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September 23, 2010

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Workshops to Help Job Seekers
Richard Stone, of the Stone Group, in Skillman, NJ, will present a series of six free workshops entitled "Strategies for a Successful Job Search" beginning Oct. 4. Please let students know about these important sessions, which are also open to alumni, staff and faculty.

Workshops will be on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., continuing through Nov. 8. Each concludes with a question-and-answer period. Topics include: "Where Are the Jobs; How to Find Them" on Oct. 4; "How to 'Ace' the Interview" on Oct. 11; "Resumes that Really Work" on Oct. 18; "Networking…Get a Verizon Team Behind You" on Oct. 25; "The Agencies" on Nov. 1; and "Got an Offer? - How to Make It Work for You" on Nov. 8. More here.

John Simone on Views and Voices Oct. 2
WWFM's Views and Voices host Rachel Katz will offer a preview of the annual Golf Classic that supports athletic scholarships as she talks with Athletic Director John Simone. The show airs Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. on 89.1 FM or streaming online at wwfm.org. John was also interviewed on WZBN TV.


Doors Open Sept. 24 for Late Night Series
The Late Night Series commences at the Studio Theatre on Sept. 24, starting at 10 p.m., and will be held the second and fourth Fridays of the month through Dec. 10 (except Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving holiday). The series features performances by students and community members, including an eclectic mix of poetry, drama and music. Those wishing to perform should arrive at 9:30 to sign up.


WWFM and "Eyes on Mercer"
Mark your calendar for Oct. 15-17 when WWFM The Classical Network will celebrate the musical treasures of our listening area. As part of “Eyes on Mercer,” an initiative of the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, WWFM hosts will pay tribute to composers, musicians and ensembles that hail from New Jersey. WWFM will also be at the Early Music Festival at the Grounds for Sculpture on Sunday, October 17.


Event Reminders

Now Through Sept. 30: “Plastics Alchemy” at the Gallery. Hours are Wed., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Thurs., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More here.

Mondays: Vikings Boot Camp: a 30-45 minute muscle toning and heart pumping class, 12 noon, MCCC Gymnasium.

Sept. 30: Constitutional Day Fair, 12 noon in the Student Center

Oct. 5: MCCC Golf Classic to benefit student athletes. More here.

Oct. 7: Lecture on "Shopping While Black: Understanding and Combating Consumer Racial Profiling," by Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D., 12 noon to 1 p.m., CM 110. More here.

Oct. 7: Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Circle 6, between the Student Center and the Fine Arts Building. Call Davell Cheston at ext. 3270.

What's Coming

Sept. 24-Oct. 3: Seussical

Oct. 10: Borders of the Mind

Oct. 9: Duck for President,
Fancy Nancy and Other Story Books

Oct. 15-24: "Chess"

2010-2011 Season




Alumni Pictured on Cheerios Boxes; Awarded for Video
In a story where practically every connection leads back to MCCC, a group of Mercer alumni are doing their part to take a bite out of hunger. They are winners of the "Partners in Caring Expressions of Hunger" contest sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills for their video, "Half a Sandwich." Their photos are now on the back of 150,000 Cheerios boxes.

Christine Magyarits, ShopRite's spokeswoman for the Expressions of Hunger contest, spoke before a crowd gathered at the Montgomery ShopRite on Sept. 9 for the cereal box unveiling. With entries from a six-state region from Maryland to Connecticut, she noted that the competition was fierce, but the video project stood out. "The video was touching and powerful, beautifully acted and produced."

The video was produced by two of Barry Levy's TV students, Meek DeBradley and David Palacios. More here. See the video here.

Dr. Eric Watson Essays to be Part of Anthology
Assistant Prof. Eric Watson (English and history), is the author of two scholarly essays scheduled to be published next year in the anthology, "Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance," edited by Steven C. Tracy (University of Illinois Press). (The Chicago Renaissance was from the 1930s to the 1950s). Watson's work focuses on two African American publishers, John H. Johnson, who served as the chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co. until his death in 2005, and John Sengstake, the publisher of The Chicago Defender, one of the nation's oldest black newspapers. Johnson and Sengstake promoted black fine arts and published the works of artists like Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker and Richard Wright, most notably in Ebony and Jet magazines.

Watson's exploration into the Chicago Renaissance began in 2002 while he worked on his Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies. He says that the forthcoming anthology is an effort to shed light on a period that is not often celebrated.

Community Leaders Give Input at JKC
The college hosted a Community Breakfast at the James Kerney Campus on Sept. 17 to inform key leaders in Trenton of MCCC's programs, services and future needs, and to ask for their input and ideas. Following a Power Point presentation by Dr. Donohue, attendees participated in roundtable discussions about the educational needs in Trenton, and how to fund them. Guests included Mercer County freeholders, MCCC Foundation Board members, and representatives from Friendship Baptist Church, Senator Lautenberg's Office, the One-Stop Center, and many other community organizations. Students added their input at each discussion group table.
Photos on FB here.

Theatre and Dance Ambitious Fall Schedule
The campus community is invited to enjoy three performance events by Theatre and Dance students this semester in an expanded schedule that includes a performance weekend in December. All shows will be presented in the college's Studio Theatre. T
he fall play will be “Boys’ Life,” a coming-of-age story about recent college grads trying to make their way in the world. With a focus on male-female relationships, the show will feature eight students. Dates and shows times are Friday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

Both drama and dance take center stage the first weekend in December. A Student Dance Concert takes place Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Four students will perform eight original works under the direction of instructor Janell Byrne. Later on Dec. 4, students will perform “The Storm” at 8 p.m., with a second performance on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. This new play by Program Coordinator Jody Person is interactive and improvisational, and will explore parent-child relationships and themes of loss as a prelude to the student production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the spring. More information will follow. Tickets will be on sale soon.

Flu Prevention Action Steps
Flu season is coming soon. Prepare by reviewing the Flu Prevention Action Steps here.


Success in Chemistry in the Genes for Tanzinis
Chemistry faculty member Helen Tanzini is the proud mother of a new Ph.D. graduate in Chemistry. Helen traveled to California last week to be part of the audience when her daughter, Elizabeth, defended her doctoral dissertation in Chemistry at Stanford University. The high-pressure day ended with a thumbs-up for Elizabeth, who will be moving back to the East Coast to pursue post-doctoral studies at Boston College.


Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Leipzig to Give Lecture on French Artists at MCCC

College Gallery Honors Volunteers

Hits and Misses

Hansel & Gretel

Mercer Business Magazine:
MCCC Ad Design Students Develop Marketing Campaigns

Career Training Institute To Host Open House

Broadway World:
Pierrot Productions Presents "Chess" at Kelsey Theatre

Jazz Station Provides On Air Opportunities For MCCC Students

MCCC Athletics Department's 19th Annual Golf Classic Oct. 5

Princeton Online:
Art Exhibit at MCCC

Updates & Info

The WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC here.

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
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