January 19, 2018

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Coming Events

Camps Open House is Sunday, Jan. 21
MCCC invites families to a Summer Camps Open House on Sunday, Jan. 21, noon to 3 p.m., in the Student Center on the West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (Snow date: Sunday, Jan. 28.) Camp directors will be on hand to provide overviews of all camp programs and answer questions about scheduling, staffing and pricing. Tours of MCCC's extensive facilities will be available, including computer labs, Olympic-size swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, and cafeteria. Read more here.

‘Passing the Palette’ at WWC Gallery Jan. 22 to March 8
The West Windsor Campus Gallery will showcase the talents of high school art teachers and their students in “Passing the Palette: Arts Educators and Students.” This multi-generational exhibit will be on display from Monday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, March 8. The community is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Read more here.

“Think Pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Jan. 25
The Athletics Department and AAWCC-Mercer will co-sponsor the 8th Annual Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night next Thursday, Jan. 25 in the PE Building. The event includes a great night of basketball, as the women's team takes on Ocean CC at 5 p.m. and the men play Harcum College at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets will be sold. Prizes donated by local businesses include tickets to a Princeton men's and women's basketball game, gift certificates to Carella's Shoes and Chocolates, tickets to Kelsey Theatre, and many more. Raffle and admission proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA-Princeton, a volunteer organization supporting those affected by breast cancer. So come out, wear pink, and help support Vikings basketball and a great cause next Thursday!

Exercise Classes Resume Jan. 29
Exercise classes for staff and students resume Monday, Jan. 29. Yoga classes are held every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE 225 and every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the gym. Comfortable clothing and a yoga mat are all that are required to enjoy stretching and strengthening with our excellent instructors (including our very own Helen Tanzini on Wednesdays)! Every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m., you can "join the party" in the gym for Zumba with Colleen. Hope to see you there! (Note that there will be no classes during Spring Break week.) Classes end May 2.

Jen Davis' 'Eleven Years' Opens at JKC Gallery Jan. 25; Artist Talk Jan. 31
Issues of body image and beauty are front and center in "Eleven Years," an exhibit by internationally recognized photographer Jen Davis that will be displayed at the James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) from Jan. 25-Feb. 22. Twenty-eight photos from her 2014 book will be featured. All are invited to an opening reception and artist's talk on Jan. 31, 5-8 p.m. Read more about the show here.

Ugly Duckling Reveals Its Beauty in “Honk! A Musical” at Kelsey Feb. 9-18
Join The Yardley Players at Kelsey Theatre for a wise, funny tale about a chick named “Ugly.” Shunned by the other barnyard animals for being different, he ultimately finds acceptance when his special kind of beauty is revealed. “Honk! A Musical” comes to the Kelsey stage Feb. 9-18. Read more about the show here.

Current News

Poem by Faculty Member Nicole Homer Is Nominated for Pushcart Prize
Poet Nicole Homer, Assistant Professor of English, continues to pursue her craft even while teaching a full load at Mercer. Her poem “Motherhood” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, which honors the best poetry, short fiction, and essays in the nation. Read more here.

Chemistry Prof. Helen Tanzini Receives Award from American Chemical Society
Professor Helen Tanzini has been selected by the Trenton Section of the American Chemical Society for the 2018 Local Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award. Tanzini, coordinator of the Chemistry program, was recognized forf decades of volunteerism around the region to promote the magic and wonder of chemistry. Read more here.

Wanted: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments!
Did you publish a paper, attend a training session, or earn an advanced degree? The MCCC Human Resources Office wants to know! One of the college's three strategic goals includes investment in organizational and professional effectiveness. To accurately record and recognize the accomplishments of MCCC faculty and staff, an email address has been created to share your professional activities: Questions? Contact Kelly Greene at


Feb. 2: Deadline for College Catalog Updates.The 2018-19 College Catalog is now in production, with content review and updates being solicited college-wide. Anyone with updates to contribute should contact the point person (dean, director, supervisor, coordinator, etc.) for the area involved. For further assistance, contact Brad Kent in Publications at ext. 3772 or

Through Feb. 24: Works by Visual Arts Professor Lucas Kelly. Kelly's works are part of the show "Louder than Bombs" at The Curator Gallery, 520 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. The show runs through Saturday, Feb. 24. See the exhibition website here.

Highlights of Jan. 11 College Assembly. There was a lot of information covered at the Spring 2018 College Assembly. President Wang's PowerPoint presentation emphasized the progress the college has made in key areas related to the Strategic Plan. See the presentation on M-Link, or click here.

Mercer in the News This Week

The Times of Trenton (

N.J. State Library hosting author Feb. 20

Broadway World

Photo Flash: Ugly Duckling Reveals Its Beauty in HONK! A MUSICAL

Burlington County Times

Mount Holly pastor extends compassion as funeral home director

STAGE REVIEW: 'West Side Story' at Kelsey Theatre

Community College News

Princeton Grad Students Practice Teaching at Community College

Community News Service

Theater To Go brings ‘Twentieth Century’ laughs to Kelsey Theatre

New Jersey Stage

Former West Windsor-Plainsboro Orchestra Director Launches New Performing Ensemble at MCCC

Ugly Duckling Reveals Its Beauty in “Honk! A Musical” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Orchestra's Debut Concert Draws Crowd Of 100

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It’s Trenton Turn


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