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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 Community 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 …

Search underway for MCC trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5

The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri (Metropolitan Community College) is seeking submissions to fill two vacancies on the Board of Trustees. The vacancies are in Subdistrict 2 (see walking directions and map) and Subdistrict 5 (see walking directions and map). Trustees for Subdistricts 2 and 5 will be appointed by the remaining members of the …

Summer and fall enrollment starts Monday, April 10

Monday,  April 10, is the day Metropolitan Community College students can start enrolling for Summer and Fall 2017 classes. Get prepared now to enroll. In order to ensure a successful class schedule, here are a couple of tips: Make sure you are “more than” prepared by checking in with an academic advisor on campus. An …

MCC remembers trustee Robert (Bob) Martin, 1934-2017

Metropolitan Community College lost its longest-serving trustee, Robert “Bob” Hugh Martin, on Monday, April 3, 2017. Trustee Martin served 41 years on the Board of Trustees. “His unique historical knowledge, his expertise and his strong leadership and dedication to MCC will be sorely missed,” Chancellor Mark James said. “Bob raised the bar for everyone around …