E-Bulletin of August 12, 2008

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Transfer Agreement Signed with University of Phoenix
MCCC has signed a transfer agreement with the University of Phoenix that eases the transfer process for MCCC graduates. Students within 12 months of completion of their associate degree may pre-apply. In addition to its well-known online studies, the Univ. of Phoenix has more than 200 campus locations including one in Levittown, PA. Click here for the university's website.

Hearings on NJSTARS Program
Jake Farbman of the Council of County Colleges informs us that the new NJ STARS Task Force, consisting of representatives from the Governor's Office, state legislators, and higher education leaders, will be holding public hearings on Thursday, August 14, at Camden County College's Civic Hall in Blackwood, NJ.

"As many of you know, the State was going to institute a family income cap to the NJ STARS program to help control the costs of the scholarship. But the Governor and legislators decided to fully fund the program this academic year, 2008-2009, with the premise that this new Task Force would recommend other ways to control costs."

Farbman asks that NJ STARS students, faculty or staff who would like to testify at these hearings to please let him know. He also says "It would be helpful if NJ STARS students and community college staff attend these hearings as spectators. Farbman may be reached at (609) 392-3434 or at jfarbman@njccc.org.

CTD Gets Training Grant for Inverness Medical
With the assistance of Mercer's Center for Training and Development, Inverness Medical Professional Diagnostics has received a $52,200 Customized Training Grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Located in Princeton, Inverness Medical Innovations improves patient care in a wide range of treatment areas including infectious disease, cardiology, oncology, drugs of abuse and women's health.
The CTD will provide 12 months of training for approximately 100 company employees in computer applications, time management, problem solving, leadership and supervisory skills.

TV Students Win Telly Award for Mercer Street Friends Video
Nick Donnoli and Sam Kanig, two Dean's List students majoring in Television/Radio, are the recipients of a 2008 Telly Award in the documentary category for their video about Mercer Street Friends. The Telly Awards honor outstanding achievement in local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, film and video productions, and groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films. Read more here.


Kelsey Theatre Companies Nominated for Perry Awards

Kelsey Theatre Artistic Director Kitty Getlik reports that Kelsey Theatre received 21 Perry Award nominations for productions presented during the 2007-08 season. The Perry Awards are sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Community Theatres, which recognizes achievement by artists of all disciplines involved in community theater performance and production. Learn more here.

PASS Program Hosts HipHop Symposium
The Summer PASS Academy hosted a lively panel discussion entitled "Hip Hop and Today's Youth" on Aug. 1. Students heard viewpoints about hip hop music and culture from a distinguished panel of educators and activitists. Students were challenged to consider questions about where hip hop is headed and who owns hip hop. Photos here.

Join the Lunchtime Exercise Class
All staff and faculty members are invited to join the lunchtime exercise group, which meets two to three days per week at noon in PE119. Classes include step, aerobics, and strength conditioning. If you are interested, send an e-mail to Wendy Humphrey at humphrew@mccc.edu to receive schedule notices.


Sad News from Former Staff Member
Joe Balabon, who was the Dean of IT for over 25 years, has shared news that his daughter Lorie passed away on Aug. 9. Click here for the obituary.

MCCC Soccer Fan E-Mail List
Ed Bannon, a 1977 MCCC graduate and soccer fan, would like to add interested people to his Soccer/Alumni e-mail list. If you would like to keep up to date on the men's and women's soccer schedule and game results, e-mail Ed at EWBEAR124@aol.com.

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

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

Aug. 15 -- Late Nite Series

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

The 2008-09 Kelsey Schedule

Pre-Class Week Schedule
Mark your calendars for the College Assembly (Aug. 20), IPIS Training Classes, the Academic Affairs Convocation, etc. Click here for the full Pre-Class Week Schedule. (The MLink passwords are mlink and mccc04).

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

Mercer in the News Online

The Times, Aug. 6, 2008: It's a Kid's Life at MCCC's Camp College

Trentonian, Aug. 7, 2008: Back to School Night for Adults

Pennington Post, July 23, 2008: MCCC Develops Evening Weekend College

Hopewell Valley News, July 24, 2008: Graduates and Bernadette Morten (scroll down)

Town Topics July 16, 2007: Business Training Available Through MCCC

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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.

The eNews@MCCC
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