E-Bulletin of June 13, 2008

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Mercer Launches Interim Home Page
A new interim home page for www.mccc.edu is now up and running. The interim page was designed to simplify the home page while the Web Advisory Committee continues its project to completely redesign the college's website. According to Susan Bowen, this year the committee has completed a user survey, conducted focus groups, analyzed web statistics and usage data, and is poised to move forward with a redesign in support of the college's new marketing efforts. Currently the committee is in discussion with a consultant to assist us in moving forward.

Art All Over Opens at The Gallery
A new summer show at The Gallery will run through July 3. The exhibit "celebrates the exuberant 'art spirit' that motivates human beings to adorn, appropriate, change, embellish, color, and re-create the objects and environments that define their lives," says Gallery Director Tricia Fagan. "Many if not most people leave that energy behind in childhood when they take up the serious business of being an adult."

A reception is set for Saturday, June 14, 1 to 3:30 p.m., and a Gallery Conversation takes place Wednesday, June 18 at noon. The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communications Building. More here with images.

WWFM is Media Sponsor For "Princeton 1793"
WWFM The Classical Network is serving as the official media sponsor for the year-long celebration that commemorates the 225th Anniversary of Princeton's brief role as the nation's capital. An array of history and art exhibitions, musical performances and historic re-enactments are scheduled.

President Patricia Donohue was among the many visitors to Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion in Princeton, on May 27 for a kickoff event and historic re-enactments. Photos here.

For more information visit www.revolutionaryprinceton.org.

Honors Convocation Photos
A sampling of photos from the Honors Convocation are now online here. If anyone would like a digital copy of any photo from the event, please email symonss@mccc.edu.

PASS Program Presents Awards
Mercer's PASS program, whose goal is to enhance student success and retention, celebrated achievement on May 2 at a dinner reception. Honored were students who achieved President's List status, Dean's List status, or a 3.0 or higher GPA. Graduating this year were 26 PASS students. Photos here.

Linda Scherr to Receive "Community College Spirit Award"
The NJ Council of County Colleges will present a "Community College Spirit Award" to Linda Scherr at its conference on June 16. According to NJCCC President Lawrence Nespoli, "The award is bestowed on a select few who have helped advance the community college movement." More information on Scherr's many accomplishments will be published following the ceremony.

Changing the Bystander to an Upstander
More than 100 New Jersey primary and secondary school educators gathered at the Conference Center May 28 for a five-hour workshop that addressed prejudice, its undercurrents, and proactive solutions. Topics ranged from bullying and torture to the psyche that perpetuated the Holocaust and other human atrocities. Sponsored by Mercer’s Holocaust Genocide Resource Center and the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, the day's theme was “Changing the Bystander to an Upstander.”

Participants shared successful efforts at their respective schools such as “Acts of Kindness Days” to promote good will. Keynote speaker Dr. Joanne Plescia spoke on the psychological profiles of people who bully, those who become victims, and bystanders, and discussed the psychological profiles of those who don’t. Dr. Janice Cohn presented the case of a Montana town that stood up against hate and the rescue of Danish Jews in 1943 by their Christian fellow citizens in Nazi-occupied Denmark.

“It is important for people to gain greater awareness of all forms of prejudice,” said MCCC Professor Emeritus Saul Goldwasser, who is director of the Holocaust Genocide Resource Center at MCCC. “Teachers can play a critical role in this effort in their very own classrooms. All of the speakers provided valuable information in helping to encourage the kinds of individual acts that combat intolerance. The day was quite illuminating.” Photo here.

Sustainability Initiatives
Faculty member Monique Simon is a recipient of an NJ Learns Grant on Sustainability Education. She would like to share information about the group's initiatives. Click here for the report entitled: “Summer Sustainability Institute Provides First of its Kind Training for Mercer County Middle School Students."

Great 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 venanzip@mccc.edu.

Current Position Openings at MCCC
Click here for the list of job openings on campus.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times, May 31, 2008 MCCC Ad Design Students Create Campaign for Kidsbridge

The Times, May 31, 2008 MTAACC Presents $5 G Scholarship Check to MCCC

The Times, June 7, 2008, Alvyn Haywood Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

The Times, June 7, 2008, MCCC Annual Golf Classic

The Trentonian, June 1, 2008, Haywood Wins MCCC Distinguished Teacher

The Packet, June 9, 2008, Compulsive Creation (Current MCCC Gallery Show)

The Packet, June 11, 2008, Fun of the Farce (The James Tolin Memorial Show)

NOTE: Through a new service, you can now view most MCCC News Clippings online at any time. Go to http://www.burrellesluce.com/ and in the upper right hand corner, fill in the Username (7965) and the Password (news), then click on "Media Content" in the upper right hand corner.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

June 20-22 -- What the Butler Saw

June 27 - July 6 -- The Taming of the Shrew

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Sports Update
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