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March 10, 2017

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Coming Events

Horticulture Expo in Bloom at MCCC Today and Tomorrow
Looking for some springtime in the early days of March? The flowers will be out at MCCC this weekend as the college hosts the High School Horticulture Expo in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for the sixth consecutive year. Read more here.

Visit MCCC Horticulture Program Display at Philly Flower Show March 11-19
The MCCC Horticulture Program is ready for prime time at the Philadelphia Flower Show after four days of intensive set-up at the Philadelphia Convention Center. MCCC brings the show's Holland theme to life with a display that features a park, barn, and a windmill, of course! Read more here.

Lunch Discussion of Vegetarian/Vegan Diets March 21
On Tuesday, March 21, as part of MCCC's Women's History Month observance, the Student Life and Leadership office and the Leadership Education And Development (L.E.A.D.) program will host a lecture by author Mary Ann Cavallaro entitled "Do Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Play a Part in Women's Health"?" Mary Ann is a resident of Princeton who has been living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle for more than 20 years, Everyone who attends will receive a signed copy of her book, “What My Dog Told Me About Healthy Eating.” A vegetarian/vegan lunch will be served. The event starts at noon in SC 104 and includes a book signing and give-aways. See the flyer here.

AAWCC-Mercer National Day of Dialogue March 24
The Mercer Chapter of American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) will sponsor a National Day of Dialogue on Friday, March 24, at noon in CM108. This panel discussion will focus on Title IX, the Clery Act, and sexual harassment. Featured speakers include Jordan Draper, Title IX coordinator for The College of New Jersey (TCNJ); Beth Gallow, from the Office of Student Conduct at TCNJ; and Michael Flaherty, commanding officer for MCCC College Safety and Security. See the flyer here.

'Big Fish' Offers World of Adventure at Kelsey Theatre Mar. 31 to April 9
Join the circus, catch a giant fish, meet a witch, and fall in love! Adventure awaits as Playful Theatre Productions presents “Big Fish, The Musical” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre March 31 to April 9. Read more about this delightful show here.

Current News

"Spring Into Student Success!" to Honor Three Community Partners
The "Spring Into Student Success!" scholarship fundraiser on April 7 provides the MCCC Foundation with an opportunity to recognize and honor individuals and community groups who are contributing in significant ways to the success of our students. Read about this year's honorees here. And don't forget to get your discounted ticket for the event and/or contribute treasures for the silent auction. For tickets and other event information, click here.

MCCC Librarian Publishes Editorial in Choice Journal
From Pamela Price, Director of Library Services: Angela Camack, a part-time MCCC reference librarian, has published an editorial in the January 2017 issue of Choice, the monthly review journal identifying the best new books and digital content in academia. Choice reaches a worldwide audience and each month selects a librarian to write an editorial. The January issue focuses on community college librarianship and also lists the top resource picks for community college library collections. Congratulations to Angela for having earned this distinction for all community college librarians and for Mercer County Community College. Read her editorial: “Playing Triple-A Ball with Faculty: Advocacy, Access, and Authority in Liaison Activities” by clicking here.

Vikings Catcher Anthony Peroni Named GSAC Player of the Week
The season is still young, but honors are already coming in for the nationally-ranked Mercer baseball team. This week, Vikings catcher Anthony Peroni was named the Garden State Athletic Association's Division II Baseball Player of the Week. (Pitcher Dennis Brady was named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Pitcher of the Week last week.) The Vikings will play a string of games in South Carolina during spring break. Read more here.The team's next home game is Saturday, March 18 against Rockland (NY) at noon.


Through May 4: Student Restaurants Serve Dinner. Dinner tickets for Latitude 40 - An International Cafe are on sale for Wednesdays, March 22, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, and May 3. Tickets are also available for the Viking Cafe, serving dinner on Thursdays on March 23 and 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4. Tickets must be purchased in advance either in person at the Bursar's Office, at the Kelsey Theatre Box Office, or online through the Kelsey Theatre portal. To purchase tickets online, click here for Latittude 40 tickets and here for the Viking Cafe. (There is a $1 extra charge for purchases at the Kelsey Box Office and $1.50 for online purchases.) Tickets are $10 for students/faculty/staff and $12 for guests.Seatings for dinner are between 4:45 and 5:30 p.m. Tables of six or fewer, please. No refunds. Tickets only valid for specific date. To view menus for both restaurants, click here. Questions? Email

March 21-29: Women's History Month Events. 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 sponsor events including a discussion led by entrepreneur, author, educator, and motivational speaker Syreeta Washington on Thursday, March 23, at noon in CM107; an AAWCC Variety Show at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, in Kelsey Theatre; and a screening of the documentary "Miss Representation" at noon on Wednesday, March 29 in SC104. See the list of events here.

Through March 23: Mercer County Artists Exhibit at The Gallery at Mercer. The talents of 37 Mercer County artists are on display at the Gallery at Mercer in "Mercer County Artists 2017" through Thursday, March 23. Note that the Gallery is closed next week during spring break. More here.

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 to 10 p.m. at The Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Road in Hamilton. All proceeds from "Spring Into Student Success!" 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

Mercer in the News This Week

Fine Arts: Must-see exhibit at MCCC

Student journalists deserve more protection (Editoral by MCCC Professor Holly-Katharine Johnson)

Broadway World

Mercer County Artists Award Winners Announced

Community College Daily

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


Ewing High senior wins Best in Show in New Hope exhibition

Office of the Secretrary of Higher Education Newsletter (March, 2017 edition)

Mercer: Partners with Area Businesses Allowing Students to ‘Earn While They Learn’

Mercer County Community College Receives Top Ranking on National Military-Friendly Schools List

Princeton Graduate Students Head to Mercer County Community College to Prepare for Teaching Opportunities

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

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