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April 21, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Theatre/Dance Program Presents 'Blood Wedding’ Tonight Through April 30

WWC Spring Day April 25

‘Zika: Epidemic or Health Scare’ is Lecture Topic April 26

JKC Hosts Downtown Spring Day April 27

Take Your Children to Work Day April 27

AAWCC Day of Service is April 28

MCCC Night at Trenton Thunder April 28

Volunteers Needed for Communiversity April 30

Chorus, Jazz Band Concerts May 2 & 3

Students to Unveil Latest Creations in Fashion and Arts Showcase May 5

Mercer Dance Ensemble Presents “Roots to Wings” Concert May 6 and 7

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Nutrition, Wellness on Tap at Center for Continuing Studies This Summer

Treat for the Eye Awaits at ‘Visual Arts Student Exhibition’ through May 4

WWFM Showcases Young Musicians at Princeton High School May 8

PTK Chapter Brings Home Five Awards From Regional Convention

STEM Students Learn About the Importance of Diversity

'Schools for the Colored' Photo Exhibit Melds History With Art

Baseball, Softball Teams Riding Hot Streaks Going Into Regional Tourneys

College Safety and Security Offers Tips For a Safe Summer

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Theatre/Dance Program Presents 'Blood Wedding’ Tonight Through April 30
The Academic Theatre and Dance program at MCCC will combine storytelling, dance and music in the spell-binding production “Blood Wedding.” Wildly popular in its day and still performed regularly in Latin countries, this Spanish classic comes to Kelsey Theatre starting tonight at 8 p.m. Additional performances are tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., and next weekend, April 28-30. Read more here.
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WWC Spring Day April 25
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.
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‘Zika: Epidemic or Health Scare’ is Lecture Topic April 26
The real story behind the reports of the Zika virus and what it means in terms of public health is the topic of an upcoming lecture. Clinical research psychologist Dr. Gilbert Honigfeld will present “Zika 2017: Epidemic or Just a Passing Health Scare” as part of MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series at noon on Wednesday, April 26, in CM109. Read more here.
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JKC Hosts Downtown Spring Day April 27
In addition to Spring Day on the West Windsor Campus on Tuesday, 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. This year's theme is “United in Fun” and features games, music, and arts and crafts!

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Take Your Children to Work Day April 27
From Human Resources: We are pleased to invite you and your children to participate in Mercer’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day on Thursday, April 27. Children will participate in a variety of activities throughout the day beginning with a breakfast and welcome address by President Jianping Wang. See the flyer here. Even if your child will be accompanying you to work but will not be participating in the planned activities, parents are asked to pre-register here: https://goo.gl/forms/FiriHwKVXrezpjuv2 Please RSVP by April 24. Questions? Contact Kelly Greene ext. 3243 or at greenek@mccc.edu.

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AAWCC Day of Service is April 28
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. Questions? E-mail Roseann Cooper at cooperr@mccc.edu.

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MCCC Night at Trenton Thunder April 28
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.

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Volunteers Needed for Communiversity April 30
MCCC will have a table at Communiversity again this year, a great opportunity to spread awareness of MCCC’s programs to the public. The table will be located on Nassau Street, on the Princeton University side between Witherspoon Street and Palmer Square. Volunteers are needed to staff the table between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Anyone that can commit to one or more hours at the table, or would like information about your program distributed at the table, please contact Rachel Katz at katzr@mccc.edu or ext 3591. Note: Preference for printed materials will be given to programs that are able to provide some staffing assistance.

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Chorus, Jazz Band Concerts May 2 & 3
Spring is a time of wonder and baby chicks – make that Stevie Wonder and Chick Corea! Music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free upcoming concerts by MCCC chorus and jazz students. The MCCC Chorus will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., and the MCCC Jazz Band will perform on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.
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Students to Unveil Latest Creations in Fashion and Arts Showcase May 5
On Friday, May 5, Fashion/Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising students at MCCC will present “Fashion, Arts & More,” a showcase of their work from the 2016-17 academic year. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the newly-opened fourth floor exhibit space at Trenton Hall on MCCC’s James Kerney Campus. Read more here.
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Mercer Dance Ensemble Presents “Roots to Wings” Concert May 6 and 7
The Mercer Dance Ensemble presents “Roots to Wings: MDE in Concert” on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. The concert includes 15 dances ranging from modern styles to contemporary ballet, tap, ballroom dancing, theater art and improvisation. Read more here.
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Current News

Nutrition, Wellness on Tap at Center for Continuing Studies This Summer
Get your healthy glow this summer through a series of nutrition classes offered by The Center for Continuing Studies. The series kicks off with “Nutrition Overview: Creating a Personal Nutrition Plan for You” June 5 and 12. Also in June are “How to Protect Ourselves from Disease with Food, Herbs and Supplements” June 7 and 14; “How to Eat for Health and Blood Type” June 19 and 26; and “The Scoop on Gluten and Other Food Intolerances and Allergies” June 21 and 28. Read more here.
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Treat for the Eye Awaits at ‘Visual Arts Student Exhibition’ through May 4
Visual Arts students at Mercer have given visitors to the MCCC Gallery plenty to ponder and appreciate in the annual “Visual Arts Student Exhibition” at the Gallery at Mercer now through Thursday, May 4. An opening reception on April 12 provided an opportunity for art students to gather and share work with classmates, family and friends. Read more here.
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WWFM Showcases Young Musicians at Princeton High School May 8
WWFM The Classical Network will highlight the talents of select young musicians from three area youth orchestras during an upcoming performance and live broadcast from Princeton High School, featuring acclaimed conductor, composer, author and commentator Rob Kapilow. The All-Area All-Star Youth Orchestra will perform Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, “Unfinished,” as part of The Classical Network’s next What Makes It Great broadcast on Monday, May 8 at 8 p.m. Read more here.
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PTK Chapter Brings Home Five Awards From Regional Convention
MCCC's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is getting attention on the national level, earning five major awards during PTK’s recent Middle States Regional Convention in Long Branch, including the Five-Star Chapter Award for the second consecutive year. Read more here.
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STEM Students Learn About the Importance of Diversity
When working in the sciences, it is important to be aware of a variety of demographics, cultures, and needs, according to an Engineering professor who recently spoke to a group of Mercer STEM students. Read more here.
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'Schools for the Colored' Photo Exhibit Melds History With Art
Dozens of community members attended the April 12 opening reception and gallery talk for Wendel White’s “Schools for the Colored” photo exhibit at the James Kerney Campus Gallery in Trenton, where White placed his striking images and photo illustrations in a social context. Read more here.
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Baseball, Softball Teams Riding Hot Streaks Going Into Regional Tourneys
The Vikings baseball and softball teams continue to impress, with big wins this week as they wind down their respective seasons. The softball team boasts a 30-6 record and is riding an eight-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 88-20 over the span. See the Facebook photos of the doubleheader sweep of Camden here. Meanwhile, the Vikings baseball team, currently ranked ninth in the nation with a record of 34-10, posted three big wins this week over Monroe-Rochester. See the Facebook photos here. The baseball team will be in action at home in a doubleheader against Lackawanna starting at noon Saturday, and plays a second doubleheader against Fredrick (MD) at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The softball team plays its final home games Saturday in a doubleheader against CCBC-Catonsville at noon.
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College Safety and Security Offers Tips For a Safe Summer
From Hope Jarvis, Lead Training Officer, College Safety and Security: Driving safely on a college campus always calls for extra awareness – large groups of pedestrians crossing the street, cars entering and exiting multiple parking lots, and the presence of utility vehicles. With the summer-like weather here and the sunlight arriving earlier and leaving later, it is especially important to stay alert and follow campus driving rules and the rules of the road. For campus driving safety tips, click here. In addition, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has commented on safety and the use of personal headphones and/or earplugs. See OSHA’s safety tips here.
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Reminders

May 2: JKC Celebration of Academic Achievement.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.

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. Photography exhibit 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 26, and May 3. Tickets are also available for the "Viking Cafe," serving dinner on Thursdays on April 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

2017 Mercer County Teen Arts Festival slated for May 12

College's expansion into Trenton is exactly what city needs | Editorial

Bill of Fare: Jersey Girl Cafe thriving in Hamilton (MCCC Alumna)

Trentonian

MCCC signs transfer agreement with James Madison University

Rider adds Mark Pratico II to soccer staff (MCCC Alumnus)

Broadway World

MCCC's WWFM Radio Showcases Young Area Musicians

The Breeze

New Jersey community college to offer guaranteed transfer to JMU

New Jersey Stage

MCCC’s WWFM Radio Showcases Young Area Musicians In Concert

Patch.com

Former Ocean City Nor'easters Coach Returns As Sporting Director (MCCC Alumnus)

Mercer County Teen Arts Festival Set For May 12

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