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 Thunderbird Bike Trail Rally

The Thunderbird Bike Trail Rally is a celebration of all MCC campuses and seeks to highlight environmental initiatives made at the Red Mountain Campus.  The rally runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on April 18. The group will depart from the PS building at the Southern and Dobson Campus. Helmets are required, and although water will be supplied, students must bring their own bottle in the spirit of environmental sustainability.  There will be one rest stop along the way at the downtown campus; approximately five miles from Southern and Dobson.

Although this is a celebration of all things having to do with MCC, it is also an opportunity to raise money for undergrad research. Therefore, participants are asked to donate money to fund equipment and research opportunities for students at MCC. Donations are $25 for non-students, and $10 for students.  Registration for this events is limited to 100. For more information and registration, go to http://www.tinyurl.com/pshyynn

 

Environmental week at Red Mountain Campus

MCC’s Red Mountain Campus will be hosting a kickoff event on April 18 to celebrate Environmental Week. Events that day will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.  Events will include student posters, two yoga sessions, a children’s bike decorating station and bike parade, two live animal displays, food trucks, and two guest speakers; Randy Cerveny and Mesa Mayor John Giles.

Along with the kickoff events, the Red Mountain campus will also be hosting a lecture series for Environmental Week on April 21 – 23. All lectures will run from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the Community Room, M200.  Lectures will be given by Rich Adams from Boyce Thompson Arboretum, ASU sustainability professor, Megha Budruk, and Jeff Stein from Arcosanti, Admission is free.

 

EVENTS On Campus

“In the News, Past Present Future” Dance Performance

April 16 – 17, 7:30 p.m.

MCC Performing Arts Center

Joined by special guests, On Tap and Propel, the MCC Dance Company presents their spring formal dance performance. The show highlights the nation’s headlining news stories of the past, present, and future through a variety of dance styles.

Admission: Visit purplepass.com or MCC Box Office


MCC Dance Scholarship Showcase

April 18, 7:30 p.m.

MCC Southern and Dobson Campus

The MCC Dance Program will be showcasing choreographic work from three MCC dance students graduating with their AAFA-Dance degree, winners of the Artist’s of Promise district dance competition for choreography, and local talent. The event will be raising money for dance scholarships, so bring your friends and family.

Admission: Free 

 

EVENTS  Off Campus

Gilbert Town Square Twilight Market

April 15, 3:30 – 7 p.m.

Gilbert Town Square, 1040 S. Gilbert Road

Arizona’s Only “Farmers’ Market Under the Stars” is a family-friendly and pet-friendly market featuring local Arizona food. Over 40 vendors will offer fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, artisan baked goods, and much more. This events occurs every Wednesday.

Admission: Free

 

 Open Mic Poetry Night

April 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

Lo-Fi Coffee, Mesa

Everyone is encouraged to come down to share and enjoy poetry in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. This event occurs the third Thursday of every month.

Admission: Free

 

Celebrate Mesa 2015

Aril 18, noon – 4 p.m.

Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main Street, Mesa

Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy  games, carnival rides, entertainment and more. Some of the events include James Reid Magic Show, Carter’s Farm Petting Zoo, Earth Day displays and activities, food vendors, and much more.

Admission: Free

 

Celebrate Mesa 2015

Aril 18, noon – 4 p.m.

Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main Street, Mesa

Celebrate Mesa is a free family event that brings the community together to enjoy  games, carnival rides, entertainment and more. Some of the events include James Reid Magic Show, Carter’s Farm Petting Zoo, Earth Day displays and activities, food vendors, and much more.

Admission: Free

 

 Chandler Family Bike Ride

April 25, 8 a.m.

Chandler Park and Ride, 2100 S. Hamilton St.

The annual Chandler family bike ride is back with a 7.4-mile ride along the Paseo Canal. Participants will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last, along with information about bicycle safety, transit services, and more. Helmets are required. Registration begins at 7 a.m. that morning and the ride begins at 8 a.m.

Admission: Free

 

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What efforts have you seen from MCC to make students feel safe?

 

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Girish Venkatesh

“Compared to my college I came from in India, MCC is much safer. For example, say you leave something behind in the library here, you usually end up getting it back. So that gives me a sense of security here.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtney Hastings

“They always have security around campus which is really nice because if I’m here at night, I always feel safer. Plus they have the parking lot really lit up. And they have numbers of security, both emergency and non-emergency posted in a lot of different locations.”

 

 

 

 

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Nicole Hudson

“I noticed the more clearly-defined lot lines and boundaries which doesn't do much for crazy drivers. As well as signs stating that there are no weapons, drugs, alcohol, or smoking allowed on campus.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Anthony O’Dell

“Every day I see security on campus, and even local Mesa police officers which definitely makes me feel safe.”

 

 

 

 

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Heather Baba

“One thing that really stood out to me was during the shooting in Mesa, we got texts and emails updating us and telling us to stay off campus or stay inside to stay safe even though we were on Spring break and more than likely not on or near campus.”

 

 

 

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Christina Martinez

“I like how they send emails to students when there are issues on campus.”