July 23, 2012
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Kelsey Awards Show Aug. 11
K2K Entertainment and Kelsey Theatre will host the Second Annual Kelsey Theatre Awards on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.
Hosted by alum Kyrus (Keenan) Westcott and Kelsey performer Dominick Sannelli, awards will be presented to the best theatrical productions and performers of Kelsey Theatre's 2011-2012 season. Based on two rounds of voting from the community -- for Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Actor, and many more categories, expect an evening full of fun and excitement!
The show will feature special performances from the cast of “AIDA,” “Urinetown: The Musical,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “A Chorus Line,” and “Camelot,” all of which have been nominated for Outstanding Production of a Musical. Cameo performances by Kelsey fans’ favorite personalities from every production company, as well as a special performance by the 2012 Kelsey Theatre Dance Squad, will round out the evening. More here.
College Assembly and Pre-Class Week Schedule
Save the Date for the College Assembly, set for Thursday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Center, followed by an outdoor barbecue for faculty and staff. The Academic Affairs Convocation begins at 1:30 p.m. the same day.
See the full schedule here.
IPIC Professional Development Sampler
From Jill Marcu: Pre-Class week is around that corner and so is the fall 2012 IPIC Professional Development Sampler! This time we are offering tracks of workshops in three areas: Teaching and Learning (TL), College Programs and Policies (CPP) and Student Support Services (SSS). We have done our best not to have the tracks conflict.
- For those of you interested in the Teaching and Learning track, we have a variety of courses that should appeal to everyone. There are sessions on the learning experience of an online student, the Curriculum Agenda, teaching writing in a non-English class, active learning, and Prezi, just to name a few.
- Specifically for our language adjunct faculty, we have added a session that coincides with your trip to the campus for the Thursday evening Convocation: "Best Practices in Teaching Foreign Languages."
- For those interested in our College Programs and Policies track, we have workshops on academic integrity, Project NASA, the Completion Agenda, fundraising activities, and an overview of what the Marketing and Communications Department can do to help you, including a review of the department's new Style Guide.
- Finally, for those of you interested in the Student Support Services track, we have an update on the "First 30," financial aid and the role of Advisory Commissions in supporting teaching and learning. Please visit the following link to review the many choices, check out the details, and register: http://teach.mccc.edu/ipic
We look forward to seeing you all there! If you have any questions, please call our office at ext. 3551. Hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer.
MCCC Theatre People to Perform in NYC Fringe Festival
MCCC Theatre and Dance Program Coordinator Jody P. Person reports that Mercer students will be well represented at the 2012 Fringe Festival in New York City. Current and former theatre students, along with production staff, will present five performances of “Alice and the Bunny Hole” from August 13-24. Performers include Michelle Wood (Alice), Josiah DeAndrea (Bobby), Deena Jiles (Bunny), Dan Johnson (Jerome), Patrick Martin (Kelly /The Prince), Jody Person (Man with the Tiny Hat), and Taylor Pickett-Stokes (the DJ). Members of the artistic staff and crew are Jon Cintron (stage manager), Robert A. Terrano (lighting design/technical director/photography), Ryan Lawyer (set painting) and Tyann Sells (video). The show is written by Alex DeFazio and directed by Associate Professor Person and DeFazio. Based on the Alice in Wonderland story, Person notes that this version contains adult themes. For tickets, times and more, click here.
Colleague Training Dates for Budget Managers
From Susan Bowen: We have established the following training schedule for July and August. Please contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357 to register for one of the training sessions. This training will focus on logging on and navigating the new system, using the new Chart of Accounts, and entering and processing purchase requisitions. This training is mandatory for budget managers to gain access to the system for FY 13 processing:
- Wed, August 1: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. AD 229
- Tuesday, August 14: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. AD 213
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Holly Johnson Wins College Media Association Award
Associate Professor Holly Johnson was recently notified that she won the prestigious Nordin Award for new media research from the College Media Association (CMA), for her paper on viral student media. "I began this work as part of my seminar for the Princeton Mid-Career Fellowship but continued it after completing the program, extending the research substantially."
She will present her findings at a special session in Chicago this fall at the CMA conference, and her paper will be published in College Media Review. Johnson says "As far as I know this is the first time that a two-year college professor has received the award since its inception. This national recognition will help raise the profile of our New Media program at Mercer." More on the College Media Association here.
Associate Professor Terrano to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
During Kelsey Theatre's Awards Night Aug. 11, Associate Professor of Communication Robert A. Terrano will be presented with The Kelsey Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award. He received 125 nominations! Terrano pushes the technical limit of theatrical productions, dedicating his life to helping performers shine brightly on the stage. As coordinator of MCCC’s Entertainment Technology program and a frequent collaborator with multiple resident Kelsey Theatre production companies, his knowledge of theatrical lighting and sound are unmatched in the Kelsey community. More here.
Callahan is New Director for Center for Simulated Business
Kristen Callahan has replaced Carol Weber as the new Director of the Center for Simulated Business Services (CSBS) at the West Windsor campus. She will be overseeing a network of more than 70 virtual business practice firms located in 32 high schools and 13 colleges across seven states: New Jersey, California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Currently, MCCC runs two virtual companies -- B-Gone Travel and Celestial Beauty -- available to students each semester through the three-credit course, BUS296 International Business Practice Firm. The course provides hands-on experiences working in a simulated business environment and provides transacting opportunities with other virtual companies throughout the world. (For more information, contact Administrative Assistant, Barbara Urban, ext. 3474 or Director Kristen Callahan, ext. 3216.)
This month, Kristen Callahan presented at the annual National Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) Directors’ Meeting. The meeting pulled together six directors from Virtual Enterprise (Business Practice Firm) district offices throughout the United States. She shared CSBS plans and programs for the 2012-2013 academic year and demonstrated Vidyo® to introduce CSBS/MCCC staff members: Barbara Urban, Tony Bruzatis, and adjunct faculty member Tawyre Mason. She also talked about plans for integrating iPad® use and Google Apps in BUS296 courses beginning this fall.
New Agreements Ease Transfer for MCCC Graduates
In recent months MCCC has signed articulation agreements with numerous colleges including Rutgers Business School, Drexel University, The College of New Jersey, Rowan University, the University of Maryland, and Holy Family University. Details here.
Alumni Success: Chic Hess '64
Today, alum Charles “Chic” Hess ’64 (Liberal Arts) lives in an oceanfront home on the beautiful island of Kailua, Hawaii. Hess graduated from Trenton Junior College and transferred to East Stroudsburg State College, where he continued to play basketball and began to shine academically. “I eventually realized the importance of education,” Hess said, who earned both his bachelor's degree (1968) and his master’s degree (1972) in Health and Physical Education. He also earned his certificate as a Secondary School Principal from the University of Pennsylvania and a supervisor certificate in Health and Physical Education from Millersville University. In 1986, Hess earned his doctorate degree in Professional Leadership from Brigham Young University. With the highest GPA in his class, he was selected as class valedictorian. He coached basketball at Brigham Young University-Hawaii during the 1988 and 1989 seasons and was recognized as the NAIA District 29 Basketball Coach of the Year. More here.
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Sept. 15: 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. Dinner tickets are $65 per person. More here, or contact John Simone at ext. 3740.
Oct. 21: Floyd Fete, "A Jazzy Event to Support the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship Fund at MCCC" at the Carl A. Fields Center, Princeton University, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities. Individual tickets are $100. Contact Amy Frangione at ext. 3293.
Exercise and Healthy Living Classes. For more information contact Danielle Garruba at ext. 3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (For updates check the Student Activities Facebook page here.)
- Yoga classes take place on Mondays and Thursdays now through August 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225.
- Zumba classes take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225.
in the News This Week (July 13 through 19)
Mercer County to consider $134M plan for wide-ranged improvements
Editorial: WWFM expansion brings classical music to the masses
K2K Entertainment Presents the 2012 Kelsey Awards at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Aug. 11
K2K Entertainment Presents the 2012 Kelsey Awards, 8/11
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