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Inside Story for Friday, March 05, 2010

Community Connection Goes Digital

The March 5 edition of MCC's Community Connection newsletter is now online, along with archives of past issues since 2008. In the current issue, you'll find details on MCC's part in the national Gateway to College program, the opening of the Institute for the Culinary Arts, an update on construction at the Mule Barn and ITC and a faculty profile on Ed Bohlman. View the issue at www.mccneb.edu/mpr/communityconnection/archives.asp

Warning: Pop-Ups May Contain Viruses

While the College has mechanisms in place to protect against attempts to infect our computer systems, it is important that we also assist in the prevention process.

Recently, some MCC users have reported receiving pop-ups while using the Internet. Users are asked to click and accept virus protection for their computer. Clicking or accepting the terms of the pop-up results in infection of the user's system with a malicious virus. A recent example is the Security Center pop-up that appears legitimate.

In many cases, the necessary steps to remove the virus results in the loss of use of your computer. Data files may also be lost if the computer has to be reimaged. For this reason, all of your data files should be saved to your U: drive.

The IT staff recommends several practices to help keep your system secure:

  1. Keep your system free of suspicious software. If you notice excessive pop-up ads or antivirus warnings, have your system cleaned.
  2. Do not run programs from web sites you do not trust and do not open email attachments or web links from individuals you do not know.
  3. If you receive an intrusive notice on your PC, it is helpful to click the X in the corner of the window rather than the OK or Cancel buttons.

If you believe your computer has been infected by any virus or spyware, contact the Help Desk at 457-2900 or helpdesk@mccneb.edu.

Library Adds New Books and DVDs

Check out this PDF for the latest library book and DVD acquisitions: www.mccneb.edu/insidestory/images/030510/libraries.pdf.

Women in Higher Education Conference

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership State Conference on Friday, March 26, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., in Blair, Neb. The conference, entitled Women Achieving Dreams: Are We There Yet?, includes a variety of workshops and speakers. Deadline for registration is Friday, March 12. For a full list of events and sessions, view the PDF.

Schedule of events: www.mccneb.edu/images/030510/program.pdf

Sessions: www.mccneb.edu/images/030510/sessiondescriptions.pdf

For more information or to register, contact Julie Langholdt at jlangholdt@mccneb.edu or 457-2201.

Employee Professional Development


Need To Renew Your First Aid Certificate Before Next Fall?

Only two classes are left - register today!

Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED
MCC staff who trained and received their certificate for the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED in 2007-2008 need to renew their certificates, as they expire this year. Through April, Heartsaver classes will be the last Friday of each month with Gina Wood, Certified AHA Instructor. All classes are 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., South Omaha Campus, Mahoney Bldg., Room 521.


March 26: Enrollment deadline March 19

April 30: Enrollment deadline April 23

Courses may be canceled a week prior to their scheduled date if enrollment minimums are not met.

To register for Employee Professional Development workshops, email Adam Smith at asmith102@mccneb.edu.

Online Courses

CET's noncredit online courses are also 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 March 17 and is open for enrollment until March 23, 2010.

What's Hot...

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007

Work with numbers? Then you need to learn Excel 2007. In this unique six-week online workshop, you will discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas, using the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value and more. You will also learn the best ways to sort and analyze data, create custom charts and graphs, create 3-D workbooks, build links between files, endow your worksheets with decision-making capabilities and automate oft-repeated tasks with macros and buttons.

To learn more, visit www.mccneb.edu/cet.

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

HR Updates

New Employees

Nicolas Cerna                   Dishwasher/Custodian

                                       FOC 22          457-2510

Kellie Clifford                    Nursing Instructor 

                                       SOC MAH        738-4075

Julie Knickrehm                Testing Technician

                                       FOC 10          457-2204

Neil "Rich" Mansfield          Industrial/Commercial Trades & Electrical Technology Lab Tech

                                       SOC ITC          738-4026

Daniel Sautter                  Heating and Air Conditioning Engineer

                                       FOC 20          457-2784



Todd Card                       SOC CON 248   738-4732           Fax 738-4556

Jesus Gariba    Steward    FOC 22

Aimee Haugan                 SOC CON 248    738-4726           Fax 738-4556

Ambé White                     FOC 10

Separations                  Last Day

Jody Tomanek                 2/26/10

Christopher Agee             3/5/10

MCC Welcomes the Following New Employees

Nicolas Cerna


Kellie Clifford


Julie Knickrehm


Neil "Rich" Mansfield


Daniel Sautter              


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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