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Pulitzer Prize winning music this weekend from Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City

This weekend the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City (the Metropolitan Community College district’s premiere singing group, based at MCC-Blue River in Independence, Mo.) shares the stage with UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Central Seminary’s Institute of Sacred Arts to present music of living Kansas City composers, including  Pulitzer Prize winner Zhou Long. Three ensembles will perform …

Exhibit Opening at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center

MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center invites you to the opening of a new exhibit by Los Angeles based artist Daniel Cummings on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m. Cummings’ collection of colorful gesture paintings and drawings are quick and immediate while at the same time measured and pulsing. He creates his works with a great appreciation …

Don’t miss MCC-Longview’s fall play: “Almost, Maine”

The MCC-Longview theatre department proudly presents their production of “Almost, Maine,” opening next weekend. The production, written by John Cariani and produced by Kittie Harden, opens on Friday, Oct. 12. Additional performances will be held on Oct. 13, 19 and 20. In “Almost, Maine,” the spectacular northern lights illuminate the mythical northeastern town on a cold winter …

Join us next week for the 2012 MCC-Longview Literary Festival

The 2012 MCC-Longview Literary Festival will be held October 12-13, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., in the Mel Aytes Education Center. William Trowbridge, Missouri Poet Laureate, will deliver the keynote address on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. The festival will host a round-robin short story contest for Longview students, staff and faculty, as well as assorted games and …

Full Employment Council hosts celebration for bilingual healthcare training program

  The Full Employment Council hosted an event Friday afternoon at their 1740 Paseo location to celebrate the successful completion of Preparados en Salud, Kansas City’s first training initiative for bilingual students entering the healthcare field.  Over 50 people attended the event, including students, program leaders, and healthcare organizations and employers. Sixteen students completed the …

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan holds town hall at Penn Valley

Increasing college access and graduation rates for Hispanic residents was the focus of a community event Sept. 18 at MCC-Penn Valley that featured U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and National Council of La Raza CEO Janet Murguia. The forum, which drew hundreds of educators and Latino leaders, was part of  a White House initiative called …

Rojas named as chair for 2013 Five Star Gala

CiCi Rojas, vice president of community engagement for Truman Medical Centers, has just been announced as the chairperson for MCC’s 2013 Five Star Gala. Rojas serves on the board of the MCC Foundation, the college’s nonprofit arm that raises money for student scholarships and other student-support initiatives. In her role as chairperson of the Five …