E-Bulletin of November 6, 2007

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Phi 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.

Task 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 carmiene@mccc.edu, ext. 3306. "Come spend your lunch hour helping steer the direction technology will take at our institution!" Carmien said.


Applications 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.)

The 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, Nov. 16.

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.

Photographers 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 year’s 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.

Bowling Night Nov. 9
The International Student Organization is sponsoring a Bowling Night on Friday, November 9, at Slocom’s Bowling Lanes in Ewing Township, 9 p.m. Cost is $15.00 per person and all proceeds will go to Mercer Street Friends.

The 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.

Thanksgiving Unity Luncheon
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.


International 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.

Click here for the full slate of MCCC events, including details on coming films.

Free Parenting Workshop
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
Click here 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 and TAs.

Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon: "Equity Awareness: A Model for Community College Leaders," Room TBA.

Upcoming Training
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 teach@mccc.edu or call ext. 3551 for more information or to sign up for any of these events.

Veteran's 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.

Criminal 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 for photo.

The Distinguished Lecture Series -- Upcoming Events

Nov. 14 -- Internationally known graphic designer Roger Cook will speak at 12 noon in CM 109. Details here.

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 here.

Student 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.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Nov. 2-11 -- Beauty and the Beast

Nov. 16-25 -- "Follies"

Nov. 17 -- "Mulan"

Nov. 24 -- "Junie B. Jones"

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

Labrador 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.

Charter 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. Click here for the Donors Choice website. "Thank you all for your help," Weinberg said.

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