E-Bulletin of March 25, 2010

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Community College Month Calendar: Send Your April Event
The Public Information office is compiling a calendar of all college events for April, to be pulished online as "Community College Month Events at MCCC." Please send all scheduled events to symonss@mccc.edu. Include name of event, date, time, place, cost if any or indicate if it's free, and a contact person's phone number and e-mail.


Evening Transfer Program March 31
Please spread the word! Representatives from 14 colleges will provide information to visiting students at an Evening Transfer Fair on Wed., March 31, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Student Center Cafeteria. The event is sponsored by MCCC's Transfer Services office.


"Careers in Aging" Lecture April 13
Patricia A. Polansky, assistant commissioner for the Division of Aging and Community Services in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, will discuss "Careers in the Field of Aging" on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 12 noon, in CM 110. With the large number of baby boomers reaching retirement age, opportunities in these areas are growing steadily. More here.


Support the Scholarship Dinner Dance
Please plan to join us for MCCC's 2010 Scholarship Dinner Dance, set for April 24 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Print out and submit the new online form here and send it to Jeremy Parry in AD133. MCCC staff and faculty tickets are $150 each for yourself and one guest. All other tickets are $200. If you have any questions, call Jeremy at ext. 3728 or e-mail parryj@mccc.edu. Gianni’s on Route 33 has offered MCCC attendees a special rate of $75 to rent a complete tux (black tie is optional).


Coming Event Reminders

March 27: African-American Student Organization trip to Baltimore meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria for continental breakfast and information session. Bus departs 9:30 a.m. from the circle in front of the Phys. Ed. building. Must be 18 to attend. Call Lucia Brown-Joseph at (609) 586-3499 or Brittney Ross at (609) 638-0411.

March 30: "Innovations in HIV Testing" Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Sindy M. Paul, medical director of the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, 12 noon in CM 109. More here.

April 10 and May 1: Aviation program's Flight Fairs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trenton-Mercer Airport.  Rain dates April 11 and May 2. Proceeds benefit the Flight Team. More here.

April 14: Explore Mercer Open House, 6 p.m., Student Center. More here.

May 20: Commencement 5:30 p.m.; Honors Convocation at Kelsey Theatre 2:30 p.m.

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MCCC Center for Continuing Studies to Offer Variety of Test Prep Courses
This spring and summer, MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies will offer test prep courses designed to boost test-takers' confidence as they explore strategies for success. Courses include "Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Review," "Graduate Record (GRE) Review,""Accuplacer Review," "SAT Prep" and "ACT Prep."
For aspiring elementary school teachers, the center offers the "Praxis II Prep Course." More here.

TV Program Helps Cub Scouts
On March 20, Steve Voorhees and MCCC's TV program welcomed two groups of cub scouts to the college's station to help them earn their communication badge. The scouts, from Den 1, Pack 87, learned about the studio and control room and were able to record a short show. "They appeared to really enjoy the session," Voorhees said.

Lecturer Says Census Can Mean Dollars
"Hear ye one and all, the 2010 Census is under way," says Leonard Preston, chief of Labor Market Information for the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Preston's lecture on March 24, "Countdown to the 2010 U.S. Census," focused on how important it is to make sure every person is counted. Preston said the federal government distributes more than $400 billion annually to state, local and tribal governments based on census data. One of the shortest census forms in history, the 2010 Census form asks 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.


MCCC Students Attend State Farm Conference Based on New Grant
Four MCCC students and their advisor, Al-Lateef Farmer, attended a State Farm national service-learning conference in San Jose, California recently, after receiving a new grant from the company. Conference expenses were covered by
State Farm. The students, Sade Carmichael, Latreil Jackson, Sharon Herrera, and Shanique Stoddard, assisted in writing the recently secured grant, and are part of MCCC's LEADS program, created two years ago by PASS, and comprised of about 45 students.

The State Farm grant project, called Discovering Options, enables MCCC's LEADS students to work with Trenton Central High School students. The goal is to educate seniors about college options and other options after high school, to teach financial aid literacy, life skills, and skills required in college. The students will also conduct an after school program to help prepare 9th graders for SATs. According to Khalida Haqq, "This is a wonderful opportunity for PASS to make a difference in the community!"

Predictions Made at Mercer County's Economic Summit Hosted at MCCC
From Mercer County's press release: "High unemployment, a dismal state budget picture, and a stubborn recession all provided much to discuss as Mercer County held its Fifth Annual Economic Summit March 24 to give businesses a better sense of what to expect from the economy this year and how they can begin to recover from the downturn...

"From a regional perspective, statistics taken from a survey of economists by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicated Mercer County has fared much better than around the state and nation. Mercer has lost only about 3 percent of its jobs in the recession, compared to 6 percent in New Jersey and across the U.S., thanks to the strong employment sectors of education and healthcare. Read the full press release here.

Mercer in the News Online

Mooch's dream fulfilled
[Former MCCC student and soccer player Glenn "Mooch" Myernick's legacy]

Trenton Times:
Good Cause Motivates Hard Working Teen [MCCC student Qaysean Williams]

College TV Station to Air Student Production (MCCC TV Student Tyann Sells)

Town Topics:
MCCC Teacher Talks on New Book at Penn

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

March 27: "Boy Who Cried Wolf"

April 9-18: "Rent" (MCCC Theatre students and community actors)

April 10: Are You My Mother?

The WWC Café Menu
Hungry? Find out what's cookin' at the MCCC Café at WWC here.

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.

Community Events (submitted by MCCC staff/faculty)

March 26: Community Blood Council of NJ Blood Drive, 3 to 8:30 p.m., St. Gregory School Cafeteria. Walk in or call 609-587-2307.

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