E-Bulletin of January
Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre
Lineup of Black History Month Events
is the theme of MCCC's tribute to Black History Month at both campuses.
Activities are sponsored by the African American Student Organization
(AASO), Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), American Association for Women
in Community Colleges (AAWCC) and the Student Government Association (SGA).
Next week's events
are listed below. For details and the full schedule
of events, click here.
3 at noon in CM 110, WWC: Student
Summit: "It's All About You."
Feb. 4 at
noon in Kerney Hall, JKC: A talk by Sidney Taylor, a descendant of Harriet
Tubman. "The Underground Railroad: What Has it Got to Do with Us."
6 p.m., Kerney Hall, JKC.: A panel discussion: "Homecoming: The Reentry
to Society." Representatives from several organizations will discuss
ways to effectively reform prisoners and decrease recidivism.
Rights Leader to Speak at MCCC Feb. 10
Noted civil right activist Jesse Epps will share his perspectives on "Civil
Rights Then and Now: Where do We Go from Here?" Tuesday, Feb. 10
at noon in the Communications Building, room 109, West Windsor Campus.
Epps was one of the last people to speak to the Rev. Martin Luther King,
Jr. before his assassination. The talk is part of MCCC's Distinguished
Lecture Series. More here.
Expert to Speak at MCCC Feb. 24
Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss will discuss the use of biotechnology and recombinant
DNA in today's society in her presentation, "Biotechnology - Science
of the New Millennium," on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 12 noon, CM 109. She
will focus on her ongoing laboratory research, supported by National Institutes
of Health, that deals with inherited visual disease and bioterrorism.
for Training and Development to Host "Economic Crisis Grant Breakfast
NJ businesses are invited to a complimentary
breakfast workshop on Thursday, Feb. 26, to learn how Mercer's Center
for Training and Development can help them secure a training grant from
the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. There is no cost
to the companies other than releasing their staff during training hours.
The workshop will take place 8 to 10 a.m. at the Conference Center. RSVP
to Mychelle Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext. 3279. More here.
Talk Feb. 2 for "As Seen By Hand" at The Gallery
MCCC's Gallery will host a Gallery Talk/Presentation on Monday, Feb. 2
at 7 p.m., including a brief slide presentation by artist Frances Heinrich
on the history of assemblage sculpture, followed by an interactive portion
with the audience. "As
Seen By Hand," an exhibit of touchable sculpture from 14 artists
of the Sculpture Association of New Jersey and three invited artists,
is on display through Feb. 19. More here.
Appointed Board Chair
Rev. William E. Coleman, Jr., has been appointed chair of the Board of
Trustees of MCCC. He replaces Anthony (Skip) Cimino, who served as chair
for four years and remains a member. Rev. Coleman has been a college trustee
since 2003, and most recently served as vice chair.
Mark Matzen, vice president of the M.W.W. Group, has been appointed vice
chair, and Robert DiFalco, vice president of investments for UBS Financial,
continues as treasurer. More here.
Student Honors Rosa Parks in One-Woman Show
Activist Rosa Parks has been widely recognized for her ground-breaking
role in the American civil rights movement. Her legacy is being kept alive
for a new generation by Ewing resident Doreen Griffin, a Theatre student
at Mercer. Griffin pays tribute to the civil rights icon in her one-woman
show, "She's Gotta Ticket to Ride: An Interview with Rosa Parks,"
which she has presented at numerous venues since 2006. Griffin was invited
to perform the show at the Rosa Parks Museum and Library at Troy University
in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 1, 2008 -- the 53rd anniversary of the
day that Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus.
full story here.
Students Create Documentary for Breast Cancer Resource Center
Last semester the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) in Princeton was
one of the clients of Steve Voorhees' advanced TV course. Much in the
spirit of the Mercer Street Friends project, four students took on the
challenge to create a documentary to help raise awareness of the services
available to survivors in our area. The director of BCRC, Kara Stephenson,
was so pleased with the students final presentation in December,
she made the video part of their annual New Years party.
25, the students attended the premiere of their documentary, shown to
approximately 50-75 members of BCRC at their Princeton location. The audience
profusely thanked them and told them how much the video meant to them.
The BCRC is planning to distribute the video to doctors, clinics and county
organizations, such as the Mercer County Office on Aging. Additionally,
portions will be posted on their website and Voorhees will enter it in
the Telly Awards.
Leaders Meet at JKC for King Day of Service
commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. day, Bonner Leaders from throughout
the state met at the James Kerney Campus on Jan. 19. The students completed
a full day of service at Trenton area agencies that address hunger issues,
including Crisis Ministries, T.A.S.K., Habitat for Humanity and Mercer
Street Friends. The
Bonner program is now in its third year at Mercer.
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Coming to Kelsey
31: The Russian American Kids Circus
6-15: Man of La Mancha
14: If You Give a Pig a Pancake
20-March 1: Sunshine Boys
28: Striking Viking Story Pirates
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