E-Bulletin of November 12, 2008

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What's Coming



Breaking News

Men's Soccer Going to National Tournament
There is one happy ending for MCCC soccer teams in the Northeast District Soccer Tournament, played at the MCCC Soccer Complex Nov. 7-9. The Mercer men will advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament in Phoenix, AZ, later this month, while the women lost a hard-fought contest in overtime. But all of Mercer's soccer players can take pride in their performance during the tournament and throughout the season. More here.

What's Coming

Dare to Live Without Limits Talk Nov. 13
Bryan Golden will lecture on “Dare to Live Without Limits: How to Unlock Your Mind to Attract All You Want” Thurs., Nov. 13, noon - 1:15 p.m. in CM 109. Golden is a professor, speaker, author, and nationally syndicated columnist. For more information, contact Tim Moran, ext. 3354 or morant@mccc.edu.

Kerney Campus to Host Poetry Slam Nov. 14
(From Margarita Leahy) We would love to see all of you and your students on Friday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. for our first ever JKC Poetry Slam. We will be hanging out (like a beatnik) at the Center City Cafe with an open microphone to hear poetry. Dinner will be available for $5.00. Click here for the flyer. Reply to leahym@mccc.edu.

Noted Israeli Food Author to Speak at MCCC Nov. 18
Janna Gur, author of "The Book of New Israeli Food" will visit MCCC and give a presentation to business and culinary students on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. in ES 111. She is the founder and chief editor of "Al Hashulchan Gastronomic Monthly," the leading Israeli food and wine magazine. Read a review of her book here.

There are about 25 extra seats for those interested in attending. RSVP to Doug Fee at feed@mccc.edu or at ext. 3447.

Computer Animation Festival Nov. 19
New Student Siggraph Chapter presents a night of short animated films from the Siggraph International Computer Animation Festival. See some of the best animated films from around the world on Wednesday, Nov. 19, CM 107, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be served. Reply to Michelle Barfoot, Digital Media Arts, ext. 3458.

"Italians in Mercer County" Event Nov. 22
The Trenton/Hamilton/Valnerina Sister City Relationship (Gemellaggio) cordially invites the public to attend a program celebrating the achievements and contributions of Italians in Mercer County on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will explore the Italian experience since the time of mass immigration to New Jersey. Preservation and promotion of the heritage will be illustrated through guest speakers, student panels and artwork from the Hamilton Township School District, and student performances from the Trenton Childrens' Chorus and Trenton High School.

Student Services Plans International/Interfaith Events Nov. 17-21

  • Nov. 18, 12 - 1 p.m., International Education Week Multicultural Festival
  • Nov. 19, 12 - 1:15 p.m., Abraham's Table Interfaith Dialogue Unity Luncheon, Call Amy at ext. 3531 for more information.
  • Nov. 21, 6 - 10 p.m., ISO Movie Night presents "Darfur Now," Student Center

More Student Activities for November
The Yoga class for Wed., Nov. 12 has been postponed. Class will take place on Wed., Nov. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225. Join us for our extra yoga class on Mon., Nov. 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in PE225. This is the final class of the semester.

The SGA Book Fair takes place on Mon., Nov. 24 in the Student Center Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering quality books and gifts up to 80% off retail price!!! Join us for some holiday shopping for a good cause, All monies will be used for food baskets to provide a holiday for a needy family. Sponsored by SGA and the Student Activities Office, West Windsor Campus.

Don't forget non-perishable food items for the Greater Mercer County United Way. Collection boxes for the Thanksgiving Baskets are located outside of the Student Activities Office at WWC and next to the Security area at JKC.

Ron Smith to Speak on Rattlesnakes Dec. 4
MCCC Biology faculty member Ron Smith will shed light on a New Jersey's endangered species in his talk, "Rattlesnakes and Military Operations: Friends or Foes?" as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. The presentation will take place Thursday, Dec. 4 at 12 noon in the Communications Building, Room 109. More here.


WWFM Part of MSNBC News Story
Peter Fretwell is quoted in this story about support for public radio.
Click here.

Education Program Hosts Special Guests
Students in the MCCC Education Program learned valuable career lessons during a special presentation on Oct. 31. Sponsored by Alpha Gamma Tau, Mercer's chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, the lunchtime event drew a large group of Mercer's future teachers. Presenters included James Lopers of the NJEA and Peter Yeager of ETS. More here.

Educational Talent Search Has Moved
The Educational Talent Search program has moved to the new Daylight-Twilight High School building, 135 East Hanover Street, Tower A, Suite 501, Trenton, NJ 08690. Please note for future use. New telephone numbers are:

  • Peggy Brown, Director, Suite 502, (609) 439-5435
  • Tricia Mayer, Counselor, Suite 501, (609) 439-5347
  • Gary "Craig" Nelson, Counselor, Suite 501, (609) 439-5114
  • Wanda Ritchie, Administrative Specialist II, Suite 501, (609) 656-4879

Center for Continuing Studies Offers Gift Certificates
"No one needs another fruitcake!" is the headline for a flyer promoting gift certificates for noncredit classes through the Center for Continuing Studies. Giving a gift of education is a great idea for this holiday season, says Nancy Nicholson. Click here for the flyer and form.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:

11-10-08: Abudmad Leads Mercer to Nationals (Men's Soccer)

11-10-08: Mercer Falls in Overtime (Women's Soccer)

11-9-08: Cabrera Propels Mercer to Final (Men's Soccer)

11-8-08: Teaching Children the Afrikan Way


11-10-08: Vikings Cruise to District Title


What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre

Nov. 14-23: Theater Students Perform Ibsen's "A Doll House" and "Hedda Gabler"

Nov. 14-23: The King and I

Nov. 22: Nate the Great

Nov. 29 - 30: Hansel & Gretel

Theatre Program Events for Oct.-Dec.

Previously Announced Upcoming Events

Three Gifted Artists Explore Light at MCCC Gallery Now Through Dec. 18

James Venturi to Lecture on Famous Architects Nov. 19

Holocaust/Genocide Center to Show Two Films Nov. 20

Get Ready for MCCC's Dec. 4 Community Event

MouthWorks Show Dec. 6
MouthWorks!, Mercer's Comedy Troupe in its 7th year, performs a hilarious show, "Jello Baby," Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Black Box Studio Theatre -- CM 122. Admission is free, along with coffee and baked goods. No reservations are required, and the show is rated PG. Kathi Paluscio says "Come early for seats." For more information call Kathi at ext. 3454.

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

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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