Sex, violence, blasphemy! MCC Library celebrates Banned Books Month

Banned Book display

Did you know that, as recently as 2001, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was burned outside a church in New Mexico for being thought satanic? Or that Hemingway’s ‘The Sun Also Rises,’ Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ and London’s ‘Call of the Wild’ were burned in Nazi bonfires? Or that ‘Little Women’ was challenged because the character, …

IR staff to present at regional conference

The Mid-America Association for Institutional Research (MidAIR) is holding its annual conference in Kansas City this year and MCC’s own office of research and assessment are presenting as a team; a first for their department. MCC’s presenters are Kristy Bishop, director of research and institutional assessment; Melissa Giese, senior research analyst; Donna Evans and Tami …

Career opportunities

CO# 11-149 AC Account Collections Specialist posted 10/14/2011 will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Sunday, 10/30/2011 for the initial screening. For more information or to apply: www.mcckcjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51426 CO# 11-150 AC Senior Financial Accountant posted 10/14/2011 will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Sunday, 10/30/2011 for the initial screening. For more information or to apply: www.mcckcjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51427 …

Employees: CEC Centers of Excellence Bus Tour has a seat for you

The Career Education Consortium, a collaborative partnership between six diverse school districts and MCC, is once again planning a bus tour of all Centers of Excellence housed at Summit Technology Academy, MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute and Herndon Career Center.  The tour is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct.  26 (click here for the schedule). Additional programs …

A visit to the Archives

A look back at Octobers gone by… October 1923: The first mass meeting for women of the Junior College of Kansas City was held in the assembly hall (there were now over 500 women enrolled in the college). After a spirited discussion of “What shall the rest room be used for?” it was decided that …