by Stephanie Weissman
A sexual assault occurred on the MCC-Maple Woods campus Monday, Dec. 3. The incident took place outside of the Learning Resources building, according to MCCKC.edu. The suspect was described as a male wearing blue jeans and Nike tennis shoes.
News of the assault was quickly spread through MCC’s emergency notification text system, which all students and employees can subscribe to.
Maple Woods student Annamaria Campbell is one student who was in class when the event happened.
“It was disconcerting because I don’t normally think of campus as being a dangerous place,” said Campbell. [...]
by David Hiestand
To help students and faculty stay safe and aware of their surroundings, the MCC Police Department will now be sharing safety tips and other useful information via their new Twitter account.
“We wanted to use another medium to get information out to our faculty and students,” says MCC Associate Director of Public Safety Domenick Brouillette, who recently made the decision to implement Twitter.
In addition to regularly tweeting safety tips, Brouillette says @MCCPoliceDept will keep followers up to date about campus closings, areas under construction, closed parking lots, and any other information that will “help students and faculty get around better,” he said.
Emergency messages will be tweeted in addition to being emailed, posted on the MCC Alert web page, and texted through the MCC Notify Me text messaging service.
Twitter users can now follow the MCC Police Department by texting “Follow MCCPoliceDept” to 40404, or by going to twitter.com/MCCPoliceDept.
by Laura O’Donnell
How safe do you feel on campus after that late-night class?
On the Metropolitan Community College campuses, security is a major concern. With some common-sense caution and help from the MCCKC Police force, students don’t have to be afraid of the dark.
Capt. Chuck McMullin, commander of the Longview branch of the MCC Campus Police, says that safety at all of MCC’s campuses is taken very seriously. According to McMullin, officers are available 24/7. If there is not an officer physically on campus, one is on call. [...]
by Micah Moon
Students: You are the eyes and ears of the MCC Police Department.
Like a neighborhood watch, students play an important role in the safety of the campus. Many students are unaware how easy it is to get help at a moment’s notice. [...]
by Stacey Bauer
Representatives from the National Weather Service will conduct a Severe Storm Spotters class on Friday, March 25 at MCC-Blue River.
MCC partners with the City of Independence to offer emergency preparedness classes such as the Severe Storm Spotters class. “We have had this Storm Spotters class for several years now and it has been very popular,” said Carol Brown, MCC Community Education Specialist. [...]