E-Bulletin of November 19, 2009

Upcoming Events News Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

Kwanzaa Event Dec. 8
The African-American Student Organization will host a Kwanzaa celebration on Dec. 8 in the cafeteria at 12 noon. Foods from around the world will be served for $5.00 a plate. The proceeds will be used for a scholarship fund which is being set up by AASO members.
Flyer here.

Scholarship Dinner Dance Set for April 24
Save the date for the 2010 Scholarship Dinner Dance, Saturday, April 24 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton.

Coming Event Reminders

National Soccer Tournament at MCCC Nov. 19-22 (See The Times story here)

"Re-Connect" at The Gallery through Dec. 17. Gallery Talk Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.; Reception Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m.

Thanksgiving Week Schedule in right-hand column here.

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MCCC's Report to the Community Brings Out Learners of All Ages
Mercer's Community Open House brought out approximately 300 guests. Many came to learn about program opportunities for their college-bound children, and adults came with plans for second careers. Others who attended were friends and supporters of the college. The event also provided an opportunity to celebrate student successes over the past year. More here.

PHOTOS: We are testing the Flickr photo sharing service and have posted photos from the Nov. 12 Community Open House. You can view the photos in a few different ways. To see them as a slide show, click on the slide show button in the upper right area of the page. To exit the slide show, click on the headline. Use the back button to return to the E-Bulletin. Photos here.


Michael Glass Interviewed by CNN
CNN sought out MCCC's Michael Glass and student Ida Petkus of the Self Employment Assistance (SEA) program for a news segment filmed last Friday and Monday at MCCC and at Pekus' recently-opened nonprofit organization, the Domestic Violence Center in Mount Holly.

The segment is expected to be aired on Monday, Nov. 23, during the morning news show from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and at several other times throughout the day. The show features Petkus' path to the SEA program and to her business venture in light of current economic conditions. More on SEA here.

Education Students Inducted into International Honor Society
The 50,000-member Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Education Honor Society added eight new future teachers from MCCC Oct. 29. Education Professor Elizabeth DeGiorgio and MCCC chapter officers inducted these high-achieving students during a special ceremony that described the privileges and obligations of KDP membership. Invited speaker, Assistant Dean John Simone, shared some of the wisdom he has gleaned during several decades as a teacher and administrator.

The organization offers scholarships and networking opportunities, and promotes excellence in the education profession. More here.

Mitch Canter Volunteers at Air Awards
As he has done for the past ten years, on Nov. 5 Mitch Canter worked at the Air Awards, an awards ceremony/luncheon that honors the best talent on the air in the Philadelphia market. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. He provides the sound and video. Canter and an associate contribute their time and sound equipment to this event.

Canter says: "I handle all the sound for the event. I manage all the mics used and run all the sound cues; providing music for segments of the program and playing all the winning entries on cue. It's always a great event and this year was no exception. Considering the house is packed with major-market radio professionals, a demanding audience when it comes to sound, my associate and I take it as high praise when no one complains about the sound...indeed, sometimes we even get compliments."

Chiropractor Kimberly Cincilla is Alumni Success Story
Chiropractor Kimberly Cincilla, a 1993 MCCC graduate who majored in biology, has had her own practice in Kent, WA, outside of Seattle, for four years. "My motto is 'I love my patients, but I want them all to go away!'" she says, "meaning I want them to learn to manage their health on their own for the long-term. I work with my patients to develop lifestyle changes that are designed to prevent their need for chiropractic care in the future." Read the story here.

Computer Club Receives Kudos for Campus Outreach
Heightened concerns regarding the H1N1 virus prompted Mercer's Virtual College and Information Technology offices to expand information outreach by tapping the expertise of students who are member of the Computer Club.

With training from faculty and staff, the student club members assisted the campus community in using MercerMail, the college's integrated e-mail, instant messaging and calendar system. In addition to helping out at various campus kiosks, club members also served as library computer lab monitors. Club advisors are Queen Okike and Jeff Weichert. Debbie Kell assisted in presenting certificates of appreciation and gift cards to technology students Taras Van Sise, Wilgens Pierre, Aurangzeb Khan and Jeffrey Pierre. Photo here.

Mercer Students Give Back
Members of the International Student Organization (ISO) sold baked goods Nov. 10 in the Student Center to raise money for Womanspace, Inc., a nonprofit agency which provides an array of services to women in crisis. They also collected canned food for families for Thanksgiving.

Mercer's Go Green Club members collected used cell phones to support their ongoing environmental sustainability initiatives.

Jersey Harmony Chorus Offers Gift Cards
If you are looking for gift cards for the coming holiday season, you can order them for hundreds of retail stores through Judy Katz. All proceeds benefit the Jersey Harmony Chorus, a nonprofit organization. For a full list visit www.glscrip.com, then call ext. 3324 to place an order.

A'Drienne Dixon Extends Event Invitation
A'Drienne Dixon, a fellow staff member at JKC, who is president & CEO of Train Up a Child, invites all to a special gala event on Dec. 5 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The event is in support of Dixon's business, which offers faith-based toys for children. It takes place at the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, 101 Cooper Street, Camden, on the Rutgers campus. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP to 609-638-5936 by Nov. 30.


Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Toughness Key Element for 1963 Champs

Top JUCO Talent Coming to MCCC

Learn About Learning at MCCC Open House

Mercer's Stupienski signs to play for St. Peter's

Italian-American Group Presents Seven Fish Dinner

The Packet Group:
Read the blog about "ReConnect" at MCCC's Gallery

Broadway World.com
Kelsey Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

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

Dec. 11-13: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Dec. 18-20: The Nutcracker



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

Sports Update
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