E-Bulletin of November
Men's Soccer Team Wins Quarterfinal Game; Plays in Semis Today
a record of 20-1, Mercer is currently battling it out at the National
Junior College Athletic Association Tournament at Paradise Valley Community
College in Phoenix, AZ. Going in as the no. 3 seed, the Mercer men's soccer
team faced no. 6 seed CCBC-Essex (MD) yesterday in the quarterfinal round,
winning 4-1. CCBC had beaten Mercer 3-2 on Sept. 30, so the victory was
especially sweet for the Vikings.
With the win, Mercer will face San Jacinto College South at 6 p.m. today
(local time). In the other semi-final game, Garden City (KS) will face
Yavapai College (AZ), which is ranked no. 1 with a record of 23-0. The
final, along with the consolation match and the game for third place,
will be held on Sunday.
Weeks to the Dec. 4 Community Event
Get Ready for
MCCC's second annual Community Event, "Creating the Future,"
hosted by our Board of Trustees on Dec. 4 at the Conference Center. An
Open House takes place 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the awards presentation
and Dr. Donohue's report begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The 2007-08
Annual Report and Foundation Annual Report will be available.
The committee needs everyone's help in getting out a large crowd this
year. All are invited,
so please spread the word to your community contacts, your program's alumni,
and your current students! This year we have
invited high school students, their parents, and many alumni.
e-mail the names of all alumni who will be representing your program,
and all student volunteers, to Saveria Symons at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni will be recognized, and student volunteers
will receive gift certificates.
The menu, just announced by Chef Joe Chell, will include Bananas
Foster, mini pastries and homemade cannoli provided by the
a roast beef carving station with all the trimmings
provided by JKC culinary
students, a homemade
soup station featuring chicken corn chowder and vegetarian minestrone
from the Campus Eatery, and
butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, a Tuscano
display, pasta and salad station provided by the
Club is Cooking Nov. 25
On Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 11:30 a.m to
1:30 p.m., our Hospitality Club will be selling delicious Thanksgiving
platters for $5 per plate in the cafeteria. Proceeds will benefit Hospitality
Band Concert Dec. 10
The MCCC Jazz Band will perform its Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec.
10 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Directed by Professor James Kelly, the
band will present a varied and exciting program. Repertoire will include
such jazz classics as Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments and Thad Jones'
A Child is Born, as well as Herbie Hancock's funk romp, Watermelon
Man, and Clifford Brown's be-bop gem, Daahoud. All selections
will feature standout improvisations by MCCC jazz students, who will be
performing in small groups settings as well as in the full band.
Students/Faculty Take the Lead for National Chemistry Week
More than 20 students from Mercer and several from Rider University were
involved in preparing and presenting experiments to a total of 550 youngsters
at five area elementary schools during National Chemistry Week. According
to MCCC Associate Chemistry Professor Helen Tanzini, thrilling children
with the wonders of science is the goal of the visits she and her students
make each year with the support of the Trenton Section of the American
Chemical Society. "We create magic moments through basic chemistry
experiments," Tanzini said. More here.
Hosts Breakfast Forum for Community Leaders
On Nov. 19 Mercer hosted a community breakfast forum at the James Kerney
Campus which was well attended by area leaders including clergy, representatives
from nonprofit and government organizations and other educational institutions.
Guests provided feedback on current services and discussed what they perceive
as needed in the future, including ways Mercer can strengthen existing
bonds with the community. Photos here.
Cafeteria Expands Menu and Makes Upgrades
Panini anyone? How about Mongolian Grill? These are just two of the new
menu items introduced by the MCCC cafeteria in recent months. Along with
an expanded menu, the staff has placed a renewed emphasis on customer
service. According to Frank DiBella, general manager of Conference and
Dining Services, customers can expect service that is fast and friendly,
delivered by professional staff members in stylish burgundy shirts and
black pants. Read the full story here,
Poetry Slam is Slam Dunk
The James Kerney Campus hosted its first-ever Poetry Slam on Nov. 14.
More than 50 students, plus many faculty and staff, came out for the evening
event, which featured student poets in an open mic format, along with
several professional poets. Dinner was prepared by students from JKC's
Culinary Training Institute. The event was held in memory of Don Jones.
See photos here.
Theta Kappa Inducts 103 Members
The Alpha Theta Gamma Chapter of PTK held its fall induction ceremony
for 103 new members, the most ever in our history, on Oct. 23 in Kelsey
Theatre. The keynote speaker was Professor of Communication Alvyn Haywood,
this year's recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award. Faculty member
Michael Dalton presented opening remarks, and Vice President Guy Generals
welcomed the attendees.
Catcher Dave Angebranndt to Play for U. Delaware Next Year
MCCC's baseball team catcher David Angebranndt has been offered an athletic
scholarship from the University of Delaware. This week the 2007 Ewing
High School graduate signed a pre-season NCAA Letter of Intent to attend
Delaware in the fall of 2009. More here
Fostered at Interfaith Dialog Luncheon
On Nov. 19 the Student Services and International Student offices hosted
an Interfaith Dialog Luncheon. Speakers included Dr. Levent Koc of the
Interfaith Dialog Center, Rabbi Eric Wisnia, and Rev. Dave J. Spiegel
Sr. A question and answer session followed. Lunch was provided by the
MCCC Hospitality Club. Photo here.
Grad Jorunn Evju Wins 2008 Student Athlete Award
Jorunn Evju, a May graduate, has been selected for the 2008 Outstanding
Student-Athlete Award from the Collegiate Athletic Administrators of New
Jersey (CAANJ). The award was announced at a special ceremony during the
organization's annual conference in October. She was selected from among
all female student athletes who attend community colleges in New Jersey.
Student Wins Major Award
Photography major Carolyn Campbell-McGovern
received a 2nd place award in the "Prallsville: Images of the Mills
2008" art show, including a cash prize. In a note to faculty member
Michael Dalton, she said, "Thanks a lot for your guidance and encouragement.
Maybe next year I can win first place."
in the News Online
Let the Cooking Begin (Feature on MCCC Noncredit Culinary, Front Page
of Food Section with 5 photos)
Blue Collar Mercer Heads to Nationals
National Championship Returning to Mercer in 2009
Isles to Honor Unsung heroes (MCCC Student Candice Robinson Honored)
Celebration of Italian Heritage Links Cities
MCCC to Hold Open House Dec. 4
CYO Dinner to Honor Some of its Greatest Athletes
Upcoming Plays at MCCC
Coming to Kelsey
14-23: The King and I (Click here
for the Packet review)
14-23: Theatre Students Perform Ibsen's "A Doll House" and "Hedda
Gabler" (Studio Theatre)
Nov. 22: Nate
29 - 30: Hansel & Gretel
5-7: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Announced Upcoming Events
Gifted Artists Explore Light at MCCC The Gallery Now Through Dec. 18
Show Dec. 6
MouthWorks! Mercer's Comedy Troupe in it's 7th year, performs their 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 admission, 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.
Position Openings at MCCC
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