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December 8, 2017

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Coming Events

'Twas the Night Before Christmas' Opens Tonight at Kelsey
Kelsey Theatre continues its holiday offerings with what has become a Kelsey tradition. The Kelsey Players present "Twas the Night Before Christmas," which opens tonight and continues through Dec. 10. Closing out the Kelsey holiday season is “The Nutcracker,” an abridged family version presented by Dance Connection of Hillsborough, Dec. 15-17. Read more here.
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Last Week for Fine Food in Student Restaurant
The final student restaurant lunch will be served on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Seating for the American Regional restaurant is from 11:45 a.m. to 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. Click here for the menu, which is inspired by California cuisine. To purchase tickets online, click here.
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Kelsey Theatre Accepting Holiday Toy Donations Through Dec. 10
Kelsey Theatre continues its collection for the "Toys for Tots" annual holiday drive through Sunday, Dec. 10. Staff members are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys in the box located in the Kelsey Theatre lobby. To aid in the collection effort, Rooftop Theatre Collaborative will be selling toys in the Kelsey Theatre lobby during performances of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" this weekend. with all toys collected to be donated to a local charity.
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Holiday Reception for Faculty and Staff Dec. 20
From President Dr. Jianping Wang: Please save the date for this year’s Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 to 4 p.m. in the West Windsor Student Center Cafeteria. As we did last year, we are celebrating with an afternoon reception with 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. We will continue our annual tradition of helping those less fortunate during the holiday season by teaming up with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) to collect donations of non-perishable food, winter clothing, and hygiene items, for families in need, from Dec. 11 through Dec. 20. Please remember to bring your non-perishable and monetary donations to the holiday reception (make checks payable to TASK). Additionally, collection bins will be located outside of 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 beverages, and celebrate the company of your colleagues and friends during this most precious time of year. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by clicking the link on the flyer here or by clicking on the form here.
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Current News

MCCC Honors NJM Insurance for $125,000 Commitment to Trenton Campus Expansion
MCCC has dedicated a plaque at Trenton Hall on the college’s James Kerney Campus in recognition of NJM Insurance Group’s $125,000 charitable commitment to support expansion and development at MCCC’s campus in downtown Trenton. Read more here.
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Former MCCC Pitcher Fillmyer Named to Oakland A’s 40-Man Roster
Former Vikings pitcher Heath Fillmyer is one step closer to the big leagues, having been named to the 40-man roster for the Oakland Athletics in anticipation of the Major League Baseball Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 14. Read more here.
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Basketball Players Guess, Kieffer Named GSAC Players of the Week for Second Time
For the second time this season, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) freshmen basketball players Donovon Guess and Haylee Kieffer have been named the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Division II Players of the Week. Both Vikings earned the honors for the week of Nov. 26, and previously received the honor for the week of Nov. 5-11. Read more here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

The Times of Trenton

Kelsey Players Present a Christmas Classic

Broadway World

MCCC Orchestra, Chorus, Jazz Band to Present Free Concerts This Month

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS to Play Kelsey Theatre for the Holidays

Burlington County Times

Theater listings for the week ahead

The Intelligencer

Theater listings for the week ahead

New Jersey Stage

MCCC Orchestra, Chorus, Jazz Band to Present Free Concerts December 11-13

Patch.com

3 Days Of Holiday Music At Mercer County College Next Week

TapInto.net

South Plainfield Teens Receive New Jersey Rising Scholars Recognition Award

Torque-Expo

Grainger opens 1.3 million sq ft distribution centre

US 1

Winter Holidays – When History & Culture Intersect

Can Trenton become a high tech hub?

Opportunities: Shakespeare ‘70 for “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

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