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Tim Engle works in MCC's Communications and Public Relations office. Have a story idea? Call him at 816.604.1338 or email Tim.Engle@mcckc.edu.

Inauguration FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Metropolitan Community College will install its eighth chancellor, Dr. Kimberly Beatty, in an Aug. 24 ceremony at the Music Hall downtown. MCC campuses and the Administrative Center will close at 1 p.m. that day so employees can attend the 2:30 p.m. Inauguration ceremony. Employees, students, guests and the public can RSVP on the Inauguration website, …

Cultural competency training for MCC employees begins

At the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon in January, MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said she’d like everyone at the College to take part in cultural sensitivity training. That has started happening. A lunch-and-learn session on cultural competency was offered June 6 for Administrative Center and Broadway Plaza employees, led by Robert Page, executive …

Workshop for math, statistics faculty June 8 at MCC-Penn Valley

Full- and part-time mathematics/statistics faculty at MCC are invited to attend the Statistics and Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling (MRM) professional development workshop on Friday, June 8, at MCC-Penn Valley (Education Center 019). The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is free and open to mathematics and statistics faculty, instructors and graduate students.  …

New construction, pre-professional health programs to launch this fall

The Metropolitan Community College Board of Trustees approved two new academic programs at its March 29 meeting: certificates and a degree in building maintenance and construction, and a degree in pre-professional studies, health emphasis. Both programs launch in Fall 2018. Building maintenance and construction Students can earn two certificates and an associate in applied science …

MCC English faculty have book projects in the works

News from the publishing world (and the MCC campuses): MCC-Longview English instructor Zoe Albright is co-author of the textbook “College Writing Skills” (10th edition), to be published in 2019 by McGraw-Hill. This is the second book she has co-authored with John Langan. She’s also finishing up the manuscript of “Exploring Writing Paragraphs to Essays” (fourth …

Feb. 14 is registration deadline for COTA transfer conference

Deadline to register for the Missouri Committee on Transfer and Articulation’s conference in Osage Beach, Mo., is Wednesday, Feb. 14. COTA’s Conference on Transfer and Articulation, “Navigating the Future,” is Wednesday, February 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Tan-Tar-A resort. The cost is $75, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, go …

Have an IR request? There’s now an electronic form

Employees who need data from MCC’s Institutional Research office can now make their request in an electronic form on InfoExchange. Here’s a link to the new form: web.mcckc.edu/infoexchange/help.asp#research You can also find it by going to InfoExchange through the myMCCKC portal. On the InfoExchange homepage, click the question mark icon at the top … … …

VALIC to host retirement workshops at each campus, Admin Center

VALIC, MCC’s 403(b) provider, will be hosting a new educational workshop, “Retirement Pathfinder: Are You on Track for the Retirement You Envision?” The noon-hour workshops will be held at each campus and the Administrative Center between Monday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Dec. 1. Click here for the schedule of dates and times. Both full- and …

KCPDC class: ‘Achieving a Life of Balance’ Oct. 18

The Kansas City Professional Development Council will present a session on “Achieving a Life of Balance,” 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at MCC-Blue River, Education Center 110. To sign up, email professional.development@mcckc.edu. There is no cost for MCC employees to attend, but seating is limited. The session will be presented by Dr. Thomas Vansaghi, assistant …

Remembrance: Robert Lowe, former director of computer services

It is with sadness that we inform you about the passing of Robert Lowe.  Robert began working for MCC-Penn Valley as a data processing instructor in 1971.  In 1982, he became director of computer services for the district, the position he held until retiring from MCC in 1999. Robert was a valued member of MCC.  …