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Inside Story for Friday, September 03, 2010

Team Teddy Bear Launches at MCC

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When all hope seems lost, you can make a child feel safe. MCC is teaming up with Clear Channel's Team Teddy Bear to provide local police, fire and rescue workers with teddy bears to hand out to children involved in fires, accidents and other incidents. Superhits 99.9 KGOR is spearheading the drive.

A simple gift of a teddy bear can assist children in handling the trauma of the situation and the long emotional recovery afterward. First responders are looking for new teddy bears, 12 inches or smaller. Bears will be given to the Douglas County Sheriff Department, the Omaha Fire Department and the Lydia House.

Donate your teddy bear gift at any Student Services location.

Procedures Memoranda Debuts New Table of Contents

Having trouble finding what you need in the College's Procedures Memoranda? Can't find what you need to do if called for jury duty? How about questions regarding travel arrangements? The Procedures Memoranda Table of Contents has been redesigned to make it easy for you to find what you need. View it here: www.mccneb.edu/procedures. The new Table of Contents is divided into major categories including:

  • Board of Governors
  • College Property
  • Collegewide Procedures
  • Compensation/Benefits Procedures
  • Employee Relations and Employee Development
  • Employment Procedures
  • Information Technology
  • Student Procedures

Within each category, you can search for individual Procedures Memoranda by topic. Each Procedures Memorandum (PM) is listed under at least one of the categories, and you can gain access to the most recent individual PM by clicking on the PM number. The search engine has also been enhanced with a larger vocabulary to help you find specific topics within all of the PMs.

For those of you who prefer the old way of searching alphabetically by the title of the Procedures Memorandum, that option is still available to you by clicking on the Alphabetical Procedures Memoranda link near the top of the page.

If you have questions about the Procedures Memoranda in general, contact Katherine Holian at 457-2750.

Einstein's Café Comes to Fort Omaha Campus

Einstein's Café debuts Tuesday, Sept. 7, at the Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 10. Find the menu here.

Einstein's Café
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri 7:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

New Books/DVDs Available at Libraries

From software manuals to books for pleasure reading to DVDs, MCC's libraries have dozens of new titles. For a listing, click here.

Community Connection Now Online

Fall quarter's Community Connection includes stories on MCC's Project Bridge; the Gateway to College's efforts to work with high school dropouts; the first on-campus garden; solar panel training and college-readiness tips.

Nominations for the Student Affairs Excellence Award Open

Do you work with a colleague in Student Affairs who consistently exemplifies a positive attitude, provides outstanding service, provides leadership, focuses on students, works on a special project and uses creativity and initiative in performing duties? If so, nominate him or her for the Student Affairs Excellence Award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m. The selected employees will be honored at the Student Affairs Day Event on Sept. 24.

Access the specific criteria and the online nomination form here. The online form provides a user-friendly template that is aligned with the specified award criteria.

Questions? Contact Julie Langholdt at jlangholdt@mccneb.edu or 457-2201.

Training and Development at MCC

Collegewide Development Offerings

S.A.F.E. Defense familiarizes participants with general self-defense training methods. This two-hour workshop is based upon the philosophy that removing the element of opportunity reduces the risk of attack, and that 90% of self-defense is mental preparedness.

S.A.F.E. Defense and other College-Wide Development offerings are listed on the Training & Development website: http://www.mccneb.edu/trdv

New Employee Orientation

Welcome new employees! The Fall program will be held Friday, October 8 for new employees (non-faculty) with start dates in July - September.  Eligible employees will receive an invitation from College President, Randy Schmailzl. Prior to the orientation program, please review the new employee orientation web portal at  http://resource.mccneb.edu/neo/

S.A.F.E. Defense

This safety class focuses on changing your behavior to protect yourself, and provides knowledge on risk and risk abatement. You will become familiar with general self-defense training methods. S.A.F.E. is an acronym for Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange. The instructors are MCC Public Safety officers (experienced police officers) who are trained and certified to teach this copyrighted program.

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

Intended audience-Staff and Faculty (particularly females).

TRDV 009N 01 (synonym-163849) | T Oct. 5 | 10:00 a.m.-noon | SOC-ITC-120
Limited to 25 participants.

Please note: Attending an activity during your scheduled work hours requires supervisor approval. It is your responsibility to obtain approval to attend a Training and Development event.

To  enroll, go to  http://webadvisor.mccneb.edu/ or call ext. 8518. Workshop is non-credit, term 10/SE.

For further information contact:
Marilyn Cotten, Coordinator, Training & Development
FOC #4, 457-2507, mcotten@mccneb.edu

Intertribal Powwow

MCC celebrates Native American cultures Sept. 18, 1-7:30 p.m., with the annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow. The outdoor celebration honors the traditional dance, music, artistry, storytelling and foods of Nebraska's Native Americans. The event is free and open to the public.

Weekly Green Tip

Use fewer plastic bags. U.S. households dispose of nearly 100 billion plastic bags annually, millions of which end up littering the environment and harming endangered marine animals. By reducing plastic bag consumption by just two bags per week, you will throw away at least 100 fewer bags per year. If tied together handle to handle, these plastic bags would make a rope long enough to wrap around the earth more than 126 times. ­- The Green Book

HR Updates

New Employees

Steve Bell
Steve Bell
Culinary Instructor           FOC #22               457-2578

Mary Bennett
Biology Instructor          SOC                        738-4007

Eric Bremers
Entrepreneurship/Business/Accounting Instructor     FRE                         317-3017

Mary Burbach-Cooper
Human Relations Skills/Sociology Instructor             Sarpy                     537-3871

Deborah "Katie" Cameron
Events Services Project Assistant     FOC #17               457-2829

Jennifer Cohen
Psychology Instructor                     FOC #10               457-2835

Paul Custer
EMS/Paramedic Instructor               SOC                        738-4734

Sarah Dobel
English Instructor                            EVC                        289-1389

Jennifer Doorlag
Mathematics Instructor                    FOC # 10              457-2423

Salwa Fox
International/Intercultural Education Secretary     FOC #30               457-2266

Amanda "Dora" Gerding
English Instructor             FOC #10               457-2663

Jessica Kunz
Human Relations Sills/Education Instructor        SOC-MAH            738-4638

Rachel Neurath
Mathematics Instructor             FOC #10               457-2396

Ryan Newton
Psychology Instructor              EVC                        289-1464

Joan Potter
Mathematics Instructor            Sarpy                     537-3870

Lanelle Richards
Academic Resource Center Educational Assistant              FRE                         317-3002

Thankam Samuel
Mathematics Instructor    EVC                        289-1360

Separations                                        Last Day

Ramona Perkins                               8/31/10

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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