E-Bulletin of July 16, 2008

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MCCC Begins Evening Weekend College This Fall
The new Evening Weekend College has been designed to accommodate adult learners who work full time or care for young children during the day. Beginning with the fall semester on Aug. 25, the program offers associate degrees in Business Administration and Liberal Arts that can be completed in two years by attending classes in the evening, on weekends and online. Most courses are 15 weeks in duration, with some seven- to eight-week accelerated classes and some six-week summer classes. Click here for the full press release.

New Grant Enables Employee Training Through MCCC's CTD
Thanks to a new $1.33 million grant, area businesses and nonprofit organizations can now send their employees for training in basic math and communication skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Microsoft applications, free of charge. Taught by instructors from Mercer's Center for Training and Development, the training can also be arranged at employment sites for 10 or more of employees.

The grant was secured in cooperation with the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development through a grant to the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and the New Jersey County College Consortium. Click here for the full press release.

College Assembly / Barbecue Aug. 20
Save the date for the college's Assembly and barbecue on Aug. 20. The Assembly begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by an outdoor barbecue from noon to 1 p.m. at the WWC quad.

IPIC Professional Development Classes Begin Aug. 20
The Bat Cave's Professional Development Sampler classes for staff and faculty will begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 20. Click here for the class offerings.

Save the Date for the 2008 Annual Community Event Dec. 4.
The MCCC Board of Trustees will be hosting the college's second annual Report to the Community event on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Conference Center. A committee with campus-wide representation is now planning the event. Please save the date.

The Fall Continuing Studies Tabloid is Now Online
This fall Mercer's Center for Continuing Studies will offer a wide variety of courses in everything from business management to Arabic to quilting. For a .pdf of the full tabloid click here.

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

Governor Corzine Appoints NJSTARS Task Force
On July 16 Governor Corzine announced the formation of a 12-member task force to examine the NJ STARS program. "The task force, which will meet during the summer, will discuss alternatives for ensuring the college-readiness of the prospective STAR scholars, managing the growth in the State budget, and controlling the costs to the senior public colleges and universities as the STARS I students move into STARS II."

Read the full release from the Governor's Office here.

New Certificate in Gerontology Begins This Fall
MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies will offer a new Certificate in Gerontology this fall. The program is designed for healthcare practitioners, individuals who provide services for the aging, and personal caregivers. Click here for the program flyer.

Inspirational PTK Day Videotape
The NJ Council of County Colleges has produced a five-minute inspirational video of Phi Theta Kappa Day 2008. This annual event honored two "All Star" students from each of New Jersey's 19 community colleges. This year's MCCC representatives were Lynn Rowlands and Onessa Freasier. Click here to see the video.

New Member of MCCC's Aviation Family
There is a new addition to the aviation family at MCCC. Brandon Zachary Jones, grandson of faculty member Joan Jones, arrived on July 11 at 9:48 a.m. at West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees, NJ. Mother of the baby is Kritstina Jones, an MCCC graduate with a degree in Aviation Management, who also earned her Private Pilot Certificate. The baby was 9 pounds, 15 ounces and 21" long. Big brother Joshua is now six. "I am very proud and happy to have shared in seeing him come into the world!" said grandmom Joan. Photo here of Mom and baby.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

July 11-20 -- "Oliver" Searches for Love and Family

July 25-Aug. 3 -- Fall in Love with "The Fantasticks"

Aug. 15-24 -- Maurer Productions Returns With New "Pooh" Musical

Coming to the Studio Theatre

July 18 and Aug. 15 -- Late Night Series

Mercer in the News Online

Star Ledger, July 13, 2008: Flight Program Struggles to Stay Aloft

Times, July 10, 2008: Kelsey Sets Stage for a Great Summer

Pennington Post, July 2, 20008: MCCC Renovation to Improve Student Service Facility

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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.

Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.

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