Monthly archives: January, 2012

Intramural league sports

This year intramural sports at MCC-Blue River are kicking up a notch. They will now be conducted in league style play with a six game schedule. Play volleyball or basketball, and sign up alone or with friends. Bring your registration form to the Campus Life and Leadership Office in the Arts & Sciences Building at …

Faculty: Your voice needed in Institutional Priorities Survey (IPS)

This month, MCC is participating in a comprehensive national satisfaction assessment administered by Noel-Levitz. The survey looks at both student satisfaction and priorities alongside faculty priorities. Using results of the two surveys simultaneously reveals areas of agreement and disagreement between students and faculty and the perceptions both have of MCC. Tomorrow, all faculty will receive …

McCarty among honored student advocates at first-year learning conference

Debbie McCarty, Maple Woods reading instructor, was recently honored at The University of South Carolina’s annual campaign to recognize and reward faculty nationwide who go above and beyond in their work with first-year college students. McCarty was one of 140 faculty nationwide who were nominated as Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates. Nominees are considered based on …

MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs have “special” recruiting class on deck

Baseball season is just around the corner, and the new Monarchs baseball class of 2012 is full of outstanding local athletes. Front Row: Head Baseball Coach Marty Kilgore, Landon Snyder, Dan Leible, Devon Burnworth, Josh Stephens, Assistant Coach Joe Miller, Assistant Coach Justin Munson Back Row: Austin Norris, Trenton Hill, Aaron Kurtz, Joe Virgin “This …

MCC employee selected to serve on Missouri workforce leadership team

  The State of Missouri announced this month that it is one of four states selected to participate in ACT’s Certified Work Ready Communities Academy, a new workforce development initiative designed to assist states in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers.  Jessica Craig, manager of economic development for the Institute for …

Employees: Points to Blue continues to catch on

As part of the MCC Living Well program offered to employees at MCC, Points to Blue put almost $51,000 in the pockets of employees – and some spouses – last year, and over $83,000 since the program was launched in April 2010. Currently there are 668 employees participating and 54 spouses. In 2011, those722 participants …

MCC-Maple Woods soccer player wins full refund for textbooks

Madison Knight had no idea what putting her name in the MCC-Maple Woods Welcome Week drawing would do to change her semester. A soccer player for the Lady Monarchs, Madison enrolled full time for the spring semester, but because of tight finances had not been able to purchase her books and was trying to get …

Project Valentine Bear for Children’s Mercy

February 2012 ushers in the third year of a heartwarming charity called Project Valentine Bear, a teddy bear drive which aims to brighten the Feb. 14 holiday for hundreds of young inpatients at Children’s Mercy and Children’s Mercy Cancer Center. Project Valentine Bear began as a senior project at St. Mary’s High School in 2010; …

Demian Vela – AC Employee of the Month

Demian at “MCC Day at the K” last fall   Demian Vela is a quiet guy, but apparently not under the radar. As a PeopleSoft developer for 13 years at MCC,  he can now add  Administrative Center Employee of the Month to his resume. Being a developer involves creating or modifying existing processes, pages or reports in PeopleSoft …

MCC-Longview, Central Standard Theatre to present Driving Miss Daisy

The MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center is proud to present the Central Standard Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy. For three nights only, CST  will present the 1988 Pulitzer Prize winning story that tells the remarkable tale of friendship, acceptance and mutual respect. Central Standard Theatre’s production is authentic and profoundly moving. Alfred Uhry’s understated and gently nuanced …