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October 28, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

'The Odd Couple - Female Version' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Seminar at JKC Oct. 31

Halloween Costume Party at JKC Oct. 31

Stress Reducation Seminar Nov. 1

New Student Restaurant Opens for Business Nov. 1

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

‘Magic’ Is in Store at MCCC Gallery Exhibit Nov. 7 to Dec. 1

Scholarship Recipients, Donors Recognized at Fall Honors Reception

Student Media Preference Survey

 

 

 

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

'The Odd Couple - Female Version' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre
Get ready for some laughs as The Yardley Players presents Neil Simon's adaptation of everybody's favorite mismatched roommates in "The Odd Couple - Female Version." Meet Florence Ungar and Olive Madison, who play Trivial Pursuit with their friends instead of poker, but have lots of the same issues as Oscar and Felix! The performance runs tonight through Nov. 6. A reception with the cast and crew follows tonight's show. Read more here.
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Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Seminar at JKC Oct. 31
On Monday, October 31, the Office of College Safety and Security will be hosting a training seminar on Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Presented by area professionals from Womanspace and open to members of the MCCC community, this training seminar will be held at Trenton Hall, Room 229 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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Halloween Costume Party at JKC Oct. 31
Get your ghoul on at the James Kerney Campus in Trenton! On Monday, Oct. 31 (a.k.a., Halloween!) the Center City Cafe will host the "Halloween Monster Mash Costume Bash," with games, music, food, and a costume contest! The fun begins at 1 p.m. and runs through 7 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. See the flyer here.
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Stress Reducation Seminar Nov. 1
Going into mid-semester, this is a chance to acquire inner calmness essential for increased concentration and to enjoy increased energy, happiness, peace and reduced stress. The session will be led by Baba Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari, a globally-acclaimed motivational speaker, author of Making Your Mind Your Best Friend, and a social advocate. His Course in Mindfulness inspires people around the world to empower themselves. His message is simple, powerful, and effective. Baba was a lead speaker at the World Economic Forum in 2006, and was awarded the “The Man Of Peace Award” by the World Organization of Peace in Mexico in 2012.
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New Student Restaurant Opens for Business Nov. 1
A new student restaurant, "Miserable Sods," begins serving Tuesday lunch starting Nov. 1 in ES111. Additional dates are Nov. 8, 15, and 29. In addition, the "American Regional" student restaurant continues serving Wednesday lunch, featuring a Mid-Atlantic menu on Nov. 2; Louisiana on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16; and California on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14. For both restaurants, 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 menus on the HRIM website at www.mccc.edu/hrim.  Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.
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Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
The MCCC Office of Veterans Services will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony and luncheon on Friday, Nov. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center atrium. The luncheon is open to the college veteran community, including student veterans, active duty students in the National Guard and Reserves, and faculty and staff who once served or who still may be serving in the Guard or Reserves. RSVP to Tammy Luciano at lucianot@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.
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Kelsey Theatre Logo

 

 

 

 

Oct. 28 to Nov. 6: The 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

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Current News

‘Magic’ Is in Store at MCCC Gallery Exhibit Nov. 7 to Dec. 1
Eight artists will define magic on their own terms in the new exhibit, “Magic,” coming to the Gallery at Mercer. The show will be on display from Monday, Nov. 7 through Thursday, Dec. 1. The community is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. that features a gallery talk and tour with the show’s curator, Tiffany Calvert, at 6 p.m. Read more here.
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Scholarship Recipients, Donors Recognized at Fall Honors Reception
“Dedicated, fearless, creative, inspirational, and wise” were just a few of the messages that adorned the tables in the Mercer Oaks Banquet Hall on Oct. 18, as Mercer held its annual Honors Recognition Reception for Continuing Students. More than 200 students and proud family members joined MCCC donors, college administrators, and faculty. Read more here. See the Facebook photos here.
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Student Media Preference Survey
Our students have been invited to participate in a survey that asks questions about their media preferences and what they like to do with their time. Their responses will provide critical information for marketing the college and our programs, and will help target recruitment efforts for your programs. Please make an announcement in your classes encouraging students to look for the e-mail invitation and to participate in the survey. Those who complete the survey are eligible to win a $150 Amazon store gift card. The survey is anonymous and takes about 25 minutes to complete. Students can visit www.mediaprefs.com/174 and use the password 174916 to take the survey and register for the Amazon gift card.
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Reminders

Nov. 9: Philosophy Club Discussion. The Philosophy S.P.A. Club continues its Civil Discourse Series with "Individuality and Membership: Getting Over Independence" on Nov. 9. 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.

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 clugstej@mccc.edu. The requested items are listed here.

Nov. 18: Excel Training. 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 here. Note that seating is limited, so sign up soon!

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, or 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).

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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Theater: 'The Odd Couple - Female Version' at West Windsor's Kelsey Theatre


Philadelphia Inquirer

N.J. college that limited other schools’ recruitment now finds itself rebuffed


Action News Philadelphia

2ND ANNUAL UTILITY JOB AND CAREER FAIR


Allentown Morning Call

Classical: Lehigh's Albulescu presents Romantic piano masterpieces (WWFM host Lewis Baratz)


Broadway World

MAGIC Exhibit Comes to MCCC Gallery This Fall

 

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