E-Bulletin of October 29, 2008



Get 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.

College 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!

Women's 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.

Women's 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 in 1996.

MCCC 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:

One Gold: The "Island Dreams" invitation
Four Silver: Fall registration postcard series; WWFM CDs, the NCMPR judging day event for 2007, an NJ Stars postcard
Four Bronze: The "Seven Sins" poster, WWFM's new website (with Tim Fitzpatrick), WWFM's press kit, Golf Classic invitation

In Region I we were competing against east coast community colleges from Maine to Virginia, eastern Canada, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates.

Princeton 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 or msmith@mercerstreetfriends.org. See the invitation here.

Nominations Sought for Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s 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.

Theater 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.

Financial 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.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:

10-24-08: Community Colleges See Rise in Enrollment

10-25-08 Felician College/MCCC Agree to Offer Nursing Degree

10-28-08: Mercer Reaches Final (Women's Soccer)


What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Oct. 31-Nov. 9: Rocky Horror Show

Nov. 14-23: The King and I

Nov. 22 Nate the Great

Theatre Program Events for Oct.-Dec.

Lecture 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.

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

Sports Update
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