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Inside Story for Friday, June 11, 2010

New Grade Scanners Installed

New grade scanners have been installed at the three MCC campuses as well as the Sarpy Center, Fremont Area Center and Applied Technology Center, along with a supply of new answer sheets. The new scanners require the use of new answer sheets because the answer sheets previously used cannot be scored by the new scanners. A supply of new answer sheets is in the following areas: 

  • EVC - adjunct office and both faculty office areas
  • FOC - Bldg. 22 faculty area, Bldg. 10 adjunct office, Bldg. 10 first floor faculty office
  • SOC - ITC office area, Mahoney faculty area Room 513, Mahoney adjunct office
  • ATC - faculty/staff area in Student Services
  • SAR - copy room behind the front counter
  • FRE - second floor copy Room 204

Reimbursement Vouchers Due July 15

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.

Herb Garden Stimulates the Senses


New garden beds at the Sage Student Bistro entice guests to smell, taste and touch as part of their dining experience while also serving as a resource for culinary arts classes.

The beds on the Bistro patio include tomatoes, Thai peppers, Malabar spinach, pineapple sage and aromatic herbs including lavender, rosemary, thyme and basil.

The evening Bistro is closed until Fall quarter but opens June 21 for breakfast and lunch.

Community Connection Now Online

Summer quarter's Community Connection includes stories on recent MCC grants and workforce initiatives; a student who beat the odds to graduate from MCC; a profile on Horticulture Instructor Addie Kinghorn and her garden tips; and an update on the MCC Cares weatherization service project and energy efficiency tips from instructor Dave Horst.

Students Study Abroad in China

On May 26, History Instructor Art Durand and Dean of Social Sciences Jane Franklin led six MCC students to China to tour the country and study the culture. New photos capture the students in China.

Thank You from the Ormandy Family

From the Ormandy family:

We would like to thank our friends and colleagues at MCC for all of their sympathy and comfort at the sudden passing of our son Jason. Your kindness and support is greatly appreciated and has helped us through this very difficult time. We have set up a memorial website for our son at the American Heart Association; if you like, you can make a donation in his name at his American Heart Association web page.

- Pete, Diana, and Andrea Ormandy

MCC Student Publishes First Book of Poetry

Business student Frank S. O'Neal has published his first compilation of poetry and drawings: Fireside Chats: A Surrealist's View of the World. Through his poetry, O'Neal brings together his experiences, friends and foes, different cultures and different times. The book represents the first published work from Love's Jazz & Arts Center and is part of its mission to support African American artists and artforms. For more information, visit www.frankoneal.com.

Elder Fair Provides Free Resources

Omaha boasts many excellent resources for seniors and their caregivers, but often, individuals aren't sure what resources are out there - or what they and loved ones need to know to plan for their older years.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) will bring these resources together at its first Elder Fair, July 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. The fair features 50 booths from organizations and businesses relevant to adults ages 50 and older. Medical organizations, including the AARP/Walgreens Wellness Bus, will provide health information and free health screenings. Additionally, organizations including MCC will offer free workshops on topics such as caregiving, spirituality and aging, Alzheimer's warning signs, nutrition, the new healthcare law, computer basics and more.

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

Have You Seen the New Recycling Bins?

Single-stream recycling bins are now next to office desks and common area garbage receptacles at MCC's South Omaha Campus. Recycle your copies, plastic water bottles, aluminum cans and much more in one single bin.

FOC and EVC will see single-stream recycling before summer's end. Help MCC to reduce its contribution to local landfills and take advantage of our new blue bins!

Weekly Green Tip

Metro Reads! is pleased to announce that the Metro Reads! college-wide book program will continue using The Green Book by Rogers and Kostigen for the 2010-11 academic year. The book is a perfect fit with MCC's Sustainability Initiative, and efforts will be ramped up to get more people reading the book and using the sustainability tips and ideas it contains.  Pick up a copy of the book, enjoy reading it over the summer, and start using the ideas to help sustain our earth.

 Check out the Metro Reads! website and watch for upcoming activities related to the book.

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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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