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Inside Story for Friday, January 15, 2010

Now Accepting Excellence in Teaching Awards Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 MCC Excellence in Teaching Awards. The MCC Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize full-time and adjunct faculty based on four criteria:

  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to learning
  • Relationships with students
  • Relationships with colleagues

The awards will be presented at the Spring Academic Affairs Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 9.  Recipients will receive a certificate and will be selected to attend and represent MCC at the 2011 NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Conference in Austin, Texas.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 5. Nominations may be submitted by any employee, student or community member. Find the nomination form and specific criteria for the Teaching Award at www.mccneb.edu/academicaffairs/awards.asp.

If you have questions, call Jody Tomanek at 457-2715.

H1N1 Vaccinations Available

MCC will be a site for public H1N1 vaccination clinics Jan. 19-March 31. The Visiting Nurses Association in partnership with the Douglas County Health Department will be administering vaccines to the public at the locations and times below. There is no cost for the vaccines. If interested, employees and families are welcome take advantage of the convenient location. 

Vaccination clinic dates/times and locations:

Beginning Date     Location                                                  Time
Jan. 19                   SOC, Connector Building, Commons Area    Tuesdays, Noon-4 p.m.
                                                                                             Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.
Jan. 20                   FOC, Bldg. 10, Commons Area                    Mondays, Noon-4 p.m
                                                                                             Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.
Jan. 22                   EVC, Commons Area (by main entrance)     Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
                                                                                           Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Facilities Request Procedures

Facilities reminds all staff that in an effort to ensure your message receives prompt attention and to maintain consistency within the Facilities Department, all calls for information and emergencies (temperature concerns, plumbing concerns, safety concerns, etc.) should be directed to the Facilities unit phone, 457-2307 during the hours of operation, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

For non-emergency requests after hours or on weekends, leave a message and someone will return your call the next business days.

For emergency requests after hours or on weekends, call Public Safety at 672-7033 for assistance, and they will contact maintenance.

Work requests, set-up requests, vehicle checkout, key requests and more are available on the Forms Bank, www.mccneb.edu/formsbank.

A Message from Carmen Boston

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the support and warm wishes that were giving to me at the time of my mother's passing. I appreciate knowing I have friends that will  support me at the most difficult times. Thank you from the family of  Ida J. Blue.

Coat and Mitten Drive Was Success

Thank you to all who helped make the POPS and Phi Theta Kappa Coat and Mitten Drive a success this year. Because of your help, dozens of hats, coats, gloves and mittens were delivered to Christian Outreach Program of Elkhorn to be distributed to those in need of winter gear. The items were delivered to the agency just in time for the winter snow storm by Elkhorn Phi Theta Kappa Advisors Diana Kerwin-Kubr, EVC Director of Student Services, and Molly Engdahl, Academic Counselor. 


New Training Opportunities for MCC Staff and Faculty

View award-winning training videos when you need them right from your desktop. Choose from dozens of real-world scenario videos that will help you and your fellow employees successfully deal with daily workplace challenges. Each full-length vSTREAMTM video is 22-24 minutes in length and is presented in partnership with VisionPoint®. Streaming Video Training is offered in the areas of:

• Integrity and Compliance
• High Performance Workforce
• Inclusion and Respect
• Personal Effectiveness

For a specific list of Streaming Video Training topics available, visit 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 workshop 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.

Weekly Green Tip: Trash-Free Lunch

If you carry your lunch to work, use a lunch bag, pack your goodies in re-sealable containers and take everything home with you at the end of the day.

Staff Updates

Dennis Burnell            Custodian                                 SOC               738-4507
Barbara Kantor           Enrollment/Records Specialist    FOC 30           457-2352

MCC Welcomes the Following New Employees

Dennis Burnell


Barbara Kantor


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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