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Important Messages

Tell Students: Apply Now for Financial Aid
Please spread the word to students -- they need to apply NOW for Financial Aid for the academic year 2011-12. By applying early, students will receive ALL of the financial aid they are eligible for. Students should attend one of MCCC's free workshops listed online here, when the MCCC Financial Aid staff will help them fill out the required online application at www.fafsa.ed.gov/#.


New Academic Calendars Online
The Board-approved Academic Calendars for 2011-12 and 2012-13 are now posted on MLink here, along with the final exam schedules. The calendars can also be found on the MCCC website here. If you have any questions, contact Sue Zambrio, ext. 3325, or e-mail zambrios@mccc.edu.

Spring Technology Education Series
From Susan Bowen: It's time for a spring awakening and sharpening of your technology skills! Learn about what you can do with an IPAD and smartphone, how to create web pages, and how to handle the spring cleaning of your e-mail box! The complete seminar schedule can be found on M-Link here. To register for these seminars, please contact the ITS Help Desk. Happy Spring!

NOTE: The first seminar, "E-Mail on the Go," meets March 9 at noon in AD121.


Upcoming Events

Six MCCC Women to be Honored March 9
Join "Women On the Road to Knowledge" on Wed., March 9 at noon in CM 110, when six MCCC women, chosen by student leaders, will be honored. President Patricia Donohue and Counselor/Psychologist Valerie Brooks-Klein will be the presenters. Discussion will focus on service to the community, taking care of ourselves first, working, and the responsibilities of today’s successful woman. Lunch is included. Who are the honorees?
Find out here.

Honors Open Houses Welcome High Achievers
The MCCC Honors Program will host Open Houses on Monday, March 7 at noon in AD234a, and Tuesday, March 8 at 5 p.m. in SC104. Faculty are asked to PLEASE invite any students you think are Honors candicates.
Now the Honors Program accepts students entering MCCC from high school. For more information click here or e-mail honors@mccc.edu.

MCCC at QB Mall Saturday for "Twilight" Event
MCCC will be where the action is this Saturday, March 5, noon to 5 p.m. Enrollment staff will participate in a "Twilight" event at the Quaker Bridge Mall, providing information about MCCC programs and services, including summer camps. There will be a meet and greet with actor Peter Facinelli from the "Twilight" movies, and a community blood drive. More here.

MCCC Blood Drives March 4 and 7
New Jersey Blood Services will conduct Blood Drives on Friday, March 4 at the James Kerney Campus near the Security office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday, March 7 at the West Windsor Campus near the Security Building in a blood mobile, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donors receive a $10 gas card. The drive is sponsored by the African American Student Organization. For more information call Lucia Brown-Joseph at ext. 3404.

"Mercer County Artists" Reception March 9
The talents of 95 Mercer County artists will be on display at the Gallery in "Mercer County Artists 2011," which runs March 8 to April 7. All are invited to the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Wed., March 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The awards presentation begins at 6 p.m. Guest juror Janet Hunt of Coryell Gallery selected 120 works of art from a field of 240 entries. Almost a third are three-dimenional, mixed media and sculpture in materials ranging from clay and wood to bronze and concrete. More here.


Thursday Zumba Class Added
Zumba has proven to be so popular, a second class has been added. Now students, staff and faculty can enjoy the high-energy, feel good Latin dance classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. The class meets in the Fine Arts Building, room 129. It's free!


Yoga/Zumba Continue During Spring Break
Boot Camp will be canceled for Monday, March 14, but Zumba on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Yoga on Monday and Wednesday, WILL be offered trough spring break week -- March 14 - 18.
Details here.

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

Mar 9: William Paterson Info Session on its Business Administration bachelor's degree at noon in CM 108. RSVP to Judy Grausso at graussoj@wpunj.edu or call ext. 3358. More here.

March 24: Cornel West to Speak at MCCC, 6 p.m. Ticket information to come.

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.

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


Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Richardson Learning Center Dedicated
Community spirit was alive and well as guests paid tribute to a much-admired administrator and her accomplishments when the Dr. Beverly A. Richardson Learning Center was dedicated on Feb. 25 at the James Kerney Campus. President Donohue praised Richardson’s 28 years of educational leadership and said Richardson chose to devote her career to community colleges, which were the focus of her doctoral dissertation at Boston College. "Dr. Richardson set out to find a community college for herself -- a path that led her to MCCC – and lucky for us,” Donohue said. More here with photos.


TV Students do "Magnificent Job"
Nearly 20 student volunteers from MCCC's Television Program worked the Mercer County High School Basketball Finals, held Feb. 24 in the MCCC Gymnasium. Live coverage lasted more than 3 ½ hours. According to Television Program Assistant Professor Steve Voorhees, "The students did a magnificent job and were praised by tournament officials."
More here with photo.

Calling Writers and Artists for Kelsey Review
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible inclusion in Kelsey Review 2011, a Mercer County literary journal published annually by MCCC. The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons. Prof. Ed Carmien is the editor. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2011.
More here.

Oracle Academy Teaches Job Readiness
MCCC students learned what employers are looking for at an Oracle Academy presentation facilitated by faculty member Queen Okike and Oracle Initiative Consultant Lorilyn Owens. Topping the list are communication skills, critical thinking and technological skills. Photos here.


Great Ending for Men's Basketball
The Vikings played their best ball of the season when it mattered most. Tied 81-81 with less than a minute to play, Jermaine Emanuel passed the ball to Jonathan Jernigan after a Lackawanna turnover with just seven seconds left. Jernigan sank the shot at the buzzer for the 83-81 win. Unfortunately the season came to a disappointing end in the final on Feb. 27, as the Vikings lost 76-68 to Del Tech Stanton. With the loss, the Vikings fell just short of repeating as Region 19 Champions.
Season Wrap-up here.

Women's Basketball Falls in Quarterfinal
The women's basketball team, minus the nation's leading NJCAA Division II scorer, MCCC forward Alexis Sweet, played its heart out in the Region 19 quarterfinal against Burlington County College on Feb. 22. Down by just three points at the half and pulling within two late in the game, in the end, the Lady Vikes just couldn't get the job done. Their 61-55 defeat is particularly tough, as this is the third consecutive year they have made it into the tournament, but lost in the opening round. More here.


Baseball Season Begins
Vikings baseball opened its 2011 season March 1, with a home game against Gloucester. Winners of last year's Garden State Athletic Conference, the Vikings are looking to improve on their 17-13 record and advance further in the Region 19 Playoffs in 2011. (Their 2010 season ended in the Region 19 semi-final play-in round when they lost to rival Burlington CC.) Coach Matt Wolski will be assisted this season by Fred Carella and Kevin Kerins. More here.



Artwork of Alum Bill Plank on Display
The artwork of alumnus Bill Plank will be featured at the Lawrence Art Gallery in late March, located at the Lawrence Shopping Center, Route 1 in Lawrenceville. Opening Thurs., March 24, the exhibit will continue through April. Plank will be at the gallery for a "Meet the Artist" appearance and sale of his prints from March 24 through 26. Bill is the husband of staff member Helene Plank.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
MCCC Honors Former Provost

MCCC Helps Workers Hone Computer Skills

Trenton Coach Known for Winning was Sore Loser

Princeton Online
MCCC Gallery Hosts Mercer County Artists 2011, Prizes to be Announced at Opening Reception March 9, 2011

Gear up for a Little Night Music at Kelsey Theatre

Variety and Fun Await Campers at Mercer County Community College This Summer

Still Teaching, Still Learning: The Works of Mel Leipzig and His Students on View at West Windsor Art Center

Time to Rock and Roll with “Quadrophenia” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre March 19-20

MCCC Gallery Hosts Mercer County Artists 2011; Prizes to be Announced at Opening Reception March 9

YWCA Princeton and MCCC's Center for Training and Development Team Up

Time to Rock and Roll with “Quadrophenia” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre March 19-20

MCCC Gallery Hosts Mercer County Artists 2011: Prizes to be Announced at Opening Reception March 9

A Little Night Music at MCCC

The Times Tribune:
Buzzer Beater Dooms Lackawanna Men in Region 19 Semis


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