E-Bulletin of December 19,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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
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
Balance of Ground Floor -- Start Jan. -- Completed April 2009
Old Bookstore Area, Second Floor Student Center -- Start May - Completed
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.
WWFM Now on iTUNES
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.
Report and Foundation Annual Report Now Online
you didn't receive a MCCC's Annual Report or Foundation Annual Report
at the Dec. 4 event, you can read them online here.
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.
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.
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,
in the News Online
Coming to Kelsey
20: Dazzling Light Show Combines with Magic in "Lazer Vaudeville"
9-18: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
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