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News@MCC for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Register for Summer quarter classes

General registration for the summer quarter is open. Current students can register through WebAdvisor. New students may start the process by calling 402-457-2400.

2012 Commencement Ceremony video and photos

On May 21, you will be able to find information about ordering photos and video from the 2012 commencement ceremony at http://www.mccneb.edu/graduation/.

Military Employment and Resource Fair

MCC is teaming up with OmahaJobs.com to host the Military Employment and Resource Fair on Thursday, May 17 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at MCC's South Omaha Campus! This free event is open to the public. Bring your résumé and dress for success. Expect dozens of employers hiring for a wide array of jobs.

If you don't have time to stop by the South Omaha Campus, no problem! A drive-thru job fair is available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at MCC's Sarpy Center, Elkhorn Valley Campus and the Fort Omaha Campus.  Drive up and receive a bag from all participating employers. OR check out the online Virtual Job Fair at OmahaJobs.com. Click on the rectangle ad to view the job fair collateral.

Find out more >>

Call for volunteers

The Great Plains Theatre Conference (May 26-June 2) is seeking volunteers to staff the daytime information desk at the Fort Omaha Campus and assist at the PlayFest evening performances held in locations around Omaha like the top of a parking garage, the old Burlington Train Station and a prairie hill in Elkhorn. If you are interested in volunteering at the Conference, fill out the Call for Volunteers form. Also, plan to attend our volunteer orientation on May 16 from 11:30 a.m.-noon at the Fort Omaha Campus, Building 21, Room 102. For more information, contact Hanne Kruse at 402-457-2241.

Great Plains Theatre Conference PlayFest, May 27-June 1

The 7th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference, hosted by MCC, announces GPTC PlayFest-an evening theatre festival to be held in culturally unique locations across Omaha. The festival features plays by five of the country's great theatre artists using a vibrant combination of local and national theatre talent, including sets designed by local visual artists and live music performed by local musicians.

The evenings are free and open to the public. For mature audiences only.

Seating is limited; for guaranteed seating, reservations are encouraged. Reservations begin May 1 at noon.

Visit www.mccneb.edu/gptc for more information about PlayFest and the Great Plains Theatre Conference.

12th Annual Student Art Exhibition

Judge's selections and award-winning work from MCC's Visual Arts program are featured in the 12th Annual Student Art Exhibition until May 20 at the Gallery of Art and Design at EVC. The exhibit will be on display Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. The show includes paintings, watercolors, photography, sculpture, digital video and more.

Register now for the MCC Golf Outing

MCC invites students, staff and community members to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere at the annual MCC Golf Outing on Friday, June 1 at the Pacific Springs Golf Club, 16810 Harney St. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m.

You can register as a single and we will place you on a team, or you may select your own team or part of a team. Cost is $75 per player or $300 per team. This fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart and a flat iron steak buffet following the tournament. Prizes and mulligans will be available the day of the tournament.

Register by Friday, May 18 >>

Proceeds benefit MCC's SkillsUSA students through the MCC Foundation.

View student-written one-act plays

MCC's Theatre program is proud to announce the production of two student-written one-act plays created and developed during MCC's Fall quarter Playwriting One class.

"Stair Lift" by Brigid Amos deals with a housing conflict between an adult daughter and her aging mother. "Negatives" by Richard Corum examines the nature of friendship in times of crisis.

Admission is free and reservations are not required.

Friday, May 18
Fort Omaha Campus, Institute for the Culinary Arts, Building 22, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 19
Fort Omaha Campus, Institute for the Culinary Arts, Building 22, 7 p.m.

Share your ideas at EngageMCC.com

Do you have an idea-large or small-that could help shape the future of MCC? Visit EngageMCC.com and share your ideas today!EngageMCC.com

EngageMCC.com is an interactive virtual 'town hall' dedicated to the planning, programming and visioning process to help guide MCC's Master Plan. EngageMCC.com allows students, faculty and community members a creative and convenient way to share their ideas on how to improve the College. 

EngageMCC.com is currently engaging in conversations that relate to:

  • Academic synergies-What academic areas or disciplines within the college could work well together?
  • Industrial engagement-What ideas do users have to attract new industries to participate in MCC programs?
  • Interactive problem-based learning-What are the most memorable learning experiences users have had outside of the classroom?
  • Flexible spaces-What can MCC get rid of in the classroom?

This public engagement platform allows a diverse audience of students and community members the ability to communicate with each other and the College. Anyone interested in shaping MCC's Master Plan can simply jump online from school, home or wherever they have Internet access to join in the EngageMCC.com discussion.

"We are always looking for new and more effective ways to interface with our community," said Randy Schmailzl, president of MCC. "EngageMCC.com is a great way to engage with people who do not typically attend planning sessions."

Sign up at EngageMCC.com and join the discussion!

Check your grades

Grades will be posted to WebAdvisor by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

Welcome another community ambassador

One more community ambassador has joined forces with MCC's Community Outreach team! He will guide and inform prospective students on what to expect from campus life and promote the student experience at MCC. James Bagwell is currently a liberal arts/sciences student and a Phi Theta Kappa member. His years of customer service and acting, radio and comedy experience will serve him well as helps to recruit new MCC students. He hopes to "help others get a head start on their education at MCC."

Buffalo Robe Project

MCC's Foundation has been awarded $4,635 from the Nebraska Humanities Council for the Winter Count Buffalo Robe Project. This cross-disciplinary project will engage MCC students enrolled in various summer courses in creating a traditional Native American winter count to tell the fascinating history of MCC's Fort Omaha Campus and its role in the 1879 landmark human rights trial of Chief Standing Bear. The buffalo hide was gifted to MCC in 2011 by artist and professor Steve Tamayo to commemorate the 20th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow. Tamayo will return to MCC to help lead this project with art history instructor Susan Healy. Artist Therman Statom is also involved in the project-working with Tamayo on complementary programming for youth in the community. Statom will also commission the glass case to display the buffalo hide on campus once it is complete.

For questions or to register for the courses listed below, contact Art History instructor Susan Healy at 402-289-1342.


ARTS 2900: Art of the Americas
June 7-Aug. 14
Tuesday/Thursday, 9-11 a.m.
Fort Omaha Campus
4.5 credit hours
scholarships available

Winter Counts, Fort Omaha History and Traditional Art of the Northern Plains Indians
Workshops for educators
July 11, 18, 25
Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.
Fort Omaha Campus

Traditional Art of the Northern Plains Indians
Youth workshop
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Tuesday/Thursday, Noon-3 p.m.
Therman Statom Studios

MCC Automotive Youth Educational Systems student wins first at SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships

William Bertelsen won first place in the Automotive Youth Educational Systems Competition at theWilliam Bertelsen SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships in April. This win qualified him to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championships, June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo.

"The competition consisted of troubleshooting automotive related problems on a car for 30 minutes and then completing a written test," said Darrell Bush, automotive technology instructor at Metropolitan Community College. "Will moved with purpose because he knew his subject very well."

Bertelsen, a senior at Millard South High School, was accepted into MCC's Automotive Youth Educational Systems program in August 2010. After 9 months of training, Will was hired by Woodhouse Lincoln Mercury at 66th and L streets. He is on track to earn 32 college credits toward his associate degree at MCC. 

MCC's AYES is a high school program geared toward high school juniors, that combines classroom training with practical experience. This two-year program allows students to get an early start on their careers while attending high school.  Part of the AYES curriculum enables students to complete internship/mentoring experiences at local auto dealerships for hands-on training in real-work settings. Find out more >>

Check out the article in Millard Public Schools website >>

Need your transcripts?

Transcript request information is available online. For additional information contact Records at 402-457-2353.

Summer graduation application deadline: Sunday, July 1

If you plan to graduate after Summer quarter (June 6-Aug. 15), you need to apply to graduate by Sunday, July 1. Applications are available online.

Green tip

Unplug your appliances, where possible, when you leave home. Residential consumers in the United States spend more than $5 billion annually on standby power alone-about 5 percent of all electricity consumed in the country.-The Green Book

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