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Tuition & Fees Town Meeting Feb. 17
MCCC will its second meeting on proposed tuition and fee increases effective for the summer 2011 semester on Thurs., Feb. 17 at the James Kerney Campus, 12 to 1 p.m. in Room 319. The meeting will be simulcast to the West Windsor Campus in CM110.

Public Hearing on Tuition/Fees Feb.17
The MCCC Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on proposed tuition and fee increases on Thurs., Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at its regular Board Meeting in AD107, West Windsor Campus. The proposed tuition and fee increases will be effective for the summer 2011 semester.

Anyone who intends to offer comments at the hearing is requested to contact Diane Badessa at ext. 3613 by Wednesday, Feb. 16. Written comments concerning the proposed revised tuition and fee increases may be directed to President Patricia C. Donohue, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Room AD249, or e-mail tuition@mccc.edu. Comments must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 16 to ensure consideration.

Guidelines for Announcements On Campus
Guidelines for posting events and announcements around the campus were agreed upon at the College Governance Council on Feb. 8. While the campus community is encouraged to publicize upcoming events, meetings and workshops, we ask everyone to please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Fliers and notices are to be stapled or tacked to bulletin boards or tripods; fliers and notices are NOT to be taped to painted walls and/or windows within doors;
  • Flyers and notices are to have a date of removal typed at the bottom of the notice; individuals and/or organizations are responsible for removal on the appropriate date;
  • Whenever possible, electronic announcements are encouraged. To send an e-mail message to students via MercerMail, e-mail Executive Dean Diane Campbell. To include a message in the M-Newsletter, fill out the form online at MLink. To request an announcement on the digital bulletin boards located in the Welcome Center and Student Success Office, e-mail the Public Information Office. You can also post messages yourself on MCCC's Facebook page.

If you have questions, contact Ryan Zegarski, chair of CGC’s Student Services Subcommittee, at ext. 3778.

Upcoming Events

"Think Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness Tonight
Tonight is "Think Pink" Breast Cancer Awarensss Night,
5 p.m. at the Mercer Women’s Basketball Game in the gym. Wear something pink. Adults $3; students and seniors $2. Proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Resource Center, a program of the YWCA Princeton. Sponsored by the American Association of Women in Community Colleges and the Student Government Association.

Call for Entries to "Mercer County Artists"
Calling local artists! The Gallery at Mercer invites individuals 18 or older who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County to submit their artwork to be considered for "Mercer County Artists 2011," a juried exhibition. Jurying will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Gallery. More here.

Boot Camp Begins Feb. 14
Mike DeAngelis will again offer MCCC's "Boot Camp" in the gym on Mondays at 12 noon, beginning Feb.14. All staff, faculty and students are invited. For further information call ext. 3758.

Black History Month Thru Feb. 21
See the full list of events here.

  • Feb. 15: "Writing to Serve Others," noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 104: Presentations by Trenton-based authors Marie Antionette and Dr. Jack Washington. Antionette is the author of three books, including "A Girl Named Job." Dr. Washington, a Trenton Central High School history teacher, is author of books documenting the history of Trenton, including "The Quest for Equality: Trenton's Black Community 1890-1965."

  • Feb. 18: Open Mike Night showcasing MCCC talent, 7 to 10 p.m. at JKC's Center City Café.

  • Feb. 21: Interactive Discussion, 12 noon in CM108: MCCC Vice President Guy Generals and Assistant Professor of English and History Eric Watson will discuss the views of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois and Dr. Booker T. Washington.

The spirit was high last Saturday at Kelsey Theatre when MCCC hosted a Gospel Explosion, with hand clapping, foot stomping and amen! Local performers included gospel singers, mime artists, dancers and spiritual rappers. A couple MCCC staffers were among the performers, including Tonia Harrison and Terrence Carter. Photos here on Facebook.

Event Reminders -- Also see the weekly calendar of events on MLink and the College Calendar

Feb. 16 & 22: Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Book discussion on Feb. 16, 4:30 p.m. Documentary Film on Feb. 22 1 p.m. More here.

Feb. 22: Professor Mel Leipzig's lecture “Collage and Its Influence,” 12 noon in CM 110. More here.

Feb. 24: TV Students to Broadcast live, county-wide coverage of the 2010 Mercer County High School Basketball Tournament Championships doubleheader. Girls’ game 5:30 p.m., boys' game 7:30 p.m., on cable channel 26 and FiOS channel 20. More here.

Feb. 25: Beverly Richardson Learning Center Dedication, 2 to 4 p.m., James Kerney Campus. Snow date is Friday, March 18. RSVP to Monique Richardson by Feb. 18 at ext. 3160, or e-mail richardm@mccc.edu. All are welcome but RSVP requested. More here.

March 26: La Bella Notte, the MCCC Foundation's 22nd Annual Dinner Dance Gala, Hyatt Regency Princeton. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and other needs. Contact Amy Frangione at foundation@mccc.edu or call ext. 3293. More here.

Yoga Classes: Evening classes Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through April, in PE225. Lunchtime Yoga classes on Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium. Free to MCCC students, staff and faculty. Bring mat and water. More here.

Mondays: Healthy Haven with Life Coach Sally Jones. Workshops on many subjects such as time management, positive reinforcement, exercise and lfe mapping, Mondays, noon to 1 p.m. in SC104 through April 4 (excluding March 14). Lunch is provided. Contact Danielle Garruba-Ice, ext. 3412. More here.

Tuesdays: ZUMBA classes from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in PE 224 through April. Bring a towel and water. Free to MCCC students, staff and faculty!

Fridays: Scrapbooking will continue Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SC104. Hot appetizers and snacks provided! Free and open to the campus community. Contact Danielle Garruba-Ice, ext. 3412. More here.

What's Coming

Feb. 11-20: "The Wedding Singer"

Feb. 25-27: "High School Musical 2, Jr."

Feb. 26: "Pippi Longstocking"


News -- Also see "Current News"

Marissa Segal Represents MCCC at Sports Day
Sophomore soccer player Marissa Segal represented MCCC at the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Feb. 6 at Seton Hall University. In addition to her parents, she was accompanied by Head Soccer Coach Jodie Ricciardi and Assistant Coach Mike DeAngelis. According to Coach Ricciardi, "Marissa was selected because of her outstanding job in the classroom and on the field. As team captain, she set a good example and made a huge impact on other players both on and off the field."
Segal says she was honored to be selected. More here.

Facebook Page for Fitness Center and Pool
Keep up with news and events at MCCC's Fitness Center and Pool through their new Facebook page here. All MCCC social media sites are linked and easily accessible from the MCCC home page, botton left, or click here.

Honors Program on Facebook
Check out photos of MCCC's Honors Program on Facebook here.

In Memory of Milton "Bo" Tull
Milton "Bo" Tull, 35, died recently. He is a former culinary arts student and was employed at MCCC as a cook. He appeared in MCCC advertising several years ago. Obituary here.

Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Feb. 7 Community Briefs: Holocaust Center Events

MCCC's Povia Joins Rider University men's soccer program as an assistant coach

"Learning is Serving" is the Theme for MCCC Black History Month

MCCC Offers Later Starting Spring Semester Credit Classes

MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries for "Mercer County Artists 2011" Jurying Set for Feb. 26

Education Today:
Community College Allows Students to Take Some Classes Later in the Semester

Broadway World:
MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries for Mercer County Artists

New Jersey Footlights:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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How to Submit Your News/Calendar Items

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.

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