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Announcing Kelsey Theatre's 2011-12 Season
Kelsey Theatre invites audiences of all ages -- from youngsters to senior citizens -- on a theatrical journey around the world and through time during its 2011-12 season set to begin Sept. 9. Nineteen full-length adult and family productions will take audiences to enchanted and mysterious places like Camelot, Oz, Xanadu, and more, while the Kelsey Kids Series offers 12 productions featuring traveling professional companies and local troupes. More here.
Pre-Class Week and IPIC
View the schedule here. All are encouraged to attend the College Assembly and Barbecue on August 25, 12 to 4 p.m. MCCC offices will be closed to the public from 12 to 4 p.m. PLEASE NOTE, the Assembly will take place in the Student Center rather than Kelsey Theatre. Also, the Academic Affairs Convocation location has been changed to the Conference Center.
The IPIC Professional Development Sampler offers something for everyone. Note the schedule is Monday (8/22) and Wednesday (8/24) afternoon, Thursday (8/25) evening and Friday (8/26) morning. If you have any questions, please call The Bat Cave at ext. 3551. Visit the link here to review choices and register.
CCS Offers Online Noncredit Classes
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies partners with the online teaching company Ed2Go, which offers hundreds of classes that start monthly and run for six weeks. In fact, Mercer is one of Ed2Go's top 25 providers in the nation. Learn more here.
Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink _____ Full College Calendar
Aug. 18: The Center for Continuing Studies hosts "Back to School Night for Adults" at 6 p.m. in The Conference Center.
Zumba and Yoga classes are suspended until after Labor Day. Schedule to come.
Current News_Current News online
The Summer Viking is Here!
Check out the Viking newsletter for alumni and friends online here. When your area receives its printed copies, please put them out where students and visitors can take them.
Beach Banner Advertises Aviation Program
In conjunction with Royal Karina Air Service, MCCC arranged for an airplane banner ad which flew over the New Jersey beaches last Sunday, Aug. 7, between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm , covering the area from about Asbury Park to below Seaside Heights. The ad said: BE A PILOT@MERCER COUNTY COLLEGE. IREALLYWANTTOFLY.COM. If you missed the news about MCCC's new partnership with Royal Karina Air, see the press release here.
Linda and Chris Gaylo Make Science Learning Their Goal at JKC
The James Kerney Campus showed its appreciation to faculty member Linda Gaylo and her husband, adjunct instructor Christopher Gaylo, by recognizing them at the JKC Celebration of Achievement Night at the Trenton War Memorial in May. The Gaylos say they were pleasantly surprised with the formal show of appreciation. Says JKC Provost Monica Weaver, "The staff and I consider Linda and Chris to be a truly invaluable asset. Their academic contributions make a huge difference to the broader Trenton community." More here.
PNC Scholarships Send Two Boys & Girls Club Grads To MCCC
In a perfect three-way partnership, dreams of pursuing higher education at MCCC are being fulfilled through the generosity of PNC Bank and the mentoring of the Boys & Girls Club (BGC) of Trenton. Michael Coleman of Ewing High School and Brianna Terry of Trenton Central High School, will start at MCCC in a few weeks.
The scholarships cover full tuition, expenses, and even transportation costs. More here.
New Perspectives on Paris
Faculty members Diane Hilker and Linda Gaylo, who led a Study Tour to Paris in July, agree that traveling to another country is a unique bonding and learning experience. "The study abroad trip provided the students with a wonderful opportunity to experience Parisian culture and to learn more about how the field of microbiology is interwoven into our everyday life," Hilker said.
Adds Gaylo, For more on the Study Tour and the perspectives of our students, click here.
Sandra Kerr Featured in Cover Story for National Publication
MCCC Professor and Radiography Program Coordinator Sandra Kerr was featured in a cover story in News-Line for Radiology Professionals magazine. She shared her background and career path, her experiences teaching at Mercer, the rewards of her job, the current job market, and advice for prospective students. "I enjoy working with the students and seeing them grow throughout the program. It is amazing to me to walk into any one of our affiliate hospitals and see the majority of the imaging professionals are Mercer graduates," Kerr said in the interview. More here with photos. See the full article here.
Kelsey Theatre Announces 10 Perry Award Nominations
Kelsey Theatre has been nominated for 10 Perry Awards for the past season by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT). Artistic Director M. Kitty Getlik congratulates the nominees, noting that more than 400 shows were reviewed last year. Winners will be announced at an awards banquet Sept. 18. Details here.
First Group Completes Veterinary Assistant Certificate
Three years ago, veterinarians at the Princeton Animal Hospital & Carnegie Cat Clinic approached the Center for Continuing Studies at MCCC with an idea. Why not develop a comprehensive curriculum to equip veterinary support staff with the myriad skills necessary to provide top-notch service for daily office operations? MCCC heeded the call and worked with the hospital to develop a comprehensive Veterinary Assistant Certificate curriculum. The noncredit program began last September and the first cohort of 11 students completed its coursework in May. Students concluded the program this summer with a 75-hour externship. A new class will begin September 6. More here.
Alumni Success: Leon Rainbow Paints Colorful Career
MCCC alumnus Leon Rainbow, a 2001 Computer Graphics graduate, has the joy of seeing his art prominently displayed on the walls of TerraCycle. His vast portfolio also includes fine and commercial art, including commissioned pieces and murals for private homes. Rainbow teaches art classes for the Princeton Young Achievers, and relishes every moment. He also works as a web designer for Inforest Communications in Princeton. When speaking of MCCC's faculty, Rainbow says "They challenged me relentlessly to take my style to the next level." More here.
in the News Online
The Trenton Times:
Former Mercer County College Coach Charlie Inverso prepares for Division I, leaves behind strong soccer coaching tree
First Group Completes MCCC's Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program; Information Session for New Class to be Held Aug. 25
MCCC Faculty Linda and Chris Gaylo Make Science Learning Their Goal at James Kerney Campus
Louis De Lauro, Founder of Juggling Life, Passes Baton to Youngsters at MCCC's Camp College
MCCC Golf Classic to Benefit Student Athletes
First Group Completes MCCC's Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program
MCCC Students Take On Paris and Leave with New Perspectives
PNC Scholarships Send Two Boys & Girls Club Grads to MCCC This Fall
MCCC Radiography Coordinator Featured in Cover Story Interview for National Publication
Journey the World During 2011-12 Season at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. Subscription Series Now on Sale
Louis De Lauro Founder of Juggling Life Passes Baton to Youngsters at MCCC's Camp College
MCCC Students Take on Paris and Leave with New Perspectives
Kelsey Theatre Previews Upcoming Season
Ewing Native Opens Segment on WWFM Radio
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