E-Bulletin of October 17, 2003

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New WWFM Website
Check out the new and redesigned website for the college radio station, WWFM, designed by MCCC's Web Developer Tim Fitzpatrick, working with radio station Program Director Alice Weiss.

Memorial for Ross Davies
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

Health Fair
MCCC and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will present an Employee Health Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MCCC Conference Center. Cholesterol screening and flu shots will be available by appointment only for $7.50. Call Mildred Leckie between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily to schedule yours, at ext. 3271. A twelve hour fast is required for the cholesterol screening.

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.

Those who sign up for the cholesterol check or flu shot will be eligible to win a Reiki session or chair massage.

Willful Infringement?
Jed Horovitz, producer of a documentary "Willful Infringement," will speak as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Thurs., Oct. 30 at noon in CM 110. According to Horovitz, the documentary is a report from the front lines of the "real" culture wars that are being fought in the realm of copyright law. The outcome of these wars will determine if, for the first time in history, there will be wholesale ownership of culture.

Career Day at Kerney
On Nov. 18 the James Kerney Campus will host a Career Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kerney Hall. All interested parties in MCCC academic and student support services are invited to participate. Please e-mail Don Jones, ext. 6647 if you plan to attend so he can reserve you a space and arrange a light lunch.

Tutors/Mentors Needed at JKC
The Educational Talent Search program is looking for tutors and mentors to work with middle and high school students at the James Kerney Campus and other school sites, Monday through Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m. Please spread the word. College students are encouraged to apply. $7 per hour. Call ext. 6618.

Adult Open House
The Educational Talent Search program will host an Open House at the James Kerney Campus on Nov. 14, 6 p.m. for adults in the community. Topics will include "Getting Help with Your High School Diploma," "Financial Aid for College," "Career Counseling" and more. Call ext. 6684 or 6618.

The SGA Leadership Conference Draws Students/Volunteers
Danielle Garruba, director of student activities, reports that 40 MCCC student leaders from both campuses learned about teamwork, problem-solving, self-awareness and much more at the annual Student Leadership Conference sponsored by the Student Government Association.

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 Board Member
Dr. Cynthia Schaffer, a member of the MCCC Foundation Board, passed away in early October at the age of 45. According to Foundation Board President Timothy Losch, she was a caring doctor, wife, and mother of two young children. The MCCC Golf Outing for 2004 will be named in her memory, and part of the proceeds will provide a scholarship in her name for a graduating tennis player.

Culinary Students Treat WWFM Staff
MCCC's Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management students prepared a gourmet lunch, complete with appetizers, main courses including quail and lamb, salad and dessert, for 14 staff members and volunteers at WWFM during their pledge drive on Oct. 15. According to Jeff Sekerka, the station wanted to include the college in its fundraiser. In return, WWFM will be doing 30-second spots for the HRI program. There will also be a photo and caption about the partnership in the WWFM program guide.

"This is a good way to have a more synergistic relationship with the college and to promote the college over the air," Sekerka said.

New Scholarship Established
Ann and Anthony Salvatore have established a multi-year scholarship in memory of their daughter, Theresa Ann Antinoro, who graduated from the MCCC Radiography program in 1978. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Radiography graduate who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field.

Blood Drive Succeeds
The Community Blood Council was grateful for the 47 units of blood donated during MCCC's blood drive.

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 "Tamburitzans of Duquesne University" return to Kelsey Theatre with an unforgettable, all-new show of traditional music and dance from Eastern Europe. This energetic, vibrant dance troupe, which performs to sell-out crowds every year, presents its magic on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. More

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

Retirees to Meet for Lunch
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.

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