E-Bulletin of February 1, 2008

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All Are Invited to "Dancing Under the Stars"
The 2008 Dinner Dance Committee invites everyone at Mercer to the college's very special gala event on March 8 to help raise funds for student scholarships. "Dancing Under the Stars" begins at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. (Black-tie preferred.) Tickets for staff are $150; regular price is $200. To purchase your ticket or to arrange a payroll deduction, call Foundation Coordinator Elaine Stout at ext. 3607. More here.

MCCC to Host Talent Search Extravaganza "Searching for the Stars"
In Feb. and March MCCC will host a showcase for talent in the spirit of American Idol at the James Kerney Campus. The action starts with cattle-call/auditions on Friday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Kerney Hall. Competitive rounds will continue on Feb. 29, with the final show on March 14. MCCC faculty and staff will serve as judges. Faculty member Jody Person, the show coordinator, is working with an enthusiastic committee. Details here.

JKC to Host "College Goal Sunday" Feb. 10
MCCC's Financial Aid staff members are recruiting volunteers to assist parents and students during "College Goal Sunday" at the James Kerney campus on Feb. 10, beginning at 1 p.m. This is the third year that MCCC is participating in this statewide event. Click here for more.

Ribbon Cutting at JKC Feb. 6 -- Reminder
MCCC will host a Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. to open a new 3,900 square foot building addition at the James Kerney Campus. The addition houses the "Center City Café," which includes a new campus dining area and student culinary labs. Culinary students will prepare and serve continental breakfast for attendees. More here.

Plaque Recognizes Outstanding Criminal Justice Grads
The Criminal Justice Program now has a plaque recognizing its best and brightest grads. The plaque, which is displayed outside the office of Criminal Justice Program Coordinator Peter Horne (BS 136), lists the students who earned the program's honors award at graduation, dating back to the inception of the awards program in 1982. Christopher Weidman, a 1982 MCCC alum, and Clarissa Murphy, the most recent grad listed, came back for a photo recently. Click here for more.

Distinguished Lecture Series Upcoming Events
Feb. 14, noon, CM 110: During National Heart Health month Dr. Banu Mahalingam, a Princeton-based cardiologist, will present a lecture on "Women and Heart Disease: Why is it Largely Under-Diagnosed?" Details here.

Feb. 26, noon, CM 107: Professor Mel Leipzig will present a lecture and slide show to discuss works by Pablo Picasso, with a special focus on "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" (1907).
Details here.

Author to Speak on Anti-Violence Feb. 5
Author and activist Ewuare X. Osayande will be at MCCC on Tues., Feb. 5 to speak about his new book "Misogyny and the Emcee; Sex, Race and Hip Hop." The reading and book signing will take place at 12 noon in Kelsey Theatre. The event is sponsored by the Union of Black Leaders. For more information call Elora L. Crump at ext. 3631.

According to Dr. Wayne Glasker, director of African-American Studies at Rutgers University in Camden, "Osayande is devastating and relentless in his logic, and unsparing in his willingness to name those who collaborate in corrupting and debasing Black culture."
Click here for the flyer.

Volunteer Coach Greg Grant to be Honored by County
Mercer County will host a ceremony on Wed., Feb. 6 at noon to honor Black History Month. One of their awardees will be former NBA star Greg Grant, who is a volunteer basketball coach at MCCC. Also to be honored are Vice President of the ETS Social Investment Fund Eleanor Horne, Hamilton Township Community Police Officer Quincy Hendryx Sr., and Revolutionary War and Civil War re-enactor Fredric L. Minus. The event takes place at the
Freeholder Meeting Room 211, Joyce McDade Administration Building, 640 South Broad Street, Trenton.

Feature Film by Former Students to Debut
Two former MCCC students, Patrick Pierre and Adriana Gitten, will debut their movie, "The City is Mine," in Trenton on Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Contemporary Auditorium, 176 W. State Street. A reception will follow at Maxine's II. Filmed throughout the city, the movie depicts the struggle of life in urban Ameria, and is described as an "action-packed thriller." The public is invited.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times, Jan. 31, 2008: MCCC Trenton Campus to Host College Goal Sunday

Bucks Local News, Jan. 23, 2008: MCCC Plans Gala Dance

Click here for the MLink Calendar of Events.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Feb. 1-10: Driving Miss Daisy
(Click here for the Princeton Packet's Feature Story)
(Click here for the West Windsor Plainsboro News Feature Story)

Feb. 2: Funny Stuff Circus

Feb. 15-24: My Favorite Year

Feb. 23: Max and Ruby

Feb. 29 - March 9: Thoroughly Modern Millie

The January eNews@MCCC
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Sports Update
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