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College Fair April 5
Please spread the word to students! The Mercer County Professional Counselors Association will host a College Fair in the MCCC Physical Education Building on Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. About 100 colleges will be presenting information for high school and college students about programs and transfer opportunities.

"Start Walking" April 6
Wednesday, April 6 marks the official "Start Walking Day" for the American Heart Association. Wear your sneakers to work, and plan on going for a 30-minute walk with your co-workers and friends. For more information or for assistance setting up a walking group, please contact Amy Iseneker Ricco at riccoa@mcc.edu.
Learn more by visiting the official website here.

Keeping Your E-Mail Organized April 6
Join Tonia Harrison for Spring Cleaning, and learn how to keep your e-mail box organized so you can find what you need quickly on Wednesday, April 6 in AD233, 12 to 1 p.m. Sign up at tech-help@mccc.edu.

Google Apps User Group 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 e-mail tech-help@mccc.edu. Hope to see you there!

Art Critic to Lecture April 26
Art critic and professor Gerard Haggerty will examine what constitutes the makings of a masterpiece in his lecture, "Genius: How to Define It and How to Achieve It," at MCCC Tuesday, April 26 in CM110. The free talk is presented as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. Haggerty is also an artist, and writes for ARTnews magazine. He teaches at Brooklyn College and the Chautauqua Institution. More here.

Students to Perform "The Tempest"
Blending a bit of hip hop with operatic undertones, MCCC students will present a fresh take on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at Kelsey Theatre. Classic themes will take on new dimensions in this production presented April 29 through May 8. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on April 29. According to Assistant Professor Jody Person, the play's director, this production focuses primarily on the theme of forgiveness and uses a pool of water as a primary set piece at center stage. More here.

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. More here with images from the show.

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 12-14: Volunteer Week in the Student Center each day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area organizations will distribute information about volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, and collect donations of clothing, non-perishable food, and pet items. Contact Rodney Hargis, ext. 3314, or Bryan O'Neal, ext. 3637, or e-mail volunteer@mccc.edu.

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. For more information, 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!"

April 29-May 8: "The Tempest

April 30: "Berenstain Bears Musical"


Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Dinner Dance Gala Raises Dollars
It was truly "La Bella Notte" (an Italian-themed "Beautiful Evening") on March 26 when 300 MCCC supporters came out to celebrate and raise dollars for student scholarships and other program needs.

Many MCCC staffers served on the Dinner Dance Committee. coordinated by Amy Frangione, including Diane Badessa, Lucia Brown-Joseph, Valarie Daniels, Kay Eaton, Linda Ertingu, Danielle Garruba, M. Kitty Getlik, Raquel Hernandez, Lynn Holl, Lucas Kelly, Mel Leipzig, Francis Paixao, Jeremy Parry, Barbara Pieslak, Saveria Symons, Michael Welliver, Mellissia Zanjani and Rosanne Zarrilli. Arts faculty members coordinated the silent auction, with original art donated by area artists. More here.
More photos on Facebook here.

Cornel West Draws Crowds
Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University drew a packed house in the Conference Center Auditorium March 24, engaging all with his talk “Hope on a Tight Rope.” The noted scholar, civil rights activist and author shared his vision for social justice and equity and greeted many with hugs and words of encouragement. “I view teaching as a noble profession; I am especially inspired by young people. They keep me young,” said West. “We’re all in this quest for knowledge together.”

West’s talk, coordinated by Assistant Professor Eric Watson with assistance from Lucia Brown-Joseph, attracted students and other members of the college community, who also filled the Conference Center's dining room and two lecture halls in the CM building which were remotely connected. Professor of English Noreen Duncan and student leaders from both campuses presented Dr. West with MCCC items and a certificate of appreciation. More here. More photos here on Facebook.


MCCC Brings Chemistry to School
Professors Helen Tanzini and Diane Hilker, along with Chemistry student Adrie Kornasiewicz, participated in Dutch Neck Elementary School's Science Day on March 25. Their presentation, called Germ Away, was given to 125 first and second graders. The students had a chance to observe microorganisms that are growing on various sufaces, and to learn how microbes are spread and the importance of hand washing. The presentation concluded with students making slime. Photo here.

Thanks from Family of Jennie DeLapo
We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks for all your thoughts and prayers for Jennie and her family. Words cannot express how grateful we are that Jennie’s co-workers came out in full force to bid their final farewell. We always knew how much Jennie cared for her co-workers and students at MCCC; she spoke fondly of all of you often. It was so wonderful to see the genuine outpouring of affection that all of you felt for Jennie. Please accept our sincere thanks for all of your kind words and concern. Sincerely, Ron DeLapo and Family.

Alumni Success: Jo Ann Roynestad
Jo Ann Roynestad '08 (A.A.S., Business Management) is a senior practice manager for Penn Medicine's OB/GYN Midwifery Care practice, a 38-person clinical team of physicians, midwives, administrators and medical support staff. She oversees the training of staff and implements new systems to enhance fiscal accountability. Roynestad is now back at MCCC pursuing a second degree, with the goal of completing her bachelor's degree in Psychology on campus through William Paterson University. Her long-term goal is becoming a clinical psychologist specializing in women's issues More here.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

Snyder to Lose Interim Tag with Mercer Soccer; Be Named Head Coach

MCCC to Host “Relationship and Domestic Violence Seminar” April 12, 2011

Dr. Cornel West Speaks at MCCC

Solve the Case with Jigsaw Jones at Kelsey Theatre

Bucks Local News:
Colavita, Melker to Chair Mercer County Community College's Dinner Gala

The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, The Musical” Teaches Valuable Lessons at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre April 30

Dr. Paul Marciano A Clinical Psychologist and Author to Speak at Local College

Steel Magnolias is Beautifully Done by the Pennington Players at Kelsey Theatre

MCCC to Host Domestic Violence Seminar

Broadway World:
Photo Flash: MCCC Theatre Students to Present The Tempest

Kelsey Presents the Berenstain Bears

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