E-Bulletin of March 12, 2007

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Two New Feature Stories on President Donohue and more
Recent great publicity for MCCC includes a WZBN TV interview with Dr. Donohue, a Packet feature on Dr. Donohue, a story about Mel Leipzig's exhibit at ARTWORKS featuring MCCC people and places, and an article with photo about the upcoming Flight Fair. Click here for the links.

Beverly Richardson Honored by Mercer County
Vice President and Provost, Dr. Beverly Richardson, was selected as a Women's Month honoree by Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and the Mercer County Freeholders. She will be honored at a luncheon on March 21.

"Color Theories" Now at The Gallery
As part of its celebration of Women's History Month in March, Mercer 's Gallery is showing the art of four experienced and vibrant women, Jeanne Calo, Betty Curtiss, Graziella Smith, and Marie Sturken.

Called "Color Theories," the show runs now through April 6. An opening reception takes place on Wednesday, March 14, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and a Gallery Talk with all four artists will be held on Tuesday, March 27, at 12 noon. Details and images here.

"A Chocolate Affair" will Mark PTA Program's 10 Years
The college's elegant Conference Center Atrium will be adorned with everything chocolate on Thurs., April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., when the Physical Therapist Assistant program celebrates its tenth anniversary and raises dollars for student scholarships. Alumni, current students, colleagues at clinical sites, and the college community are invited. Area businesses are asked to sponsor a torte for $100 or to become a donor for $50 to $500.

The evening will feature decorated chocolate tortes, a chocolate fondue station with fruit, pretzels and cookies, and chocolate candy donated by area shops and vendors. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by e-mailing Program Coordinator Barbara Behrens at behrensb@mccc.edu, or calling ext.3385.

Restaurant Fantasy Camp
At last year's Scholarship Dinner Dance, Mercer's culinary program offered an auction item called "Restaurant Fantasy Camp," a dinner for 25 with all the trimmings. The fantasy came true recently at Mercer's student dining room. Read the story here.

Give Blood on Campus March 22
MCCC's Human Resources office will host a Blood Drive on March 22 through the Community Blood Council of N.J. Set up your time by calling Mildred Leckie, ext. 3271. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Take to the Air March 24
MCCC's Aviation program will provide Scenic Airplane Rides at a "Pennies Per Pound Flight Fair" on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trenton-Mercer Airport. Proceeds benefit the college Flight Team. The cost is 20 cents a pound (minimum cost of $8 and maximum of $22).

Hospitality Students Present "Dessert Showcase" March 28
MCCC's Hospitality Club students, under faculty advisor Frank Benowitz, will be baking and selling their signature desserts on Wed., March 28 in the Student Center, outside the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for a delicious treat.

Lecture on Pre-Trial Reform Apr. 4
Nationally recognized scholar Candace McCoy, J.D., Ph.D., will lecture at MCCC on "Pre-Trial Reform in New Jersey: Can It Reduce Incarceration Disparity?" on Wednesday, April 4 at 12 noon in CM 109, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

Education Honor Society Inducts Candidates
On March 8 Mercer's Alpha Gamma Tau Chapter, the International Honor Society in Education, inducted new candidates and officers. Guest speaker was Dr. Angela O'Donnell. Group counselors are Dr. Marianne Reynolds and Elizabeth DeGiorgio.

Hospitality Club's Community Service
The Hospitality Club, and advisor Frank Benowitz, continues its community service activities, with more than 15 events this academic year. The club donated $150 worth of baking supplies to the charitable organization, Village of Hope, which will go to North Africa to help build a kitchen to feed children in the community.

Joan Goldstein Poetry Reading Features MCCC
Adjunct faculty member Joan Goldstein will present a poetry reading entitled "La Professor" at Barnes and Noble, Princeton Marketfair, on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. She will also feature poems from some of her MCCC students. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to read her poem about the class she teaches for intellectually challenged students in the DREAM program at Mercer.

Alumna's Photography in Solo Exhibit
The photography of Alina Bliach, who graduated from Mercer last May with an AFA degree, will be on display from March 8 through May 26 at Broadway & LRC Galleries, located on the campus of Passaic County Community College. Bliach's photography show, entitled "Mar Y Tierra," is presented in celebration of Women's History Month. A gallery reception will take place Thursday, March 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is located at Broadway at Memorial Drive, Paterson, NJ. For more information, call 973-684-5448.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

March 17 -- "Strike Up the Band" Offers Interactive Introduction to World of Music

March 23 - April 1 -- "Cinderella"

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Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.

Retirees to Meet March 21
HelenMarie Dolton invites all MCCC retirees to get together on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00, Sunny Gardens. Call her by the 19th to reserve your seat, at 882-5086.

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