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News@MCC for Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Beat the Heat and Enjoy Lunch at the Sage Student Bistro

Lunch service at the Bistro, located in the Institute of Culinary Arts on the Fort Omaha Campus, will continue until August 8. Enjoy a cool drink or a delicious salad. See the full menu here.

Fall Classes Begin Sept. 6

Fall quarter begins Sept. 6! Registering is easy: Just call, click or come in. Learn more at www.mccneb.edu/futurestudents/register.asp.

New Metro Reads! Book Selection: Food Rules by Michael Pollan

food rulesWhile the wafting aromas of fast food burgers and the convenience of drive-thru windows may try to convince you that food rules, your bathroom scale and clogged arteries will likely implore you to reconsider. In Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, the new Metro Reads! 2011-12 Book Selection, author Michael Pollan lays out 64 straightforward and witty food rules to help readers eat simply, healthily and wisely. Learn why, for example, "It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car." Pick up your copy of this indispensible, pocket-size handbook today at any MCC bookstore.

Quarterly Heart of Metro Award Recipient

The quarterly Heart of Metro Award was presented to long-time staff member Mary Vogt, Faculty Secretary at the Elkhorn Valley Campus. The award recognizes staff members who have been nominated by students, employees or community members for outstanding service. Vogt has been with MCC for more than 20 years and was recognized for her kind heart and positive attitude. Vogt supports more than 20 full-time faculty members and was recognized for her consistently helpful demeanor and skills in mediation and team-building.

Second Annual Elder Fair

MCC hosts its second annual Elder and Caregiver Resource Fair on Friday, Aug. 5, to provide health and living resources for adults 50 years and older and their caregivers. The free fair will be 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MCC's South Omaha Campus Conference Center, located at 27th and Q streets. Learn more at the Elder and Caregiver Resource Fair website: http://www.mccneb.edu/servicelearning/elderfair.asp.

Save the Date: 20th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

MCC celebrates Native American cultures Sept. 24 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

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. - The Green Book

 
 
 
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