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Inside Story for Friday, June 26, 2009

Enrollment Growth Continues for Summer Quarter

Enrollment continues to climb at MCC. Official enrollment numbers are in for Summer quarter 2009, with a headcount of 10,968 students and credit hours totaling 89,236. Summer quarter 2009 enrollment increased 10.4 percent in credit hours over the 2008 summer quarter. Growth was seen Collegewide in online courses, with a 9.9 percent increase in enrolled seat count and a 13.8 percent increase in credit hours.

MCC Hosts Annual Student Art Show

The MCC Gallery of Art and Design is hosting the annual Student Art Show Juror's Exhibit, Friday, June 19 to Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. Artists Kevin Mullins, Ann Resnick and Watie White served as jurors at MCC's annual Visual Arts Student Exhibit in May. Their votes determined the student art that is now on display at the Student Art Show Juror's Exhibit. MCC Gallery of Art and Design summer hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, noon-3 p.m.

Community Forum: Healthcare for All

MCC will hold the second in a series of community forums entitled Healthcare for All. These community forums provide an opportunity for leaders and policymakers to hear from residents in the community and to engage their ideas as public policy and healthcare reform unfolds.

The community forum is Thursday, July 9, 6:30-8 p.m., South Omaha Campus, Industrial Training Center, Room 119. The event is free and open to the public. 

Featured healthcare leaders at this forum:

Steve Martin
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska 

Dr. Keith J. Mueller
Professor and chair, Department of Health Services Research and Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center

CET Corner

Professional Development
Professional development training is available to MCC staff through Corporate Education & Training (CET). CET is 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/.

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.

09/JU WELL 283N WI07  Wednesday, 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.

9/JU WELL 034N WI07  Thursday, July 9-Aug. 13, noon-12:45 p.m., SOC, Connector Building, Room 250

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  

09/JU BSAD 048N WI06  Tuesday, June 30, 1-5 p.m., FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 237
09/JU BSAD 048N WI07 Friday, July 10, 8 a.m.-noon, FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 124

To register, email Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu.

Creating a Customer-Focused Workforce
Service Plus (full-day or two half-day workshops)
Ceates 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 nd inspire loyalty in new students

09/JU BSAD 050N WI07  Friday, July 31 and Aug. 7, 1-5 p.m., FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 237

CET's noncredit online courses are open to MCC staff as part of Professional Development Training. More than 150 online courses in the areas of business management, information technology, interpersonal skills, leadership and Command Spanish® are available. Register now! A new series of online courses begins on June 17, 2009 and is open for enrollment until June 30, 2009. To learn more visit us at www.mccneb.edu/cet/.

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

Jacob Link
Multimedia Design Specialist
Fort Omaha Campus

Jacob Link graduated from MCC with his Associate's Degree in Electronic Imaging and Graphics Interactive Media. Since 2001, Link has worked at Best Buy as a customer service representative/in-store technician. He also worked at KETV as a graphic artist. Link grew up in Omaha and graduated from Millard North High School in 2003. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking and kayaking. In recent years, Link has taken up the hobby of landscape photography. He is also active in the young adult group at his church.

Daniel Lawse
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
South Omaha Campus

Daniel Lawse received his Master's Degree in Community and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Sustainable and Energy Planning from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his Bachelor's of Theology from Creighton University. Lawse's experience includes being an energy outreach associate for the Neighborhood Center in Omaha, a planning director in Glenwood, Iowa, and a recycling coordinator at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is actively engaged in the Omaha Metro Green Community through the Green Omaha Coalitions Green Neighborhood Council. Lawse is also active in the Nebraska Flatwater Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and Environment Omaha. He is passionate about living an environmentally conscious lifestyle and empowering others to lead a healthy, environmentally balanced and rewarding life. One interesting fun fact about Lawse is that he has a wooden cube puzzle on his desk that provides fun for all ages. He invites anyone to come visit and see if they can solve the challenge!

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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