E-Bulletin of December
Expected at Dec. 4 Community Event
We are expecting
a good crowd at our Community Event this Thursday, including many potential
students. If you haven't signed up yet, please do so here.
Show Dec. 6
MouthWorks!, Mercer's Comedy Troupe in its 7th year, performs their hilarious
show, "Jello Baby" Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in
the Black Box Studio Theatre -- CM 122. Admission is free admission, along
with coffee and baked goods. No reservations are required, and the show
is rated PG. Kathi Paluscio says "Come early for seats." For
more information call Kathi at ext. 3454. More
"Festival of Lights" Dec. 6
The International Student Organization and the Student Government Association
will host a"Festival of Lights" on Saturday, Dec. 6from 6:30
to 9 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria. The tickets are $3 for MCCC
students and alumni, $4 for faculty and staff, and $5 for others. Tickets
may be purchased in the Student Activities Office (SC160).
will be an evening of jingling and mingling with semi-formal dress, holiday
music, dancing, a food fest featuring live cooking stations and entrees
from every region ofthe world, surprise giveaways, and presentations
from student clubs and organizations. Proceeds will go to Heifer International,
which provides livestock for needy families worldwide. "We are trying
to raise enough money to buy a goat, llama, and some chicks for a family
that needs the gift of livestock," said Amy Immordino.
to Perform Dec. 9
The MCCC Chorus will present its Winter Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at
7:30 p.m. in Kelsey Theatre. The chorus is directed by Pamela Sharples.
Composed of music majors and other students, the chorus will perform works
from a wide variety of musical styles, including folksongs by Bela Bartok
and Charles Ives and traditional holiday tunes in contemporary arrangements.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
the Music Department, ext. 3735.
Band Concert Dec. 10
The MCCC Jazz Band will perform its Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec.
10 at 8 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. Directed by Professor James Kelly, the
band will present a varied and exciting program. The repertoire will include
such jazz classics as Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments and Thad Jones'
A Child is Born, as well as Herbie Hancock's funk romp, Watermelon
Man, and Clifford Brown's be-bop gem, Daahoud. All selections
will feature standout improvisations by MCCC jazz students, who will be
performing in small groups as well as with the full band.
on 2 Now Available Online
WWFM's Jazz on 2 is now available online as well as via HD radio, however,
MCCC's IT department does not recommend listening online from the college.
Doing so puts a strain on the system's available bandwidth. So, from your
home computer or laptop, visit www.jazzon2.com or www.jazzon2.org for
Programs Part of EOF College Fair at TCHS
On Nov. 25 Trenton Central High School, MCCC's Student Affairs, PASS and
Recruitment offices, and JKC's Youth College hosted the third annual Educational
Opportunity Fund (EOF) College Fair at Trenton Central High School. More
than 15 colleges and universities that offer EOF programs attended. The
event informed high school seniors about EOF and gave them an opportunity
to talk with admission officers about program offerings.
EOF is a statewide program that provides higher education opportunities
for students who have been disadvantaged economically and educationally.
Financial and academic support helps students reach their potential. Photos
for Cat Lovers Features Story by Faculty Member Ed Carmien
"I Am King!" by Ed Carmien is one of 17 original stories included
in the new anthology, Catopolis, which celebrates the mysterious
world of cats. The book is published by DAW Books, a subsidiary of the
Penguin Group. More
Theatre Is Drop-Off Location for "Toys for Tots"
is once again collecting new, unwrapped toys for the "Toys for Tots"
holiday drive (no stuffed animals, please), organized by the U.S. Marine
Corps. Drop off your toy to the Kelsey Theatre lobby now through Dec.
14. The toys will be picked up by the Marines and distributed to needy
children in the community. If you have any questions please contact Amy
Foris, ext. 3581.
Pie Players Delight Children at Lawrence Library
About 100 children from the Little Kids College in Lawrenceville and
those who attend Story Time at Lawrence Library headquarters enjoyed an
interactive performance by MCCC's MudPie Players Dec. 1. The Players presented
the fairy tales, No More Sheep and The Red Truck as
part of the Lawrence Branch Youth Program and Events series. The children
squealed with laughter and responded to funny questions posed by Mercer's
talented oral interprepation troupe. Photos here.
Requested for Deployed Troops and Families
Phi Theta Kappa students are collecting donations to benefit deployed
troops and their families through the NJ National Guard. Bring your donations
to the Student Center Cafeteria Dec. 3 to 5 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Donations
are limited to newly purchased items such as picture frames, candles,
small photo albums, disposable cameras, baskets of bath items (bath oils,
lotions, powders, etc.) or gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, supermarkets,
restaurants and movie theaters. Direct any questions to Diane at email@example.com
or Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcomes Famous Guests
Two famous motivational speakers and writers visited the James
Kerney Campus recently. Stedman Graham and Franklin Moore met with college
administrators to discuss possibilities for future motivational and leadership
workshops. Graham is the author of ten books, including two New York Times
bestsellers. Moore, of Princeton, is an Education Consultant for the Franklin
Moore Group. Photo here.
Enjoys Thanksgiving Pie
Faculty and staff
members purchased more than 100 pies from the MCCC Hospitality Club prior
to the Thanksgiving holiday. The selection included apple, pumpkin and
pecan. Ketlinado Bullard was one of the students who delivered around
the campus; he reports that apple was the favorite. See photo here.
There were plenty of athletic honors to go around following the Vikings'
fall season. MCCC women's soccer player Kasey Kenny, who had 29 goals
and 12 assists this season, was named to the NJCAA Division I All-American
second team. Kenny was joined on the All-Region 19 first team by teammates
Marlene Chotkowski and Erica Juricic.
In men's soccer, five players were selected to the All-Region 19 first
team: Roy Vissers, Amit Abudmad, Rob Cabrera, Luke Stedmond and Sheldon
In women's tennis, four players earned All-Region 19 Division III honors:
Hilary Gall, Rebecca Wolf, Kristina Holsman and Maria Eldridge. Gall and
Wolf received the honors for first and second singles, respectively, and
were voted as the first-doubles team. Holsman and Eldridge received second-team
Electrician "Blazes" to Marathon Finish
In what sounds to the average mortal like a fantastic accomplishment,
MCCC electrician Ron Blazejewski finished the Philadelphia Marathon on
Nov. 23 in 4:09. Hoping to break four hours, he was only mildly disappointed
with the result, noting that he felt good at the finish line except for
"legs and hips that were screaming. They say that the hardest half
of a marathon is the last six miles and that was true for me. On the last
hill out of Manayunk, my legs were definitely feeling it."
A running enthusiast, Blazejewski had been preparing for the race since
April, gradually building up his workouts to four hours at a stretch on
weekends. In bad weather, he used the treadmill in the MCCC Fitness Center.
At the age of 61, Blazejewski believes that running keeps him young and
says that anyone can do it if they put their mind to it. For the past
eight years, he has participated in an 18-mile race on Long Beach Island,
and last year, at 60, he won the gold in the 60-64 age group. For photo
at the marathon finish line, click here.
in the News Online
MCCC to Offer Courses in English for Spanish Speakers
Focusing on the Future This Thursday at MCCC
Trading in an Imaginary Economy (Story about MCCC's International
Business Practice Firm)
Educators Teach Kids About College Aid
Mercer Finishes Third
Italians Tell Stories of Migrant Experience
Coming to Kelsey
29 - 30: Hansel & Gretel
5-7: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Read The Times Review here)
12-14: New Jersey Youth Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker"
20: Dazzling Light Show Combines with Magic in "Lazer Vaudeville"
Announced Upcoming Events
Gifted Artists Explore Light at MCCC The Gallery Now Through Dec. 18
Position Openings at MCCC
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