E-Bulletin of November 6, 2007
Theta Kappa Inducts 72 New Members
At a ceremony
at Kelsey Theatre on Oct. 25, 72 students were inducted into the Phi Theta
Kappa honor society. Speakers included faculty member Karen Bearce, who
gave opening remarks, chapter president Lynn Rowlands, and advisor Helene
Plank. Photos here.
Force on Technological Innovation Seeks Volunteers
Volunteers are invited to join the first meeting of the College Governance
Council's Task Force for Technological Innovation, to be held Tuesday,
November 13, 12-1 in Conference Center, Room 231. Questions? Contact the
convener, Edward Carmien email@example.com,
ext. 3306. "Come spend your lunch hour helping steer the direction
technology will take at our institution!" Carmien said.
Available for Women's Leadership Group
Applications are now available for the National Institute for Leadership
Development's Leaders Institute 2008, called "Creating Visionary
Women." You may pick up an application from the following people:
Dr. Battina Caluori, LA 169, ext: 3595; Kay Eaton, AD 114, ext: 3250;
Dr. Donna Richardson-Hall, KC 329, ext: 3671; or Dr. Khalida I. Haqq,
SC246, ext: 3327. The deadline for submitting your application to one
of the above is Nov. 19, 2007. (Do not mail your application, return it
to one of the individuals named.)
Hospitality Club Pie Sale Has Begun!
MCCC's Hospitality Club will be selling pies for Thanksgiving -- Apple,
Pecan, Sweet Potato and Pumpkin at $10 each. To place your order,
Lucia Scotto at (609) 760-7508. All orders must be received before Friday,
The club must know
your pick-up date when you place your order. Pick-up place is ES 111.
Pick-up dates are: Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or Wednesday,
Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are no other pick-up times.
Invited to Submit Work
Attention all Mercer County photographers! Any photographer 18 years old
or older who lives, works, or is a student in Mercer County is invited
to submit up to three works for consideration in the 2007 Mercer County
Photography exhibit. This years juror is the internationally renowned
photographer and author, Thomas Roma, director of the Columbia University
photography program. Drop-off, jurying, and pick-up of work all takes
place on Nov. 18. More than $1500 in prizes will be awarded. The prospectus
is available on-line here.
For more information e-mail The Gallery
or call ext. 3589.
Night Nov. 9
The International Student Organization is sponsoring a Bowling Night on
Friday, November 9, at Slocoms Bowling Lanes in Ewing Township,
9 p.m. Cost is $15.00 per person and all proceeds will go to Mercer Street
Money Tree Game Show
Student Activities is sponsoring the "Money Tree Game Show"
on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12 noon in the Student Center Cafeteria, where
money does grow on trees! Participants will perform silly tasks and win
actual money from a spinning tree.
Come out for the annual Thanksgiving luncheon sponsored by Student Activities
on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 12 noon in the Student Center Cafeteria. Lunch
will be provided by the MCCC Hospitality Club. It's free and open to the
entire campus. Pick up your ticket in SC160.
Education Week at MCCC
During the week of November 12-16, the International Student Organization
and the International Student Services Office will be celebrating International
Education Week. This joint initiative of the U.S Department of State
and the U.S Department of Education is an effort to promote programs that
prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders
from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Monday, November 12, Cultural Quiz Bowl, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in SC108.
Tuesday, November 13, Multi-Cultural Festival, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
in the Student Center.
Thursday, November 15, "The Art of Belly Dancing," 12:15-1:15
p.m. in PE119.
Nov. 12-16: "International Film Festival," SCI08, 6 p.m.
for the full slate of MCCC events, including details on coming films.
Faculty member Amy Vondrack asks that
students be informed about a free parenting workshop she will offer on
Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 12 noon in SC 108. Free lunch and children's books
will be provided.
"Please help make this event a success, and encourage our students
to read to their children, by donating new children's books," Vondrak
said. Please leave donated books in the pink "Books for Babies"
box in the LA mailroom.
Bat Cave Upcoming Events
for the Bat Cave Newsletter
"Are You Teaching with 'Style?'"
is set for Nov. 12 - 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
will be "style7" (case sensitive).
Nov. 14, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., AD234A: Self-Evaluations" What's This
All About?" Brown Bag Lunch Series especially for new faculty
Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon: "Equity Awareness: A Model for Community
College Leaders," Room TBA.
Nov. 13, noon to 1 p.m., AD 234: Using the New Employee Portal
Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, AD 130: Wireless SmartBoards and StarBoards
Nov. 19 and 21, 9:30 to 12, AD213: Integrow Training:Purchasing and Finance
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext.
3551 for more information or to sign up for any of these events.
Day Message from Paul Scheid
On Nov. 11 this country will observe VETERANS DAY, a day to remember our
veterans past and present. We honor them for the contributions and sacrifices
that they have made to keep this a free nation. We now have a new group
of combat veterans who have "stepped up to the plate" at the
request of this nation. Many are here at MCCC and in your classes.
It is important that, regardless of your views of this international situation,
the men and women returning from the combat zone are NOT treated in the
disrespectful way that the veterans returning from Viet Nam were treated.
While we may not agree with the present situation, we need to support
these young men and women who have taken time out of their lives, their
careers, their education to serve this country. We need to help them readjust
and get back on track with their education and their career goals. Abraham
Lincoln said it well: "Let us strive on to finish the work we are
in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne
the battle. . ."
Take time to thank
a Veteran for his or her service -- service that was given that we might
continue our lives and our careers while they were off in distant and
strange lands in harm's way.
Justice Club Raises Dollars
Students of Mercer's Criminal Justice Club held a candy raffle, and donated
more than $230 to the "Helping Hand Fund," a Hamilton charity
that helps people with cancer. Click here
for more on Helping Hand Fund. Click here
Distinguished Lecture Series -- Upcoming Events
Nov. 14 -- Internationally known graphic designer Roger Cook will speak
at 12 noon in CM 109. Details
Nov. 15 --Dr. William
Rives, director of Six Flags Animal Park at Six Flags Great Adventure,
speaks on "Operating a Zoological Park -- From Accounting to Veterinary
Care," at 12 noon in CM 109. Details
Theatrical Event: "Seven Sins" Nov. 9-18
Created by students, faculty, alumni and professional award-winning guest
artists, "Seven Sins" features four, original one-act plays
and three dance numbers in a production that is "every bit as fanciful,
dramatic, raunchy, and deadly as the sins themselves," according
to MCCC Theatre Program Coordinator Jody Person, the show's creative director
and producer. It happens at the Studio Theatre. Details here.
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
Beauty and the Beast
Nov. 24 -- "Junie
Nov. 16-25 -- "Follies"
Nov. 17 -- "Mulan"
Nov. 30 - Dec. 9 -- "Miracle
on 34th Street"
Retriever Puppies for Sale
Ryan Zegarski's family
has 11 Labrador puppies for sale, both yellow and black. They are AKC
registered, vet checked and have had their first shots. Call 609-585-1195
evenings, or 571-7019 days.
School Requests Help
Elaine Weinberg's daughter is teaching in a new Charter School in Washington,
DC. Opened this September, the school had money to build the building
but not outfit the classrooms. Her students live in a city with some of
the worst poverty in the nation. The students come with many needs, but
all are eager to learn. The 24 children in this inclusive classroom don't
have the basics of bookbags, baskets to store their books (they have tables
instead of desks), pens, paper, books from kindergarten to fourth grade
level, etc. The school can also use construction paper, markers, crayons,
an electric pencil sharpener, transparencies, lined paper, children's
books for holiday presents, and any Princeton University paraphernalia.
If you are able to donate, please bring the supplies to the Conference
Center, or Elaine can pick them up at your office. If you would rather
donate on line, there is an agency for teachers seeking classroom support.
for the Donors Choice website. "Thank you all for your help,"
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