E-Bulletin of February 16, 2007
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
Review Accepting Submissions
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
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
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.
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 Mercers 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 Womens Committee, The Ponds chapter.
Catalog Wins Merit Award
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call ext 3291 for an application.
in the News Online
Times did a feature story about MCCC's Dream program on Feb. 12, 2007.
Two printed photos are not online.
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.
here to read: "Healthy eating means 'organic' for Hopewell Valley
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams
to Kelsey Theatre
9-18 -- "For The Glory! -- The Civil War Musical"
17 -- "Henry and Mudge"
16-24 -- "The Mysteries" (MCCC Drama Students Perform Mystery
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