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May 3, 2012
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Table of Contents

Coming Event
Announcements

Current News

Reminders, News Clips, Links

Visual Arts Student Show Opens

Mercer Dance Ensemble May 12-13

Open House for Judy Ehresman's Retirement May 16

Youth Empowerment Summit May 18-19

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

 

 

 

Eapen a Finalist for CFO Award

Transfer Agreement Signed for Fire Science

PASS Students Recognized for Achievement

Theatre Students Perform at Aspirations Event

Alumni Success: Fabio Iucolino

Environmentalist Offers Advice

April Datatel/Project NASA Update

Updates & Info

Coming Event Reminders

Mercer in the News This Week

News Links and Social Media

 

 

 

Coming Event Announcements

Visual Arts Student Show Opens
The opening reception of the the "Visual Arts Student Exhibition" at the college's Gallery on April 25 was, quite literally, a clear illustration that the visual arts are alive and well at Mercer.
According to Gallery Director Tricia Fagan, some of those represented in the show are young people just beginning to spread their wings as artists, while others are adult students who paint in addition to other jobs, or who, as retirees, finally have the time to pursue their art in earnest. A first this year for the student show were prizes awarded by the Garden State Watercolor Society. Allison Singer, of West Windsor, won first prize for "Checking the Competition"; Tom Kimball of Chesterfield won second prize for "Lady with a Big Hat"; and Litza Reyes of Trenton was awarded third prize for "Fresh Air." The show runs through May 17. More here with photos.
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Mercer Dance Ensemble May 12-13
The Mercer Dance Ensemble, featuring students and community dancers, presents "On the Move!" at Kelsey Theatre May 12 at 8 p.m. and May 13 at 2 p.m. Six contributing choreographers, including faculty members, MCCC alumni and a current student, will blend their talents for a performance that will incorporate a variety of modern and international dance styles as it celebrates the body in motion. Approximately 13 pieces will be performed. Adding the international element will be Latin American tango, choreographed by MCCC's Theatre/Dance Program Coordinator Jody Person. A professional tango dancer, Person has found this highly stylized dance form to be very helpful in teaching acting skills to his students. More here.

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Debbie Kell is retiring!
Please join us for cake and coffee on Mon., May 14, from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate with Debbie Kell, who will be retiring as of June 30, 2012. Debbie has had a colorful 26 year career at Mercer serving as a math professor in the early days. She then moved on to start The Virtual Campus which then became The Virtual College and is now MercerOnline. As Dean of Instructional and Institutional Effectiveness, she also was responsible for professional development and Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning and many other college initiatives. We will never forget her enthusiasm for teaching both in front of the class and behind the scenes with the online program. Debbie has a high energy level that is contagious and we all have been swept away by it at one time or another over the years. We’ll miss her. Please join us in a friendly send-off on Monday in the BAT Cave, CM126B. We’ll have cake and some beverages and come together to wish Debbie well in her next adventure. Regards, The MercerOnline Team (Mike, Karen, Rodney, Jill, Vicente and Linda)

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Open House for Judy Ehresman's Retirement May 16
Judy Ehresman, dean of Business and Technology, is retiring at the end of this semester. We invite you to wish her well as she starts the next chapter of her life. An Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Dining Room. All are asked to contribute $15 for the food and a gift, or $6 for the gift only. RSVP by May 9 to Doris Geck at geckd@mccc.edu, ext. 3482, BS134, or Cindy Matyas at matyasc@mccc.edu, ext. 3596, ET109. Please include whether you are bringing a side dish or dessert to share at the event--the more the merrier! See you there!

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Youth Empowerment Summit May 18-19
Please help spread the word. The Neighborhood Improvement Association and MCCC are inviting Trenton area young adults, ages 16 to 25, to a Youth Empowerment Summit on Friday, May 18, 3:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 19, 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus. Participants will get vital information, tools, resources and support necessary to realize a brighter future. Pre-registration is not required; the event is free and meals are provided. For more information call 609-915-7367. More here.
There is also a posting with more information on LinkedIn here.
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April 27-May 6: "A Chorus Line"

May 5: "Goldilocks and the Three Bears

May 18-June 3: "Company"

May 19: "Skippyjon Jones"

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Current News_ __Current News online_________M-Newsletter submission form

Eapen a Finalist for CFO Award
Vice President Jacob Eapen has been chosen as one of three finalists for the New Jersey Technology Council CFO of the Year. This award is presented for outstanding contributions to his/her company’s performance and accomplishments from January 2011 until present. As a finalist, Eapen will be honored and the winner will be announced at the annual NJTC CFO Awards Breakfast on Friday, June 8, at the Forsgate Country Club.
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Transfer Agreement Signed for Fire Science
Through a new agreement, MCCC Fire Science program graduates can now transfer to the University of Maryland University College for their BS degree in Fire Service Administration. This is a distance learning online program. More here on UM's program.
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PASS Student Achievement Recognized
On April 27 the PASS program celebrated its 8th annual Honors Banquet at the Student Center, celebrating the successes of 30 graduates, 20 Dean's List students and 38 Academic Achievement students with GPA's of 3.0 or higher. Graduating Senior, Sanley Tuchez, who received numerous awards, served as Master of Ceremonies. Mercer's Hospitality Club catered the affair. Photos on Facebook here.
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Theatre Students Perform at Aspirations Event
MCCC Theatre students, under the direction of Program Coordinator Jody Person, entertained high school students and their family members during a celebration of "Aspirations," at Kelsey Theatre April 18. They created interpretive pieces to accompany selected readings, while artwork featured in the publication was displayed on a screen. "Aspirations" is the college's annual publication recognizing the talents of teen writers and artists. Fifty-nine writers and 32 artists, a number with multiple submissions, were selected from 10 area high schools. Aspirations Editor, Associate Professor Bettina Caluori, thanked the teachers for encouraging their students to enter their work and parents for helping foster their children’s talents. “There’s a lot of evidence here that you are gearing up for your own aspirations,” she said. More here with photos.
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Alumni Success: Fabio Iucolino
Born and raised in Sicily, Italy, Fabio Iucolino ’97 (A.A., Humanities and Social Science) was slow to start his education, but quick to embrace it once he was on the path to success. Starting with his GED at the James Kerney Campus, Iucolino completed his associate degree at MCCC with honors, then earned a bachelor's degree from The College of New Jersey. After working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, he was hired by Firmenich in Plainsboro, and then earned his MBA from Rider University in 2009. Now, after 11 years at Firmenich, he is the business services manager, leading a team of 12 employees on global business systems processes. “Mercer was where everything started for me,” he said, Full story here.
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Environmentalist Offers Advice
Marc Rogoff, environmental education specialist at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), spoke to an audience of students April 25 about how every day practices can affect the natural world. He told students about the many ways they can reduce their carbon footprint, such as ceiling fans instead of air conditioning units, using LED light bulbs, and installing solar panels on the roof. More here.

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Datatel/Project NASA Update
All updates here.
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Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current Job Openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

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Coming Event Reminders

_____This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar
_____Event Submission Form

Great Eats at Student Restaurants 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.

Now Through May 17: Visual Arts Student Show at The Gallery, featuring 126 works of art by 63 of the college’s visual and graphic art students. Details here.

Healthy Lifestyle Change Initiative 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, Exercise Science students, Erin Cahill, and Vindi Kaur. Contact Amy Ricco for more information.

Artwork of Lucas Kelly at Arts Guild
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Lucas Kelly will be featured in a new exhibit, "Prismatic," at the Arts Guild New Jersey, May 6 - June 7. An opening reception takes place Sunday, May 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Arts Guild, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway. The theme of the exhibit is to show how color shapes our world. More here.

May 5 and 6: "Revolutionary Violets:” The Garden State African Violet Club host its Annual Show and Plant Sale, Student Center, 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Plants will be on exhibit and for purchase. E-mail GSAVCmail@gmail.com or call 732-771-7117. Website here.

May 7: Ice Cream Social, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Staff Dining Room. A Bake Off will be judged by Doug Fee and Frank Benowitz, however, you DO NOT have to bake to attend. Anyone wishing to bake, please let Debi know at ext. 3378. The winners will be receiving an "award."

May 8: James Kerney Campus Celebration of Academic Achievement, 6 p.m. at the Patriots Theatre, Trenton War Memorial. For more information contact Monique Richardson at richardm@mccc.edu.

May 8: MCCC Chorus Concert at Kelsey Theatre, directed by Susan Howells, 7:30 p.m.
May 9: MCCC Jazz Band Concert at Kelsey Theatre, directed by Professor James Kelly, 8 p.m. More here on both concerts.

By May 15: Kelsey Review Asks for Submissions. Writers and artists who live or work in Mercer County are welcome to submit short fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as black and white drawings. Details here, or call ext. 3306.

May 17: College Assembly followed by the Staff Recognition Ceremony, Kelsey Theatre. Nominate colleagues for awards using the form here.

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 will resume next semester. For questions about fitness classes contact Danielle Garruba at ext. 3412 or garrubad@mccc.edu.
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Mercer in the News This Week

Trentonian:
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Despite late-season hiccup, Mercer finds its way to Final Four

Anita Hill to speak at Mercer County College

COLLEGE WRAP: Mercer softball advances to Region 19 Final Four

Five honored at MCCC

CentralJersey.com:
MCCC Marketing Department Takes Gold in National Competition

Mercer County Teens Recognized for Artistic Talents in MCCC Arts Journal

Pierrot Productions Expecting “Company” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre May 18-June 3

Playful Theatre Productions takes on the smash hit from the ’70s (Review of “A Chorus Line”)

Patch.com:
Mercer County Teens Recognized for Artistic Talents in MCCC Arts Journal

MCCC Marketing Department Takes Gold in National Competition

Get Set for a Children’s “Tail” of Imagination with “Skippyjon Jones” At Kelsey Theatre

Pierrot Productions Expecting “Company” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre May 18-June 3

Mercer Dance Ensemble Is “On The Move!” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre May 12-13

Princeton Online:
Pierrot Productions Expecting “Company” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre May 18-June 3

Mercer Dance Ensemble Is “On The Move!” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre May 12-13

Broadway World: 
SKIPPYJON JONES Plays MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 5/19

Mercer Dance Ensemble Comes to Kelsey Theatre, 5/12-13

COMPANY Plays MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 5/18-6/3

Kaleidoscope Theatre Presents GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

West Windsor Plainsboro News:
Live the Dream of Broadway (“A Chorus Line”)

Stage Magazine:
CHORUS LINE at Kelsey: One Singular Sensation!

Society of Professional Journalists:
Announcing winners of the 2011 national Mark of Excellence Awards for collegiate journalists

2011 Mark of Excellence National Winners and Finalists

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