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Visual Arts Student Show April 26
The artistic talents of Visual Arts students will be beautifully showcased April 26 to May 12 at the MCCC Gallery. An Opening Reception takes place Wednesday, April 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., with music by the Michael Huse Trio, a group comprised of MCCC students.
The show includes 160 two-dimensional works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, print, collage, illustration, photography and foam core, plus 24 three-dimensional works in wood, ceramics, plaster and mixed media. More here.

Open Mic Night at JKC April 29
Calling all poets, singers, bands, dancers. You're invited to be part of Open Mic Night, sponsored by the JKC Student Activities Board on Friday, April 29, 7 to 10 p.m. at the James Kerney Campus. "Last time we had almost 100 people in attendance," says Terrence Carter. "This time let's make it 100 strong." All performances will be posted on YouTube. For more information contact Terrence Carter at ext. 3166.


Bowling Night for Japan April 29
The International Student Organization will be sponsoring "ISO Bowling Night For Japan" on Friday, April 29 at Slocum's Bowl-O-Drome, from 9 to 11 p.m. There will be food, music, Japanese desserts, and a chance to sign the "Wall of Encouragement" to Japan. Admission for bowling two games and food is $15. Admission for non-bowlers is $6. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross for Japan relief.


Foreign Language Honor Society Induction
On Friday, April 29, the Foreign Language Honor Society will induct ten new members who have excelled in their studies. The induction in the Conference Center auditorium, will be followed by dinner and a fashion show featuring international students modeling native clothing. For more information contact Steve Richman at ext. 3303.


Spring Day May 5
Join in the festivities on May 5 when students enjoy Spring Day with a "Cinco de Mayo" theme, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the quad.


Computer Training Through CCS
Ushering in the latest technology, MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies is offering a full array of computer classes this spring and summer, including Microsoft Office™ 2010 for those transitioning to this newest version. Another new course for those switching from PCs to Macs is "Mac Training: Intro to the Mac."
Certificates include Web Designer, Web Developer/Programmer, and Graphic Designer. More here.

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

April 26-29: Both campuses will host events for Diversity Week, coordinated by Rakima Stokes. 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 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.

April 30-May 1: The Garden State African Violet Club presents its 60th Annual Show and 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. Call 609-585-9266 or email GSAVCmail@gmail.com. For more on the club, click here.

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," at noon in CM 109 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

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

April 29-May 8: "The Tempest"

April 30: "Berenstain Bears Musical"

May 13-22: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"



Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

The Story is in on Costa Rica
Sociologists frequently talk about culture shock -- the difficulties inherent in adjusting to a new culture. That was the challenge for eight MCCC students and their faculty leaders during their Study Tour and home stays in the small town of Atenas, about an hour west of San Jose, Costa Rica, during spring break, March 11-18. According to all post-trip reports, the effort was a glowing success.

"We traveled, studied and returned home safely," said Study Tour Coordinator Andrea Lynch, who accompanied the students along with Sociology Professor Gianna Durso-Finley, Assistant Spanish Professor Daniel D'Arpa, and Associate English Professor Carol Friend. More here.

Lucia Brown-Joseph Honored by AAWCC
MCCC Bursar Lucia Brown-Joseph was one of five women leaders in community colleges honored by the Mercer Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges at a breakfast on April 15. All five women were chosen by their college presidents. Brown-Joseph advises the African American Student Organization, which hosts numerous events each year for Black History Month, Kwanzaa and Martin Luther King Day. Students chose her as “Advisor of the Year” in 2009 and 2011. More here.


College Voice Takes Ten Awards

The College Voice student newspaper has again been recognized, winning eight first-place awards and two second-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Region I. The first-place winners will now compete at the national level, with winners being announced at the national conference in New Orleans this September. Last year The Voice took three first-place, two second-place and one third-place award.

Maccariella Speaks for Engineering

Jim Maccariella, coordinator of engineering programs, will soon give an overview of the college’s engineering programs to the Professional Engineer's Society of Mercer County. He addressed two student groups at Hopewell Valley High School recently on the wide range of engineering professions. Formerly Project Manager and Team Leader at Urban Engineers, he will give a lecture and tour of the Alexander Road Bridge to our Civil Engineering students May 4.

Rowe Writes for Policy Journal
Business faculty member Jonathan Rowe has co-authored an article for the April 2011 report of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, entitled “A Portion of the People: Islam in a 'Christian' America." An attorney and MBA, Rowe teaches business and law. Read the article here.


Immordino and Brown-Joseph Advisors of the Year
During a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Student Government Association and Student Activities Office, Amy Immordino and Lucia Brown-Joseph were named "Advisor of the Year." The "Club of the Year" was the International Student Organization advised by Immordino.
Nicholas Bella was named “Student of the Year.”

"Explore Mercer" a Hit
The college community came out in force to inform the community during "Explore Mercer" on April 13. Photos here on Facebook.


Volunteer Week Brings 24 Organizations to Campus
For staff members Rodney Hargis and Bryan O'Neal, a project that started through their participation in the MCCC Leadership Academy grew into something a lot bigger. Asked to create a project that would take them out of their professional "comfort zone" and benefit the college as a whole, Hargis and O'Neal put their heads together and developed Volunteer Week. From April 12-14, 24 organizations from around the region manned tables in the Student Center and the quad. The participating agencies were very satisfied with the response they got on campus. More here.

Joe Blasenstein in Tanzania
Aviation Professor Joan Jones recently spoke with the retired Joe Blasenstein via Skype. "Blasenstein is now in Arusha, Tanzania flying for a charitable organization through Wings of Hope. In addition to flying, he immunizes children against many diseases and flies people to treatment centers. He is learning Swahili and loves what he is doing!"

In Memory of Chef Anne Lumberger
Obituary here for Anne Lumberger, an MCCC adjunct instructor of professional baking for many years.


Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
Giving Your Employees a Little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Hits and Misses (MCCC Solar Farm)

MERCER Students train for jobs as pharmacy technicians

Byrne, Comiski Direct Mercer Sweep (softball)

Swindlers on the Loose in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

MCCC Recognizes Five Women Leaders in N.J. Community Colleges

Bonner Founding President to Speak About Value of Community Service May 4

MCCC Recognizes Five Women Leaders in NJ Community Colleges

Bonner Founding President to Speak About Value of Community Service May 4

US1 Newspaper:
Why Carrots and Sticks No Longer Work

Broadway World
MCCC Gallery to Host Visual Arts Student Show

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Plays MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

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