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JKC Career Day March 22
The James Kerney Campus will host a Career Day on Tues., March 22 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in Kerney Hall. Representatives from professions in corrections, social work, school nursing, and television will present career and job information to students. For further information, please contact Linda Ertingu at ext. 3165.


Tickets Available for Student Restaurants
MCCC's culinary students are operating two restaurants this semester, and the college community is invited. Tickets ($12 each) are now on sale at the Accounting Office on a first-come, first-served basis. View the menus here.

N'wavo will be serving dinner on Thursdays: March 31; April 7, 14 and 21, with seating between 4:45 and 5:30 p.m. (Please do not arrive after 5:30 p.m.)

M Cru will serve lunch on Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16, and 23, with seating between 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. (Please do not arrive after 11:30 a.m.)


Camp College Info Session March 26
Camp College will host an Information Session on Saturday, March 26, 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Center, West Windsor campus. More here.


William Paterson Open House March 30
Spread the word to students! William Paterson University will host an Open House on Wed., March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center, WWC, for students interested in transferring to their programs offered on campus. Flyer here.
More information here about WPU at MCCC.

Dinosaurs in N.J. Lecture April 7
Dr. William B. Gallagher of Rider University will lecture on "Dinosaurs in Your Backyard" on Thurs., April 7 at 12 noon in CM 110. Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, his talk focuses on New Jersey and its rich fossil history, and the excavation of the Haddonfield dinosaur in 1858. More here.


“Taste of the Nation” April 11
The MCCC community is invited to the 19th Annual Taste of the Nation at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village on Monday, April 11, 6 to 9 p.m. Over 40 of the area’s best restaurants and vineyards will offer tasty samplings and food demonstrations. 100% of ticket sales help ensure no child in Mercer County grows up hungry.

Since Frank Benowitz is serving as one of this year's chairs, prior to April 1 the MCCC community can take advantage of the "Friends and Family" rate of $75 per ticket (enter coupon code at checkout: PRINCEFF11 ) . *** Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.*** The Westin is located at 201 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ. For tickets and information, please visit http://www.strength.org/princeton/ or call 877-26TASTE. Flyer here.

Domestic Violence Seminar April 12
"Relationship and Domestic Violence Seminar" on Tues., April 12, 12 to 1 p.m. in CM107. Speakers will be Assistant Prosecutor and Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit Stacy Gerds; Domestic Violence Response Coordinator at WomanSpace Heidi Mueller; and Victim's Witness Advocate Alisha Philips. For more information e-mail Dr. Valerie Brooks-Klein at Drval@Drval.com or call 609-586-6610.
Flyer here.

"Explore Mercer" Open House April 13
The campus community is gearing up for its big event, "Explore Mercer," on Wed., April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. More here.


AAWCC Breakfast April 15
The American Association for Women in Community Colleges, Mercer Chapter, is hosting the first "Celebrating Women in Community Colleges Leaders' Breakfast" on Friday, April 15, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Center at Mercer. The event will honor women working at New Jersey community colleges. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with women leaders from other New Jersey community colleges. Please see the Registration Form for additional information. Complete the form, linked here, and send it with the registration fee to Latonya Ashford Ligon, in SC 261. Questions? Contact Dr. Khalida Haqq at haqqk@mccc.edu


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

Mondays, March 21 - April 25: Free Job Search Workshops by recruiter Dick Stone for students and staff, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Student Center, room 211. Contact lafrancg@mccc.edu or call ext. 3339.

Mondays March 21 - May 9: Free Job Coaching Sessions for students and staff. Individual appointments of one hour each available from 4 to 8 p.m. with interview coach Susan Bershad. Contact lafrancg@mccc.edu or call ext. 3399.

March 24: Dr. Cornel West Lecture, 6 p.m. at the Conference Center auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m. and everyone must be seated by 5:45 p.m. The auditorium is sold out. Tickets are now available for the overflow location, CM 110 (with video), 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; one ticket per person with MCCC ID. Contact watsonj@mccc.edu or brownl@mccc.edu. Flyer here.

March 23: Information Technology Services is offering "iPads in the Classroom" seminar, 12 noon with Michael Dalton and Tony Bruzaitis sharing the innovative ways iPads are being used in education. Contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357.

March 23: Philosophy Discussion Forum -- Video “On Truth” by Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University, 12 to 1:15 p.m., LA204, from the film “Examined Life” by Astra Taylor. Discussion will follow! Full list of Philosophy and Religion Forums here.

March 26: Dinner Dance Gala: Click here for details. Click here for discounted hotel rates.

March 28: Understanding Religions Discussion Forum - Judaism with Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum, 12 to 1:15 p.m., LA207, Congregation String of Pearls, Princeton. Full list of Philosophy and Religion Forums here.

March 29: "Statistics for Business" Lecture by statistical analyst Dr. James R. Kenyon, 12 noon in CM 108. More here.

March 31: Women's Month Fashion Show, 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Conference Center. Free for faculty, staff and students with a ticket. Pick up tickets at the Student Activities Office, SC160. Contact Amy Immordino ext. 3531.

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 19-20: "Quadrophenia"

March 25 - April 3: "Steel Magnolias"

April 2: "Jigsaw Jones"

April 8-17: ""Hello, Dolly!"



Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Students Learn in Costa Rica This Week
Mercer students and faculty members are in Costa Rica on our second Study Tour. These students of Spanish and Sociology are learning about the culture and people of Costa Rica by staying with local families and visiting numerous sites including museums, schools, clinics, dance and cooking classes, Spanish classes, a coffee and lettuce farm, Volcano Poas, a soup kitchen, and much more.


High Schoolers at MCCC This Week
This week the Admissions and Outreach office at the West Windsor Campus arranged for over 230 high school seniors to come to campus for placement testing. Students came from Hamilton West, Ewing, and Hightstown. We will be bringing in additional students from other high schools in the coming weeks.


Guy Generals Writes for Community College Week
Vice President Guy Generals has published a story entitled "Service Learning Can Bridge Success Course Gaps" in the March 7 issue of Community College Week. Read it here.


Peter Fretwell Writes Op Ed for NY Times
WWFM General Manager Peter Fretwell has co-authored an op ed article, "History is on Japan's Side," published in the March 16 issue of The New York Times. He and Taylor Baldwin Kiland are also co-authors of a forthcoming book, "Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton," on the resiliency and success of Vietnam-era American prisoners of war.

Research for the book led to research on trauma and growth, which led to this op-ed. "We interviewed Dr. Tedeschi last week, and interviewed an Army psychiatrist at Walter Reed after that. He pointed us to the mass trauma research cited at the end of the piece," Fretwell said. Read the article here.


Eastern European Community at MCCC
As part of MCCC's Pipeline Initiative, 25 members of the Eastern European community joined us for breakfast today to discuss our programs, community needs, issues of immigrants and culture. Through sharing, we learned about outreach through the parishes, the need for Polish translations for our literature, and additional ESL opportunities.


Baseball/Softball at Myrtle Beach
The college’s baseball and softball teams are in Myrtle Beach this week at their annual spring training, with 50 other community colleges from the northeast and midwest. They will play ten games there. The week provides an opportunity for our students to play teams from other regions of the country.

Photos From Mercer County Artists

Now in its 39th year, the Mercer County Artists show continues to feature some of the region's most talented artists. Works in all media except photography (which is featured in a separate county show) are exhibited by both well-established and emerging artists. Be sure to visit by April 7. View images from the show here.


Alumni Success: Christine Eggert
A 1979 Office Systems Technology graduate, Christine Eggert is the office supervisor and executive assistant to the CEO of Celator Pharmaceuticals in Princeton. She spends time in the evening teaching courses in office technology at MCCC. She is a Certified Professional Secretary, Microsoft Certified Application Specialist Expert, Microsoft Master Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer in Office 2003 and 2007. More here.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
N.J. state colleges turn to private fundraising to make up for budget cuts

Mercer Businesses Focus on the Positive (Economic Summit)

Call for Writers and Artists

AllAroundPhilly.com (Trentonian.com):

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

MCCC Baseball Pulls Out Win in Seventh

Matchmaker Seeks Match of Her Own in “Hello, Dolly!” at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre April 8-17

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

MCCC Gallery Announces Winners of "Mercer County Artists"

Jigsaw Jones, MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Broadway World:
Photo Flash: Mercer County Artists

Hello Dolly Opens at Kelsey Theatre 4/8


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Alumni Success Stories Academic Calendar MCCC Social Media Sites
WWFM "Views & Voices" Radio Interviews JazzOn2


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