Volume 2, Number 1 - AUG. 1, 2011

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Briefing Briefing

2011 Endowed Teaching Chairs

Eight Miami Dade College professors have been selected as the 2011 Endowed Teaching Chairs. Professors selected for the award are chosen for demonstrating excellence in teaching and receive a $7,500 annual stipend for three years.

Changes to Literary Magazine

Urbana, the literary magazine at Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus, is implementing changes that allow music submissions from student musicians.

Hispanic Video Contest

The Hispanic College Quiz an organization that encourages students of Hispanic descent to embrace their cultural background, is offering a scholarship opportunity to Miami Dade College students.


Honors College Receives New Administration

The Honors College at Miami Dade College will enter the 2011-12 academic school year with new directors at the Kendall and InterAmerican Campuses.

MDC Approves New Biological Science Degree

Miami Dade College is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. The State Board of Education unanimously made the decision to approve the degree.

MDC Hosts Cuban Art

Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Boulevard, will showcase Cuban art from the Cintas Fellows Collection.

New Accelerated Degree Program

Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus is offering an accelerated degree program in which students seeking an Associates in Arts degree in business can earn their degree in one year.

New Executive Chef At MCI

World-renowned chef and New World cuisine founder, Norman Van Aken, has been appointed Executive Chef for the retail food operations at The Miami Culinary Institute located at the Wolfson Campus.

New Location Of North Campus Student Center

The New Student Center at Miami Dade College’s North Campus has moved to a new temporary location in Room 1271. The original location is being remodeled.

North Campus Club Rush

North Campus’ Student Life department is hosting Club Rush on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the 4000 building breezeway.

North Campus Welcome Back Event

Miami Dade College’s North Campus will host Shark Pride Day, a welcome back event for fall semester, on Wednesday Aug. 24 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., then again between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Professor’s New E-Book

Miami Dade College English professor Geoffrey Philp has published his first children’s book, Marcus and The Amazons. The e-book was quick to catch the attention of the public, becoming an amazon.com “Hot New Release.”

Wolfson Campus Welcomes New Chairperson

Maila Zitelli joined Miami Dade College on July 5 as the new Chairwoman for the Department of English and Communication at Wolfson Campus.

Wolfson Walking Program

In an effort to keep faculty, staff and students in good shape, Wolfson Campus’ Wellness Center will continue to offer its walking program during the fall 2011 semester.

Wolfson Welcomes And Gives Back

Wolfson Campus’ Student Life department and Student Allocation and Programming Board will host a Fall Welcome Back event on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Wolfson Campus student life patio.

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
Contact the Office of Director, Equal Opportunity Programs, ADA and Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for assistance.