E-Bulletin of December 19, 2005

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Beverly Richardson is Radio Talk Show Host
On Tuesday, December 20, Dr. Beverly Richardson will be the host of "MCCC in Action," a 30-minute radio program on WIMG 1300 AM to air live at 6:30 p.m. Diane Campbell and Maryanne Reynolds will be guests on this month's show.

Five more programs will follow, airing the third Tuesday of each month. Each show will feature different MCCC staff and faculty members discussing a variety of programs and services. Tune in and be impressed!

Dori Seider Honored for Civil Rights Work
MCCC’s own Professor Dori Seider received a very special honor recently for her civil rights work. She was invited to attend the Oct. 23 dedication and grand opening of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Her name was added to the “Wall of Tolerance,” which lists those who “have made a commitment to work in their daily lives for justice, equality and human rights – the ideals for which the civil rights martyrs died.”

Seider said she has been involved in civil rights struggles all of her life, "working for understanding, justice and kindness." Her name is among those digitally projected onto a curved 20 by 40 foot surface. The names “rain down like the water over the Civil Rights Memorial’s black granite wall inscription, ‘…until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.’” The memorial was designed by Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

"I was very honored and very touched. It was a very moving experience. Just an unbelievable experience."

Seider would like to know who nominated her for this honor. “Someone sent my name in to be part of the honorees, and I don’t know who it was. If it was someone here at Mercer I would like to know so I can thank them,” she said.

The Montgomery Alabama Convention and Visitor Bureau is hosting “Walk in Rosa Parks’ Footsteps” as part of its 50th anniversary exhibit through December of 2006. Seider said the exhibit makes visitors feel like they are on the famous bus in the 1950s. Rosa Parks died the day after the memorial's dedication. "Her death the next day made the experience more poignant -- that we are committed to what she stood for," Seider said.

Biology Honors Students Present Research
MCCC's honors research students, who both did research at Rider University this semester, presented their papers recently. Emmanuel Anim-Danso researched "Peripheral Norepinephrine Turnover in Mice" and MaryJane Harris researched "Cloning GFR Alpha 1 from the Xenopus Laevis Frog." More with photo

Conference Center Sparkles
What's happening at the Conference Center recently? Check out one beautiful party here.

Joan Goldstein Publishes Article
The Bank Street College of Education has published an article by Joan Goldstein entitled "Active Learning: Sending Students into the Field to Observe." The publication is called "Street Scenes," Fall, 2005. Dr. Goldstein is a 1967 graduate of the college.

Jeff Callahan Wins Citation
At its December meeting, the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association presented Jeff Callahan of the Liberal Arts division with a framed plaque recognizing his military service. The only area funeral director who is a disabled veteran, Callahan served in the Air Force in Washington D.C. as a secretary in Headquarters Command of the US Air Force. He was honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after spending three months at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews AFB. Photo

Recent MCCC News On-Line
Click on the headlines to read the articles.

The Packet 12-1-05
“Thomas Wilfrid, a former township mayor and former president of the school board, has added another leadership role to his resume.”

The Times 12-7-05
[Front Page of the Food Section with 4 photos and recipes included]
“Whirlwind Taste Trip. A hands-on noncredit class on appetizers takes students around the globe in three hours”

The Times 12-8-05
[photo was printed but is not online]
“Road Trip Promotes Science in Area Schools “

The Times 11-30-05
Harry Blaze column profiles an MCCC student
'Cash' makes big steppe in our direction

Remember Kelsey Theatre and Gallery Events

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