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Top Story: MCCC to Host Open House/ Report to the Community Nov. 10. Please spread the word!

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Coming Events

Current News

Links

Get Ready for the Open House/Report to the Community Nov. 10

Mr. Mercer Fundraiser Oct. 14

Study Tour Info Session Oct. 18

Grill Closes 4 p.m. Oct. 18

Student Restaurant Opens Oct. 19

Health and Benefits Fair Oct. 20

Tea With the President Oct. 21

Join the Recipe Swap Oct. 26

South Sudan Presentation Oct. 27

Lecture on Public Art Nov. 2

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders

MShare Workshop Oct. 19

Scholarship Opportunities

Donations Requested for Thanksgiving

Rousseau Awarded for Writing

Carol Bork to be Honored at Rider

Weaver Moderates Small Business Discussion

TV Videos for Floyd Fest

Alum Norris Kirk Taylor Dedicated to Education

 

 

 

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events

Get Ready for the Open House/Report to the Community Nov. 10
Sign up below, and PLEASE help spread the word to high schoolers and prospective adult students! MCCC has invited the community to the Board of Trustees' annual Open House and Report to the Community on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. The event will include interactive displays, entertainment and refreshments. A public awards presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Please add a notice about the event on your Facebook page, in your church or club's newsletter or web page, etc. Details here.


Are you coming to represent your program? Faculty and staff are asked to RSVP at the sign-up page here.

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Mr. Mercer Fundraiser Oct. 14
On Friday, Oct. 14, the International Student Organization will host its Fall fundraiser--the Mr. Mercer Pageant--from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. Eight Mercer students will be competing for the title of Mr. Mercer. All proceeds from the night will go to the winner's charity of choice. Tickets can be purchased at the door--$5 for MCCC students, faculty and staff, and $6 for outside guests. "Come out and see the pageantry of a real pageant," says Amy Immordino. Flyer here.

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Study Tours Info Session Oct. 18
Students can learn about 2012 study tours at an Information Session on Oct. 18 at 12 noon in CM 109. Planned tours:
Costa Rica, March 16-24, 2012 (spring break), for students in SOC101, 201, SPA102; Costa Rica, May 28-June 6, 2012, for Nursing students; and South Africa, July 15-27, 2012, for students in SOC209, HIS109).

All programs are open to noncredit students. View a YouTube clip of last year’s Costa Rica program here. Get the details at: www.mccc.edu/studyabroad

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Grill Closes 4 p.m. Oct. 18
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the grill in the Campus Eatery at WWC will close at 4 p.m. because of the Student Recognition Ceremony, which will be taking place in the Student Center cafeteria.

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Student Restaurant Opens Oct. 19
From Patrice Brown: Junction 102 is Now Serving Lunch!! “Junction 102” is the name of this semester's HRIM restaurant. The restaurant will be open for lunch on October 19th, 26th, and November 2nd, 9th and 16th. Seating is from 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in ES111. We request that seating is limited to groups of six or less. The restaurant will be serving: Appetizers: Corn Chowder, Autumn Salad, Lamb Lollipops and Fried Alligator. Entrees will include Grilled Sesame Skirt Steak, Pan Seared Honey Rum Chicken, Pasta Primavera, and Broiled Cod. The desserts will be prepared by our advanced baking students. Tickets are $12 each, and can be purchased in Accounting (AD128). Thanks and we hope to see you there!

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Health and Benefits Fair Oct. 20
During a Health and Benefits Fair on Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the college offers cholesterol screenings for $5 and seasonal flu shots for $10 in the Student Center, Room 104. Please call Mildred Leckie at ext. 3271 to schedule appointments for either. Also, representatives from many benefits organizations will be available in the Cafeteria to talk with employees.

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Tea With the President Oct. 21
On Friday, October 21, Tea With the President will be sponsored by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, Mercer Chapter (AAWCC-Mercer) in SC104 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Khalida Haqq by October 17 at haqqk@mccc.edu. AAWCC Mercer is also collecting canned goods to put together five Thanksgiving Baskets for students in need.

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Join the Recipe Swap Oct. 26
The College Culture and Environment Committee is planning a Recipe Swap for October 26 in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Debi Stotland says, "Show off your heritage by bringing a favorite dish from your ethnicity for a taste test!" Also bring a printed copy of your recipe for your colleagues to try at home. Please let Debi Stotland know if you plan to prepare a sample. E-mail stotland@mccc.edu or call ext. 3378.

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South Sudan Presentation Oct. 27
Lt. Herbert Williams, a retired Woodbridge Twp. police lieutenant, will speak about South Sudan: Destruction and Rebirth, on Thurs., Oct. 27, 12 noon at the Holocaust Genocide Resource Center, 2nd Floor, Library. Lt. Williams spent ten months in the Sudan training the police force. More than two million have been killed there in recent years. More here.

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Lecture on Public Art Nov. 2
Conceptual artist Tim Eads will discuss his foray into public art and other artistic musings in his talk "Investigations into Nothingness" on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at noon in the Communication Building, Room 109, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. The Texas native is known for his highly interactive pieces, which reflect his unique perspectives on the beauty of simple things, the joy of tinkering, and how much fun art can be. He is currently a project technician and printer at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.
More here.
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Oct. 7-16: "And Then There Were None"

Oct. 15: "Ramona Quimby"


Oct. 21-30: "Camelot"

Nov. 4-13: "Urinetown"

 

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Event Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar_____Event Submission Form

See the WWC Student Activities Calendar here. Come out and support MCCC Student Activities!

AT THE GALLERY Now Through Oct. 20: "Mōtus Animā" with artists Peter Arakawa and Rita Herzfeld. More here with images.

Oct. 18: Nutrition Workshop hosted by the Student Activities Office in the atrium at the Conference Center at noon. Stacy Warringer, from Cassara Consulting, will speak about healthy food options and more. A healthy lunch will be provided. Free with an advance ticket. E-mail Danielle Garruba, call ext. 3412, or pick up ticket at the Student Activities Office.

Oct. 26: College Transfer Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Physical Education Building. Approximately 60 representatives from local and out-of-state colleges will be participating. Please spread the word to students.

Oct. 29: Photographers Invited to Submit Work for County Exhibit. More here.

Nov. 9: MCCC Culinary Students to Participate in Lidia's Italy Event at Patriot's Theatre at the Trenton War Memorial, 7 p.m.. The presentation showcases recipes from her new cookbook, "Lidia's Italy in America." For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Nov. 9: William Paterson Open House for its bachelor’s degree programs at MCCC, 6 p.m. in the Student Center. E-mail graussoj@wpunj.edu or call 609-570-3358. More here.

Transfer Workshops Schedule here.

Exercise and Healthy Living Classes: **Because FEMA is using the FA building, all exercise classes have moved temporarily to the P.E. building. See the schedule below. Classes are free to faculty, staff and students. No classes will meet Nov. 23 or 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Yoga meets every Monday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the PE Building, Room 225, and every Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the PE Building gym. NOTE: Lunchtime Yoga on Oct. 26 will be held in PE224, located on the second floor of the Phys Ed Building), instead of in the gym, where Transfer Day will be in progress.
  • Zumba meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the PE Building gym.
  • Zumba also meets Wednesday evenings, October 5 through November 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the PE Building, Room 225.
  • Healthy Haven meets Mondays at noon in SC104, from 12 to 1 p.m., with topics on nutrition, stress relief and wellness.

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Current News_Current News online

MShare Workshop Oct. 19
From Jill Marcus: Faculty and staff are using MShare to create a repository of their institutional effectivesness initiatives. Keeping all of our records in this repository will help keep us organized as we reflect on our work during previous years. In addition, MShare can be used to document our activities to outside accreditors such as Middle States. This year, many programs are now undertaking the Five-Year Academic Program Review self-study. MShare is the perfect tool to document all of this work. If you feel you need a hand navigating the MShare site, join Debbie Kell on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at noon in AD234. Bring your questions so that we can have a lively discussion. Please RSVP to Jill Marcus at marcusj@mccc.edu if you plan to attend. Note: Come prepared with your MShare username and password. If you have forgotten it, please contact tech-help@mccc.edu.

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Scholarship Opportunities
Faculty and staff are encouraged to inform outstanding students about scholarship opportunities. The Jack Kent Cooke transfer scholarship program presents awards to 60 community college students each year who have exceptional ability. Each year Mercer’s Phi Theta Kappa Society nominates two students for the Coca Cola scholarships. G.P.A., community service and leadership are most crucial factors. Rider University gives $1,500 to a Phi Theta Kappa member and William Paterson gives $4,000 to a Phi Theta Kappa member. For more information contact Associate Professor Jing Huang, ext. 3429.

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Upward Bound Requests Donations for Thanksgiving
MCCC’s Upward Bound Parent Association invites community members to join its food drive to provide Thanksgiving baskets to needy families throughout Mercer County. Monetary donations and/or nonperishable canned goods and turkeys are requested. Last year, thanks to generous donations, 42 families received baskets. This year the goal is to serve 70 families. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Upward Bound, MCCC, James Kerney Campus, 102 N. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 or left at the James Kerney Campus (JKC), Room 317, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food donations may be dropped off at the JKC Security Desk Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 22. Upward Bound provides educational enrichment to hundreds of disadvantaged children in the local community who have the desire and potential to succeed in college. For more information, call 609-570-3157.
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Rousseau Awarded for Writing
Michele Rousseau of the Testing Center received a 2011 Service Recognition Award from the National College Testing Association (NCTA) for her contribution as a writer of the NCTA Newsletter. This is a national association with members from colleges all across the country. Click here for a newsletter sample, with an article written by Rousseau on page 5.

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Carol Bork to be Honored at Rider
MCCC Professor Carol Bork will be recognized as a mentor to Carolynne Lewis-Arevalo, a Rider University Andrew J. Rider Scholar, at Rider University's Founder's Day ceremony on Nov. 5. Avevalo cited Bork as the teacher who best prepared her for college. Lina was a Mercer Honors Program student who transferred to Rider. She took a 200-level literature course with Bork (Women in Literature) here at MCCC.

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Weaver Moderates Small Business Discussion
Provost Monica Weaver served as moderator for a panel discussion about small businesses during the Trenton Small Business Forum on Oct. 6 at the Trenton Marriott Hotel.

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TV Videos for Floyd Fest
Adjunct faculty member Joan Goldstein interviewed Jim Floyd and Floyd Fest co-chair Hendricks Davis recently, and the video is online for viewing. Floyd Fest takes place this Sunday. More here.

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Alum Norris Kirk Taylor Dedicated to Education
According to MCCC alumnus Norris Kirk Taylor '80 (A.A., Humanities and Social Service), MCCC provided the underpinnings for all of his subsequent academic success. Now, after more than two decades as a public school teacher in North Carolina, he recently returned to the community college setting at Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Ahoskie, NC). His goal is to help young people begin to mold their futures just as he did at Mercer. More here.

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Updates & Info The WWC Cafe menu

Current Position Openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart


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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times (NJ.com):
Yardley Players stage macabre Agatha Christie thriller at MCCC

CentralJersey.com:
MCCC Invites All to Open House/Report to the Community Nov. 10

MCCC’s 2011 Kelsey Review Delves Deep in Stories and Poems by Local Authors; Free Copies Available at Public Libraries

Philadelphia-Based Artist to Present Talk on Public Art Nov. 2 at MCCC

The Examiner:
Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida at MPO's Kelsey Theatre

TalkArtWorld.com
MCCC Accepting Photo Submissions for Exhibit Through 10/29

Patch.com:
MCCC Invites All to Open House/Report to the Community Nov. 10

Philadelphia-Based Artist to Present Talk on Public Art Nov. 2 at MCCC

MCCC’s 2011 Kelsey Review Delves Deep in Stories and Poems by Local Authors; Free Copies Available at Public Libraries

Broadway World:
MCCC's 2011 Kelsey Review Delves Deep in Stories and Poems by Local Authors

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