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December 15, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

'Nutcracker' Is Sweet Ending to Holiday Season this Weekend at Kelsey Theatre

Holiday Reception for Faculty and Staff Dec. 20

Mercer County Symphonic Band Performs Dec. 20

PinnWorth Productions Presents Broadway Classic 'West Side Story' at Kelsey Theatre Jan. 5-21

IOESS and IPIC Present Pre-Class Week Professional Development and Training Sessions

IOESS Presents Adjunct Institute at MCCC Conference Center Jan. 13

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Ferrara Quads Give Mercer Four Thumb Up

Two Biology Students Add Veterinary Assistant Training to Their Studies

Annual Report Offers Snapshot of 2016-17 Academic Year; Online Version Now Available

Men's Soccer Team Returns MCCC to National Stage

Vikings Basketball Players Continue to Earn GSAC Honors

Toy Drives at Kelsey Theatre Provide Holiday Bounty for Area Children

New Scholarship Brochure Highlights Grateful Students

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

'Nutcracker' Is Sweet Ending to Holiday Season this Weekend at Kelsey Theatre
Even the youngest theater goers will enjoy this journey to the Land of the Sweets, as Dance Connection presents a family-friendly, narrated version of "The Nutcracker" ballet at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre this weekend, Dec. 15 to 17. The Tchaikovsky score comes alive as dancers in traditional Nutcracker style tell the story of Clara and her adventures. Read more here.
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Holiday Reception for Faculty and Staff Dec. 20
From President Dr. Jianping Wang: Faculty and staff are invited to the Holiday Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 to 4 p.m. in the West Windsor Student Center Cafeteria. The celebration includes beverages and finger foods, light entertainment and lots of holiday cheer! I also want to preserve and enhance our tradition of helping those less fortunate during the holidays by teaming up with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) to collect donations of non-perishable food, winter clothing, and hygiene items from Dec. 11-20. Please remember to bring your non-perishable and monetary donations to the holiday reception. (Make checks payable to TASK). Collection bins will also be located outside the Human Resources Office (AD101) and in other common areas of both campuses.
I do hope you will join me for this reception and celebration. Wear your holiday clothing, enjoy refreshments, and celebrate the company of your colleagues and friends during this most precious time of year. To RSVP, click the link on the flyer here or on the form here.
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Mercer County Symphonic Band to Perform Dec. 20
The Mercer County Symphonic Band presents its winter concert Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. The performance will include a wide range of music, including a 19th century opera overture, contemporary compositions, pop numbers, traditional American marches, and seasonal favorites. Also included is the band’s traditional sing-along. Admission is free. More here.
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PinnWorth Productions Presents Broadway Classic 'West Side Story' Jan. 5-21
What could be a better holiday gift than a hot ticket to one of the most beloved Broadway musicals of all time? PinnWorth Productions presents "West Side Story" at Kelsey Theatre for three weekends, Jan. 5-21. With its powerful story line, complex dance numbers and blockbuster musical score by Leonard Bernstein, It's going to be an unforgettable theater experience! Read more here.
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IOESS and IPIC Present Pre-Class Week Professional Development and Training Sessions
During pre-class week, the Division of Innovation, Online Education and Student Success (IOESS) will present professional development and training sessions that are open to all faculty and staff.. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, all are invited to listen to IOESS Talks. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, IOESS presents the "unconference," a new offering that includes a brief intro and then an open Q & A with each IOESS unit. On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee (IPIC) offers three sessions: Textbooks, Copyright & OER; Academic Integrity and the AIC; and Handling Angry Students. On Friday, Jan. 12, MercerOnline is offering Student Planning, Bb Grade Center, and Office 356 Tools for Teaching. See the IEOSS and IPIC schedule here. You can register for IPIC sessions and MercerOnline training at https://tinyurl.com/y7ynloah .

View the full college-wide pre-class week schedule here.
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IOESS Presents Adjunct Institute at MCCC Conference Center Jan. 13
The Division of Innovation, Online Education and Student Success (IOESS) will present an Adjunct Institute on Saturday, Jan. 13 in the MCCC Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether you are new to MCCC or have been an adjunct instructor for years, this day has been planned for you. We will provide an overview of staff departments at MCCC and offer training in Blackboard, Office 365 and best practices for designing and teaching a course using Blackboard. See the agenda here. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/y7ynloah.
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Current News

Ferrara Quads Give Mercer Four Thumbs-up
Two freshmen with the same last name are studying Business Administration and two of their siblings are studying Health Sciences. And, they all share the same birthday. That's right! The Ferrara quads -- younger siblings of Bailey Ferrara, who played softball for the Vikings in 2015 and 2016 -- are on campus and giving MCCC solid marks as their first semester draws to a close. Read more here.
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Two Biology Students Add Veterinary Assistant Training to Their Studies
Students Alex Villepontoux and Morgan Lokuta have pursued two tracks at Mercer -- earning their associate degrees in Biology and completing their certificates as veterinary assistants in a program offered through the Center for Continuing Studies. Read more here.
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Annual Report Offers Snapshot of 2016-17 Academic Year; Online Version Now Available
The college's 2016-17 Annual Report, which includes the Foundation Annual Report, provides highlights from the past academic year. It is now available online in an interactive, page-turn format. (A limited number of print copies are available upon request.) Read it here.
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Men's Soccer Team Returns MCCC to National Stage
The men's soccer season was one for the record books. The Vikings returned to the national tournament for the first time since 2008 and worked hard on the field and in the classroom. Congrats to all for a job well done and for making us Mercer proud! Read more here.
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Vikings Basketball Players Continue to Earn GSAC Honors
MCCC basketball players continue to be recognized for exceptional performances on the court. This week's picks are freshmen Tylisha Livingston and Eddie Williams. Both players contributed significantly to the women's and men's teams' wins over Essex CC on Dec. 7. Other selections in this still young season were Donovan Guess and Haylee Kieffer, both of whom earned the honor twice! Read more here.
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Toy Drives at Kelsey Theatre Provide Holiday Bounty for Area Children
Kelsey staffer Amy Bessellieu reports that the Toys for Tots and additional local toy drives were a big success for local kids. On Dec. 8, the Marines came by to pick up more than 1,000 toys collected by Kelsey Theatre for the annual "Toys for Tots" campaign. The theater continued its collection through Dec. 13, taking in approximately 225 additional toys, as well as some winter accessories for local charities including HomeFront and Princeton Alliance Church. The Kelsey staff was assisted by Jim Petro and Jaci D’Ulisse from Rooftop Collaborative, a non-profit performing arts company based in central New Jersey.
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New Scholarship Brochure Focuses on Grateful Students
A new brochure created by the Office of College Advancement highlights the stories of seven students who have received Foundation scholarships that are helping them fulfill their academic and career goals. The piece will be used to encourage others to support education at Mercer. See the brochure here. (Scroll down to read.)
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Mercer in the News This Week

The Times of Trenton (NJ.com)

Kelsey Theatre presents 'The Nutcracker'

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'West Side Story' Jan. 5-21

N.J. college plans expansion with new west Jersey campus

Trentonian

Mercer County Basketball Hall of Fame committee established

Broadway World

Mercer County Symphonic Band Announces Winter Concert, 12/20

Photo Flash: Broadway Blockbuster WEST SIDE STORY Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Bucks County Courier Times

Theater listings for the week ahead

New Jersey Monthly

Community Colleges are Lowering the Cost of Education

New Jersey Stage

Mercer County Symphonic Band Winter Concert Features Traditional, Seasonal, and Pops Favorites

"West Side Story" Comes To Kelsey Theatre

Patch.com

MCCC Presents 'West Side Story' Next Month

MCCC Celebrates $125K Donation From NJM For Expansion

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Murphy’s Team Casts a Central NJ Aura

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