Carmel QuickNews

March 17, 2015

Explore Nursing Day Slated for March 21, 2015

Select high school sophomores and juniors from Columbus City and South-Western City schools will gather at MCCN on Saturday, March 21 for the first-ever Explore Nursing program sponsored by MCCN. Three students from each school were selected by their guidance counselors to spend the day with MCCN students, faculty and staff learning about nursing education and future nursing careers, as well as information on preparing for the college application process.

Admissions counselors from MCCN will assist students with transcript reviews and present students with information on college readiness throughout the day. Students will tour the state-of-the-art Clinical Skills and Simulation Center on campus and practice hands-on skill development such suturing, administering CPR and taking blood pressure and temperature.

Be Heard, Your Voice Matters March 23

Join us Monday, March 23 at noon in the MSB Auditorium as nationally recognized speaker Elaine Pasqua shares with students how to prevent sexual assault and promote healthy relationships. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Suzy Gruber at to attend.

Special Lunch Program March 30: Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Challenge

Several MCCN students participated in the Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Challenge. Hear about their experiences over lunch, which will be provided, on Monday, March 30 at noon in the Rec Room. Please RSVP to Colleen Cipriani at

Schmidt’s Sausage Truck is Coming March 31!

If you’re craving a Bahama Mama or brat, you don’t have to go to German Village. The Schmidt’s Sausage Haus food truck will be on campus Tuesday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with their selection of fine German food. Don’t miss out!

Rho Omicron Chapter of STTI Hosts Tea to Benefit Twin Valley April 12

The Rho Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, will be hosting a special afternoon tea on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. in the College Lounge. The admission fee of $25.00 at the door will benefit Twin Valley Behavioral Health, which provides recovery-based, comprehensive, quality, cost-effective mental health services to adults with a severe mental illness in a secure inpatient setting. Register online at this link.

Library Director Stevo Roksandic Named Library Journal 2015 Mover & Shaker

Congratulations to Stevo Roksandic, regional director of library services, for being named a 2015 Mover & Shaker in the Advocate category by Library Journal, a leading trade publication for librarians, founded in 1876 by Melvil Dewey of Dewey Decimal System fame. The 2015 Movers & Shakers list honors those who are advocating for literacy and diversity, serving the underserved, spreading and sharing technology and much more. Those honored were chosen from more than 300 nominees. A full profile of honorees will be published this week. Congratulations, Stevo!

A Girl’s Life Program: MCE April 7

A girl’s life is an exciting one – full of many emotional, physical and environmental changes. MCCN is once again offering a program designed just for girls and their moms or favorite grown up to explore issues related to puberty and adolescence. Growth and development professor Angie Phillips, EdD, RN, CNE, will provide head-to-toe advice to help promote healthy dialogue and understanding. If you know any adolescent girls who may benefit, the program will take place Tuesday, April 7 in the Mount Carmel East Siegel Center. The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt, tote bag and a copy of the book The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book. To register, call (614) 234-LIFE (5433).