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January 26, 2018

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Volunteers Welcome at FAFSA Day Tomorrow, Jan. 27, at Trenton Campus

Exercise Classes Resume Jan. 29

'Image Is Power' Discussion at JKC Jan. 29

Info. Sessions for Disney Institute Jan. 30

Red Cross Blood Drive with Fulton Bank Jan. 31

Jen Davis' 'Eleven Years' Artist Talk Jan. 31

'The Women of Wall Street' Is Topic of Lecture Feb. 8

Next Sierra Club Lecture Is February 14

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Scholarship Season Now Open

Holocaust Center Announces Schedule of Spring Events

AAWCC Announces Heart Month Activities in February

Community Joins with Upward Bound Students for MLK Day of Service

Kelsey Review Ready to Read Online, In Print and at Local Libraries

Updated List of Adjunct Faculty Members

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Volunteers Welcome at FAFSA Day Tomorrow, Jan. 27, at Trenton Campus
From Alice Chung: For students and parents who need help to complete their FAFSA for the 2018-19 academic year, the Financial Aid Office, along with HESAA, will sponsor a FAFSA completion workshop at the James Kerney Campus tomorrow, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 416. This event is open to the public. Required documents to start the FAFSA include: FSA ID (fsaid.ed.gov) for parent and student; 2016 tax returns for parent and student; social security numbers for parent and student; other income information; state Issued driver's license; and documentation as a U.S. permanent resident or eligible citizen. For more information about NJ FAFSA DAYS click here. For other dates and locations, click here. If anyone would like to help out with this event, we would welcome your assistance.
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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.
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'Image Is Power' Discussion at JKC Jan. 29
All are invited to a presentation by Dr. Alex Ellis, of Tied To Greatness, entitled "Image Is Power." Hosted by Isles Youth Institute, Dr. Ellis will discuss motivation, character, integrity and respect, while also offering career preparation tips -- right down to learning to tie a tie! The event takes place at the James Kerney Campus Monday, Jan. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. (The doors open at 3:30 p.m.) Each student will receive a complimentary tie and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Stacy Heading at 609-341-4751.
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Info. Sessions for Disney Institute Jan. 30
From Andrea Lynch: We are offering one last opportunity for students, alumni, community members, faculty and staff to sign up for the Disney Institute Study Tour to Orlando, Florida May 21-24. There will be two information sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 30 -- the first at noon in AD120, repeated at 5 p.m. in AD121. Led by Professor Laura Sosa, the Mercer participants will participate in nine hours of Disney Institute interactive instruction over four days in an environment that only Disney can provide. Course topics are leadership, team building, and organizational culture building. The cost is $1,500 and includes three credits, accommodations, meal allowance, a three-day park pass, ground transportation, and three Disney Institute courses. For more information, visit the website here or email studyabroad@mccc.edu. The deadline for applications is Feb. 7.
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Red Cross Blood Drive with Fulton Bank Jan. 31
It's time to roll up your sleeve for the Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, Jan. 31. MCCC and Fulton Bank of New Jersey will sponsor the American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in SC104. For an appointment or information, call John Simone at ext. 3742, or sign up at redcrossblood.org. (Enter sponsor code MCCCandFultonBank). 
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Jen Davis' 'Eleven Years' 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) through Feb. 22. Twenty-eight photos from Davis' 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.
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'The Women of Wall Street' Is Topic of Lecture Feb. 8
Dr. George Robb presents "The Pioneering Women of Wall Street" Thursday, Feb. 8 at noon in CM109. Dr. Robb will discuss the first generation of women investors and stockbrokers, during the time period from the 1870s to the 1920s. Forgotten by historians, these daring women blazed financial trails and sparked public outcries over women’s unsuitability for the rough-and-tumble world of the stock market. Dr. Robb has been a professor at William Paterson University for more than 20 years and is the author of three books. Read more here.
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Next Sierra Club Lecture Is February 14
All are invited to a free Sierra Club lecture, “Plants with Attitude,” on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Pizza will be served at 6 p.m., with the program to start at 6:30 p.m. Bruce Crawford, Director of the Rutgers University Gardens, will discuss the breeding program at the award-winning Rutgers Gardens and how the future of horticulture is grounded in the past. His presentation, which will include beautiful images from Rutgers Gardens, also features a discussion of how plants are selected based on their historical, scientific, environmental, and aesthetic value. The extensive gardens include ornamental tree, holly, and shade tree collections; a tribute, display, pollinator, rain, water conservation, rhododendron and azalea gardens, and a bamboo forest, among others. Sponsored by the Sierra Club NJ - Central Group, the event takes place in SC104. See the flyer here. RSVP to: Kipatthesierraclub@gmail.com.
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Current News

Scholarship Season Now Open
The application period for MCCC Foundation scholarships is now open! We are encouraging ALL faculty, adjuncts, staff, advisors, coaches, and mentors to remind students to complete an application as early as possible. Students complete one general application and will then be considered for all matching scholarships. The application is user friendly, and saves students' work as they progress through the application, allowing them to log in and update their application right up until the deadline. AND, they have mobile access from their phone or tablet/iPad. Important application deadlines are March 28 for graduating students and JKC scholarships, and May 31 for fall scholarships. Students should apply at AwardSpring: www.mccc.edu/apply4awards. For more information, click here. Questions? Email richardl@mccc.edu.
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Holocaust Center Announces Schedule of Spring Events
From films, to slide lectures, to student roundtables, the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center (LB200) will be open for many activities this semester. Please encourage your students to participate. See the full schedule here.
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AAWCC Announces Heart Month Activities in February
From walks, to talks, to performances, the theme for February at Mercer is not just about hearts and flowers. It's about keeping your heart healthy. Mercer's chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges is planning a series of events, starting Feb. 1 with the sale of hearts for $1. Proceeds of all fundraising will be donated to the The American Heart Association. See the calendar of events here.
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Community Joins with Upward Bound Students for MLK Day of Service
Upward Bound students were joined by community members who rolled up their sleeves for a Day of Service in memory of Martin Luther King on Jan. 15. By the end of the morning, they had made 1,300 PB&J sandwiches and sorted through blankets and socks to help the homeless at the Trenton Rescue Mission. Read about it here.
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Kelsey Review Ready to Read Online, In Print and at Local Libraries
Enjoy a good read! The latest edition of Kelsey Review is now available. The college's community literary arts journal features poetry, fiction and nonfiction pieces by those who live and/or work in the county. The publication's editor is English faculty member Jacky Vogtman. Copies are available at both campuses or you can read the Review online here.
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Updated List of Adjunct Faculty Members
Welcome and welcome back to MCCC adjunct faculty members. See the updated list for the spring semester here.
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Reminders

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 kentb@mccc.edu.

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.

Wanted: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments! Did you publish a paper, attend a training session, or earn an advanced degree? The Human Resources Office wants to accurately record and recognize the accomplishments of MCCC faculty and staff. Email your professional activities news to accomplishments@mccc.edu. Questions? Contact Kelly Greene at greenek@mccc.edu.
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Mercer in the News This Week

The Times of Trenton (NJ.com)

Mercer County executive touts successes in annual address

MCCC professor receives award

MCCC presenting 'Passing the Palette: Arts Educators and Students' Jan. 22-March 8

Trentonian

L.A. Parker: Mercer nursing graduates celebrate with pinning ceremony

Broadway World

PASSING PALETTE Exhibit Comes to MCCC Gallery, 1/22

Community News Service

Downtown Trenton photography exhibit explores body image, identity, relationships

MCCC chemistry professor named local outreach volunteer of the year

El Paso, Inc.

Flower show's focus on water lets visitors dive into spring

MercerMe.com

Hughes Delivers 2018 State of the County Address

New Jersey Stage

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

Patch.com

MCCC Professor Named Trenton ACS Volunteer Of The Year

Students, Teachers Art To Be On Display At MCCC Gallery

Planet Princeton

Planet Princeton Weekend Picks, Jan. 19-21

Times Herald

Flower show’s focus on water lets visitors dive into spring
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