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October 21, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Tickets on Sale for Lunch in Student Restaurant through Dec. 14

Staff and Faculty Invited to Substance Abuse Workshop Oct. 26

Philosophy Club to Discuss "Seduction and Reduction: Presentism and Scientism" Oct. 26

Sign Up Now for Next Microsoft Excel Session Nov. 18

'Babes in Toyland' Starts Holiday Season at Kelsey Nov. 18 to 27

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Two Honors Students Selected for Coca-Cola Scholarships

Culinary Tasting Is Savory, Satisfying Fundraiser

All-Region Honors Announced for Women's Soccer; Dennis Selected as Player of the Year

All-Region Honors Announced for Men's Soccer; Enter Post Season as No. 2 Seed

Alumni Success: Chris Moore




Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Tickets on Sale for Student Restaurant Through Dec.14
This fall the MCCC Student Restaurant is serving lunches featuring American Regional cuisine. Dates and regions include: Mid-Atlantic on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2; Louisiana on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16; and California on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14. Seatings are from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 Students/$10 Staff/$12 Guests. (Tables of six or less only please!) Tickets are available at the Bursar's Office and must be purchased in advance. For more information, check out the HRIM website at  Questions? Email

Staff and Faculty Invited to Substance Abuse Workshop Oct. 26
City of Angels NJ, Inc., will present a Drug/Substance Abuse Information Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in SC104. The program is hosted by the Division of Student Support Services' Counseling and Community Networks. See the flyer here. For more information, contact Fred Weiner at ext. 3470 or by email at

Philosophy Club Discusses "Seduction and Reduction: Presentism and Scientism" Oct. 26
The Philosophy S.P.A. Club continues its Civil Discourse Series with "Seduction and Reduction: Presentism and Scientism" on Oct. 26. The group meets on Wednesdays in LA213 from noon to 1 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are all invited to join the conversation. See the remaining discussion topics for the fall here.

Sign Up Now for Microsoft Excel Training
Back by popular demand! In collaboration with Human Resources, the Center for Teaching and Learning is offering a second session of Microsoft Excel Training, facilitated by Kristen Callahan on Friday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon in AD234. Professor Callahan will review a range of Excel's basic functions and capabilities. To register, click on the link here. Note that seating is limited so sign up soon!

'Babes in Toyland' Starts Holiday Season at Kelsey Nov. 18 to 27
Toyland, toyland, dear little girl and boy land!  M&M Stage Productions presents the holiday musical extravaganza “Babes in Toyland” at Kelsey Theatre Nov. 18 to 27, with extra Saturday matinees. It's perfect family entertainment and just the start of the holiday festivities at Kelsey. Read more about the production here.

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Oct. 14 to 23: In The Heights

Oct. 28 to Nov. 6: Odd Couple

Nov. 11 to 13: Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge

Nov. 18 to 27: Babes in Toyland

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season


Current News

Two Honors Students Receive Coca-Cola Scholarships
Two MCCC sophomores, Jason Lima, a Business major, and Daniel Hurley, a Liberal Arts major, are part of an elite group nationwide as recipients of the 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at two-year colleges. Both will be graduating from MCCC in May and plan to transfer to four-year colleges. Read more about them here.

Culinary Tasting Is Savory, Satisfying Fundraiser
Close to 20 area restaurants and food service groups, along with five classes of HRIM students and the Hospitality Club, arrived at MCCC cafeteria ready to serve a feast to more than 100 guests for the third annual Culinary Tasting Benefit on Oct. 12. The tasting raised close to $6,000 in scholarships. Read more about the event here and view the photos on Facebook here.

All-Region Honors Announced for Women's Soccer; Dennis Selected as Player of the Year
The women's soccer team ended the regular season on a very high note with a 7-0 win over Cumberland CC on Wednesday. The women enter the Region 19 tournament as the no. 1 seed and will face either no. 4 Essex or no. 5 Harcum on Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the MCCC Soccer Stadium. Four players have been selected for All-Region honors, including forward Janine Dennis, who is Region 19's Player of the Year. Read more about the team here.

All-Region Honors Announced for Men's Soccer; Enter Post-Season as No. 2 Seed
The men's soccer team also ended their regular season on a commanding note, with a 9-0 win over Union CC on Wednesday. The men are undefeated in region play in October and will face Harcum in a semifinal contest tomorrow at noon at the MCCC Soccer Stadium. Four players were selected for All-Region honors. Read more about the Vikings here.

Alumni Success: Chris Moore ('10)
Visual Arts grad Chris Moore was back on campus recently for the opening reception of "MCCC Arts at Fifty." He says he uses the skills he learned at Mercer every day on the job as a graphic designer and his MCCC professors were as much mentors as they were teachers. Read more about Chris's Mercer experience here.


Nov. 14: Faculty, Staff Invited to Free Forum on Youth Poverty Issues. The Princeton Area Community Foundation invites Mercer faculty and staff to a free conference, "A Forum for Action: Creating A Future Where All Children Thrive" on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer. The forum is designed as a chance for participants to share their expertise and experience dealing with children and adolescents living in poverty. Goals include the designing of new initiatives and grant guidelines. To register or for more information, click here.

Through Nov. 17: L.E.A.D. 'People and Pets' Food Drive. The L.E.A.D. Program and the Student Life and Leadership Department are hosting a food drive starting on Monday, Oct. 10 and ending on Nov. 17. The goal is to provide Meals on Wheels of Mercer County with enough food for 250 Blizzard Bags to help residents and their pets during the winter months.  Donation boxes are located in SC111 at the West Windsor Campus and in the Commons Area at the James Kerney Campus. If you have any questions, please email Jeannette Clugsten at The requested items are listed here.

Hygiene Drive for TASK. MCCC's Phi Theta Kappa and the Muslim Student Association are teaming up to collect hygiene items for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Donations of the following items are appreciated: toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap, men’s deodorant, men’s razors, shampoo, conditioner, tampons/sanitary napkins, washcloths, socks, Tums, ibuprofen, etc. TASK is especially in need of socks and snacks. Place your donations in the marked boxes located in the Transfer Office (SC201), in front of Financial Aid and in front of the Student Life and Leadership office.

Through Dec. 14: MCCC Exercise Classes. Faculty and staff are invited to join with students for evening yoga classes on Mondays through Dec. 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225; Zumba on Tuesdays through Dec. 13, noon to 1 p.m. in the gym; and lunchtime yoga on Wednesdays through Dec. 14, also from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym, and taught by our very own Helen Tanzini, Professor of Chemistry. (Bring your own mat for yoga.) No classes will be held during the week of Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 21-25).

Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Kelsey Theatre Presenting 'Babes in Toyland' Nov. 18 to 27

Kelsey Theatre Presents 'In The Heights'


Mercer CC women's soccer confident heading into Region XIX play

Mercer CC men's soccer lands four on Region XIX honor roll

Broadway World

Photo Flash: BABES IN TOYLAND at the Kelsey Theatre

STAGE REVIEW: 'In the Heights' at Kelsey


Mercer County Community College Receives $2.5 Million Federal Grant to Fund Innovative Student Success Initiatives (East Windsor, Lawrenceville, Princeton, Manalapan and Newtown, Pa.)

‘Babes in Toyland’ Gets Holidays Off to Bright Start at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Nov. 18-27

‘Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Nov. 11 to 13

Robbinsville Reporter

'Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge' Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Nov. 11 to 13

U.S. 1

Lewis Baratz: The Well-Tempered Baroque Performer

West Windsor-Plainsboro News

MC Community College Hosts Culinary Arts Program

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