E-Bulletin of October
Ready for the Dec. 4 Community Event
We're gearing up! It's time to get ready for the big event on Thurs.,
Dec. 4 at MCCC's Conference Center. The entire community is invited to
join our faculty, staff, students and alumni in presenting MCCC at its
best, highlighting our excellent programs and services. "Creating
the Future" takes place 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at MCCC's Conference
Center and coincides with the publication of the college's 2007-08 Annual
Report. Please help us spread the word. More details here.
Governance Council Meets Nov. 5
From Susan Bowen, IT Services: The next College Governance Council meeting
will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 12 noon in CM 109, with a simulcast to
JKC 319. The agenda for the meeting will include a discussion of the newly
proposed CGC constitution. This document can be reviewed on MLink here.
We look forward to seeing all of the CGC representatives at this meeting,
along with interested members of the community!
Soccer Team Advances to Region 19 Final;
Men to Play in Semi-Final Today
The Mercer soccer stadium will be the scene of plenty of action this Saturday,
Nov. 1, as MCCC hosts the Region 19 championship games for men and women.
The MCCC women will face the County College of Morris at 11 a.m. The Vikings
have advanced to the final after their victory over Burlington County
College 2-0 in the semi-final round on Oct. 27. Top-scorer Kasey Kenny
continued her winning ways with two goals; she was assisted by Jesse Lee
Remus and Marlene Chotkowski. Heidi Summers made eight saves to preserve
the shutout for Mercer. The team's record of 16-3-1 is one of its best
in many years.
The men's team also hopes to appear in the final on Saturday, but first
must play Del Tech Stanton in the semi-final round. That game was supposed
to be played yesterday, but was postponed due to inclement weather and
will be played today at 4 p.m. The winner will face either Essex or Burlington
on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Tennis Going to Nationals
The MCCC women's tennis team captured three titles during the Region 19
tournament last weekend at Brookdale Community College. Finishing second
after Gloucester, the team clinched a spot at the nationals next May with
victories by Hilary Gall at no. 1 singles, Rebecca Wolf at no. 2 singles
and their combined effort at no. 1 doubles. This is the 10th year that
the team has qualified for the nationals since the program's inception
Marketing/Publications Team Wins Nine Awards
Mercer's Marketing and Publications department took nine awards at the
annual awards event of the National Association of Marketing and Public
Relations, Region I, held earlier this week in Saratoga Springs, NY. Attending
the conference were Director of Marketing and Public Information Lynn
Holl, Senior Graphic Designer Francis Paixao, and Graphic Designer Tracy
Patterson. The awards were:
Gold: The "Island Dreams" invitation
Silver: Fall registration postcard series; WWFM CDs, the NCMPR judging
day event for 2007, an NJ Stars postcard
Bronze: The "Seven Sins" poster, WWFM's new website (with
Tim Fitzpatrick), WWFM's press kit, Golf Classic invitation
Region I we were competing against east coast community colleges from
Maine to Virginia, eastern Canada, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates.
Library to Screen MCCC Student Film
The Princeton Public Library and the Board of Trustees of Mercer Street
Friends invite all to a screening of the award-winning film describing
the programs of Mercer Street Friends that was produced by MCCC TV students
Nick Donnoli and Sam Kanig. The event takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 12,
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street,
Princeton. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Maj. Britt Smith, 609.396.1506
See the invitation here.
Sought for Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundations Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
makes it possible for the nations top community college students
to complete their bachelors degrees by transferring to a four-year
college or university. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year
to each of approximately 50 deserving students selected annually, making
it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college
transfer students in the country. Nominations are due by January 26, 2009.
More information and application materials are available on the foundation's
website at www.jkcf.org.
Students to Perform Ibsen
From Nov. 14-23, the MCCC Theatre Program will stage Henrik Ibsen's "A
Doll House" and "Hedda Gabler," considered two of the most
influential and lasting plays of the modern theater. Performed in repertory,
both plays will showcase Mercer students and alumni under the direction
of professional artists. Together they make up "IbsenREP," the
first of two main stage events in the 2008-09 season of "Angels and
Demons," the Theatre Program's most ambitious season yet. Dates and
show times for "A Doll's House" are Nov. 14 and 22 at 8 p.m.,
and Nov. 15 and 23 at 2 p.m.; dates and show times for "Hedda Gabler"
are Nov. 15 and 21 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 16 and 22 at 2 p.m. All performances
will take place at MCCC's Studio Theatre. More here.
Seminar Addresses Saving/Debt Control
Although Congressman Rush Holt couldn't make it to Mercer's "Minding
Your Money" seminar, three area financial services representatives
addressed issues of interest to students and staff. Marge Norton, Senior
Vice President of Roma Bank, discussed the importance of saving money,
even a little bit each week, and gave figures demonstrating how quickly
the savings add up. Emil Baczyk, Senior Financial Specialist of Wachovia
Bank, gave eye-opening information on avoiding the pitfalls inherent in
credit card debt. Melody Freeman, Community Development Specialist at
Sovereign Bank, discussed student loans. Photos here.
in the News Online
Community Colleges See Rise in Enrollment
Felician College/MCCC Agree to Offer Nursing Degree
Mercer Reaches Final (Women's Soccer)
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
31-Nov. 9: Rocky Horror Show
14-23: The King and I
Nov. 22 Nate
Program Events for Oct.-Dec.
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
Lecture Series. Details here.
Position Openings at MCCC
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