E-Bulletin of April 16, 2008
Council of County Colleges Requests Support
A request from the NJ Council of County Colleges states the following:
"Governor Corzines proposed FY2009 State Budget places a family
income limit of $100,000 for the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance
Rewards Scholarship (NJSTARS) program and NJSTARS II. If adopted by the
legislature, this proposal means that if a family's total income exceeds
$100,000, they will no longer be considered eligible for NJSTARS (and
our initial analysis shows almost half of our NJSTARS students would be
impacted). We are requesting that you join our legislative efforts to
stop this proposal."
The NJCCC has made
it easy to send either a letter or e-mail to the legislator of your district.
The website also includes a place to comment about the FY 2009 budget.
Click on their special web page here.
Enter your name, address, e-mail and phone number and a pre-worded document
will be formatted with your legislators name and address as well
as your own. You can personalize the letter should you wish to add or
Holt and College Presidents Convene at MCCC
Mercer County's college presidents or their representatives met with Congressman
Rush Holt at MCCC's Conference Center on April 11. The meeting's goal
was to have an interactive conversation about New Jersey's future economic
development, and the role of both Mercer County's colleges and Einstein's
Alley. Congressman Holt, who is the honorary chair of Einstein's Alley,
shared some of the organization's history and organizing ideas. Click
for an overview of the Einstein's Alley initiative. Click here
Program to Host Hawaiian Dreams Fundraiser
MCCC's DREAM program, which offers a
college experience to young adults with intellectual disabilities, will
host "Island Dreams Mystery Theater
Night" to benefit the program. The event takes place Friday, May
16 from 7 to 11 p.m., and will feature dinner with Hawaiian specialties
and an interactive theatrical performance at MCCC's Conference Center.
Friday Forums Offer "Intellectual Stimulus" May 16 and 23
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies will present two one-day forums for
an audience ready to be stimulated by a discourse on politics, economics,
the arts, finance, wellness and more. Presented by noted local experts,
the "Friday Forums" will be held May 16 and 23 from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the Conference Center. More here.
Security Bike Patrol to Start in May
Staff and students can expect to see security officers in black and yellow
jackets and yellow jerseys cycling around the campus starting in early
May. Following a full-day training session by a representative from the
League of American Bicyclists on April 3, 11 MCCC officers are ready to
do their rounds on campus via bicycle. For details and photos of the training
session, click here.
Students Win Kean College Award
A documentary produced by MCCC Television students Nick Donnoli and Sam
Kanig has been selected as a winner in the Purple Violet Film Festival
at Kean University. The documentary chronicles the services that Mercer
Street Friends provides to the people of Mercer County. According to Kean's
Elizabeth Coen, the film will be screened with all of the winning entries
on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center's Little Theatre on
the Kean University campus. Details are available at their website here.
Learn From MCCC's Radio Program
Radio Program Coordinator Mitch Canter reports that on April 9, the Radio
program and WWFM hosted six students from the Trenton Youth Communications
Partnership program. Students from Trenton Central High School put on
headphones and got in front of the mic to record commercials, introduce
songs in true on-air fashion, and take part in an interview with Mercer
students. They also took part in recording, broadcasting and editing techniques
in the Radio program studio labs and the WWFM studios. "Thanks to
Mercer students Jackie Foreman, Andrew Morabito, Matt Mosner and Kyle
Miholics for volunteering their time to work with these bright young women,"
Canter said. Photos here.
Inducts 114 Students
MCCC's "five star" Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter inducted
114 new members at a ceremony on April 8. Congratulating the members and
offering inspirational words were President Patricia Donohue, Executive
Dean Diane Campbell, Faculty Advisor Karen Bearce, Staff Advisors Jennifer
Nuechterlein and Helene Plank, Chapter President Lynn Rowlands and President
Elect Ronald Russell.
Rowlands spoke about the variety of community service activities of the
chapter, including collecting 75 pounds of soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald
House and textbooks for Better World Books to benefit the National Center
for Family Literacy. The chapter also has donated personal grooming items
and silverware to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, given Halloween costumes
to Home Front, and participated in WWFM's pledge drives.
The chapter does fundraising
for scholarships and hosts fellowship and scholarship events including
luncheons with an intercultural theme, guest speakers and field trips.
Donohue to Serve on ACE Commission
President Donohue has been invited to serve as a member of the American
Council on Education's Commission on Effective Leadership. The commission
provides guidance for the ongoing development of the center's programs
and directs new initiatives to foster institutional effectiveness. It
also serves as a forum for member presidents to explore issues and share
Tennis Coach Stan Dlugosz Inducted into Hall of Fame
Stan Dlugosz, who retired from a 35-year career as head coach for Mercer
men's tennis in 2007, was recently inducted into the Mercer County Tennis
Hall of Fame. He joins 18 other honorees who have been inducted since
the men's program at Mercer, taking the team to the nationals 25 times.
The Vikings' best showing came in 2006, when they placed third; the 2007
squad placed eighth. He continues to serve as an assistant to successor
Marc Vecchiolla, who also coaches MCCC's women's tennis team. A civil
engineering professor at Mercer from 1962-2000, Dlugosz continues to teach
as a member of the adjunct faculty.
Hosting Teacher Leadership Forum
Educational Testing Service (ETS) will host a forum on Teacher Leadership
at its Princeton campus on May 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. The forum will provide
an opportunity for teacher candidates, administrators, practicing teachers
and faculty who prepare teachers, to learn from distinguished educators
from across the country. The panel will specifically address teacher leadership
and its evolving role within the profession. Panelists include state teachers
of the year from several states, and the 2007 National Teacher of the
Year, Andrea Peterson. The event is open to the public and takes place
on the ETS campus, Conant Hall, Lounge C. Space is limited. To register,
Our Eyes" Actors Perform at United Nations
On March 12, actors performed scenes from "Through Our Eyes,"
at the United Nations in New York. The show, which premiered at Kelsey
Theatre two years ago, will be back at Kelsey Theatre in September to
start off the 2008-2009 season.
"Through Our Eyes" was presented by ClubArtsOn Stage,
Allies Inc./Club Specials performing arts program in Hamilton. The
play features an ensemble of actors of all abilities in an original musical
spotlighting special needs individuals, showing the world through their
Kitty Getlik said
response was great, as you can see in a quote from George Anthony of the
Seasons For Non-Violence Conference Task Force. "Your group (entourage)
brought the human element of love, family and faith to our United Nations.
The music, the words and the passion behind the performance reminds us
how beautiful the human spirit can be. This is what you bring when 'Through
Our Eyes' is heard. Thank you for making yesterday one the most memorable
conferences ever! Wishing you peace always.
Adventure/Hurricane Harbor Tickets Available
Camp College has tickets for sale for Great Adventure ($30) and Hurricane
Harbor ($27). For more information contact Trish Venanzi at ext. 3291
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
in the News Online
Times, April 12, 2008: MCCC kicks off Friday Forums with local experts
Times, April 1, 2008: Economic Unease Topic of Summit Discussion
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
19 -- Dr. Dolittle
18-27 -- "Macbeth" presented by MCCC Theatre Students
2-11 -- Three Penny Opera
3 -- Sleeping Beauty
10 -- Madeline
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The Hospitality Club is having a pre-order Bake Sale: Four Brownies $5;
Four Red Velvet Cupcakes $5; Twelve Chocolate Chip Cookies $5. Order before
April 25 and pick up on May 2, 12 - 4 p.m. in ES 111. To order call Amanda
at 609-647-5539. Flyer here.
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.
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.
May 1 SPRING DAY
" Mercer Gladiators" -- with free food, fun and games, takes
place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the quad.
Comedy Show -- "For No Reason" May 3
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-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.
SGA Book Fair May 6
The Student Government Association will host a Book Fair to sell quality
books and gifts, up to 80% off, on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Business Conference May 17
"Doing Business with Mercer County Community College" is
a special workshop designed for women and minority-owned businesses who
wish to learn how to contract with the college. It takes place on Saturday,
May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the college's Conference Center. Register
by May 9 by calling 609-570-3311. There is no charge. More here.
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