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March 24, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Women's Variety Show Is Tomorrow, March 25

Inaugural Show for 'SideSpace Project' at WWC Gallery March 27 to April 5

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training Offered March 28

'Miss Representation' Documentary Screening March 29

Spring Student Job Fair Is March 30

Spring Transfer Fair Is April 4

'Explore Mercer' Open House Coming Up April 5

'Schools for the Colored' by Wendel White at JKC Gallery April 6-May 4

'Spring Into Student Success' Fundraiser April 7

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Introducing Student Representatives for Foundation's Spring Fundraiser

Horticulture Program Earns Two Prestigious Awards at Flower Show

Dance Program Adds Three New Instructors

Executive Dean Diane Campbell Honored During Women's History Month

Softball Alum Dana Knapp Is on Player of Year Watchlist

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Women's Variety Show Is Tomorrow, March 25
In another Women's History Month event, Mercer's AAWCC chapter hosts a Women's Variety Show on Saturday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of music, praise dance, miming and poetry. Artists include Leah James, PUSH Ministry, Lady Tree, and Essence Ministry. Tickets are available at the Bursar's office for $5. Refreshments will be on sale.
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Inaugural Show for 'SideSpace Project' at WWC Gallery March 27 to April 5
The Gallery on the West Windsor Campus will host a special exhibition featured in a new student project space called SideSpace. SideSpace is a collective of student volunteers, under the advisement of Gallery Director Lucas Kelly, who will temporarily take over part of the Gallery for curatorial projects during gaps in regularly scheduled exhibits. The first show is called "Persona" and features artwork by gallery interns and volunteers. This short exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, March 27 to Wednesday, April 5. A small reception will be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. (After the SideSpace show is the Annual Visual Arts Student Exhibition from April 10 to May 10.) Please come by to check out the new SideSpace project, which is carried out entirely by student volunteers!
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Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training Offered March 28
There are still a few slots left for The Center for Teaching and Learning's Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training on Tuesday, March 28, 2 to 4 p.m., in AD234. This session will start where the beginner sessions left off last fall. Once again, Professor Kristen Callahan will lead the training. Based on feedback from last fall, the following topics will be covered: templates, cells, rows, columns, styles, Insert, delete, copy, move, copy/paste, creating series and formatting. Depending on the group, the class may also cover formulas and functions. If you are already knowledgeable about these functions, you may benefit more from taking advanced sessions that will be offered next semester. Seating is limited.To register, please click here: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=nncmh. Questions? Email Jill Marcus at marcusj@mccc.edu or call ext. 3551.
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'Miss Representation' Documentary Screening March 29
The documentary "Miss Representation" will be shown Wednesday, March 29 at noon in SC 104. The documentary focuses on mainstream media's often limited and often degrading portrayal of girls and women. The interviews are bolstered by compelling statistics. All are welcome!
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Spring Student Job Fair Is March 30
Employers are looking for our students and alumni! Please encourage your students to attend the Spring Job Fair on Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Student Center (WWC). Various employers will be here to talk to students about opportunities with their company. Students are asked to bring a resume and dress in business attire. A list of employers is available here. For more information, email thomasl@mccc.edu.
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Spring Transfer Fair Is April 4
The Office of Transfer and Career Services is hosting a Spring Transfer Fair on Tuesday, April 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the WWC Student Center second floor walkway. Close to 40 colleges and universities will be represented. Encourage your students to start planning for transfer by talking with representatives from the four-year schools listed here. For more information, email thomasl@mccc.edu.
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'Explore Mercer' Open House Coming Up April 5
Spread the word to family and friends. MCCC will host its annual "Explore Mercer" open house on Wednesday, April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Faculty and staff will be on hand to discuss programs, admissions and financial aid with prospective students. Read more here.
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'Schools for the Colored' by Wendel White at JKC Gallery April 6-May 4
In its second gallery show, the Gallery at JKC presents "Schools for the Colored" by renowned photographer Wendel White. An Opening Reception and Artist's Talk takes place Wednesday, April 12, coinciding with the ribbon cutting at the Trenton Hall Annex earlier in the day. White's talk will begin at 5:45 p.m. Read more about the exhibit here.
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'Spring Into Student Success!' Fundraiser Is April 7
There's still time to reserve your seat and donate silent auction to items the MCCC Foundation's "Spring Into Student Success" scholarship fundraiser. It's the Foundation's biggest event of the year and generates critical funding for deserving students. Join us on Friday, April 7, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at The Stone Terrace, 2275 Kuser Road in Hamilton. A discount is available for current faculty and staff. Read more about the event here. Questions? Email hoffmanm@mccc.edu or call ext. 3616.
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Current News

Introducing Student Representatives for Foundation's Spring Fundraiser
Five students who received scholarships during the current academic year will be featured in the program book for the MCCC Foundation's "Spring Into Student Success!" benefit fundraiser.They range from first-year students to graduating sophomores; their majors include Nursing, Game Design, Communications, Chemistry and Business Administration. All are inspiring examples of success for our donors to acknowledge and celebrate. Read about them here.
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Horticulture Program Earns Two Prestigious Awards at Flower Show
Horticulture students and faculty are back on campus with two major awards. After months of planning, growing, transporting and constructing, the program's "Postcards from Holland" exhibit earned a Gold Award in the Education Category, as well as the Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy, a major award for an educational exhibit that demonstrates the most successful use of a variety of plants in a unique fashion. Congrats to the Horticulture program and thanks to all the areas of the college who contributed to their success! Read about it here.
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Dance Program Adds Three New Instructors
The MCCC Dance Program has three new instructors who are thrilled to be teaching the next generation of dancers. Rebecca Brodowski and Jennifer Gladney are MCCC alumna who went on to earn their bachelor's degrees in Dance, and Jill Molinari earned her master's degree in Dance Education at NYU. Read about them here.
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Executive Dean Diane Campbell Honored During Women's History Month
In tribute to Women’s History Month, the City of Trenton has named Dr. Diane Campbell as one of Trenton’s Women of Achievement.  Acknowledging her accomplishments in education and contributions to the Trenton community, her photo and bio are displayed in the Atrium of City Hall along with other notable achieving women. Campbell was profiled in the March 2016 issue of "Diverse Issues in Higher Education" as one of 25 pioneering women in higher education making a difference in academia and beyond. She has resided in Trenton nad has volunteered on boards, in church work and for community development projects. (The exhibit moved from the City Hall Atrium to the Ellerslie Museum on March 23.)
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Softball Alum Dana Knapp Is on National Player of the Year Watchlist
The season has barely begun, but former MCCC softball player Dana Knapp is already on the watchlist for National Player of the Year in softball. The Kean University senior had a stellar season last year, placing her on the list that identifies 50 players from across the country and follows their performances. Read more about Knapp here.
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Reminders

Through May 4: Student Restaurants Serve Dinner. Dinner tickets for Latitude 40 - An International Cafe are on sale for Wednesdays, 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 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 Latitude 40 tickets and here for the Viking Cafe. (Tickets are subject to a small service charge.) 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 benowitf@mccc.edu.

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

Food Notes: Hamilton's Little King Sandwich Shop wins Soup 4 You Cook-Off

MyCentralJersey.com

College Connection: College fairs offer info on hundreds of schools

New Jersey 101.5

City of Angels set to kick off lecture series for military veterans

NJTVNews

How to Keep Millennials in New Jersey

Planet Princeton

Planet Princeton Weekend Picks
("To Kill at Mockingbird" at Kelsey Theatre)

Rider News

Rider named among top universities in U.S. for community college transfer students

US 1

Another Boost for Arts in Trenton

Voice of Alexandria

Philadelphia Flower Show gives visitors a taste of Holland

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