of October 8, 2008
to Lead Trenton Family Literacy Project
MCCC is inviting Trenton area families with young children to participate
in free workshops designed to help them learn together and grow together.
The Trenton Family Literacy Project, funded by Children's Futures, targets
families with children ages 0-3, as well as their older siblings. The
first classes for the fall have begun; classes to begin at the end of
October are currently forming. More here.
Alums and Coaches Inducted into Hall of Fame
The MCCC Athletics Department inducted three players and two long-time
assistant coaches into its Soccer Hall of Fame prior to the men's soccer
game against Essex County College (NJ) on Friday, Oct. 3. This group was
the seventh class of inductees, who are selected for their contributions
to Mercer soccer.
class includes players Kathy Creegan, Randy Garber, Blamo Kwein, and assistant
coaches Bill Daily and John Pietrowski. Article and photos here.
for Cybersecurity Month
of National Cybersecurity Month, the Information Technology Services department
will be offering several "brown bag" lunchtime seminars focusing
on technology security. Topics include computer workstation and data security,
identity theft, and wireless security. Detailed seminar descriptions and
schedule can be found on the Technology Services MLink page at http://mlink.mccc.edu/tech_serv.shtml
the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to register for the seminars. We hope to see you in October. Bring your
lunch and we will provide the dessert!
Reply to email@example.com or ext.
Mel Leipzig to Lecture on Eakins and Manet Oct. 21
The work of the American artist Thomas Eakins and French artist Edouard
Manet, considered to be two of the greatest 19th century painters, will
be discussed by Professor Mel Leipzig in a lecture/slide presentation,
"Eakins and Manet," on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 12 noon. Free and
open to the public, Leipzig's talk is part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture
Series and will take place in the Communications Building, Room 107. More
Petrosky Participates in Radiology Academy
Faculty member Bill Petrosky was one of 20 educators selected from a pool
of applicants from the US, Canada and Australia to attend the American
Society of Radiologic Technologists' sixth annual Leadership Academy for
Educators in Albuquerque, NM. The Academy provides a unique opportunity
for radiologic science educators to acquire advanced instructional skills
and learn about technologies and strategies that will enhance their learning
and teaching experiences.
the BAT Cave (the following four items, headlined in green)
INTEGROW Green Screen Training
Ed Carmien: The screens are not really green. (How did we come up with
that phrase anyway?) The fact remains that many of us dont know
what to do in order to look up the information that we need. Now that
Degree Audit is launched, its even more important that we know some
basics. Join Dean Robin Schore, Integrow maven and power-user, on Tuesday,
Oct. 15, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in AD213 for a hands-on training session
that explores these features. Seating is limited. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video: Techniques for Teaching Adults --
A Motivational and Reflective Approach
(Available on demand throughout the month of October.) (Password is 2teach
From Debbie Kell: In this streaming video two pillars of adult education
come together to share research and experience, providing a comprehensive
list of strategies that can be employed to improve adult learning. These
strategies and insightful recommendations will help instructors increase
the repertoire of their instructional toolkit. Panelists include:
Raymond Wlodkowski, Director, Center for the Study of Accelerated Learning,
Regis University, Denver, CO. Dr. Wlodkowski is author of Enhancing
Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults.
English, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Adult Education
at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Dr. English
is author of An International Encyclopedia of Adult Education.
- Dr. William Wenrich, Chancellor Emeritus, Dallas County Community
streaming videos, go to http://teach.mccc.edu
and click on the link to Streaming Video on Demand. Reply
Audit: Especially for the Liberal Arts Division
From Ed Carmien: Members of the Liberal Arts Division rallied
and talked Bob Terrano into putting together a workshop addressing Degree
Audit especially for their program groups. This is the tool to use for
student advisement. Itll help a great deal if you have brushed up
on the basics of Integrow first (see 10/15 workshop). The date is Oct.
22, 12 1 p.m. in AD213. Seating is limited. RSVP to Ed Carmien
from the Front Lines: Best Practices from Hybrid Instructors
(Streaming online on demand ONLY from Oct. 20 Nov. 3.) (Password
Kell: Looking for even more tips and ideas for your hybrid or blended
class? Faculty feedback after last years Hybrid program indicated
a need for more nuts and bolts tips. So here it is -- more practical and
successful strategies for faculty on how to blend face-to-face with online
learning problems and solutions
practices for chemistry courses in a hybrid format
virtual teamwork skills
highly visual content or difficult discussion topics
student ownership over their own learning in a blended format
So log on
and watch as a variety of professors share their ideas and strategies
for teaching hybrid classes. More details: http://www.starlinktraining.org/Programs/Programs2009/oct20.asp
in the News Online
Bondurant retires from police chief post
New Jersey's Sense of Security Rests in His Name (Richard Canas Lecture
Classical Returns [to Colorado]
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
3 - 12: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Read the Packet's Great Review here)
11: The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks
17-26: Dames at Sea (Read Town Topics Preview here)
25: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
31-Nov. 9: Rocky Horror Show
of the 2008-09 Season
Program Events for Oct.-Dec.
"Creating the Future" Coming Dec. 4
MCCC's Board of Trustees will again host a special event, "Creating
the Future" set for Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at MCCC's Conference
Center. The "living report to the community" coincides with
the publication of the college's 2007-08 Annual Report, and will be a
showcase for student and college success. The entire community is invited,
so help us spread the word. Details are coming soon.
Position Openings at MCCC
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