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E-Bulletin of July 8, 2010

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Yoga: Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. in the PE dance studio (2nd floor) for the remainder of the summer. Monday yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. will continue through August in the dance studio.


Two MCCC Students Make New Connections at Rutgers Leadership Program
What are the qualities of an effective leader and how does one develop leadership skills? Pam Prather, of Trenton, and Shelly Djoufack, of Princeton, both students at Mercer County Community College, were among 33 female college students from across New Jersey who recently explored these questions during NEW Leadership™ New Jersey, a residential program hosted by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University held June 10-15 . Prather, a 39-year-old mother of three who was born and raised in Trenton, and Djoufack, a 19-year-old international student from Cameroon who plans to become a doctor, came to the CAWP program from distinctly different backgrounds. But both say they developed a new appreciation of politicians and the political process, as well as recognition of their own potential for leadership.
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MCCC Offers Mobile Computer Training Lab
For area businesses who need an easy way to provide computer training for their staff members, MCCC's Center for Training and Development (CTD) is offering a new “Mobile Computer Lab On Wheels.” Beginning late this month, the CTD’s mobile lab will bring computer training in the entire Microsoft Suite right to the doors of area businesses via experienced instructors who will travel with 15 laptop computers and related technology. More here.

News from MCCC's Philosophy Department
MCCC Assistant Professor Ken Howarth delivered a paper entitled "She-Lunking Plato's Cave" in the Perennial Conversations and Questions within the Western Tradition portion of the 16th Annual Association for Core Texts and Courses international conference held in New Brunswick, NJ on April 15. The theme of the conference was: "Engaging Worlds: Core Texts and Cultural Contexts."

Even in these tough economic times, the number of students taking philosophy courses at Mercer has risen over 30% this year. Among the reasons for this increase may be recognition that those who study philosophy tend to outperform others on graduate school entrance exams, according to MCCC Assistant Professor Ken Howarth. More here.

Mercer in the News Online

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MCCC Signs Transfer Agreements

Mercer Space.com:
Best of Nosing Around Comes to Kelsey

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Metro Kids:

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

July 2-11: Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

July 16-25 Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" Offers Comic Take on Relationships

July 9-10: Wild, Wacky "Best of Nosing Around"

July 30-Aug. 8: "Cinderella"

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