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October 27, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Final Weekend for 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at Kelsey Theatre

Get Your Tickets for HRIM's Tuesday, Wednesday Lunches

Celebrate Halloween at Learning Center Open House Oct. 31

Aaron Turner Photo Exhibit at JKC Gallery, 'Arkansas Delta,' Ends Nov. 4

AAWCC-Mercer Invites Staff to 'Destress' Nov. 3

'Dogfight' Explores Costs of War and Power of Compassion at Kelsey Theatre Nov. 3-12

MCCC to Host Global Opportunities Conference Nov. 10

Veterans Day Observance at MCCC Nov. 11

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Mobile TV Broadcast Unit Goes on Road for Robbinsville- Lawrence Football Game

AAWCC Mercer Chapter “Thinks Pink” For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Laura Kahn Introduces Students to 'One Health' Perspective at Campus Lecture

WWFM’s Distler Receives ASCAP's Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Award

Men’s Soccer Team to Face Essex in Region 19 Final Tomorrow

Women's Soccer Ends Season on High Note

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Final Weekend for 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at Kelsey Theatre
There are just three more performances of the epic tale of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," presented by The Pennington Players at Kelsey Theatre tonight through Sunday. Read more about the show here.
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Get Your Tickets for HRIM's Tuesday, Wednesday Lunches
The HRIM program presents Tuesday and Wednesday lunches at the student restaurant! Tickets are on sale for The Little Skillet restaurant on Tuesdays through Nov. 28 and the American Regional restaurant on Wednesdays through Dec. 17. Seating is from 11:45 - 12:30 p.m. in ES 111. Tickets must be purchased in advance online, or at the Kelsey Theatre Box Office or the Bursar's Office. Tickets are $10 for students, faculty and staff, and $12 for guests. Please note that there is an additional charge for tickets purchased online or through the Kelsey Box Office. Tables of six or fewer, please. No refunds. Tickets only valid for a specific date. For the Tuesday Little Skillet menu, click here. For the Wednesday American Regional restaurant menu (different each week), click here. To purchase tickets online, click here.
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Celebrate Halloween at Learning Center Open House Oct. 31
The college community is invited to meet the tutors at the West Windsor Learning Center during a Halloween Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in LB214. Learn about the center's free tutoring services, try to win the giant jug of Hershey Kisses and Reeses Minatures, and eat free candy! All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.
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Aaron Turner Photo Exhibit at JKC Gallery, 'Arkansas Delta,' Ends Nov. 4
Nov. 4 is the last day to see Aaron Turner's engaging photo exhibit "Arkansas Delta" at the JKC Gallery. Raised in the Arkansas Delta, Turner presents an exhibit capturing the region and its history from an insider's perspective. The show's final day takes place in conjunction with Art All Day in Trenton from noon to 5 p.m. More here.
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AAWCC Invites Staff to 'Destress' Nov. 3
MCCC will observe National Stress Awareness Day with an event sponsored by the Mercer chapter of the American Association of Women in Community College (AAWCC). Says chapter secretary Roseanne Cooper: "Life can be stressful, so AAWCC-Mercer is offering you a break from it all!  Please join us on Friday, Nov. 3 in SC104 between noon and 2 p.m. Treat yourself to some stress relieving activities including coloring books, reiki, music and more." View the flyer here.
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'Dogfight' Explores Costs of War and Power of Compassion at Kelsey Theatre Nov. 3-12
Set to music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, composers of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen, Pierrot Productions proudly presents "Dogfight" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. The show is set during the Vietnam War as the country was learning the costs of war and the never-ending need for human connections and compassion. Read more here.
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MCCC to Host Global Opportunities Conference Nov. 10
Mercer is hosting its inaugural Global Opportunities (GO!) Conference Friday, Nov. 10. The program will be held at the MCCC Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free for MCCC faculty and staff. Details are available here. Registration ends soon; if you are interested, register here.
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Veterans Day Observance at MCCC Nov. 11
All MCCC students, faculty, and staff members who served in the armed forces are cordially invited to a Luncheon Ceremony in the West Windsor Cafeteria, beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. The MCCC Culinary Arts Hospitality Club will be hosting this year's event. Please RSVP to Tammy Luciano at lucianot@mccc.edu by Nov. 2.
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Current News

MCCC Mobile TV Broadcast Unit Goes on Road for Robbinsville-Lawrence Football Game
Television and Digital Film students will be working under the Friday night lights, taking the college’s new mobile broadcast unit on the road to produce tonight's Robbinsville versus Lawrence varsity football game. Students will begin setting up at noon for the 7:30 p.m. contest at Robbinsville High School. The production crew also includes 14 Robbinsville High School students who are dual-enrolled at MCCC. More here.
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AAWCC Mercer Chapter “Thinks Pink” For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The MCCC chapter of American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) made it their mission to “Think Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, assemblying more than 320 “Chemo Care” bags for individuals undergoing cancer treatment. Read more here. See the Facebook photos here.
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Dr. Laura Kahn Introduces Students to 'One Health' Perspective at Campus Lecture
Students studying in a variety of health disciplines were clearly engaged, as Dr. Laura Kahn, a professor of Science and Global Security at Princeton University, discussed the increasing challenges of caring for people, animals and the natural environment. Kahn noted that there is a growing movement towards "One Health," a global strategy to expand interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the planet. The second annual “One Health Day” will be observed worldwide on Nov. 3. Read more here.
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WWFM’s Distler Receives ASCAP's Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Award
For the second time in four years, a WWFM The Classical Network host has been honored with an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation, with Jed Distler, host of the program Between the Keys, receiving the award for 2017. Read more here.
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Men's Soccer to Face Essex in Region 19 Final Tomorrow
The 16-3-1 men's soccer team is headed to the Region 19 championship tomorrrow, Oct. 28 in Phliadelphia. The Vikings face Essex County College. The game's winner will advance to the Northeast District championship, with the chance to advance to nationals. Read more here.
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Women’s Soccer Ends Season on High Note
While the women's soccer team did not make the playoffs this year, the Vikings showed real progress, especially in their last four games. Three players were named for honors. Congrats to all on a hard-fought season! Read more here.
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Reminders

Through Nov. 4: Prof. Lucas Kelly Featured in Solo Exhibition. Lucas Kelly, MCCC Professor of Visual Arts and Director of The Gallery at Mercer, invites the MCCC community to his solo exhibition, "Last First Dance," at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA). CCA is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. See Kelly on the CCA website here.

Nov. 8: Fourth Annual Culinary Tasting Benefit Hosted by HRIM program. MCCC's HRIM program is inviting the college community to a feast at the Fourth Annual Culinary Tasting Benefit, a benefit for HRIM scholarships. The event is Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 to 8 pm., in the WWC Student Center Cafeteria. More information here; see the flyer here.

Through Nov. 30: "#RealNews," Works by Michael Scoggins. An exhibit featuring the acclaimed artist continues at The Gallery in West Windsor. Read more here.

Through Dec. 13: Yoga and Zumba Classes in PE Building. The schedule includes Monday evening yoga through Dec. 11 in PE225, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m; Wednesday lunchtime yoga through Dec. 13 in the gym, noon to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday Zumba through Dec. 12, in the gym from noon to 1 p.m. Note that there will be no classes during Thanksgiving week. Questions? Contact Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu.
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Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

MCCC allows students to transfer to USciences under new agreement

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'Dogfight' Nov. 3-12

'Heartbroken' family announces services for student found dead near college

Allentown Morning Call

Classical: Syrian violinist Mariela Shaker, performing in Allentown and Easton (Lewis Baratz)

Broadway World

Remembering New Jersey Musical Theatre Student, Nick Pratico

Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT Musical to Play MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

CentralJersey.com

STAGE REVIEW: 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' at Kelsey

CENTRAL JERSEY: Body of missing MCCC student found

Community News Service

Sing along to a performance of ‘Disney’s Frozen’ at Kelsey Theatre

NJ Secretary of Higher Education Newsletter

Mercer County Community College Cuts Ribbon on New Advanced Manufacturing Lab, Rolls Out New High-Tech Workforce Development Programs

Patch.com

MCCC, USciences Sign Transfer Agreement For STEM Students

Community Mourns Death Of MCCC Student, Notre Dame HS Graduate

Town Topics

The Pennington Players Present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”; Musical Is Based on Victor Hugo’s Novel, Uses Songs from the Disney Film

NJBIZ

Maestro Technologies to turn former First Trenton National Bank building into innovation hub
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