E-Bulletin of January 8,
Assembly Jan. 14; Pre-Class Week Schedule
The College Assembly is set for Wednesday, Jan. 14 in the Student Center
Cafeteria. Juice, coffee and bagels will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the
meeting will begin at 10 a.m.
for the full Pre-Class Week schedule.
Program for Community College Leadership
Lawrence Nespoli of the NJCCC has sent a notice that Rowan University
is accepting applications for the second cohort of doctoral candidates
in the Rowan Ed.D. Community College Leadership Initiative. To date, several
community college presidents, including Dr. Donohue, have taught in the
program, as has Mr. Nespoli. The presidents will also be serving on dissertation
committees. The following information open houses, which start at 7 p.m.,
are scheduled for:
January 8 - Middlesex County College (College Center)
January 12 - Cumberland County College (Luciano Conference Center, Executive
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Leipzig Exhibit Opens Jan. 9 at Villanova University
Professor Mel Leipzig's recent paintings
will be on exhibit at the Art Gallery of Villanova University Jan. 9 through
Feb. 19. The exhibit is dedicated to his late wife, MaryJo. A reception
will take place on Friday, Jan. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is located
in the Connelly Center, second floor. Click here
for a preview of the work on exhibit. For
more information call 610-519-4612.
for the press release.
Seen By Hand" Coming to The Gallery
Touchable sculpture from the artists of SANJ + 3
January 13 February 19, 2009
Reception: Saturday, January 24, 2 4 p.m.
Gallery Talk/Presentation: Monday, February 2, 7 p.m.
Camp Open House Jan. 25, 12-3 p.m., WWC Student Center
for the press release.
On Dec. 11 New
Jersey's Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Board of Directors approved
a special project award of $9,756 to support MCCC's PASS program initiative
called EXCEL135. This special project will address new approaches to improving
student performance and retention, including basic skills acquisition
and "gate-keeping" courses, and initiatives to improve success
in majors and careers.
Page to Serve on NJ Advisory Committee on Student Aid
The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has
invited MCCC Financial Aid Director Reggie Page to serve as the community
college sector representative on the NJ Advisory Committee on Student
Aid. Representatives provide guidance to the HESAA on the operations and
policies of all grant, scholarship and loan programs.
Assistance at the MCCC Bookstore
Mercer Bookstore Text Manager Gwen Jones is the faculty's resource person
for information concerning course materials, text adoptions, title research,
publishers, pricing, course packets, bundling and copyright information.
With more than 15 years of university and trade bookstore experience,
she will also special order any book in print, trade or text, and is available
to coordinate and host campus book signings. A published author, Gwen
holds a BA in English from The College of New Jersey, and will graduate
in May 2009 with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Western Connecticut
State University. She may be reached at ext. 3425, or from off campus
at 609-570-3425, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Member Wins Award
(From Professor Peter Horne) Adjunct faculty member Theodore Fishman,
Esq., was honored in late October with the New Jersey Office of the Public
Defender Stanley C. Van Ness Award. This honor is generally considered
the most prestigious award presented by Public Defender's office. Mr.
Fishman is currently the Deputy Public Defender of the Monmouth Trial
Region and has been with the Public Defender's Office for almost 30 years.
He has taught Criminal Law at Mercer for 23 years. Congratulations Ted!
Prep Classes at the Center for Continuing Studies
With today's economic volatility, those seeking new employment need to
understand which companies and prospects to pursue, which to avoid, and
how to enhance their skills. Tackling such issues head on, Mercer's Center
for Continuing Studies is offering "The Job Market
on Monday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the college's Conference Center.
More options are detailed here.
Volunteers with Young Achievers
Barbara Wilder presented certificates and awards at the Annual Science
& Math Fair sponsored by Youth Achievers' Committee, Inc. of Burlington
County on Dec. 13. Encouraging participation of young people from kindergarten
through 12th grade, the volunteer group promotes career awareness and
academic readiness in math and science. It also conducts workshops in
SAT prep, student tutoring and mentoring, college engineering programs,
science poster and essay contests, and interviewing skills. Barbara continues
to volunteer and is a former president and member of the board of trustees.
"We should think of every child as our own and seek to work in unity
to promote and encourage each one to maximize their academic potential,"
she said. Photos here.
Stanley Publishes Article on Community Colleges
Patricia Stanley, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of
Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education, has written an article
called "Community Ties: Community colleges can provide a wealth
of opportunities for students looking for less expensive or less overwhelming
college options." Read it here.
in the News Online
TESC Director Receives Alumni Leader Award
MCCC Students Faculty Staff Help Gift Drives
MCCC Students Design Terhune Orchards Wine Labels
: Painted Reflections (Mel Leipzig Exhibit)
MCCC Scholarship Dinner Dance On a Sea Cruise
Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio
9-18: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
24: Parental Advisory Comedy Show 2009
31: The Russian American Kids Circus
Position Openings at MCCC
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