The year 1969 was one for the history books! Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Television audiences were introduced to “Sesame Street.” The first message was sent over ARPANET, a precursor to today's internet. And Metropolitan Community College's Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley campuses were established in the Kansas City area. To commemorate and celebrate this 50th anniversary milestone, the three campuses will hold special events throughout the school year.
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50th Anniversary Events
August 19-Kick-off with Faculty and Staff
August 22-Kick-off with Students, BBQ with the President
August 22-Celebrate the 60’s with Tie Dye
October 17-23-Showcase of Faculty/Staff Scholarship and Creative Work
October 24-November 16 - Exhibition of Visual Artifacts
December 5-Alumni Recognition and Reception
December 6-Holiday Reception (including retirees)
Also, for the 50 Service Projects initiative, MCC-Longview students and employees
will volunteer their time around the community.
August 20-21 – “Ask me” stations to inform students about the Celebration
August 22– Welcome back BBQ, 50th Anniversary Sweets
August 28– Involvement Fair
August 30 – “Wear MCC Colors” day - hashtag student contest
September 30 – Ribbon Cutting for Student Center
October 5 – Participate in Gladstone’s Gladfest
October 24-25 – Haunted Barn with a 1960s horror movie theme
October TBD – Trunk or Treat
November 13-16 – Storytelling event – Feature four national story tellers to celebrate 20th anniversary of storytelling
December TBD – Holiday Reception (including retirees)
There will also be a hashtag contest among student leaders throughout the year.
August 19 – Campus in-service, kick-off with faculty and staff
August 20 – “Cakin’ with the Big Wigs” – kick-off with students
August 27 – “Cakin’ with the Big Wigs” – kick-off with students at HSI
August 20-23 – Welcome tables during the first week of classes
October 4 – First Fridays Art Showcase
November 1 – First Fridays Art Showcase
December 6 – First Fridays Art Showcase
December TBD – Holiday Party (including retirees)