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Tickets Available for Dr. Cornel West at MCCC March 24
Famed Princeton Prof., Dr. Cornel West, will speak at MCCC's Conference Center auditorium March 24 at 6 p.m. There will be overflow space with video in the Conference Center dining room and in CM110. Dr. West's books will be available for purchase, and he will answer questions after his talk. Doors open at 5 p.m. and everyone must be seated by 5:45 p.m.

Students and staff have first access to the free tickets, which are available at the Kelsey Theatre box office 9 a.m. - noon; at the Bursar's Office at WWC 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and at the Enrollment and Student Services Office at JKC 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets are first-come first-served, and one ticket will be given per person. Students and staff need a current MCCC ID to get tickets. For more information contact Prof. Eric Watson at watsonj@mccc.edu or brownl@mccc.edu. Flyer here.

Get Certified to Teach Online
From Debbie Kell: Think you've got what it takes to teach in a classroom without walls? Back by popular demand, the Virtual College Team presents VIC101 (Virtual Instructor Certification). This is your chance to get trained, have fun, and spend some time with some wonderfully wacky people! More here.

Want to Borrow an iPad?
From Susan Bowen: The iPad has arrived at MCCC! The Information Technology Services Department is pleased to announce that we have recently purchased 3 iPAD loaners for faculty and staff. The iPADs can be loaned for a two-week period by contacting the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357. ITS will also be offering an "iPADs in the Classroom" seminar on Wed., March 23 at 12 noon. Michael Dalton and Tony Bruzaitis will be presenting what the iPAD "is and is not," and offer some ways it is being used in education. Hope to see you there!


Upcoming Events

Time for the Dinner Dance Gala March 26
All staff and faculty are invited to MCCC's Dinner Dance Gala, benefitting student scholarships and other program needs, for the reduced rate of $150 each for two tickets. If you want to really relax, you can stay at the Hyatt Regency overnight. Click here for information on discounted rates. Click here for details about the event.

"Mercer County Artists" Opens
MCCC's Gallery is hosting the "Mercer County Artists" exhibit, which opened March 9. The talents of 95 Mercer County artists are on display through April 7. The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communication Building. More here.

Coming Philosophy and Religion Forums
Dr. Ken Howarth has planned a series of discussion forums on philosophy and religion, and has invited guest speakers from many faiths. The college community is invited. Full list here. Coming soon:

  • Wed., March 23: Video “On Truth” by Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University, 12 - 1:15 p.m., LA204, from the film “Examined Life” by Astra Taylor. Discussion will follow! This is a preview of the March 24 lecture by Professor West at MCCC, 6 p.m. in the Conference Center.

Job Search Workshops Offered
From Gail LaFrance, Career Services: Please spread the word to students! Once again Career Services is offering a series of free job search workshops presented by Dick Stone, Human Resource Recruiter. Five people got job offers as a result of attending his fall workshops. Students and staff will learn about where the jobs are, resume preparation, interviewing, networking, using employment agencies and more. Sessions begin March 21, and continue on six Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in the Student Center, room 211. For more information e-mail lafrancg@mccc.edu or call ext. 3399.


Free Job Coaching Seminars
From Gail LaFrance, Career Services: Please spread the word to students! Everyone is invited to FREE one-hour job coaching interviews in the Transfer and Career Services Office, Student Center, room 229. Starting Mon., March 21 and continuing every Monday until May 9, appointments are available from 4 to 8 p.m. with Susan Bershad, professional interview coach. Candidates may sign up in person or call ext. 3397. Bershad will help to develop the skills needed to be successful on a job interview. For more information e-mail lafrancg@mccc.edu or call ext. 3399.


Lecture: Statistics for Business March 29
Statistical analyst, Dr. James R. Kenyon, will discuss the use of statistics to improve business outcomes in his talk, "Using Statistical Thinking to Improve Business Decisions," on Tues., March 29 at noon in the Communication Building, room 108. The free talk is a part of MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

Women's Month Fashion Show March 31
From Amy Immordino: The Women's Month Fashion Show, the closing event for Women's Month at MCCC, takes place Thursday, March 31, from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Conference Center. Admission is free for faculty, staff and students, but a ticket must be presented at the door. Pick up your ticket at the Student Activities Office, SC160.

This year's theme is "Travel the World of Fashion." Students will be modeling traditional clothes from their countries, showing appreciation for their cultures, and representing traditional women's dress in different regions of their countries. This year, over 15 students will be representing five different continents. In addition to lunch, "Goodie Bags" with coupons from Dress Barn will be given to each guest. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association and the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, Mercer Chapter. Contact Amy Immordino for further information, ext. 3531.

Workshop on Employee Motivation April 20
Clinical psychologist Dr. Paul Marciano will lead a workshop at the Conference Center on April 20 at 8 a.m. Author of "Carrots and Sticks Don't Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT," he will discuss how increasing employee engagement adds to the bottom line. Tickets are $109 to $119. More here.

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

April 29: PASS Program Honors Banquet, 6 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria. Contact Maria at ext. 3424.

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

West Windsor Student Activities Calendar______________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar

What's Coming

March 4-13: "A Little Night Music"

March 12: "Ugly Duckling"

March 19-20: "Quadrophenia"

March 25-April 3: "Steel Magnolias"

April 2: "Jigsaw Jones"


Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

MCCC Women Honored for Women's Month
President Patricia Donohue and MCCC Counselor/Psychologist Valerie Brooks-Klein congratulated six MCCC women who were honored for their accomplishments both on and off campus at a special Women's Month luncheon March 9. Click here for details and photo.

Mel Leipzig Featured on Cover of US1; Exhibit at Rider Gallery
The art of Professor Mel Leipzig seems to be everywhere at once this year. Beginning March 10 and continuing to April 17, Leipzig will be featured at the Rider University Art Gallery.
An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., and the artist will talk about his work on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Rider Professor Harry Naar has written a major story about Mel Leipzig in this week's US1 Newspaper. Click here for the US1 newspaper story. Click here for the Rider Gallery story.

"Like" The Conference Center on Facebook
The Conference Center at Mercer has a new Facebook page here. Spread the word -- the center offers full-service meeting and event planning in a beautiful facility, with two patios for the wonderful spring weather that's coming! You can also host a party here -- for graduation, baby shower etc. Also check out their website.

2011 Preview: Softball
The Vikings head south for the Snowbird Classic in Myrtle Beach, SC, where they will get their version of spring training -- nine games from March 13-17. Their regular season resumes at home on March 24, when they will play a doubleheader against Sussex CC. While the roster has lost a few key players, including ace pitcher Jenna Berger, Head Coach Ryan Zegarski is hopeful that the combination of returning players and rookies can come together and bring home another regional title this season. More here.

2011 Preview: Men's Tennis
Earning a national title is a great achievement for any player -- as well as his coach. Last spring MCCC first doubles partners, sophomore All-Americans Matt Pierson and Jason Bielski, achieved that goal. (The team finished fifth overall.) The new season, minus these two Mercer stars, begins tomorrow in a home match against Harford (MD). Despite the loss of Pierson and Bielski, Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla is confident that the 2011 team has the potential to make it back to the NJCAA National Tournament. Three participants from last year's roster of six who competed at nationals are back. More here.

2011 Preview: Women's Tennis
For the first time in several years, MCCC women's tennis team will be playing a spring schedule in addition to their 2010 fall season. Coach Marc Vecchiolla is hoping to use these additional matches to prepare his team for next fall and help his first-year players gain experience. The season begins March 10 with a home opener against Harford (MD). Generating a lot of excitement is freshman Alison Noll (Monmouth Junction, NJ / South Brunswick), who captured the no. 1 singles title at the Region 19 Championships in October. More here.


Sophomore to Play Soccer for Wilmington
Soccer player Mohamed Conteh, a defensive midfielder who completed his sophomore season on the men's soccer team at MCCC this past fall, has signed a national letter of intent to play for Division II Wilmington University (DE) next year. Following the fall season, in which Mercer won the Region 19 title and advanced to the District Tournament final, Conteh was named to the All-Region and All-GSAC first teams and was named no. 5 on the list of the region's top players. He also earned second team All-American honors from the National Soccer Coaches of America Association. More here.

Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

Mercer Softball Splits Season Opening Double Header

Burlington County Times:
Longtime Educator from Willingboro Honored by College

US1 Newspaper:
Mel Leipzig on Teaching, Paris, Ibsen and the Color Blue

MCCC Gallery Hosts Mercer County Artists

Organizational & Behavioral Psychologist Dr. Paul Marciano to Speak at MCCC on "Leading with RESPECT: The Keys to Increasing Employee Engagement" April 20

Writers and Artists Invited to Submit Work to Mercer County Literary Journal

Statistician to Present Talk on Use of Statistics to Improve Business Decisions March 29

Think Summer: Now is the Time to Enroll Your Child in Summer Camps

Statistician to Present Talk on Use of Statistics to Improve Business Decisions March 29 at MCCC

Solve the Case with "Jigsaw Jones" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre April 2

Organizational & Behavioral Psychologist Dr. Paul Marciano to Speak at MCCC on "Leading with RESPECT: The Keys to Increasing Employee Engagement"

Celebrate Strength in Sisterhood with "Steel Magnolias"

Broadway World:
Celebrate Strength in Sisterhood in Steel Magnolias at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Jigsaw Jones Comes to Kelsey Theatre 4/2

Hello Dolly Opens at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre 4/8-10

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