E-Bulletin of April 2, 2009
College Month Activities
the full list of activities for April
Theta Kappa to Induct 106 Tonight
On Thursday, April 2, the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society
will be inducting 106 Mercer students. The one-hour ceremony will take
place at Kelsey Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Faculty member Karen Bearce
says, "Please join us as we celebrate the academic success of these
MCCC students. If you cannot make it to the ceremony, be sure to congratulate
these Honors students as you see them in class or out and about on campus.
" Click here
for the list of inductees.
College Voice Student Newspaper Earns Six State Awards
The College Voice, the student newspaper of MCCC, has earned six
awards from the New Jersey Collegiate Press Foundation in its annual statewide
competition judged by news professionals -- First Place for General Excellence
for a two-year college and Second Place for Layout and Design, plus four
individual awards. According to Voice advisor Holly-Katharine Mathews,
MCCC associate professor of English, winning the award for overall excellence
is "huge for us. We beat out some really well-established papers."
Mathews notes that the awards reflect an incredible commitment on the
part of her 18-member staff. More here.
David Hoyt Selected for Coca-Cola Scholarship
Honors Program student David Hoyt, who serves as managing editor of the
student newspaper, The College Voice, has been selected as a 2009 Coca-Cola
Scholarship national finalist, based on scores earned in the All-USA Academic
Team competition. He will receive a $1,000 scholarship. David is a Liberal
Arts and Sciences major with a 4.0 average. He also studies Japanese,
Chinese and Arabic.
Story of the Month: Nursing Graduate Ernst Renondeau
"MCCC really opened my eyes to see what I can be," says Ernst
Renondeau, a 2008 MCCC Nursing graduate now studying science at Rider
University. A hard working student who came to the U.S. from Haiti in
2004, Ernst's goal is to become a surgeon or oncologist. While at Mercer
he studied in the
Biomedical Careers Program at UMDNJ during an intensive six-week summer
academic enrichment program. Ernst serves as the current alumni representative
on the MCCC Board of Trustees. Read the full story here.
Charlie Inverso Featured in Web Article
There's a new article on the "Play Sports TV" website offering
trips for soccer goalies, featuring MCCC Coach Charlie Inverso. Read it
Vanessa Daou Shares Life in Music Business
According to internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Vanessa Daou,
it's not who you know; it's how good you are. "In the end it's the
quality and intrinsic value of your work that matters," she told
students in a Q&A session at MCCC's Studio Theatre March 27.
In a unique
collaboration with choreographer and MCCC dance instructor Janell Byrne,
the Mercer Dance Ensemble will perform to selections from Daou's new album,
"Joe Sent Me," May 16-17. More here.
and Luncheon Conclude Women's History Month Events at Mercer
Jo Leonard, president of Jo Leonard, LLC "Partners in College and
Career Navigation," spoke to women students from both campuses on
March 30 about ways to proactively prepare for educational and career
transitions. Her talk was part of the "Successful Women Luncheon"
at The Conference Center, sponsored by the Student Government Association.
Business Practice Firm Students Trade in NYC
MCCC was represented by International Business Practice Firm students
and faculty members Joan Jones and Jonathan Rowe at the annual Trade Fair
in New York City. The students operate the simulated businesses called
"BGone Travel" and "Switchin' Tempo." According to
Jones, the students gained much experience in buying and selling with
many of the hundreds of virtual firms from around the world.
Attends Battlestar Galactica Symposium at UN
English faculty member Ed Carmien was invited by NBC to a "Battlestar
Galactica (BG) Retrospective" at the United Nations on March 17 in
honor of the series' final episode March 20. Among a group of distinguished
panelists were moderator Whoopi Goldberg, BG actors Mary McDonnell and
Edward James Elmos, and two of the show's producers, Ronald D. Moore and
David Eick. The event included four segments, each preceded by a relevant
narrated BG clip. Among the topics were human rights, religious faith,
children and armed conflict, terrorism, reconciliation and dialogue among
fiction writer and member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers
of America and the Science Fiction Research Association, Carmien says
the experience was extraordinary -- "part familiar from the convention
circuit, but entirely new in the context of the UN speakers. Quite utopian."
See Ed's photos here.
Team Swinging Hard Mid-Season
With a mid-season record of 21-1, the MCCC women's softball team is off
to a stellar start, including a seven-game winning streak at the Snowball
Classic in Myrtle Beach, SC, March 16-21. The Vikings are now focused
on games against tough Region 19 competitors including Del Tech Owens
and Gloucester. "We're hitting a stretch where everyone needs to
stay healthy. The next two weeks are going to tell the whole season,"
said Head Coach Ryan Zegarski. Yesterday, the team suffered its first
defeat, a 5-2 loss to Burlington in the first game of what was supposed
to be a doubleheader. (The second game was rained out.) With the game
tied 2-2 at the top of the sixth inning, a Burlington player hit a home
run that brought in three runs. "They had just one more big hit than
us," Zegarski said. The Vikings play two home games next week: an
April 6 doubleheader against Salem and an April 8 doubleheader against
With a record of 14-7, the men's baseball team is also having a solid
season. For a complete schedule and game results for both softball and
baseball, visit www.mccc.edu/sports.
Jones of Aviation Faculty Speaks to First Graders
Faculty member Joan Jones gave presentations to four classes of approximately
100 first-grade students as part of the Jaggard Elementary School Science
Fair in Evesham Township recently. MCCC aerodynamic students constructed
props to use with the children, including simple helicopters, and the
first graders became "test pilots."
Goldstein Part of Community Events
Adjunct faculty member in sociology, Dr. Joan Goldstein, will have her
letter to The New York Times Magazine published on Sunday, April 5. She
will also continue her "Talking Politics" book series at the
Princeton Public Library on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the
second floor conference room with Paul Krugman's "Depression Economics:
The Crisis of 08" as the book for discussion. As a published
author of books on the environment, Goldstein will also participate in
Earth Day activities at Whole Foods Market on US 1 on Saturday, April
18, 11 - 3 p.m.
in the News Online
Program Addresses Suicide Rate Among Cops
MCCC Student Named Guistwhite Scholar
MCCC Displays Winning Artwork
MCCC Presents Angels
Students/Parents Invited to Explore Mercer at Open House
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
17-26: MCCC Theatre Students to Present "Angels in America, Part
25: "The Frog Prince" Seeks His Princess
1-10: Disney's "High School Musical"
Position Openings at MCCC
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