E-Bulletin of July 23, 2008

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Summer Viking Newsletter is Here
The Summer issue of The Viking has been distributed at both campuses. The Marketing and Public Information office asks employees to please discard the old issues and put the new issues out where everyone can pick up a copy.

In addition to lots of graduation success stories and MCCC news and sports, this issue features faculty member and alumnus Lucas Kelly, who won first place in the Mercer County Artists Show. More alumni success stories include Mackington Joseph who earned three MCCC degrees; Shahar Karni, a Business major and basketball star; Cathy Magnolo whose degree in Liberal Arts led her to her career in medical copy editing; Meredith Bishop, the first to graduate with a degree in Culinology; and Elizabeth Bakos, a 1978 Telecommunications major who now works for Fox Sports. To see the issue online click here.

Jazz Station Begins Broadcasting Sept. 1
WWFM The Classical Network will launch its new jazz station Sept. 1. Called "Jazz On 2," it will air on 89.1's HD2 channel. The new station will collaborate with WDUQ in Pittsburgh for its programming, made possible by the college's recently added membership affiliation with National Public Radio. Locally produced programs will include guest hosts from college faculty and staff, and members of the community. The jazz music will also be simulcast on the college's cable TV station during bulletin board announcements. The jazz station's goals include helping to market Mercer's programs, especially at the Kerney campus, to help revive Trenton's jazz heritage, and to encourage students to continue both their higher education and their jazz involvement after high school.

WWFM Producer Winifred Howard is coordinating the jazz initiative, and she has already arranged for more than a dozen local programs a week, with hosts from MCCC faculty, staff, and the community.


Rachel Katz of WWFM's Views and Voices Wins Award
WWFM's Rachel Katz, host and producer of the Views & Voices program, with Bliss Michelson, recording engineer, won a First Place award from the New Jersey Chapter Society of Professional Journalists. The award was for a program last fall dealing with flooding in our region. You can hear Views & Voices Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. on WWFM. Rachel has interviewed numerous college staff and faculty members on her show, available online here.

Come Out to Kelsey Theatre and Studio Theatre for Great Summer Shows

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

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

Aug 14-17 -- One Act Plays by MCCC Graduates at the Studio Theatre

Aug. 15 -- Late Nite Series

Pre-Class Week Schedule
Mark your calendars for the College Assembly, Training Classes, Academic Affairs Convocation, etc. Click here for the full Pre-Class Week Schedule.

Summer Camps in Full Swing
More than 2,000 campers ages 6-16 are enjoying the summer at Camp College, Sports Camps and Tomato Patch. Click here for more story and photos.

New Transfer Agreement with Philadelphia University
MCCC has signed a new transfer agreement with Philadelphia University's Accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program, Evening Studies. Mercer graduates from any program who have successfully completed specific requirements can transfer with third year status. More here.

Continuing Studies Offers "Back to School Night for Adults" Aug. 14
Adults who want to revive, refocus and reconnect with learning opportunities for professional or personal interest are invited to “Back to School Night for Adults,” on Aug. 14, hosted by MCCC’s Center for Continuing Studies. Click here for more on fall offerings.

Soccer Coach Charlie Inverso Featured in The Times
MCCC soccer coach Charlie Inverso was featured in The Times article "Giving city youth a chance," published July 16. Inverso and others established the Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Soccer Foundation Inc. last year, which works to give soccer opportunities to Trenton children and youth and to uncover soccer talent in the city.
Click here to read the full article.

Medical Lab Technology Career Night
A career in Medical Laboratory Technology is attractive to students who enjoy science and to adults who have a degree in science and are exploring new career options. The co
llege's 14-month Medical Laboratory Technology program will be explained at a Career Night Thursday, August 28 at 5 p.m. in MS 116.

MCCC Offers Training Program for Rail Transportation Industry
The Center for Continuing Studies will offer the "Locomotive Engineer and Conductor Basic Training Program" this fall. The program prepares students for lucrative careers as locomotive engineers, conductors, train dispatchers or transportation management trainees. Click here for the flyer.

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

Mercer in the News Online

The Times, July 16, 2008: MCCC degree programs aimed at adult students (Evening Weekend College)

The Times, July 17, 2008: Giving city youth a chance

The Times, July 19, 2008: We scored a hit on the editorial page's "Hits and Misses" Column

The Times, July 23, 2008: Back to School Night for Adults

MCCC NEWS CLIPS: To view most MCCC News Clippings online 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."

Film by Former Student Wins Awards
"The City is Mine," a film by former MCCC student Patric Pierre, was nominated for awards in three categories by the 2008 American Black Film Festival: Best Actor Kirk Ponton, Heineken Award for Innovation in Film, and Target Award for Most Inspirational Film. The festival takes place August 7-10 in Los Angeles, California.

The Downtown Trenton Association said, "The film is an in-depth feature-length saga that reveals the underbelly of greed and seduction with its violent aftermath in the urban environment. It gives a bird's eye account of how culpable the characters are as defined by flawed and criminal actions."

For more information e-mail Mr. Pierre at pierrefilms@verizon.net

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.

The eNews@MCCC
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