E-Bulletin of February 4, 2009

Upcoming Events

Features

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre

Updates/Reminders

Upcoming Events

"It's True! Mercer is "Glowing Red" for Heart Health in February
Notice a red glow at the entrances to the West Windsor campus in the evening? MCCC joins with 30 New Jersey institutions, including Drumthwacket, the official governor's residence in Princeton, for the American Heart Association's "Glow Red Campaign" in February. According to Amy Iseneker, who chairs the MCCC effort, the month-long observance is "all about awareness. People should know the symptoms of heart disease, which are different for men and women." Throughout the month, red lighting will greet visitors at both campus entrances and also illuminate the MCCC Conference Center. See photos here.

This Friday, Feb. 6, MCCC employees are encouraged to wear red to support the American Heart Association's fight against heart disease, especially among women. Red dress pins are available for a small donation. (E-mail isenekea@mccc.edu or call ext. 3372.) Women are encouraged to complete a personal heart health assessment by visiting www.goredforwomen.org and clicking on: Go Red Heart CheckUp.

News Stories about other "Glow Red" efforts:
The Ben Franklin Bridge
Ohio State University
Great Britain

Aviation Program to Host Rock Concert Feb. 22
Mercer's Aviation Flight Technology program is hosting "RockFest 2009" on Sunday, February 22, 6 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. The concert features live performances by four well-known bands, Cascadence, John Lall, The Dave Trotta Band, and 100% Cotton. The event will raise funds to support the college's Flight Team as it travels to a national championship competition in St. Louis.

Refreshments and raffle prizes will be available, including free introductory flying lessons. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $10.00 and are available for pick-up at the college's Business Services building, Room 113, or by calling Regina at (609) 570-3489.

Theatre Program Announces Events for Spring
The Theatre Program has announced a very packed schedule of events, including happenings at the Late Nite Series, special workshops and major theatricals. Special Workshops include:

March 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (one-hour lunch break): "Commedia dell'Arte Workshop" in the Studio Theatre. Free and open to the public.

March 27, 12:30 p.m.: In-person "Q&A with Vanessa Daou," Billboard's #1 dance artist.
Communications Building, Room 122. Free and open to the public

Two major student productions will be presented at Kelsey Theatre:

* April 17-26: "Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches" by Tony Kushner. Directed by Jody P. Person.

* May 16-17: "MDE-Reunion/Joe Sent MDE." Performed by the Mercer Dance Ensemble and choreographed by Janell Byrne, with additional choreography by Jody P. Person.

For the full schedule with details click here.

JKC to Host Poetry Slam March 20
The James Kerney Campus will host its second JKC Poetry Slam, with open mic for students, faculty and staff, on Friday, March 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Center City Cafe. Margarita Leahy says, "We would love to see you and your students at this event. The last poetry slam was wonderful. We have some very talented people at MCCC." If you would like to distribute or post flyers please contact Margarita at ext. 3182.

Going Green in the Construction World
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies will offer "Green Building" March 3 to 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The course focuses on ecological building design and is aimed at those seeking LEED certification. More here.

Upcoming Distinguished Lectures

"Civil Rights Then and Now: Where Do We Go from Here?"
Jesse Epps to Speak Feb. 10. More here.

"Biotechnology - Science of the New Millennium"
Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss to Speak Feb. 24. More here.

Features

Snow Brings Out Campus Beauty. Who Built the Snowman?
Students and staff entering the campus at Hughes Drive this morning were greeted not only by the beauty of the campus covered in snow, but by a jolly giant snowman. Where did he come from? If you know, email the Public Information Office: saveria@mccc.edu.
Photos here.

MCCC Offers Later-Starting Credit Classes
Please help spread the word to students. It's not too late for students to take a credit class this semester. Later-starting classes begin Feb. 23 and March 24. Subject areas include international business, speech, college composition, history, mathematics, psychology, child development, geography, nutrition, sociology and more.

Nursing Student to Speak at Dinner Dance
Letisha Hogans will speak at MCCC's Scholarship Dinner Dance March 7 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Hogans is a returning student who is employed in the health insurance field. She always wanted to become a nurse, and a scholarship from the Dinner Dance fund enabled her to continue at Mercer. Her goal is to be a nurse practitioner. More here.

Tired of Winter? Think Bermuda with Kelsey Cruise
Kelsey Theatre announces the destination and dates for its annual cruise. This year, supporters and friends of the theater will set sail for a five-night excursion to Bermuda Aug. 15-20. The Explorer of the Seas cruise ship departs from Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ, spends two days at sea and two days at Kings Wharf, Bermuda, and returns in the early morning on Aug. 20. Among the ship's many amenities are: an ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, in-line skating, themed bars and lounges, casino, nine-hole miniature golf course, youth programs, spa and fitness center, and full-size basketball court. The cost is from $955 per person for an interior stateroom and from $1295 for an ocean view stateroom.

Kelsey Artistic Director Kitty Getlik says that all are welcome. "That includes old friends, new friends, relatives, neighbors, theatre patrons, actors, technicians, ushers, volunteers, Tomato Patch alumni, college employees, students -- everyone!" She notes that this is a fundraiser for the theatre, which hopes to buy new microphones to replace outdated technology. For more information and reservations, contact Colleen Robinson at CruiseOne, (609) 275-0335 or 1-800-941-2469, or visit here.

Women's Basketball Coach Mike Tenaglia Notches 300th Win
MCCC's Mike Tenaglia celebrated his 300th win as head coach for women's basketball on Jan. 31 in a home game against Salem Community College, which the Mercer women won 78-57. With the win, the Lady Vikes' record for the season stands at 16-8.

Looking back on his 19 years of coaching at MCCC, Tenaglia reflected on the many young women who have come through his program. He noted that basketball is a means, not an end. "I always tell my players that their education is the priority. I want them to understand that basketball is a part of life, not their whole life." More here.

Mercer in the News Online

WZBN TV video: Touchable Sculpture Show "As Seen by Hand" at MCCC's Gallery

Windsor Hights Herald:
1-23-09: Noted Civil Rights Activist to Speak at MCCC

The Times:
1-29-09: Ready to Protect and Serve (Police Academy graduation)

Updates/Reminders

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Feb. 6-15: Man of La Mancha [Read The Packet story here.]

Feb. 14: If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Feb. 20-March 1: Sunshine Boys

Feb. 28: Striking Viking Story Pirates

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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