E-Bulletin of October
and Town Hall Meeting Thursday, Oct. 16
Reminder: MCCC will host a debate and town meeting with representatives
of the Obama and McCain campaigns on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 12 noon at Kelsey
Theatre. Representing the Obama campaign will be Seton Hall Law Professor
Mark Alexander. Representing the McCain campaign will be Robbinsville
Mayor David Fried. More here.
Program for Locomotive Engineers and Conductors
Beginning Nov. 15, the college's Center for Continuing Studies will offer
the "Basic Training Certificate" for locomotive engineers and
conductors, which also prepares students for careers as train dispatchers
or transportation management trainees. Students will receive a complete
overview of railroad operations, equipment, safety, infrastructure and
security issues. Upon completion, participants will be eligible for well-paid
positions at heavy or light rail companies across the United States. More
Out for the Faculty vs. Staff Football Game This Friday
This Friday, Oct. 17, is the big night for MCCC's Faculty vs. Staff Football
Game, with the kick-off promptly at 4:30 p.m. at the field behind the
library (the "old" track). The
college's Culture Committee will be serving water and hot chocolate for
all. There will be several special guest appearances during the game by
surprise players, so bring your blanket and come to cheer on your respective
Contact either team captain with any questions: Professional Staff --
Francis Paixão (ext. 3731 or email@example.com);
Faculty -- Craig Coenen (ext. 3533 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
2008 Kelsey Review Showcases Local Literary and ArtisticTalent
Celebrating local literary talent, MCCC has published Kelsey Review 2008,
a collection of eclectic writings and illustrations from creative individuals
who live or work in Mercer County. An MCCC tradition now in its 27th year,
the 2008 edition features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and artwork by
19 contributors writing on subjects ranging from angst, fear, lust, and
denial to love, joy and the dilemmas of everyday living.
the 68-page journal are available now at all branches of Mercer County's
public libraries as well as on MCCC's West Windsor and James Kerney campuses.
Cultivates Mentoring Culture for Women
Thirty-five female staff and faculty members from the West Windsor and
James Kerney campuses spent time mingling and networking on Oct. 10 during
the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) Mentoring
Program kick-off meeting. The meeting was led by Dr. Khalida Haqq, local
chapter president, and Margarita Leahy, president elect.
President Patricia Donohue, who serves as national president of AAWCC,
provided a motivational message with words of welcome. "As we connect
with each other, we raise our expectations to build skills that lead us
to new professional opportunities," she said.
Attendees participated in an ice breaker bingo game and a speed mentoring-mentee
session. The next meeting takes place Friday, Dec. 12, at the James Kerney
Campus, featuring Dr. Teena Cahill, a nationally and internationally acclaimed
speaker on leadership and resilience skills.
If you are interested in joining, contact Margarita
Leahy at ext. 3182, or Khalida Haqq
at ext.3327. Photos
Tournament a Success for Scholarships
Clouds gave way to beautiful sunshine, as the MCCC Athletics Department
welcomed 84 golfers to the Mercer Oaks West Golf Club in West Windsor
on Oct. 6. The 17th Annual MCCC Golf Classic provided college supporters
and friends a chance to enjoy a day of golf and celebration while raising
scholarship dollars for the college's student-athletes. The event raised
approximately $15,000 that will be donated to the college's athletic scholarship
Sales of Dori Seider's
New Book to Benefit Student Causes
As previously announced, Professor Dori Seider has recently published
a new book entitled "Teach Me Something Real," dedicated to
teachers and learners. The books are now available on campus for $10,
with proceeds benefiting students. You can order a copy from Karen
Bearce, with proceeds going to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society,
or from Danielle Garruba, with
proceeds going to other student causes. More here.
Program to Welcome Back 1988 National Champs Oct. 18
A recognition ceremony will take place prior to the start of the Vikings'
game against Massasoit Community College on Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the
MCCC soccer complex, as the men's soccer program welcomes back its 1988
National Championship team. This year marks the 20th reunion for the remarkable
1988 squad, which went 23-0-1 during the season. More here.
Retention -- Electronics Engineering
Program's Great Idea
Faculty in the
Electronics Engineering program did some brainstorming this fall to come
up with ways that could help new students feel welcome and comfortable,
and meet with faculty and more advanced students. Their idea of a 5:30
p.m. pizza party turned out to be quite a success. Organized
by Coordinator Dom DeFino and adjunct faculty members Harry Bittner and
Mackington Joseph , a former Utility Tech student here, the event drew
30 students out of 34 invited.
to Bittner, student participation exceeded expectations. "The students
started interacting right away. We had to kick them out at 7:00, but they
were still going strong. What many of them had started doing was opening
up their textbooks and doing homework together. Afterward the students
were thanking us -- and they want to do it again." More here.
to Sponsor Bowling Night for Charity Nov. 7
From Amy Immordino: On Friday night, Nov. 7, the International
Student Organization (ISO) at Mercer will sponsor its second annual Fundraising
Bowling Night at Slocum's Bowl-O-Drome, 1675 Pennington Road in Ewing
(right down the street from TCNJ). We have the entire bowling alley starting
at 9 p.m. The price per ticket is $15.00, which includes shoes, bowling
ball, two games, refreshments and music. Slocum's also has its own bar
and grille. We will also be giving awesome prizes to the bowler with the
highest score, the bowler with the lowest score, and the bowler who has
the most strikes of the night.
If you are
coming out that night and not playing, please make a donation in the collection
box. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to ninemillion.org, an
organization that works to ensure that children affected by the conflicts
in Dunfar and Iraq have access to education, clean water, health and nutrition.
We are hoping for an even bigger turnout than last year. So please buy
a ticket, bring your friends, your co-workers, your teammates, your kids,
your wife, your husband, your brother, your sister, your boyfriend, your
girlfriend, your cousin, or anybody else, and come out for a good time
and good cause. Please RSVP to request your tickets.
thing -- anybody playing must bring their own socks! Thank you for your
time. Reply to email@example.com
or call ext. 3531.
Hosts "Passionately Pink for the Cure"
From Members of PTK: On Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 28, Phi
Theta Kappa will be going Passionately Pink for the Cure® to raise
funds for the fight against breast cancer. It's passionate, because the
need to end breast cancer is so urgent. It's pink, because that's the
color we'll wear to accomplish our goal. Participating is simple. Just
wear a pink item of clothing on Monday, Oct. 20 or Tuesday, Oct. 28, or
make a donation of $5 or more to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the leader
of the global breast cancer movement.
will be collecting in the cafeteria on the above dates. If you are interested
in donating, but won't be on campus, please don't hesitate to contact
us! Also, please contact us if you have any questions or would like to
be involved in planning our event.
like to contribute online, use the link here.
In return for your contribution, you'll get a pink ribbon pin and the
satisfaction of helping to move us closer to a world free of breast cancer.
For more information contact Jennifer
Santos (908) 400-6817 or Susana
Sanchez 609 638-1878.
in the News Online
MCCC To Honor '88 National Champs
Artist Leipzig to Present Lecture of Eakens, Manet
Scout's Eagle Project Benefits Soldiers, TASK (MCCC Student)
Objects of Affection: Artists focus on 'Favorite Things' in MCCC Gallery
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
17-26: Dames at Sea (Read the Packet preview here)
25: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
31-Nov. 9: Rocky Horror Show
14-23: East Meets West in "The King and I"
Program Events for Oct.-Dec.
"Creating the Future" Coming Dec. 4
MCCC's Board of Trustees will again host a special event, "Creating
the Future" set for Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at MCCC's Conference
Center. The "living report to the community" coincides with
the publication of the college's 2007-08 Annual Report, and will be a
showcase for student and college success. The entire community is invited,
so help us spread the word. Details are coming soon.
Position Openings at MCCC
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list of job openings on campus.
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