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Inside Story for Friday, December 18, 2009

Important Payroll Dates: Jan.-March, 2010

Jan. 1: Holiday, College closed
Jan. 4: Paperwork due
Jan. 15: Paperwork due
Jan. 15: Payday
Jan. 18: Holiday, College closed
Jan. 29: Payday
Feb. 2: Paperwork due
Feb. 12: Payday
Feb. 16: Paperwork due
Feb. 26: Payday
March 2: Paperwork due
March 15: Payday
March 17: Paperwork due
March 31: Payday

Voicemail Unavailable Dec. 28

The voicemail system will be unavailable Monday, Dec. 28, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m. for system maintenance. Access to voicemail boxes will not be available nor will telephones transfer calls to the voicemail boxes until the system is operational at 6 p.m.

Voicemail Greetings During Holiday Break

As the holiday break approaches, it is time to set your voicemail to provide an alternate greeting for callers. 

As an example:
"You have reached the desk of Jane at Metropolitan Community College; the college is closed for the holiday break.  I will return on January 4th, 2010 please leave a message after the tone."
"You have reached the desk of Jane at Metropolitan Community College.  The college is closed for holiday break beginning December 25 thru January 1.  I will be out of my office starting December 21 and will return on January 4th.  If you would like to leave a message, please do so after the tone."

Procedure to record an ALTERNATE greeting:
Set your alternate greeting when you are going to be out of the office for any length of time (i.e. vacation):
• Access your voicemail box.
• Press 4 for setup options.
• Press 1 for greetings/call transfer.
• Press 1 for greetings.
• You will hear: "Your current greeting is the standard greeting... "
• The system plays your recorded greeting. You must listen to this entire greeting before pressing any keys.
• Press 2 for alternate greeting.
• The system will play: "Your current greeting is the alternate greeting" and will play what you have recorded (if anything).
• If you are satisfied with this greeting, press * to exit. Otherwise, follow the prompts to re-record.
• This automatically activates your alternate greeting.

Contact the Help Desk at 2900 for assistance.

Remember when you return from holiday break, to change back to your standard greeting.

Procedure to return to your STANDARD greeting:
• Access your voicemail box.
• Press 4 for setup options.
• Press 1 for greetings/call transfer.
• Press 1 for greetings.
• Press 2 to turn off your alternate greeting.
• Press * to exit.

Graphic Communication Arts and Design Students and Instructors Receive AIGA Awards

The Show, hosted annually by American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Nebraska, exhibits the best in graphic design, photography and illustration produced in the region, and includes entries from design professionals and students, featuring both published and unpublished work.

Graphic Communication Arts and Design student Josh Schwieger received a gold award in the student category for his self-promotion poster. Tiffany Hungerford received a bronze award for her informational poster titled Sleep. Liz Hunt received a bronze award for her Sons of Jeremiah record sleeve. Amy Zerfas received a bronze award for her Wind Cave National Park logo.

MCC faculty Donovan Beery and Nate Voss won a silver award for their TOUCH Pro-Bono poster. Nicole Blauw won a gold award for Me, Myself & Design 2009 Event Promos Illustration.

Use Energy Efficient Appliances

In the market for a new appliance? Make sure you buy Energy Star and the savings you get from using less energy will far outweigh the slightly higher ticket price. Full-sized Energy Star refrigerators, for example, use 15-30 percent less energy than conventional units.

Employee Updates

New Employees
Akeem Banister            Public Safety Officer                     FOC, Bldg. 30        457-2313
Harold Loveless            Public Safety Officer                     FOC, Bldg. 30         457-2313
Oystein Solberg            Culinary Arts Instructor                FOC, Bldg. 22         457-2509
Tom Wilson                   Director of Accounting Services    FOC, Bldg. 30         457-2738

Carolyn Seymour           new name                 Carolyn Makary
George Tillman              FOC, Bldg. 22

MCC Welcomes the Following Employees

Akeem Banister


Harold Loveless


Oystein Solberg


Tom Wilson


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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