E-Bulletin of March 5, 2009

Mercer Moves!

New Upcoming Events



Mercer Moves!

Executive Dean Campbell Office Moves to 2nd Floor Library
Executive Dean Diane Campbell and her assistant, Sandi Perez, have moved to temporary quarters on the second floor of the Library, just beyond the bookstore. They will be moving back to their previous quarters after renovations are completed

New Upcoming Events

Free Lunch and Nutrition Workshop March 10
Dolce and Clemente's, the new Italian market in Robbinsville's Town Center, will provide a nutritious lunch including grilled chicken and vegetables, salad and fruit salad at noon on Tuesday, March 10 in AD130. Nutritionist Kristin Kwak will speak about proper nutrition. For a ticket stop by the Student Activities Office, Student Center, Room 104. The event is part of Women's History Month activities.

Career Training Institute Open House March 18
All are invited to the Career Training Institute's new facilities at the Daylight-Twilight High School. Come and talk with students and staff, and learn more about the program's short-term training programs in Word Processing, Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, Computer Applications, Computerized Accounting and Culinary Technician. It takes place Wednesday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (snow date Wednesday, March 25), at the Daylight Twilight High School, 5th Floor, Tower B, 135 E. Hanover Street, Trenton. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 609-656-4871 or e-mail guptas@mccc.edu.

"Police Suicide: Lessons Learned" Lecture March 26
Cherie Castellano, an expert in the field of behavioral health care and crisis intervention for law enforcement professionals, will examine an issue of increasing concern in her talk, "Police Suicide: Lessons Learned," on Thursday, March 26, at 12 noon, CM 110. More here.


New Payment Plan Offered for Fall Semester
Mercer is offering a new "Internal Tuition Payment Plan" beginning with fall semester registration. Students will be able to make up to 7 monthly tuition payments if they register by April 30, 2009. The initial payment must be a minimum of 10% of the total tuition and fees plus a $50 non-refundable processing fee. For more information contact Alex Cooper at ext. 3407.

Bio 113 at JKC Cebrates Darwin's 200th Birthday
On Feb. 12 students in Linda Gaylo's "Biological Concepts" class at JKC concluded their study of evolution with cake to celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution. The class had recently completed its chapters on evolution, including a lab dealing with extinction. To honor Darwin, the students completed an in-class project entitled "The price of butter depends on the number of old maids," adapted from Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species," Chapter 3, Struggle for Existence. Photos here.

MCCC Concludes Black History Month Festivities
Members of MCCC's African American Student Organization (AASO), President Patricia Donohue, faculty and staff members gathered with students Feb. 27 for an ethnic luncheon in celebration of Black History Month. Lots of warm hospitality was evident as guests sang the Black National Anthem, dined on traditional southern cuisine and were serenaded by music student Liz Csogi.

The food was prepared by AASO members and culinary students from MCCC's Career Training Institute. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Guy Generals gave remarks and assisted club advisor Lucia Brown-Joseph with presenting awards to students who participated in activities throughout February. Valarie Daniels of the TV program received special recognition for creating promotional spots which ran on MCCC's Cable TV.

The month's activities concluded with a Jazz Café featuring Bar-One Productions at the Center City Café at the James Kerney Campus that evening. "The goal was to foster unity," said Brown-Joseph. "Growing unity was evident by the well attended events on both campuses. Faculty, staff and students were enlightened and entertained. We aim to continue moving forward, making both campuses one true college community." Photos here.

Rush Holt Invites All to Washington for Environmental Leaders Day
Representative Rush Holt's office has invited all interested students, faculty and staff to participate in his Central New Jersey Environmental Leaders Day in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, March 31. The meetings will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided and the day will also include a tour of the Capitol. The program will feature meetings with top policymakers. "We will discuss a variety of issues affecting the environmental community and environmentally conscious citizens in central New Jersey and across the nation. Topics will include climate change, sustainable energy, and smart growth as well as other actions that Congress is taking to protect our environment. It is my hope that the sessions will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in Washington and how they affect you and your community."

There is a participant form to be filled out if you plan to attend. For a copy, e-mail symonss@mccc.edu. If you have any questions, call Matthew Hall at (609) 750-9365 or e-mail Matthew.Hall@mail.house.gov. Once you have confirmed your attendance, Mr. Holt's office will send you an agenda and logistical information for the day.

Students Build "Snow Face"
After promising to build another snow creature after their last snowman creation in early February, students John Andrews and Alex Powe again delighted the campus community with their "Snow Face" creation. The face is on the corner of the campus drive and Hughes Drive entrance. Hurry. The snow is likely to be gone by Sunday. Photo here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
3-1-09: Peter Fretwell's Letter to the Editor

3-1-09 Keep Internal Fires Burning

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

March 6 - 15: The Wiz

March 21: Little Red Riding Hood

March 27 - April 5: Godspell

March 28: African-American "Songs from the Soul"


Current Position Openings at MCCC
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Sports Update
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