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Tim Engle works in MCC's Communications and Public Relations office. Have a story idea? Call him at 816.604.1338 or email Tim.Engle@mcckc.edu.

Check your withholding now to avoid tax surprises later

From MCC Human Resources: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December 2017, will significantly affect 2018 tax returns that people file in 2019. Because of these changes, it’s more important than ever to be aware of your paycheck withholding amounts. The new tax law changes include: An increased standard deduction Elimination of personal …

2018 in-service: Resource fair exhibitors

Here’s the list of companies, universities and other organizations that will have booths at the resource fair at MCC’s 2018 employee in-service Aug. 21. The fair will be open from breakfast through lunch in the exhibit hall. AFLAC Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Chiropractic Wellness Center Citizens Bank & Trust, flexible spending …

2018 in-service: Personal care items needed for ‘Dignity Drive’

Wanted: items such as shampoo, deodorant, lotion, laundry soap, baby wipes, toothpaste and toilet paper. For MCC in-service on Tuesday, Aug. 21, employees are asked to bring personal care items to drop off in barrels in the Business & Technology lobby. The District Staff Council has partnered with local nonprofit Giving the Basics, which helps …

2018 in-service: Breakfast and lunch menus

MCC’s 2018 employee in-service is all day Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the MCC Business & Technology campus. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. (All offices and campuses will be closed.) Here are the menus for breakfast and lunch. Employees who would prefer a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meal can indicate that during online registration before the …

Vice president candidate forums July 11-12 at three campuses

From Human Resources: Candidates for the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services for the Maple Woods, Blue River, and Longview campuses will be on-site this week for the finalist stages of the hiring process. There are six finalists that will visit all three campuses on Wednesday, July 11, and Thursday, July 12. Their schedule …

MCC welcomes new employees, June 2018

Metropolitan Community College would like to welcome the most recent additions to the MCC family. Some tidbits about these new employees: Randy Ellis, campus police officer, MCC-Business & Technology and MCC-Maple Woods He was a police officer for 35 years, retiring in 2016.  He’s excited to start a new career in college law enforcement. Favorite …

Chancellor shares results of MCC strategic location and programmatic study

Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Kimberly Beatty discussed findings of a recently completed strategic location and programmatic study at the June 21 Board of Trustees work session. The College had engaged the services of Paulien & Associates, based in Denver, to undertake the study of the five-campus MCC system. Researchers Frank Markley, Ph.D., and Marty Mahler, …

Inauguration FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Metropolitan Community College will install its eighth chancellor, Dr. Kimberly Beatty, in an Aug. 24 ceremony at the Music Hall downtown. MCC campuses and the Administrative Center will close at 1 p.m. that day so employees can attend the 2:30 p.m. Inauguration ceremony. Following the ceremony, a reception for employees will be held in the …

Cultural competency training for MCC employees begins

At the Chancellor’s Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon in January, MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty said she’d like everyone at the College to take part in cultural sensitivity training. That has started happening. A lunch-and-learn session on cultural competency was offered June 6 for Administrative Center and Broadway Plaza employees, led by Robert Page, executive …

Workshop for math, statistics faculty June 8 at MCC-Penn Valley

Full- and part-time mathematics/statistics faculty at MCC are invited to attend the Statistics and Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling (MRM) professional development workshop on Friday, June 8, at MCC-Penn Valley (Education Center 019). The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is free and open to mathematics and statistics faculty, instructors and graduate students.  …