E-Bulletin of June 20, 2008

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MCCC Helps Cut the Ribbon for Daylight/Twilight High School
MCCC was among the partners in a massive, three-year project to open a new Daylight/Twilight High School in Trenton, which came to fruition at a ribbon cutting on June 12. The top two floors of the impressive five-story building will house the college's Career Training Institute and Talent Search programs.

Located just a half block away from Mercer's James Kerney Campus (JKC), the Daylight/Twilight High School is Trenton's first new school since Trenton Central High School was constructed in 1929. The school gives a second chance to those who left school for a variety of reasons and now wish to return. Photo here.

Read The Times story here.

MCC is Well Represented at Heritage Days
Thousands of area residents flocked to the streets of downtown Trenton for the Annual Heritage Days Festival, held June 7-8. An MCCC booth was staffed by college volunteers throughout the weekend. According to Bob Estok, director of the Career Training Institute (CTI) at JKC, 23 Mercer staffers did a terrific job fielding a wide range of questions about educational and training opportunities at both campuses.

In addition to brochures and other materials, the volunteers distributed over 700 balloons to the next generation of Mercer students. Culinary students from the CTI, under the direction of Bill Johnson, prepared and sold barbecued ribs, shrimp, chicken and steak on a stick, almost completely selling out in the course of the weekend. Among the special events were four stages with live music, dance performances, more than 60 ethnic food vendors, arts & crafts, and a variety of family-oriented activities. Photos here.

News from the TV Program
Three recent graduates, including commencement speaker Jennifer Leigh, have been accepted to Emerson College in Boston, a prestigious school for TV and film. This will make four altogether going there, with Josh Miller being the trailblazer. Josh's mother is a big fan of MCCC and was interviewed by WWFM at the Dec. 5 board event.

Also, Barry Levy and Steve Voorhees visited Nottingham High School recently to talk about the program. They showed some of our student work. "Nottingham students could not believe the level of the work they observed, and showed definite interest in our program," said Dean Judith Ehresman.

In case you missed it, check out the Television program's website here, with live links to shows created by students. See Liberal Arts and Arts & Communication faculty members competing in "Faculty Feud."

Follett Helps Ensure Ethical Working Conditions
Follett Higher Education Group, which operates the MCCC bookstore, has partnered with the Fair Labor Association to help ensure that the products sold in their stores are manufactured under ethical working conditions. Currently 95% of all Follett clothing suppliers and more than 50% of its gift vendors are members of the FLA. More information is available at www.fairlabor.org.


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

June 13, The Times: A Place of Learning Dawns

June 12, South Brunswick Post: Compulsive Creation (Art All Over at The Gallery)

June 5, Trentonian: Drawing Acclaim (Art All Over at The Gallery)

May 29, 2008 Lawrence Ledger: Timothy Klockner Awarded

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Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

June 20-22 -- What the Butler Saw

June 27 -- The Taming of the Shrew

July 13-20 -- Oliver

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Sports Update
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