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National organization recognizes medical interpreter courses

Nine MCC medical interpreter courses have been recognized by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), a national organization that promotes excellence in sign language services. The courses approved by RID include: Advanced Interpreting Technique Advanced Medical Interpreting Skills Women’s Health, Labor and Delivery Pediatrics Mental Health Cultural Competency for Interpreters Understanding Medical Interpreter …

Life-Saving Drive at MCC-Blue River

Stop by the Campus Center today, March 24, to learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor. Delete Blood Cancer is on campus to help prospective donors learn more and sign up in case you’re ever selected as a match.

Show Offers Spring Cheer

A chilly wind blows outside Rebecca Johnson’s office, where she is dreaming of warm tropical breezes and swaying palm trees. The conductor of the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City is drawing inspiration from some Kansas City area neighbors, who hail from Samoa, for the group’s annual spring show. Johnson’s office at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, …

SSI survey sent to students

MCC’s research and assessment department is conducting a Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) simliar to the one done in 2012. Students will receive an MCC student email guiding them to complete a survey  about what is important to them and theirexperience at MCC. The survey will remain open until the number of completed surveys reaches their target number or …

FIRST Robotics and MCC in the News

FIRST logo

Last week, March 14 and 15, MCC-Business & Technology hosted the Greater Kansas City Region FIRST Robotics Competition.  More than 2,000 team members, mentors, parents, judges and volunteers attended. Check out some of the media coverage below: See pictures of the competition in this KC Star photo gallery. Read about the process of designing and …

League of Legends GamerZ Tournament Scheduled

The MCC-Blue River GamerZ Club is sponsoring the first E-Sporting event for MCC by hosting a League of Legends Tournament Friday, April 25 thru Sunday, April 27. In order to have Riot onboard for this event, we need to have our teams registered in advance. First and second place teams will receive monetary awards fro …

Penn Valley hosted region’s brightest young scientists

Penn Valley instructors Terry Davin and Lisa Spaulding continued their partnership of hosting the Region 3 Missouri State Science Olympiad Tournament. The annual competition attracts the state’s best and brightest budding scientists in grades 6 to 12 from the following counties: Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte and Ray. For more information on the event, …

March Marrow Madness Scheduled

A district-wide bone marrow drive is coming to MCC-Blue River on Monday, March 24. Organizers are looking for volunteers to staff the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Campus Center. Interested volunteers should contact MCC-Blue River Financial Aid Advisor Ashley Rogers by Monday, March 17 by email …

All for the Children Planned for MCC-Blue River

Springtime is near, signaling it’s time to prepare for the biggest bash of the year at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River–“All for the Children!” This marks the third year parents and children have access to child-friendly fun sprinkled with handy information about preventing child abuse and neglect. Save the date: 9 a.m. to …noon, Saturday, April …

MCC-Blue River Employees Are Appreciated

Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Campus Life & Leadership is hosting a Staff Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 13, with free lunches and free chair massages and spinal screenings. This event coincides with MCC spring break in which no classes are being held, but staff reports to work. Contact Amy …