E-Bulletin of October 22, 2009

Upcoming Events News Updates/Reminders Upcoming Events

MCCC Honoring Three at Nov. 12 Report to the Community
All are invited to this annual special event hosted by the MCCC Board of Trustees on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Conference Center. The college will honor three at the event:

  • Corporate Partner Award: PSE&G
  • Partner in Learning Award: American Chemical Society, Trenton Section
  • Alumni Leader Award: Lester Venella, Jr. , President of Saul Funeral Homes

Please help us spread the word! The event is designed for prospective students, parents, alumni, teachers, guidance counselors, and friends of MCCC. Postcard invitations are now available at Lynn Holl's office, AD 112 for pick up. Please give them to your contacts at high schools, churches, organizations, groups.

Please don't forget to sign up as well. We need a count of all who will be there, including those who will represent the college. Press release here. Signup page here.

JKC Hosting Science Open House Today
The James Kerney Campus is hosting a Science Career Open House today from 12 to 6 p.m. to encourage JKC and Trenton area students to enter careers in science. The event was made possible through a grant from the Delaware Valley Innovation Network, which promotes a skilled and talented life science workforce in the Delaware Valley region.

Can You Share Your Thanksgiving with International Students?
From Savita Bambhrolia: This Thanksgiving the International Student Services Office is looking for volunteers to invite and share their holiday traditions with international students who are far away from their own families. Thanksgiving is truly an American holiday. This year enjoy the enriching and rewarding experience of becoming a host family to one or more international students. Many of these students have never experienced this celebration and will welcome the opportunity to get together with your family and share the holiday meal.

If you wish to participate in this program, please complete the form linked here, copy and e-mail it to international@mccc.edu. We will match the students with the families. If you have any questions, please call x 3438 or x 3531. Thank you for participating in this program.

Holocause Center Film Series Nov. 12 "Weapons of the Spirit"
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center will show the film, "Weapons of the Spirit," on Thurs., Nov. 12 at 12 noon in CM109. This is a documentary by Pierre Sauvage about a small Protestant village in Vichy France during WWII whose villagers saved 5,000 Jews from the Holocaust. A panel discussion will follow, led by Prof. Emeritus Saul Goldwasser and Prof. Emeritus Marvin Goldstein.

Best Practices Conference Call for Proposals
The Best Practices Conference of the NJCCC is scheduled for April 23 at Brookdale Community College. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, November 27, 2009. The registration form is available www.njccc.org. Please contact Marsha Stoltman at 609-588-8703 or marsha@thestoltmangroup.com with any questions.

Coming Event Reminders

Oct. 17-Nov. 12: "Connect" with Art at MCCC Gallery

Oct. 23: Documentary About Liberian Women's Peace Movement, noon at Kelsey Theatre.

Oct. 23: Celebrated Chef Su-Mei Yu To Speak in CM 108, 3:15 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 29: Blood drive at the Blood Mobile of the Community Blood Council, parked in Circle 6, by the Student Center & FA Building, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Bring a Photo I.D.

Nov. 4: Lecture by Rider Prof: "On Life Support: The New Jersey Labor Movement in the 21st Century," 12 noon in CM 107.

Nov. 13: Staff/Faculty in Football Classic, 4:30 p.m. Email Francis or Craig.

Nov. 20: MCCC participates as Food Network Chef Ellie Krieger Presents "So Easy," 7 p.m., RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness

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Student Athletes Win at Golf Classic
Mercer's student athletes came up the big winners at the MCCC Golf Classic on Oct. 6 at Mercer Oaks Golf Course. Seventy-eight golfers and additional corporate and individual donors helped to raise approximately $10,000, which will be donated to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.
More here with photos.

Joe Blasenstein Achieves "Master Instructor" Designation
The Master Instructor Board of Review has announced that Professor Joseph Blasenstein, coordinator of Mercer's Aviation program, has achieved a Master Certified Flight Instructor renewal by Master Instructors LLC, the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved "Master Instructor Continuing Education Program." He has held this professional accreditation continuously since 2007.

He is one of only 11 New Jersey aviation educators to have earned this prestigious title. In the words of former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, "The Master Instructor accreditation singles out the best that the right seat has to offer." More here.

Alum John Maurer Takes Kelsey Productions to New Heights
A 1982 graduate of MCCC's Radio/Television program, John Maurer is now the artistic director of Maurer Productions OnStage. He has been responsible for presenting numerous shows at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre since 2004. Read his story here, by volunteer Kevin Greczek.

MCCC Teams Ready for Region 19 Postseason
The most exciting time of the season has arrived for MCCC's three fall sports teams. Each is hopeful about winning a championship in the upcoming Region 19 tournaments. The Vikings are the defending regional champions in men's soccer and women's soccer. The women's tennis team finished second in its Region 19 Championships last season and went on to play at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Championships.
More here with dates.

Ruth Burchell, Long-Time Telephone Operator, to Retire
Ruth Burchell will be retiring at the end of the month. At age 89, Ruth has been an inspiration to all who know her at MCCC. A gathering with cake and coffee in her honor will take place Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room.

If you would like to contribute toward a gift, call Judy Tomasetti by Oct. 26, ext. 3264, or stop by the operator's desk in the Welcome Center. She has a card for you to sign.

Goldstein TV Show Named "Show of the Week"
Joan Goldstein's TV30 Princeton opening show, "Back Story with Joan Goldstein"  which features an interview with Barry Rabner, CEO of the Princeton Health Care System, was chosen "Show of the Week" by the station and can now be viewed at www.princetontv.org. It can also be seen on MCTV/26 throughout Mercer County.

Mercer in the News Online

MCCC to Host Open House and Report to the Community Nov. 12

Catch up or Get Ahead During New Winter Session at MCCC

Two Lectures at MCCC Focus on NJ History

Pennington Post:
MCCC Announces Four New Degree Options

New Programs and Bachelor's Degrees on Campus Among New Options

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Oct. 16-25: Bus Stop

Oct. 30-Nov. 8: Equus

Nov. 13-22: The Producers

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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