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Flea Market Saturday at WWC
MCCC's Go Green and ISO Clubs are sponsoring a Flea Market, “Give Us Your Trash or Your Cash” at MCCC on Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m For more information or to purchase a table, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-570-3217. Flyer here.
Get Ready for the Holiday Party Dec. 21
MCCC’s Holiday Party is fast approaching. Festivities take place Wed., Dec. 21 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the WWC Cafeteria. West Windsor offices will be closed from 12 noon to 2 p.m. while the James Kerney Campus offices will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to allow for travel time. RSVP is requested using 123 Sign Up. Supervisors of employees who do not have access to computers are asked to sign up for them.
Please bring a non-perishable food or hygiene item for donation to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), or a monetary donation (cash or check payable to TASK). For a list of needed items visit www.trentonsoupkitchen.org.
Symphonic Band Performs Dec. 21
The Mercer County Symphonic Band will present its annual Winter Concert at 8 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 21, at Kelsey Theatre. Admission is free. The program will include selections by composers Leroy Anderson, Mozart, Sousa and Rogers & Hammerstein, as well as an audience sing-along. The band, under the direction of Dr. Louis Woodruff, has gained a reputation for high quality, entertaining performances, which routinely draw large audiences. For more visit www.mercerband.org.
Book Club Jan. 26
The next meeting of the MCCC Book Club will be Thursday, Jan. 26, at 12 noon in the faculty/staff dining room for a discussion of "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson.
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.
Exercise and Healthy Living Classes -- free to faculty, staff and students.
Classes have concluded for the semester. Yoga classes with Helen Tanzini will resume Jan. 4 and 11 in the gym. Zumba will resume the first week of February. See future bulletins or the college calendar for updates.
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Classes Coming to Hightstown High School This Spring
Please help spread the word! MCCC will begin offering classes at Hightstown High School beginning January 23. They are: Computer Concepts/Applications (IST101) meets Mondays and Wednesdays 7 to 8:50 p.m.; English Composition I (ENG101) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.; ESL Speech Concepts (ESL 103) meets Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. More here.
Trenton Times Photo Series on Leipzig and Student
There is a great photo slide show at The Trenton Times website here, featuring Professor Mel Leipzig and his 95 year old student, Jeanne Calo. The full story is set to appear in Sunday's paper.
Professor Fran Davidson Honored by Students
During their Honors Symposium on Dec. 10, students in MCCC’s Honors Poetry class presented a surprise tribute to their professor, Fran Davidson. They presented her with a plaque which is now installed in the MCCC Library, engraved with: “As our heartfelt token of appreciation the Honors class of 2011 dedicates the British Victorian Poetry Section to Professor Fran Davidson in recognition of her love for poetry and for her students.” The plaque has been installed near a collection of new books on Victorian poetry also donated by the students in her honor. More here. More photos of the Honors Symposium on FB here.
Elizabeth Bondurant Brings Policing Experience to the Classroom
Former Plainsboro Police Chief Elizabeth Bondurant finds her new role as a professor of Criminal Justice at MCCC to encompass "all of the positive and none of the negative" aspects of her former career in policing. She notes that her best moments as a police administrator were spent mentoring others.
Bondurant, who served 25 years on the Plainsboro Police Force until her retirement in 2009, was an adjunct instructor at Mercer for 13 years before joining the faculty full time. She has found that life in the classroom suits her. Mentoring students is a particular joy -- and such a valuable part of their education that she asks them to map out the next five years of their lives. More here.
Frank Benowitz and Students Cook with Celebrity Chefs
Chef/Instructor Frank Benowitz had the opportunity to fine tune his culinary skills this summer and fall when he assisted celebrity chefs in cooking demonstration events in the tri-state area. “You must continuously learn and improve your knowledge and skill base to be successful in the culinary world,” said Benowitz, who has taught culinary and business classes at MCCC since 2003. An MCCC alumnus, Benowitz earned his bachelor’s degree at Thomas Edison State College and his master’s degree through Fairleigh Dickinson University. Much of his culinary knowledge has come from working with dozens of talented chefs, such as Robert Irvine, Ellie Krieger and Emeril Lagasse. He has also co-hosted and co-produced the MCCC television show, “Dish It Out,” since 2006, along with Chef Doug Fee, who coordinates MCCC’s culinary programs. More here.
Eleven Graduate from MCCC Fire Academy
Eleven students enrolled in the Mercer County Fire Academy of MCCC graduated Nov. 30 from the New Jersey State Firefighter 1 Program. The graduates successfully completed the 170-hour course, and passed the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety written examination. The program provides entry-level candidates with the knowledge and skills to meet the job performance requirements for paid and volunteer firefighters. Graduates learned how to function safely and effectively as integral members of a firefighter team. They may now apply for Firefighter 1 certification. More here.
EnTech Students Record "Pirates"
MCCC Entertainment Technology students produced a multi-layered audio piece to help promote the "Pirates of Penzance" performance coming to Kelsey Theatre Jan. 13-22. The production includes photos of students and Professor Bob Terrano at work. YouTube link here.
Theatre Students on YouTube
See part of "Beautiful Thing," performed last weekend by MCCC Theatre students, on YouTube here.
in the News This Week
Student and Teacher Painting at MCCC [Photo slide show]
MCCC Students Cook for Chef
Bucks Local News (Pennington Post):
American Conference on Diversity holds annual Humanitarian Awards, MCCC and Connie Mercer honored
Kelsey Theatre igniting holiday spirit with four productions
MCCC Chef/Instructor Frank Benowitz and Students Cook with Celebrity Chefs
MCCC Offers College Courses at Hopewell Valley Central High School
Mercer County Community College partners with NJIT for engineering programs
Mercer County Community College Offering Three Courses at Hightstown High School This Spring
MCCC Chef/Instructor Frank Benowitz and Students Cook with Celebrity Chefs
Out In NJ:
Kudos to MCCC's talented college theatre
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