E-Bulletin of March 26, 2008

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Linda Martin Appointed Dean
At the March 20 meeting of the MCCC Board of Trustees, Linda A. Martin was officially appointed dean for the Science and Health Professions Division, effective March 24.
"I am excited to work with this faculty. They are innovative and creative, and we can do great things," said Martin, who has been serving as acting dean since October. More here.

Honors Program to Host Open House
Mercer's Honors Program will be hosting a Spring Open House on Monday, March 31 at 12 noon in SC108. Any student who wants to find out more about the Honors Program is welcome to attend. For more information on the Honors Program, click here.

Gitenstein to Speak at ACE Net Conference
Dr. R. Barbara Gitenstein, president of The College of New Jersey, will be the featured speaker at the New Jersey ACE Network Spring 2008 Conference and Luncheon. It takes place on Friday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brookdale Community College. The cost is $50 per person. Click here for the registration flyer.

MercerMail Launched
Today marks the start of MercerMail, the new student e-mail service which gives all full- and part-time credit students an MCCC e-mail account. It’s particularly important for students to use MercerMail since it will be a component of MCCC’s emergency communication system called M-Alert which we will be launching in mid April.

Postcards and flyers will be distributed throughout the campus to direct students to the MercerMail web page. Please help to spread the word to students. The web page includes complete details, including how students can access their account. http://www.mccc.edu/mercermail.

AACC Offers Opportunities
Click here for news, initiatives, opportunities and workshops from the American Association of Community Colleges.

Flight Fair This Weekend
Take the family and soar above Mercer County this Saturday, at the Aviation program's Flight Fair, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The rain date is Sunday, March 30. The cost is 20 cents per pound (weights are kept secret), with a minimum charge of $8 and a maximum of $22 per person. More here.


MCCC Hosts RCA Workshop for Chefs
Nine chefs from as far as the Midwest attended a three-day workshop at the MCCC Culinary Center during spring break. The workshop, "Food Science," is one of four that chefs must complete to earn their Culinology certification from the Research Chefs Association.

The intensive curriculum included meats, proteins, carbs, additives, fats and lipids. Among the instructors were Jeff Cousminer from Firmenich, Jim Lamkey from CHR Hansen, Hans Schade, the retired creator of the cereal Fruity Pebbles, Tom Tiffany from ADM Supermarkets of the World, Janet Carver from National Starch in Bridgewater, and Maureen Akins from TIC Gums. According to HRIM Program Coordinator and workshop attendee Doug Fee, "Gums are in almost everything." For photos, click here.

2006 Photography Alum Part of Gallery 125 Show
The work of recent Mercer Photography graduate, Joseph Greenfield, is part of a show at Gallery 125, which was reviewed by The Times here. Joseph graduated in spring '06 and was a recipient of the TAWA award for MCCC photography students. He also participated in an internship with The Times while he was in the program.

Student Included in Photographer's Forum Magazine
Nikhil Fernandes, an MCCC Ad Design major who also took a Photography class, is a finalist in the 28th Annual Best of College Photography Contest in the Photographer's Forum Magazine. Image here.


Kelsey Theatre Cruise Invites All
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 at 609-275-0335 or visit the Cruise One website 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.

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. Click here for the flyer.

At The Gallery
There is still time to see the "Mercer County Artists" exhibit at The Gallery. Click here for a look at some of the winning works.


Upcoming Lectures in the Distinguished Lecture Series

"Policewomen: The First Century and Beyond" by Plainsboro Police Chief Elizabeth Bondurant on March 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.

MouthWorks Comedy Show -- "For No Reason"
All are invited to the MouthWorks Comedy Show on Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Free Admission and Yum-Yums! The BlackBox Studio Theatre in CM 122.
Come early for seats! Rated PG-13. For more information contact Kathryn Paluscio, Assistant Professor of Communication and MouthWorks coach, at ext. 3454.

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.


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

April 18-27 -- "Macbeth" presented by MCCC Theatre Students

The February 29 eNews@MCCC
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Sports Update
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