E-Bulletin of March 19, 2008

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Public Hearing on Tuition Increase March 20
The MCCC Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on a proposed revised tuition increase on Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 pm. at its regular Board Meeting. The hearing will be held in AD107, at the West Windsor Campus.

The proposed revised tuition increase will be effective for the fall semester. The tuition increase that was approved at the February Board meeting remains in effect for the summer semester. More here.

MCCC Student Takes Top Prize in "Searching for the Stars"
In an exhilarating display of talent ranging from singing to rapping to dancing, nine finalists competed in front of judges, cameras and a live audience in the finale of MCCC's first-ever "Searching for the Stars" talent competition. MCCC student, ans singer/song writer Kelly Carvin took home the grand prize - an invitation to perform at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem later this spring. Details and photos here.

More on the Scholarship Dinner Dance
A good time was had by all at MCCC's Scholarship Dinner Dance. For photos click here.

President Donohue Honored by YWCA
The YWCA Princeton honored President Donohue and nine other area women during the 25th anniversary of the "Tribute to Women" awards dinner March 6. The Tribute program was established nationally by the YWCA to honor women who have made significant contributions to their professions and community in executive, entrepreneurial, professional, educational, and elected roles. Click here for photos.

Sign up for the "Leading in Life" Workshop April 3
Dynamic speaker, Dr. Teena Cahill, will present a workshop, "Leading in Life, " on April 3, 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. at The Conference Center. Reservations are required for the free event, which includes a light lunch. Call ext. 3742 to sign up. Click here for the flyer.

April Fools Day Advance Order Bake Sale
In an April Fools Bake Sale, the MCCC Hospitality Club is taking advance orders for three of their signature recipe items:
1) Brownies (4 large),
2) Chocolate Chip Cookies (16 standard size), or
3) Red Velvet Cupcakes (4)

Your choice is $5 per box, packaged in new Hospitality Club boxes. To order please contact Amanda at (609) 647-5539 by Tuesday, March 25. The pick-up date will be Tuesday, April 1 in ES 111. Click here for the flyer.

Alumnus to Mount Art Exhibit at Lawrence Library
From April 1-30, MCCC alumnus Bill Plank will exhibit 14 acrylic paintings at the Lawrence Headquarters of the Mercer County Library System. The show, entitled “Spirit and Dreams,” is a collection of fantasy paintings that depict angels, mythological figures and medieval imagery in a realistic style. “My goal is to maximize the visual impact on the viewer by pulling together the theme in every square inch of each painting,” Plank said.

Plank earned his Mercer degree in Visual Arts in 1977 and his bachelor’s in Art Education from Trenton State College. He recently retired from 22 years of teaching at Hightstown High School. The Lawrence Library is located at 2751 Brunswick Pike. See sample paintings from the show here.

Rutgers Professor Emeritus to Lecture on Genocide April 17
"Twenty-First Century Variations on the Theme of Genocide" is the topic of Rutgers Professor Emeritus Irving Louis Horowitz's Upcoming Lecture at MCCC on April 17 at noon in CM 109. The lecture is sponsored by the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center. Prof. Horowitz has recently published "Taking Lives: Genocide and State Power" (5th edition) which may be purchased in the college bookstore. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Announcing the Kelsey Theatre Cruise
The Fifth Annual Kelsey Theatre eight-night Fundraising Cruise sets sail Nov. 1, 2008 on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. Artistic Director Kitty Getlik says, "The Kelsey Theatre Fundraising Cruise has been instrumental in upgrading our sound system over the past four years – and it has also been enjoyed by many a faculty and staff member."

Prices begin at $928 per person. A deposit of $250 per person is due by April 2. Past passengers of Royal Caribbean can save up to $175 per cabin.

Click here for the flyer. For more information call Colleen Robinson 609-275-0335 or visit the Cruise One website here.

Author Speaks to Ad Design Class
Roger Shapiro, president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Mitchell Rose LLC, spoke to an Ad Design class on March 6. The author or "Write Right: 26 Tips to Improve Your Writing. Dramatically," Shapiro addressed the value of great copywriting, and offered writing tips. Photo here.

Mercer in the News Online

Trentonian, March 16, 2008: Lucas Kelly Wins Best in Show Utrecht Award

The Times, March 14, 2008: Learning the 'Score' the Easy Way With County Band

Pennington Post, March 6, 2008: MCCC's Tomato Patch Arts Program Turns 35

Pennington Post, March 6, 2008: MCCC Kicks Off Women's History Month

Town Topics, March 5, 2008: WWFM Classical Network Receives Major Donation

US 1, Feb. 27, 2008: Camp College

Windsor Hights Herald, Feb. 22, 2008: MCCC Honors Alumnus From Township

Upcoming Lectures in the Distinguished Lecture Series

"Policewomen: The First Century and Beyond" by Plainsboro Police Chief Elizabeth Bondurant on Mar. 27 at noon in CM 110. Click here for the story.

"Drug Approval in the U.S.: A Review of the Process and Potential Career Opportunities" by Dr. Ronald Harning, director of clinical research and regulatory affairs at Teijin America, Inc. on Tuesday, April 8, at 12 noon in CM 109. Click here for the story.

Click here for the MLink Calendar of Events.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

March 28 - April 6 -- Singin' In the Rain

April 19 -- Dr. Dolittle

The February 29 eNews@MCCC
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Sports Update
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