Allied health students participate in innovative learning experience

Smith & Nephew, a world leader in joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders, recently conducted a training in the Health Science Institute operating room for one area surgeon by performing a total hip and total knee replacement on a human cadaver.  Roger Massey, ST program coordinator and Dana Adler, full time faculty in(…)

Jazz fundraiser nets triple expected donations

When Penn Valley Music Instructor Clarence Smith decided to raise funds to purchase new music equipment, he thought he’d raise a couple hundred bucks. But that’s not how things worked out. He announced jazz students were performing at the Phoenix on April 14 and received an outpouring of support. Not only was the club packed,(…)

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(…)

Carter Art Center Gallery Director’s work to be featured in Maryland exhibit

Bernadette Torres, gallery director of MCC-Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center Gallery, was one of more than 40 artists across the country who’s works were selected for the “In Full Bloom” exhibit. The ceramics show will be displayed at the Baltimore Clayworks Gallery in Baltimore, Md. As the title suggests, the exhibit explores botanical themes and(…)

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(…)

Take me out to the ball game! MCC Night at the K

Take me out to the ball game! MCC Night at the K

MCC employees, students, and alumni are invited to attend MCC Night at the K on Tuesday, May 13. For the low price of $15, you will receive a pre-game tailgate meal, a “Be Royal” t-shirt with the MCC logo on the back, and a discounted ticket for game admission in the Hy-Vee seating section of(…)