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Inside Story for Friday, June 04, 2010

Reimbursement Vouchers

With the end of the fiscal year fast approaching, remember to submit any outstanding reimbursement vouchers with appropriate receipts to Amy Schieffer in Accounts Payable. As per Procedures Memorandum VI-2, expenses occurring near the end of the fiscal year must be submitted by July 15 of the same year for consideration.

New at the Library

New books and DVDs are now available at the MCC libraries.

Auto Collision Program Seeks 'Makeover' Grant

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MCC's Auto Collision Advisory Committee is actively pursuing the I-CAR Education Foundation's 2nd Ultimate Collision Makeover Grant. The grant awards $50,000 to the winning institution to overhaul its collision repair program and/or purchase additional equipment or supplies, retool curriculum and train instructors.

"Having MCC students earn I-Car certification while taking MCC classes would give our students additional job skills, industry creditability and nationally recognized credentials, " said Pat McKibbin, Auto Collision Instructor.

The Auto Collision Advisory Committee's feedback and support played a huge role in getting the green light to pursue this grant. 

Last Day to Nominate Student Leaders

The Service-Learning Office seeks outstanding student leaders to attend MCC's first Student Leadership Conference, Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at FOC. The conference, entitled Envision-Engage-Lead-Serve, will include multiple speakers and breakout sessions on topics including entrepreneurship, community action, service-learning, career-seeking skills, overcoming life obstacles and international issues.

Students will be invited to the event based on faculty and staff nominations. Nominate outstanding student leaders by Friday, June 4, by emailing Elizabeth McPhail, eamcphail1@mccneb.edu, with the student's name and ID number.

For more information, contact Elizabeth McPhail or Penny Boykins in the Service-Learning Office.

For the Right Price, 1998 Ford Escort Could Be Yours

MCC is accepting bids for the sale of a red 1998 Ford Escort SE four-door sedan with 82,000 miles. Features include air conditioning, dual front air bags, power windows and cruise control.

The car was purchased as a salvaged vehicle by MCC. Students in the Auto Collision Program, under the supervision of Auto Collision instructors, restored the vehicle to its current excellent condition.

The minimum bid for this vehicle is $1,500, adjusted due to additional radiator work put into the vehicle. To receive photos of the vehicle, email rhanneman@mccneb.edu. To look at the Ford Escort in person, contact Sharon or Mary at 763-5800 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. The car is located at the Applied Technology Center, 104th and State streets in Omaha.

The Ford Escort will be sold as is with no warranties or guarantees.

Service-Learning Offers Immersion Visit at North Omaha Agencies

The Service-Learning Office is planning upcoming immersion visits to provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to learn about specific agencies, what services they provide and how they utilize volunteers and service-learning students. Immersion visits provide a starting point to brainstorm ways MCC students could help meet the needs of the nonprofit while meeting requirements of specific classes.

Such visits could lead to stronger partnerships among the Service-Learning Office, MCC students/faculty and community agencies or organizations, providing a hands-on tool for students and faculty to meet course objectives with real life experiences.

The next immersion will be in North Omaha agencies on June 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  The visit includes tours at Heart Ministers, Heartland Family Services and lunch at Big Mama's Kitchen.

For more information or to register, contact Bridget Murphy, 457-2834 or bmurphy6@mccneb.edu.

Space is limited, so register early. 

Gift Card Winners announced for Personal Health Assessment Participants

Five MCC employees each won a $100 gift card to Target for completing the Personal Health Assessment earlier this year as part of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Wellness Pilot Project.  Winners are:  Kathy Barrett, David Eledge, Craig LaFarr, Sharon Kratky and Karen Rodgers. 

Elder Fair Provides Free Resources

MCC is sponsoring an Elder Fair July 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the South Omaha Campus. The free event offers resources and workshops to seniors and caregivers. More than 50 organizations will provide information. The Walgreens Wellness Bus will provide free health screenings.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/elderfair.

Weekly Green Tip

Use and refill a single water bottle, thermos or canteen when you travel. The average person in the U.S. drinks eight ounces of bottled water per day. Considering that plastic is derived from petroleum, it takes 1.5 million barrels of oil annually to satisfy America's demand for bottled water. If this oil were converted to gasoline, the total could fuel 500,000 stations wagons to take their families on coast-to-coast trips.

- The Green Book, by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen

MCC in the News

MCC in the News

Advice from Great Plains Theatre Conference playwright David Lindsey-Abaire: 'Put yourself out there', May 25, Omaha World-Herald

[Video] 'Omaha Women Tackles Energy Bar Market,' MCC culinary arts student has secret recipe for athlete's granola, May 27, KPTM

'Resources abound for entrepreneurial training' through MCC program, May 28, Midlands Business Journal

'Help for low-income students' through MCC program, June 3, Omaha World-Herald

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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