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Show Offers Spring Cheer

A chilly wind blows outside Rebecca Johnson’s office, where she is dreaming of warm tropical breezes and swaying palm trees. The conductor of the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City is drawing inspiration from some Kansas City area neighbors, who hail from Samoa, for the group’s annual spring show. Johnson’s office at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, …

League of Legends GamerZ Tournament Scheduled

The MCC-Blue River GamerZ Club is sponsoring the first E-Sporting event for MCC by hosting a League of Legends Tournament Friday, April 25 thru Sunday, April 27. In order to have Riot onboard for this event, we need to have our teams registered in advance. First and second place teams will receive monetary awards fro …

All for the Children Planned for MCC-Blue River

Springtime is near, signaling it’s time to prepare for the biggest bash of the year at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River–”All for the Children!” This marks the third year parents and children have access to child-friendly fun sprinkled with handy information about preventing child abuse and neglect. Save the date: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April …

Ready for Spring? Save the Date for MCC-Blue River’s Big Bash!

The brisk wind outside screams “winter,” but, the calendar inside indicates it’s almost spring. That means it’s time to prepare for the biggest bash of the year at Metropolitan Community College-Blue River–“All for the Children!” This marks the third year parents and children have access to child-friendly fun sprinkled with handy information about preventing child …

Honor Society Inducts New Members

Forty Metropolitan Community College-Blue River students recently became members of Alpha Pi Sigma, the MCC-Blue River chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. During the Feb. 15 candle light induction ceremony at MCC-Blue River in Independence, students pledged to uphold the standards of Phi Theta Kappa, an international society which promotes scholarship, leadership and service. …

Performance Scheduled

Twenty-five Acting I and II students will present Monologues for Harvesters at 12:35 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at Metropolitan Community College, 20301 E. 78, Independence. The MCC-Blue River students will perform several one-person character studies, ranging from one to three minutes, for a class grade. The performances will be held in room 124 …

American Association of University Women Scholarship

The American Association of University Women is offering a scholarship for women who are re-entering school after a break of five or more years. The award consists of either $500 cash or a scholarship to be paid to a college on the recipient’s behalf. Eligible students must have been out of either high school or …

Concentration camp survivor to present at MCC-Longview

Bambi Shen uses a simple gesture to begin the task of acclimating new, male Saudi Arabian university students who board at her home. She extends her hand. Shen’s request for a handshake is symbolic of the differences between American culture, where women are viewed as equal, and Saudi Arabian culture, in which men dominate. Saudi …

Lee’s Summit community turns out for Nooks welcome

More than 50 Lee’s Summit community members, MCC staff and students attended a reception Tuesday evening to welcome MCC-Longview’s new president, Dr. Kirk Nooks. At the event, hosted by MCC Chancellor Mark James, James told the crowd that he was pleased with the administrators’ decision to hire Nooks and that the decision was not taken lightly, given the recent …

Former MCC-Longview Lakers pitcher edges closer to Major League play

In the world of baseball, Lee Stoppelman is a fast learner. MCC-Longview Lakers Baseball Coach Clint Culbertson easily places this former player in that category. Culbertson said Stoppelman, now a professional in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, recently advanced from AA to AAA in quick succession. Culbertson said Stoppelman could easily make a leap from this, …