The Who, What, Where, When @ MCCC
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Pre-Class Week Schedule
Click here for the full schedule of events for August 19 through 27, including orientations, professional development courses, academic division meetings, etc.
On Thursday, August 25, the college will host an Outdoor Barbecue for all staff members at 12 noon on the quad, followed by the College Assembly at 1:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. All offices will be closed from 12 to 4 p.m.
All Invited to Dance with "13 The Musical" Cast July 30
In celebration of National Dance Day, created by Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer for the "So You Think You Can Dance" television series, the cast of the Pennington Players' production of "13 The Musical," in cooperation with Kelsey Theatre, will host a National Dance Day Event on Saturday, July 30. Open to the public, it's one of many being organized throughout the country that day.
At 5 p.m., interested dancers should gather at Kelsey Theatre to learn and review the routine as a group. "13" choreographer John Buccanfuso, along with cast members and other dancers and choreographers from the Kelsey community, will instruct and assist. Following a rehearsal period, the organizers will make a video of the performance. More here.
Golf Classic October 4
Save the date for MCCC's annual Golf Classic set for Tuesday, October 4, at Mercer Oaks Golf Course. Proceeds benefit student athletes. Corporate sponsorships, individual donors and golf enthusiasts needed. Help us spread the word!
Save the Date for Floyd Fest
On Sunday, October 16, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., MCCC's Foundation will host its second annual Floyd Fest at The Nassau Inn, Palmer Square, Princeton. Floyd Fest was created to endow the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship Fund at MCCC. Jim Floyd is a long-time member of MCCC's Foundation.
From the committee's description on Facebook: "This jazzy event was so fun and meaningful last year! So many of us know Jim and remember Fannie fondly. Their efforts to ensure that young people have access to educational opportunities deeply informed their many leadership roles over the years. Jim and Fannie dreamed big and envisioned a world in which everyone, regardless of financial hardship, would have the chance to receive an education, to achieve, and to become a valued member of the community.
"It is in this spirit that we too are dreaming big. Last year's proceeds were a wonderful start, but we hope to create a truly substantial endowment to increase the number of Mercer students who will benefit from the Jim and Fannie Floyd Scholarship each year, to increase the amount of funds each student receives, and to make a truly broad and deep positive impact on the leaders of tomorrow."
To purchase tickets and/or get information on sponsoring Floyd Fest, visit www.mccc.edu/give and click on "Floyd Fest."
Reminders -- Also see the weekly calendar of events on MLink and the College Calendar
Yoga: Wednesdays through Aug. 10 at 12 noon in FA129; and Mondays and Thursdays through Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in FA129.
Zumba: Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 11 at 12 noon in FA129.
Current News -- Also see "Current News" online
View MCCC Promo Online
Mercer's Graphic Designers have created a promotional slide show on fall registration which will be shown at area movie theatres. "Find Your Learning App at Mercer" can be viewed on Facebook or YouTube.
Study Tour Returns from Paris
MCCC's Study Tour to Paris, July 10-17, has just returned. Led by faculty members Linda Gaylo and Diane Hilker, the tour included nine students. Study Abroad Coordinator Andrea Lynch reported that everything went very well. The focus was on culture and microbiology. The group took a Seine river cruise, visited the Pasteur Museum, Versailles, the Napoleon Museum, the Louvre, and learned the biology of cheese making and wine making. They were even in Paris for the Bastille Day celebration – fireworks and more.
Two Students Make Study Abroad Plans
Andrea Lynch has assisted two students with study abroad plans. Melissa Neumeyer will learn about the language and culture of Finland during a three-week stay this summer. Hope Williams will be going to Dublin, Ireland, for the entire fall 2011 semester. Both students will take the new one-credit Study Abroad independent study class.
Ken Horowitz Takes Off with Navy
From Ken Horowitz, Assistant Professor, Accounting and Business: "I had the extremely good fortune of being invited by the US Navy to do an aircraft carrier embark aboard the USS Dwight David Eisenhower. On Monday morning, I took a Navy C2 Greyhound COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) from Naval Base Norfolk and experienced an arrested landing (i.e., I am now a tailhooker!) on the Eisenhower's deck about 150 miles SSE from the Naval Station. For two days, my group (12 of us) did an extensive tour, including an overnight stay. There are no words to decribe the experience. Coooooooool!!!!!!!!!, with a lot of extra letter "o"s added.
"On Tuesday, we catapulted off the deck for our return flight to Naval Station Norfolk. No amusement park has anything like this. Now I know why they are called "amusement." Everything Disney, Six Flags, Busch, etc. is now a kiddie ride for me. Besides the coolness factor for me, the professionalism and atttude of all Navy personnel cannot be overstated. From top level officer to enlisted Seamen, these young men and women are incredible at doing their jobs, which incidentally, is protecting all of our freedoms. The highest accolades are not enough." Visit the Eisenhower website here.
Founder of Juggling Life Passes Baton at Camp College
During a recent performance at the Camp College Variety Show at Mercer, young jugglers impressed their fellow campers as they juggled beanbags, balanced devil sticks, tossed rings and spun objects in the air. Their newly acquired skills are the result of "Juggling Workshop," a Camp College class taught by Louis De Lauro, a fifth grade teacher at John P. Faber School in Dunellen. De Lauro founded the juggling program at Camp College over 20 years ago.
De Lauro is also the founder and president of the nonprofit organization, Juggling Life Inc., which takes its juggling act on the road all year long. Student volunteers present workshops and performances for children with cancer and chronic illnesses, as well as homeless children. De Lauro hopes many of his young MCCC jugglers will one day volunteer for Juggling Life. On July 14, Camp College hosted a bake sale that raised more than $450 for the organization. More here.
Weaver Appointed to Health Center Board
JKC Provost Monica Weaver has been appointed a member of the Henry J. Austin Health Center Board of Directors for a two-year term. The center provides comprehensive primary health care services at three locations in Trenton. The mission is "to provide quality, community-based, affordable, accessible primary health care services in a culturally sensitive manner with respect and dignity. Increasing access and decreasing barriers to quality care are the mainstays of HJAHC."
First Student Earns Oracle Certification
Tiejun Wen is the first MCCC student to earn the Oracle Certified Associate designation after passing Oracle examinations. He prepared for the exams through courses in the Database Administration Certificate Program, which began at Mercer last October in partnership with Oracle. Wen, originally from China, expects to complete his associate degree next month in Information Systems. The Oracle program is coordinated by Assistant Professor Okike-Iroka.
Photos From JKC's Open House
MCCC faculty and staff answered questions from visitors on July 12, when the James Kerney Campus hosted an Open House for prospective students. Photos here on Facebook.
Alumni Success: Jerry Carbone
Jerry Carbone, a 2003 General Business graduate who was a President’s and Dean’s List student, never lets challenges stand in his way. Born with cerebral palsy, he has used a wheelchair since age three. But his gung-ho personality has made him the perfect match in his job as outreach coordinator for the Progressive Center for Independent Living in Hamilton, which provides resources and services to people with disabilities. Carbone, who went on to earn his bachelor’s in Business Administration at Rutgers, says that Mercer was the right place to begin his college education. "I obtained a good education in a safe and friendly environment. Part of feeling that way came from the faculty and staff with whom I interacted on a daily basis." More here.
Updates & Info
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Current Position Openings at MCCC
The MCCC Organization Chart
in the News Online
Tribute to '50s Hits in "Forever Plaid" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Aug. 19-28
Cast of "13 the Musical" Invites Community Participants to National Dance Day Event at Kelsey Theatre July 30
PRINCETON: 101 Fund helps PHS grads pay for college
Rutgers Program Helps Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care System
13 the Musical Invites Participants to Kelsey's Nat'l Dance Day Event
Forever Plaid Plays at Kelsey Theatre
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