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February 23, 2018

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

'Moon Over Buffalo' Rises Tonight at Kelsey Theatre

Three Events Close Out Black History Month Celebration

National TRiO Day Feb. 24; Donations for TASK Requested

Free CPR Training Session Feb. 25

Community Screening of 'Only a Number' at Conference Center Feb. 26

Health Professions Information Sessions Start Feb. 27

New WPU@Mercer M.A. Degree in Higher Ed Admin; Open House Feb. 28

'Astronomy in the Era of Large Surveys' is Lecture Topic March 1

Subculture of Cockfighting Revealed at JKC Gallery Exhibit March 5-30

'Fiddler on the Roof' at Kelsey Theatre March 16-25

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Physical Therapist Assistant Students Make Good on Community Service Promise

Mardi Gras Comes to Mercer in April for Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

High School Horticulture Expo Blooms at Mercer March 9-10

Enrichment, Discovery and Fun Are on the Schedule at MCCC Camps

 

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

'Moon Over Buffalo' Rises Tonight at Kelsey Theatre
Our very own M. Kitty Getlik is taking a turn as director for M&M Stage Productions' "Moon Over Buffalo" at Kelsey Theatre, opening tonight and running through March 4, with a reception with cast and crew following tonight's performance. Experience the story of a fading theater couple who may finally get a big break in Hollywood -- if they can just get their act together for one perfect peformance in Buffalo. The show is fast-paced and hilarious! Read about it here.
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Three Events Close Out Black History Month Celebration
MCCC's Black History Month Celebration continues tomorrow, Feb. 24, with a Gospel play entitled "Sistas," which will be presented at Kelsey Theatre starting at 3 p.m. Four church sisters will be accompanied by the Beauty Grove Primitive Baptist Church Praise Choir. The community is welcome. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Bursar’s Office (SC256) or at the door prior to show time. All proceeds will go to the MCCC Book Scholarship Fund. The event is co-sponsored by the MCCC chapter the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m., the JKC Student Executive Council will host its annual Black History Month panel discussion in Kerney Hall. The panel will feature three entrepreneurs from the Trenton community who will share their stories and advice for empowerment and success. The month-long celebration concludes with closing ceremonies on Wednesday, Feb. 28 starting at noon at JKC. With the theme “A Celebration of Being Bold, Brilliant, Beautiful and Black,” the event starts with a free luncheon in the Center City Café, to be followed by a program in Kerney Hall. Questions? Contact Steve Waniak at 609-570-3165 or waniaks@mccc.edu.
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National TRiO Day Feb. 24; Donations for TASK Requested
The JKC Youth College program invites the college community to join a celebration of National TRiO Day on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kerney Hall. The goal of National TRiO Day is to focus the nation's attention on the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives. TRiO programs at MCCC include Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search. The day will feature workshops, a Trenton historical tour, and a financial literacy talk. In addition, students are collecting items for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), including men's tube socks, disposable razors, cookies, brownies, washcloths, and bar soap. Items can be dropped off at the Upward Bound office, Room 147, in the Kerney Building. Call ext. 3155 for more information. See the flyer here.
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Free CPR Training Session Feb. 25
The college's Health and Safety Committee is sponsoring a CPR training session on Sunday, Feb. 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Windsor Campus Gym. The session is free and open to the public. The first 50 families to register will receive a free Family and Friends CPR Anytime Kit. (Note: This is not a certification course and is not appropriate for healthcare professionals.) To register, contact Roseann Cooper at cooperr@mccc.edu, or call ext. 3202. See the flyer here.
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Community Screening of Holocaust Film 'Only a Number' at Conference Center Feb. 26
Students, staff and community members are invited to a free screening of the award-winning Holocaust documentary "Only A Number" on Monday, Feb. 26, starting at 7 p.m. in the Conference Center Auditorium. Directed by local filmmaker Steve Besserman, a member of Mercer's Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center, the film depicts the true story of Steve's parents, who met during their imprisonment in a concentration camp during World War II. Learn more about the film here.
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Health Professions Information Sessions Start Feb. 27
Current or prospective students interested in learning about health profession degree programs, requirements, employment opportunities, career paths, the application process, and more can do so during a series of upcoming information sessions. These are general information sessions and include Q&A. Registration not required. Session dates are Tuesday, Feb. 27, 4 p.m., KC240 at JKC; Wednesday, March 7, 5:30 p.m., CM109, WWC; Wednesday, March 28, noon, KC240, JKC; and Tuesday, April 10, noon, CM110, WWC. Questions? Contact Cindy Matyas at ext. 3596 or by email at matyasc@mccc.edu.
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New WPU@Mercer M.A. Degree in Higher Ed Admin; Open House Feb. 28
William Paterson University has introduced a new M.A. program in Higher Education Administration, offered right here on the West Windsor Campus! This 30 credit hour, two-year program combines online and on-campus evening courses. Learn more at an open house for MCCC employees on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at noon in SC104. A second session for the general public will be held later in the day in the Conference Center, rooms 214 and 215, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. RSVP at wpunj.edu/wp-mercer-oh. Questions? Contact Dr. James E. Alford Jr. at alford3@wpunj.edu. See the flyer here.
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'Astronomy in the Era of Large Surveys' is Lecture Topic March 1
John Bochanski, an assistant professor of Physics at Rider University, will explore the motivation behind large surveys, detail some of his results, and discuss the data-rich future of large astronomical surveys during a lecture on Thursday, March 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in CM109. His talk is part of the the Spring 2018 Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.
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Subculture of Cockfighting Revealed at JKC Gallery Exhibit March 5-30
MCCC's James Kerney Campus Gallery (JKCG) announces the opening of Tony Chirinos’ “Fighting Cocks,” a photographic exhibit that reveals the exclusive culture and longstanding tradition of cockfighting that is still popular in some parts of the world. This provocative show runs from Monday, March 5 to Friday, March 30. On Wednesday, March 21, JKCG invites the community to an Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk with Tony Chirinos from 5 to 8 p.m., with the talk to begin at 5:30 p.m. Read more here.
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'Fiddler on the Roof' at Kelsey Theatre March 16-25
The award-winning Maurer Productions OnStage is about to celebrate life, tradition, matchmakers and miracles as the company presents the beloved Broadway classic “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tevye and all the villagers from Anatevka take up residence at Kelsey Theatre Fridays, March 16 and 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, March 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Read more here.
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Current News

Physical Therapist Assistant Students Make Good on Community Service Promise
Students in the Physical Therapist Assistant Club fanned out across MCCC's West Windsor Campus last week to make good on their pledge of community service. One group raised funds for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and a second group took vital signs at the PE Building. Read more here.
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Mardi Gras Comes to Mercer in April for Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
This year “Fat Tuesday” will come on Friday – and in April – as the MCCC Foundation adopts a Mardi Gras theme for its annual spring scholarship fundraiser, “Spring Into Student Success!” Read more here.
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High School Horticulture Expo Blooms at Mercer March 9-10
Too busy to get to the Philadelphia Flower Show this year? Central New Jersey will usher in spring with its very own flower show March 9-10! Now in its seventh year, MCCC, the MCCC Horticulture Program, and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture are partnering to host the New Jersey High School Horticulture Expo. The event is free and open to the public. Read more about the show here.
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Enrichment, Discovery and Fun Are on the Schedule at MCCC Camps
From June 25 through August 17, MCCC will once again open its doors to children and teens ages 6 to 17 for a wide variety of camp programs that are designed to match the interests and talents of just about every child. Registration is currently underway. Read more here.
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Reminders

March 23: Deadline for Silent Auction Donations for Scholarship Fundraiser. The "Spring Into Student Success!" gala committee asks staff and faculty to consider donating items for the silent auction portion of the Foundation's annual benefit fundraiser, which will be held Friday, April 20 at Cedar Gardens. The deadline for auction donations is March 23. For general information about the event, and to view suggested donation items and access the online donation form, click here. If you have questions or would like your donation item picked up, contact Gabriella Hill at hillga@mccc.edu or stop by AD112.

Through April 19: Penny Wars. The Student Government Association and L.E.A.D. has launched "Penny Wars V -- Attack of the Coins!" to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which helps fight childhood cancer. Over the last four years, this initiative has raised more than $5,500 for this worthy cause. Students, staff and faculty will battle in three categories -- individual, small group and large group. Be a part of the cure by donating your loose change or dollar bills. Stop by SC111 for more information on giving, or call ext. 3435. See the flyer here.

Through April 25: HRIM Student Restaurant.The Viking Cafe student restaurant, featuring Mercer's HRIM students, will be open for dinner Wednesdays through April 25. (The restaurant will be closed March 14.) Guests will be seated from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Kelsey Theatre Box Office, the Bursar's Office, or online. Maximum party size is six; guests will not be admitted after 6:45 p.m. Tickets are valid only for the selected date and are non-refundable. For the full menu and additional information, visit the Viking Cafe website here.

Through May 2: Yoga and Zumba Classes in PE Building. The schedule includes Monday evening yoga through April 30 in PE225, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m; Wednesday lunchtime yoga through May 2 in the gym, noon to 1 p.m.; and Tuesday Zumba through May 1, in the gym from noon to 1 p.m. Note that there will be no classes during Spring Break. Questions? Contact Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu.

Scholarship Season Open Through May 31. Please encourage students to complete their scholarship applications as early as possible. Students complete one general application and will then be considered for all matching scholarships. Important 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.

Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center Schedule of Spring Events. Check out the calendar here.

Updated List of Adjunct Faculty Members. See the list for the Spring semester 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.

Streamlined Process for Data Requests.From Liz Anderson, Dean for Institutional Effectiveness. A streamlined process has been developed for data requests. More about the new procedure is available here.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Broadway World

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This March

Community News Service

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ coming to Kelsey Theatre Feb. 23 to March 4

US 1

Auditions for “Glengarry Glen Ross”

Summer Camps for All Ages & Interests

Mercer County Community College’s Camp College: Camps Your Kids Will Love

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