E-Bulletin of January 8, 2009

Upcoming Events

Features

Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

College 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.

Click here for the full Pre-Class Week schedule.

Doctoral 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 Board Room)

RSVP to Eizabeth Henderson at hendersone@rowan.edu or call 856-256-4744.

Mel 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. Click here for the press release.

"As 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.


Summer Camp Open House Jan. 25, 12-3 p.m., WWC Student Center
Click here for the press release.

Features

EOF Wins Grant
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.

Reggie 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.

Expert 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 jonesg@mccc.edu.

Adjunct 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!

Career 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… And You!" on Monday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the college's Conference Center. More options are detailed here.

Wilder 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.

Patricia 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.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
1-5-08: TESC Director Receives Alumni Leader Award

12-25-08 MCCC Students Faculty Staff Help Gift Drives

Trentonian:
12-18-08: MCCC Students Design Terhune Orchards Wine Labels

The Packet:

12-23-08 : Painted Reflections (Mel Leipzig Exhibit)

Pennington Post:
12-24-08: MCCC Scholarship Dinner Dance On a Sea Cruise

Updates/Reminders

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre

Jan. 9-18: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Jan. 24: Parental Advisory Comedy Show 2009

Jan. 31: The Russian American Kids Circus

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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