Monthly archives: March, 2012

Softball, Baseball Monarchs mid-season updates

The Monarchs have wrapped up a stretch of road games in the past couple weeks. With the season approximately half over, both teams stand to make improvements for the second part of the season, while congratulating players who are excelling in spite of the win-loss records. The baseball Monarchs have had a tough stretch for …

Trail Blazers soccer signs top notch talent

The MCC-Blue River Trail Blazers have made a name for themselves as champions of NJCAA Region XVI soccer. The men took the championship in 2010, and in 2011 the women’s team won that honor. This year’s recruiting class looks to continue the winning tradition with award winning athletes. New Trail Blazer men’s soccer recruits: Hunter …

MCC-Maple Woods artists exhibit work in juried show

Talented artists at MCC-Maple Woods will display works in all mediums at the annual Juried Art Show from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 5 in the Campus Center Arbor Room. Additionally, a reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. featuring the artists involved in the show. Many different kinds of art will be on …

New MCC blog aims to support first-year student success

Check out The First Year @ MCC, a new blog designed to smooth the college transition for first-year MCC students. Launched and managed by orientation coordinator Casey Reid, The First Year @ MCC provides resources for students, employees and student-supportive community members. The blog provides tips, strategies, and resources for these three groups in an effort to increase success for first-year …

MCC-Maple Woods faculty tackle professional development through the arts

Imaginative, fantasy worlds are engaging to children, students and adults alike, and C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia” has been enjoyed in nearly every media, including books, television, movies, video games and theatrical performance. But how do you capture that engagement and make it work in the classroom? The MCC Professional Development team is inviting …

Employees: attend the MCC Information Center open house this week

Join MCC Information Center staff and colleagues from around the district at an open house reception this Thursday marking the Information Center’s first month in operation. Guests will have an opportunity to see the MCC Information Center facility and meet the team that is the new front-line voice of MCC. All employees are welcome and light refreshments …

Great players bring great success to Trail Blazers

It is no surprise that the Metropolitan Community College Trail Blazers, a soccer team defined by the quality and determination of its members, is proud of the players that have taken the field at Blue River over the years. In 2010 MCC-Blue River All-American Yacine Hamchaoui was considered one of the best community college players in …

Still truckin’: CDL-A program improves under new leadership

  At this time last year, the CDL-A program, faced with low enrollment numbers and a budget deficit, was struggling.  Under the guidance of new management, including John Littleton, performance manager; John Malicoat, program coordinator; Dave Asby, operations support; and a number of other committed staff and faculty, the program is now thriving. In the …

Mo. colleges, universities continue to work on balancing funds

As colleges and universities across Missouri grapple with how best to respond to impending reductions in state appropriations, many institutions are proposing unique cost-cutting measures. Southeast Missouri State University, for example, is looking at the possibility of consolidating two of its academic colleges, a move that would cut personnel costs and other administraive expenses, the …

Trail Blazer women’s soccer on Univision Mar. 24

Trail Blazers women’s soccer coach Brad Childers and some of his players will be appearing soon on Spanish language television station Univision. Univision 48 Kansas City‘s Sarai Martí interviewd the coach and some of the Spanish speaking soccer players. The episode will air on Mar. 24, 2012, and will soon after be posted to the …