Cabinet reviews Great Colleges to Work For survey

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At the newly restructured Chancellor’s Cabinet on Monday, Mark James asked the cabinet to review the Chronicle of Higher Education’s results in the recent Great Colleges to Work For survey. Survey respondents gave MCC strong marks in areas such as compensation, benefits and facilities. However, respondents of the survey were less than pleased in areas …

MCC students capture surreal landscape: dendroids on the lawn

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Ask any lexophile, and you’ll find out that a dendroid is basically anything that is “tree-like”: dendroid ~ adjective: Resembling, branching like, or shaped like a tree. (A.Word.A.Day by Anu Garg) You won’t have to tell students at in DeAnna Skedel’s drawing class that. They have seen and intimated the experience of dendroids first hand. MCC-Blue River drawing …

Final check for $100,000 energy efficiency rebate for MCC

The City of Independence and Independence Power and Light presented a $30,000 check to MCC Chancellor Mark James for energy efficiency improvements made at MCC-Blue River this morning. An additional $70,000 has been received from Kansas City Power & Light for improvements made at other campuses, for a total rebate of $100,000. “The project cost was $1.8 …

MCC in the News: Fox 4 features MCC, Lightbulbs save college $300,000

From Fox 4: Metropolitan Community College-Blue River in Independence is $30,000 richer after making some changes to their energy consumption. Two years ago, Metropolitan Community College made a multi-million dollar investment across its five campuses. It decided to retrofit its 24,000 lighting outlets by updating hardware and replacing traditional bulbs with energy efficient ones. “Building …

Career opportunities

CO# 11-130 AC Instructional Designer * posted 09/01/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Sunday, 09/18/2011 for the initial screening. * For more information or to apply: www.mcckcjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51404  CO# 11-131 AC Account Collections Specialist (Internal only) * posted 09/01/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Thursday, 09/08/2011 …

MCC Art Faculty Display Artwork at Penn Valley Campus

Carter Arts Center Gallery

  To begin the fall semester, the faculty of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is displaying their art in the first annual Faculty Art Exhibition.  Entitled “Artists’ Collaborative,” the exhibition will be held at Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center Gallery located at 3201 SW Trafficway in Kansas City.  The exhibit will feature faculty art in a …

MCC-Longview Employee of the Month: Kay Owens

Kay Owend

  Please join me in congratulating Kay Owens, Administrative Assistant, in the MCC-LV ABLE Office as the September Employee of the Month (EOM). Here is what others are saying about Kay “Kay meets with students and their parents to make sure they have the necessary doctors statements for the Able Program.  Kay is always cheerful …

Career opportunities

CO# 11-128 AC Purchasing Specialist (Internal only) * posted 08/29/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Monday, 09/05/2011 for the initial screening. * For more information or to apply: www.mcckcjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51403 CO# 11-129 AC Director of Auxiliary Services * posted 08/26/2011 * will be removed from the website at 11:59 pm Sunday, …

AC Employee of the Month

For those of us who have had trouble navigating around MCC’s maze of systems and procedures, many have turned to Kristy Edmondson to help find the way. And because of that, Kristy has been selected as this month’s Administrative Center (AC) Employee of the month. Kristy’s nine years at MCC was preceded by employment at Harte-Hanks, …

Chancellor focuses on communication, collaboration with new cabinet

Mark James

With an eye toward stronger communication and collaboration, Chancellor Mark James this week sat down with the newly restructured Chancellor’s Cabinet. The new cabinet, which James says will be better geared toward tackling some of the tough issues facing MCC, includes the chancellor, vice chancellors, campus presidents, staff association president and president-elect, faculty senate president …