E-Bully E-Bulletin
Calendar MLink www.mccc.edu E-Bully Archives


The Who, What, Where, When @ MCCC

December 2, 2010

Upcoming Events


Headline News

Updates & Info


News Links


Upcoming Events

The 2011 Dinner Dance
MCCC's annual Dinner Dance Gala is set for Saturday, March 26 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Tickets for staff/faculty (two per person) are priced at the reduced rate of $150, and everyone is cordially invited. The event will include a festive evening with dinner and dancing, sponsorships, a program booklet with paid ads, and a silent auction.

Perhaps you have gifts at home that you can’t use? Don’t let them sit around gathering dust; let them gather DOLLARS for MCCC instead. Donate them to the Foundation Dinner Dance to be bundled into baskets for the silent auction. The funds raised from the silent auction go to scholarships and other MCCC needs. Bring your item(s) to Amy Frangione in AD 112, or call ext. 3293 any time before Feb. 15. More here.

Join AAWCC Gift Drive for Family
The MCCC Chapter of AAWCC has "adopted" a family of three being served through Catholic Charities. The family consists of a mother and two children. Donated items are needed by Dec. 13. You may wrap the gifts and mark the packages with "Number C256," and the child’s name, or "Mom."

The dropoff places are Tonia Harrison's office, AD235A, Stacy Denton’s office at the James Kerney Campus, KC317, or Erin Cahill's office in the Phys. Ed. building. If you have any questions, or wish to have a package picked up, call Tonia at ext. 3640.

  • Tyler, a boy age 5, requests pants, tops, socks, undies, and pajamas in size 6, and age-appropriate toys;
  • Taniel, a female age 7, requests pants, tops, socks and undies in size 10, and age-appropriate toys;
  • Mom requests pants, size 10, large size junior shirts and tops, with a special request for groceries via food gift cards.


"It's a Wonderful Life" Podcast
It's happening this weekend at Kelsey Theatre, and now you can get a preview of The James Tolin Memorial Fund's "It's a Wonderful Life -- a 1940s Radio Play." The production team and stars discuss the show and their roles in an11-minute podcast. Listen to it here.
See the full press release here.

MCCC Book Club to be Pre-Class Week Workshop
From Melinda Struzynski: In January one of the pre-class IPIC offerings will be for any interested faculty and staff member to take part in an MCCC Book Club discussion. If you are interested, the book we’ll be discussing is: “Fall of Giants” by Ken Follett. Please keep watching for upcoming IPIC information which will have the exact date and time of the January pre-class week book discussion. Any questions, please contact Melinda Struzynski, at ext. 3554 or struzynm@mccc.edu.


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

This Week: "It Gets Better" week forums. Details here, or contact Alex DeFazio.

Dec. 3-5: Theatre/Dance students to perform. 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.

Dec. 9 Kwanzaa Celebration of the African American Student Organization, WWC Cafeteria at 12 noon.

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

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

Dec. 14-15: Chorus and Jazz Band perform 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.

Through Jan. 2: Ceramics Invitational with work by MCCC faculty, students and alumni. 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

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"

"Like" New Athletics Facebook Page
Keep up with sports news and photographs! Click "Like" at our Athletics Department's new Facebook page here.


Dr. Valerie Brooks-Klein Leads Seminar
Dr. Valerie Brooks-Klein, a counselor in MCCC’s Student Success Center, kicked off activities for “It Gets Better” week Nov. 29 with her presentation, “Resilience and Hope: Depression and Suicide Prevention Strategies” in the Student Center. The week is designed to enhance outreach for students who may be at risk. See the story in The Times here.
See photos here.

12 Inducted Into Foreign Language Honor Society
Twelve MCCC students were inducted into Alpha Mu Gamma, the Foreign Language Honor Society, at a ceremony on Nov. 23 at the Conference Center. A luncheon followed. The stude
nts achieved at least a 3.25 cumulative average in their language for two semesters. Each student gave a brief presentation in the language courses he or she is studying. Entertainment was provided by a current student and a recent graduate. Faculty members Steve Richman and Dan D'Arpa facilitated the event. More here.

Ceramics Invitational Photos Now Online
The work of MCCC staff, students and alumni is now on display at a "Ceramics Invitational" at the Ellarslie Museum in Trenton. See images on Facebook here.

Congratulations Athlete of the Week
Lady Vikes forward Alexis Sweet has already proven her leadership, earning double-doubles in three recent games.
More here.

Remembering an Adjunct Faculty Member
Dean Robin Schore reports that Charles Pincus, who died last week, taught English 101 for the past year as an adjunct faculty member.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
It Gets Better

Officer Resurrects Anti-Bullying Campaign

MCCC Events Tackle Bullying

How Chambersburg's Changes Inspire Professor

MCCC to Host Talk on Suicide Prevention

MCCC Theatre and Dance Students Pursue Pure Creativity Dec. 3-5

Not Totally Sure

Lawrence Ledger:
Honored (at Nov. 11 event)

Princeton Online:
MCCC's Radiography Program Celebrates New Clinical Lab Equipment

MCCC Chorus and Jazz Band Present Winter Concerts

Town Topics:
Pulitzer Nominated Play at MCCC This Weekend

It's a Wonderful Life Comes to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC theatre and dance students to display creativity on stage

PenningtonPost/Bucks Local News:
TCNJ Professor to Discuss Research at MCCC

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

Current News Full College Calendar MCCC on Facebook
Past M-Newsletters MLink Calendar of Events MCCC on Twitter
Alumni Success Stories Academic Calendar 2010-2011 MCCC Social Media Sites


MCCC News Clipping Service: To view many of MCCC's news clippings online, go to http://www.burrellesluce.com/ and in the upper right hand corner click on "Client Log-In." Type in the Username (7965) and the Password (news), then click on "Media Content" in the upper right corner. This service does not include online news, small community newspapers or magazines.

How to Request Publicity and Calendar Listings
NEW!! To submit a message for this newsletter, or for Broadcast e-mail, click here. When submitting news, please keep it brief and to the point. For longer stories please create a web page or link to an existing web page. The Marketing staff reserves the right to edit materials submitted for publication, based on news value and space constraints.

To have your upcoming event listed on the MCCC calendars, contact Brad Kent (ext. 3772).

To request internal or external free publicity for your event, please fill out the request form here, or e-mail the Public Information Office giving details and contact information: Saveria Symons, ext. 3736, or Wendy Humphrey, ext. 3729. For major events we request four or five week's notice.

Click here for guidelines on how to request publicity.

Click here for information about the services of the Public Information office.

The M-Newsletter is published by the Public Information office, AD 114. E-mail symonss@mccc.edu or call ext. 3736. Please help us keep the college community informed. If you find a typo or error please let us know so we can correct it online.

Your opinion is always welcome. What do you want to read about in future M-Newsletters?

If you will be leaving the college and would like to continue receiving this bulletin, please send your new e-mail address to symonss@mccc.edu and ask to be added to the "retirees" list.