E-Bulletin of February 1, 2008
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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."
for the flyer.
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
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.
in the News Online
Times, Jan. 31, 2008: MCCC Trenton Campus to Host College Goal Sunday
Local News, Jan. 23, 2008: MCCC Plans Gala Dance
here for the MLink Calendar
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
1-10: Driving Miss Daisy
for the Princeton Packet's Feature Story)
for the West Windsor Plainsboro News Feature Story)
2: Funny Stuff Circus
15-24: My Favorite Year
23: Max and Ruby
29 - March 9: Thoroughly Modern Millie
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