E-Bulletin of November 12, 2009

Upcoming Events News Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

Special Hours for Thanksgiving Week
During the week of Thanksgiving, the campus will follow Thursday's schedule on Tuesday, and Friday's schedule on Wednesday. More in right-hand column here, including Library and Testing Center schedules.

Hospitality Club Pie Orders Due Soon
From Frank Benowitz: "It's that time again....HOSPITALITY CLUB PIE ORDER TIME...
You have enough to do this Thanksgiving, so please let our Hospitality Club provide you with a quality pie -- APPLE, PUMPKIN, PECAN, OR SWEET POTATO.

The cost is $10 per pie. Supporting a cause never tasted so good! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our official charity "SHARE OUR STRENGTH." Therefore, contact your family, friends and neighbors and please place your order today."

Pick-up date will be Tuesday, 11/24/09 between 2 and 5 p.m. in ES111.
To order, please e-mail Hospitality Club President Amanda Urick at AmandaUrick@gmail.com.

Siggraph Computer Film Festival Nov. 17
MCCC's Student Siggraph Chapter is hosting the International Siggraph Computer Film Festival, Tuesday, Nov.17, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in CM 110. Popcorn will be provided. Come any time, and stay as long as you like. The event is open to public. For more information, please contact: Michelle Barfoot at barfootm@mccc.edu or ext. 3458.

Brown-Bag Lunch for Faculty in the BatCave
From The Bat Cave: Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement in Today’s College Classroom with Elizabeth Barkley.

Are you looking for ways to better engage students in learning? If your response is a resounding "YES!" then please join us for a brown-bag lunch at the Virtual College in CM120 (Bat Cave) on Wed.,, Nov. 18, from 12 - 1 p.m.

This session was a keynote presentation at the Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference, which was held online through the World Wide Web on 10/7/09 with participants from across the globe. We were highly impressed with the presentation, and we've set it up so that it can be viewed once again. If you are interested in joining us to view the "recorded" session with follow-up discussion, please RSVP to the BAT CAVE at ext. 3551 or e-mail us at teach@mccc.edu. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Denise Kreiger in the Virtual College at ext. 3310.

"Re-Connect" Coming to The Gallery
In the second version of The Gallery's exhibit "Connect," a rearranged "Reconnect" exhibit will open Nov. 24 and run through Dec. 17. A Gallery Talk is set for Dec. 1 at 11 a.m., and a reception will be held Dec. 5 from 2-4 p.m.

International Education Week Events
MCCC will be celebrating International Education Week with the following events:

The Multi- Cultural Festival Explosion, Tues., Nov. 17, 12 - 1:15 p.m., Student Center
International students will showcase their talents, music, culture, and backgrounds. (Sponsored by the International Student Organization and the International Student Services Office)

Poetry Reading at Pace Charter School, Wed., Nov. 18, 10 -11 a.m.
International students will visit third graders of the Pace Charter School in Hamilton to read poems from their native countries. (Sponsored by the International Student Organization and the International Student Services Office)

Throughout the week the MCCC Campus Eatery will be featuring rice dishes from a variety of cultures. (Sponsored by The MCCC Campus Eatery)

To learn more about International Education Week, please visit http://iew.state.gov

Coming Event Reminders

Nov. 13: Staff/Faculty in Football Classic, 4:30 p.m. Email Francis or Craig.

Mel Leipzig to Examine Early Renaissance Painting Nov. 17

Nov. 12-15 The Rimers of Eldritch (Student Production)

Nov. 20: MCCC participates as Food Network Chef Ellie Krieger Presents "So Easy," 7 p.m., RWJ Hamilton Center for Health and Wellness

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MCCC Marketing Staff Takes 12 Awards
Mercer's Marketing staff took twelve awards at the eastern regional conference of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. The event was held Nov. 2-3 in Atlantic City. MCCC won gold awards for the college's marketing campaign, outdoor advertising, transit advertising, a press kit and a special event. Two silver awards were for a brochure and a color photograph, and five bronze awards included one for the college website. Photo here.

Bring Out Family and Friends to National Soccer Tournament Here Nov. 19-22
For soccer fans, next weekend will be a treat. The MCCC Athletics Department has been hard at work preparing to greet eight teams from across the nation, who will converge on the West Windsor campus to play some high level soccer. One team will go home with the NJCAA 2009 national title. (The MCCC men's team unfortunately ended its season in an earlier round.)

Teams include Barton County Community College, Essex County College (NJ), Georgia Perimeter College, Iowa Central Community College, Louisburg College, Schoolcraft College, Tyler Junior College and Yavapai College. The title game will be played Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.
More here.

TechNotes Newsletter from Information and Technology Services
When you are working in the Integrow system, you can do a lot more on the web. Read this month's TechNotes Newsletter here, featuring "Doing it on the web," by Ken Hunt.

Fee and Benowitz Judge Ultimate Burger Contest
MCCC's culinary experts Doug Fee and Frank Benowitz were two of the judges at the Mercer County Ultimate Burger contest recently at Mercer County Park. Carolina BBQ in Hamilton took the prize for best burger in Mercer County. More at Hamilton Space.com here.

Athletics Has a Newly Designed Web Page
With many kudos to designer Tim Fitzpatrick, MCCC's Athletics Department web page has a great new look and easier navigation. Tim notes that it's a work in progress, but that we now have a framework for a new and improved site. See it here. Note the "Athlete of the Week" feature.

2009-10 Season Preview: MCCC Women's Basketball
Six letter-winners are returning from last year's 20-10 squad, and the team welcomes four newcomers to its starting lineup. The only returning sophomore starter is 6-foot sophomore Samantha Foley. More here.

2009-10 Season Preview: MCCC Men's Basketball
What men's basketball coach Howard Levy likes about this season's team is its unselfish play. "I seem to find the better they run their offense, the better they shoot the ball," the second-year head coach says. More here.

Fair Food Turkeys
The Sustainability Committee is sending this flyer on how to find a naturally raised, certified organic turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Click here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Top Pilot

Hits and Misses (Soccer Tourney)

The Packet Group:
Back to School

Making Cheese the Italian Way

Bloomfield Life:
Symphony to Open Concert Series (Israel Herman, conductor)

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Nov. 13-22: The Producers

Nov. 21: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Nov. 27-Dec. 6: A Christmas Story

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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