The Who, What, Where, When @ MCCC
September 2, 2010
"Plastics Alchemy" Opens at The Gallery Sept. 7
The first MCCC Gallery show of the 2010-11 season, “Plastics Alchemy,” showcases works by artists who have been volunteers at the Gallery during the past 10 years. The exhibit runs from Sept. 7 to Sept. 30 and is part of the college’s year-long commemoration of the Gallery’s 20th anniversary. There is a closing reception Wed., Sept. 29, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery. For more on the season, visit www.mccc.edu/gallery. Gallery hours for this show will be Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Speaker Set for 9-11 Commemoration
MCCC's annual 9-11 Commemoration is set for Friday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. Keynote speaker will be John Kennedy Jr., a Fire Science program adjunct faculty member who was in New York 9-11-01 and who teaches for the FDNY. MCCC student Danielle Allison will sing.
Please encourage students to attend and learn more about what happened on 9-11-01. Many of them were young children in 2001.
Support Heart Health; Be Part of MCCC's Team!
Learn and Live! Help support the American Heart Association and be part of MCCC's team at the Heart Walk on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Mercer County Park Marina. Pre-walk festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. You can walk either one or three miles. Help Mercer win the College Cup again this year!
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Vikings Boot Camp Begins Sept. 20
Fitness Center Coordinator Mike DeAngelis invites all fitness members, staff and students to "Vikings Boot Camp!" This 30-45 minute muscle toning and heart pumping class will take place in the MCCC Gymnasium on Mondays at 12 noon starting Sept. 20. The class is suitable for both beginner and advanced fitness levels. The workout will include cardio and strength exercises to promote fat loss and muscle toning. Body composition assessment is optional for members in the beginning, middle, and end stages. "Don't make excuses; make the time. Start working towards a healthier you!" says Mike. E-mail email@example.com for more details. Please bring your own mat.
MCCC Book Club Meets 9-23
The next meeting of the MCCC Book Club is Thurs., Sept. 23, at 12 noon in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room. We will be discussing "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York" by Deborah Blum. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing Program to Host Public Meeting for Reaccreditation Sept. 29
Mercer’s Nursing Education Program will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate in Science degree nursing program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The public is invited to meet the visit team and share comments about the program at a meeting on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. in AD234A. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Executive Director, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, or by email to email@example.com. All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by Sept. 20.
New Saturday Course in Oracle SQL
A new course in Oracle SQL is set for Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 9. The four-credit course will introduce students to Oracle services, SQL statements, creating databases and performing database administration, and prepare students for exams leading to Oracle certification. E-mail Queen Okike or call ext. 3464.
Sept. 13: The Philosophy S.P.A. Club's Civil Discourse Series on the "Mosque in NYC," 12 noon to 1:15 p.m., LA-108. Students, faculty and staff are invited. Contact Ken Howarth, ext. 3809, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 16 - Oct. 9: Mel Leipzig Exhibit New York, with opening reception Sept. 16, 6 - 8 p.m. at Gallery Henoch in Nw York City.
For more information, visit www.galleryhenoch.com.
5: MCCC Golf Classic to benefit student athletes. More here.
Helen Tanzini will restart her yoga classes on Wed., Sept. 8 at noon in the gym. Monday
yoga classes continue at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor dance
**Help Spread the Word on Later-Starting Classes**
You can help increase enrollment this semester! Let students know they can sign up for later-starting credit classes this fall, with beginning dates of Oct. 4, Oct. 22 and Oct. 25. Previously-registered students can register online. The list of courses is online and will be updated soon.
New! MCCC Social Media Sites Listed Online
MCCC has a new webpage that links to our social media sites -- Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Click here.
New Student Orientation Draws a Crowd
Approximately 650 new students attended New Student Orientation at both campuses during pre-class week -- one of the largest turnouts seen in recent years by the Student Activities Offices. In addition to receiving lots of information, the students enjoyed smoothies, a barbeque lunch, getting photographed, and receiving yellow MCCC backpacks to fill with brochures.
International Students Welcomed to MCCC
This fall, 49 new international students began their studies at MCCC, bringing the total to 216. Learning about the college's resources and programs, the students also made new friends Aug. 26 during international student orientation. South Korea, Brazil, Poland, China, India and the United Kingdom are the countries from which most of this year’s diverse group hails. The Viking teams will also be enhanced with the addition of students from Spain, Ireland, Brazil and Turkey playing women’s soccer, men’s soccer and men’s basketball. Photos here on FB.
JazzOn2 Celebrates Second Anniversary
Celebrating its second anniversary on Sept. 1, WWFM’s JazzOn2 presented a slice of the Trenton jazz experience throughout the day.
Anniversary-related events will extend through September, as JazzOn2 is scheduled to move to the James Kerney Campus later in the month.
JazzOn2 will be a media sponsor of the Trenton International Jazz & Blues Festival Sept. 17-19. Visit www.tijbf.com, with live broadcast from the Masonic Temple, Sept. 17, 3 to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight. More here.
Bio Major to Present Summer Research
MCCC Biology major John Marion participated in Monmouth University's School of Science 2010 Summer Research Program. This 12-week program allowed students to work on collaborative research projects under the supervision of a science faculty member.
Marion worked with Prof. James Nickels on monitoring the water quality from eight different stations along the New Jersey coastline. He was also involved with benthic habitat mapping using side scan sonar, developing flood warning and monitoring systems, and providing assistance for EPA coastal assessment.
He presented his findings on Aug. 10 at Monmouth's Summer Research Symposium, and will be presenting his project at MCCC on Sept. 23, along with three other MCCC students who participated in biology/chemistry research projects this summer.
Alumni Success: MCCC Education is Priceless for Reg Burroughs '83
Reginald Burroughs grew up reading the Wall Street Journal with his uncle and learning about the world of stocks. Today he is executive vice president of Mercadien Asset Management, the wealth management arm of Mercadien Group, LLC, a Princeton-based full-service accounting firm.
"I thank Mercer for giving me the jump start that I needed to succeed in the real world. My education there was priceless." Read more here.
Engineering Students Tour Bridge Construction Project
Last May, 14 Civil Engineering Technology students accompanied Assistant Prof. Jim Maccariella to tour the construction of the Route 36 Highlands Bridge. The students, who had previously completed Maccariella’s Reinforced Concrete and Structural Steel design courses, were able to observe practical applications of concepts that were covered in the classroom and laboratory. The tour was part of a field trip conducted by the American Society of Highway Engineers. Maccariella serves on the Board of Directors for the ASHE Southern New Jersey Section. More here about the Highlands Bridge.
Vikings’ Fall Season Begins with Men’s Soccer Tonight
MCCC athletes have been hard at play, in preparation for the fall season. Competition begins tonight when the men’s soccer team, under new head coach Larry Povia, faces Monroe (Bronx) at the MCCC Soccer Stadium starting at 7 p.m. The women’s team, which last year won the Region 19 title under head coach Jodie Ricciardi, begins its season on Saturday in an away game against Rockville, MD. The team faces Harcum CC in its first home contest Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m. The new women’s cross country, under head coach Erin Cahill, also begins competition this Saturday in an invitational meet at Delaware Valley College, while the women’s tennis team, under coach Marc Vecchiolla travels to Brookdale CC on Sept. 15 for its opening match. The Vikings’ first home match takes place against Gloucester on Sept. 20 at Mercer County Park. For complete schedules, results and sports news, visit www.mccc.edu/athletics
Thank You From Barbara Pieslak
"On behalf of the Pieslak family, I want to thank the college community for the fruit basket, many heartfelt sympathy cards and personal visits during the loss of my mother-in-law. Hope you know how comforting and deeply appreciated your thoughtfulness was at a time when it was most needed. We truly cherished you keeping us in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your kindness return to you in the same beautiful way it was offered."
in the News Online
Mercer Soccer Shouldn't Miss a Beat
Wall Street Journal:
Chopin's Small Miracles [by WWFM Host David Dubal]
JazzOn2 Radio Celebrating Second Anniversary
Mercer Clerk Offers Class in How to Search Records
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