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Experts and Insights

A Speaker Series Featuring MCC Faculty…

This free educational series is a unique opportunity to connect MCC employees, students, and residents to cutting-edge topics that directly impact our local economy and community. The speaker series is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Each event can be attended via Zoom on a computer, iPad, or another device. We will send registrants a link to the webinar by 5 p.m. the day of the event.

Becoming Resilient and Happy - What Psychology Can Tell Us About Happiness and Well-Being in Uncertain Times

Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 6 p.m. via Zoom | Free but registration required

Discover how mindfulness, positivity, compassion, and a resilient mindset have the power to create habits of happiness and well-being in your own lives, especially during difficult times.

Register for Becoming Resilient

 Meet the Speakers

Gerry Braasch
Gerry Braasch, M.A. 
School and Social Psychology
Robin Deak
Robin Deak M.A. 
Clinical Psychology
Magdalena Farc
Magdalena Farc, Ph.D. 
Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Christine Grela
Christine Grela, Ph.D.
Psychology/Human Development

Vote No! The Anti-Suffrage women who fought against votes for women

Sarah Sullivan

Thursday, October 15 at 6 p.m. in person and via Zoom | Free but registration required

The 19th amendment was passed in 1920, giving women the right to vote across the country. Not all women were behind this amendment, and many actively fought against its passage. Why? What were their reasons? How did they mobilize support for their cause? The Anti story is a facet of the women's suffrage movement that most of us don't know but should.

Register for Vote No!

 Meet the Speaker

American Cinema: Past, Present, and Future

Jim Stockwell

Thursday, November 12 at 6 p.m. in person and via Zoom | Free but registration required

An interactive look through the evolution of film, from the early days of technology through the blockbusters of today, we will examine some of the most fascinating events and moments over the last 150 years of American Cinema.

Register for American Cinema

 Meet the Speaker

  • Psychology Department

    Members of the Psychology Department hold doctoral and master’s degrees in the areas of developmental, clinical, educational, and social psychology and have a combined 72 years of teaching experience in higher education. They are passionate about sharing uplifting, inspiring research with students, colleagues, and community members alike, to promote life-long learning and positive growth.

Improve Your Wellness and Prevent Falls

Christen Louderman and Angela Wallace

Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 6 p.m. via Zoom | Free but registration required

Falls are a verified cause of morbidity and mortality in adults older than 65 years. Just because they're common doesn't mean they have to be accepted as normal. There are some practical strategies that can be combined with education to decrease the fear and the likelihood of falling. Incorporate these strategies can improve the quality of life of those who are at risk. Our presentation will address the causes and risk factors of falls and include interactive practical strategies to prevent falls and improve the overall wellness of the community. Fall Prevention Presentation will incorporate the dimensions of wellness and how they can be incorporated in day to day life to prevent falls.

Register for Improve Wellness

 Meet the Speakers

  • Physical Therapist Assistant Department

    Members of the Physical Therapist Assistant Department hold doctoral and master’s degrees in both Physical Therapy and Gerontology. The faculty have extensive clinical as well as teaching experience in multiple collegiate settings. They are passionate about sharing practical and applicable evidence-based research that will impact the lives of students, patients, colleagues, and community members. The department strives to promote healthy active lifestyles throughout the life span utilizing the most up to date research.