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Inside Story for Friday, May 23, 2008

Network Maintenance Schedule for June 1

IT Services will conduct maintenance and upgrade activities to network servers starting at noon on Sunday, June 1, 2008. Services are expected to be restored by 6:00 p.m. Sunday. This activity is part of the ITS quarter break preventative maintenance and upgrade plan. Short-term interruptions of the following network services will occur: access to email and voicemail servers (not to include Student Email), access to data storage and print servers and access to MCC web servers.

If you have any difficulties accessing the network Monday morning, June 2, 2008, try rebooting your computer. If that doesn't clear the problem, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.

Give Life, Become a VIP

Music fans won't have to wait in line for a chance at a back-stage pass to The Vans Warped Tour this summer if they're willing to help save lives and give blood to the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross and Music Saves Lives are partnering to help increase blood donations this spring and summer by offering presenting blood donors at participating blood drives a free VIP backstage pass to The Vans Warped Tour. The first blood drive in the Omaha metro will be on Saturday, May 31 at the Mall of the Bluffs and will feature a free concert by Tim Wildsmith, Skypiper, Flight Metaphor and Akita-Ken, sponsored by Lifenine Productions and Wake N Skate Boardhouse, and meet and greet with national recording artist Motion City Soundtrack.

Collecting blood during the summer months is often more difficult than during other times of the year. Colleges, universities and high schools, where up to 20 percent of the Red Cross' blood donations come from, are not in session. By partnering with Music Saves Lives, the American Red Cross is providing these important blood donors a unique opportunity to help save lives by donating blood again during the spring and summer months and get VIP back-stage access to their favorite Vans Warped Tour bands.

Every presenting blood donor at participating blood drives will receive a VIP backstage pass to The Vans Warped Tour (note: a concert ticket will still need to be purchased). Donors need to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health to donate. Eligible donors can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or go online to givebloodgivelife.org for more information and to make a blood donation appointment.

New Faces


Kelly Carpenter
Marketing Assistant
Corporate Education & Training
Fort Omaha Campus

Kelly Carpenter has a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing Management from Bellevue University, as well as an Associate Degree in Graphic Design from MCC. She is also a member of the American Marketing Association and recently served as chairperson of the 2008 Pinnacle Awards. While attending Bellevue University, Carpenter was part of the team that took first place in the Brand Morocco National Case Study Competition and traveled to Morocco to present their winning integrated marketing campaign to the government. She is married and owns two Jack Russell puppies, Oliver and Emma. In her spare time, Kelly and her husband train their dogs to play in a team sport called Flyball and enjoy spending time with their families. 


Matthew Kowalewski
Public Safety Officer
Fort Omaha Campus

Matthew Kowalewski earned his Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He enjoys a good cup of coffee, movies and jazz music ranging from rag time to fusion. Kowalski loves all types of cookies and burns off the sugar by jogging - a vicious cycle! He married his high school sweetheart less than two weeks ago.

Summer Hours Program Reminder

Summer hours for designated personnel will begin the week of June 2and will extend through the week of August 18. During this period, the College will be open on Friday afternoons.  Office and department unit coverage is essential - phones need to be answered and walk-in traffic served. However, the manner in which this coverage is provided will be up to each office/department. Employees are asked to cooperate with one another to provide Friday afternoon coverage, and to partner as needed with other departments to assist in providing regular services.

Many employees will alternate Friday afternoon coverage and work four 9-hour days (Monday-Thursday) and one 4-hour day (Friday). For those who work this schedule, please remember that for the week of June 30 - July 4, which includes the Independence Day holiday, 8-hour shifts can be worked Monday-Thursday. Full-time regular employees will be paid 8 hours of holiday for the Independence Day holiday (Friday, July 4) resulting in a 40-hour holiday week. Note:  Part-time regular employees will receive pro-rated holiday pay in accordance with their normal work schedule.

If you have any questions about the summer hours program, please contact Maureen Moeglin (mmoeglin@mccneb.edu or 457-2236).

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