E-Bulletin of October 12, 2007
Ready for "Creating the Future; Celebrating Success" Dec. 5
Everyone at Mercer is invited to be part of
a community event initiated by the Board of Trustees, and set for Dec.
5 at the Conference Center. Conceived as a "report to the community,"
the event coincides with the publication of the college's 2006-07 Annual
Report, and will be a showcase for student and college success. We are
now working on invitations, so please help us spread the word to all constituents
of MCCC. More
here, including online registration.
on the Holocaust Coming to The Gallery
Mercer's Gallery will host a traveling exhibit that speaks to the resilience
of the human spirit and the lessons to be learned from the Holocaust.
"Perspectives on the Holocaust: Women's and Children's Art and Stories"
comes to The Gallery Oct. 16 to Nov. 15. An Open House for the community
will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Judith Sherman, a survivor of Ravensbruck
Concentration Camp, will tell her story, and present drawings and poetry.
Golf Classic Coming Oct. 16
The MCCC Athletic Department will host its 16th Annual Golf Classic on
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Mercer Oaks East Golf Course adjacent to Mercer County
Park in West Windsor, N.J.
Warden to Lecture Oct. 25
Gary J. Hilton, former warden of New Jersey's maximum security prison,
will present a lecture at MCCC entitled "Corrections in the 21st
Century: Prisoner Re-Entry" on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 12 noon. The
lecture is presented free to the public as part of Mercer's Distinguished
Lecture Series. Details
Speak Out at Fall Swirl Fest
On Oct. 9, students from Kathi Paluscio's Communications class participated
in the "Fall Swirl Festival." In personal anecdotes, random
humorous stories, poetry and more, students presented short speeches in
front of an appreciative crowd that gathered outside the Student Center
at lunchtime. The presenters drew laughter, applause and a few tears with
topics including reflections on the heroes of 9/11, the joys of a good
pillow, a son's tribute to his adored mother, and recognition of the folks
who predict weather on the Weather Channel. No doubt, they also persuaded
a few students that public speaking is not only doable, but actually fun.
photos, click here.
Review Literary Magazine Published
The 2007 Kelsey Review is peopled with characters bravely connecting and
disconnecting -- moving away, coming home, exploring love, and acknowledging
loss. Co-edited by faculty members Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine Mathews,
this year's literary magazine features short fiction, poetry, non-fiction
essays and illustrations by 22 contributors who live and/or work in Mercer
County. It's now available throughout the campus and will be available
free to the public at county libraries. Details
Offered for Your Alumni Event
Office of College Advancement has prepared a document that details how
it can help you plan an event for alumni from your program or department.
The staff can help you develop your target group, plan, budget and design
a memorable event. The information is available on Mlink. Click on College
Advancement, Institutional Research for details,
Montclair Publishing's "Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty" will
profile MCCC Associate Professor Donna Richardson-Hall in the 2008-09
"recognizes and highlights men and women of leadership and distinction
within various industries throughout the United States and Canada."
Richardson-Hall was selected because of her work in multicultural adult
education and college reading and study skills. According to Montclair's
press release, "She completed her Doctorate at Nova Southeastern
University, and her dissertation has since been implemented as a program
at Mercer County Community College. Dr. Richardson-Hall volunteers weekly
at the Abundant Life Fellowship Food and Clothing Center in Burlington
County, and gives monthly monetary contributions to the Trenton Area Soup
Addition Nearing Completion at JKC
The construction project at the James Kerney Campus is expected to be
completed within the month, doubling the size of the cafeteria and culinary
lab. According to Vice President and JKC Provost Beverly Richardson, "We
can now accommodate more students in our Career Training Institute's culinary
training program." Photos
Featured in National Animation Magazine
MCCC and faculty member Yevgeniy Fiks are featured in an article
entitled "East, Mid and West: Community Colleges Across the U.S.
Teach Digital Media," which appears in the Sept. 28 issue of Animation
World Magazine. The article focuses on three community colleges, MCCC,
Kalamazoo Valley Community College (MI) and Santa Monica College (CA).
Read the article online here.
Dalton Participates in Landmine Exhibit
Photography Coordinator Michael Dalton has two photos in "Silent
Witnesses Revisited," a photography exhibit that focuses on the preponderance
and impact of land mines in war-ravaged locations. The first exhibit was
mounted in 1995 to raise public awareness about the global landmine crisis
and included 25 renowned photographers. This new exhibit once again puts
the spotlight on the landmine issue with the works of 20 photographers.
The exhibit was on display at the Ross School in East Hampton, NY, in
August and September, and will now travel around Europe. According to
Dalton, "The idea was to take an artificial limb that was made for
use in Somalia and place it in a different context. I chose to use my
neighborhood because it demonstrates how far removed we are from the situation."
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
12-14 -- The Emperors New Clothes
19-28 -- Clue the Musical
2-11 -- Beauty and the Beast
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