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January 20, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

MCCC Invites Families to Camps Open House Jan. 22

Holocaust Center Launches Spring Program Jan. 24

Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 26

Exercise Classes Begin Jan. 30

Athletics Department Partners with YWCA for 'Think Pink' Feb. 2

'God of Carnage' Takes Parenthood to New Lows Feb. 3-12 at Kelsey Theatre

Jurying for 'Mercer County Artists' Takes Place Feb. 11

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Signs Nursing Agreements with TESU and Rutgers

Nursing Program's January Grads Celebrate At Pinning Ceremony

Kerney Campus Hosts MLK Day of Service and Ceremony

President Wang and MCCC Alum Featured in MidJersey Business Magazine

Call For College Catalog Updates;
Due Feb. 3

 

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

MCCC Invites Families to Camps Open House Jan. 22
MCCC invites families to a Summer Camps Open House on Sunday, Jan. 22, noon to 3 p.m., in the Student Center. (Snow date: Sunday, Jan. 29.) Directors will be on hand to provide overviews of all camp programs and answer questions about scheduling, staffing and pricing. Tours of MCCC's extensive facilities will be available, including computer labs, Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, and cafeteria. More than 70 options are available for fun and enrichment during Summer 2017. The season begins June 19 and extends through August 18. Read more here.
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Holocaust Center Launches Spring Program Jan. 24
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (HGRC) has announced its spring 2017 schedule of events, beginning with "Ravished Armenia: The Auction of Souls," 1919 film clip on the Armenian genocide, on Jan. 24. Other upcoming events include "The Karski Report" with Jan Karski, a Polish resistance member, talking about his experiences in World War II on Feb. 9; "Only a Number," a film by local filmmaker Steve Besserman that profiles his parents, survivors of the Holocaust; and "A Film Unfinished," raw footage from the Warsaw Ghetto, on Feb. 28. All events are at noon in the HGRC, second floor of the Library Building. See a complete listing of spring HGRC events here.
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Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 26
MCCC and Fulton Bank of New Jersey will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center, room 104 For an appointment or information call John Simone at ext. 3742, or sign up at redcrossblood.org. (Enter sponsor code MCCCandFultonBank).
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Exercise Classes Resume Jan. 30
Exercise classes for staff and students resume Monday, Jan. 30. Yoga classes are held every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE 225 and every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat are all that are required to enjoy stretching and strengthening with our excellent instructors (including our very own Helen Tanzini on Wednesdays)! Every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m., you can "join the party" in the gym for Zumba with Colleen. Hope to see you there! (Note that there will be no classes during Spring Break week.) Classes end May 3.
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Athletics Department Partners with YWCA for 'Think Pink' Feb. 2
On Thursday, Feb. 2, the Athletics Department will partner with the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) of the Princeton-YWCA for the seventh annual "Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night." The event is held in conjunction with MCCC’s women’s and men’s basketball games against Brookdale. The women's game starts at 5 p.m., followed by the men's game at 7 p.m. The night will feature raffles for prizes donated from local businesses, with all proceeds benefitting the BCRC.
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'God of Carnage' Takes Parenthood to New Lows Feb. 3 to 12 at Kelsey Theatre
When two couples get together to work out a playground fight between their kids, conciliatory words quickly turn into fighting words! The show is full of rapid-fire dialogue that earned "God of Carnage" the Tony Award for Best Play in 2009. Read more about the production here.
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Jurying for 'Mercer County Artists' Takes Place Feb. 11
If you live or work in Mercer County (and you do!), you are encouraged to submit artwork for "Mercer County Artists 2017," an annual show presented at the Gallery at Mercer in partnership with the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Jurying is set for Saturday, Feb. 11. Read more here.
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Kelsey Theatre Logo

 

 

 

 

Jan. 20-29: Unnecessary Farce

Feb. 3 to 12: God of Carnage

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

MCCC Signs Nursing Agreements with TESU and Rutgers-Camden
This week, MCCC signed agreements with two four-year institutions that will provide guaranteed pathways for Nursing graduates to complete their bachelor's degree. On Jan. 17, MCCC joined leadership at Thomas Edison State University (TESU) to sign an agreement creating a new dual enrollment Nursing program that enables students to complete a BSN degree in four years through the “3+1” program, which allows the transfer of up to 90 credits to the TESU online RN-BSN program. On Jan. 19, officials from MCCC and Rutgers University–Camden announced the Rutgers RN to BS Express program, which will allow Mercer students to complete three years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at MCCC and seamlessly transfer to Rutgers–Camden for completion. Read more here.
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Nursing Program's January Grads Celebrate at Pinning Ceremony
Amid cheers and tears, 28 graduates of the Nursing Class of January 2017 celebrated with faculty, college administrators and loved ones at a graduation and pinning ceremony on Jan. 11 at Kelsey Theatre. MCCC's new director of nursing education, Elizabeth Mizerek, led her first pinning ceremony. Said Valedictorian Lauren Bullock, “It has been an extremely challenging and at times daunting experience.  We all learned to take each step day by day. Our struggles helped us to become better nurses and better people.” Read more here. See photos on Facebook here.
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Kerney Campus Hosts MLK Day of Service and Ceremony
Martin Luther King Day began at the James Kerney Campus at 8 a.m. for some 200 volunteers who made sandwiches for the Trenton Rescue Mission. In an afternoon ceremony, Dr. Pamela Pruitt spoke about the power of educaion in front of an audience of community residents and students. Read more here.
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President Wang and MCCC Nursing Alum Featured in MidJersey Business Magazine
President Jianping Wang and MCCC Nursing alumnus Christopher Giles are featured in an article by Marty Daks in the just-released January issue of MidJersey Business magazine, published by the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. The article is entitled "Outlook 2017: The Job Market Looks Robust." Read it here.
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Call For College Catalog Updates; Due Feb. 3
The 2017-2018 College Catalog is now in production, with content review and updates being solicited college-wide. Anyone with updates to contribute should contact the point person (dean, director, supervisor, coordinator, etc.) for the area involved. That person likely received direct notification for submitting any revisions for their area. For further assistance, contact Brad Kent in Publications at ext. 3772 or kentb@mccc.edu.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times (nj.com)

Thomas Edison, MCCC partner to offer 4-year nursing degree

Mercer County Community College celebrates MLK Day

CentralJersey.com

MERCER COUNTY: Executive Brian Hughes touts county's strong economy in annual address

Hospital Newspaper

Mercer County Community College & Thomas Edison State University Partner to Offer Four-Year Pathway to BSN Degree

MidJersey Business News

Outlook 2017: The Job Market Looks Robust

Patch.com (multiple sites)

White Gloves Come Off in ‘God of Carnage’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 3 to 12

Rutgers-Camden News Now

Rutgers–Camden and Mercer County Community College Team Up to Offer New Rutgers RN to BS Express Program

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Enhance Your Career

Free Spirit Takes Over Area Museums and Galleries (Mercer County Artists)

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