E-Bulletin of July 30, 2009
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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
"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.
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.
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.
On 2 at Katmandu Sept. 27
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
or call ext. 3736. Thank you.
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.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 Mens Soccer Championship from November
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.
is now looking for sponsors for this event. More here.
in the News Online
Grants to Fund Training for Six Organizations
has cash for those who didn't finish
A bigger role for county colleges
Launches Green Career Programs
Kelsey Theatre's New Season
Coming to Kelsey Theatre
Season! Kelsey Theatre Salutes Hollywood in 2009-10 Season
24 - Aug. 9: Assassins
14-23: Musical of Musicals: The Musical
Position Openings at MCCC
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list of job openings on campus.
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