E-Bulletin of August 27, 2009

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events

Information Sessions Set for European Study Tours
Spread the word! MCCC is offering two study tour programs -- to Italy and Germany/Switzerland in May and June of 2010 in conjunction with three different classes. Students may enroll on a credit or noncredit basis and the tours are open to the public, including students from other colleges.

Information sessions will be held Sept. 10 at noon and 6 p.m., Sept. 23 at 6 p.m., and Sept. 29 at noon and 6 p.m. in the Communications Building. Signup deadlines are Oct. 5 for the Italy tour and Nov. 6 for the Germany/Switzerland tour.

The program coordinator is faculty member Andrea Lynch. Faculty participants include Chris dePagnier (Food and Culture -- HOS115), Marilyn Dietrich (Architecture and Culture: International -- ARC141) and Laura Sosa (Global Environment of Business -- BUS230).
Details here.

"Careers in Business" Workshop Sept. 9
Stuart Ferguson, Ph.D., the senior partner of M&A Partners, LLC, will be the presenter at a "Careers in Business -- Mergers and Acquisitions" workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 12 noon to 1 p.m. in CM 109.
A former professor of International Business at Northwood University in Palm Beach, Florida, and an accomplished author, Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor's degree from Northwood University, a Master of Education from Georgia State University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University. For more information, contact Professor Kenneth J. Horowitz, ext. 3468, horowitk@mccc.edu.

Educational Talent Search Open Houses Sept. 22 and 24
MCCC's Educational Talent Search program is hosting Open Houses for college staff, faculty, parents , and the community on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.. The program has moved to its new headquarters at the Daylight Twilight High School, 135 East Hanover Street, Tower A, Suite 501 in Trenton. There will be refreshments and give-aways. For more information call Wanda Ritchie at 609-439-2781.

Conference Center to Host Event for Hiring People with Disabilities
The Human Resource Management Association of Princeton (HRMA) will host a conference at MCCC's Conference Center on Sept. 17. "Discovering Untapped Talent," will focus on strategies for employing people with disabilities. The presenter is Hannah Rudstam, Ph.D., of the Cornell University Employment & Disability Institute. Registration, networking and continental breakfast will be 8 to 8:30 a.m.; workshop is 8:30 a.m. to noon, followed by a buffet luncheon. Registration begins Sept. 3 at the HRMA website: http://hrma-nj.shrm.org/

Event Reminders:
MouthWorks Shows This Weekend: Aug. 28 and 29

Jazz On 2 at Katmandu Sept. 27

MCCC Golf Classic Oct. 6

Annual Report to the Community Nov. 12

Full College Calendar

Current News


Freeholders Award 12 Scholarships
The Mercer County Freeholders have awarded 12 scholarships to Mercer County high school students to attend MCCC. The two-year awards are for $1,000 per year. Photos and list of students here.

Reaping the Rewards of a Garden at the Conference Center
Patrons of Mercer's Conference Center are reaping the rewards of a new garden this August. Chef Joe Chell and his staff are now harvesting cherry tomatoes, beans, peas, carrots and a multitude of fresh herbs, and finding clever ways of incorporating them into their menus.

The garden began this spring, when Conference Center General Manager Frank DiBella and Administrative Assistant Alanna Gutchigian planted some seeds indoors that Gutchigian brought home from a student trip she took to Italy last year. With plans to make better use of a sunny area just outside the Conference Center's back door, the pair did their own planting, with some advice from MCCC faculty member Amy Iseneker, who teaches Horticulture and Plant Science. Also assisting were members of the college's facilities staff, who installed a water source and tilled the area. More here with photos.

Upward Bound Rites of Passage
This summer the JKC Upward Bound program conducted a five-day retreat in character building for 11 young men, hosted by the Blairstown Center. Under senior counselor Darius Dove, the students participated in mountaineering, wall climbing, hiking and canoeing, and competed in a ropes course.

MCCC Graphic Designer to Exhibit at Triumph
MCCC Graphic Designer and Advertising Design alumna Laurie M. Babbitt (AAS '03) will exhibit 45 oil paintings at Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton this fall. Entitled "Lite," Laurie describes the show as a mix of abstract and realistic art. The exhibit opens Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and run through Dec. 6. Check it out -- the food and beer are good too! Triumph is located at 138 Nassau Street.

Mercer in the News Online

Trentonian: MCCC Offers New Programs and Degrees

The Times: Cooking Classes Offered at MCCC This Fall

Town Topics: Kelsey Theatre Offering 2009-2010 Children's Series

Lambertville Beacon: College Players to Help Volunteers Raise Funds

Central Jersey.com: Staff Garden Serves Conference Center Guests

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 4-13: Alice in Wonderland

New Season! Kelsey Theatre Salutes Hollywood in 2009-10 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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