E-Bulletin of July 30, 2009

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Don't Miss "Assassins" at Kelsey Theatre This Weekend
Ever wonder about the motives of assassins like John Wilkes Booth? "Assassins," now playing at Kelsey Theatre through August 2, offers thought-provoking speculation about the lives of nine people who have either attempted or succeeded in their effort to assassinate a U.S. president.

The Cheng/Ferrara cast of this unforgettable Sondheim musical is terrifically talented and includes MCCC alumnus Kyrus Westcott as the Balladeer - the show's one good guy. Lighting design is by our very own M. Kitty Getlik. Musical accompaniment is by a live orchestra under the direction of Nicholas Chang.

"Assassins" is well worth the price of a ticket - discounted to $6 for MCCC staff members. This weekend's performances are July 31 and Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., and Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 609-570-3333. Click here for a review in Town Topics.

PASS Plans Literary Event for July 31
The PASS Summer Academy for entering freshmen has planned a literary event, "The Art of Storytelling Pt.2" on Friday, July 31, at the James Kerney Campus, 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be a "meet and greet" and book signing featuring six writers from Trenton and New Jersey as well as New York and Philadelphia. All staff and students are invited to attend. For more information call Al-Lateef Farmer, ext. 3593, or Charles Weatherspoon, ext. 3427. See attached flyer here which lists invited artists.

Trenton Area Campus Ministries Fundraiser Sept. 12
Rev. Robert Wittik, who serves as the chaplain at MCCC, is compensated for his work by an organization called the Trenton Area Campus Ministries (TACM), which also provides chaplains and spiritual guidance to students at Rider University and The College of New Jersey.

The TACM is in critical need of funding in order to continue its important work. Professor of Communication Donna Munde, a member of the TACM Board of Directors, encourages anyone with an interest in the spiritual guidance of our students to consider running or walking on Saturday, Sept. 12 in the Nancy Schluter Fun Run & Walk event. Sanctioned by USA Track and Field, this is the primary annual fundraising event for the TACM.

Munde requests that staff members post the flyer on bulletin boards around their offices, and then participate on Sept. 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. in front of the PE building on the West Windsor campus." Registration form here. Flyer here.

Jazz On 2 at Katmandu Sept. 27
Celebrating its one-year anniversary, MCCC's Jazz On 2 radio station will present "Jazz On 2 at Katmandu" on Sunday, Sept. 27 at Katmandu on Route 29 in Trenton. The event will showcase area professional jazz musicians.

A Jazz Brunch is set for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (cost is $19.99 plus tax). The free Jazz Fest is from noon to 6 p.m. Those under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.

According to Jazz On 2 Director Winifred Howard, "By using local talent, we plan to highlight Trenton's rich jazz heritage and encourage its future." More details on the performers and the event will be coming soon. The project coordinator is Winifred Howard, ext. 3982.

Features

Request for Student Stories
The Public Information Office is looking for stories about students who have been laid off and returned to college for retraining or to gain new skills. They need to be appropriate for media interviews and brief stories in future MCCC publications. If you know of someone in this situation, please send his or her name with a brief description to Saveria Symons symonss@mccc.edu or call ext. 3736. Thank you.

Mercer Fact Book Now Online
From Nina May: Mercer's Office of Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning is very pleased to announce the release of the web version of the Mercer Fact Book 2009. The Fact Book contains data trends from 1999 onwards and is designed to provide institutional data to administrators, faculty and staff in support of planning and decision making. Included are enrollments (separate sections for fall and spring terms), FTEs, degrees awarded (by degree types and program majors) as well as demographic data by term.

This document is a work in progress with the expectation that more content will be added in the future. You are encouraged to visit the website and give us your comments, suggestions and feedback regarding the content. We are especially interested in hearing your suggestions about additional data you would like to see included in the future.

We hope you will find this site useful and we look forward to hearing from you!! Please note that the website is located on mlink and is for internal use only. http://mlink.mccc.edu/ira_toc.shtml

MCCC Sponsors Info. Sessions for Veterans
On July 22 MCCC welcomed 25 veterans who listened to Doug McPherson, the Education Liason from the Veterans Administration, speak about the new GI Bill. Mr. MacPherson explained how to use the GI Bill for college and to access other services. Veterans' concerns ranged from the cost of tuition and books to the length of the process. A second information session was held July 29 at the James Kerney Campus.

According to Paul Scheid, both new and current students attended the sessions to learn more about the bill and their eligibility for tuition payment. Depending on length of military service, veterans may be eligible for a $1,000 book allowance and a housing allowance. For more information, contact Paul Scheid scheidp@mccc.edu.

Perryman Interviewed by WZBN TV
Associate Professor Garry Perryman was recently interviewed by Mercer County's TV station, WZBN, about the new Solar/Energy Technology credit certificate program, as well as the noncredit "Green Future Management" certificate program. According to the station, the show will be airing in a few weeks.

MCCC to Host ITA Small College Tennis Tournament in September
MCCC will serve as tournament host for the Second Women's Northeast Regional ITA/Wilson Tennis Championships Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Mercer County Park Tennis Center. Flight A singles and doubles winners will qualify for the ITA National Small College Championships Oct. 16-19 at Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. More here.

NOTE: This story and the story below were written by Craig Haley, who is volunteering his time in the Athletics Department. He is a former sports reporter with The Times.

NJCAA Soccer Tournament to be Community Affair
The 600 youngsters playing soccer and other sports at MCCC's Sports Camps this summer reflect the athleticism and enthusiasm that will be on display at the college level when Mercer hosts the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Men’s Soccer Championship from November 18-22, 2009.

The national tournament is returning to the MCCC Soccer Complex for the first time since 1999 and the college expects to attract thousands of fans, especially youngsters. MCCC will donate tournament tickets to teams from area youth soccer leagues and provide free admission to all children ages 10 and under. More here.

The college is now looking for sponsors for this event. More here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Packet:
MCCC Grants to Fund Training for Six Organizations

Trentonian:
College has cash for those who didn't finish

CentralJersy.com (Packet Group):
EDITORIAL: A bigger role for county colleges

MCCC Launches Green Career Programs

Broadway World:
Kelsey Theatre's New Season

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

New Season! Kelsey Theatre Salutes Hollywood in 2009-10 Season

July 24 - Aug. 9: Assassins

Aug. 14-23: Musical of Musicals: The Musical

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

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


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