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College Transfer Fair Oct. 26
MCCC will host College Transfer Day on Wed., Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Physical Education Building. Fifty-seven colleges and universities will be present with recruitment information, ranging from nearby Rider and TCNJ to colleges in Philadelphia, Delaware, New York and even Florida.
Advisement Festivals This Month
Please spread the word to students!! Both campuses will host Advisement Festivals to assist students with seeing their faculty advisors, discovering which classes they should take, assessing career plans, and making payment plans. The WWC Festival will be Oct. 24 and 25, noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. in SC104. The JKC Festival will be Oct. 26 and 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. in Kerney Hall.
Wear Your Halloween Costume to Work!
The College Culture & Environment Committee invites staff and faculty to wear Halloween costumes on Monday, Oct. 31. Please do not bring weapons of any kind! For more information contact Debi Stotland at firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 3378.
Interview Coach Offers Free Sessions
From Gail LaFrance: Please let students know that professional interview coach, Susan Bershad, is offering one-on-one, hour-long free individual coaching sessions beginning Thursday Oct. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. She will continue the sessions every Thursday until Dec. 8. Students should sign up by calling 609-570-3397 or by visiting the Career Services Office, Student Center, Room 201.
Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair Nov. 2
Qualified adjunct faculty members needed at MCCC! Recruitment Fair is Wed., Nov. 2, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Details here.
Theatre Students to Perform "Mandragola" Nov. 11-13
Blend comedy, romance, deception and a touch of bawdy, circa 1518, and it all adds up to a surprisingly contemporary good time when Theatre students present "Mandragola" as the first of two fall productions. The Renaissance comedy will be performed Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the college's Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre.
MCCC Book Club Meets Nov. 17
The MCCC Book Club will host a discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17, 12 noon, in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room about "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck. For further information contact Melinda Struzynski, ext. 3554.
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See the WWC Student Activities Calendar here. Come out and support MCCC Student Activities!
Oct. 26: Recipe Swap: Faculty/Staff Dining Room, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Show off your heritage by bringing a favorite dish from your ethnicity for a taste test! Also bring a printed copy. Call Debi Stotland, ext. 3378, or e-mail email@example.com.
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. 27 South Sudan Presentation
by Lt. Herbert Williams: "Destruction and Rebirth," 12 noon at the Holocaust Genocide Resource Center, 2nd Floor, Library. More here.
Oct. 29: Photographers Invited to Submit Work for County Exhibit. More here.
Nov. 2 Lecture "Investigations into Nothingness," at noon in CM 109. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-570-3358. More here.
Nov. 10: Open House/Report to the Community:
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. 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.
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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125 Students Receive Scholarships at Awards Night
On Tuesday evening the college presented scholarships to 125 students at the Continuing Student Recognition Ceremony. Many scholarship donors were present. Our Hospitality Club students prepared a light dinner and desserts. We had a large turnout, and many Foundation Board members came out to support our students.
Peer Mentor Program Begins
Honors student Nikolette Lichtman and Dr. Khalida Haqq, director of PASS, launched a Peer Mentor Program this fall. Roughly 30 students have volunteered to serve as peer mentors, and are eager to assist their peers. The target group includes first-time students and international students.
Holocaust Commission Director Speaks to Education Majors on Bullying
Approximately 40 Education students recently engaged in a lively discourse with Dr. Paul Winkler, executive director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education (NJCHE) at the Holocaust Genocide Resource Center at MCCC. Dr. Winkler discussed approaches to eliminating intolerance and bullying in the classroom, using children's literature as a key tool. He was invited to campus by Assistant Professor of Education Elizabeth DeGiorgio and was joined by MCCC Professor Emerita Vera Goodkin, a Holocaust survivor. More here.
Women's Tennis Wins Region; Will Play at Nationals Oct. 26-28
It's been six years since MCCC's women's tennis team has won the NJCAA Region 19 title. Having earned the title every year for nine years prior to 2005, the Vikings made it look almost routine. So this year's win at the Region 19 tournament, played at Gloucester County Community College Oct. 15-16, is extremely satisfying. More here with photos.
Sports Teams Ready for Post-Season
In addition to the women's tennis team heading for the national tournament next week, Mercer's three other fall sports teams are also entering post-season play. The men's soccer team will play in the Region 19 semifinals at home Oct. 25. Details here.
Mr. Mercer Crowned
Eight Mr. Mercer contestants dressed in evening wear and sashes to compete in a "Mr. Mercer" contest on Oct. 14. Program hosts were Jana Wolf (president of ISO) and Ryan Black (parliamentarian of SGA). Black wrote and sang the "Mr. Mercer" victory song. Dinner and dessert were catered by the MCCC Hospitality Club.
Wensley Civil, who called himself "Mr. Haiti," was playing for the charity "Oasis for Children," which supports an orphanage in Haiti. He received the proceeds of $270 for the charity.
Judges were Maria Tazza, Reggie Grant, Geraldine Isme and Professor Alvyn Haywood. Photos here on Facebook.
Student Learning in Ireland This Semester
This semester student Hope Williams is taking online courses through MCCC’s Virtual College while living in Ireland and staying with a local family. A one-credit Independent Study Abroad course, with Andrea Lynch, will earn her an additional college credit and keep her focused on her goals, as will a daily journal. More here.
in the News This Week
Trenton Times (NJ.com):
Mercer County Community College investment in Trenton campus benefits community
Market for Solar Credit Dips Across Mercer Region
Legendary Mercer coach Howie Landa honored by school
Energy Efficiency News:
US universities are going solar
"Gizmo Guys" Up to New Tricks at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Nov. 12
Floyd, late wife honored by Mercer college
Comic Renaissance Tale “Mandragola” to be Presented by MCCC Theatre Students Nov. 11-13
Gallery at Mercer County Community College Calls for Entries for 2011 Mercer County Photography Exhibit
MCCC Students, Television Station Win Telly Award
Gizmo Guys Set For MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 11/12
Photo Flash: MCCC Theatre Students to Present Mandragola
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