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Celebrate First Friday at MCC Faculty Art Show

MCC Faculty will showcase some of their best work at this year’s Faculty Art Show. The exhibit kicks off Friday, September 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Carter Art Center Gallery. For more information, go to http://www.mcckc.edu/pennvalley/art/  

Francis Institute shares summer boredom busters on tv morning show

Summertime means hot weather and a break from the structure of school days. It’s also the time of year when children complain of being bored and parents search for solutions. That’s where the Francis Institute for Child Development comes in! Lisa Boggess, program specialist, was recently featured on KCTV 5’s “Better Kansas City.” The segment …

MCC-Penn Valley students and staff to receive STEM honor

Several Penn Valley students and staff are among those to be honored tonight at the KC Building an Alliance for New Careers in STEM (KC BANCS) banquet.  Penn Valley students Daniale Sage and Teigan Hockman, are being honored for their leadership, advocacy and spirit at overcoming great personal challenges to return to school and be …

Penn Valley to host program aimed at preventing summer melt

  In this season of graduation, many people may not be aware of a phenomenon known as summer melt. Summer melt impacts high school graduates who have been admitted to college, but fail to attend college in the fall. Many of the students cite a change of mind and financial reasons for not pursuing a …

Penn Valley salutes graduates of adult reading program

With commencement season in the air, MCC-Penn Valley paused to commend students who completed the Guided Educational Access to Reading Skills (GEARS) program. GEARS, one of the first programs of its kind in the nation, was created to address the rising numbers of students entering the college system, yet still in need of reading remediation. …

Scouts & Lady Scouts set for final home game

The Scouts and Lady Scouts made us proud last night with back-to-back blow out games Tuesday . The Lady Scouts beat Cottey Community College 88-47. Check out game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGgq0E-H00o . Then the Scouts beat Westminster 84-51. Watch game highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cN5D0Av_oc .   There’s one more chance to check out both teams this season. The …