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February 24, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Last Weekend For 'Boeing, Boeing' at Kelsey Theatre

Black History Month Activities Conclude Feb. 28

'A Film Unfinished' Screening at Holocaust Center Feb. 28

Repeat Presentation of Proctoring Software Demo March 1

AAWCC, EOF Announces Women's History Month Events, March 1-29

Microsoft Excel Training for Faculty, Staff is March 7

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ at Kelsey Theatre March 17-26

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

'Mercer County Artists' Winners Announced; Exhibit runs through March 23

Enrichment, Discovery and Fun Are on Schedule at MCCC Camps

LEAD Hosts Author Mary Ann Cavallaro in Honor of Women's History Month

Mani Rivera-Kissling Honored at National Women in Sports Day

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Last Weekend for 'Boeing, Boeing' at Kelsey Theatre
Final boarding call: M&M Stage Productions' presentation of the the classic French farce “Boeing, Boeing” at Kelsey Theatre concludes this weekend! More about the show here.
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Black History Month Activities Conclude Feb. 28
MCCC's Black History Month celebration concludes next week. Events include an “Empowerment Panel” tonight, 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 Kerney Hall at the James Kerney Campus. Guest speaker is alumnus John Harmon Sr. ('81). More here.
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'A Film Unfinished' Screening at Holocaust Center Feb. 28
Raw footage from the Warsaw Ghetto, May, 1942, will be shown at noon on Feb. 28 in the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (HGRC), located on the second floor of the Library Building. On Thursday, March 2, Dr. Craig Coenan will lead a discussion on "Katyn, Warsaw Rising, Auschwitz, and Gettysburg: The Role of Museums in a Post-Conflict Society." See a complete listing of spring HGRC events here.
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Repeat Presentation of Proctoring Software March 1
A proctoring software demo presented in December will be repeated next week. ProctorU will give a demo on Wednesday, March 1, from noon to 1 p.m. The presentation will take place in CM110. More information here. Questions? Emal marcusj@mccc.edu or call ext. 3551.
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AAWCC, EOF Announces Women's History Month Events, March 1-29
In recognition of National Women’s History Month, the Educational Opportunity Fund program and MCCC's chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges will be sponsoring a variety of events. All are invited to the official kick-off on Wednesday March 1 at noon in CM107. Professors Elizabeth Bondurant, Geralda Aldajuste Hill, Laura Sosa, Judith Stillwagon and EOF's Al-Lateef Farmer are part of a panel discussion on women’s rights and gender equality. See the list of events here.
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Microsoft Excel Training for Faculty, Staff is March 7
The Center for Teaching and Learning is offering another session of the popular Microsoft Excel Training for beginners on Tuesday, March 7, 2-4 p.m. in AD226. Excel, the popular spreadsheet software program, is one of today’s most useful and versatile business tools for data collection. Whether you are a beginner or looking to upgrade your knowledge and advance your skills, Excel 1.0 will help you explore this useful data analysis tool. Space is limited. To register, click here.
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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ at Kelsey Theatre March 17-26
It’s a coming of age story set against a backdrop of racism and small town secrets. Theater to Go presents “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Kelsey Theatre March 17-26. Theater To Go will present a fascinating companion piece on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m., when acclaimed actress Prudence Wright Holmes presents a solo show, “The Secret Life of Harper Lee.” Holmes has appeared in numerous films and Broadway productions alongside some of today’s most well-known stars. Read more here.
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Current News

'Mercer County Artists' Winners Announced; Exhibit runs through March 23
The arts community was out in force on Feb. 22 for the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for “Mercer County Artists 2017,” now on display at The Gallery at Mercer through March 23. The show features 43 works by 37 artists in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, mixed media collages, and ceramics. Read more here.
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Enrichment, Discovery and Fun Are on Schedule at MCCC Camps
From June 19 through August 18, MCCC will once again open its doors to children and teens ages 6 to 18 for a wide variety of camp programs that are designed to match the interests of just about every child. The camp schedule ranges from the full summer (nine weeks) to four-week, three-week and one-week sessions. Read more here.
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LEAD Hosts Author Mary Ann Cavallaro in Honor of Women's History Month
In honor of Women's History Month, LEAD presents a session with author Mary Ann Cavallaro, who will offer the presentation "Do Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Play a Part in Women's Health," on Tuesday, March 21, at noon in SC104. Signed copies of Cavallaro's book, "What My Dog Told Me About Healthy Eating," will be available. Contact Student Life and Leadership for more information at ext. 3435, or stop by SC111.
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Mani Rivera-Kissling Honored at National Women in Sports Day
Taymani (Mani) Rivera-Kissling, a three-sport athlete at Mercer, was honored on January 29 for her dedication to Vikings sports. Rivera-Kissling was MCCC's representative at the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports Day Luncheon hosted in New Jersey by the Garden State Athletic Conference. Read more here.
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Reminders

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.

Through March 9: "Trenton Blacksmiths" at The Gallery at JKC. The Gallery 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 March 23: Mercer County Artists Exhibit at The Gallery at Mercer. The talents of 37 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery at Mercer in "Mercer County Artists 2017," which runs through 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. More here.

Through April 7: "Spring Into Student Success!" scholarship fundraiser. 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. A discount is available for current faculty and staff. Read more about the event 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.

Through May 4: Dinner at The Viking Cafe Student Restaurant. Tickets for dinner at the student restaurant, The Viking Cafe, are now on sale for Thursdays, 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 or the Kelsey Theatre Box Office, or online through the Kelsey Theatre portal by clicking here. Tickets are $10 (students/faculty/staff) and $12 (guests). Please note that there is a $1 extra charge for purchases through the Kelsey Box Office, and $1.50 for online purchases. Tables of six or fewer, please. No refunds. Tickets only valid for specific date. To view the menu, click here. Questions? Email benowitf@mccc.edu.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Newark Star-Ledger (NJ.com)

Demographic shifts spur forecast for increased need for physical therapy assistants

Broadway World

Mercer County Artists Award Winners Announced

Cherry Hill Courier-Post

Flower Show goes to Holland, land of tulips - and sustainability

Community College Daily

Princeton Ph.D. students sample teaching at a community college

Molotow

The Student Paints The Teacher (Mel Leipzig feature)

Patch.com

Still Time to Register for Later-Starting Spring Classes at MCCC

“Mercer County Artists” Award Winners Announced; Exhibit on Display at MCCC Gallery through March 23

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Mercer County Community College’s Camp College: Camps to Match Every Child’s Interests

Summer Camps for All Ages and Interests

Turning Hungry Campers into Happy Campers

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