April 5, 2012
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Philosophy Club's Civil Discourse Series
April 11: "Are Our Rights Wrong?" noon to 1 p.m. in LA147;
April 18: "Hunger Games -- About What Does Katniss Have Our Tongues?" noon to 1 p.m., LA147;
"The Philosophy of Hate," noon to 1 p.m. in the Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, LB200.
Stress Workshop April 11
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) presents a workshop on April 11, "Stress and Effective Ways to Cope," 12 to 1 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus, Kerney Hall. Learn about stress and positive ways to cope. For further information contact Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165 or stop by KC 218.
Forum: "State of the Job Market" April 11
MCCC will host a Business Forum on the state of the job market, resumes, interview tips and the utilization of temporary staffing services on April 11, noon to 1 p.m. in CM 109. Speaker will be Daniel Rymas, a staffing manager with Robert Half International's Accountemps in Princeton. For more information contact Professor Kenneth J. Horowitz, ext. 3468, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details on the flyer here.
Lynch and Ashford-Ligon Among Honorees April 13
Two MCCC women have been selected for this year's '"Patricia C. Donohue Leadership Award" -- Associate Professor of Business and Technology Andrea Lynch, and Director of Advisement and Enrollment Services Dr. Latonya Ashford-Ligon. The awards will be presented April 13 at the second annual Leaders' Breakfast honoring women working at New Jersey community colleges. The program takes place at the Conference Center from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is still time to register. Please complete the registration form here and send it with the fee to Dr. Ashford- Ligon, in SC261. For more information contact Dr. Khalida Haqq at email@example.com.
Art Professor Judith Brodsky to Lecture April 17
Art Professor Judith Brodsky of Rutgers will discuss the contemporary art world at MCCC on Tues., April 17, at noon in CM110. Entitled “My Life in Art,” the talk is part of the college's Distinguished Lecture Series. Professor Brodsky is an artist, printmaker and arts advocate. She will draw from her own experience as an artist as well as from her projects as a curator and activist. More here.
"Only A Number" Documentary April 18
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center and Congregation Beth Chaim of Princeton Junction will be commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day with a screening of the documentary “Only a Number” on Wed., April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction. “Only a Number” is the creation of Hamilton resident and filmmaker Steve Besserman. It is the autobiography of Besserman’s mother, Aranka, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp. The event is free and open to the public. Details here.
Great Eats at Student Restaurants This Semester!
This semester five HRIM classes are serving up delicious lunch and dinner meals at the MCCC Culinary Center (ES111) through May 4. Lunch is served Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Dinner is served Monday and Thursday evenings. The restaurant is open to the public. No advance tickets are required. See the brochure linked here for details.
Felician College Info Session April 10
Please remind students that
Felician College will host an Information Session for its on-site RN to BSN program on April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m in room SC 210, and June 26th from 4 to 7 p.m. in SC 104.
30th Anniversary of Alpha Theta Gamma Chapter of PTK
All faculty and staff are cordially invited to the 2012 Spring Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony for new members on Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Kelsey Theatre. MCCC's chapter, Alpha Theta Gamma, is celebrating 30 years of activity. The ceremony is a way to honor the students who have worked hard to achieve academic excellence, as well as the family, friends, teachers, and mentors who have helped along the way. Please RSVP by April 13 to Ashleigh Donaldson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Revolutionary Violets” May 5 and 6
The Garden State African Violet Club will host its Annual Show and Plant Sale at the MCCC Student Center on Saturday, May 5, 12 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is FREE. The event features plant and flower arrangements that evoke the important role of New Jersey at the Crossroads of the American Revolution. Plants will be on exhibit and for purchase, and African Violet enthusiasts will be available to answer questions. A special presentation on “African Violet Species” takes place May 5 at 2 p.m., and Basic Care of African Violets is May 6 at 1 p.m. For more information e-mail GSAVCmail@gmail.com or call 732-771-7117. Website here.
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MCCC Radiography Program Ranked 2nd in NJ
The NJ Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners has ranked the MCCC Radiography program second in the state for performance on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. The score was 0.1 points less than the Radiography program that ranked first. A total of 16 graduates took the ARRT exam; the mean score was 87.9% with 94% of the examinees passing. The MCCC Radiography Program mean score exceeds that of the national and NJ scores. Approximately 85% of the program's 2011 graduates are employed in hospitals in Mercer and surrounding counties. Others are continuing their education in the radiologic technology profession.
Students Shine, Dollars Raised at "Spring Into Student Success!"
Student representative Elijah Dixon, a scholarship recipient who will graduate in May with an A.S. in Business Administration, wowed the more than 200 MCCC supporters at "Spring Into Student Success!" on Monday, April 2. In addition to his on-camera interview shown at the event, Dixon took the podium and spoke from his heart. "It's sad for someone who wants to continue their education and can't due to financial issues. I truly thank Mercer. My scholarship has helped me reach my goal of transferring to a four-year school much faster." Guests included MCCC faculty and staff, County Executive Brian Hughes, former mayor of Trenton Doug Palmer, and many MCCC trustees and Foundation Board members. All were pleased to meet and talk with 25 MCCC students who attended. More here. Photos on Facebook here.
Alumni Share Success Stories at JKC's "Male Alumni Forum"
Students and faculty gathered in Kerney Hall at JKC on March 29 to celebrate the accomplishments and hear powerful words of wisdom from male alumni. The forum was hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and moderated by Terrence Carter, counselor specialist, and Ariel Matos, coordinator of community outreach. The six guest speakers included a corporate manager, a small business owner, an officer with the County Sheriff's Department, a Trenton housing manager, an NJ Transit director and two MCCC adjunct professors. "They're here as concrete evidence that this can happen for you," said Dr. Guy Generals, MCCC's vice president for academic affairs. Details and photos here.
MCCC Hosts Criminal Justice Conference
A full day conference "Targeting the Usual Suspects" took place on March 30 at Mercer County Community College's Conference Center, with workshops and networking. Participants included representatives from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, the New Jersey State Parole Board, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators, and the New Jersey Chapter of the American Correctional Association. Professor Cavit Cooley coordinated the event for MCCC. More here with photos.
Procedures for the Big Digital Entrance Signs
The college's big digital entrance signs are now up and running at WWC, and the initial bugs have been worked out. Messages are written and managed by the Public Information staff, based on news it receives through regular college channels. The messages include major college-wide events open to the public, registration reminders and major promotions. The appropriate executive team member will make decisions when questions arise on message content.
Fire Science Adjunct Jack Kennedy Awarded
Fire Science adjunct faculty member Jack Kennedy was presented with a citation from Pennsylvania State Representative Steve Santarsiero at an event hosted by the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company on March 17. The Fifty Year Life Member citation commended Kennedy on his dedicated years of service. He has been a long-time leader in the field of fire science and has taught at many colleges including Penn State, Texas A&M, Burlington and Bucks community colleges and John Jay University. He was deployed with a rescue task force on 911 and served in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.
New Social Media Procedures Can Protect You
New procedures on using social media have been approved and can be accessed here. The procedure's introduction states: "Social media are powerful communications tools that can have a significant impact on institutional, professional and personal reputations. Examples include Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter. Because these media may blur the lines between the personal voice and institutional voice, MCCC has drafted a set of recommendations to help those participating in social media to utilize the potential of these tools while protecting institutional, professional and personal reputations. College employees should proceed with caution, recognizing that they are subject to legal action for any material they post to social media sites. Vigilance on the part of individual users is vital for their own protection."
Datatel/Project NASA Update
All updates here.
Coming Event Reminders
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April 6: Healthy Lifestyle Change Initiative starts this Friday and continuies on Fridays until the end of the semester, from 12 to 1 p.m. in PE 129. Classes are taught by Mike DeAngelis, John Kalinowski, the Exercise Science students, Erin Cahill, and Vindi Kaur. Contact Amy Ricco for more information.
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.
Tickets are on sale now for a bus trip to NYC to see Madame Tussaud's Museum. The bus leaves the West Windsor Campus at 12:30 p.m. and departs NYC at 7 p.m. Stop at the Student Activities Office, SC111. (Limit two tickets per person.) Tickets are $10 for students with valid ID; $15 for alumni; $20 for faculty/staff; $25 for outside guests. For more information email email@example.com or call ext. 3412.
April 26: Bring Your Child To Work Day sponsored by the Student Activities Office, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in SC104. Enjoy novelties and cotton candy with your son or daughter! Contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Kelsey Review Asks for Submissions by May 15:
The Kelsey Review literary journal, for writers and artists who live or work in Mercer County, is accepting submissions of short fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as black and white drawings. Details here, or call ext. 3306.
Tribute to Legendary Basketball Coach Howie Landa: The committee is searching for alumni, retirees, and long-time MCCC faculty and staff who know 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 email@example.com.
in the News This Week
Local Schools Roundup: Mercer softball sweeps doubleheader
Trayvon Martin rally at MCCC 03/29/2012 (photo gallery and video)
Editorial: Mourning Trayvon Martin and other victims of senseless gun violence
MCCC to hold arts talk
Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden Leads Panel Discussion at MCCC on March 28
Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden Leads Panel Discussion at MCCC on March 28
Registration is Open for Summer Classes at Mercer County Community College
Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden Leads Panel Discussion at MCCC
Softball Falls to Division II Mercer County
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