E-Bulletin of November 19, 2007
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Make checks payable to: MCCC Horticulture Club.
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 email@example.com. Click
here for the flyer.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
for photos and more.
Cave November Events
You Teaching with 'Style?,' this months 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.
the Date for Holiday Party
The MCCC Holiday Party is set for December 20, 2007. Details to follow.
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
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
16-25 -- "Follies"
Nov. 24 -- "Junie
Nov. 17 -- "Mulan"
Nov. 30 - Dec. 9 -- "Miracle
on 34th Street"
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