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Inside Story for Friday, August 14, 2009

Fall Quarter Celebration Scheduled

The Fall Quarter Celebration is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Omaha Campus, Industrial Training Center. Lunch and conversation will provide an opportunity for    full-time employees to interact with colleagues from across MCC's locations.

For employee convenience, a shuttle service will be available from the Elkhorn Valley and Fort Omaha Campuses provided by First Student.

The Elkhorn Valley Campus will have one round-trip bus picking up employees at the front entrance of the EVC at 10:45 a.m. and loading for return to the EVC at 12:30 p.m.

The Fort Omaha Campus will have a number of scheduled shuttle trips picking up employees at the front of Bldg. 10 at 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m.

The shuttle will leave the South Omaha Campus and return to the Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 10 at noon, 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Contact Wade Standifer with questions about transportation at 457-2875.

Marketing Protocol for Projects

MCC's Marketing and Public Relations (MPR) department is here as a tool to assist other departments in creating marketing and public relations plans and collateral materials that help execute the College's strategic plan, as well as convey specific department messages and services.

To better help MCC staff with their marketing needs, see MPR's guidelines for initiating and average timelines for completing projects (below). These timelines are based on typical turnarounds with one-person project leads from the requesting department obtaining all appropriate approvals at the proper stages.

Initiating a Project
When requesting a marketing project, provide the following information:

  • Fund, location, cost center, cost center manager and department paying for the project
  • Quantity needed (if this changes at some point in the production process, MPR must be notified because the print quote will need to be modified, which will take 1-3 days)
  • Copy (preferred version is electronic in Microsoft Word without tables)
  • Concept ideas (optional)
  • 4-5 adjectives describing the tone of the project (e.g., bold, fun, serious)
  • Deadline
  • Budget (if known)
  • Mailing list (if applicable, provide in Microsoft Access or Excel) - mailing lists must be NCOA certified through MIS
  • Notification if the project must be able to be printed on campus

Average Timelines
Production
The majority of projects (flyers, signs, trifold brochures, postcards, invitations, posters) require two weeks for production after copy is received, one week for communication with the client and revisions and the appropriate print and mailing times as noted below. This time period may take longer depending on the scope and quantity of changes; it is important to have accurate copy and information at the start of a project.

Larger projects or those requiring purchases from outside vendors require special timelines. These projects include large brochures; booklets; print, radio and web ads; T-shirts; and multi-piece projects. Contact us for details, specialized timelines and cost estimates for these types of projects.

Printing on campus
Allow 2-3 days for printing at Duplicating. If you want paper other than standard copier paper (20 lb text white bond), you must provide it or arrange a fund transfer with MPR for the department's specialty stock. Note that MPR does not maintain large quantities or selections of specialty papers.

Printing off campus
Allow 1-3 weeks for printing at an outside printer, depending on the scope and size of the project. Outside printers are selected through a quotation process with a minimum of three vendors; this process is handled by MPR.

Mailing
Allow 2-3 days for an outside printer to inkjet mailing information. Mailing lists must come as an Access document or Excel spreadsheet and be NCOA certified. The list must be ready when the final draft of a project is approved. It is the responsibility of the department ordering the piece to provide a print-ready spreadsheet.

Allow 1-2 days for a first-class piece to arrive at its destination after being mailed. If you would like your piece to be mailed first-class, you must provide a check for the amount of postage for the printer before the piece is mailed.

Allow 3-5 days for a piece using the standard pre-sort nonprofit permit to arrive at its destination after being mailed. Pieces may arrive earlier than this depending on their destination. Bob Barnes should be notified of the number and type of pieces that will mailed out through the permit so sufficient funds will be in the permit. To mail with the permit, a minimum of 250 pieces must go out at one time.

Allow 3-5 days for a piece sent at a flat rate. Flat rates cover all pieces that use large envelopes or pieces with one dimension greater than 6.125" high, 11.5" long or 0.25" thick.

MPR is here to support the College and departments within it. If you have any questions, call 457-2414.

Volunteer Corps Car Wash

Got dirt? We can help! The Volunteer Corps is hosting a fundraiser car wash on Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 30. Suggested donations are $3 for a car and $5 for a truck or van. Proceeds will benefit a family adoption program for the winter holiday season. 

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/.

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/SE BSAD 050N WI09      Friday, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2  1-5 p.m., FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 124

Online
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 on Aug. 19, 2009. To learn more visit us at www.mccneb.edu/cet/. To register, email Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu.

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

John McKinstra
Student Services Advisor
Elkhorn Valley Campus

  

John McKinstra graduated with his bachelor's degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. He took graduate-level classes at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., where he worked for seven years as a student supervisor in the University's library and information services. McKinstra also worked at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Creighton University as a student supervisor. He worked part-time at the Elkhorn Valley Campus library in 2007-08 and is looking forward to returning to Elkhorn on a full-time basis. McKinstra's wife is an adjunct instructor with MCC in the English department. He enjoys bike riding, hiking and spending time outdoors. He served for a number of years as a volunteer for Irish Fest in Milwaukee and enjoys Irish music and history.

HR News

New Employees
Kristin Hoesing       Assistant Director of Enrollment    FOC, Bldg. 30     457-2732

Changes
Victoria Alapo                                                       457-2243
Diana Blum               SOC, Mahoney Bldg.              738-4651
Kristen Engel             SOC, Mahoney Bldg.              738-4782
Nancy Pares              SOC, Mahoney Bldg.              738-4787
Donna Rankin            FOC, Bldg. 5                         457-2309
Alex Winter                SOC, Mahoney Bldg.             738-4784

Separations                                  Last Day
Judy Byers-Schuller                         8/7/09
James Glogowski                             8/12/09

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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