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October 14, 2010

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Help Needed With Nov. 11 Open House!
The Nov. 11 committee asks for everyone's help in spreading the word about MCCC's big event of the year -- the Nov. 11 Open House and Report to the Community. Our target audience includes prospective students of all ages, family members of prospective students,
alumni, MCCC community partners, teachers, guidance counselors, etc.

You can help by distributing flyers at your church, synagogue, doctor's office, community center, fitness centers, etc., and also getting this information included in organization newsletters, websites, church bulletins, etc. The flyers are available at Lynn Holl's office. Pleae e-mail her at holll@mccc.edu to arrange a pickup time. Details here.

Career Workshops - Spread the Word
Two weeks into a series entitled "Strategies for a Successful Job Search," Richard Stone, recruiter and human resources specialist, is imparting strategies developed over a lifetime in the field to job-seeking students, alumni and staff.
Four coming sessions will be held Mondays at noon in SC 211: "Resumes that Really Work" on Oct. 18; "Networking…Get a Verizon Team Behind You" on Oct. 25; "The Agencies" on Nov. 1; and "Got an Offer? - How to Make It Work for You" on Nov. 8. More here.

Additional Career Services events include free individual appointments for students and alumniIn with interviewing coach/consultant Susan Bershad, available Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m. She will offer advice on the skills needed to be successful on an interview, plus practice in answering interview questions.

On Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in SC 211, the U.S. Secret Service will give a presentation on hiring for positions to protect the vice president.

For more information on these events contact Career Services at 609-570-3397 or e-mail careers@mccc.edu.

ISO to Host "Halloween Bowl" Oct. 22
The International Student Organization will host its annual Bowling Fundraiser Night, themed "The ISO Halloween BOWL" next Friday, Oct. 22 at Slocum's Bowl-O-Drome, 1675 Pennington Road, Ewing. All are invited to come in costume, and costumed guests will receive a gift. There will be Halloween desserts, appetizers, including chicken and spinach quesadillas, pierogies, and honey BBQ bat wings. ISO will rent out the bowling alley from 8 -10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15.00, which includes two games of bowling and lots of food. All proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation. Contact Amy Immordino at ext. 3531 for more information.


Open Mic Night/Poetry Slam Oct. 29
The James Kerney Campus Student Activities Board will host an "Open Mic Night/Poetry Slam on Friday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. at the Center City Cafe at the James Kerney Campus. "Come out and hear some of the best poets, singers and comedians in the area," says Terrence Carter, counselor at JKC.


WPU to Offer B.S. in Business Admin; Hosts Open House 11-9
William Paterson University will begin to offer a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management starting with the spring semester in January 2011. There will be an Open House on Nov. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. in SC 104, where all are invited to learn more about this new degree program and other WPU bachelor's degree options at MCCC. WPU also has a new website here for its MCCC programs.

NY Painter Ryan Schneider Lectures Nov. 10
Noted New York-based artist and writer Ryan Schneider will present a lecture and slide show at MCCC entitled "Describing Energy in the Painted Object." Presented as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series, it takes place Wed., Nov. 10 at 12 noon in CM 109. Schneider's work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, and in other major cities worldwide including Copenhagen, Dresden, London, Seoul, and, most recently, Toronto. More here with images.


Event Reminders

Every Monday at 12 noon: Vikings Boot Camp, MCCC Gymnasium, a free 30-45 minute muscle toning, heart pumping class for beginners to advanced. Bring water; mat suggested.

Through Nov. 5: "From Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur" at MCCC's Gallery. More here.

AAWCC to Meet Oct. 15, 12 to 1 p.m. in SC104. Guest Speaker, Dr. Linda Martin. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Dr. Khalida Haqq at haqqk@mccc.edu.

Oct. 17: "Floyd Fest," for student scholarships, Nassau Inn, Princeton. More here.

Oct. 20: Philosophy Club to Discuss Kant, 12 - 1:15 p.m., LA-108, from 12 to 1:15 p.m. Contact Ken Howard at howarthk@mccc.edu.

Nov. 11: MCCC's Open House and Report to the Community, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center. Staff and faculty who will be volunteering or attending the event are asked to sign up online here.

West Windsor Student Activities Calendar________________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar

What's Coming

Oct. 15-24: "Chess"

Oct. 23: "Rainbow Fish"

Nov. 5-14: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

2010-2011 Season



TV Students Win Telly Award
A group of students in Steve Voorhees' TV3 class who produced the marketing video for the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce last fall have earned a 2010 Telly Award for their work. The chamber showed the video at a recent meeting of its members, and is using it as a promotional tool. See the Telly web page here.


College VOICE Wins 15 State Awards
The College VOICE, MCCC's student newspaper, has added 15 awards from the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association (NJCPA) to the six previously announced by the Society for Professional Journalists for its stellar reporting during the 2009-10 academic year. NJCPA's annual statewide competition is judged by professionals in the journalism field. (Announcement of the awards was delayed until September, 2010.) For the second consecutive year, the VOICE received the General Excellence award for a two-year, non-daily publication, as well as four first place prizes. Holly-Katherine Mathews is the VOICE advisor. More here.

Matthew Giobbi Publishes New Book
Assistant Professor of Psychology Matt Giobbi, Ph.D., takes on the American psychological establishment in his new book, "A Postcognitive Negation: The Sadomasochistic Dialectic of American Psychology," published by Atropos Press (NYC/Dresden). In it, he examines the history of American psychological discourse, and posits the direction he believes the discipline needs to go in the future. More here.

Students Present Summer Honors Research
Each year highly motivated MCCC science students are given the opportunity to pursue honors research projects with biology and chemistry researchers at MCCC and other institutions. This past summer four students took up the challenge. Two students worked on projects under the guidance of MCCC Assistant Biology Professor Ron Smith, while two others worked under professors at Monmouth and Princeton universities. They presented their projects and findings before a packed classroom of fellow students and faculty members on Sept. 23. More here.


Congratulations Dr. Ashford Ligon
The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that Latonya Ashford Ligon, director of Advisement and Enrollment Services, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Oct. 1 at Rowan University. Her studies were concentrated in the Educational Leadership program. Her dissertation was entitled: Nontraditional Women Advisement and Student Services Needs. Congratulations to Dr. Ashford Ligon!

Tech Notes: The Hidden Cost of Facebook
From MCCC"s Information Technology Staff: Learn about Facebook security issues in this article "The Hidden Cost of Facebook" by David Weiner. More Tech Notes articles here.

Alum Story: Laura Christiansen
Laura Christiansen '08 (A.A., Liberal Arts), a Dean's List student, was among the first to enroll in Mercer's Honors Program, established in 2007. After receiving a major academic scholarship, Christiansen transferred to Mount Holyoke College (MA) and graduated this past May with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in Film Studies.
A gifted writer, she was awarded Mount Holyoke's Marjorie Kaufman Prize in Literature this past spring. She credits Mercer with laying the foundation for her subsequent academic success. "The MCCC Honors Program was incredible," she maintains, recalling exhilarating classes in contemporary fiction, poetry, and sociology. More here.

Faculty Enriched by Mid-Career Fellowship at PU
Professor of Mathematics Don Reichman and Associate Professor of English Carol Bork joined with 10 professors from other New Jersey community colleges for a Mid-Career Fellowship at Princeton University during the 2009-10 academic year. The stimulating experience included discussions about teaching and learning, writing research papers for presentation to their colleagues, and auditing classes at the university. More here.


Benowitz Works With Food Network Chefs
On Oct. 9 Frank Benowitz, instructor for MCCC's culinary programs, worked as part of a culinary team that assisted Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix on Food Network) and Melissa d'Arabian (winner of 2009 Next Food Network Star) at Chef Bobby Flay's event, "Tacos & Tequila" in NYC. Photos here on FB.

Death of Doris Geck's Brother
From Winston Maddox: "It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the passing of Doris Geck's brother, Dale Twaddle. He passed away on Sunday. If you would like to send a card please contact Mary McCormick at mccormim@mccc.edu or call ext. 3474.


Thank You From Elaine Weinberg
"Dear MCCC Family, I would like to thank you for the flowers, cards, emails, visits and kind words during this sad time in my life. Your support helped me find strength, and made me realize even more than ever what a caring and wonderful institution Mercer is. Thank you all." Elaine Weinberg

Thank You From Jeff Weichert
"My family and I would like to thank those Mercer friends and colleagues who expressed their words of support during my mother’s illness, and their condolences upon her death. Your kindness and your thoughtfulness was truly appreciated, and your sympathy and understanding meant a great deal." Jeff Weichert

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Leann Howell raising awareness of lead poisoning and lead-contaiminated products around the home

Princeton Online:
Floyd Fest” to Honor Jim and Fannie Floyd; Raise Scholarship Dollars

Career Services Office at Mercer County Community College Offers Workshops for Successful Job

MCCC Invites All to Open House and Report to the Community Nov. 11

West Windsor Plainsboro News Today:
MCCC Links

Floyd Fest to Honor Jim and Fannie Floyd

Bucks Local News:
Bucks Professor Puts Poetry of Dylan and Cohen to Music (with Guy DeRosa)

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
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