The Who, What, Where, When @ MCCC
September 9, 2010
Reminder: 9-11 Commemoration Tomorrow
All are invited to MCCC's annual 9-11 Commemoration this Friday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Garden outside the Student Center. The keynote speaker will be John Kennedy Jr., a Fire Science program adjunct faculty member and who teaches for the FDNY. Other speakers include County Executive Brian Hughes, President Patricia Donohue, Board Chair Rev. William Coleman Jr. and Rev. Robert Wittik. MCCC student Danielle Allison will sing.
WWFM to Debut Spanish Music Show
WWFM The Classical Network of MCCC will launch The Spanish Hour, a new show featuring music from and inspired by Spain and hosted by veteran radio personality Candice Agree, this Saturday, Sept. 11. The hour-long show will debut at 5 p.m. and continue to air weekly at that time slot. More here.
Citizenship Class Begins Sept. 16
Please help spread the word! The Center for Continuing Studies is offering "Become a U.S. Citizen" on Thursday evenings Sept. 16 - Oct. 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The class will help participants improve reading, writing and speaking skills, identify key questions and answers during the interview, and review the N-400 application. The cost is $85. For more information call 609-570-3311 or e-mail ComEd@mccc.edu.
Leipzig to Lecture on French Artists Sept. 21
Professor Mel Leipzig will discuss the works of noted 19th century French artists Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard in a slide show lecture on Tues., Sept. 21 at noon. The free lecture kicks off the fall Distinguished Lecture Series, and takes place in the Communications Building, Room 110. More here.
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.
Sept. 12: Join MCCC's team at the Heart Walk, Mercer County Park Marina. Pre-walk 9:30 a.m.; walk 10:30 a.m. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-3372 for further information.
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, email@example.com.
Sept. 20: Vikings Boot Camp: 30-45 minute muscle toning and heart pumping class, 12 noon on Mondays, MCCC Gymnasium.
5: MCCC Golf Classic to benefit student athletes. More here.
The Net Generation: What Motivates Today's Students to Learn?
To meet their “service project” requirement as members of the 2009-2010 Mercer Leadership Academy, Denise Kreiger and Simone Kirchmyer chose to undertake an informal study of the Net Generation to better understand the needs of the emerging-adult population, particularly at MCCC, and the effect on student learning. They conducted student focus group sessions at West Windsor, James Kerney, and Virtual College to obtain direct feedback from students. They also conducted a faculty focus group session and survey to obtain feedback on their experiences in teaching the Net Generation. The study included a literature review of current research on this subject.
The “Net Generation” (also referred to as "Millennials," born after 1982) refers to today’s college students, who are the first generation to grow up as “digital natives” surrounded by technology (computers, mobile devices, digital gaming, and/or digital social networking) which characterizes their lifestyle and culture. Current research suggests today’s students have different needs, interests, and motivation with regard to learning as compared to previous generations, which prompts a re-thinking of teaching approaches.
View the results of their findings, which they recently presented at an IPIC Professional Development Sampler here. For further information contact Denise Krieger.
Chefs Fee and Benowitz Proclaim Best Burger in County
MCCC faculty members Doug Fee and Frank Benowitz enjoyed some of the county’s best burgers in their role as judges for the second Burgermania event, held at Mercer County Park Aug. 7. Nick’s Café 72 (West Trenton) won the title for best beef burger with its All-American Crunchy burger, while HOB Tavern (Bordentown) took the title for best non-beef burger with its Turkey Burger ala Duxelle. Killarney’s Publick House (Hamilton) won the People’s Choice Award from festival attendees. Also participating in the contest were Katmandu (Trenton) and Dublin Square (Bordentown). According to Benowitz, all of the competitors’ burgers this year were excellent, and said the three-judge panel had to make a truly tough decision. “One of the main reasons we chose the burger from Nick's was the overall flavor and unique appearance, which included fried pickles and homemade potato chips, giving the burger both great flavor and texture.” Yum!
Goldstein to Lecture on her New Book
Adjunct faculty member in Sociology, Joan Goldstein, Ph.D. will be lecturing on her book, "The Politics of Offshore Oil" at the Princeton Public Library on Witherspoon Street Wed., Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. She is in the midst of re-releasing the book with updates on the current oil spills and new discussions on America's energy needs. For more e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Well Wishes for Ed Eichert
Faculty member Ed Eichert is now at home and recovering from a recent illness. Get well wishes may be sent to him via e-mail at email@example.com.
Thank you from Patricia Richards
"On behalf of the Richards' family, I would like to thank my Mercer family for the fruit basket, sympathy cards, and visits after the loss of my mother. Your thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated and comforting during this difficult time."
in the News Online
West Windsor Plans Celebration for Opening of New Arts and Culture Center(Tricia Fagan is arts curator)
A September 11 Remembrance Ceremony Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 Mercer County Community College
Stories on WWP Today
The Gallery at MCCC to Feature Volunteers
MCCC Offers Later Starting Credit Classes
MCCC Art Professor Mel Leipzig to Discuss Works of Bonnard and Vuillard Sept. 21
September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at MCCC
Nursing Program Public Meeting Sept. 29
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