E-Bulletin of April 6, 2004
Mercer County Chamber of Commerce Announces Training Partnership with
Timothy Losch of Yardville National Bank, chairman of the Greater Mercer
County Chamber of Commerce, and Michele Siekerka, chamber executive
director, announced on Monday the establishment of a new training partnership
with the college. The chamber has appointed Dean of College Advancement
Bill Mate to lead its “Mercer Business Forum,” a series
of seminars designed to cover topics of critical interest to the business
to Our Theatre Evening
to reserve your seat for MCCC's Alumni & Friends Theatre Evening
set for Friday, April 16. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and
for You" begins at 8 in Kelsey Theatre. More than 50 participants
have already signed up, so it should be a fun evening for everyone.
The alumni who attend would love to see faculty and staff members that
evening, so put it on your calendar! To
sign up please call Elaine Stout at ext. 3607.
Awards Night Set
All MCCC students, staff, family and friends are invited to the James
Kerney Campus sixteenth annual “Celebration of Academic Achievement”
on Tuesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in the George Washington Ballroom, Trenton
War Memorial, Memorial Drive & Lafayette Street.
Hosted by Dr. Beverly Richardson, the ceremony will honor students in
the credit program, GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult
Basic Education), Career Training Institute and The Language Institute.
President Rose and selected students will address guests. Refreshments
will be served by JKC culinary arts students following the ceremony.
Photo Program Goes
to the Southwest
The desert region of the southwest U.S. will be the destination for
a group of photography students from Mercer this spring and summer.
Eric Kunsman, Photography program coordinator, will lead the trip, which
was inspired as a result of his own photographic adventures in the southwest.
The five-week credit
course, "Southwest Photography Workshop," takes place May
29 to July 7 in the "Four Corners" region of the United States:
New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. The itinerary includes photography
excursions to Arches National Park in Utah, Mesa Verde National Park
in Colorado, the Carlsbad Caverns and Taos in New Mexico, and the Petrified
National Forest in Arizona, as well as many other scenic destinations.
Two- and three-week sessions are available for students unable to attend
for all five weeks.
Members of the community
are invited. More
Pulitzer Prize Winner
Paul Muldoon to Speak at Mercer
Internationally renowned poet Paul Muldoon will come to Mercer for a
poetry reading on Tuesday, April 20 at 12 noon. Muldoon, a professor
of the Humanities at Princeton University, is a 2003 Pulitzer Prize
winner for his collection of poetry, "Moy Sand and Gravel."
He will read from this and other work as part of the MCCC Distinguished
Lecture Series. More
Students Going to Princeton U.
Two MCCC chemistry students have been selected to be recipients of the
Princeton University CEBIC Summer 2004 Fellowship. They will do research
in chemistry for eight weeks this summer under Professors Jay Groves
and Francois Morel. The fellowship includes a stipend of $3,000 in addition
to travel allowance and housing if needed. The students will attend
seminars, group meetings and socials.
Mercer Presents at
Best Practices Conference
MCCC faculty and staff members presented workshops at the Best Practices
Conference on April 2, using smart boards, videos and other technology.
Rose was part of the panel "Community College Presidents
Discuss Managing Growth."
Cernero offered a presentation on "Partnering with
Kay Eaton and Don Davis offered a workshop entitled
"Collaboration with Your School District: The MCCC-Trenton
Helen Tanzini and Diane Hilker presented "Bridging
the Gap: An Integrated Science Research Program for Community College
Students at Four-Year Institutions."
Mercer Viking Grabs
Spotlight at Arena
MCCC drew attention through its sponsorship of College Night on April
3 at the Sovereign Bank Arena. The Mercer Viking (Francis Paixao) dropped
the puck and attracted people to the college display table, which was
staffed by volunteers from the Student Government Association. Stadium
radio featured MCCC spots throughout the event. Photos
from The Virtual Campus
Diane Campbell supplied the following update:
You might be wondering what "HW" means on MCCC's master schedule.
It's the new designator for “hybrid web,” which are combination
courses that give Mercer students the best of all worlds.
While distance learning
has its advantages for many students, the traditional classroom holds
invaluable benefits. Combining the traditional classroom with an online
component offers students another great option. For instance, adding
a web component to a telecourse could increase student-teacher interaction
At Mercer, Debbie
Kell was the first to implement online learning in the traditional lab.
This semester Amy Iseneker added a web component to a course which linked
Mercer and Rutgers. This fall, three other professors will merge the
two delivery modes. More hybrid courses combining varied modes are possible,
Allesee Presents Piano Recital
A full house enjoyed the faculty recital of Erik Allesee on April 5,
as he performed works by Liszt, Debussy, Hindemith and Gregson. Robert
Buzinkai accompanied on trumpet. James Kelly said "We are proud
to have this young gentleman on our faculty and it is a delight to hear
him perform." Photo
Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa
Mercer held its Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremonies on March 30 for
128 high-achieving students. President Rose, Dr. Diane Campbell and
faculty sponsor Laura Sosa addressed the group in Kelsey Theatre. Also
serving as advisors are Helene Plank of Financial Aid and alumna Emily
Benjamin, a part-time college staff member.
Leads to Job
Herb Spiegel wondered why one of his
good students suddenly dropped his two marketing classes. The answer
was a bit unusual, and it was Spiegel's own doing. One of her assignments
was to research and write about career change. When she was looking
for information on the Internet, she saw a job that looked interesting,
applied and was hired. Spiegel said he received a great letter from
the student explaining that she had to drop out of school to start her
at The Gallery
Don't miss the "Mercer County Artists"
show at The Gallery through April 8. It's an impressive display of area
talent. Click here
Coming to Kelsey
for You," a 1992 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, will
be presented by Pierrot Productions Fridays and Saturdays, April 16,
17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, April 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. An Opening
Night Gala on April 16 will give audience members a chance to share
refreshments with the cast and crew. More
"Corduroy" is the story of a lonely teddy
bear and the little girl who adopts him. The award-winning New York
theater company, TheatreworksUSA, presents this jazz-inspired musical
version of Don Freeman's classic children's book on Saturday, April
17 at 2 and 4 p.m. More
In a world that keeps getting "curiouser and curiouser," there's
no telling who you will meet next. Join in the fun as GMT Productions
presents an original musical adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland"
on Saturday, April 24 at 2 and 4 p.m. More
Join your fellow retirees for a luncheon on April 14 at Sunny Gardens
at 1 p.m. Call Helen Marie Dolton by April 12 to confirm your reservation
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