E-Bulletin of October 30, 2007

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Ready, Set, Recycle
New recycling buckets for paper, cans and bottles will soon be placed throughout the campus, and all are asked to pitch in.
A "Sustainability Committee" is now planning environmental awareness activities, so stay tuned.

Open House for New Science Labs
The Division of Science & Health Professions has invited the college community to visit their newly renovated labs on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., in MS 236 and MS 317. Light refreshments will be served.

Former State Warden Encourages Group Effort
As part of MCCC's Distinguished Lecture Series, the Criminal Justice program hosted a lecture by former state prison warden Gary J. Hilton before a packed auditorium on Oct. 25. Drawing on his 33 years in the New Jersey Department of Corrections, Hilton spoke passionately about prisoner re-entry into the community, stressing the need for more state agencies, employers, community groups and faith-based organizations to come together to help released prisoners successfully reintegrate into the community. Photos here.

Click here for an article in The Times about the lecture.

Employees Charitable Campaign Kicks Off
Donors enjoyed treats as they filled out their pledge cards at a kickoff for the Employees Charitable Campaign on Oct. 25. If you haven't made your pledge yet, contact Michael Glass at ext. 3530. Photo here.

Donohue Article Published in OWHE Newsletter
Dr. Patricia Donohue describes her route to college leadership in an article she wrote for the Office of Women in Higher Education, ACE Net Newsletter, dated Fall 2007. Read it here.

DREAM Students to Read Poems
With the cooperation of Gallery Director Trisha Fagan, Dr. Joan Goldstein will present the DREAM Poets reading their original poems at the Mercer Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. The participants are part of the DREAM program for students with cognitive disabilities. The poems were inspired by their visit to the current exhibit on the Holocaust now at the Gallery, and written as part of their course with Goldstein on student success. Dr. Sue Onaitis and Arlene Stinson are providing support. Light refreshments will be served.

Gary Saretzky's Work Exhibited at Rider
The Rider University Art Gallery will exhibit the work of long-time adjunct faculty member Gary Saretzky in the exhibition, "Gary Saretzky: A Retrospective, 1972-2007," from Nov. 1 through Dec. 9. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery, located on the top floor of the Bart Luedeke Center on the Lawrenceville campus. On Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. Saretzky will give a public talk about the exhibition. All events are free and open to the public. Details here.

Goldstein Featured in Chinese Newspaper
Joan Goldstein appears on the cover of The Sino American Times of Oct. 12. The photo and article feature her course for the corporate-funded Plainsboro Community Senior Citizens and Adult Immigrants entitled, "Life in America for Immigrants: Understanding American Culture." The course has been featured in several Chinese American newspapers.

Reminder: John Simone to be Honored at Nov. 11 Dinner
The Trenton Select Committee will honor John Simone as its 2007 Man of the Year.
A testimonial dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Baldassari Regency at Morris Avenue and Division Street in Trenton. There will be a cash bar at 4:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 5:00. Tickets are $40. Contact Ryan Zegarski at zegarskr@mccc.edu for tickets.

Mercer in the News Online
Click here for a list of current news stories online.

Lectures Coming Soon

Oct. 31: Stanley Greenberg to Present "Photographing The Physical World" Details here.

MCCC Thanked for Autism Walk
Mercer's Facilities and Security offices were thanked for their work in enabling "Autism Speaks," a nonprofit organization in Princeton, to conduct its fundraising walk on campus Oct. 21. More than 2,500 walkers turned out and raised $215,000. More here.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre

Nov. 2-11 -- Beauty and the Beast at Kelsey

Nov. 9-18 -- "Seven Sins" at the Studio Theatre (a student/faculty production)

Nov. 16-25 -- "Follies" at Kelsey

Nov. 17 -- "Mulan" at Kelsey

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Sports Update
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County Collecting for Thanksgiving Food for Veterans
Mercer County is asking residents to participate in their holiday food drive for needy veterans to commemorate Veterans Day this November 11. Mercer County Veteran Services will collect donations through Nov. 19, and will purchase and distribute vouchers for food to veterans and their families before Thanksgiving.

To donate, please send checks made out to Mercer County Trust Fund and mail or hand deliver to Mercer County Veteran Services, 2280 Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08619. For more information call (609) 989-6120.

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