Employees: HRA participation down, still time to act

Benefit eligible employees: The MCC Living Well program has been offering free health screenings to benefit-eligible employees all week. Employee participation gets you a free $25 visa gift card and 25,000 points toward your Points to Blue account, which can get you an additional $25 gift certificate. Participation rates are also important to health insurance premiums. Participants …

MCC in the news: “Blue River soccer stays unbeaten,” reports Examiner

Blue River Trail Blazers at Rockhurst 2011

From the Independence/Blue Springs Examiner: Independence, MO — The MCC-Blue River men’s soccer team improved to 2-0-1 with a 3-0 victory over the Rockhurst University junior varsity Friday. “It was a good preparation for Coffeyville Community College (Tuesday) and a nice opportunity to test ourselves against future Rockhurst Division II players,” Blue River coach David Owens …

Public Computer Centers now on Facebook, Twitter

In case you hadn’t heard—MCC’s Public Computer Centers (PCCs) are now live on Facebook and Twitter! Kind of fitting for a team that will be offering free social networking classes to the community, don’t you think? You can find them by entering MCC-Public Computer Centers in the Facebook search bar, or by following this link.  …

MCC Signs Transfer Agreement with Atlanta HBCU

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have signed an articulation agreement that will allow students’ college credits to transfer seamlessly from MCC to CAU. The agreement is MCC’s first ever with an Historically Black College or University (HBCU). CAU is a private, coeducational, doctoral-degree granting research university in Atlanta, Ga.   The purpose …

MCC student featured in Lee’s Summit Journal reflects on 9/11

Marwa Houssein was 10 when terrorists attacked the U.S. on 9-11-2001. Still, she remembers quite vivdly that day and how things have changed. Houssein, originally from Lebanon, was featured by The Lee’s Summit Journal on Wednesday in an ongoing series where reporters feature different people and ask them what they remember from the events of …

Careers in energy science: A new workforce potential

Careers in energy science represent significant job growth opportunities across the country. The green energy movement continues to gain momentum and many emerging energy related jobs are skilled labor and entry level technical positions, which don’t require a bachelor’s degree. Some job opportunities include: jobs in solar/photovoltaic design and installation (solar thermal and solar electric) …

MCC-Penn Valley Bilingual Job Fair a Success

A Bilingual Job fair was held on Thursday, September 1 at the MCC-Penn Valley campus hosted by Univision Kansas City.  Companies such as T-Mobile, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Sprint, American Red Cross, and Panda Express filled the Campus Center Lobby recruiting students and providing information about job opportunties at their companies.  Students were exposed to a wide variety …

Free creative writing workshops, boon for MCC writers

MCC-Blue River's Creative Writing Group

Writers take heed! There is a fantastic opportunity on the horizon to share your writing and to learn, free of charge! Get input, critiques, guidance, praise, and thoughtful responses at MCC-Blue River’s free Creative Writing Workshops. The group’s sponsor, Sharon Hunter, says, “Since the fall semester is well underway, we are ready again to restart the Creative …