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March 15, 2012

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Coming Event Announcements

Current News

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International Women's Fashion Show March 27

Student Artwork Part of Trenton Exhibition

Four to be Honored at April 2 Spring Event

Yevgeniy Fiks to Lecture on Soviet and Post-Soviet Art April 5

Kelsey Review Asks for Submissions by May 15

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Coming Event Reminders

 

 

 

 

Lisa Camillone Inducted into NJ Trainers' Society Hall of Fame

Art of Tim Fitzpatrick Wins at "Mercer County Artists 2012"

Garruba, Young, Dodge: Three Alumni Now Helping Students

Mel Leipzig Unveils New Paintings; Raises Dollars

Job Fair Draws Large Crowds

President Donohue Honored by Irish Group

NJSTARS Students Serve as Ambassadors

Students Volunteer at Pre-School

2012 Preview: MCCC Baseball

Datatel/Project NASA Update

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Event Announcements

International Women's Fashion Show March 27
As part of the celebration of Women’s Month, the International Student Organization will present an “International Women’s Fashion Show” to showcase the many different cultures within MCCC. The show will be held on Tuesday, March 27, in the Conference Center from 11:45 a.m. to 1 pm. Pick up a ticket from Student Services; lunch will be provided. Come and enjoy a fun lunch break with us. Students, faculty and staff are all invited.

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Student Artwork Part of Trenton Exhibition
Three MCCC art students -- Melissa Rivers, Ian Murphy and Lauren Rotash -- will participate in the Capital City College and University Art Exhibition, on view March 20 through April 24 at the Artworks gallery, 19 Everett Alley in Trenton. The show is being presented by The Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) and Artworks. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 31, from 4 to 6 pm. The Artworks gallery is open Tuesdays, noon to 8 pm, Thursdays, 4 to 8 pm, and Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, call Artworks at 609-394-9436, or visit artworkstrenton.com.

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Four to be Honored at April 2 Spring Event
Four college supporters will be honored at "Spring Into Student Success" on April 2 at the Westin, Princeton. The Distinguished Benefactor will be Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their scholarship support. The Distinguished Corporate Partner is Joseph R. Ridolfi & Associates. Mr. Ridolfi has been a Foundation Board member and supporter for many years. The Spirit of Education Awards go to Robert A. Bonazzi for his science scholarship support, and to J. Scott Needham, a Foundation Board Member, for his ongoing support. More here.
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Yevgeniy Fiks to Lecture on Soviet and Post-Soviet Art April 5
MCCC Professor of Visual Arts Yevgeniy Fiks will discuss some of his recent art projects as they relate to Soviet and Post-Soviet history in a talk on Thursday, April 5, at noon in CM 109 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. Born and raised in Moscow, Professor Fiks will present his work in the context of Soviet and post-Soviet history, and the developments in Russian art after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. “My work is inspired by the collapse of the Soviet bloc, which led me to reexamine the Soviet experience in the context of the international Communist movement,” said Professor Fiks. More here.
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Kelsey Review Asks for Submissions by May 15
The Kelsey Review literary journal, for those who live or work in Mercer County, is accepting submissions of short fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as black and white drawings. Professor Ed Carmien serves as editor. The submission deadline is May 15. Details here, or call ext. 3306.
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March 9-18: "Xanadu"

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

April 13-22: "Hairspray"

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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!

Through April 5: Mercer County Artists 2012 at The Gallery, with 78 works of art by 76 artists. More here.

March 17-18: MCCC Horticulture Expo, with 500 students from 28 high schools across the state, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entries to be judged March 16, and the exhibit is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 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.

April 4: A showing of the film “War Horse” with discussion, 4:30 p.m. at the Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at MCCC, More here.

April 11: “Explore Mercer” Open House, 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center, WWC. Participants are asked to complete the form to confirm your participation by Monday, March 12. Call or e-mail Savita Bambhrolia at ext. 3438 with any questions or concerns.

Tribute to Legendary Basketball Coach Howie Landa: Committee is searching for alumni, retirees, and long-time MCCC faculty and staff who knew Coach Landa. Fundraising is ongoing to inscribe Landa's name on the gymnasium floor. A ceremony on 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

Lisa Camillone Inducted into NJ Trainers' Society Hall of Fame
Lisa Camillone, associate athletic director and athletic trainer at Mercer, was inducted into the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey's (ATSNJ) Hall of Fame at the organization's recent awards banquet. ATSNJ President Eric Nusbaum said this is the highest honor in the athletic training profession in New Jersey. According to MCCC Athletics Director John Simone, "Lisa has fit so much more under the umbrella of athletic trainer. She considers nutrition, fitness and students' social and emotional needs. She has been a student advocate, a mentor, an advisor and counselor. That's her legacy at Mercer." More here.

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Art of Tim Fitzpatrick Wins at "Mercer County Artists 2012;" Show Runs Through April 5
MCCC Web Designer Tim Fitzpatrick took the "Juror's Choice" award at the "Mercer County Artists 2012" show. A Mercer alumnus, Fitzpatrick studied art from 1979-1981, and first worked as a freelance illustrator, then moved into computer graphics. He has been a web designer at the college for 10 years. Fitzpatrick says that being selected for the show is likely to spur his creative output. The show runs through April 5 at The Gallery. Click here to see Tim's winning painting and more.
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Garruba, Young, Dodge: Three Alumni Now Helping Students
For some Mercer graduates, their associate degree is just the start of a long-term relationship with the college. That's the case for three alumni who work in the Student Activities Office: Danielle Garruba, Tina Young, and Tatiana Dodge. Not surprisingly, all three were active as Mercer students and are now intent on giving new groups of students the social support, growth and leadership skills that they developed as part of their college experience. Full story here.
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Mel Leipzig Unveils New Paintings; Raises Dollars
Suspense, excitement, and lots of gratitude were evident yesterday afternoon, when 130 students, former students, art lovers and friends joined to celebrate the famous art of Professor Mel Leipzig at the Conference Center. Professor Leipzig unveiled three of his new paintings featuring MCCC students and faculty members. The event raised awarness and dollars for a new art gallery planned for the downtown Trenton campus. See The Trenton Times coverage, including six photographs online here.

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Job Fair Draws Large Crowds
The MCCC Job Fair held today at the Student Center drew huge numbers of students. Hiring representatives were here from Lowe's, Home Depot, Wegman's, Shop Rite, Great Adventure and numerous other organizations. Photos here on Facebook.
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President Donohue Honored by Irish Group
The Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick of Mercer County will honor President Patricia C. Donohue as the Irish-American Daughter during a dinner this evening, March 15, at The Stone Terrace by John Henry in Hamilton. Receiving the Irish-American Son award will be Dennis M. Keenann. More here.

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NJSTARS Students Serve as Ambassadors
Three MCCC students were among those from 19 community colleges in New Jersey who attended Ambassadors’ Day in Trenton in early March. They had the opportunity to meet with legislators to discuss the importance of the NJ STARS program to their education and career goals. President Donohue and Associate Professor Diane Rizzo accompanied the students. More here.
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Students Volunteer at Pre-School
Students in MCCC’s Leadership, Education and Development (L.E.A.D) program recently visited the Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County to help pre-school students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by sharing in a reading of his books. A new initiative that started in fall 2011, L.E.A.D. offers students who participate in the college’s organizations and clubs an opportunity for personal growth by fostering leadership, teamwork and community development. More here.
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2012 Preview: MCCC Baseball
The MCCC baseball team is off to a great 10-2 start, and is looking to four returning sophomores to lead the way. The team will be heading to the Myrtle Beach Invitational for spring break where they will play nine games in six days. More here.

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Datatel/Project NASA Update
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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 unveiling event to raise funds for new downtown gallery

Trentonian/Zvents:
Mercer County College hosting history events

CentralJersey.com:
Welcome to the ’60s as MCCC Theatre Program Presents “Hairspray”

Mercer County Community College to Honor Four at “Spring Into Student Success” April 2

Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center Offers Events For Educators, Open to Public

MCCC Concludes African American History Month with Speaker and Brick Dedication

WWFM The Classical Network Introduces "A Tempo"

Patch.com:
Welcome to the ’60s as MCCC Theatre Program Presents “Hairspray”

MCCC to Honor Four at “Spring Into Student Success” April 2

MCCC Gallery Hosts Mercer County Artists 2012

Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center Offers Events For Educators, Open to Public

Mercer County Community College to Host Criminal Justice Conference

Meet Your Merchant: Ethan Lefkowitz Productions

Princeton Online:
Welcome to the ’60s as MCCC Theatre Program Presents “Hairspray”

MCCC to Honor Four at “Spring Into Student Success” April 2

Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center at MCCC Offers Events For Educators, Open to Public

Mercer County Community College to Host Criminal Justice Conference

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

Broadway World: 
Photo Flash: MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Presents HAIRSPRAY

MCCC Gallery Announces Mercer County Artists Winners

Gaming Today:
Howie Landa among great NCAA basketball coaches

Asbury Park Press:
Celebrating a life in the theater

Princeton Online:
Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center at MCCC Offers Events For Educators, Open to Public

Talk Art World.com
MCCC Gallery Announces Mercer County Artists Winners

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