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News@MCC for Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Good news! Graduation application fee eliminated

MCC's Board of Governors recently passed a resolution eliminating the $25 graduation application fee. Effective immediately, you will no longer pay a fee when you apply to graduate.

If you are nearing graduation, follow the steps below in order to apply to graduate.  

  1. Complete and print the online survey and graduation application input form. The survey and form must be completed regardless of whether or not you plan to participate in the annual commencement ceremony.
  2. Meet with an advisor to plan for graduation and/or review your printed application. Call 402-457-2400 to schedule an appointment.
  3. After submission, check your MCC student email for further information regarding your application.
  4. If you have ever received a student loan while attending MCC, you are required to complete online counseling. Select Loan Exit Counseling and follow the instructions. Call the Financial Aid Office at 402-457-2330 for additional information.

The graduation application deadlines are listed below. You may apply up to two quarters before your estimated completion quarter. If you miss the deadline for a particular quarter, please still apply. Your application will be processed in the following quarter.

Graduation application deadlines

Fall quarter                   Nov. 1
Winter quarter               Feb. 1
Spring quarter               April 1
Summer quarter            July 1

Refer to the graduation website for more detailed information about the graduation application process and the annual commencement ceremony.

High school not working?

Know someone who has stopped attending high school or who is not on track to graduate? Talk to him or her about reengaging in education through MCC's Gateway to College program, which gives current or past high school students ages 16-20 the chance to earn their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits. Program advisors provide intensive services to help students achieve their goals.

The next Gateway to College classes begin on Sept. 4, the start of MCC's Fall quarter. If you are interested in participating in or learning more about the Gateway to College program, attend one of the upcoming information sessions on June 26 or July 2, 10, 17 or 31. All sessions are held at MCC's Fort Omaha Campus, Building 7, Room 106 and start promptly at 3:30 p.m. Register by calling 402-457-2746. Find out more about the program at www.mccneb.edu/gtc

Want to attend MCC's 3rd Annual Student Leadership Conference?

MCC's 3rd Annual Student Leadership Conference is an invitation-only event scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fort Omaha Campus, Institute for the Culinary Arts, Building 22. In the last two years, the Conference has hosted more than 400 of our College's finest student leaders, recognizing their outstanding leadership abilities and drive to complete community service, as well as providing them with resources and connections for future success in leadership development. 

The Conference is an amazing opportunity to meet students and faculty, hear phenomenal speakers talk about leadership and have a great time (lunch included)!

Students who would like to participate in the Conference can recommend themselves by calling 402-457-2637 or emailing jtullos2@mccneb.edu by Friday, Aug.10. Include your name, student ID number and a brief statement on why you would like to participate in this event.

Call for entries

Entries are being accepted for the Oct. 12-13 Elkhorn Valley/BEA D 7 Film and Media Conference. The mission of the Conference is to recognize achievements in filmmaking and video production by high school students, college students and amateurs. The Conference accepts entries in several categories that are judged by industry professionals. Student and amateur filmmakers gather in an informal setting to attend panels and workshops and share ideas and techniques.

College/amateur division
• Animation

• Art/experimental

• Audio production

• Documentary

• Music video

• Short film

  

High school division

• Animation

• Art/experimental

• Audio production

• Documentary

• Music video

• Short film

• Video/broadcast production

Submission information and form available at www.mccneb.edu/filmconference. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Aug. 15. Find the Conference on Facebook at www.facebook.com/filmconference. Thank you to Conference sponsors, Metropolitan Community College and the Broadcast Education Association.

Summer quarter Heart of Metro nominations open

Students are invited to nominate an Metropolitan Community College employee for a 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, July 9. Nominations can be submitted at www.mccneb.edu/facultyandstaff/awards/heartofmetro.

Recognize a deserving MCC employee today.

MCC is hiring!

MCC's Public Affairs department is in need of a photography/video intern and a graphic design intern. Find out more >>

Microsoft products available for student use

Both Microsoft Office and Windows 7 upgrade may be downloaded for free by current MCC students. Find out more >>

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MCC leadership class students build "Bridge for Kids"

Each Spring quarter, MCC's Service-Learning department provides a grant writing workshop to an MCC Human Relations Leadership course. The students then write their own mini-grant to fund a community service-learning project. The students are responsible for researching ideas and organizations and then deciding on a project that enables them to develop their leadership skills.

This year students constructed a "Bridge for Kids." The decorative bridge was built by the students over a drainage ditch to allow safe passage for pedestrian traffic along Southeast Street in Valley, Neb. The students volunteered their time and sought material donations (wood, nails, screws, etc.) and construction advice. They also received advice from Michael Burns, Valley's building and zoning administrator. Thanks to MCC students, a Valley sidewalk is now safer for pedestrians!

 

Bridge

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Green tip

Reuse your paper clips. Enough paper clips are produced to hand every person in the country at least three. If one out of every four workers reused their paper clips, it would save more than $1 million.-The Green Book

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