January 5, 2018

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Coming Events

Broadway Classic 'West Side Story' Opens at Kelsey Theatre Tonight
PinnWorth Productions presents "West Side Story" at Kelsey Theatre for three weekends starting tonight through Jan. 21. With its powerful story line, complex dance numbers and blockbuster musical score by Leonard Bernstein, It's going to be an unforgettable theater experience! Read more here.

HRIM Breakfast Class Open Through Jan. 12
The HRIM Breakfast Class will be open for business through Friday, Jan. 12, from 8:30an to 9:30am and on the following dates: Jan. 4, Jan. 5., and Jan. 8; Jan. 10-12. Many breakfast favorites will be available, along with daily specials. Prices begin at $3. Tickets are not required. First come first served! Visit the HRIM website here.

IOESS and IPIC Present Pre-Class Week Development, Training Sessions
During pre-class week, the Division of Innovation, Online Education and Student Success (IOESS) will present professional development and training sessions that are open to all faculty and staff. On Tuesday, Jan. 9, all are invited to listen to IOESS Talks. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, IOESS presents the "unconference," a new offering that includes a brief intro and then an open Q & A with each IOESS unit. On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Instructional and Professional Improvement Committee (IPIC) offers three sessions: Textbooks, Copyright & OER; Academic Integrity and the AIC; and Handling Angry Students. On Friday, Jan. 12, MercerOnline is offering Student Planning, Bb Grade Center, and Office 356 Tools for Teaching. See the IEOSS and IPIC schedule here. You can register for IPIC sessions and MercerOnline training at . View the full college-wide pre-class week schedule here.

Sierra Club Lecture: “Now’s The Hour to Repower” Jan. 10
Doug O’Malley, Executive Director, Environment New Jersey, will discuss the implications of the new Federal Tax Act on renewables, and what New Jersey needs to do under the Murphy Administration to push forward with 100% renewables, including building up solar and wind, while moving away from petroleum-based fuels and nuclear. Pizza will be served at 6 p.m., with the program to begin at 6:30 p.m. in SC211. Please RSVP to:

IOESS Presents Adjunct Institute at MCCC Conference Center Jan. 13
The Division of Innovation, Online Education and Student Success (IOESS) will present an Adjunct Institute on Saturday, Jan. 13 in the MCCC Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether you are new to MCCC or have been an adjunct instructor for years, this day has been planned for you. We will provide an overview of staff departments at MCCC and offer training in Blackboard, Office 365 and best practices for designing and teaching a course using Blackboard. See the agenda here. To register, visit

MCCC Invites Families to Camps Open House 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.

‘Twentieth Century’ at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Jan. 26-Feb. 4
It’s time to travel back to the 1930s for a rollicking good time on the rails as Theater To Go presents Ken Ludwig’s “Twentieth Century” at Kelsey Theatre. A train trip from Chicago to New York City has lots riding on it – including the future of a fading Broadway producer and his next production! A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Jan. 26. Read more here.

Current News

Princeton Doctoral Students Report Gratifying Teaching Experience at MCCC
In the second part of an innovative teaching partnership between MCCC and Princeton University, two Princeton doctoral candidates, Dan Berbecel and Merle Eisenberg, have completed their fall teaching assignments at MCCC. Both say the experience was stimulating and rewarding. Read more here.

Donations, Volunteers Needed For MLK Day of Service
MCCC student groups, Youth College and community members will gather at the James Kerney Campus to make 1,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Trenton Rescue Mission, from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 15. Donations needed include peanut butter, jelly, bread, paper lunch bags, plastic bags, juice boxes, fruit, and new blankets. To donate or for more information, contact Stacy Denton at ext. 3132 or Yasmin Robinson at ext. 3145. See the flyer here.

Prof. Lucas Kelly's Art Exhibit Opens Jan. 10 in NYC
Works by Visual Arts Professor Lucas Kelly has been selected for an art show at The Curator Gallery, 520 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. The show, "Louder Than Bombs," is billed as "the resonance of reductive art in our world." The opening reception is Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 6-8 p.m. and runs through Saturday, Feb. 24. See the exhibition website here.

Mercer in the News This Week

The Times of Trenton (

2018 Should be Trenton's Turn to Shine

Top 11 'Only in Jersey' Stories From 2017

Theater: 'West Side Story' at West Windsor's Kelsey Theatre


It's Trenton's Turn

Broadway World

Photo Flash: Broadway Blockbuster WEST SIDE STORY Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

'West Side Story' is one of the great American musicals, and PinnWorth Productions is bringing it to Kelsey

Freehold Township hires two police officers

Designs By Letty: Big energy and big things for Trenton’s art scene

‘West Side Story’ to take the stage next month at Kelsey

With Teen Suicides Up, Superintendents Issue Call To Action

'20th Century' Play Goes Back To The 1930s at MCCC

Faith Armonaitis Franchises TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights, Wood-Ridge, and Teterboro

Town Topics

Career Development Program For Students With Disabilities

New Tax Law Implications Topic of Sierra Club Talk

US 1

Last Chances and New Exhibits Welcome 2018

Find the Hidden Scholarships

A Musical Thank You

Joyful Sounds for the Season and All Year Round

The Art and Science Of Corporate Giving

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