Monthly archives: December, 2012

STEM at MCC

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. These four subjects are collectively referred to as “STEM” and have become the focus of a large number of educational programs across the country. MCC is an active participant in that focus. Along with Johnson County Community College, MCC hosted the 2012 STEMtech Conference held in Kansas City in October. The …

MCC-Longview Honors Retirees

Faculty and staff at MCC-Longview recently gathered to honor employees who have recently retired or are planning to retire in the near future. Jill Ladas (27 years), Barb Shoemaker and Joyce Kuhn (24 years each), and Rhonda Moore and John O’Connell (22 years each) were introduced by co-workers, who eloquently summed up the highlights of …

Insurance committee recap

On Dec. 7 Dave Krull and Janet Willis, MCC’s CBIZ representatives, presented MCC’s utilization data for our medical insurance. MCC has decreased utilization from this time last year from 127 to 108%.  Part of the decrease is due to some of MCC’s larger claims being dropped over the last few months. Of the four MCC …

MCC-Maple Woods Artist of the Month – Jocelyn Frazee

Jocelyn is focusing on a Fine Arts major and hopes to one day study at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her favorite subjects are people – “Buildings and structures all look the same to me, but every person is different and I like to capture that in my art.”

Ambassador’s “Movember” project places high in national competition

While many people, ladies included, consider “Movember” a month-long vacation from shaving and haircuts, the real purpose of the November awareness effort is to “change the face of men’s health,” calling attention to male cancer detection, treatment and prevention. Chris Boeh, an Ambassador at MCC-Maple Woods, recently undertook a Movember for Men’s Health project himself, …

Grading Break at MCC-Longview

MCC-Longview faculty were invited to take a short break from grading today. The Center for Teaching and Learning hosted the get-together. A variety of holiday and popular songs were performed by Tami Jones, Community Education Program Specialist, and Jim McGraw, Counselor. Tami lent her superb vocal stylings to Jim’s melodious guitar strains to such holiday …

Construction to begin on next phase of Shoal Creek Trail @ Maple Woods

Hiking and biking enthusiasts – the next extension of the Shoal Creek Trail, which runs from Pleasant Valley all the way to Metro North Mall in Gashland, will be under construction for the next 8 months. The trail will curve around the southwest side of the MCC-Maple Woods campus, just below the baseball field, and …

Career opportunity updates and additions

CO# 12-142 AC Research Analyst * posted 12/10/2012 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Tuesday, 01/01/2013 for the initial screening. * For more information or to apply: http://jobs.mcckc.edu/postings/2780 CO# 12-143 LV Bookstore Technician * posted 12/10/2012 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Tuesday, 01/01/2013 for the initial …

One lucky MCC-BT student finishing semester with degree and $1600 toobox

Caleb Dixon has recieved a Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Job Ready Certificate, a One-Year Certificate, an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree, and now an enormous toolbox . Caleb started working at Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Rooter soon after starting the HVAC/R program at MCC-BT.  “I went to a Career Fair just …