E-Bulletin of October 12, 2007

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Get 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.

Perspectives 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.
Details here.

MCCC 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.
Details here.

Former 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 here.

Students 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. For photos, click here.

Kelsey 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 here.

Services Offered for Your Alumni Event
The 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,

Donna Richardson-Hall Recognized
Montclair Publishing's "Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty" will profile MCCC Associate Professor Donna Richardson-Hall in the 2008-09 edition.
Montclair "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 Kitchen (TASK)."

Building 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 here.

Mercer 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.

Michael 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." Photos here.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Oct. 12-14 -- The Emperor’s New Clothes

Oct. 19-28 -- Clue the Musical

Nov. 2-11 -- Beauty and the Beast

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