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September 29, 2017

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Coming Events

Final Weekend for ‘Barefoot in the Park’ 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 Sunday. Check out the performance by MCCC alumna Gina Migliaccio ('15) as Corie! Read more here.
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JKC Gallery to Host Aaron Turner's 'Arkansas Delta' Oct. 4 to Nov. 1
Raised in the Arkansas Delta, photographer Aaron Turner will present an exhibit capturing the region and its history from an insider's perspective. "Arkansas Delta" runs from Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 1. A community reception and artist talk are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12, 5 to 8 p.m., with Turner to speak at 5:30 p.m. More here.
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'Paint Night' Fundraiser Oct. 5
The deadline for ticket sales for SGA's “Paint Night” fundraiser is Tuesday, Oct. 3. Hosted by the Student Life and Leadership Department, the event benefits a former student who is battling breast cancer. It 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, including 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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Holocaust Center to Present Film 'Only a Number' Oct. 5
As part of its fall series, the Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center will present the film "Only a Number" on Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon in LB200. The film is a documentary by local filmmaker Steve Besserman about his parents' survival during the Holocaust. See the full schedule of events here.
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Advanced Manufacturing Ribbon Cutting Oct. 6
MCCC will cut the riboon on the new Advanced Manufacturing Lab and showcase other high-tech programs on Friday, Oct. 6, noon to 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the new lab, an annex to the Engineering Science Building on the West Windsor Campus. The college's drone program, Domain Tech@Mercer, and Television program's mobile broadcast unit will also be featured at the event. All are invited. Read more here.
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Current News

MCCC Launches Drone Certification Program with ABJ Drones
With the introduction of a new program that provides certification for drone pilots, students will have the opportunity to take to the skies without leaving the ground, The new program is made possible through a partnership with Cranbury, N.J. based ABJ Drones. The company will provide instructors and the latest in hands-on drone technology for the program, and include MCCC students in the company’s network of commercial drone pilots, with opportunities for employment upon completion of the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) curriculum. More here.
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Students at Domain Tech Academy to Earn, Learn, and Provide Computer Tech Support
A one-stop shop for comprehensive computer tech support, manned by college students who are earning and learning, is now open for business on the West Windsor Campus. The Domain Tech Academy@Mercer, a cooperative partnership between MCCC and Domain Computer Services, recently opened its doors to MCCC employees and the public as a full-service operation providing computer technical support for home, small business, and commercial customers. Customers can drop off their computers at the Engineering Science Building, Room 134. On-site support is also available. Read more here.
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Holocaust Center's Message About Human Rights Stronger than Ever
With 11 events scheuduled at the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center this fall, the center's mission to raise awareness about genocides past and present is as urgent as ever. Taking on the center's leadership, with co-director Edie Serafine, is Dr. Craig Coenen, MCCC Professor of History. Coenen invites students and staff to attend the center's events, which include documentary films, guest speakers and roundtable discussions. Read more here.
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Kelsey Companies Earn 36 Perry Nominations; PinnWorth Productions Takes Top Honors
This was a banner year for companies that perform at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre. The companies received 36 Perry Award nominations from the New Jersey Assoiciation of Community Theaters (NJACT) in 20 different categories for productions from 2016-17. During the NJACT's awards ceremony on Sept. 17, they received six prizes, including a sweep of the top honors for PinnWorth Production's "Miss Saigon." Congrats to all! Read more here.
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Reminders

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.

Oct. 17: WPU@Mercer Open House. Spread the word to students. William Paterson University will host an Open House at the Conference Center at Mercer from 5-7 p.m. to discuss options for students to complete their bachelor's degree through the WPU@Mercer program. Degrees are available in History, Political Science, English, Psychology, Sociology and Early Childhood Education. Students should RSVP to mercer@wpunj.edu.

Through Dec. 13: Yoga and Zumba Class in PE Building. The schedule includes Monday evening yoga fthrough Dec. 11 in PE225, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m; Wednesday lunchtime yoga through Dec. 13 in the gym, noon to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday Zumba through 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). 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.
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Mercer in the News This Week

NJ.com (Trenton Times)

68 officers graduate from the Mercer County Police Academy (PHOTOS)

Missing teen wouldn't leave without telling family, priest says

Police release photos of missing college student taken just before he disappeared

Trentonian

Hamilton police release images of Nicholas Pratico leaving MCCC before his disappearance

L.A. Parker: Trenton woman fights to stay safe and comfortable at 71

6ABC.com (Action News Philadelphia)

Surveillance photos released of missing New Jersey college student

AUVSI.com

New Jersey's Mercer County Community College and ABJ Drones Launches UAS Pilot Certification Program

Broadway World

Kelsey Theatre Companies Shine at NJACT's Perry Awards Ceremony

Burlington County Times

Rowan College at Burlington County men lose first conference game in soccer

sUAS News

MCCC Launches New Drone Pilot Certification Program

New Jersey Monthly Magazine

Last First Dance: Lucas Kelly

New Jersey Stage

Kelsey Theatre Productions Earn 36 Perry Award Nominations; "Miss Saigon" Wins Top Awards

Patch.com

Search Continues For Hamilton Township Man Last Seen At Mercer County College
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