E-Bulletin of September 17, 2008



A Moving Tribute to 911 Victims
In a somber ceremony, MCCC staff, students and members of the community gathered on Sept. 11 at the college's Memorial Garden to pay tribute to those who lost their lives and to those who answered the call to help. Guest speaker was Chris Smith, a Trenton firefighter and Fire Academy instructor who was called to Ground Zero just hours after the attacks and spent the next 12 days sifting through the rubble. More here with photos.

Not too Late to be Part of Heart Walk; Auction Still Available
The Heart Walk was a success again this year, according to MCCC representative Amy Iseneker, who expects the year's total to be in the $6,000 to $7,000 range. It's not too late to send your donation check to Amy in MS124. Make check payable to the American Heart Association.

It's also not too late to participate in the online Auction on MLink (closing date is Sept. 19 at noon). Click here to see auction items.

Click here for photos from the Heart Walk, courtesy of Amy Iseneker.

Mentoring Workshop
Reminder to those who signed up to become mentors or are considering becoming a mentor. The Mentoring Workshop is set for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 12 noon to 1 p.m., in AD 130. Bring your lunch!

Dori Seider Publishes New Book
Professor Dori Seider has published a new book entitled "Teach Me Something Real." The book is dedicated to teachers and learners. She says on the book jacket: "What can we do to keep not only our teaching but also our lives more deeply meaningful, vibrant, restorative and exciting? This book gives to both new and experienced teachers and learners alike a gift of power and permission to be every ounce of what you want to be -- with vigor and determination, courage, respect and passion as well."

Professor Seider will be featured in a TV interview about the book on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on Channel 25, and rebroadcast next Tuesday, Sept. 23, also from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to order a copy visit the XLibris website here.

Expert on Homeland Security to Speak Oct. 7
Richard L. Cañas, director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP), will discuss "Homeland Security Matters in New Jersey" on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 12 noon in the Communications Building, Room 107. More here.

Povia Inducted into Hall of Fame
Larry Povia, MCCC assistant soccer and goalkeeping coach, has been selected as a 2008 inductee into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame. He and six other inductees, including MCCC alumnus Bill Andracki ('89), will be formally honored at the NJCAA Division One Championship Soccer Banquet in Phoenix, AZ, in November. More here.

WWFM at Trenton Jazz Festival Saturday
WWFM's new Jazz on 2 station's hosts will be recording at the Trenton Jazz Festival this Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Trenton Marriott. According to Peter Fretwell, the station will be unveiling some of its new local programming there. More here about the festival.

More on Adrienne Dixon's New Business
Click here for more about Adrienne Dixon's new business venture.

Mercer in the News Online

The Times:
Sept. 11: Region Marks Anniversary of 9-11 Attacks

Sept. 12: 7 Years of Sorrow, Strength

Sept. 12: The 'Eyes' Have it at Benefit Production at Kelsey

Sept. 12: Hall Nod to Assistant Coach (Povia)

Town Topics:
Aug. 27: Princeton Diagnostics Group Wins $52,200 Grant

Sept. 12: Sept. 11 Remembered in West Windsor


What's Coming to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 19-28: Moon Over Buffalo

Oct. 3 - 12: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Oct. 11: The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks

PREVIEW of the 2008-09 Season

Upcoming Lecture: Sustainability Expert to Speak Sept. 23
John Cusack, executive director of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability, will address the need for adopting environmental sustainability practices and principles on Tues., Sept. 23 at 12 noon in Room 107, Communications Building. The free lecture is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. More here.

Golf Classic Oct. 6
The MCCC Athletics Department hosts its 17th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, October 6. The event will be held at the Mercer Oaks East Golf Course. Note: A discounted price of $150 per golfer is being offered for MCCC faculty and staff. More here.

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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