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January 6, 2011

Upcoming Events


Headline News

Updates & Info


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Upcoming Events

Breakfast Is Served
MCCC's culinary students will be serving breakfast from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Jan. 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 and 13, and a breakfast buffet on Wed., Jan. 19. Selections include traditional American cafe items such as eggs any style, breakfast sandwiches, four-grain waffles with fruit compote, egge benedict and stuffed French toast, coffee and baked goods. A complete breakfast of coffee or juice and entrée with a side is just $3.
No reservations or tickets are required. Just go to ES111 (the HRIM Dining Room). Please mark your calendar. First come, first served.

Yoga Jan. 12
Helen Tanzini is offering a free, multilevel yoga class on Jan. 12 in PE 225 . Bring a mat.


Martin Luther King Celebration Jan. 17
MCCC's African American Student Organization and Youth College will host a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kerney Hall, James Kerney Campus. The event will include jazz and dance performances, honors and inspirational talks. It's free and everyone is invited. Details here.


Volunteers Needed for College Goal Sunday Jan. 30
From Bilquis Zaka: Happy New Year! On Sunday, Jan. 30, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Financial Aid administrators and others will join together at eight locations around the state to help first generation and low income students and their families complete their FAFSA.

In order to have a successful College Goal Sunday at MCCC , we will need your help on the day of the event. We need people to volunteer in the following areas: registration table, greeter, children’s activities tables, quick question experts, presenters in English and Spanish, and FAFSA experts. You can sign up to volunteer by going to www.njcollegegoalsunday.org and clicking on “How Can I Help” If you live closer to another, location, you can sign up to help there also. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Bilquis Zaka at zakab@mccc.edu or call 609-570-3217.


Continuing Studies Winter/Spring Classes
Check out the extensive class offerings of MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies for Winter and Spring here.


Felician College Open Houses
Please let students know that Felician College will host an Information Session for students who wish to learn about their bachelor's program in Nursing, on Wed., Jan. 26, 3 to 8 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room. Additional sessions are planned for March 23, May 11 and July 13.

Open Houses Set for Summer Camps
MCCC camps wiill host an Open House on Jan. 23 from noon to 3 p.m for Camp College, Sports Camps, and Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops. The snow date is Sunday, Jan. 30. Camp College will also hold information sessions on Feb. 19 and April 30, from 12-2 p.m. at the Conference Center, and on March 26 from 12-2 p.m. in the Student Center. For more information call 609-570-3311. More here.

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

Jan. 18: College Assembly, 1 p.m. in Kelsey Theatre. See the full pre-class week schedule here.

What's Coming

Jan. 7-16: "Amadeus"

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

"The Love Bug's Hug"


News -- Also see "Current News"

Camp Counselors Needed
MCCC's summer camps are looking for counselors, including area teachers interested in summer employment. For more information call 609-586-9446.


Alumni Success: Barb Pleva Finds Home on Tennis Court
When Barb Pleva '03 (Office Systems Technology) began taking classes at Mercer in 1997, her goal was straightforward. As the office administrator for her husband's firm, Terra Nova Technical, a commercial groundwater sampling company in Allentown, she wanted to update her computer skills and enhance efficiency in the office. Pleva completed her studies in Office Systems Technology in 2003 and earned President's List status for academic excellence. But now, seven years later, Pleva still finds herself actively involved at Mercer - not as a student, but as a valued volunteer coach for women's and men's tennis. More here.


Alumni Success: Ryan Csolak Thrives in World of Advertising
Ryan Csolak '97 (A.S., Advertising Design) is now managing partner, founder and chief creative officer for the Hamilton-based Ryan James Agency (RJA), a full service, fully integrated advertising firm specializing in creative marketing. His firm's list of clients includes Tommy Hilfiger, the Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel, Multipet International and Romance NYC Events.
More here.

Radio Interviews with Getlik, Benowitz
Listen to recent radio interviews on WWFM's "Views and Voices." Host Rachel Katz interviews Kelsey Theatre Director Kitty Getlik about holiday shows, and Business Professor Ellen Benowitz, speaking about a new grant for career and technical education with area high schools. Click here.


Buy Mercer Gear Online
Spread the word to alumni and students! MCCC clothing, etc. is available online through the Follett bookstore. Here is the link.


Men's Basketball Focuses on Details
This season, the Mercer Vikings are hoping for a repeat of last year's Region 19 title, as they head into the winter break with a record of 6-9. (The Vikings closed out 2010 with a 95-86 victory over Salem CC on Dec. 21.) Head Coach Howard Levy says the team has concentrated on learning the details of playing - and winning - at the college level. More here.

Women's Basketball Shows Improvement
Now in his 20th season as head coach for women's basketball, Mike Tenaglia knows how the injury bug can limit a team and its players. While that bug has unfortunately hit the Lady Vikes this year, they have still managed a solid start, earning a 4-0 record in the GSAC Conference and a 7-4 record overall, with one final game to be played before winter break against Union CC on Dec. 22.

"The team is showing improvement with each game as players start to understand their roles and how they fit in on the team," Tenaglia said. In addition to physical skill, Tenaglia credits his players with a good work ethic and positive outlook. "They have bounced back from some tough early season losses," he reports. More here.

35 Athletes on Dean's List
Thirty-five MCCC athletes earned Dean's List honors, including women's tennis player Alicia Monticchio who earned President's List honors with a 4.0 GPA. Women's soccer had the most on the list with 7 players, followed by men's and women's tennis who each had 5 make the list (women's tennis including Alicia.) Men's soccer and women's basketball had 4 players each; baseball, men's basketball and softball each had 3 and women's cross country had one. More here.


Dubois Wins Gold for Antique Car
Emil Dubois, who retired in 2007, won a Gold Cup at Freehold Fairgrounds, and "Best of Show” awards in numerous car shows for his re-creation of an 1896 Ford Quadricycle, Ford's first prototype automobile. Dubois hand built the car from a photograph, using the wheels as dimensions. The car is registered legally in Vermont and does 27 mph. Dubois will donate the car to the Vintage Auto Museum in Ocean County, NJ. Photo here.


Sell it on MBay
Did you know? MCCC has its own online site for selling or buying items? Check it out here.


Community News

Nurturing the Nurturer
Several community organizations are offering a free conference for caregivers on Saturday, Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to noon at the YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place. Mental health experts will discuss how to flourish while still being an effective caregiver, and provide info on legal and financial issues. Breakout sessions will cover children, spousal and parental caregiving. For more info call 609-497-2100 ext. 307.


Mercer in the News Online

New York Times:
Spanish Dance Theatre is Awhirl in Drama and Color

The Times:
A Lemon Law for High School Diplomas

Mercer County Freeholders, County Clerk Made Official

Artwork by Associate Professor Michael Welliver and Seven MCCC Students Selected for Ceramics Invitational

Jealousy Betrayal Unfold in "Amadeus" at Kelsey Theatre

Sometimes Even Wonderful Women Need a Helping Hand

MCCC to Host Summer Camps Open House Jan. 23

Princeton Online:
Open House for Summer Camps

MCCC to Host Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday Celebration

Pennington Post:
A Few Good Men to Hit Kelsey Theatre Stage

The Post Eagle:
Felician Celebrates 50th RN to BSN Cohort

Broadway World:
The Love Bug's Hug

Updates & Info

The WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC here.

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.

News Links

MCCC Current News Full College Calendar MCCC on Facebook
Past M-Newsletters MLink Calendar of Events MCCC on Twitter
Alumni Success Stories Academic Calendar 2010-2011 MCCC Social Media Sites
WWFM "Views & Voices" Radio Interviews JazzOn2


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