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September 15, 2017

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Coming Events

Last Day for Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser
Today is the last day to make your donation to MCCC's Hurrican Harvey Relief effort. Mercer is donating all funds raised to victims from Lone Star College in Houston, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey. A donor table will be staffed today in the Student Center hallway from noon to 2 p.m. Or, you can give online or at numerous locations around the college. See details here.

Last Day to Register for Leaders Symposium
The deadline to apply for the President's Leadership Academy has been extended to TODAY. The inaugural Leaders Symposium takes place on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. There is a nominal fee of $25 for Mercer employees, which covers breakfast, lunch, networking reception and all sessions. Questions? Call Jill Marcus at ext. 3551 or email For more information, see the flyer here.

Final Weekend for 'Memphis' at Kelsey Theatre
Don't miss the final weekend of "Memphis," presented by PinnWorth Productions tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. A hit on Broadway, "Memphis" is a story of American music history, romance and racism set to a great rock 'n roll score. Read more about it here.

Info Session for 2018 Study Tours Sept. 19
MCCC’s Center for Global Opportunities (GO!) is organizing three Study Tours this year. Destinations include Spain from May 19 to June 2 (Language and Culture); Disney, Orlando, from May 21 to 24 (Leadership Adventure); and Costa Rica from June 2 to 9 (Global Health Service). In addition to students, trips are open to faculty, staff and community members. Learn more at an information session Tuesday, Sept. 19, at noon in BS214. Trip details are available here.

Veterans Benefits Info Overview Sept. 20
Calling all veterans – all students, faculty and staff members who once served or are still serving in the military. The Veterans Services office will present a Veteran Benefits Informational Overview on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Student Center, SC211. Teresa McArthur, Chief Counselor, Trenton Vet Center; Ed Mazzeo, Chief, Mercer County Veteran Services Office; and Dave Brimmer, VA Lyons, Health Care Outreach Coordinator, are the presenters. It’s a good time to learn about all of the benefits that veterans earn. Just to mention a few, there are health care, disability compensation, education and training, home loans, life insurance, death benefits, survivor benefits, etc., plus lots more to apply for! Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Tammy Luciano at or call ext. 3269 by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Donors Needed for Sept. 20 Blood Drive
Sixteen Medical Lab Technology students will take a lead roles in recruiting donors, distributing the medication deferral list, and staffing the refreshment table during a Fall Blood Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center on the West Windsor Campus. Read more here. Donors are needed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (609) 570-3387 or click here. More information is also available at

Current News

Prof. Lucas Kelly Featured in Solo Exhibition Opening Tonight at Center for Contemporary Art
Lucas Kelly, MCCC Professor of Visual Arts and Director of The Gallery at Mercer invites the MCCC community to the opening of his solo exhibition, "Last First Dance," at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA). It takes place tonight, Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show continues through Nov. 4. CCA is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. See Kelly on the CCA website here.

MCCC Marks Sept. 11 with Reflections, Music and Photo Exhibit
MCCC held a solemn ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Governmental dignitaries, members of the Board of Trustees, Foundation Board members, staff and students all joined together to remember this tragedy that has become part of American history, but remains a fresh memory for many. Guest speakers included County Executive Brian Hughes and County Sheriff Jack Kemler. Music students performed several numbers. A photo display by Stanley Brick captured "Before and After 9/11" moments. See photos on Facebook here.

Club Day Offers Ways to Get Involved and Make a Difference
Yesterday's Club Day gave students, especially those new to Mercer, an introduction to college life and activities. The festive event included club tables staffed by students, along with an ice cream tent and smoothie tiki bar. Salsa music added to the fun. See photos on Facebook here.

Athletics Department Pitches in to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
When the word went out on Facebook from the men's basketball coach at the University of Houston, MCCC's Athletics Department was on the ball! In just over a week, they collected shirts, shoes and toiletries that are now on their way to Texas. Read about their effort here.

Women's Cross Country Finishes First in Duke Invitational
The women's cross country team is training hard and the results are already showing. The team took first place in last weekend's Duke Invitational, hosted by Cumberland County College. They race again this Saturday at the University of Delaware Invitational. Read more here.


Through Sept. 28: 2017 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit. Read more here.

Through Sept. 29: Aubrey Kauffman Exhibit. Award-winning photographer Aubrey J. Kauffman presents a solo exhibit "It's Not About the Game" at the the JKC Gallery. Read more about it here.

Oct.2: Golf Classic to Benefit Student Athletes. MCCC invites friends and supporters of the college’s student athletes to hit the links for the Haldeman Auto Group Golf Classic for MCCC Scholarships, co-hosted by the Athletics Department. Read more here.

Through Dec. 13: Yoga and Zumba Class in PE Building. The schedule includes Monday evening yoga from Sept. 11 to Dec. 11 in PE225, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m; Wednesday lunchtime yoga from Sept. 13 to Dec. 13 in the gym, noon to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday Zumba from Sept. 12 to Dec. 12, in the gym from noon to 1 p.m. Note that there will be no classes during Thanksgiving week. Questions? Contact Danielle at

New MyMercer App. Students now have access to a mobile app that provides anytime, anywhere access to helpful college information as well as features and services linked to their student account. Self-services include course browsing, class registration, academic advisement and planning, payments, and applying for graduation. They can check on tuition and fees status, explore and monitor financial aid, view class schedules, grades, and transcripts, and read MCCC news. There are also links to Facebook and Twitter, campus maps, directories, and the Student Handbook. More here.

2017-18 Catalogs Have Arrived. A limited quantity of the 2017-18 college catalog was delivered this week to key areas at both campuses. For restocking, contact Francis Paixao in Publications at ext. 3731. Please note that this year’s supply is very limited (just 500 printed), so please distribute minimally with discretion! Whenever possible, students should be directed to the most recent catalog editions online here.

New College Logo. Now that the 50th Anniversary year is over, the college has retired the special logo designed for that year. The new logo in several formats and sizes can be downloaded from M-Link here, along with templates for letterhead, faxes and memos. For questions about logo uses, contact Senior Graphic Designer Francis Paixao at

Mercer in the News This Week (Trenton Times)

Rock musical rolls out Kelsey Theatre season (Time Off)

Kelsey opens theater season with 'Memphis'

Men’s College Soccer Notebook

STAGE REVIEW: 'Memphis' at Kelsey Theatre

Freshmen get warm welcome at Hightstown High School (with multiple photos)

Fall Theater Preview: 'McCarter gets 'Simpatico'

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MCCC Gallery and JKC Gallery Listings

KelseyTheatre: The Next Generation of Broadway Stars

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