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News@MCC for Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Student Printing Changes Effective Dec. 2

Beginning Winter quarter 2011, registered students will receive free print credit of $10 approximately one week before the date of their first class. People not registered for classes will have to pay for printing and copying. Contact the Help Desk at 402-457-2900 with questions or refer to the information below.

MCC Printing Frequently Asked Questions

Why is printing no longer free?

The massive amount of waste in recent years has continued to grow. Thousands of pages of abandoned prints are left in printers and recycle bins annually. MCC is committed to environmental sustainability.

What are alternatives to paying for printing?

You can save documents, library database search results, course notes, etc. to your USB disk drive or email them to yourself. You can then print them on your own printer, if you need to do so. The other alternative is to write citation lists and transcribe course notes.

How much does printing cost?

The cost is $0.05 per page for black and white (single-sided or duplex). This does not include specialized areas where large-format printing exists, such as Visual Arts where printing costs vary and are based on size and resolution.

Do students continue to receive free print credit each quarter?

Yes, registered students will continue to receive $10 at the beginning of each quarter.

When will I receive the free print credit?

Students registered for a quarter will receive $10 free print credit approximately one week before the date of their first class. Students who register late for classes will receive their credit within 1-2 days of registration. Only registered students receive the free print credit. If you have not received your print credit by the date of your first class, contact the Help Desk at 402-457-2900.

What happens to my free print credit at the end of the quarter?

If you have not used the entire $10 free print credit, it will be removed from your account. Free print credit does not carry over to other quarters. If you are registered for the following quarter, you will receive the new print credit deposit approximately one week before the date of your first class.

Is there a discount for duplex printing?

Yes, the second side of the duplex print is free.

Can I just make a copy by putting coins into the copier?

Yes, some Canon printer/copiers also accept coins and bills directly to allow you to make a copy quickly. These devices are located in:

  • FOC Bldg. 10 hallway
  • FOC Bldg. 8 Library
  • SOC CON Copy Center Room 159
  • EVC hallway
  • SRP hallway west side of Student Services
  • FRC hallway outside 216B

Can I get a refund for the money that I have added to my print account but have not used?

The money remains in your print account until you use all of it; there is no refund. Your print account remains active as long as you have an MCC user account.

You've Got Two Weeks to Register for Winter Quarter

Registration is as easy as 1-2-3, plus is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Winter quarter classes begin Dec. 2. Register today!

  1. Know what courses you need
    If you do not know what classes you should take, make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor to develop your educational plan. You can also access your Degree Audit/Program Evaluation on your WebAdvisor account.
  2. Find the classes
    Search the class schedule by starting at MCC's homepage: www.mccneb.edu. Scroll down to Enrolling in Classes, and select Credit Schedule - Winter. Here you can browse the offerings by several different factors. (Hint: if you do not find a class you are looking for, expand the search criteria.) As you decide on the specific classes you want, jot down the synonym (listed in the second column of the schedule).
  3. Use WebAdvisor and choose Express Registration on the student menu.
    If you are not sure how this works, watch the video tutorial found on your WebAdvisor page.

When you are done registering, go to My Class Schedule and verify that you are registered for the classes you wanted.

Questions? Refer to the video tutorials on WebAdvisor, call MCC at 402-457-2400 or stop in Student Services and ask for help using WebAdvisor.

Complete the Student Information Satisfaction Survey by Nov. 30

In the last few weeks, you should have received an email requesting that you complete the Student Information Satisfaction Survey. If you have yet to complete the survey, please take a few minutes to complete the brief online survey by Wednesday, Nov. 30. You will be prompted for your MCC username and password to login. Your answers will be kept completely confidential and reported in aggregate form only.

Thank you in advance for participating in this important survey. If you have any questions, please contact Denise Jacobsen, senior research analyst for Metropolitan Community College, at 402-457-2429.

Walk-in Wednesdays at FOC SOC, EVC and SRP

Need to see an advisor but don't have an appointment? No problem. Walk-in to see an advisor any Wednesday at the following MCC locations: FOC, SOC, EVC and SRP. On Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., academic advisors serve students on a first come, first serve basis. It is important to note that walk-in sessions may be limited in time based on volume of students waiting and/or complexity of the issue. If additional time is required, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled.

Note: Appointments are always encouraged and are especially important for students who want to work on developing an education or graduation plan, complete financial aid appeal paperwork or discuss a change in major or educational goals. Appointment times are generally scheduled for 30 minutes and are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 402-457-2400 to schedule a time.

40 MCC Scholarships Available to Dodge County Entrepreneurs

MCC, in partnership with the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, received a Building Entrepreneurial Communities Act grant that will fund 40 $100 scholarships each quarter for the next two years. The scholarships are for Dodge County residents who are existing entrepreneurs with businesses in Dodge County or are future entrepreneur candidates looking for assistance to start, sustain or grow a business.

Scholarships can be used for the following credit courses during Winter quarter (Dec. 2-Feb. 27):

Offered at MCC's Fremont Area Center
Marketing for the Entrepreneur (ENTR 2050)
Mondays, 6-10 p.m.

Offered Online

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTR 1050)
  • Marketing for the Entrepreneur (ENTR 2050)
  • Financial Topics for the Entrepreneur (ENTR 2070)
  • Entrepreneurship Business Plan (ENTR 2090)

Contact Eric L. Bremers, CPA/ABV, MBA, Entrepreneurship instructor for MCC, at ebremers@mccneb.edu or 402-317-3017 to apply for the scholarship or for more information.

Information on Entrepreneurship classes offered during the Spring quarter can be found at www.mccneb.edu/entr. MCC instructors recommend that new students first take the Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENTR 1050) class because it provides an overview of all Entrepreneurship classes and disciplines.

Is Class Cancelled?

When bad weather hits, check the website (www.mccneb.edu),the weather line (402-457-2499), your college email inbox or local radio and television stations to find out if the entire college or individual campuses/centers are closed.

Connect with MCC

Be in the know. Become a fan of the MCC's Facebook page. Follow our tweets at http://twitter.com/mccneb. And, don't forget about MCC's YouTube channel.

Poinsettia Sale

PoinsettiaNothing says happy holidays like a beautiful poinsettia. Purchase poinsettias from MCC's Service-Learning program. All proceeds support service-learning projects and community events. One 6-inch pot (5-6 blooms) is $10.70 and three 8-inch pots (9-15 blooms) are $17.05. Price includes tax. Purchase your poinsettia by Tuesday, Nov. 22. You can pick up your plant at the specified locations and times below.  Dec. 5, FRC, in front of Student Services, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., or SRP, in front of Student Services, 3-5 p.m.

  • Dec. 6, EVC Commons, 3-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 7, SOC CON Commons, 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 8, FOC Building 14S, 3-5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 9, FOC Building 14S, 9-11:30 a.m.

Sales are final, and all orders must be picked up on date selected on the form. No exceptions. Poinsettias will be checked for quality prior to pick up.

If you have any questions, contact Jennie Tullos, service-learning assistant coordinator, at 402-457-2637 or Penny Boykins, service-learning coordinator, at 402-457-2608.

Bring a Toy to Class

You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program through Monday, Dec. 19 in the boxes at any of the following locations:

  • Applied Technology Center
  • Elkhorn Valley Campus
  • Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 8 or Bldg. 10
  • Sarpy Center
  • South Omaha Campus, Connector Building

Visit www.omaha-ne.toysfortots.org for more information.

Weekly Green Tip

Try to take public transportation. If all American who take transit to work drove alone, they would fill a nine-lane freeway from Boston to Los Angeles. Fewer cars on the road also significantly reduces commuting time. People spend an average of thirty-six hours-nearly five full workdays-in traffic delays per year.  -The Green Book

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