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Inside Story for Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day On Not a Day Off

Give your day off back to the community! Volunteer to participate in MCC's Martin Luther King Jr. day of service onMartin Luther Kin Jr.: A Day On not a Day Off Jan. 16. MCC students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to give 2-4 hours at community organizations throughout greater Omaha. To sign up, contact Queen Tucker (402-457-2813 or ertucker@mccneb.edu) or Jennie Tullos (402-457-2637 or jtullos2@mccneb.edu) by Jan. 11. The first 100 volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt!

More than 30 organizations need help with a variety of projects from painting walls, to working with the elderly, to serving food or playing games and reading with children. Some of the agencies that have agreed to accept volunteers are: HELP Adult Services, Habitat for Humanity Omaha, Open Door Mission, Siena/Francis House, OneWorld Community Health Center and MCC's Books by the Busload book sorting.

Students needing to meet Service-Learning requirements for Human Relations and other courses may participate in this event to receive credit for their time of service. The Pass to Class bus pass can be used for transportation to the various sites. There will be sites available in Omaha, Sarpy County, Blair, Elkhorn Valley and Fremont.

To donate a portion of your time on Monday, Jan. 16, or if you have any questions contact Queen Tucker (402)457-2813 ertucker@mccneb.edu or Jennie Tullos (402)457-2637 jtullos2@mccneb.edu in the Service-Learning office FOC Building 14 South.

A Day On Not a Day Off is organized by MCC's Service-Learning office and is part of a national day of service. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day website, www.mlkday.gov, encourages people to volunteer in the community to live King's teachings of "nonviolence and service to one another, problems such as hunger and homelessness, prejudice and discrimination can be overcome" and lists ways to volunteer in your community.

Emergency Procedures Handbook

Do you ever wonder what you should do during an emergency? What if there is a fire, an injury or a severe weather event...do you know what to do? Look for the answers inEmergency Procedures Handbook MCC's Emergency Procedures Handbook, newly revised and being distributed to all MCC locations Jan. 3-6. Please refer to the picture of the handbook and note that it is red in color. Past revisions that are different in color or dated before 2012 should be recycled. The contents of the handbook should be reviewed by all MCC employees.

Read the Emergency Procedures Handbook online.

For more information, contact Jerome Patten, coordinator of workplace safety and health, at 402-457-2508.

Chili Thursdays

Celebrate the new year with a hot bowl of chili and cornbread to support MCC's Tri-Omega Culinary Club and Service-Learning department. One bowl of chili and cornbread is $5 and will be served between 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the locations listed below. (Vegetarian option available.) For additional information call Penny Boykins, MCC's service learning coordinator, at 402-457-2608.

Jan. 12
Sarpy Center

Jan. 19
South Omaha Campus
Connector Building

Jan. 26
Fort Omaha Campus
Building 10

Feb. 2
Elkhorn Valley Campus

Self-service printing of your W-2 forms

W-2 forms for all active faculty and staff (including student workers and work studys) can be viewed and printed through WebAdvisor. This will allow you to print and reprintyour W-2 forms at your own convenience. This is a secure way to deliver the forms, and should remove the on-going problems we've experienced with addresses, print and mail prep, and postal mishandling.  This also removes the potential for delays in delivery due to changes with the U.S. Postal Service.

You will need to log in to WebAdvisor and OPT IN to give your consent for the electronic delivery of your W-2. You are strongly encouraged to OPT IN now, but no later than Jan. 15, 2012 in order to insure the timely delivery of your W-2.  Anyone needing help with their WebAdvisor login should contact the Help Desk at ext. 2900.

After logging in to WebAdvisor, go to the Employees section, similar to how you'd get your Pay Advice. Select the option "W-2 Electronic Consent", then make sure that the button next to the first option, OPT IN is filled in. Then click on the SUBMIT button.  Here is what it will look like:


If you have any questions contact Payroll or Gary Kucera, financial management accountant grants/payroll, at ext. 2277.

3,313 students qualify for MCC's Fall quarter Dean's List

Congratulations to the more than 3,300 students who made the Fall quarter Dean's List!

Training & Development January Offerings

MCC Foundation Inspiring Innovation Mini-Grant Workshops
TRDV 139N 01 (synonym-180572), Thursday, Jan. 19, 6-8:30 p.m., SOC, Connector Building, Room 249
TRDV 139N 02 (synonym-180573), Friday, Jan. 20, 9:30-Noon, FOC, Building 1, Room 102   
TRDV 139N 03 (synonym-180574), Saturday, Jan. 21, 9:30-Noon, SRP, Room 129

Do you have an idea for a new project to impact MCC student success? Do you want to learn how to get your project funded through a winning grant proposal? Hands-on workshops are offered to prepare you to build a competitive proposal for MCCF Inspiring Innovation Mini-Grant funding. MCCF seeks innovative projects with mission-driven, student-focused outcomes related to 1) instruction and learning or 2) services and supports. Grants will range from $500-$3,000. MCC Development Office staff will walk you through the development of quality responses to key mini-grant components, providing tips for winning proposals. We will also offer comfortable opportunities for brainstorming and addressing participant concerns/questions. Upon workshop completion, the MCC Development Office will provide you with the MCCF Inspiring Innovation Mini-Grant application and ongoing support in Mini-Grant proposal development. 

Excel 2010 Tips and Tricks in Utilizing Multiple Sheet Tabs for Data
TRDV 142N 01 (synonym-180748), Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1:30-4:30 p.m., EVC, Room 131

You will learn how to use Sheet Tabs more effectively.  You will learn to link Sheets together including data with formulas to pull data from one sheet to another.  Most importantly, you will learn the advantages of using Summary Sheets for your Excel spreadsheets. Class geared towards those who have completed MS Office 2010 Upgrade training

Using SharePoint 2010
TRDV 121N 02 (synonym 180379), Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., FOC, Building 8, Room 210

Learn to use SharePoint 2010 in this introduction to the latest version of SharePoint. You will become familiar with the SharePoint interface; how to create and delete alerts; upload and download documents and other files; and learn to use calendars in SharePoint. 

  • Getting familiar with the SharePoint interface
  • Site actions
  • Site hierarchy (breadcrumbs)
  • Right side navigation
  • Viewing site content
  • Create and delete alerts
  • Upload and download documents
  • Use calendars
  • List of most utilized SharePoint sites at MCC
  • Options for additional SharePoint training

SharePoint-Working with Lists
TRDV 124N 01 (synonym 180375), Wednesday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., FOC, Building 8, Room 210
TRDV 124N 02 (synonym 180388), Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., FOC, Building 8, Room 210

Almost every SharePoint site includes at least one list. We will explore various types of lists including contacts, links and task lists. We will create, modify and delete various types of lists and all the items associated with them. 

  • Creating lists
  • Announcements
  • Links
  • Calendar
  • Contents
  • Tasks
  • Discussion boards
  • Adding, editing and deleting list items
  • Organizing items with folders
  • Working with list columns
  • Using list and column validation rules
  • Sorting and filtering lists

SharePoint-Building a Site
TRDV 136N 01 (synonym 180422), Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2-5 p.m., FOC, Building 8, Room 210

We will cover building a SharePoint site as well as adding sub-sites and pages. You will also learn how to customize the pages by adding web parts to a SharePoint site as well as modifying and deleting web parts.


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. Enroll through WebAdvisor, by calling ext. 8518 or by calling 402-457-5231. All workshops are noncredit, Term 12/JA. Contact Marilyn Cotten, coordinator of training and development, at 402-457-2507 with questions.

Instructor's pastel drawings on display at Governor's Residence

Pastel drawings by MCC adjunct instructor, Kristin Pluhacek, are on display in the lower level of the meeting room of the Governor's Residence in Lincoln, Neb. through Friday, Jan. 20. 

Nebraska Governor's Residence
1425 "H" St.
Lincoln, NE 68508

 Guided tours are conducted on Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

Green tip

Refill your water bottle. If just two out of three sports fans refilled a water bottle rather than buying a new one, it would save about as many plastic bottles as there are people in the United States.-The Green Book

Metro reads! Food Rules

"Avoid food products that contain more than five ingredients." p.15

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