E-Bulletin of September 18, 2007

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New Jersey Network Videotaping at James Kerney Campus
Under 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.

MCCC Presents 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 here.

New Transfer Legislation in N.J.
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."


Eric 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 here.

Mel 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 here.

Professor Leipzig 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 Design.


Free Employee Training Available to Businesses and Nonprofits
Area 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 here.


Goldstein 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.


Mercer in the News Online
Click 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.


Coming Soon to Kelsey Theatre

Sept. 28 - Oct. 7 -- "Falsettos"

Sept. 29 -- "Hot Peas 'n Butter"

Oct. 6 -- "Fish Face"

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Sports Update
Get an update on the progress of our sports teams here.

Fundraiser Invitation
The nonprofit John Paul Geijer Memorial Foundation will hold a Silent Auction on Thurs., Oct. 18, at the Bordentown Elks. Doors will open at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 and include a buffet and deejay. Proceeds go to prostate cancer awareness and scholarships for high school seniors. Contact 609-314-9631 or click here.



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