E-Bulletin of June 26, 2008

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Dr. Donald Generals Appointed VP for Academic Affairs
The Board of Trustees has confirmed Dr. Donald (Guy) Generals as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Generals has 23 years of experience in higher education as an administrator and teacher. Click here for the press release and photo.

Horticulture Program Cultivates Hydroponic Tomatoes
Through the Perkins grant, Mercer's greenhouse is now equipped with a new piece of equipment that uses just water, nutrients and "grow rocks" to produce plants. According to program coordinator Amy Iseneker, "right now we are producing cherry, roma and early girl tomatoes. In the fall, students will be producing various herbs and will continue to learn this technology."
Photos here.

Linda Scherr Receives Award From NJCCC
At its annual Trustee Conference on June 16, the New Jersey Council of County Colleges presented the 2008 Community College Spirit Award to MCCC Professor of History Linda Scherr for her exemplary service to New Jersey's community colleges.
Click here for the full press release and photo.

M-Alert System Test Completed
On Tuesday, June 9, MCCC conducted a test of the M-Alert Emergency Alert System. Bryon Marshall, assistant director of Facilities and Security, says, "We are proud to announce that we achieved an 89% overall success rate with 9,377 members of our college community being reached in a matter of minutes. While we are proud of our accomplishment, there is more work to be done. We will continue to work to improve our ability to deliver important safety and security information in the event of an emergency.

"In order to ensure that you receive the M-Alert messages, we must have your current contact information. This information can be updated via the Employee/Student portal.

"Please be reminded that the MCCC M- Alert system will only be used to transmit important information designed to help everyone through an emergency situation, should one arise. We appreciate your support and thank you for the responses, comments and ideas that will help us as we make improvements.

"Safety and security are responsibilities shared by everyone!"

Reply to Bryon K. Marshall at marshalb@mccc.edu or ext. 3523.

Learn Something New This Summer!
There's still time to take a short-term noncredit class at MCCC this summer. Below is a sampling of some of the classes beginning in July and August:

"Writing for TV," "Playwriting," "Staging Your Home to Sell," Stock Options Workshop II," Creating Gourmet Gift Baskets," "Introduction to Glass Bead Making," "Enhancing Digital Photos,"
"Boardwalk Summer Confections," "From Sauce to Salsa," "Sauces Beyond Salsa," "Playing with Pasta" and many more.

Click here for the link to the current noncredit tabloid.

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, June 21, 2008 -- MCCC Professor Honored with Community College Spirit Award

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Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

June 27 -- The Taming of the Shrew

July 13-20 -- Oliver

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Sports Update
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