E-Bulletin of November 12, 2003

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New Community College Compact with the Governor
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, in a meeting with New Jersey’s community college presidents and members of the boards of trustees at Drumthwacket, Governor James E. McGreevey signed the New Jersey Community College Compact, an executive order that creates a new statewide partnership between the State of New Jersey and its 19 community colleges. Read the full press release and see photo here

(This story was picked up by the Star Ledger on Nov. 6.)

Mercer Takes Five Awards
The National Conference of Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), District I, presented five awards to MCCC, accepted by Director of Marketing Lynn Holl and Graphic Designer Francis Paixao at an Awards Dinner in Boston on Nov. 3. The NCMPR represents marketing and PR professionals at colleges in the northeast, eastern Canada and the U.K.

The college won:
* A Gold award for the DCCP Business and Professional Development brochure
* A Silver award for a Conference Center brochure
* A Silver award for the Conference Center logo
* A Bronze award for the MCCC website
* A Bronze award for the Viking newsletter

Congratulations to MCCC's marketing and graphic design staff members who worked on these awarded pieces: (Lynn Holl, Francis Paixao, Saveria Symons and Wendy Humphrey), the staff at DCCP who worked with Lynn Wilderboar of Red Wolf Design on the Conference Center materials (Nunzio Cernero, Lynn Coopersmith and Dean Rose Nini), and to the web design team (Tim Fitzpatrick, Brad Kent and Dean Mark Meara). Photos

Princeton Geoscience Professor to Lecture Nov. 17
Professor Bess Ward of Princeton University will discuss her research on the permanently ice-covered lakes of Antarctica at a lecture on Nov. 17, 12 noon, in the Communications Building, Room 107. Dr. Ward is a professor of geosciences whose research focuses on the nitrogen cycle and the microorganisms involved in transformations of inorganic and organic nitrogen in oceans, lakes and sediment environments. The presentation will include slides from expeditions to Antarctica, scientific observations about the region, and a look at the experience of doing research in such a remote and hostile environment.

Hispanic Student Retention and Graduation
MCCC faculty member Angela McGlynn will repeat her recent presentation on improving retention and graduation rates for Hispanic/Latino students on Wed., Nov. 19 at 12 noon in SC107. Lunch is included. To register call Debbie Kell at ext. 3312 or email kelld@mccc.edu.

McGlynn will discuss the barriers to student success and how faculty can help. For some brief highlights from her talk, click here

Call for Best Practices Proposals
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is calling for proposals for the 2004 New Jersey Council of County Colleges Best Practices Conference, which will be held at the MCCC Conference Center on Friday, April 2, 2004. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, Nov. 20. By that date, all proposals need to be submitted to Gwen Moran, Best Practices Conference Coordinator, PO Box 1714, Wall Township, NJ 07719 or sent electronically to moranmarketing@erols.com. Proposal forms are available online at www.njccc.org. If you have any questions call Tom Wilfrid at ext. 3330 or Gwen Moran at 732-280-7047.

MouthWorks to Perform Dec. 5
"MouthWorks," Kathi Paluscio's oral interpretation troupe, will perform at the Late Night Series on Friday, Dec. 5. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show is from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oral interpretations will include "Mack The Knife," "Student Handbook," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "How Do I Love Thee?" and "The JC Penney Catalog." Come out and show support for these talented students. It's free.

MaryLou Jani Awarded
The "Sarah A. Seaman Dubuque Award in Clinical Excellence" was presented to MaryLou Jani, faculty member in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, for her expertise and commitment to children with special needs. She received the award at the “Friends of LADDERS” awards banquet on Oct. 24. LADDERS, Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Rehabilitation Service, is a joint program of Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Photo

The Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center
The MCCC Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located in the WWC library, will now be open to the public and staffed by volunteers every Wednesday evening, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is also open, without volunteer coverage, during regular library hours. The center holds workshops for teachers and lends them complete sets of teaching materials, called "curriculum trunks," which include print and audio/video components. The trunks are available for elementary, middle and high school levels. Photo

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