E-Bulletin of December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Upcoming Events News Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

Pre-Class Week Schedule
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Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center Open House/Rededication Jan. 27
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center has moved into new quarters on campus and will host an Open House and Rededication on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. The location is the second floor of the Library, next to the bookstore. The event will include a talk by a survivor, music, greetings from county dignitaries, and a description of the center's purpose and programs. Refreshments will be served. According to MCCC Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser, a special Holocaust Torah saved from the Shoah will be on display.

Coming Event Reminders

Jan. 6: William Paterson University Information Session, Student Center, 6 to 8 p.m. (Snow date Jan. 7.) Contact AnnaKay Thomas, ext. 3358 thomasa20@wpunj.edu.

Jan. 18: Martin Luther King’s Birthday (college closed)

Jan. 18: Th
e African American Student Organization and the JKC Student Activities Board host a celebration of the Life and Works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1 to 4 p.m., James Kerney Campus. Flyer here.

Jan. 20: The College Assembly, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Center, to discuss the strategic plan.

Jan. 20: Medical Laboratory Technology Program Info. Session, 5 p.m., MS116. Call ext. 3795 .

Jan 21: Professional Development Activities. More here.

Jan. 24: Summer Camps Open House, 12 - 3 p.m., Student Center. (Snow date Jan. 31.)

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Continuing Studies Offers New Biotechnology Courses
Through a new grant, the Center for Continuing Studies is offering new clinical biotechnology courses targeted to professionals seeking careers in pharmaceutical research. An Information Session is scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at The Conference Center. The first course begins Jan. 27.
More here.

Phi Theta Kappa Members Host Day Out for HomeFront Children
Mercer's PTK students took 13 children from HomeFront on an outing to the Hamilton pottery studio, Color Me Mine. Each child was given a Build-A-Bear that PTK members had specially made for them. The children got to pick out the piece of pottery that they wanted to paint. According to PTK Advisor Michael Dalton, all of the children did a wonderful job. "They were constantly asking for feedback, 'Do you like how mine looks?,' 'Does mine look OK?.' 'Does this color look right?' The children gave everyone hugs and thanks before they left," Dalton reported.

Participating in the event were MCCC students Samantha Kenyon, Ashley Rose, and PTK secretary, Kristen Vincent. Photos here.

Get Cookin' at the Culinary Center
As 2010 unfolds, new courses abound at MCCC's Culinary Center. Chef Wendy Jaeger will set the tone for fresh, flavorful spring menus with "Soups and Stews of France" on Jan. 31. Chef Elizabeth Dinice's "Coffee: It's Not Just for Breakfast!" on Feb. 7 reveals the popular beverage's versatile uses in a variety of dishes, and "Mushrooms" on Feb. 28 is likely to please even the most devoted carnivores. More here.

Softball Players Learn From Olympians
On Dec. 6, four MCCC softball players volunteered to teach youngsters at the Jennie Finch Softball Academy at Diamond Nation's campus in Flemington, N.J. The four joined other collegiate players who worked alongside Jennie Finch, one of the most famous softball players in U.S. history and a 2004 Olympic gold medalist and 2008 silver medalist; Lea O'Brien-Amico, a three-time gold medalist; and 2008 silver medalist Andrea Duran. More here.

MCCC Holiday Party Enjoyed by All
More than 300 staff and faculty members got together to share good cheer at the college's annual Holiday Party on Dec. 17. Lending a festive touch were Santa, played byFrank Benowitz, Mrs. Claus, played by Elizabeth Rzasa, and Santa's Elf played by Amy Foris. The event was arranged by the college's Culture Committee with assistance from Human Resources. Wonderful food was prepared by MCCC cafeteria staff.
See photos on Flickr here.

College Organization Chart Updated
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Mercer in the News Online

The Times (nj.com):
Busy Fall for MCCC International Students

Integrity, Ambition, Solid Foundation for Success [about Eugene Marsh, MCCC student and Foundation Board member]

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Jan 8-17: Children's Letters to God

Jan. 22-24: Nelson Illusions and "Magic with the Nelsons" children's show

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

Sports Update
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