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Important Messages

Testing Center Schedule:
Hours for the Academic Testing Center at WWC this semester are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • During Spring Break the center will be CLOSED (Monday through Saturday, March 14 - 19).


Upcoming Events

Black History Month Thru Feb. 25
See the full list of events here.

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

  • Feb. 21 and 22: Interactive Discussions with MCCC Vice President Guy Generals and Assistant Professor of English and History Eric Watson on the views of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois and Dr. Booker T. Washington. Feb. 21 at 12 noon in CM108, WWC; Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Kerney Hall, JKC.

  • Feb. 24: Closing Ceremony, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria, WWC, featuring MCCC Communication Professor Donna Munde, who will deliver the keynote address, "Dedicated to Service: MCCC in Action." Lunch will be served.

  • Feb. 25: Masquerade Ball, 8 p.m. to midnight in the Student Center Cafeteria, WWC. Tickets are $8 for students; $10 for others. Must be dressed in fancy costume and mask.


Oracle Academy Lecture Feb. 21
Please tell students: The Oracle Academy will offer a career lecture Mon., Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. in CM107. Company reps will discuss "how students studying computer science/engineering, management information systems, or information technology can prepare themselves to be job-ready when they graduate." Refreshments served. For details contact faculty member Queen Okike.
Flyer here.

Rutgers, Rider Transfer Workshops
Please spread the word to students on upcoming Transfer Workshops: Transfer to Rutgers on Feb. 22 in SC104, and Transfer to Rider on March 1 in ET216
. For further information contact Transfer Services.

William Paterson Info Session Mar. 9
Please spread the word to students. William Paterson University will host an Information Session on its Business Administration bachelor's degree now being offered at MCCC. Dr. Cesar Perez, Chair of the Marketing and Management Sciences Department, will discuss the major and answer questions. It takes place Wed., March 9, at noon in CM 108. RSVP to Judy Grausso, the new WPU representative on campus, at graussoj@wpunj.edu or call ext. 3358
. More here.

County Economic Summit at MCCC
The college will host the Mercer County Economic Summit on Wed., March 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Conference Center. Workshops will include “The Digital Connection: The Race to Succeed in the Internet Age” and “The Human Connection."
More here.

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

Feb. 22: Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center documentary film, 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 2011 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.

Feb. 26: Call for Entries to "Mercer County Artists": Jurying on Sat., Feb. 26 at the Gallery. 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.

Boot Camp, Zumba, Yoga, Healthy Haven, Scrapbooking for students, staff and faculty: Details here.

What's Coming

Feb. 11-20: "The Wedding Singer"

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

Feb. 26: "Pippi Longstocking"

March 4-13: "A Little Night Music"


Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Teams "In the Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness
Feb. 10 marked Breast Cancer Awareness Night at MCCC as the men's and women's basketball teams played their last home games of the regular season. Both teams were "in the pink"-- adding pink shoelaces, crocs, headbands and socks to their game day attire. A total of $260 was donated by students, faculty, staff and fans to be contributed to the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) in Princeton.
More here with photos.

Mitch Canter DJs for Children's Fundraiser
Last Sunday, faculty member Mitch Canter donated his DJ services to a cause that is raising money for two young girls fighting cancer. He says, "The story is about the extraordinary nine-year-old girl who dreamed up this event and the young girls that it will help. The event drew a sizable crowd and was a big success. Channel 6 was there and did a really nice piece on the event -- hence my five seconds of fame."

Here is a link to the story that Channel 6 ran on its Sunday newscast. Mitch is in the black Hawaiian shirt at the DJ booth, and his son Michael is in the red Hawaiian shirt leading the dance steps for the kids. (By the way, Michael attended MCCC for a year and is now in a pharmacy program at Camden County College.)

Game Design Student Takes on the World
Chris Lowenthal, a Game Design student, took part in the Global Game Jam (GGJ) in late January. GGJ links together thousands of game enthusiasts around the world. According to faculty member Rick Giantisco, attendees are broken down into groups and given 48 hours to create, from scratch, a fully functional, playable game. Giantisco was impressed with the efforts of Lowenthal and his team, who created "Populus." It's available for download here: http://www.globalgamejam.org/2011/populus


Fee Speaks at Trenton BOE Event
Associate Professor Doug Fee was a guest of honor and speaker at "Brunch at Tiffany’s," an event hosted by the Trenton Board of Education and the FAST organization (Family and School Together), volunteers, educators and community activists on Feb. 4. He was joined by celebrity chef Kevin Sbraga.

In his talk Fee encouraged families to view cooking as a journey, not just a destination. Goals of the event included encouraging parents to read and write with their children, to have a family night, and to create family bonds while learning and having fun. A cookbook was published, to be distributed to parents.


Lady Vikes' Team Effort Leads to Region 19 Berth
Even without injured sophomore Alexis Sweet, the second leading scorer in the nation in NJCAA Division II, the Lady Vikings have won their last two games and hope to continue building on that success as they head into the Region 19 Tournament, which starts Feb. 22. The women have a record of 18-10, including three straight wins in the region.
More here with photos.

Men's Basketball Qualifies for Play-Offs
As the 2010-2011 regular season winds to a close, the Mercer men's basketball team has proven that there really is strength in numbers. The men have won 10 of their last 12 games to earn a place in the Region 19 Playoffs. The 14-15 Vikings have had a number of players step up at critical moments to help the team qualify
. More here with photos.

Alumni Success: Jim Ramm Has Long-term Ties to MCCC Basketball
Alum Jim Ramm '72 ranks as one of the most loyal Vikings basketball fans the college has ever had. "Jim certainly is one of Mercer's icons," says MCCC Athletics Director John Simone.
Ramm was scorekeeper in the glory days of 1973 and 1974, when the men's team won back-to-back national titles. For five years he has worked for the women's team, compiling statistics and teaching MCCC students to run the scoreboard and clock.

Ramm was a member of the last class at the downtown campus before the move to West Windsor. Now a retired state worker, he says, "Mercer has worked out well for me. I was away for years, but when John said he needed help, I was there. I do it because I love the game." More here.

Alumni Success: ESL Career for Emily Jacobs
A 2002 graduate, Emily Jacobs took her facility for learning Spanish to a career as an ESL teacher. She credits MCCC with bolstering her confidence, social skills, and, of course, learning. "I remember the thrill of seeing the connections between what I was learning. I literally began to feel smarter every day. I really had the sense that the people at Mercer were saying, 'Go Emily.'"

Jacobs earned her B.A. at Thomas Edison State College, and has come back to Mercer as a teacher of ESL and Adult Basic Education at the James Kerney Campus, where she works with more than 30 students from various backgrounds.
More here.

"The Wedding Singer" Featured in Patch.com
Read about Hightstown teacher Bill Kamps, who stars in "The Wedding Singer" at Kelsey Theatre. The story appears in the new super local, web-based news chain sweeping the country called Patch.com. Backed by AOL, Patch is now up and running in Hightstown and Lawrenceville, and plans to begin soon in Princeton and Ewing. Read Kamps story here.


Participate in the "It Gets Better" Video This Sunday
The James Tolin Memorial Fund, which does fundraiser performances at Kelsey Theatre each year, has added The Trevor Project to its beneficiaries -- a nonprofit, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and questioning youth. In support of the project, columnist and radio host Dan Savage created the “It Gets Better” Project, which encourages the submission of original supportive videos.

JTMF will create its own video for Dan’s project, and asks the college community – faculty, staff and students -- to participate this Sunday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Studio Theatre (next to Kelsey). "Wear light or brightly colored clothes and be ready to flash your pearly whites." There will be some individual interviews, but most volunteers will be part of a big group being filmed saying "It Gets Better" in unison. Estimated time commitment is 15 minutes. Tracy Antozzeski of Kelsey Theatre says, "Please join the JTMF in letting young people know that it does, indeed, get better." For details, e-mail jtmf@verizon.net.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Mercer County Freeholders Select 23 Year Old to Serve on MCCC Board of Trustees

Wall Street Journal
Laid Off and Launching (The SEA Program)

MCCC to Dedicate the Dr. Beverly Richardson Learning Center

Needle on the Record

Coach Larry Povia Follows Charlie Inverso to Rider

Hightstown High Teacher is "The Wedding Singer"

MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries for 'Mercer County Artists"

East Windsor Soccer Captain Represents MCCC at Women in Sports Celebration

MCCC Presents Degrees to 35 Nursing Program Graduates

New Sound Lab at MCCC Open for Business

MCCC Gallery Calls for Entries

MCCC to Dedicate the Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center

Call for Entries for "Mercer County Artists"

Sixth Annual Mercer County Economic Summit

A Little Night Music to Light up Kelsey Theatre

Broadway World:
A Little Night Music

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