Higher education officials from across the U.S. meet in KC to discuss MIC, other workforce innovations

When business, education and government leaders from across the U.S. meet in Kansas City this week, the focus will be on expanding and replicating proven workforce program models like the Missouri Innovation Campus.  The inaugural National Convening on Higher Education Innovation, to be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center on Nov. 13 & 14, …

MCC to host thousands for 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition

When MCC-Business & Technology hosts the Greater KC FIRST Robotics Competition March 14-15, 2014, approximately 55 teams from the region will compete, bringing thousands of high school students to campus. More than 450 FIRST Robotics team members visited campus recently for FIRST Look, a preview party to show off MCC-Business & Technology’s 56,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. FIRST is …

On Veterans’ Day, a salute to those who have served

A Veterans’ Day greeting from MCC Chancellor Mark James: Today, Veterans’ Day, is a time for all of us at MCC to stand up and salute the women and men who serve and have served our country, risking their lives to protect the freedom that characterizes our great nation. We appreciate the selflessness of these …

Students learn lessons the hard way during homelessness simulation events

More than 150 MCC-Blue River students participated Wednesday in One Homeless Day, a simulation experience designed to raise awareness of the epidemic of homelessness in our community. After voluntarily locking up cell phones and skipping morning showers, students donned grubby clothes and built shelters from boxes and tarps, huddling together for warmth on the chilly …

Explore International Education Week at MCC-Maple Woods

Leave the relative safety of Kansas City this week and travel across the world to see how others are living, working, surviving in China, Israel and Mexico. All films are free and open to the public, with a discussion to follow. Monday: “The Dialogue” Follow four American and four Chinese university students as they travel …

Two collaborative MCC programs honored for innovation

Two exemplary MCC programs were honored last week in St. Louis at an awards ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. MCC-Business & Technology’s partnership with P.E.T. International earned the Mel Aytes Faculty Innovation Award, which is presented annually to celebrate new approaches to teaching in the community college classroom. …

Metropolitan Chorale to perform Nov. 16 at Stone Church

“Songs of Heart and Soul”
will be performed at the historic Stone Church, 1012 W. Lexington, Independence, Mo., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Rebecca Johnson, D.M.A., who is the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River music program coordinator and Metropolitan Chorale director, will conduct the Sacred Arts Chorale, Vox Luminis, and the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City …

Five MCC students earn honors at state-wide convention

Five standout MCC students received leadership awards Friday in St. Louis at an honors ceremony that was part of the annual convention of the Missouri Community College Association. The students, each representing a different MCC campus, each received the 2013 Student Leadership Award. Here are their stories:   Jessica Brand is an active member of the MCC-Maple Woods …