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RSVP for Nov. 10 Open House
If you haven't signed up yet for the Open House on Nov. 10, do so now! Yes, that includes all staff and faculty who will be there to represent MCCC. Also please help to spread the word to your friends, family members, alumni, etc. Details here.
Medical Examiner to Speak on Forensics Nov. 15
Ronald Suarez, M.D., medical examiner for Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, will explore the work of forensic pathologists in his presentation, "Understanding Medicolegal Death Investigation," on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at noon in the Communications Building, Room 110. The lecture is open to the public and is presented as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. Referencing actual cases, Dr. Suarez will draw upon his 28 years of practice nationally and internationally. More here.
Faculty Participates in "Love of Neighbor Caravan" Nov. 5
The James Kerney Campus is the site for the "Love of Neighbor Caravan: A Social Sciences & Human Communications Collaborative" on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Several MCCC faculty members will be participating, including Alvyn Haywood, Eric Watson, Renee Walker, Daniel D'Arpa and PASS Counselor Maria Rodriguez. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. RSVP here. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-379-2885.
Goldstein to Lead Book Discussion
Adjunct faculty member Joan Goldstein will lead a discussion on the book "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle" by Chris Hedges, on Wed., Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library, the Quiet Room, first floor. Goldstein is host and producer of the TV30 show, "Back Story with Joan Goldstein.”
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Oct. 29: Photographers Invited to Submit Work for County Exhibit. More here.
Nov. 2: Lecture "Investigations into Nothingness," 12 noon in CM 109. More here.
Nov. 9: MCCC Culinary Students at JKC and WWC to Participate in Lidia's Italy Event at Patriot's Theatre, 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 email@example.com or call 609-570-3358. More here.
Nov. 10: Open House/Report to the Community:. Details here. Are you coming to represent your program? Faculty and staff are asked to RSVP at the sign-up page here.
Nov. 11-13: Theatre Students to Perform "Mandragola," at the Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre.
Nov. 17: MCCC Book Club will host a discussion at 12 noon in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room about "Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck. Contact Melinda Struzynski, ext. 3554.
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.
Current News_Current News online
November BatCave Newsletter
Hot off the press is the November 2011 issue of the BatCave Newsletter. Highlights include: Changes to the Virtual College; Updates to the Aviation Program; What is Institutional Effectiveness; Community Colleges: Ready for Prime Time? Motivating Critical Thinking video short. Read the newsletter here.
Celebrating Student Achievement and Donor Generosity
At an event that brings together Mercer's high achieving students and the donors who help to make their education possible, there were smiles, handshakes and applause all around. Approximately 240 guests filled the cafeteria for the Annual Continuing Student Recognition Ceremony Oct. 18. A total of 136 students received scholarships, with 10 students receiving two awards. More here with photos.
Mel Leipzig Featured in International Art Publication
Professor of Art Mel Leipzig is featured in the Nov. 2011 issue of ARTnews magazine. While his work has been reviewed previously by various art critics, this is the first time a major story about Leipzig and his work has been featured in an arts publication of international stature. The article, “Four-Color Process,” delves into his techniques as a realist artist and his sources of inspiration. Last year, upon seeing his work at the Gallery Henoch in New York City, arts reporter Celia McGee called him for an interview and spent at day at his house. “I feel great about this write-up,” said Leipzig. “It really puts me on the international scene.” In January, Leipzig’s work will be included in the 186th Annual Exhibition at the National Academy Museum in New York. Story online here.
Floyd Fest Raises $70,000
With education as its theme, 150 friends, family members and elected officials gathered at Princeton’s Nassau Inn Oct. 16 for MCCC’s second “Floyd Fest for Education.” It was a celebration to honor the rich legacy of long-time Princeton area community volunteers Jim Floyd and his late wife Fannie, and to raise funds for the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship Fund. Jim has been a member of the college’s Foundation Board for more than 30 years. The first Floyd Scholar, Gwendolyn Alexander, a Funeral Service major, received her award this semester through funds raised at last year’s Floyd Fest. This year the event netted more than $70,000 for the endowed scholarship. More here with photos.
Great Day of Golf Dedicated to Student Athletes
The clouds cleared out just in time for a great day of golf for 76 enthusiastic Mercer supporters. The 20th Annual Golf Classic, hosted by the Athletics Department, went off without a hitch at Mercer Oaks Golf Course on Oct 4. The event raised more than $10,000 for the Student Athlete Scholarship Fund. The tournament is held in memory of Dr. Cynthia Schaffer, who served on the MCCC Foundation Board and was deeply committed to youth sports. More here with photos.
Athletes of the Week
Jaqueline Goncalves and Anajae Register are Athletes of the Week. Read about them and other fall athletes here.
Women's Soccer Team Volunnteers for Breast Cancer Cause
When women's soccer coach Michelle Ogborn-Haywood joined the Mercer coaching staff this year, she brought along a heartfelt cause that has now become a cause for her team. This year Michelle appealed to her Vikings players for assistance in stuffing "gift bags," for those who participate in the Breast Cancer Awareness Softball Tournament at Mercer County Park, and 17 of her girls answered the call. More here.
Post-Season Vikings Sports Update
Read the latest update on Mercer's post-season sports activities here.
Alum Constance Colon-Jones Serves Others
A 1977 graduate, Constance Colon-Jones has had a long and varied career with a focus on serving others. She earned a master's degree in English Linguistics with a specialization in Educational Foundations in 1988, then added certifications to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She later joined the Penn State faculty. More here.
Dr. Donohue to Receive Diversity Award
The American Conference on Diversity, Mercer County Chapter, has selected President Patricia Donohue as its 2011 honoree. The organization offers education resources, research, professional development and special events. More here.
Band Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Louis Woodruff, a long-time adjunct faculty member in MCCC's Music department, and the director of the Mercer County Symphonic Band, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National College Testing Association (NCTA). The award was presented last month at the 12th Annual NCTA Conference in San Diego. More here.
Arts Calendar at WWFM's Website
Take a look at WWFM's Arts Calendar at wwfm.org. This free service keeps the community informed about concerts and cultural events happening in and around the WWFM listening area. Members of arts organizations may post information about upcoming events by following simple prompts. See WWFM's full newsletter here.
in the News This Week
Mercer Wins Women's Tennis Championship
COLLEGE SOCCER: Mercer tops Del Tech in Region 19 semifinals
Two more Cards earn Mercer soccer's top honor
WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER: After a rough start, Vikings ready for the postseason
COLLEGE SOCCER NOTEBOOK: Mercer at full strength heading into Region 19 Tournament
Philly Soccer News; NJ COLLEGE ROUNDUP (scroll down to MCCC)
"Floyd Fest" Draws Outpouring of Support for Scholarships
Medical Examiner, Dr. Ronald Suarez, to Explore Forensics Field Nov. 15
Mercer County Community College’s Youth College to Host Youth Leadership Summit Oct. 22
Comic Renaissance Tale “Mandragola” to be Presented by MCCC Theatre Students November 11-13, 2011
Medical Examiner, Dr. Ronald Suarez, to Explore Forensics Field Nov. 15 at MCCC
“Floyd Fest” Draws Outpouring of Support for Scholarships
Great Day of Golf Dedicated to MCCC Student Athletes
Maurer Productions Presents Timeless Love Story “AIDA” at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Nov. 18-27
AIDA Plays MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 11/18-27
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