E-Bulletin of May 4, 2007
Time to Sign Up for Focus Groups
Registration for strategic
planning focus groups is well under way. Groups will include staff and
faculty, students, public officials, educators and community members.
Five sessions will be held for staff and faculty during the week of May
If you haven't signed up yet, click here
to register for one session by May 8. If you have never used this online
registration system to sign up for an MCCC activity or event, you will
be asked to set up an account. If you do not have an MCCC e-mail account
or cannot access the link above, you may register by calling Brad Kent
at ext. 3772.
Forget MouthWorks This Weekend
unique performance troupe, "MouthWorks," will present a humorous
show at the college's Studio Theatre (next to Kelsey) on the West Windsor
campus Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 at 6 p.m. Be prepared
for "sheep, football, love & soda, milk jug mania, snakes in
the shower, navigational systems gone wild, sock poetry and more. Suitable
for family members 13 and up. Admission is free, and includes refreshments.
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Band and Chorus To Perform Next Week
Music students will celebrate spring
at two concerts in May. The MCCC Chorus will perform Tues.,
May 8 at 8 p.m., and the College Jazz Band will perform Wed., May 9 at
8 p.m. More
Assembly and Staff Recognition May 16
The College Assembly will be held on Wed., May 16,
starting at 10 a.m. in Kelsey Theatre. The Assembly will be followed by
the annual Staff Recognition Ceremony at 11 a.m. Staff and faculty are
invited to lunch in the cafeteria at the conclusion of the morning program.
Wilfrid Receives NJCCC Commendation
Dr. Thomas N. Wilfrid received a Resolution of Commendation on April 30
from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, expressing most
sincere gratitude and appreciation and citing his exemplary leadership
on a number of key college priorities including: initiating an honors
program, expanding online and blended courses, securing approvals for
several chapter 12 capital projects, opening the Mercer County Police
Academy on the West Windsor Campus, and establishing a formal partnership
with Educational Testing Service.
Take Family Portraits for HomeFront
Daltons Photojournalism class invited mothers and families served
by HomeFront to the West Windsor campus on April 19, where students took
studio portraits of them. The photos will be given to the mothers at a
Mothers Day Tea to be held at HomeFront in May 10.
30 families participated, and were overjoyed at the outcome, according
to Dean Judy Ehresman. Dalton said the students realized they had made
an impact on the participants lives. One student has volunteered
to be at the site on Mother's Day to distribute the photographs, which
the organization will have framed. Two other students are planning to
do additional volunteer work with HomeFront. The Mother's Day project
is expected to be an annual event.
Achievement Applauded at April Board Meeting
Members of the MCCC Board of Trustees took time out from their regular
agenda at the April 19 board meeting at Mercer's James Kerney Campus to
recognize the accomplishments of 81 high-achieving students. Dr. Diane
Campbell, dean for Enrollment and Student Services, presented certificates
to students in recognition of academic excellence, participation in MCCC
organizations and clubs, and athletic achievements. Student names and
photo page here.
Them Early on Flight
Aviation faculty member
Joan Jones gets an A+ for recruiting the youngest students ever. She gave
an aviation presentation at the Chesterbrook Academy, Mount Laurel, last
Friday to a group of five-year-old children (including her grandson, Joshua).
Her aerodynamics class had made flyable paper airplanes for the presentation,
and the children were taught "How Airplanes Fly," and "How
to Become a Pilot." They took turns talking pilot talk with headsets,
flew paper helicopters, and received whirly plastic helicopters for their
efforts as paper plane test pilots. She also showed a brief video entitled
"The Peanuts Gang Meets the Wright Brothers," a cartoon on the
first powered flight. Photo here.
Carmien Recognized by Science Fiction Research Association
faculty member Ed Carmien is the recipient of the 2007 Mary Kay Bray Award
from the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) for his review of
"Space Opera Renaissance'" in issue #277, pp. 9-11, of the SFRA
Review. The fiction editor for the Review, Ed will be presented
with an award certificate at the association's convention in Kansas City
in July. Founded in 1970, the SFRA is the oldest professional organization
dedicated to the study of science fiction and fantasy literature and film.
For more on the association, visit the SFRA website here.
Student to Deliver Speech at Leadership Conference
MCCC DREAM student Jackie Applebaum, who has been selected by the New
Jersey Department of Education to give a keynote address at the regional
Dare to Dream Student Leadership conference on May 14 at Burlington
County College. The conference is designed to inspire and empower high
school students who are making the transition to the world of possibilities
beyond high school. Selected for her exemplary self-advocacy and leadership
skills, Jackie will motivate over 350 area students and teachers who attend
this annual event.
Student Works for SPIN
Lawlor, one of Michael Daltons photography students, was hired to
do a freelance shoot for SPIN magazine. Her photos are up on their website.
Shares Knowledge of Specialized Field
MCCC alumna Diana Johnson
returned to Mercer in April to present a PowerPoint lecture to students
in Helen Tanzini's Chemical Science Concepts course (CHE 106). An employee
with the NJ State Police, Johnson discussed the use of entomology in forensics
investigations and brought along hissing cockroaches to add a mesmerizing
visual touch to the discussion. Photos
two degrees at Mercer, an A.S. in Mathematics in 1996 and an A.A. in Humanities
and Social Sciences in 1997, graduating with highest honors. She continued
her education at The College of New Jersey, earning a B.S. in Biology
in 1998, followed by a master's degree in Entomology at Washington State
University, She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Biology.
Program Seeks Student Mentors
The DREAM program is
recruiting student mentors for the fall semester. Mentors create a bridge
between the college community and the DREAM students by helping students
become familiar with the college environment and gain access to available
college resources. Mentoring benefits all parties in the relationship.
A commitment to this experience involves time and training. DREAM faculty
will work around the mentor's class schedule and provide ongoing training
and support. In return, mentors will experience personal and professional
growth, including leadership skills and valuable work experience. Mentors
will be paid for their service. Please encourage students to contact us
at 570-3422, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Lab Tech Program Reaccredited
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences has awarded
a seven-year continuing accreditation to Mercers Medical Laboratory
Technology program through September of 2013. The program is coordinated
by faculty member Jane OReilly.
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May 5 --
It's a Dog's Life for "Harry the Dirty Dog" at MCCC's Kelsey
18-20 -- "The Velveteen Rabbit" Speaks of Love and Loyalty at
MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
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