E-Bulletin of December 19, 2008

What's Coming



What's Coming

Save the Date! Scholarship Dinner Dance March 7
Supporters of MCCC will go "On a Sea Cruise" as the college hosts its 20th annual Scholarship Dinner Dance on March 7, 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. The event raises needed scholarship dollars for deserving students.

Staff and faculty members are encouraged to attend. The reduced staff ticket price is $150. You can pay by using payroll deducation. Everyone is also encouraged to assist with selling ads and spreading the word in the community. For more information call Jeremy Parry at ext. 3617 or click here.

Medical Laboratory Technology to Host Open House Jan. 14
Please help spread the word. On Thursday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m. MCCC's Medical Laboratory Technology program will host an Open House in MS116, WWC. The public is invited to learn more about this 14-month professional program, where students are trained by laboratory professionals and receive career-related experience. This career is attractive to students who enjoy science and to adults who have a degree in science and are exploring new career options.

Camps Open House Jan. 25
MCCC's summer camp programs will host an Open House for 2009 on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 12-3 p.m. at the WWC Student Center. (Snow date is Feb. 1.) Click here for the new summer camp website.


Festivities and Food at the MCCC Holiday Party
Does MCCC know how to throw a party? More than 300 staff and faculty members got together at WWC for a fantastic celebration on Dec. 18. A simultaneous party was held at the Kerney Campus, with the same great food
prepared by the college's food service staff members.

Santa (Frank Benowitz), The Grinch (Ken Hunt), and Santa's Elf (Amy Foris) entertained, gave gifts and lent a festive tone to the event.

Colleen Courtney organized a rousing rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," sung with enthusiasm by a large group of volunteers -- some wearing feathers and wings. Photos here.

Construction Update
The construction project on campus is advancing rapidly. The lavatories, all-purpose room and student radio rooms have been completed on the first floor of the Student Center. The timeline for the remainder of the project is:

Bookstore/Second Floor Library -- to open January 23, 2009
Link -- to be completed March 5, 2009
First Floor Library -- to be completed March 18, 2009
Administration Areas, Second Floor Student Center -- Start Jan. 29 - Completed May, 2009
Balance of Ground Floor -- Start Jan. -- Completed April 2009
Old Bookstore Area, Second Floor Student Center -- Start May - Completed Sept. 2009

Click here for photos.

MCCC Wins College Cup for Heart Walk
(From Amy Iseneker) The awards celebration for the Heart Walk took place Dec. 10 at the Conference Center. You should all be very proud because MCCC won the College Cup for the second year in a row and was named a "top 5" company for Mercer County. Our fifh place ranking came in behind Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Merrill Lynch and Stark and Stark, so we were the only college/public institution recognized. In case you didn't hear, our total raised for this year was $7,442, which brings our five-year total to almost $34,000. Photo here.

In an ongoing effort to increase its digital distribution, WWFM is now available on iTUNES. The station has received a grant from the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, which is enabling this and other new digital outreach. According to General Manager Peter Fretwell, joining iTUNES doubled the jazz station's listenership in just the first day.

To listen through iTUNES, you need to join. Once you are a member, click on "Radio." Find the "Classical" tab and click on "The Classical Network," or the "Jazz" tab and click on "Jazz, Jersey Style." If you are not a member of iTUNES, learn more here.

Annual Report and Foundation Annual Report Now Online
If you didn't receive a MCCC's Annual Report or Foundation Annual Report at the Dec. 4 event, you can read them online here.

African American Student Organization Hosts Kwanzaa Events
On Dec. 9, at both WWC and JKC, Mercer's African-American Student Organization hosted events to celebrate and learn more about Kwanzaa. Performer, storyteller and lecturer Imakhu Shekemet served as facilitator. According to club advisor Lucia Brown-Joseph, our students, staff and faculty learned a great deal. "Everyone thought it was terrific. A lot of them didn't know what Kwanzaa meant."

During the event at the Kerney campus, students from the Garvey School, ages 3-14, participated by presenting the event's seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

The Official Kwanzaa website says that "Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach, author and scholar-activist who stresses the indispensable need to preserve, continually revitalize and promote African American culture." Photos here.

"Three Doctors" Were EOF Students
The Three Doctors Foundation hosted the "Spirit of Giving Holiday Basketball Benefit" at MCCC on Dec. 13. Khalida Haqq says that these three talented men were in the EOF program at Seton Hall University, and their books are required reading for our EOF students. In their book, "The Pact," they talk about their EOF experience. For more information, visit www.threedoctorsfoundation.org.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:


What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre

Dec. 20: Dazzling Light Show Combines with Magic in "Lazer Vaudeville"

Jan. 9-18: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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