Volume 47, Number 12 - February 16, 2010

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The Fourth Annual Gospel Explosion/Soul food Fest will feature various gospel groups, local church choirs, spiritual dancers and a home-cooked soul food dinner.

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MDC North Campus will host its fourth Annual Gospel Explosion/Soul food Fest.

It will feature various gospel groups, local church choirs, spiritual dancers and other talented artists.

WHEN: February 27, 2010

WHAT: The Fourth Annual Gospel Explosion/Soul Food Fest

TIME: 5pm-9pm

WHERE: Building four breezeway.

COST: Free


Sergio N. Candido


Dalai Lama back to South Florida after six years

The Dalai Lama will return to South Florida this February to deliver speeches at Nova Southeastern University on Feb. 23 and at Florida Atlantic University on Feb. 24.

He will also meet with presidents from South Florida colleges and universities at Broward College on Feb. 24, for a discussion focused on ``Responsibilities of Higher Education in Today's Global Society.'' 

In 1999, he visited Florida International University, and stayed for five days in 2004 when he gave speeches at Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Miami, and the BankAtlantic Center.


Anna Carabeo


Business students to assist during tax time

Miami Dade College business students will assist local residents in preparing their tax forms as a part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

The tax preparation service started on Feb. 2 and will continue through April 6. The tax service will be provided at all eight MDC campuses and the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center. At the North Campus, the tax services will be offered between 4p.m. and 7p.m. in the computer courtyard in Room 2201.

VITA is a free program that is administrated and staffed by faculty and business students of MDC. It was launched by the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to aid individuals who need assistance preparing their tax forms.

For more information about the VITA tax services at the North Campus call 305-237-1199.


Anna Carabeo


Medical campus presents fifth annual community health fair

The Medical Center Campus will present its fifth annual Community Health Fair, on Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering free medical, vision and dental screenings.

The event will include glucose, glaucoma, and cholesterol tests, with information on nutrition, heart disease, cancer prevention.

On hand will be health professionals from the Florida Pharmacy Association to answer questions relative to screening results.

Free shuttle transportation will be available at the Culmer Metrorail station. To schedule an appointment, call 305-237-4209.


Anushay Malik



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