E-Bulletin of April 19, 2007
Arts Student Show Opens April 23
Mercer's annual student
art show will be at The Gallery April 23 through May 11. An opening reception
takes place Wednesday, April 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The Gallery. More
an Airplane Ride April 28
Mercer's Aviation faculty
will offer small-plane rides on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The rain date is Sunday, April 29. The cost
is 20 cents per pound (weights are kept secret), with a minimum charge
of $8 and a maximum of $22 per person. More
House Draws a Crowd
A large number of parents and high schoolers came out on April 11 to learn
about Mercer's programs and services. Staff and faculty outdid themselves
with colorful and animated displays. Photos
Program Welcomes Southern Visitors
grant-funded DREAM program for students with intellectual disabilities
welcomed visitors from North and South Carolina on April 12. The educators,
administrators and parents wanted to learn how to implement such a program
in their communities. Adjunct faculty member Joan Goldstein read a poem
written by one of the DREAM students.
Chocolate Affair Proves Sweet
Close to 100 guests
attended "A Chocolate Affair" on April 12 to celebrate the Physical
Therapist Assistant Program's tenth anniversary and raise funds for student
scholarships. The event also showcased the talents of MCCC's culinary
students, who baked twenty chocolate mousse tortes topped with chocolate
glaze - ten of which were specially decorated in honor of the event's
generous donors. More
Wolski Honored by Steinert High
MCCC baseball coach
Matt Wolski will be honored by Steinert High School and inducted into
their Athletic Hall of Fame at a dinner on April 21 for his achievements
in baseball and soccer. Trentonian
Pie Players" Receive Accolades
Kathy Paluscio's Oral
Interpretation class performed for children at Lawrence Library on April
17, drawing about 100 children and parents. This wonderful community outreach
activity received accolades:
I wish to
thank you and your students for the wonderful program you presented
here at our library yesterday. Their performance of Tall Tales
for Grumpy People was enjoyed by the public, the preschool we
invited and the adults. All of the students conveyed such a sense of
energy and enthusiasm in their parts and the three stories chosen were
exactly perfect for the preschool age level that attended. It was evident
that you put a lot of time into creating the scripts, props and costumes
for this event. The show was funny, upbeat, creative, and much more!
On behalf of the youth staff here at Lawrence, thank you again to everyone
for a job well done.
Youth Services, Lawrence Headquarters, Mercer County Library System
Secretary of the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka, Ariyaratne
Hewage, and his wife, visited MCCC in order to learn more about community
colleges, which are not part of the Sri Lankan educational system. During
their visit the couple stopped at the Business Practice Firm, where, according
to faculty member Joan Jones, students had researched appropriate greetings
in Sri Lankan and learned about the country. They also put together a
travel brochure to present to Mr. Hewage as part of their simulated travel
agency,"B-Gone Travel." At a luncheon prepared by Hospitality
Club students, the practice firm students shared information about their
backgrounds, reasons for coming to Mercer, and planned career paths. "I
was proud of the way in which they articulated this information,"
Mr. Hewage said higher
education is free in Sri Lanka, but only 15% of Sri Lankan students qualify
to enter the universities. The
community college concept will provide more opportunities for students
who don't achieve the very high standards required to enter higher education.
Mrs. Hewage said Sri
Lanka has an 88-90% literacy rate and math and science are stressed in
the schools. Photos
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