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February 24, 2012

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Coming Events

Current News

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Spring Restaurant Opens Feb. 24

The Soul Jam Café Feb. 24

Gospel Music Sunday, Feb. 26

Dr. Generals to Lead "A Fireside Chat" Feb. 28

History Month Closing Ceremony Feb. 29

Princeton Prof. Brian Kernighan to Lecture March 7

Unveiling Event for Mel Leipzig Paintings March 14

Public Invited to MCCC Horticulture Expo March 17-18

It's Time to Register for MCCC Summer Camps

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders

Looking for MCCC Tablecloths

Career Training Institute Students Prepare Valentine Brunch

All Enjoy "Caribbean Carnival"

Thank You from Framarz Khoushab

Death of Barbara Kramarz

Datatel/Project NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events

Spring Restaurant Opens Feb. 24
From Chef Doug Fee: MC2 Café is open for lunch every Friday, Feb. 24 through May 4, with the exception of March 23. Seating is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in ES111. This semester we are offering pay-at-the-door service only. The cost is $12, which includes appetizer, entree, dessert and beverage. All patrons will be seated on a first-come first-served basis. We ask that group seating be limited to six or fewer. We appreciate your support! The menu includes:

Soup or Salad: Shrimp Bisque or Tuna Nicoise
Entrees: Turkey Reuben, Poached Salmon or Chicken Caesar BLT
Dessert of the day
Coffee, Tea, Water, Specialty beverage

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The Soul Jam Café Feb. 24
All are invited to dance favorite R&B Funk Jams from the 70's and 80's. They'll be playing songs from groups such as Parliament Funkadelic, Cameo, The Commodores, The O'Jays, Atlantic Starr, Prince and more on Friday, February 24, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Center City Café, JKC. Admission is free.

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Gospel Music Sunday, Feb. 26
As part of African American History Month, all are invited to
"An Evening of Praise" at Kelsey Theatre on Sun., Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Presenters will include The Voices of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church of Hightstown, PUSH 5 Ministries of Florence, and Brothers of Faith from First Baptist Church of Yardley. Contact Lucia Brown-Joseph at ext. 3403 or e-mail brownl@mccc.edu.
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Dr. Generals to Lead "A Fireside Chat" Feb. 28
Faculty, staff and students are invited to join Dr. Guy Generals in a conversation about the written expressions of African American thought and experience. In honor of Black History Month, come and share stories from your favorite book, poem or short story on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at noon at the James Kerney Campus, Kerney Hall. Flyer here.

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Black History Month Closing Ceremony Feb. 29
The Closing Ceremonies of African American History Month will feature a talk by Dr. Glenn Lang, acting assistant secretary of Higher Education/Office of Academic and Student Programs at the NJ Commission on Higher Education. The event is co-sponsored by MCCC's Student Activities Board, the African American Student Organization, and the Mercer chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. (Tickets are required. Students, staff and faculty are invited to stay for lunch following the program.) It takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Conference Center.
Contact Lucia Brown-Joseph at ext. 3403 or e-mail brownl@mccc.edu.
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Princeton Prof Brian Kernighan to Lecture March 7
Princeton University Professor Brian Kernighan, renowned author and icon of the computer world, will discuss the importance of understanding numbers in a lecture at MCCC on Wednesday, March 7, at 12 noon in CM 109. Entitled, “Millions, Billions, Zillions: Why (In)numeracy Matters,” the lecture is the second in the college's Spring 2012 Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Kernighan contributed to the design of the pioneering AWK and AMPL programming languages, along with UNIX, a computer operating system. He became widely known through his co-authorship of the first book on the C programming language with its creator, Dennis Ritchie.

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Unveiling Event for Mel Leipzig Paintings March 14
Three new paintings by MCCC Professor Mel Leipzig will be unveiled at a special event on Wed., March 14. The college and Leipzig are co-hosting the free event at the Conference Center at Mercer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to help raise funds for a student art gallery planned at the Trenton campus. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to meet the artist. Models for the Leipzig paintings were students, faculty and staff of the college, including Jeanne Calo, a 95-year-old artist and student of Leipzig for more than 20 years. “The Cashiers at the College Cafeteria” portrays John Curt Leven and Tiara Goodman, and “The Math Teacher” portrays long-time MCCC Professor Art Schwartz. More here.

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Public Invited to MCCC Horticulture Expo March 17-18
The Philadelphia Flower Show may be larger, but MCCC will host a horticulture event that is closer to home -- and free! MCCC is the site of its first ever Horticulture Expo from March 16-18, which is expected to draw 300 students from 28 high schools across the state. On March 17 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors are invited to view hundreds of entries that will be displayed in the skywalk on the second floor of the buildings that surround the MCCC Quad -- from the Student Center to the Library to the Communications Building hallway. Prizes will include Best in Division and Best in Show. More here.

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It's Time to Register for MCCC Summer Camps
Mercer's summer camp programs are prepping to serve children ages 6 to 18. Registration is underway for Camp College, Sports Camps, and Kelsey Theatre's Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops. MCCC campers take advantage of the college's full array of facilities including the cafeteria, Olympic size pool, athletic fields, theater, tennis courts, and more. For detailed information on all camps, click here.

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Feb. 24-March 4: "Death of a Salesman"

March 3: "Dinosaur Babies"

March 9-18: "Xanadu"

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Event Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar_____Event Submission Form
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Feb. 28: Professor Mel Leipzig to Lecture on Degas and Pippin, 12 noon in CM110. More here.

March 1: Bus Trip to see "Chicago" on Broadway in New York City. Tickets include bus and the show, and can be purchased in SC 111 (students: $15; alumni: $35; staff/faculty: $50; outsiders: $55).

Feb. 29: Rwandan Genocide Survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana will speak at MCCC's Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center on Romeo Dallaire's book "Shake Hands with the Devil." Feb. 29, 4:30 p.m. She is the founder of the Genocide Survivors Support Network, whose mission is to help genocide survivors rebuild their lives. See the website here.

March 5: Soup & Chili Day: Hosted by the College Culture & Environment Committee 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Make your favorite soup or chili and share with copies of your recipe. Bowls, spoons, and artisan breads will be supplied. Let Debi Stotland know what you will be bringing at stotland@mccc.edu.

March 7: WPU at MCCC Open House, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Student Center Cafeteria, WWC. WPU offers bachelor’s degree programs at Mercer in Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies and Psychology. RSVP to Judy Grausso or call 609-570-3358.

March 30: Juvenile and Criminal Justice Conference at MCCC's Conference Center, with speakers, workshops, networking and "Meet the Authors." Details here.

April 2: Be Part of "Spring Into Student Success!" 6 p.m. at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. More here, or contact Amy Frangione at ext. 3293 or e-mail foundation@mccc.edu.

Tribute to Legendary Basketball Coach Howie Landa: A committee chaired by former MCCC Athletics Director/Professor Emeritus Al Leister is searching for alumni, retirees, and long-time MCCC faculty and staff who knew Mr. Landa. Plans include fundraising to inscribe Landa's name on the gymnasium floor, and hosting a ceremony Sept. 15 to unveil the court in the gym, followed by dinner at the Conference Center. More here, or contact John Simone at ext. 3740.

Exercise and Healthy Living Classes -- FREE to faculty, staff and students:
Yoga classes meet every Wed. at 12 noon in the gym. Evening Yoga meets Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in FA129.

Zumba classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon in FA129.
Questions about fitness classes may be directed to Danielle Garruba at ext. 3412 or garrubad@mccc.edu.

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Current News_Current News online

Looking for MCCC Tablecloths
The Admissions and Outreach office is looking for MCCC tablecloths that may have been borrowed by other offices. If you can find any in your area, please return them to Chris Freihaut in the Admissions Office, Student Center, room 264, or call ext. 3244.

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Career Training Institute Students Prepare Valentine Brunch
Students of the Career Training Institute’s culinary program served a special Valentine’s Day brunch for staff and students at the James Kerney Campus. According to Culinary Chef/Instructor Jorge Maldonado, “This was another good achievement for the café. We created the menu, set the tables with real tablecloths and red napkins, and all the guests enjoy everything from beginning to the end.” More here with photos.

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All Enjoy "Caribbean Carnival"
According to Lucia Brown-Joseph, a great turnout of 78 people enjoyed lots of activities at the Caribbean Carnival Feb. 17, including face painting, limbo dancing, a steel band percussionist, DJ, Calypso and Salsa music, etc. Great Caribbean food was prepared by participants and included Curry Chicken, Haitian Rice, Mac Pie, Palau, Cake and fruit. "The kids had a ball," Brown-Joseph said. Photos here on Facebook.
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Thank You from Framarz Khoushab
"To all my colleagues and friends: Thank you for sending the beautiful floral arrangement, fruit basket, and letter of condolence. Your kind thoughts, words, and friendship indeed were not only a comfort, but a source of strength for my family and me in this difficult time. Thanks so much, Fram."

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Death of Barbara Kramarz
A longtime secretary to the Social Science Department, Barbara Kramarz died last week. She had retired in the mid 1990s after 25 years at Mercer. Obituary here.

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Datatel/Project NASA Updates on MLink 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

Mercer in the News this Week

Trentonian:
MCCC professor to discuss famed artists Degas and Pippen on Feb. 28

CentralJersey.com:
Camp Programs for Every Child's Interests Await at MCCC this Summer

A Slam Dunk for Breast Cancer by MCCC's Women's Basketball Team

Princeton University Professor Brian Kernighan to Lecture on the World of Numeracy

Hit Broadway Musical 'Xanadu' at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Patch.com:
Princeton University Professor Brian Kernighan to Lecture at MCCC

Hit Broadway Musical “Xanadu” Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Professor Mel Leipzig to Lecture on Degas and Pippin February 28

Princeton Online:
Princeton University Professor Brian Kernighan to Lecture on the World of Numeracy

Mel Leipzig Lecture on Degas and Pippin, Mercer County Community College

Unveiling Event for Mel Leipzig Paintings

Hit Broadway Musical “Xanadu” Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Broadway World:
XANADU Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 3/9-18

Trentonian:
Cranbury Township Events For Colleges

Dinosaurs Rock in “Dinosaur Babies” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre March 3

Praise Gospel Explosion Celebration Feb. 26

Examiner:
Pennington Players’ to present the musical Xanadu

Auditions: The Drowsy Chaperone at the Kelsey Theatre

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