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Study Tours Planned for 2012 to Costa Rica, South Africa
Please spread the word! MCCC's Study Abroad Program has planned three exciting tours for spring and summer. Two are going to Costa Rica, and one is going to South Africa. Students need to begin planning now, as deposits are due by December 9. Full details with links to flyers here.
"Zumbathon" Oct. 3 to Benefit American Diabetes Association
It's time to dance for your health. The Student Government Association (SGA) invites all staff, faculty and community members to participate in a "Zumbathon" benefit on Monday, Oct. 3, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the gym The event will feature three instructors who are volunteering their time. Proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Participants are asked to wear sneakers; water will be provided. The suggested donation is $5. For more information, contact Danielle Garruba at firstname.lastname@example.org. More here.
Pharmaceutical Expert to Speak on Drug Development Process Oct. 12
Michael Falkow, director and principal consultant for Parexel International, a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, will examine the intricate clinical drug trial process in his talk, "Drug Development and Approval in the U.S. - Not Just for Biochemists," on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at noon in CM 107. The talk is part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. A former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigator and drug specialist, Falkow will draw upon his vast expertise to explain the legislative history of the agency and the process it has established for pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, as well as approval and control. More here.
Nutrition Workshop Oct. 18
Join us for a "Nutrition Workshop" on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 12 noon in the Conference Center. Stacy Warringer, from Cassara Consulting, will give a presentation about healthy food options, nutritious food and more. A healthy lunch will be provided. Tickets are free, but will be limited. Call Danielle at ext. 3412, e-mail at email@example.com or come to the Student Activities Department to pick up your ticket. Come learn tips on how to get healthy with your food selections.
Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar_____Event Submission Form
See the September WWC Student Activities Calendar here. Come out and support MCCC Student Activities!
AT THE GALLERY Now Through Oct. 20: "Mōtus Animā" with artists Peter Arakawa and Rita Herzfeld. Gallery Talk with the artists Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. More here with images.
Sept. 27: Professor Mel Leipzig Examines "Use of Black and White in Painting," 12 noon, with a slide presentation in CM 110. More here.
Thursdays now through Oct. 15: The International Student Organization and the Student Government Association host Latin Music Hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Center. Flyer here.
Oct. 1: First Amendment 5K Run/Walk benefit for MCCC's College VOICE student newspaper, the Student Press Law Center and Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Flyer here.
Oct. 3: Student Activities' Zumbathon to Benefit American Diabetes Association, 12 to 1 p.m. in the gym. Wear your sneakers; water will be provided. Suggested donation is $5. Contact Danielle Garruba at firstname.lastname@example.org. Flyer here.
Oct. 4: MCCC Golf Classic at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course, with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m.; tee-off at 12:30 p.m. The tournament concludes at 5:30 p.m. with an awards reception, door prizes and dinner. More here.
Oct. 9: "WALK NOW For Autism Speaks," sponsored by the PTK Honors Society at MCCC's campus. More here.
Transfer Workshops Schedule here.
Exercise and Healthy Living Classes: **Because FEMA is using the FA building, all exercise classes have moved temporarily to the P.E. building. See the schedule below. Classes are free to faculty, staff and students
No classes will meet Nov. 23 or 24 due to Thanksgiving holiday.
- Yoga meets every Monday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the PE Building, Room 225, and every Wednesday, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the PE Building gym.
- Zumba meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the PE Building gym.
- Zumba also meets Wednesday evenings, October 5 through November 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the PE Building, Room 225.
- Healthy Haven meets Mondays at noon in SC104, from 12 to 1 p.m., with topics on nutrition, stress relief and wellness.
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Please Check Accuracy of Student/Faculty Photos in MyMercer Portal
From Susan Bowen, IT Services: The My Mercer Portal provides pictures of students, faculty and staff. Student pictures can be found in the class rosters and faculty/staff pcitures are contained in the Time and Attendance system. These pictures are imported from the Security ID system. If you encounter a missing or incorrect picture in the system, please contact the ITS Help Desk. Reporting this can assist us in "cleansing" the data in the ID system database. Thank you.
Introducing WWFM's Arts Calendar
WWFM has started a new ARTS CALENDAR at their website at wwfm.org relating to music, art, theater or dance. According to WWFM: "Now you’ll be able to look ahead at what’s happening in your area and mark your calendar for the wonderful cultural events in and around the WWFM broadcast regions. There’s so much to enjoy! Take a look and take advantage of this brand new service from WWFM. We’ll be adding events to the ARTS CALENDAR as they are submitted to our website, eventually showing new events almost every day!" See it here.
Alumni Success: Tammy Duffy, Ph.D. and Fashion Designer
For Tammy Duffy, Ph.D., a 1986 Radiography graduate, no obstacle is insurmountable. A true Renaissance woman, Duffy has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a radiological technologist, radiation health physicist and sales executive. She has also made her mark as a painter and photographer and, most thrillingly at present, as a fashion designer. Her cutting-edge women's wear designs for spring 2012 were among the featured collections in a presentation at the Waldorf Astoria as part of Couture Fashion Week in New York City in September. Her fashion collection will also be featured in a Luxury Review show on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. After Mercer, Duffy earned a bachelor's degree in Advanced Radiation Science, a master's in Radiation Science, and a Ph.D. in Health Physics. Full story here.
Watson Interviewed for The Network Journal
The Network Journal interviewed Dr. Eric Watson for a recent article "In Tough Times, Community Colleges Continue To Point The Way ". This national publication is headquartered in New York City and focuses on black and minority issues. Read it here.
"Seussical" Earns Two Perry Awards
The magical family musical, "Seussical," presented by The Pennington Players at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre in September/October 2010, was the winner of two awards at the the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) Perry Awards ceremony, held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Somerset on Sept. 18. Actor William Mercado, of Hightstown won for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. The show also won for props, which were created by Elizabeth Blazejewski, John Maurer, and Beverly Kuo.
Kelsey Theatre was nominated for a total of ten awards for shows from the 2010-11. More here.
MCCC Part of Septemberfest
The Enrollment Services Office spoke with visitors and gave out information at Septemberfest 2011 at Mercer County Park last weekend. Participants were Chris Freihaut, Nicole Hover, Maria Tazza, Amy Immordino, Josh Brown and Florian Fues. "We spoke with many people and we were pushing the late starting classes," Chris said. Our "Spin 2 Win" wheel was a hit!"
in the News This Week
“Floyd Fest” to Honor Jim and Fannie Floyd; Raise Scholarship Dollars
Pharmaceutical Expert to Speak on Drug Development Process at MCCC
STAGE REVIEW: 'Blood Brothers' Cast captures the essence of childhood at Kelsey Theater
Prepare for a Chill in “And Then There Were None” at MCCC’s Kelsey
“Floyd Fest” to Honor Jim and Fannie Floyd; Raise Scholarship Dollars
Pharmaceutical Expert to Speak on Drug Development Process at MCCC Oct. 12
MCCC Student Activities Invites Public to "Zumbathon" Oct. 3 to Benefit Diabetes Association
Pennington Players’ “Seussical” at Kelsey Theatre Earns Two Perry Awards for Excellence
Hooray for “Ramona Quimby” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 15
Salsa Down “The Yellow Brick” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre October 1, 2011
WWFM Takes Manhattan
Pennington Players’ SEUSSICAL at Kelsey Theatre Earns Two Perry Awards for Excellence
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