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June 8, 2017

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Coming Events

'The Glass Menagerie' Opens Friday 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), performances start Friday night and run through June 18. Read more here.

Summer Camps Set to Begin June 19
Get ready to welcome the children and teens soon to arrive on the West Windsor Campus. Starting on June 19, 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 - July 2
An unflinching look at the confusion between lust and love, and goodness and self-righteousness, Shakespeare ’70 explores who sins the most among a congregation of murderers, pimps, politicians, whores, nuns, and nobles. Shakespeare’s electrifying exploration of the arrogance of power hovers tantalizingly between comedy and tragedy. Detail on the performance to follow! To order tickets, click here.

Current News

Nursing Grads Reach Milestone at Pinning Ceremony
With an associate degree and numerous opportunities before them, graduates of the MCCC Nursing program were urged to "keep going" at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony May 16 in Kelsey Theatre. Read more here.

Ad Design Students Sink Teeth Into Campaigns for Warrior Canines
It was puppy love that drove MCCC's advanced Ad Design students this semester. As the capstone project in their Ad Design III course, four teams of students took on a semester-long assignment for Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit organization that trains dogs as service animals for military veterans. Read more here.

Art Students All-In With Raku Workshop
The Raku Workshop with Professor Michael Welliver is an intensive 6-week immersion, with students creating 10 or more ceramic pieces in hopes that all or most will survive the hand-firing process that takes place later this month. See the Facebook photos here.

Tributes, Celebrations Mark MCCC EOF Ceremony
In a May 11 ceremony that served as a prelude to MCCC's Commencement, graduating Mercer students in the Educational Opportunity Fund program celebrated their achievements – and paid tribute to a beloved professor they lost over the past year. Read more here.

New Advanced Manufacturing Lab Gets Big Equipment Delivery
May 31 was “moving day" for the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at MCCC, with the delivery of a variety of state-of-the-art equipment. Groundbreaking for the building was last August; the new facility is ready to accept students for the Fall semester. Read more here.

Basketball Coaches Visit Breast Cancer Center with Donations
Despite the rough patches in their 2016-17 seasons, the men’s and women’s basketball teams at MCCC made a difference at the college and in the community through participation in fundraising for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the Princeton YWCA in February. Three athletics staff members recently delivered $1,300 to the center. Read more here.

Vikings Baseball Caps Off Historic Season With Trip to World Series
It was a year of firsts for the Vikings baseball team – first back-to-back trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series, first appearance in the national championship game, first time to repeat as Region 19 champions, and a school record 80 home runs on the season. It was a season like no other! Read more here.


June 19-July 17: 'Beloved Trenton' Photo Exhibit at JKC Gallery.The photography of Trenton resident Habiyb Ali Shu'Aib will be featured. 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.

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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)

MCCC baseball falls in national championship final

MCCC baseball playing for 1st national title Friday

MCPCA doles out scholarships

Theater: 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' at Bucks County Playhouse


Mercer CC falls to Kankakee in NJCAA Division II World Series championship


‘Beloved Trenton’ exhibit explores a different side of the city

Texas notes: 'Hounds Fillmyer finding success

New Jersey Stage

MCCC’s Trenton Gallery Presents ‘Beloved Trenton,’ Photos by Habiyb Ali Shu'Aib

Press of Atlantic City

Mercer, St. John's baseball fall in national tournaments: Local college notebook

Princeton University

Kulkarni appointed dean of the faculty at Princeton University

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