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Inside Story for Friday, June 05, 2009

Fremont Area Center Relocated for Summer Quarter

The Fremont Area Center support staff and Workforce Development offices relocated for the Summer quarter for installation of electrical and mechanical infrastructures at the center. MCC employees are utilizing office space at Midland Lutheran College until they return to the renovated building in mid-August for the start of Fall quarter.

IRS Changes Affecting PayFlex Cards

The IRS has issued additional rules specifying where PayFlex cards can be used beginning July 1, 2009. Review the PayFlex document and learn how this may affect you.

MCC Collegewide Auction

The MCC Collegewide auction will take place Saturday, Aug. 1, at MCC's Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 25. If you have items, 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 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.

New Contact for Registration

Note that Alice Cullen, MCC Central Registration supervisor, is no longer with the College. If you need immediate assistance, contact Terri Wilson at x8501 or Carly Olson at x8514.

Discount Tickets for Omaha Performing Arts Productions

Omaha Performing Arts has announced and posted new productions for 2009-2010 on www.eventusher.com. Some of the performances include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Shaolin Warriors, Little House on the Prairie, An Evening with Garrison Keillor and The Color Purple. Many of these productions are at a discounted price and are available for immediate purchase.

To use this service, you must be an MCC employee or a currently enrolled student and have an active MCC network account. With this service, you may order tickets for family and friends as well. Prior to ticket purchases, note:

• You will need your MCC network account information to log on to receive a password to the ticket purchase center.
• All tickets must be purchased online.
• MCC is not responsible for ticket sales or collection of payment.
• All sales are final and no refunds or exchanges are allowed.
• You will receive your tickets at the billing address you provide no later than three weeks prior to the performance selected.
• A confirmation email will appear shortly after you place an order indicating the order has been accepted.
• Ticket location is determined on a first-come, first-served basis by best available seating in the price range you have selected.

Visit  www.eventusher.com for more information. The site is password protected, and the password can be found on MCC's web site at http://www.mccneb.edu/opa/. Contact Albertha Schmid at 457-2203 or acschmid@mccneb.edu with questions.

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.

CET Corner

Professional Development
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/.

SAFETY
Fast DefenseTM Workshop
09/JU BSAD 028N WI06      June 9, 6-9:30 p.m.     SOC, ITC, Room 119

Two additional participants are needed to hold the FAST Defense class on Tuesday, June 9. Register today by calling 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.

WELLNESS
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 Building, 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)

To register, request customized training or have your name added to the contact list for future training sessions, email Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu.

COMMUNICATION
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 asmith102@mccneb.edu 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.

New Faces

Melissa Gray
Veteran Services/Financial Aid Clerk
South Omaha Campus

 

Melissa Gray graduated with her Associate of Science Degree from North Central Texas College and received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Texas Woman's University. Gray worked for the Texas Veterans Commission for the past four years, counseling veterans on benefits and helping them find suitable employment and overcome barriers to employment. She spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a musician and aviation administrator. Gray loves to travel, especially to foreign countries. Her travels include Italy, France, England, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Greece and Crete.

HR News

Name change:
Linda Barr is now Linda Austin

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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