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February 3, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

'God of Carnage' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Celebrates Black History Month With Discussions, Films, Music

Holocaust Center Hosts "The Karski Report" Feb. 9

Lunch 'n Learn Series Returns Feb. 13

Turbulence Ahead in ‘Boeing, Boeing’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 17 to 26

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Do You Know Your Mercer News? Take Our Quiz and Win $50 Meal Card!

MCCC and Fulton Bank Partner for Successful Blood Drive

Haitian Immigrant Shares Story at Black History Month Ceremonies

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

'God of Carnage' Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre
It’s a comedy of manners – without the manners! PinnWorth Productions presents “God of Carnage” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre for a rockin’, sockin’ good time tonight at 8 p.m., with performances running through Feb. 12. A reception with cast and crew follows tonight's performance. Read more here.
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MCCC Celebrates Black History Month With Discussions, Films, Music
As part of its annual observance of Black History Month, MCCC will host a number of special events throughout February with themes of history, fellowship and inspiration. Events will be held at both the West Windsor Campus and the James Kerney Campus in Trenton. On Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m., “Hidden Colors” (2011), a documentary film about the untold history of people of color around the world, will be shown in JKC's Kerney Hall. For other upcoming Black History Month events, click here. In addition, Mercer will host a film discussion series in honor of Black History Month each Thursday at 3 p.m. in AD119, which continues with "Dark Girls" on Feb 9. See the flyer and information on other upcoming films here.
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Holocaust Center Hosts "The Karski Report" Feb. 9
A flim featuring Jan Karski, who speaks about his experiences during World War II as a Polish Resistance member. The program 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.
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Lunch 'n Learn Series Returns Feb. 13
The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced the Spring 2017 Professional Development Calendar with the "Lunch 'n Learn" series. Upcoming sessions include Grade Center Open Sessions, Refreshing Your Online Course, 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.
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Turbulence Ahead in ‘Boeing, Boeing’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 17 to 26
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 Kelsey Theatre Feb. 17 through 26. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Feb. 17. Read more here.
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Feb. 3 to 12: God of Carnage

Feb. 17 to 26: Boeing, Boeing

Kelsey Theatre 2016-17 Season

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Current News

Do You Know Your Mercer News? Take Our Quiz and Win $50 Meal Card!
How well do you know your MCCC news? Take the "Mercer in the News" quiz for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the campus eatery! All of the answers have been reported in either The Trenton Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, the M-Newsletter, the News@Mercer e-newsletter, or can be found on the "Current News" page at www.mccc.edu. High score wins; in the event of tie entries, the winner will be selected in a random drawing. Deadline for entry is midnight, Feb. 9, 2017. The winner will be announced in the Feb. 17 edition of the M-Newsletter. (Employees of the Office of College Advancement are ineligible.) Click here to take the quiz, and good luck!
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MCCC and Fulton Bank Partner for Successful Blood Drive
By the end of the Blood Drive hosted by MCCC and Fulton Bank on Jan. 26, the folks from the American Red Cross were very happy. According to Carol M. Field of the Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region office, 38 individuals donated blood. Read more here.
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Haitian Immigrant Shares Story at Black History Month Ceremonies
As the keynote speaker for Black History Month opening ceremonies at Mercer's James Kerney Campus in Trenton, Pastor Sadrail Saint-Ulysse shared his personal story of perseverance as a Haitian immigrant in America. Following the discussion, lunch was served in the Center City Cafe. See the Facebook photos here.
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Reminders

Feb. 11: Jurying for Mercer County Artists. 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.

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.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Altus Times

Baseball Season Draws Near

Broadway World

BOEING, BOEING to Land at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Next Month

MercerSpace

Top 5 events happening in Mercer County this weekend

Patch.com (multiple sites)

Turbulence Ahead in ‘Boeing, Boeing’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 17 to 26

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Call for Art

Student Artwork

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