E-Bulletin of February 12, 2010


Upcoming Events News Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

Hearings Set for Proposed Tuition and Fee Increases
Monday, Feb. 15, noon to 1 p.m. in CM110
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at JKC Room 229
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. in AD107

Professor Mel Leipzig to Examine the Works of Matisse Feb. 23
Mel Leipzig will explore the vast contributions of Henri Matisse in his slide lecture, "The Paintings of Henri Matisse," on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 12 noon. The slide lecture takes place in CM 109. More here.

Coming Event Reminders

Canceled: The Hope for Haiti Quixote Quest (for Feb. 12) has been canceled.

Feb. 13: Black History Month Valentine's Day Dance, 6 to 11 p.m., Conference Center. Tickets $10, available at the Bursar's Office in the Student Center, or call ext. 3404. Flyer here.

Feb. 17: Mary Inzana, C.E.O. and founder of LifeTies, Inc., speaks as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

The James Kerney Campus is hosting a Black Film Festival through Feb. 24. All screenings will be at 5 pm. "Sankofa" is on Feb. 17; "Black August" on Feb. 24. For more information call ext. 3404.

Feb. 16: Black History Month: Carmen, noon to 1 p.m., Kelsey Theatre. Free with ticket available at the Bursar's Office in the Student Center, or call ext. 3404.

April 24: MCCC's Scholarship Dinner Dance, Hyatt Regency, Princeton. More here.

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State Farm Insurance Grant Enables MCCC Students to Help High Schoolers
The State Farm® Youth Advisory Board has granted $38,000 to MCCC for a service-learning project called Discovering Options that will help Trenton Central High School students prepare for college.

Forty-five MCCC students who are part of a college service-learning program called LEADS (Leadership, Engagement, Academics, Determination and Service-Learning) will be working directly with the high schoolers each week, focusing on college selection, college tours, financial aid literacy, SAT preparation, and life skills. The project begins this month and is slated to continue through June of 2015. More here.

MCCC Breaks 500 Fan Mark on Facebook
The college's Facebook page now has 514 "Fans." We are now posting MCCC photos on Facebook, which you can see whether you have your own Facebook page or not. Click here.

Energy and Originality Infuse Student Performance with Battery Dance Co.
Dance student Hanna Bruskin admits she has never felt so tired or sore. "But it was worth it," she said of an intensive, three-day dance workshop that ran from Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at MCCC. Her satisfaction was echoed by the 16 other students from the MCCC Dance program and the Mercer County Performing Arts High School (PAHS) who participated in "Dancing to Connect" with professional artists from Battery Dance Company (BDC), based in Lower Manhattan. More here with photos.

New Alumni Success Stories: Michael Gronsky and Gina Holmes
In the eighth grade Michael Gronsky '83, identified architecture as his career goal. Today hs is a project architect for Fitzgerald Architecture Studio in High Bridge, N.J. After MCCC he continued at Penn State for a bachelor's degree in Architecture in 1986. Story

Gina Holmes '97 works as a dialysis nurse in southern Virginia. The wife and mother of five will soon publish a novel. While she loves nursing, Holmes says, "My passion is words." Holmes says her motivation to achieve first surfaced at Mercer as a response to mentoring by Mercer's faculty and staff. Story here

PTK and SGA Making 400 Bagged Lunches for TASK
Mercer's Phi Theta Kappa honor society is partnering with the Student Government Association and the Crosswicks Meetinghouse to make 400 bagged lunches for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). The groups will be preparing the lunches on Monday, Feb. 15 in SC111 at noon. For further information e-mail ashleystumbaugh@gmail.com.

Project Freedom Collecting Old Cell Phones For Soldiers
Project Freedom wants to give free cell phones to all armed forces returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. If anyone has a used cell phone to donate, Project Freedom has collection boxes at their various locations for dropoff: Robbinsville at 223 Hutchinson Road, Hamilton at 715 Kuser Road, Lawrence at 1 Freedom Blvd., and Trenton at 547 Greenwood Ave. For more information call 609-448-2998.

Rescheduled Holocaust Event
Nottingham High School has rescheduled its Holocaust event for March 12 at 10:30 a.m. Elizabeth Bettina, author of "It Happened in Italy," will be the guest speaker along with several Holocaust survivors saved by the Italians in Italy during World War II.

Mercer in the News Online

Longtime Coach Inverso Steps Down

Inverso Leaves Great Legacy

Star Ledger:
Inverso Resigns as Mercer Coach

MCCC to Host Scholarship Dinner Dance April 24

Pennington Post:
MCC Offers Later Starting Credit Classes This Semester

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Feb. 12- 21: "Pygmalion" (featuring MCCC's own Kitty Getlik)

Feb. 20: "Little Mermaid"

Feb. 26 - Mar. 7: "Fiddler on the Roof"

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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