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Inside Story for Friday, July 10, 2009

MCC Collegewide Auction

The MCC Collegewide Auction is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, FOC, Bldg. 25. Donations of any unwanted College items are welcomed. Fill out the Transfer of Equipment form and send to Central Stores. MCC staff will schedule a time to pick up the items. If you have any questions, contact Bob Barnes at 457-2777 or Central Stores at 457-2300.

MCC Culinary Students Featured at City Sprouts

MCC Culinary Arts students will prepare a menu and perform cooking demonstrations based on ingredients grown at City Sprouts Garden. Students will share their creations with the Orchard Hill neighborhood and event attendees. This culinary experience is Friday, July 10, 6-8 p.m. at  City Sprouts Garden, located at 4002 Seward St. This event is free and open to the public.

Weekly Green Tip for an Energy Efficient Summer

Avoid placing lamps, computers or TVs near your air conditioning thermostat. The heat from these appliances will cause the air conditioner to run longer.

Second Sunday Talks: Sunday Afternoon at the Movies

On Sunday, July 12, the Douglas County Historical Society's museum, the General Crook House, will extend its hours for the Second Sunday Talk. This will allow for a continuous showing of newsreel films from 1-4 p.m. and a reunion of those mentioned in the films until 5:30 p.m. This show is open to the public and is free with the usual admission to tour the General Crook House - $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for children ages six to 11. Roberts Dairy will provide ice cream sundaes to all guests at the event.

CET Corner

Professional Development
Professional development training is available to MCC staff through Corporate Education & Training (CET). CET is offering workshops to address the areas ranked as the highest training priority by MCC employees. View the latest workshops online via CET's MCC Professional Development link on the CET homepage at www.mccneb.edu/cet/.

Tai Chi - Do you want to learn Tai Chi at the Fort Omaha Campus? Classes are forming now! If interested, email Cheri Vossberg at clvossberg@mccneb.edu.

Creating a Customer-Focused Workforce
Service Plus (full-day or two half-day workshops)
Creates service providers who:
· Think and act consistently to please students by putting them at the heart of MCC
· Create unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty
· Ensure repeat business from established students, increase word-of-mouth referrals for MCC and inspire loyalty in new students

09/JU BSAD 050N WI07  Friday, July 31 and Aug. 7, 1-5 p.m., FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 237

CET's noncredit online courses are open to MCC staff as part of professional development training. More than 150 online courses in the areas of business management, information technology, interpersonal skills, leadership and Command Spanish® are available. Register now! A new series of online courses begins July 15, 2009. To learn more visit us at www.mccneb.edu/cet/.

Tuition waiver/remission is available for full-time employees/faculty and part-time regulars using the Employee Tuition Waiver Form. Part-time temp employees and adjunct faculty who want to register should contact their dean's office to arrange for the cost center to be billed the fee before registering. Deans should send cost center billing information to Adam Smith in FOC, Bldg. 5 or by email to asmith102@mccneb.edu so the adjunct faculty and part-time temp employees will not be billed personally. Reference the Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver Procedures Memorandum for more information.

New Faces

Christine Paulson
Graphic Designer
Fort Omaha Campus 

Christine (Chris) Paulson graduated from Southeast Community College in Printing Technology and Graphic Design and is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Web Technology from Bellevue University. Paulson's work experience includes senior marketing specialist at Securities America and creative director at C & A Industries. She is returning to work after taking time off to raise her four children, ages two to 12 years old. Paulson grew up in New Jersey and moved to Nebraska at the age of 15. Her husband is an assistant girls basketball coach at Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs. Between his team's games and their daughter's activities, Paulson estimates she attends nearly 50 basketball games each season!  

Deb Fouts
Accounts Receivable Technician
Fort Omaha Campus

Deb Fouts has been married for 32 years to her husband Tim. They have two grown sons, Jason and Jonathan. Fouts loves boating, swimming and making jewelry. 

Brian Young
Fort Omaha Campus

Brian Young graduated with honors from MCC with his Associate Degree in Culinary Arts and Management. Some of his work experience includes chef de cuisine at Darwin Bistro, chef de cuisine at Lucky's 1000 Restaurant and chef tour at Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, Calif. Young grew up in Fremont, Neb. He spent a summer in New York City, N.Y., working at several restaurants and spent a summer in Aspen, Colo., working during the food and wine festival.

MCC Job Openings

For information about the College’s open positions and how to apply, visit www.mccneb.edu/hr or call the jobline at (402) 738-4050. Applications are also online at www.mccnebjobs.com.

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