E-Bulletin of October 22, 2007
Bids Fond Farewell to Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid
On Oct. 12 the college community celebrated the career of Dr. Thomas N.
Wilfrid, and wished him well in his new role at the Charlotte W. Newcombe
Foundation. A festive event at the Conference Center drew more than 160
friends and colleagues, including many reirees who worked with Tom during
his 38 years at Mercer. "I intend to be a supportive member of the
community," Tom said. "One who knows the college well and loves
Another farewell party
took place before the Oct. 18 board meeting, with trustees, faculty and
staff. Board Chair Anthony Cimino read a Resolution of appreciation and
presented it to Tom, along with an engraved gift bowl.
MCCC Golf Classic
Hosts WIB Literacy Conference
Vice President Beverly Richardson and President Patricia Donohue presented
opening remarks at the Literacy Best Practices Conference at MCCC's Conference
Center Oct. 19. Hosted by the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board
and County Executive
Brian Hughes, the conference brought together the major literacy providers
in Mercer County and throughout the region to explore current trends and
issues. Among the presenters was Deborah Kell who spoke about distance
learning. Melinna Harris played a lead role in putting the program together.
Dr. Richardson is a member of the Workforce Investment Board's Board of
"Family" Celebrates 25th Anniversary
WWFM the Classical Network gathered close to 200 members of its "family"
at the MCCC Conference Center on October 4. According to General Manager
Peter Fretwell, the event was held to thank volunteers and members as
the station's celebrates its 25th anniversary year. In typically enthusiastic
fashion, a station member from Pennsylvania called WWFM an "oasis"
in her hectic life. For many guests, the event was their first opportunity
to visit the MCCC campus. WWFM's ambitious plans for the digital age include
reaching a larger audience with both music and educational podcasts.
Featured in The Packet
Read the article "Classical Music Rocks." Click here.
Chef Demonstrates Expertise and Offers Advice at MCCC
On Thursday, Oct. 11, celebrity chef Robert Irvine dazzled a packed house
in the MCCC Communications Building with a two-hour presentation that
included a cooking demonstration and a candid, humorous and wide-ranging
question-and-answer period. Irvine signed copies of his new book, "Mission
Cook," at the conclusion of the program, while audience members enjoyed
samples of one of his signature dishes, Red Snapper with Pepper Sauce
and grits, prepared and served by MCCC's Hospitality students. Irvine,
who stars on Food Network's "Dinner Impossible" series, offered
Mercer's culinary students three sterling pieces of advice as they embark
on their career path: "Listen carefully, have fun and be dedicated."
Theatrical Undertaking, "Seven Sins," Premieres Nov. 9-18
A unique collaborative performance event premieres at MCCC in November.
Created by students, faculty, alumni and professional award-winning guest
artists, "Seven Sins" features four, original one-act plays
and three dance numbers in a production that is "every bit as fanciful,
dramatic, raunchy, and deadly as the sins themselves," according
to MCCC Theatre Program Coordinator Jody Person, the show's creative director
and producer. "Seven Sins" will be performed on Fridays and
Saturdays, November 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18 at
2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located next to Kelsey Theatre.
for the details.
Food Service Workers Trained
in Food Safety
This month, all 26 of Mercer's full- and part-time dining service employees
-- from the Conference Center, West Windsor and JKC Cafeterias -- attended
an eight hour Serv-Safe course in proper food handling taught by Bob Harry
of the West Windsor Health Department. The instruction included; acceptable
cleaning and sanitizing methods, food handling, storage and service with
an emphaisis in understanding the microbiology of the pathogens, toxins
and chemicals that cause foodborne illnesses. All took a test at the completion
of the program to receive a Serv Safe Certification that is nationally
recognized for five years.
Post Features Culinary Program
Mercer's students and faculty are interviewed by the Hamilton Post. Click
for the story.
Editorial on the New Transfer Bill
Read The Times editorial here.
Weaver on CN8
MCCC Assistant Provost Monica Weaver was interviewed
for a Comcast Newsmaker Interview. Her interview will air repeatedly the
week of Nov. 21 on CN8.
Participates in Cultural Celebration
College staff and students were on hand to provide information during
the New Jersey State Cultural Celebration on Sept. 29 at the South River
Walk Park in Trenton. Hosted by Governor John Corzine and Secretary of
State Nina Mitchell Wells, it was a day to celebrate New Jersey's culture.
The festival showcased art, music, poetry, craft and featured diverse
Oct. 25: "Corrections
in the 21st Century: Prisoner Re-Entry" Details
Oct. 31: Stanley Greenberg to Present "Photographing The Physical
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
19-28 -- Clue the Musical
2-11 -- Beauty and the Beast
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