E-Bulletin of August 20, 2009

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events

Barbecue and College Assembly Wed., Aug. 26
All are invited to the barbecue at 12 noon on the Quad. The College Assembly takes place at 1:15 in Kelsey Theatre.
Full Pre-Class Week schedule here

Jazz On 2 at Katmandu Set for Sept. 27
The sounds of Bebop, Dixieland, Latin Jazz, Modern Jazz and Blues will fill the air as MCCC presents "Jazz On 2 at Katmandu" on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Katmandu is located on Route 29 in Trenton. The event c
elebrates the station's one-year anniversary.

Among the world-class talent will be "Zingu," a jazz band featuring MCCC's own Vice President Guy Generals, the MCCC Jazz Trio, and MCCC Music Director James Kelly. There is no charge for the entertainment. Patrons can enjoy a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., complete with New Orleans-themed cuisine. The restaurant's full menu is also available throughout the day. Event details here.

Save the Date for MCCC's Annual Golf Classic Oct. 6
The MCCC Athletics Department hosts its 18th Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Mercer Oaks East Golf Course. The 18-hole championship course is located on a beautifully landscaped site adjacent to Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the MCCC Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.

The practice range for tournament participants opens at 10:30 a.m. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. with tee-off at 12:30 p.m. The tournament features a shotgun start, scramble format. More here.

MouthWorks Shows Aug. 28 and 29 here.

Full College Calendar here.
Current News here.


Upward Bound Students Conduct Science Research at Princeton University
This summer, 20 students from MCCC's Youth College participated in the Princeton University Materials Academy (PUMA), a three-week science enrichment program targeted for underrepresented high school students in Trenton and surrounding districts. The program is made possible via federally-funded Upward Bound, which prepares economically disadvantaged Trenton students for college and career opportunities.

Through hands-on, inquiry-based activities, Youth College students examined advancements in cancer research, nano-technology, materials science and water filtration with researchers from the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, and attended lectures on campus.

"The goal is to expose these youngsters to various facets of science, math and technology," said Donald Davis, director of Mercer's Youth College program at the James Kerney Campus. "They were very excited about what they learned. PUMA is helping to increase the numbers of at-risk students who consider science as a career field." Photos here.

Bonner Program Grad Wins Full Scholarship to TCNJ
Alexandra Hanly, a May 2009 Mercer graduate and a New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Leader, has been awarded a full academic year scholarship to The College of New Jersey from the Bonner Scholar Program.

While at MCCC, Hanly gave 300 hours of service through the Bonner program. She mentored and tutored students with cognitive handicaps in the DREAM program, and participated in training and development activities and service days. She worked on the Plainsboro river cleanup, for a clothing exchange at Bethany Church in Trenton, and this summer as a paid intern at the Bonner Foundation, working as executive assistant to the president. More here.

New Alumni Story Online, Michele Lawrence, '03 Office Systems Technology

US 1 Newspaper's Major Feature on Community Colleges This Week

The Brave New Role for Community Colleges

Going Back To Get Ahead: Wendy Mantz (Accounting major)

Going Back To Get Ahead: Shirley Roberts (Gerontology program)

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
MCCC Pair to Enter Soccer Hall of Fame

MCCC Graduate Wins 1 Year Scholarship


Rebuilding Cities, Starting with You (Alvyn Haywood)

Social Networking for the Un-schooled

New Paths in Green Tech and Teaching

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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