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It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week; statewide tornado drill March 17

If you hear tornado sirens sounding Thursday, March 17, don’t worry: It’s a drill. Missouri state emergency management and the National Weather Service will conduct an annual statewide severe weather tornado drill at 1:30 p.m. The drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs March 14-18 to promote severe weather safety. The National …

MCC-Penn Valley Scouts can be proud of a good season

In spite of positive team spirit, the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Scouts drew their 2015-16 season to a close. National championship play ended March 17 with a loss to Monroe Community College from Rochester, N.Y. Monroe moved on in the consolation side of the men’s NJCAA Division II national tournament after beating the Scouts 81-68. The tournament runs …

MCC-Maple Woods’ storytelling tradition weaves a tale in March

For 17 years, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods has set the stage for wonderment and delight with its annual Storytelling Celebration. While the big yearly event happens every fall, the tale spinning is already underway this year. Jim Two Crows Wallen, a national award winning storyteller, is one of 2016’s featured performers and the headliner for …

MCC-Maple Woods harnesses academic know-how at Scholar Bowl on March 1

In a longstanding tradition, more than 100 students are taking part in the annual Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Scholar Bowl this year. Marking the 32nd anniversary of the event, judges will test the knowledge and acumen of 20 teams of high school students from across the greater Kansas City area on March 1. Scholar Bowl …

Documentary based on MCC instructor’s exploration of his family’s history to premiere at MCC-Penn Valley Feb. 23

“The family is a person’s first stage of community.” This is the message from Lyle Gibson that resonates in the new documentary film on the history of his multiracial (African-American, American Indian and white) family.  Metropolitan Community College will host the public premiere of “Black Tie White Tie” with two free screenings Feb. 23 on …

‘History Through Art’ at MCC-Maple Woods, Feb. 18 to March 3

Update:  Photos from Feb. 18 event: ************************************************* Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods is pleased to have a special art display as part of its activities honoring Black History Month. MCC students and the public are invited to the “History Through Art” show on Feb. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Jennie Frederick Art Gallery, …

Meet the woman behind the voice: MCC’s Millie Edwards Nottingham

She is a familiar face to students on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus, but she is also known nationally for her lovely voice. Now, a recent honor is spreading the word around town to anyone unfamiliar with Millie Edwards Nottingham’s talent. Nottingham, a comprehensive literacy instructor at MCC for 11 years, was recently named …