June 1, 2012
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Zumba and Yoga are Back for Summer
MCCC is offering Summer Zumba on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 5 through August 16 at 12 p.m. in FA129. Please wear sneakers and bring water.
Yoga classes take place on Mondays and Thursdays beginning June 4 through August 13 at 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday afternoons June 6 through August 15 from 12 to 1 p.m. Please bring a yoga mat, water and a blanket (if you get cold during the meditation). Classes are FREE to students, faculty and staff! Contact Danielle at ext. 3412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Save the Date for Floyd Fete Oct. 21
MCCC's Foundation will again host "A Jazzy Event to Support the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship Fund at MCCC." The special Sunday event takes place Oct. 21 at the Carl A. Fields Center, Princeton University, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The committee is now making sponsorship opportunities available. Individual tickets are $100. Student artists will be interpreting the Floyd Fete theme in their artwork and the winning piece will be on display, while a poster version will be available for purchase. For more information contact Amy Frangione at ext. 3293.
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Speakers Wow Audience at Commencement
Keynote speaker, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, inspired the audience with stories from his own family history. His father, born in poverty in the 1930s in the Deep South, was only able to go to college and later get a good job through the financial and emotional support of the residents of the town where he grew up.
The Distinguished Teaching Awardee was Associate Professor Kathi Paluscio. Praised for her extraordinary ability to motivate students, Paluscio observed, "There is nothing I've ever done on this campus that would have been possible without the mentorship of the faculty here."
Student speaker was 62-year-old Norman Glover, a Vietnam veteran who earned a Purple Heart for his military service and delayed college until middle age. "No one is more surprised to see me up here than I am," he said, adding that the loss of his trucking job during the recession was what inspired him to finally finish his schooling. "There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs," Glover said.
Full story with photos here.
WWFM Takes First Place Award for Documentary
A documentary made by Rachel Katz and Bill Zagorski of WWFM The Classical Network, called “Vera’s Story,” won first place in the Radio Enterprise category from the New Jersey Chapter Society Of Professional Journalists Excellence In Journalism Awards For 2011. The awarder’s website says, "This WWFM documentary about a Holocaust survivor, produced by Rachel Katz and Bill Zagorski, is sensitively done and beautifully produced. They let Vera tell her story clearly and well."
Benowitz Works with Princeton Child Development Students
Adolescent students from the Princeton Child Development Institute came to MCCC's Culinary Center this spring for a six-week program that enabled them to gain both cooking skills and social experience. "Chef Frank Benowitz not only provided an opportunity for these young men to acquire new kitchen and food preparation skills, but provided classroom experiences that allowed our learners to display acquired social skills with new persons in a new environment," said PCDI Executive Director Gregory MacDuff in a letter to Dr. Donohue. More here with photo.
Photo Students Volunteer at HomeFront
On May 9 Mercer's Photography Club, "Camera Lucida," visited HomeFront's Family Preservation Center, where they gave their time and talent to make family portraits for about 25 mothers with their children. The photographs will be printed and given to the families. The students had a lot of fun photographing and interacting with the children, and the students received the following thank you from the volunteer coordinator: "Thank you for coming over to the HomeFront Family Preservation Center today to take pictures. I hope that your photo crew enjoyed the interaction with the families. Some of the families have never had a professional photo taken before, so this was a real treat for them. I am so happy that HomeFront-FPC was your choice for a community service project." Alice Archer FPC Volunteer Coordinator. Photo here.
Alumi Success: Rob Pivovarnick, Architecture
MCCC alum Rob Pivovarnick ’02 (A.S., Architecture) credits Architecture Professor Garry Perryman for being a very influential part of his education. “He was always good at being objective about our work without being overly critical,” he said, adding that he admired his teacher’s nurturing approach in the classroom. MCCC helped Pivovarnick in ways he hadn’t initially anticipated. “Client and public presentations are a big part of architecture,” he said. He credits Kathi Paluscio, associate professor of Communication, with helping him overcome his fears of speaking before a group. “I was always very wary of it before taking her class,” he added.
After completing his associate’s degree in 2002, Pivovarnick continued his education at Philadelphia University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 2005. Today he works for HDR, a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services. Full story here.
Thanks from Fred Weiner
Human Relations Award winner Fred Weiner says "Thank you to those who recommended me and voted for me to receive the Human Relations Award. This is an extraordinary high honor which I shall cherish all of my days."
Datatel/Project NASA Update
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Commencement Rebroadcast Schedule -- Channel 26 on Comcast and Cablevision, and Channel 20 on Verizon FIOS here.
MCCC Students are Serving Breakfast: "The Breakfast Club" will be open from 7 - 8:30 a.m. on June 4, 5, 6 & 7. It's pay at the door. A complete breakfast starts at $3, with additional items priced a la carte. Contact Frank Benowitz at ext. 3579. Flyer here.
June 30: Trip to Radio City Music Hall to see Cirque Du Soleil. The bus leaves MCCC promptly at 12:30 p.m. from the P.E. building circle. Show starts at 3 p.m., then you will have time to shop, eat, and enjoy New York City on your own. The bus leaves NYC at 7 p.m. to return to MCCC at approx. 8:30 p.m. Students: $20; Alumni: $40; Staff/Faculty: $55; Outsiders: $65. Pick up tickets and pay at SC 111. Limit two per person. First Come, First Served! Flyer 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 are back for the summer! For more information contact Danielle Garruba at ext. 3412 or email@example.com.
- Zumba classes tale place Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 5 through August 16 at 12 p.m. in FA129.
- Yoga classes take place on Mondays and Thursdays beginning June 4 through August 13 at 5:30 p.m.
- Yoga classes also take place on Wednesdays, June 6 through August 15 from 12 to 1 p.m.
in the News This Week
Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivers commencement address at Mercer County Community College
Gallery: MCCC Graduation (35 photos)
Artist Bill Plank injects spirituality into landscape paintings (MCCC alum)
Two MCCC students honored
Widmarc Tigana Dalce Is New Head Coach for MCCC Men’s Soccer
Widmarc Tigana Dalce Is New Head Coach for MCCC Men’s Soccer
U.S. 1 Newspaper:
MCCC Offers Career Enrichment Courses
By Snail Mail (Letters to the Editor)
The Paramus Post:
Solar Project at Mercer County Community College Will Help Train Students for Careers in Solar Industry
The Green Energy Blog:
Solar Power Helps College Cope with Budget Cuts
Philly Fun Guide:
The Wizard of Oz Sing-Along
Reviews of new pop, country/ roots, jazz and classical releases (WWFM’s Tom Tallitsch)
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