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News@MCC for Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New Process for Student Enrollment Verification Requests

Records would like to announce that, beginning with the 2011 Fall quarter, most enrollment verification requests (proof of enrollment) will be processed electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).

The NSC is a nonprofit organization that services schools and employers by providing verification of degree and enrollment status.

This service allows instant 24/7 confirmation of enrollment and degree verification requests from health and auto insurers, employers and employment agencies, credit grantors, travel companies, computer hardware and software vendors and other organizations.

Additional information for students and staff will be distributed to Student Services offices at all campuses and centers before the beginning of the Fall quarter.

Diversity Matters Book Series Kick-Off Meeting

Join MCC Thursday, Sept. 8 as the 2011-12 Diversity Matters Book Series starts at the South Omaha Campus Library Conference Room B from noon to 1 p.m. Through the Book Series, students, faculty, staff and community members get to join in engaging dialogues over one or more of the books in this year's series.

Fall - Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools by Tim and Denise Giago

Winter - You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

Spring - Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves and A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Summer - Jan's Story by Barry Petersen

For book synopses and information on the book discussions, visit www.mccneb.edu/publicaffairs/html/Diversity_Matters_BookSeries_2011.html.

Day of Remembrance Military Appreciation Event

MCC will host a Day of Remembrance event to show appreciation for our military and veterans. Join us Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at the South Omaha Campus Conference Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the MCC's Service-Learning Office and Office of Military and Veterans Support Services. Free and open to the public; military attire welcome.

Fair to Promote Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Affairs is hosting a Student Clubs and Organizations Fair at MCC locations in September to offer organizations the opportunity to promote their group, provide information and visit with potential student members.

The dates of the fair are:

  • Elkhorn Valley Campus - Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 10 - Wednesday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • South Omaha Campus, Connector - Thursday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Weekly Green Tip

Buy block cheese instead of presliced individually wrapped servings. The energy used to make the plastic wrappers for slices of American cheese amounts to the equivalent of more than 13.8 million gallons of gasoline per year-enough for the entire population of Milwaukee to carpool out west to visit the happy cows of California. - The Green Book

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