by Stephanie Weissman
Ever wanted to participate in a race where you can run, walk or jog? Oct. 13, MCC- Blue River will host Run Thru the River 5k, a race that allows participants to choose whether they want to run, walk or jog through the Blue River campus.
“The run is through the campus, not through a river,” said Blue River soccer coach Dave Owens. Owens is optimistic for the event, as it is on its second year. Last year, the race was held at Blue River in June. More than 60 participants are registered, and walk-ups are welcome on the day of the race. [...]
by David Hiestand
In the Fall of 2012, Blue River will pilot an Honors Program for students earning their Associate of Arts degree.
“Our hope is that this Honors Program will not only encourage high-achieving students to come to MCC-Blue River and complete their degree, but also will motivate and challenge them to continue their education beyond an associate’s degree. The program will benefit them well beyond their two-year degree, as it will better position them to compete for scholarships and other awards at four-year institutions,” said Robyn McGee, chair of humanities. [...]
by David Hiestand
Registration is now open for the intramural volleyball and basketball leagues at Blue River, with 5-on-5 volleyball starting Feb. 21 and 3 on 3 basketball starting Feb. 23.
“The intramural sports leagues will provide fun, free recreation on campus, an opportunity to meet other students, and a way to become more involved in the college experience,” said Blue River athletics coordinator David Owens. [...]
by Tara Menefee
The MCC-Blue River Trail Blazers soccer teams are preparing for the upcoming fall season. The coaches, Brad Childers (women) and Dave Owens (men), are in the process of signing new players in hopes that this season will be as successful as the previous seasons.
The women’s team just signed Bailey Barnett, who will graduate from Liberty North High School this spring. From Lee’s Summit Community Christian High School, the men’s team signed Hunter McRoberts, who has an excellent scoring record. [...]
by Lavette Wilder
Electives are part of almost every program at MCC, and students can take virtually anything to fulfill the requirement. One break from traditional lecture classes is Bowling I and II offered at Blue River. Set up similarly to an actual bowling league, this physical education class gives students the opportunity to get outside the classroom.
Bowling has been offered at Blue River since 1989. Eight students participated in the first class held at Blue Springs Bowl, but the class now averages a full 32 students every semester. Bowling I and II are both held at the same time at Lunar Bowl in Blue Springs, and the students bowl together and help each other improve their game. Since the class is offered on Friday afternoons,