E-Bulletin of January 21, 2009

Upcoming Events

Features

Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

"As Seen By Hand" -- Touchable Sculpture at The Gallery through Feb. 19
"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 at MCCC's Gallery. An opening reception takes place Saturday, Jan. 24, 2 to 4 p.m. A Gallery Talk/Presentation will be held Monday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. and will include a brief slide presentation by artist Frances Heinrich on the history of assemblage sculpture, followed by an interactive portion with the audience. More here with photos.

"The Job Market...And You!" Seminar Feb. 2
Charlene Watler, a recognized industry expert, will provide an overview of the job market at a seminar, "The Job Market...And You!" on Monday, Feb. 2, 6 to 9 p.m., at The Conference Center. Topics include job searching, the future job market, resume writing, globalization, and networking options. The cost is $30. Click here for the flyer.

Black History Month Events
Feb. 3, CM 110, noon: Student Summit: It's All About You!
All student organizations will discuss "What do we want to get from the MCCC experience, and more.

Feb. 5, Kerney Hall, JKC, 6 p.m.: Panel Discussion at JKC: Home Coming; The Reentry to Society, presented by community and college representatives.

Click here for the full Black History Month calendar of events.

Noted Civil Rights Activist to Speak at MCCC Feb. 10
As one of the last people to speak to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., before his assassination, noted civil rights activist Jesse Epps will offer his perspective on a turbulent time in American history in his talk, "Civil Rights Then and Now: Where Do We Go From Here?" on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at noon at Mercer County Community College. Educated in labor relations at Syracuse, Rutgers and Cornell universities, Epps has spent the last 40 years fighting for and defending the rights and conditions of working men and women.

Presented free and open to the public as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series, Epps' talk will take place in the Communications Building, CM 109. More here.

Features

Can You Contribute to the Dinner Dance Silent Auction?
It's not too late to help MCCC raise funds for student scholarships through its Silent Auction, taking place March 7 at the Scholarship Dinner Dance. The committee is interested in donations such as professional services, gift certificates, dinner certificates, bottles of wine, and any other items that can combined with others into a gift basket. You can bring donations to Jeremy Parry in AD250 call if you need to have them picked up (ext. 3617).

Standing Room Only Crowds Fill Kelsey Theater and Kerney Hall to Watch Presidential Inauguration
On January 20 students, staff and faculty filled Kelsey Theatre and Kerney Hall to watch the 44th President take the oath of office. On clear, large screens, the crowd clapped and cheered just as if they were among the crowds in Washington, DC.

Dean Diane Campbell says"Thanks to Tony Bruzaitis, director of Media and Instructional Technologies, Kitty Getlik, Kelsey Theater manager, and Joann Mia at JKC, the MCCC community stayed warm and joined the nation in witnessing this historic event."

Monica Weaver said more than 100 filled Kerney Hall. Kitty Getlik says 300 people packed into Kelsey Theatre.

Nursing Program Salutes 34 Grads in Celebratory Ceremony
From a former photographer to a mother who went through two pregnancies during her years of study, from the student who started out with plans to be a teacher to a bartender turned caregiver, MCCC celebrated the graduation of 34 students from its Nursing program on Jan. 14. Kelsey Theatre was the scene for the festive event, which drew a large and supportive audience of faculty, family and friends. More here with photos.

Felician College Welcomes First Cohort to BSN Program at MCCC
A group of 12 new students met for the first time on Jan. 20 to begin their studies in Felician College's new BSN program at Mercer. Four more new students are expected to join this first cohort, which will stay together during the 18-month program which meets on campus every Tuesday. The incoming class includes Mercer graduates and those from several other colleges. Most are working full time in nursing professions. More here with photos.

Carmien Adds to Encyclopedia
Two pieces by English faculty member Ed Carmien are featured in Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy, a new two-volume encyclopedia. His entries include a brief biography of C.J. Cherryh (1942- ), a prolific writer who has penned more than 60 novels, short story collections, and works of non-fiction, translations and edited texts; and an essay entitled "Romantic Traditions in Science Fiction and Fantasy," which relates science fiction and fantasy writing to Romanticism, a tradition of "writing that privileges the imagination." Carmien observes that the science fiction and fantasy genre provides female authors with an opportunity to address gender issues and struggle against patriarchy. The encyclopedia is edited by Robin Anne Reid and published by Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 2009.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
1-21-09: 34 Finish MCCC Nursing Studies

1-21-09: See What's Cooking

The Packet:
1-21-09: Communications Revolution

Updates/Reminders

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Jan. 23-25: Rumplestiltskin

Jan. 24: Parental Advisory Comedy Show 2009

Jan. 31: The Russian American Kids Circus

Feb. 6-15: Man of La Mancha

Feb. 14: If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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