Pulitzer Prize winning music this weekend from Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City

This weekend the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City (the Metropolitan Community College district’s premiere singing group, based at MCC-Blue River in Independence, Mo.) shares the stage with UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Central Seminary’s Institute of Sacred Arts to present music of living Kansas City composers, including  Pulitzer Prize winner Zhou Long. Three ensembles will perform …

MCC’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center Receives Reauthorization

The MCC OSHA Training Institute Education Center has much to celebrate.  In addition to reaching their twentieth year in providing safety education, OTIEC has just been reauthorized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health office to continue providing training to workers and employers through 2018.     Out of the forty-one organizations that …

Penn Valley’s Criminal Justice Association Takes Issues Straight to Airwaves

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 marked the significant beginning of MCC students taking community issues to an exciting new level. Working in collaboration with M.C. Richardson of KKFI 90.1 FM Community Radio, students from MCC – Penn Valley’s criminal justice association took time to discuss issues related directly to their coursework. The topic at hand: Pros and Cons Related …

Exhibit Opening at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center

MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center invites you to the opening of a new exhibit by Los Angeles based artist Daniel Cummings on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m. Cummings’ collection of colorful gesture paintings and drawings are quick and immediate while at the same time measured and pulsing. He creates his works with a great appreciation …

MCC to open new Public Computer Center in Kearney

 Great news for Northlanders—the MCC Public Computer Centers will be opening a new location in Kearney, Mo., at the Old Firehouse Center for Creative Excellence later this month.  This will be the seventh PCC location, and the first to open at a non-MCC location. Like all PCCs, the new location will offer free basic digital literacy …

Gallery Talk on Cuban Printmaking Art Gives Way to October Exhibit Opening

The Carter Art Center at MCC – Penn Valley kicked off it’s October exhibit with a First Friday’s Gallery Talk by Dr. Antonio (Tony) Racela, the well-travelled Cuban art collector and chairman of the World Outreach Foundation – Kansas City. The exhibit – which runs until Nov. 3, features seventy-four pieces of captivating artwork brought to the …

MCC-Maple Woods presents the 13th Annual Storytelling Celebration

MCC-Maple Woods will once again be part of Kansas City’s vibrant storytelling celebration, “Listen to Our Stories, Hear the World” to be held Nov. 7-10, 2012 in various metro area locations. All of the events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of events and tellers, visit the Kansas City Storytelling …

MCC – Penn Valley Students and Staff Show Up to Save Lives

 The Penn Valley Staff Association held their bi-annual Community Blood Drive today, Oct. 4, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. The event was spearheaded by Linda Lechowicz, student services specialist at Penn Valley and sought to receive 24 donations from volunteer donors. By the time the event ended, more than 40 donors were registered to …

Don’t miss MCC-Longview’s fall play: “Almost, Maine”

The MCC-Longview theatre department proudly presents their production of “Almost, Maine,” opening next weekend. The production, written by John Cariani and produced by Kittie Harden, opens on Friday, Oct. 12. Additional performances will be held on Oct. 13, 19 and 20. In “Almost, Maine,” the spectacular northern lights illuminate the mythical northeastern town on a cold winter …