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Inside Story for Friday, August 22, 2008

Quarter Break Maintenance

IT Services will conduct quarter break maintenance work starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008. We expect services to be restored by noon Sunday. This activity is part of the ITS quarter break preventative maintenance and upgrade plan. The following network services will not be available:

a. Access to email servers, including Student email
b. Access to data storage servers
c. Access to all web servers and web pages, including online courses
d. Access to Colleague
e. Phone services including voicemail

If you have any difficulties accessing the network Monday morning, Aug. 25, 2008, try rebooting your computer. If that doesn't clear the problem, contact the Help Desk for assistance at ext. 2900.

Flexible Work Schedule Options End Today

The flexible scheduling options offered during the summer months will end today, Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, designated personnel working a special summer schedule will return to their regular work schedule. 

New Business Card Ordering Process

Ordering business cards just got a whole lot easier! Marketing & Public Relations is working with a new vendor, Standard Register, for ordering business cards in an effort to expedite printing and simplify the process.

Complete a business card request form and send to a P-Card holder in your department. All College P-Card holders have had accounts set up with their MCC username and can begin using SMARTworks immediately. An email with instructions went out to the P-Card User alias. All business card requests submitted in the past month have been processed; effective Monday, Aug. 25, all business card orders must be done using the new system.

All orders, proofing and payments will then be completed in an online transaction directly to Standard Register via their SMARTworks program. A standard order takes 7-10 days to receive and are delivered as noted on the order form. Orders come in boxes of 250, 500 or 1,000. 

Also new is the option to include an appointment card on the back side. Student Services cards may be ordered with a listing of all MCC student services locations on the front and an appointment card on the back.   

If you have any questions about this new process, contact Marketing & Public Relations at 457-2733.

Dean of Business Participates in National Screening of I.O.U.S.A.

On Thursday, August 21, 2008, the motion picture I.O.U.S.A. premiered at 400 theatres across the nation with a discussion following that was broadcast live from Omaha's Holland Performing Arts Center. Legendary financial experts Warren Buffett, Pete Peterson and Dave Walker were present to discuss the changing American economic landscape, and Daryl Hansen, MCC's dean of business, was one of 15 people asked to prepare questions for the discussion in front of an estimated audience of 40 million people.

Updates on Fort Omaha Campus Construction

See what's been happening on the Fort Omaha Campus as construction continues for the new entrance of Sorensen Parkway and the Insititute for the Culinary Arts & Alumni Conference Center.

Share Your Recipes With MCC Cookbook

Do you have an award-winning banana bread recipe? Is Grandma known for her red velvet cake? Are you always asked for recipes when you bring food to events? Well, here is your chance to see your name in print!

MCC is creating a new recipe book by employees and for employees just in time for the holidays. All MCC employees are asked to contribute as many wonderful recipes as desired to make this project a success. Recipes should be submitted online by the following steps:

  • Go to: http://typensave.com/
  • Contributor login: (your name as you want it to appear in the cookbook)
  • Group login: metro
  • Password: metro

A price or date of availability for the cookbooks has yet to be determined. Contact Pamela Rodriguez at ext. 1416 with any questions or concerns.

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