E-Bulletin of March 28, 2007

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Mercer Women Recognized at Luncheon
In celebration of Women's History Month, more than 100 members of the staff and faculty honored Mercer's women at a luncheon hosted by the Student Activities Office March 21. The excellent meal was prepared by the Hospitality Club students.

In her comments Dr. Diane Campbell compared Mercer to Harvard, TCNJ and other prominent colleges who now have women presidents. She reminded the group about the great strides that have been made by women over the past 50 years. "The salary gap has closed a bit," she said. "We used to wear pins that said 59 cents; now the figure is 77 cents." (Women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.) "We have to make sure we share and help each other, and we have to make sure that we strive to do our best," she said.

The event honored Mercer women in four categories, chosen by student ballot. Congratulations to these recipients, who received floral bouquets:

    • Club/Organization Leader: Amy Immordino
    • Student Leader: Emmy Brandon
    • Staff Members: Lisa Camillone and Joan DeLucia
    • Faculty Member: Heather Jennings

Click here for photos

Beverly Richardson Accepts County Award
Vice President Richardson accepted her Women's History Month award on March 21 from County Executive Brian Hughes and the Freeholders. She was one of three accomplished women honored. Click here for photos.

Bob Pugh Receives Award Before 9,000
Read the full story here about Bob Pugh's Bob Kanaby Award from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the sport of basketball. He accepted the award March 19 before a crowd of approximately 9,000 fans at a halftime ceremony of the 2007 boys state championship game at Continental Airlines Arena.

Charlie Inverso in Notre Dame High Hall of Fame
MCCC Head Soccer Coach Charlie Inverso will be honored by Notre Dame High School as an inductee to its "Hall of Fame." Inverso has been with Mercer 21 years, earning five national championships. He also serves his community as a volunteer coach. He was National Soccer Coach of the Year four times and Region 19 Coach of the Year 16 times.

The Hall of Fame dinner will take place March 31 at the Nottingham Ballroom in Hamilton, and proceeds will go toward tuition assistance for students in need. Tickets are $100; patron tickets are $125. Call (609) 882-7900, ext. 165 for information. Click here to read The Times article on Notre Dame honorees.

The Administrative Professionals Day Conference
Help us spread the word. MCCC's Conference Center will host its annual "Administrative Professionals Day Conference" on April 26 at The Conference Center. Area businesses are invited to "give the gift of training" and treat their staff members to this all-day event, with breakfast and buffet lunch included. More here.

Michael Glass Hosts Irish Delegation
Mercer's Dr. Michael Glass, Director of Statewide Training, has been working internationally in Northern Ireland's peace efforts for many years. Read about his recent work here.

Mercer in the News Online
Click here for The Times coverage of Beverly Richardson's award and a great Packet feature story about The Gallery's current show, "Color Theories," with its many accolades for MCCC and Professor Mel Leipzig in particular. Also see the reviews of "Cinderella," at Kelsey through April 1.

Se Habla Español -- MCCC Plans Spanish Open House
Mercer's Enrollment Services office will host a Spanish Open House/Information Session on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Center, West Windsor campus. Prospective students will learn about Financial Aid, ESL programs, Academic Support Services and degree programs.

Mercer Women Read Poetry
Campus women gathered for poetry and lunch in MCCC's Gallery on March 22 as part of Women's History Month activities. Attendees read selections from their favorite poets, reflecting feminine themes including motherhood, familial love, service to others, and the bonds between women. The Gallery exhibit featuring four bold female artists provided the perfect backdrop for a truly inspirational lunch hour. The event was hosted by ACE-NET, a new women's group at Mercer. For more information about ACE-NET contact Khalida Haaq at ext. 3327. Click here for photos.

Cheer Dance Team to Host Student Fashion Show
Students will make their fashion statement at a Student Fashion Show on Friday, April 20. The event will be held in the cafeteria on the West Windsor campus starting at 7 p.m. The show will also feature student talent, including singers and dancers. Refreshments will be served.

The event is open to all. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Cheer Dance Team and Student Activities. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Tonia Harrison at 570-3640.

Student Photo Accepted for Show
Art student Keiko Ishida's black and white photo "Listening to the Cold" was accepted by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey for its show "Women & Wildlife 2007." It was on display at Prallsville Mills, Stockton, N.J. on March 25. Ishida said, "I'm excited about this news because it was my first photo accepted for a show. I am now taking Professor John Monahan’s Photography 101, and both Professor Monahan and Professor Dalton are my great instructors." Click here for the photo.

Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Now through - April 1 -- "Cinderella"

April 14 - "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

Students to Perform Visionary German Play April 20-29 -- Promo on YouTube
In one of their most ambitious and novel theatrical undertakings ever, MCCC Drama students will present "Woyzeck," a visionary play written in 1836 by German playwright Georg Buchner that has had a fresh, new translation and will be performed with a distinctively fanciful flair.
Click here for the details.

Mercer is now on YouTube! Theatre program coordinator Jody Person has produced the college's first video for this popular website, promoting Woyzeck.
Click here to see the video.

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.

The March eNews@MCCC
Click here for the March issue of the eNews, which includes a message from President Donohue.

Click here for past issues of eNews@MCCC. This newsletter is designed for and e-mailed to external constituents, including alumni, trustees, foundation and advisory board members, and other friends of the college. Please help us build our lists. To have someone added, send advisory board and friends names and e-mail addresses to zarrillr@mccc.edu. Send alumni names and e-mail addresses to humphrew@mccc.edu.

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

Retirees to Meet April 19
MCCC's retirees will meet for lunch on Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m., Sunny Gardens Restaurant. Call HelenMarie Dolton at 882-5086 by April 17.

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