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March 1, 2012

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Coming Event Announcements

Current News

Links

Forum on Conspiracy Theories March 7

St. Patrick's Day Lunch or Dinner March 14

Big Job Fair March 15!

Free Job Interview Coaching

“Explore Mercer” Open House April 11

JKC To Host Small Business Week

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Coming Event Reminders

 

 

 

 

Announcing the MCCC Mobile App

Speaker Encourages Self-Awareness for Student Athletes

Alumni Success: Portia Johnson

Smile/GearUp Students Do Community Service

MCCC Opens Honors Study Space

College Goal Sunday A Big Success

Datatel/Project NASA February Update

Students Donate 63 Pints of Blood

Softball Preview: Angela Marinos a Top Returning Player

WWFM Introduces A Tempo: New Public Affairs Show

WWFM Introduces "YOU-Tunes"

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events

Forum on Conspiracy Theories March 7
The Philosophy SPA Club's newly elected student officers, president Michale Gilman and vice-president Taylor Mills are hosting a Civil Discourse Series forum on "Conspiracy Theories" on Wed., March 7, from 12-1 p.m. in LA147. All students, faculty and staff welcome. For more information contact Ken Howarth at howarthk@mccc.edu.

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St. Patrick's Day Lunch or Dinner March 14
The Center City Café at the James Kerney Campus will host both lunch and dinner for St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 14. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner is served 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is$12 per person, and tickets are available at the Bursar’s Office at both JKC and WWC. Come out and support our excellent Career Training Institute culinary students!
Menu and details here.
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Big Job Fair March 15!
Please spread the word to students! MCCC will host a Spring Job Fair on Thurs., March 15, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, West Windsor Campus. Employers will have the opportunity to share information and discuss career opportunities within their organization, including internships, seasonal, part-time and full-time positions, with students, graduates and community members. Flyer here. For further information call ext. 3397.

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Free Job Interview Coaching
Professional interview coach Susan Bershad will again offer individual job interview coaching, free of charge, at Career Services, SC 201. Please sign up in the office or call ext. 3397 to schedule a one-hour individual appointment. The sessions will take place every Thursday from March 1 through May 3, except for March 22.

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“Explore Mercer” Open House April 11
MCCC will host its Spring Open House on April 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center, WWC, and we are expecting a big turnout. As in past years, each participating program/department will be given a table to display information. Again, a big screen in the cafeteria will contain a looping "infomercial." We encourage all participants to come up with an exciting, attention-grabbing display. A participation form is linked here for you to confirm your participation by Monday, March 12. A light dinner will be provided for the participants from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in SC 211. Call or e-mail Savita Bambhrolia at ext. 3438 with any questions or concerns.

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JKC To Host Small Business Week
MCCC's James Kerney Campus will host 100 or more area businesses on Thursday, April 19, for Trenton’s Small Business Week, “An International Business Forum for Trenton Area Businesses.” Topics covered will include Job Creation and Expansion, Entrepreneurial Business Development, Financial Strategies and Resources, Export/Import Trade, Travel and Tourism, and Investment Opportunities. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with presentations at 9 a.m. More here.
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Feb. 24-March 4: "Death of a Salesman"

March 3: "Dinosaur Babies"

March 9-18: "Xanadu"

March 23-April 2: "The Wizard of Oz"

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Event Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar_____Event Submission Form
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Student Restaurant is OPEN Fridays for lunch through May 4 (with the exception of March 23). Seating is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in ES111. 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!

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: Princeton Prof Brian Kernighan to Lecture on the importance of understanding numbers, 12 noon in CM 109, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

March 14: Unveiling Event for Mel Leipzig Paintings at a special event at the Conference Center, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., to help raise funds for a student art gallery planned at the Trenton campus. Light refreshments and the opportunity to donate and received a signed Leipzig print or a signed book of prints. More here.

March 17-18: MCCC Horticulture Expo includes displays by 500 students from 28 high schools across the state, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hundreds of entries will be exhibited in the skywalk on the second floor of the buildings that surround the MCCC Quad. More here.

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: Committee is searching for alumni, retirees, and long-time MCCC faculty and staff who knew Mr. Landa. Fundraising is ongoing to inscribe Landa's name on the gymnasium floor. A ceremony Sept. 15 will 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

Announcing the MCCC Mobile App!
The Project NASA team has announced the launch of MCCC's Mobile App -- MOX! This mobile app will provide students and the community with anytime, anywhere access to information, including campus maps and campus contacts -- and soon, daily MCCC news and events. To download this FREE app, you can either click on the MCCC Mobile App link on the college's home page or go to
http://www.mccc.edu/student_services_mobile.shtml
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Speaker Encourages Self-Awareness for Student Athletes
Garrett Kramer believes his philosophy can help student athletes navigate rough seas -- on the playing field and in life. "Exploring your state of mind in the moment will determine how well you will navigate," Kramer said. Noting his love for sports, Kramer said that athletes can use this approach to improve their performance. He encouraged his MCCC audience to take regular stock of their feelings. "Learn what's happening in your own head during competition and off the field. All the answers are within yourself." Kramer is the founder and managing partner of Inner Sports, LLC. He has provided consulting and/or crisis management services to hundreds of athletes and coaches. More here.

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Alumni Success: Portia Johnson
For alumna Portia Johnson '79 (A.S., Nursing), B.S.N., M.S.N., Ed.D., the mentoring she received at MCCC was the first step to where she is today more than 30 years later -- a member of the nursing faculty at Seton Hall University. So, when the proud MCCC alumna received the Nurse Educator Award from the Northern New Jersey Black Nurses Association at an honorary luncheon in November, she chose to invite two of the people who guided her on her road to success: former MCCC Director of Nursing HelenMarie Dolton and Professor Emerita Margaret Fink. More here.

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Smile/GearUp Students Do Community Service
From Wayne Murray: Students from the SMILE/GEAR UP Program participated in various community service projects since the beginning of 2012. Among the projects were a beautification effort at Trenton Central High School. Additionally, students assisted Trenton Area Soup Kitchen personnel with the preparation and distriubtion of meals and hygiene bags at their Trenton location. Photos here.
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MCCC Opens Honors Study Space

Students and faculty recently gathered to celebrate the opening of the Honors Study Space on the first floor of the Student Center, room 137A. The room will be used by students in the Mercer Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and NJ STARS. More here with photo.
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College Goal Sunday A Big Success
Twenty-six volunteers helped many people learn about financial aid at College Goal Sunday Feb. 26 at the James Kerney Campus. There was one presentation entirely in Spanish, activities for children, and computer labs open for FAFSA assistance. Volunteers who helped explain the financial aid process to low-income and first-generation students included those from MCCC's Financial Aid Department, JKC and WWC Enrollment Services, JKC Youth College and students. About 80 students and their family members attended. The event was co-sponsored by NJASFAA and HESAA with a grant from the Lumina Foundation. Photos here.

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Datatel/Project NASA February Update
In February the Finance team participated in both training and consultation sessions. They are working tirelessly to meet the “go live” date of July 1 for the finance system. This implementation will include the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, and Purchasing systems. In addition, our core team has been consulting with Datatel on the core configuration of the Colleague system, which includes the college’s organizational structure, student/employee demographics, and facilities among other things. The Technical Team has begun to use this “core” structure to plan for data migration from Integrow to Colleague. Special kudos this month to our Portal Team and the “soft launch” of our MCCC Mobile App – MOX! More here. All updates here
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Students Donate 63 Pints of Blood

New Jersey Blood Services collected 36 pints on Monday and 27 on Thursday for a total of 63 pints! "Those 63 pints will save 189 lives-- all thanks to the African American Student Organization," says Adrienne Mendonez of NJBS. "Thank you very much for hosting the drive."

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Softball Preview: Angela Marinos a Top Returning Player
Sophomore Angela Marinos has been selected as one of the nation's top returning players in Division II softball by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Marinos, of Hamilton, is a 2010 graduate of Steinert High School, where she was a standout player. During her first season at Mercer, Marinos earned a .444 hitting average, plus five home runs, 40 RBIs, and seven stolen bases. More here with photo.

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WWFM Introduces "A Tempo:" New Public Affairs Show
WWFM The Classical Network has launched "A Tempo," a new public affairs program that focuses on issues and trends in the world of the performing arts. Hosted by Rachel Katz, the show will examine some of the ways the performing arts, primarily classical music, are dealing with changes in the economy, technology and society. It airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. More here.

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WWFM Introduces "YOU-Tunes"
Leap Day, Feb. 29, was the day when WWFM lept into the future of classical music by investing in a new web-based platform, YOU-Tunes.
What is it? The WWFM newsletter says "We at the classical network believe strongly that for Classical Music to survive there must be a strong focus on the next generation of musicians, our young people. YOU-Tunes is a web-based educational initiative that encourages public awareness about the outstanding organizations, schools, and ensembles providing both education and performance opportunities to our young musicians." Details 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 executive proposes increase in 2012 budget

From Hamilton home to Pillsbury Bake-off finalist

Trentonian/Zvents:
MCCC to host horticulture show

MCCC to Host Unveiling Event for Mel Leipzig Paintings March 14

CentralJersey.com:
Public Invited to MCCC Horticulture Expo March 17-18

CCS Spring Action Initiative Adds and Expands Noncredit Course Offerings at MCCC

MCCC to Host Unveiling Event for Mel Leipzig Paintings March 14

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre for "The Wizard of Oz"

Get Your '80s Style On for "Xanadu" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Patch.com:
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre for "The Wizard of Oz"

Public Invited to MCCC Horticulture Expo March 17-18

CCS Spring Action Initiative Adds and Expands Noncredit Course Offerings at MCCC

Get Your ’80s Style On for Costume Contest at MCCC Production of “Xanadu”

MCCC to Host Unveiling Event for Mel Leipzig Paintings March 14

Princeton Online:
Public Invited to MCCC Horticulture Expo March 17-18

CCS Spring Action Initiative Adds and Expands Noncredit Course Offerings at MCCC

Get Your ’80s Style On for Costume Contest at MCCC Production of “Xanadu”

A Slam Dunk for Breast Cancer by MCCC’s Women’s Basketball

AllPrinceton:
Professor Mel Leipzig to Lecture on Degas and Pippin February 28

Broadway World:
THE WIZARD OF OZ Plays MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 3/23-4/1

Pennington Players Announce XANADU Special Events

PhillyBurbs.com:
Get the lead out: Seminars aim to help contractors

Philadelphia Magazine:
Mercer County Community Theater Events

DVIDS:
New Jersey African-American Chamber bestows honor on DSR's Top Fuel racer Antron Brown

PressRelease.com:
A Slam Dunk for Breast Cancer by Mercer County Community College's Women's Basketball Team

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