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MCCA This Week: February 26

 

This Week
February 26, 2021

As President Gerald Ford said in 1976 when he officially recognized Black History Month, we need to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."

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MCCA This Week: February 19

 

This Week
February 19, 2021

A global health crisis, political unrest, economic setbacks, and social disruptions have fundamentally changed industries and sectors worldwide. With significant transformations to teaching, technology, student affairs, recruitment, and retention, higher education is not exempt from these sweeping changes.

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MCCA This Week: February 5

 

This Week
February 5, 2021

T.G.I.F.

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MCCA This Week: January 29

 

This Week
January 29, 2021

Happy National Puzzle Day! 

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MCCA This Week: January 22

 

This Week
January 22, 2021

This week's newsletter is short and to the point. We've skipped our usual opening but provided you with links to everything you need to know.

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MCCA This Week: January 15

 

This Week
January 15, 2021

March 25, 2019 was a pretty typical day for most, especially us Missouri natives. You probably began your morning perusing the paper with a cup of joe and a bagel. Perhaps an everything bagel with chive and onion cream cheese...or a blueberry bagel topped with honey walnut schmear. Mmm! (Plain bagel people: we hear you, we see you, but we don't understand you.)

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Introducing MCCA Job Board

 

Introducing MCCA Job Board

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MCCA This Week: January 8

 

This Week
January 8, 2021

Welcome to the first issue of This Week in the new year!

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MCCA2020: What you need to know before you click

 

Can you believe #MCCA2020 is tomorrow? This year's annual meeting has generated a tremendous amount of interest from more than 1,000 educators, leaders, and staff. We hope this virtual event provides all the guidance, tools, and resources you need to find a way forward and #StayFocused amid the global COVID-19 crisis.

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MCCA This Week: October 23, 2020

 

This Week
October 23, 2020

Two weeks ago, we dedicated this space to highlight various resources available to you in observance of World Mental Health Day. Today we're back talking about mental health because of two recent higher ed news stories.

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MCCA This Week: October 16, 2020

 

This Week
October 16, 2020

On Monday of this week, we observed Indigenous Peoples' Day in place of Columbus Day. Before diving into the IDP movement, here's a brief history of Columbus Day in the U.S., according to the Smithsonian:

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MCCA This Week: October 9, 2020

This Week
October 9, 2020

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, which comes when our lives are significantly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear and anxiety about the virus can be overwhelming. Actions such as social distancing can make people feel isolated and lonely, leading to increased stress and anxiety. This day, observed annually worldwide, focuses on mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma.

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MCCA This Week: October 2, 2020

This Week
October 2, 2020

Eight months ago, many of us may have found ourselves taking gatherings for granted. Fast forward to the present day, and the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the way we gather, but it hasn't changed our very human need for social connection.

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MCCA This Week: September 25, 2020

This Week
September 25, 2020

Thanks for celebrating MCCA Day with us!

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MCCA This Week: September 18, 2020

This Week
September 18, 2020

Ahoy Matie! 

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MCCA This Week: September 11, 2020

This Week
Sept. 11, 2020

This past weekend at a socially distanced gathering of friends, we sat on a patio reminiscing on the days when we thought this situation would last only a couple of weeks. Still, seven months later, we found ourselves discussing what has become our *cringe* new normal. We swapped stories of working from home with kids and/or partners (unsure which group requires more attention), contactless food delivery and pickup (a win!), swapping vacations for staycations (loving all the local parks), all our new hobbies (we're now professional chefs, yogis, and gardeners), and the latest professional skills we've developed ↴

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Upcoming Webinar: Making Community Colleges "Democracy's Colleges" Again

What role do you think community colleges have and can play in promoting a healthy democracy?

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MCCA This Week: September 4, 2020

This Week
Sept. 4, 2020

For more than 125 years, Americans have celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday of every September. In today's economic and labor climate, the national holiday should be the most meaningful observance of the year. Yes, the three-day weekend is more than summer's unofficial finale, the culmination for wearing white, and the end of hot dog season (seriously!).

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MCCA This Week: August 28, 2020

This Week
August 28, 2020

It's Morphin Time!

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Press Release: MCCA Creates 2020 Virtual Annual Convention

Jefferson City, MO — MCCA today announced that it will cancel its annual in-person convention to be held at St. Louis Union Station out of concern for the health and safety of attendees related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. MCCA has instead created a new virtual experience to take place on November 11-13.

As the must-attend event for community college and workforce development professionals, MCCA's inaugural virtual convention will provide the same vibrant programming, networking opportunities, and engaging entertainment as our in-person event.

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