E-Bulletin of December 11, 2007
Successes Highlighted at Dec. 5 Event
From science to dance to horticulture, Mercer's programs and students
were shining brightly on Dec. 5 for "Creating the Future, Celebrating
Success," a community event initiated by our Board of Trustees. A
large committee chaired by Vice President Beverly Richardson worked hard
and creatively to make the event truly special. Click here
for the post-event press release.
2006-2007 Annual Report is Now Online
to read copies of the Annual Report and the Foundation Annual Report.
County Symphonic Band to Perform Dec. 19
All are invited when Lou Woodruff conducts the Mercer County Symphonic
Band's Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre.
The free concert will feature an eclectic program including Gustav Holst's
Second Suite in F, Beethoven's Egmont Overture, selections
from Les Miserables, music from the movie scores for Raiders
of the Lost Ark and 2001 A Space Odyssey, and A Symphonic
Prelude by Alfred Reed. The performance will also include a variety
of seasonal selections.. More
Students Present Honors Research Projects
Two students presented their honors chemistry research projects before
classmates and science faculty members on Dec. 6. Timothy Klockner presented
findings on "Synthesis of Pyrrole Nucleosides as Anti-cancer and/or
Anti-viral Agents," a project he worked on under the guidance of
Dr. Bruce Burnham of Rider University. Nitya Royapet presented "Hormone
Sensing Using Bacterial Bio Sensors," which she completed under the
guidance of Dr. David Woods of Princeton University. Photo here.
Wins Honors for Utility Tech Program
The U.S. Department of Labor presented a "2007 Exemplary Voluntary
Efforts Award" to Public Service Electric and Gas Company on Nov.
8 for establishing its "Energy Utility Technology" program at
MCCC in 2003.
The event program
states that the company was facing a shortage of skilled workers. "To
meet this challenge, PSEG launched the Energy Utility Technology Degree
Program in 2003 to develop a continuous pipeline of diverse talent for
employment in entry-level technical trade careers. In partnership with
Mercer County Community College, the program combines classroom instruction
with technical apprentice-level training at PSE&G's Edison Training
and Development Center. PSE&G employees also mentor students on the
job and in the classroom."
and Blasenstein Interviewed on Comcast
Career Training Institute Director Bob Estok and Professor Joseph Blasenstein
were recently interviewed by Comcast Newsmakers. Look for them on CN8.
Ezra Becomes a Citizen
Congratulations to Zachary Ezra of Accounting,
a U.S. citizen on Dec. 4. He came to the U.S. from Eritrea (in northeastern
Africa on the Red Sea coast) six years ago, and is an MCCC graduate in
Business Administration. He continued at Rider Univ. and graduated last
May in accounting. He joined the MCCC staff in August. Photo here.
Okike Presents "Culture Shock"
Faculty member Queen Okike presented a lecture on "Culture Shock"
Nov. 28. She spoke about the experiences of all who leave their native
countries, and detailed her own experiences in coming to the U.S. from
Nigeria. Although she spoke English, she didn't understand American pronunciation,
and learned through the use of tapes that corresponded to written text.
During her presentation she presented an authentic Nigerian gift to her
host father, Rev. Peter Molnar.
Basketball Star Top Scorer in Nation
Mercer's Pedro Burgos has scored more points than anyone else in the country,
according to a recent story in The Times. Read it here.
Cave Upcoming Events from Debbie Kell
Fee Spotlighted Faculty Member
Join us in congratulating Doug Fee, our newest spotlighted
faculty member! Learn more about the programs offered by Mercer's culinary
program and more about Doug's teaching philosophy. View this streaming
video online! Visit http://teach.mccc.edu/
and click on "Professor Profile." Tell Doug that you've seen
him in the BAT Cave!
Training for Online Teachers
Virtual College Angel training sessions conclude this month. Its
down to the last few moments for those of you transitioning to the new
learning management system, Angel. Click here
for the dates, times and details of this training.
Student Outcomes: Streaming Video Through 12/17
Online ONLY from December 3-17
Course-level approaches will be considered as this program examines a
performance-based general education assessment model as well as techniques
instructors can implement within their current models. Faculty-developed
holistic scoring rubrics will be included.
Presenters include: Dr. Thomas A. Angelo, Dr. Diane F. Halpern, Dr. Milton
D. Hakel, Dr. Jeffrey A. Seybert, Dr. Belle Wheelan.
To access this streaming
video*, visit: http://teach.mccc.edu
and go to the "Streaming Video" Page (from December 3 -17th
only). The password is festivus3.
here for the MLink Calendar
of Events, including the Chorus tonight and Jazz Band tomorrow night.
Exhibit Continues at The Gallery
The Mercer County Photo exhibit continues at The Gallery through Dec.
19. Open hours are Tues. and Wed., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and
Thurs., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sample photos here.
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
Dec. 14-16 -- T'was
the Night Before Christmas
Dec. 21-22 -- The
Jan 11-13 -- Sideways
Stories at Wayside School
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