Didyoumiss MCC in the news by rwq19624


									Jan. 15, 2009 An internal collegewide bulletin published by the Office of Public Affairs & Marketing

                                                                          RECAP RECENT NEWS
                                                                          > MCC Reorganizes to Manage Growth
                                                                            (also see story with photos)
                                                                          > MCC Board Sends BSN Proposal to State DOE
                                                                            (also see brief)
President Hafner                                                          > MCC Film Series 2009
                                                                          > MCC Scholarship Flea Market to be Held Jan. 17
Reorganization to
Manage Growth                                                             > Enrollment Open for Spring Noncredit Classes
     Citing rapid enrollment                                              > New MCC Fine Art Gallery Hosts Society of Artists Exhibit

growth and proposed four-year        Mike Mears, Provost, MCC
degree programs, Manatee             Bradenton, and Vice President
Community College (MCC)              of Baccalaureate Programs
President Dr. Lars A. Hafner
this week announced sweeping                                              Did you miss MCC in the news?
organizational changes.                                                       A new Web page, “MCC in the News,” will help you catch up on MCC news that
     Hafner said, "We need to act                                         you might have missed. Feel free to visit this page often for updates.
now to ensure that MCC will reach                                             Late December-early January headline stories include:
the high points as a multifaceted,
                                                                            • Several items about the progress of the BSN (bachelor of science in nursing)
mature and highly developed
institution with the appropriate
infrastructure in place."                                                   • A major editorial in the Sunday, Dec. 21, Herald-Tribune about the Inauguration
                                                                              of President Hafner and the contributions, growth and challenges of MCC;
     The reorganization allows for
13 replacement and new full-time                                            • Dr. Hafner featured on the front page of the Jan. 1 Herald-Tribune article,

faculty positions selected by aca-                                            “People to Watch in 2009.”
                                     Darlene Wedler-Johnson
demic leaders. Many administra-      Provost, MCC Venice
tive changes are in title only and
reflect jobs that individuals are
doing, or the title changes
will bring MCC personnel into                                              BSN Proposal Makes Progress over Winter Break
parity with other colleges.                                                     As reported in a previous MCC Extra, the MCC District Board of Trustees at its
The reorganization actually                                                December meeting approved sending a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) propos-
represents a net decrease in                                               al to state education officials and legislators. In order for the proposal to be consid-
administrative positions due to                                            ered, state education officials needed to relax their once-a-year deadline of June 30
past and concurrent reductions                                             for colleges to file a letter of intent to offer baccalaureate degree programs.
in administrative posts, Hafner                                                 With MCC in a presidential transition in June and the subsequent needs assess-
noted.                                                                     ment showing a strong need for MCC to offer the BSN, the College’s request drew

         Reorganization continued                                          support from local legislators, the health care community, business leaders and the
                   on page 2 >>      Bonnie Hesselberg, Provost            local media, which showcased the College’s efforts to advance the proposal. MCC
                                     MCC Lakewood Ranch
                                                                           President Dr. Lars A. Hafner received an early holiday gift in a Dec. 23 letter from
                                                                           Chancellor Willis Holcombe advising that Florida Education Commissioner
Inside this issue                                                          Eric Smith had agreed to allow MCC’s proposal to be reviewed in spring 2009.
                                                                                If the proposal is approved this spring, classes could be offered starting in 2010.
                                                                                Read more about these exciting developments and get background information
Around the College                                    3                    at mccfl.edu/4-year.
Upcoming Events                                       3
                                                                             > Read past editions of Extra online @ mccfl.edu/mccExtra                     >>
Reorganization continued from page 1 >>
                                                                                            Civility Initiative Project Proposed at MCC Venice
    Each campus will have a provost with responsibility and authority to                        Dr. Susan Finlay’s sociology class created a proposal for a program
implement both academic and administrative campus-based decisions.                          with the goal of increasing civility at the College. The project was designed
Provosts are: Mike Mears, MCC Bradenton; Darlene Wedler-Johnson,                                                          to incorporate the 10 keys to civility identified
MCC Venice; Bonnie Hesselberg, MCC Lakewood Ranch. Mears also will                                                        by Because It Matters, a program sponsored
serve in the new role of vice president for baccalaureate programs. Other                                                 by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of
changes include six administrators with the new title of associate vice pres-                                             Venice (GCCF). In the semester-long project,
ident and MCC Venice campus executive officer Ann Roggero moving to                                                       students analyzed data that they gathered
the Foundation for MCC as director of development for MCC Venice. Read                                                    using a variety of research methods. The
about all the changes in the full release.                                                                                students surveyed college staff, faculty and
    Hafner said more changes can be expected in coming weeks and                                                          students, interviewed college administrators
months as the College continues to examine ways that MCC can be more                                                      and visited local institutions that have imple-
productive and effective while meeting coming budget constraints.                                                         mented the civility initiative. Tuesday, Dec. 9,
                                                                                                                          in the Selby Room at MCC Venice, the

                                                                                                                          students’ work was presented to GCCF repre-
  Winter 2008 Commencement Held                                                             Dr. Susan Finlay, professor sentatives. A public service announcement
                                                                                            social and behavioral         was done by GCCF and MCC will be included
      Almost 200 students of 764 eligible participated in Manatee
                                                                                            sciences                      in upcoming GCCF-sponsored publicity about
  Community College (MCC) Winter 2008 commencement exercises held
  Friday, Dec. 12, in the Manatee Convention Center. It was the first MCC                                                 the project.
  commencement exercise presided over by MCC President Dr. Lars A.
  Hafner. The keynote speaker was Dr. Arthur Guilford, vice president and
  campus executive officer, University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee.

                                                                                                                 Dr. Susan Finlay’s sociology class

             Dr. Hafner, back row center, with MCC board members
                                                                                            Diversity - Multicultural Film Series Screened
                                                                                                 The Diversity and Multicultural Awareness Committee has joined with
                                                                                            the MCC Film Club to cosponsor a film series in January.“To Each His Own
                                                                                            Cinema” is a collection of 33 short films made by 35 directors from around
                                                                                            the world. Each director made a three-minute film on the theme of the
                                                                                            movie theatre, a sacred place to the world’s film buffs. Showings are Jan. 16
                                                                                            from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MCC Bradenton, building 10, room 115.
                                                                                                 The second film,“Shadow Magic,” is set in 1902 Beijing and brings
                                                                                            together the cultural tradition of the Far East with the emerging technology
                                                                                            of the West. It will be presented at 2 p.m., Jan. 22, at MCC Venice, and at 4:30

                                                                                            p.m., Jan. 27, at MCC Bradenton. Admission is free.

   Marc Mannino conducts the band in
   their first graduation performance                                                       Time to Update Contacts to get
                                                                                            Emergency Messages
                                                                                                 A scheduled test of MCC's new emergency
                                                                                            mass notification system will be conducted in
                                                                                            late January. The system sends time-sensitive
                                                                                            messages via phone, e-mail and text messaging
                                                                                            within minutes to students, faculty and staff.
                                                                                            To ensure that you receive these messages, please
                                                                                            keep your contact information up to date in My
                                                                                            MCC . If you need a reminder, find easy direc-
 Sheila McCants, center, with graduates                                                     tions on the MCC Web site. These directions

                                                                                            always are available on the MCC home page link.
                                                                                                                                Web Portal Update
                                                                                                                                Will the portal change the e-mail
                                                                                                                                system I use?
 • Trevor Harvey, advisor, student development,
   was named Sarasota County Citizen of the Year                                                                                By: Gail McDaniel, Web portal specialist
   by the Pi Beta Beta chapter of Omega Psi Phi                                                                                      Faculty and staff will continue to use the Outlook
   fraternity at its annual Scholarship Breakfast at                                                                            e-mail program accessed from their computer desktops
   the Holiday Inn Riverfront in Bradenton in                                                                                   as they do now. However, it is possible to post announcements on the portal.
   December. Harvey has been president of the                                                                                   The portal’s Targeted Announcement feature allows specific communication
   Sarasota County branch of the NAACP since                                                                                    based on role (student, faculty, staff, group). This should reduce the number
   2005 and was appointed area director for the                                                                                 of general announcements sent through e-mail and will make it possible to
   Florida State Conference of the NAACP in 2007.                                                                               direct announcements only to those who need them.

                                                                                       Trevor Harvey                                 The Outlook Webmail access for use offsite that is presently available
 • Dory Lock, grants specialist, was awarded the 2008 Unsung Hero                                                               from the Faculty and Staff page on the MCC Web site will be accessible via
   Award by the MCC Chapter of Florida Association of Community                                                                 MyMCC (portal).
   Colleges (FACC). The award recognizes Lock’s efforts to plan and sup-                                                             The new MyMCC (portal) will provide a new e-mail system for
   port fundraising events for scholarships, coordinate donations for local                                                     students. It will replace the outdated e-mail system that students use now.
   charities and serve as archive coordinator for the MCC chapter. She was                                                      Students will access the new e-mail system via the portal.
   nominated by Dr. Mike Mears, immediate past president of the MCC                                                                  Please send any questions about the portal by e-mail to Gail McDaniel,
   FACC chapter. Mears said the award is warranted due to Lock’s “caring                                                        Web portal specialist.You’ll get your questions answered and find out more
   nature and ability to step up to the plate whenever needed. She is a                                                         about the online services the portal can provide to help us work more
   special person with a giving heart.” Lock has been with MCC for almost                                                       efficiently and effectively in upcoming issues.
   nine years and an FACC member for more than five years.

                                                                                                                                 January Film Series: To Each His Own Cinema
                                                                                                                                 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Jan. 16
 Brad Davis, 2009                                                                                                                Room 115, Art & Design Bldg. 10, MCC Bradenton
    MCC Chapter                                                                                                                                                                       Jan. -
  president, with                                                                                                                Student Scholarship Flea Market                             Feb.
  Dr. Lars Hafner,                                                                                                               8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 18
  Dory Lock and                                                                                                                  Parking lot at 26th Street and 60th Avenue at MCC Bradenton
  Dr. Mike Mears                                                                                                                 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
                                                                                                         Denise Steverson

                                                                                                                                 Jan. 19
                                                                                                                                 MCC Faculty Recital: Trio Voila
                                                                                                                                 8 p.m., Jan. 20
 • Filling leadership positions with the MCC Chapter of FACC for 2009 are:                                                       Neel Performing Arts Center, MCC Bradenton
   Brad Davis, president; Dr. Mike Mears, immediate past president;
   Judy Wishart, secretary; Sherry Kollar, treasurer; Dory Lock, mem-                                                            District Board of Trustees Meeting
   bership chair; Doug Barnette, legislative liaison; Denise Steverson,                                                          8:30 a.m., Jan. 21
   events/fundraiser coordinator; Dr. Peggi Hunt-Evans, MCC Venice                                                               Room 160, Bldg. 7, MCC Bradenton
   liaison; Julie Darner, MCC Lakewood Ranch liaison.                                                                            January Film Series: Shadow Magic
                                                                                                                                 2 p.m., Jan. 22
 • Library Department Chair Sue Clayton was roasted and toasted recently                                                         MCC Venice, location TBA
   at a farewell party at MCC Bradenton. Colleagues and Library staff from
   MCC Venice and Lakewood Ranch joined the Hawaiian-themed party to                                                             Art Exhibit: Society of Artists and Premiere of Fine Art Gallery
   wish Clayton well as she heads to new adventures in Georgia after 18                                                          6 – 8 p.m., Jan. 23
   years with MCC.                                                                                                               Art Gallery, Building 11, MCC Bradenton
                                                                                                                                 January Film Series: Shadow Magic
                                                                                                                                 4:30 p.m., Jan. 27
                                                                                                                                 Room 115, Art & Design Bldg. 10, MCC Bradenton
                                                                                                                                 Groundbreaking for the Medical Technology and Simulation Center
                                                                                                                                 8 a.m., Feb. 3
                                                                                                                                 MCC Lakewood Ranch                         Want to know more about
                                                                                                                                 RSVP by Jan. 30 to 65390                   these and more upcoming
                                                               Mace Thirtle

                                                                                                                                 District Board of Trustees Meeting         events at MCC? Click on
                                                                                                                                 8:30 a.m., Feb. 18                         “Calendar of Events” on
          Dr. Lars Hafner, Sue Clayton and                                    Angel Kelly and Sue Clayton                        Room 116/117, MCC Lakewood Ranch
          Dr. Sarah Pappas                                                                                                                                                  the MCC home page.

                                                                                                                                                                                      For details about upcoming
                                                                                               To be considered for the Feb. 1 issue of Extra, items                                  events, visit the Web Events
                                                                                               must be submitted to News@mccfl.edu by Jan. 26.                                        calendar at mccfl.edu and click
                                                                                                                                                                                      on News and Events.

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ext. 65323, regarding discrimination or harassment, complaints or grievances pertaining to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veterans’ status.


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