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August 6, 2012
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Coming Event

Current News

News Clips, Links

Kelsey Theatre is "In the Pink" for 2012-13 Series Students Win at Business Leadership Conference

Mercer in the News This Week

"Nunsense" at Kelsey Theatre Alumni Success: Mary Jo Butera Project NASA Updates
Colleague Training for Budget Managers Kelsey Theatre Earns 27 Perry Award Nominations

Updates & Info

Coming to Kelsey Theatre Retired Athletics Employee Zinna Kusnirik Is "Grandmom" to All News Links and Social Media
Coming Event Reminders Construction Updates How to Submit Your News

Coming Event Announcements

Kelsey Theatre is "In the Pink" for 2012-13 Series
Kelsey Theatre celebrates its Ruby Pink 40th Anniversary with a “Salute to the Ladies” during its 2012-13 season. Nineteen full-length adult and family productions will feature strong, determined, feisty women, like the adventurous Maria in “The Sound of Music,” and the fashionista turned lawyer Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde – The Musical.” The Kelsey Kids Series offers 12 productions featuring traveling professional companies and local troupes, in fun family shows like “Charlotte’s Web” and “Cinderella.” More here.

"Nunsense" at Kelsey Theatre
Singing and dancing nuns will have audiences in stitches as the Shore Repertory Company presents the musical comedy “Nunsense” at Kelsey Theatre Aug. 17-26. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Aug. 17. In this five-woman show, an unfortunate convent cooking accident at the Little Sisters of Hoboken causes most of the nuns to die of botulism. To raise funds for the burials, Mother Superior has a vision to start a greeting card company. More here.

Colleague Training Dates for Budget Managers
From Susan Bowen: We have established the following training schedule. Please contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357 to register for this training session if you have not attended a previous session. 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 FY13 processing.
Next session is Tuesday, August 14: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in AD 213.



Aug. 11: Kelsey Awards Show

Aug. 17-26: "Nunsense"

The 2012-13 Kelsey Season "In The Pink"


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Students Win at Business Leadership Conference
Students Jose Rodriguez, Anderson Monken, and Amber Hinshaw earned National Awards of Excellence at the National Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) held in Texas in June. Rodriguez and Monken placed third nationally in team competition in Business Decision Making. In individual categories, Monken placed sixth nationally in Public Speaking, Hinshaw placed fourth in Retail Management, and Rodriguez placed ninth in Sports Marketing and Management. A total of eight students were among 1,700 student leaders from two- and four-year schools across the country who spent four days competing, attending business seminars and networking for future careers in business. All those who attended the conference were award winners from their respective states. More here.

Alumni Success: Mary Jo Butera

According to Mercer alum Mary Jo Butera ’72 (A.A., Humanities and Social Science), finding the tools and mentors that enabled her to get a good education has inspired her to help others do the same.
Graduating from Mercer with honors, Butera earned a scholarship to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). “The coursework at Mercer was just as challenging as TCNJ,” Butera said. “I felt well prepared when I transferred.”

In 1978, Butera went back to TCNJ, earning her master’s degree in Guidance in 1982. She then worked as a guidance counselor at Hightstown High School and then at West Windsor Middle School. “It was a great experience; I loved my job,” Butera said. Finally, she joined the guidance staff at Hamilton High West, where she has worked for the last 20 years. Butera notes that she has also earned her certification to work as a high school principal, but has never applied for the position because she so thoroughly enjoys her job. More here.

Kelsey Theatre Earns 27 Perry Award Nominations
Perry Award nominations for the 2011-12 theater season were recently announced by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT), with shows at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre earning 27 nominations. Kelsey Artistic Director M. Kitty Getlik, who is among the nominees, is extremely proud of the actors and crew members who presented productions last season. "We are truly grateful to these dedicated theater people, who volunteer their considerable talent and valuable time at Kelsey Theatre for the community's enjoyment." According to Getlik, this year's nominee numbers tie the most ever for shows at Kelsey. She notes NJACT reviews hundreds of productions each year. "Those who regularly attend productions at Kelsey know how terrific the productions are," she said. "It's great to get validation from others in the field. Even getting a nomination indicates the top quality of our shows." Details here.


Retired Athletics Employee Zinna Kusnirik Is "Grandmom" to All
In recent years, Zinna Kusnirik, who celebrated her 96th birthday on July 31, may be best known as a fixture at the Trenton Thunder Stadium, where she has had season tickets since the Thunder's inaugural season in 1994. "That's section 15, row F. That's where you will find me," says the mother of three, grandmother of five and great grandmother of ten. And once upon a time, she was a key member of the athletics staff at MCCC. "I was equipment manager, facilities clerk, whatever you want to call it, I did it all - everything that needed doing," she maintains. "I took care of all the kids and all the sports, boys and girls."

Back then, Al Leister, now a professor emeritus, was athletics director and Howie Landa was the men's basketball coach. "Oh, he was first class," Kusnirik says of Landa. "He was respected by the players. He was known all over, everywhere we went." She vividly recalls being part of the excitement when Landa led the Vikings to four national tournaments and two national titles (1973 and 1974). More here.

Construction Updates

Summer construction projects are moving along. See August 2 updates here by clicking on the menu options on the left.

Updates & Info

Marketing & Communications
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Project NASA Updates Construction Projects Summer 2012 The MCCC Organization Chart


Coming Event Reminders___
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This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar
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Aug. 16: The MCCC Book Club will meet at 12 noon in the faculty/staff dining room to discuss "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Contact Melinda Struzynski at struzynm@mccc.edu or call ext. 3554.

Aug 20-25: Pre-Class Week: College Assembly is Thurs, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Center, followed by an outdoor barbecue for faculty and staff. Full Pre-Class Week Schedule here.

Aug. 20-25: IPIC Professional Development Sampler:Sign up here. If you have any questions, call ext. 3551.

Sept. 11: MCCC's annual commemoration ceremony, 11 a.m. at the West Windsor Campus Memorial Garden outside the Student Center.

Sept. 13: In partnership with the New Jersey State Museum, MCCC will host a panel discussion that brings together two historians and three individuals who have first-person experience with 9/11. It will take place at the Conference Center from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Details to come.

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. 2: Annual Golf Classic at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course. Proceeds benefit the Student-Athlete Fund. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with tee-off at 12:30 p.m. The day concludes with an awards banquet. Details 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, " 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 garrubad@mccc.edu. (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.


Mercer in the News This Week (July 27 - August 2, 2012)

Trenton Times:

The Classical Network to broadcast 'A Far Cry' 2011 performance

Portraits of the artist, by another

Career Growth Is Goal at MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies this Fall

Sing Your Heart Out: Watch the movie and belt out some tunes with sing-along ‘Wizard of Oz’

MCCC Students Recognized with Top Honors at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Career Growth Is Goal at MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies this Fall

Career growth is the goal

Princeton Online:
Career Growth Is Goal at MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies this Fall


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