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    MPC Prepares for Transition of Leadership

    During his historic tenure as Superintendent/President, Dr. Tribley has led the College on a path to success.

    06/29/2018 11:31 AM

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    MPC and Partners Celebrate the Inaugural Dual Enrollment Class

    On May 29, 2018, more than 40 dual enrollment students from Marina, Monterey, and Seaside high schools celebrated the culmination of their first year in CCAP with MPC Superintendent/President Dr. Walter Tribley, MPUSD Superintendent Dr. PK Diffenbaugh, and Louie the Lobo!

    06/27/2018 10:00 AM

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    MPC Accreditation is Reaffirmed!

    MPC is pleased report that on June 13th, the College received official notice from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) that the accreditation status of the College has been reaffirmed!

    06/22/2018 2:00 PM

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    MCCSN Faculty Cultivate Excellence in Teaching

    As a recipient of the Garrison Fund for Excellence Award, MPC Nursing faculty member Catherine "Kittie" Trapl begins her journey to become MPC's first Certified Nursing Educator - an arduous academic endeavor, but a challenge she is tackling enthusiastically!

    06/15/2018 12:43 PM

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    Update on Collective Bargaining with MPCTA (Jun. 11)

    On June 11, 2018, the bargaining teams for the Monterey Peninsula Community College District (“MPC”) and the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers’ Association (“MPCTA”) met with a state-appointed mediator for a second time to resolve negotiations on a labor contract.

    06/13/2018 9:40 AM

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    Math Boost Camp Offered at MPC!

    Are you an MPC student who needs to retake Math 261? Then MPC's Math Boost Camp is just for you!

    06/11/2018 1:10 PM

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    MPC celebrates "Rites of Passage" with 2018 Graduates

    Each year, the African American Faculty & Staff celebrate the special accomplishments of our Graduates and Transfers at our annual Rites of Passage Ceremony. The Rites of Passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one stage of life to another.

    06/06/2018 9:00 AM

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    MPC Theatre Presents "The Fantasticks"

    A timeless fable of love, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. When lovers Matt and Luisa begin to drift apart, their two meddling fathers attempt to drive the couple back together by pretending to feud and forbidding the romance!

    06/05/2018 12:15 PM

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    MPC Puts Students First!

    MPC is advancing students’ social mobility and economic outcomes with educational programs that provide an increase in earnings, help them attain a regional living wage, and ensure employment of 90% or more of our graduates.

    05/30/2018 2:25 PM

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    Dr. Tribley's 12th Annual President's Address to the Community

    Catch up on the special moments from the 12th Annual President's Address to the Community, featuring MPC Superintendent/President Dr. Walt Tribley!

    05/14/2018 9:45 AM

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    Register for STEM Core Fall 2018!

    Are you interested in a future in Computer Science and looking for the right program? Try STEM Core!

    04/30/2018 11:00 AM

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    Women's Basketball Players Earn Statewide Honors for Academics

    At Monterey Peninsula College, the term student-athlete means just that. Alyssa Rivera and Marielle Tuazon, both of whom will graduate this spring, truly exemplify it.

    04/20/2018 9:00 AM

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    Lobos Baseball Players Attract Attention

    Three of Monterey Peninsula College’s Baseball players have been recognized by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA), for their great performances thus far this season. Players Jarvis, Kawauchi, and Sassarini were selected for significant contributions to their team!

    04/09/2018 1:30 PM

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    Suicide is Real, Know the Signs

    In the springtime, when flowers start to bloom and weather gets warmer, people are at a particularly high risk of suicide. Data collected in the past three years shows a 20 to 25 percent spike in calls during those months, but intervention can save lives.

    03/05/2018 9:00 AM

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    Open Doors to Your Future with Pharmacy Technician Training

    Fast-paced training for a life-long career! Classes start June 30, 2018


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    Mental Health Resource for MPC: Kognito Interactive

    Students today face increasing pressures that can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. Together, our college community can take small steps to make a big difference. Check out the training resources provided by Kognito to get started today!

    02/05/2018 10:50 AM

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    Knox Foundation Generously Supports Nursing Students at MPC

    The Ralph Knox Foundation provides support to ​many single parents attending​ the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing at Monterey Peninsula College.

    01/30/2018 8:00 PM

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    Equity Resource Library Now Open!

    Discover more about fostering equity on campus and in the classroom. Books available through the Library at both the Monterey and Marina campuses!

    01/29/2018 4:57 PM

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    Lactation Rooms for Nursing Mothers

    MPC is committed to our students who are pregnant or parenting. We want to ensure that all pregnant or parenting students stay in school and meet their educational goals.

    01/26/2018 1:00 PM

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    Spanish for Spanish Speaking Students, expanded !

    MPC is offering multiple classes in Spanish for Spanish Speaking students again in the Spring! No textbooks are required!

    01/08/2018 12:00 PM

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    Great Reasons to study American Sign Language at MPC!

    According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, ASL is the 4th most common language in the US! MPC has a great sign language program and offers 2 certificate options!

    12/11/2017 6:02 PM

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    MPC Selected As Family Friendly Workplace in Monterey!

    MPC is proud to announce that this Fall they were acknowldged by the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Development Initiative as both a Family Friendly and Child Welcoming Business in Monterey County!

    10/24/2017 10:29 AM

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    Student Wellness Services

    The pressure from college and life can snowball. MPC Student Health Services is pleased to offer the services of BayCare Behavioral Health, help is only a phone call away.

    09/25/2017 3:47 PM

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    Support for "Dreamers"

    The MPC Trustees and the MPC community stands with all of our California State Dream Act students in these troubled times, and we are ready to help each and every one of these students reach their educational goals. Take heart that even in this political climate, there is support for you and programs like DACA—on both sides of the political divide—in Washington, D.C. and throughout this nation.

    09/06/2017 12:22 PM

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    Pursue your Goals!

    Check out this great scholarship opportunity for students interested in serving the global community!

    08/17/2017 10:34 AM

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    Are you a Cyber Warrior? Summer CyberCamp is the place for you!

    Monterey Peninsula College is again hosting two week-long FREE Summer CyberCamp programs – as presented by the Air Force Association’s CyberPatroit: the national youth cyber education program.

    05/25/2018 5:10 PM

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    Monterey Peninsula College Security Alert - April 13, 2018

    (Alert: Sexual Assault, Fondling) The following information is provided, in accordance with the Monterey Peninsula College’s Crime Reporting Procedure, with your safety in mind.

    04/13/2018 4:00 PM

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    Guest Author Series Welcomes Susan Orlean

    The MPC Guest Authors Series is pleased to bring bestselling author and journalist Susan Orlean to Monterey Peninsula College for this public reading, followed by a question & answer period and book signing. (Mar. 8, 2018)

    03/07/2018 8:00 AM

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    Snapshot Composer Cyril Deaconoff

    The MPC music department announces a weekend performance of "The Last Tycoon" an opera scored by Cyril Deaconoff (MPC Choral instructor.) The Last Tycoon is a new opera after F. Scott Fitzgerald's last novel, touching on issues still relevant today.

    02/23/2018 1:22 PM

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    Monterey Peninsula College Security Alert - Feb 1, 2018

    (Alert: Auto Burglary) The following information is provided, in accordance with the Monterey Peninsula College’s Crime Reporting Procedure, with your safety in mind.

    02/01/2018 4:00 PM

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    12-week French Conversation Course offered at MPC!

    Want to practice speaking French once a week in a casual setting? Sign up for our intermediate French 50 Intermediate Conversation Class starting on February 8, 2018!

    01/04/2018 11:51 AM

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    Congratulations Fire Academy Graduates!

    This December MPC celebrated its 31st Firefighter1 Academy Graduation with 13 tenacious and talented recruits who completed the rigorous 17-week Firefighter-1 Academy program.

    12/19/2017 3:03 PM

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    Photography Club at MPC!

    MPC just started a photography club and they are looking for enthusiastic members of the MPC community (students and staff members) who want to join!

    12/13/2017 4:48 PM

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    Transfer deadlines extended for some CSU and UC campuses

    The Career Transfer Resource Center at MPC has come big news! Even though the Nov deadline for applying to transfer to a 4 year public institution in CA has come and gone, some CSUs and UCs have extended their application periods.

    12/11/2017 1:02 PM

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    Conquering Your Final Exams!

    Ensure you’re prepared for your exams with these study tips, which can help you conquer your finals. Follow this list as finals week approaches (the earlier you prep, the better) so you can ace your exams from start to finish!

    12/11/2017 9:00 AM

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    Watch those Driving Conditions!

    Singing in the rain is fun. But driving? For some people, it's anxiety-producing. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are on average more than 950,000 automobile crashes each year due to wet pavement, resulting in approximately 4,700 deaths and 384,000 injuries.

    11/28/2017 9:00 AM

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    Holiday Depression

    Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment.

    11/20/2017 10:00 AM

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    What is Homelessness?

    Homelessness is a problem that can affect anyone of us. You’re considered homeless if you lack a fixed address or if you sleep in places not meant for human habitation — alleys, parks, cars and abandoned buildings, for example. Community Colleges offer valuable resources to the homeless population.

    11/13/2017 10:00 AM

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    Fall Back: Dealing with the Time Change!

    The end of daylight saving time can leave many feeling fatigued, which can pose safety risks both at home and in the workplace. Read Safe Solutions to learn more about how you can reduce risks as a driver and pedestrian!

    11/06/2017 10:00 AM

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    Report Suspicious Activity

    Ever have a gut feeling something just isn't right ... Sometimes it isn’t, that’s why we believe in The "If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign.

    10/30/2017 12:00 PM

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    Get prepared!

    Throughout the world, there are one "great" (magnitude 8.0 or more), 18 "major" (7.0-7.9), 120 "large" (6.0-6.9) and 1,000 "moderate" (5.0-5.9) earthquakes in an average year. Each year, California generally gets two or three earthquakes large enough to cause moderate damage to structures (magnitude 5.5 and higher). When disasters strike it is important to be prepared ... here's some info to help you prepare for an earthquake!

    10/23/2017 12:00 PM

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    "Black Minds Matter" Public Course & Discussion

    MPC is pleased to invite faculty, staff and students to engage in Dr. J. Luke Wood's free webinar series, "Black Minds Matter". This "public course" was designed by Dr. Wood to raise the national consciousness about issues facing Black boys and men in education. All MPC faculty, staff and students

    10/16/2017 2:11 PM

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    Power Control Wheel

    Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

    10/16/2017 9:00 AM

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    Update on Collective Bargaining with MPCTA (Oct. 11)

    On October 11, 2017, the Monterey Peninsula College bargaining team met with the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) for collective bargaining. In response to the interests expressed by MPCTA at the September 20th session, the District made a proposal to increase faculty salarie

    10/12/2017 10:00 AM

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    What Every College Student Needs to Know about Sexual Assault

    College students are one of the most vulnerable age groups for sexual assault.

    10/09/2017 11:00 AM

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    Think Transfer!

    October is Transfer Awareness Month at MPC. We have lots of transfer activities planned to assist you with the next step in your educational future!

    10/04/2017 11:22 AM

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    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Be Aware!

    Domestic violence and dating abuse don’t discriminate; abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation or religion and therefore it is important for all of us to get involved, raise awareness and speak out in support of victims and survivors during DVAM!

    10/02/2017 11:00 AM

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    Nexus Program for New Faculty & Deans

    MPC welcomes the second cohort to the Nexus (MPC Orientation) program. This program is designed to connect new faculty with each other, provide opportunities to learn about resources for faculty and students at MPC, and facilitate monthly conversations with the President and Vice Presidents throughout their first year.

    10/02/2017 10:00 AM

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    Texting While Walking is Hazardous to your Health!

    You thought texting while driving was dangerous? Now there's additional research that proves that texting while walking is extremely hazardous as well!

    09/25/2017 10:00 AM

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    Get your Lobo Gear!

    Monterey Peninsula College Athletics online store is open, but time is running out. Support our Athletics department and order before October 5th.!

    09/25/2017 9:38 AM

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    Shift: Recent Artistic Explorations by MPC Instructor, Robynn Smith

    Don't miss this comprehensive exhibition of Robynn's recent work in printmaking, mixed media painting, drawing, sculpture and video at Pacific Grove Art Center

    09/24/2017 3:21 PM

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    Girls Who Code Club Starts at MPC!

    Please join the Monterey Girls Who Code (GWC) club for our open house at Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 AM to 12 PM in the Business Math and Computer Science (BMC) Building, Room 206.

    09/21/2017 12:20 PM

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    Don't Become a Target Because of Social Media!

    Social media is a great platform for connecting with friends and family or sharing updates about your life. However, with everything you post, be aware of others viewing your profile.

    09/19/2017 1:30 PM

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    Update on Collective Bargaining with MPCTA (Aug. 29)

    On August 29, 2017, the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) bargaining team met with the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) for collective bargaining. Regrettably, the only take away from the session was MPCTA’s belated rejection of a two-year contract offered by the College in Ju

    09/10/2017 10:01 PM

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    District’s Expiring Package Proposal to MPCTA Offering June 28, 2017 Two-Year Contract With Reopeners on Unresolved Issues

    Update on Collective Bargaining with MPCTA (June 28, 2017)

    09/10/2017 10:00 PM

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    MPC Auto Tech Program Recognized as High Achiever!

    MPC's high quality and nationally recognized Automotive Technology Program recently had its accreditation reaffirmed for the next five years!

    09/06/2017 9:40 AM

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    Monterey Peninsula College Security Alert - Sep 1, 2017

    (Alert: Weapon on Campus) The following information is provided, in accordance with the Monterey Peninsula College’s Crime Reporting Procedure, with your safety in mind.

    09/01/2017 4:00 PM

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    Monterey Peninsula College Security Alert - Aug 25, 2017

    (Alert: Auto Burglary) The following information is provided, in accordance with the Monterey Peninsula College’s Crime Reporting Procedure, with your safety in mind.

    08/25/2017 4:00 PM


    MPC Selected for Top Award in Education & Training

    MPC was honored to receive this year's Business Excellence Award for Education & Training from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce!

    08/24/2017 11:19 PM

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    MPC Library Expands Hours!

    The faculty and staff at the MPC Library are excited to announce expanded hours effective fall 2017!

    08/23/2017 10:54 PM

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    Response to Charlottesville Tragedy

    MPC stands for diversity, inclusion and unity and vows to create a better world through increased knowledge and education. We will continue to provide critical opportunities for our students to learn, grow, and become people who build up our communities, rather than people who tear them down.

    08/17/2017 8:22 PM

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    Leadership Skills are High Priority at MPC!

    Congratulations to campus administrators Nicole Dunne, LaKisha Bradley and Michael Midkiff for their successful completion of Admin 201: Transformational Leadership Program this Summer!

    08/09/2017 12:22 PM

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    First Year ASL Students Save Money on Texts

    "First Year ASL", a free online textbook, is now being used for beginning American Sign Language classes at MPC! This textbook significantly cuts the cost of taking ASL, while still providing students with access to high-quality educational content to improve learning.

    07/24/2017 3:44 PM