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News@MCC for Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Foundation Scholarship Applications Due July 25

The MCC Foundation scholarship application for Fall quarter 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. 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/.

Student applications are due July 25, 2011.

For specific scholarship questions, contact Lisa Stepanek, Development Associate/Scholarship Coordinator, at lstepanek@mccneb.edu or (402) 457-2772 .

Upcoming WebAdviser Maintenance

Updates to the WebAdvisor system are scheduled for Thursday, July 21 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. WebAdvisor will be unavailable during that time but will be available again starting at 8 a.m.

WebAdvisor updates will continue Sunday, July 24. Expect WebAdvisor to be down from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MCC Student Brings Home Nebraska's Only Gold Medal at SkillsUSA

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Dan Murphy, Metropolitan Community College Applied Technology student, was the only Nebraskan to win a Gold Medal at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Contest in Kansas City. Murphy participated in Telecommunications/Cabling. This contest competition tests to worldwide industry standards for data and voice communications, physical and logical networks and signal transmission. The contest stresses safety and working effectively in group environments as well as customer service skills.

Murphy is pictured with faculty advisor John Berger (far left), judge Richard Booth (right) and faculty advisor Dave Horst (far right). His other advisor not pictured is adjunct instructor Marty Perkins. In the other photo, Murphy (in white hat) works on his project.

Other Top Ten MCC Placements:

    • Silver: Lane Cerney and Tayler Howell,Television/Video Production. Faculty advisor Bob Maass.
    • Bronze: Chris Waszgis, Residential Wiring. Faculty advisor John Berger. 
    • Fourth Place: Elise DeMaranville, Zach Pechacek, Mike Walding and Andrew Wike, College/Technical TeamWorks. Faculty advisors Dave Horst and Trevor Secora
    • Sixth Place: Theresa Gase and Christain Sundquist, College/Technical Mechatronics. Faculty advisor Geoff Horejs
    • Seventh Place: Richard Jensen, College/Technical Industrial Motor Control. Faculty advisor Geoff Horejs
    • Ninth Place: Jordan Johanek, College/Technical Photography. Faculty Advisor Bob Maass.

Open House to Highlight Transfer Opportunities at Bellevue University

Join Bellevue University at its Open House on Thursday, July 28, at the Bellevue University campus from 6-7:30 p.m. MCC students will be able to connect with Bellevue students, graduates and faculty and learn more about transferring an associate degree to a career-relevant bachelor's degree. Bellevue University accepts all credits from a Metropolitan Community College associate degree. Learn more about transferring to Bellevue University here.

Students who apply at the Open House will have their application fee waived. RSVP for this event at www.bellevue.edu/OpenHouse.

Graphic Design Exhibition at the EVC Gallery of Art and Design July 15

AIGA Annual Design Exhibition

Design excellence results from creativity, inspiration, skill, experience, intuition and discipline. AIGA Nebraska and MCC are proud to present excellence in design through the 31st Annual 365: AIGA Annual Design Exhibition. The 125 selections in this exhibition represent the best work across all disciplines of communication design and strategy used in the marketplace in 2009. As such, they are part of the AIGA Design Archives, an interactive, visual database of exemplary design. The physical artifacts are maintained in the AIGA National Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum.

Exhibition on display through Aug. 12

Gallery Hours (2011 Summer quarter)
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: gallery closed

Admission: The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. For more info about AIGA Nebraska, visit www.nebraska.aiga.org.

Product Stewardship: Business and the Environment

MCC students are invited to join WasteCap Nebraska as Green Ambassador Tyson James presents Product Stewardship. Learn how manufacturers and retailers can increase recycling, reduce waste and identify other uses for the many consumer products that make their way to Nebraska's landfills, all while increasing profitability.

Thursday, July 28, noon-1 p.m.

South Omaha Campus, Public Library Conference Room B

Weekly Green Tip

Washing your car in a commercial car wash is better for the environment than doing it yourself. Commercial car washes not only use significantly less water per wash-up to 100 gallons less-but they often recycle and reuse rinse water. If every American who currently washes a vehicle at home chose instead to go to a professional car wash-just once-up to 8.7 billion gallons of water could be saved, and some 12 billion gallons of soapy polluted water could be diverted from the country's rivers, lakes and streams.

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