E-Bulletin of July 17, 2007

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Transitions Open House Aug. 8
Are you or someone you know considering returning to college in order to change careers, re-enter the workforce or prepare for retirement? MCCC is inviting adults in transition to an Open House Information Session on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. This fall the college will be offering "C.A.R.E." (Classes for Adults Returning to Education) to help participants overcome test-taking anxiety, review basic math operations, and enhance reading and writing abilities. Click here for details.

New Info on Faculty Demographics at MCCC
Vice President Tom Wilfrid has updated information about full-time Mercer faculty members. Highlights include:

  • As of the start of the 2007-08 academic year, our 137 full-time faculty members will average 50.4 years of age and 13.4 years of service at MCCC.
  • There are 73 women (53.3%) and 64 men.
  • 86 are tenured (62.8%) and 51 are not yet tenured.
  • The average 10-month salary is $64,621.
  • 34 (24.8%) are professors; 44 (32.1%) are associate professors; 47 (34.3%) are assistant professors; and 12 (8.8%) are instructors.
  • 24 (17.5%) have a doctorate; 14 (10.2%) have multiple masters; 10 (7.3%) have an MFA; 86 (62.8%) others have a masters; and 3 (2.2%) have less than a masters.

Eaton,Caluori Participate in Leadership Conference
Kay Eaton, director of College Advancement, and Bettina Caluori, associate professor of English, were chosen to participate in the National Institute for Leadership Development (NILD) LEADERS program. In June they attended a five-day conference in Phoenix, AZ, focusing on women leaders in community colleges. The opportunity will be extended to other Mercer women in coming years through an application process. More here.

Behrens Honored by National Appointments
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), which is responsible for the administration of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, has appointed Barbara Behrens to two separate working groups/panels. She will be an NPTE item writer for the PTA exam, and will be traveling to Alexandria, VA, later this month for additional training.

The second appointment is to the FSBT Standard Setting PTA Committee, her second appointment to that group. Behrens said that periodically the NPTE is re-evaluated to help determine its currency and relevance, as well as the consistency of the pass rate for each version. "The work that I have had the opportunity to do with the FSBPT has been very professionally rewarding and I feel honored to have been asked to contribute to my profession at this level," Behrens said.

Michael Glass and SEA Program Featured in US 1 Newspaper
Click here to read the story.

Mercer in the News Online
Click here to read more recent publicity about MCCC in area papers.

Reuben Rodriguez Makes Murder Mystery
IT Services staff member and MCCC alum, Reuben Rodriguez, and his business partner Jamil Greene of Iron Horse Films, are making a murder mystery movie in Trenton entitled “Forgive Me Not.” The two were featured in an article in the July issue of The Trenton Downtowner. Called "The City Is Theirs," the article focuses on the burgeoning movie industry in Mercer County, particularly in Trenton.

Discounted Great Adventure/Hurricane Harbor Tickets
Camp College has discounted Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor tickets for sale. Great Adventure Tickets are $26.50 and Hurricane Harbor tickets are $23.00. Please contact Trish Venanzi at ext. 3291.

Kelsey Theatre Announces 2007-08 Season
Click here to learn more about the exciting new series beginning this fall at Kelsey Theatre.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre/Studio Theatre

July 13 - 22 -- "The Sound of Music"

July 27-28 -- Comedy Showcase Comes to Studio Theatre

July 27 - Aug. 5 -- "Bat Boy"

The July eNews@MCCC
Click here for the new July issue of eNews, with an update on all MCCC summer activities from President Donohue.

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Sports Update
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