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Inside Story for Friday, February 26, 2010

Payroll Calendar

Keep track of upcoming paydays with this pdf calendar: payroll calendar.

News@MCC Hits Students' Inboxes

The News@MCC e-newsletter is designed to keep students informed via student email. News@MCC will be sent out twice monthly on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

To submit stories for News@MCC, forward your items to: David Ho, Arthur Rich or Dave Koebel.

Once stories are approved, they will be sent to Marketing and Public Relations. Stories are due on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

Student email also will continue to be used for official College notification to students of various items.

H1N1 Vaccinations Available

MCC will be a site for public H1N1 vaccination clinics now until March 31. The Visiting Nurses Association in partnership with the Douglas County Health Department will be administering vaccines to the public at the locations and times below. There is no cost for the vaccines. If interested, employees and families are welcome take advantage of the convenient location.

Vaccination clinic location and dates/times:

SOC, Connector Building, Commons Area:
Tuesdays, Noon-4 p.m.
Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.

FOC, Bldg. 10, Commons Area:
Mondays, Noon-4 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.

EVC, Commons Area (by main entrance):
Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Master Plan Consultant to Present at Staff Development Day

A special presentation will be made to all faculty by JJR Associates on Instructional Staff Development Day, March 8, 11-11:30 a.m. at the South Omaha Campus, ITC 119.

MCC has retained JJR as a consulting group to assist master planning efforts. In their campus master planning overview, JJR representatives will provide important information on the activities and processes related to updating the College's Facilities Master Plan.

JJR will also facilitate two campus master planning input sessions. Faculty will have the opportunity to share their ideas regarding Metro's Campus Master Plan for the next ten years.

The input sessions will be in ITC 120C from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. For more information on the project, visit www.mccneb.edu/masterplan. To register for the sessions, refer to the IFEX web site: www.mccneb.edu/ifex/March8instructional_staff_development_001.htm.

Save Your Sunday Coupons

Hate to clip coupons? Do you throw them out when the Sunday paper comes to the house? We have a better solution!

The TRIO and Single Parent Program is going green and assisting students by collecting unwanted full or partial coupon inserts from Sunday papers. Put coupon inserts into a campus mail envelope each week and forward them to the TRIO office in Bldg. 5 at the FOC.  Our plan is to create coupon packets to distribute to parents during workshops and events. We recycle, and students save.

Employee Professional Development

This Week's Hot Topic - Register Today!
Our Online Interpersonal and Leadership courses are presented in partnership with Development Dimensions International (DDI)® and are certified for excellence in quality, usability and instructional design by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

These noncredit online courses typically take two hours or less to complete and may be accessible for up to 12 months from registration date.  Features include selection of tailored administrative/healthcare/manufacturing learning paths, optional audio/video learning tools and testing to validate course sections.

Taking Charge of Your Development
Retaining high-caliber employees is a pressing problem facing businesses today. Surprisingly, lack of professional growth often beats compensation as a reason why employees are leaving. This course enables employees to initiate, create and execute their own development plans with their leader. Having employees who continuously learn and improve skills enables your company to quickly adapt to and capitalize on opportunities.

BSAD -740N-WD01 (Jan.) BSAD -740N-WD02 (Feb.)
BSAD -740N-WD03 (March) BSAD -740N-WD04 (April)
BSAD -740N-WD05 (May) BSAD -740N-WD06 (June)

For a specific list of DDI topics available, visit http://www.mccneb.edu/cet/interpersonalleadership.asp

To register, email Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu.

Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED

MCC staff members who trained and received their certificate for the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED in 2007-2008 need to renew their certificates, as they expire this year. Through April, Heartsaver classes will be the last Friday of each month with Gina Wood, Certified AHA Instructor. All classes are 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., South Omaha Campus, Mahoney Bldg, Room 521.


·         March 26 - Enrollment deadline March 19

·         April 30 - Enrollment deadline April 23

Courses may be canceled a week prior to their scheduled date if enrollment minimums are not met.

To register for Employee Professional Development workshops, email Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu.

Weekly Green Tip

Keep lids on pans as you cook. Cooking without them can require three times as much energy as cooking with them on. Look for pans with glass lids if you like to keep an eye on what you are preparing.

HR Updates

New Employees

Joellen Zuk               Culinary Arts/Hospitality Instructor

                                FOC 22                    457-2556


Shanda Clark           Projects Coordinator for the VP of Campuses and Student Affairs

                               FOC 30 Room 214     457-2334          

Rae Lynn Frogge       Financial Aid Specialist

                               SOC-CON                  738-4641

Arlene Jordan           Dean of South Omaha Campus

                              SOC-CON                  738-4600

Ruth Schindler          Administrative Assistant, Gateway to College Program

                               FOC  30                    457-2325

Maria Vazquez          Dean of Students                               

                               FOC 30 Room 208      457-2430

Separations            Last Day

Lucas Houtz              Feb. 23, 2010

MCC Welcomes the Following New Employees

Joellen Zuk

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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