Team Teddy Bear Launches at MCC
When all hope seems lost, you can make a child feel safe. MCC is teaming up with Clear Channel's Team Teddy Bear to provide local police, fire and rescue workers with teddy bears to hand out to children involved in fires, accidents and other incidents. Superhits 99.9 KGOR is spearheading the drive.
A simple gift of a teddy bear can assist children in handling the trauma of the situation and the long emotional recovery afterward. First responders are looking for new teddy bears, 12 inches or smaller. Bears will be given to the Douglas County Sheriff Department, the Omaha Fire Department and the Lydia House.
Donate your teddy bear gift at any Student Services location.
Procedures Memoranda Debuts New Table of Contents
Having trouble finding what you need in the College's Procedures Memoranda? Can't find what you need to do if called for jury duty? How about questions regarding travel arrangements? The Procedures Memoranda Table of Contents has been redesigned to make it easy for you to find what you need. View it here: www.mccneb.edu/procedures. The new Table of Contents is divided into major categories including:
- Board of Governors
- College Property
- Collegewide Procedures
- Compensation/Benefits Procedures
- Employee Relations and Employee Development
- Employment Procedures
- Information Technology
- Student Procedures
Within each category, you can search for individual Procedures Memoranda by topic. Each Procedures Memorandum (PM) is listed under at least one of the categories, and you can gain access to the most recent individual PM by clicking on the PM number. The search engine has also been enhanced with a larger vocabulary to help you find specific topics within all of the PMs.
For those of you who prefer the old way of searching alphabetically by the title of the Procedures Memorandum, that option is still available to you by clicking on the Alphabetical Procedures Memoranda link near the top of the page.
If you have questions about the Procedures Memoranda in general, contact Katherine Holian at 457-2750.
Einstein's Café Comes to Fort Omaha Campus
Einstein's Café debuts Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 10. Find the menu here.
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri 7:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
New Books/DVDs Available at Libraries
From software manuals to books for pleasure reading to DVDs, MCC's libraries have dozens of new titles. For a listing, click here.
Community Connection Now Online
Fall quarter's Community Connection includes stories on MCC's Project Bridge; the Gateway to College's efforts to work with high school dropouts; the first on-campus garden; solar panel training and college-readiness tips.
Nominations for the Student Affairs Excellence Award Open
Do you work with a colleague in Student Affairs who consistently exemplifies a positive attitude, provides outstanding service, provides leadership, focuses on students, works on a special project and uses creativity and initiative in performing duties? If so, nominate him or her for the Student Affairs Excellence Award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m. The selected employees will be honored at the Student Affairs Day Event on Sept. 24.
Questions? Contact Julie Langholdt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 457-2201.
Training and Development at MCC
Collegewide Development Offerings
S.A.F.E. Defense familiarizes participants with general self-defense training methods. This two-hour workshop is based upon the philosophy that removing the element of opportunity reduces the risk of attack, and that 90% of self-defense is mental preparedness.
S.A.F.E. Defense and other College-Wide Development offerings are listed on the Training & Development website: http://www.mccneb.edu/trdv
New Employee Orientation
Welcome new employees! The Fall program will be held Friday, October 8 for new employees (non-faculty) with start dates in July - September. Eligible employees will receive an invitation from College President, Randy Schmailzl. Prior to the orientation program, please review the new employee orientation web portal at http://resource.mccneb.edu/neo/
This safety class focuses on changing your behavior to protect yourself, and provides knowledge on risk and risk abatement. You will become familiar with general self-defense training methods. S.A.F.E. is an acronym for Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange. The instructors are MCC Public Safety officers (experienced police officers) who are trained and certified to teach this copyrighted program.
Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.
Intended audience-Staff and Faculty (particularly females).
TRDV 009N 01 (synonym-163849) | T Oct. 5 | 10:00 a.m.-noon | SOC-ITC-120
Limited to 25 participants.
Please note: Attending an activity during your scheduled work hours requires supervisor approval. It is your responsibility to obtain approval to attend a Training and Development event.
To enroll, go to http://webadvisor.mccneb.edu/ or call ext. 8518. Workshop is non-credit, term 10/SE.
For further information contact:
Marilyn Cotten, Coordinator, Training & Development
FOC #4, 457-2507, email@example.com
Elkhorn Gallery Exhibit Reflects on BP Oil Spill
Tim Guthrie's Flow, now showing at the Elkhorn Valley Campus Gallery of Art and Design, is a reflection on BP's attempt to control the media coverage of the Deep Horizon disaster. Over the course of spring and summer 2010, British Petroleum attempted to limit the flow of information to the public or downscale the estimates of the oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. While BP's public relations efforts attempted to put a more optimistic spin on the "accident," details continued to surface that showed that the facts behind the front BP presented to the public were consistently and significantly worse than first revealed.
Flow consists of a digital video projection of footage captured from live BP web feeds of the leak, as well as news reports broadcast on both TV and the web. The projection shines through a 16-by-8 foot screen that alters and pixelates the video that can be seen from the other side. This essentially limits the amount of information available to the viewer from one side of the projection screen.
Flow will be at the gallery until Sept. 10; a reception will be Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
About the Artist
Tim Guthrie is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker whose work is in collections throughout the country. He has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries.
Guthrie has been awarded numerous artist residencies, artist fellowships and grants, and his work has also received top awards in exhibitions. He was also awarded Best New Media Artist by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards in 2008 as well as Individual Artist Fellowships (Nebraska Arts Council) in 2008, 2007 and 2006.
MCC celebrates Native American cultures Sept. 18, 1-7:30 p.m., with the annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow. The outdoor celebration honors the traditional dance, music, artistry, storytelling and foods of Nebraska's Native Americans. The event is free and open to the public.
Weekly Green Tip
Use fewer plastic bags. U.S. households dispose of nearly 100 billion plastic bags annually, millions of which end up littering the environment and harming endangered marine animals. By reducing plastic bag consumption by just two bags per week, you will throw away at least 100 fewer bags per year. If tied together handle to handle, these plastic bags would make a rope long enough to wrap around the earth more than 126 times. - The Green Book
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