November 2010, Volume 14, Number 5


Planet Earth

Literacy Moves Beyond the Textbook

Earth Literacy and Sustainability I, a new elective from MDC’s Earth Ethics Institute, offers students of all majors the tools they’ll need to understand the world and excel in leadership roles.

Ambitious business students

Taking the Fast Track to Business, Computer Jobs

Two new accelerated associate degree programs at MDC offer independent, computer-savvy students the chance to jump-start their careers by packing two years of study into one.

Dental care

Teamwork Boosts Community Dental Care

Partnering with Nova Southeastern University, MDC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is now offering community members a more affordable, full-service preventive care facility.

MDC library staff in Mozambique

Sharing Information to Save Lives

Library staff from MDC’s Medical Center Campus recently visited libraries in Mozambique to show how sharing information can help medical students improve public health.


Expanding Educational Horizons Into Indonesia

MDC faculty and administrators are developing study abroad programs in Indonesia, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of State, through the Institute of International Education.

Second Life technology

Learning Takes on New Dimensions with Second Life

MDC faculty and students enter a “Second Life” in their academic pursuits with cutting-edge technology that creates virtual worlds to enhance lessons gleaned from textbooks and lectures.

MDC’s Mercedes Medina, J.D.

The Washington Center Honors MDC for Civic Involvement

The Washington Center, the nation’s largest nonprofit academic internship program, bestows two awards on MDC for its dedication to serving its students and the community.


Mapping New Paths to Success

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has chosen MDC to participate in the “Roadmap Project,” designed to teach students how to create their own paths to success.

Solar panel installation

Students Update Skills at Green Technology Institute

From electricians and architects to journeymen and contractors, students from diverse fields are learning to excel in emerging green industries at MDC’s Green Technology Institute.

Natalie Payer and Miao Yu

Business Students Shine at National Competition

Bringing home awards from the 2010 National Leadership Competition for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), 33 MDC students proved they have what it takes to make it to the top.

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