E-Bulletin of October 3, 2003

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Stem Cell Community Forum
Six distinguished panelists will debate "Should We Place Limits on Medical Research: A Look at the Stem Cell Debate" on Friday, Oct. 10, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the MCCC Conference Center.
Coordinator Lorna Strang, ext. 3856, encourages everyone interested to sign up now.  The college is offering a reduced rate for MCCC faculty and staff: $25 instead of $35.  The price for MCCC students is $15.  For students from other colleges the price is $20.  For details and speakers click here

Lecture About the Book Co-Authored by Jim Franklin
Harry Camisa, co-author with Jim Franklin of “Inside Out:  Fifty Years Behind the Walls of New Jersey’s Trenton State Prison,” will speak about his experiences as a prison guard and teacher at a free lecture on Thursday, Oct. 9, noon to 1:15 p.m. in CM 110.
  Click here for more.

Give the Gift of Life – Give Blood
MCCC will conduct a blood drive on Wednesday October 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 108.  Please call Mildred Leckie at ext. 3271 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Denim Day
On Friday, October 10, 2003, MCCC will once again participate in the Lee National Denim Day®.  In exchange for a $5.00 donation, each participant will receive a pink ribbon pin (the national symbol for the fight against breast cancer) and will be encouraged to wear denim to work as a sign of support.  

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women.  The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation receives 100% of all donations from the Lee National Denim Day® fundraiser to fund research, education, screening and treatment programs.  

A volunteer from your department will contact you.  Donations can be cash or checks made payable to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  Each year Mercer employees have donated very generously to this cause. 

Denim Discount
Also for the month of October all denim shirts in the MCCC Bookstore will be discounted 10%, along with oxford shirts.  Backpacks will be discounted 20%.  The discount is for merchandise that is in stock only.

Writer's Conference at MCCC
Fiction and nonfiction writers who want to publish their work will learn essential strategies for success from experienced writers, literary agents, editors and journalists at the "Contemporary Writing Conference" on Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the conference center.  The event is offered in cooperation with Hopewell Promotions of Titusville.  Click here for more

"Women in Business" Conference
Women who are starting or expanding a small business are invited to a one-day workshop, “Women in Business: Powerhouse Strategies,” at the conference center on Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Click here for more.

Planning a Four-Year Degree
High school students and their parents have been invited to learn about the transfer programs that lead to a bachelor’s degree at an open house, “Planning for a Four-Year Degree,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.  Call Joan Guggenheim at ext. 3225 about participating.

Reggie Page Makes Writing Debut
An article by Reggie Page was printed in “Student Aid Transcript” journal, Volume 14, Number 2, 2003.  Entitled “Looking for Mr. Goodpackage,” the excellent article on financial aid is available via e-mail in .pdf format.  Send your request to saveria@mccc.edu.

Charlie Inverso to be Honored
The Trenton Select Committee will honor Charlie Inverso on Sunday, Nov. 9, at Baldassari's Regency, for "his tremendous contributions to soccer."   Inverso has been head coach at MCCC for 18 years and has taken his team to twelve national championships and has won four of those titles.  He is also involved in coaching the National Soccer team.

Ticket price for the full-course dinner with wine will be $40.  There will be a cash bar.  For tickets call Mary Carlin Komjathy at 609-771-4169 or Charlene Inverso Miller at 609-890-1543.

Kelsey Review 2003 is Published
MCCC's community-based literary journal, Kelsey Review, is now available at area libraries and bookstores.  This is The Review's 15th consecutive year of publication.  The review's editor is Robin Schore.  The deadline for submission to next year's edition is May 1.

October Exercise Schedule
For the month of October, the staff exercise schedule is as follows.  Classes meet in PE 119 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

Message from Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is once again collecting Halloween costumes (either new or used) for the foster care children of "The Children's Home Society of New Jersey" (CHS).   Last year's costume drive was a "howling" success, and we hope to give the children of CHS another great Halloween season!

Donations can be dropped off at the PTK office, located on the first floor of the student center, the last office in the SGA lounge, Mon. - Thurs. from noon to 1 p.m. or with PTK Advisor Helene Plank in the Financial Aid office by Oct. 17.

Thank you for your support!
Lynn Rowlands, 2003-2004 Phi Theta Kappa President

What’s New at Kelsey Theatre
The miller's daughter must spin straw into gold overnight - or else!  A strange little man offers to help her, but only if she can discover his name.  Join award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre as it presents the famous fairytale, "Rumpelstiltskin," at Kelsey Theatre, Saturday, October 4, at 2 and 4 p.m.

The stage is set for fear and suspense as Like 40 Productions presents "Dracula" this Halloween season.  Don't miss this gothic thriller based on the Bram Stoker classic about the violent, bloodthirsty world of the undead and their unsuspecting victims.  Dates and show times are: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sundays, Oct. 12, 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. 

At the Gallery
Take 33 exciting new works by five young, emerging artists. Add thoughtful essays by three fine arts professors, an art critic, and a well-known curator along with the art spirits of five known masters. Mix it all together in one of the region's most beautiful art spaces and you’ve got "Optic Axis: Early Conversations." The exhibit continues at The Gallery through Oct. 11.  For more click here

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