You Know” (Dec. 17): Comedy all-stars Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson team up for this December laugher. The bonus? Jack Nicholson!
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n “Catfish” (Sept. 17): One thing is clear: the Academy Award winner for Best Documentary is likely to come from September. Will it be “Catfish,” a tale of lies, impersonation and hurt feelings? n “Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Sept. 24): Or perhaps Best Documentary will go to this true life story of the failings of the education system. n “Howl” (Sept. 24): Audiences will be wowed by James Franco’s take on beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Uniquely, the film is a hybrid animation/courtroom drama, difficult to define much like the poetry of Ginsberg himself.
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Jeff Bridges stars in sci-fi sequel “Tron: Legacy.”
ACADEMY AWARD CONTENDERS
n “127 Hours” (Nov. 5): Danny Boyle, only one year removed from his Best Director run, returns with this “based on real events” tale of a trapped hiker. Reviews out of the festival circuit have been largely positive. n “Love and Other Drugs” (Nov. 24): Anne Hathaway is looking for her second nomination for this Edward Zwick (“Blood Diamond”) dramedy that also stars Jake Gyllenhaal.
Fall Movies M C C L AT C H Y- T I R B U N E
n “Little Fockers” (Dec. 22): The “Fockers” franchise enters its “Three Men and a Little Lady” phase. ACADEMY AWARD CONTENDERS
n “Black Swan” (Dec. 1): Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler”) brings Natalie Portman to the big screen in a reimagining of “Swan Lake.” Or perhaps the film is the story of the musical “Swan Lake” as Portman plays a ballerina. Whatever the case, you can expect plenty of hardware to head this direction come late February. n “The Fighter” (Dec. 10): David O. Russell (“Three Kings”) directs Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in a boxing movie. Given the release date, it’s Christian “Raging Bull” all over Bale again. Early buzz has Bale as a frontrunner in the supporting actor category. n “True Grit” (Dec. 22): This is a remake of the 1969 classic that starred John Wayne. The Coen Brothers are directing, and Jeff Bridges is attempting to fill John Wayne’s shoes. It doesn’t get more Academy than that.
Empty Bowls The 12th annual Empty Bowls luncheon was held on Saturday, October 9 at the MATC Oak Creek Campus. The event offers to guests a simple meal of soup and bread prepared by local chefs to raise awareness and to fund the hungry in our community. Local artists, teachers, and students produced and donated over 2,000 ceramic bowls for this event. Photos by Giuliano Fabian, Design by Noel Tanner
Forty-seven years of employee dedication witnesses school changes, progress by Joshua Wilke Times Staff Reporter “Life has a way of just… changing things.” After over four decades of dedicated full-time employment at MATC, Susan Scasny can attest to this. She imagined her life as growing up, settling down, raising kids, and “eating bonbons.” However, she tells us, life steered her in a slightly different direction. “Well, I answered a blind ad in The Milwaukee Journal,” she recalls. They called her back after the interview process, and “I was offered the job! A clerk typist 1 position.” She was officially part of the Milwaukee Technical College (MATCs predecessor) staff. Susan began her career working in the library. Within two years, she applied for and received a clerk three position in the Continuation School (what is today the PreCollege Department). During her time in the PreCollege Department, Susan has had the opportunity to witness when Milwaukee Technical College assimilated local vocational schools into one college with four campuses. She was also with MATC when it transitioned from a vocational
school to a certified state college. When asked if she can recall other important moments in MATC’s history, she tells of the numerous building acquisitions from the city. “When I started, it was only the main building and the technical building.” She tells us that not only has the school gotten bigger, but so has the student base. But how could one stay at a job so long and not be bored to tears? Susan shares some of her inspirations with us: “I like what I do, and I love the people I work with.” She is also motivated by the power of helping people succeed not only in their academic careers, but in life as well. Scasny also reveals that she loves to help people continue and further their education. Scasny states that education is the key to improving the lives of everyone. “School is an important thing, and I think lifelong learning is an important thing, you don’t just finish and graduate and get the diploma, you have to just keep on learning.” Susan will have been working at MATC for 47 years this November. Let us all thank her for all the years of dedication and service that she continues to provide!
What is CERT? by Public Safety Department Times Contributor Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is a team of citizens who have participated in training that will prepare them to respond to emergencies in their communities. When disaster strikes, CERT trained individuals will be better equipped to provide immediate assistance to their families and neighbors, as well as collect critical information needed by first responders when they arrive. CERT training is taught by a team of professional first responders and includes basic training in areas of disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, light search and rescue operations, terrorism awareness and disaster psychology. The MATC Department of Public Safety (DPS) has adopted the CERT program to strengthen MATC’s emergency preparedness plans. The goal is to keep our students, faculty, staff and visitors safe during any emergency. More than 50 members of the MATC community have already received CERT training. MATC can rely on them to assist students, co-workers and visitors during emergencies and evacuations and to provide us with valuable feedback. This training is also valuable if the individuals are faced with an emergency situation when away from MATC. CERT training is free and open to all members of the MATC community, and students are encouraged to receive training. For more information on upcoming training dates, please contact MATC Public Safety Specialist Shari Olszewski at 414-297-6588.
Susan Scasny reflects on many experiences during her 47 years of employment at a recent interview. Scasny emphasized, “…I like what I do and the people I work with.”
MATC remembers Mary Teske by Stephanie Geisler Times Staff Reporter A cherished member of MATC’s faculty was honored with a Tree Dedication Ceremony on October 15 at the Oak Creek Campus. Mary Jo Teske passed away August 28, of breast cancer. She worked for MATC for over 30 years, beginning her career at just 22 in 1980. She was employed in various positions throughout her career, ultimately settling into the Student Services department as a scheduler. Mary had a lasting and profound impact on everyone that she encountered, which was evident at the Dedication Ceremony. In attendance were family, friends and colleagues, many wearing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. “It means a lot. MATC was Mary’s life. She was a very dedicated employee and loved her job and the people she worked with,” stated Mary’s sister, Gayle Teske, who is also
employed at MATC. The ceremony was located in the courtyard and included key speakers Vicki Martin, Executive V.P. and Provost and Vice President of the Oak Creek Campus, John Stilp. The speeches consisted of fond words and memories. “If everyone had the disposition of Mary the world would be a better place,” said Stilp after the ceremony. “This [memorial] will be here for a long time.” The Student Services Department hosted a reception following the ceremony Mary Teske was also the inspiration for the assembly of Team MATC Oak Creek for the Susan G. Komen Walk/Race for the Cure. Twenty-five team members plus many additional friends and family members walked along Milwaukee’s Lakefront on September 26 in honor of Mary. In less than 30 days, the team raised $2,775 for the Komen Fund. The team plans to make this an annual event.
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Walkers even showed their support with clothing choices.
A Ribbon for Mary’s Tree – Phyllis Teske (center), Mary Teske’s mother, hangs a ribbon on Mary’s tree at the dedication ceremony.
Photo Jeanne Busalacchi
Some of the members of the team (not all were able to meet that morning). Front row (L to R): Cathy Rissley, Cathy Lechmaier, Mary Bird, Anna Marie Busalacchi, Sandy Montague. Back row (L to R): Joshua Lechmaier, Carrie Grulke, Al Brotton, Bill Schramm, Kathy Lelinski, Mike Bird, Judy Brand, Kelly Brand, Jeff Fiebrink, Ana Schramm.
Latino Heritage Month conference addresses immigrant issues by Daniel Brewster Times staff reporter edited by Sarah Aguado Editor-In-Chief A conference for Latino Heritage Month was held October 12 to discuss the state of Latinos in the USA. Each speaker, a specialist in their fields, included JoCasta Zamarripa, candidate for the 8th Assembly District, Mike Rosen, Economics instructor and President of the MATC Teachers’ Union, AntropGonzalez, Associate Professor at UW-Milwaukee, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de La Frontera, and Tony Baez, Director of the Spanish Center. The panel discussed many issues and problems facing Latino immigrants. According to the panel, quality education is one of the most pressing problems facing the Latino community. There are many reasons as to why, like how their cultural identity is not properly reflected in the school system and according to Pablo Muirhead, a foreign language instructor, another reason among them is “the push out rate vs. the drop out rate in the education system.” He commented on the institutional problems and biases that exist in society, where they are not expected to do well and how that directly affects the rates of success.
When asked how we could rectify the situation, he offered that there is a need for fair immigration reform. Specifically the Dream Act, which would allow for the children of undocumented workers to study at our schools at the in-state rate instead of the out-of-state rate. This is because more often than not, these children are brought here at very young ages by no will of their own and are “as American as anyone else, but later learned that they are not legal and therefore cannot finish school.” According to Muirhead, this in turn only adds to the drop out rate. There is also the issue known as the Social Services myth, where there is a complaint that Latino immigrants take away jobs from Americans while reaping in benefits from schools and hospitals without paying in. This myth, touched on by the panel as well as Muirhead, is said to be untrue. They claim the reality is that the Latino worker takes on jobs that the typical educated American would not want, such as crop picker or janitor. They also state that the undocumented worker pays into Social Security and never collects. Muirhead closes by saying, “Whenever there is an economic downturn people look for a scapegoat and they are using immigrants as a smokescreen.”
Nick Patrinos/Times Lunch with a rhythm. A salsa band called “The Mix” provided unique Latin sounds on the 3rd floor cafeteria in the S-Building. LSO sponsored Latino Heritage Month which provided discussions, workshops, and music on campus.
(L-R) Karen Cacho, Jonas Budstillos, and Francisco Garcia are volunteers at the LSO snack sales table. LSO sponsored many events during Latino Heritage Month.
Stormers forecast looks promising by Gavin Weitzer Times Staff Reporter The halls are abuzz once again–basketball season has begun. The regular season begins November 5 against Kishwaukee College (288), who handed MATC our first loss last year. Randy Casey, entering his third season as coach of the men’s program, has seen his team’s win percentage increase each year. Coach Casey has brought new life to the men’s program. Casey sat down with the Times to discuss what to expect this season. “We got the program going in the right direction,” said Casey. The 2009-10 MATC Stormers were 19-12 last year, but had a tough loss to Joilet Junior College (84-70) in the regional finals. With the exit, the Stormers felt their season ended too early. “I don’t believe we should have had 12 losses” explains Coach Casey. The new Stormers will face stiff competition against Joliet Junior College (30-5). The Stormers went 1-2 against Joliet last year. “Obviously (we’re) not looking on going backwards, looking at taking things to another level,” a determined Coach Casey stated. “It’s going to take work, and a while to get there.” The Stormer roster has had a complete overhaul. The new roster includes several Milwaukee-area basketball standouts: Dinodry Willis, Ramon Thorton-Baker, Larry Mitchell, Martin Cupil, Brannon Boatman, Kenneth Foster, and Adebamgbe Courtney. Jim Tavernese/Times Big things are expected this year, so show your support. The Pressure is on – Make a basket during the free-throw drill and you get two claps from your team members. A Stormers play all home games at Alverno. little verbal taunting from coaches puts on a little more pressure. You can find more information on the athletic boards, and at MATC.edu. Hope to see you at the game supporting our Stormers.
Practice Strategy – Head Basketball Coach Randy Casey discusses with the team the day’s practice objectives. The Stormers first home game will be held at Alverno College on Nov. 18 against the Daley College Bulldogs. Jim Tavernese/Times
One on one - #10 Rishaad Alexander receives a little extra coaching from Coach Casey on defensive techniques. Casey is also MATC’s Coordinator of Athletics.
2010-2011 MEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER
HEAD COACH: Randy Casey ASSISTANT COACHES: Tom Casey, Travis Mrozek, Andrew McNairy, Arom Murrell STATISITICIAN: Nathan Steevens
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Men’s Golf looking for good breaks next year by Randolph Allen Times Staff Reporter The MATC Stormers Men’s Golf Team recently completed its season by playing in the NJCAA Division III Region IV Golf Tournament at the Prairie View Golf Course in Byron, IL. October 7 - 9. The tournament was won by Rock Valley College of Rockford, IL. The team, which played its home matches at Blackstone Creek Golf Club, is coached by Coach Troy Schmidt, a PGA professional and coowner of Blackstone Creek, and Assistant Coach Charles Kimbrough. The Stormers’ leading scorer for the tournament was Sam Giancola with a 72-hole score 273. He was followed by GePor Yang, 280; Andy Otis, 284; Randy Johnson, 286; and Tyler Johnson, 314. As Coach Schmidt indicated, these were very good scores for an inexperienced team in tough tournament conditions. Although the Stormers did not place in the tournament or advance any players to the nationals, Coach Troy Schmidt said, “None of the players had played golf in high school, so it was a year in which we saw the players struggle with tournament experience. Golfing at this level of competition with no prior experience can be very difficult.” In communications with Coach Schmidt, he indicated that he was very proud of the hard work and level of improvement his team displayed this season. All of his players put in the effort to improve and learn competitive tournament golf. He is especially proud of second year players Sam Giancola and Randy Johnson. “Sam and Randy were the two [second] year players on the team and both represented the school well.
“I am very proud of both players and how they improved from the start of last season to this year,” Coach Schmidt commented. Since they will both be leaving the team this year, he extended his thanks for their dedication to the program. According to Coach Schmidt, the squad had its best showing of the year when it played in the UW-Sheboygan Wombat Open at the Bull Run GC at Pinehurst in Sheboygan, WI on September 28. In addition to the Wombat Open and the Regional Tournament, the squad had a very busy schedule. It played in a total of nine tournaments in just six weeks. Other matches included the Rock Valley College Invitational, the MATC Invitational, IVCC Invitational, Skyhawk Invitational, Madison College Invitational, and the College of DuPage Invitational. Season averages for the players were: Sam Giancola, 85.9, Andy Otis, 92.5, GePor Yang, 92.5, Randy Johnson, 93.5, and Tyler Johnson, 102.8. Coach Schmidt indicated that considering the lack of tournament experience, his players did very well. He said, “It is one thing to go out and shoot a score in practice or with your friends at the local course, but to play good tournament golf a player really has to understand how to score.” Schmidt looks forward to a strong and competitive season next year. He said, “I am excited about the improvement of the returning players for next season as well as a couple of recruits that have high school tournament experience. That is what this year’s squad lacked.” Students interested in playing Stormers Golf can go to http://matc.edu/athletics and click on the SIGN up for Sports tab. The NJCCA and Stormers sponsor women’s golf as well as men’s golf programs.
Number One – Stormers Sam Giancola demonstrates the form that made him MATC’s top golfer this last season. MATC’s golf season should start again in August 2011.
Today’s Stormer forecast: Playoffs
by Adebamgbe Courtney Times staff reporter
Blackstone Creek Tournament – Coach Chas Kimbrough (R) discusses course conditions with Andy Otis. MATC hosted the recent golf tournament.
The MATC men’s soccer team won the last game of their regular season on Friday, October 15 before they ever took the field. The game was scheduled for Friday, but Kankakee Community College, unfortunately, had to forfeit the game. The victory against Kankakee moves the Stormers overall record to 8-8 for the season, with a conference record of 3-6. “I think it’s been a great season for the team so far this year. It’s my second season as the head coach of the men’s team. Last year, we only had two wins and this year we have eight so it’s been a wonderful turnaround,” said Head Coach Daniel Madrigal. The Stormers are headed for the postseason this year and are hoping to receive a home seed in the playoffs. The seeding meeting was scheduled for October 18th, to determine the Stormers playoff seed, along with the other teams in their conference. There are a few things that may have led to this year’s improved record for the Stormers. Teamwork is a big factor when it comes to this year’s success. When asked about some things that the team has done well this season, Coach Madrigal commented, “Our overall team bonding has been really good. This team has great friendships and all the players like each other. We have good chemistry on and off the field.” Hopefully, the combination of the team’s chemistry and a possible home playoff spot in the first postseason game can lead the Stormers down the right path heading forward.
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Student leader retreat at Camp Whitcomb Mason
by Sarah Aguado Editor-In-Chief Student leaders from various clubs and organizations went on a three-day, two-night retreat to learn leadership skills. Students learned the value of trust and proper communication. They gained an understanding of how different personalities and viewpoints can assist in getting a full picture of a situation. The word â€œleaderâ€? can be deceptive here. It could lead one to believe there is a single person conducting the rest of the group. This was not the case at Camp Whitcomb Mason. Students learned that leading was more about listening to the ideas from the rest of the group and together, coming to conclusions that best represent everyone. This retreat is offered annually and anyone interested is encouraged to contact Rita Wood, Student Life Coordinator of District Events, or Cathy Lechmaier, Oak Creek Student Life Coordinator. Photos by Nick Patrinos