of January 28, 2010
for At-Risk Youth To Speak at MCCC Feb. 17
Mary Inzana, C.E.O. and founder of LifeTies, Inc., a leading Trenton area
nonprofit organization serving youth in crisis, will share her personal
voyage to empowering abused and neglected youngsters in her talk, "The
Unseen Path," on Wednesday, Feb. 17, as part of the college's Distinguished
Lecture Series. The talk will take place at noon in the Communications
Building, Room 109. More here.
Gallery Calls for Entries
Artists aged 18 or older who live, work or study in Mercer County, N.J.,
are invited to submit work to be considered for this year's Mercer County
Artists exhibit. Artists may enter one or two pieces in any media except
photography. (The county hosts a separate Mercer County Photography exhibit).
will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 at The Gallery. Artwork should be
dropped off at The Galley between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Work not selected
for the exhibit must be picked up that same afternoon between 3:45 and
5:00 p.m. More here.
the Date for MCCC's Scholarship Dinner Dance April 24
Get out your dancing shoes! Mercer's Scholarship Dinner Dance is set for
Saturday, April 24 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. "Puttin' On the
Ritz" will feature an elegant dinner, silent auction that includes
original artwork, dancing and fun. The committee is now soliciting corporate
sponsorships and ads for the program book. If you can help or suggest
prospects, please contact Art Cianfano at firstname.lastname@example.org
or ext. 3728.
Festival at James Kerney Campus
MCCC's African-Centered Student Movement will sponsor an African-Centered
Film Festival at JKC on Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All shows are free and
begin at 5 p.m.
Club Meets Feb. 19
The next meeting of the MCCC Book Club will be Friday, Feb. 19, at 12
noon in the faculty/staff dining room for a discussion of "White
Oleander" by Janet Fitch.
1: Yoga classes resume: Mondays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in PE 225; Wednesdays,
noon to 1 p.m. in the gym.
2: Unique Arts Event, "Dancing to Connect." More here.
Black History Month: Intergenerational Conversation, 12 noon, CM110. More
Black History Month: Universal
African Dance and Drum Ensemble, 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., Kelsey Theatre.
Open Mike Night at the James Kerney Campus, 7 to 10 p.m. Call ext. 3166.
Black History Month Valentine's Day Dance, 6 to 11 p.m., Conference Center.
Tickets $10, available at the Bursar's Office in the Student Center, or
call ext. 3404. Flyer here.
Black History Month: Life performance of Carmen, noon to 1 p.m.,
Kelsey Theatre. Free with ticket available at the Bursar's Office in the
Student Center, or call ext. 3404.
Viking Newsletter is Here
The Winter Viking Newsletter for alumni and friends
of MCCC is now being distributed throughout our campuses and by mail to
20,000 alumni. Please cut the straps and put your unit's copies out where
all can take them.
issue includes feature stories about alum
Abby Watrous, who is now working in China on a Fulbright Scholarship,
alum Teresa Fordyce, who is a psychiatric nurse supervisor, and alum John
Maurer, artistic director of Maurer Productions. A
story about the Mercer County Fire Academy features alum, Drew Kintzel,
who became a fire chief at age 25, and Shannon Pope, a firefighter in
newsletter is online here.
Students Are Going to Italy
Associate Business Professor Andrea Lynch, coordinator of MCCC's new Study
Abroad Program, reports that students will be packing their bags for Italy
this spring. Twenty-three students and three faculty members will enjoy
eight days of food, culture, history and more from May 19-28. (The other
trip, planned for Germany/Switzerland, did not attract enough participants.)
is comprised of students from Professor Marilyn Dietrich's Architecture
and Culture: International course (ARC 141), instructor Chris dePagnier's
Food and Culture course (HOS 115), and seven noncredit students, along
with the three faculty members. Faculty members interested in developing
a Study Abroad course should contact Andrea Lynch at email@example.com.
Nursing Graduates Receive Pins
proud family members and friends, 33 MCCC Nursing graduates were recognized
at a ceremony Jan. 20. Hailing from many different life paths, several
began the program right out of high school, while for others it was a
dream deferred as they juggled the demands of raising children, working
and studying. Several were making a mid-career change. Whatever the scenario,
all pronounced their love for helping others. More here
Teams on the Case in Pre-Class Week Lab
Five fictitious crime scenes around the campus set the stage for "CSI:
MC3," offered by science faculty members Laura Blinderman, MaryAnn
Norcross and Helen Tanzini on Jan. 21 as part of pre-class week activities.
Working in teams, 17 staff members enthusiastically answered the science
lab challenge. Armed with bags of evidence, the amateur investigators
rotated through MS 317, conducting experiments including hair sample comparisons
under a microscope, analysis of a white powder found at several of the
crime sites, and the testing of a red fluid to determine if it was blood.
The final results revealed both the perpetrator and the location of his
or her crime.
In addition to being fun for all, the workshop gave staff members an overview
of CHE106: Chemical Science Concepts, a general education science course
for non-science majors. Created by Blinderman and Tanzini several years
ago, the course uses forensics as the backdrop to explore basic principles
of general, organic and biochemistry and general and molecular biology.
Student in Haiti During Earthquake
student Todd Stone-Sapp was with a group from three area churches that
arrived in Haiti the morning of the earthquake on a mission to assist
people in a remote mountain village. The U.S. embassy took in the group,
and they assisted the wounded in Port-au-Prince before returning home.
The story was prominently featured on the cover of the Trentonian,
and stories ran in the Philadelphia
Inquirer and on Television news shows.
Presents at Conference on Time Management
Susan Bowen, Mercer's executive director of
IT Services, gave a presentation at the Educause Mid-Atlantic Conference
in Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 13. Entitled "You Can Get IT Done!"
her presentation focused on leadership and management, including the time
management and planning techniques of Stephen Covey and David Allen.
Soccer Coaches Lead Clinic At NSCAA Convention
Jan. 15, MCCC's men's soccer coach Charlie Inverso and assistant coach
Larry Povia presented a clinic at the annual convention of the National
Soccer Coaches Association of America, held in Philadelphia from Jan.
13-17. Drawing on their 23 years of experience at the helm of Mercer's
top-ranked soccer program, their workshop was entitled: "The Rise
to Prominence of the American Community and Junior College." More
in the News Online
to Remembrance; MCCC Holocaust Center has new home
Mercer Residents Among MCCC Nursing Graduates
Plans Multiple Events for Black History Month
Trip Turns Hectic as Quake Hit
Pygmalion Comes to Kelsey Theatre
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
29-31: Gangster Spoof "Bugsy Malone Jr."
Jan. 30: Parental Advisory Comedy Showcase
12- 21: "Pygmalion" (featuring MCCC's own Kitty Getlik)
20: "Little Mermaid"
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams
Calendar of Events
NEWS CLIPPING SERVICE: To view many of MCCC's news clippings online, go
and in the upper right hand corner click on "Client Log-In."
Type in the Username (7965) and the Password (news), then click on "Media
Content" in the upper right corner. This service does not include
some online news, small community newspapers or magazines.
Click here for all
past issues of eNews@MCCC. This newsletter is designed for and e-mailed
to external constituents, including alumni, trustees, foundation and advisory
board members, and other friends of the college. Please help us build
our lists. To have someone added, send advisory board and friends' names
and e-mail addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send alumni names and e-mail addresses to email@example.com.
to Request Publicity and Calendar Listings
To have your upcoming event listed on the MCCC calendars, contact Brad
Kent (ext. 3772).
To request internal or external free publicity for your event, please
fill out the request form here,
or e-mail the Public Information Office giving details and contact information:
Saveria Symons, ext. 3736, or Wendy
Humphrey, ext. 3729. For external publicity requests, four or five
week's notice is needed.
Click here for guidelines on how to request publicity.
here for information about the services of the Public Information office.
E-Bulletin is published by the Public Information office, AD 113. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 3736.
Please help us keep the college community informed.
Your opinion is always welcome. What do you want to read about in future
If you find a typo or error please let us know so we can correct it online.
If you will be leaving the college and would like to continue receiving
this bulletin, please send your new e-mail address to email@example.com
and ask to be added to the "retirees" list.