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Photo gallery: Hundreds attend MCC-Longview Common Read event with author Wes Moore

Hundreds lined up to get author Wes Moore’s autograph after a successful evening, capping off Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s annual community-wide Common Read. Moore’s book “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” was the semester’s featured reading. It is the third year, the campus has partnered with various community groups to present a spring convocation, featuring a …

MCC and Northwest Missouri State launch FastTracks

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University are excited to announce an update to their new joint enrollment pilot program with the first students enrolling in the FastTracks program for the fall 2017 semester. Click here to enroll in the program. FastTracks is designed to improve access and affordability, giving students the chance to save time …

Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition set for May 10

Metropolitan Community College is again honored to work with several community partners to bring together procurement and supplier diversity representatives. The Midwest Supplier Diversity Exposition 2017 is free and will provide a great opportunity for area professionals to meet diverse vendors. The Exposition was created in 2014 to provide diverse business owners with a venue to …

A day in pictures: MCC-Longview’s Flights of Fancy kite festival

Thousands of visitors (about 35,000!) turned their eyes to the skies for Metropolitan Community College-Longview’s Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival on Saturday, April 15. It was a pretty gusty day, with sustained winds between 20-30 miles per hour, but the sun was shining and patrons were wowed by the kites and the classic cars …

Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City presents ‘Sunny Days’ – April 22

The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City is ready to inspire with a benefit concert this spring. The Chorale, based out of the Metropolitan Communty College-Blue River campus, is pleased to present  “Sunny Days Ahead,” a benefit for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. “Sunny Days” Date and time: Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. Location: Beacon Heights Community of Christ, 19402 …

MCC-Maple Woods presents ‘Day of Remembrance: Remembering the Holocaust Through Music and Art’

For the past thirteen years, Jim Murray has coordinated a cultural tribute at Metropolitan Community College that honors those who were lost and those who survived the Holocaust. Murray, the music program coordinator at MCC-Maple Woods, is pleased to announce the program for the 14th anniversary event. “Day of Remembrance: Remembering the Holocaust Through Music …

MCC-Maple Woods ‘Common Read’ events feature robotics instructor, who helped change lives

This semester, several classes at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods have been reading, discussing and writing about “Spare Parts” by Joshua Davis. The book, which is the campus’ 2017 “Common Read” selection,  is a non-fiction account about an underdog high school robotics team from Phoenix, Ariz. who won a prestigious national competition, defeating college teams like Massachusetts Institute …

Former MCC student succeeds in the world of competitive gaming

A former Metropolitan Community College-Longview student was featured recently in a Kansas City Star article about his success in eSports.   Ian Alexander transferred to Columbia College, after receiving an eSports scholarship. The Star’s report says three other Missouri colleges — Maryville University, Southwest Baptist and Missouri Baptist — currently offer eSports scholarships. Click here …

Acclaimed author Wes Moore headlines MCC-Longview Homecoming event

Oprah Winfrey says, “When you hear this story, it’s going to turn the way you think about free will and fate upside down,” (quote from www.oprah.com) and now Metropolitan Community College-Longview is honored to invite the public to hear Wes Moore’s story firsthand at its spring convocation, Tuesday, April 18.  The free public event, to …