Category «Student Life»

Congressman Cleaver to headline Urban Summit at MCC-Penn Valley

The seventh annual Urban Summit will be hosted at MCC-Penn Valley on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme is “From Poverty to Prosperity.” Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be the keynote luncheon speaker. The summit will also feature workshops, a panel discussion and a community marketplace. Breakfast and lunch will also …

Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum rescheduled

A Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum will be held on April 3 6:30-7:30 p.m. in ST 101 (the Little Theater) at MCC-Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway.  The forum is being sponsored by the Social Science Division, African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) and Advocates for Civic Engagement (ACE).  The forum will focus …

KC Public School Board Candidates forum to be held at Penn Valley

The following Penn Valley organizations are sponsoring a Kansas City Public School Board Candidates Forum: Social Science Division, African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) and Advocates for Civic Engagement (ACE). The forum will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in ST 101 (the Little Theater). The forum will focus …

MCC students invited to explore art programs

MCC students are invited to explore their creative futures with MCC’s art program.  MCC Art and Transfer Day will be held on Wednesday, March 26 10 a.m.-Noon at the Carter Art Center at the Penn Valley campus. Students can speak with art and design faculty from Penn Valley, Longview, Maple Woods and Blue River campuses. …

Packed house cheers Civil Rights champion

MCC-Penn Valley closed out African American History month with reflections from D’Army Bailey – attorney, former judge, civil rights activist, author and actor. His presentation on “Civil Rights: Wake Me When it’s Over” was delivered to a packed house of eager attendees. Bailey, along with several Memphis investors, purchased the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin …

Four MCC students earn statewide honor

Four MCC students were honored by the Missouri Community College Association yesterday in Jefferson City when they were named to the All-Missouri Academic Team. The honor, which recognizes the state’s top community college students, was bestowed on the following students: Heather Jochens (MCC‐Longview). Ms. Jochens is pursuing a degree in psychology. In addition to her …

Penn Valley student wins regional Shakespeare competition

Makenna Lockhart, a Penn Valley and Kansas City Public Schools student, recently won first place in the English-Speaking Union’s, regional Shakespeare Competition. More than 165 students participated in preliminary competitions. Lockhart won over the judges with her performance of Phoebe from Shakespeare’s As You Like It and her recitation of Sonnet 24.  She will now …

Civil Rights Museum Owner to serve as keynote speaker for Penn Valley’s African-American History Month Celebration

D’Army Bailey to speak on “Civil Rights: Wake Me When it’s Over!” MCC-Penn Valley will present a civil rights champion as keynote speaker for its African-American History Month Celebration. D’Army Bailey – attorney, former judge, civil rights activist, author and actor – will speak on “Civil Rights: Wake Me When it’s Over!” The presentation will …

Scout TV highlights Penn Valley events, art gallery exhibit and more

Check out the second episode of Penn Valley’s official student video “Scout TV” Scout TV Episode 2. Students share upcoming events, focus on important services in the Malcolm T. Wilson Student Enrollment Center and highlight some of the work in the Carter Art Center’s “Converging Dialogues” exhibit.  

Border War is settled

The men’s and women’s basketball teams at Penn Valley battled Johnson County Community College in the first-ever border war Friday. Although the Lady Scouts came up short against the Lady Cavs (87-46), the Scouts trampled the Cavs 76-73. The men’s team also defeated Kansas City, Kansas Community College in the MLK Classic 88-67 on Monday. …