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November 18, 2010

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Upcoming Events

Faculty Art Exhibit Opens
"Other Views," a multimedia exhibit featuring artwork by 25 MCCC faculty members, is on display at The Gallery now through Dec. 22. The show's 38 pieces include acrylics, collage, photographs, ceramics, mixed media, watercolor, prints, computer art and more. More here with images.


MCCC Students/Faculty Part of Ceramics Show
A Ceramics Invitational is now on display at the Ellarslie City Museum in Trenton, and includes work by faculty member Michael Welliver and several current and former MCCC students. Stay tuned for more information.
More here.

"It Gets Better" Week Nov. 29-Dec. 3
From Alex DeFazio: “It Gets Better" Week begins Monday, Nov. 29, and includes five days of lunchtime presentations and discussions designed to help the MCCC community respond to the needs and challenges of a diverse student body. In the wake of recent suicides by LGBT youth, people around the country have been posting messages on the internet addressed to young people at risk, urging them to have hope and telling them “it gets better.” This message inspired MCCC's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Friends club (LGBTF) to create its week long forum. Details here, or contact Alex DeFazio.

Survivor: Mercer Edition! Dec. 7
MCCC’s Public Speaking students and the Student Activities/Student Government Assoc. will host “Survivor: Mercer Edition!” on Tues., Dec. 7 in SC 104, 12:10–1 p.m. According to Associate Professor Kathi Paluscio, the event will contain “zappy comedy, vocal variety, and a warm and fuzzy kinda feeling. MCCC students will offer tips and advice to their peers on topics like textbooks, advisement, making friends on campus, addiction to procrastination and much more! It’s short. It's fun. It's useful. It's free. And Yum-Yum's abound! Raffles prizes every 10 minutes! Come and see what your students are doing right before they come running in, breathless and late to your class.

"All are welcome. Faculty and staff-- encourage your students to attend! Bring yourself as well. Administrators--please drop in and show your support for this first-year student retention event!" For more information contact Kathi Paluscio or Danielle Garruba.

Staff/Faculty Appreciation Dec. 7-8
The MCCC Bookstore will host Faculty & Staff Appreciation days Dec. 6 and 7, featuring dessert and a 20% discount on selected merchandise. Flyer here.

Philosophy Club Extends Series Thru Dec. 8
From Ken Howarth: The Philosophy Club's "Understanding Religions Discussion Forums" aim to promote understanding and open dialogue. Local religious leaders will come and share the core beliefs and practices of their faith, then field questions from students, faculty and staff. MCCC faculty members are serving as forum resources. Upcoming forums include:

  • Protestant Christianity, Wed., Oct. 27, LA-108, 12 – 1:15 p.m. with Pastor Randall, Robbinsville 7th-Day Adventist Church.
  • Islam, Wed., Nov. 17, LA-108, 12 – 1:15 .p.m with Imam Abdul Malik Ali, Masijidul Taqwa in Trenton.
  • Tibetan Buddhism, Fri., Dec. 3, LA – 108, 12 – 1:15 p.m. with Beverly Sanford, Princeton Meditation Group.
  • Protestant Christianity, Wed., Dec. 8, LA – 108, 12 – 1:15 p.m. with Rev. William E. Coleman, Jr., MCCC Board President and Shiloh Baptist Church minister.


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.

Nov. 19-21: "Boy's Life,"student show at MCCC's Studio Theatre. More here.

Dec. 1: Lecture by TCNJ Prof. Rachel Adler: "Two Worlds, One Neighborhood: Doing Anthropology and Nursing in the 'Burg," 12 noon, CM 107. More here.

Before Dec. 13: Kelsey Theatre Toys for Tots Drive. Bring new, unwrapped toys to the Kelsey Theatre lobby through Dec. 13. Contact Amy Bellelieu, ext. 3581. More here.

Before Dec. 13: MCCC's Student Government Assoc. is collecting donations for a child with cancer. More here.

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What's Coming

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

Dec. 3-5": It's a Wonderful Life" retold as 1940s Radio Play

Dec. 10-12: "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Dec. 17-21 : "The Nutcracker" and "El Sueño"



Nov. 11 Open House a Big Success
More than 300 area residents gathered at the fourth annual Open House and Report to the Community on Nov. 11 at MCCC’s Conference Center. College-bound teens and adults, career changers, as well as friends and supporters came to learn more about the college’s varied programs and services. Mercer faculty, students and alumni across all divisions of the college were on hand at information tables to offer insight into MCCC’s programs. Photos and more here.


Celebrity Sighting at MCCC!
Last season’s Top Chef winner, Kevin Sbraga, made a surprise visit to the MCCC Culinary Center on Wednesday to enjoy a meal prepared by students in this semester’s HRIM restaurant, "Pepita." Sbraga and his dad sampled a variety of items from a menu that included salmon, skirt steak, homemade pasta, lamb chops, chocolate mousse, cheesecake and more. Photos here.


Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 107
Mercer's Alpha Theta Gamma Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges inducted 107 students on Nov. 11 at Kelsey Theatre. This is a 19% increase over last year's fall induction, and 14% higher than Spring 2010. Visiting guest speaker Maria Palar, president of the PTK Middle States Region, spoke about scholarships and other opportunities for members, as well as PTK student participation in the National Summit on Community Colleges. The other two featured speakers were Dean Robin Schore and Professor Gianna Durso-Finley, both of whom provided engaging presentations, with the former sharing a song about being proud to be smart, and the latter connecting the value of reasoning and hard work to the joy and fun of service. A reception followed. The ceremony was organized and run by student officers, led by PTK President Rachel Young, and installed by faculty advisors Ken Howarth and Jing Huang.

Phi Theta Kappa Toy Drive
From Karissa Kozlak, Student Activities: Mercer's Phi Theta Kappa group is organizing a toy drive to benefit children who are living in a local homeless shelter this holiday season. This is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of a needy child. All donations will be greatly appreciated. There will be a box outside of Student Activities (SC111) where new unwrapped toys can be donated. Wrapping paper is also needed. Thank you all and have a wonderful holiday season!
Flyer here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
After Downsizings, MCCC Training Program is Looking Up

Storms Flip Eight Planes in Ewing

Futures in Business at MCCC

CBS New York:
Wicked Wind Storm Does Number on N.J.

Trees uprooted & school roof hit as planes flipped during gusters in Mercer & Bucks

Princeton Online:
Work by MCCC Visual Arts Faculty on Display

"It's a Wonderful Life," A Live Radio Play Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Home News Tribune:
Environmentalist to Examine Role of Nature

The Examiner:
Enrollment for MCCC's Winter Session is Open

Town Topics:
Annie Oakley and Friends

Spelling Bee

Updates & Info

The WWC Café Menu
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Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
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