E-Bulletin of February 7, 2008
Cuts the Ribbon for James Kerney Campus Addition
The community was out in force on Feb. 5 for the grand opening of the
new addition to the James Kerney Campus. Called the Center City Cafe,
the 3,900 square foot addition houses student culinary labs and a large
cafeteria. Students of the Career Training Institute demonstrated their
talents by preparing and serving continental breakfast. Later in the day
they served a luncheon of fried chicken, corn bread, greens and grilled
vegetables. The students operate the cafe as part of their training. More
Proves Ideal Site for High School Competition
Mercer's Culinary Center was bustling with activity on January 31, when
culinary students from three New Jersey technical high schools participated
in the ProStart Culinary Competition presented by the New Jersey Restaurant
Association. Teams of students from Atlantic, Essex and Passaic counties
transported a delectable assortment of food items to the Culinary Center,
where they prepared appetizers, entrées and desserts before a select
panel of judges.
Speaks on Sex, Race and Hip Hop
Author and activist Ewuare X. Osayande spoke to a group of engaged students
on Tues., Feb. 5, on the topic he covers in his new book "Misogyny
and the Emcee; Sex, Race and Hip Hop." The event was sponsored by
the Union of Black Leaders under Counselor Elora Crump. Osayande gave
a provocative and engaging talk, prompting many questions and comments
from the students. He distributed free copies of his book to members of
Crump says, "I
believe Mr. Osayande highlights a very microscopic piece of an enormous
pie of issues that America has had since before it was 'The United States.'
The crust of that pie was formed with the first settlers. Since that time,
every group of people (ethnic group, class, gender, etc.) has contributed
their own ingredients to the creation of this pie. Therefore, no one group
is all at fault and no one group can fix it; it must be done corporately
regardless of the sound-track playing in the kitchen. I am in agreement
with what Mr. Osayande discussed." Photos
For more information
on Osayande and samples of his writings, go to his website here.
MCCC will host the MATHCOUNTS program on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Professional Engineers Society of Mercer
County, students from area high schools will compete through problem solving
and testing. In the afternoon, the high scorers will face off
and win awards. Mercers Math faculty will offer parents information
about our courses and programs. Savita Bambhrolia and staff will offer
information about MCCC; and Laurene Jones and Transfer Services will offer
information about opportunities after Mercer. The main competition will
take place in the Student Center in the morning. The afternoon awards
will take place in CM107. Richard Williams, our math adjunct professor,
is the coordinator. For information, contact Diane Campbell at Campbell@mccc.edu.
American Leaders Create Scholarship Fund
Local Italian American leaders recently presented a check in the amount
of $500 to MCCC President Patricia Donohue to be used for a scholarship
that promotes Italian heritage through education. John Scarpati, president
of the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association, made the presentation
on behalf of Gilda Rorro Baldassari, who serves as honorary vice consul
for Italy in Trenton and is a member of the Italian American Heritage
Commission for the State Department of Education. For photo, click here.
YOURSELF IN PINK AND BLUE -- SUPPORT THE
MARCH OF DIMES
Message from MCCC's Phi Beta Lamda: In recent years, doctors have
come to realize that folic acid is very important for everyone in maintaining
health. It has long been known that folic acid plays an important role
in the production of normal red blood cells. Some recent studies suggest
that folic acid may help prevent stroke and some cancers.
Please join MCCC PBL
and learn more about the importance of folic acid and what the March of
Dimes is doing to prevent birth defects and promote healthy babies.
February 18, 2008. Where: SC 108
Time: Any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Brunch will be
DONATE $1 TO HELP
THE MARCH OF DIMES CONTINUE THEIR IMPORTANT WORK!
For more information:
contact the Office of Student Activities -- Robert Delgado firstname.lastname@example.org
or Harry Watson at ext. 3232.
Invited to Submit Work for "Mercer County Artists" Exhibit
Artists 18 and older who are living, working, or attending school anywhere
in Mercer County are invited to submit up to two recent works of art for
consideration for this year's Mercer County Artists exhibition at MCCC's
Gallery. Jurying takes place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Gallery, 2nd
floor of the Communications Building. More than $1,500 in prizes and awards
will be announced. This year's juror is Cicely Cottingham from Aljira
Gallery and Design in Newark, NJ. The prospectus with details on submission
can be downloaded from the college's website here,
and is also available in hard copy outside of The Gallery.
Can Send a Singing Valentine
The Jersey Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is offering
Singing Valentines. They will deliver two songs in four-part harmony,
a customized Valentine card, a photo with the quartet, a chocolate treat
and a silk rose. Cost is $50. Or you can send a long-distance Valentine
by telephone, with a greeting and a song, for $12. For more information
contact Judy Katz at ext. 3324 or at 609-273-7701.
in the News Online
Star Ledger, Feb. 7, 2008 "Renovations that Whet the Appetite"
article in The Times: "Appetite for Instruction")
Trentonian Feb. 4, 2008, "L'ville Granny Feels Right at Home in Kelsey
here for the MLink Calendar
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
1-10: Driving Miss Daisy
for the Princeton Packet's Feature Story)
for the West Windsor Plainsboro News Feature Story)
15-24: My Favorite Year
23: Max and Ruby
29 - March 9: Thoroughly Modern Millie
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