E-Bulletin of April 10, 2008
Need Your Help With MercerMail and M-Alert!
If you have not yet updated your emergency contact information for
M-Alert, please do so now.
Also, we need help
in spreading the word to students about MercerMail and M-Alert.
Susan Bowen has asked faculty members to make an announcement in all your
classes. As you know, students are automatically included in our MercerMail
system, but they need to sign on. Web pages with instructions on
each of these services are prominent on MCCCs home page here.
Requested for "Earth Day" Events
Mercer's Sustainability Committee and the Student Government Association
are cooperating to increase awareness of recycling, campus cleanup, the
natural world, trees, and yes, voting, during upcoming campus events.
for a flyer with events listed.
Students Explore "Macbeth"
MCCC Theatre students will explore the dark forces of human nature in
their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, "Macbeth,"
at Kelsey Theatre. The curtain rises April 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m.
and April 27 at 2 p.m. According to MCCC Theatre Program Coordinator Jody
Person, who directs the play, in the fantasy of this production, nearly
all the actors slip beneath the skin and inhabit the roles of Macbeth
and/or Lady Macbeth at some point in the action. "If the potential
for evil exists in everyone, the characters in the play as well as members
of the audience have the potential to be Macbeth or Lady Macbeth, if only
in our daydreams or nightmares," Person said. "The action flows
from scene to scene with a swiftness that draws us into Macbeth's internal
struggles." Details and photos here.
in Transition" Open House May 7
MCCC is inviting all adults seeking to return to education, re-enter the
workforce, change careers, or prepare for a rewarding retirement to an
Open House Information Session. The event takes place on Wednesday, May
7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. Representatives from both
credit and noncredit programs will be on hand. Details here.
to Speak at JKC April 10
Former MCCC student and filmmaker Patrick Pierre and co-writer Adriana
Gittens, a current MCCC student, will speak at the Kerney Campus, addressing
"The Challenge of Making Independent Films" on April 10 at 12
noon, Kerney Hall. The
Trenton moviemakers held the premiere of their new film on Feb. 16. According
to JKC staff member James White, "The Student Activities Committee
is excited for the opportunity to meet, greet and converse with the emerging
local celebrities." He said Adriana Gittens will be recognized by
MCCC's Board of Trustees as an outstanding student for her creative contribution
to the cinema.
Film "Sand and Sorrow" Coming April 15
The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center
will present "Sand and Sorrow,"
a 93-minute film about Darfur narrated by George Clooney, on April 15
at noon in the Communications Building, Room 109. The show is free and
open to the public. For further information contact Professor Emeritus
Saul Goldwasser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Prof. Horowitz has recently
published "Taking Lives: Genocide and State Power" (5th edition)
which may be purchased in the college bookstore. The free lecture is sponsored
by the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center. For
further information contact Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser at email@example.com.
Kunsman to Speak April 24
Noted photographer Eric Kunsman, book artist and former MCCC coordinator
of Photography, will feature his latest body of work in a photo lecture
entitled "Thou Art...Will Give
" on Thursday, April 24,
at 12 noon. The event is presented free to the public as part of Mercer's
Distinguished Lecture Series and will be held in CM 110. Details here.
Day April 16
On Wednesday, April 16, the American Heart Association is sponsoring a
National Walking Day that encourages people to wear their sneakers to
work and to take a walk at some point during the day. The event is to
encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle. More
Fair April 26
MCCC's Aviation program is again hosting a "Pennies-A-Pound"
Flight Fair on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trenton-Mercer
Airport. The rain date is Sunday, April 27. Cost is 20 cents per pound,
with an $8 minimum and $22 maximum fee. Food and beverages will be available
for purchase. For more information call 609-530-1272.
Development From the Bat Cave
for upcoming professional development opportunities, and watch a new video
profile of Dr. Craig Coenen.
Union to Make Campus Visits
All college employees and students are entitled to membership to the Mercer
County NJ Teachers' Federal Credit Union. The credit union is non-profit
and offers its gains to members in the form of better loan rates, etc.
Credit Union representatives will be visiting the campus on several upcoming
dates to offer membership to staff or students and to explain their services.
West Windsor Campus visits will be on the second floor of the Student
Center, near the bookstore. The James Kerney Campus location will be in
the Center City Cafe (cafeteria). Click here
for a list of scheduled visits. Click here
for the credit union's website.
Heart Walk Off to Good Start
-- Save the Date
College staff and faculty donated over $700 to the February "Go-Red"
day. The donations will be added to all proceeds from this year's Heart
Walk, set for Sunday, September 14. According to Amy Iseneker, the money
will specifically go towards research and programs for women.
to Provide Training for Aurobindo Pharma USA
Mercer's Center for Training and Development will design and deliver customized
training for Aurobindo Pharma USA, which manufactures generic pharmaceuticals.
The company received a $152,000 training grant from the NJ Department
of Labor and Workforce Development. Planned training for current and new
employees will include computer skills, manufacturing, mathematics and
communications. President Patricia Donohue participated in the announcement
ceremony, with Labor Commissioner David J. Socolow and representatives
from Aurobindo. Photos here.
The March 27 "Celebrating Successful Women" luncheon concluded
Women's Month activities at Mercer. Three guest speakers were Suzanne
Carbonaro, an instructor of Communication and Journalism at Rider University
and The College of New Jersey; Major Wendy J. Galloway, a member of the
Division of State Police who is currently the commanding officer for Community
Affairs; and Kim Lacken, a Mercer County deputy first assistant prosecutor.
The Program was sponsored
by the Student Activities office, MCCC Counselor Tim Moran, the Athletics
Department, and the American Association for Women in Community Colleges
-- MCCC Chapter.The Hospitality Club catered the luncheon and provided
an assortment of desserts.
From the College Effectiveness Assessment Task Force
Bettina Caluori, who chairs the CEA Task Force, submitted this update:
What makes listeners donate to WWFM? How do our bursar practices compare
to those at other community colleges? How satisfied are the customers
of our dining services?
The answers to questions
such as these will emerge as we work together to improve the college.
Following an updated, college-wide assessment plan, each year all administrative
units/areas will investigate the quality of one service in relation to
one goal for that service. Walter Brooks, Peter Fretwell, Pat Barchi,
Bernice Gottlieb-Smith, Frank DiBella and Susan Bowen recently presented
their plans for the "One Service One Goal" (OSOG) initiative
at the meeting of the College Effectiveness Assessment Task Force (CEATF)
on March 14. This effort in Administrative and Student Services parallels
a similar effort in all academic divisions called "One Course One
Goal" (OCOG). More here.
for a Power Point presentation on the Administrative unit of MCCC,
which includes fast facts.
Program Teaches Children/Teens
On April 3 Television Instructor Steve Voorhees assisted the West Windsor
Cub Scouts, Pack 48, as they worked to earn their Communicator Activity
Badge. Part of their requirement is to learn how a television station
operates. Voorhees gave ten enthusiastic scouts a tour of the TV Studio
and control room, and instructed them in creating broadcasts of the local
weather forecast in front of the "green screen." The children
received a tape of their forecasts at the end of the evening.
The studio also hosted
a visit by high schoolers from Trenton Central. In addition to an overview
of studio production, the students produced their own short newscast.
The students are part
of a program provided by the Trenton Public Education Foundation.
Student Organization Hosts Soccer Tournament
Mercer's International Student Organization (ISO) ushered in
spring with its second annual "Play for a Cause" soccer tournament
on March 29. Ten teams of MCCC students competed. Medals were awarded
to the first, second and third place teams. ISO Advisor Amy Immordino
reports that each team played with passion and had a great time playing
"the world's sport."
Proceeds from the
event were donated to the Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Soccer Foundation,
Inc., which provides opportunities for youth soccer in urban areas. Myernick
hailed from the local area and dedicated his life to the sport of soccer
as a player and coach at the highest levels, including the U.S. National
Team. Photos here.
Speaker, Educator Shares Secrets of Leadership at Mercer
educator, Dr. Teena Cahill, gave humorous and poignant insights into what
constitutes great leadership in today's world during a lively talk to
students, faculty, staff and community members at MCCC's Conference Center
on April 3. She challenged the 200-plus members of the audience to find
their personal strengths and to build on them to make a transformational
difference in the lives of others.
challenges of balancing work, family life and personal growth, Cahill
encouraged the audience to discover and trust in the leader within themselves.
"You must figure out what it is you want to do well," said Cahill,
a Princeton-based clinical psychologist, director of Wisdom and Beyond
LLC, and author of The Cahill Factor: Turning Adversity into Advantage
(SterlingHouse Publisher, Inc., 2007). Following the presentation,
Cahill signed and distributed free copies of her book to students. For
event photos, click here.
For Success" Fashion Show at JKC
Five students served as models when the American Association for Women
in Community Colleges -- MCCC Chapter, the Student Activities office and
JKC Student Activities Board sponsored the "Dress for Success"
Fashion Show. The March 25 Kerney Campus event featured Cee Sloan, store
manager of the Hamilton Dressbarn, who spoke about coordinating a suit
and career clothes, turning a work outfit into an evening outfit, and
learning what's new for spring. Dressbarn
is a national sponsor of S.O.S Week, which is sponsored by the organization
called "Dress For Success." Click here
for photos (courtesy of Dr. Donna Richardson-Hall).
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
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 admissions and Yum-Yum's! The BlackBox
Studio Theatre ( CM 122).
Come early for seats! Rated PG-13. For more information contact Kathryn
Paluscio, assistant professor of Communication and coach of MouthWorks,
at ext. 3454.
Fundraiser Coming to Mercer County Park
Kinny's Walk, "Battling Hunger One Step at a Time," takes place
at Mercer County Park on Sunday, June 8. Register from 9 to 10:30 a.m.;
walk 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, entertainment and vendors.
For more information visit www.BattleAgainstHunger.org
or call 732-274-9514.
here for the MLink Calendar
for a listing of April Events (Community College Month).
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
19 -- Dr. Dolittle
18-27 -- "Macbeth" presented by MCCC Theatre Students
3 -- Sleeping Beauty
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