E-Bulletin of April 1, 2010

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Community College Month Events
On April 22 MCCC's Board of Trustees will recognize outstanding students at its meeting, which takes place at the James Kerney Campus, Kerney Hall, 6:30 p.m. See more MCCC events for Community College Month here.

Flu Shots April 5
The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Public Health, will offer H1N1 vaccinations to all MCCC employees on Monday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Memorial Lounge, Student Center, West Windsor Campus. The shots are free.

Why get a flu shot now? On March 30 the Center for Disease Control said: "While flu activity remains relatively low nationally, the Southeast United States is experiencing increases in activity, according to the March 14-20, 2010 FluView. Most flu continues to be 2009 H1N1. Flu activity, caused by either 2009 H1N1 or seasonal flu viruses, may rise and fall, but is expected to continue for weeks in the U.S. Internationally, 2009 H1N1 flu is still circulating, including in the Southern Hemisphere, which is about to enter its flu season." More here.

Criminal Justice Career Day April 8
Representatives from numerous law enforcement organizations are coming to MCCC Thursday, April 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Criminal Justice Career Day. The event takes place in the Student Center cafeteria. Represented will be several police departments, the NJ Office of Homeland Security, the FBI, Six Flags Security, US Customs, and five four-year colleges.

Join the March of Dimes Walk April 25
MCCC students are planning to participate in the March of Dimes Walk at Mercer County Park, April 25. Walk distance is 5 miles. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and walk starts at 9 a.m. For more information call (609) 655-7400. To join the MCCC team go to www.marchforbabies.org and "Find an Event."

MCCC to Host Teen Arts Festival May 14
MCCC will again host the Teen Arts Festival, set for Friday, May 14. Mercer's role is to provide logistical support and communication within the college, which is organized through Dean Judy Ehresman, who says, "Gear up for the 1,200 or so students who will be descending on our campus on Friday, May 14. They are prospective students!"

Coming Event Reminders

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 13: Careers in Aging Lecture by Patricia A. Polansky, assistant commissioner for the Division of Aging and Community Services in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, 12 noon, in CM 110. More here.

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

April 21: Administrative Professionals Day, Conference Center

April 24:
Scholarship Dinner Dance, 6 p.m., Hyatt Regency Princeton. Form here. Send to Jeremy Parry in AD133 or call ext. 3728 or e-mail parryj@mccc.edu. Event details here.

April 29: Spring Day, WWC quad.

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


Update Your M-Alert Information Now
It’s springtime and time to update your employee contact information for M-Alert! As a reminder, M-Alert has the ability to dial up to four phone numbers per employee, including home, work, primary cell (text messaging) and secondary cell. In order to ensure that we can reach you, we must have your current contact information Please visit the employee portal on MLink to update your phone numbers as soon as possible. Select the "Change Contact Info" link, and then select the "Telephone" link. Note that each telephone number that is listed needs to include the area code. If you have any questions regarding how to update your information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357. Other questions about the M-Alert service should be directed to Bryan Marshall, Director of Security, ext. 3523..


Radiography Graduates Excel; Program Awarded Eight-Year Accreditation
All graduates of the Class of 2009 who took the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination passed. The average score was 88.2%, exceeding the national and NJ state averages. The majority of graduates have secured employment in local hospitals and imaging centers as well as in the southwest United States.

The Radiography program was awarded an eight-year accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The award was based on the results of the on-site evaluation conducted in October 2009. The eight-year award is the maximum duration granted by the JRCERT.


Wellness at Mercer: Calendar of Events, Fruit Bar
Check out the Wellness Calendar for details on MCCC yoga classes, Monday workshops on health and nutrition, the Strive for Five weight loss challenge, and more. New at the MCCC cafeteria is a colorful fruit bar with nuts, granola and other healthy goodies.


Staff Develops Online College Preparation Program
To help students navigate through the college application process, MCCC's Virtual College and Youth College collaborated to design "Preparing for Postsecondary Education," a fully online course . This course is open only to selected Trenton Central High School students (free of charge) as a pilot project. It includes lessons on career and college exploration, financial aid, and the college application process. For more information contact Peggy Brown at Educational Talent Search at (609) 439-5435.


Alumna, Employee, Performer Elizabeth Rzasa Embraces All Things Mercer
In her years at MCCC, Elizabeth Rzasa has been a student, an employee, and, in a role she quite literally relishes like no other, a performer at Kelsey Theatre. According to Music Program Coordinator Jim Kelly, for whom she currently works as an administrative assistant, Rzasa is devoted to Mercer. "She really treasures her time here. Liz brings spirit, personality, even a personal vision to her job," Kelly says. Read more here.


Continuing Studies is Communicating Via Twitter
Now you can follow MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies on Twitter. For their latest updates visit http://twitter.com/ccsmercer

Staff and Students Model at Women’s History Month Fashion Show
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the MCCC chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges and the Student Government Association co-sponsored a fashion show and buffet luncheon March 25 at the Conference Center. “Women’s Fashion Around the World in 30 Minutes” featured International Student Organization members and two young sisters who modeled clothing from various countries, as well as staff members who modeled spring fashions from Dress Barn. “It was great to see our campus community come together to support friends and coworkers,” said Bethanne Clayton, Student Activities administrative specialist. “It is a joy and honor to work with this incredible group of people who study and work at Mercer." Photos on Facebook here.


Education Students Inducted Into Kappa Delta Pi
In early March, 14 MCCC Education students were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, the international education honor society for teachers and future teachers. KDP is the world's largest education association, representing educators in all subject areas. These high-achieving Mercer students join eight who were inducted during the fall semester. Photo here.


Mercer in the News Online

The Times (nj.com)
MCCC Plans Flight Fairs

Open House for All Potential Students

County Summit Analyzes Area Financial State

MCCC Sets Summer Schedule

West Windsor Plainsboro News
Suburban Mom (Camp College)

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

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

April 10: Are You My Mother?

April 23 - May 2: "Annie" Will Touch Hearts

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
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