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Coming Events

Current News

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Announcing Spring Courses in Hopewell

MCCC Offers Personal Emergency Preparedness Course

Bring in Toys for Tots!

Get Tickets for Radio City Christmas Show

Join "Relax, Renew, Refresh" Events!

2011-12 Preview: Women's Basketball

2011-12 Preview: Men's Basketball

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders

MCCC Gives Generously at both Campuses for Thanksgiving

Voorhees Selected for Fellowship in Los Angeles

Attorney General Speaks on Reducing Recidivism

Cross Country Team Competes at Nationals in New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events

Announcing Spring Courses in Hopewell
Please help spread the word! MCCC is offering credit classes at Hopewell Valley Central High School for the Spring 2012 semester, beginning January 23. The courses are are great for our students who live in Hopewell, Pennington, Lawrence or Ewing! They are open to all members of the community, including high school juniors and seniors who are recommended by a teacher or counselor.

The classes meet once each week from 6 to 8:40 p.m., and include Intro to Sociology, Intro to Psychology, Western Civilization I, Environmental Science Concepts and Intro to Philosophy. Learn more at www.mccc.edu/hopewell,

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MCCC Offers Personal Emergency Preparedness Course
The Center for Continuing Studies is offering a 10-session Emergency Preparedness Training course beginning Feb. 15 which is designed to teach people how to take care of themselves and their families, and assist neighbors, in a large scale disaster or emergency. Taking place at the Dempster Fire Training Center, it consists of evening instruction and a Saturday practical exercise. Upon completion, students will receive a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) bag with basic safety equipment, and will have the ability to join their municipal-based CERT program. Tuition and supplies are provided through the State and County Homeland Security Grant programs. More here on page 55.
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Bring in Toys for Tots!
Kelsey Theatre is collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marines' Toys for Tots campaign. Collection boxes are located in the Kelsey Theatre lobby. The collection will conclude on Dec. 16th. Please consider dropping something off for the less fortunate this year.

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Get Tickets for Radio City Christmas Show
You can join MCCC students on a bus trip to Radio City's Christmas Spectacular on Thursday, Dec. 8. The bus leaves the West Windsor Campus at 11:30 a.m. and will return at 8:30 p.m. The show is at 2 p.m., then you will have time to eat and shop. Tickets are $15 for current students, $40 for staff/faculty, and $45 for outside guests (bus included). If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please visit the Student Activities Office, SC111. For more information contact Danielle at ext. 3412 or garrubad@mccc.edu, or Tina at ext. 3677 or youngt@mccc.edu.
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Staff Invited to Join Students for "Relax, Renew, Refresh" Events!
Monday, Dec. 5: Life Coach Sally Jones (Healthy Haven) will present on how to lower your stress during the holidays, and healthy holiday eating, SC104, 12 noon, with free lunch provided.

Tuesday, Dec. 6: De-stress and Unwind Day with massage therapist, manicures; Bopping Heads entertainment: relaxation/quiet room; meditation/stretching/yoga. Detailed schedule here.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: Wind-Down Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 p.m. SC104, with arts and crafts, games, holiday card making, free lunch!

If you have any questions about the above events contact Danielle or Tina in Student Activities at garrubad@mccc.edu or youngt@mccc.edu
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2011-12 Preview: Women's Basketball
With a short roster to start of the season - just seven players - Head Coach Mike Tenaglia is envisioning a challenging first half to the women's basketball season. "We open Nov. 19 at home against Harcum College, which won the region last year," Tenaglia says, who begins his 22nd season at Mercer. "We are preparing for some tough competition, but we plan to work hard, and will compete, as always, with the regional title as our goal." More here.

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2011-12 Preview: Men's Basketball
With only one returning player from last season, 6-foot sophomore Brandin Youngblood, Head Coach Howard Levy sees many new faces -- but lots of talent -- on the court. Now in his fourth season, Levy says the team is likely to start off slowly, as the new players adjust to the Vikings' system. But he anticipates success as his players work hard and "acclimate to our style." From what he sees at this early point in the season, Levy considers this to be one of the more talented of the four squads he has coached at Mercer. More here.

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

Dec. 9-11 "Beautiful Thing"

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

Dec. 16-20: "The Nutcracker" and "El Sueño"

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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!

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. More here.

Dec. 9-11: Theatre Students to Present "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.

Dec. 13 and 14: MCCC Chorus and Jazz Band Perform at Kelsey Theatre. Free. More here. 

Dec. 21: MCCC Holiday Party 12 to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at WWC.

Exercise and Healthy Living Classes:. Classes are free to faculty, staff and students. NOTE: The week of Dec. 7 is the last for Zumba and Yoga classes this semester. They will resume the first week of February.

  • 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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Current News_Current News online

MCCC Gives Generously at Borh Campuses for Thanksgiving
Both campuses marshalled their forces to help those in need this Thanksgiving. The MCCC chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), and Student Government Association (SGA) provided
10 Thanksgiving meals that included non-perishable food items and $25 gift certificates to redeem turkeys to MCCC students. Additional food items were donated to patrons of HomeFront. The Upward Bound Parent Association on the Kerney Campus invited community members to join in its food drive to provide Thanksgiving baskets to needy families throughout Mercer County. The generosity of participants made it possible to serve 53 families this year, surpassing last year's total of 42. More here. More photos here on FB.
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Voorhees Selected for Fellowship in Los Angeles
MCCC Television faculty member Steve Voorhees headed for Hollywood Nov. 8-12. He was one of 20 professors from across the country selected to attend a faculty seminar hosted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The seminar was entitled: "See How Primetime Entertainment Works Behind the Scenes." Voorhees says the seminar was a great experience that will enrich his teaching. "I met with the industry's leading professionals, hearing firsthand the qualities and skills college students need when they enter the job market." He adds that the fellowship provided an excellent opportunity to meet with other college faculty to learn about their academic programs and philosophies. More here with photos.

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Attorney General Speaks on Reducing Recidivism
New Jersey Assistant Attorney General Wanda H. Moore discussed ways to build support networks for incarcerated and at risk youth and their families on Nov. 22 as part of MCCC’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Photos here on FB.

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Cross Country Team Competes at Nationals in New Mexico
In just its second season as a team, the women's cross country team sent four runners to Hobbs, New Mexico, for the NJCAA Division I Championships, hosted by New Mexico Junior College. Head Coach Erin Cahill called the trip "an amazing experience for all of us." Freshmen Erika Manley, Sierra Downs, Jaqueline Goncalves, and Anajae Register represented the Vikings in a meet that featured 52 teams and 268 runners. The championship 5K race took place Nov. 12 at Ocotillo Golf Course in Hobbs. Cahill reports that although the weather was warm, high winds produced slower times overall. Erika Manley was Mercer's top runner with a time of 23:50.56, beating a rival from Essex (NJ) CC who had beaten her at the Region 19 Championships in October. Sierra Downs crossed the finish line in 24:52.65, just 10 seconds behind an Essex runner who had finished over two minutes faster than her at regionals. More here.

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Updates & Info The WWC Cafe menu

Current Position Openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

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Mercer in the News This Week

Trenton Times:
Community College Hosts Mercer County Photography Exhibit

The Salvation Army Mercer County Offers a Hand Up Not a Hand Out

Hamilton's Constantini selects West Virginia to continue baseball career

Maurer Productions stages "Aida" at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre

Cookie Baking Season Has Arrived

New York Times:
Letter to the Editor by MCCC Adjunct Faculty Member Terry Weitzen

Freshening Up a Holiday Classic

CentralJersey.com:
MUSICAL REVIEW: 'Aida'

MercerSpace:
Debut film pits writer against his characters

Patch.com:
MCCC Psychology Honor Society Reactivated; Fifty-Eight Students Inducted into Psi Beta

MCCC Television Faculty Member Selected for Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Fellowship in Los Angeles

Mercer County Community College Partners with NJIT for Engineering Science Programs

MCCC Offers Serv-Save Certification Program Now Required in New Jersey

Broadway World:
AIDA at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Closes Tonight
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