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Inside Story for Friday, August 28, 2009

18th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

The 18th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, 1-7:30 p.m.  The event features dance, music, traditional crafts and food from Native American cultures.

The Pink Shawl Honor Dance will take place at 3:30 p.m. to honor breast cancer survivors, to show support and encouragement for those currently in treatment and in remembrance of those who have lost their battles with breast cancer. Women are encouraged to wear pink shawls to participate in this demonstration of love and support.

Cassie Rhoads-Carroll, Elan Cunningham, Barbara Beauvois, Sandy Walker and Char West created pink shawls to give to selected breast cancer survivors and family members to wear during the dance.

The Susan Koman Foundation will  have an educational table at the Powwow. For additional information, contact Barbara Velazquez, coordinator of International/Intercultural Education at bvelazquez@mccneb.edu or 457-2253.

MCC Alumni Association Membership Drive

Interact with students, reconnect with retirees and graduates, network with colleagues and the community and show your pride in and commitment to MCC by joining the MCC Alumni Association.

The MCC Alumni Association will be holding its fall membership drive Sept. 8-Oct. 8 at all MCC locations. By becoming a new member this fall, you will receive a small gift in appreciation of your support.

All current students, MCC graduates, employees and community members are encouraged to join. You can choose from three MCC Alumni Association memberships: student membership (currently taking 9+ credit hours) for $10, graduate membership for $20 or friends of MCC membership for $30. Membership benefits include a bi-annual alumni newsletter, access to career services and invitations to alumni networking events.

For more information, visit www.mccneb.edu/foundation/alumni.asp.

All American Selection (AAS) Display Garden

The AAS Display Garden open house will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, 1-3 p.m., at the Fort Omaha Campus, behind Bldg. 30. Members of the Men's Garden Club of Omaha will be available to answer questions.

The AAS Display Garden is maintained on the Fort Omaha Campus by the Men's Garden Club of Omaha. The plants featured in the garden are selected by the AAS organization as being the best new annual plants offered over the previous five years and those selected to be released for 2010.

Weekly Green Tip

Set your water heater to 120°. This is not only more energy efficient, but it will also prevent scalding and extend the life of your water heater.

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
NEW! Five Steps to Diffusing an Angry Customer
This workshop will make the participants feel confident in working effectively with angry customers. Participants will learn techniques for handling upset customers as well as how to diffuse a negative situation. The program will help the participants assertively meet the needs of high-risk customers while doing so in a respectful and courteous manner. 

Friday, Sept. 18, 1-4 p.m., SOC, Connector Building, Room 250

Service Plus® (two half-day workshops)
Service Plus® and its management support components offer a top-down, organization-wide approach to creating unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty. This program builds a culture where service providers know how to give exceptional service and leaders are committed to putting customer needs at the heart of decisions around systems, processes and behaviors.

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. 

Friday, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2  1-5 p.m., FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 124

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 Sept. 16 and is open for enrollment until Sept. 22. 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

Orlando Stubblefield
South Omaha Campus

Orlando Stubblefield has 25 years of custodial experience. He has been married for seven years, has  an 18-year-old son and a five-year-old son. Stubblefield has lived in Omaha his whole life. He is from a family of seven brothers and sisters and loves fishing and being with his family. Stubblefield, his wife, his oldest son and his youngest son are all 13 years apart. His lucky number is 13, and his birthday is on the 13th!

HR News

New Employees
Liliana Cox          Management/Entrepreneurship instructor     SOC, Mahoney             738-4637
Joyce Fischer       Chemistry instructor                                  EVC                             289-1274
Cheryl Hartwell    Certified Nursing Assistant instructor           FRC                             317-3012
Darin Jensen        English instructor                                      FOC, Bldg. 5                 457-2802
Chad Jorgensen    English Instructor                                      SOC, Connector Bldg.   738-4707
Andrew Raschid    Culinary Arts/Hospitality instructor             FOC, Bldg. 10               457-2509
Michelle Rerucha   Geography instructor                                SOC, Connector Bldg.    738-4703
Nanci Stephenson  Interior Design instructor                          EVC                             289-1348
Naomi Mardock     ESL instructor                                          SOC, Mahoney Bldg.      738-4736
David Wilhelm       Management/Finance instructor                 FOC, Bldg. 10                457-2805

Diana Blum              SOC, Mahoney                738-4651
Kristen Engel            SOC, Mahoney                738-4782
Nancy Pares             SOC, Mahoney                738-4787
Alex Winter              SOC, Mahoney                738-4784

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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