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November 4, 2016

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Final Weekend for 'Odd Couple' at Kelsey Theatre

Donate Your Items for Student Drive for TASK by Nov. 8

Philosophy Club to Discuss Individuality and Independence Nov. 9

Opening of Business/STEM Collaboration Center Nov. 10

'Heal the City' Film and Panel Discussion At JKC Nov. 10

Commemorating Kristallnacht at Holocaust Center Nov. 10

Opening Reception for 'Magic' at MCCC Gallery Is Nov. 10

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Theatre Student Productions to be Directed by Alumni; First Up Is 'Never The Sinner' Nov. 18 to 20

MCCC to Celebrate International Education Week with Lectures and Discussions Nov. 14 to 18

Two Student Restaurants Now Serving!

Honors Science Students Present Findings from Summer Projects

Women's Cross Country Wins Region 19 Title for First Time in Team History

Students and Staff Show Their Halloween Spirit

 

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Final Weekend for 'Odd Couple' at Kelsey Theatre
The Yardley Players present Neil Simon's adaptation of everybody's favorite mismatched roommates in "The Odd Couple - Female Version." Florence Ungar, Olive Madison, and their friends and neighbors will be on stage at Kelsey Theatre this weekend for the final performances. Read more here.
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Donate Your Items for Student Drive for TASK by Nov. 8
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 will be accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 8: 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.
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Philosophy Club to Discuss Individuality and Independence Nov. 9
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.
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Opening of New Business/STEM Collaboration Center Nov. 10
The opening of the Business and STEM Student Collaboration Center (BS109) will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. All are invited to stop by and take a look. The room will serve as a space where multiple groups of students will be able to work on small group assignments, meet with professors informally, and hold Business and STEM related club meetings. Two televisions will air CNN and Bloomberg TV throughout the day.
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'Heal the City' Film and Panel Discussion at JKC Nov. 10
The James Kerney Campus will host a "Heal the City Community Conversations" event on Thursday, Nov. 10. The showing of the film "13th" takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., followed by a panel discussion from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Professor of Communication Alvyn Haywood will serve as moderator and MCCC Criminal Justice faculty member Liz Bondurant is one of seven panelists. See the flyer here.
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Commemorating Kristallnacht at Holocaust Center Nov. 10
Join the conversation as the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center observes the anniversary of Kristallnacht on Nov. 10 at noon. This coordinated attack on Jews throughout the German Reich occurred on the night of November 9, 1938 and has come to be known as "The Night of Broken Glass." This ceremony takes placed in the Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located on the second floor of the Library building, next to the book store on the West Windsor Campus.
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Opening Reception for 'Magic' at MCCC Gallery Is Nov. 10
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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Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11
The MCCC Office of Veterans Services will host 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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Oct. 28 to Nov. 6: The Odd Couple

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

Nov. 18 to 20: Never The Sinner

Nov. 18 to 27: Babes in Toyland

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

Theatre Student Productions to be Directed by Alumni; First Up Is 'Never the Sinner' Nov. 18 to 20
Taking on one of the most notorious cases of the 20th century, the MCCC Academic Theatre program presents Jonathan Logan's play, "Never The Sinner," at the Studio Theatre Nov. 18 to 20. Set in a courtroom with flashbacks that shed light on the men behind the crime, the play’s central question looms large: How could two bright young men with promising futures commit a brutal crime as an intellectual exercise? The show is directed by MCCC Theatre alumna Deena Jiles-Shu'aib, with choreography by Jody Gazenbeek-Person. Lighting and sound are by Entertainment Technology students. Read more here.
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MCCC to Observe International Education Week Nov. 14 to 18
Mercer is celebrating International Educatoin Week this year with a series of lectures, open class forums, discussions, and the grand opening of the new Center for Global Opportunities (GO!). Staff and students are encouraged to participate. Sign up to attend any of the sessions at www.mccc.edu/iew.  Space is VERY limited. See the flyer here. Questions?  Email lyncha@mccc.edu.
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Two Student Restaurants Now Serving!
Two student restaurants are now serving lunch. The "Miserable Sods” is open on Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15 and Nov. 29. Check out the delectable menu here. The American Regional class continues its service on Wednesdays with Louisiana specialties Nov. 9 and 16. See the menu here. Their restaurant continues with California cuisine Nov, 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. (Menu to come.)

Tickets for both restaurants are available at the Bursar's Office and must be purchased in advance. The dining room is located in ES111, with seating from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for staff, and $12 for guests. Tables of six or less only please! Tickets are valid for the specific date only and there are no refunds. Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.
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Honors Science Students Present Findings from Summer Research
Three students studying biology and chemistry had an opportunity to head into the field this summer to conduct research projects. They presented their findings to a packed classroom in October. Read more here.
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Women's Cross Country Team Wins Region 19 Title for First Time in Team History
It was a total team effort as the MCCC women’s cross country team took home the Region 19 trophy on Oct. 30 at Branch Brook Park in Newark.  The Vikings competed against  Essex County College and Del Tech in Division I, winning the 5K race with 39 points, followed by Del Tech with 43 and Essex with 48. (The team with the lowest point total wins.) The Vikings head to nationals in El Dorado, KS, on Nov. 10. More news to come next week.
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Students and Staff Show Their Halloween Spirit
There were plenty of reminders that Monday was Halloween, as students and staff around the college donned costumes. Some were traditional like wizards, ghouls and mad scientists, while others were originals like "a bag of groceries." See the photos on Facebook here.
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Reminders

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.

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

Studio Theatre presenting 'Never the Sinner' Nov. 18-20

Theatre Company to Present Historical Piece

Female 'Odd Couple' Comes to Kelsey Theatre

Trentonian

Dave Gallagher, Chelsea Dixon to be honored at Trenton Select Dinner

Broadway World

MCCC Theatre Program to Present NEVER THE SINNER

MercerMe

Lost + Found: Paintings and pottery in mixed media by Chris Harford

MercerSpace

Crime of the Century Explored in MCCC's 'Never The Sinner'

Students cook up careers at Mercer County’s new culinary academy

Trenton Upfront: Fundraisers, art events and other news from capital city

New Jersey Stage

MCCC Gallery Presents "Magic"

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