Monthly archives: November, 2012

World AIDS Day 2012 – Getting to Zero

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This Saturday is World AIDS Day.  Beginning in 1988, people all around the globe have paused on December 1 to remember those we have lost to AIDS.  It is a day to stop and think about the 30 million people lost and the 40 million people currently living with the virus. On Monday, Dec. 3, …

MCC-Penn Valley to present graphic design student portfolio exhibit

MCC-Penn Valley will kickoff its Graphic Design Student Portfolio Exhibition with a reception on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. in the Carter Art Center Gallery, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. The show will run through Dec. 12 and will feature portfolios of the following students: Mark Antes Lee Bennett Dustin Burns Tetiana Graham Justin Grote Jerry Hodge …

Diaper Drive at MCC-Maple Woods

Along with food and warm clothes, many families are also in need of one seemingly never-ending item – diapers. The Upsilon Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Maple Woods is hosting a diaper drive to benefit Triality Tots, a Northland daycare center for babies with special needs. Donate a package of diapers (size 3, …

IWI executive director appointed to KCnext board

MCC is proud to announce that Margaret Boyd, executive director of the Institute for Workforce Innovation, has joined the KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City board of directors. KCnext is a regional effort, dedicated to promoting the region’s technology sector.  Its goals include growing the existing base of technology firms, recruiting and …

MCC Strikes Transfer Agreement with Historic Central Methodist University

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Central Methodist University (CMU) have inked an articulation agreement that will allow students’ college credits to transfer seamlessly from MCC to CMU. The agreement is MCC’s first with CMU, a private university in Fayette, Mo. It will offer students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s in Arts or Science degree …

Abundance of babies – MCC’s own baby boom

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This has been a booming year for employees and the arrival of little ones across the district. The Insider had a request to display the outcome of all those baby showers that happened over the last many months. We asked employees to share their new baby pics for all to see. Below is the response …

Adopt a pet from the Maple Woods vet tech program

Looking for a furry friend to add to your home? The Maple Woods Vet Tech department still has a few dogs and one colorful kitty up for adoption. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and socialized and will be ready to go at the end of the semester (giving you plenty of time to prepare …

MCC employees now eligible to win free Kindle Fire HD

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The MCC Public Computer Centers have always held monthly drawings– now employees are eligible to enter and win a free Kindle Fire HD.   A monthly drawing is held at each PCC location, including the new Kearney location—seven giveaways each month. To enter, register to become a PCC user. Complete any of the PCC training modules to upload a quiz …

Board meeting this week

The November Board of Trustees meeting will be held this Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Administrative Center Board Room. A budget workshop will be held at 4 p.m.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Giving thanks to our employee, student veterans

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Dear MCC Colleagues: Veterans Day is a time to honor our service men and women and their families.  These Americans represent the spirit of courage and freedom that has marked our nation and we owe them our gratitude.  It is also a day to pause and remember the sacrifice of those who have paid the ultimate …