Category «Student Life»

Penn Valley students participate in genome exploration lab

  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 …

MCC students works featured in college art exhibit

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 …

Student performance at 18th & Vine Jazz Festival

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 …

Penn Valley scholars celebrate Phi Theta Kappa induction

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 …

MCC students showcase best of best of artwork

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 …

Join preschoolers to commemorate child abuse prevention month

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 …

Penn Valley students host KCPS Board Candidates Forum

  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 …

Penn Valley student elected as Phi Theta Kappa regional officer

Crystal Braden-Nevins was recently elected vice president of communications for the State of Missouri for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Braden-Nevins attends Penn Valley where she is the coordinator of leadership development for the Office of Campus Life & Leadership.  Her goals as a regional officer are to increase the region’s numbers for Competitive Edge …