E-Bulletin of November 27, 2007

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Queen Okike to Present "Culture Shock" Nov. 28
Assistant Professor Queen Okike, who came to the U.S. from Nigeria in 1981, will discuss her experiences with culture shock on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at noon in CM 109. The program will include a DVD of African dance, as well as clothing from a variety of cultures. Lunch will be served.

Chorus and Jazz Band Announce Winter Concerts
The college Chorus will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. Directed by Marjorie Herman, the program will feature pieces that celebrate holiday traditions from around the world. Two student conductors will lead the choir, and soloists from the group will perform holiday favorites.

The Jazz Band will perform on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. Directed by Professor James Kelly, the band will present a varied and exciting program. Selections will include such jazz classics as Benny Golson's "Killer Joe" and Bart Howard's perennial favorite, "Fly Me to the Moon" as well as the Brazilian-flavored "Berimbau" by Baden Powell and Pat Metheney's haunting modern jazz waltz, "Question and Answer." All selections will feature standout improvisations by jazz students, who will be performing in small group settings as well as in the full band.

Both performances are free and open to the public.

Time Set for Dec. 20 Holiday Party
Mark your calendars for the college's festive Dec. 20 Holiday Party, set for 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Check out MCCC's New MLink Calendar of Events
Do you sometimes need a quick reminder of what's happening at Mercer, including internal events? Now you can go to MLink's home page and it's all there, quickly accessible, thanks to Brad Kent.


Ribbons Cut for Nursing Lab Renovations
On Nov. 20 the college cut ribbons to reopen two renovated and newly equipped nursing laboratories in the Math/Science building, and to honor the donors -- former division chair HelenMarie Dolton and Johnson & Johnson's Campaign for Nursing's Future. Click here for more.

New Science Labs Unveiled
Mercer's s
cience faculty hosted an open house on Nov. 13 to unveil newly renovated labs (MS 236 and MS 317) for chemistry and anatomy and physiology classes. Opened early in the semester, faculty members report that the labs are being put to good use -- from "morning until night" and on Saturdays. Renovations were made possible by Chapter 12 funding. For photos in the new labs, click here.

Gym Renovations Completed
The MCCC Foundation Board has provided funding for renovations of the college's gymnasium. Among the recently completed improvements are new flooring, bleachers and lighting. The college's gym is used not only for MCCC's physical education classes and sports teams, but for student activities and enrollment events, the winter indoor soccer youth league, and summer camps. Click here for photos.

President Donohue Featured in National Magazine
American Executive Magazine has featured Dr. Donohue in its "Corporate Spotlight" this month. Read the interview online here.

Fine Arts Students Encouraged to Apply for Grant
The Princeton Area Community Foundation has an award program for emerging artists in central New Jersey, open only to students from MCCC, Rider and TCNJ. The selected student will be awarded a $5,000 grant to support his or her artistic endeavors in drawing and painting. The application deadline is Dec. 14. For an information packet, including the application, click here.

Bat Cave Upcoming Events
Streaming ON DEMAND this month: “Pedagogy 202 for Distance Learning: Measuring What Matters.” This 90-minute session originally ran in 2005 and 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”. To access the newsletter online, click the link below: http://teach.mccc.edu/html/11_07newsletter.pdf.

Mercer in the News Online
MCCC has received lots of recent publicity in area newspapers. Read it online here.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

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

Dec. 14-16 -- T'was the Night Before Christmas

Dec. 21-22 -- The Nutcracker

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