E-Bulletin of November 27, 2007
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.
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.
are free and open to the public.
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.
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.
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
Science Labs Unveiled
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
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
here for photos.
Donohue Featured in National Magazine
American Executive Magazine has featured Dr. Donohue in its "Corporate
Spotlight" this month. Read the interview online
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,
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:
in the News Online
MCCC has received lots of recent publicity in area newspapers. Read it
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