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Thanksgiving Week Schedule
The college is closed on Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving recess. The following schedule is in place for classes: Tuesday, Nov. 22, follows Thursday schedule; Wednesday, Nov. 23, follows Friday schedule. More here.
Theatre Students to Present "Beautiful Thing" Dec. 9-11
Journey to working class London with MCCC Theatre students for the coming-of-age drama "Beautiful Thing." Dates and show times for this bittersweet Jonathan Harvey play are Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held at Mercer's Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre. More here.
Chorus and Jazz Band Perform Dec. 13 and 14
The MCCC Chorus, directed by Pamela Sharples, will perform a wide variety of choral music on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. The chorus consists of music majors and students from across the campus who enjoy ensemble singing. The program will include vocal solos from music majors and a range of a cappella music.
Directed by Associate Professor James Kelly, the MCCC Jazz Band will present a varied and exciting show on Wed., Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. The repertoire will include works by Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Chick Corea. All selections will feature standout improvisations by jazz students, who will be performing in small groups as well as in the full band. More here.
Holiday Party Dec. 21
Mark your calendar for the MCCC Holiday Party, set for
Dec. 21. 12 to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at WWC.
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See the WWC Student Activities Calendar here. Come out and support MCCC Student Activities!
Through Dec. 19: Mercer County Photographers at The Gallery at Mercer, featuring 51 works by 38 photographers who live, work or study in Mercer County. A Winter Solstice Concert will be performed on the show's closing day, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 at noon, CM110:: Assistant Attorney General Wanda H. Moore will discuss "Prevention to Re-entry: Creating a Safer and Healthier Community." 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.
Exercise and Healthy Living 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.
- 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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Student Learning Improvement Grant
From Vice President Guy Generals: The administration is committed to the success of students and student learning. Developing innovative curriculum, teaching strategies and educational support services will help students realize their potential and fulfill their dreams. To support this effort, President Donohue has established a mini grant program to fund proposals that will foster student success and learning. The program is funded by the MCCC Foundation with funding through the Annual Giving campaign. Please access the application through MLink here. Proposals must be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Winners will be announced at the College Assembly during pre-class week in January.
Marketing Staff Wins Seven Awards
MCCC's Marketing and Communications staff continues to dominate the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 1 Medallion Awards! At the NCMPR's recent conference, MCCC won an impressive seven Medallion Awards for work completed in 2010-11, accepted by Director of Marketing Lynn Holl and Graphic Designer Edyta Kuciapa. District 1 includes all the New England and mid-Atlantic states, plus the eastern Canadian provinces and the UK. The awards are:
2 Gold — for the Outdoor Advertising Campaign and Open Mic Night poster
3 Silver — for the Summer Camps schedule, Billboards, and One-Time Special Event (Floyd Fest)
2 Bronze — for the Kelsey Season brochure and Student Activities Flyer series
Psychology Honor Society Reactivated; 58 Inducted
Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges, is back in action at Mercer, after being reactivated by faculty member Karen Bearce. At an induction ceremony Nov. 10, 58 students were installed as members of Mercer's chapter. More here.
Honors Science Students Present Research
The house was packed with students and faculty on Oct. 27 as MCCC Honors Science students presented research projects they carried out over the summer with faculty from Rider and Princeton universities. According to MCCC Associate Chemistry Professor Helen Tanzini, "We had a huge crowd of excited students, faculty and staff. The presentations were impressive, focusing on state-of-the-art research. We are very proud of our students." More here.
Multi-Cultural Fest Fosters Understanding
Students represented their 21 countries of origin with costumes, cultural artifacts, specialty foods, books and music as they enjoyed the Multi-Cultural Fest organized by the International Student Organization on Nov. 15. Exhuberant line dancing drew in Executive Dean Diane Campbell and other staff members. Photos here on FB.
Historically Black College Fair a Success at JKC
More than 600 attended the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair hosted by the James Kerney Campus on Nov. 13. High school students, community college students and parents attended, and more than 40 HBCUs were represented. Workshop topics covered scholarships, financial aid, key steps in making the college decision, and an alumni forum. The fair was co-hosted by the Omega Delta Upsilon Foundation and Delta Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Photos here on FB.
Mercer Generosity Helps Others for Thanksgiving
Members of MCCC’s Student Government Association, along with the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, collected non-perishable food and pepared baskets with complete Thanksgiving meals for Mercer students in need. A total of 10 baskets were assembled, and each included a $25 gift certificate for a turkey. Additional donations will be given to patrons of Homefront.
Help a Family This Holiday Season
In partnership with Catholic Charities, Mercer's chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) has adopted a family of two for the holiday season. Donations are needed for a little boy, age 2, who needs pajamas, socks, t-shirts, and long sleeve shirts size 3T, age-appropriate toys and Tonka truck. His Mom is asking for a bed in a bag (full size). Gifts should be wrapped and marked with C#29 on the package. If you are giving gift certificates or cards, they should be put in an envelope. Please drop off all items to Tonia Harrison in AD235A, or call ext. 3640 and she will come and pick up your gift. The deadline is Dec. 7.
HRIM General Elective Course for Spring
Let students know! The Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management Program is inviting more students to consider the general education elective for Spring 2012 called HOS115 Food and Culture, which meets once a week. Students can choose morning or late afternoon/evening sessions. See the attached flyer here. If you have any questions, contact Douglas Fee at (609) 520-3447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Winter Session Ad on YouTube
You can view MCCC's new Winter Session advertisement for the Winter Session on YouTube here. The slide show is currently running at area movie theaters.
County Thanks MCCC for FEMA Site
Dr. Donohue received a thank you letter from County Executive Brian Hughes for the college's cooperation in hosting the Mercer County Disaster Recovery Center operated by FEMA. "More than 300 county residents had visited the center and received much needed advice and assistance." The letter also says that 2,897 county residents registered for FEMA assistance.
in the News This Week
Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes plans for next 4 years
Holiday Season at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Opens with Live Radio Play “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 2-4
MCCC’s Chorus and Jazz Band Present Winter Concerts
“Twas The Night Before Christmas”
Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney Campus to Host Historically Black College and University Fair Nov. 13
MCCC's Chorus and Jazz Band Present Winter Concerts
Bucks Local News:
Mercer County Community College Theatre students present 'Beautiful Thing'
Three Honored by Mercer County Community College’s Board of Trustees
MCCC’s Chorus and Jazz Band Present Winter Concerts
Celebrate the Holidays at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre with Two Enchanting Versions of "The Nutcracker" Dec. 16-20
MCCC Theatre Students to Present “Beautiful Thing” Dec. 9-11
Holiday Season at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Opens with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Presents Two Versions Of THE NUTCRACKER
MCCC Theatre Students to Present Beautiful Thing
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