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November 24, 2010

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Upcoming Events

Depression and Suicide Prevention Nov. 29
As part of "It Gets Better" week, MCCC Counselor Dr. Valerie Brooks-Klein will give a presentation on strategies to prevent depression and suicide on Monday, Nov. 29, noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 151. All are welcome at this free workshop to learn about resilience, success, and strategies for helping friends. Click here for details on additional forums for the week of Nov. 29, or contact
Alex DeFazio.

Corrections Career Workshop Nov. 30
Representatives from the Mercer County Correction Center, the New Jersey Department of Corrections, the New Jersey State Parole Board, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons will be at MCCC to discuss job and career internship opportunities on Tues., Nov. 30, 12 - 1:15 p.m. in AD 130.
The workshop is open to everyone, regardless of major. For more info contact faculty member Cavit S. Cooley.

Theatre/Dance Students Perform Dec. 3-5
Under the direction of instructor Janell Byrne, five student choreographers will present 10 original numbers at a Student Dance Concert Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

Theatre students will perform "The Storm" on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Faculty member Jody Person describes this new play as "a set piece with a script, in which students also use improv to explore the work and to come up with movement ideas." Themes of loss and and parent-child dynamics echo those of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," which students will perform in the spring.

Both performances take place at the college's Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre. More here.

Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 9
All are invited to join the African American Student Organization for their Kwanzaa Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 9 in the WWC Cafeteria at 12 noon. Club advisor Lucia Brown-Joseph says, "There will be food! So come and taste the world and dance with us! Stay tuned for more coming events.

Chorus and Jazz Band Perform Dec. 14-15
All are welcome to free Winter Concerts at Kelsey Theatre. The MCCC Chorus, directed by Pamela Sharples, will perform on Tues., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. The MCCC Jazz Band, directed by Professor James Kelly, performs on Wed., Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. More here.


Event Reminders -- Also see the weekly calendar of events on MLink.

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.

Dec. 3-8: Philosophy Club's "Understanding Religions Discussion Forums" Tibetan Buddhism, Fri., Dec. 3, LA 108, 12–1:15 p.m., with Beverly Sanford, Princeton Meditation Group; and 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.

Dec. 7: Survivor: Mercer Edition! SC 104, 12:10–1 p.m. with comedy, vocal variety, tips and advice to students. Food, raffles prizes. All are invited. Contact Kathi Paluscio or Danielle Garruba.

Dec. 7-8: The MCCC Bookstore hosts Faculty & Staff Appreciation Days, featuring dessert and a 20% discount on selected merchandise. Flyer here.

Through 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.

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

Through Jan. 2: Ceramics Invitational with work by MCCC students and faculty, Ellarslie City Museum at Cadwalader Park, Trenton. More here.

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.

Mondays at 5:30 in PE225; Wednesdays at noon in the gym.

West Windsor Student Activities Calendar________________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar

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"


News -- Also see "Current News"

Radiography Announces New Equipment/Lab
Courtesy of a Carl D. Perkins federally-funded grant, MCCC’s Radiography Program has received state-of-the-art digital radiographic equipment to enhance instruction. The new digital x-ray imaging equipment, known as the Philips Essenta Digital Radiographic System (DR), displays images on a computer monitor, replacing conventional film-based radiographic units. Lab renovations completed this summer included removing a darkroom, which expanded lab space for the new system.
More here.

$35,000 Check Presented from "Floyd Fest"
Held at the Nassau Inn Oct. 17, "Floyd Fest" drew 180 guests and raised more than $35,000 for a new endowed scholarship named for Jim and Fannie Floyd, whose earnings will be awarded annually to needy MCCC students. The planning committee included members of the MCCC Foundation and Princeton community volunteers. Jim Floyd has been a member of the college's Foundation Board for more than 30 years. Given the success of this year's event, plans are already underway to host a second Floyd Fest fundraiser in October, 2011. More here.

A Rewarding Soccer Season for Coach Povia
Two games during the regular season foretold a satisfying ending for the men's soccer team. The Vikings regained the Region 19 title and earned a 7-0 record in the region and a 13-4 record overall. Says first-year Head Coach Larry Povia, "These players made amazing progress from the beginning to the end. I couldn't be prouder of them as players and gentlemen." More here.

Alumni Success: Artist Michele Green
For MCCC alumna Michele Green '82 (AAS, Advertising Design), art was not a choice, but a calling. "I sold my first painting when I was 14. I was hooked after that." She notes that artists are "blessed with a gift, and burdened with a desire to relay the mind's images." Green's fascination with the highways and byways of Delaware has led to one of the largest treasure troves of Delaware landscape painting anywhere. Her paintings have been featured in Delaware Today and Outdoor Delaware magazines and one of her landscapes hangs in the home of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. More here.


Night Out with NAMI
MCCC's JazzOn2 is a media sponsor for "Night Out with NAMI," a benefit performance by the Bill Charlap Trio (a jazz group) on Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. at the College of New Jersey. NAMI Mercer, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Tickets are $49 for the concert, and $165 for the concert and gala dinner. For more information visit www.namimercer.org or call 609-799-8994.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Officer Resurrects Anti Bullying Campaign

MCCC Women Have an All County Look

Kelsey Theatre Presents Four Holiday Productions

MCCC Staging "Boys' Life"

Drama and Dance on Kelsey Stage

Princeton Online:
Two Variations of Holiday Classics

MCCC presents two weekends of theatre and dance

Broadway World:
MCCC Theatre & Dance Students To Pursue Pure Creativity in Performances

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.

News Links

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Alumni Success Stories Academic Calendar 2010-2011 MCCC Social Media Sites


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