MCC Upcoming Campus and Community Events



Join us this semester at the MCC Student Center for a variety of events including everything from interactive webcasts to book signings!

Take advantage of what THE Community’s College has to offer:

Backyard Birds: Brian Ritter, Nahant Marsh

September 11 at 7 p.m.

Landscapes utilizing native plants are all the rage, but where to begin? This session covers the various native plants that are ideal for landscapes, their benefits to wildlife and tips on maintenance. Brian Ritter is the Executive Director of Nahant Marsh and the Program Director for Conservation Technology through the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Ukraine: The History and Politics of Ukraine

October 8 at 7 p.m.

A delegation of doctors from Muscatine’s Ukrainian sister city, Drohobych, will share the history and politics of this eastern European nation. What is Ukraine’s relationship with Russia? What is the current political climate? Find out in this fascinating presentation.

China Town Hall

October 9 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Take part in a “live” town hall on China via an interactive webcast featuring former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice. Sponsored by the National Committee on U.S. China Relations, the webcast will be followed by in-person discussions with leading experts. Join the national conversation about the US- China relationship and its influence on the U.S. economy, polices and security.
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Michelle Kuo: Author of “Reading with Patrick, a Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship”

November 2 at 7 p.m.

Enjoy a book signing and discussion with Michelle Kuo, author of “Reading with Patrick, a Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship.” The book is a memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between Kuo and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta.

Kuo taught English at an alternative school in the Arkansas Delta. After teaching, she attended Harvard Law School and worked as a lawyer for undocumented immigrants in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California, with a focus on tenants’ and workers’ rights. She teaches courses on race, law, and society at the American University of Paris and has taught at the Prison University Project at San Quentin Prison. This event is being organized in Collaboration with Alexander Clark Lecture Series. League of Women Voters, Muscatine Arts Council.

OJ Fargo: Just Before the Battle Mother – A Visit from a Civil War Soldier

November 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Go back in time and get to know a returning Civil War veteran played by O.J. Fargo, who details the experiences of an Iowan during the conflict. Dressed in full Union Army regalia, Fargo focuses on his first person presentation of the soldier’s Civil War experiences. The audience is encouraged to ask questions and engage in dialogue with the “soldier,” who stays in character. The speaker will bring an artifact display and full electronic Civil War roster of all men who served in and from Iowa. It can be searched by name, city, county and/or birthplace. This event is being put on in collaboration with Humanities Iowa.


Yenner Wuanti, Pastor of African Nations, Calvary Church: “Liberia – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

December 10 at 7 p.m.

Pastor Yenner Wuanti will lead a discussion on “Liberia – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Muscatine is host to hundreds of Liberian refugees. Pastor Wuanti currently ministers at Calvary Church as the Pastor of African Nations. Yenner and his family escaped from war-torn Liberia and he pastors to the many other survivors and their families in Muscatine.

All events will be held in the MCC Student Center – we hope to see you there!