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October 28, 2010

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Winter Session Enrollment Opens Nov. 1
Please spread the word to students! Enrollment opens Nov. 1 for the Winter Session, with online and on-campus courses. Online courses, offered through The Virtual College, begin Dec. 20 and run for six weeks. The on-site classes begin Jan. 3 and run for three weeks at both campuses. For the Winter Session schedule visit mccc.edu/winter and click on "View classes offered."

Registration for the Spring semester also begins Nov. 1. Classes begin January 24.

Thanksgiving Begins at Home; Donate by Nov. 18
From Nancy Nicholson: We have many students at MCCC who are in financial need, who may not be able to share a traditional Thanksgiving meal with their families. Starting now through Nov. 18 the MCCC Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Raffle for these students. We are collecting canned and packaged goods and coupons for free turkeys from local supermarkets. No glass or breakable containers, please. Look for the drop-off bins in the Student Success Center (Student Center second floor). Stacy Denton, ext. 3132, will collect at JKC. Collecting for Conference Center staff areancy Nicholson, ext. 3574, and Roseann Cooper, ext. 3202.

Students who would like to win a basket are invited to fill out a submission form available from the SGA or from Amy Immordino at ext. 3531, or Lucia Brown-Joseph at ext. 3404. The form will include the question: "What Thanksgiving Means to Me." Lucia and Amy will be distributing forms at the next SGA meeting and sending them to all student club advisors. The winners will be notified Nov. 18.


Philosophy Club Discussion Nov. 3
The campus community is invited to the Philosophy Discussion Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 3 in LA-108, from 12 to 1:15 p.m. The topic will be "Objectivity and Perception: What's Possible." Bring your lunch; beverages will be provided. For more information contact Ken Howard at howarthk@mccc.edu.

Dr. Matt Giobbi to Read from His Book Nov. 4
MCCC faculty member, Dr. Matthew Giobbi, will read from his newly published book, "A Postcognitive Negation: The Sadomasochistic Dialectic of American Psychology," at the James Kerney Campus, Kerney Hall on Thurs., Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. All are welcome. More here.


Lecture: Nature and Child Development Nov. 16
Jeff Hoagland, education director of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and director of Building Environmental Education Solutions, Inc., will address the impact of the great outdoors on youngsters in his talk, "A Sense of Wonder - The Role of Nature in Child Development and Environmental Stewardship," on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12 noon to 1 p.m. as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series, CM 109. More 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; Mondays at 5:30 in PE225.

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: Radiography Lab Open House for newly renovated Radiography lab (MS 314), 12 to 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Nov. 9: Students to Bake for TV Chef Sara Moulton, 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. Tickets are $35 and include "The Gourmet Cookie Book." Call 800-483-7436 or click here.

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. 10: Free Health Fair for students, staff and faculty, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in SC104. Many organizations will be participating. Free massages, prizes, raffles, give-aways, and coupons. Lunch will be provided.

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.

Nov. 17: Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center discussion of anti-Semitism in America during the waning days of World War II. 4:30 p.m. at the center. Details here.

West Windsor Student Activities Calendar________________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar

What's Coming

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

Nov. 19-28: "Annie Get Your Gun"

2010-2011 Season



Bed Bug Information Page
In order to provide as much information as possible about bed bugs and how to combat them, we have put up a new web page with links to multiple official sources. The page can always be found in the "Student Services" menu under "Health Links." http://www.mccc.edu/student_services_health.shtml


Men's and Women's Soccer Going to Region Finals
The men's soccer team got the job done in its Region 19 semi-final game over Essex CC on Oct. 25, coming away with the win in penalty kicks following double overtime. In a contest that pitted Mercer against the team that denied the Vikings the title last year, the competition was fierce and physical on both sides.The Vikings face Burlington CC in the Region 19 final Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at NJIT. More here.

The women’s team will also face Burlington CC in the Region 19 final at NJIT on Saturday, after its commanding 3-0 victory over Sussex CC in the semi-final round on Oct. 26. Forward Cristina Alonso scored 2 goals and Ana Garcia-Donas added a third to give the Vikings the win. The Vikings lost to Burlington 3-0 in the regular season, but the squad is coming together both offensively and defensively at just the right time and are expected to come out strong. Game time is 5 p.m. More here.

Campus Eatery Expands Evening Menu
From Frank DiBella: I am pleased to announce that the Campus Eatery will be expanding our evening menu selections to include the Self-Serve Entree station, Salad Bar and Made-to-Order Personal Pizzas until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The new Mercer Meal Cards are accepted and offer additional weekly menu discounts. Meal Cards are available for purchase at the Bursar's office. Our weekly menus may be found here.

JazzOn2 Radio Moves to JKC
Beginning the first week in November, WWFM’s JazzOn2 will move its operation to the James Kerney Campus. “We hope to develop JazzOn2 as a central hub of information for news, entertainment and public affairs programs." says Program Director Winifred Howard. "his move is perfect timing as Trenton is in the midst of revitalization.” More here. Visit JazzOn2 online at www.jazzon2.org.

New $340,000 Grant for Business Careers
A new three-year $340,000 grant from the NJ Department of Education has been awarded to the Business Division at MCCC to help high school students statewide start the conversation about their future careers. The goal, says Business Professor and project administrator Ellen Benowitz, is to provide an educational bridge from school to work, making students more aware of the relevance of their high school curriculum and better prepared to chart a course for career success. The grant is Entitled "Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnership: Enhancing Teaching and Student Leadership in Business, Management and Administration, and Finance."
More here.

Literacy Grant to Expand Services
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded MCCC and its literacy partners, known as the Mercer County Consortium, a $565,694 two-year grant to expand programs and services for area adult residents in need of basic literacy and job readiness skills. As the lead agency, MCCC works collaboratively with seven literacy partners to help area residents lift barriers toward reaching educational goals, job obtainment and advancement.
The demand for GED and ESL classes continues to increase for all age groups, says Melinna Harris, director of Community Education and Training for MCCC and project director of the Mercer County Consortium. More here.

President Donohue Presents Chamber Award
Because MCCC was the recipient of last year’s Community Service Award from the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, President Donohue presented this year’s award to Isles Inc. at the chamber's Renaissance Ball on Oct. 22. Additional honorees this year were Hutchinson Industries, Inc., Sun National Bank Center, Don Tretola, and Douglas H. Palmer. Event proceeds benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton and the Arts & Business Council of Trenton.
Photos here.

Guidance Counselors Learn About MCCC
MCCC's Enrollment Services office hosted a breakfast meeting for guidance counselors from throughout the county Oct. 22. MCCC deans and administrators presented an abundance of information to the counselors. Photos here.

Criminal Justice Club Raise Dollars for Ryan’s Quest
MCCC’s Criminal Justice Club (CJC) members coordinated a four-day fundraising drive, raising $100 this month for Ryan’s Quest, a nonprofit organization created by the Schultz family of Hamilton after their son Ryan was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. All of the donations received by Ryan’s Quest go to medical research for this disease. Club members sold tickets last week in the Student Center lobby, asking passersby to guess the amount of candy in a large jar. MCCC student Jacqueline Herrara guessed the correct amount and received the candy as her reward
. Photos here.

Kelsey Theatre Seeks Toys for Tots Donations
Add joy to a child's holiday season. Once again Kelsey Theatre will serve as a drop-off site for the Toys for Tots campaign conducted by the Marine Corps of NJ. Bring new, unwrapped toys to the Kelsey Theatre lobby, starting the first week in November through December 13. If you have any questions, contact Amy Bessellieu at bessella@mccc.edu or call ext. 3581. More about the Toys for Tots program is available here.


Women's Tennis Building Something Special
According to Marc Vecchiolla, head coach for women's tennis since 1997, the season just ended was one of his best coaching experiences ever -- and the team didn't win a match. With a regular season record of 0-6, the women finished fourth at the Region 19 tournament, which was held at Gloucester County College Oct. 15-17. One late addition to the roster, Alison Noll, added excitement at the tail end of the season as the Region 19 winner at no. 1 singles. More here.


Construction Project on Hughes Drive
Mercer County will be working on safety improvements at the Hughes Drive entrance to Mercer County Park beginning in the next 14 days, according to a county press release. The work will consist of constructing pedestrian-friendly crosswalk changes and handicap access ramps. The county proposes to install dedicated left-turn lanes on Hughes Drive for motorists turning left into Mercer County Park and Paxson Avenue. To better facilitate pedestrian access, the county will install a crosswalk and pedestrian refuge island on the south side of the intersection, adjacent to the playing fields. The crosswalk will then be linked to the existing bicycle and pedestrian pathway via a newly constructed paved walkway.


Mercer in the News Online

U.S. 1:
Art Review: Genocide Across Two Centuries

The Times:
Famous Chefs Part I (Sara Moulton and MCCC Hospitality Students)

MCCC men's soccer defeats Essex CC to advance to Region XIX title game

Princeton Online:
MCCC Hospitality Club to Host Appearance by Cookie Chef Extraordinaire Chef Sara Moulton Nov. 9, 2010

American Towns:
Nov. 11 Open House

South Brunswick Post:
Something's Fishy

Bucks County Courier Times:
Annie Get Your Gun

Congressman Chris Smith's Website:
Smith Addresses Holocaust, Darfur Genocides at Mercer Co - Chris Smith

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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