E-Bulletin of October 23, 2006
the Oct. 20 e-News@MCCC (with info about the new Police Academy)
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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."
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
A sampling of the many and varied workshop sessions:
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
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
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
Co. Workforce Investment Board Literacy Conference
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.
Imus Features MCCC on Website
to see an article about Deirdre Imus' talk at MCCC on her website.
Site for NUESTRO Conference
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.
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.
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
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.
For an update on the progress of our sports teams, click
to Kelsey Theatre
20-31 -- "Dracula: The Musical"
28 at 2 and 4 p.m. -- "From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"
4 at 2 and 4 p.m. -- The Dirty Sock Funtime Band"
10 to 18 -- MCCC Drama Students to Perform Greek Tragedy "Iphigenia
10-19 -- "The Prince and the Pauper, the Musical"
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext. 3729.
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