E-Bulletin of January 25, 2008
Care Plans Changing
By Feb. 15 everyone will need to decide on a new health care plan. The
New Jersey State Health Benefits Program will offer two types of medical
plans to local education employees. The new plans will be effective as
of April 1, 2008. Seminars to describe the plans are set for Jan. 30 in
the Conference Center auditorium at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. No
reservations are required.
Produced DVDs on Sale
DVDs of the following MCTV student-produced programs are currently on
sale. All proceeds benefit the Television Club.
Game - $10
Faculty Feud: Arts & Communication vs Liberal Arts - $5
To order, please contact
Steve Voorhees (Voorhees@mccc.edu).
and Heart Disease" Lecture Coming Feb. 14
During National Heart Health month Dr. Banu Mahalingam, a Princeton-based
cardiologist, will present a lecture on "Women and Heart Disease:
Why is it Largely Under-Diagnosed?" as part of Mercer's Distinguished
Lecture Series. The talk will take place on Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon
in CM 110. More here.
Red to Fight Heart Disease Feb. 1
On Friday, Feb. 1, Mercer will observe National Wear Red Day, sponsored
by the American Heart Association to raise funds to fight cardiovascular
disease, the no. 1 killer among women. Red dress pins are available for
a $5 donation. On the West Windsor campus, donations are being collected
by Amy Iseneker, Barb Kunkel and Tina LaPlaca. At JKC, donations may be
given to Joann Mia. Women are encouraged to complete a personal heart
health assessment by visiting www.goredforwomen.org
and clicking on "Go Red Heart CheckUp." Everyone is encouraged
to wear red Friday, Feb. 1!
Creative Focus on Academic Integrity
The 2008 Academic Affairs Convocation was planned and executed by the
Academic Integrity Committee (AIC) under Chair Helen Tanzini. The creativity
of these faculty members was evident in the skits, videos, a game show,
discussions and advice offered. In one video faculty members, wearing
red shirts that said "student" on the front, acted out a "cheating
in class" scenario. In
another video, Mitch Canter and a student act out a plagiarism skit.
The convocation included
an overview of the role of the AIC. In
round table discussions, with 20 faculty members serving as facilitators,
the groups discussed their previous experiences with the AIC. The Power
Point presentation with videos will be available in the next E-Bulletin.
With leadership from Debbie Kell and the BAT Cave, faculty and staff members
participated in IPIC training classes during pre-class week that covered
everything from legal issues on campus and Office 2007 to gardening and
the culinary arts. Photos here.
During the College Assembly on Jan. 16, President Donohue gave updates
on the Emergency Management Plan, IT services, e-mail to be implemented
for students and adjunct faculty, and new options in the college cafeteria.
She reiterated the smoking policy, which will be enforced with fines,
and the policy on ID badges, which must be visible at all times for faculty,
staff and students.
Dr. Donohue presented
an overview of the budget and said enrollment is up for the spring semester.
She spoke about the health benefits changes that are coming. Representatives
from the architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz described the college's
facilities master planning process. Everyone in attendance participated
in round-table discussions about the facilities plan for both campuses
and were asked to offer their suggestions.
Meetings Set to Discuss 2009 Tuition Increases
The college will hold two town meetings on proposed tuition and fee increases:
Monday, February 4, at the James Kerney Campus, 1 to 2 p.m. in Kerney
Tuesday, February 5, at the West Windsor Campus, 12 noon to 1 p.m. in
Kathi Paluscio is holding auditions for the MouthWorks Troupe this Monday,
Jan. 28 and again on Tues., Feb. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. in CM 144. Please
encourage your students to attend, or they may call ext. 3454 for more
information. In order to be eligible to audition, students must be full-time,
current students at Mercer with a GPA of 2.75 or better, must have successfully
completed CMN 111 or CMN 112, and must be able to attend the required
rehearsals. All majors are welcome. Click here
for the flyer.
is Media Sponsor for Princeton Historical Celebration
The 1783 Committee, which is planning Princeton's celebration of the 225th
anniversary of the Continental Congress meeting in Princeton, just chose
WWFM as a media sponsor of the events they are planning for May through
November of this year. WWFM will be using its new remote broadcasting
gear to broadcast live from selected events, and will be included in all
the group's stationery, newspaper ads, event programs, and website. In
return, WWFM will publicize related events on the radio.
Leipzig and Other Mercer Artists Featured in D&R Greenway Show
Mel Leipzig's work is featured in an exhibit mounted by D&R
Greenway, a nonprofit New Jersey organization dedicated to preserving
open space. The show, entitled "A Matter of Perspective - Our Personal
Landscape," focuses on outdoor places and their special meaning in
our lives. In addition to Leipzig, the numerous participants include former
MCCC art students Keiko Ishida, David Biddle, David Kaufmann and Linda
Pochesci as well as adjunct instructor Paul Mordetsky. The exhibit runs
through March 21 at the Marie L. Matthews Gallery in Princeton, with an
opening reception to be held Feb. 8.
Leipzig has two paintings
in the show; one is a large-scale rendering of the MCCC campus in the
1980s and the other, which is featured on the exhibit invitation, depicts
his late wife gazing from the back door of her home into the backyard.
to view the invitation.
in the News Online
The Times, Jan. 24,
Hosts Ceremony for 35 Nursing Graduates
here for the MLink Calendar
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
1-10: Driving Miss Daisy
for the Princeton Packet's Feature Story)
for the West Windsor Plainsboro News Feature Story)
2: Funny Stuff Circus
15-24: My Favorite Year
23: Max and Ruby
29 - March 9: Thoroughly Modern Millie
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