E-Bulletin of December 7, 2006
Ready for the Ho Ho Holiday Party
Come hungry and ready to spread cheer at the MCCC
Holiday Party, set for Wednesday, Dec. 20, from noon to 2:30 p.m. You
will be receiving a flyer in your mailbox. Please send the registration
form to Mildred Leckie in HR, AD 101. (Do not e-mail your reply.)
Theatre's Workshops for Children and Teens
The winter session of performance workshops for children and teens offered
by MCCC's Kelsey Theatre is set to begin Saturday, Jan. 13. With the addition
this past fall of "Tomato Patch On-Screen and Off-Screen," Kelsey
Theatre now offers opportunities for young people from kindergarten through
high school to explore the performing arts under the guidance of professionally
trained theater educators. More
Stars Club Begins
is serving as faculty advisor for a new club at Mercer. The NJ Stars Club
will provide an opportunity for students who are attending Mercer through
the NJStars program to gather together and develop a network of peers.
The club will provide a forum where members can share their insights and
concerns, and will facilitate an awareness of academic and support services
for transfer and career.
Received from DaimlerChrysler
Mercer has received a $12,000 donation from DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Fund to support the college's automotive program. The funds will be used
to purchase shop equipment, computers and storage systems for specialty
tools and supplies, to develop curriculum and lesson plans, and to conduct
career day recruiting fairs.
MCCC has offered the
College Automotive Program in cooperation with DaimlerChrysler since 1986.
Grant for Adult Literacy
New Jersey Reads, The Foundation for Literacy, has awarded a grant to
the Adult Education Department at the James Kerney Campus to begin an
Adult Literacy Drop-In Center. According to Melinna Harris, director of
adult education, classes will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
beginning Jan. 20, to help adults improve their basic skills. Low income
individuals who have less than a 9th grade education or score between
a 0 - 8th grade level in reading on a standardized test are eligible to
participate. Space is limited to 25 students. For more information call
the Adult Education Department
at ext. 3185.
New Jersey Reads is
a nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and expansion of direct
literacy programs for children and adults. Learn more at their website
Programs Foster Career Options
here to read about the new courses and career programs offered by
MCCC's Continuing Studies division this winter and spring.
and Friends Celebrate
Photographs are now online from the
MCCC Retirement Party. In addition to these, we have a photo of each individual
retiree who was present. If you would like an e-mailed copy of any photo
in a printable size, send an e-mail
to Saveria Symons.
of Lights" Promotes Cultural Understanding
"Seeing Through the Eyes of the World"
was the theme on Dec. 5, when the college's International Student Services
office, International Student Organization, and Student Government Association
sponsored the "Festival of Lights" luncheon. Camaraderie,
dance, food and music, along with an overflowing crowd, filled the Faculty/Staff
prepared by Hospitality Club students and staff received rave reviews.
A photo display was the work of Photography student Maria Meyer. Ashley
Kahn performed an Indian dance.
According to event coordinator Amy Immordino of Enrollment Services, "We
got a lot of feedback that this was the best Festival of Lights we ever
had." MCCC has 177 international students on campus who are here
on student visas.
Photos and more here
Making Workshop Luncheon at Conference Center
Holiday spirit was much in evidence at the Wreath Making Workshop sponsored
by the Horticulture Club Dec. 4. Faculty member Amy Iseneker was assisted
by Teaching Assistant Marie Wszolek and students, including Barbara Wethe,
in leading the workshops at the Conference Center. Participating staff
members were joined by Conference Center clients and enjoyed hot chocolate
and a full luncheon buffet.
Frank DiBella said
several clients have already expressed their thanks and asked if this
will be an annual event. Photos
and Learn Reminder
Don't forget to make time for "Lunch and Learn" this Friday,
Dec. 8, from 12:15 to 1:00 in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room. The American
Heart Association event is open to everyone.
Coming to Channel 26
An original film version of "Cleopatra," written by Lawrenceville
playwright Frederick Olessi and filmed on college grounds, will be shown
on MCCC's Cable Channel 26, Dec. 12 and 14 at 8 p.m. According to Leona
Maffei of Lawrence Repertory Company, the film was made with the help
of Rich Johnson, who worked for the TV program, just before he died. It
runs about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Story on Special Show, "Through Our Eyes"
here for a Trentonian feature article on a unique play performed by
special needs individuals who played themselves, interacting with "angels"
and other regular actors at Kelsey Theatre.
Shows Coming to Kelsey Theatre
Dec. 10 -- "It's a Wonderful Life"
15-17 -- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."
22-23 -- "The Nutcracker"
Traces" at The Gallery Through Dec. 20
The work of two area artists and teachers, Jean Burdick and Catherine
R. Watkins, is on display at The Gallery through Dec. 20. Photos and more
Both the men's and women's basketball teams are off to strong starts.
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams
MCCC retirees are invited to meet for lunch at Sunny Gardens on Dec. 13.
Call HelenMarie Dolton to RSVP by Dec. 11, at 882-5086.
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