E-Bulletin of May 8, 2008
Baseball Team Wins Region 19
In the most
dramatic fashion possible, the Mercer baseball team has captured the Region
19 title for the first time since 2003. In the double-elimination tournament
held May 2-4 at Salem County College, the Vikings defeated Salem 8-2 in
the first round on May 2. On May 3, they lost to Lackawanna 13-2, forcing
them into the loser's bracket to face Salem for the second time in two
days. They beat Salem again, this time by a score of 5-2. Mercer headed
into the final day of action needing two wins against the still undefeated
Digging deep, the Vikings found a way to win both games, the first a morale-boosting
11-4 rout and the second a hard fought 4-2 victory with the winning run
coming late in the game. With a stellar record of 33-11, the Vikings advance
to the district tournament, which begins May 9 in Rockland, NY. Head Coach
for Mercer baseball is Matt Wolski. He is assisted by Fred Carella and
Kevin Kerins. Photos here.
Information Technology Strategic Plan is Now Online
From Susan Bowen: On behalf of the Information Technology Strategic Planning
Task Force, I am pleased to share MCCC's Information Technology Strategic
Plan for FY 2009-FY 2011. This document can be viewed on the Technology
Services link on MLink here.
The plan includes
a vision for technology, information technology goals, and strategies
for these goals to be met over the next three years. Special thanks to
the Information Technology Strategic Planning Task Force members for their
hard work and efforts in developing this plan!
Invited to JKC Celebration of Academic Achievement May 13
Students who completed credit and noncredit programs at the James Kerney
Campus will be honored for their achievements at the War Memorial Building
in Trenton on May 13, 5:30 p.m. Dr. Donohue will give the keynote talk,
and County Executive Brian Hughes and Mayor Palmer are expected to attend.
Three students will speak about how MCCC has changed their lives.
County Symphonic Band to Perform May 15
The Mercer County Symphonic Band will perform its annual Spring Concert
at Kelsey Theatre on Thursday evening, May 15, at 8 p.m. Conductor Lou
Woodruff says the performance will offer a variety of music including
Bernstein, Gershwin, Vaughn Williams, Wagner and Offenbach.
Program Invites Campus to May 16 Theatre Night
Mercer's DREAM program is hosting the "Island Dreams Mystery Theatre
Night" on Friday, May 16. All are invited to attend this fun event.
The ticket price of $75 per person includes dinner, the show, and a donation
to the program.
Faculty and staff
are also invited to help by sponsoring a DREAM student who wishes to attend
the event. For example, three people could join together to sponsor a
student for a cost of $25 each. See
event details here.
For tickets or more information please call Barbara Urban at ext. 3422
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Graduation Ceremony May 20
MCCC Nursing graduates will receive pins and honors at a ceremony on May
20. 6 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre. The campus community is invited.
Students Present Poetry to Senior Citizens
Poetry class, taught by Fran Davidson, read and discussed poetry with
senior citizens on April 29 at the "Poetry Workshop: An InterGenerational
Experience" presented at the Lawrence Library. Click
for the press release and photo.
Unveils New Website
On May 2 WWFM unveiled its brand new website -- www.wwfm.org.
The site's artistic elements were developed with the college's Publications
Department, while IT Services added web design and structural elements.
If you have any comment on the site, email email@example.com.
Singer Warmly Received at Apollo Theater
Music student Kelly Carvin was embraced by a boisterous crowd at the Apollo
Theater's Amateur Night on April 30. Carvin, a singer/songwriter who was
described by the Apollo's Vanessa Rogers as a combination of Joni Mitchell,
Joan Armatrading and Joss Stone, was the winner of MCCC's "Searching
for the Stars" competition held at the James Kerney Campus in February
and March. Carvin and her family were transported by limo to Harlem, where
she rehearsed at the theater in the afternoon and then enjoyed a tasty
meal with her family at the legendary Sylvia's Restaurant before the show.
of a Preacher Man," Carvin reports that not only was she not booed
off the stage - the uncomfortable outcome for performers who displease
the crowd - but was invited to come back. Adds her father Tom, "It
was a special, special night. No matter what, Kelly can always say she
performed at the Apollo Theater. What Mercer is doing to promote music
and the performing arts is great." For photos of the limousine's
departure, click here.
Spring at MCCC
It's always a beautiful day when MCCC celebrates Spring Day, and this
year was no exception. Through the efforts of the Student Activities Office
and numerous college clubs and organizations, the 2008 Spring Day was
Mercer's Phi Theta
Kappa chapter hosted a "Pie Your Professor" fundraiser for student
scholarships and the Trenton Area Habitat for Humanity. Click on the photos
to see some of the good sports were who got hit with pies. Photos
Organization Chart Posted Online
To see the new chart, click here.
Phone Line for JKC Room Reservations
There is a new line dedicated to room reservations at the James
Kerney Campus. From now on please call Brenda Worley at ext. 3193 to reserve
Theatre Group Presents "The Flavor of Five" May 14
Students in the Fundamentals of Acting class (THR104) at the James Kerney
Campus will present a unique theatrical event on Wed., May 14, 5:20 p.m.
in Kerney Hall. Directed by faculty member Louis Wells, "The Flavor
of Five" is written and performed by students Khadija Agyapong, Ella
Campbell, Renee Inman, Deborah Smith and Alexandra Vega. Directed by Wells,
the half-hour show is written and performed by students
Stop by and experience
the distinctive voices of five special Mercer women. The half-hour show
is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Theatre
Program Coordinator Jody Person at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cave News and Offerings
for Your Financial Concerns
Worried about the real estate crisis? Want to learn how to improve your
credit, or how to purchase stock options? MCCC's Center for Continuing
Studies is offering "How to Buy Foreclosed Properties" on June
7; "Homebuying for Beginners" May 22-June 5; and "Staging
Your Home to Sell" July 8. Other personal finance courses include
"Improving and Fixing Your Credit" May 20-27 and "Stock
Options Workshops I and II" July 16-July 7 and July 21-28.
to see the spring tabloid or call Continuing Studies for a copy at ext.
Adjunct Selected for Monmouth Museum Exhibit
John Monahan, Photography Adjunct, is one of six artists out of 110 applicants
to be selected for a solo exhibition at The Monmouth Museum in its second
annual NJ Emerging Artists Series. The exhibition will take place in May
of 2009, and Monahan will give a gallery talk during the exhibition.
Teen Arts Festival Coming to
MCCC May 16
Many MCCC staff and faculty members will take part in the Teen Arts Festival
on campus on Friday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Dean Judy
Ehresman, seventeen schools -- 10 high schools and seven middle schools
-- about 1200 students in total -- will participate in a day of planned
art, music, and performing arts activities. MCCC's Security, Facilities,
Media Services, Dining Services, and Admissions will all play a part in
the event, which is co-sponsored by the Mercer County Culture and Heritage
Artwork at New York Gallery
MCCC alum Thomas Kelly will have his art exhibited at the Walter Wickiser
Gallery in New York, with an opening reception on May 29. Click here
for the flyer.
Dave Karp, an instructor in MCCC's prison program, died on Monday. He
has taught NET102-PC Systems Software at Garden State Youth Correctional
Facility. According to Dr. Renee Walker, coordinator of Project Inside,
"Dave was well liked and respected at Garden State by education staff
and students alike. He will be missed."
Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the
list of job openings on campus.
in the News Online
Times, May 7, 2008: Mercer's Hough Realizing His Goals
Park Press, May 5, 2008: Students Question Corzine's Proposed Scholarship
May 5, 2008: Students, Lawmakers Question Corzine's Proposed Scholarship
Times, May 5, 2008: Mercer is Region 19 Champion
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
2-11 -- Three Penny Opera
10 -- Madeline
17 -- Mercer Dance Ensemble
31-June 7-- The Little Red Hen
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May 14: Student Show Continues at The Gallery
Don't miss the more than 170 paintings, photographs, found-object chairs,
drawings, prints, sculptures, ceramics and more in the 2008 Visual Arts
Student Show. Photos here.
May 13: College Chorus Performs 7:30
p.m. at Kelsey Theatre
17: Women/Minority-Owned Business Conference
Help us spread the word! "Doing Business with Mercer County Community
College" is a special workshop designed for women and minority-owned
businesses wishing 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.
May 19: College
Assembly and Staff Recognition Ceremony, 10 a.m. , Kelsey Threatre
22: Honors Convocation and Graduation
MCCC's 2008 Honors Convocation is set for 2:30 p.m. at Kelsey Theatre
Commencement Ceremonies will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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