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October 7, 2010

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"From Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur" at MCCC Gallery
As part of its efforts to teach and understand the concepts and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located on the second floor of the MCCC Library, presents "From the Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur: Photos, Text and Commentaries" at MCCC's Gallery Oct. 12 - Nov. 5.
The exhibit features a series of powerful photographs taken in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, Jerry Casciano's post-war photographs of concentration camps and survivors, and photos from pediatrician Jerry Ehrlich taken in the refugee camps of Darfur in 2004.

An opening reception takes place Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. More here.

Health Fair at JKC Oct. 13
From Linda Ertingu: Join us for a Health Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the James Kerney Campus, in Kerney Hall from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Eye exams, blood pressure screenings, information about mental health, cancer prevention, substance abuse and much more will be available. Hope to see you there. For more information, contact Linda Ertingu at (609) 570-3165 or stop by KC 218.


AAWCC to Meet Oct. 15
MCCC's chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges will kick off its first general meeting, on Friday, Oct. 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. in SC104. This year's theme is "Women Helping Women." All are welcome to come out to the first general meeting to learn about the exciting calendar of events for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Guest Speaker, Dr. Linda Martin, who serves as AAWCC Region III director, will be on hand to discuss the national platform, and to provide an update on important changes to institutional and individual memberships. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Dr. Khalida Haqq at haqqk@mccc.edu.

"Floyd Fest " Sunday, Oct. 17
The MCCC Foundation has joined with community volunteers to host “Floyd Fest,” an afternoon jazz event to honor long-time community volunteers James (Jim) and Fannie Floyd. Proceeds will endow the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship Fund for MCCC students with the greatest need. The event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nassau Inn, Palmer Square in Princeton. Music will be provided by MCCC jazz students.

Jim Floyd, a lifelong community leader and 30-year member of the college’s Foundation Board, was the first African-American elected to the Princeton Township Committee, and the first to serve as mayor of Princeton. Floyd and his wife, Fannie, who passed away in 2008, were active volunteers for decades, working to foster educational opportunities and to combat discrimination in housing. More here.


MCCC Part of "Eyes on Mercer" Oct. 15-17
The County of Mercer is hosting "Eyes on Mercer" Oct. 15-17.
The weekend will spotlight the hundreds of free or low-cost activities and events happening in Mercer County, including concerts, museum exhibits, sports, family fun, site tours, theater and comedy performances, outdoor activities and visits to historic venues, among others. Participating events include Kelsey Theatre's production of "Chess," WWFM's programming, and the Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center's exhibit. See the full schedule here.

Philosophy Club to Discuss Kant Oct. 20
The campus community is invited to the Philosophy Discussion Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in LA-108, from 12 to 1:15 p.m. The topic will be the philosopher Immanuel Kant. Bring your lunch; beverages will be provided.
For questions contact Ken Howard at howarthk@mccc.edu.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
MCCC's Student Activities Office and Student Government Association will be collecting donations throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students will also be walking as a team in the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk on Oct. 17 at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone who would like to participate or contribute, please contact Karissa Kozlak at ext. 3677, e-mail kozlakk@mccc.edu, or stop by SC111.


MCCC Gearing Up for Nov. 11
It's just a month away! MCCC's programs and services are getting ready for the college's Open House and Report to the Community, set for Thursday, Nov. 11 from 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.

Event Reminders

Oct. 7: Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Circle 6, between the Student Center and the Fine Arts Building. Call Davell Cheston at ext. 3270.

Oct. 13: "How Money Works," a Business Forum lecture with guest speaker Celis Benko of Primerica Financial Services, 12 to 1 p.m. in CM 108. For more e-mail Professor Ken Horowitz or call ext. 3468.

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.

West Windsor Student Activities Calendar________________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar

What's Coming

Oct. 10: Borders of the Mind

Oct. 9: Duck for President,
Fancy Nancy and Other Story Books

Oct. 15-24: "Chess"

Oct. 23: "Rainbow Fish"

2010-2011 Season



MCCC Celebrates Student Achievement
At an event that celebrated both the academic achievements of students and the generosity of donors, MCCC welcomed approximately 250 guests to the Student Center for the Continuing Student Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 28. In addition to scholarship recipients and their family members, Foundation Board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and donors came out in force in support of education. A total of 109 students were awarded scholarships, with eight receiving two awards. Close to 40 corporate and private donors attended. More here.

Students to Begin Work at TCHS
MCCC students are set to begin a project funded by State Farm’s Youth Advisory Board that makes it possible for them to assist Trenton Central High School students in preparing for graduation and beyond. Called “Discovering Options: Trenton Area College Club,” the partnership program will offer tutoring to 9th graders during an After-School Enrichment Program and offer seminars to educate seniors about options after high school. The project is slated to continue through June, 2015. More here.


Flight Fair Rates Photo Spread in The Times
On Oct. 5 The Times featured a beautiful photo display of the MCCC Flight Fair. See it here.


Alumni Success: Cristi Cartwright '06
Now an administrative assistant to the manager of employee relations for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Cartwright credits MCCC for bolstering her self-confidence and providing the skills she needed to master her job and forge ahead professionally. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Psychology at Rider University.
More here.

Study Abroad Radio Inteview Online
MCCC's Study Abroad coordinator Andrea Lynch and two faculty members who taught Study Abroad classes and participated in the trip to Italy in May were interviewed
for WWFM's "Views and Voices" radio show, which aired Sept. 18. The audio is now online here. Listen to other radio interviews with MCCC staff and faculty at the Views and Voice website here.

MCCC Students Assist Food Network Show
Two of MCCC's Hospitality students, Dave Aust and Anthony Lopez, went with Frank Benowitz to Atlantic City to assist with the Food Network's Food & Wine Show July 31 and Aug. 1. Benowitz said, "I was invited again this year to assist with preparation for various chefs with their large audience stage demonstrations, and thought that this would be a great opportunity for a couple of our hard-working and knowledgeable students... We also handled preparation and food displays for one of the show's main events -- Saturday evening's Sandra Lee's Sweet and Stylish show.
Photos on FB here.

MCCC Celebrates Constitution Day
Students, staff and faculty converged at MCCC’s Student Center for a Constitution Day Fair Sept. 30. Participants learned about their constitutional rights, received pocket-sized constitution booklets, and were able to register to vote on the spot. The Lawrence League of Women Voters, campus LBGT members, African American Student Organization, Christian Fellowship Organization, Criminal Justice Club and International Student Organization were among the groups in attendance. Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, was nationally observed on Sept. 17.


Thank You From Kristen Callahan
Mercer Friends, and Colleagues: Thank you so much for your greetings, cards, emails, gifts and outpouring of support over the past couple of weeks. It is difficult to lose a family member but I feel strengthened by your support. I feel lucky to be part of the Mercer community. Many Thanks Again, Kristen Callahan.


Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Birds Eye View (The MCCC Flight Fair)

MCCC's Manikin Admitted to Hospital in Partnership to Enhance Nursing Skills

Back to Baking for "My Cookies are Better Than Your Cookies"

Princeton Online:
Career Services Office Offers Jobs Workshops

Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center Presents “From Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur”
at MCCC Gallery Oct. 12-Nov. 5

Fly with MCCC Flight Instructors

The Post Eagle:
Polish Arts Club of Trenton Presents WWII Video Oct. 24 at MCCC

Trenton-Mercer Airport to host MCCC flight fair this weekend


“Floyd Fest” to Honor Jim and Fannie Floyd; Raise Scholarship Dollars

MCCC Holocaust Genocide Resource Center Presents "“From Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur” at MCCC Gallery Oct. 12-Nov. 5

Annual Golf Classic to Benefit Student Athletes

Broadway World:
Rainbow Fish Opens at Kelsey Theatre

MCCC Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center Presents From Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur

Shopping While Black

Updates & Info

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