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Important Messages

ERP Vendor On-Site Presentations
From Susan Bowen: We have confirmed the dates for the on-site vendor demonstrations for SunGard Higher Education (Banner) and Datatel (Colleague). The college community is invited to all sessions and particularly recommended to attend the lunchtime session (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.) to see a demonstration of the system from a faculty/student perspective. This is an important institutional endeavor and your participation is appreciated. The agenda for the two-day visit is the same for both vendors and can be found on MLink here.

Committee members are invited to all sessions and are especially encouraged to attend the opening session and those sessions pertaining to the module/system that they currently work on in their department.

  • SunGard will be here on Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday March 30 in the Conference Center, rooms 214 and 215.
  • Datatel will be here on Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15. A location for this visit is still being confirmed.


Upcoming Events

Do You Google? Workshop April 13
From Susan Bowen: Do you Google? If so, we hope you can join our next Google Apps User Group Meeting on Wednesday, April 13 at 12 noon in AD233. Kristen Callahan will be there to facilitate, but this is a "user group," so we hope others will share how they are using Google Apps. RSVP to the ITS Help Desk at 4357, or tech-help@mccc.edu. Hope to see you there!

Volunteer Week: April 12-14
Volunteer Week at MCCC will be a three-day event, April 12-14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, in the WWC Student Center. Rodney Hargis says, "We are encouraging everyone to get involved, donate, and learn about opportunities to show the community that MCCC Cares!"

The week will offer a chance to learn ways in which your unique talents and skills can be utilized to improve the quality of life in your community. A variety of area organizations will be on hand to distribute information about volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Just in time for spring cleaning, several local agencies will collect donations of clothing, non-perishable food, and pet items.

For more information, or to get involved, contact Rodney Hargis at ext. 3314, Bryan O'Neal at ext. 3637 or send an e-mail to volunteer@mccc.edu.

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

Now through April 7: Mercer County Artists at MCCC's Gallery. View images here.

March 26: Camp College Info Session, 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Student Center, WWC. More here.

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

March 29: "Statistics for Business" Lecture by statistical analyst Dr. James R. Kenyon, 12 noon in CM108. More here.

March 30: William Paterson Open House, 6 p.m., Student Center, WWC, for students interested in transferring to WPU programs offered at MCCC. Flyer here. More information 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 7: "Dinosaurs in Your Backyard" lecture by Dr. William B. Gallagher of Rider University, 12 noon in CM110. More here.

April 11: “Taste of the Nation” at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, 6 to 9 p.m. Frank Benowitz is a chairperson. $75 ticket if purchased prior to April 1 (enter code at checkout: PRINCEFF11). Guests must be 21 or over. Visit http://www.strength.org/princeton/ or call 877-26TASTE. Flyer here.

April 12: "Relationship and Domestic Violence Seminar," 12 to 1 p.m. in CM107. Flyer here. Contact Dr. Valerie Brooks-Klein at brooksv@mccc.edu or ext. 3354. More here.

April 13: "Explore Mercer" Open House, 6 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. More here.

April 15: "Celebrating Women in Community Colleges Leaders' Breakfast," hosted by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, Mercer Chapter, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Conference Center. Complete the registration form here, and send it with fee to Latonya Ashford Ligon, SC261. Contact Dr. Khalida Haqq at haqqk@mccc.edu.

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 25 - April 3: "Steel Magnolias"

April 2: "Jigsaw Jones"

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



Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Study Tour Returns From Costa Rica
Eight students and four MCCC faculty members returned Friday from a Study Tour to Costa Rica. Andrea Lynch, coordinator of the Study Abroad programs said "We were hosted by 12 different Costa Rican families. They prepared breakfast and dinner for as much as our stomachs would allow, and the food was "mucho gusto" (very good). Very few spoke English, so we really had to speak Spanish to communicate. During the day we engaged in conversations and lectures around eco-tourism, women's issues, immigrants and indigenous people, poverty, health, education, and advanced Spanish instruction at various locations in the cities of San Jose and Atenas. Each group participated in a community service project."

Gianna Durso-Finley led five students on a sociology experience to study various Costa Rican institutions and their effects on the family. Daniel D'Arpa led three students on a Spanish language immersion experience. Carol Friend joined the Spanish students and Andrea Lynch accompanied the Sociology group.

A debriefing meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in AD234a. If you are interested in attending, please notify Andrea at lyncha@mccc.edu.

Holiday Schedules
At last Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved two new fiscal-year holiday schedules, posted on MLInk here.


Monica Weaver Honored
James Kerney Campus Provost Monica Weaver received an award from the National Congress of Black Women, Trenton Chapter, on March 20 at St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing. She was cited for her work in education, and for organizing the mayoral debates sponsored last year at JKC through Youth College. Photo here.


MCCC Honored by "Advancing Opportunities"
MCCC was the recipient of the Civic Leadership Award from Advancing Opportunities, a statewide provider of disability services with headquarters in Ewing, on March 15 at their Community Recognition Breakfast. Mercer County Freeholder Chair Pat Colavita said the college’s Special Needs Office and its DREAM program are just two of the reasons MCCC is one of the jewels of Mercer County. More here.

Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
An Artist Who Can Do, and Teach (Mel Leipzig)

It's Time for Taste of the Nation

MCCC Sophomore to Wilmington (scroll down)

The Who's Quadrophenia in Concert in New Jersey

Bucks Local News:
MCCC Gallery Announces Winners of Mercer County Artists 2011

Future Students Invited to Explore Mercer at Open House April 13

MCCC to Host Domestic Violence Seminar April 12

Dinosaur Researcher to Present Local Findings at MCCC April 7

TV Show Helps Chefs Frank Benowitz and Doug Fee "Dish it Out"

Celebrate Strength in Sisterhood


Pennington Post.com:
MCCC Gallery Announces Winners of Mercer Artists 2011


Dinosaur Researcher to Present Local Findings at MCCC April 7

Princeton Summit Sees Good Future for Economy


News Links and Social Media

Sports Update_____________ Athletics Facebook Page (Become a fan)

MCCC Current News Full College Calendar MCCC on Facebook
Past M-Newsletters MLink Calendar of Events MCCC on Twitter
Alumni Success Stories Academic Calendar MCCC Social Media Sites
WWFM "Views & Voices" Radio Interviews JazzOn2


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