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February 10, 2017

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Coming Events

Jurying for Mercer County Artists Exhibit is Saturday
Artists who live, work or study in Mercer County are invited to submit art for consideration for the “Mercer County Artists 2017” exhibition, presented at the MCCC Gallery in partnership with the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Submission and jurying take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists may enter up to two original works completed since Feb. 2016 in any media except photography. Drop-off is between 9:30 a.m. and noon. More here.

Black History Month Activities Continue With Gospel Fest on Saturday
Gospel Fest returns to Kelsey Theatre 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, as MCCC's annual observance of Black History Month continues. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, a discussion entitled “Loving Relationships” will feature guest speaker Sharea Farmer, of RS Counseling & Wellness Center, at noon in the WWC Student Center, Room 104. Lunch will be served. For other upcoming Black History Month events, click here. In addition, the Black History Month film discussion series continues on Thursday, Feb. 16, with "Fresh Dressed" at 3 p.m. in AD119. See the flyer here.

Last Weekend for 'God of Carnage' at Kelsey Theatre
'God of Carnage' concludes its run at Kelsey Theatre with three performances this weekend. PinnWorth Productions presents this rockin’, sockin’ comedy tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.. Read more here.

Spring Lunch 'n Learn Series Begins Feb. 13
The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced its Spring 2017 Professional Development Calendar with the "Lunch 'n Learn" series. Upcoming sessions include Grade Center Open Sessions; Refreshing Your Online Course; and MO-201: Designing and Developing an Online Course; Student Planning; Excel Training; and more. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. through April 19, beginning with Creative Ways to Use Zoom on Feb. 13. For a list of sessions by month, click here. To register, click here.

Activists and the Desegregation Movement is Lecture Topic Feb. 15
Dr. Jessica Davis, founder and president of the Faith and Public Policy Institute in Princeton, will deliver her lecture “The One Woman Show: A New Voice in the Desegregation Movement” as the first installment of the spring Distinguished Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, Feb 15. in CM109. Read more here.

Holocaust Center Presents 'Only a Number' Feb. 16
"Only a Number," a flim featuring local filmmaker Steve Besserman chronicling his parents' survival of the Holocaust, starts at noon at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (HGRC), located on the second floor of the Library Building. See a complete listing of spring HGRC events here.

Current News

Trenton Gallery Opens With Show Featuring MCCC Alumnus
MCCC begins a new chapter in the arts at its Trenton campus. The Gallery at the James Kerney Campus, located in the Trenton Hall Annex at 137 North Broad Street across from the James Kerney Building, opens with. “Trenton Blacksmiths,” a photo exhibit by Mercer alumnus CJ Harker. The show runs through Thursday, March 9. An Artists Talk and Gallery Reception will take place on Wednesday, March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Read more here.

Princeton Graduate Students Prepare for Teaching in Partnership With MCCC
In an exciting and innovative new partnership that promises major benefits for both institutions, MCCC and Princeton University have launched a Community College Teaching Partnership program this spring. Under the agreement, four MCCC faculty members are mentoring four Princeton doctoral students. Then, the PU students will teach in their disciplines as MCCC adjunct instructors in the fall. Read more here.

Mercer Basketball Teams ‘Think Pink’ for Breast Cancer Resource Center
MCCC basketball players switched out their standard issue shoelaces for pink ones as the college’s Athletics Department hosted its seventh annual Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Feb. 2. The event was held in conjunction with women’s and men’s basketball games versus Brookdale Community College. Read more here.

Big Turnout for Spring Club Day at West Windsor Campus
Scores of students came out to explore extracurricular opportunities at Mercer during Spring Club Day last week. See the Facebook photos here.

'Penny Wars' Return to Mercer!
The LEAD Program, in conjunction with Student Life and Leadership and SGA, is hosting "Penny Wars IV: Return of the Silver" from Feb. 16 to April 20 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand and its fight against pediatric cancer. Stop by SC111 on or after Feb. 16 to pick up a jar and start collecting coins of all denominations. Participants can be individuals, a small group (2-9 people), or a large group (10+ people). Prizes will be awarded in each category during an appreciation luncheon May 2. Bring all coins to SC111 by 2 p.m. April 20. Questions? Contact Jeannette at


Feb. 28: Free Mammograms offered through CentraState. CentraState Medical Center is offering free breast exams and mammograms on Tuesday, Feb. 28 starting at 5:15 p.m. Women must meet the following criteria: must be a New Jersey resident, must meet financial eligibility requirements, and must be uninsured. For more information, including the appointment phone number, see the flyer here.

Feb. 28: Deadline for PlayFest 2017. In celebration of 50 years of supporting the arts in Mercer County, MCCC's Playfest 2017 is seeking new plays from writers who live, work or study in Mercer County. PlayFest will be held March 10 to 12 at Kelsey Theatre. Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 28. Details here or by emailing

Mercer in the News This Week

Student's work highlighted in medical-technical journal (Mercer alum)

Theater: 'God of Carnage' at West Windsor's Kelsey Theatre

Broadway World

MCCC to Enrich Arts Scene in Trenton with Opening of Gallery

STAGE REVIEW: 'God of Carnage' at Kelsey


Turbulence ahead in ‘Boeing, Boeing’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre

Mercer County Community College & Thomas Edison State University

MCCC to Enrich Arts Scene in Trenton with Opening of Gallery at James Kerney Campus

Planet Princeton

Princeton University partners with Mercer County Community College to prepare graduate students for teaching

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