Tag «Common Read»

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 …

Photo gallery: MCC-Penn Valley’s Common Read Convention

MCC-Penn Valley students joined students from nine KC area high schools at the second annual Common Read Convention on campus. The book that spurred all the talk: Tanner Colby’s “Some of My Best Friends Are Black.” This school year, several Penn Valley classes read the book, and a number of related programs were held. The …

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 …

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 …