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June 29, 2017

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Coming Events

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

Vote for Last Season's Kelsey Theatre Favorites July 3 to 9
Voting is about to begin for the 2017 Kelsey Awards, where Kelsey Theatre fans get to choose who’s nominated and who wins in each category. In the first round, you can choose up to three productions/performers from the 2016-17 Kelsey Theatre season to make it to the nomination round. The top five productions/individuals in each category will be the nominees and move on to the final round of voting, which will be held from Aug. 7 to 13. Learn more and vote here. The Kelsey Awards ceremony comes to Kelsey Theatre Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.

'42nd Street' Comes to Kelsey Theatre July 14 to 23
Prepare to tap your feet along with M & M Stage Productions as they present the enduring and endearing classic “42nd Street” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre July 14 to 23. The entertainment quotient doesn’t get higher than in this show that combines crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theater songs, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on July 14. This quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 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 here.

Current News

Study Tour to Poland Is 'Emotional and Profound'
For the third time since 2013, MCCC students traveled to Poland for eight days in May to experience up close and very personally what they had been learning in their “The Holocaust and Other Genocides” course. (Not all of this year's travelers were enrolled in the class.) Three professors, Craig Coenen (History), Jack Tabor (English) and Laura Knight (English), led a group of 22 students, making it the second largest of MCCC’s 14 Study Tours to date. On June 8, the group gathered for a “debrief” session. For some students, the meeting with their fellow travelers was the first time they were able to voice the emotions, impressions and understandings they gained during their weeklong sojourn. Read more here.

Summer Issue of Kelsey Review Now Available Online
A variety of voices blend in a compelling final edition of the 2016-17 Kelsey Review, now available online here.

Paluscio's Public Speaking Class Produces Memorable Video
Described as a "docu-comedy," a video created by Professor of Communication Kathy Paluscio's Honors Public Speaking class is filled with quirky humor describing their trials and tribulations -- and sharing tips about public speaking! Check it out here.


WWFM Introduces 'Kids on Keys,' Focusing on Young Piano Talent
WWFM The Classical Network announces the launch of "Kids on Keys," a new monthly broadcast series spotlighting some of the best young piano talent in the radio station's immediate broadcast region of central and southern New Jersey, hosted by pianist, composer, critic and author Jed Distler, WWFM's artist-in-residence. Read more here.


Brady, Peroni Named All-Americans, Drafted by MLB
Two key contributors to the MCCC baseball team's record-breaking season, pitcher Denny Brady and catcher Anthony Peroni, have been recognized as First Team All-Americans and and will move on to play professional baseball. Read more here.

Athletics Department Announces Transfer List
Congrats to 23 athletes from Mercer teams who have announced their transfer plans for the fall. To view the list, click here.


Through July 17: "Beloved Trenton," photographs by Trenton resident Habiyb Ali Shu'Aib that capture the city with honesty, affection, familiarity and curiosity. 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)

Kelsey cast to perform Shakespeare comedy

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


MCALL: Hopewell Post 339 uses timely hits to beat Hamilton Post 31

Broadway World

Tap Your Feet to M & M Stage Productions' 42ND STREET at Kelsey Theatre

Summer Issue of Kelsey Review Available Online

Mother, daughter graduate college together


Hens lose top catcher

Hudson Reporter


St. Anthony closes its doors forever
(alumnus Rich Freda)

Mercer Space

Hamiltonians guide MCCC baseball to historic year

Hamilton teen earns college degree before finishing high school

Trenton sound alive and strong in Levitt music festival

Photo exposure in focus in new James Kerney Campus gallery (multiple sites)

Quintessential Backstage Musical ‘42nd Street’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre July 14 to 23

Town Topics

“Measure for Measure” At Kelsey Theatre

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Vineland Daily Reporter

BASEBALL: Buena grad Denny Brady named NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year

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