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March 3, 2017

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Coming Events

ISO Fashion Show March 7
The International Student Organization (ISO) will sponsore a fashion show at noon, March 7, in the Student Center Cafeteria on the West Windsor Campus. Models will represent cultures from around the world. If you are interested in being a model, e-mail See the flyer here.

Rainbow Alliance Meeting March 7
The MCCC Rainbow Alliance will meet on Tuesday, March 7, in SC211 from noon to 1 p.m. Pizza and soda will be provided. All are invited to a safe, comfortable space to discuss LGBTQ issues, and the needs of the campus community. See the flyer here.

Microsoft Excel Training for Faculty, Staff 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 to 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.

'A Day in Auschwitz' Screening at Holocaust Center March 7
At noon on Tuesday, March 7, the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center (HGRC), located on the second floor of the Library Building, will host a screening of the film "A Day in Auschwitz," where a Holocaust survivor returns to the infamous death camp to tell her story. See a complete listing of spring HGRC events here.

Reception for 'Trenton Blacksmiths' Exhibit at The Gallery at JKC March 8
There's still time to catch the "Trenton Blacksmiths" exhibit at The Gallery at JKC, a photo exhibition by Mercer alumnus CJ Harker. An Artists Talk and Gallery Reception will take place on Wednesday, March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Gallery is located in the Trenton Hall Annex at 137 North Broad Street across from the James Kerney Building. Note that Saturday hours from noon to 5 p.m. have been added. Read more here.

New International Student Restaurant Open for Dinner March 8
HRIM presents an international dining experience! Dinner tickets for Latitude 40 - An International Cafe are now on sale for Wednesdays, with open dates of March 8, March 22, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26, and May 3. In addition, tickets are still available for the Viking Cafe, serving dinner on Thursdays on the following dates: March 9, 23 and 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4. Tickets must be purchased in advance for both restaurants. Buy in person at the Bursar's Office or the Kelsey Theatre Box Office, or online through the Kelsey Theatre portal. 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. Seatings 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 the menu or for more information on purchasing tickets, click here. Questions? Email

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, College Safety and Security at MCCC. See the flyer here.

Current News

VIDEO: Mercer Joins Statewide Community College Awareness Campaign
MCCC has joined community colleges from throughout the state to launch the New Jersey’s Community Colleges 1st (#NJCC1st) social media campaign to promote community college quality and affordability in New Jersey. As part of the campaign, each of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges will release a series of testimonial videos that describes the importance of community colleges from students, alumni, faculty, staff, and business leaders. See the Mercer video here. The New Jersey Council of County Colleges encourages all those who have benefitted from a New Jersey community college to take to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to share their community college success stories using the #NJCC1st hashtag, sharing the videos, and by tagging @NJCC1st in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. #NJCC1st will formally launch during the annual New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Student Lobbying Day on March 6, where students will kick off the campaign with their posts from the event at the Statehouse in Trenton.

Mercer PTK Chapter Receives REACH Award for Outstanding Recruitment
The Mercer chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) was notified last week by the national organization that it was named as a recipient of the REACH Award in recognition for “outstanding membership acceptance rate,” “impressive recruitment efforts,” and “overall dedication to success.” See the official notification here. In recognition of the award, the PTK officer team will receive 15 free graduation stoles in appreciation of their hard work.

Janssen Pharma Donation Bolsters Health Professions at JKC
Thanks to a generous donation from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, MCCC has purchased two-dozen new state-of-the-art microscopes that will provide hands-on experience for more than 200 allied health professions majors at the James Kerney Campus. Read more here.

Vikings Pitcher Dennis Brady Named National Pitcher of the Week
Even though the season is young, honors are already starting to come in for the nationally-ranked Mercer baseball team, with starting pitcher Dennis Brady being named National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Pitcher of the Week following a six-inning, 12-strikeout victory over Harford. Read more here.


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 be sponsoring a variety of 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. In addition, the Leadership Education And Development program (LEAD) will host a presentation by author Mary Ann Cavallaro entitled "Do Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Play a Part in Women's Health?" on Tuesday, March 21, at noon in SC104. 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. See the flyer 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. 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 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

MCCC Presents 'Mercer County Artists 2017'

High-flying high jinks at Kelsey Theatre

Broadway World

Theater To Go Takes on Racial Injustice and Acts of Courage in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD


New downtown Trenton gallery opens on Broad Street

Culinary arts one of many MCCC specialty summer camps

Urban pioneer Elijah Dixon gives Trenton-made goods a Hanover Street storefront (Mercer alumnus)

Trenton group using care – and billboards – to heal a city’s soul

New Jersey Stage

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

Theater To Go Takes on Racial Injustice and Acts of Courage in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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