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September 22, 2017

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

‘Barefoot in the Park’ Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre

AAWCC Day of Fitness Sept. 27

Paint Night Fundraiser Oct. 5

Campus Emergencies Training Session at JKC, Oct. 5-6

Cat and Mouse Maneuvers Abound in ‘Sleuth’ at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 6-15

‘Pinocchio’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 7

WPU@Mercer Open House Oct. 17

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Welcomes New Partner: Maestro Technologies

Students Rally at Club Day for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Solitude, Sports are Focus of Photo Exhibit at JKC Gallery

First Entrepreneurial Master Class Launched at Mercer

Mercer MLT Students Take Lead Role in Campus Blood Drive

Yamaguchi Named GSAC Player of the Week For Second Time This Season

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

‘Barefoot in the Park’ Opens Tonight at Kelsey Theatre
The trials and tribulations of newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter are front and center as The Yardley Players present “Barefoot in the Park” at Kelsey Theatre, tonight through Oct. 1. A reception with the cast and crew follows tonight's performance. Read more here.
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AAWCC Day of Fitness Sept. 27
The Mercer chapter of American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) is celebrating the National Day of Fitness on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Bring your sneakers and get some steps in with Boot Camp in the Quad, which runs for two sessions, 12:30-1 p.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. (In the event of rain, boot camp will move inside to the PE Dance Studio.) For those who choose strength, stretching and relaxation, yoga will be running in the gym from noon-1 p.m. The AAWCC has many exciting events and service-oriented projects planned this year and invites all to get involved, including of male colleagues and MCCC students. To get involved, e-mail pieslakb@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.
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Paint Night Fundraiser Oct. 5
Tickets are on sale now for a “Paint Night” fundraiser, hosted by MCCC’s Student Life and Leadership Department to benefit a former student who is battling breast cancer. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Student Center Cafeteria, starting at 6 p.m. with appetizers and socializing, followed by a painting activity (Breast Cancer Hope Ribbons) from 7 to 9 p.m. From 9 to 9:30 p.m., raffle prizes will be drawn. Tickets are $15, which includes painting materials, instruction and appetizers/beverages. Stop by SC111 to purchase your ticket. The painting instructor is local artist Marnie Kelly of Paint-a-Treasure Art Studio located in Hamilton Township. All participants must be 13 years or older. No refunds will be made once ticket is purchased. Questions? Email Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu.
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Campus Emergencies Training Session, Oct. 5-6
The Office of College Safety and Security, in cooperation with The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University, and the Department of Homeland Security, will sponsor a two-day training program entitled: “Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response and Recovery (MGT-324).” Training will take place at the James Kerney Campus, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 5-6. To register, e-mail Hope Jarvis at jarvish@mccc.edu. See the flyer here.
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Cat and Mouse Maneuvers Abound in ‘Sleuth’ at Kelsey Theatre Oct. 6-15
Excitement and suspense await as the award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage (MPO) presents Anthony Shaffer’s “Sleuth” at Kelsey Theatre Fridays, October 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, October 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, October 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct. 6. Read more here.
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‘Pinocchio’ Comes to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 7
What does it take to be a real boy? Youngsters will get the answers in the classic tale of “Pinocchio,” coming to Kelsey Theatre. The award-winning traveling theater company Virginia Rep On Tour presents this enchanting musical for two shows only as part of the Kelsey Kids Series on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. See details here.
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WPU@Mercer Open House Oct. 17
Spread the word: William Paterson University will host an Open House at the Conference Center at Mercer from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, to discuss options for Mercer students to complete their bachelor's degree on the MCCC campus through the WPU@Mercer program. Degrees available in History, Political Science, English, Psychology, Sociology and Early Childhood Education. RSVP to mercer@wpunj.edu.
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Current News

MCCC Welcomes New Partner: Maestro Technologies
Downtown Trenton has a new employer, and Mercer has a new partner in high-tech educational opportunities, with the grand opening of Maestro Technologies on Sept. 21. Read more here.
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Students Rally at Club Day for Hurricane Harvey Victims
Approximately 30 student organizations and clubs were out in force as the Student Life and Leadership Office hosted a Fall Festival and Club Day on the quad on Sept. 14. In addition, students used the opportunity to raise funds to support a sister community college, Lone Star College, in Houston. Students learned about the many ways to grow and connect outside the classroom, and how to be a part of the Mercer college community while helping other community college students half a nation away. Encourage your students to get involved by stopping by SC111 for more information! See photos on Facebook here and video here.
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Solitude, Sports are Focus of Photo Exhibit at JKC Gallery
Dozens of community members made their way to MCCC’s James Kerney Campus Gallery to hear photgrapher Aubrey Kauffman discuss his artistic vision and view his exhibit, “It’s Not About the Game,” a collection of 20 images framing venues of athletic competition as part of an urban landscape. The exhibit runs through Sept. 29. Read more here.
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First Entrepreneurial Master Class Launched at Mercer
MCCC’s first Entrepreneurial Master Class made its debut on Wednesday, Sept. 20 with students from each academic division taking part in the experiential opportunity. Simon Nyens, Chairman and CEO of Wayside Technology Group, engaged students in the first of four thought-provoking and interactive sessions. In the days following the sessions, students will work with success coaches and participate in networking opportunities. In order to be accepted into the class, students submitted a resume and one-page letter of interest along with a link to their LinkedIn profile.Participants will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of recommendation and inclusion in Nyen’s LinkedIn networking group. See the Facebook photos here.
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Mercer MLT Students Take Lead Role in Campus Blood Drive
Students in the Medical Laboratory Technology program got a first-hand look at how blood banking is done in the state of New Jersey Tuesday during the Community Blood Council of New Jersey blood drive on Sept. 20. Dozens of students, faculty, and staff came out to the West Windsor Campus Student Center to do their part by giving "the gift of life." See the Facebook photos here.
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Yamaguchi Named GSAC Player of the Week For Second Time This Season
For the second time in four weeks, men’s soccer midfielder Eiichi Yamaguchi has been named the Garden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week. The freshman from Osaka, Japan, contributed to three Viking wins last week, helping the team move to no. 13 in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association Division I men’s soccer poll. Read more here.
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Reminders

Through Sept. 28: 2017 Visual Arts 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 garrubad@mccc.edu.

Through Nov. 4: Prof. Lucas Kelly Featured in Solo Exhibition. Lucas Kelly, MCCC Professor of Visual Arts and Director of The Gallery at Mercer invites the MCCC community to his solo exhibition, "Last First Dance," at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) through Nov. 4. CCA is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. See Kelly on the CCA website here.

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.

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 paixaof@mccc.edu.
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Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

Tech firms opens in old First Trenton National Bank building

Kelsey Theatre presenting 'Sleuth' Oct. 6-15

A look back at the funny (and shocking) newspaper ads N.J. was reading 50 years ago

Police searching for missing college student

Community Colleges for International Development

MCCC Travelers Experience Emotional and Profound Trip to Poland (see page 12)

IT Business

Security Industry Association Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Grow Security Talent Pipeline

New Jersey Stage

Virginia Rep On Tour Brings "Pinocchio" To MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

News 12 New Jersey

NJ gubernatorial candidates campaign around state

NJ 101.5

Phil Murphy: Tuition-free community college in NJ within four years

Observer

Murphy Offers Free Community College, But Cost Is Moving Target

Planet Princeton

Murphy wants to make community college free for students in New Jersey

Scranton Times

Mid Valley's Kropa leads Miseri tennis win

US 1

Fall Arts Preview: Theater

Fall Arts Preview: Visual Arts

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