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MCC to host open house Thursday

Anonymous • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

All events, except for the production of “Enemy of the People,” are free of charge. Admission is $5 per person to the 7:30 p.m. play in Overbrook Theater.

From 4-6 p.m., visitors are encouraged to take self-guided campus tours. Maps and refreshments will be available around campus. General information about MCC will be available at information tables in Gerber Lounge near the main entrance.

Historical memorabilia from the MCC Archives documenting the different decades in the college’s history will be displayed at various campus sites. “Home: Works by Molly Alicki Corriveau” will be on display in the Overbrook Gallery.

From 5-6 p.m., parents of prospective MCC students can learn about financial aid, transferring credits, free tutoring and other services during a presentation in the Blue and Gold Room.

At 6 p.m., a special presentation — “MCC: Past, Present and Future” — will take place in the Overbrook Theater.  Donald Goodman, co-author of “Muskegon Community College: A Diamond in the Rough,” will provide his unique perspective on MCC’s 85-year history. MCC archivist Paula McClurg-Ziemelis will offer suggestions on how the public can submit MCC historical memorabilia to the library. MCC President Dale Nesbary will address MCC’s present and future plans.

“Clouds of Fire: The Origin of Stars,” a free show at 7 p.m. in the Carr-Fles Planetarium, explores the origin and composition of stars. Jon Truax, the planetarium director, will be on hand to answer questions related to astronomy. 

Also at 7 p.m., the MCC tae kwon do class will present a free demonstration of the popular Korean martial arts in the Bartels-Rode Gymnasium.

The open house will conclude with “Enemy of the People” at 7:30 p.m. in Overbrook Theater. Written by Henrik Ibsen and adapted to the American stage by Arthur Miller, this classic play follows the efforts of one man as he struggles against the local political powers and the media to speak an inconvenient truth.

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