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February 9, 2012

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Coming Events

Current News

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An Evening of Praise Feb. 26

Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at MCCC Feb. 29

WPU at MCCC To Host Open House March 7

Be Part of "Spring Into Student Success!" April 2

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders

 

 

JazzOn2 Announces New Radio Programs and Hosts

African American History Month Kicks Off

"Think Pink" Night a Great Success

Behrens Appointed Vice Chair of NJBPTE

Baseball Coach Wolski Resigns; Interim Head Coach Announced

Yarn Needed for Hats for the Homeless

Retirees Luncheon Feb. 16

Datatel/Project NASA Updates

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events

An Evening of Praise Feb. 26
As part of African American History Month, MCCC's African American Student Organization will host "An Evening of Praise" on Sunday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. 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. The event is open to the public. For more iniformation contact Lucia Brown-Joseph at ext. 3403 or e-mail brownl@mccc.edu.

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Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at MCCC Feb. 29
MCCC's Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center will host a talk on Romeo Dallaire's book "Shake Hands with the Devil" led by Rwandan genocide survivor, Eugenie Mukeshimana on Wed., Feb. 29, 4:30 p.m. Ms. Mukeshimana emigrated to the USA in 2001 and is a graduate of the College of St. Rose in Albany. She is the founder of the Genocide Survivors Support Network, whose mission is to help genocide survivors rebuild their lives.
See the website here.
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WPU at MCCC To Host Open House March 7
Please spread the word to students! William Paterson University at MCCC will host an Open House on Wed., March 7, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Student Center Cafeteria, West Windsor Campus. Students will meet faculty, staff and representatives from the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices. WPU offers bachelor’s degree programs at Mercer in Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies and Psychology. RSVP to Judy Grausso at graussoj@wpunj.edu or call 609-570-3358.

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Be Part of "Spring Into Student Success!" April 2
Be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, April 2 for MCCC's 23rd annual spring fundraiser “Spring Into Student Success!" The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. Replacing the gala dinner dance, this year’s event will include hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine until 8 p.m., coffee, desserts, a silent auction with original artwork donated by area artists, raffle, awards presentations and networking. MCCC music students will provide entertainment, and horticulture students will create floral arrangements. Proceeds go to scholarships for deserving students and other student needs. You can help by asking those you patronize for advertisements in the program book and silent auction donations. Tickets are $115 each, or $215 for two, and may be arranged through a payroll deduction. More here, or contact Amy Frangione at ext. 3293 or e-mail foundation@mccc.edu.

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Feb. 10-12: "Camp Rock"

Feb. 17-19: Reock & Roll Review's Déjà Vu Concert

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

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Event Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar_____Event Submission Form

African American History Month Events [See details on all events here.]

    • Tues, Feb. 14: Discussion: "Malcolm X: From Darkness to Light," WWC, 12 to 1 p.m., CM108.
    • Wed., Feb. 15: "State of the Black Man," noon to 1:30 p.m. A discussion will be presented in JKC's Kerney Hall, moderated by Terrance Carter, advisor for the JKC Student Activities Board.
    • Fri., Feb. 17: "Caribbean Carnival Fete," from 7 p.m. to midnight, in the WWC Student Center Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 for all. Call ext. 3404. Flyer here.
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Feb. 14: The SGA Valentine's Day Fundraiser. SC104, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Buy roses, carnations, and cupcakes, and participate in a rafflle of three beautiful arrangements. Flyer here.

Feb. 16: The Valentine's Event at 12 noon in the Conference Center with David Coleman, “The Dating Doctor” giving insight into how to make your relationships matter! Free lunch. Pick up a ticket in SC111 to attend. More here on David Coleman. Contact Danielle Garruba at ext. 3412 or e-mail garrubad@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 classes resume on
Mon., Feb. 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in FA129 and meet every Mon. and Thurs.

Zumba classes resume Feb. 9 and 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

JazzOn2 Announces New Radio Programs and Hosts
WWFM's JazzOn2 is introducing new radio programs over the next few months. Program Manager Winifred Howard will host a new public affairs program, "Details," and will interview Congressman Rush Holt and a Civil War Troop Re-enactor who works at Trenton's Old Barracks Museum. New hosts include Lee Fuller, a journalist and adjunct English professor here, who has a background as an actor, voiceover announcer, vocalist, motivational speaker and comedian. Sandra Arrington will bring jazz fusion to the mix starting on March 2. She is a bibliographic specialist at Princeton University and plans to showcase a kaleidoscope of jazz music. Details here. See Mr. Fuller's video promotion here.
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African American History Month Kicks Off
MCCC kicked off its celebration of African American History Month with a spirited opening ceremony in Kerney Hall at JKC on Feb. 1. Dr. Raymond Broach, the interim superintendent of Trenton Public Schools and former long-time superintendent of the Ewing School District, was the guest speaker. An African dance and drum troupe from The Garvey School of Trenton performed first, led by the school's principal, Baye Kemit, and his wife, Makeda Kemit. Following the performance, MCCC President Patricia Donohue observed,"This is a time to celebrate the wonderful heritage, traditions and cultures of all the African Americans who have come to our country." More here.
More photos on FB here.

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"Think Pink" Night a Great Success
Mercer's chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges co-sponsored a "Think Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Tuesday in cooperation with the Breast Cancer Resource Center of the YWCA Princeton. The event coincided with the men's and women's basketball games versus Burlington County College. Players donned pink shoelaces, and there was an informational display in the lobby. President Donohue presented the center with 25 handmade woolen hats made by members of the women's basketball team. Approximately $300 was raised, including proceeds from a bake sale by members of the women's cross country team. More here with photos.

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Behrens Appointed Vice Chair of NJBPTE
Associate Professor Barbara Behrens has been appointed Vice Chairperson of the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (NJBPTE). “This is quite an honor!” says Behrens. “Not only am I the first Physical Therapist Assistant on the Board, but now I am also the first PTA to serve the Board in this capacity as well." Behrens has already represented the NJ BPTE at national meetings with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. "I feel humbled by my colleagues on the Board that they believe enough in my abilities to represent and assist in leading them in our mission to protect the public for the State of NJ under the offices of the Division of Consumer Affairs.”
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Baseball Coach Wolski Resigns; Interim Head Coach Announced
Matt Wolski has resigned his position as head coach for men's baseball. Wolski, who began coaching at Mercer in 2005, had many successes during his six seasons with the Vikings. His total career record was 133-98-1. Wolski's 2008 squad was his most successful, finishing the year 34-13 and earning the NJCAA Region 19 title. Kevin Kerins, currently an assistant coach, will serve as the interim head coach, assisted by Fred Carella and Shawn Reindel. More here.

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Yarn Needed for Hats for the Homeless
Lisa Camillone has a goal of knitting 100 hats for the homeless by the start of cold weather next year. "Although it may seem a little over the top, I have made 17 already! I am asking for your contributions of left over yarn from various projects you may or may not have completed. Please call me at ext. 3747 or e-mail camilloe@mccc.edu, I will pick it up at your office."
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Retirees Luncheon Feb. 16
MCCC’s Retirees Group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at Leonardo's II, 2012 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ. HelenMarie Dolton says, "The food is Mediterranean Italian and very good. There will be separate checks. The price of lunch is approximately $10. We would love to have you join us." If you can make it, call Dolton at 609-882-5086 before Feb. 14.

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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

Trenton Times:
Mercer County Community College hosts Black History Month event, Feb. 1, 2012
(Photo Gallery)

Opinion: Trenton Marriott must remain key piece of city's revitalization

Trentonian:
Mercer County Community College seeking artists


U.S. 1:
Continuing Studies At Mercer College

CentralJersey.com:
MCCC Offers Later-Starting Spring Semester Credit Classes

Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at MCCC

JazzOn2 Announces New Radio Programs and Hosts for 2012

Patch.com:
JazzOn2 Announces New Radio Programs and Hosts for 2012

MCCC Offers Later-Starting Spring Semester Credit Classes

Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at MCCC’s Holocaust Center

“Death of a Salesman” Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

AllPrinceton:
“Death of a Salesman” Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Princeton Online:
MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries for "Mercer County Artists 2012"; Jurying Set for Feb. 18

Broadway World:
JazzOn2 Announces Four New Radio Shows

Bucks Local News:
Mercer County Community College to host 'Spring Into Student Success' this April

PhillyBurbs.com:
Community college works to honor Landa

Las Vegas Review Paper:
Curfews could curtail groupies at Super Bowl (Howie Landa Tribute)

Jewish Exponent:
Howie Landa Tribute

Elements Restaurant on TV (blog):
“Dish It Out”

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