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Inside Story for Wednesday, December 24, 2008


The College will be closed for holiday recess from Dec. 25, 2008 through Jan. 1, 2009. Happy holidays and best wishes for a wonderful 2009!

The next issue of the Inside Story will be Jan. 9, 2009.

Student Services Gives Back at Holiday Potluck

 FOC potluck
Lavette Robinson, Dan Bartek and Val Smith watch as Herman Pearson opens a gift for his “inner child” for Toys for Tots.

Fort Omaha Student Services celebrated the season with a holiday potluck and donated gifts to the Marines’ Toys for Tots program on Dec. 16. Staff members exchanged names and each person bought a gift for the other’s “inner child.” Each person unwrapped the gift they received and then put the gift in the donation box. Great laughter and good food was shared by all.

Voicemail During Holiday Recess

As the holiday break approaches, it’s time to set your voicemail to provide an alternate greeting for callers.

As an example: “You have reached the desk of Jane Smith at Metropolitan Community College; the College is closed for the holiday break. I will return on January 2, 2009, so please leave a message after the tone.”


“You have reached the desk of Jane Smith at Metropolitan Community College. The College is closed for holiday break beginning December 25 through January 1. I will be out of my office starting December 22 and will return on January 5. If you would like to leave a message, please do so after the tone.”

The procedure to record an alternate greeting when you are going to be out of the office for any length of time (i.e. vacation) is:

• Access your voice mailbox.
• Press 4 for setup options
• Press 1 for greetings /call transfer
• Press 1 for greetings
• You will hear: “Your current greeting is the standard greeting... “
• The system plays your recorded greeting. You must listen to this entire greeting before pressing any keys.
• Press 2 for alternate greeting.
• The system will play: “Your current greeting is the alternate greeting” and will play what you have recorded (if anything).
• If you are satisfied with this greeting, press * to exit. Otherwise, follow the prompts to re-record.
• This automatically activates your alternate greeting.

You can contact the Help Desk at ext. 2900 for assistance.

Remember when you return from holiday break, to change back to your standard greeting.

The procedure to return to your standard greeting is:

• Access your voice mailbox.
• Press 4 for setup options.
• Press 1 for greetings /call transfer.
• Press 1 for greetings.
• Press 2 to turn off your alternate greeting.
• Press * to exit.

MCC Job Openings

For information about the College’s open positions and how to apply, visit www.mccneb.edu/hr or call the jobline at (402) 738-4050. Applications are also online at www.mccnebjobs.com.

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