E-Bulletin of February 19,
Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre
Performers to Appear in Sunshine Boys at Kelsey Theatre
See local celebs in their theatrical debuts. Adding even more hilarity
to Neil Simons Sunshine Boys, which premieres at Kelsey
Theatre this Friday, each performance will feature a different celebrity
guest, according to Theatre Director Kitty Getlik. Appearing in cameo
roles as part of a show-within-a-show vaudeville sketch, mystery guests
will include a noted theater reviewer, an assemblywoman, and a college
president. Dont miss out on the fun. Pierrot Productions presents
The Sunshine Boys through March 1. Read more about the production
Jazz Cafe at JKC Feb. 27
Bar-One Productions will perform at the James Kerney Campus
Center City Cafe on Friday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. All are invited
to "Come out, relax and chill. Let the smooth sound of jazz groove
your soul." Food and drinks will be available. Click here
for the flyer.
Lecture Series Upcoming
- Science of the New Millennium"
Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss to Speak Feb. 24. More
Cartoonist Presents "Image of America" March 10
Joe Szabo, an internationally recognized political cartoonist,
will present "Image of America" at MCCC on Tuesday, March 10
at 12 noon. In his talk, Szabo will focus on his current study of America's
political image around the world from the perspective of foreign cartoonists.
Presented as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, the lecture takes
place in CM109.
editor, art director, and cartoonist with national newspapers and magazines
in the United States and Europe, Szabo was the organizer and chairman
of an international cartoon festival held in Budapest, Hungary that drew
professionals from more than 30 countries. More here.
Works by Mel Leipzig Featured at State Museum
Fine Arts Professor Mel Leipzig will participate in two shows at the State
Museum from Feb. 28 through Sept. 6. In Artist as Curator,
he serves as curator of a major exhibit drawn primarily from the museums
collection of 19th and 20th Century figurative paintings. In a concurrent
exhibit, Mel will feature 27 of his own paintings. Mel says that many
of the works are new and focus on MCCC subjects. The State Museum is located
at 205 West State Street in downtown Trenton. See postcard here.
Basketball Teams Begin Play-Offs This Weekend
Play-offs for the NJCAA Region 19 Basketball Tournament begin this weekend.
Mercers men and women are both four-seeds out of six teams. With
a regular season record of 12-14, the mens team will face Manor
College at home this Saturday at 1 p.m. in the first round. The womens
team, with a regular season record of 20-9, faces Essex County College
on February 23rd at home in the first round. Game time is 6 p.m.
Dr. Teena Cahill to Lecture March 20
"Equipping Women for Growth in the Workplace"
Breakfast Seminar March 20, beginning 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. More here.
Students to Broadcast H.S. Basketball Championships
Mercer's TV students will broadcast the Mercer County high school basketball
championship games live county-wide from the college gymnasium on Fri.
Feb. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. for girls and 7:30 p.m. for boys. The games
will air on MCCC cable channdl 26 and Verizon FIOS channel 20. Faculty
member Craig Conen will be play by play announcer. Students will produce,
direct and serve as instant replay and camera operators.
Slam March 27
Date Change: The Poetry Slam at the James Kerney campus is set for March
27 from 7 to 10 p.m. This is an open mic event for students/faculty/staff
in the Center City Cafe. All are invited. For more information contact
Margarita Leahy at ext. 3182.
"Go Green Club" for Students
Amy Iseneker has asked that all help spread the word. A new "Go Green
Club" for students will have its first meeting on Wednesday, Feb.
25 at 12:00 noon in BS 208.
Concert March 29
All are invited to the 13th Annual Music
for Bagpipes & Organ featuring Professor Edith Silver, her daughter
Pam, and son-in-law Doug Clark. The organist is Michael McCormick. It
takes place Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at Pennington Presbyterian Church,
13 South Main Street. The show will include arrangements of Irish and
Scottish music for two bagpipes, drum and pipe organ, with soloists and
audience sing-a-long. A free-will offering benefits the Christian Children's
Fund. For more information call (609) 208-9991 or 466-1511.
Flock to New Learning Center
The Learning Center has reopened and is already being heavily utilized,
according to Director Arlene Stinson. The staff is delighted with the
renovation, which has made access easier and features 15 computers, supplemental
rooms for small group work, a back area for quiet study, adjacent restrooms
and more. With a new u-shaped configuration, the center has
more usable, functional space, providing separate areas for different
disciplines and activities.
notes that once construction is complete, the Learning Center will have
both the newly opened Book Store and a significantly expanded Testing
Center, set to open next month, as its neighbors. We anticipate
that this area will become a major hub for student activity. See
to be Honored March 7
Three long-time supporters of MCCC will be honored at the Scholarship
Dinner Dance March 7 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Receiving MCCC's
"Spirit of Education" awards will be Faridy,Veisz, Fraytak Architects,
P.C. and Janssen, Division of Ortho McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.
The "Spirit of Service" award will go to Richard Kisco, owner
of LeFleur, The Princeton Flower Shop. Learn more about how the honorees
have supported MCCC here.
Staff Volunteers Help Future Students at College Goal Sunday
Nineteen MCCC staff volunteers participated in College Goal Sunday on
Feb. 8 at the James Kerney Campus. Held at seven sites across the state,
the day is dedicated to providing low-income students with assistance
in filing their financial aid forms for college. MCCC coordinators were
Bilquis Zaka and Alice Chung. Mercer's volunteers were joined by those
from other area colleges. The turnout was excellent and many future college
students received the help they needed. Photos here.
Stresses Leadership and Goal-Setting
Guest speaker Hasani Pettiford entertained and enlightened a lunchtime
audience of African American students on Feb. 11, when he discussed keys
to success: having a vision and setting goals that are S.M.A.R.T.:
specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic and timely. The presentation
was part of MCCCs celebration of Black History Month.
is an award-winning author and speaker and has been featured in national
publications and on television and radio. His books include a series on
the habits of successful people, wealthy people, healthy people, and effective
leaders. For more on Mr. Pettiford, see his website here.
event photo here.
in the News Online
Job Seekers in Mercer Have Options [Dean
Linda Martiin was interviewed for this story; also published in New Jersey
With His Recipes, Melker Still a Hit [Former baseball star at MCCC]
MCCC Offers Later-Starting Credit Classes
Coming to Kelsey
20-March 1: Sunshine Boys
28: Striking Viking Story Pirates
6-15: The Wiz
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