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Breaking News: MCCC's Alison Noll is National Tennis Champ! More here.

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MCCC Hosts Region 19 Baseball Beginning Tomorrow
The college is gearing up to host the Region 19 Tournament, to be played this weekend at MCCC and Mercer County Park. The Final Four features MCCC as the No. 3 seed. The Vikings will face the No. 2 seed, Lackawanna College, on Friday, May 13 at 9 a.m. on MCCC's field. Also starting at 9 a.m. at Mercer County Park is the other Region 19 game, to be played between first-seed Burlington and fourth-seed Sussex. The Vikings will then play the winner or loser of that contest at 12 p.m. at Mercer's home field in the double elimination tournament. Under Head Coach Matt Wolski, Mercer's record going into the post-season is 19-14. More here.


Holocaust Center Workshop May 17
Faculty and staff are invited to the annual workshop of the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center housed here on campus. The workshop is on Tuesday, May 17, at the Conference Center, starting at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. Over 125 public school teachers are expected to participate. This year’s discussion topic is: “When Controversy Enters the Classroom: From Stereotyping to Bullying.” For further information, contact Professor Saul Goldwasser at goldwass@mccc.edu.

Sculptures Installed; Dedication May 17
Four sculptures by the artist Richard Kemble were installed at the West Windsor Campus this week. The sculptures were donated by the late Dr. Albert Rosenthal, his wife, Carol Rosenthal, and David and Jo Kemble. The college community is invited to a dedication
on Tuesday, May 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the site of the sculpture located between the Conference Center and the ES building. Campus maps will be provided for informal walks to all four sculpture locations. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Amy Frangione at ext. 3293 or e-mail frangioa@mccc.edu.

US Undersecretary Martha Kanter and Rush Holt to Visit MCCC May 18
Undersecretary of Education Dr. Martha Kanter and Representative Rush Holt, will visit MCCC on Wednesday, May 18 for a lunch and town meeting. Students have been invited to share their experiences, hopes and concerns with them. For further information contact Executive Dean Diane Campbell at ext. 3222.

WPU Information Session May 23
Let your students know that William Paterson University will host an Information Session on Monday, May 23, 6 p.m. in AD120 to provide information about its bachelor's degree program in Business Administration Management at MCCC. Contact Judy Grausso at 570-3358 or e-mail graussoj@wpunj.edu.


Yoga and Zumba Return for Summer
The Student Activities Office has arranged for the popular classes in Yoga and Zumba to resume in June, free to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Yoga will take place Wednesdays, June 1 to Aug. 10 at 12 noon in FA 129, on Mondays, June 6 to Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in FA129, and on Thursdays,
5:30 p.m. from June 9 to Aug 18 in FA129.

Zumba resumes on June 2 at 12 noon in FA129 and will take place two days per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 11.


Mary McCormick Retirement Party May 19
After 27 years at Mercer, Mary McCormick is retiring at the end of the month. Please join us in wishing her safe and healthy travels on Thursday, May 19, in ES111 (the student restaurant), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


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

May 12: White House Chefs, MCCC Student Center, 7 to 9 p.m. Free, with a suggested donation of $10 to the MCCC Hospitality Club. First-come, first-served with a limit of 100 guests. RSVP to Frank Benowitz at benowitf@mccc.edu no later than May 11. Flyer here.

May 13: Teen Arts Festival on campus, in conjunction with the Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Students from seven high schools and six middle schools will participate in a wide range of artistic workshops, many of which are offered by our own Arts & Communication faculty and supported by our Facilities personnel.

May 17: MCCC Chorus, directed by Pamela Sharples, 7:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Free. More here.

May 18: MCCC Jazz Band, directed by James Kelly, 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Free. More here.

May 26: Commencement Ceremonies, 5:30 p.m. More here.

What's Coming

May 13-22: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

May 21: "Jack and the Beanstalk"

June 10-19: "Blithe Spirit"


Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

MCCC's Noll is National Tennis Champ!
Mercer congratulates women's tennis player, freshman Alison Noll, for winning the NJCAA Division III national title at first singles on May 11 in Tucson, AZ. Noll moved through the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds to advance to the final, easily defeating her opponent from Oxford College (GA) 6-0, 6-1.

College VOICE Wins National Awards
Mercer's student newspaper, The College VOICE, earned the “Best All-Around Non-Daily Two Year Newspaper” award, plus two additional first place awards, from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) this spring. The paper was also recognized as a finalist for three additional stories from 2010. Three additional students took “National Finalist” awards.

This spring The College VOICE also earned ten “Mark of Excellence Awards” from the Society of Professional Journalists, Region 1, including eight first-place and two second-place awards. The paper’s adviser, Associate Professor Holly-Katherine Johnson, said, "The success of The VOICE rests solely on the ambition and determination of its staff, who are strong writers, excellent critical thinkers, and keen observers of the institutions on which they report." More here.

PASS Honors Student Achievers
Programs for Academic Services and Success (PASS) recognized student achievement April 29 during its seventh annual Honors Banquet in the Student Center. Hailing this year’s 23 graduating students, PASS also singled out Christopher Purks and Abdul Rattu, who were named to the President’s List for earning a 4.0 average for the semester, 40 who were named to the Academic Achievement List, and 32 Dean’s List honorees. More here with photos on Facebook.


Mud Pie Players Perform For Children
The Mud Pie Players Children's Communication Troupe performed at the Lawrenceville Children's Library for an audience of four-year-olds on Wednesday, May 4. Kathi Paluscio says, "This is the fifth year of the Mud Pie Players, and we have become a regular tradition during National Book Week. The students created a live storybook, "Sometimes You Get What you Want and Sometimes You Don't," an original rhytmic interactive dance called Magenta Falmingos, and an original song called Another Gummy Worm.


Alum Jennifer Walsh Comes Full Circle
Jennifer Walsh '88 (A.S. Legal Assistant) was intent on studying to be a paralegal when she first started her college career at Mercer. But her exposure to pedagogy led her in an unexpected direction that ultimately landed her back at Mercer as an adjunct English faculty member. She credits Mercer with giving her a love for knowledge, and is grateful for the mentoring she has received from MCCC faculty members. More here.


Updates & Info

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Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart

Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
Family, Friends Mourn Hamilton Soldier Killed in Iraq

Mercer players honored: Three Mercer County Community College baseball players were named to the Garden State Athletic Conference first team.

Spice Up Your Summer With Classes at MCCC's Culinary Center

MCCC Fine Arts Faculty Member Lucas Kelly Featured in Princeton Arts Council Exhibit May 7-June 25

Gloucester County Times:
GCC dean receives community college leadership award

The Progress:
The Unknown Soldiers Making History

Broadway World:
Blithe Spirit Plays MCCC's Kelsey Theatre June 10-19

MCCC Hosts Visual Arts Student Show

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