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Full text of "RCC Weekly"

Issue # 64 




The RCC 




January 17, 2014 



The Weakly 



In the fall of 2011, even before we became embroiled in 
the negativity of 2012, I began thinking of some way 
that we could make faculty and staff aware of the 
positive things that were happening at RCC. I came up 
with the idea of the RCC Weekly newsletter. I realize 
that it isn't a particularly creative title, but I noticed that 
as we published each week, many people began to look 
forward to reading about what their colleagues were 
doing. And for the last two years, we've been true to 
the Weekly name, as we've been able to send out a 
newsletter each week, with the exception of summers 
and a week or so, here and there. 

There are three reasons that the Weekly has been so 
successful. First, your newsworthy contributions have 
helped to fill our pages. Secondly, the pictures that 
Milton Samuels and Phuong Tang took at all of the 
College's events filled those pages with magnificent 
color. Third, and most importantly, I could not have 
continued each week without the very willing, able, and 
talented assistance of Jacqueline Lynch. Her ability to 
find just the right graphic or picture helped to make the 
Weekly so much fun to read. I am so grateful for the 
work she has done on the Weekly. 

Finally, I hope one (or two) of you will step up and 
continue the Weekly with Jacqueline. I truly believe that 
it has improved our communication with each other, 
fostered respect for classroom teaching, and it has given 
those on the outside fresh insight into what we can 
accomplish. 



Promoting 
Massachusetts 
Community Colleges 

Perhaps you've seen this commercial which promotes 
community colleges in the Commonwealth. It was paid 
for by the state, using Department of Labor Grant 
funds. Check out the commercial on this website: 

www.masscc.org/transform 

Massachusetts Community Colleges 



MEJTA 



Keolis, a company based in France, won the MBTA 
contract on January 8 th . Last summer, representatives 
from Keolis came to RCC to begin a conversation about 
our offering training programs that could lead to jobs 
for our students. They will be working with several 
other community colleges, including Bunker Hill, as well 
as the Massachusetts Community College Executive 
Office. 



® Massachusetts Bay 
Transportation Authority 



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ISSUE # 64 



The RCC WEEKLY 



Media Arte News 



Roxbury Community College brings us the Pulitzer Prize 
winning drama A Soldier's Play, an incisive exploration 
of racial tensions and ambiguities that gives no easy 
answers and assigns no simple blame. 



A 

SOLDIER'S 
PLAY 

by CHARLES FULLER 



When somebody kills the black sergeant of a black 
platoon, their white superior, Captain Taylor, fears the 
worst. In 1944 Louisiana, there is a good chance that 
the murderer is the local Klan or a white officer, but 
when a black captain is assigned to investigate the 
slaying, Taylor is certain that the army is looking to 
cover-up the truth. However, Captain Davenport has no 
intention of being a token. He quickly discovers the 
sergeant has ruffled the feathers of both his black and 
white compatriots after interrogating most of the 
company and despite Taylor's many attempts to 
undermine and intimidate him, Davenport finds himself 
more determined than ever to apprehend the right man 
regardless of rank or race. 




WHEN: 



COST: 



Friday, February 14 @ 8pm 
Saturday, February 15 @ 8pm 
$25/ $10 students 



Click HERE to buy tickets 




Save the Date! 



20 



January 
January 
February 



Martin Luther King Day 

21: All College Day 
14/ 15: A Soldier's Play 



Professional 
Development 

This spring, the Title III Professional Development Team 
will again coordinate a variety of PD opportunities, 
which include workshops on classroom technology, a 
continuation of the Teaching with PowerPoint series, 
another session of Facilitated Learning, and much more. 

See table below for a list of workshops already 
scheduled. They will take place in 3-207Q during Activity 
Time (1:30 to 2:45pm.) Please keep an eye out for 
spring issue of the Title III Newsletter, which will be 
distributed at All College Day. In it you will find 
additional information about upcoming events. 



1 Workshop 


Presenter 


Date 


Beyond PowerPoint 
Essentials 


Ruth Ronan 


2/6 


Building Community to 
Ignite Innovation 


Ruth Ronan 


2/11 


Technology Tuesday 


David 
Perkinson 


2/18 


Learner Centered 
Teaching with Technology 


Ruth Ronan 


2/20 


Avoiding Death by 
PowerPoint 


Ruth Ronan 


3/6 


Technology Tuesday 


David 
Perkinson 


3/11 


Technology Tuesday 


David 
Perkinson 


3/25 


Presentations that 
Resonate 


Ruth Ronan & 

David 

Perkinson 


4/10 


Technology Tuesday 


David 
Perkinson 


4/15 


Preparing an Ignite 
Presentation 


Ruth Ronan & 

David 

Perkinson 


4/24 



If you have ideas or suggestions for a PD activity that 
the PD team could explore, please email 
Title3@rcc.mass.edu . 
We would LOVE to hear from you! 



Items for "The Weekly" 

If you have something of interest that you would like to share with the college community, 
please submit it to Jacqueline Lynch at ilynchl@rcc.mass.edu 



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