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June 15, 2017

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Coming Events

Final Weekend for 'Glass Menagerie' at Kelsey Theatre
Love, dreams, desire, and longing tug at the heart in Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” coming to Kelsey Theatre. Presented by the Perry Award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO), the show will be performed Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Read more here.

'Beloved Trenton' Photo Exhibit at JKC Gallery Opens Monday; Reception Is June 23
The photography of Trenton resident Habiyb Ali Shu'Aib will be featured in "Beloved Trenton," an exhibit that pays tribute tp Shu'Aib's hometown, at the Gallery at JKC June 19 to July 17. An Opening Reception and Artist's Talk takes place Friday, June 23. (The talk begins at 5:30 p.m.) The show includes a series of photos that capture the city with honesty, affection, familiarity and curiosity. Read more here.

Summer Camps Begin Monday
Get ready to welcome the children and teens who will arrive at the West Windsor Campus on Monday. The college will host multiple camp programs for children ages 6 to 18. Camp programs include Camp College, Specialty Camps, Sports Camps, and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops. Note that the cafeteria will be especially busy with kids seeking food during lunch hour, and parents will be dropping off campers in the morning and picking them up at the end of the day, with 4 p.m. being the busiest time. The camp season concludes August 18.

'Measure for Measure' Comes to Kelsey Theatre June 23 to July 2
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall,” proclaims Shakespeare in “Measure for Measure,” coming to Kelsey Theatre June 23 to July 2. Set in Vienna, this dark comedy explores some of society’s big moral questions – the abuse of power and merciful justice, hypocrisy and virtue, and forgiveness and repentance. Mistaken identities abound, as Shakespeare tells his morality tale with a cast of colorful characters including murderers, pimps, politicians, whores, nuns and nobles. More here.

Current News

Architecture Students Design 'Happy Places'
Students in Professor Garry Perryman's Architecture Design II course took on a simple-sounding assignment that turned out to be anything but. Students poured their talents and skills into a project to design a nature center for a local park. The designs were imaginative and varied, and students received valuable feedback from three MCCC architecture alumni who returned to campus for the presentations. Read more here.

MCCC Library Home Page Summer Update
From Pam Price: The home page for the MCCC libraries has changed to highlight our new search tool – MerSearch, located at: This is a summer-long trial of a new discovery service that offers the convenience of using a one-search interface to access specific content. Another benefit of MerSearch is that search results include: books listed in the MCCC online catalog, full-text journal articles, newspapers, eBooks, AP images and videos. Additionally, there is a variety of information included from case studies, congressional documents, open textbooks, primary source documents, and TV/Radio news transcripts, to name a few subjects that complement our academic program offerings. Direct access to the libraries' list of databases and online catalog is still available to the left of the MerSearch box. As always, current student, faculty, and staff access to library resources is still available from off-campus locations by using the appropriate login procedures. Please contact the library at x3560 or at for assistance, or if you have questions. We are happy to hear your feedback and suggestions as we make improvements to our services.

Keeping Customers Satisfied in HRIM Student Restaurants this Spring
The HRIM program hosted three student-run restaurants this spring: the internationally inspired Latitude 40 and En Fleurs, and the American-themed Viking Cafe. Students traded off between vital roles in the kitchen and as part of the wait staff as they learned what makes a restaurant work -- and what keeps the customers satisfied! See photos from The Viking Cafe on Facebook here.

Holocaust Center Hosts Annual Educators Conference
Public and private school teachers heard from an impressive group of speakers at the annual Educators Conference co-sponsored by the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Conference organizers paid tribute to the late Dr. Paul Winkler, former executive director of the state commission. Speakers addressed issues ranging from bias and prejudice, to religious and LGBTQ intolerance. More here.

Two Vikings Baseball Players Drafted by MLB
The MCCC baseball program continues to shine. After advancing to the 2017 NJCAA World Series final, the team learned this week that two of its players have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft. Pitcher Denny Brady was drafted in the 7th round by the Los Angeles Angels and catcher Anthony Peroni, a graduate of Steinert High School, was drafted in the 14th round by the Washington Nationals. Congrats and good luck! Read more about Brady here and more about Peroni here.

Team Chemistry Leads Vikings Softball to Success This Season
The MCCC softball team had lots of new names on the roster this year. Starting in the fall practice season, freshmen and sophomores joined forces for a great season. Their final record was 33-8. Read about our team here.

Vikings Bond with Little League Host Team at World Series
It may have been all about baseball and reaching the final of the NJCAA tournament, but players on the MCCC baseball team still managed to find the time to make special connections with their LIttle League hosts in Enid, Okla. Read the story here.


M-Newsletter is on Summer Schedule. The M-Newsletter will be published and distributed on Thursdays during the summer (instead of Fridays). Please submit all news items to the Public Relations Office by Wednesday afternoon for inclusion. In addition, based on the amount of news to report, there may be several weeks when the M-Newsletter will not be distributed. The submission form is available on MLink here.

Summer Safety Tips from College Safety and Security. Check out summer safety and health tips prepared by Hope Jarvis, Lead Training Officer for College Safety and Security here.

Mercer in the News This Week (Trenton Times)

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'Measure for Measure' June 23-July 2

Baseball: Former Steinert catcher Anthony Peroni taken in 14th round of MLB Draft by Nationals

Baseball: Former Buena star Denny Brady taken by Angels in 7th round of MLB Draft

Fire training center christens new equipment with flames (PHOTOS)

Kelsey Theatre presents 'The Glass Menagerie'


Rider’s Nick Margevicius, Mercer’s Denny Brady both selected in 7th round of MLB Draft

Philadelphia Inquirer

Locals in the MLB draft: Conestoga grad Brendon Little goes 27th to Cubs

Bucks County Courier Times

SOFTBALL: End of the line for Bristol seniors

Cherry Hill Courier Post

MLB DRAFT: Angels select Buena grad Denny Brady

Broadway World

Shakespeare '70 to Stage MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Kelsey Theatre

HOPEWELL: Class of 2017 to take final walk as Central High School students

New Jersey Stage

Shakespeare '70 Presents "Measure for Measure" at Kelsey Theatre

Press of Atlantic City

Denny Brady and Buddy Kennedy top list of local baseball draft prospects

Denny Brady Selected by Los Angeles Angels in 7th Round MLB Draft

US 1 Newspaper

Photo Exposure In Focus in New Trenton Gallery

Opportunities (Auditions at Kelsey Theatre)
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