E-Bulletin of August 6, 2009

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Call for Entries: The 2009 Mercer County Photography Exhibit
The Gallery at Mercer invites area photographers to submit work for the 2009 Mercer County Photographers Exhibit. Jurying will take place Saturday, Aug. 29. Dates for the show are Sept. 8 to Oct. 8. More here.


New MCCC Catalogs are Here
The new college catalogs are printed and our receiving office is now in the process of delivering them throughout both campuses.

Summer Viking Newsletter Published
MCCC's summer Viking newsletter is now online here. The issue features graduation, including top grads, along with alumni success stories on forensic scientist Deborah Cole and NJ State Treasurer R. David Rousseau.

If your unit of the college has received bound copies of the Viking, please cut the plastic straps and put them out where all can take a copy. Thank you.

Fall Programs at MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies
You can branch out into new areas or brush up on your technical skills this fall at MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies. A multitude of choices include new ones such as "Social Networking for Beginners," "Investing in an Uncertain Market," and "Zumba Aerobics," just to name a few. See the new fall tabloid here.

Soup to Nuts at The Culinary Center this Fall
Some of the region's finest chefs will head to the Culinary Center at Mercer this fall to share secret ingredients and demonstrate a broad range of tried-and-true cooking techniques. Dozens of classes start Sept. 9 and continue through Dec. 5.

Check out "Chocolate 101," "Playing with Pasta," and "How to Make Fresh Home-Made Italian Cheeses." Even children are included with Chef Fee's "Pizza and Cookie Party!" and Chef Lumberger's "Gingerbread Workshop." Details here.

MCCC to Receive Community Service Award
MCCC will receive the Community Service award at the "Renaissance Ball" of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC), Oct. 23 at the Trenton Marriott. The honorees were announced at a press conference Aug. 5 at the Marriott, with Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer adding his congratulations. In addition to the MRCC, the ball is also sponsored by Capitol Copy Service, Trenton Marriott and Sun Bank. Proceeds will benefit the YWCA of Trenton and the Arts and Business Council of Trenton. For more information call Jude at the MRCC, 689-9960 ext. 14. Photo here.

Kelsey Theatre Receives 17 Perry Award Nominations
The New Jersey Association of Community Theatres (NJACT) recently announced its 2009 Perry Award nominations. Seventeen Kelsey Theatre staff members and companies that perform there were among the nominees for shows performed during the past year. The NJACT reviewed more than 200 shows produced by theater companies around the state for the 2008-09 season. See the list of nominees here.

Cooking with the Stars on Menu for Frank Benowitz
HRIM faculty member Frank Benowitz was cooking with the stars this past weekend at the Food and Wine Festival in Atlantic City. He assisted chefs Michael Gilletto and George Kyrtatas with their live stage demonstrations on Aug. 1. Both chefs prepared delectable dishes before a packed crowd of about 500 people at Balley's Casino, while many more visitors listened in the background as they browsed exhibits and waited in line for photos and autographs. Other festival activities took place at Caesars and Showboat casinos. An estimated 30,000 people attended.

According to Benowitz, chefs Gilletto and Kyrtatas have accepted his invitation to visit the MCCC campus during the coming year to appear on the HRIM program's "Dish It Out" TV series. The show is filmed by Mercer TV students and aired on the college's cable network. See photos of Frank with chefs here. For more on the chefs featured at the festival, click here.

Current and Former Students Begin TV Show Boosting Trenton
Former MCCC students Kell Ramos and Todd Schramke, working with several current students, are launching a television show this fall on WMCN (Comcast Trenton Channel 27). Called the Urban Evolution, the show focuses on the good news from Trenton and Mercer County.

In a Times of Trenton article of June 2, Schramke recounts how he met Kell in a television class at MCCC. Student Robert Chilson, who is vice president of a student activities group at JKC and involved in this project said, "You could say that The Urban Evolution was born at MCCC."

Learn more and see a sample of the premiere episode at www.theurbanevolution.com.

Mel Leipzig Featured in The New York Times
Again putting MCCC on the arts map, Professor Mel Leipzig was featured in a New York Times article on July 31. Read it here.

Mercer in the News Online

Trentonian: MCCC Receives Grant Funding to Train Staff at Six Organizations

The Times: MCCC to Donate Soccer Tourney Tix

CentralJersey.com (Packet Group) and Lawrence Ledger:
MCCC Offers New Green Career Programs

Windsor Hights Herald: Locals Among Winners at MCCC

What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

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

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

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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