Monthly archives: August, 2012

Chairperson announced for 2013 Five Star Gala

CiCi Rojas, vice president of community engagement for Truman Medical Centers, has just been announced as the chairperson for MCC’s 2013 Five Star Gala. Rojas serves on the board of the MCC Foundation, the college’s nonprofit arm that raises money for student scholarships and other student-support initiatives. In her role as chairperson of the Five Star …

MCC to bring job training to domestic violence shelter residents

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The MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation is partnering with LINCWorks and the Metropolitan Family Violence Coalition on a new initiative to bring job training opportunities to shelter residents.  Twelve students will be awarded scholarships through LINCWorks to enroll in I.W.I. job certification courses. In addition to training for in-demand career fields such as healthcare and …

New Jackson parking area now open at Blue River

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Now there are more places than ever to put it in park at MCC-Blue River. At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Dr. Michael Banks, MCC-Blue River president, spoke a few words about the significance of responding to student’s needs and doing the little things to remove obstacles and inconveniences that could hinder the process of receiving an education …

On-site Health Clinic approved by Board

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The decision to move forward with the proposed on-site health clinic was approved by the Board of Trustees at the August board meeting. The on-site clinic committee met in May to interview and evaluate the final four companies received through an RFP. CBIZ representative, Polly Thomas, collected score sheets and compiled a summary of findings …

Student news and events site goes live!

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Hey students, are you looking for a place to go to get information about campus events (like free food and activities) and other “important stuff” about financial aid or registration deadlines? Check out the new, temporarily-named MCC Students Online news and events site. Don’t like the name? Then change it. Log on to your campus …

“WAR in Hollywood”: Free Friday movies in Blue River Campus Center 101 at noon

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Selected free films on the theme of war will be shown many Fridays at noon this semester in MCC-Blue River Campus Center 101, MCC-Blue River’s largest lecture hall, which sports a theater style seating arrangement. Anyone on campus is welcome to view these films which have been selected by David Collins (Blue River English instructor) …

Youth sports take up residence at MCC-Maple Woods

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MCC-Maple Woods is home to some pretty good athletics teams – the baseball team is an annual tournament contender with many regional and district championships behind its name, and the men’s and women’s soccer teams are becoming seasonal powerhouses as well, with the men’s team earning regional championship honors last year and the women going …

Kansas City Business Journal recognizes I.W.I. for second year

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For the second year in a row, the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation was listed in the Top 25 Area Management Consultant Firms by the Kansas City Business Journal.  This year, I.W.I. was listed at #18, up six slots from last year’s #24.  I.W.I. was recognized for its continued work offering business consulting and training …

Welcome back to the Woods!

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Get to know your fellow students, find out about clubs and organizations, and munch on some FREE food at MCC-Maple Woods’ Welcome Week! Monday, Aug. 27 Enjoy FREE hotdogs, chips and lemonade while hanging out with fellow students from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Student Center. You can play volleyball on the lawn …

Learning and Fun Come Together at MCC-Longview

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College is not only for gaining a degree and preparing for the future. It can be fun, too! MCC-Longview offers a variety of Community Education classes to shape up the body and mind, and the fall 2012 schedule is getting underway soon. If getting fit is a priority, look to the health and fitness section. …