E-Bulletin of August 26, 2008

Features

Updates

IT Requests -- Plan Ahead! (From Susan Bowen, IT Services)
The Information Technology Services Help Desk, located in AD 208, is responsible for receiving all questions or requests for information technology services for faculty and staff. This includes computer hardware and software, email, computer classroom labs, administrative systems, telephones and voice mail system. To assist ITS in our planning efforts, the following timeframes are suggested for requests:

  • Request for network/email, telephone, and Integrow accounts for new employees should be received two weeks prior to the new staff person's start date.
  • Requests for a move or change to existing equipment (computer, printer and telephone) should be received two weeks prior to the date needed.
  • Requests for network access (jack activation) should be received one week prior to the date the connectivity is required.
  • Requests for the installation of new equipment (computer, printer and telephone, voice/data jack, or software should be received one month prior to the date the technology is needed.
  • Requests for the installation or modification of a curricular software program, used in a computer classroom lab or open access lab, should be received from the department chair or program coordinator two months prior to the start of the semester it is needed.

It is most helpful to us that these requests go directly to the ITS Help Desk, ext. 4357, or tech-help@mccc.edu, rather than to an individual ITS staff member. When a request is made, a Help Desk ticket will be created and an email sent confirming the request.

Request for media services should be received at least two business days in advance. To request the use of equipment or services, the online Request for Facilities form can be found on MLink at http://mlink.mccc.com/tech_serv_request.shtml. (To enter MLink type in username: mlink, password: mccc04.)

Thank you! (Reply to bowens@mccc.edu)

Some IT Services Have Moved! (From Susan Bowen, IT Services)
The Information and Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk has moved to AD 208. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can contact the ITS Help Desk at ext. 4357, externally at 609-570-3300, or by e-mail at tech-help@mccc.edu.

The Media and Instructional Technology Distribution Center has moved to CM 167A. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can contact the Distribution Center at ext. 3700, or request the use of equipment or services, using the online Request for Facilities form found on MLink at http://mlink.mccc.com/tech_serv_request.shtml. (To enter MLink type in username: mlink, password: mccc04.)

We look forward to working with you! (Reply to bowens@mccc.edu)

Help Requested for SeptemberFest 2008
Music, dance, food, fun -- and lots of potential students -- await at Hamilton Township's SeptemberFest, a great target market for MCCC! The Enrollment Services Office is now organizing the college's participation in this important community event, and asking for volunteers to help them get the word out about the wondeful opportunities available at MCCC.

SeptemberFest is set for Sunday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, 2206 Kuser Rd. (The rain date is Sept. 21.) To volunteer, or for more information, contact Savita Bambhrolia at ext. 3438 or e-mail bambhros@mccc.edu.

Princeton U's Howard Levy is New Head Coach For Men's Basketball
Howard Levy, whose basketball resume includes championship success as a player and coach on both the Division I and international levels, has been named the head men's basketball coach at Mercer. Levy served as assistant coach for men's basketball at Princeton University from 1996-2007 and is an alumnus of Princeton, where he was a center for the Tigers for four seasons. More here with photo.
Click here for the Times story.

Heart Walk Ambassador Inspires Support
During a pre-class week workshop, Heart Association Ambassador William Magill encouraged all to take preventative steps to protect their health. Magill suffered a stroke at age 33.

The college community again invites everyone to participate in the Heart Walk, set for Sunday, Sept. 14, at Mercer County Park. Over the past four years, Mercer has raised $26,000. The goal this year is to raise $6,000 -- and break the $30,000 mark. Leading the effort are Amy Iseneker, program coordinator for Horticulture and Plant Science, and Barbara Kunkel, associate professor of Nursing. Click here for the full story and photo.

Hospitality Students to Cook/Serve at "Gourmet Garden" Event
MCCC's Hospitality Club students will be part of the Zonta Club's "Gourmet Garden," a food and wine tasting event coming to the Marriott at Princeton Forrestal Village Sept. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $65 in advance or $75 at the door.

Read more about it in the Times article here.

The Certificate in Business Writing
Sharpen your professional writing skills with the certificate program in Business Writing offered by The Center for Continuing Studies. Classes include "Reporting on Government Affairs," "Financial Writing for Public and Private Sectors," "Writing for Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising," and "Media Ethics." Details here.

Free Yoga to Begin With New Schedule Choice
The Student Activities Office has again arranged free yoga classes for students, staff and faculty. New this fall is the choice of daytime classes in addition to evening classes. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Sept. 8, in PE 225. Bring a mat, water, and a blanket and wear confortable clothiing.

Yoga Schedule:
Mondays -- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (11-week session)
September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
November 3rd, 10th, 17th

Wednesdays -- 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (5 week session)
September 10th, 17th, 24th; October 1st, 8th


Club Day Sept. 9
Come out and meet students on Club Day, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Quad. WPST radio will be broadcasting live, and student organizations will be recruiting new members.

MCCC Retirees Invited to Lunch at JKC
Dr. Beverly Richardson has invited the MCCC retirees to have their September luncheon at the Kerney Campus as her guest, on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m., second floor board room. Please phone HelenMarie Dolton at 609-882-5086 before Friday, Sept. 12 if you plan to attend.

Events to Benefit Individuals with Disabilities at Kelsey
Kelsey Theatre will host memorable events Sept. 12 and 13 to benefit individuals with disabilities. "Through Our Eyes" spotlights the unique perspectives of special needs individuals on Friday, Sept. 12.

One of the hottest magic acts in the country follows on Saturday, Sept. 13. "Direct from Vegas…The Comedy-Magic of Mark Robinson" features this talented juggler, comedian, and award-winning illusionist.
Details here with photos.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
8-26-08 Levy to Head Mercer Men's Hoops

8-12-08 MCCC Signs Transfer Agreement with Philadelphia Univ.

Packet:
8-12-08 Mercer Aviation Program Threatened by Fiscal Woes

8-5-08 MCCC in Credit Pact with University

Pennington Post:
8-13-08: MCCC Gears Up for Fall Classes

8-8-08: Kelsey Announces 08-09 Production Schedule

7-14-08 Summer Fun Continues at Camp College

Updates

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 12 and 13 Benefit Shows: "Through Our Eyes" and "The Comedy-Magic of Mark Robinson"

Sept. 19-28: Moon Over Buffalo

PREVIEW of the 2008-09 Season

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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