E-Bulletin of August 13, 2009

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events

MouthWorks Shows Aug. 28 and 29 here

Pre-Class Week schedule here

Full College Calendar here

Current News here


Announcing New Study Abroad Programs; Website is Up
Next May and June MCCC will offer its new Study Tours Program. Students who sign up for either the "Food and Culture" class or the "Architecture" class will take a nine-day trip to Italy. The
"International Business" class will be going on a nine-day trip to Germany and Switzerland. Students can use some of their financial aid for the trips.

Participating faculty members are Marilyn Dietrich for Architecture, Chris DePagnier for Food and Culture, and Laura Sosa for International Business. Coordinating the program is Andrea Lynch of Business and Technology. Click here for the new website.

Tapas, Technology, Teaching and More: You're invited to IPIC Workshops!
From Debbie Kell: We hope that you've enjoyed yourself a bit during the summer. The fall semester is fast approaching. How are YOU doing?

  • Are you stressed out?
  • Do you want to learn some new techniques for classroom technology?
  • Are you in the mood to try a new approach to entertaining?
  • Is it time to revisit your New Year's Resolution?

Then you need to check out the workshops for this fall's IPIC Professional Development Sampler. You can learn about Wireless Smartboard Pads, Web Page Design, Hypnosis, Clip Art, Video Clips, Creating a Tapas Bar, the Fitness Center and much more.

Workshops will run on Monday, August 24 and Thursday, August 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. both day. Click here for more information and to register! Looking forward to seeing you all!

PASS Program Literary Event Draws Students
On July 31 Mercer's PASS program hosted a literary panel discussion as part of its Summer Academy. The panel discussed urban fiction. Faculty members Alvin Haywood and Eric Watson lent their expertise to the discussion.

Atttended by approximately 70 students, the event featured invited authors including Trenton's own Wahida Clark, as well as J.M. Benjamin, K'Wan, Randy Kearse, Stacey Patton, and FiFi Cureton. The authors also appeared at the James Kerney Campus for a book signing hosted by Provost Monica Weaver. Photos here.

MCCC Graduate Earns Full Bonner Scholarship to The College of New Jersey
Alexandra Hanly, a May 2009 graduate of MCCC and an NJ AmeriCorps Bonner Leader at Mercer, has been awarded a full academic year scholarship to The College of New Jersey from the Bonner Scholar Program at TCNJ. During her year of service at MCCC, Alexandra served 300 hours with the DREAM program, mentoring and tutoring students with cognitive handicaps. She also participated in training and development activities and days of service at such locations as the Plainsboro river clean-up and a clothing exchange facility at Bethany Church in Trenton. This summer Alex has worked as a paid intern at the Bonner Foundation where she was the executive assistant for the president. She will be continuing as a Bonner Scholar at The College of New Jersey while she pursues a degree in psychology. For more information about the NJ AmeriCorps Bonner Leader Program at MCCC, contact Professor Donna R. Munde at ext. 3332, or e-mail her at munded@mccc.edu.

MCCC Prepares to Host NJCAA Tournament
The Athletics Department has "gone live" with its website for the NJCAA's national men's soccer tournament, which will be held this year at Mercer from Nov. 18-22. Organizers want this to be a real family and community event. Children age 10 and under will be admitted free of charge and free tickets will be available for local youth soccer leagues.

There are already several news releases posted about the tournament. Click here.
Schedules and information for visiting teams is available here.

New Alumni Success Story: Susan Nelson
Read about musician and composer Susan Nelson here.

"The Fruitful Wound" Photos by Dennis Santella
The Casa Frela Gallery presents "The Fruitful Wound," photographs of Harlem's gardens and open spaces by MCCC adjunct faculyt member Dennis Santella. On exhibit since July 18, the show runs through Aug. 22, 2009. The gallery is located at 47 W. 119th Street, NY, NY.

For a full year, Santella has been searching out and photographing gardens and green places across Harlem using a special panoramic camera manufactured by Siciliano Camera Works of Brooklyn. His large richly detailed gelatin silver prints draw on the improvised beauty of Harlem's open spaces -- from cultivated areas such as community gardens, to empty lots, and neglected border areas where plants struggle to survive. More here.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Feature Story:
MCCC Serves up a Titanic Dinner

MCCC Gallery Seeks Photographs for Juried Show

Trentonian: Renaissance Ball Tops Small Business Week

City and Town Info.com: Schools Expanding Green Career Degree Options

All MCCC News at CentralJersey.com here

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

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

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

Sept. 4-13: Alice in Wonderland


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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