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‘1,000 Footsteps’ series uses art, conversation to tell KC refugee stories

“1,000 Footsteps Tell the Story: Refugees’ Journeys Through Art and Conversation” opens with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley’s Carter Art Center, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. The art exhibit and series of accompanying programs focus on the refugees who now call Greater Kansas City home. The art exhibit includes …

Special Saturday hours help hundreds of students enroll

Nearly 500 students took advantage of extended enrollment hours Saturday, Jan. 13, across Metropolitan Community College’s five campuses. Spring semester classes started Jan. 16. Radio station Hot 103 Jamz did a remote broadcast at the MCC-Longview campus to promote the Saturday hours. Personality Julee Jonez interviewed MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and Vice Chancellor Dr. Kathrine …

Storytelling certificate program now available at MCC-Maple Woods campus

People looking to further their education in storytelling can now do so through Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods’ storytelling certificate program.  The program, offered in conjunction with Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center, is made possible by funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The program is available to writers and storytellers of all skill levels.  A …

MCC-Longview students take career road trips

Students from Metropolitan Community College-Longview had the chance to visit St. Luke’s Hospital and State Street Corp. for a chance to peer into what could be potential careers. At St. Luke’s, 22 students listened to a series of professionals talk about their jobs. They included representatives from the Surgical Services, Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation, Outpatient …

Players garner achievements in fall sports programs

Metropolitan Community College’s fall sports have come to an end, garnering some notable achievements along the way. The MCC-Longview Lady Lakers Volleyball team competed in the District Finals match in November against Northeast Oklahoma A&M. NEO won all three sets, however three Lady Lakers won First Team All-Region Awards, which included Courtney Koetting, Jacque Calvert and …

Minority, woman and veteran owned businesses learn about how to grow their work

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley hosted a workshop that aimed to help minority, woman and veteran owned businesses grow their companies. Presenter Colleen White of Strategic Workplace Solutions, Inc. spoke to a crowd of more than 60 people at MCC-Penn Valley on Nov. 8 about business owner certifications. White discussed which certificates are right for specific …

Trail of Treats at MCC-Business & Technology campus a big hit

More than 450 students from Frontier School of Innovation Elementary made their way through the “Trail of Treats” at the Metropolitan Community College-Business & Technology campus on Halloween. It was part of Campus Life & Leadership’s Fall Fun Fest, a daylong event. There were 10 stops on the Trail of Treats, including the campus’ pole …

MCC-Maple Woods annual Storytelling Celebration begins Nov. 8

The 18th Annual Storytelling Celebration, sponsored by Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods is nearly here! The celebration takes place Nov. 8-11.  Attendees can enjoy lively stories, anecdotes, myths, legends and lessons.  It celebrates the time honored tradition of storytelling and will be held in dozens of sites across the Kansas City metro area. Our featured tellers …