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October 21, 2010

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Soccer Teams to Play in Region 19 Semi-Finals at Home Oct. 25-26
Take a late lunch and head to the MCCC soccer stadium Monday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. when the Vikings men’s soccer team takes on Essex Community College in the Region 19 Tournament semi-final round. Under new head coach Larry Povia, Mercer is the no. 1 seed, having earned a 5-0 record in the region and an overall record of 10-3. The Vikings defeated Essex 2-1 in their regular season match-up Oct. 1. The game winner will advance to the Region 19 final, to be played at NJIT on Oct. 30.

In women’s soccer action, the Vikings are seeded no. 2 and will face Sussex CC in the Region 19 semi-final on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m., also at the MCCC stadium. Their region record is 5-1-1. In a regular season contest on Oct. 9, the women played Sussex to a 2-2 tie. The semi-final winner advances to the final at NJIT Oct. 30. More sports news here.


MCCC Hosts College Transfer Day Oct. 27
Please spread the word to students! More than 50 colleges and universities will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 27 for Transfer Day in the gym, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the list of schools here.


Veterans Invited to Event Oct. 27
MCCC’s Veteran’s Services Office is hosting a Veteran’s Event on Wed. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Student Center dining area across from staff dining room. The VA Mobile Medical unit will be on site to sign up eligible veterans for VA medical care. Also scheduled are representatives from the Mercer County Veteran’s Services, the American Legion, the One-Stop Career Center, and military recruiters. For further information contact Paul Scheid at ext. 3240

Radiography Lab Open House Nov. 9
MCCC's Division of Science and Health Professions invites the college community to visit its newly renovated Radiography lab (MS 314) on Tues., Nov. 9, from 12 to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.


Students to Bake for TV Chef Nov. 9
The community is invited to learn the secrets of Chef Sara Moulton's success in the kitchen in a benefit appearance on Tues., Nov. 9 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Stone Terrace by John Henry's, 2275 Kuser Road in Hamilton Square. Guests will enjoy cookie samples baked by the MCCC Hospitality Club, using a recipe from her book. Moulton is the host of Cooking Live, Cooking Live Primetime, and Sara's Secrets. She was the executive chef of Gourmet Magazine for 23 years. The ticket price of $35 includes a copy of "The Gourmet Cookie Book," which Moulton will sign. For tickets call 800-483-7436 or click here.

Holocaust-Genocide Center Discussion Nov. 17
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center will explore anti-Semitism in America during the waning days of World War II in a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the center, located on the second floor of the MCCC Library building. The conversation will be based on the Arthur Miller book, "Focus," first released in 1945. Details here.


Event Reminders

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

Wednesdays at noon in the gym (NOTE: Class is canceled for Oct. 27); Mondays at 5:30 in PE225.

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

Oct./Nov Career Workshops for students, alumni and staff: More here.

Oct. 29: Open Mic Night/Poetry Slam, the James Kerney Campus, 7 p.m. at the Center City Cafe.

Nov. 9: William Paterson University Open House for bachelor's programs at MCCC, 6 to 8 p.m. in SC 104.

Nov. 10: NY Painter Ryan Schneider lecture: "Describing Energy in the Painted Object," 12 noon in CM 109. More here.

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



MCCC Reaches 1,300 Fans on Facebook!
The college's Facebook page fan base has been growing steadily and has reached 1,300. Help us spread the word to students to sign up. It's a great way for them to keep up with coming events and news. See it here.


Floyd Fest Launches Scholarship Fund
More than 180 friends, family members and elected officials gathered for "Floyd Fest" last Sunday to honor Jim Floyd and his late wife, Fannie, and to launch the endowment of the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship Fund at MCCC. The fund will be earmarked for students with the greatest need. The college's Foundation Board and a committee of volunteers planned the event, held at Princeton's Nassau Inn. More here with photos.

Golfing for MCCC Scholarships
Showers did not dampen the spirits of the 80 participants who came out for MCCC's 19th Annual Golf Classic on Oct. 5. Hosted by the Athletics Department at Mercer Oaks Golf Course, the event raised funds that will be donated to the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Last year tournament proceeds assisted 51 student athletes with their college education. Assistant Dean John Simone noted that athletics plays a valuable role at the community college level. "Participation on a sports team is both an academic motivator and a character builder," he said. "This showing of community support encourages our athletes to stay on track academically and continue on a productive path." More here with photos.


Holocaust Exhibit Opening Attracts VIPs
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center's show "From the Warsau Ghetto to Darfur" opened at MCCC's Gallery Oct. 13, drawing a very engaged audience, including two Holocaust survivors, photographers whose work is on exhibit, Congressman Chris Smith, County Executive Brian Hughes, and West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh. The show, which runs through Nov. 5, features powerful photographs taken in the Warsau Ghetto during World War II, post-war photos of concentration camps and survivors with accompanying commentaries, and photos from Darfur from a Doctors Without Borders pediatrician. More here.

More photos on Facebook here.

MCCC Gallery Volunteers Are Artists in Their Own Right
The artists featured in "Plastics Alchemy," the show that opened the MCCC Gallery season in September, all have talent in common. They also have another defining bond: they have found a home as volunteers at the college's welcoming, light-filled exhibit space. All have given amply of their time as volunteers over the past decade to ensure that the Gallery keeps its doors open for as many hours as possible each week. Said Gallery Director/Curator Tricia Fagan, "We hope the exhibit served to remind patrons that the engaging, knowledgeable people who greet them at the Gallery are often gifted artists." She notes that some of these wonderfully creative people have taken years, even decades, of art classes at the college, while others simply enjoy being in a beautiful space surrounded by art and other artists.
More here.

Mercer in the News Online

Three Scoring Legends Added to Mercer Soccer Hall of Fame

The Times:
Presenting New Perspectives on European History

Princeton Online:
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

MCCC Hospitality Club to Host Appearance of Cookie Chef Sara Moulton Nov. 9

From the Warsau Ghetto to Darfur

West Windsor Plainsboro News Today:

MCCC Links

Pennington Post:
Zonta Club's Food and Wine Tasting Event Oct. 7

Town Topics:
Love Loss and Betrayal are Themes in "Chess"

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.

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