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January 28, 2011

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Upcoming Events

You're Invited to "La Bella Notte"
Please save the date for "La Bella Notte," the MCCC Foundation's 22nd Annual Dinner Dance Gala. All proceeds benefit student scholarships and provide other financial assistance. Join us on Saturday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. For more information contact Amy Frangione at foundation@mccc.edu, ext. 3293. Visit www.mccc.edu/dinnerdance to learn how to become an event sponsor or contribute to our advertising book or Silent Auction!


AAWCC Meets Feb. 4
The AAWCC Mercer Chapter is holding its first General Meeting of the semester on Friday, Feb. 4, in SC104 at 12 noon. All are welcome. Lunch will be served. This is an opportunity to network and learn about about the exciting programs planned this semester, including the AAWCC Breast Cancer Awareness Night in February, the Woman's Month Fashion show in March, and the Celebrating Women in Community College Awards Breakfast in April. RSVP to Dr. Khalida Haqq at ext. 3327.


Heart Association Go Red Day Feb. 4
From Amy Iseneker Ricco: "National Go Red Day is Friday, Feb. 4. Please wear red that day to show your support for the American Heart Associsation and the fight against heart disease and stroke. If you would like to make a donation to the American Heart Association, please contact Amy Iseneker Ricco, ext. 3372. Every donor will receive a "Go Red" pin. All proceeds go to education and research to fight heart disease among women. Thank you in advance for your continued support." More here.


Transfer Workshops Scheduled
Please announce to your students!! MCCC's Transfer Office has posted dates for its workshop series. The February schedule includes "How to Transfer" on Feb. 8 at noon in ET216; "Transfer to TCNJ" on Feb. 15 at noon in ET216, and "Transfer to Rutgers" Feb. 22 at noon in SC104. Print out the full schedule here.

Get Ready for Black History Month
MCCC's African American Student Organization, with Lucia Brown-Joseph as advisor, has planned a full slate of activities for Black History Month. Come out and participate! Below are the events thru Feb. 8. For the full month's schedule click here.

  • Feb. 1: Rev. Michele Bazin of New Horizon Baptist Church in Groveville will deliver the keynote address, "Using Your Gifts to Help the Community," 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. at Kerney Hall, JKC. Lunch will be served.
  • Feb. 4: A Jazz Café featuring Direction356 and New Perspective jazz bands, 7 to 10 p.m., JKC Center City Café.
  • Feb. 5: An Evening of Praise Gospel Explosion, 8 to 10 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Donations accepted. MCCC student performers, local gospel choirs and praise dancers perform.
  • Feb. 8: New Jersey Blood Services community outreach presentation and Blood Drive sign-up followed by a presentation by local genealogist Walter Ritter, noon to 1 p.m., WWC Student Center, Room. 104.


Healthy Haven Begins Feb. 7
Life Coach Sally Jones will again offer "Healthy Haven," sponsored by Student Activities on Mondays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in SC104. The sessions run from Feb. 7 - April 4 (excluding March 14 due to Spring Break). Full lunch is provided. There are different topics weekly, such as Time Management, Positive Reinforcement, Exercise and Life Mapping. It's open to all students, faculty and staff. For more information contact Danielle Garruba-Ice, ext. 3412.
More here.

Breast Cancer Awareness Night Feb. 10
The American Association for Women in Community Colleges and the Student Government Association is sponsoring "Breast Cancer Awareness Night" on Thurs., Feb. 10, at the Mercer Women's and Men's Basketball Games. Wear something pink that night. All proceeds from admission and donations will go to the Breast Cancer Resource Center, a program of the YWCA Princeton. Their representatives will be on hand that night, providing information and displays. All attendees will have a chance to win specially themed "Pink" giveaways at halftime during each game. For more information contact Amy Immordino, ext. 3531. Flyer here.


Scrapbooking Begins Feb. 11
Student Activities is hosting "Scrapbooking" beginning Feb. 11 and continuing on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SC104. Hot appetizers and snacks provided! Come out and socialize with friends and co-workers while you learn to organize and showcase your treasured pictures. It's FREE -- and open to students, faculty and staff. Stickers, decorations, glue, and other materials are included. Bring pictures and a scrapbook to the first meeting. For more information contact Danielle Garruba-Ice, ext. 3412. More here.


TV Students to Broadcast Live Feb. 24
For the sixth year, MCTV, the cable channel of MCCC, will provide live county-wide coverage of the 2010 Mercer County High School Basketball Tournament Championships on Thurs., Feb. 24. The doubleheader will feature the girls’ game at 5:30 p.m. and the boys’ game at 7:30 p.m. The games will be on cable channel 26 and FiOS channel 20. The entire television event will be produced by MCCC students enrolled in the Radio, Television and Digital Film degree programs. Previous broadcasts have earned national awards including a Silver Telly Award and Videographer Award of Distinction. More here.

Day and Evening Yoga
MCCC is again offering yoga. The evening instructor is Tracey Ulshafer, with classes on Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., from Feb. 7 through the last week in April. Location is PE225.

Our lunchtime yoga instructor is Helen Tanzini, with classes on Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 to the last week in April. Location is the gymnasium. Free to all MCCC students, staff and faculty! Please bring mat and water! For more information contact Danielle Garruba-Ice, ext. 3412. More here.

Event Reminders -- Also see the weekly calendar of events on MLink.


What's Coming

Jan. 21-30: "A Few Good Men"

Feb. 4-6: "Pinocchio"

Feb. 11-20: "The Wedding Singer"

Feb. 25-27: "High School Musical 2, Jr."


News -- Also see "Current News"

Please Spread the Word on Later-Starting Classes
The college has a new web page with the latest information on Later-Starting Classes. Please let your students know that it's not too late for them to sign up for classes this semester. Find it easily at mccc.edu/later-starting.


It's a Sweet 1,000 for MCCC Basketball Player
Alexis Sweet has just been added to the record books at MCCC. On Jan. 23, she became the fourth woman in MCCC basketball history to earn 1,000 points in her two seasons as a Viking. And she still has three weeks to go in the regular season. Sweet's momentous basket came in the second half of the Vikings' 71-40 rout over Camden County College. More here.

Lit Lunch Is Tradition With Ed Carmien
Ed Carmien gathered students from his Honors literature class, World Literature II, to a “Lit Lunch” at his home on Dec. 21 to celebrate the end of a rewarding semester for all. Carmien has been hosting end-of-semester lunches for students since he started teaching at Mercer in 2005. The tradition dates back to Carmien’s own days as an undergrad when one his professors organized informal get-togethers with his students. “I thought it was really cool,” Carmien recalls. “The event is a great community builder.” Not only did seven of Carmien’s eight World Lit students attend, but several former students, dating back to 2006, came by to see their former professor, eat chili, socialize, and talk about books, movies, and ideas.
Photo here.

Community Events

Freezin' for a reason!
From Adjunct Instructor Jackie Franinz: "On Feb. 26 I’m going to show my support for the NJ Special Olympics by putting my body into the frigid waters of the Northern Atlantic at Seaside Heights, NJ. You too can show your support for this worthwhile cause by simply making a donation -– and you can stay warm and dry while you do it! All funds provide year-round training and competition in 24 Olympic-type sports to more than 21,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Just click here to go directly to my donation page. If you prefer to write a check, make it payable to “Special Olympics NJ” and drop it off to MS128 to be put in my mailbox. E-mail questions to franzj@mccc.edu or call 732-245-5883. Thanking you sincerely." More here.


Join the Jersey Harmony Chorus
From Judy Katz: Bring the joy of singing into your life! Learn to sing, dance and light up the stage with the Jersey Harmony Chorus. The chorus is offering free "This is for you!" vocal workshops at the Plainsboro Public Library, 9 VanDeen St., Plainsboro, on Mondays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Carole at 732-469-3983 or e-mail JHC.membership@gmail.com.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Hughes: County's in Fine Fiscal Shape

Report FInds Large Percentage of High School Grads Unprepared for College

Establishing the Foundation (Editorial)

MCCC Hosts Black History Month

Community Briefs: Black History Month

Sweet nets 1,000th point for Mercer County Community College women's basketball team

Sweet nets 1,000th point for Mercer County Community College women's basketball team

MCCC Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor and Artist Mel Leipzig and His Work are in Demand

MCCC To Celebrate Black History Month

MCCC to Host Summer Camps Open House Jan. 23

Broadway World:
Kelsey Presents The Wedding Singer

American Towns.com:
MCCC to Offer EPA Training for Contractors

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