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Inside Story for Friday, October 30, 2009

Master Plan Firm Finalist Interviews

On Thursday, Nov. 5, the Board-approved screening committee for the request for qualifications for firms interested in developing a revised Facilities Master Plan for Campuses and Centers will be interviewing the four finalists selected earlier this month by the Committee.

All staff are invited to attend these open interviews that are scheduled on the Fort Omaha Campus as follows:

Thursday, Nov. 5 
1. JJR, 9 a.m., FOC, Bldg. 7, Room 107
2. Oslund and Associates, 10:30 a.m., FOC Bldg. 10, Room 110
3. RDG, 1 p.m., FOC Bldg. 7, Room 107
4. Sasaki Associates, 2:30 p.m., FOC Bldg. 10, Room 110

You will be asked to complete an evaluation sheet for each of the interviews that you attend.  While you are encouraged to attend all of the interviews, that may not be realistic so plan on attending as many as you can.

If you have questions about the interview schedule or the process, contact Katherine Holian in the President's Office at 457-2750.

Criminal Justice Class Places at Competition

MCC instructor Diane Sjuts took her Criminal Justice class to Columbia, Mo., last weekend to compete in the Mu Gamma Gamma Criminal Justice chapter and participate in the regional conference. Students Carly Brock placed first in the Academic Competition and Christina Paul placed first in Physical Agility. 

Weekly Green Tip

Unplug unused electronics! An average home uses 600 lbs. of CO² a year just to leave electronics (TV, stereo, chargers, game players, etc.) plugged in. 75 percent of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. This can be avoided by unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance.

Professional Development

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

November Registration Deadlines:
Nov. 17-Ed2Go Online

Start the New Year Right - Learn to Save a Life!

Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED
Learn to save a life. MCC staff who took training and received their certificate for the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED in 2007-2008 must renew their certificates, as they will expire this year. Starting in January and going through April, Heartsaver classes will be held the last Friday of each month with Gina Wood, Certified AHA Instructor. Attendance at one of the following dates is required to earn  certification.

Friday,  Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26 and April 30, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., SOC, Mahoney Building, Room 521

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 Oct. 21 and is open for enrollment until Oct. 27. 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.

HR Updates

New Employees
James Grotrian                 Executive Vice President                FOC Bldg. 30       457-2335
Kimberly Schuchmann       Academic Advisor                         EVC                    289-1212
Daphne Cook                   Central Registration Supervisor      FOC Bldg. 2         457-2227
Melissa Rainey                  Academic Advisor                         FOC Bldg. 2         457-2400

Separations                              Last Day
Janis Durham                     10/27/09

Ronald Beatty                    Public Safety Supervisor

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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