Monday, January 31, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
During the first week of 2011, a singular yet significant change happened at MCC-BTC. Our current headcount crossed the threshold from a three-digit number to four digits. MCC-BTC now has more than 1,000 students!
In the last three years, enrollment has grown by 40 percent from around 750 students in 2008 to nearly 1,060 today. During the same period, more than 2,000 credit hours have been added to the BTC schedule.
“We’ve become a full-service campus over the last couple of years – we’ve added a Learning Resource Center, a student lounge, and a full-time placement coordinator to name a few of our recent developments,” said Tom Wheeler, Dean of Instruction.
Contests, College Survival Day, a resource fair with campus reps and tasty free food were all part of the festivities at the event hosted by the Campus Life and Leadership office.
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Award-winning 2D and 3D artist Ellen Wilkins Wolf is one of three local artists whose works will be featured in “Transitional Dimensions,” an exhibit that explores the concept of depth within space that is both real and suggested. The exhibit will open Feb. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Carter Art Center at MCC-Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. An artist talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. The show will be sponsored by the Friends of the Carter Art Center.
The exhibit will run until March 4 Tuesdays-Fridays 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays Noon-3 p.m.
Wolf,tenured associate professor of art from Northern Arizona University, retired and relocated to Kansas City to be closer to family.
She exhibited extensively in the Southwest and was honored with a cultural exchange traveling exhibit to Mexico.
Her gallery representation included The Elaine Horwitch Gallery in Sedona, AZ, Old Town Gallery in Flagstaff, AZ and The Edith Lambert Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
During her teaching career she received numerous honors and awards, including outstanding educator awards in both Kansas and Arizona. Recently, she taught art history and studio courses at MCC-Penn Valley, hosted a monthly artists’ group in her studio, gave artist talks to local organizations, taught workshops on mixed media and collage and showed her work in numerous juried, solo and group exhibitions.
This past summer she was honored with a solo exhibition in the Regional Gallery of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. A charter member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, she served as a board member of the local chapter 2003-2009.
For more information on “Transitional Dimensions” exhibit, go to www.mcckc.edu/pvart or call 816.604.4ART (4278).
Thursday, January 27, 2011
MCC-Longview president Dr. Fred Grogan and 11 others in the Lee's Summit Community were honored Thursday morning at the Mayor's annual Character Breakfast.
The breakfast, sponsored by Lee's Summit Cares, highlights 11 major characteristics in individuals that make them a great asset to the community - such as their perseverance, courage, compassion, etc.
Grogan was honored for his kindness.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Steve Mayse is one of three local artists whose works will be featured in “Transitional Dimensions,” an exhibit that explores the concept of depth within space that is both real and suggested. The exhibit will open Feb. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Carter Art Center at MCC-Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. An artist talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. The show will be sponsored by the Friends of the Carter Art Center.
The exhibit will run until March 4 Tuesdays-Fridays 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays Noon-3 p.m.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Change Agents examines the role of community colleges in a shifting economy and the demands for new services that meet the needs of both students and employers. MCC was one of five colleges from around the country profiled for unique and innovative approaches to challenges such as shifts in student demographics, globalization, developing technologies and workforce demands. The documentary provides a holistic view of the state of community colleges, including interviews with students, faculty and government officials, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The focus of the MCC segment is workforce development in manufacturing, highlighting the Institute for Workforce Innovation’s on-going relationship with
Students and employees can now puchase Metro bus passes in the MCC-Penn Valley bookstore. Passes are $50 regular rate and $25.00 reduced for qualified persons.
Persons who wish to see if they qualify for the reduced rate can visit kcata.org for reduced fare qualifications.
Monday, January 24, 2011
The 2011 Lee's Summit Fine Arts Challenge is off and artwork from some of the most talented high school students in the R-7 Schools District is on a full display in the MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center.
On Friday more than 100 people packed into the Cultural Arts Center gallery to be a part of the opening event and get a sneak peak at who is going to be the next great artist coming out of Lee's Summit.
"This is such a unique experience for some of these artists as it is the first time they are exposed to what it is like to have their pieces displayed in a gallery like ours," gallery curator Daniel Reneau said.
Although the exhibit's opening night was Friday, the exhibit itself will be open until Feb. 26.
Up to five student groups will participate. Their challenge is to correctly answer a series of questions about transferring to four year schools. Mark your calendar for:
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Blue River Campus Center Lobby
The winning group will be awarded $100 to use within their club, organization, or team!
MCC-Maple Woods is offering free federal and state income tax preparation for moderate- and low-income households in the Metro area. The free tax preparation sessions will be held Wednesdays from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the MCC-Maple Woods Computer-Business Room 105 Feb. 2-Apr. 13, 2011. There also will be additional sessions from 1-4 p.m. each Friday in Feb. There will be no sessions March 16 and 19 due to spring break. Household income cannot exceed $49,000 to be eligible for free filing.
Participants should bring the following documents with them: Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification number (ITIN) for each family member; valid photo ID from Missouri or Kansas; W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2010; any 1099 forms for other income received in 2010; childcare provider name, address and tax ID number; any other tax-related document you have received; voided bank check for automatic deposit; and a copy of 2009 tax return. All adults listed on the tax return must be present to sign the forms.
The tax preparations are part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Taxes will be prepared by MCC-Maple Woods accounting students who have been trained and certified by the IRS.
Friday, January 21, 2011
|Students at last year's Careers Unlimited exploration and career fair saw hands-on careers through a whole new lens.|
Next month, nearly 3,000 high school students will converge on the MCC-Business & Technology campus for the third annual Careers Unlimited exploration and career fair. And for the first time, the fair has a leading corporate sponsor: Cerner Corporation.
The event, which will be held on Wednesday, February 9, at the MCC Exhibit Hall, provides local high school youth an opportunity to explore various career fields in a tradeshow-like format. The event has been growing in popularity among students and employers since its inception in 2009.
"This is a chance for students to browse a lot of hands-on career options they may not have been aware of or to get more information about options they've already been considering," said Careers Unlimited coordinator Katie Cone. "In the last two years, we've found that it's also a good recruiting tool for MCC."
The students will be able to explore MCC's 80 career and technical degree and certificate programs which blend classroom instruction with hands-on skill development.
Amtrak is looking for a winning video travelogue from students in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin for the chance to win more than $3,000 worth of prizes including a MacBook Air, a Fuji 3D Digital Camera and travel on Amtrak.
Students can enter the contest by submitting a train travel-themed video by Feb. 28, 2011, here.
Submissions will be judged by industry experts including Andrew Schneider, publisher/editor of Screen Magazine, Lori Rackl, travel editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Stephen Harris, director of nonfiction and alternative programming for A&E Television Network. Amtrak plans to use the winning video in future promotional campaigns.
For more information, contest rules, prize details and to enter the 2nd Annual Amtrak TRAINsportation Video Contest please visit the website.
First time students, whether they are fresh out of high school, returning to school after several years away or transferring from another institution, find helpful information and welcoming faces at the beginning of each semester.
New student orientation, sponsored by the campus life and leadership and admissions offices, give students an opportunity to get familiar with the campus, learn what they need to do to be successful in their courses and how to manage their financial obligations.
MCC-Maple Woods hosts 3-4 new student orientation sessions each semester, focusing on different groups for specialized information – re-entry students, traditional students and students receiving A+ benefits.
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Check out this video from the 2010 Fine Arts Challenge
The MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center is proud to present its second annual Lee’s Summit Fine Arts Challenge, a high school fine arts competition and exhibit featuring the works of high school students from the three Lee’s Summit High Schools.
Tonight's opening ceremony and awards presentation will kick off the month-long exhibition that has become one of the Cultural Arts Center's most popular events.
“This is a great opportunity for high school students to interact with fellow art students and professional artists here at MCC-Longview,” said Daniel Reneau, MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center gallery manager.
This year, officials have invited David Harrison, a painting instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute, to judge the competition and selected the top high school artists in Lee’s Summit.
The exhibit will run until March 4 Tuesdays-Fridays 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays Noon-3 p.m.
A professional artist for the past 14 years, and a Kansas City native, Sandra Van Tuyl uses structures and deserted urban spaces to create emotional language. These dreamlike paintings have been accepted to regional exhibitions throughout the Midwest - from the Williams Wood University in Fulton, Missouri to the Salina Art Center and the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The MCC-Longview First Learning Year Team once again honored those important faculty and staff members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that students are successful in their first academic year here.
This year, the FLYT Best Practices committee awarded four outstanding individuals with the award.
The first two recipients, associate dean Marvin Aaron and Dean Beth Lindquist, were nominated individually, but were be awarded together.
They were given the FLYT Best Practices Award, as without them there would be no First Learning Year Team. These individuals have persevered in the face of resistance with good humor and magnanimity to keep FLYT alive and flourishing on our campus.
The next two recipients, Bridget Gold and Becky Foster, were nominated as a team.
They have supported first year students by promoting scholarship, effective study skills, creating opportunities for students to utilize campus resources, and demonstrating teamwork through the use of the learning center and through the teaching of a learning community.
Congratulations to all the recipients!
Past recipients of the FLYT Best Practices award were:
Diane Bailey, John Church, Burke Maxted, and Connie Flick-Hruska, Kim Prosak, Cathy-Hardy Parcell
Mary Abraham, Greg Loftin, Stephen Reinbold, Joan Bergstrom, Greg Loftin
Thursday, January 20, 2011
More than 50 volunteers took to the Northland with six service projects to keep everyone busy.
The Student Center was home to craft central, where volunteers made fleece blankets and photo frames for the Northland Children’s Mercy residents. Several volunteers organized and helped unload items at Hillcrest Thrift Store, working the loading docks and helping to tag clothing and organize the larger items. The Hillcrest Transitional Housing facility in Liberty, Mo., got a fresh coat of paint and the food pantry at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church got scrubbed, stocked and organized. Students and staff hosted a carnival for residents of the Heritage Village Assisted Living facility – this is where the face/head painting comes in – and a another group hosted a lunch for residents at one of Synergy’s safe houses for victims of domestic violence.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
As part of a growing partnership with Kearney High School, MCC is testing out this innovative course structure with a pilot English 102 course that began in early January. The course is taught by Jodi Puls, who teaches dual credit at MCC-Maple Woods and full-time at the high school.
Lynn Barron, associate dean of instruction at MCC-Maple Woods, said that more online dual-credit courses are currently being explored.
Duc Nguyen received the Ambassador Rookie of the Semester Award which recognizes first-time ambassadors for exemplary service and excellent performance during their first semester as an Ambassador. Duc was the videographer for the group and made great videos promoting ambassadors and their events. He will assume the role of Social Chair for the Spring 2011 semester.
It was a simple question posed by Kim Prosak, MCC-Longview's campus life and leadership coordinator, at the MLK Day of Service event on campus.
But the shocking truth is that community service meant so many different things to the 100 or so that had gathered to turn MLK Day into a day on rather than a day off.
Each person was asked to write down, sketch out or create that it meant to them. For each person who answered there was a different view, a different take and a different bit of artistic flare that proved to be a moving and colorful experience for everyone who participated.
For more photos from the MCC-Longview MLK Day of Service, check out our photo blog over on Flickr.
Associate dean, Basil Lister shared that Blue River’s enrollment is at 4,129 which equals a 10% increase. This means Blue River has exceeded expectations once again!
Other updates included:
• Cheryl Carpenter Davis, an update on Administrator in Charge processes that will be followed while Dr. Seabrooks is at Penn Valley.
• Jeff Eubank will fill in for Sean Kitchell for technology needs and questions. You may reach him at 816.604.6645
• Bob Shrauner, Blue River’s physical facilities superintendant, said the campus recently recycled 9 tons of material. Removing trash cans from the classrooms has proven to be a good idea. “Students did a great job” he said.
Associate dean Karen Goos and her team are working to streamline processes to ensure the best and timeliest responses to student needs. Some changes (in addition to the remodeling) will be new systems, temporary role assignments and more.
The Welcome Center is currently manned with staff to meet a variety of student needs. The goal is a “one-stop shop”, meaning they will centralize services for student and faculty convenience. Questions may be directed to Student Development at 816.604.6558.
March is the anticipated date for completion of the remodeling.
But MCC has been selected, along with other two- and four-year institutions, to participate in a new pilot program from the Higher Learning Commission. Along with other national colleges and universities, MCC will participate in the HLC Open Pathways program. The program was offered to schools with a solid record of accreditation, inviting them to participate in the four-year Academy for Assessment of Student Learning.
The academy will require participating institutions to design a project that meets college needs, appropriate in scope and significance for the institution. During the improvement project, institutions will be subject to regular HLC and peer reviews, and will have access to all the work done by previous institutions undergoing the pilot program.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This aggressive timeline will be implemented for the purpose of creating healthier campus environments for students, employees and visitors.
Tobacco-free refers to all types of smoking and smokeless tobacco products. Once implemented, all areas of MCC premises and grounds will be tobacco-free, as well as all MCC vehicles being used for MCC business. All students, employees, visitors, contractors, vendors and delivery personnel will be required to follow this initiative.
Preliminary reporting from the program showed a total weight loss of 625 pounds for the MCC participants. The average weight loss was 7.7 pounds, and 12 people lost over 15 pounds!
· Helping you develop a lifestyle of eating the foods you enjoy, while improving your health and losing weight.
· Addressing habits around eating, hunger and hydration that support weight loss or maintenance.
· Decreasing your risk for Metabolic Syndrome by addressing key risk factors – hypertension, high cholesterol and elevated blood sugar.
· Providing a holistic approach that covers, stress management, health education, exercise and fitness, and psychological and emotional fulfillment.
Another success story comes from B Sanchez, accounting specialist at the Administrative Center.
To meet the rising challenges of more students, less money and the need for constant innovation, MCC-Maple Woods dedicated spring inservice to looking at best practices in education, from accreditation to connecting with different kinds of students to employees managing their own practices to better serve their departments and themselves.
Cynthia Proctor, Math, Physics and Communications division chair, shared that MCC has been selected, along with other two- and four-year institutions, to participate in a new pilot program from the Higher Learning Commission for reaccreditation, which is due again in 2015-2016. Along with other national colleges and universities, MCC will participate in the HLC Open Pathways program. The program was offered to schools with a solid record of accreditation, inviting them to participate in the four-year Academy for Assessment of Student Learning.
All work conducted for the Open Pathways program will lead to a less mammoth undertaking during reaccreditation visits in the future – electronic files will be required, along with periodic updates, to keep the process streamlined and accessible, resulting in less cost, less labor cost, and a more streamlined process for MCC.
Serving the needs of different groups of students, from traditional high school graduates to returning veterans to those returning to education after many years in the workforce is one of the greatest challenges any institution faces. Andy Forester, evening and weekend coordinator at MCC-Penn Valley and chaplain for the United States National Guard, helped faculty and staff understand some of the needs of veterans returning to school after active duty and some of the challenges they face when transitioning back to civilian life.
Kim Fernandes, Kathryn Barker, Mary Northrup, Mary Ann Blitt, Ayanna Bridges, Crystal Johnson, Jessica Halperin and Kenneth Snell all gave presentations on how to best serve our students and ourselves for the next semester.
Welcome back to MCC-Maple Woods, student faculty and staff – we look forward to an exciting semester!
To reconnect with these former students, MCC marketing has launched a campaign called 320 thousand that encourages people to get back in touch with MCC by visiting http://www.320thousand.com/. With a goal of developing a comprehensive database of former students in order to re-engage them with MCC, the campaign encourages people who visit the site to register online as alumni. Registrants will then receive invitations to attend MCC events, participate in volunteer activities, support the MCC Foundation and network with other alumni, among other opportunities.
The call is not limited to people who earned a degree or certificate from MCC, though, says MCC marketing coordinator Monica Stevens, who is managing the recruitment campaign. Nor is it limited to people who attended MCC within the last 20 years.
“We want to hear from anyone and everyone who has attended MCC – from the person who took a single class here in 1948 to the person who has earned several associate’s degrees while attending multiple MCC campuses,” said Stevens. “So many of our former students have great stories to tell and we want to hear those stories.”
If you are a former MCC student, visit the 320 thousand web site to see how you can become part of this growing network of proud alumni. And if you have family or friends who have attended MCC, send them a link to this article so they, too, can join the movement!
Date: February 3, 2011
Time: 2:30 pm -4:00 pm
Where: Business and Technology Center, Conference Annex 104A
Everyone [from every segment of the MCC system] is encouraged to be part of this the dialogue. If you have questions, contact Jenny Steen at 816.604.6758 or visit the AAWCC website here.
Source: AAWCC website
In order to complete the program, you will need to:
*Purchase the book for $3 from your wellness committee rep (listed below)
*Give your email to your rep
*Respond to 10 out of 13 emails sent to you throughout the program
*Complete a short program evaluation at the end
Employees who complete the program will earn a wellness medal of honor.
The program focuses on having a long, healthy life, adopting a healthy diet (nutrition) and being regularly physically active (exercise). Click here to view the weekly email program.
To enroll in the program, please contact your committee representative:
AC: Michelle Schmiedeler
BR: David Owens
BTC: Peggy Gann
LV: Gretchen Blythe
MW: Sheila Juenger
PV: Darrell Phillips
Choose your health, join the club!
A group of students, staff and faculty joined Blue River’s Campus Life & Leadership Coordinator, Amy Slater, in volunteering at the Rainbow Center, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, and the Community Service League in Eastern Jackson County.
During the Blue River Inservice, Amy reported that the team did everything from placing clothing on hangers to shoveling snow.
Panera Bread and Lamar’s donuts supported the volunteers with kind donations of food and refreshments.
The Examiner covered the team’s efforts in yesterday's edition . Read the article here.
“Retirees also joined in” joked Blue River’s Barb Schaefer during Inservice. She and a group of volunteers created fleece blankets and donated them to Children’s Mercy Hospital as their act of service. They created 21blankets and Schaefer went on to praise their generosity as well as those that supplied materials.
Award amounts will increase from $275 to $470 at public two-year institutions; from $950 to $1,010 at public four-year institutions; and from $1,900 to $2,160 at independent four-year institutions.
What does that mean for MCC students? The additional funding will increase our student eligible funds from $209,149 to $357,739 for the fall semester. Cindy Butler, director of student financial aid stated that MCC can double that to approximate that we will see $715,478 for the year. MCC has 1,524 students who receive these funds.
Commissioner of Higher Education David Russell said, “We base award amounts on estimates of how many students will be eligible. At the time award amounts are set – usually mid-summer – we do not know how many of those who are eligible will actually apply and attend college. We have traditionally taken a conservative approach to awards for the fall semester, making adjustments as needed later in the academic year.”
The state has provided more than $275 million in Access Missouri scholarships since the program was created in 2007. An average of 45,000 students with the greatest financial need have benefited from the scholarship awards each year.
Friday, January 14, 2011
On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the business offices will be closed because of inservice during the following times:
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Blue River and Penn Valley
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Maple Woods
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Business & Technology and Longview
The special recognition was part of the Lee's Summit Celebration at City Hall that recognized some of the major achievements and accomplishments of the college, chamber of commerce, parks and recreation department and others.
Rhoads recounted MCC-Longview's 2001 College of the Year award and also spoke highly of the Writing Across the Curriculum program, which has become a natioanl model for its success.
Also recognized at Thursdays's meeting was The R-7 Public School District, Downtown Lee's Summit and the Historic Preservation Board.
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In addition to being a 1st Team Selection, Cody Braden was named the 2010 Examiner Player of the Year, Class 3 All-Kansas City 1st Team and Class 3 All-State Honorable Mention. He had 7 goals and 11 assists for the Blue Springs Wildcats. This is the second time in three years Coach Owens has signed the Examiner’s POY. The last time was in 2008 (Yacine Hamchaoui of Van Horn HS). The article on Cody’s award can be accessed at http://www.examiner.net/archive/x1808782267/Blue-Springs-Cody-Braden-named-Examiner-s-Soccer-Player-of-the-Year.
Jeremy Sagastume’s 17 goals and 12 assists also earned him Middle 7 Offensive Player of the Year and Class 3 All-Kansas City Honorable Mention. Additional area commitments to the Trail Blazers program are: Beto Alvarez, Blue Springs South (2010 Examiner Honorable Mention), Justin Schaefer, Lee’s Summit (Class 3 All-Kansas City Honorable Mention) and goal keeper Austin Prindle, Ray-Pec.
Due to the Trail Blazers 2010 success, athletes from outside the metropolitan area are interested in attending MCC-Blue River. Coach Owens recently signed three high quality soccer players from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO. They are: Tommy Lor (2010 Class 3 Central Region and All-District 9 1st Team), Dakota Shepard (2010 Class 3 All-District 9 1st Team) and Justin Biesnicks (2010 Class 3 All-District 9 Honorable Mention). Each player signed on the January 6th and is looking forward to challenging the local players for playing time in 2011. The coaching staff is immensely excited about the potential of next year’s recruiting class.
The 2010 team was Region16 Champions. What can next year’s team achieve? We’re optimistic!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Fresh off their fall production of “The Brave Little Tailor,” an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, written by Brian Guehring, Mahoney is thrilled to announce that their adaptation has been entered into the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) scheduled later this spring. The KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide.
MCC-Blue River’s production was entered as an associate production. As part of the troupe’s participation in festival activities, the performers and crew received
If a student needs to replace a lost card, the cost is $5. To pay for the card, first visit the Penn Valley business office and then bring your receipt to the bookstore.
Monthly Metro bus passes may also be purchased at the Penn Valley bookstore for $55.
One of those ways is the implementation of new shipping deals. Students who ordered text books from MCC’s online bookstores were able to take advantage of free shipping to their homes. MCC began offering free shipping on all text books and materials ordered through the online bookstore from Dec. 20 through Jan. 5.
Though the final numbers are not in yet, the free shipping program seems to be working. Preliminary numbers show that what used to be a 20/80 ratio now looks to be about 75/25, with 75% being the number of books shipped. MCC-Maple Woods shipped 485 orders last week. Beth Austin, MCC-Maple Woods bookstore manager is excited about the free shipping because it will help eliminate line processing and cashier hold up.
The text rental program, which began at MCC in 2009, didn’t originally allow rentals to be ordered through the online bookstore. That old process contributed to even longer lines and hold ups in the book stores. It was a hassle for students who purchased the majority of texts online, because they still had to come to campus to get their rental texts. That has now been streamlined through online orders.
Rental books offer students greater savings. Some texts can cost as much as $250. Reinhard Weglarz, director of management and auxiliary services at MCC said, “Through the rental program, the student never gets stuck with a book that we won’t buyback.”
Students picking up rental books at campus bookstores will be triaged through a different line, (if they have no other purchases). The bookstores have been staffed differently than before to handle the volume with much more efficiency. “Students can sign for rental books and leave,” said Weglarz.
“To help reduce line reduction during peak times, the bookstores have implemented the ticket system, like at the DMV,” said Selin Gaona, MCC-Penn Valley bookstore manager. “Our computers now check financial aid information when students pick up their ticket [for online orders]. These changes are going to make people more satisfied because the lines are anticipated to be shorter.”
Part of the act, which is being referred to as the payroll tax holiday, provides for a two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, which reduces the employee portion of the Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2% to 4.2% of paid wages. This went into effect on Jan. 1. (The employer rate of 6.2% remains unchanged).
This holiday is currently approved for one year. The cut in taxes should allow each employee to see an increase in their net pay if they currently pay in to Social Security. The difference will be reflected on your first paycheck of 2011. Additionally, the new benefit rates will be reflected on that check.
New Federal Tax tables should be updated in Peoplesoft within the next few weeks.
If you have a high school diploma with a minimum of 1 yr experience working with youth, you can earn up to $11 per hour working with our program participants.
· Tutoring in the areas of math, science or Spanish
· Chaperoning during weekends
· Assisting office staff in organizing and coordinating program activities
For additional information please contact our office at 816-604-6432 or visit us at the Arts and Science Building suite 112. Stop by the Upward Bound office for an application.
This is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the holiday with your heart.
Next Monday, MCC-Blue River Students and employees will volunteer at the following local nonprofit organizations: Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Community Service League and the Rainbow Center.
Other Blue River MLK service opportunities are also available, including making quilts for Children’s Mercy Hospital. To participate in this activity, contact Barbara Shaefer via email Barbara Schaefer or by telephone at 816.604.6568.
If you’re interested in working with the nonprofit organizations listed above, contact Amy Slater in the Arts and Sciences building, room 113: or you may call her directly at 816.604.6635.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
But if you look close enough you will see someone from MCC-Longview has a bit of school pride.
The Missouri was ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944. In the Pacific Theater of World War II she fought in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and shelled the Japanese home islands, and she fought in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. She was decommissioned in 1955 into the United States Navy reserve fleets (the "Mothball Fleet"), but reactivated and modernized in 1984 as part of the 600-ship Navy plan, and provided fire support during Operation Desert Storm in January/February 1991.
Missouri received a total of 11 battle stars for service in World War II, Korea, and the Persian Gulf, and was finally decommissioned on 31 March 1992, but remained on the Naval Vessel Register until her name was struck in January 1995. In 1998, she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
It just goes to show that The Lakers are everywhere.