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Important Messages

Library Material Orders Due by Feb. 15
From Martha Czop: The last day for faculty and staff library material orders is Tuesday, Feb. 15. Please send your requests to Martha Czop at czopm@mccc.edu so you will be able to have the materials needed for you and/or your students. Orders submitted after Feb. 15 will be held for order on July 1 and will be ready for the start of the fall semester. If you have questions, call ext. 3559.


Message From President Donohue: The Incentive Award Pilot Program
There is still time! Please help the College Governance Council (CGC) Resource Development Committee, which is charged with seeking cost saving and revenue enhancing suggestions from faculty and staff. If your suggestion produces financial savings or revenue growth, your idea could earn you up to $5000. No idea is too small or too large, so we encourage you to submit as many as you wish. Please use the electronic message box available on Mlink here. You are responsible for researching the cost savings of your suggestion and for providing data supporting the savings, which can be attached.

Don't delay; someone else may have your same idea. Avoid most energy saving ideas, since the college has quite a few exciting projects in the works already. Direct questions to Dr. Michael Glass, Chairman, Resource Development Committee, at glassm@mccc.edu or ext. 3530.


Call for College Catalog Updates
The 2011-2013 College Catalog is now in production, with content review and updates being solicited college-wide. Anyone with updates to contribute should contact the Point Person (supervisor, coordinator, etc.) for the area involved. That person likely received catalog documents this week by inter-office mail, for the purpose of submitting all revisions for their area. For further assistance, contact Brad Kent in Publications, ext. 3772 or e-mail kentb@mccc.edu.


Nominate Students for Who's Who
MCCC has the opportunity to select 80 students for Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. You are invited to nominate students whose academic standing, leadership abilities and community service are above average. Help them be recognized for their achievements. Click here for the details and the nomination form, which is due by March 3.


Upcoming Events

MCCC Glowing Red for Heart Association
From Amy Ricco: On Friday, February 4th, you will notice that some of the exterior lights on campus will be Glowing Red. This is in honor of the American Heart Association's "Go Red" for Women Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women and men. In our seven years of fundrasing for the American Heart Association, MCCC has raised over $40,000. If you would like to make a donation and add to that total, please contact Amy Iseneker Ricco at ext. 3372 or e-mail riccoa@mccc.edu. Thank you in advance for your support of this very worthy cause.


Get Ready for ZUMBA!
If you like to dance, come join MCCC's new Zumba classes -- meeting Tuesdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in PE 224. Class begins on Feb. 8 and continue until April 26! Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers, and bring a towel and water. Free to MCCC students, staff and faculty! Class is taught by Colleen McMahon. For more information contact Danielle Garruba-Ice or call ext. 3412.


Club Day Feb. 9
Come out to talk with students at Club Day, Feb. 9 at noon in the Student Center.


"The Rape of Nanking" Feb. 16 & 22
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource will host a book discussion on "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II," on Wed., Feb. 16 at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Holocaust Center, on the second floor of the Library.
The primary focus of the discussion will be Iris Chang’s gripping historical account of the atrocities committed by the Japanese in 1937-38 after their capture of Nanjing, the Chinese capital city.

The following week, on Tues., Feb. 22 at 1 p.m., a documentary film entitled "The Rape of Nanking" will be shown. For further information, call ext. 3355 or e-maiil Professor Saul Goldwasser. More here.

Leipzig Lecture Feb. 22
Professor Mel Leipzig will examine the societal impact of modern and post-modern art in a slide lecture “Collage and Its Influence” on Tues., Feb. 22 at noon in the Communications Building, Room 110. The lecture is free and open to the public.
More here.

Beverly Richardson Learning Center Dedication Feb. 25
Join us as we formally dedicate the Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center on Friday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the James Kerney Campus. In the event of inclement weather, check mccc.edu for notification of rescheduling. The snow date will be Friday, March 18, 2011.

Please RSVP to Monique Richardson by Feb. 18 at ext. 3160, or e-mail richardm@mccc.edu. Also please spread the word – all are welcome to RSVP and join us! If you have any questions contact Amy Frangione, ext. 3293. More here.

Black History Month Thru Feb. 10
Listing below through Feb. 10. See the full list of events here.

  • Feb. 5: An Evening of Praise Gospel Explosion, 8 to 10 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Donations accepted. MCCC student performers, local gospel choirs and praise dancers perform.
  • Feb. 8: New Jersey Blood Services community outreach presentation and Blood Drive sign-up followed by a presentation by local genealogist Walter Ritter, noon to 1 p.m., WWC Student Center, Rm. 104.
  • Feb. 10: Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the Mercer Women’s Basketball Game in the Gymnasium, WWC. A breast cancer awareness talk will take place during halftime. Come out and wear something pink. Admission for adults is $3 and $2 for students and senior citizens. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC), a program of the YMCA Princeton. The event is sponsored by the American Association of Women in Community Colleges and the Student Government Association.

See photos here from the kickoff event held Feb. 1 at JKC.


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

Feb. 7: Healthy Haven: Life Coach Sally Jones conducts workshops on many subjects such as Time Management, Positive Reinforcement, Exercise and Life 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.

Feb. 11: 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.

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

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

Yoga Classes: Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Feb. 7 through the last week in April, in PE225. Lunchtime Yoga classes on Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 9 to the last week in April, in the gymnasium. Free to MCCC students, staff and faculty. Bring mat and water. More here.

What's Coming

Feb. 4-6: "Pinocchio"

Feb/ 11-20: "The Wedding Singer"

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

Feb. 26: "Pippi Longstocking"


News -- Also see "Current News"

35 Nursing Grads Pinned at Ceremony
Fifteen plus inches of snow on Jan. 27 didn't stop 35 determined Nursing graduates, their teachers, families and friends, who turned out in full force for an early evening pinning ceremony and celebration. Valedictorian Wendy Solymosi of Hamilton drew tears with her heartfelt talk. “As nurses, each day we will touch a life, or be touched by a life,” she said. “We have chosen a profession of exceptional work…nurses are angels here on earth.” More here.

New Sound Lab Is Open for Business
Entertainment Technology students are enjoying new digs this semester. A former classroom in the Communication Building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art sound lab that includes sophisticated software, mixers and live sound reinforcement equipment. According to EnTech Coordinator Bob Terrano, the lab will also be utilized by other MCCC programs including Television, Radio, Digital Film, Music, and Game Design. The program plans to host an open house for the campus community and public soon. More here.

See Mel Leipzig on "State of the Arts"
If you haven't yet seen New Jersey Network's State of the Arts video, "Mel Leipzig-–Everything is Paintable," you still have a chance to see it online here.

President Donohue Heads March for Babies
President Patricia C. Donohue will serve as honorary chair for the 2011 March for Babies -- the March of Dimes' biggest fundraiser. She is committed to raising $80,000 toward the March for Babies goal of $400,000 to support research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. The Mercer County March for Babies will take place April 30 at Mercer County Park.


JazzOn2 Airs Interview with President Donohue
Each month Winifred Howard of WWFM's JazzOn2 interviews President Donohue on current events and news. Listen for this week's interview tomorrow, Feb. 4 on the
public affairs program, New & News, airing at 10 a.m. and repeating at 6 p.m. on 89.1 HD2. Also check out the JazzOn2 website here, where you can listen online.

MCCC Congratulated by Gardner Institute
MCCC is among the 2010-2011 National Select Cohort of educators that The Gardner Institute has recognized and congratulated in an advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The institutions are described as "dedicated to improving the first college year and/or transfer student experience." Click here to view a pdf of the CHE advertisement, in the Jan. 21, 2011 issue.


Alumni Success: Linda Ialacci '94
Now a Certified Public Accountant, Linda Ialacci '94, has fond memories of MCCC.
"My instructors were fantastic," she says. "One in particular, [MCCC Business Professor] Framarz Khoushab, was the best I've ever had." A high achiever, Ialacci served as vice president of MCCC's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. After Mercer s
he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and passed her CPA exam. "Mercer really changed my life," Ialacci said. " The faculty really understood the challenges of attending school at night." More here.

Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Don't Evaluate Teachers Using Student Test Scores (OpEd by Professor Emeritus Al Leister)

MCCC to Celebrate Black History Month

MCCC Offers Later-Starting Spring Semester Classes

Professor and Artist Mel Leipzig and His Work are in Demand

Holocaust Center to Host Book Discussion on Rape of Nanking; Documentary Film

Unemployed Woman.com:
Fabulous Free Art at Stockton College

Broadway World:
MCCC Presents Pippi Longstocking

Pennington Post:
Colavita, Melker to Chair MCCC Dinner Dance

Mercer Co. Clerk, MCCC Hold Document Search Class

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