E-Bulletin of October 23, 2006

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Read the Oct. 20 e-News@MCCC (with info about the new Police Academy)
Click here to read the Oct. 20 issue of e-News@MCCC, containing recent published news about the college, including the new Police Academy.

The e-News is sent to alumni, friends, board and advisory board members. Please help us keep our listserves up to date. Send e-mail addresses of all new members of your advisory boards, and new community contacts to Rosanne Zarrilli at zarrillr@mccc.edu. Send all new alumni addresses to Wendy Humphrey at humphrew@mccc.edu.

"The Hidden Child" Film Nov. 2
“The Hidden Child,” a production of NJN Public Television, will be shown on campus at noon on Nov. 2 in CM 110. Sponsored by the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, the film depicts the lives of two children, young Jewish sisters, who survived the Holocaust because they were hidden by a Dutch Christian family.

The film follows the return to the Netherlands of one of those children, Maud Dahme, who tells her "own story of courage, hope and bravery in the face of evil and death.” Several New Jersey teachers accompanied Ms. Dahme to the Netherlands, including MCCC adjunct faculty member, Joann Maisto. Ms. Dahme will attend the showing of the video to answer questions and talk about the documentary.

According to program organizer Saul Goldwasser, professor emeritus of MCCC, "Before World War II there were approximately 1,600,000 Jewish children living in Europe. Of that number, only 100,000 survived the death camps, many of them thanks to courageous Christians who endangered their own lives in the process. The never ending lessons of tolerance, mutual respect and understanding were raised then as they are now."

"Internet2 and Community Colleges" Videoconference Nov. 7 at MCCC
MAGPI, NJEDge.Net, Mercer County Community College and Montgomery County Community College invite community college faculty, staff, technologists and administrators from the tri-state area to a dual-campus videoconference, free of charge, on Nov. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants can attend at Mercer County Community College or Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Click here for the website.

A sampling of the many and varied workshop sessions:

"Interactive Art Education over Internet2," presented by Dale Hilton, Cleveland Museum of Art
"Joining Forces Through Videoconferencing: YOU and the Library of Congress," presented by Judy Graves, The Library of Congress
"Bridging the International Divide: Using Videoconferencing and Other Technologies in the International Business Practice Firm," presented by MCCC's own Dr. Carol Weber

Photography in the Age of Terrorism Lecture Oct. 26
Journalist, critic, and filmmaker Richard B. Woodward will present "Too Many Cameras or Too Few? Photography in the Age of Terrorism" at MCCC on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 12 noon in CM110. More here

Forensic Entomology Lecture Nov. 9
Diana Johnson, a forensic scientist with the New Jersey State Police, will speak at MCCC on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 12 noon in CM 110. Her lecture is entitled "An Introduction to Forensic Entomology." Johnson is a Mercer graduate. More here

Mercer Co. Workforce Investment Board Literacy Conference
Close to 100 representatives from county, educational and nonprofit organizations convened for a day-long seminar entitled: "Improving Literacy for a Changing Workforce" at the MCCC Conference Center on Oct. 17. Hosted by the Mercer County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the conference focused on the 18.2 percent of county residents over the age of 25 who do not have high school diplomas. Noted MCCC Vice President and WIB member Beverly Richardson, "This has a negative impact on the economic, social, and cultural life of our county. Our goal is to develop and implement a literacy curriculum, and to identify and reach those in need." Workshop topics included technology and literacy, work readiness and literacy, ESL learners, and funding.

Participating in the opening session were, left to right, MCCC Acting VP for Academic Affairs Mark McCormick; keynote speaker Rodney Lofton, the new superintendent of Trenton Public Schools; Mary E. Burks, coordinator for workforce relations for the Trenton Public Schools, and MCCC VP Beverly Richardson.

Deirdre Imus Features MCCC on Website
Click here to see an article about Deirdre Imus' talk at MCCC on her website.

MCCC Site for NUESTRO Conference
Director of Student Services Diane Campbell was involved in planning the Latina Women's Council youth conference hosted by MCCC Oct. 21. Called NUESTRO, the 2006 conference commemorated Hispanic Heritage Month. All high school students were invited to attend. Workshops focused on motivating, thought-provoking dialogues presented by well-known facilitators. Door prizes and a dance presentation were part of the event. Read The Times article of Oct. 22.

At the Gallery
Arlene Gale Milgram: Breathing Stones – A Retrospective, through Nov. 9, with a Gallery Talk with Ms. Milgram on Monday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Gallery Hours are Monday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MCCC Grad Chosen 2006 Student-Athlete by CAANJ
Natalia Huff, a 2006 graduate of MCCC who is currently taking additional classes here, was presented with the 2006 Student-Athlete Award by the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New Jersey (CAANJ) at the organization's annual conference in Somerset on Oct. 18. She was selected from among all female student-athletes who attend community colleges in New Jersey. MCCC Athletic Director John Simone and tennis coach Marc Vecchiolla attended the ceremony with her. More here

World Class Ugandan Boxer to Speak at Mercer Oct. 25
Kassim Ouma, a Ugandan born championship boxer, will speak about his life and boxing career on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at noon on the MCCC campus, CM 107. Ouma, abducted by the Ugandan military at the age of six, was a child soldier until his escape to the United States in 1998. His presentation will be filmed as part of a documentary to be released in 2007 by Brad Pitt and Plan B Entertainment.

Sports Update
For an update on the progress of our sports teams, click here.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Oct. 20-31 -- "Dracula: The Musical"

Oct. 28 at 2 and 4 p.m. -- "From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"

Nov. 4 at 2 and 4 p.m. -- The Dirty Sock Funtime Band"

Nov. 10 to 18 -- MCCC Drama Students to Perform Greek Tragedy "Iphigenia in Aulis"

Nov. 10-19 -- "The Prince and the Pauper, the Musical"

Retirees to Meet for Lunch
MCCC retirees are invited to a luncheon on Nov. 15 at 1:00 at Sunny Gardens. Please call HelenMarie Dolton at 882-5086 by the 13th to reserve a seat.

Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Walk
Wendy Humphrey in the Public Information office will be participating in the annual "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation" walk on Sunday, Oct. 29 at Cook College. This event raises funds to further research into this devastating form of diabetes, which most often strikes in childhood. She will walk with her 14-year-old daughter Erica, who has battled diabetes since she was eight years old. Any donation, large or small, is gratefully accepted. Checks should be made payable to JDRF. Contact Wendy at humphrew@mccc.edu or call ext. 3729.

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