E-Bulletin of February 16, 2007

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MCCC Kicks Off African-American History Month
MCCC's Student Activities Office and the African-American Student Organization kicked off African-American History month on Feb. 6 with an event that included African music, an uplifting song and an inspiring address.

Speaker Lawrence Boyd, assistant pastor of God's Children House of Deliverance, who is a Mercer graduate now teaching at Emily Fisher Charter School, gave the keynote address. He discussed the many sacrifices and contributions of Rosa Parks. A group of students sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing," considered the African American national anthem.

Catered by MCCC's Hospitality Club, the luncheon included chicken, yams, pasta, corn fritters, salad, fried okra, home-made rolls and cake. More here.

Kelsey Review Accepting Submissions
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for possible publication in The Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary magazine. The review accepts short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings (suitable for digital scanning), and cartoons.

According to co-editors Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine Mathews, major requirements for inclusion are that the material be of high quality and that the writers or artists live or work in Mercer County. More here.

TV Students To Broadcast High School Championships
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, MCTV-26 will air live coverage of the Mercer County High School Basketball Championships. The entire broadcast crew is made up of volunteer MCCC television students.

The girls' championship game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 7 p.m. The doubleheader will feature the play-by-play announcing of Craig Coenen and color commentary by Ben Stentz. MCCC students Sharon Seeman, Stacy Toth and Michael Gradzki will round out the on-air team. Wilson Garcia, Rob Liedtka, Nick Donnoli and Coleen Innis are the coordinating producers, while J.J. Leaver and Jenn Leigh will be directing. A service of MCCC, last year the broadcast was awarded a 2006 Silver Telly Award for outstanding live sports coverage.

Dr. Peter Horne Addresses Police Recruits, Seniors
Dr. Peter Horne, Criminal Justice program coordinator, presented addresses to two community groups recently. This month he presented a two-hour lecture to the first class of recruits at the Mercer County Police Academy, located on campus. Three former students of Mercer’s Criminal Justice Program are in this first class. The presentation dealt with police stress and career influences.

In late January he spoke about “Policewomen: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” before an enthusiastic group of some 30 senior citizens of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, The Ponds chapter.

MCCC Catalog Wins Merit Award
MCCC's Graphic Design and Marketing staff members have received another prestigious award. The college's catalog was recently chosen for a Merit Award by the Admissions Marketing Report. This is the oldest and largest educational advertising awards competition in the country, and includes four-year as well as two-year colleges. A national panel of judges consisted of admissions marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals and the editorial board of Admissions Marketing Report.

Camp College Open House Feb. 24
MCCC's Camp College will host an Open House on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Conference Center. According to Sharon Vlasac, employees are eligible for a special discount on the three and four-week camp session. Payroll deduction options are available. For more about all of MCCC's youth and camp programs, including Sports Camp and Tomato Patch, click here.

Camp College Looking for Summer Counselors
Camp College is now accepting applications for summer employment. College students, especially education majors, teachers, and high school seniors who enjoy working with active children should contact campcollege@mccc.edu or call ext 3291 for an application.

Mercer in the News Online
The Times did a feature story about MCCC's Dream program on Feb. 12, 2007. Two printed photos are not online.
Click here to read: "College dreams coming true --More schools, such as MCCC, are opening doors to disabled"

Read The Hopewell Valley News story about a noncredit program instructor, on Feb. 8, 2007.
Click here to read: "Healthy eating means 'organic' for Hopewell Valley residenr"

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

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Feb 9-18 -- "For The Glory! -- The Civil War Musical"

Feb. 17 -- "Henry and Mudge"

Feb. 16-24 -- "The Mysteries" (MCCC Drama Students Perform Mystery Plays)

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Retirees to Meet
The retirees group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. at Sunny Gardens. Please call HelenMarie Dolton to reserve a seat by Feb. 19 at 609-882-5086.

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