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March 31, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

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

A Traditional Japanese Harp in Modern-Day Music is Lecture Topic April 12

‘The House at Pooh Corner’ to Lift Spirits at Kelsey Theatre April 22

SGA, Student Life Sponsor MCCC Trenton Thunder Night April 28

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Moving Forward With the Opening of the Trenton Hall Annex

Trenton-Area Clergy Comes Together at MCCC Interfaith Breakfast

MCCC Learning Center Offers Students a Place for Serious Science

Global Business Club Gets Up-Close Look at KNF Manufacturing Plant

Alumni Success: Craft Shop Owner Darilynn Pitman

 

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

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 items to 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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A Traditional Japanese Harp in Modern-Day Music is Lecture Topic April 12
MCCC alumnus Kento Iwasaki (’09 Liberal Arts/Music), an accomplished composer and musician, will deliver his lecture “The Koto: A Traditional Japanese Instrument in Present Day” as part of MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, April 12, in CM109. Part lecture and part performance, Iwasaki will demonstrate how an ancient musical instrument is still relevant in the era of jazz, hip hop and rock. Read more here.
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‘The House at Pooh Corner’ to Lift Spirits at Kelsey Theatre April 22
Young audiences are invited to spend an afternoon in the woods as “The House at Pooh Corner” comes to Kelsey Theatre. The show is presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre as part of the Kelsey Kids Series on Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Read more here.
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SGA, Student Life Sponsor MCCC Trenton Thunder Night April 28
The Student Government Association and Student Life and Leadership are sponsoring an MCCC night at the Trenton Thunder on Friday, April 28 at Arm & Hammer Park, 1 Thunder Road, in Trenton. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchsed at the Student Life and Leadership Office, SC111. See the flyer here.
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Current News

MCCC Moving Forward With the Opening of the Trenton Hall Annex
MCCC will be moving forward in Trenton, with a celebration on Wednesday, April 12 featuring a ribbon cutting for the new Trenton Hall Annex. The community is invited to the event, which begins at 11:30 a.m. with “The Moving Forward Bus Tour,” sponsored by Greater Trenton. The bus tour leaves from Trenton Hall, with stops at Glen Cairn Hall, Roebling Lofts, and the NJ Realtors Headquarters. The bus then returns to JKC for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Read more here. For a schedule of events during the day, which includes presentation of a painting and artist's talk by MCCC Professor Emeritus Mel Leipzig, a tour of Trenton Hall, and an opening reception for the photography exhibit "Schools for the Colored" and artist's talk with Wendel White at the JKC Gallery, click here.
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Trenton-Area Clergy Comes Together at MCCC Interfaith Breakfast
Clergy members from more than 30 Trenton-area organizations came together March 16 at MCCC's James Kerney Campus in Trenton to discuss needs, educational priorities, and next steps to move the city forward. Read more here.
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MCCC Learning Center Offers Students a Place for Serious Science
There is a resource room on the second floor of MCCC’s Science Building that is quiet yet humming with activity, as students engage in study sessions, complete assignments, and prepare for exams under the guidance of peer tutors and faculty mentors. Welcome to the Science Learning Center at the West Windsor Campus, which has grown into a major and heavily utilized resource center in just three years. Read more here.
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Global Business Club Gets Up-Close Look at KNF Manufacturing Plant
MCCC's Global Business Club was on the road again, leaving the classroom behind to observe business in action. The group visited the KNF Neuberger, Inc., manufacturing plant in Trenton, with a tour that focused on business practices in motion -- from supply chain through distribution, including production processes and testing. Read more here.
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Alumni Success: Craft Shop Owner Darilynn Pitman
Darilynn Pitman ’13 (A.A.S., Business and Entrepreneurship) is the proud owner of Wilhelmina’s, a quaint little gift shop in Allentown, N.J., that celebrated its one-year anniversary in January. While owning her own business was her long-term goal, Pitman recognized that she needed the skills to make it happen. “I never wanted to go away to college, but I knew I needed a college degree. Mercer County Community College was the best choice for me,” she said. Read more here.
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Reminders

Through April 5: "SideSpace" Exhibit at the WWC Gallery.The Gallery on the West Windsor Campus is hosting a special exhibition featured in a new student project space called SideSpace, a collective of student volunteers under the advisement of Gallery Director Lucas Kelly.The show, "Persona," features artwork by gallery interns and volunteers.

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: 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.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Philadelphia Inquirer

Montco Community College strikes deal for student housing

Broadway World

Kento Iwasaki to Talk About The Koto in Modern-Day Music at MCCC

HOUSE AT POOH CORNER to Sweeten Kelsey Theatre This Spring

Wendel White Photography Exhibit Coming to MCCC's Trenton Gallery This Spring

Chestnut Hill Local

Local teenagers capture silver at Philadelphia’s Flower Show

Greater Media Newspapers

Deep Caseys baseball team enters season with high expectations

Mercerspace

MCCC’s Trenton Hall marks new downtown arts center

Janssen Pharma supports MCCC’s Trenton campus

After retirement, Lawrence couple re-channels their inner artists

Range of expertise helps Kenny, Chase & Costa represent clients (MCCC Alumnus)

School provides a loving environment to Do and Learn

Officials grow concerned as senior fire deaths trend upward (MCCC Alumnus)

Hopewell sculptor Charles McCollough blends theology and art in his works (MCCC Alumnus)

New Jersey Stage

WWFM to air three NJSO concert broadcasts On Radio and Online

MCCC’s Trenton Gallery to Present ‘Schools for the Colored’ by Wendel White

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