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Coming Events

Current News

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Students Prep for "Lidia's Italy" Event This Sunday

Philosophy Club Event Nov. 9

Mercer County Photography Exhibit Opens Nov. 9

Bus Trip to Philadelphia Art Museum Nov. 11

Holocaust Center Lecture on "Night" by Elie Wiesel Nov. 15

Events for International Education Week

Assistant Attorney General to Speak Nov. 22

Give Locally for Thanksgiving -- Upward Bound Requests Donations

Which Students Need Help for Thanksgiving?

SGA Requesting Food Donations for Thanksgiving

All Yoga and Zumba Classes Move Back to FA129

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders

Noll Finishes First, Tennis Team Finishes Second at Nationals

How Students Benefit From MCCC Social Media

Jeff Callahan, WZBN TV Among Honorees for Nov. 10 Open House

Coenen and Knight Discuss Princeton Mid-Career Fellowship

Melissa Neumeyer Right at Home in Finland

Volunteers Stir Up Magic During National Chemistry Week

Photography Major to Document State Buildings

Free Webinar: Evaluating Faculty Candidates

 

 

 



Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events

Students Prep for "Lidia's Italy" Event This Sunday
Students of MCCC's Career Training Institute and culinary degree programs will assist TV Chef Lidia Bastianich when she appears at Trenton's War Memorial on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. CTI Executive Chef/Instructor Jorge Maldonado has been working with the students to practice preparing Lidia's recipes for the event. The students will cook for about 75 people at a VIP reception prior to the main event, and will prepare all of the food for Lidia’s on-stage presentation. They will also assist her on stage. More here.
To purchase tickets, click here.
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Philosophy Club Event Nov. 9
Ken Howarth will host a Philosophy Club Civil Discourse Series workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 12 to 1 p.m. in LA108. The discussion topic will be “Free Expression Dress on Campus -- Swastikas, 'Jungles' and Sagging Pants.” For more information call ext. 3809 or e-mail howarthk@mccc.edu.
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Mercer County Photography Exhibit Opens Nov. 9
The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for the Mercer County Photography Exhibit takes place Wed., Nov. 9, from 5 to 7:30 p,m. at The Gallery, 2nd floor of the Communication building. This biennial juried show is a co-sponsored project between The Gallery of MCCC and the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission. More than 50 photographs by Mercer County artists will be on display. For further information contact Tricia Fagan at ext. 3588 or e-mail fagant@mccc.edu.

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Bus Trip to Philadelphia Art Museum Nov. 11
Professor Mel Leipzig is planning a bus trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum for Friday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $13 each. The bus leaves from the circle in front of the MCCC gym at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. To purchase a ticket call Leipzig at ext. 3353.
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Holocaust Center Lecture on "Night" by Elie Wiesel Nov. 15
High school educators and the public are invited to an important talk by Dr. Mary Johnson, author and senior historian with Facing History and Ourselves, who will host a vibrant discussion on one of the most commonly used books cited in New Jersey’s Holocaust education curriculum, “Night,” by Elie Wiesel. The talk will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located in the Student Center, second floor. To register for the lecture click here. See more information about the lecture here.
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Events for International Education Week
Come out and support students during International Education Week Nov. 14 - 18. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that prepare students for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study and learn in the U.S. The following programs have been planned at MCCC:

  • 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.

Flyer Here.
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Assistant Attorney General to Speak Nov. 22
New Jersey Assistant Attorney General Wanda H. Moore will discuss "Prevention to Re-entry, Creating a Safer and Healthier Community" on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 12 noon in CM110. Serving as the director of the Office of Community Justice within the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General, Moore implements community-based crime prevention strategies that provide incarcerated youth with the tools necessary to succeed once they re-enter the community. More here.
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Give Locally for Thanksgiving -- Upward Bound Requests Donations
The MCCC Youth College Upward Bound Parent Association invites all 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 being solicited through Nov. 22. 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 the MCCC Accounting Office, or delivered to Accounting during working hours. Please fill out the brief form here and hand it in with your 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.

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Which Students Need Help for Thanksgiving?
The SGA and the AAWCC, Mercer Chapter, are putting together five Thanksgiving dinner baskets next month to be given to students in need. If you know such students, please tell them about the application, which they may submit to the Student Activities Office. The application is online here. For further information contact Amy Immordino at ext. 3531.
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SGA Requesting Food Donations for Thanksgiving
The Student Government Association is making Thanksgiving Baskets again this year for needy families in the Mercer County area. Please bring your canned goods and other non-perishable food items to SC111. The SGA will be putting together complete baskets. If you have any questions, please contact Danielle at garrubad@mccc.edu. Thank you.

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Nov. 4-13: "Urinetown"

Nov. 12: "Gizmo Guys"

Nov. 18-27: "AIDA"

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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!

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.

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. 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.

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.

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Current News_Current News online

Noll Finishes First, Tennis Team Finishes Second at Nationals
At the NJCAS Division III tennis championships, Mercer had five flights advance to the finals and came away with two national champions, sophomore Alison Noll at no. 1 singles for the second year and freshman Kelly Tanzone at fifth singles. Both were named First Team All-Americans. Runners-up included Alina Vituknovskaya at no. 6 singles, Ewa Szyszko and Noll at first doubles, and Melanie Hunter and Tanzone at third doubles. All were named Second Team All-Americans. "We won a lot of close matches," Vecchiolla said. More here.

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How Students Benefit From MCCC Social Media
The college's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages are great ways for us to communicate with students, and to help them succeed at Mercer. The Marketing office posts registration deadline dates and reminders, transfer and career workshops, lectures, theatrical events, good news and more. Tell your students to find us on these sites. The direct links are at www.mccc.edu, bottom left corner. Faculty -- please put this on your syllabus so new students will "like" us when they arrive at MCCC. For more information contact Saveria Symons ext. 3736.
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Jeff Callahan, WZBN TV Among Honorees for Nov. 10 Open House
Long-time MCCC staff member Jeff Callahan will receive the Alumni Leader Award at the Nov. 10 Open House. Callahan is a graduate of MCCC's Funeral Service program. Also to be honored are WZBN TV, the local cable station which has employed Mercer graduates over the years and has given an annual $1,000 scholarship, and SES, a satellite company whose staff has been trained by MCCC's Center for Training and Development for the past ten years. Read more about all three here.
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Coenen and Knight Discuss Princeton Mid-Career Fellowship
MCCC English Professor Laura Knight and History Professor, Dr. Craig Coenen, spent time at Princeton University last year as part of the Mid-Career Fellowship Program. They met with 11 of their community college colleagues from across the state for monthly seminars, and discussed projects they selected to work on, with each participant presenting his or her project to the group in the spring. Coenen, a sports enthusiast, focused on the value of intercollegiate sports at the community college level. Laura Knight focused her research project on "New Student Orientation or 'How Do I Read My Schedule?" More here.

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Melissa Neumeyer Right at Home in Finland
There is a phrase that Entertainment Technology student Melissa Neumeyer is unlikely to forget. In her three-week Study Abroad experience in Finland this summer, she found herself often repeating "Anteeksi," the Finnish word for "Pardon me?" Navigating a new country and a strange language proved challenging at times, but Neumeyer says she rapidly developed great friendships that helped her get the most out of her trip. Read her story here.
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Volunteers Stir Up Magic During National Chemistry Week
Twenty-five MCCC students made science just a little more real--and fun--for some 650 children at five area elementary schools during National Chemistry Week, held Oct. 17-21. The annual program is coordinated by MCCC Associate Chemistry Professor Helen Tanzini, with funding provided by the Trenton Section of the American Chemical Society. More here with photos.
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Photography Major to Document State Buildings
Photography major Albert Wolfe has been hired
by the State of New Jersey to photograph every state worker-occupied building. The massive undertaking will take at least two years. "Bert's best work came from his interest in documenting New Jersey towns in the midst of some kind of transformation. It does not surprise me that he was hired for this," said Professor Michael Dalton. The photos will enable the state to apply for federal disaster mitigation funding, and improve the planning process for disaster preparedness.
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Free Webinar: Evaluating Faculty Candidates
From Jill Marcus: In a free webinar on" Evaluating Faculty Candidates," the presenters will define unconscious or implicit bias, present research studies illustrating how unconscious bias can and does influence evaluation, and share evidence-based advice for minimizing the influence of unconscious bias. It takes place on Nov. 10, 12 -1 p.m. The presenters are Eve Fine, Ph.D., researcher and curriculum developer; Jennifer Sheridan, Ph.D., executive and research director, Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Register here.

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Current Position Openings at MCCC

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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times (NJ.com):
Letters to the Editor Oct. 31 (From President Donohue)

TV cook to come to Trenton venue to join forces with locals

Journal Register (AllAroundPhilly.com)
Mercer County Community College Students to Cook for TV Chef Lidia Bastianich of "Lidia’s Italy" at Trenton War Memorial Nov. 6

MercerSpace:
Upward Bound Program Requests Thanksgiving Donations

Philadelphia-Based Artist Talk on Public Art

CentralJersey.com:
Three to be Recognized by Mercer County Community College’s Board of Trustees at Open House Nov. 10

MCCC Students to Cook for TV Chef Lidia Bastianich of "Lidia’s Italy" at Trenton War Memorial Nov. 6

Medical Examiner, Dr. Ronald Suarez, to Explore Forensics Field Nov. 15 at MCCC

Patch.com:
MCCC Students to Cook for TV Chef Lidia Bastianich of "Lidia’s Italy" at Trenton War Memorial Nov. 6

Three to be Recognized by Mercer County Community College’s Board of Trustees at Open House Nov. 10
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