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News@MCC for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

eBooks Bring Campus Libraries to You

Campus libraries has added more than 3,000 titles to their eBook collection - that's in addition to more than 37,000 titles already available as eBooks. Many books can now be downloaded to personal computers and certain eBook readers for offline viewing.

A complete list of new digital arrivals is available at www.mccneb.edu/library/newebooks.asp. For information on eBooks and NetLibrary, visit www.mccneb.edu/library/databaseguides/netlibrary.asp.

Chart Your Course with Printable Maps and Directions

Bookmark these handy links for help navigating MCC's locations this quarter and beyond. For help finding your room, check out these printable campus maps. For driving directions and detailed floor maps, check out www.mccneb.edu/campuslocations.

Bus Passes Available for Spring quarter

MCC credit students can pick up their free Pass to Class bus card at any time during the quarter at all Student Services locations. The passes must be requested each quarter, as passes are deactivated by midnight of the last day of the quarter. A $25 fee is charged to replace a lost or stolen pass.

The Pass to Class program, offered through a partnership between Metro Area Transit and MCC, continues until November.

Register Now for Latino Empowerment Conference

Fifty MCC students will have the opportunity to attend the Latino Empowerment Conference on April 16, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Bellevue University's Margre H. Durham Student Center. The free conference, entitled A Focus on Higher Education, will include motivational speakers, a fashion show, refreshments and prizes. Advance registration by April 2 is required. To register, call 557-7372 or 557-7441, or email cassandra.yates@bellevue.edu or johnna.hargens@bellevue.edu.

MCC Celebrates Women in History

Women's History Month kicks off with a jazz interpretation of Willa Cather's works.
The End Is Nothing, the Road Is All.

Join Susie Thorne and her band for a musical journey through the life and times of Willa Cather. Thorne will walk through short vignettes taken from Willa Cather novels along with a more personal insight into the life of this American author. She credits the PBS American Masters documentary The Road Is All for its informative biography of Willa Cather and a source of information for this concert.

Wednesday, March 17
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 7, Room 107

The Metro Omaha Women's Business Center

A catalyst analysis of women in business indicated that women in 2008 accounted for 46.3 percent of the U.S. labor force and held 50.6 percent of management and professional jobs, but the numbers dropped off from there. Women were 15.7 percent of corporate officers in Fortune 500 companies, held 15.2 percent of those companies' board seats and were among 6.2 percent of top earners. Only 3 percent were CEOs. Join B.C. Clark, President and Executive Director, and learn how the Metro Omaha Women's Business Center endeavors to accelerate the success of women business owners and professional women by helping to create economic
opportunities for women through entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, March 24
11 a.m.-noon
South Omaha Campus, Conference Center

Volunteer Math Tutor Needed

The Douglas County Youth Center seeks a math tutor for Algebra 1-2. The tutor will work with no more than two students at a time for 2-4 hours per week. For more information, email aboykins@mccneb.edu.

Financial Aid

Applications are due today, March 16, for spring 2009-2010 Foundation and private scholarships.  

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/.

Weekly Green Tip

Walk, bike and limit your use of a car. Better yet, take advantage of Pass to Class, the program that gives MCC credit students free bus passes for the current quarter.

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