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Inside Story for Friday, November 13, 2009

Toys for Tots

The mission of the Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. All MCC locations will have Toys for Tots drop boxes now until Dec. 12.

Live United: United Way Campaign

A note from the United Way MCC Campaign Manager

Fellow Employees:
As we near Thanksgiving, it is a time to unite and make our community stronger, safer and healthier for our families and neighbors. 

Your gift to this year's United Way Campaign will make our community a better place to live.

Take time to pledge your support:
• Complete and sign the campaign pledge card.
• If you would like to designate all or  part of your contribution, complete the campaign pledge card here and the campaign designation form here and here

Return the campaign card and/or designation form to Janice Rutledge, Technology & Administrative Services, FOC 3 no later than  Nov. 25.  For more information, contact 457-2416 or jrutledge@mccneb.edu.

Online Access to The Chronicle of Higher Education

MCC's campus libraries now offer online access to The Chronicle of Higher Education including the following:

• The latest news in academe, updated throughout the day
• Text from the current print edition, posted every Monday morning
• A searchable archive of every issue published since September 1998 and selected articles dating back to 1967
• All the commentary and essays from the weekly magazine The Chronicle Review
• All the data from the annual Almanac and other special, single-topic reports

The Chronicle is linked on the library web site at www.mccneb.edu/library. Click on Databases, then select The Chronicle of Higher Education from the Databases by Title menu.

Off-campus users are required to logon with an MCC username and password. On-campus users can also simply go to The Chronicle's home page at http://chronicle.com.

For more information, contact a campus library at 289-1206 (EVC), 457-2306 (FOC), 738-4737 (SOC) or librsuprs@mccneb.edu.

MCC Students Complete Largest Ever Local AMATYC Math Exam

61 students took the 2009 American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) exam at the Fort Omaha, South Omaha or Elkhorn Valley campuses testing centers. This national math exam is open only to students at participating community colleges. MCC is the only college in the state of Nebraska offering this test. The first round winners are Heather Bruntz (first place) and Cory Cool (second place). There was a four-way tie for third place between Olivia Akah, Michael Boryca, Tania Lowe and Bakir-Wen Badjaglana.  

Round 2 of the AMATYC math exam is currently scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12, 2-3 p.m. at the Fort Omaha, South Omaha and Elkhorn Valley campuses testing centers. There will be single round and overall prizes offered. 

Winter Clothing Drive

Positive Opportunities for Parenting Solo, the Single Parent Student Organization and Beta Pi Alpha will be joining forces for the annual hat, coat and mitten drive sponsored by TRIO and the Single Parent Homemaker Program. The goal is to collect as much winter clothing as possible to be delivered to agencies in the community for distribution to those in need.

Donate gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves or any other wintery clothing in the blue barrels at each MCC campus through Dec.15.  For more information, call 457-2652 or 289-1416. 

Congratulations to the 2009-10 Collegewide Student Advisory Council


Cindy Wingert
Elkhorn Valley Campus
Major: Health Information Management Systems


Joel Williams
Fort Omaha Campus
Major: Business Transfer


Amy Stading
South Omaha Campus
Major: Nursing


Corey Andrews
Sarpy Center
Major: Liberal Arts


Cathy Francis
Bellevue Center
Major: Health Information Management Systems


Andrea Greser
Fremont Area Center
Major: Culinary Arts

Recycle Your CDs and DVDs

Each year, billions of compact discs (CDs, CD-Rs and DVDs) are produced while millions of them are reaching landfills and incinerators. Play your part in helping to save the environment by recycling old and unwanted discs. Click here to find out which recycling plan is best for you.

Employee Professional Development

Employee Professional Development
Employee 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/.

Workshop Topic Ideas Needed!
Do you have a great idea for a workshop? Send your idea to Cheri Vossberg at clvossberg@mccneb.edu today.

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 Nov. 11 and is open for enrollment until Nov. 17.

To learn more visit, www.mccneb.edu/cet/.

To register, view the New Employee Professional Development Registration Process.

New Employee Professional Development Registration Process

Registering for your noncredit CET professional development workshop is now much easier. The completion of a tuition waiver form is no longer required with the new, streamlined process-just an email is necessary. CET noncredit workshops that are supported by this process will be designated with a PDEV course prefix. A tuition waiver form will still be required for MCC credit classroom/online courses and Community Education noncredit workshops. Registration process improvements for these courses will be available in the future. 

The new CET employee professional development workshop registration process is as follows:

1. Send an email to Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu  in CET with a copy to your supervisor. The following information must be included in your email:
a. Your ID #
b. Workshop name/number
c. Employee status (F/T, P/T Regular, P/T Temp, Adjunct)
d. Job title
e. Cost center number to be charged if not a regular employee (00-0-00000)
f. If your dependent is taking one of these classes, you need to include their name, relationship and date of birth in addition to steps A-D.  (Note that not all of the classes will be eligible for dependent participation.)

2. Should an employee not be approved to attend the class by their supervisor, the supervisor must do a 'Reply to All' with formal disapproval of registration

3. A confirmation email will be sent to you when you are registered and, if needed, when you are disenrolled from a class. Your supervisor will also be copied.

4. Deadlines for registration will be three business days before the start date.

5. If you are unable to attend the class or need to cancel, you must send an email to Adam Smith and copy your supervisor immediately. If your absence from the class is due to an illness and you are unable to get to your email, call Adam Smith at 457-2566.  A no show without proper advance notification (no later than one day prior to class) will be expensed to the appropriate cost center.

MCC Welcomes the Following New Employees


Angela Bennett           Academic Affairs Associate               ITC

Employee Updates

New Employees
Angela Bennett           Academic Affairs Associate          ITC       738-4003

Ingrid Armstead         FOC, Bldg. 22
R.J. Frost                   Groundsperson/Garden Attendant
Lucas Houtz               FOC, Bldg. 22                        457-2579
Tammy Reynolds       FOC, Bldg. 22                        457-2437
Lisa Tooker               FOC, Bldg. 22
James Trebbien         FOC, Bldg. 22
Lucas Houtz               FOC, Bldg. 22                        457-2579

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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