E-Bulletin of November 19, 2007

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Holiday Wreath Making Seminar and Lunch
Join Amy Iseneker for a Holiday Wreath Making seminar on Monday, Nov. 26, featuring a premium lunch buffet at the Conference Center. The workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Seating is limited. RSVP by Nov. 20 to Amy at ext. 3372, or e-mail iseneker@mccc.edu. Make checks payable to: MCCC Horticulture Club.

Holiday Workshop and Brunch
Get your friends together for a fun Holiday Workshop with cookie decorating, seasonal arts and crafts, and a special brunch buffet on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at MCCC's Conference Center. Buffet features scrambled eggs, waffles made to order, bacon, turkey sausage, home fries, pastries, salads, sandwiches, wraps and beverages. Cost is $15 per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP by Dec. 3 to ext. 3466, or e-mail gutchiga@mccc.edu.
Click here for the flyer.

John Simone Celebrated as "Man of the Year"
Described in terms that included "dependable, loyal, trustworthy and considerate," MCCC's Director of Student Services and Athletics, John Simone, was warmly toasted as the Trenton Select Committee's "Man of the Year" at an awards banquet at Baldassari Regency on Nov. 11. The event drew approximately 150 of John's colleagues and friends from Mercer and from his days as a teacher, coach and administrator at Notre Dame High School. Born and raised in Trenton, John's ties to the community go back to childhood. The annual event is held to recognize individuals for their accomplishments and years of service to Trenton area youth, especially in athletics. Click here for photos.

Results of Economic Impact Study Announced
A new report states that Mercer County's five institutions of higher education directly generate more than $820 million in annual wages and create almost as many jobs as the entire manufacturing sector in the county.
MCCC, Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, and Thomas Edison State College contributed over $1.2 billion in direct spending to the state's economy during Fiscal Year (FY) 2005, according to the report.

As a group, the five schools rank as one of the county's leading employers, accounting for 5.7 percent of all non-governmental jobs in the county. In FY 2005, the group generated almost 13,000 jobs--more than 7,700 of them in Mercer County. Total wages and fees generated by the institutions in FY 2005 was $828 million. The report also highlights the community outreach efforts of the institutions.

On Nov. 12 Dr. Donohue participated in announcing the report's release at Rider University. To read the full report, click here.

Tuskeegee Airman Trainer Speaks at MCCC
Roscoe Draper, who trained the African-American pilots known as the Tuskeegee Airmen, spoke to a class of Joan Jones' Aviation students on Nov. 12. Invited by student Ricardo Astillero, Draper and the student are members of a pilot's association.

According to an online biography, "Draper was one of two men selected for the secondary course at the Tuskegee Institute (later became Tuskegee University) and completed his pilot training in 1942. He was one of the first ten men of color selected to serve as a flight instructor for the Army Air Corps "Tuskegee Experiment." He taught Army Air Corps cadets in the primary phase of their flight training at Moton Field, Tuskegee, AL from 1942 to 1946, and he also served on the academic board for the Tuskegee Institute."
Photos here.

International Cultures Highlighted at Festival
Students from Cameroon, Norway, Mexico, India and many more countries displayed native foods, textiles, crafts and photographs of their native lands at the International Cultural Festival on Nov. 13 in the Student Center. Photos here.

Foreign Language Honor Society Inducts Members
Students who excel in their foreign language programs were recently honored and inducted into Alpha Mu Gamma, the foreign language honor society, under advisor Professor Steve Richman. During an awards event each student gave a short talk in the language they are studying. Photo here.

EOF Fair Nov. 20
The EOF program will participate in an EOF Fair on Nov. 20 at Trenton Central High School's main campus. The event will include representatives from most of the colleges in the state. Students and parents are invited to attend. Click here for the flyer. Call Dana Green for more information at ext. 3191.

Roger Cook and William Rives Lecture at MCCC
Famed graphic designer Roger Cook and Six Flags Director William Rives spoke at MCCC last week as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. Click here for photos and more.

Bat Cave November Events
"Are You Teaching with 'Style?,'” this month’s streaming video, is available now through Nov. 26, 2007. During that period, visit http://teach.mccc.edu/html/video.htm to access the presentation and download the participant packet. The password is "style7" (case sensitive).

Streaming ON DEMAND this month is: “Pedagogy 202 for Distance Learning: Measuring What Matters.” This 90-minute session presents a series of scenarios describing common online activities while a panel of experts discusses approaches to assessment. Go to: http://teach.mccc.edu/html/video.htm and click on the link to access the presentation and the materials. The password is “biblioteca.”

Save the Date for Holiday Party
The MCCC Holiday Party is set for December 20, 2007. Details to follow.

Toys for Tots Drive at Kelsey Theatre
Would you like to donate a toy or gift to a needy child this holiday season? Drop off your new, unwrapped gifts at the Kelsey Theatre lobby by Dec. 19. Donations will go to the Marine Corps Reserve Center's Toys for Tots drive.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Nov. 16-25 -- "Follies"

Nov. 17 -- "Mulan"

Nov. 24 -- "Junie B. Jones"

Nov. 30 - Dec. 9 -- "Miracle on 34th Street"

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