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Issue # 60
October 3 1, 2013
to Mark Lawrence
Library Director IVIarl< Lawrence retires from
RCC, after twelve years, on Novennber 6^*^.
During tliat tinne,
lie brouglit new
life to our
library, and with
of thousands of
books and nnany
works of art,
nnade the library
the showcase it
We wish hinn a gratifying and happy
retirennent. He will be nnissed.
Mark Your Calendar
November 1 & 2: Invitational Tournament
November 4-7: Cradles to Crayons
November 7: Celebracion 2013 (Mainstage)
November 13: Silences of Black Urban
Political History: Africville,
Hogan's Alley, Roxbury (4-200)
Who is David Walker?
On Tuesday, October 29^^ RCC hosted a synnposiunn on the life and
writings of David Walker, an educated, free African-Annerican
abolitionist who lived in Boston during the 1820s . The publication of
his noted work. Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, raised
the ire of the pro-slavery faction around the country, especially in
Boston. He died at the age of 34, under nnysterious circunnstances,
and is buried in an unnnarked grave in South Boston. It is unclear
whether he died of natural causes.
The synnposiunn was sponsored by
the David Walker Mennorial Project,
under the direction of Kevin Aylnner,
adjunct professor at RCC. A group of
distinguished panelists presented a
fascinating progrann about David
Walker's life and tinnes. The
panelists were: Dr. Barbara Lewis,
Director of the Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black
History and Culture at UMass Boston; Peter Hinks, Associate Editor
of the Frederick Douglass Papers at Yale University, and author of To
Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of
Antebellum Slave Resistance; L'Merchie Frazier, a teacher of cultural
diversity, who teaches visual and perfornnance art at the Museunn of
the National Center of Afro-Annerican Artists; Kevin Aylnner; and
David Lee Hines, psychology major at RCC and a nnennber of Phi
Roonn 121, the site
of the synnposiunn,
was standing room
only, with members
of the David Walker
UMass Boston, and
Laboure College faculty and students in attendance.
ISSUE # 60
The RCC WEEKLY
Celabracion 201 3
Live from Guatemala! A performance of traditional
Mayan music and dances tells the cosmic metaphor of
the world's creation
Celebrate our Latino and Native American Heritage
WHEN: Thursday, November 7 at 1:30 pm
WHERE: Media Arts Center Mainstage
Refreshments to follow the concert. This accessible
event is free and open to the public.
Careers in Quality
A ''Careers in Quality'' Industry Panel sponsored by
Roxbury Community College, the American Society for
Quality (Boston Chapter) and the Skilled Careers in Life
Sciences (SCILS) Initiative, was held at RCC on Tuesday,
October 29^^ It was jointly organized by the Boston
Private Industry Council and RCC.
The event was a huge success!
There were 75 people in the
audience - an excellent turnout!
The panel of five represented
Pfizer, Boston Scientific, Morgan
Scientific, Genzyme and Lumina
Care Solutions companies.
The audience included community
members, students and
professors and from RCC, Bunker
Hill Community College, Mass Bay
Community College, Just-A Start's
Cambridge Biomedical program
and students from BU's
Bioscience Academy. There were
Live from Guatemala! A performance
Of traditional Mayan music and
dances tells the cosmic metaphor of
the world s creation.
Refreshments to follow the concert
This accassible event is free and open to the public
^°^f^o ^"'J^ Celebrate o"J„,i*flC|C'-
. """rfJVative American HeTlWa
also representatives from Norwood and Framingham
Career Centers, the City of Boston, and the Mass Life
A video of the session will be posted on YouTube soon,
so stay tuned.
ISSUE # 60
The RCC WEEKLY
The Big Four in Your PowerPoint Slides
Applying the basic four graphic design principles to your
slide deck is the focus of this workshop. Participants will
evaluate visual elennents and nnake appropriate changes
to slides as needed
WHEN: Wednesday, 11/6, 3-4pm
Weekly Moodle Drop-in Sessions
These infornnal drop-in sessions are open to any and all
faculty at any level of Moodle experience.
WHEN: Every Mon & Thu, 12-2pm
Let's Put it to a Vote
This workshop will introduce you to an online polling site
that allows you to turn your students' phones into a boon,
instead of a curse. Find out where your students stand on
various issues, uncover the opinions and attitudes of your
class that often stay hidden and give thenn, sonnething to
do with those devices besides checking Facebook all day!
WHEN: Tuesday, 11/19, l:30-2:30pm
Drop-in Training Sessions
These sessions are for anyone who wants to drop in to
learn nnore about using the technology in our learner-
centered classroonns. If you want to know the basics,
learn sonne nnore advanced features, or just practice using
the technology, conne on by!
WHEN: Wed, 11/13, 8-10am/12-2pm
Thanks to all who have donated
to date. The collection will
continue through Novennber 7^
Most needed itenns are
Baby Board Books (with
thick rigid cardboard pages)
Boys Tops 2T-18/20
Girls Tops 24nnos-3T
Sneakers up to Size 5
Donations can be dropped in the
boxes around cannpus or
delivered to Ms. Nancy
Hernandez (3-401) or Ms. Use
For more information about this
collection drive, please contact
Professor Charlotte Belezos:
email@example.com. For more
information about Cradles to
The RCC Wonnen's and Men's basketball teanns will open
the season at honne in the RCC Invitational Tournannent
this weekend. Teanns fronn New York and Maryland will participate in the
tournannent. Last year wonnen's teann finished the year ranked 3''^ in the country
and is led by All-Annerican candidate Annanda Hoover. The nnen's teann is led by
sophonnore Tyrus Weaver, who led the teann in scoring as a freshnnan.
Both teanns have been very successful nationally and nnany of our student-
athletes have nnatriculated to four year colleges and universities over the years.
Over the past five years, graduates have nnatriculated at Bentley University,
Franklin Pierce, UMass Boston, UMass Annherst, St. Peters, Curry College,
UMass Lowell, University of Wilnnington, Caldwell College, UMass Dartnnouth
and nnany other 4 year schools.
Also, during the Novennber 19^"^ gannes, we will recognize the 2000 NJCAA Men's
National Channpionship teann and all the previous All-Annericans since the
inception of RCC during our double header televised gannes.
Please come out to support your RCC Tigers!
Monroe vs. Montgomery
Monroe CC vs. Roxbury
Dean vs. Cayuga
Dean vs. Cayuga
Monroe CC vs. Monroe College
Roxbury vs. Montgomery
Roxbury vs. CCRI
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