MCC receives $1.25 million grant to serve military veterans

Metropolitan Community College has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to provide veterans with intensive academic and support services necessary to achieve success in college. The funding, which will be paid out over five years, comes from the U.S. Department of Education in the form of a Veterans Upward Bound grant. The primary goal is to …

Comets tickets to support Trail Blazer soccer

Come support the MCC-Blue River men’s and women’s Trail Blazer soccer teams with a special ticket and t-shirt fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:35 p.m. at the Independence Events Center Ticket and t-shirt price: $15 dollars Gets you one ticket and one MCC-Blue River Soccer T-shirt T-shirt colors are charcoal grey, pink or light blue.  Sizes …

Run for the Planet

Longview Recreation Center will help National Geographic Magazine set two Guinness World Records titles: most people to run 100 meters in 24 hours AND the longest chain of shoes. (they’ll be recycled into athletic surfaces). Our group goal of 200 runners will participate in the challenge Friday, Oct. 26, 4-7pm (come at your own convenience). …

Legislative luncheons school elected officials about MCC

A series of luncheon meetings this fall brought elected officials from across Missouri to MCC’s campuses to learn about the district’s legislative priorities. The legislative luncheons, which were held on each campus, were intended to ensure the officials are familiar with MCC, the campuses and the campus leadership. Some newer legislators were introduced to the college …

MCC-Penn Valley dedicates new enrollment center in honor of late college leader

The college enrollment process can be daunting for a new student. But MCC-Penn Valley has just made the process a little easier with the opening of the Malcolm T. Wilson Enrollment Center, a one-stop-shop designed to help students navigate enrollment processes with ease. The enrollment center, named for former MCC leader Malcolm Wilson, brings together the offices of admissions, advising, …

MCC-Longview Debate Team to Host Tournament

MCC-Longview Debate and Forensics team will host the Central States Invitational Forensics Swing next weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, on the Longview campus in Lee’s Summit, Mo. NPDA debate will begin on Friday and conclude on Saturday. Two complete individual events tournaments will be offered on Saturday and Sunday. So far, teams such as Wiley College, …

MCC in the news: Metropolitan Chorale in the Examiner

The Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City, based at MCC-Blue River, took pride in performing the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Zhou Long as well as the works of other KC area composers in attendance last weekend. The Independence Examiner reported the story: Metropolitan Chorale perfoming this weekend with UMKC Conservatory of Music

Celebrate Free Speech

The MCC-Longview social science department is hosting a presidential election forum on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7-9:15 p.m. in the Mel Aytes Education Center (connected to the Business Building). This free event is open to the public. Panelists will be Longview faculty members John Shively and Katherine Cochran (Political Science), Hossein Bahmaie (Economics),  and Elliott …