E-Bulletin of February 12, 2009

Upcoming Events

Features

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre

Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

Rock Concert to Feature Aviation Students Feb. 22
Not only do they fly, they also make music! Members of MCCC's Flight Team members will play with three of the four bands scheduled for "Rock Fest 2009." Keith Stover plays drums for Cascadence; Sean Capiak plays drums for the Dave Trotta Band, and Bill Dripps plays electric and upright bass for 100% Cotton. The event will raise funds to send the team to compete in the national championships.

Please help spread the word to family and friends. The concert takes place Sunday, Feb. 22 at Kelsey Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets call Regina at ext. 3489. More here.

It's Not Too Late to Go "On a Sea Cruise"
MCCC's biggest event of the year, the Scholarship Dinner Dance, is coming up soon -- March 7 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Staff ticket price is $150 per person (for up to two tickets.) Contact Jeremy Parry for more information at ext. 3607. More here.

Want to stay overnight at the Hyatt? The guest room rate will be $109.00 per room, per night single or double occupancy, for the evening of March 7 ( 8% occupancy tax and 7% sales tax). Check in 3 p.m.; check out 12 noon. To make a reservation contact Terri Galaro at the Hyatt, 609-734-4059, or e-mail terri.galaro@hyatt.com.

"Jazz on 2" is Media Sponsor for Event at War Memorial
This Saturday, Feb. 14, the Patriot's Theatre of Trenton's War Memorial building will host "Jeanie Bryson Sings The Dizzy Songbook." Mercer's "Jazz on Two" is the media sponsor. Ticket price of $49.00 includes a Cajun-themed dinner from 7 to 8 p.m. (or show only for $29.50.) More here.

Photography Adjunct Sandra Davis Featured in Group Show
The work of Sandra Davis, Photography adjunct faculty member, is included in a 21-artist group show of original artwork that appears in "The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes." An Opening Reception takes place Thursday, Feb. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Borowsky and Open Lens Galleries of the Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. The featured artists are reclaiming older, hands-on techniques to make striking new work. For more information call 215-446-3027 or click here for the Gershman Gallery.

Distinguished Lecture Series Upcoming
"Biotechnology - Science of the New Millennium"
Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss to Speak Feb. 24. More here.

Dr. Teena Cahill:"Equipping Women for Growth in the Workplace" March 20
The MCCC chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) invites members of the community to a breakfast seminar entitled "Equipping Women for Growth in the Workplace" on Friday, March 20. The mentoring/leadership workshop features Teena Cahill, Psy.D., a psychologist and nationally recognized speaker, educator and author. Breakfast and registration will start at 8:30 a.m. with the formal presentation to follow from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per person including breakfast. The event takes place in the Student Center Cafeteria. More here.

Features

Professor Dori Seider Featured in "Love on a Budget"
Learn how to save money this Valentine's Day. Click here for the story in The Times, featuring an interview with Professor Dori Seider.

MCCC Prepares for Camp on Campus; Season Starts June 22
The MCCC camp season for children ages 6-16 commences June 22 and runs through August 14. Registration for Camp College, Sports Camps, Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, and Specialty Camps is under way. Before and after-camp care is available for all programs. Details here.

Heidi Summers Selected as MCCC "Woman Athlete of the Year"
Soccer goalie Heidi Summers was selected as the MCCC Woman of the Year for the Garden State Athletic Conference's National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The 23rd annual celebration was held at Seton Hall University on Feb. 2. Summers was the two-year starter in goal for the women's soccer team (2007 and 2008), which this season made it to the Northeast District final with its best record since 1989. The team finished 17-4-1 under second-year head coach Jodie Ricciardi. More here.

Jesse Epps Inspires Students/Staff
"I challenge you..Stand together to make sure that the purpose of the Constitution and the principles of the Declaration of Independence are outlined in our nation, and that we will demonstrate to the world that love and brotherhood is greater than hate. You are not excused. You must make this a priority." That's how Jesse Epps ended his lecture on Feb. 10, in front of a full house of very interested students, faculty and staff.

As one of the last people to speak to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., before his assassination, Epps is a civil rights activist who was educated in labor relations at Syracuse, Rutgers and Cornell universities. The lecture was part of the Distinguished Lecture Series and Black History month at Mercer. Photos here.

Black History Month Features Sidney Taylor
Sidney Taylor, a former school teacher and today president of the African American Historical Cultural Society of Bucks County, encouraged students to have sheer determination to succeed much like Harriet Tubman, in his talk on Feb. 3rd at the James Kerney campus. Taylor is also the father of MCCC's Jason Taylor, associate director in the Financial Aid Office. More here with photos.

Snowman Mystery Solved!
Two Mercer students have admitted to being the clandestine snowman builders after the
Feb. 4 snowstorm. They are photography major Alex Bowe and art student John Andrews. Alex and John hatched the plan via instant messaging at around 9 p.m. that night. Originally planning to make the snowman at Mercer County Park, they decided instead to build it on the edge of the college's West Parking Lot, where lots of people would see it. Their snowman featured croquet mallets for arms and croquet balls for the eyes and nose. If weather and time allow, the students are hoping to build more before the winter is over. Stay tuned!

MCCC Hosts MATHCOUNTS Competition
Working with Mercer's Enrollment Services staff, the MATHCOUNTS program brought middle school students to Mercer last Saturday for a math competition. MATHCOUNTS works to enhance achievement in middle school mathematics. According to their website, t
he MATHCOUNTS Competition Program consists of fun and creative problems, with written and oral rounds, and individual and team components.

Mercer in the News Online

Trentonian:
2-3-09: Celebrate Black History Month

The Times:
2-7-09: Seeing Red in Support of Women's Health

2-12-09: Love on a Budget

2-7-09: Mayor Plans for Piece of Stimulus Pie

Updates/Reminders

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Feb. 6-15: Man of La Mancha [Read The Packet review here.]

Feb. 14: If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Feb. 20-March 1: Sunshine Boys

Feb. 28: Striking Viking Story Pirates

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

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.


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