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Inside Story for Friday, August 07, 2009

Marco Bravo Is Published in The Bilingual Review

The Bilingual Review, a literary journal that comes from the Hispanic Research Center at Arizona State University, will publish two poems written by Marco Bravo, MCC adjunct Spanish faculty. Latino Enough to Be Your Man and My Bruised Tomato are Bravo's first official published works.

Bravo will teach Chicano Literature during the fall quarter at the South Omaha Campus. The class involves reading essays, poetry, short stories and a novel, as well as seeing a play and feature film with Chicano influence. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros will be one of the featured works. 

Bravo will present during Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month on Chicano Literature: Assimilation at a Latino Pace on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 3-4 p.m., Sarpy Center, Room 138. The presentation is free and open to the public.

New Library List of Books/DVDs

Click here to view the newest list of books and DVDs available at the MCC libraries.

Second Sunday Talk: Mildred Brown

The Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) invites you to become more acquainted with one of our North Omaha neighbors, the late Mildred Brown. Founder of The Omaha Star, her illustrious life and accomplishments will be discussed at MCC's Second Sunday Talk on Sunday, Aug. 9. Her story will be presented at the Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 7, at 2 p.m.

The speaker will be Amy Forss who has served as MCC faculty in the History Department at the Elkhorn Valley Campus for the past nine years. Forss will receive her doctorate degree in African American Studies in December from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her dissertation is on Mildred Brown.

Second Sunday Talks are scheduled through December at the General Crook House Museum and are free with admission/donation to tour the General Crook House and exhibits: $5 adults ($6 during 19th Century holidays), $4 students and $3 ages six-11. Second Sunday Talks are free for DCHS members.

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 MCC Professional Development link on the CET homepage at www.mccneb.edu/cet/.

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

09/SE BSAD 050N WI09      Friday, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2  1-5 p.m., FOC, Bldg. 10, Room 124

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 Aug. 19, 2009. To learn more visit us at www.mccneb.edu/cet/. To register, email Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu.

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

Jason Wohlers
Public Safety Officer
Fort Omaha Campus

Jason Wohlers is a certified law enforcement officer and graduated from the Nebraska Law Enforcement Academy in April 2005. He attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney and University of Nebraska-Omaha from 1992-1997 where he studied Business Administration. He has more than five years of law enforcement experience, eight years of banking experience and four years of supervision experience. Wohlers enjoys golfing with a six handicap. He had a hole-in-one on a 212-yard par-three hole. He has been married for five years and has two daughters. 

John Click
Public Safety Officer
South Omaha Campus

John Click served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the SWAT for three years. He also served as a firefighter/EMT for 15 years for structural and aircraft fire rescue, including the NASA space shuttle and Air Force One. Click holds three diplomas and a doctorate in Religion. He is a licensed pastor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  instructor and serves as a vocational pastor in Council Bluffs. Click also volunteers at the Open Door Mission. He is married with five children and has nine grandchildren. Click's hobbies include shooting and hunting, weight lifting and barbeque. He enjoys preaching, spending time with his family and friends and visiting with the residents at local nursing homes.

HR News

New Employees
John McKinstra     Student Services Advisor     EVC     289-1301
Jennifer Rose       Science Lab Assistant          MAH     738-4687

Teresa Champion      MAH      738-4648
Jean Phelan              MAH      738-4785
Traci Warren            MAH       738-4622

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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