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MACC Holds Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet

MACC Holds Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet


An annual Employee Appreciation Banquet was held at Moberly Area Community College on May 11, 2017. Dr. Jeff Lashley, president of MACC, welcomed employees and their guests to the event. Following a buffet dinner, Service Awards were presented by James Cooksey, President of the MACC Board of Trustees, Vice President for Finance Gary Steffes and Dr. Lashley.

The MACC Innovation Award was presented to Susan Burden, Director of Instructional Technology. Her leadership, teamwork, and incorporation of new methods helped make the Instructional Technology department run smoothly.

The Staff Excellence Award was given to Shirley Bagwill, Administrative Assistant for her tireless commitment to the MACC Nursing program.

Dr. Lashley recognized the following instructors for Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards:

Columbia   Drew Darr
Columbia   Cathy Zumsteg
Hannibal   Jimmy Dick
Kirksville/Edina   Kim Bevill
Mexico   Steve Wolf
Moberly/Macon Susan Burden
Online LilliAnn Dittmer
Dual Credit Andi Chipman

Through the Service Awards, members of MACC’s faculty and staff were also recognized for their length of service. The following employees were acknowledged:

Five Years
Coltier Blakely Brad Goessling Laura Mertens
Suvad Caldarevic Megan Harlan John Micke
April Camden Stephanie Hicks Amanda Moore
Lisa Clark Chandra Hubler Tiffaney Plotner
Jo Fey Mark Huntsman Walter Staley
Michelle Frey Denna Martin

Ten Years
Susan Gale Morgan Rockett Tom Stuck
Nicole King Sara Sapp Scott Taylor
Jenny Laughlin Russell Sigsworth

Fifteen Years Twenty Years
Semi Necibi Mark Chambers
Jan Palliser Sandy Marek
Willa Jean Richards Terry Nelson
Eric Ross

Twenty-Five Years
Ruth Jones
Joyce Pauley

Thirty Years
Gopal Krishna


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Art on the Block Offers Fun for All Ages

Art on the Block Offers Fun for All Ages

The front lawn of Moberly Area Community College will burst with color and crowds on Saturday, June 17, for the 8th annual Art on the Block festival. Booths will open on the Moberly campus at 10AM, rain or shine, and close at 2PM.

Art on the Block gives children and families the chance to observe or participate in interactive arts activities. Hands-on projects on Saturday will include the ever-popular tie-dye booth, air-dry clay creations, drip painting, mask-making, art with the downtown Moberly's Stroke of Magic, musical instruments, and more. Live musicians and local, professional artists will be creating and performing throughout the day. Food will be available for purchase.

The highlight of Art on the Block is the designs from artists of all ages who will compete for prizes with their own sidewalk chalk projects. Chalk is provided for all participants and prizes will be awarded for various age groups.

With the exception of a nominal fee for the tie-dye t-shirts and food, Art on the Block is free and open to the public because of the generosity of local and state sponsors. Donors this year include the Missouri Arts Council, Orscheln Farm and Home, Moberly Area Council on the Arts, Edward Jones-Shane Adrian, Sherwin Williams, Westlake's Ace Hardware, County Bank, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Central Bank of Moberly, Commerce Bank, Chef Jeff Catering, Moberly Motors and the Rollins Street Neighborhood Association. All activities will take place at 101 College Avenue in front of the College's main building.


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MU, MACC form partnership to foster concurrent enrollment

MU, MACC form partnership to foster concurrent enrollment


On Monday, officials from MU and Moberly Area Community College announced an initiative that will allow students to enroll concurrently at both colleges. The new partnership could reduce the time and money students spend on pursuing a bachelor's degree by ensuring course transferability between MACC and MU.

The program also aims to enhance academic advising partnerships between the two schools. "We want this partnership to help our students transfer so that they're not stuck with unused or excess credits," said Paula Glover, MACC's chief academic officer.

The partnership, known as MIZZOUMACC, will admit as many as 30 MACC students into MU during its 2017-18 pilot program. The agreement between MU and MACC will allow students in the MIZZOUMACC program to live in MU campus housing, obtain MU dining plans and access other campus resources, including the Student Health Center, recreation center and athletic events.

"It allows our MACC students to be able to take full advantage of the combined resources available on both of our campuses," said Garnett Stokes, MU provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. "They have the academic support services, the career advising, and the student organizations. They're able to really get the best of both worlds."

Administrators said the opportunity for students seeking MACC associate's degrees to live on the MU campus could smooth students' eventual transitions to MU and ease the "transfer shock" associated with moving from a small community college to MU's larger campus.

Interim MU Chancellor Hank Foley said the MIZZOUMACC program allows eligible students to utilize Missouri's A+ Scholarship Program, then transition into a four-year degree at MU, while enjoying resources from both the MACC and MU campuses.

In fall 2016, MU enrolled over 320 transfer students from two-year colleges. Almost one-third of those students transferred from MACC campuses.

MACC President Jeffery Lashley said between 65 and 70 percent of MACC's approximately 5,000 students intend to transfer to a four-year institution after completing an associate's degree at MACC.


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MACC Spring Concert May 12th

MACC Spring Concert May 12th


The MACC singers began their spring semester with a full plate of music to prepare for their Spring Concert on Friday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the MACC Auditorium. This concert will be split with two parts. The first part features traditional choral selections and the second part highlights a choral montage of music from each decade to help celebrate the 90 Year Anniversary of Moberly Area Community College.

The ensemble will begin with an arrangement of a South African song “Nda Wana” with added flair of the djembe played by Caleb Slivinski. The choir will continue with “A Red, Red, Rose” based on the text of the famous English poet Robert Burns and composed by James Mulholland.

Every Spring Concert includes selected vocal students taking applied voice. This year the voice students will perform Broadway duets. Trinity Dixson and Lance O’Neal will sing “People Will Say We’re In Love” from the musical Oklahoma. Mariah Vogel and Justin Wilson will keep the love theme by singing “You Are Love” from Showboat.

The famous Venezuelan song “Alma Llanera” will be announced by MACC student Joshwa Payajo Rodriguez in both Spanish and English. Joshwa moved to Moberly from his native Venezuela to start his fall semester at MACC. The choir will conclude the first part of the program with “Now Touch the Air Softly”. Based on a touching poem by William Jay Smith, the United States Poet Laureate from 1968-1970, this selection was beautifully set by Missouri native composer Susan La Barr.

After a brief intermission, the second half of the concert will be aided with a video featuring each decade of the college’s 90 years. Eric Dollich, a MACC Graphic Arts graduate, created the video especially for the concert with pictures from past yearbooks and the Greyhound Express. To go with each decade the choir will perform choral arrangements of “Five Foot Two”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Rock Around the Clock”, and “Aquarius”. Continuing with decade music, the choir will surprise the audience with their interpretation of “Celebration” and the Michael Jackson arrangement of “Black and White”.

The MACC Singers received special permission to perform a choral arrangement by Dr. Mattew J. Olson of the popular 1993 Radiohead song “Creep”. With beautiful tinged harmonies and a complete feel for the unique lyrics that still speaks to many young people, this song has been a favorite of the choir. The choir will conclude the concert with the Pentatonix arrangement of the famous Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah”.

The MACC Singers are under the direction of Karen Werner and will be accompanied by Jean Harvey. Jonean Ratliff, Instructor of Voice, will accompany her private students. Tickets for the concert are $5.00 for adults and all students, MACC faculty and staff are free. This concert is featured as part of the program of the Moberly Area Council on the Arts and all season ticket holders will be admitted to the concert at no charge. All proceeds from the concert go to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation which provides music education for students that may not receive the opportunity to be involved in musical activities without outside resources.


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MACC Theater Department Presents Hamlet


MACC Theater Department Presents Hamlet

To see or not to see. The Theater department at Moberly Area Community College will present Hamlet at the MACC Auditorium on Thursday through Saturday, April 20 - 22 at 7:00 pm each night. Tickets are $5. MACC students and employees get in free with student/employee ID. For more information on the MACC Theater department or upcoming events at the College, call 660.263.4100.



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