E-Bulletin of March 2, 2007

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Mercer in the News Online
Recent great publicity for MCCC -- including a Princeton Packet feature on Kathy Paluscio's Mouthworks Troupe and a Hamilton Post story on MCCC security guards Loe Lugo and John Wambaugh, our EMT. Click here for the links.

Business Practice Firm Hosts Instructor Training
MCCC recently hosted a two-day training for 15 teachers who wish to implement an International Business Practice Firm (IBPF) at their institutions. They came from high schools and two-year colleges in N.J., Wisconsin, Florida, and California. The IBPF program teaches through simulated business firms that trade with other such firms throughout the U.S. and world. MCCC students run two such firms.

Program coordinator Carol Weber, who has led training for the past eight years, says Mercer is the only college site in the country providing such training. Participants learn the pedagogy and business sides of the program -- such as marketing, human resources and accounting.

With the assistance of Mary McCormick, Weber also administers a network of practice firms. For an annual fee, network members receive a variety of support services including electronic banking, marketing, a website, videoconferencing and special programs. The network now has about 30 members who operate 37 different practice firms.

In addition to Carol Weber and Mary McCormick, the training was facilitated by faculty members Joan Jones, Jonathan Rowe, Herb Spiegel and Josie Mathias.
Weber said the participants "gave us high accolades."

Lisa Camillone Nominated by Governor
The Office of Governor Corzine has nominated MCCC athletic trainer Lisa Camillone to serve on the Athletic Training Advisory Committee. Her nomination is now being considered for confirmation by the NJ State Senate. If confirmed she will be one of four athletic trainers on the commission, representing about 470 certified athletic trainers in New Jersey. Camillone has been an active member of the Athletic Trainers Society of N.J. for many years, and is a past president. She attributes this nomination to her years of experience. "Professionally it is an incredible honor," she said.

Prof. Leipzig is Juror in Belmar Art Show
MCCC Professor Mel Leipzig is this year's juror in the Belmar Arts Council Exhibition, to be open March 17 through 30 at 608 River Road in Belmar. An opening reception will be held Saturday, March 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information visit BelmarArts.org.

Edith Silver Bagpipe Concert Benefits Children
MCCC Professor Edith Silver will be featured in the "Music for Bagpipes & Organ" concert on Sunday, March 25, 3 p.m.. at the Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington, NJ. Silver will be joined by piper Pam Silver, drummer Doug Clark, and organist Michael McCormick performing traditional Irish and Scottish tunes arranged by Silver and others. Soloist Karen Evanetz will perform "Danny Boy" and other Irish folk tunes. Admission is free. Donations will go to the Christian Children's Fund, to support programs for children and families facing emergencies worldwide.

Joan Goldstein to Teach "Living in America"
Help to spread the word to neighbors and friends. Mercer's Center for Continuing Studies invites those new to America to participate in a six-week course entitled "Living in America," set for March 20 to May 1, 6 to 8 p.m. MCCC's
Dr. Joan Goldstein will teach the class. Click here for more.

Morson Speaks to New Staff
In December former dean Harrison Morson came back to Mercer on Dr. Beverly Richardson's invitation to make a presentation on customer service to recently hired employees. He also recently attended a
Middle States Association committee meeting on institution-wide accreditation. He was asked to co-chair a team reviewing the status of a K-12 church-affiliated school in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. "This experience was a real educational adventure," he said. "All the schools on the Virgin Islands are severely limited by the lack of financial resources made available to them, generally as a direct result of the political climate."

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

March 2-11 -- "Breaking Legs"

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

March 23 - April 1 -- "Cinderella"

Area Blood Drive Requests Donors
The Community Blood Council of New Jersey will hold a Blood Drive at St. Gregory the Great School Cafeteria, 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, on Friday, March 30, from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling Barbara at 609-587-2307. Walk-ins welcome.

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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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