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February 17, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Turbulence Ahead in 'Boeing, Boeing'; Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre

Repeat Presentation of Proctoring Software Demo Feb. 22 and Mar. 1

Mercer County Artists Exhibit Opens Monday; Reception Is Feb. 22

Tickets on Sale for Student Restaurant; Next Dinner Is Feb. 23

Black History Month Activities Continue With Films and Discussions

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC to Host 'Spring Into Student Success' Fundraiser April 7

Winter Issue of Viking Magazine Now Available

Students Join Professionals at Engineering Society Meeting

We Have a 'Mercer in the News' Quiz Winner!

Still Time to Register for Later-Starting Classes

Vikings Basketball Teams Finish Season on High Note

Alumni Success: PTA Barbara Vees

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Turbulence Ahead in 'Boeing, Boeing'; Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre
It’s the 1960s, and Bernard, a high-flying pilot, is also a swinging single who is juggling three gorgeous stewardesses. M&M Stage Productions presents the classic French farce “Boeing, Boeing” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre for two weekends, starting tonight. More about the show here.
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Repeat Presentation of Proctoring Software Demo Feb. 22 and Mar. 1
From Jill Marcus: Join us for a repeat performance of the proctoring software demos presented in December. This time, we have allotted one hour for each demonstration so that there is time for questions. Software Secure will give a demo on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ProctorU will give a demo on Wednesday, March 1, from noon to 1 p.m. Both presentatoins will take place in CM110. Come and give us your opinion on which vendor to choose! More information here. Questions? Emal marcusj@mccc.edu or call ext. 3551.
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Mercer County Artists Exhibit Opens Monday; Reception Is Feb. 22
The talents of 37 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer in "Mercer County Artists 2017," which runs from Monday, Feb. 20 to Thursday, March 23. The show features 43 works in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, graphite, mixed media, ceramic, wood and more. Ninety-four artists submitted work for the jurying process. An awards reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22. More here.
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Tickets on Sale for Student Restaurant; Next Dinner Is Feb. 23
Tickets for dinner at the student restaurant, The Viking Cafe, are now on sale for Thursdays, Feb. 23; March 2, 9, 23 and 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4. Seating is  between 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. (The restaurant is closed Mar. 16 for Spring Break.) Tickets must be purchased in advance. Buy in person at the Bursar's Office. Tickets are $10 (students/faculty/staff) and $12 (guests). Please be patient and allow a full one hour for your dining experience. Tables of six or less, please. No refunds.  Tickets only valid for specific date. To view the menu, click here. Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.
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Black History Month Activities Continue With Films and Discussions
Black History Month events continue with a showing of "School Daze" on Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in AD119. A discussion of the film follows on Monday, Feb. 27 at noon in CM108.The James Kerney Campus Student Executive Council presents an “Empowerment Panel” on Friday, Feb. 24 starting at 6 p.m. in Kerney Hall (KC 229). The theme for the discussion will be learning from the past, living in the present and looking towards the future. Featured speakers include MCCC faculty members Alvyn Haywood and Aundreta Wright, and community activist Darren “Freedom” Green. Closing ceremonies take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at a luncheon starting at noon in the West Windsor Campus cafeteria. Guest speaker is alumnus John Harmon Sr. ('81). More here.
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Current News

MCCC to Host 'Spring Into Student Success' Fundraiser April 7
The MCCC Foundation will host its annual spring scholarship fundraiser, “Spring Into Student Success!”, on Friday, April 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Road in Hamilton. Now in its 28th year, all proceeds from the celebratory event support student scholarships. Event co-chairs are Nina D. Melker, senior vice president at Berkshire Bank, and Mercer County Freeholder Pasquale “Pat” Colavita Jr. A discount will be offered to faculty and staff. Read more about the event here.
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Winter Issue of Viking Magazine Available Online and in Print
Read the latest issue of the Viking magazine online here. The issue features highlights from the fall semester -- including students, alumni, faculty and staff. Print copies of the Viking will be distributed around both campuses in the near future.
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Students Join Professionals at Engineering Society Meeting
MCCC Engineering and Engineering Technology students had a career-building opportunity on Feb. 1. They were invited to the quarterly meeting of the Professional Engineers Society of Mercer County. Professor Dominick Defino, P.E., coordinator of the Electronics Engineering Technology program, was the guest speaker for the evening. His topic was MCCC's Advanced Manufacturing program and the progress being made on the construction of the Advanced Manufacturing Lab. Read more here.
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We Have a 'Mercer in the News' Quiz Winner!
Congratulations to Raquel Hernandez, the winner of the Feb. 3 “Mercer in the News” quiz! Her name was randomly selected among all of the perfect scores submitted. Raquel wins a $50 meal card to the MCCC cafeteria. Keep up on your Mercer news, and next time, you could be a winner! To view the answers to the Feb. 3 quiz, click here.
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Still Time to Register for Later-Starting Classes
Remind students that they can still sign up for some later-starting classes this spring. Ten-week classes start on Feb. 21. Additional seven-week classes begin March 21. More here.
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Vikings Basketball Teams Finish Season on High Note
Mercer basketball closed out its season on a high note Feb. 16, with both the men's and women's teams beating Morris CC on Sophomore Night. The women routed Morris 69-21 and sophomore Amirah Terry closed out her MCCC career with 12 points in the win. The men beat Morris 78-62 and sophomore John Armstead had 25 points in his final game as a Viking. Great job Vikings and best of luck to our two sophomores Amirah and John! See Facebook photos of both teams in action earlier in Feburary here.
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Alumni Success: PTA Barbara Vees
For alumna Barbara Vees (’12), completing her degree in Physical Therapist Assistant was no walk in the park – but her subsequent career is a daily dip in the pool. Vees recently returned to Mercer to lead an aquatic therapy session with current PTA students, demonstrating techniques that enable the physical rehabilitation of patients using the comfort and healing power of water. Read her story here.
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Reminders

Feb. 28: "A Film Unfinished." Raw footage from the Warsaw Ghetto, May, 1942, to be shown at noon in 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.

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 PlayFest2017@mccc.edu.

Through March 9: "Trenton Blacksmiths" at The Gallery at JKC. The Galleyr is located in the Trenton Hall Annex at 137 North Broad Street across from the James Kerney Building. The photo exhibit is by Mercer alumnus CJ Harker. An Artists Talk and Gallery Reception will take place on Wednesday, March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Note that Saturday hours from noon to 5 p.m. have been added. More here.

Through April 19: Lunch 'n Learn Professional Development Series. Presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning. 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. For a list of sessions by month, click here. To register, click here.

Through April 20: 'Penny Wars.' The LEAD Program and SGA are hosting "Penny Wars IV: Return of the Silver" through April 20 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Stop by SC111 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. Questions? Contact Jeannette at clugstej@mccc.edu.
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Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com

MCCC announces its upcoming events

Broadway World

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Theater To Go's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Theatre To Go to Present THE SECRET LIFE OF HARPER LEE Alongside 'MOCKINGBIRD'

Patch.com

MCCC to Host "Spring Into Student Success" Scholarship Fundraiser April 7

MCCC Gallery Hosts 'Mercer County Artists 2017' Feb. 20 to March 23
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