E-Bulletin of February 26, 2009

Breaking News

Upcoming Events



Breaking News

Mercer Moves!
While offices are undergoing renovation on the second floor of the Student Center, the Registration, Advisement, Enrollment Service and Financial Aid offices have moved into the area previously occupied by the college bookstore. These are temporary quarters for approximately six months. The moving process was described by several staff members as surprisingly smooth. While privacy is minimal, the area is large enough to accommodate all quite comfortably. Photos here.

The PASS program has moved to the FA Building. For an updated list of office moves, click here.

Upcoming Events

Nursing Career and Transfer Fair March 3

Career and Transfer Services is sponsoring a Nursing Career and Transfer Fair on March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Student Center cafeteria. Representatives will be present from St. Francis Medical Center, St. Lawrence Rehab Center, Capital Health Systems, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Medical Center at Princeton, We Care Health Services, La Salle University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College, Felician College and more.

Mercer Offers Cutting Edge Drug Safety Course
The Center for Training and Development will offer "Introduction to Pharmacovigilance" beginning Wednesday, March 11.
Taught by Lourdes M. Frau, M.D., the course will provide an introduction and solid foundation in the key components of clinical and drug safety surveillance. More here.

Economic Summit Coming to MCCC March 12
Mercer's Conference Center will host the Fourth Annual Mercer County Economic Summit, presented by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development & Sustainability. It takes place Thursday, March 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. More here.

Distinguished Lecture Series Upcoming

Renowned 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. More here.

Upcoming Event Reminders

Jazz Cafe Friday, Feb. 27
Bar-One Productions will perform at the JKC Center City Cafe on Friday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. Click here for the flyer.

Dr. Teena Cahill to Lecture at Breakfast Seminar March 20: "Equipping Women for Growth in the Workplace"

More here.

Poetry Slam March 27 at JKC
A Poetry Slam at the James Kerney Campus is set for March 27 from 7 to 10 p.m., with open mic for students/faculty/staff in the Center City Cafe. Contact Margarita Leahy at ext. 3182.


Students Inducted into Education Honor Society
Eight top education students were inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education on Feb. 19. Elizabeth DeGiorgio, MCCC assistant professor of education and psychology, who advises the group, sought the charter to establish MCCC's Alpha Gamma Chapter in 2006. Presenting an inspiring address to the students was Ana Berdecia, a 1988 MCCC graduate, now at Thomas Edison State College. More here with photo.

Do You Want to Commute to Mercer via Train?
The Sustainability Task Force is conducting a survey of faculty/staff/students to see who's interested in commuting to the West Windsor Campus via train, assuming the availability of shuttle service between Trenton/Hamilton stations and WWC.

Print out and complete the survey here, and mail it to Michelle Barfoot in ET123, or just include the required information in an e-mail to her at barfootm@mccc.edu. The committee can only consider submissions that include names and contact information.

New Alumni Success Stories Online
The Public Information Office has added six new alumni success stories to the "Alumni & Friends" website.

  • John Harmon Is Advocate for Trenton's African American Business Community --1981 - A.S., Business Administration
  • Education Alumna Jocelyn Tyree Has a New Mission
    2001 - A.A., Liberal Arts, Education
  • Designer Patrick Auletto Returns to MCCC as Adjunct Instructor
    2002 - A.A.S., Advertising Design, Illustration
  • MCCC Sparks Interest in Politics for Rush Holt Aide Matthew Hall
    2002 - Liberal Arts
  • "Gotta Love Community College" Says Theatre Alum Keenan Westcott
    2008 - Theatre

Click here for the Alumni Success Stories website. If you are in touch with a Mercer graduate with a great story to share, please e-mail symonss@mccc.edu.

The Role of the Church from Slavery to Today
Rev. Michele Bazin, senior pastor of New Horizon Baptist in Groveville, N.J. implored MCCC students to become a vital part of their churches and other places of worship in her spirited presentation, “The Role of the Church from Slavery to Today,” one of a series of Black History Month events coordinated by the African American Student Organization. Referring to the historical origins of the black church and its relevance both past and present, Rev. Bazin stressed the need of the church to clearly define its relevancy for today’s youth. “The church needs your ideas, enthusiasm and energy,” she said. “We need to make the church more relevant to you, to be able to communicate with you. We need to start anew. I encourage you to live your dream and do all that you can do. Have fun but have a purpose.”

Photos here.

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Speaks at MCCC
In a visit arranged by MCCC's Association for Women in Community Colleges, and supported by other college groups, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman spoke to interested staff and faculty members on Feb. 20.

The wife of MCCC Board President William E. Coleman Jr., Bonnie Watson Coleman is the Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly. Photos here.

Tricia Fagan Presents Talk for Princeton Photography Club
With themes that echoed last season's Dangerous Women Two exhibit at the MCCC Gallery, Curator Tricia Fagan presented an hour-long slide lecture for approximately 50 members and guests of the Princeton Photography Club at the D&R Greenway on Feb. 11. Her focus was three women photographers -- Gertrude Kasebier, Berenice Abbott and Margaret Bourke-White -- who are recognized not only as pioneering women photographers of the 20th century, but are also generally considered to be among the best in the field. "Kasebier was a pioneer in the early stages of pictorial photography. The 50-year span up to Bourke-White, which includes Abbott, is the trajectory during which photography evolved from pictorial to photodocumentary," Fagan said. All three photographers were active in this region, with both Kasebier and Bourke-White residing in New Jersey. Photo here.

Mercer in the News Online

West Windsor Plainsboro News:

2-20-09 "Suburban Mom" tells of her return to the classroom.

2-20-09 "Mercer College's Camp College"

Pennington Post:

2-25-09 "MCCC Preps for Campus Camps"


What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Feb. 20-March 1: Sunshine Boys

Feb. 28: Striking Viking Story Pirates

March 6 - 15: The Wiz

March 21: Little Red Riding Hood

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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