IRS Changes Affecting Your PayFlex Card
The IRS has issued additional rules specifying where PayFlex Cards can be used beginning July 1, 2009. Review the PayFlex document and learn how these changes may affect you.
MCC College-Wide Auction
The MCC College-wide auction will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, at MCC's Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 25. If you have items to donate, fill out the Transfer of Equipment form and send the completed form to Central Stores no later than Friday, July 17. MCC will then schedule a time to pick up your donated items. The auction proceeds go to the College general funds. If you have any questions, contact Bob Barnes at 457-2777 or Central Stores at 457-2300.
MCC Friends and Family Golf Scramble
MCC is hosting a friends and family golf scramble at The Knolls Golf Course on Friday, June 26. Check-in for the tournament is at noon and the shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. To register, complete the registration form and send it to Linda Hoagland, FOC, Bldg. 30. If you have any questions, call Rick Sandvig at 763-5813.
Alumni Association Membership
Sign up to join the Alumni Association today! In order to take advantage of the Charter Member status with additional benefits, payments must be received by May 30, 2009. Thank you for your support!
Mail checks to:
Metropolitan Community College Foundation
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103
You can join online and make your payment through PayPal at www.mccneb.edu/foundation/alumni.asp.
Thank You from Carol A. White
"Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers during my sister's recent illness and passing. Your heartfelt, reassuring care and concern have been a source of strength and comfort during this difficult time. Your emails, cards and gifts not only serve as a remembrance and celebration of the times spent with my sister, but also serve as a reminder of the incredible people I work with here at MCC. Many thanks for your expressions of condolence."
- Carol A. White, Library Services/Records Management specialist
Professional development training is available to MCC staff through Corporate Education & Training (CET). CET is now offering workshops to address the areas ranked as the highest training priority by MCC employees. View the latest workshops online via CET's new MCC Professional Development link on the CET homepage at www.mccneb.edu/cet/.
Fast DefenseTM Workshop
09/JU BSAD 028N WI06 June 9, 6-9:30 p.m. SOC, ITC, Room 11
Only seven seats remain, so register early! Call Adam Smith at 457-2566.
Cancellations for this workshop must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Those registered but not in attendance will be personally responsible for paying the $65 course fee. For more information on Fast Defense, visit www.signal88security.com/docs/FAST%20Defense%20Brochure.pdf.
Fast DefenseTM Workshop Testimonials
"Last night's class was exhilarating and empowering," reported Shanda Clark in response to the May 6 Fast Defense Workshop.
Cheri Vossberg said, "We learned so much about how to avoid becoming a 'victim' by sharpening our awareness and avoidance skills."
Albertha Schmid said, "I attended the Fast Defense workshop last month and would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to learn how to better protect themselves."
Tai Chi for Well-Being - Enjoy gentle Tai Chi movements that improve balance, reduce stress and enhance flexibility. Discover how good you can feel in this class designed for all fitness levels. Angie Walker, certified Tai Chi instructor, invites you to experience the increased sense of well-being that Tai Chi provides.
NEW! 09/JU WELL 283N WI06 T/TH, June 9-July 16, 1-2 p.m. FOC, Bldg. 7, Room 109
09/JU WELL 283N WI07 Wed, July 8-Aug. 12, Noon-12:45 p.m. SOC, Connector Bldg., Room 250
Lunchtime Yoga - Energize your body, calm your mind and free your spirit with the ancient practice of yoga. Suitable for all fitness levels, this class will be led by Angie Walker, certified yoga instructor with more than 12 years teaching experience. All are welcome to enjoy the many benefits of mind-body exercise!
09/JU WELL 034N WI07 TH, July 9-Aug. 13, Noon-12:45 p.m., SOC, Connector Bldg., Room 250
Heart Saver First Aid CPR/AED - This Heart Saver First Aid course teaches rescuers to effectively identify and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes of injury or illness until emergency medical service personnel arrive. The course provides basic training solutions for First Aid, Adult CPR and AED actions.
09/JU BSAD 750N WI06 FR, June 12, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., SOC-ITC, Room 104
LEADERSHIP AND COACHING SKILLS
Coaching for Success (half-day workshop) - Helps leaders:
· Prepare staff to handle challenging situations and tasks with immediate success
· Expand the capabilities of work groups to give MCC a competitive edge
· Delegate with confidence in the work group's ability to assume new responsibilities
· Spend less time reacting to problems because of preparing the work group for success
Tuesday, June 16, 1-5 p.m., FOC (Bldg. and room to be announced)
One more participant needed for each of the sessions below to meet the minimum number of five participants. To register, request customized training or have your name added to the contact list for future training sessions, email Adam Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communicating and Listening (half-day workshop) - Associates learn to:
· Send and receive clear, accurate messages
· Actively listen to and understand what others say
· Manage internal and external distractions that interfere with communication
· Manage the nonverbal messages that they send and receive
· Match the appropriate method of communication to their messages
CREATING A CUSTOMER-FOCUSED WORKFORCE
Service Plus (full-day or two half-day workshops) - Creates service providers who:
· Think and act consistently to please students by putting them at the heart of MCC
· Create unprecedented levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty
· Ensure repeat business from established students, increase word-of-mouth referrals for MCC and inspire loyalty in new students
The Leadership, Communication and Customer-Focused workshops will be led by Jim May who has conducted training and facilitation in areas such as employee selection and retention, leadership skills, managing change, project management and Total Quality Management. He is a graduate of the Program for Management Development from the Harvard Business School.
Tuition waiver/remission is available for full-time employees/faculty and part-time regulars using the Employee Tuition Waiver Form. Part-time temp employees and adjunct faculty who want to register should contact their dean's office to arrange for the cost center to be billed the fee before registering. Deans should send cost center billing information to Adam Smith in FOC, Bldg. 5 or by email to email@example.com so the adjunct faculty and part-time temp employees will not be billed personally. Reference the Employee and Dependent Tuition Waiver Procedures Memorandum for more information.
Kristin Engel Nursing instructor FOC, Bldg. 10 457-2664
Andrea Padilla Sarpy Center 537-3836
Melissa Gray SOC, Connector Bldg. 738-4616
Jamie Bridgham FOC, Bldg. 8 457-2763
Separations Last Day
Liliana Cox 5/22
Alice Cullen 5/29
Sally Oswalt 5/29
Gary Smith 5/20
Bernie Sojka 5/29
Freddie Travis 5/26
MCC Job Openings
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