E-Bulletin of February 27, 2008
Virtual College Debuts
Mercer's Virtual Campus has been renamed "The Virtual College."
Click here to see
the new logo.
Us for "Searching for the Stars"
Because of bad weather on Feb. 22, the schedule for the talent search
event, "Searching for the Stars," has been changed. The first
round of the competition is now set for Friday, Feb. 29, from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. Performers should arrive at 6 p.m. to sign in. All events take
place in Kerney Hall on the James Kerney Campus.
The second round of
the competition is now Friday, March 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., (audience
is limited to performers' families and friends), and the third round of
the competition remains the same: March 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This
is the grand finale where a guest judge from the Apollo Theatre will help
select the winner of the competition.
Mercer judges are expected to include Terrence Carter, Kitty Getlik, Alvyn
Haywood, Kathi Paluscio, Jody Person, and Monique Simon. Bob Terrano and
Entertainment Technology students will be furnishing sound and lighting.
Frederick to be Honored
Trenton's "Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc." will honor MCCC's
Edward Frederick, assistant dean for academic programs and evening services
at the James Kerney Campus, at their awards luncheon on March 22 at Roman
Hall Restaurant in Trenton. He will be honored "because of the many
years that he has diligently worked with the young men and women of Mercer
County Community College," says Ruth Rosser, a member of MCCC's Foundation
Frederick began his career at MCCC 38 years ago. For a brief overview
of his service here, written for the college's 40th anniversary in 2006,
For more information about the event contact Ruth Rosser at 586-2327 or
Foster Fundraiser Feb. 28
MCCC's Hospitality Club will hold a Bananas Foster fundraiser in the Student
Center Cafeteria on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each portion,
made fresh by Hospitality Club members and instructor Frank Benowitz,
will be sold for $2.50, and all proceeds will benefit the club.
WWFM The Classical Network has received a $100,000 donation from the Sunup
Foundation of the Princeton area. The principals of the foundation wish
to remain anonymous. The donation will be used for "capacity building,"
says General Manager Peter Fretwell. "We will be adding resources
and reaching out more to the community." Click here
for the full press release.
The Mercer County
Office of Emergency Management has asked WWFM to be their Mercer County
radio station for emergency broadcasts. They will be purchasing an emergency
power generator and other equipment for WWFM to ensure countywide communications
with citizens during emergencies.
WWFM has been asked
to serve as the media sponsor for the Princeton Historical Celebration
of the 225th anniversary of the Continental Congress meeting in Princeton.
The radio station will broadcast live from selected events, and will be
included in the group's stationery, newspaper ads, event programs, and
Presents to College Board
Don Davis, director of Upward Bound and Talent Search programs, gave a
presentation to the national College Board recently. He spoke about the
"Rising Stars" program, made possible through the College Board's
$10,000 grant. The program identifies disadvantaged students from Trenton
Central High School and helps them prepare for college through science
enrichment, after-school tutoring, and preparation for the SAT and other
Rights Activist Addresses Students
Jesse Epps, a long-time civil rights and workers rights activist,
came to MCCC to speak to an African-American history class on Feb. 25,
taught by Assistant Professor Eric Watson. Epps was a key negotiator during
the Memphis sanitation workers strike in 1968 and a close advisor to Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., who was gunned down during the negotiations in
Memphis. Epps challenged the students to participate in the elective process
this year and to work towards realizing Dr. Kings dream of civil
rights for all. Click
here for photo.
Review Calls for Submissions
Area writers and artists are invited to submit their work for
possible inclusion in Kelsey Review, a Mercer County literary magazine
published by MCCC, and edited by faculty members Ed Carmien and Holly-Katharine
Mathews. The Review accepts short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction
essays, excerpts of novels, black and white line drawings (suitable for
digital scanning), and cartoons. Details here.
Night Series Spring Performances
MCCC's Late Night
Series embarks on another exciting performance adventure this spring.
Open to the public, this free bi-monthly event includes two hours of open
mic entertainment, plus special featured artists. The Studio Theatre/CMN
122, located on the West Windsor campus, opens its doors at 9:30 p.m.
with the show scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Performers include
MCCC students and members of the community who present a unique mix of
poetry, drama, dance, comedy, film/video and live music. Details here.
and Womens Basketball Update
The men's basketball team ended its regular season on a high note as the
Vikings came back from a 15-point deficit to defeat the County College
of Morris 106 -102 in overtime on Feb. 21. Guard Pedro Burgos scored five
of his team-high 23 points in overtime. Other high scorers were guard
Derek Williams with 20 points and forward Josh Caver with 18. The teams
regular season record was 16-13.
Seeded no. 2, the
Vikings had a bye in the opening round of the Region 19 tournament and
will face no. 3-seeded Essex County College in the semi-final round on
Friday, Feb. 29 at the County College of Morris. Game time is 1 p.m.
The womens basketball
team bowed out of the Region 19 tournament after losing to Essex County
College 65-53 in the opening round on Feb. 23. The Lady Vikes ended their
season with a 15-14 record.
Krista Regan Selected as MCCC's
Woman of the Year
Sophomore guard Krista Regan was selected as MCCCs Woman of the
Year as part of the Garden State Athletic Conferences annual celebration
of National Girls and Women in Sports Day held at Seton Hall University
on Feb. 10. Regan was a two-year starting guard on the womens basketball
team, serving as team captain this season. A Liberal Arts major, Krista
plans to transfer to a four-year college to study Health and Physical
Education. She volunteers for Special Olympics and serves as a volunteer
recreation coach. For photos at the ceremony click
Events -- for Women's History Month Plus
A full slate of March events includes workshop on topics such as body
image, nutrition and wellness, date rape and retirement. Bus trips include
"The Piano Lesson" and a Nets game. There is a fashion show,
a book fair, and a "Celebrating Successful Women" luncheon.
Faculty and staff are invited to all the events. Click here
for the full list with details.
Delegation Visits MCCC
and the State Department asked the college to host a delegation from the
government of Vietnam, who visited on Feb. 20. MCCC executive team members
presented information about the American educational system, the
mission of community colleges, academic programs, business development,
non-degree programs, pre-college learning, advisory committees, governance
and finance, student support systems and more. Click
for a photo.
Blood Drive March 5
On Wed., March 5, the Human Resources Office is coordinating a semi-annual
blood drive with the Community Blood Council of New Jersey, in the Student
Center, Room SC-108 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mildred Leckie in Human Resources
will take reservations at ext. 3271 if you wish to call ahead for available
appointment times. As in the past, walk-ins are welcome. Click here
for the flyer.
here for the MLink Calendar
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
29 - March 9: Thoroughly Modern Millie
8: Stone Soup
15: Strike Up The Band
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