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February 2, 2018

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Events and Announcements Current News Reminders, News Clips & Links

Final Weekend for 'Twentieth Century' at Kelsey Theatre

Black History Month Events Announced; Benefit Variety Show Is Tomorrow

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

Holocaust Center to Host Student Roundtable on 'Sexual Violence and Genocide' Feb. 8

'Plants With Attitude' Is Sierra Club Topic Feb. 14

Lights Up on Laughter in 'Moon Over Buffalo' at Kelsey Theatre Feb. 23-March 4

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Perfect in Pink at Breast Cancer Awareness Night Jan. 25; Funds Raised for BCRC

High School Teachers and Students Share Work in Mercer Gallery Exhibit

Basketball Player Donovan Guess Named GSAC Player of the Week for Third Time

Club Day Offers Students Multiple Opportunities for Extracurricular Participation

Reminders

Mercer in the News

How to Submit Your News and Calendar Items

Coming Events

Final Weekend for 'Twentieth Century' at Kelsey Theatre
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 MCCC’s 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. Show times are tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. More about the show here.
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Black History Month Events Announced; Benefit Variety Show Is Tomorrow
MCCC celebrates Black History Month in February with a variety of events. See the video here of yesterday's opening ceremonies in the West Windsor Campus cafeteria. Next up is tomorrow's Benefit Variety Show, featuring current students and alumni performing song and dance numbers, including tap dance, at Kelsey Theatre starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Bursar's Office (SC256) or at the door. Read more about all the upcoming events 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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Holocaust Center to Host Student Roundtable on 'Sexual Violence and Genocide' Feb. 8
Encourage your students to join the discussion! On Thursday, Feb. 8, the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center will host a student roundtable on “Sexual Violence and Genocide.” The program begins at noon. The center is located in LB220 next to the Bookstore on the second floor of the Library Buildling. See the full schedule for spring events here.
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'Plants With Attitude' Is Sierra Club Topic Feb. 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 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 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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Lights Up on Laughter in 'Moon Over Buffalo' at Kelsey Theatre Feb. 23 - March 4
Our very own M. Kitty Getlik is taking a turn as director for M&M Stage Productions' "Moon Over Buffalo" at Kelsey Theatre Feb. 23 - March 4. A fading theater couple 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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Current News

Perfect in Pink at Breast Cancer Awareness Night Jan. 25; Funds Raised for BCRC
The Athletics Department teamed up with the Mercer chapter of the AAWCC for the 8th Annual "Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night" that was held in conjunction with women's and men's basketball games. Lots of people participated in the event in various ways to raise over $550 for the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA-Princeton. Read more here.
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High School Teachers and Students Share Work in Mercer Gallery Exhibit
The Jan. 24 opening reception for "Passing the Palette" at the MCCC Gallery featured artwork created by artists as young as ninth grade, as well as their high school art teachers. It was a chance for all the artists to appreciate each other's work and enjoy an opportunity to be part of a college gallery show. Two MCCC alumni, teachers Nicole Backlund (Trenton Central) and Sean Carney (Lawrence) were among the visitors. The exhibit will be on display through March 8. Read more here.
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Basketball Player Donovon Guess Named GSAC Player of Week For Third Time
For the third time this season, freshman Donovon Guess has been named the Garden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week.The Vikings went 2-1 for the week of Jan. 21-27, picking up two Region 19 wins. Guess averaged 27 points per game, notching 34 points in a 70-68 win over Valley Forge Jan. 27 and 25 points in a 84-62 win versus Essex Jan. 23. More here.
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Club Day Offers Students Multiple Opportunities for Extracurricular Participation
Club Day on Jan. 31 was full of ways for students to get involved in campus life. From the Criminal Justice Club with advisor Liz Bondurant, to the Music Club with advisor Liz Rzasa, to the Mercer Mouseketeers, students learrned of the ways they make the most of life outside the classroom. The event was organized by the Student Life and Leadership Office. See the photos on Facebook here.
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Reminders

Through May 2: Yoga and Zumba Classes in PE Building. The schedule includes Monday evening yoga through April 30 in PE225, 5:30 p.m. 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.

AAWCC and Health & Safety Committee Announce Heart Month Activities in February. Mercer's chapter of the American Association of Women in Community College is teaming up with the Health & Safety Committee for Heart Health Month events in February. Proceeds of all fundraising will be donated to the American Heart Association. See the calendar of events here.

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

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)

MCCC presenting photo exhibit 'Eleven Years'

Kelsey Theatre to present 'Twentieth Century'

Broadway World

MOON OVER BUFFALO to Play MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Kansas City Star

Seven things you may not know about new Royals Jesse Hahn and Heath Fillmyer

New Jersey Stage

M&M Stage Productions To Present "Moon Over Buffalo" at Kelsey Theatre

Oakland Clubhouse

Oakland Athletics 2018 top-50 prospects: Heath Fillmyer, RHP
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