E-Bulletin of August 9, 2007

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College Assembly Aug. 22; New Location
The College Assembly on Aug. 22 will be in the Student Center cafeteria. Beginning at 9 a.m. there will be juice and coffee, with the meeting beginning at 9:45. Luncheon will follow.

"Dangerous Women" Coming to MCCC
What do you get when you combine 70 of the region's most outstanding women artists with 70 women activists, adventurers and artists from the last century? You get a combustible mixture of art, history, and life -- "Dangerous Women Two" -- one of the season's most unique installations. The multiple-media exhibition will be at The Gallery Sept. 4 through Oct. 6. More here.

Docents Needed at The Gallery
Because of expected popularity of "Dangerous Women," The Gallery would like to extend its evening and weekend hours, so additional docents are needed. To learn more about volunteering as a docent, call (609) 570-3588 or email gallery@mccc.edu.

"Transitions" a Huge Success

More than 50 people -- non-traditional students looking to come back to MCCC in some way -- attended Mercer's "Adults in Transition" Open House on Aug. 8. Attendees included those interested in credit and noncredit programs, certificate programs, and those thinking about retiring. According to Lorna Strang, the event provided information about different routes to career success and personal enrichment.

In an effort to help returning adult students who have been away from a structured academic environment, Mercer begins a new program this fall entitled "C.A.R.E." (Classes for Adults Returning to Education). Courses will help participants overcome test-taking anxiety, review basic math operations, and enhance reading and writing abilities utilized in the College Skills Placement Test.

Quad Upgraded
Mercer's Facilities staff members have been working hard for the past several weeks on the central quadrangle. They have completed a new drainage system, a retaining wall and installed the sod this week. Photos here.

Mercer in the News Online
Click here to read recent MCCC publicity stories.

Charlie Inverso to Speak at Chamber Meeting
The Princeton Chamber of Commerce has invited Charlie Inverso, Mecer's men’s soccer coach, to speak at its September 7 luncheon meeting/Trade Fair, at 12 noon at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. The Chamber has supplied this writeup.

Campers, Campers Everywhere
More than 2,000 children ages 6-16 have had fun while learning new skills at MCCC this summer. Busy campers participated in a wide variety of programs and activities offered through Camp College, Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, and Sports Camps. For images of summer '07, click here.

Benowitz Tapped for Advisory Council
Lucille Davy, Commission of the New Jersey Department of Education, has invited Professor Ellen Benowitz to serve on a new statewide Career and Technical Education Advisory Council. Rochelle Hendricks at the Department of Education told Ellen that she was selected in recognition of her many years of service as the state chair of FBLA/PBL in New Jersey. She will begin her term of service this fall.

Heart Walk Set for Sept. 16
Save the date! The college will again participate in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk, set for Sept. 16 this year at Mercer County Park. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. Amy Iseneker will serve as college coordinator. For the past several years MCCC participants have raised more than $7,000 each year. Whether or not you walk, you can make a donation or solicit donations.

Date Set for May Commencement/Honors
Mark your calendars! Commencement ceremonies have been set for next spring -- May 22 at 5:30 p.m. The Honors Convocation will also be on May 22 at Kelsey Theatre, earlier in the afternoon.

Discounted Great Adventure/Hurricane Harbor Tickets
Camp College has discounted Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor tickets for sale. Great Adventure Tickets are $26.50 and Hurricane Harbor tickets are $23.00. Please contact Trish Venanzi at ext. 3291.

"To Be Loved" Features MCCC Theatre Folks
"To Be Loved" opens this Sunday, August 12 as part of FringeNYC 2007. Three alumni of the MCCC Theatre program -- Michelle Wood, Deena Jiles and Josiah DeAndrea -- are featured in the show, along with current student Erik A. Rojas (NYC debut). Kelsey Theatre staffer Kate Pinner is doing costumes and Robert Terrano serves as technical director. The show is written by Alex DeFazio and directed by MCCC Theatre Program Coordinator Jody P. Person. Performances will be presented at the Lafayette Street Theatre (Fringe Venue #16, 45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette). Dates and show times are: August 12 at 2:45 p.m.; August 15 at 3:45 p.m.; August 18 at 2:30 p.m.; August 23 at 9:15 p.m. and August 24 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling 212-279-4488.

Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Aug. 11 -- "Nosing Around on the Road

Aug. 17-18 -- "Angels As We Fall"
(written by recent grad Josiah DeAndrea, with students and alumni as actors)

Aug. 17- 26 -- "Once On This Island"

The eNews@MCCC
Click here for the new July issue of eNews, with an update on all MCCC summer activities from President Donohue.

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Sports Update
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