E-Bulletin of January 15,
Now on Verizon Fios
Good news. MCCC's cable TV station can now be viewed on the Verizon Fios
fiber-optic network, on Channel 20. Many thanks to Tony Bruzaitis and
his staff for coordinating this effort.
Website Completely Redesigned
Kitty Getlik, artistic director at Kelsey Theatre, is happy to report
that the Kelsey website has an eye-catching new design. Getlik looked
at more than 100 theater websites, both college and professional, before
proceeding forward with MCCC's web guru, Tim Fitzpatrick.
include enhanced visual appeal, rotating photos on the banner, easy links
to press releases about the shows, and simplified navigation. "We
sought to make the site eye-catching, uncongested, yet informative. The
site needs to appeal to two important sets of theater-goers: adults for
our full-length series and families for our Kelsey Kids series. I think
we have accomplished it all." To visit the site and see what's coming
up at Kelsey, click here.
Staff For Campus Scheduling
Among many other duties, Kathy Gilbert of IT Services
will be responsible for coordinating and assigning room space at the West
Windsor campus for classes, meetings and community events. Her new title
is Coordinator of Data Operations and Campus Scheduling. Contact Kathy
at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 3622.
Deep Freeze Is On
New Software in PC Labs
[From Susan Bowen, IT Services] As a reminder, we are using Deep Freeze
software in all PC labs. Deep Freeze helps eliminate workstation damage
and downtime by making computer configurations indestructible. Once Deep
Freeze is installed on a workstation, any changes made to the computer,
regardless of whether they are accidental or malicious, are never permanent.
When a lab computer is rebooted, all personal documents are removed and
changes to software or files are repaired.
Since Deep Freeze protects the computer, lab users are able to have full
administrator access to system software and settings. Users get to enjoy
a consistent and unrestricted computing experience every time they boot
up a lab computer. In addition, the software allows us to automate weekly
updates of Windows Security patches and virus definitions to help protect
our network from vulnerabilities.
Each computer running Deep Freeze has a "ThawSpace" (unprotected
space) on the hard drive which can be found by going to My Computer and
choosing the T: drive. This space can be used for temporary storage if
a student is without media to save his/her work. Data stored in the ThawSpace
remains after restart. However, we do not recommend that students save
their work to the hard drive except in emergencies in the event the computer
has to be re-imaged or fails during the semester.
Please contact the ITS Help Desk, ext. 4357 for further information or
Organization Chart Updated
Click here for the newly
updated MCCC Organization Chart, always available on MLink.
59 International Students
An orientation was held Jan. 13 to welcome 59 new international students
will join our student body in the spring semester. Many are transfers
from other American colleges and universities. Marge Archer, Dee Smith
Johns, Savita Bambhrolia and the Admissions staff, and Dr. Diane Campbell
were among those who greeted the students and presented information about
MCCC. Bank of America was on hand to offer assistance with financial matters.
The student come from such far-a-way places as South Korea, Brazil, Lithuania,
Turkey, Kenya, Cameroon, Columbia, China, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Russia,
Maylaysia, Kazakhstan, India, Thailand, Romania, Czech Republic and the
Dr. Campbell says "Thanks to Amy Immordino for organizing the event."
the Kitchen With Expert Chefs at MCCC's Culinary Center
Noncredit classes with the region's top chefs begin Jan. 31 at the MCCC
Culinary Center. Featured chefs are Bill Conrad, Elizabeth Dinice, Wendy
Jaeger, Lawrence Frazer, Mamta Puri, Anne Lumberger, Benson Yu, Bruce
Smith, Frank Campione and MCCC's own chef-in-residence Douglas Fee. Classes
take place evenings and weekends. More here.
National Soccer Tournament to Return to MCCC in 2009
MCCC will serve as host for the 2009
National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men's Soccer Tournament
set for Nov. 19-22, 2009. An opening night banquet will be held on November
18. According to Mercer Athletics Director John Simone, eight teams
from across the country will compete for the title at the MCCC Soccer
Complex. "We are excited to have the national soccer spotlight back
in Mercer County," Simone said. "This tournament will provide
soccer fans with some top level games right in their backyard." Mercer
last played host in 1999. The tournament has been held in Texas and Arizona
in the intervening years. More here.
Presents at VALE Conference
On Friday, January 9, the NJ Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE),
a consortium that works to increase informational access and skills for
all academics in New Jersey, held its 10th Academic Librarian's Conference
at the Rutgers University Busch Campus. This year MCCC Library Specialist
Martin Crabtree became Mercer's first presenter at a VALE annual conference.
According to Library Director Pam Price, "Interest in information
literacy from around the state was so overwhelming that two sessions were
scheduled. Martin's presentation focused on our use of TRAILS, Tool for
Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills as a pre- and post-assessment
tool in English 101 and 102 classes."
Student at Gallery 125
student, Eva Meyer, has three photographs in an exhibit at Gallery 125
in downtown Trenton, called "A Feast for the Eyes," Jan. 9 through
March 7. The show features the work of 36 artists. The gallery is located
at 125 S. Warren St. at the corner of W. Lafayette St., across from the
Trenton Marriott. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6
p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 609-989-9119.
in the News Online
As Economy Weakens, Students Seek More Affordable Education [front page
We are now able to post many of MCCC's press releases to local websites
for Hamilton, Ewing, Trenton and Princeton. For example: MCCC
to Host Summer Camps Open House Jan. 25
Turning Over her Family's Heritage, Joan Goldstein Discovered a Greater
Mel Leipzig Reveals More of This American Life in Upcoming Exhibit
Coming to Kelsey
9-18: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" [Read The
Times Review here.]
[Read the Packet Review here.]
24: Parental Advisory Comedy Show 2009
31: The Russian American Kids Circus
6-15: Man of La Mancha
Position Openings at MCCC
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