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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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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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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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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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MCCA This Week: July 31, 2020

This Week
July 31, 2020

Hi there! Remember us? We’ve been a bit distracted staring at our day planner wondering how it’s July 31 And speaking of planners — remember last month when we said this month we’d let you know about MCCA2020? Unfortunately, we’re still working through things (thanks a lot, Covid!), but the announcement will be well worth the wait. Promise! Next week we’ll have breakout sessions on the website for your viewing pleasure.

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MCCA This Week: June 26, 2020

This Week
June 26, 2020

Nice to see you again!

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MCCA This Week: June 12, 2020

This Week
June 12, 2020

This month did not begin how we may have envisioned. Protestors across the country have taken to the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. America is mourning. Our institutions have the opportunity to lead. For Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Dr. Brandon C. M. Allen makes four recommendations higher education should consider enacting.

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MCCA This Week: May 29, 2020

This Week
May 29, 2020

...and that’s a wrap on May 2020. (Where did it go?) Now we transition to online summer classes, summer orientation programs, and retention/recruitment for fall.

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MCCA This Week: May 22, 2020

This Week
May 22, 2020

Happy Friday! We've got the top down and the windows up as we cruise into the weekend for the unofficial start of summer. Speaking of which, for the first time in 20 years, AAA did not issue a Memorial Day travel forecast, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol is expecting an increase in traffic.

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