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Table of Contents

Coming Events

Current News


Gallery Reveals Winners of Photo Exhibit

Career Exploration Workshop Nov. 16

VideoClips for Your Class:- Virtual College Brown Bag Seminar Nov. 16

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders



Students Cook for TV Chef of "Lidia's Italy"

Education Students Gain Insight on Professional Development

Participate in the Empire Fitness Challenge!

WWFM Now Broadcasts in New Brunswick

Alum Paul Kraml Relishes Success in Advertising World

Staff Shares Recipes from Recipe Swap

Two Babies Born in Badessa Family

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media





Coming Events

Gallery Reveals Winners of Photo Exhibit
The Gallery at Mercer announced the award winners for "Mercer County Photographers" at an Opening Reception Nov. 9. The exhibit, which runs through Dec. 19, features 51 works by 38 photographers who live, work or study in Mercer County. The pieces were selected from 184 entries by 68 photographers. A Winter Solstice Concert will be performed on the show's closing day, starting at 6:30 p.m.
More here.


Career Exploration Workshop Nov. 16
Let students know about the James Kerney Campus Career Exploration Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 12 noon to 1p.m. Students will have an opportunity to learn more about college majors and career paths. It takes place in room KC 321. For more information call Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165 or stop by KC 218.


VideoClips for YourClass: Virtual College Brown Bag Seminar Nov. 16
Did you hear? There’s video on the Internet, and some of it even has educational value! The Professional Development Brown Bag Lunch sessions are back, and this time the Virtual College team will take you on a whirlwind tour of the wild and wooly world of YouTube! During this session, the team will discuss and demonstrate ways in which you can enhance your course (online or face-to-face) with videos from the Internet’s premier video site, YouTube. By the time the lunch hour is over, you’ll learn how to effectively search YouTube to get the results you need, seamlessly incorporate YouTube videos into your SoftChalk presentations, download YouTube videos to your computer so you can show them ANYWHERE without having to worry about an Internet connection! Come on out, bring a lunch, and spend an hour satisfying your hunger for knowledge! We promise it will be time well spent! Join us on Wednesday, November 16 at noon in AD120. RSVP to marcusj@mccc.edu Everyone is invited. We look forward to seeing you therel!



Nov. 4-13: "Urinetown"

Nov. 12: "Gizmo Guys"

Nov. 18-27: "AIDA"

Dec. 2-4: "A Christmas Carol" Live Radio Play

Dec 9-11:"' Twas the Night Before Christmas"


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!

Nov. 11-13: Theatre Students to Perform "Mandragola" at the Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre. More here.

International Education Week, Nov. 14 - 18.

  • Monday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: International Student Organization Bake Sale
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15, 12 - 1 p.m.: The Multi Cultural Festival Explosion, Student Center first floor. International students will showcase their talents, cultures, and backgrounds. More than 25 countries will be represented.
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 12 - 1:15 p.m. Helen's Cooking Workshop in SC104. International student Olena Koval will share her recipes from the Ukraine. Olena has a cooking blog with thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter, and next year will publish her book, "Good Food." The workshop will include learning about healthy cooking habits, tasting two of her international dishes, and having the chance to win a copy of her cookbook. Tickets are required, and are available free in the Student Activities Office.

Nov. 15: Holocaust Center Lecture on "Night" by Elie Wiesel, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., by Dr. Mary Johnson, author and senior historian with Facing History and Ourselves, at the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, Student Center, second floor. Register here. More here.

Nov. 15: Medical Examiner Ronald Suarez, M.D., to Speak on Forensics. "Understanding Medicolegal Death Investigation" takes place at noon in CM110. The lecture is open to the public and is presented as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

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.

Through Nov. 18: SGA Requesting Food Donations for Thanksgiving for needy families in the Mercer County area. Bring non-perishable food items to SC111. Contact Danielle Garruba at garrubad@mccc.edu.

Nov. 22: Assistant Attorney General Wanda H. Moore will discuss "Prevention to Re-entry, Creating a Safer and Healthier Community" at 12 noon in CM110. More here.

Through Nov. 22: Give Locally for Thanksgiving -- Upward Bound Requests Donations to provide Thanksgiving baskets to needy families throughout Mercer County. Please fill out the brief form here and hand it in with your monetary donation. Make checks payable to "MCCC Foundation (Upward Bound)." Food donations may be dropped off at the JKC Security Desk Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or at the West Windsor Campus Public Information Office, AD114, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 609-570-3157.

Transfer Workshops Schedule here.

Exercise and Healthy Living Classes: **Starting Monday, Nov. 7 we have the FA building back! 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 FA129, and every Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the gym.
  • Zumba meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in FA129.
  • 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

Students Cook for TV Chef of "Lidia's Italy"
Thirteen culinary students of MCCC's Career Training Institute at JKC and hospitality associate degree programs took on the major role of cooking for celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich of PBS’s “Lidia’s Italy” when she visited Trenton’s War Memorial building on Sunday, Nov. 6. Her presentation demonstrated recipes from her new book, “Lidia’s Italy in America.” After spending several weeks practicing Lidia’s recipes under the guidance of MCCC Executive Chef/Culinary Instructor Jorge Maldonado, the students prepared a full-course buffet meal for 75 VIP guests, prepped food for Lidia’s presentation, and assisted her and her sous chef, Cody Hogan, on stage. More here with photos. More photos on Facebook.


Education Students Learn From Experts
MCCC Education students learned about the preparation required for taking the Praxis I and II exams, the basic skills assessments tests that measure teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills, from Cathy Owens Oliver, director of client relations for Teacher Licensure & Certification at ETS. James Loper, field representative at the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), followed with a talk on the benefits of joining the NJEA and other topics including issues associated with social networking. Photo on FB.

Participate in the Empire Fitness Challenge!
Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, the Fitness Center invites staff and faculty to prove their mettle in the Empire State Building Fitness Challenge. Get to the top of the Empire State Building on the Fitness Center StairMaster without stopping. That’s 117 floors or 1170 steps! (Students and community Fitness Center members are also eligible to participate.) Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female and the fastest male and female 40 or older. Schedule your time with Mike DeAngelis by calling ext. 3758 or e-mailing deangelm@mccc.edu. Participants should check in with Mike or the fitness attendant on duty before starting the challenge. Maximum two attempts per participant. The first 30 to complete the challenge will receive a FREE Empire State Challenge T-shirt.


WWFM Now Broadcasts in New Brunswick
WWFM can now be heard in the New Brunswick - Rutgers area! The station now broadcasts from Franklin Township, N.J. on 104.7 FM. "Set your radio pre-sets, tell your friends and family, and most of all don’t take it for granted. Whether on 104.7 or at wwfm.org, our classical music service needs continuous financial support from listeners like you!" See the latest issue of the WWFM newsletter here.


Alum Paul Kraml Relishes Success in Advertising World
Paul Kraml '85 (A.S., Advertising Design) wears many professional hats and he would not have it any other way. As creative director/public relations manager for the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Kraml utilizes his artistic abilities and advertising savvy to create public outreach campaigns advocating for the safety of all New Jersey citizens. More here.


Staff Shares Recipes from Recipe Swap
Learn how to make Bill Down's Hungarian Cabbage Soup, or try Dan D'Arpa's recipe for Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos). Get all the recipes that your colleagues prepared for the College Culture Committee's Recipe Swap here.


Two Babies Born in Badessa Family
Diane Badessa's oldest son Michael, and his wife, Dayna, had their second child on Oct. 31 named Ava Elyse, at 8 lb 1 oz.. AND, daughter Tricia and her husband David gave birth to Grace Lynn on Nov 3, at 6 lb 13 oz. Diane says, "Both are adorable and seem very content. Moms, dads and babies are all doing very well."

Updates & Info The WWC Cafe menu

Current Position Openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart


Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times (NJ.com):
Two area tennis squads reach Nationals

New faces abound for Mercer hoops

Open House and Report to the Community

Chef Lidia visits

Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney Campus to Host Historically Black College and University Fair Nov. 13

“’Twas The Night Before Christmas” to Warm Hearts at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Dec. 9-11

County Photography Exhibit Opens at MCCC Gallery; Awards Reception Nov. 9

Mercer County Photography Exhibit Opens Tonight

Lecture on Reading Elie Wiesel's "Night" with Fresh Eyes Nov. 15

“’Twas The Night Before Christmas” to Warm Hearts at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Dec. 9-11

Best of NJ.com:
College Open House MCCC

Broadway World:
County Photography Exhibit Opens at MCCC Gallery 11/9

Mercer Chamber:
MCCC's James Kerney Campus the Site for a Historically Black College and University Fair Nov. 13


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E-News Monthly Newsletters MLink Calendar of Events Alumni Success Stories
Past M-Newsletters Academic Calendar Athletics News


Athletes of the Week

WWFM Arts Calendar

"Views & Voices" Radio Interviews JazzOn2


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