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April 14, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Filmmaker to Discuss Healthcare for Aging Prisoners April 18

'En Fleurs' Student Restaurant Serves Lunch April 19

Lunch ‘n Learn Series Presents 'Refreshing Your Online Course' April 19

Penny Wars Conclude April 20

JKC Hosts Downtown Spring Day April 27

JKC to Celebrate Academic Achievement May 2

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Opens New Building, Enhances Opportunities in Trenton

MCCC Celebrates Student Success at Foundation's Scholarship Fundraiser

MCCC, James Madison Univ. Sign Comprehensive Transfer Agreement

Model UN Students Focus on Global Consensus Building

Spring Issue of Kelsey Review Available Online; Submission Deadline for Next Year Is May 31

Men's Tennis Team Shows Steady Progress

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Filmmaker to Discuss Healthcare for Aging Prisoners April 18
How to care for an aging prison population will be the topic of an upcoming lecture at MCCC featuring an Oscar-nominated filmmaker. Edgar Barens is an independent filmmaker and documentarian at the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His lecture is entitled “Prison Hospice: Dignified End-of-Life Care for the Aging Prison Population” at noon on Tuesday, April 18, in room 107 of the Communications Building. More here.
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'En Fleurs' Student Restaurant Serves Lunch April 19
The "En Fleurs" student restaurant will serve its final lunch on Wednesday, April 19. Seating is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in ES 111. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Buy online, at the Kelsey Theater Box Office, or at the Bursar's Office. Tickets are $10 for students, faculty and staff, and $12 for guests. (Note that there is an additional charge for tickets purchased online or through the Kelsey Box Office.) Please be patient and allow a full hour for your dining experience. Tables of six or fewer; no refunds. For the menu, click here. To purchase tickets online for "En Fleurs" or for the other two student restaurants serving dinner on Wednesdays and Thursdays, click here.
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Lunch 'n Learn Series Presents 'Refreshing Your Online Course' April 19
Do you feel like your online course could use a little freshening up? Maybe the content is great, but students are complaining that they can’t access it on their phone or other gadgets. Join Rodney Hargis on April 19, noon, to 1 p.m. in CM126B, for a discussion of strategies and tools that can breathe new life into your online (or hybrid or web-enhanced) course. For a list of sessions offered by The Center for Teaching and Learning, click here. To register, click here.
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Penny Wars Conclude April 20
If you still have loose pennies and other change lying around the house, here's your chance to donate them to a good cause. The Student Government Association's and Student Life and Leadership Office's " Penny Wars" contest concludes Thursday, April 20. All funds collected will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Stop by SC111 to donate. Prizes will be awarded in each category of partcipating groups during an appreciation luncheon May 2. Questions? Contact Jeannette at clugstej@mccc.edu.
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JKC Hosts Downtown Spring Day April 27
In addition to Spring Day on the West Windsor Campus on Tuesday, April 25, the James Kerney Campus will host a Spring Day celebration on Thursday, April 27, noon to 3 p.m. Weather permitting, the festivities will be held in the parking lot behind the main building. Lunch will be provided by students from the Center City Cafe and Chef Jorge Maldonado. Details to come.
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JKC to Celebrate Academic Achievement May 2
The James Kerney Campus will host its 29th annual "Celebration of Academic Achievement" on Tuesday, May 2, starting at 6 p.m. In addition to those who are graduating with their associate degrees, students who will be recognized include those enrolled in ESL, High School Equivalency and Career Training Institute programs. The event takes place at the Trenton War Memorial, George Washington Ballroom.
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Current News

MCCC Opens New Building, Enhances Opportunities in Trenton
Mercer has added another chapter to higher education in downtown Trenton with the official opening of the Trenton Hall Annex, a three-story building focusing on high-tech career opportunities. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening on April 12 with participants including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, and Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson. The morning began with the “Moving Forward Bus Tour,” sponsored by Greater Trenton. More here. Also see articles in the print editions of the Trenton Times and Trentonian.
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MCCC Celebrates Student Success at Foundation's Scholarship Fundraiser
MCCC ushered in spring as the college celebrated its students and its large community of friends on April 7. The MCCC Foundation’s 28th annual “Spring Into Student Success” fundraiser drew a festive crowd of close to 300 supporters, staff members and student leaders. Proceeds totaled more than $74,000, which will be used to sustain and expand scholarship opportunities. Read more here.
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MCCC, James Madison Univ. Sign Comprehensive Transfer Agreement
On April 10, MCCC signed a guaranteed admissions agreement with Virginia’s James Madison University (JMU), the first community college agreement outside the prestigious institution’s home state. Under the agreement, MCCC students who graduate with an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree and sign a guaranteed admission agreement letter of intent form are eligible. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with no grade lower than a C, and must follow JMU’s core academic requirements. Read more here.
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Model UN Students Focus on Global Consensus Building
Using a topic from Model U.N. -- "How to promote sustainable peace by addressing root causes of conflict" -- students in adjunct fauclty member Rebecca Biebel's International Relations class each represented a different country and worked together to find common ground. Good job to our future diplomats! See the photos on Facebook here.
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Spring Issue of Kelsey Review Available Online; Submission Deadline for Next Year Is May 31
Kelsey Review, MCCC’s online quarterly literary magazine, has just posted its Spring 2017 issue. The latest issue features art, poetry, and prose from contributors who live or work in Mercer County, including artwork by Corrina Creekmur; fiction by Sofia Bae, Aaron Campbell and Harvey Steinberg; poetry by Mason Bolton, Joseph Dresner, Elane Gutterman, Yamini Pathak and David Vogtman; and a nonfiction piece by Rodney Richards. The submission deadline for the 2017-18 journal is May 31. Read the latest issue here and get submission details here.
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Men's Tennis Team Shows Steady Progress
With a squad comprised completely of freshmen, Men's Tennis Coach Marc Vecchiolla anticipated that this season would lay the foundation for success next year. Clearly, his team is doing that with lots of enthusiasm and spirit -- and having success along the way! The team is currently 3-5. MCCC hosts the Region 19 tournament May 5 to 7. See photos from the team's April 10 winning match against Oean CC on Facebook here.
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Reminders

April 25: West Windsor Campus Spring Day. Join Student Life and Leadership and the Student Government Association for Spring Day 2017, “MCCC Passport to the World” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Quad and Cafeteria. The MCCC Hospitality Club will provide foods from around the world. The celebration also includes outdoor activities, DJ music, and student clubs and organizations. Questions? E-mail Jeannette at clugstej@mccc.edu or Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.

April 28: AAWCC Day of Service. The MCCC chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges will be preparing utensil “roll ups” -- wrapping plastic knives, forks and spoons in a napkin -- for use by the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Their goal is to complete 5,000 in one day! To volunteer, please sign up here for a specific time and send the form in no later than April 19. Questions? E-mail Roseann Cooper at cooperr@mccc.edu.

April 28: MCCC Night at Trenton Thunder. The Student Government Association and Student Life and Leadership office 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 purchased at the Student Life and Leadership Office, SC111. See the flyer here.

Through May 4: Visual Arts Student Exhibition. The show features paintings, mixed media, graphic design, sculpture and photography by MCCC students. More here.

Through May 4: 'Schools for the Colored' Exhibit at JKC Gallery. The Gallery at JKC presents "Schools for the Colored" by renowned photographer Wendel White. More here.

Through May 4: Student Restaurants Serve Dinner. Dinner tickets for "Latitude 40 - An International Cafe" are on sale for Wednesdays, April 19, April 26, and May 3. Tickets are also available for the "Viking Cafe," serving dinner on Thursdays on April 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

Trenton Times

MCCC signs transfer agreement with James Madison University

N.J. college invests $6M in downtown Trenton campus

MCCC presenting 'Visual Arts Student Exhibition' April 10-May 4

'Big Fish' musical is big on charm

MCCC presents 'Schools for the Colored'

Trentonian

Gov. Christie helps open new MCCC building in Trenton

Broadway World

MCCC Theatre/Dance Program to present Federico Lorca's Classic BLOOD WEDDING

Mercer Space

Mercer County students display their artwork at The Gallery at Mercer

WW-P South grad to play traditional Japanese instrument at MCCC lecture

New Jersey Business Magazine

Mercer County Community College Opens New Building, Provides Enhanced Educational Opportunities in Trenton

Patch.com

Spring Issue of MCCC’s Kelsey Review, Featuring Mercer Co. Writers, Is Now Available Online

MCCC Theatre/Dance Program to Present Federico Lorca's Classic ‘Blood Wedding’ April 21 to 30 at Kelsey Theatre
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