For the first time at Penn Valley, Robin Craig-Carriaga (biology instructor) demonstrated and conducted an Alu Genotyping Lab where students explored their own human genomes. The procedure included the use of polymerase chain reaction and other techniques new to our campus. Craig-Carriaga brought an element of discovery and excitement to students. One of her […]
News and features about the many activities and events where MCC participates in the surrounding metropolitan community.
Three MCC students were recently featured in the Undergraduate Art Exhibition sponsored by the Kansas City Artist Coalition. Students included: Rachel Jo Smith of Penn Valley, Nicole Anderson Grimes of Blue River (“Spoon Necklace”) and another artist named Rachel Smith (“Fish Spoon”). More than 400 pieces were entered and only a handful of exceptional works […]
The MCC-Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble performed this weekend at the 18th & Vine Jazz Festival. Students in the ensemble also participated in a clinic with saxophonist and educator Nathan Davis on Saturday. The students’ final performance was Saturday evening at the Gem Theater as part of the Jammin’ At The Gem Lifetime Achievement concert. In […]
MCC-Maple Woods opened the doors of the MCC St. Joseph Center to the public April 10, inviting to community to learn about a new opportunity for A+ students in the surrounding areas. Under a new partnership with Northwest Missouri State University, MCC-Maple Woods will provide courses to area A+ students from classrooms in the Historic […]
Penn Valley’s best and brightest students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society Saturday. The program kicked of with opening comments by Yvette Sweeney, dean of students. Penn Valley President Joe Seabrooks offered words of encouragement to the scholars. The keynote address was delivered by Crystal Braden-Nevins, vice president of communications for Phi Theta […]
The Francis Institute and the University of Missouri Extension – Jackson County 4-H After school hosted the 7th Annual Power Up Institute on Saturday. The daylong training institute is geared toward youth and after school professionals. The event featured fun, interactive programming ideas that match educational standards.
More than 700 attendees across the Greater Kansas City area participated in the KC Urban Summit Saturday at Penn Valley. The event was founded by Jackson County Legislator James Tindall. Workshops and plenary sessions addressed such topics as housing, economic development, youth services, health and education. Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James delivered opening remarks […]
First Friday at the Carter Art Center Gallery at Penn Valley was bustling with activity as students from across MCC exhibited artwork they’ve created throughout the school year. To check out the highlights, click the link MCC Student Art Showcase & Sale The last day to check out this amazing exhibit of the best of […]
On Friday, Preschoolers from Plaza de Niños will lead Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, the Francis Institute for Child & Youth Development and Guadalupe Centers, Inc. to plant pinwheels in commemoration of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The children will plant pinwheels outside the Francis Institute as a reminder of the simplicity and innocence of childhood. The […]
Advocates For Civic Engagement, a student organization, hosted a public forum for Kansas City Public School Board Candidates on April 3 in the Little Theater at MCC-Penn Valley. Student moderators posed questions gathered by Penn Valley students to the candidates which included: Patricia Mansur (at-large), Catina Taylor (at-large), Amy Hartsfield (at-large), Joseph Jackson (fourth […]