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Student Show Captures Talent
On view at the MCCC Gallery through May 12 is an exhibit that captures the exuberance and talent of MCCC's Visual Arts students. The Visual Arts Student Show is an alphabet soup of works by 80 artists -- from those just finishing their freshman year at Mercer to others who have studied art for a lifetime. The show combines a variety of perspectives and media that is a delight for the eye. Click here for a sampling of what's in store for the visitor. Click here for Gallery hours and details.
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Art of Lucas Kelly in Princeton May 7-June 25
Assistant Professor Lucas Kelly is featured in a new exhibit, "Perfect Citizen," to be presented by the Arts Council of Princeton from May 7 - June 25. Kelly will exhibit four watercolors and a site-specific installation called "Unlimited Time Offer." The exhibition is free and can be viewed at the Paul Robeson Center, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, 4-6 p.m. A free artist talk and butter churning event with Tim Eads will take place on Monday, May 23, 5-7 p.m. More here.

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Ed Eichert Memorial May 11
From Winston Maddox: All are invited to a memorial celebration of Edwin S. Eichert III's life on Wednesday, May 11, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in CM109. Our friend, professor, and colleague passed away on April 20 at the age of 65. Ed's family will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. We would like to give you an opportunity to share a reflection, have someone read your reflection or have it printed in the program. Please let us know your preference. Contact Doris Geck at geckd@mccc.edu or Deb Tolboom at tolboomd@mccc.edu by May 9 if you plan to attend.

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White House Chefs Event May 12
The White House Chefs will be coming to the MCCC Student Center on May 12, 7 to 9 p.m. Chef Guy Mitchell and his peers will present a one-of-a-kind cooking show. The chefs share their stories, display their White House memorabilia and prepare recipes from the White House kitchen. The event is FREE to MCCC students, faculty and staff (and their guests) with a suggested donation of $10 to the MCCC Hospitality Club. This is a first-come, first-served event limited to 100 guests. RSVP to Frank Benowitz at benowitf@mccc.edu no later than Wednesday, May 11. Flyer here with details.
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Spice Up Your Summer at The Culinary Center
Mercer's Center for Continuing Studies will offer a multitude of tasty choices this summer. Two new classes feature international cuisine. Chef Yu will teach the basics of traditional Chinese cooking, as well as provide cultural insights, in "China!" on July 22, with dishes to include General Chang Chicken, Hot and Sour Soup, and Lo Mein. Chef Jaeger follows on July 29 with "Provençal Market Meals" in a class that combines Jersey fresh produce with Provencal recipes such as tapenades, herb-encrusted poultry, and ratatouille. Cooking enthusiasts with an artistic bent will enjoy another new offering, "Cake Decorating with Flair!" with Chef Bohlumbohm on August 5. More here.
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Seider, Plank Show Jewelry in Art Show
Faculty member Dori Seider and part-time staffer Helene Plank will show their artistic side at the Lawrence Arts Council Spring Art Exhibit at the Lawrence Library through May. Each is exhibiting two pieces of jewelry in the show. Also exhibiting is painter and alumnus Bill Plank.

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

Now Through May 12: Visual Arts Student Show at the MCCC Gallery. For photos from the opening reception, click here. More here.

May 10: JKC Celebration of Academic Achievement, 6 p.m., Patriots Theatre, Trenton War Memorial building.

May 17: Sculpture Dedication ceremony of four sculptures, 2 p.m. at the outdoor site of one of the sculptures located near the Conference Center, followed by a reception at the Conference Center. Contact Amy Frangione at ext. 3293 or frangioa@mccc.edu.

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.

West Windsor Student Activities Calendar______________James Kerney Student Activities Calendar

What's Coming

April 29-May 8: "The Tempest"

May 13-22: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

May 21: "Jack and the Beanstalk"

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Current News -- Also see "Current News" online

Foreign Language Society Inducts 11
MCCC's Kappa Iota Chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the International Foreign Language Honor Society, formally inducted 11 new students into its fold on April 29 at the Conference Center. "These students are among our most eager who seek to join a global society," said Foreign Language Program Coordinator and Co-Advisor Daniel D’Arpa. Following the induction, students and their families joined with MCCC's International Student Organization for a multicultural dinner buffet, live German music, a fashion show featuring clothing from different cultures, and a Nepalese dance performance. More here.

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Pat Snyder New Head Coach For Men's Soccer
Patrick Snyder has been officially named head coach for men's soccer. Snyder had been serving in an interim position since the departure of Larry Povia in February. Snyder served as first assistant/goalkeeper coach under Povia during the fall 2010 season when the Vikings won the Region 19 title and finished 15th nationally. A soccer player at Mercer in 1997 under then head coach Charlie Inverso, Snyder has been an assistant coach with the Vikings for four of the last seven seasons. More here.
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Spring Sports Post Season Update
MCCC's three spring sports teams are still active in the post-season. Men's tennis placed third at the Region 19 Championships April 29-30 at the Mercer County Tennis Center, earning them a berth in the NJCAA National Championships The Lady Vikings' softball team will be playing in the Region 19 Final Four May 7-8, at the County College of Morris. More here with photos.

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WWFM Interviews Holocaust Survivor Vera Goodkin
MCCC Professor Emeritus Vera Goodkin recounts her experiences during the Holocaust, and how she and her family were ultimately rescued by Wallenberg, during an extraordinary production by WWFM, broadcast on "Views and Voices" last Saturday.
Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day and featuring music of the time and place (Czechoslovakia and Hungary), the production includes credits at for music and composers. You can hear it online here.
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Student Athletes Celebrated
College administrators joined with staff from the MCCC Athletics Department to celebrate the accomplishments of Mercer's student athletes at a breakfast April 27. According to Athletics Director John Simone, this year's athletes proved not only dedicated to their sport, but also accomplished in the classroom, with 35 athletes being named to the Dean's List in the fall semester. Many sophomores are on track to transfer to four-year institutions to continue their academic and athletic careers. More here.
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Cornel West Speech Available at Library
The talk by Cornel West when he visited MCCC on March 24 is now available at the college library for viewing.

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Updates & Info

The WWC Cafe menu

Current position openings at MCCC

The MCCC Organization Chart
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Mercer in the News Online

The Trenton Times:
MCCC May Clip Wings of Money Losing Aviation Program

MCCC to Teach Fashion Design

Employer Conference to be Held at MCCC

Trenton Police Spokesman Pedro Medina to Retire After 30 Years

Community Briefs: Young Writers, Artists Make Their Mark

Patch.com (EastWindsor, Lawrence or Princeton):
Fashion Design Program to Begin at Mercer County Community College

Writers and Artists from County's High Schools Make their Mark in MCCC's "Aspirations" 2011

Giant Adventures Await in Jack and the Beanstalk at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre May 21

Carlyn Bohra, Whiz Kid of the Week

MercerSpace.com:
MCCC Gallery to Host Visual Arts Student Show

Fashion Design Program to Begin at Mercer County Community College

CentralJersey.com:
Fashion Design Program to Begin at Mercer County Community College

Pat Snyder is New Head Coach for MCCC Men's Soccer

Broadway World:
MCCC Music Program Invites Community to Chorus and Jazz Band Concerts

Jack and the Beanstalk Plays the Kelsey May 21

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