E-Bulletin of October
On 2 Invites All to an Evening of Jazz "Rent Party" Nov. 7
From Winifred Howard: WWFM has added JAZZ back into the mix, broadcasting
on FM 89.1, HD2. But, we need your help to pay the rent! Please join us
on Nov. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer for our
first RENT PARTY -- an Evening of Jazz featuring the Jazz Duchess Doris
Spears. Dress is casual chic. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP
by Monday, Oct. 27 to 609-587-8989.
this is a fundraiser for the station. So, please come out to support this
new branch of WWFM. If you can attend with a minimum donation of $25,
that would help immensely. Thank you in advance for your support. Reply
Colleges Coming to College Transfer Day Oct. 23
Reminder: The Transfer Office will host
its annual College
Transfer Day at a new location on Thursday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m., in the Physical Education building. Representatives from more than
40 colleges will be in attendance. PLEASE encourage your students to attend
this special event. Contact the Transfer Office for more information at
ext. 3397 or 3307.
and Women's Soccer Teams Prepare for Region 19 Tournaments
Both men's and women's soccer teams are now preparing for Region
19 tournament games, to be played at MCCC on Oct. 27 and 28. The winners
will appear in the finals, also to be played at MCCC. Details here.
Bat Cave: Degree Audit for the Rest of Us
From Ed Carmien, The Bat Cave: So that no one is left out, theres
a workshop scheduled for the rest of us to learn how Degree Audit works
on Oct. 28, 12-1 p.m., in AD213. Weve got to learn how to do this,
since the students are already using the system. In order to properly
advise students, we need to be able to see what their placement indicators
are, what classes they've taken, the grades they've received, and the
courses yet required. Once again, Bob Terrano will show us how it all
works. RSVP to Ed Carmien email@example.com.
College Assembly Oct. 27 at JKC
Reminder: The college will host a repeat College Assembly on Monday, Oct.
27 at the James Kerney Campus, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in Kerney Hall. President
Donohue will give remarks, and the architects from Clark Caton and Hintz
will again present information about the master plan for facilities. Refreshments
will follow. This Assembly was scheduled to ensure that staff members
who work in Registration and others who missed the August Assembly can
on Famous Architects Nov. 19
Filmmaker James Venturi, the son of leading 20th century architects Robert
Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, will present a synopsis of his feature-length
documentary, "Learning From Bob & Denise," at a lecture
on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 12 noon in CM 107, as part of the Distinguished
to Professor Mel Leipzig, "Bob Venturi and Denise Scott Brown are
considered among the most influential designers of the 20th century. They
launched a critique of architectural modernism that led to the development
of alternative strategies for urban design during the 1960s and 1970s."
Leipzig to be Featured on NJN's "State of the Arts"
A crew from New Jersey Network was on campus Oct. 16 to photograph and
record an interview with Professor Mel Leipzig. The program is expected
to air on "State of the Arts" in January. Crew members included
a Mercer graduate from 1974, photographer Aubrey J. Kauffman. Professor
Leipzig was filmed while working on a painting of Professor Dominick DeFino.
Learn Candidates' Positions in Lively Presidential Forum
In an hour-long "Presidential Forum" held at Kelsey Theatre
on Oct. 16, representatives from the Obama and McCain campaigns described
their candidates' positions before a full house that included students,
faculty members, and staff. Mark Alexander, a law professor at Seton Hall
University who heads Obama's New Jersey campaign, and Robbinsville Mayor
David Fried, who chairs the McCain campaign in Mercer County, answered
questions posed by moderator Linda Bregstein Scherr. Read the whole story
Read The Times story here.
Present Honors Research Projects
Three MCCC students presented the results of their honors science research
during a lunchtime presentation on Oct. 14. Susana Sanchez worked with
Dr. Jim Riggs at Rider University on a project entitled "Study of
Macrophages that Suppress Immunity: The Quest for Immunotherapy for Cancer."
Luis Reyes worked with Dr. Bruce Burnham, also at Rider, on "Synthesis
of a Pyrrole and its Role in Medicinal Chemistry." John Braun reported
on his summer internship with Conserve Wildlife New Jersey Foundation
under the guidance of the organization's executive director, Margaret
O'Gorman. During the 10-week program, Braun traveled around the state
assisting with wildlife identification and habitat protection projects.
Presentation photos here.
Kerney Campus Hosts Community Health Fair
On Oct. 15 the James Kerney Campus hosted a Health Fair that drew a substantial
number of students and community members. Representatives from Capital
Health System and St. Francis Hospital were joined by many other health
care agencies to provide blood pressure screenings and distribute information
about disease prevention and health maintenance. The fair was held in
memory of Don Jones, and donations were taken for the Don Jones Memorial
Scholarship, the American Diabetes Association and the Lupus Foundation.
Linda Ertingu and Bilquis Zaka served as event coordinators. Photos here
(courtesy of the James Kerney Campus staff).
Bank Continues Support of MCCC
Representatives from PNC Bank have rededicated the atrium of the colleges
Conference Center after they acquired the former Yardville National Bank
recently. During a visit on Oct. 16 Kevin Tylus, PNC Bank's regional president
for Central NJ said, PNC Bank is pleased to continue Yardville National
Bank's longstanding relationship with the college. Photo here.
Session Draws Parents/High Schoolers
Parents and high school students -- 147 of them -- learned about transferring
to four-year colleges when Enrollment Services hosted an Information Session
Oct. 15. They heard from MCCC and representatives from five four-year
colleges. Photos here
(courtesy of the Enrollment Services staff)
Students to Participate in March of Dimes Fundraiser
October 27, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction of Princeton will
be held at the Princeton Hyatt to benefit the March of Dimes. Among the
participants will be Mercer's culinary program students. They will be
in the company of the area's top restaurants.
will have the opportunity to bid on unique auction items including fine
jewelry, sports memorabilia, and airline tickets. For more information
and tickets ($100), call 609-655-7400.
To Sponsor Thanksgiving Food Drive for United Way
From Executive Dean Diane Campbell: The Student Government Association
will collect canned goods and other non-perishable items for Thanksgiving
food baskets and food pantries for the needy. For many, hard times may
mean that we get behind on a few bills. For others, it means that children
have little to eat, families live in cold homes, shelters or on the street.
Sharing a bit of what we have can help agencies like the United Way of
Mercer County help people in need. Please bring an item and put it in
the provided box outside of the Student Activities Office at the West
Windsor Campus, or next to the Security Office by the main entrance at
the James Kerney Campus. Please join with us to help Mercer students to
Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Oct. 28
From PTK: Phi Theta Kappa will be raising money for the Susan G.
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation on Tuesday, Oct. 28. Members will be at
a table in the Student Center wearing pink items and collecting money
from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Here are some facts:
182,460 women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast
cancer in 2008
40,480 women will die from the disease this year. Right now there are
about two and a half million breast cancer survivors in the US.
- The chance
of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her lifetime
is about 1 in 8.
you want to donate, e-mail Susana Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Jennifer Santos at email@example.com,
or call (908) 400 6817.
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in the News Online
Artist Leipzig to Present Lecture on Eakins, Manet
Health Care a Hot Topic at MCCC's Mock Presidential Debate
Dames at Sea
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
17-26: Dames at Sea (Read the Oct. 21 Packet review here)
25: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
31-Nov. 9: Rocky Horror Show
Nov. 22 Nate
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.
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