E-Bulletin of October 17, 2003
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New WWFM Website
A memorial gathering to honor our friend and colleague Ross R. Davies will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in CM 122 at noon. Ross was a full-time faculty member for 6 1/2 years, most recently as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the AAS Option in Television. He died on October 5 at age 43.
Faculty, students and staff are invited to join members of Ross' family in a celebration of his life and work. Those in attendance will be given the opportunity to share memories and stories so that we all may recall the joy of having worked with him.
Leipzig Exhibit in New York
Recent paintings by Mel Leipzig will be on display at the Gallery Henoch, 555 West 25th Street, New York, New York from Oct. 23 to Nov. 15. An artist’s reception will take place on Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. More
The Health Fair will also offer body fat analysis and blood pressure checks for free, and will present information on weight management with healthy recipes, women's health with breast exam demonstrations, lifeline monitoring systems and smoking cessation.
Career Day at Kerney
Adult Open House
The SGA Leadership
Conference Draws Students/Volunteers
Held at the Chauncey Conference Center in Princeton, the conference was facilitated by MCCC staff and faculty members who volunteered their time, including Ellen Benowitz, Linda Ertingue, Geri Isme, Don Jones, Bob Martin, and Reverend Robert Wittik. Robert Delgado volunteered as photographer and overall assistant. "Special guest" John Simone, in his first year overseeing Student Activities, participated both days, and presented certificates to the students. The conference was led by Dan Duffy and Don Doran from Ocean County College. Dean Diane Campbell also lent her support.
Workshops addressed communication and observation skills, problem solving, morale building, emotional expressiveness, facing and accepting emotional situations, handling social relationships and more.
Students who are part of any club or organization on campus are eligible
to attend, but there is a selection process if more than the limit of
40 students apply. Student Matthew Stein, a Political and Legal Studies
major, attended the conference for the second time. "It was fun,
helpful, and inspirational," he said. "I learned something
about myself, not to be afraid to stand up and say I am a leader."
Stein said he recommends the conference to other students.
In Memory of a Foundation
Treat WWFM Staff
New Scholarship Established
The attached photo shows a donor and technician at MCCC using a machine called the "ALYX" Component Collection System. Using this technology, a single blood donation produces two transfusion doses of red blood cells because it returns the other components, such as platelets and plasma, back to the donor. Traditional whole-blood donation produces a single dose of red blood cells.
The Community Blood Council of NJ says red blood cells represent the blood component in greatest demand, yet they are often in short supply. Annually, approximately 14 million units of red blood cells are collected in the United States for transfusion to patients in need, including people undergoing critical surgeries, victims of severe accidents, and patients with certain types of cancers or chronic anemia.
"While the vast majority of people qualify to give blood, less than 5% percent do and only a small percentage of them give two or more times a year," the Council says. "The ALYX automated technology will help increase the blood supply, but it continues to be critical that those who are eligible donate regularly."
To learn more about blood donation, how the blood is processed, and
more, click here.
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
The tiny, enchanted world of "Thumbelina"
comes to life on the stage of Kelsey Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 8 at
2 and 4 p.m. Presented by the award-winning children's theater company,
Theatre IV, the whole family will delight in this joyous musical adaptation
of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairytale. More
Get together for lunch on Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens. Please call Helen Marie Dolton by Nov. 17 at 882-5086 to reserve your seat.