10th annual MCC-Longview Literary Festival is Friday, Oct. 26

The power of the pen will be showcased at the Metropolitan Community College-Longview campus on Friday, Oct. 26. The 10th annual MCC-Longview Literary Festival will take place at the Cultural Arts Center. The festival is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is gay romance, and the keynote speaker is Kansas City author …

MCC softball team pitches in to help at-risk youth and young families

  Home field advantage took on a different meaning thanks to the Metropolitan Community College softball team. Players recently volunteered their time helping Synergy Services’ Youth Resource Center. The group provides long-term housing for at-risk youth and young families who need a helping hand. The team painted three bedrooms and deep-cleaned an apartment. This is …

MCC-Penn Valley’s SGA advisor honored for her ‘genuine support’ of students

Other than clapping for advisors and students at other colleges, Shelby Coxon wasn’t expecting any excitement at the awards banquet she attended Oct. 6. Coxon, two Metropolitan Community College colleagues and eight students were attending the  National Association for Campus Activities Central Regional Conference in Arlington, Texas. And then the emcee declared that Coxon had been …

Artists experiment with tabletop tableaus in Carter Art Center show ‘A Periodic Table’ at MCC-Penn Valley

The Carter Art Center at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley is pleased to present “A Periodic Table: Imagined Spaces,” a group exhibition guest-curated by MCC-Penn Valley alumnus Marcus Cain and organized in conjunction with the citywide Open Spaces arts festival Aug. 25-Oct. 28. “A Periodic Table,” on display Oct. 5-Nov. 29, features new and recent works …

Raising a glass to MCC and Chancellor Beatty at ‘Beer Hour’

Chancellor Kimberly Beatty shared some of her life story and discussed challenges and opportunities at Metropolitan Community College during a recent Facebook Live show produced by The Kansas City Star. The “Beer Hour” series is broadcast live from the Boulevard Brewing Co. Tours & Recreation Center. Kansas City Star education reporter Mara’ Rose Williams hosted …

MCC and community partners strategize to help underrepresented students

About 200 people from nearly 40 higher education institutions and community organizations gathered for the annual Kansas-Missouri Summit on Access, Persistence and Completion. The daylong conference, sponsored by Metropolitan Community College, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the University of Kansas, is designed to bring together faculty and staff to explore and discuss critical issues …