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Community Connection - Fall 2008
Community Connection

Volume 1 Issue 3

Seventeen Years of Honoring Native Culture

September 20, thousands of people will gather at the 17th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow. Artists, dancers, historians, children, adults, vendors, teachers and students will gather for one cause–to honor Nebraska´s four Native American tribes: Northern Ponca, Omaha Santee, Sioux and Winnebago.
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MCC Partners with Chamber, Mutual, Blue Cross to Train North Omaha Residents

Reinvesting in an area isn´t only about soliciting financial resources or constructing new buildings; investing in human capital is as vital to a community´s success. And the North Omaha Development Project (NODP) is doing just that. The implementation of the North Omaha Customer Service Training Program plans to alleviate workforce shortages while providing sustainable income to unemployed and underemployed residents of North Omaha.
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Making Learning a Lifelong Opportunity

Metropolitan Community College´s mission is to provide quality learning experiences for a diverse community of lifelong learners, and MCC´s Community Education Department is devoted to making programs reach learners of all ages. Part of this is coordinating the College´s Lifelong Learning offerings.
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Fall into a Successful School Year

New academic years know no bounds; learners of every age and level are gearing up for a new year of knowledge, relationships and yes, homework. Each year of education presents its own challenges and triumphs, from navigating the world of insects in a College 4 Kids class to a dual enrollment English course to the final math class before graduation.
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Legal Studies Program Expands This Fall

Preparing for a career in the legal community just got easier at Metropolitan Community College. Beginning this fall, MCC´s Associate Degree in Legal Studies will offer options in pre-law, legal administrative assistant and legal assistant to meet the needs of MCC´s students´ diverse interests in the legal community.
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In a Nutshell

MCC´s Service Learning class was awarded $6,000 from the Omaha Community Foundation to apply to repairing and adapting homes for senior citizens in need.
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MCC Students Rank in Top 50 in Global Google Challenge

A team of three Metropolitan Community College students placed in the top 50 teams representing the Americas in the international 2008 Google Online Marketing Challenge. More than 20,000 students and 1,600 teams from 47 countries and six continents competed using Google AdWords to create, execute and evaluate online marketing campaigns for local small businesses (fewer than 100 employees).
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Metropolitan Community College Foundation

Since 1977 the Metropolitan Community College Foundation has helped students, faculty and staff achieve their goals through educational programs, scholarships and facilities support. By connecting MCC with community supporters, the Foundation advances the College´s mission and values and helps build the community it serves.
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Smart Gardening for Fall Vegetables

Just because the weather is cooling down and leaves will soon be turning doesn´t mean it´s necessary to abandon the garden. With autumn in the air, consider planting fall vegetables in the garden or in containers for fresh, home-grown treats through the fall.
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Did You Know

MCC has the most diverse student body of Nebraska community colleges with a total minority student population of more than 21 percent.
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Career Centers Offer New, Free Workshop Series

As the Career Centers reestablish a strong role at the College, providing continued outreach to students and community members includes maintaining visibility. During the 2008–2009 academic year, the MCC Career Centers will be holding exciting new workshop options for students and community members at a variety of locations.
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Faculty Profile: Kym Snelling

English Instructor.
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Dates to Learn

Important dates for Fall quarter 2008.
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