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Go Green Club Plans for Earth Week
Bilquis Zaka of Financial Aid is advising the Go Green Club, which is planning “It’s Easy to Go Green,” a series of activities during Earth Week, April 18-22. The club will shed light on ways for students and staff at both campuses to reduce their carbon footprint and better serve their environment. A film series will address recycling, water conservation and insight on fair trade issues. Two post-film discussions will be moderated by Communications Professor Alvyn Haywood. Additional activities include a shoe collection, electronics recycling drive, and taking part in TerraCycle's "Brigades" drive for non-recyclable waste. Click here for flyer. Click here for additional details on all events.
Bonner Founding President Speaks at MCCC May 4
Wayne Meisel, founding president of the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, will share his journey of service in his presentation, "Serving Others," on Wednesday, May 4 at noon in CM 109 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. Meisel oversaw the work of the Bonner Foundation for 21 years. MCCC is among the region's schools that participate in the program. More here.
African Violet Sale Time Change
The Garden State African Violet Club present its 60th Annual Show & Sale at the MCCC Student Center on Saturday, April 30, 12 to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The show will feature African Violets and other gesneriads exhibited and for sale. For more information call 609-585-9266 or email GSAVCmail@gmail.com. For more on th club, click here.
Reminders -- Also see the weekly calendar of events on MLink and the College Calendar
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 26 - 29: Rakima Stokes is coordinating Diversity Week at MCCC this year. Both campuses will host events throughout the week. Flyer here. See the full schedule here.
April 26: Art Critic and professor Gerard Haggerty will lecture on "Genius: How to Define It and How to Achieve It," at noon in CM110. More here.
April 29 - May 8: MCCC Students to Perform "The Tempest" at Kelsey Theatre. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on April 29. 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
Current News -- Also see "Current News" online
County Announces MCCC Solar Farm
Yesterday Mercer County announced that MCCC will move forward on a 50 acre solar farm on campus. The farm will supply 70 percent of the school's power while providing learning opportunities. According to the plan, students will be included in the entire process, from conceptual design to construction observation and commissioning. The Times did a story on the project in today's paper here.
Angela McGlynn Authors New Book
There is much documented evidence that America is falling behind internationally. According to Angela Provitera McGlynn, professor emeritus of psychology, the solution lies with higher education. In her new book, "Envisioning Equity: Educating and Graduating Low-income, First-generation, and Minority College Students," McGlynn sees the need to educate America's traditionally underserved populations as "the right thing to do -- for these students as individuals and for our nation as a whole." The book will be published by Atwood Publishing in May. More here.
Alumni Success: Johnny Bullard Has Passion For Cooking and MCCC
MCCC alumnus Ketlinado (Johnny) Bullard '10 (A.A.S, Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management) has taken full advantage of MCCC’s learning opportunities. Today he prepares enticing menu items and provides top service at the college cafeteria. Hired as a sous chef last year, Bullard handles all cafeteria serving stations and works banquets at the MCCC Conference Center. Twice he has stepped in temporarily to serve as assistant manager in the cafeteria. More here.
Athlete/Grad Featured in Training & Conditioning Magazine
MCCC graduate and baseball player Dave Angebranndt ('09 Exercise Science) is the subject of a feature story called "Comeback Athlete" in the national magazine Training & Conditioning (April 2011). In 2009 Angebranndt suffered severe injuries to his left hand and arm. He has made a complete comeback with help from MCCC athletic trainer Lisa Camillone. Read it here.
Business Students Learn at NY Trade Fair
Students in MCCC's Business Practice Firm class attended the New York Trade Fair on April 7, where simulated business is conducted. Professor Joan Jones says, "My students operate B-Gone Travel, Inc. and sell trips to other virtual businesses. The students walk away from the Trade Fair with greater confidence in their seling skills, interaction with students from all over the US and many countries, and even got 'goodies' for their purchasing. It is fast paced, high energy, and takes place at the Armory in NYC. Students always evaluate the event as a positive learning experience!"
Photo here includes students, left to right: Charnelle Williams, Devarshi Radia, Lynn Graziano, Vickie Davis and Esther Enriquez with Joan Jones and Mary McCormick. Not pictured is Loren Colonna, who took the picture.
Fake MCCC Facebook Pages
There are bogus pages on Facebook that are named Mercer County Community College. If you come across any of these, please do not post messages there as it gives them legitimacy and confuses people searching for the real page.
(We are trying to get them removed.) Links to all of MCCC's real Facebook and other social media pages are on the college's home page, lower left corner. Please direct people there when asked how to find our sites.
Updates & Info
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Current position openings at MCCC
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in the News Online
The Trenton Times:
MCCC Solar Farm to Provide Power Needs, Learning Experience
President and Preacher Form a Bond [op ed by MCCC faculty member Eric Watson
Legend Howie Landa Set for Bucks Hall of Fame
Registration is Open for Summer Classes at MCCC
Author Angela McGlynn Looks to Higher Education as Solution for Underserved and Nation as Whole
Angela McGlynn Looks to Higher Education as Solution for Underserved and Nation as Whole
It Only Takes a Moment to Realize that Playful Theatre Productions' Hello Dolly is Something Special
Training & Conditioning Magazine
Comeback Athlete Dave Angebranndt
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