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News@MCC for Tuesday, March 02, 2010

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Still Time to Submit T-Shirt Designs

MCC's Service-Learning Office is seeking students' creative T-shirt designs for an upcoming Graffiti Clean Up event in South Omaha.

Students can submit designs by March 15 via email to pboykins@mccneb.edu or to the Service-Learning Office, Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 5, Room 215. Black and white designs are preferred, though students can also submit ideas with limited color.

The winner will be selected by a committee and announced by April 1. He or she also will be recognized at the Graffiti Clean Up event.

The Graffiti Clean Up event will be Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will meet at the South Omaha Campus Conference Center and travel into the community from there. In case of rain, the event will be postponed until May 8.

For more information, call 457-2608.

H1N1 Vaccinations Available

MCC will be a site for public H1N1 vaccination clinics now until 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. Students are welcome take advantage of the convenient location.

Vaccination clinic location and dates/times:

SOC, Connector Building, Commons Area:
Tuesdays, Noon-4 p.m.
Thursdays, 2-6 p.m.

FOC, Bldg. 10, Commons Area:
Mondays, Noon-4 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m.

EVC, Commons Area (by main entrance):
Fridays, 3-6 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Save Your Sunday Coupons

Hate to clip coupons? Do you throw them out with the rest of your junk mail? We have a better solution!

The TRIO and Single Parent Program is going green and assisting students by collecting unwanted full or partial coupon inserts from Sunday papers. Deliver coupons or drop in the intercampus mail to the TRIO office in Bldg. 5 at the Fort Omaha Campus.  Our plan is to create coupon packets to distribute to parents during workshops and events. We recycle, and students save.

Save the Date for the Latino Empowerment Conference

Bellevue University is hosting a Latino Empowerment Conference Friday, April 16, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at their Margre H. Durham Student Center. The conference theme is A Focus on Higher Education and will include motivational speakers, a fashion show, refreshment and prizes.

Apply Now for Scholarships

The spring 2009-2010 Foundation and Private scholarship application period is now open. 

Access the Stars Online application system at scholarships.mccneb.edu/stars/. Using Stars Online you can manage your information, apply for multiple scholarships and check your award status from any computer with Internet Explorer 6.0* or higher.

Use the Stars Online 2010 Frequently Asked Question page for questions, answers and screen shots for the Stars Online application process. Find the PDF at www.mccneb.edu/scholarships/.

Dates to remember:
Student applications due March 16, 2010
Students will be notified by the end of April 2010

For specific scholarship questions, contact Lisa Stepanek, Development Associate/Scholarship Coordinator, at lstepanek@mccneb.edu or 457-2772 .


*Mac users can download ies4osx to use Stars Online. Find the link to ies4osx at www.mccneb.edu/scholarships/.

Green Tip

Carry a water bottle. Think of how many bottles of water get consumed on college campuses every day. Save waste and money and carry a refillable bottle.

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