The Who, What, Where, When @ MCCC
November 11, 2010__________What's on MCCC's Facebook page?
International Education Week Events
Next week MCCC will be celebrating "International Education Week 2010," which is observed all across the U.S. and in more than 100 countries overseas. The week celebrates the benefits of education and exchange worldwide.
- Monday, Nov. 15: The International Student Organization will host a bake sale in the Student Center, featuring sweet desserts from different countries.
- Tuesday, Nov. 16, 12 - 1 p.m.: The International Student Organization's Multi-Cultural Expo in the Student Center, first floor. Students from 22 countries will share cultures from around the world. Please stop by and experience the diversity that our international students bring to the MCCC community.
Cyberbullying Presentation Nov. 16
Det. Eric Potts, with 29 years of law enforcement experience, will speak on Cyber Bullying Tues., Nov. 16, at 12 noon in CM 107 in an event sponsored by the MCCC Student Services and the Criminal Justice Program. Potts specializes in computer crime and has been trained by the National White Collar Crime Center in computer forensics. He has been employed by the Plainsboro Township Police Department for 23 years, and has served as a police detective for eight years. All are invited. Flyer here.
This Wednesday the Criminal Justice Club also hosted State Trooper Adam Dewechter, who discussed career opportunities with the New Jersey Police Department and in the law enforcement field. Photos here.
Lecture on Trenton's Chambersburg Dec. 1
Dr. Rachel Adler, associate professor of anthropology at The College of New Jersey, will discuss her personal and professional mission in her talk, "Two Worlds, One Neighborhood: Doing Anthropology and Nursing in the Burg," on Wed., Dec. 1, at 12 noon in CM107 as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.
SGA People and Pets Fundraiser
The Student Government Association will host a People and Pets Fundraiser and is asking for donations to be dropped off at SC111. Flyer here.
Pets: All pet items will be donated to the Ewing Animal Shelter. Items needed include old towels and sheets, dog and cat food (wet and dry), treats and snacks, but no milk bones.
People: All items will be donated to a food pantry. Items needed include cranberry sauce, evaporated milk, canned fruit, gravy packets, Jello, Jiffy pie crust mix, pumpkin pie mix, stuffing, canned veggies, disposable roasting pans, disposable pie tins, peanut butter, jelly, beans, macaroni and cheese, boxed meals, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, fruit juice, coffee and tea.
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.
Yoga: Wednesdays at 12 noon in the gym; Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in PE225.
Before Nov. 18: AAWCCThanksgiving Drive for MCCC students in need. Drop off donations of canned and packaged goods and turkey coupons to the Student Activities Office, Student Center 2nd floor. At JKC contact Stacy Denton, ext. 3132. At the Conference Center contact Nancy Nicholson, ext. 3574, or Roseann Cooper, ext. 3202.
Nov. 16: Lecture: "A Sense of Wonder - The Role of Nature in Child Development and Environmental Stewardship, by Jeff Hoagland, 12 noon in CM 109. More here.
Nov. 16: Multi-Cultural Festival, International Student Organization, Student Center, 12 to 1 p.m.
Nov. 17: Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center discussion of the film "Focus," about anti-Semitism in America during the waning days of World War II. 4:30 p.m. at the center. Details here.
Before Dec. 13: Bring new, unwrapped toys to the Kelsey Theatre lobby for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. (If you are a little late that's OK too.) Contact Amy Besselieu, ext. 3581. More here.
Before Dec. 13: MCCC's Student Government Assoc. is collecting donations for a child with cancer. More here.
West Windsor Student Activities Calendar________________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar
Kelsey Review Hot Off the Presses
An examination of life's moments both big and small are captured in the 2010 issue of the Kelsey Review, an arts journal published annually by MCCC. This year's issue features submissions by 17 writers, artists and photographers who live or work in Mercer County. Copies are now available at all branches of the county's public libraries, and in public areas of MCCC's campuses. According to Associate Professor of English Ed Carmien, who co-edits the Review with Associate Professor of English Holly-Katherine Johnson, the myriad voices of county residents have never been richer. More here.
Telly Award Winners Pictured
MCCC Television students whose work on a video for the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce last semester won a Telly Award, were acknowledged by the Chamber recently, and photographed with their president and vice president. Four of the five students have graduated from MCCC, and three are now enrolled in BA programs. More here.
Alumni Success: Gibson Zarkar
Gibson Zarkar '04 (A.S. Computer Systems and Networking Admini.) zeros in on clients' technical problems as a customer engineer at Agilysys, Inc., Technology Solution Group in its Corporate IT Division headquarters in Edison.
As the youngest of seven children from a small, remote village in Zeegartown, Liberia, West Africa, Zarkar could not have imagined as a child that he would play a role in the world of technology. Working from the age of five as a farmhand, Zarkar had no options for schooling near his home. His fate changed when an older brother sent him to school in the capital city, Monrovia. He graduated from St. Christopher's Catholic High School and migrated to the United States in 2000, settling with a brother and his family in Hamilton. More here.
Women's Cross Country Inaugural Season
The goal of competitive runners is to cross the finish line in a time they can be proud of. But heading into the season, Head Coach Erin Cahill had a different goal for Mercer's first women's cross country team in twenty years - getting to the starting line. The Vikings lacked enough numbers to compete as a full-scoring team. But the two women who joined the squad, while short on past running experience, made dramatic improvements over the course of the season. More here.
Barbara Behrens Speaks for PTA
Associate Professor Barbara Behrens was invited to speak at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Conference last weekend in Cherry Hill, to nearly 1,000 students. Behrens spoke on behalf of the Section on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management for the National Student Conclave. According to the APTA, the conference provides a venue where physical therapy students from across the nation can learn from experts in the field and “speak with some of the most influential members of the APTA.” Behrens was the only PTA to be invited to teach one of the educational programs and speak on behalf of one of the Sections of the APTA. More here.
College VOICE Second in Nation
MCCC's College VOICE student newspaper is now ranked second in the nation among two-year college newspapers with more than 16 pages by the Associated Collegiate Press, based on its many wins in the most prestigious national competitions.
in the News Online
Mercer County Community College Offers Basic Skills Training for Employees at No Charge to Companies
MCCC to Honor Alum Steven Foster, Senator Shirley Turner and Waste Management Inc. at its Report to the Community and Open House Nov. 11
MCCC's Kelsey Review Offers Vivid Portraits of Local Characters and Places; Free Copies Available at Public Libraries
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Ewing Man from Haiti Earns His Degree; Sets Example for His Children
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
SJ Eye Magazine
Bucks Local News:
Kelsey Theatre to Present Special "Alice in Wonderland" Nov. 9
MCCC Students to Perform Comedy, Dance and Drama 11/20-21
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