Volume 1 Issue 1
Pulitzer Prize Winner Doug Wright to be Honored at 2008 Theatre
The Great Plains Theatre Conference is pleased to announce they will honor
Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright at the third
annual Conference at Metropolitan Community College, May 24-31, 2008. Wright
has been named by the Conference as the recipient of the 2008 Great Plains
MCC Works with Bellevue Senior Coalition on Senior Issues
MCC has operated a center in Bellevue for two years, and as part of the
involvement in the community, staff from the Bellevue location has
participated in the Bellevue Senior Coalition.
Breakfast for Success Proves a Good Start for CET
Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and
MCC´s Corporate Education & Training (CET) Division would definitely
agree. Since the division´s inception in 2007, CET has hosted two
Breakfast for Success events, starting area business people´s days (and
work life) off on the right foot.
Charlie: A Hands-On Approach to Math
Meet Charlie. He´s four inches tall. He has two wheels. And at just
two pounds, he definitely isn´t the quintessential teaching assistant.
But Charlie is bigger than his size implies, and MCC math instructor Mel Mays
is sure to share Charlie´s talents with his Beginning Algebra
Today´s Homework: Give a Voice to the Homeless
Twenty-two profiles of Care Corps clients. Twenty-two separate profiles of
homeless people. Twenty-two students whose eyes were opened to a need and a
cause in Fremont. A cause that affects more than Fremont. Omaha. Nebraska.
The United States. The community.
Restore Omaha to Focus on Historic Preservation This Spring
Back for a third year to educate about the restoration and preservation of
older homes, properties and neighborhoods, the Restore Omaha Conference took
place on MCC´s South Omaha Campus Feb. 29–March 2 this year.
Training to Transport, Truck Driving Simulator Aids CDL Students
The diesel truck rumbles into motion and begins to approach an intersection.
The driver checks his mirrors, turns and starts heading south. From his left
mirror, he sees his brakes smoking. He adjusts for this but then his engine
fails. And the light rain turns into a full-on thunderstorm. Suddenly, a green
sedan weaves into his lane, heading straight for him. What does he do?
Training future commercial truck drivers to prepare for these hazards is just
why MCC´s CDL Program began using a driving simulator in February 2006.
The machine may appear like a large, state-of-the-art video game, but CDL
instructors Rick Sandvig and Midhat Terzic are quick to clarify that this is
not a $120,000 toy.
New Student Group Provides Student Perspective and Involvement
MCC students can choose from nearly 20 student organizations and clubs, but
this year a new group was created to showcase the student perspective at the
College. The Student Ambassadors is a group of current students that serve as
positive representatives of the College and actively assist the
College´s recruitment team. Currently, there are 13 active Student
Single Parent Homemaker Services Program Gains Visibility
For more than 20 years, MCC has offered services directly for single
parents, single pregnant women and displaced homemakers. Single Parent
Homemakers Services (SPHS) is a program offered to low-income and first
generation MCC students to assist in learning, self-sufficiency and personal
and career development. Single parents with full or joint custody of minor
children, single pregnant women and homemakers with diminished marketable
skills who need to return to the workforce due to divorce or the death
or disability of a spouse are eligible for this program.
Did You Know
There are 11.6 million students enrolled in community colleges nationwide,
which is more than the entire population of Greece.
Students Participate in Forum on Credit Card and Debt Issues
This winter, 138 MCC students attended three Brown Bag Forums on avoiding
the pitfalls of credit card debt. The forums were held at the College´s
three main campuses and were sponsored by Kappa Beta Delta business honor
Faculty Profile: John Berger
Electrical Technology Instructor
Dates to Learn
Important dates for Spring quarter 2008.