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Coming Events

Current News

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Datatel Project NASA Launch Sept. 7

First Responder to Speak at 9-11 Commemoration next Friday

Unity Through Diversity Panel Discussions

First Amendment 5K Run/Walk Oct. 1

Student Activities September Calendar

New Evening Zumba!

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Event Reminders

South Africa Study Tour Planned

Eric Watson Pens Opinion Piece

2011 Fall Sports Previews

Alum David Noonan: Physical Therapy Success

Donna Munde's Retirement Party Full of Surprises

Alum Publishes Second Novel

Sign Guest Book for Mary Hayes

Updates and Info

Mercer in the News This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 


Coming Events

Datatel Project NASA Launch Sept. 7
From Susan Bowen: As previewed at the College Assembly, the Datatel Project NASA launch/celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 at 12 noon in CM 107, with a videocast to Kerney Hall. This event is planned for the entire college community to learn about the Datatel implementation. You will meet the MCCC and Datatel teams and be briefed on the implementation schedule. Bring your lunch and we will supply the dessert and other refreshments! We look forward to seeing you there and joining in the celebration!

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First Responder to Speak at 9-11 Commemoration Next Friday
All are invited to join in a remembrance ceremony on Friday, September 9 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden outside the Student Center. Special guest speaker is Dave Smolka, chief of the Hamilton Fire Company, a career captain with the Trenton Fire Department, and a fire instructor at the Mercer County Fire Academy. Smolka was at Ground Zero as a member of the New Jersey State Police Urban Search and Rescue Team-Task Force 1. A a fragment of steel beam from the World Trade Center towers, which has been donated to the college by the New Jersey State Museum, will be on display. A second piece of World Trade Center steel has been donated to Mercer's James Kerney Campus. More here.

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"Unity Through Diversity" Panel Discussions: Part of MCCC's 9-11 commemoration features a panel discussion with leaders from major religions and area scholars, including MCCC faculty. on Monday, Sept. 12, at noon at Kelsey Theatre; and Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Kerney Hall. All are invited, and please encourage your students to attend.
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First Amendment 5K Run/Walk Oct. 1
From Holly Johnson:
The 5K run/walk on Saturday Oct. 1, is a community event organized by The College VOICE, the award-winning student newspaper of MCCC. The run/walk covers a fast, flat 3.1-mile course around the college campus. Register online at Active.com (search for "First Amendment"). Race T-shirts, post-race refreshments and DJ are provided. Trophies are given to top finishers in six categories. The run/walk begins at 9 a.m. with on-site registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m., rain or shine. Funds raised will be used to provide educational opportunities for the VOICE's staff, helping student journalists learn the craft of unbiased reporting. Contributions are also made to The Student Press Law Center and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Web link.
Flyer here.
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See the September WWC Student Activities Calendar here. Come out and support MCCC Student Activities!

New Evening Zumba!
With the popularity of Zumba soaring at MCCC, the Student Activities Office has added an evening Zumba class on Wednesdays, October 5 through November 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in FA129. It's free for current students, staff, faculty and alumni. If there is a large turn-out for the classes, they will continue.

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Sept. 9-18: "Blood Brothers, the Musical"

Sept. 17: Rapunzel

Sept. 23-Oct. 2: "Snow White" Musical

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Event Reminders __This Week's Events on MLink ____ Full College Calendar_____Event Submission Form

Sept. 7: Club Day: 12 to 1 p.m., the Quad.

September 11: Heart Walk, Ice Skating Arena, Mercer County Park. Opens 8 a.m.; walk starts at 9:30 a.m. To participate or donate, contact one of the following reps: Amy Iseneker Ricco, Marcia Canalichio, Dan Rose, Linda Gaylo, John Kalinowski, Josie Mathias, Debbie Kell, Danielle Garruba or Reggie Grant.

Sept. 13: Candles for a Cure Event in SC104 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half of the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Awareness/Making Strides! Free Lunch will be provided. Contact Danielle or Tina in Student Activities.

Sept. 21: Opening Reception for "Mōtus Animā" at The Gallery, 5 to 7:30 p.m.: Works by Peter Arakawa and Rita Herzfeld on exhibit September 13 to October 20. Gallery Talk with the artists set for Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m.

Transfer Workshops Schedule here.

Oct. 9: "WALK NOW For Autism Speaks" sponsored by the PTK Honors Society at MCCC's campus. To join the team “MC3,” or for more information, click here, or contact Ashleigh Donaldson at donalsona@student.mccc.edu.

Beginning Sept. 6 and free to faculty, staff and students: Yoga meets every Monday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in FA 129, and every Wednesday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in FA129. Zumba meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in FA 129. (There is no class Nov. 24.) Zumba also meets Wednesday evenings October 5 through November 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in FA129. Healthy Haven meets Mondays at noon in SC104, from 12 to 1 p.m., with topics on nutrition, stress relief and wellness.
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Current News_Current News online

South Africa Study Tour Planned
Mercer's Study Abroad program has planned a 14-day tour to South Africa for July 14-27, 2012. One of the faculty guides will be Dr. Eric Watson. Students in the African American History (HIS109), Racial, Ethnic and Minority Groups (SOC209), or Study Abroad Seminar (STA101) are eligible. A detailed itinerary is online here.

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Eric Watson Pens Opinion Piece
Read Eric Watson's recent letter in The Trenton Times, inspired by the new Martin Luther King memorial, talks about an older student in his class who tells her story about racism and the civil rights movement. More here.

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2011 Fall Sports Previews

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Women's Tennis

Women's Cross Country
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Alum David Noonan: Physical Therapy Success
A 1998 graduate of Mercer's first Physical Therapist Assistant class, David Noonan's first career was touring with a rock band. He returned to the field he had trained for at Mercer, and is now in his second year of practice. He was recently accepted to Thomas Edison State College, where he will major in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. From there, he plans to pursue his doctorate in Physical Therapy with an end goal of autonomous case management. Noonan has also proven a loyal MCCC alumnus, often returning to campus to address graduating students as part of a PTA alumni panel. "I would not change a thing about my journey. No one can ever take your education away. Every experience has shaped me into what I have become today," Noonan says. More here.

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Donna Munde's Retirement Party Full of Surprises
During a surprise party for Communications Professor Donna Munde’s retirement on August 26, the new issue of "Time" magazine was unveiled with her photo on the cover. According to Kathi Paluscio, Donna received some wine (Cabernet Communication), some island clothing for her travels, and a few gag gifts. Many folks gave short remembrances, including Paluscio, Alvyn Haywood, Bob Terrano, Valerie Joyce (who was one of Donna’s first students ever), and Winifred Howard, who spoke of the tremendous impact Donna had on her life. About 40 people attended, including some of Donna's family members. Click here to view the great magazine cover.

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Alum Publishes Second Novel
Nursing alumna Gina Holmes (’97) has published her second novel, Dry as Rain (Tyndale House Publishing). Described as “emotionally packed domestic fiction” by the Library Journal (Sept., 2011), it follows Holmes’s Crossing Oceans (2010), a Christian Bookseller’s Association best seller that was positively reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly and Romantic Times. According to RT Book Reviews (September, 2011), “Holmes grabs the reader with a unique storyline about infidelity and what it truly means to forgive after betrayal. By looking at the situation from a different angle, the author provides a great deal of food for thought and contemplation.” Dry as Rain is available at Barnes and Noble, Lifeway, Books a Million, or can be ordered online through their websites or Amazon.com. Learn more about Gina’s work and life at www.ginaholmes.com.

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Sign Guest Book for Mary Hayes
We received a request from the sister of the late Professor Mary Hayes. Joan Silver wrote, "I hope the alumni, professors and students who knew Mary will make an entry in her guest book at Legacy.com (Mary R Hayes). It would mean a great deal to me and her family." Professor Hayes, who passed away recently, taught at MCCC for 26 years.

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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 This Week

The Trenton Times:
Opinion: Tell younger generations about cruel realities of civil rights struggle

Inverso Era at Rider University begins with a victory

MCCC Men's Soccer Team has Strong Link to the Past

Trentonian:
Mercer Women's Soccer Under New Management

PrincetonOnline:
Local Chefs To Share Their Secrets at MCCC’s Culinary Center This Fall

Broadway World:
Twenty Minutes to Curtain to Present Snow White at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre

Stage Magazine:
Forever Plaid is not Mamma Mia

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