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Inside Story for Friday, October 02, 2009

Procedures Memoranda

Just a reminder, all Procedures Memoranda are located on the College's web site at  www.mccneb.edu/procedures/default.asp?Theme=3, or they can be found through the Procedures Memoranda link on the left-hand side of the Faculty and Staff Resources page at www.mccneb.edu/facultyandstaff/3resourcecenter.asp. The Procedures Memoranda are the processes, rules and standard operating procedures used by the College for a variety of issues including time off for voting, inclement weather procedures, travel, miscellaneous expenditures and employment issues. 

Procedures Memoranda are updated on a regular basis.  The way you can tell if a memorandum has been updated is by looking at the Table of Contents at www.mccneb.edu/procedures/default.asp?Theme=3 and looking at the Updated column. In some cases, the changes are simply job title changes, but in others, there are more extensive revisions so you may want to make yourself familiar with the recently updated procedures on a regular basis.

If you have any questions about the Procedures Memoranda, contact Katherine Holian at 457-2750.

2009 Annual Security Report and Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Information

Availability of the 2009 Annual Security Report
MCC Public Safety prepares the Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by MCC and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from MCC locations.  The report also includes policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters.  The full text of the report can be found at www.mccneb.edu/publicsafety/asr2009.pdf.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Information
MCC Public Safety encourages all staff and students to review the information regarding rape prevention and awareness at the following web site, www.mccneb.edu/sharp.pdf. This information also contains tips for rape prevention, statistics and existing organizations outside of MCC for rape counseling options. 

MCC Health and Wellness Web Site

Preventing illnesses like seasonal flu and H1N1 from spreading is a top priority at MCC. To learn about helpful health and wellness tips, visit MCC's new Health and Wellness web site www.mccneb.edu/wellness/.

What’s New at MCC Campus Libraries

View a list of new book and DVD additions to MCC libraries.

Weekly Green Tip

Winter is Quickly Approaching - Insulate Your Hot Water Pipes!
Insulate your hot water pipes. Non-insulated hot water pipes are like a coffee cup with hot coffee in the morning turning cold in just an hour. If you have your coffee in an insulated thermos, your coffee will stay warm longer. You can purchase pipe insulation at a hardware store and ask about how to properly install.

Contact Daniel Lawse, Coordinator of Sustainable Practices, at 738-4564 or djlawse@mccneb.edu for more information.

Flu Vaccination Drives at MCC Locations

Flu season is fast approaching. To help keep the MCC population healthy and flu-free, MCC has partnered with the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) to host V Yourself vaccination events. 

Elkhorn Valley Campus
Monday, Oct. 5      
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

South Omaha Campus                  
Connector, Commons
Tuesday, Oct. 6
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fort Omaha Campus                      
Bldg. 10, main hallway
Wednesday, Oct. 7       
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fremont Area Center                    
Thursday, Oct. 8              
10 a.m.-noon   

Applied Technology Center
Thursday, Oct. 8
Noon-2 p.m. 

Sarpy Center                     
Room 138
Friday, Oct. 9
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The vaccines are available to students, faculty and staff, family members and the general public for $25. The vaccinations are considered eligible expenses under a PayFlex healthcare account. The events will be overseen and administered by the staff from the VNA who are fully trained and certified in compliance with state regulations.

Encourage students and others to get vaccinated and help them to protect themselves and all those they come in contact with. To learn more about these V Yourself events, contact Sheila O'Connor at soconnor7@mccneb.edu or 457-2733.

Important Safety Information
Influenza vaccination may not prevent the disease in 100 percent of individuals. Persons should consult their healthcare provider to determine if they have a condition that precludes them from receiving the vaccine. All vaccines have side effects. The most common side effects of influenza vaccines include local reactions and mild general symptoms. Influenza vaccines are not currently approved for children under six months of age.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at MCC

MCC's Fort Omaha Campus and the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For your convenience, we are offering the ability to schedule your appointment online. Click here and enter sponsor code 68 or call (800) GIVE-LIFE (800) 448-3543 to schedule your blood donation appointment.

Only 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood and only a fraction of those actually donate. Help change a life, starting with your own. Schedule your appointment today. For more information, contact Charlene West, Blood Drive Coordinator, at 457-2208.

ACBSP Conference Recap

The ACBSP Region 5 Conference was held in Omaha at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown on Thursday, Sept. 24-25. The Conference was sponsored by the MCC Business Program. MCC Accounting Instructor Idalene Williams is the Region Vice President Elect and Chair of the Conference committee.  ACBSP committee members included Liliana Cox, Carol Gottuo, Idalene Williams and Kay Friesen.

As one of the conference activities, several attendees visited CLASS Omaha LLC. David Ho, Vice President of Academic Affairs, facilitated a panel presentation on global business.

AMATYC Math Exam at MCC

The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) math exam will take place Friday, Oct. 16, 2-3 p.m. at the Fort Omaha, South Omaha and Elkhorn Valley campuses.

Because MCC is a member of AMATYC, there is no charge to students to take the exam. The exam is a 20 question, one-hour exam to be given on only one day during a particular time slot at each community college. Students may call or go to a Testing Center to sign up to take the exam. Exam results will not be available until close to the end of the Fall quarter.

Local prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers of each of the two rounds of testing (the round two exam is Friday, Feb. 19, 2-3 p.m.) with larger prizes to overall top and second place winners.  The awards are courtesy of publisher representatives and local bookstores.   

For more information, visit www.amatyc.org   or contact local moderator Connie Buller at cbuller@mccneb.edu  or 289-1356.

New Faces

MCC welcomes the following new employees:

Denise Botten

Tyler Busboom

Mary Ann Rosenthal

Tyisha Wagner

Lucas Houtz

HR News

New Employees
Lucas Houtz                  Storeroom Coordinator                FOC, Bldg. 10      457-2386
Mary Ann Rosenthal       Student Services Assistant           FOC, Bldg. 30      457-2349
Tyisha Wagner              Accounts Receivable Technician    FOC, Bldg. 30      457-2714 

David Reyes           292-3330
Randy Schmailzl      457-2415  

Separations          Last Day
Jefre Parker            9/28/09
Michael Spurlock      9/18/09
Carlos Watson         9/18/09

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/                                

Register today for October workshops and online courses-deadlines for registration approaching:
Oct. 5: New Rules, New Tools
Oct. 7: Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED
Oct. 27: Ed2Go online  

Fast Defense Workshop
Fast Defense is back! This scenario-based, self-defense empowerment seminar allows participants to experience the adrenaline rush of a real confrontation in a controlled environment supervised by trained professionals. Training involves a step-by-step process of developing skills and confidence through group dynamics with 'success in stress' conditioning. Participants will repeatedly use their skills to assess danger, set boundaries and respond effectively to verbal and physical aggression and are able to fully exercise their skills by delivering full-force strikes to mock assailants in specifically designed protective equipment.

Monday, Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m., SOC, ITC, Conference Center

Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED
The Heartsaver 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. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an American Heart Association certificate.

Friday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., SOC, ITC, Room 104

New Rules, New Tools: What Web 2.0 Really Means for You
A timely and valuable look at what LinkedIn, Twitter and blogging can mean for you and your work, and how to make sure that you are capitalizing on the potential of Web 2.0.

Friday, Oct. 9, 1-4 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 Oct. 21 and is open for enrollment until Oct. 27. 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.

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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