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News@MCC for Thursday, March 08, 2012

Upcoming changes to the MCC student discount software program

Through Monday, March 26, 2012, MCC students will still be able to purchase greatly discounted Microsoft products including Office 2010. Microsoft is discontinuing this discount program and will start selling Office University (the equivalent of Office Pro Plus) for $99.95.  This product should be available on the website by April 1, 2012.

If you wish to purchase through the current discount program, visit this site before March 26:

http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx?cmi_mnuMain=a898347d-bc38-dd11-abb7-0030485a6b08&ws=92d0a00c-9ebf-dc11-8873-0030485a6b08

When accessing this site, you will need to create an account as the site is not managed by the College, and therefore does not utilize our single sign-in verification process. As part of the account creation process, you will need to enter your @mccneb.edu or @mail.mccneb.edu email account to verify purchase eligibility. If you have questions, click the Help link on the top right of the web page.

You are invited to the Career Closet workshop and fashion show

Metropolitan Community College's Career Services and Service-Learning areas invite you to a workshop and fashion show that will provide you with tips on how to look your best without breaking the bank. The workshop and a fashion show will be on Wednesday, March 28 on MCC's Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, Room 136 B-D.

Workshop, 9-11 a.m.
Brand new you: Wardrobe for the world of work

People say what you wear on the outside is a reflection of who you are on the inside. Dress like a winner and the world will treat you like one! Improve your personal and professional image with tips from a professional image consultant.

Presenter: Mary Anne Vaccaro, design stylist and image consultant for Mary Anne Vaccaro Designs

Contact Indra Faison at isfaison@mccneb.edu or 402-738-4564 to register for the workshop.

Fashion Show, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

What you wear and how you look plays a critical role in positive first impressions. How can you build a professional wardrobe while living on a shoestring budget? Learn how to look your professional best without breaking the bank.

  • Fashions provided by the Service Learning Career Closet
  • Enjoy discounts at Einstein's Café

Moderators: Mary Anne Vaccaro and Bobby Loud, director of military and veteran support services

Contact Queen Tucker at ertucker@mccneb.edu with fashion show questions.

You're invited to the Academic Support Commons open house

If you haven't seen the new Academic Support Commons at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, then now is your chance. The ASC includes the services of the Academic Resource Center, Library, Writing Center and Math Center all in one new and convenient location.

Stop by the EVC ASC on Wednesday, March 14 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. There are many new things to see since the renovations so stop by to visit with the staff, see all the changes and enjoy some refreshments in the Elkhorn Valley ASC.

Celebrate Women's History Month

MCC celebrates Women's History Month with a series of lectures and other programming. Join us! Find out what is scheduled >>

Heart of Metro nominations now open

Students are invited to nominate an Metropolitan Community College employee for the Heart of Metro Award.

Award criteria

  • Employees may be full- or part-time
  • Employees must have completed one year of employment or three quarters of teaching
  • Employees are eligible for the award every three years
  • Employee must meet the following criteria addressed in the nomination:
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude
    • Lead change
    • Foster an inclusive workplace
    • Work smart
    • Respect diversity
    • Be service centered

The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 26. Complete the nomination form >>

Recognize a deserving MCC employee today.

Call for actors, directors and technical staff

The Great Plains Theatre Conference, presented by Metropolitan Community College, has opened a call for area actors, technical staff and directors who would like to participate in this year's 7th Annual Great Plains Theatre Conference, May 26-June 2. There are 30 PlayLabs and five MainStage readings to cast, as well as five PlayFest plays.

More than 250 artists will be used during the week of the conference. This is a unique opportunity to meet and work with top playwrights, directors, actors and theatre professionals from around the country.

For more information or to complete a call form, visit www.mccneb.edu/gptc, call 402-457-2618 or email theatreconference@mccneb.edu. You are required to submit your photo (preferably a headshot) and a theatre résumé and/or brief personal biography (150 words or less). Forms will be accepted until the conference begins.

Spring graduation application deadline: April 1

If you plan to graduate after Spring quarter (March 8-May 23), you need to apply to graduate by Sunday, April 1. Application are available online.

Want a $3,000 scholarship?

One MCC student currently enrolled in MCC's Culinary Arts or Hospitality programs has the chance to win a $3,000 scholarship sponsored by Omaha Steaks to be administered as part of the 2012 James Beard Foundation. More detailed information about preparing to apply can be found at www.jamesbeard.org/?q=node/65. Full information and application forms will be available at the beginning of April at jamesbeard.org

Video contest: What makes your campus green?

Participate in Herman Miller's third annual Student Video Contest to answer the question "What makes your campus green?" for your chance to win cash!

First place - $2,500
Second place - $1,500
Third place - $1,000

Entries are due no later than Friday, April 6. More information >>

Green tip

If you purchase at-home hair color, you may be gentler on the environment by choosing semi- or demi-permanent dyes with plant-based pigments as opposed to permanent varieties with synthetic dyes.-The Green Book

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