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January 6, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Musical Revue, 'Jacques Brel,' Tonight Through Jan. 15 at Kelsey Theatre

Updated Schedule for Pre-Class Week Activities

Center for Continuing Studies to Host Open House Jan. 12 and 'Smart Start' Series Jan. 17-Feb. 1

Not Too Late to Sign Up for Spain Trip; Info Session Jan. 17

Pennington Players to Present 'Unnecessary Farce' Jan. 20 to 29

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Receives Top Ranking as National Military-Friendly School

American Honors Completes Fall Semester With Symposium and Alumni Panel

Prof. Michael Chovan-Dalton Converses with Photography Greats on 'thePhotoShow' Podcast

'Student Reflections' Series on Facebook Garners Thousands of Views Over Winter Break

Kelsey Theatre's 'Toys for Tots' Drive Nets Record Gift Collection

Get Moving at MCCC Fitness Center; Exercise Classes Begin Jan. 30

Registration for Spring Classes Still Open

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Musical Revue, 'Jacques Brel,' Tonight Through Jan. 15 at Kelsey Theatre
Four singers will charm their way into your hearts with songs by the heralded Jacques Brel, whose music has inspired generations of performers. Prior to the start of the show, Kelsey Theatre patrons are invited to enjoy desserts and coffee/tea in the lobby. Read more abou the production here.
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Updated Schedule for Pre-Class Week Activities
From Jill Marcus: Welcome back and Happy New Year! Pre-Class Week is next week! Due to a conflict on Thursday, Jan. 12, we have moved the session "Blackboard, A Tool For Student Success" from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the same day. In addition, we had to cancel Student Planning sessions at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.and Bb Grade Center Training at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12. We apologize for any inconvenience. See the updated flyer here. You can still register at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nbbvh.
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Center for Continuing Studies to Host Open House Jan. 12 and 'Smart Start' Series Jan. 17-Feb. 1
For your friends and neighbors looking to update their workplace credentials, change career paths, or simply pursue a hobby, MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies (CS) will host an Open House on Thursday, Jan. 12 to discuss its wide array of programs. See the flyer here. CCS will also offer free Smart Start sessions Jan. 17 to Feb. 1. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the James Kerney Campus for individuals considering careers in healthcare. Read more here.
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Not Too Late to Sign Up for Spain Trip; Info Session Jan. 17
You can still sign up for the Study Tour to Spain, sponsored by the MCCC Center for Global Opportunities from May 20 to June 3. The trip includes accommodations with a Spanish family in Granada, a cooking class, a live Flamenco dance show, tapas tour, and an excursion to Cordoba. The program is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The cost is $2,500 and includes airfare, meals, accommodations, health insurance, and tuition for SPA110 (three credits). An information session will be held Jan. 17, noon to 1 p.m. in LA125. Final payment is due Feb. 17. For the application procedure, click here. Questions? Contact Daniel D'Arpa at ext. 3318 or darpad@mccc.edu.
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Pennington Players to Present 'Unnecessary Farce' Jan. 20 to 29
Looking for some belly laughs? The Pennington Players are guaranteed to make it happen as they present "Unnecessary Farce" at Kelsey Theatre Jan. 20 to 22 and 27 to 29. Seven actors deliver rapid-fire dialogue and take some pratfalls for the cause in this show that combines classic farce with a modern American tale. Read more here.
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Jan. 6 to 15: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

MCCC Receives Top Ranking as National Military-Friendly School
MCCC has been named the number one military-friendly school among all two-year colleges in the nation by Victory Media, a provider of informational resource material to U.S. active duty military personnel, veterans and spouses. This is the second honor MCCC received in recent months for its service to student veterans. During the college’s annual Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony, the NJ Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the college with a proclamation in recognition of being named a Purple Heart Community College – the first two-year college in New Jersey to receive the designation. Read more here.
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American Honors Completes Fall Semester with Symposium and Alumni Panel
American Honors at Mercer students gathered at the Conference Center on Dec. 16 to share what they learned during the fall semester -- and hear from three alumni who are thriving at their transfer schools. Read more about it here.
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Prof. Michael Chovan-Dalton Converses With Photograhy Greats on 'thePhotoShow' Podcast
Want to know who's who in the world of photography past and present? Check out thePhotoShow, a podcast created and hosted by Professor of Photography Michael Chovan-Dalton. The latest installment (episode 37) features the show's first live airing at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. More here. Go directly to thePhotoShow here.
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'Student Reflections' Series on Facebook Garners Thousands of Views Over Winter Break
Check out what 13 Mercer students have to say about their college experience. The "Student Reflections" series that ran on MCCC's Facebook page over Winter Break (Dec. 23 through Jan. 5) garnered a huge response from the MCCC community and other well-wishers, with engagement up 103% in just one week. Visit Mercer's Facebook page here.
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Kelsey Theatre's 'Toys for Tots' Drive Nets Record Gift Collection
Friends and fans of Kelsey Theatre showed their holiday spirit with donations of close to 1500 toys to the Marines' Toys for Tots campaign this holiday season. Overseeing the project were Kelsey staff members Kitty Getlik and Amy Bessellieu, and Jim Petro, owner of Rooftop Theatre Collaborative and a beloved regular on the Kelsey Theatre stage. Thanks to all who gave generoously and helped to make the holidays brighter for area kids.
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Get Moving at MCCC Fitness Center; Exercise Classes Begin Jan. 30
You can get moving in January at the MCCC Fitness Center. The center got a holiday upgrade that includes equipment maintenance, painting and two new machines: an elliptical and a stationary bike. (Your staff id is required for admittance.) Yoga and zumba classes for students and staff begin the week of Jan. 30.
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Registration for Spring Classes Still Open
Spread the word -- there's still time for new and current MCCC students to register for the spring semester. Most classes begins Jan. 17. Read more here.
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Reminders

Annual Report Now Available Online. "All In for Student Success" is the theme of the 2015-16 college and Foundation Annual Report, which includes highlights from the past year and features a number of students who had good things to say about their Mercer experience. For a look at this year's report, along with an archive of previous reports, click here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times

Thomas Edison, community colleges start dual admission-enrollment

Kelsey Theatre offering 'Jacques Brel' this month

Theater: 'Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' at West Windsor's Kelsey Theatre

Broadway World

MCCC Professor Michael Chovan-Dalton Continues to Host THEPHOTOSHOW Podcast

JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 1/6- 15

CentralJersey.com

You Don't Know Jacques: Pierrot Productions is presenting a musical revue about an influential songwriter

MercerSpace

West Windsor, Comcast agreement up for renewal

NJ Arts

Top Ten NJ arts events of the week: 5th annual Big Man’s Birthday Bash, Light of Day shows, more

New Jersey Stage

Pierrot Productions Presents "Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris"

Pennington Players Present Kilt-Wearing Killers In "Unnecessary Farce

Patch.com

Funny Business Abounds in 'Unnecessary Farce' at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Jan. 20 to 29

Planet Princeton

Rider University to Allow Mercer County Community College Students to Live on Campus
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