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June 22, 2017

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Coming Events

'Measure for Measure' Opens Friday at Kelsey Theatre
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall,” proclaims Shakespeare in “Measure for Measure,” coming to Kelsey Theatre Friday and running through 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 identifies abound, as Shakespeare tells his morality tale with a cast of colorful characters including murderers, pimps, politicians, whores, nuns and nobles. More here.

Opening Reception for Photo Exhibit at JKC Gallery Friday
The photography of Trenton resident Habiyb Ali Shu'Aib will be featured in "Beloved Trenton," an exhibit that pays tribute to Shu'Aib's hometown, at the Gallery at JKC through 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.

'42nd Street' Comes to Kelsey Theatre July 14-23
Kelsey Theatre opens its summer season with "42nd Street," the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, presented by M&M Stage Productions July 14-23. "42nd Street" is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story that includes some of the most memorable tunes ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” -- and of course “42nd Street”! Details on the performance to follow! To order tickets, click here.

Current News

Roma Foundation, Investors Bank Make Contribution to JKC
The James Kerney Campus (JKC) received a boost from long-time supporters Roma Community Foundation and Investors Bank with the donation of $20,000, the third and final installment of a three-year, $60,000 grant. The grant, initiated for expansion of JKC, was used to furnish and equip the new Annex to Trenton Hall, which includes the JKC Gallery. Read more here.

Mercer's AAWCC Chapter Gets Rolling for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Members of the MCCC chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges got rolling this spring – quite literally – as they took on a community service project for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). In the course of just a few hours in the college cafeteria, a group of determined women rolled up 4,000 sets of plastic utensils for use by TASK. Read more here.

MCCC, RWJ Hospital to Offer Program for Aspiring Medical Professionals
High school students aspiring to careers in the healthcare professions will have a hands-on opportunity through a unique summer program offered by MCCC, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital Hamilton. Read more here.

New Training Equipment Dedicated at Dempster Fire Academy
Significant improvements to the safety and quality of training equipment at Mercer County’s John T. Dempster Sr. Fire Service Training Center were celebrated at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony June 12. The Mercer County Fire Academy, which is directed by MCCC at the Dempster facility, is used by approximately 2,500 firefighters, dispatchers and emergency medical technicians for training and classroom work. Read more here.

Upward Bound! Trenton Teens Applauded at Ceremony
Spring was celebration time for high school students who have participated in MCCC’s Youth College programs this year. The college’s enrichment programs for Trenton area teens include Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, S.M.I.L.E./Gear Up, Urban Academic Academy, and the VIP 21st Century Program. Read more 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.

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 library’s 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.

Mercer in the News This Week (Trenton Times)

South Hunterdon High 2017 graduating class

Baseball: Matt McCann, of West Windsor, FDU taken in 25th round of MLB Draft by Angels

Theater: 'Measure for Measure' at West Windsor's Kelsey Theatre


Washington Nationals select MCCC’s Anthony Peroni in 14th round of MLB Draft

Business Wire

Ellucian Achieves Amazon Web Services Education Competency Status

Shakespeare '70 is bringing 'Measure for Measure' to Kelsey Theatre

STAGE REVIEW: 'The Glass Menagerie' at Kelsey

South Hunterdon High School Class of 2017

Digital Journal

Ellucian Achieves Amazon Web Services Education Competency Status

The Indian Panorama


The Keene Sentinel

Meet the Bats: Robert Boselli III

Mercer Space

Hamilton native Anthony Peroni drafted by Washington Nationals

Photos: Lawrence High School Senior Awards Ceremony

Mercer County Upgrades Fire Service And Training Center

The Sand Paper

Scallops and Seafood Go Jazzy for Festival

Town Topics

“Measure for Measure” At Kelsey Theatre

US 1


What's Up Newport

9 Newport Gulls Selected Through First 10 Rounds of MLB Draft

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