Join the students and staff at Moraine Park Technical College’s campuses as they kick off the start of the spring semester the week of Jan. 19 with free lunchtime concerts and comedy, plus a free movie showing in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Beaver Dam campus: Comedian Sheng Wang will perform in the commons on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In addition to touring with the Comedians of Comedy and American Eagle’s Campus Comedy Challenge, Wang has appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and on the AZN Network. The general public may purchase lunch for $5 per meal. For more information, contact Lisa Manuell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-887-4462 or email@example.com.
Fond du Lac campus: On Monday, Jan. 19, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till will be shown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. An African-American teenager, Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. His killers were acquitted by an all-white male jury. This documentary by Keith Beauchamp is being shown as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The acoustic guitar duo Ryanhood (Ryan Green and Cameron Hood) will perform on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They have toured theaters with Jason Mraz and played at Boston’s Street Performers Festival. Campus Activities Magazine named them “one of the hottest new bands in the college market today.”
On Wednesday, Jan. 21, 32 Below takes the Cyber Center stage with their country/rock sound from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. One of the house bands for the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn., 32 Below has played clubs, festivals and small arenas around the Midwest and Southeast and has shared the stage with the likes of Sawyer Brown, Trick Pony, Montgomery Gentry, Heart, Craig Morgan and The Spin Doctors.
All three events take place in the Cyber Center cafeteria, and the general public may purchase food for $5 per meal. For more information, contact Adam Ninmann, Moraine Park Student Life, at 920-924-3101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Bend campus: Treat yourself to Ari Herstand’s unique mix of acoustic rock/pop, folk, hip hop and jazz on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. With his impressive acoustic guitar style and distinct looping technique, Herstand has opened for national artists such as Ben Folds, Cake, Sister Hazel, Soul Asylum, The Bodeans, Joshua Radin and Matt Nathanson. The general public may purchase food at cost. For more information, contact Bradley Mitchell, Moraine Park Student Life, at 262-335-5743 or email@example.com.
Fresh from his appearance at the Beaver Dam campus, Sheng Wang will perform during Comedy Night on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the AMTC auditorium. Tickets are $2. Snacks will be sold.
To learn more about Moraine Park and its programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.