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Participate in Volunteer Week April 12-14
Area nonprofit organizations will be on campus during Volunteer Week, which takes place in the Student Center April 12-14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will distribute information about volunteer opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, and will collect donations of clothing, non-perishable food, and pet items. For more information contact Rodney Hargis, ext. 3314, or Bryan O'Neal, ext. 3637, or e-mail volunteer@mccc.edu. The following charitable organizations will accept your donations:

  • Rescue Mission of Trenton for clothing: April 12 and 14
  • Mercer Street Friends for food: all three days
  • SAVE Animal Rescue for pet supplies: April 13


Taste of the Nation April 11
From Frank Benowitz: Last Chance...The friends and family discount rate of $75 per ticket has been extended to April 10 for "Taste of the Nation," set for Monday, April 11, 6 - 9 p,m, at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, 201 Rockingham Row, Princeton. For tickets and information, click here, or call 877-26TASTE. Use the coupon code: PRINCEFF11. More than 40 of the area’s best restaurants and vineyards will be offering tasty samplings and food demonstrations. All ticket sales help ensure no child in Mercer County grows up hungry. Frank Benowitz is serving as a chair.. ***Must be 21 years of age to attend.

Diversity Week at MCCC
Created by MCCC's PASS program, Diversity Week is expanding this year.

At the James Kerney Campus:

  • Tuesday, April 26, 9 a.m.: Welcome "Celebrating Diversity," with Dr. Diane Campbell in Kerney Hall, with music, food and activities in the Center City Cafe from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Viewing of the film "Crash."
  • Thursday, April 28, 9 - 10:30 a.m.: Student, faculty and staff panel discussion in Kerney Hall.

At the West Windsor Campus:

  • Tuesday, April 26, 12 - 1:15 p.m.: Welcome "Celebrating Diversity," with Dr. Khalida Haqq in the back of the cafeteria, with music, food, vendors and activities.
  • Wednesday, April 27, 12 - 1:15 p.m.: Viewing of the film "Crash."
  • Thursday, April 28, 12 - 1:15 p.m.: Student, faculty and staff panel discussion in the cafeteria.
  • Friday, April 29, 12 - 1:15 p.m.: Reflection luncheon in the cafeteria.


African Violet Club Sale April 30-May 1
From Amy Iseneker Ricco: The Garden State African Violet Club will present its annual show and sale at the MCCC Student Center on Saturday, April 30, 12 to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds go to a scholarship for MCCC's top Horticulture graduate.
The free event offers a unique selection of African Violets and other gesneriads exhibited and for sale. This year's theme is "Violets in Tune" and will feature plant and flower arrangements that evoke the essential qualities of different genres of music. For more information call 609-585-9266, e-mail GSAVCmail@gmail.com, or click here.

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

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 13: Google Apps User Group meeting, 12 noon in AD233. Kristen Callahan will 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.

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 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

What's Coming

April 8-17: "Hello, Dolly!"

April 29-May 8: "The Tempest

April 30: "Berenstain Bears Musical"


Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Spread the Word! Summer Session Begins May 23
Summer sessions of six, eight, 10 and 11 weeks begin May 23, June 3, June 20 and July 6 at MCCC. Please announce this to your classes and help boost summer enrollment. Students home from other colleges and high schoolers are welcome. Click here for the summer tabloid.

MCCC's Virtual College has added new sessions for the summer, listed here.

Full Slate of Noncredit Classes Offered for Summer
Check out the abundant choices for career or personal interest offered by MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies this summer. New classes include "MS Office 2010" (May 13-20) and "Intro to the Mac" (July 16-Aug. 30).
For those interested in a teaching career through the alternate route program, an Information Session is set for Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. To register call ext. 3311 or e-mail ComEd@mccc.edu.

A full series on "Wine Regions of the World" begins June 1, and a new "Fitness Management Certificate" meets on six Saturdays beginning June 4.
The summer tabloid online here.

Eric Watson Writes Op Ed on Obama/Sharpton
A guest editorial "President and preacher form a bond," by MCCC Assistant Professor Eric Watson, discusses the relationship between President Obama and Al Sharpton.
Watson is working on a book about Sharpton. Read the article here.


"Like" Our New Alumni & Friends Facebook Page
MCCC's College Advancement Office has started a new Alumni & Friends Facebook page. We hope to engage our alumni to come back to MCCC for classes and events, and to interact with each other. Please "Like" our page and help to spread the word to alumni. See it here.

Staff Interviewed on WWFM's Views and Voices
In the past month Rachel Katz, host of WWFM's "Views and Voices" has interviewed
Gallery Director Tricia Fagan on the Mercer County Artists show; faculty member Ken Howarth on his Civil Discourse Series; faculty member Ed Carmien on the Kelsey Review. Listen to all interviews here.

Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
President and Preacher Form a Bond [op ed by MCCC faculty member Eric Watson]

Dr. Cornel West Speaks at MCCC

Mercer County Community College Dinner Dance Gala Raises Scholarship Dollars and Honors Supporters

Rider University's Dr. William B. Gallagher Talks Dinosaurs in Your Backyard at MCCC

Hello Dolly Comes to Kelsey Theatre

MCCC DInner Dance Gala Raises Scholarship Dollars; Honors Supporters

Registration is Open For Summer Classes at MCCC

MCCC's Center for Training and Development Trains Staff at Child Care Connection

Forgiveness Resonates in The Tempest at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre April 29- May 8

East Windsor Athlete Brianna Byrne Keeps MCCC in the Game

Mercer County Community College Dinner Dance Raises Scholarship Dollars; Honors Supporters

Broadway World:
Jigsaw Jones Comes to Kelsey Threatre 4/2

Celebrate Strength in Sisterhood in Steel Magnolias at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Mercer's Marinos Tops in Div II Softball

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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