E-Bulletin of January 19,
Arts Event, "Dancing to Connect," at MCCC Feb. 2
The Dance Program at MCCC invites all to "Dancing to Connect,"
an original modern dance performance Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Kelsey Theatre,
8 p.m. Presented free of charge, the event will mark the culmination of
an intensive, collaborative three-day workshop led by Battery Dance Company
(BDC), based in Lower Manhattan, and will feature 10 MCCC Dance students
and 10 students from the Mercer County High School for the Performing
Arts. Professional dancers from BDC will also perform from their modern
dance repertoire. More here.
Weeks Remain in Men's and Women's Basketball; Home Games Tonight
There are still five weeks left in the Vikings' men's and women's basketball
seasons. The men are currently 9-9 with 12 games to play before the start
of the Region 19 tournament later in February and the women's team is
11-6 with 13 games left to play before the play-offs.
Tonight's home games against Essex CC commence with the women's game at
5 p.m. and the men's game at 7 p.m. For more news, visit the redesigned
MCCC Athletics site here.
for recent men's baskeball photos.
Classes Resume Feb. 1
Prepare to stretch, tone and feel great! Mercer continues its commitment
to fitness and stress reduction with yoga classes this semester. Monday
classes with Tracey Ulschafer, of One Yoga & Wellness Center, will
resume on Feb.1, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in PE 225. Wednesday classes
with Helen Tanzini will resume Feb. 3, noon to 1 p.m., in the gym. Classes
are scheduled through the end of April. Participants should bring a yoga
mat and a water bottle.
Hosting Mathcounts for High Schoolers
High school students will be coming to MCCC on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the
Mathcounts Regional High School Competition sponsored by IEEE. Rain date
is Feb. 13. This will be the third year MCCC has hosted the event. According
to Executive Dean Diane Campbell, "Parents will be here, giving us
an excellent opportunity to showcase our programs."
will be testing in the Student Center in the morning session. The afternoon
competition is more lively and takes place in the CM Building. MCCC adjunct
faculty member, Richard Williams, is the program coordinator. More here
20: College Assembly, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Student Center Cafeteria.
Professional Development Activities. More here.
James Kerney Campus New Student Orientation, 10 a.m. to noon, Kerney Hall.
Jan. 24: Summer Camps Open House, 12 - 3
p.m., Student Center. (Snow date Jan. 31.)
27: Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center Rededication, 4 p.m., second
floor, Library, next to the bookstore. More here.
Linda Martin is Now Dr. Martin
Linda Martin, dean of Science and Health Professions, was awarded her
Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University
of Miami, Florida in December. Her dissertation, Predicting Academic
and NCLEX-RN Success in an Associate Degree Nursing Program, has
immediate application to her work at MCCC. The focus is on how to maximize
student success in Nursing programs and on the licensure exam. Based on
her research, the college has introduced a number of changes to admission
and progression policies, and will be comparing student success rates.
Celebrates MLK Day
Community members joined MCCC students and staff at the Kerney campus
Jan. 18 to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. The college's African American Student Organization and the
James Kerney Campus Student Activities Board sponsored "Tribute to
Presenters included the Rev. Michele Bazin, pastor of New Horizon Baptist
Church in Groveville, N.J., The Tommy Grice Jazz Trio, the Vessels of
Praise Dance Team, MCCC Communication Professor Alvin Haywood, and Key
Arts Productions of Philadelphia. Speaking of the challenges which lay
ahead, Rev. Bazin captured the spirit of the day in her sermon, We're
Not There Yet. "Until gun violence disappears and societal ills are
confronted, the problems will not go away. There's still work to be done.
Let us again take on the role of the village keepers." said
Bazin. Photos here.
Classes For Small Business Owners
Despite the many hardships that come with a
down economy, there are also opportunities, particularly for small-business
owners. MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies is offering "Start a
Home-Based Business with Little or No Money" and "How to Survive
and Thrive in a Down Economy," two new courses that provide essential
tips on low- or no-cost strategies for developing and marketing a small
Phi Sigma Helps "Send Hunger Packing"
The Funeral Service Class recently collected food for the "Send Hunger
Packing" program sponsored by the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank.
This program is for children who suffer from hunger on weekends when school
breakfast and lunch programs are not available. Backpacks filled with
nutritious, shelf-stable, and easy to prepare foods are given to the children
to take home. The children return the backpacks every Monday so they can
be refilled and redistributed for the next weekend. Photo here.
Rachel Katz Plays with Orchestra
Rachel Katz, a second violinist with the Westminster Community Orchestra,
was interviewed as part of a story in CentralJersey.com. Katz is the host
of "Views and Voices. Read the story here.
Area Educational Events on the Holocaust
Italian American Heritage Commission Event at Nottingham High School
Elizabeth Bettina, author of "It Happened in Italy" will be
the guest speaker, along with several Holocaust survivors who were saved
by the Italians in Italy during World War II, at Nottingham High School
on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The program follows a curriculum unit on the Holocaust
that was developed by the New Jersey Italian American Heritage Commission.
The program begins 11 a.m. in the high school auditorium, followed by
Theatrical to Benefit Boheme Opera
Boheme Opera NJ will host a benefit preview of WARSAW, a theatrical coming
soon to Broadway, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Patriots Theater,
Trenton War Memorial building. "WARSAW is an epic musical drama that
has a passionate, soaring score with the breathtaking sweep of Les Miserables
and the rich harmonic texture of grand opera. This powerful theater piece
is based on the true heroic story of the Warsaw ghetto fighters who led
an uprising against the Nazis in 1943. " Sponsorships are available.
Student tickets are $15. Regular tickets are $28 to $50. Call the Boheme
box office at 609-581-7200.
in the News Online
Dean Receives Doctorate
Options for Displaced Workers
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Continues
to Host Open House for Camps
to Host Summer Camps Open House Jan. 24
Resource Center Open House and Rededication Jan. 27
Dance Program at MCCC Presents Dancing to Connect
Windsor and Plainsboro News
Post-Holiday Dilemma: Which Camps to Choose
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
22-24: Nelson Illusions and "Magic with the Nelsons"
29-31: Gangster Spoof "Bugsy Malone Jr."
Jan. 30: Parental Advisory Comedy Showcase
12- 21: "Pygmalion" (featuring our very own Kitty Getlik!)
Position Openings at MCCC
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list of job openings on campus.
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