E-Bulletin of September 18, 2007
Jersey Network Videotaping at James Kerney Campus
a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the N.J. Department
of Labor and Workforce Development, New Jersey Network is videotaping
adult learning centers in New Jersey for its "Equipped for the Future"
series. Throughout this week a crew is taping at the James Kerney Campus,
Room 229. NJN
says the videos will be datacast to sites in New Jersey, and shared with
WHYY in Philadelphia.
Moving 9-11 Ceremony
In her welcoming address during Mercer's 9-11 commemoration ceremony,
President Donohue said we can "draw hope in the face of these unspeakable
attacks from the way people came together and in some cases gave their
lives." She spoke about the county's police and fire academies, which
are now under the administration of the college. "So Mercer County
Community College has become a place where our county's heroes are learning."
For a photo plus more more on Dr. Donohue's remarks, and
those of County Executive Brian Hughes and Rev. Robert Wittik, click
New Transfer Legislation
Governor Corzine has signed new transfer legislation at Camden County
College to promote the seamless transfer of New Jersey community college
associate degree graduates into baccalaureate degree programs at public
four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Click
here for the NJCCC press release.
MCCC Transfer Counselor
Laurene Jones said the new law does not apply to all majors, but "anything
we can do to help students transfer seamlessly is welcome."
Perkins Speaks on the Constitution
The campus community marked National Constitution Day with Associate Professor
Eric Perkins presentation of "The Changing Constitution circa 2007"
on Sept. 17. Perkins, who is coordinator of MCCC's Paralegal Program,
as well as a lawyer and a magistrate, discussed some recent Supreme Court
interpretations of the U.S. Constitution and the issues that will be the
focus of future constitutional battles. "My take is that the Constitution
is not a dead document," he said. "but an ever-moving document."
The lecture is the
first in the Fall Distinguished Lecture Series. Photo
Leipzig Special Exhibit/Reception
The Tomasulo Gallery at Union County College will host Mel Leipzig's paintings,
"Artists in Their Studios," from Sept. 25 to Nov. 1. An artists
reception takes place Friday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is
located in the Kenneth Campbell MacKay Library building. Visit the website
will also be honored by ARTWORKS of Trenton at a reception on Sept. 19
from 6 to 8 p.m. for the unveiling of his recently completed painting
of ARTWORKS, and to recognize his election to the National Academy of
Employee Training Available to Businesses and Nonprofits
businesses and nonprofit organizations both large and small are now eligible
for free training for their employees through MCCC's Center for Training
and Development. The basic skills training classes are available free
to members of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA)
and area chambers of commerce. Details
to Lead Book Discussion Group
Joan Goldstein will lead a new book discussion group at the Princeton
Public Library called "Talking Politics." The books include
Al Gore's "The Assault on Reason" (Sept. 18), Barack
Obama's "Dreams From my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance"
(Oct. 16), and Lou Dobbs' "War on the Middle Class" (Nov.
20). All groups
meet at 7:30 p.m.
in the News Online
here to read recent news stories about MCCC, including a front-page
story about JKC's Career Training Institute and three feature stories
on the "Dangerous Women Two" exhibit.
Soon to Kelsey Theatre
Sept. 28 - Oct. 7
Sept. 29 -- "Hot
Peas 'n Butter"
Oct. 6 -- "Fish
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