E-Bulletin of February 20, 2008
Than Three Weeks to the Big Event
Dinner Dance Committee again invites everyone to "Dancing Under the
Stars," MCCC's biggest fundraising event of the year. It happens
on March 8, 6 p.m.at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. Tickets for staff are
$150; regular price is $200. (Black-tie preferred.)
If you can't make
it to the event, you can still participate by making a donation or donating
an item to the silent auction. You can also ask a local business person
for an auction donation .
Please call Elaine
Stout at ext. 3607 for more information or to reserve your seat
Viking is Here
MCCC's Winter edition of the Viking newsletter has been distributed throughout
our campuses. The Viking is published by MCCC's Public Information and
Publications staff. Please be sure to cut off the packaging bands and
put the copies you have received in a visible place where students and
others can pick up a copy.
E-Mail Coming Soon
All MCCC credit students will be receiving e-mail through a new system
named "MercerMail," which should be up and running by the end
of March. Google offers this service free to educational institutions
and guarantees that the addresses will not be used for advertising purposes.
for the details.
Civil Rights Activist to Speak Feb. 25
Jesse Epps, a veteran civil rights activist and an advisor to Dr. Martin
Luther King., Jr., will speak at the college on Monday, Feb. 25. A guest
of faculty member Eric Watson, Epps talk will take place in CM110
from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. For more on Epps life and accomplishments,
see bio here.
Links to recent articles:
Appeal Online, Memphis
Government Delegation Visits MCCC
ETS has asked Mercer to host a high-level delegation from the government
of Vietnam. The group will be composed of ministers and directors of governmental
departments such as labor, finance, vocational education and training,
and others. The group is interested in U.S. community colleges, the ties
between community colleges and the local economy, and vocational training.
Now on its second trip to the U.S. and to Mercer, the group is visiting
today, Feb. 20. They are being given a campus tour and will meet for a
discussion with the MCCC executive team, who will present information
about the American educational system, the mission of community colleges,
academic programs, business development, non-degree programs, pre-college
learning, advisory committees, governance and finance, student support
systems and more.
Gives Important Lecture on Heart Health
Banu Mahalingam's lecture on Valentine's Day "Women and Heart Disease:
Why is it Largely Under-Diagnosed?" offered an overview on heart
health, risk factors and prevention of disease. Dr. Mahalingam said one
of every three women dies of heart disease, and the mortality rates for
women who have had a heart attack or bypass surgery are 50% higher than
men. With women there is often a delay in diagnosis, and treatment rates
are lower. Most heart disease studies have been done on men.
discussed prevention efforts including avoiding risk factors such as high
blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes. For more information,
she recommended the websites of the American
Heart Association, WomenHeart,
and The Heart Truth.
The lecture was initiated by faculty members Amy Iseneker and Barbara
Kunkel, and coordinated by Judy Katz. Photos here.
Students Walk in Shoes of Disabled
MCCC's Physical Therapist Assistant students learned what it feels like
to conduct their daily affairs while using crutches and arm braces or
maneuvering a wheelchair. Participating in "Disability Day,"
the students also learned where access is limited. "Their assignment
is to go clothing shopping, to a food court, to public restrooms, and
to elevators or escalators," said PTA Program Coordinator Barbara
Behrens. "They come back with all kinds of experiences," Behrens
said. "They come back exhausted." Photo here.
Academy Hosts Graduation Ceremonies
graduated from the Mercer County Police Academy. Click here
to read the County of Mercer's press release.
to Lecture Feb. 26
Professor Mel Leipzig will present a lecture entitled "Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon and Picasso" on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12 noon in CM 107 as
part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series. Details here.
Blood Drive March 5
On Wed., March 5, the Human Resources Office is coordinating a semi-annual
blood drive with the Community Blood Council of New Jersey. Due to critical
blood shortages throughout the state, the Council has asked everyone for
their help in making this year's drive even more successful than in the
past. Please make every effort to donate blood on Wednesday, March 5,
2008 in the Student Center, Room SC-108 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mildred
Leckie in Human Resources will take reservations at ext. 3271 if you wish
to call ahead for available appointment times so we can estimate the number
of people who will be donating. As in the past, we will always welcome
all walk-ins. Click here
for the flyer.
to Perform at Bagpipe and Organ Concert
Faculty member Edith Silver will perform at a Bagpipe and Organ Concert
on March 30, 3 p.m., at the Pennington Presbyterian Church,13 South Main
Street in Pennington. The concert will feature arrangements of Irish and
Scottish music for three bagpipes, drum and pipe organ, with soloists
and audience sing-a-long. There will be a free-will offering to benefit
the Christian Children's Fund. For more information call (609) 208-9991
in the News Online
The Times, Feb. 16,
Ready to Protect and Serve [Police Academy Graduation]
The Times, Feb. 14,
freeholders honor area residents during Black History Month
here for the MLink Calendar
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
15-24: My Favorite Year
23: Max and Ruby
29 - March 9: Thoroughly Modern Millie
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